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.
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 www.windermeregolf.ca 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)
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.