Southview Cottages COVID-19 Response


The Southview Family is delighted to share the news that now we can officially open!

New for 2020:

  • We are limiting the number of people allowed in the office at a time - only 4 people maximum. When you arrive, we ask only one person comes into the office and checks in.
  • The pool is heated and open! 12 persons maximum.
  • Playground will be closed until further notice – this is a provincial order, applied across Ontario.
  • The beach will be open, and guests are asked to social distance from other people not in their immediate family.
  • We are encouraging all guests that are renting boats or want to take out any water equipment to bring their own life jackets or rental life jackets will be available that have been disinfected between uses.
  • Laundry facilities will be open, social distancing applies.
  • Fish cleaning houses will be open, social distancing applies.

During your stay:

  • Increasing our cleaning procedures and increasing the frequency of disinfecting all common areas.
  • All cottages will be sanitized with the best virus-killing products/cleaners – focusing on high-touched surfaces (door handles, light switches, remotes, and all kitchen appliances/furnishings/Kitchenware)
  • All Water and sport equipment will be disinfected between uses.
  • All Rental Boats will also be disinfected between uses.
  •  Keeping our staff up to date on newest procedures and implementing a communication and training strategy with our staff to ensure that everyone is practicing preventive behavior.
    After you make a reservation:

Southview Cottages has adapted our Cancellation Policy over the last few weeks to the evolving nature of this pandemic. We have updated our policy to provide our customers with the most flexibility we can offer during these challenging times.

Due to the possibility that current travel restrictions may be extended into the summer; we plan on using the following cancellation policy for all 2020 deposits:

Deposit Policy:

A deposit of $600.00 per week and $300.00 per weekend/midweek is required to reserve cottages.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. A full refund up to one week prior to arrival, less a 10% charge to cover our costs; within a week of arrival deposits will be refunded less a 50% cancellation fee.
  2. OR push your reservation till later in 2020 or 2021. We will honor your full deposit and give you a discount of $100.00 off your weekly cottage rental and $50.00 off your weekend/midweek stay should have to push your booking till later in the year or till 2021.

As always, please feel free to contact us by email or phone should you have any questions of concerns.


The Southview Family


Fishing & Recreation

Boat Rentals

Southview Cottages has many different types of boat rentals available
Sell out quick so book today!

Rice Lake is best known for the fish it homes; and we pride ourselves on being Ontario’s TOP fishing destination.  

Rent a boat OR catch fish right from one of our fishing piers or 1400 foot waterfront boardwalk.

Here you can find:

  • Sunfish,
  • Perch,
  • Crappie,
  • Bluegill,
  • Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass,
  • Pickerel (Walleye),
  • Northern Pike,
  • Muskie,
  • and Carp.

Our Front Desk Issues Fishing Licenses. OR follow link for more info. – Fishing Licence

Fishing Season Opening Dates

Panfish Opens Open All Year
Carp Opens Open All Year
Walleye Opens 2nd Saturday in May
Muskie Opens 1st Saturday in June
Bass Opens 3rd Saturday in June

At Southview Cottages you and your family can always find something to do. We offer many onsite recreational activities to keep you outside and active!

Water activities are growing in popularity each year, enjoy FREE use of all:

  •  Stand Up Paddle Boards 
  •  Kayaks / Double Person Kayaks
  • Canoes 
  • and Peddleboats

also FREE use of:

    • Volleyballs
    • Basketballs
    • Bocce Ball equipment
    • Horse Shoes
    • Shuffleboard
    • and Giant Chess Patio

For those Adrenaline Junkies we also offer lessons on:

  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • and Tubing
  • Lessons and sessions all done by Certified Intructors
  • Reasonable Rates 

For those who just love to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors we have over 50 acres of wildlife, including our 2 kilometers of nature trails. Perfect for summer time hikes, biking, and bird watching. 

Don't forget: FREE WIFI

For more relaxation at Southview Cottages we offer enjoyment at our:

    • Wading Pool with fun fountain
    • Heated Pool
    • (7) Sand Boxes
    • Sandy Beach
    • Large Children’s Playground
    • Swings/Slides
    • Nature Trails
    • Fishing Piers
    • Fire pits
    • Waterfront boardwalk