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Spectacular Cottage on Three Mile Lake, Families Preferred

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a large fully furnished and equipped, brand new and totally custom built 'cottage' on a very large lake (one section is 'three miles' long, but there are many other larger sections of the lake). To keep our place in good shape, we prefer vacationing families and cannot rent to large groups for 'party weekends'. Beautiful Muskoka--large pines, majestic rock, great fishing, and a serene getaway. The water at the shoreline is shallow, sandy and non-weedy and clean. Great fishing. 8' x 20' dock. Southern exposure with gorgeous lakefront. Marinas on lake for renting other watercraft, or buying gas. Landscaped with log stairs down to lake (illuminated at night). 8 person hot tub.

Cottage has 1500 square feet on main floor, 500 square foot loft, additional 1500 square feet in finished basement. Pine ceilings throughout and oak floors on upper two floors with two huge stone fireplaces (great room and master). Basement has casual painted concrete floors with area rugs throughout). Basement fully trimmed and well lit with another large stone fireplace, plus rec room with ping pong table, change room/which could be used as overflow bedroom, furnished den. 750 square foot deck off each floor (1500 square feet of decking total). Custom materials used throughout (pine trim, cedar siding, 5' oak floors, solid oak stairs, two bathrooms (with large slate tiles, heated floors and custom glass enclosure ensuite), three huge stone fire places (including master bedroom), black granite counter tops and hearths. Four bedrooms (+ four overflow sleeping areas in loft, great room, basement changeroom, and lower den). Laundry on main floor. Walkout basement with 6 french doors along entire basement south wall which can be opened to the breeze.

Year round road access (in winter 4 wheel drive recommended). Quick access to main roads and highway. Near some of the best golf courses north of the city, fine dining, exclusive resort spas nearby. Canoe & new paddle-boat provided with life jackets. Minutes to Bracebridge, Windermere, Port Carling or Huntsville.

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More Details

Ann Wakelin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Ann Wakelin

We live in Whitby Ontario. We built this family cottage, and are grateful to have it, and to share it with other families.

Ann Wakelin purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Ann Wakelin chose Muskoka Lakes

Great amenities nearby. We love the rugged beauty of Muskoka-tall, crooked pines, beautiful rock and warm water.

What makes this cottage unique

Custom interior signficantly better than most spec cottages. Great location--close to amenities and yet quiet road access. Easy walk in from the parking area. Beautiful lake for fishing, water sports and sun all day with a southern exposure.


Muskoka Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On the main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom on the main floor, large shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Next to the hot tub to clean off or get refreshed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 on the main floor - 1 bunk bed , Twin on top, Double on bottom, trundle single, queen length
    Bedroom 3 on the main floor - 1 bunk bed , Twin on top, double underneath, and trundle pullout
    Loft - 2 Davenports - 2 murphy bed , Foam toppers for both-takes double sheets/sleeps 1 comfortab
    Bedroom on the lower level - 1 queen , Queen bed with a foam topper
  • King size beds (1) King sized bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed on lower level, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) There are two Davenports in the loft which each convert to beds. There are two sofa beds (great room + den)., Bunk Beds (2) Bunk beds in two bedrooms on main floor. Each bunk has a double bed (lower) and a single bed (upper), plus additional pull out trundle bed (total 3 per room depending on size of kids)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Canoe,1 person kayak and paddle boat included (other boats and watercraft available for rent at nearby lakefront marina). Three real stone fireplaces including in master bedroom. 5 inch wide oak flooring throughout, cedar closets, ceiling fans in every room (6 total). Finished basement (2 bedrooms, rec room, and den). Custom bathrooms (with large slate tiles, heated floors, sun lamps, and skylights), board games and puzzles, fishing rods, life jackets. Pull down screen (7') in den(projector NOT provided). Gas and food available at Marina on lake.


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Spectacular Cottage on Three Mile Lake, Families Preferred
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Paris, Ontario

Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a fantastic week. The cottage was fully equipped for anything and everything. The lake was warm and perfect for boating and swimming. Everything was better than advertised. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Wakelin's. The cottage is a resort, with amenities not expected in a cottage setting! The layout, decor and setting is above and beyond resort facilities. We enjoyed a weekend of paddleboating, sea-dooing (rental from Northland - with excellent service), ping pong games and hot tubing. All this was in addition to good old plain relaxing in a wonderful, comfortable setting, with all the conveniences of home and then some! This is a place I would love to revisit!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irene of Cambridge, Ontario Stayed for the week of August 13-20 2011

  • 5 of 5

We were not at all disappointed with the property at all. From the first email to the owners Ann and John we knew we found an excellent property and owners. Your holiday should be as easy as possible from the beginning to the end. We had excellent weather for the week and found it easy to melt into the cottage life. My family children aged 19, 22 and 24 and their girlfriends found it refreshing to do nothing more than play games, do numerous puzzles and play ping pong for the week. We rented a jet ski from Northland Marina for 5 days and tubed with that for the week. The cottage itself had everything we needed. The area of Raymond though small was one of the friendliest areas I have visited in a long time. Everybody knew how to get where you needed to go. We visited Port Carling for afternoon for a change of pace and watched the Wenonah ship go through the locks. I am so pleased that the cottage lived up to the expections we had and would definitely go back to Wakelins cottage again.


John and Irene

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatham Ontario

A spacious and beautiful ...

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and beautiful luxury cottage/home on a quiet, warm lake. The property is well represented on the website. We did not want to leave. Well worth "the price of admission"... kudos to the Wakelins and many thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newmarket, Ontario

What a wonderful cottage,...

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage, or rather home, to rent. It's beautifully equipped, including the kitchen and absolutely gorgeous! The master bedroom and ensuite is just beautiful!Makes it very difficult to rent a more 'typical' cottage in the future - this one is exceptional!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
208 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Windermere House
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Diamond in the Ruff
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Via Rail in Bracebridge, ON
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
18 Metres
Windermere House
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Hidden Valley Resort
Car: recommended

Steamboat tours on nearby Lake Muskoka, Santa's village amusement park (with rides, ziplining, go-carts, laser tag, petting zoo); festivals (Bracebridge and Huntsville), movies, fine dining, resorts and excellent golf courses nearby; Hidden Valley Ski Resort and Algonquin Provincial Park close by. Visit nearby Windermere House Resort, Port Carling, Golf nearby: Deerhurst, Taboo, Diamond in the Ruff, Bigwin (on Lake of Bays).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $592.89

Monthly renters are required to pay in the following terms, 50% of the rental fee is due 180 days prior to check-in, and the balance is due 120 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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