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Lake Muskoka 4 BR Cottage, Sandy Beach, Sunny Decks, Private

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached 1BR unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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Lake Muskoka 4 BR cottage with all amenities and a sandy beach. Directly on Lake Muskoka. Safe, level lot surrounded by trees with plenty of privacy. Granite and stainless steel kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The main house has 3 bedrooms: a queen size master bedroom with a picture window overlooking the lake, a lakefront guest room with a queen bed which is perfect for 1-2 adults, and in the third bedroom, kids or adults can sleep in 2 twins.

If you have guests, or someone wants more privacy, take advantage of the separate bunkie, with 2 twin beds, its own bathroom and shower. The bunkie has 2 rooms, and can sleep up to 4 people if you use the pull-out couch.

Having a southern exposure in Muskoka is probably the main thing to look for if you like the sun. Here you will find expansive multi-level southern decks for relaxing or dining, and if you want to get away, go up to the boathouse sundeck where there is peace and quiet, a jaw-dropping view of the lake, a patio table for dining or entertaining, and lounge chairs for 4.

Ever lay out at night looking for shooting stars? You'll find the meteor shower here every August in a cottage country starry sky.

Roast marshmallows at night in our fire pit by the lake.

The water is warm, thanks to the shallow bay, which also does a good job of keeping away roaming boaters.

You can dock your boat here, or use our canoe and kayaks to explore the lake. Have your morning coffee at the end of the dock, and listen to the loons.

Need to grab something? The General Store in Glen Orchard is 5 minutes away. Restaurants in Bala, Port Carling, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are all within easy reach. Or enjoy nearby golf, tennis and hiking.

This is the vacation you'll remember.

Keywords: Lake Muskoka, waterfront, Bala, Port Carling, southern exposure, sandy beach, decks, dock, expansive views, canoe, kayaks

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Member since: 2011
Speaks english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About The Owner

I've been coming to Muskoka since I was 2, and was lucky to buy a cottage near Bala in 1987. I go there every chance I get, and our 3 kids spent their whole summers swimming, canoeing and being outdoors. Over the years we have upgraded just about everything.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1987

Why The Owner chose Bala

Lake Muskoka is a little piece of heaven on earth. Not too hard to get to, but a world away from the city. You want to be on one of the 3 big lakes: Muskoka, Rosseau or Joseph. They all connect in the hub of Port Carling, where shops and restaurants have sprung up and become a fun destination themselves.

What makes this cottage unique

South facing decks and dock, for maximum sun. Privacy on all sides.

Level lot, sandy beach, warm water shallow bay.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Bala, Ontario

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bunkie bathroom
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two twins in Bunkie. Pull-out couch in separate room.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master with lake view, and Guest room with lake view, Twin or Single Beds (2) in kids' room 2 twins in bunkie, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pull-out couch in bunkie
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
South-western exposure with unbelievable lake views and sunsets. Family cottage for 30 years. Large living area, comfy furnishings, granite and SS kitchen. This is a rare, private, level lot, with a sandy beach. Watch the little ones play in the sand while the older kids swim out to the raft. Canoe and kayaks included. Bring up your boat, or fish right off the dock. Relax on multi-level decks, all with spectacular lake views. Toast marshmallows in the firepit by star-twinkling Lake Muskoka. Muskoka room has a wood-burning stove and videos. Kids love it. Bring their friends and put them all out in the bunkie! Or invite other adults and entertain them with dinner and drinks on top of the boathouse. More people? The bunkie sleeps 4, with bathroom, shower. Located between Bala and Glen Orchard on desirable Lake Muskoka, close to golf and tennis, 10 min to Port Carling shops and restaurants, 30 minutes to Bracebridge & Gravenhurst. This is a family-friendly cottage you will love


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Lake Muskoka 4 BR Cottage, Sandy Beach, Sunny Decks, Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
St. Paul, MN


  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young daughters and I had a wonderful week at this lovely Muskoka cottage this summer. We visited with our parents (children's grandparents) and siblings (kids' aunts and uncle) throughout the week, and everyone had a great time. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit at night; taking the canoe, kayak and paddle board out on the water; swimming off the dock and swimming platform; building sandcastles on the small beach; simply enjoying the beautiful view; and hanging out in the lovely cottage. All in all, a great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend there!

Everything in the house is very neat. The owner provides basically everything we needed.

There are a lot of private space for you to relax and enjoy outside activities.

The owner is so nice! He was kept on track with me with everything and provided instant help while we needed!!!

Recommend for family and group gathering~~~~~~~~~

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario

Spacious, comfortable & private

  • 5 of 5

This cottage property was exactly as advertised. We were 2 adults with 5 teenage boys (age ranging from 13-17) and two dogs and we never felt on top of each other. Lots of space inside and outside to find privacy, wonderful waterfront area - shallow and warm. Boys loved the campfire at night and running around in the woods playing kick-the-can. Dogs could roam & run free. Beds were comfortable, all amenities provided. Cottage was cozy and quiet at night for sleeping. Loved the deck on top of the boathouse, great sunning and views. Watched the meteor shower 3 nights in a row in the anti-gravity chairs!! Bala and Port Carling were a quick drive away. We would definitely vacation here again.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1

perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained cottage, exactly as posted, no surprises, well only good ones! Lovely deck on the boathouse with ducks passing by, good dock and swimming for kids and adults. Great places for meals - inside and out. Lovely new kitchen, spacious bathroom, handy bunkie for extra guests, bright Florida room. Well equipped with everything a family needs for a vacation. We really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 1

Balance of Rustic and Modern with great swimming

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a week at this great cottage on Sunset Bay on Lake Muskoka. It was minutes from Bala, Ontario for easy runs for groceries and supplies. The south facing aspect provided plenty of sun exposure on beautiful Sunset Bay. There was a solid dock and swimming platform, a sun deck above the boathouse, and a lovely deck and eating area attached to the main cottage. The kitchen had been recently renovated with new counter and appliances including range, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. The private beach made for easy access to take the canoe for paddle.

All in all, the property was as advertised, the renter was helpful answering questions, the property was well maintained. In short, it was just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranberry Festival in Bala the weekend after Thanksgiving.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bala, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$90 per night, per additional guest
Aug 7-10, 3 nights
Aug 7 2018 - Aug 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Cleaning fee C$118
Booking fee C$69

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Check-in at 4 pm, check-out at 11 am.
Flat fee is for up to 6 people. Additional people are C$90 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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