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Newly Renovated Bright, Clean, Private Family Cottage on Lake Muskoka

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 13 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Clean 4Bd, 2Ba Lake Muskoka Beauty


Welcome to this freshly renovated cottage on beautiful Lake Muskoka. Located at the tip of a point, this property provides privacy, lake views out of all windows and cooling breezes. We are a short, easy 2 hour drive from Toronto, and in the center of Muskoka, close to tons of things to do.

Located in the heart of Muskoka, we are only a 15 minute drive to both the towns of Port Carling and Bala for easy access to restaurants, ice cream shops, groceries as well as local festivals and attractions.

The cottage is a freshly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, light and open concept retreat.

BED 1 is on the main floor with an ensuite bathroom and has a king sized bed with a foam mattress.

BED 2 is on the main floor with two single beds and foam mattresses.

BED 3 is on the second floor and has a queen bed with a foam mattress

BED 4 is on the second floor and has two single beds with foam mattresses.

The cottage is well suited for one family with (or without) kids to stay downstairs with the option of another family having a bit of privacy upstairs.

The dining room has a large table with seating for 8

There is a massive deck which provides tons of space for outdoor dining or just relaxing under the stars. The lake is only a few steps away, down a gentle sloping path. There are 2 large docks with multiple exposures, ensuring you can find sun or shade all day long. Be sure to catch the spectacular sunsets every day directly across the bay, and stay up for marshmallows and stargazing at your choice of two firepits

The water is warm and clean. There is deep water to jump in off the dock, and a sandy, gentle access for wading in. There are no weeds in our lakefront, anywhere.

There are activities for the whole family all year round. While summer is the most popular time to be in Muskoka, Septembers are some of the nicest days, and still quite hot but not as busy. October brings the changing colours of the leaves, Canadian Thanksgiving and the Bala Cranberry festival which is always a lot of fun and very popular & busy.

More Details

Carole Baxter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Carole Baxter

Our family with two small kids uses this Muskoka cottage all summer long. When we're not able to use it we love to share the beauty of Lake Muskoka with others.

Carole Baxter purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Carole Baxter chose Bala

It's all about the point of land. We've been to other cottages which are either too far from the water - who wants to hike down 100 steps to the water, or is in a deep forest (buggy), or is too remote. This property was the perfect cottage. It's very close to town, for groceries, markets, restaurants and of course ice cream. It gets great cell coverage, which we needed, is 30 gradual feet to the water, and gets a constant cross breeze, which means no bugs! We eat all our meals outside. The kids love fresh waffles with local maple syrup and fresh picked strawberries and blueberries from the local markets. The water is clean and deep, there are 2 docks with different exposures, so the sun seekers can roast while those who want some shade can read while watching the swimmers. It has something for everyone.

What makes this cottage unique

The fireplace 5 ft from the lake! Go for a midnight swim and warm up in front of the fire.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Second Floor / Baby Crib is a Pack n Play
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Newly Renovated Bright, Clean, Private Family Cottage on Lake Muskoka
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful cottage, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place!. Stayed for a long weekend in mid September. Weather was perfect, lake was beautiful and the cottage was fantastic.

The cottage had everything needed to have a worry free vacation. The owner, Carole was very helpful and accommodating. Bala is only a 5 or so minute drive from the cottage and has all the amenities you need, grocery store, butcher and LCBO. I would definitely recommend staying at this very picturesque location, and I am sure we will be booking again next year.

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muskoka at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Well I don't want to tell you about an incredible cottage on the best lot on Lake Muskoka with a view and sunsets to die for but I guess I have.! Incredible majestic White pines and gently sloping property to 2 docks and an amazing rock point set you in a cottage location you don't want the day to end except for the ridiculous sunsets you will have to frame and put on the wall. The cottage is clean and newly renovated with beautiful wood floors and a huge dining table inside and out. The deck is fantastic and you could sit there all day. Great fishing right there in front of the cottage. The pictures are good but much better in person. Can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage at the lake front

  • 5 of 5

Four friends and I stayed at Carole's cottage for the May long weekend and despite having lost power due to a storm for a short period, had a fantastic stay. The cottage itself is very spacious, comfortable and has an awesome back deck. There are so many places to sleep none of us even had to share a bed! Having two bathrooms was ideal for all of us women as well. The large kitchen and BBQ made it easy to cook all weekend. The lake is right out back and there is a massive rock my friends and I spent an afternoon sunbathing and listening to music on. Carole is a lovely host, easy to get a hold and ensured we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Would definitely stay again and recommend to all.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Summer Vacation - Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Owners are wonderful to communicate with! The cottage is really well stocked and clean. Kitchen includes all the little gadgets that make food prep easy (even a waffle maker! HELLO!)

Great common spaces and large dining tables (interior and exterior). Comfortable furniture and clean linens.

Our kids had a blast with the kayaks and the stocked play room. The view and the lake are amazing! Nice to have a marshmallow roast in the outside fire pit and enjoy the lake and Muskoka forest. On our wish list to return!

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We use our cottage as a family home for one month during the summer and keep it to the standards we expect for our family, and are happy when our guests can enjoy it too. Would be happy to have you back!
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Ladies getaway - A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This magical cottage is a little piece of heaven.

Perfect for couples, families, a girls getaway - or a solo sabatical to recharge & relax.

A fully stocked kitchen, ample sized rooms complete with linens, spacious great room with movies, books & activities and a beautiful large dining table for our group to share our meals. This cottage was more than we could ask for.

The deck featured another large dining table for meals outdoors, and featured a clever childrens/pets gate.

The views from this cottage are spectacular. Whether you are lounging on the deck(s), lazing on the rock-point, sitting by the fire, prepping a meal or even parking the car you will get an amazing view of the water. Privacy is no issue here - whether from other cottagers or even from members of your own group! We found it easy to find private nooks to read a book or reflect.

Our hosts did a beautiful job renovating and decorating their cottage. Carole is so lovely to communicate with and provided great recommendations for the area's amenities & activities.

Our group is eagerly planning our next visit to this charming & hidden retreat!

We are blessed to have found this treasure :)

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
183 Kilometres
Toronto Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Hana Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bala, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May Long Weekend
May 18 2018 - May 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 4 2018
13 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Pet Fee C$100
Damage Deposit C$500

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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