Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached 1BR unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1987
Why 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely traditional Muskoka Cottage- with upgrades!
A lovely traditional older Muskoka cottage upgraded to make it very functional and comfortable. Lots of space and great beds. A great variety of water equipment all in good condition. Close to both Bala and Port Carling yet on a quiet bay. Peter was very helpful and easily accessible to answer any questions.
Relaxing, well maintained property
Property identical to photos, lot of room, great location, owner checked in to ask if everything was as needed. Thanks
Comfortable and private getaway
We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Peter's cottage!
Listing description and pictures are very accurate and Peter was very responsive answering our questions. The cottage was very clean and well-stocked (kitchenware/gadgets, towels, games, VHS movies, canoe, kayaks, paddleboards, life jackets). Peter provided a great document outlining the rules and how everything works (garbage, dishwasher, etc). We were 6 adults and 2 dogs, so it could feel a bit crowded at times (bedrooms are small), but on the nice days we spent all our time outside so that didn't matter much! The cottage is located just a 5 min drive to Bala and 10 min to Port Carling, which had all the amenities we needed.
The lake water is just terrific. Warm, clean and very swimmable. The bay is quiet and we only saw a few boats in our area during our stay. We took full advantage of the calm bay and spent so much time paddle boarding, swimming and kayaking.
All in all, we enjoyed our time immensely and would definitely return!
We loved our week at the Brook's cottage.
We spent an awsome week. We were busy using the kayaks, the paddle boards, the canoe that came with the cottage and our boat that we brought over at the dock.When we felt lasy we just sat on the dock and looked at the ducks that came by everyday. The cottage is in the bay so it's a lot quieter than the lake. It also has shallow sandy beach which we loved to have. We finished the day around a fire and looked at the sky filled with stars. We even had the chance to see shooting stars a few times!
The cottage is pretty roomy. It had everything we needed. (Although we spent every minute of the day outside!) It has a well equipped kitchen to cook our meals. The beds are very comfy. Our teenagers loved to have a place for themselves in the bunkie.
Bala is a cute place to visit. It has a good size grocery store called Freshmart which is pretty close to the cottage. A few restaurants to choose from and a few boutiques as well. A coffee shop, and a ice cream shop too.
We were so sad to pack our bags at the end of the stay and to leave this piece of paradis.
Thanks Peter for giving us the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place. We truly appreciate.
Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you visit our cottage. Everyone likes putting the teens in the bunkie, me too!
You are welcome to return next year, just like the shooting stars.
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!
COMFORTABLE AND PRIVATE PLACE TO STAY
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~~~~~~~~~
Cranberry Festival in Bala the weekend after Thanksgiving.