"Eric's cottage is spacious, tastefully decorated and well supplied with all the comforts of home and wonderful amenities situated in an idyllic setting close to town yet "far from the madding crowd". We especially enjoyed the hot tub, canoe and campfires in the evening. Playing horseshoes was fun too along with indoor recreation provided on the lower level. We slept well in comfortable beds and the cottage was meticulous throughout. The view of the lake was spectacular on its own framed by the vibrant colours of autumn....all in all a highly recommended getaway for any season!!" (Darlene, October 2021)
"We are avid cottage renters and we have booked this cottage several times and are never disappointed. The cottage is beautiful and the owners are thoughtful. They have cleaning products, soaps in the bathroom and the process to rent is smooth. Cottage is clean, relatively private and it feels like home. Definitely will be renting it again." (Pavanpal Virdee, May 2021)
"What an amazing cottage! We spent 5 days at Halfmoon Paradise and truly cannot wait to go again. The place was absolutely spotless upon our arrival, and the team even left cleaning supplies for us to use throughout our stay. The space is great for a larger group, and we definitely took advantage of all the amenities (hot tub, air hockey, foosball, fire pit etc.) The cottage is also a short drive to town, but still feels immersed in nature and isolated. Thank you to Leslie and Eric for being so professional and welcoming!" (Emma Bisnaire, April 2021)
"This was our second stay at Halfmoon Paradise for Thanksgiving and it was just as great as last year - with a couple of improvements too! COVID precautions made us feel safer staying there so we could enjoy some family time in a beautiful setting. The kitchen is well stocked and there are lots of things to do indoors during colder days. Definitely would stay again!" (Janis Daniel, October 2020)
"This place has everything you need for a wonderful stay with family and friends. We were 10 guests and we all were comfortable and happy with the space, the backyard and the amenities. So much to do. Looking forward to visit again." (Cesar, September 2020)
"We had a wonderful family get together here and have no complaints whatsoever. Hope to rent it again someday so we can see the property in the summer months." (Sandi Bumstead, December 2019)
"My group and I stayed at the Halfmoon Paradise cottage for the 3rd time this weekend, and as always had a wonderful time. The cottage is spacious, modern, and full of amenities. We especially enjoyed the large deck, spacious back area and dock, and the hot tub. We also loved using the paddleboard and canoe. The cottage management is also spectacular, very responsive, friendly, and attentive. I can't wait to return, and highly recommend this wonderful getaway!" (Jamshaid Muzaffar, September 2019)
"We recently stayed at your cottage for an adult getaway with a few other couples. It was fantastic!! The rooms were updated clean and very spacious!! The lot is very private yet very close to town. We made great use of all the amenities, had ourselves a little tourney with the horseshoes, air hockey and other games. We tried fishing off the dock and in the canoe. We also tried the SUP which was a lot of fun!! The hot tub was a great!! This place is wonderful! I am so happy it turned out to be everything you see in the pics!! Thank you for a great vacation" (Amber Abbott, September 2019)
"Our family (1.5 - 73 years) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Accommodations were comfortable and spacious: the dining table fit nine of us easily and there was room for three cooks in the kitchen. (Well, almost ;-) The sand area was a hit with the kids, the paddle boat and hot tub got lots of mileage. Noise travels readily upstairs to down: worth considering when planning sleeping arrangements. Hosts are accessible and quick to deal with concerns. Yes, right on the highway but not noisy and overlooking the lake and cottages: the other side of the lake sees the highway and cell towers. Plenty of room BTW, in case you are coming in multiple vehicles." (John Whitton, August 2019)
"Our extended family, consisting of 6 adults and 5 children, has just returned from an absolutely wonderful week at Half Moon Paradise. We have been renting cottages together for the past 5 years and this is the first one that we have ever rebooked for another visit, and we did this before our week here had even ended! We found this ?cottage? to be very spacious, well appointed, and sparkling clean upon our arrival. We loved the open area concept on the main level. It provided a great space for us to all gather together. The lower level family room was another great space for our children to play in.
There is a beautiful deck which runs the whole way across the back of the house and it was here that we enjoyed most of our meals, while admiring the lovely view. We were fortunate to have great weather during our stay, so most of our time was actually spent outside. The little ones enjoyed playing on the large lawn and in the man made sandy area by the water. We also spent hours upon hours in the water and made great use of the canoe, paddle boat and paddle board. We have an avid fisherman in our group and he was very successful fishing right of the end of the dock! In closing, we just wanted to mention that we found the communications between ourselves, the owner, and his office staff to be seamless and we truly believe that they strive to ensure their renters have an enjoyable stay. We certainly did!!" (Barbara Wooder, Jul 2019)
"Beautiful cottage beautiful lake ,we loved it. Eric is such a great host if we had any questions he answered us very quickly. This little piece of heaven had everything we could have asked for. Thanks Eric for letting us enjoy our vacation at your wonderful cottage." (Maria Lewtas, June 2019)
"Amazing cottage for the perfect weekend getaway! Eric was amazing at answering all questions and made booking the place super easy. The place was very clean and organized. Would definitely rent this place out again." (Ammar Akbik, June 2019)
"We had a really wonderful family getaway weekend at the Halfmoon Paradise Cottage. We were blown away by the interior of the cottage. It was spacious, bright and clean with beautiful interior design. Since it was a weekend in November, we specially enjoyed the indoor activities - pool, table tennis and air hockey. The view of the lake from the living room was incredible! The reservation team was very professional and responsive. We would like to come back to this cottage again and highly recommend it to everyone." (Mohona Syed, November 2018)
"Cottage was exactly as pictured! Very bright and spacious layout providing breathtaking views of the lake with the fall colours providing an amazing backdrop during our entire stay. Enjoyed the use of the hot tub and ping pong/pool table as well as the canoe. A little disappointed that the air hockey table was out of order, but there was plenty of games to keep our family (with teenagers) occupied throughout our visit. Overall, we had an unforgettable experience. The staff was very responsive and accommodating in a friendly manner to any requests we had. Thank you for the use of your cottage!" (Leigh Mahoney, September 2018)
"We were a family of 8 adults and we had an excellent week at the cottage. The weather was wonderful, the property very clean, the beds comfortable and the water pressure in the showers was amazing!
One recommendation we have is for a second fridge. With that many people, we needed more space for perishables and frozen items that we had brought with us. We would definitely rent this property again." (Cheryl Allen, August 2018)
"We spent a weekend with the friends in November at this wonderful waterfront cottage. Everything was PERFECT! The house is very clean and spacious. It has a very nice pool, and all sorts of games and accommodations for all kinds of activities. The reservation team is very helpful and friendly! definitely going back to Halfmoon Paradise for next time." (Sahar Ameri, November 2017)
"We spent a week at Half Moon Paradise cottage in late July and our stay was fantastic. The cottage was large, spacious and clean. All of the bedrooms were comfortable and the dining table easily accommodated our large group for family dinners. The views of the lake from both the cottage and the deck were excellent. The large dock was perfect for lounging on sunny days and the little ones enjoyed playing in the sand by the water. The paddle boat and canoe were used daily - as were the other games and activities (horseshoes, pool and air hockey). We enjoyed nightly campfires, although the grading around the fire pit could be improved so that there was less of a slope. Finally, the short drive to Haliburton made daily trips into town very convenient. Overall everyone had a great time and we plan on returning again next year." (Brent Mountford, July 2017)
"Our family spent a week in July at Half Moon Paradise Cottage and had a great time. The cottage was clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed but having a few more serving bowls & storage containers for leftovers would have made it even better. The bedrooms were all comfortable although the master bedroom needed the use of a closet or at least some hooks to hang clothes on. Everyone enjoyed the water, the paddle boat and sitting on the dock. A few 'nice to haves' to make it an even better experience would have been having a ladder to get onto the dock, a kayak, and a floating dock to swim to. The hot tub was a pleasant surprise and everyone headed there at the end of the day to soak in the heat. The horseshoe pit was used a lot and everyone but especially the grandchildren enjoyed playing air hockey and pool. The fire pit was great for a campfire and making S'Mores. The cottage's location, 5 minutes from Haliburton, made it easy to get groceries and other supplies. Overall a great experience." (June Seel, July 2017)
"My family and I spent the Easter long weekend at Half Moon Paradise.
We spent the weekend cooking and eating together, gathering around the camp fire, enjoying the beautiful lake views, and playing games when the rain came!
We were pleasantly surprised to see the addition of all the arcade type games including air hockey, ping pong, and pool - fun for the kids and adults!
The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable! Would love to come back and get into the beautiful lake when the weather gets warmer." (Theresa Oates, Nov 2016)
"We had a wonderful time at the cottage. We had 10 people in our group and everyone fit in more than comfortably. We were specially blown away by the quality of the sleeping arrangements, general cleanliness of the cottage and the number of utensils and dishware present. Haas Lake was a bit of a disappointment however and the water was fairly shallow almost half way up the lake. The brilliant cottage however made up for the lake. They actually had several board games, badminton racquets, DVD collection, etc they kept us entertained at night. Definitely, would recommend the cottage and looking forward to going back soon!" (Saif Ahmed, Aug 2016)
"The cottage was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found it clean and ready to enjoy. The location is strategic. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals. We were a large group of 13 and found the space to be ample. This beautiful cottage was a perfect fit for our family. The team was awesome. Everything was clearly communicated and follow through. We really enjoyed our stay and certainly plan to return again in Winter!" (Rachel Alfonso, Aug 2016)