4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Level Property, Southwest Facing, New In 2018
About Earl Gardiner
Summered in Muskoka all my life at this location. Work and lived in Toronto. Worked in service industry for 40 years. M.C. of the Royal Muskoka Island picnic for 40+ years. Great fisherman :)
Earl Gardiner purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Earl Gardiner chose Minett
One of the best of locations on lake Rosseau. Purchased in 1960 when my parents had first choice on the lake. Beautifully landscaped. New luxury cottage. Interior lands of island for your use as well, many amenities. View is 3 miles and fantastic, right on the water. Gorgeous rock point for privacy and safety (keeps boats away from swimming area) and pleasure.
What makes this Cottage unique
A large fireplace. The fireplace stones were collected from the historic Royal Muskoka Hotel fireplace, a few years after it burnt down, about 200 yards down the road. You will not find another place with all these features, flat and level properties (two) side by side, southwest facing sun all day, half moon shaped level rock point, view for miles at water level, hill across the road protects from cold North winds, large sheltered bay protects from waves, prevailing westerly winds, and excessive boat traffic. Island (car access) community is very warm and friendly. Near end of dead end road, very little car traffic, just my neighbours.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely Rosseau Lake Cottage
What a great location and cottage for our summer lake get away! Our family had a fantastic time at the cottage. The cottage was lovely, clean and modern.
Perfection on Lake Rosseau
This property exceeded our expectations! It was beautifully renovated, exceptionally clean and well stocked. The proximity to the lake is extremely rare with the deck being steps away from the dock. Earl the owner was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend this property for a family vacation.
Fun family cottage
We had an amazing week at the cottage and just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful experience. The kids had so much fun and we were able to relax, play, boat and enjoy each other’s company. The cottage is especially fantastic for small children as there are no dangerous stairs like many muskoka cottages. The lake access is shallow and shady and the kids had so much fun playing in it!
Fabulous waterfront property
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay and really didn’t want to leave. The cottage was immaculate and very well stocked kitchen and bathrooms with towels and lots of beach towels. We used the paddle board daily and the bay is perfect for it. We rented a boat and jet skis from marina 5 min down the road. Very easy to get to by both water and land.
The property is beautiful with lots of space to escape with a book or glass of wine!
The only down fault was that it was too shallow for kids to jump off the dock
We bought floaties for swimming etc. There is a little area you can wade in from
We even had a Moose on the property for the entire week which provided much entertainment and lots of photos. He became like a member of the family!
He kept his distance (mostly) and was not a bother...first moose that’s been there in 35 years according to the neighbors.
All in all a great family cottage with the finest finishings. Would recommend to anyone looking for a little R and R :)
A wonderful week!
My husband, daughter and I enjoyed a beautiful week at Earl's cottage. The cottage was beautiful, very well appointed and had all the we needed. We enjoyed the views from the windows and looking at the lake every night. The grounds outside are fabulous with easy access to the water and some terrific fishing! We will definitely be back -thanks Earl!
Private lakefront oasis with modern amenities
Earl's property (inside and out) is spectacular. The lake frontage is huge, with many seating options offering different views of the lake. We really enjoyed the variety of water toys (paddle board, canoe, kayak, etc.) offered with the property. Neighbours at adjacent properties very quiet and friendly. There's a sandy beachfront with easy access to the water for kids and dogs, and water is extremely calm. The accommodations in the house were exceptionally clean with amazing water views. Great open concept family room and kitchen (kitchen is huge and has all the tools and appliances a chef could want). Elevated BBQ area outside is great. There are TVs throughout the house if you want them, and bathrooms are spacious and modern. Wish we could have stayed longer!
The area of Muskoka has so many attractions. It offers just about anything you want. It has several towns for all shopping, arts, and more. The area is world famous for the colour of the leaves in the fall. Largest cranberry growers in Canada nearby, offers tours.