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Spinneyloch. Unpretentious, Family Friendly, Classic 60's Cottage, On One Level

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Bright Comfortable Main Cottage Plus Bunkie With Bathroom, Sleeps Six!

Located on Point Manchee in Bala, Muskoka, Spinneyloch is an easy 2 hour drive from Toronto. As soon as you arrive, you'll have an AHA moment that won't leave you. The cottage is nestled in the trees with lake frontage, glorious views and sun all day long. The spacious outside deck, where you'll enjoy your morning coffee, evening cocktail and spectacular sunsets, cascades down to an equally wonderful dock on Beach Bay. Easy access to shallow water is ideal for all water activities, especially swimming to "Gossip Rock". Main kitchen/dining/living area is open concept with pine paneling and Muskoka granite wood burning fireplace. Skylights and large picture windows keep the cottage bright all day. Lakeside, master bedroom has queen bed and personal sink and vanity. The large second bedroom has twin beds. Outside the windows perches a giant granite erratic we call Robber's Rock. (Wonderful story for Geology and History Buffs!) The Girl's Bunkie has a queen bed and it's own 3 piece bathroom and deck for reading and relaxing, ideal for in-laws or friends. The Boy's Bunkie on the eastern shorefront has power but no plumbing, but can be used with permission for extra sleepovers. And next to it, the boathouse dock offers a quiet morning retreat for early risers. The entire property overall has a great getaway feeling. Boat and canoe rentals available in Bala. Respect your Neighboring Cottagers noise policy in effect after 10 pm. Internet, TV, No smoking, No fireworks. Well behaved pets with conscientious owners considered.

Come for a'll want to stay for a month.

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Susan Manchee
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Susan Manchee

I've just recently inherited the cottage. I live in Colorado and summer in British Columbia but my Ontario roots are in Muskoka. My goal is to steward Spinneyloch through this period of transition by offering it to individuals and families who will appreciate discovering the joys of holidaying in Muskoka.

Susan Manchee purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Susan Manchee chose Torrance

Point Manchee has been a family property since the early 1900's. It was divided into four parcels in the 1950's and my father built this cottage in 1962. My father loved his English heritage and called this property Spinneyloch (a grove of trees and lake) We spent all of our summers here, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and just relaxing with our cousins and many dear friends who have shared this special place with us for decades. There are many regatta trophies lining the shelves, a tribute to the spirit of the Manchee family over the years.

What makes this cottage unique

The sound of train whistles from Bala Park Island, paddling across the Bay on a still morning, loons calling, the soft lapping of waves , wind in the pines, these are all here to stimulate your senses and nourish and refresh your soul.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunkie bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom has shower
  • 3 piece bathroom with bath tub in main cottage. Toilet is new and high, great for Boomer's hip replacements.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Has own sink and vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunkie - 1 queen , Separate Bunkie with Bathroom and deck
  • Master Bedroom has queen bed and personal sink and vanity with walk out to deck. Second bedroom has twin beds Bunkie has queen bed with 3 piece bathroom (shower) Second Lakeside Bunkie has queen bed, electric composting toilet, no plumbing
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Explore Muskoka from this lovely comfortable cottage. Or just kick back and enjoy creating a new family cottage tradition..


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Spinneyloch. Unpretentious, Family Friendly, Classic 60's Cottage, On One Level
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Toronto, Ontario

Wonderful location; Real cottage feeling; Well equipped with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the last week of the summer, with our 2 boys.

The setting is gorgeous. Sunsets are amazing.

The cottage is well equipped. The little bay is safe for swimming. The location is close to all the amenities. Great for a family week together.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops, BC, Canada

West coast visitor

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with with my daughter and sister-in-law had the pleasure of staying for two weeks in July, 2013.The cottage was exactly as advertised (reminded me of our cottage from the early 70's). Very cozy and comfortable with amenities you would expect of a summer cottage. The swimming and boating are exceptional. Shoreline exploring and walks along quiet, treelined country roads ad to the allure. Would definitely recommend a stay. Would return annually except for the distance issue. (west coast is a long way away)


  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two adult children had the pleasure of staying in this charming, comfortable Muskoka cottage in 2014. The owners choose to rent the cottage exactly the same way that they enjoy it when they are there. Everything about the cottage makes one feel very much at home yet, part of many years of Muskoka cottaging history. All the amenities are in good repair and make for a easy and relaxing time away from work-a-day life. Swimming is the sandy bay is pure delight! And the loons at dusk are a special treat. We can't wait to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Toronto Pearson International YYZ
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Gravenhurst Taboo
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 169
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Bala is famous for its Falls and the Kee to Bala, Don's Bakery, weekly summer waterski shows and the fall Cranberry Festival. Torrance has the Dark Sky Preserve. Gravenhurst has a summer Theatre, The Segwun Steamship voyages and also the reknown golf resort, Taboo. Muskoka is a top three season recreational area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Torrance, Ontario

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 12 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 22 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$210
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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