Clean As A Whistle With All The Comfort Conveniences Of Home
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very good place . Very clean, quiet. Amazing location
For sure I rent again
Perfect Family March Break Get Away!
Our visit to Steve and Rachel's lovely cottage in Bala was the perfect Winter holiday! We planned a March Break get away with our daughters aged 9 and 10. The cottage had everything we needed, 3 good sized bedrooms, incredibly comfortable beds (is that a memory foam mattress on the king size master!). A propane fire place added to the cozy feeling as we watched the snow softly fall outside. The area surrounding the cottage was something straight out of a fairy tale, perfect for meandering after-dinner walks....we were lucky enough to see both a family of deer and a beautiful large owl! Even the gently sloping huge front lawn was a perfect sledding hill, right outside our front door! The fantastic location allowed us to take advantage of the nearby Muskoka Lakes Winery (neat outdoor, lantern-lit skate path), Hardy Park Hiking Trail, Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve and Arrowhead Park (skate trail, hiking trails, tubing). Our host, Steve was in close contact anytime we had a question, eager to make sure we were happy and had what we needed. Our experience at Steve and Rachel's cottage was exactly the winter cabin holiday we were hoping for! Thank you Steve and Rachel!
Winter Serenity in a Warm and Cozy Cottage!
I decided to take my wife away up north for a mini-winter adventure for Valentine's Day. I booked Steve's cottage because it seemed to embody all that I needed for beautiful winter scenery while enjoying the cozy atmosphere of the cottage with its lake view and toasty gas fireplace. We drove up through a snowstorm to arrive Wed aftn. Once we got settled and turned on the gas fireplace, we decided to head out for a stroll around the neighbourhood. The snow was gently falling as our stroll through the snow-covered treelined roads was sooo quiet and peaceful! Steve's cottage has all the 'home' necessities for you to enjoy a home-cooked meal which is what we opted for. For Valentine's Day, we opted to head over to the Muskoka Lakes Farm Winery where cranberry is the order of the day! We enjoyed a cranberry beer and spritzer while we waited outside by the fire for our lunch. We were disappointed to learn that due to the excessive amount of snowfall, the trail was not open for us to do any snowshoeing. After enjoying a wine-tasting demo, we headed to Gravenhurst to stroll the streets and peruse through the many shops. We elected to have our Valentine's Day dinner early and settled on The Oar and Paddle - a delicious choice with healthy servings! After arriving back at Steve's cottage, we decided to go for one final night stroll through the neighbourhood. We took along with us one of the flashlights that Steve's cotttage provides to illuminate our way. An absolutely fantastic stroll in the absolute quiet of the wooded, snow-covered roadways by the cottage. We returned to the warmth of the cottage and that lovely gas fireplace! Thanks again Steve for providing us with a memorable mini-holiday!!!
Thank you so much for your review Mark. I really enjoyed speaking with you. You and your wife were a pleasure to communicate with. We would love to have you back! Thanks, Steve.
Fabulous spot and great winter getaway.
Beautiful little cottage with a fabulous view of the lake.
The cottage was kept up, very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the winter and the heat combined with the fireplace kept the cottage nice and warm all weekend.
Sleeping arrangements are great. Big beds and a pull out couch.
Kitchen was well stocked with plates/cutlery/pots and pans and almost anything you'd need if you're doing some cooking.
Real close to the Muskoka Lakes winery for some awesome winter activities. If you're headed up in the winter, it's a MUST visit and only a 7-8 minute drive away.
Overall, a perfect stay.
Thank you so much for you feedback Dan and sharing your experience. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our cottage and we would love to have you back! Many thanks, Steve.
Good cottage , Beautiful area,
The cottage was clean and comfortable and a very nice view of the lake.
Beautiful area, the trees were still nice and we went to the Cranberry Festival.
The weather was uncooperative on Monday but we still explored the area.
Our senior little dog thanks you kindly for letting her stay and thank you again to the owner for his kindness. Again nice area nice place
Hi Sharon, thank you for you review and positive feedback. We do apologize for the weather, unfortunately it can be inconsistent at this time of year. Thanks, Steve
Lovely cottage with terrific views
We had a lovely, happy time at Steve’s cottage, travelling with our baby son. We loved how the cottage is situated, up the lawn just off the lake with a perfect view from the high windows in the living room. The cottage offers privacy, but not loneliness with the surrounding cottages nearby - a plus for us. There are also other lakes and towns to be enjoyed nearby at a very easy distance, especially Port Carling.
We further enjoyed the veranda with barbecue on the warm days, and the gas heating (works well!) on our cold day. Steve was very helpful and accessible for questions. All in all, a definite recommendation!
Thank you for the excellent feedback Josephine. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your experience with others! Many Thanks, Steve
Many local attractions including the Bala Cranberry Festival, Summer Waterski Shows, Santa's Village, and more!