Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Very Private 7 Bedroom Executive Retreat On 5 Acres Of Muskoka Forest

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedroom & 2 bath main cottage plus cabin and boathouse on 500 feet of frontage

On this 70 year old family property is the main cottage that was built in

1999, an updated boathouse and an A frame sleeping cabin with a sitting

area, deck with it's own view of the lake.

The property offers plenty of privacy; we are the last cottage at the end of a

private road sitting on 500’ of frontage and five acres of forest on Lake


•The property is gently sloped with 2 large docks for parking boats.

•The water is 7 feet deep at the end of the dock, so it is perfect

for swimming.

•All linens and towels are included as well as a cleaning service both

before arrival and at departure.

•Five of the bedrooms have queen size beds. The two secondary bedrooms in

the main cottage have both a single and double bed in each.

•There are two full bathrooms in the main cottage and one full

bathroom in the boathouse.

•The cottage and surrounding area are high speed wireless.

•The tap water is triple filtered and is potable.

•There is a home theatre system including 55 inch LED flat screen and HD

satellite t.v. Close by boat, or car to Bala, Port Carling, Hardy Lake trails, water ski shows, area liquor stores, beer stores, banks/ATM's, and farmer's markets. Close to all boat and sports equipment rentals.

More Details

J.B. Ketchen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About J.B. Ketchen

This property has been in our family since 1941. It has been lovingly cared for and updated every year.

J.B. Ketchen purchased this cottage in 1941


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Boathouse
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs Main Cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs Main Cottage
  • There is a bathroom with a shower in the boathouse and 2 bathrooms both with tub shower combinations in the main cottaged.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master Main Cottage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Main Cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Bedroom #3
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Front Bedroom Boathouse
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Back Bedroom Boathouse
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sized in Sleeping Cabin.
  • There are 2 master bedrooms in the main cottage each with lovely views of the forest and lake. There is a queen bed in each. The 2 secondary bedrooms in the main cottage have a double and a single. The sleeping cabin has a queen sized futon. The updated boathouse has 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fridge stocking and private chef available.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

66% Complete
33% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Very Private 7 Bedroom Executive Retreat On 5 Acres Of Muskoka Forest
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Gorgeous property with lots of living space for a wonderful family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a fabulous vacation at this beautiful property on Acton Island. There were lots of options for comfortable sleeping arrangements: 4 bedrooms in the main house, 2 bedrooms in the boathouse and of course the bunkie with a DVD player for rainy days (see ya later kids)! The large open concept kitchen/living area easily accommodated all 12 of us. There are so many places to relax; the wide wrap around deck, the large screened-in Gazebo, the sunny swimming dock or the secluded bunkie deck. No matter where you go there is one thing you can't escape...a view of the lake! Endless swimming in beautiful deep water and the kids jumping into the lake from the rope swing were highlights for us. Bala is just a short boat or car ride away for a change of scene and a delicious treat from Don's Bakery! The property owners are kind, accessible and accommodating. The only thing that was missing was a hammock! (Hint hint). We felt lucky to be able to stay here and would love to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice private location cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family rented this cottage for a week and really enjoyed our stay.

As noted in the description the location is a large lot which is very private if that is what you are looking for. The cottage itself is nicer than the pictures noted. Tee main living area is a large open area kitchen, dining area, family room which is very nice and the kitchen has new modern appliances with a large fridge which my wife appreciated. As it was cooler the week we were there we ate inside at night and there is a very large table that was able to accommodate everybody. As noted there are lots of bedrooms with great views from some of them.

The location on Lake Muskoka was great. We had our own Sea Doo's with us which were easiliy accomodated in the docks. The area of the Lake the cottage is on has great views and there was not a lot of activity on that part of the lake so it was great for swimming, lounging in the water, tubing etc yet quick easy access out to the main part of the lake, marina's for gas, and a public launch.

The owners were great to work with and very responsive to questions and reaching out to us. Check out the link to the video they have on the site as that does a great job of showing the property.

Overall we were very happy with the cottage as it was just what we were looking for

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome location and fun

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends have been staying here for one week the past 2 years and are returning for our third this year. Its great for families of all ages. We all look forward to our week away on Lake Muskoka each year.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bala, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Oct 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

Other Vacation Properties