Lake Muskoka Cottage/Boathouse (Bala/Port Carling) Get a Jump on 2017 Summer!(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage and Boathouse With Breathtaking Views On Lake Muskoka
Many pluses included with this combination rental:
*It's located right on Muskoka Lake which allows you to boat to Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph!
*We include 5 BOATS with the rental!!!! a canoe, 2 kayaks , a rowboat, and a paddleboat.
*There is a fire pit right by the water for evening socializing!
*An automatic propane generator which kicks on during power failures is a huge advantage when vacationing in Muskoka. This gives power to both dwellings. Power interruptions won't interfere with your vacation!
*WIFI available for additional cost.
-Very spacious cottage with 3 levels! The 4 bedrooms are spaced out with one on the main floor, two on the upper floor, and one in the basement. Pull out couches allow for additional sleeping. 3 of the bedrooms are ensuites.
-Cedar peaked ceiling on the main floor.
-Large deck overlooking the lake with a patio set and propane barbecue grill.
-2 additional decks for the two upper bedrooms.
Boathouse (Additional pictures and other information on another link provided when you inquire):
-The spacious boathouse has a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a deck with a beautiful view and a full patio set as well as a propane barbecue grill.
-Southern Exposure which means you have sun all day long from sunrise to sunset.
-The boathouse is available separately during off season rentals only. Otherwise, we rent the boathouse with the cottage during prime season. The rate is negotiable during off peak season.
Further details below:
Cottage: 4 Bedrooms with beds of: King (ensuite), Queen (ensuite), Queen with pullout twin underneath, and Double Bed (ensuite), 2 ½ Baths (Sleeps 14)
Boathouse: 2 bedrooms with beds of: King (ensuite) and queen, 2 baths, (Sleeps 9). There are 3 additional rolling twin cots for extra sleeping accommodations.
Full kitchens and washer and dryers available in BOTH the cottage and boathouse.
This cottage and boathouse combination is the perfect place in Cottage Country located off of Mortimer’s Point Road (Quiet inlet bay on Muskoka Lake. Since it’s a relatively small and quiet bay, the water temperature is warmer than other areas.). The rental offers a full living quarter’s boathouse.
The cottage sleeps roughly 18 people and the boathouse sleeps 6 as well. We also have a bunkie with a bunk bed (2 twins) and an additional twin that may be utilized if agreed upon.
The cottage has a master ensuite with a king-sized bed on the main floor. The bedroom also has a 42-inch flat screen TV. Another ensuite bedroom upstairs has a double-sized bed. The 'Judge Bedroom' upstairs offers a queen sized trundle bed so that two can sleep on the bed and one on the pull out portion sleeping a total of 3. Both of these bedrooms offer private mini decks overlooking the lake. The bedroom ensuite in the basement has a queen-sized bed. A granite fireplace gives the living room and upstairs a gorgeous view. Reclaimed brick offers a marvelous look of the fireplace in the basement. Also included in the basement is large big screen tv. The large deck from the cottage looks out onto Muskoka Lake where ducks, loons, and the occasional mink love to visit. The kitchen has all the amenities needed to make the perfect Muskoka meal.
The boathouse below offers southern exposure which means sun is available all day long. The main large deck of the boathouse is perfect for sun bathing, taking in the view, dining, or just watching the stars at night. (Meteor Showers in August are jaw dropping!) Lower Docks are on three sides of the boathouse, which make swimming, fishing, or sunning an ideal experience available in mere seconds. The biggest bonus of the boathouse is that the lake is visible from the family and dining room on three sides. Whether from the deck or inside, the sights make eating breakfast, lunch and dinner a special treat! The master ensuite bedroom of the boathouse has a king sized bed with a private bathroom including a bidet. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed.
You may dock your boat by the docks. There are 5 BOATS included in the rental: a canoe, rowboat, 2 kayaks, and paddleboat. This is a great added amenity for you to explore the lake. Local marinas that rent boats typically charge $100/day for such boats!!!! They are yours to use when renting from us!
Chairs are available for enjoying the view from the docks or deck from either the cottage or boathouse. The decks on both the cottage and boathouse have a patio set. Both decks also offer propane barbecues. The swimming area around the boathouse ranges from 3 feet to 7 feet close to the boathouse and then deeper (~20 ft.) further out. The water temperature is warmer as it’s located in a smaller, shallow bay on Lake Muskoka.
A fire pit right by the lake is available for use when fire bans are lifted. This is a great bonus for nighttime socializing!
With so many amenities right on the property (swimming, sunbathing, star gazing, boating, fishing, water skiing) you won't be bored.
The Glen Orchard General Store is only 10 minutes away for quick need items. Restaurants, shopping, and sight seeing in Bala, Bracebridge, and Port Carling are within a short distance. Tennis and golf are also nearby. Lake Muskoka connects to Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph in the heart of Port Carling. Port Carling is not far either by motorboat or by car.
Please email to see the link to see additional details and pictures of the fully functioning boathouse included in the rental. It's a must see!!!!
Weekend or 3 or 4 day rentals are permitted, but security deposits for such rentals are $1,000. Security deposits are paid back within 14 days of check out.
Pets are permitted, but there is a $250 fee per pet, no matter if it's a full week or weekend that you're renting. We've had numerous issues with pets over the years. Yes, even the ones who've promised that there won't be ANY issues.
NO partying groups! We live in a nice community and want to respect our neighbors. Outside noise needs to be quieted at 10 p.m.
If paying via VRBO/credit card, there is an additional $200 charge deducted from your security deposit. VRBO charges us for using credit card payment. We recoup that fee through the $200 charge.
VRBO cancellation policy is not accepted by or binding on the owner. If you cancel, any time up until the date which is eight weeks prior to the Check In Date, We will retain $1,000 to cover costs. If You terminate on a date which is less than eight weeks before Your Check In Date, the entire amount you have paid to us will be kept by us unless we are able to find a subsequent occupant at the same rate.
Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 20
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 13-20
- King size beds (2) One in the boathouse and one in the cottage, Queen size Beds (2) One in the cottage and one boathouse, Double Beds (1) in cottage, Trundle beds (1) in cottage which sleeps 3, 3 pull out couches in the cottage that are double sized beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins available in the boathouse, Bunk Beds (1) 1 bunk bed that sleeps 2 in the boathouse....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
(2) One 32 inch TV in the master bedroom in cottage and one 36 inch in the basement of the cottage. There is one 36 inch TV in the boathouse living room. All have DVD players except the master bedroom...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sept. 5-Nov. 1
Sep 6 - May 6, 2017
3 night min stay
May-Half Of June
May 15 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Card Fee $149.56
- Pet Fee $186.95
- Cleaning/Mgrs. Fee $186.95
- Refundable Damage Deposit $747.80
$200 cleaning/mgrs. fee charge added to rental price.
****Rental is not secure until occupancy agreement is signed and returned and initial deposit is paid.*****
****Security deposit is $1,000 for pre-peak season rentals and/or large group parties.
****If paying through VRBO (Book It Now Button), you will have a $200 credit card fee which would be deducted from your damage deposit/security deposit when the deposit is returned to you. VRBO charges us for using their credit card services. Hence this fee is passed along to you. You can avoid this fee through electronic transfer.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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If you've not been to the Muskoka region, you're in for a real treat, especially if you choose to book your stay at our cottage with its adjoining boathouse. Water activities, sightseeing, boating, and shopping are just some of the many activities available for you in this beautiful area that will leave you with lifelong memories!
Year Purchased: 1965
About: We have been fortunate enough to vacation and spend our summers at the boathouse and cottage for many years. It is something that every member of our family cherishes!
Why Muskoka Lakes, ON, Canada:
Our family has been in the Muskoka region since the 1800's. Since then each generation of the family has spent unbelievable times in Cottage Country. The cottage and boathouse have given our immediate family members memories that will last forever!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage and boathouse offer spectacular views of Muskoka Lake. Water activities are easily attained by being so close to the lake: -swimming, sunbathing, boating with any of the 4 boats included in the rental, fishing, socializing by the fire pit, gazing at the lake, etc. If you vacation here, you'll know why this place is so near and dear to our hearts.
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Gorgeous View from the main deck of the cottage. This view looks down toward the bay and boathouse.
Boathouse deck. Additional picnic table & chairs with propane grill not in view.
One of 4 boats included in rental. Also included: canoe, rowboat, and paddleboat
Granite fireplace in the living room of the cottage. The picture doesn't show it, but the living room spans two floors.
The game corner to the left of the granite fireplace. Many activities for kids!
Master Ensuite Bedroom with King Sized Bed and deck access beyond. View to lake.
Different view of the master bathroom
The second upstairs ensuite bedroom (double bed). Again, another mini-walk out deck is available.
Upstairs bedroom with queen bed & twin pullout underneath. Separate porch to rt.
Downstairs piano to the left of the fireplace. There is a mini wet-bar sink on the left.
The half bathroom located by the front door.
Different view of downstairs living room. Notice the downstairs fireplace made of reclaimed brick.
View of cottage from the water. Notice floating dock also included in rental.
Fire pit with the floating dock and lower dock with rowboat and kayak included.
Dining Room Table (seats 8) with view of cottage deck in background.
Living Room Cottage: (Dining Rm. Table & Kitchen to rear), (Fireplace to right.)
The kitchen view with the living room granite fireplace to the left.
The master bedroom bathroom
One of the three pull out double sized couches available in the cottage. This one is located upstairs between the two upstairs bedrooms.
The bathroom available to the upper bedroom
Downstairs ensuite bathroom.
The entrance way to the cottage
Downstairs living room area. Flat screen tv with dvd player. This sectional couch has a double sized pull out bed.
Basement Queen Sized Bedroom (Ensuite). View looks out onto basement deck & lake
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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