ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Welcome to Casa Mia!
Enjoy a very desirable south facing 4 season cottage located in the popular and desirable tourist town of Dorset. Located on Lake of Bays, which is the 4th largest lake in Muskoka with nearly 170 km of shoreline. Casa Mia itself is located directly on popular Lake of Bays but is situated in a beautiful quiet and calm Little Traders Bay’s, boasting little boat traffic and a calm waterfront with no large waves which is ideal for smaller children. The cottage is approximately 2 hour drive north of Toronto, or 3 1/2 hours west of Ottawa, and is accessible by a year round paved road. In addition, the cottage is just a 5 minute drive into downtown Dorset or a 10-15 minute walk.
The property is relatively level up to the fire pit lounge area. From there it then slopes down to the water's edge which is accessible via custom made granite steps which lead to a generous sized seating area and a large 8'x'30' dock with absolutely amazing views. The waterfront affords shallow entry with a sandy bottom with no weeds or rocks which gradually deepens towards the end of the dock. At the end of the dock the depth is approximately 10 feet deep; suitable for swimming.
Enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine down at the dock or on the raised deck of the cottage as the sun sets. At dusk, relax and enjoy the scenery from the custom made granite lounging and fire pit area or roast marshmallows, s’mores and hotdogs and enjoy the beauty of the star-filled night sky.
Casa Mia is in a close-knit cottage community where all the residences respect one another and the environment. With that being said, please be respectful of the neighbors and the environment. We require that you adhere to any fire restrictions imposed by the District of Muskoka (failing to do so will result in a fine by the local fire department). We also request that you keep your noise level to a minimum, especially between the quiet hours of 11PM to 9AM. Noise travels great distances over the water.
*NOTE* IF you are looking for a place to PARTY HARD, GET LOUD and CRANK THE TUNES, then respectfully Casa Mia isn't for you.
The property consists of the main cottage and a bunkie. The main cottage consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bunkie can sleep an additional 2 people.
The fully stocked modern kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances including fridge, stove top oven with modern induction elements, dishwasher, microwave and water filtration system and ionizer. The kitchen also includes a coffee maker, single serve Bosch Tassimo coffee maker, toaster, blender, kettle, cutlery, plates, glasses, etc. The dining area overlooks the scenic lakefront.
- South facing large patio door with walk out to patio
- Modern fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area, large dining table with 8 chairs (extras provided)
- Family room/sitting area with 2 couches, coffee table, side tables, entertainment center with flat screen TV, stereo & DVD Player
- Master bedroom with built-in night tables and storage. Including a dresser and closet providing plenty of storage space
- Bedroom #2: Queen size bed and dresser, night stand and spacious closet
- Bedroom #3: Bunk bed consisting of a double bed on the bottom and single bed on top, including dresser and spacious closet
- 2 couches, coffee table, and 2 side tables with lamps
- Flat screen TV
- DVD player
- Computer desk
- Pool table
- Dart Board
- Air Hockey
- Bedroom #4: Queen size bed with dresser and night stand
- Bathroom including toilet, shower and sink
*There is also an extra full sized fridge on this level for any extra food/drinks you might bring*
- Bunkie with 2 single beds
- Lounging area with 8 Muskoka chairs and fire pit (some wood provided). NOTE: Fires are subject to local fire conditions as set out by the Fire Marshal and District of Muskoka during the summer months
- Rear upper deck containing a 6 chair patio set with umbrella (extra chairs provided)
- Lower BBQ area with patio set including 4 chairs
- Large brand new barbeque with propane tank (1 extra propane tank included)
In town there is a recreational centre which offers a library, summer/afternoon day camp, squash courts, basketball, fitness classes, yoga, Zumba, computers, and much more.
There are 2 restaurants located in Dorset including famous Trading Bay Dining situated directly on the water where you can stop off for lunch or dinner and enjoy dining indoors or the waterfront sights on their waterfront outdoor patio.
Also located in town is the famous Robinson’s General Store, LCBO, a bank, ice cream shop, post office, service centre, marina with public docking and gas facilities. There is also a picnic area and a public boat ramp where you can launch your watercraft into the lake. Fifteen minutes away by boat you can find the diving cliffs which are a popular hang out on a hot summer's day.
A short drive from town is the famous Bigwin Island Golf Club and dining lounge. Minutes from downtown Dorset you can find the Dorset Lookout Tower where you can climb up and enjoy the beautiful and scenic views from 465 feet above Lake of Bays. Be one of the 60,000 people that visit annually to take in the breathtaking views the tower has to offers. If you prefer spectacular lake views, you can take a scenic boat cruise from downtown Dorset on the historic SS Bigwin and take in the sites of beautiful Lake of Bays. Other spectacular places to visit is Algonquin Provincial Park located roughly 35 Km from Dorset. Feel like shopping for the day or miss the big city? Then the town of Huntsville is a scenic drive about 35 minutes away which offers large shopping malls and brand name stores and restaurants such as Walmart, Boston Pizza, and much much more.
This is our home away from home so please treat it with respect as if it were your own. We are happy to share our piece of paradise with like-minded folks. We only ask that you respect our home, the neighbors and the environment.
Please do not throw garbage outside into the yard like bottle caps, lids, pop cans etc. All garbage and recyclables are to be removed or taken to the local dump.
No cleaning service is provided nor do we add a mandatory cleaning fee to your rental in order to keep your costs down. Please clean the cottage and property and leave it in the same condition or better than it was upon your arrival. Failing to clean up and or remove the garbage will result in a cleaning fee which will be deducted from the damage deposit.
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
Please read the handbook provided at the cottage and follow the cottage Code of Conduct. This explains the cottage rules and operation of the cottage. Please bring your own linens and towels.
We hope you and your family have a truly wonderful experience resulting in the creation of long lasting family memories. There is no doubt you and your family will have an amazing summer.
Thank you for choosing to vacation at Casa Mia and we hope that you will return and stay with us next year.