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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Br, 1 Bth PLUS Bunkie beside cottage, Fantastic lake views on 3 mile lake

Family friendly, comfortable, well equipped. 3 bedrooms plus a Bunkie/cabin, great cottage on Three Mile Lake in Muskoka. Owned. loved and enjoyed by the same family for 40+ years.

General Description

Our 1100 sq ft cottage is located on 3 Mile Lake (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours from Toronto) in the heart of Muskoka, close to the village of Windermere, and Towns of Port Carling, Bracebridge and Huntsville.

The cottage is in a private, well treed setting with an easterly, amazing view right down the lake in two directions from a large, 800 square ft. outside deck, which is gated on two sides so children and pets can be safely contained and you don't have to worry that they can wander off.

The comfortable interior of the cottage has had recent updates with a new kitchen, new carpet, and freshly decorated bathroom with a new tile floor.

The living room has had a complete makeover, it features a newly furnished, main living room with a large 47'flat screen TV with a media player, loaded with content for all ages and tastes plus a beverage bar and bar fridge.

An attached room has another sitting area with access to the deck plus a large dining area for family meals or maybe a dinner for two?

The 144 sq ft A frame, cozy sleep cabin/bunkie is close to the cottage and is a great hit with the younger set. Their own place to hang out! or even for the young at heart. Three twin beds.

For the golfer there are several golf clubs close by. The two closest to the cottage are Windermere Golf club also Diamond in the Ruff. you can google 'muskoka golf' for links to over 30 golfe courses in the Muskoka area. The closest Tennis courts are in Windermere.

Shopping, restaurants and attractions in Port Carling, Bracebridge and Huntsville. More detailed information will be provided about things to do and see if you decide to visit Heaven in Muskoka.

3 mile lake is a spring fed, calm lake, very safe and excellent for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and boating. 3 Mile Lake has a reputation in the area for it's great fishing.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Main cottage 3 bedrooms, bedroom 1 (king) bedroom 2 (queen) Bedroom 3, (2 twin and a bunk bed)

The sleep cabin has 3 twin. 2nd Sitting room has 2 futons for occasional, overnight visitors or a nap in the afternoon.

One bathroom in main cottage, three piece with tub. Outdoor, enclosed cedar shower/spa with hot and cold water. This is accessed by a stairway off the main deck. It is great having a shower while watching the ducks or boats go by at the same time.Where else can you do that?


The Kitchen is completely renovated. Well equipped with Fridge, stove and built in over the stove microwave, and generously equipped with pots and pans, dishes, glasses and cooking utensils, coffee and tea pots.Lots of cupboards and pot drawers filled with utensils, bowls, wok, serving dishes etc.

A Beverage area at the end of the living room next to the kitchen is equipped with Bar fridge, assorted glasses, and cupboards below to store beverage cases. A fresh water crock on counter.

A water cooler provided in the dining area.

Water available from a brand new fresh water well.

The Living Room has two recliner chairs, a comfortable corner sectional with chaise and assorted tables. It features a flat screen 47”TV and a hard drive with literally hundreds of movies, for all ages and tastes as well as television shows and series. Did you miss the series Soprano’s, Mad Men, Downtown Abbey? Well you can watch the whole series or get up to date to your heart’s content. As well as extensive playlists of music too! Operating instructions provided. A family techie is available by cell phone to help if needed. (not me!)

Two of the bedrooms are equipped with TVs with VCR and DVD players. There is a good supply of VCR /DVD Tapes and DVDs, Lots of Disney movies. Not to worry if you have a rainy day, lots to do inside. A supply of board games, puzzles and books in the mini library. (book exchange is ok)

In case of cool days we have electric heaters and an electric fireplace. Hot days – a ceiling fan in every room. Sliding doors and windows for cross breezes.

Young Children?--- high chair and play pen (with sheets) available. A few baby toys and two peddle cars and play tent for the deck.

Laundry (stackable washer and dryer available)

Outside amenities.

Main deck….Has Muskoka chairs, gravity loungers, three seat garden swing(great for reading with a drink or pot of tea just within reach) it also has the best view ever!,

There is an outside patio table with umbrella and chairs for outside meals. We love breakfasts/lunches served on the deck. Who needs to go to a restaurant, nowhere is nicer than our deck overlooking the lake while having a meal. Assorted tables to rest your drinks and snacks on.

Dock … patio furniture. Canoe/paddles and row boat/oars and adult life jackets. Children’s jackets not provided due to weight constrictions. Safety kits for watercraft. Some water toys e.g. pool noodles. Marina boat launch close to the cottage. (Northland Recreation) Nominal fee charged.

Fire pit with seating overlooking the lake for marshmallow roast, song fests, or just enjoy looking at the fire. Firewood provided.

Large BBQ (propane provided)

The moonlight at night from the easterly direction reflects right across the lake in front of our shore and is magical to see. Lots of stars on a clear night. Very romantic. Try to identify the stars.

At the lakefront we have a wonderful stone patio surrounded by gardens. A pleasant, shady place to sit and have a beverage or snack while looking all the way down the lake and to watch the ducks, loons and boats go by.

There is a rock formation protruding into the lake (The Rock Dock) to the left of the boat dock and the stone patio. You can access the water gradually from the rock or just sit on it listening to the lake lap at your feet. The kids enjoy looking in the small pools and crevices for tiny fish, frogs etc. and to just explore/play on the rocks. To the right of the dock, along the natural shoreline we have water plants where the Heron likes to fish. Keep watch for this magnificent bird. If you don't scare him/her you will see him catch a fish.


3 mile lake was stocked many years ago with small and large mouth Bass, Pickerel Walleye, Pike and an assortment of smaller fish. The lake is now reaping the benefit of the healthy growth of good size fish. We have caught large fish off the end of the dock.

The boating Dock is approx 16’ in length. The depth of water at end of dock approx 4’ (July and Aug.) The depth may fluctuate according to the dry or wet conditions. NO diving please. We provide an easy to use dock ladder for easy access.

Lakefront is approx 140’ with the previously mentioned deck, dock and a rock area.

Property faces east and the main deck has shady and a sunny areas. The waterfront deck has sunshine from sunrise to sunset with part filtered shade depending upon the time of day.

Cottage binder Over the years of being fortunate to own a piece of Muskoka we have discovered places to go and explore. For your convenience we have prepared a binder with all kinds of information for operation of the cottage, places to go, eat, play or explore. We will leave brochures of attractions in the areas you might wish to visit.

More Details

Rosemary Domik
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2018

About Rosemary Domik

My husband and I purchased the cottage in 1972. Our children were young and we felt it was a good time to buy our own cottage. I came to Canada in 1956 as a teenager. My family learned quickly how lucky we were to be so close to this wonderful area called Muskoka. We rented cottages for a few years before my parents bought a piece of land on 3 mile lake. They built their cottage in 1966 the year my son was born. My daughter was born in 1963 and spent her first summers at 3 mile lake in a rented cottage across the lake.

Rosemary Domik purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Rosemary Domik chose Windermere

We had been visiting my parents cottage for a few years and by this time had two children. My sister had 3 children so my parents cottage was getting crowded. The cottage next door came up for sale and we decided it was time to buy it for our own family. We loved the lake and the area and wanted to continue our Muskoka experience by expanding the family compound.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage and surroundings is everything you would desire and need for a wonderful vacation in cottage country

The cottage is surrounded with lots of trees. The view from every window or glass door is beautiful, depending on which direction you look you can see the lake, the trees the gardens.

I love the lake it is my heaven and the cottage is my grown up tree house. We have moved homes many times, but the cottage has been our constant our anchor .The memories we made with our family and friends are priceless. We owned our own business in Toronto and the cottage was our escape from the city and the business. We could relax and play and just enjoy the cottage and the area beauty all around us.

My husband spent hundreds of hours teaching and driving the boat for water skiers. We had many friends and family visiting and enjoyed entertaining on our deck. As the extended family grew and spread out to other provinces we have had family reunions from time to time. It is great to have everyone together enjoying each other, the lake and the fun.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • optional cleaning service upon departure to be arranged. $165 if not ordered, cottage has to be left as you found it on arrival. clean and tidy.
  • optional towel and linen service to be arranged $150 king bed linen is supplied. Bring own beach towels. keep towels and linens in cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , outdoor shower has hot &cold water, privacy cedar enclosure
  • the outdoor shower is enclosed with cedar siding and has hot and cold water with hand held or fixed shower head. The design allows a view of the lake. it is accessed by stairs off the deck. Where else can you shower while at the same time look at the gorgeous view?
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king sheets, pillowcases and blankets provided.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , pillows, blankets and comforters supplied
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pillows, blankets and comforters supplied.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , this is an A-frame bunkie/cabin close to the cottage.
  • linen and towel service is available for a fee. king bed linen is supplied due to deep mattress pockets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Santa's village in Bracebridge. Rudolf's play land with mini golf, batting cage, rope climbing, zip line, go cart track. Hanna's park in Port Carling,custom playground with beach and swimming, picnic tables A farmer's market on Thursday mornings. Fish hatchery on Skeleton lake with a secret trail through the bush to an amazing waterfall with swimming pond. A great favourite with my family members. Take a picnic lunch. Port Carling has numerous boutiques. restaurants and has a great park near the locks and if you are lucky you can see the famous steamship the Segwin go through the locks between Lakes Muskoka and Rosseau. The Segwin and her sister ship the Winona cruise through the lakes and you can book a short or a longer cruise with dinner. Windermere House is worth a visit. It is a historic hotel. It is also known as The Lady of the Lakes. originally built in 1870 and rebuilt 1997 when it burned down during the filming of the Long Kiss Goodnight. Good pub, golf/tennis


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Great Cottage for Families with Young Children

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at this cottage in August. It is well suited for a family with young children (we have 3 children under the age of 5) since: a) there is access to shallow water; b) the cottage is on gently sloping land (rather than on a steep drop like many other Muskoka cottages); and c) there were some toys for the children at the cottage.

My favourite part of the cottage was the “rock dock”. It is a very nice place to sit or lie down and relax by the water. I also loved the fact that the cottage has two large outdoor speakers connected to a stereo that made it possible for us to play music outside.

We spent a lot of time in the evenings watching movies and tv shows using the harddrive. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of movies to choose from, most of which were recent.

I should comment on the swimming area since the owner’s description of the cottage does not provide a lot of information about this. The entrance to the water area is almost beach like in that it starts out extremely shallow and gradually gets deeper, and that the bottom of the lake is sandy (there were no weeds in the swimming area). A large rock separates the shallow area from slightly deeper water. This rock is almost as high as the surface of the water, and was useful in keeping our young children out of the deeper water. On the deeper side of the rock, the water is about 3-3.5 feet deep. On this deeper side, the bottom of the lake is a little bit rocky (still weed free) but I did not mind the rocks as they were easy to walk on. As a whole, it was a very nice place to swim.

The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and well stocked. One thing it is missing is an indoor shower (there is an indoor bath). The only shower is an outdoor (but private) shower located under the deck. Some people will like the outdoor shower, as there is something nice about taking a shower outside with a lake view. However, it may not be for everyone. For those who would prefer to not shower outside, they could instead take a bath.

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great five star review, we appreciate that you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the lake. We like to know the details of the visitors who vacation at Heaven in Muskoka, For example, the ages of the children (to make sure they have age appropriate toys and equipment) also to be informed if the adults have any special needs or requests, so we can do our best to accommodate them to make their vacation special and hassle free. Cottages are always an ongoing project and we have a list of future projects to improve ours for the enjoyment of all our guests and of course our own family too..
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Cottage Living Epitomized

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in July, spending time relaxing, canoeing, dining al fresco, and catching the sun on the deck and dock. We found the cottage with ease, and soon discovered that the pictures in the listing are bang-on accurate. The cottage is charming, with a comfortable living room, a well-stocked kitchen, lots of sleeping space, and the massive deck has great views out to the lake. There is a rather unique outdoor shower, with direct views out to the lake. Potable water is provided from a water cooler, as the plumbing supplies water directly from the lake.

The waterfront tends to be calm, and you can enter the lake from either the dock or the nearby rock slope. An early sunrise was peaceful and beautiful, with only jumping fish and ducks disturbing the calm water.

The property is well maintained with lots of plants and flowers. Rosemary asks that you help water to water the garden, but Mother Nature did her part for us - thankfully during the night. If a lakeside fire is not to your liking, there is a large HDTV with a large collection of movies and TV shows on a hard drive to watch.

Rosemary provided lots of information about the area, and using her directions we found a spectacular waterfall on a river from a nearby lake. We also paddled in the provided canoe to the river exiting our own lake, where we found another beautiful waterfall.

Heaven in Muskoka is cottage-life epitomized, and this property lives up to its name.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review regarding your experiences while staying at our cottage. We are pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction and had a great holiday. We strive to provide all that is needed to make your holiday a success so you can relax and enjoy all the cottage and the area has to offer. It truly is Heaven in Muskoka. We hope you will come back again.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Windemere Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Winderemere House Resort,
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Windermere, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$700
Pet Fee C$75

if guests are bringing their own boat. it is advisable to drop the boat at the Marina on Cowan park Road (at the Entrance of our road) The road to our cottage is a private one lane road and the driveway is would be easier to leave the boat at the launch area before checking in at the cottage. The marina is Northland Recreation and they charge a nominal fee to launch the boat.
If you are bringing a loaded luggage trailer you may have difficulty going back up the driveway

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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