3 Br, 1 Bth PLUS Bunkie beside cottage, Fantastic lake views on 3 mile lake
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A wonderful family cottage
We just got home from staying at this cottage for a week. We were having family together to relax and enjoy each other's company. We couldn't have picked a better place!
Rosemary was very helpful with any questions that we had. The cottage had everything one could want and the beds were excellent. When gathered at the waterfront or on the deck, we felt like there was a lot of room for all.
This area is beautiful, but the view from the deck is top notch! I could not get enough of the view whether with my coffee at sunrise or in the evening with a drink. There was a full moon this week and the reflection in the water provided an excellent brightness to look out over the lake at night.
We all enjoyed our stay and wished it was for a longer duration. We hope to stay here again.
Exactly what a cottage should be
If you are getting away for a week with a family there this is the perfect cottage for you to rent.
All the decor and amenities that are available make for the perfect holiday time.
From the dock area with boats and shallow swimming, the many games and movies, well stocked kitchen and comfortable sleeping arrangements. This cottage has everything you would need.
We had a fantastic time!
It was a pleasure to welcome you to Heaven in Muskoka. We had excellent communication prior to and during your stay, which made it easy to make sure you had a trouble free holiday.
I appreciated the pictures you sent me. Showing your group smiling and relaxed, especially your daughter sitting in the yellow beach chair under the colourful umbrella. Very nice.
You took excellent care of the cottage and kept everything shipshape.
Thank you for the 5 star review
Perfect cottage week!
We arrived to the cottage to find a clean, well maintained and spacious cottage for our multi generational family of 7. Even though this is an older cottage, there have been many updates that made our stay very comfortable: well equipped kitchen with modern cupboards and counter tops, newer fridge, stove and microwave, coffee maker and a nice a stone tile floor, large dining table in a dining/den area, new mattresses on the beds in 3 good sized bedrooms. The large outside deck was secure and gave the 3 kids lots of room to play safely with all the toys and kiddie cars provided by the owner while we grilled dinners on a large, new BBQ. We ate lunch and supper on the deck on a large deck table and there were several deck chairs along the deck to sit in while the cooks prepared meals. The grounds were terraced with wide steps to allow easy safe access to the waterfront. Our kids were in the water all day as the adults all had lots of deck chairs to sit in close to the water action. Highlights of our week were an easy and reasonable fishing boat rental from Muskoka Shore Cottages just down the road, a tubing afternoon courtesy of the friendly neighbour and a trip to a waterfall short distance away. The directions were well laid out in th cottage manual which was a comprehensive guide provided by the owner to cover any situation imaginable including phone numbers to reach the owner in case of an emergency. And we had perfect weather...sunshine everyday with no mosquitoes!!!! It was a wonderful week.
Thank you very much for the 5 star review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to Heaven in Muskoka.
I am very pleased that you found the cottage to be clean, comfortable. well equipped and set up to make your vacation a trouble free one. The fact that the weather was perfect was an added bonus.
During all our communications before and during your stay were very useful to help me plan for your trouble free stay.
I am so glad your three grandchildren loved the lake and were able to swim and play in it every day and play on the safe gated deck with the peddle cars and toys while the grown ups relaxed and cooked dinner. Sounds great to me.
So your plan to give them a perfect cottage experience was a huge success.
i hope to be able to host your family again in the future to make some more cottage memories.
Thank you again for choosing our cottage for your family holiday.
Heaven in Muskoka Family Vacation
Great communication with owner, via text and email made for a great vacation.
Rosemary went out of her way to accommodate our stay.
From niceties to sleeping provisions for our six month old baby.
This cottage has every necessity you would need for a great vacation.
Peaceful lake front cottage, with nice neighbors on either side. The only thing missing was a time machine to make our stay a lot longer as there are lots of things and events and exploring and relaxing to do in the area, that a week just isn't enough time. We mainly relaxed and enjoyed time with our family.
Large deck and Bbq
Fully stocked kitchen
Great private outdoor shower.
Waterfront dock and great swimming spot.
Moon lit water front fire pit.
Thanks again Rosemary for a great vacation!
Thank you for your wonderful five star review.
it was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests at our cottage. It was also great to be able to communicate with you on an ongoing basis to enjoy hearing what you were experiencing mirrored the experiences we enjoy with our family when we gather at the cottage.
Thank you so much for sending me lovely pictures of your family enjoying every aspect of the cottage. I loved looking at them, especially the ones of the cute 6 month old grandson.
We take pride in equipping the cottage with just about everything you need and we work very hard to make it a welcoming, comfortable place to be, inside and out.
We also appreciate the great care you took of our treasured cottage. You and your family are 5 STAR guests and we would love to have you visit us again in the future. Maybe for a longer time. Keep in touch.
Great family holiday
Thank you to Rosemary for opening her family cottage for us. We stayed for 2 weeks with our children of ages 8,6, and 3. Lots of fishing (LOTS) and swimming and campfires and sitting on the porch watching the waves roll in. Over the long weekend the lake was quite busy with boaters and jet skiers but the rest of the time the lake was very calm and lots of time for us to get out on our rowboat that we brought. We also enjoyed lots of what the Muskoka region has to offer including some of the local beaches on the big lakes and even the waterpark at Clevelands House in Minnett. The cottage was packed with games for us to play as a family and some great old nostalgic disney movies on VHS. Yes VHS.
Past its prime
For a similar price our family has rented many cottages over the years in Muskoka and our overall review for this property is poor. We could list the many things that could be improved but in an attempt for some balance I'll mention 3 things good and 3 things bad about this rental.
- nice BBQ
- large fenced in deck
- lots of dry fire wood.
- it seems the cottage was carpeted many many years ago and cluttered with so many things we could never firmly establish where all the mice running around inside at night were coming from
- there is what seems to be a larger animal living in the ceiling
- there is little to no sun on the dock in the afternoon.
We are sorry you felt the cottage was not up to your expectations. Everyone has different needs and requirements,
We try hard to accurately present the cottage through our gallery of photos and detailed descriptions to give the traveler enough information to see if this cottage is suitable for them. We maintain and update the cottage inside and out as needed every year. Our mission is to give our guests a trouble free and wonderful vacation. We remain in contact via phone, text or email throughout the visit to troubleshoot any problems that may occur. In return we expect the traveler to abide by the rules and conditions and take care to respect and leave the cottage and its contents in good condition and to advise us in advance of their checkout of any problems we may need to take care of during the changeover to smoothly welcome the next family.
2 of the 6 available weeks booked were families who were return visitors who love the cottage. One of the families has returned for 3 times over 4 years. Their children think the cottage is "theirs" which is lovely.
The family who followed your visit for a 2 week stay had a wonderful holiday.. They sent me great action pictures of their two sons fishing from the dock and gave a good review without a mention of any issues.
I have a binder located at the cottage with places to see, to eat, to shop etc. I will provide local flyers and brochures.