Custom cottage construction in Ontario is not only a great way to always have a perfect vacation for you and your family, but it's also a great way to generate rental income when you are not using it. Ontario's cottage country offers a perfect setting for your custom cottage construction. If you are looking for a reliable home builder in the Kawartha Lakes area you can trust to build your custom cottage, call Conlin Premier Construction You can rely on the professionals at Conlin to construct your cottage with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship possible. Contact the building specialists at Conlin today for a free consultation.



"Excellent work done by professional contractor, builder and crew. My house was built with care and attention to detail. Very informative when it came to meeting certain timelines. Ongoing two way communication made the whole process very enjoyable and very pleased with the finished product. I would recommend Conlin Premier Construction to anyone who wants their home built by experienced people who know what is needed to meet your expectations."

- Hilda Johnson

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Cottage Country in Ontario
Cottage country in Ontario is blessed with hundreds of crystal clear lakes and gorgeous views

Why Build in Cottage Country in Ontario

Cottage country in Ontario refers to the region north of the major urban centre of southern Ontario and encompasses the beautiful landscapes from Georgian Bay in the west to Ottawa in the east and north to Lake Nippising. This gorgeous part of Ontario is blessed with hundreds of crystal clear lakes left behind from glacial scouring.

This part of the province is truly the perfect place to build a custom cottage construction. Originally, cottage country referred to the Muskoka region, but now the term has expanded to refer to the Kawartha Lakes region, Haliburton, Northern Simcoe County, the region of Parry Sound and many other areas that enjoy an abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers in Ontario.

The Benefits of Custom Cottage Construction for Vacations

You Can Enjoy Your Very Own Vacation Home Designed to Your Tastes

Deciding to do a custom cottage construction means that you will always have a vacation getaway that you've designed to meet your unique tastes and preferences. You can choose the layout, size, and design that you prefer.

You Can Choose the Amenities that Suit Your Particular Family

custom bunkie outbuilding
Depending on your needs, you can also have custom outbuildings such as a bunkie built for guests.

Building your own custom cottage means that you can choose the types of amenities that best suit your family. If you enjoy casual times cooking and gathering around your meal times, you can design a large kitchen to fit everyone. If you like to share your vacation times with lots of family and friends, you may decide to include extra bedrooms or bunkies with the construction. If relaxing outdoors is important to you, then you can have enormous decks and covered outdoor spaces included. Your choices are only limited by your imagination.

Building a Custom Cottage Is Much Less Expensive than Buying in an Urban Location

With the ever rising costs of properties in cities such as Toronto, you may find that building your own custom cottage outside of the city will get you more "bang for your buck." According to CBC News, the average price for a detached home in Toronto in July 2018 was $1.35 million. That same amount or less could get you a much nicer vacation home in cottage country in Ontario.

You Can Use Your Custom Cottage as an Additional Source of Revenue

Cottage rentals is very popular in Ontario and with rental sites such as Airbnb, getting renters that you can trust takes the fear out of opening up your home to guests. Your cottage can be generating income for you on the weeks that you are not using it. If you are unsure about how to get started, read "Tips for renting a Cottage on Airbnb."

Conlin Has Over 30 Years of Building Experience Including Custom Cottages

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Conlin has earned a reputation for the highest standard of workmanship and a deep commitment to complete customer satisfaction

Conlin Premier Construction has over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings in the Kawartha Lakes area. Only a local builder with a reputation for the highest standard of workmanship and a deep commitment to complete customer satisfaction can stay in business in the same area for 30 years. Our long history in business in the same community is a guarantee that you too will benefit from our expertise just like our previous customers have.

Process of Building a Custom Cottage

There are several steps in building a custom cottage, but don't feel overwhelmed! Professional builders like Conlin Premier Construction will be with you guiding you through the entire process.

Planning: The planning stage is very important, as you will think through exactly what you want for your custom cottage construction. You will need to decide things like

  • Location: where you want to build and choosing a lot
  • Size: how big your entire cottage will be and the size of the various rooms
  • Design: the type of style and layout you would like

Developing a Budget: Your builder can help give you a good idea about how much everything is going to cost. They can also assist you as you prepare a realistic budget. Don't forget to leave enough room in your budget for extras such as furnishings and appliances.

Ranch style cottage
If you love spending time outdoors, you can choose a design with great covered outdoor spaces

Designing Your Cottage: You builder may be able to recommend a good architect or designer that they work with. Before you actually meet with your architect, you should already have a good idea of the style and size of cottage you want and how much you can spend.

Getting All of the Permits: You need to have all of the required permits in place before you begin to build. A good custom home builder will be familiar with all of the necessary paperwork and will be willing to help you look after this.

Building Your Custom Cottage: Now that all of your initial preparations are finished your builder will:

  • Organize the timing for the initial preparations: This initial stage includes steps like excavating the site, laying the foundation and doing the framing.
  • Close in your cottage: During this stage the electricity, plumbing, insulation and heating/air conditioning are installed.
  • Finish Your Cottage: In this final stage your cabinetry, plumbing, lighting, flooring, windows, and painting will be completed.

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Cottage additions
Conlin can also build you a beautiful addition onto your current cottage

Conlin Premier Construction: You Can Trust Us for Your Custom Cottage Construction

Conlin Premier Construction is a experienced builder that you can trust. For custom cottage construction as well as new home builds, renovations, and additions, you can depend on Conlin. We have the expertise and the know-how to complete your project exactly to your specifications and with the high quality you want. Contact Conlin Premier Construction today to get your cottage started.

At Conlin, we do all of the work ourselves and we have our own sub-contractors who do the mechanical work. This means that we can be in charge of the quality control on every part of your home's construction, from start to finish. And we make sure that you are with us all through the process. Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal and that is why we prioritize excellent communication.

The following video will further explain why Conlin is the best for custom homes in Kawartha Lakes.



At Conlin Premier Construction we have over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings with the highest standard of workmanship and all of our homes are backed by the Tarion New Home warranty. If you are looking for a premier builder in the Kawartha Lakes region that you can trust, talk to the professionals at Conlin and then contact us today for a no obligation quote.