Southview Cottages COVID-19 Response

The Southview Family is committed to your well-being and measures have been put in place to ensure that we continue to offer an experience that is as safe as possible for everyone. 

We are doing so by complying with all Peterborough Public Health and Public Health of Ontario recommendations.

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. We are keeping out 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. 

Please help keep our Resort safe by staying home if:

  • You have had a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with someone who has.
  • OR if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including: cough, fever, respiratory problems or sudden loss of smell or taste. 

Safety Policy:

  • We offer contactless check-in services - please phone or email us prior to your arrival to learn more.
  • We are limiting the number of people allowed in the office at a time. 
  • Masks or face coverings are mandatory when entering our Office.
  • Pool is open - must be reserved at main office (9am-8pm daily)
  • Playground and Beach are open - social distancing applies
  • Waterfront sports equipment will be available by sign-out at office (9am-5pm daily) 
  • Life Jackets are disinfected between each use. Please bring your own if possible. 
  • Boat Rentals are available for 2022 bookings - all boats are disinfected between uses. 
  • Laundry facilities are open to one guest at a time, social distancing applies.
  • Fish cleaning houses are open are open to one guest at a time, social distancing applies.

During your stay:

  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting all common areas.
  • All cottages will be sanitized with the best virus-killing products/cleaners from top to bottom – focusing on high-touched surfaces (door handles, light switches, remotes, and all kitchen appliances/furnishings/kitchenware) 
  • Disinfectants and hand sanitizers are available at all common areas. 

No Visitor Policy:

As a result of Covid-19 Southview Cottages has been compelled to change our visitor policy to state that we do not allow visitors. All extra persons must be approved prior to arrival - as we do not want the cottages or resort property overcrowded. Southview Cottages Inc reserves the right to know the number of people coming to the property to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and the community to which we operate in. All extra persons must be approved prior to arrival, and all guests are to be registered upon arrival. 

Cancellation Policy:

Have peace of mind booking with Southview Cottages during these unprecedented times. For all new bookings: If travel is not possible due to government regulations/restrictions or border closures we will offer full refunds less a 10% fee on your deposit or you can carry your deposit till a later date with $50.00 off weekly cottage rentals.

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


The Southview Family


Marina, Fishing, and Leisure

Boat Rentals

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 on Rice Lake 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 License

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! Come experience Rice Lake in the Kawarthas! 

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 Instructors
  • Reasonable Rates 
  • (not offered in 2021, will be back to offer this adventure 2022)

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 to view the beautiful Rice Lake, Ontario. 
    • Get the most out of your Ontario Cottage Rental here on beautiful Rice Lake, Ontario in the Kawartha Lakes region. 

Southview Cottages located on Rice Lake, Ontario. Make Southview Cottages your next Ontario cottage rental.