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Lake Muskoka 4 BR Cottage, Sandy Beach, Sunny Decks, Private

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached 1BR unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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Lake Muskoka 4 BR cottage with all amenities and a sandy beach. Directly on Lake Muskoka. Safe, level lot surrounded by trees with plenty of privacy. Granite and stainless steel kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The main house has 3 bedrooms: a queen size master bedroom with a picture window overlooking the lake, a lakefront guest room with a queen bed which is perfect for 1-2 adults, and in the third bedroom, kids or adults can sleep in 2 twins.

If you have guests, or someone wants more privacy, take advantage of the separate bunkie, with 2 twin beds, its own bathroom and shower. The bunkie has 2 rooms, and can sleep up to 4 people if you use the pull-out couch.

Having a southern exposure in Muskoka is probably the main thing to look for if you like the sun. Here you will find expansive multi-level southern decks for relaxing or dining, and if you want to get away, go up to the boathouse sundeck where there is peace and quiet, a jaw-dropping view of the lake, a patio table for dining or entertaining, and lounge chairs for 4.

Ever lay out at night looking for shooting stars? You'll find the meteor shower here every August in a cottage country starry sky.

Roast marshmallows at night in our fire pit by the lake.

The water is warm, thanks to the shallow bay, which also does a good job of keeping away roaming boaters.

You can dock your boat here, or use our canoe and kayaks to explore the lake. Have your morning coffee at the end of the dock, and listen to the loons.

Need to grab something? The General Store in Glen Orchard is 5 minutes away. Restaurants in Bala, Port Carling, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are all within easy reach. Or enjoy nearby golf, tennis and hiking.

This is the vacation you'll remember.

Keywords: Lake Muskoka, waterfront, Bala, Port Carling, southern exposure, sandy beach, decks, dock, expansive views, canoe, kayaks

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About The Owner

I've been coming to Muskoka since I was 2, and was lucky to buy a cottage near Bala in 1987. I go there every chance I get, and our 3 kids spent their whole summers swimming, canoeing and being outdoors. Over the years we have upgraded just about everything.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1987

Why The Owner chose Bala

Lake Muskoka is a little piece of heaven on earth. Not too hard to get to, but a world away from the city. You want to be on one of the 3 big lakes: Muskoka, Rosseau or Joseph. They all connect in the hub of Port Carling, where shops and restaurants have sprung up and become a fun destination themselves.

What makes this cottage unique

South facing decks and dock, for maximum sun. Privacy on all sides.

Level lot, sandy beach, warm water shallow bay.


Bala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sign and return the attached Rental Agreement once your booking is confirmed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bunkie bathroom
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two twins in Bunkie. Pull-out couch in separate room.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master with lake view, and Guest room with lake view, Twin or Single Beds (2) in kids' room 2 twins in bunkie, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pull-out couch in bunkie
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
South-western exposure with unbelievable lake views and sunsets. Family cottage for 30 years. Large living area, comfy furnishings, granite and SS kitchen. This is a rare, private, level lot, with a sandy beach. Watch the little ones play in the sand while the older kids swim out to the raft. Canoe and kayaks included. Bring up your boat, or fish right off the dock. Relax on multi-level decks, all with spectacular lake views. Toast marshmallows in the firepit by star-twinkling Lake Muskoka. Muskoka room has a wood-burning stove and videos. Kids love it. Bring their friends and put them all out in the bunkie! Or invite other adults and entertain them with dinner and drinks on top of the boathouse. More people? The bunkie sleeps 4, with bathroom, shower. Located between Bala and Glen Orchard on desirable Lake Muskoka, close to golf and tennis, 10 min to Port Carling shops and restaurants, 30 minutes to Bracebridge & Gravenhurst. This is a family-friendly cottage you will love


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Lake Muskoka 4 BR Cottage, Sandy Beach, Sunny Decks, Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

We loved our week at the Brook's cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We spent an awsome week. We were busy using the kayaks, the paddle boards, the canoe that came with the cottage and our boat that we brought over at the dock.When we felt lasy we just sat on the dock and looked at the ducks that came by everyday. The cottage is in the bay so it's a lot quieter than the lake. It also has shallow sandy beach which we loved to have. We finished the day around a fire and looked at the sky filled with stars. We even had the chance to see shooting stars a few times!

The cottage is pretty roomy. It had everything we needed. (Although we spent every minute of the day outside!) It has a well equipped kitchen to cook our meals. The beds are very comfy. Our teenagers loved to have a place for themselves in the bunkie.

Bala is a cute place to visit. It has a good size grocery store called Freshmart which is pretty close to the cottage. A few restaurants to choose from and a few boutiques as well. A coffee shop, and a ice cream shop too.

We were so sad to pack our bags at the end of the stay and to leave this piece of paradis.

Thanks Peter for giving us the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place. We truly appreciate.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you visit our cottage. Everyone likes putting the teens in the bunkie, me too! You are welcome to return next year, just like the shooting stars. Peter
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Relaxing, well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Property identical to photos, lot of room, great location, owner checked in to ask if everything was as needed. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, ON

Comfortable and private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Peter's cottage!

Listing description and pictures are very accurate and Peter was very responsive answering our questions. The cottage was very clean and well-stocked (kitchenware/gadgets, towels, games, VHS movies, canoe, kayaks, paddleboards, life jackets). Peter provided a great document outlining the rules and how everything works (garbage, dishwasher, etc). We were 6 adults and 2 dogs, so it could feel a bit crowded at times (bedrooms are small), but on the nice days we spent all our time outside so that didn't matter much! The cottage is located just a 5 min drive to Bala and 10 min to Port Carling, which had all the amenities we needed.

The lake water is just terrific. Warm, clean and very swimmable. The bay is quiet and we only saw a few boats in our area during our stay. We took full advantage of the calm bay and spent so much time paddle boarding, swimming and kayaking.

All in all, we enjoyed our time immensely and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN


  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young daughters and I had a wonderful week at this lovely Muskoka cottage this summer. We visited with our parents (children's grandparents) and siblings (kids' aunts and uncle) throughout the week, and everyone had a great time. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit at night; taking the canoe, kayak and paddle board out on the water; swimming off the dock and swimming platform; building sandcastles on the small beach; simply enjoying the beautiful view; and hanging out in the lovely cottage. All in all, a great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend there!

Everything in the house is very neat. The owner provides basically everything we needed.

There are a lot of private space for you to relax and enjoy outside activities.

The owner is so nice! He was kept on track with me with everything and provided instant help while we needed!!!

Recommend for family and group gathering~~~~~~~~~

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario

Spacious, comfortable & private

  • 5 of 5

This cottage property was exactly as advertised. We were 2 adults with 5 teenage boys (age ranging from 13-17) and two dogs and we never felt on top of each other. Lots of space inside and outside to find privacy, wonderful waterfront area - shallow and warm. Boys loved the campfire at night and running around in the woods playing kick-the-can. Dogs could roam & run free. Beds were comfortable, all amenities provided. Cottage was cozy and quiet at night for sleeping. Loved the deck on top of the boathouse, great sunning and views. Watched the meteor shower 3 nights in a row in the anti-gravity chairs!! Bala and Port Carling were a quick drive away. We would definitely vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranberry Festival in Bala the weekend after Thanksgiving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $53.47
Cleaning fee $91.44
Refundable damage deposit $387.45

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Check-in at 4 pm, check-out at 11 am.
Flat fee is for up to 6 people. Additional people are C$90 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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