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Lake of Bays, Algonquin Park, Muskoka, Huntsville, Ontario, Ca

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O those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Did I hear 'dog days'?

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Last updated: 05/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-14 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake of Bays cottage description

All-season cottage/chalet in the heart of Ontario's playground. 66' back from the lake; set in an old-growth forest; with generous windows and open-concept living on two floors; 14' x 24' glassed-in hexagonal balcony with outdoor furniture and barbecue. Four bedrooms (2 Kings, 2 Queens); 2 4-piece bathrooms (6' soaking tub and heat lamp in one); dishwasher, satellite television and all the modern conveniences. R2000; high efficiency forced-air furnace; two propane fireplaces. Outdoor fire area overlooks the lake near the cottage. Drive to the door for easy unloading; turn-key cottage!

The property has flat recreational areas. It is also tiered with good stairs for easy access to the 60’entertaining dock (good dock furniture) at the water. The lake bottom is hard granular sand with a gradual water entry to a depth of 6' at the end of the dock. As much of this Algonquin-like property and shoreline as possible is left in its natural state to attract the many sightings of all non-threatening birds, fish, waterfowl and wildlife. The old-growth forest of maple, evergreen, birch, cedar, beech and hemlock is groomed to allow for privacy and ample visual interaction with the dock, property and lake from the cottage.

World-class golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, sailing, fishing, shopping, dining, resort facilities nearby.

This is an excellent part of the lake for landing water planes. Plenty of room to moor a plane at the dock.

Keywords:12 miles to Algonguin Park. In pristine, calm Haystack Bay. 100 miles of shorline, 244' waterfront; 60' dock for entertaining; great swimming and all water and winter sports; set in old growth forest; easy access (handicap) and unloading; pet friendly; two level turn-key cottage; generous windows; open-concept.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Yes, for those responsible for renting, not for those visiting...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            outside...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            dresser and mirror; room for easy chair; two windows ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            two windows for view and cross-draft; easy chair, dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            electric fireplace; dresser...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            two dressers and windows for cross-draft and view....moreless

          • Other (See Description)

            2 - 8' couches on upper level. Two extra single mattresses....moreless

          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2); Lower bedrooms and lower level re-modelled 2012....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            6' oversized soaking tub; heat lamp...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Both bathrooms were upgraded in 2012 with granite counter upstairs, new mirrors, lights etc...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Central forced-air, high-efficiency furnace...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Plus Gas Stove/Fireplace in Lower Level...moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            New 46' flat screen TV in 2014...moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 2 wide 8' bed/couches in living room; 6' soaking tub; heat lamp; glassed in balcony, extra windows all around; 3 - 6 ' patio doors on to large 1/2 hexagonal glassed-in balcony. New balcony furniture in 2013. New 46' satellite TV in 2014. All new furniture in Lower Level in 2013. Six large Group of Seven canvases new in 2013. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Excellent reception on major wireless networks for your mobile phone or device...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    With three 6 foot patio doors across a 40 foot room span, and ample windows, the whole design of the main open-concept room is like a large screened-in area. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large patio under balcony from lower level...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large, flat lawn areas around cottage...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    14 x 24 feet, glassed-in...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-Out:

                    you can snow-shoe or cross-country ski from the door...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    classic Muskoka waterfront. Sandy shore....moreless

                  • Ski-In

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Medical Services
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Walking
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 27 - Sep 1, 2014
                  14 night min stay

                  C$3,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  C$2,250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  $2,250 weekly rate during the year except for Thanksgiving (October 1-15), Christmas/New Year (December 20 - January 6) and May 15-30 at $3,200/week

                  3 night minimum in June and September at $3,200/week

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                  50% three weeks prior to rental


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                  Last updated: 05/25/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Excellent water landing at cottage. Bracebridge
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Huntsville
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy. 35
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  7 miles by car. Closer by boat.
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dwight
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Hidden Valley
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bigwin (1.5 miles by boat) Deerhurst
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bush Co. in Dwight

                  Car: Recommended

                  Lake of Bays is one of the best fresh water lakes in the world for cottaging, boating, swimming and all related activities during all seasons. It retains its Algonquin beauty, yet has very sophisticated services and amenities available.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1990

                  About the owner: The owners encourage good fun, fine dining, all water and seasonal sports, harmony with nature and each other, quiet times, strong family and friendship bonds and so much more. This is the perfect setting! The area's generous granite formations speak of its prominent place in the great Canadian Shield.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lake of Bays:
                  The Muskoka Region of Ontario is the largest concentration of fresh water lakes in the world. Lake of Bays is one of the four largest amongst hundreds of others, and of primiere quality. Its only watershed (water draining into it) is the protected waters of Algonquin Park, considered worldwide as unique in its kind. This makes Lake of Bays water very clean. Abundant natural springs also feed the water supply. It is higher in the Canadian Shield, which makes it deeper. Objectively, it is considered one of the best inland, freshwater lakes in the world and well worth a visit and extended time to explore it and let it nurture you, which it does without fail. All of this rugged, untouched beauty is supported by an extraordinarily sophisticated modern network of towns (Dwight, Dorset, Baysville, Huntsville), resorts (Deerhurst, Grandview) and sport venues (golf at Bigwin, Deerhurst etc).

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Imagine the haunting call of the loon, its ecstatic mating song, or a mother with two chicks on its back; a sudden sighting of a mother Merganzer duck with her twelve to fourteen offspring in tow and father bringing up the rear; a beaver appearing and flapping his tail at you with a large spray of water, as if to say, 'these are my waters!;' a trout or bass jumping for flies; the swoosh of a surprised seven-foot wing spanned Blue Heron taking off ten feet above your head; the foot-long Piliated Woodpecker making sure the forest is strong; deer nesting at your door; the elusive Red Fox, or the ghostly Albino Fox appearing as an apparition at the end of your driveway; every kind of bird at your balcony, but dominantly Bluejays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Yellow Finches and Hummingbirds (unless you are a real 'birder' and know how to attract the elusive kind); 100 miles of pristine shoreline; breathtaking sunrises directly in front of the property; sunsets that last with a glow on the horizon until midnight in June and July; a majestic moon rising at the same time in the east; so many stars in the August and September night sky that your head will spin; the unbelievable array of fall colours; the silent beauty of winter; the burgeoning of boundless spring! Don't expect it all at once. Nature doesn't work that way. It reveals itself to the patient, quiet observer. That is why we encourage longer stays. And what it does to you will change you forever! Aha! All of this happens within a sophisticated network of modern life.There are endless possibilities for sport, activity and quiet reflection in this setting. It is one of the best places in the world to be!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • O those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Did I hear 'dog days'?

                    O those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Did I hear 'dog days'?

                  • Dock from the balcony. Lots of room for spending the day. I think your boat fits

                    Dock from the balcony. Lots of room for spending the day. I think your boat fits

                  • That first coffee is the best! Hey guys, bring us the trout and we'll cook them!

                    That first coffee is the best! Hey guys, bring us the trout and we'll cook them!

                  • Fully equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, sink in island. Barbecue near on balcony.

                    Fully equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, sink in island. Barbecue near on balcony.

                  • One of two 8' couches. Wide and long enough to sleep on comfortably. 7' in LL.

                    One of two 8' couches. Wide and long enough to sleep on comfortably. 7' in LL.

                  • One of two King beds. Two Queen beds. Two extra mattresses in Lower Level.

                    One of two King beds. Two Queen beds. Two extra mattresses in Lower Level.

                  • Large Mission Chairs

                    Large Mission Chairs

                  • Adjacent Lower Level Grouping. Quality furniture same as balcony furniture

                    Adjacent Lower Level Grouping. Quality furniture same as balcony furniture

                  • Just before freeze up in late November. A haunting study in the colour grey!

                    Just before freeze up in late November. A haunting study in the colour grey!

                  • Rainbow over Fox Point looking east from our dock. All the promise to come!

                    Rainbow over Fox Point looking east from our dock. All the promise to come!

                  • Cottage from the dock

                    Cottage from the dock

                  • Sunrise is directly in front of the cottage in summer. Any one for fishing?

                    Sunrise is directly in front of the cottage in summer. Any one for fishing?

                  • Ample balcony space. We are in heaven here, winter and summer! Birds galore!

                    Ample balcony space. We are in heaven here, winter and summer! Birds galore!

                  • 3-6' patio doors to left on to balcony. Lots of flow space here. Table seats 12.

                    3-6' patio doors to left on to balcony. Lots of flow space here. Table seats 12.

                  • Bedrooms have two windows to see all the nature sightings and forest

                    Bedrooms have two windows to see all the nature sightings and forest

                  • Lower level by propane fireplace

                    Lower level by propane fireplace

                  • Grouping of four Mission chairs near fireplace and flat screen television

                    Grouping of four Mission chairs near fireplace and flat screen television

                  • One of six large Group of Seven canvases on cottage walls

                    One of six large Group of Seven canvases on cottage walls

                  • A sunny winter's day. How about some skating, cross-country or downhill skiing?

                    A sunny winter's day. How about some skating, cross-country or downhill skiing?

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, May 04, 2014

                  C$321 - C$457 per night (CAD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 05/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-14 nights
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