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Recently Built Cottage with Private Beach On Skeleton Lake!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 78 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 Bunkies, Sleeps 10

A magnificent year-round holiday retreat, on majestic Skeleton Lake. This quiet waterfront property is nestled in Long Bay. It is situated on 1.2 acres of mature treed lot having 410’ feet of Lake Frontage a sprawling 250 feet of shallow waters and 150' of white sandy beach. You will find the main cottage , lake side cabana and in the woods guest bunk perfectly located with lake views. The cottage is situated a mere 66’ from the water’s edge. This 850 square foot cottage, has 2 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6) one (4 piece bath), living room, dining room, kitchen and Muskoka room. The lake side cabana sleeps 2 in a romantic setting at the waters edge. Your guests will enjoy the privacy of of the bunkie in the woods which sleeps 2. The cottage interior is best described as, luxury living meets vintage Muskoka. The cottage is designed around a cozy cathedral-ceiling great room, having wall to wall windows facing west. A wide screen TV, 3 seater leather couch, and 2 club chairs make it is the perfect sitting area the family. At one end of this main level is the master bedroom. It has a lounging chair nestled between a south and west window with views of the forest and lake. Next to the master bedroom is the guest bedroom, it houses a custom built bunk bed with 2 double size mattresses and can sleep up to 4. The galley kitchen has full size stainless steel appliances. Electric stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave make cooking at the cottage a breeze. The dining area seats 4-5 comfortably and has a view of the lake. It is open to the kitchen and adjacent to the Muskoka porch making dining inside or outside convenient.

There is a bathroom located at the end of the galley kitchen. It has been outfitted with a shower and 5ft. long bathtub to accommodate soaking. Large double screen doors open into a fully screened in porch. The waterfront here is the envy of many a cottage. Entry to the water is a soft sandy beach which is shallow and extends some 75 feet out before reaching a depth of 5 feet.

About the lake of the thousands of lakes in Ontario, Skeleton Lake is one of the largest. It has a circumference of about 25 miles and has been called the clearest lake in Canada. Unlike most of the area lakes, which are souvenirs of the glacial age, Skeleton is believed to have formed as a result of a meteorite impact. Being a spring-fed lake, it is very, very clear and on calm days one can easily see down to depths of 20 or more meters.

There is much to explore by boat. A short distance around the lake is hiking trails, a waterfall, children’s camp and shallow public beach with picnic tables.

Fishing is great – in summer or in winter : The Ministry of Natural Resources, Bracebridge has prepared a Fact Sheet on Skeleton Lake.

Skeleton Lake is described as a deep, clear, cold water lake. Biologists term it an Oligotrophic

lake, that is a lake with low nutrient levels and low productivity.

The Fact Sheet describes Skeleton Lake features as:

Surface Area: 2075 ha.

Maximum Depth: 65 m.

Perimeter: 42 km.

Island Shoreline: 17 km.

Watershed: 50.2

Elevation: 281 m. asl.

The Fact Sheet lists the fish species as:

Major Fish: Smallmouth bass (I), lake trout, walleye (I), lake whitefish.

Other Fish: rainbow smelt (I), white sucker, bluntnose minnow, rock bass (I), brown

bullhead, yellow perch, trout-perch, creek chub, lake chub, pumpkinseed.

Other Species: spiny water flea (I 1998)

Note: (I 1998) is introduced in year 1998.

The Fact Sheet Synopsis states that the water quality is excellent. The temperature-oxygen profile

indicates that there is considerable amount of habitat available to lake trout.

Bracebridge is about 40 minutes away. There are good restaurants, interesting shopping, Santa’s Village, an internet cafe, live theater and craft shows. The towns of Huntsville (near Algonquin Provincial Park) and Parry Sound (with its access to Georgian Bay) are also less than an hour’s drive. Arrowhead and Algonquin Parks offer more nature to those nature enthusiasts. The town of Huntsville is itself a huge art gallery, with Group of Seven murals hung on more than 20 buildings in the area. Golfers will want to spend a day at Diamond in the Ruff, Deerhurst Highlands or Deerhurst Lakeside. Anglers might be interested in spending a day at Lake Vernon with a Hooked Young fishing tour.

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Darren Crisp
Member since: 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Huntsville, Ontario

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Outhouse
  • Brand new single bathroom with shower and 5 ft long bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • lake side cabana - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    bunkie in the woods - 1 queen
  • Main Cottage : Two Bedrooms, Master bedroom with views to the lake, queen size bed, sitting chair, closet, chest of drawers, Guest bedroom, bunk bed with upper and lower, double mattress size beds. Lake side Cabana- Romantic, sea inspired vintage suite. This cabana is a grandfathered bunkie which is steps from the waters edge. It has a small table, chairs, couch and much more. Bunkie in the Woods; Newly built to replicate the main cottage look. It houses a comfortable queen size bed with its own outdoor sitting area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Windermere pub and grill
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Windermere Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
HWY 141
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Bent River country cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Huntsville, Ontario

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Rate excl.Thanksgiving
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday - 3 day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made