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Unique Muskoka Cottage on private island, Lake Joseph

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A most unusual and private setting with picturesque, unspoiled views of Lake Joseph. Nestled on the western point of pristine 4.5 acre Bunny Island, this cottage and boathouse retain the rustic character of old Lake Joseph and the traditional Muskoka charm while offering modern amenities. The quality of light, especially at sunset, is unmatched in beauty. Hikes around the island, swimming in the deep, clean waters, boating, or just relaxing in the cottage are among many of the pastimes to enjoy. The boathouse has ample dock space for relaxing anytime of day, and especially for enjoying the incomparable Muskokan sunsets.

The west-facing living room features exposed hand-hewn beams, island-harvested pine-board wainscoting with birch bark “wallpaper”, birch bark posts, and a working fireplace. The dining room has a pleasing air with eight comfortable hand-crafted chairs surrounding a hand-built harvest table. The window seat in the corner offers beautiful views to the south and west. The well-equipped and spacious kitchen features custom-made glass-door cabinets above and solid below, butcher block and soapstone countertops. There are two sinks: prep and clean-up, and a bar housed in a beautiful antique cupboard. A separate wing opens to a screened porch with up-swing windows, and two bedrooms, each with two twin beds.

A large second-floor hall leads to the three “master” bedrooms, each with its own character and charm, two with walk-out decks. One has a built-in daybed providing a view of Seven Pines Island to the south and Strawberry Island to the west; another has a curved-wall step-down entry which offers a private setting overlooking the western channel; and the third has large in-swing windows which provide panoramic views of the lake. Hand-crafted pine woodwork and floors combined with well-chosen and comfortable furnishings make this cottage a lovely place to relax and enjoy this protected area of Lake Joseph.

Keywords: Cottage, Boathouse, Private island, Lake Joseph, Lake front, Traditional Muskoka, Modern amenities, Pristine.

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Toby Goodyear and Abigail Goodyear
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017



Muskoka Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - See 'additional info' for description of beds
  • Queen size Beds, Twin or Single Beds
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Cottage: 3225 square feet; 5 bedrooms: 3 “master” bedrooms, each with 1 queen (2 of the master bedrooms have small walk-out decks) and 2 bedrooms with 2 twins/singles; 3½ baths, sitting porch, herb garden. Boathouse: 1650 square feet; First Floor: one wet slip and one dry slip with permanent docks east and west; Second Floor: rec/storage room with two trundle beds, ping pong table, small fridge, and balcony overlooking Lake Joseph.


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Unique Muskoka Cottage on private island, Lake Joseph
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Ultimate muskoka cottage!

  • 5 of 5

By far the nicest cottage I have ever been to. I have visited on multiple occasions and am still in awe of how beautiful the location is. Bunny island provides the privacy that is so hard to find on lake Joseph. The boat house and cottage are also stunning. I visited with up to 8 other individuals and were very comfortably accommodated. Provided perfect combination of vintage cottage feel and modern amenities. Perfect for family vacations!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Bunny Island is a vacation spot that begs to become a family tradition!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, young daughter and I have enjoyed the opportunity to vacation on Bunny Island for two summers and this is a vacation spot like no other! The drive from Gloucester, Massachusetts, is surely worth the destination.

The accommodations are appropriately rustic, yet elegant and modern. The home has aromas of birch and pine, and we have made some wonderful meals in the kitchen and on the grill. From sailing, kayaking and fishing, to hiking and exploring the local communities this place is the definition of relaxation.

I highly recommend this wonderful vacation destination for anyone who would like a place to have fun, unwind, and relax with family and friends. Photos of our family on the Island have made our holiday cards two years running!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $199.76
Refundable damage deposit $1,598.08

First half of total payment due with signing of the lease.
Second half of total payment due at least two weeks prior to occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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