Gorgeous, Renovated "Eco"Cottage On Clear Water Of The Moon River With Full Sun,
- english, spanish
About Yolanda Mak
Yolanda is an artist and art teacher and Carlos is a designer. We lovingly renovated the cottage into our dream home. We invite you to enjoy our private get-away for your next vacation. We are avid outdoors people, who love to canoe, ski, hike and travel. We spend our time between Canada and Spain.
Yolanda Mak purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Yolanda Mak chose Bala
Carlos and I found the place we had been waiting for all our lives when we bought "Over the Moon" cottage. The towering trees, smooth granite rock and gorgeous Moon River! It is absolutely a stunning location. Such privacy, 10 acres surrounded by wilderness, is uncommon in the Muskoka region.
What makes this Cottage unique
All the creature comforts in this "off the grid" eco cabin. Unplug and re-connect with each other, outside or in.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Absolutely stunningly beautiful!!!
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need. We definitely brought more then we needed lol. The view from the cottage down to the water is spectacular. The water is warm and great for swimming and also a lot of fun fishing. It is off the beaten path but Yolandas directions were perfect and easy to follow. We also enjoyed going into the adorable town of Bala where you have everything you need! Overall a great time and we hope to go back!!!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our cottage. We have taken a lot of time and effort to create a place that we love and it is so rewarding to hear that others we share it with feel the same way. We'd love to have you back!
Quiet and peaceful
The cottage was open and beautiful. The beds were comfortable. We loved the master bedroom with a balcony. We loved eating in the wonderful dining room. But the best part was the dock and waterfront. We swam several times a day, and went for canoe rides. A bit of a trek getting down to the water though. Being off the grid didn't bother us at all. It was a wonderful holiday.
beautiful place, adventure awaits
We had a wonderful time with our family (kids aged 3, 5 and 7). Nothing was lacking at all. And the scenery and swimmable water was so magical. Just close enough to town that you can enjoy the quaint Muskoka vibes of Bala and daily donut runs. But far enough off the grid that you really feel as though you are having a unique vacation and doing something special. If you are open to new experiences, and not just a standard cottage rental, give this place a go.
We are so delighted to that your family had a great time at our cottage.
The perfect way to unplug and breathe in the wilderness!
We came here to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and had the most amazing time at Over the Moon cottage! There was an unforeseen snowfall of over a foot a few days before my family was to check in. The snow made driving up to the cottage impossible and we had to haul our stuff up on foot, but even that could not deter us from having the BEST family vacation we've had in a very long time! The cottage is absolutely CHARMING! Once we got into the groove of how to function and conserve power in a solar-powered cottage and become accustomed to a compost toilet, everything was perfect. The kitchen was even fully stocked with all manners of pots and pans and utensils that you could ever need. Bala Community Centre, where we had to refill our drinking water supply (for free) and Eveleigh Road Transfer Station where we threw out our garbage were both nearby and no trouble at all (1-3 bags/week for free, each add'l bag is only $3/ea.).
The stove fireplace, dock, the fire pit, the picnic table out back with a stone tabletop and log benches, the outdoor, screened-in add'l dining area... just DREAMY. We even found the attic really fun! And the fact that there was no wifi really made our family bonding time that much more intimate and meaningful. I can't wait to recommend Yolanda's cottage to our friends!
We had a fantastic time, it is a lovely and well equipped cottage.
Beatiful property, well equipped -we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Joel was easy and straightforward to communicate with. He respected the house rules and left the cottage clean. We would welcome him back and recommend him highly as a guest.
Nice place for a family stay
The lodge is situated above a nice river in a beautiful surrounding, It has plenty of room for a family holiday. Everything is eco-friendly and well-organized. Electricity is solar-powered. We had no problem with the system. The lodge was very comfortable for a family of five with various rooms to linger. Everything was well-tended and clean. The children loved this place, especially the provided water toys.The organization of our stay was perfect.
Out cottage in a very private location of the popular Muskoka Lakes district on the Canadian Sheild. This is the land of towering pine trees, granite rock and clean flowing rivers and lakes.