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Sleeps six, minutes from Huntsville, sandy beach, rustic charm!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps, Sand Beach, Lakefront Cottage

Experience summer on Clear Lake! Featured in House and Home online, Clear Lake Cottage has all the rustic charm you would want in a cottage with all the comforts of home. Clear Lake Cottage is located approx.2 hours north of Toronto. Enjoy a full long lake view from the cottage, master bedroom or waterfront dock. Canoe around the lake and see nature at its best!

The cottage as been lovingly decorated with antique barn board flooring and walls, sturdy antique furniture and Canadiana, you will feel instantly relaxed the moment you step inside. The cottage includes a fully stocked cooks kitchen and everything you could want for a wonderful cottage vacation!

Quiet mornings can be spent on the dock with a coffee listening the the resident loons. Take a paddle around the lake which is a smooth as glass. There is a large living room as well as a large recreation room on the lower level. Loads of fun for families or couples looking for peace and quiet. Lake water is warm and calm and perfect for swimming with a large sand beach for children. Great fishing on the lake or right at the end of the dock for the kids. Gift basket of local goodies is left for every renter.

Three generous bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two twins. Mattress covers, pillows and blankets supplied. Linens and towels available upon request with a small fee for each renter.

Good size four pc bathroom on the second floor.

Clear Lake Cottage offers an outdoor dining space as well as an indoor dining space. Large outdoor fire pit with seating for campfires and roasting marshmallows!

Located 10 minutes north of Hunstville, there are ample local attractions or you can stay at the cottage and soak up the sun. South western exposure gets full sun all day and a blazing evening sunset on most nights. Very large lot with just the right mix of sun and shade, fully treed and parking for up to three cars.

Pet friendly upon approval.

More Details

Terry Spiers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Terry Spiers

Terry and Mark live and work in Toronto and spend half of their time in Muskoka. They have a passion for all things cottage and lovingly restored this cottage with antique barn board floors and walls, and furnished with sturdy and comfortable antique furniture making it the perfect place to spend a summer vacation. Terry is a food and prop stylist in Toronto and Mark works for Air Canada.

Terry Spiers purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Terry Spiers chose Emsdale

We chose this property for the beautiful westerly views, blazing sunsets and its gentle and pretty slope to the waterfront. The lake is crystal clear and great for swimming with warm calm waters and a lovely sandy beach, perfect for children. We were enticed by the fact that Clear Lake is located just 10 minutes from all Hunstville has to offer. The area residents are friendly, helpful and full of pride for the area. This area is blessed to be part of the great Canadian Shield.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the brick fireplace and the openness of the main floor. The huge master bedroom with its vintage floors and wood slat ceiling also stole our hearts! The cottage is 1600 square feet of living space, big enough for the family but with a cozy feel. The perfect view of the water from the main or master bedroom deck is one of the best on the lake. Unique benefits are quiet and calm lake, warm for swimming, with sand packed bottom good for swimmers of all ages. Lovely sandy beach with shallow water for small children. Wonderful treed area with wildlife and bird watching. Early mornings can be spent on the dock or decks with a coffee, while you listen to the resident loons on the lake calling to each other.


Emsdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Full refund available if we are able to re-book your week at the same rate. If the cottage is booked for a lower rate, refunded less the difference
  • Dogs welcome upon approval by owner
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 four pc. bathroom with shower and tub, toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom, very large, queen size bed, balcony and view of the lake. Fully furnished for your comfort! Second bedroom, good size, queen size bed and balcony. Third bedroom 1 twin and 1 3/4 bed. All bedrooms have closets and are decorated with charming cottage antiques!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Sleeps six, minutes from Huntsville, sandy beach, rustic charm!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cozy Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row that my husband and I have rented this cottage for a long weekend getaway in winter and we will most likely be back again next year. (We usually come in Feb. but were there Easter weekend this time.) The gorgeous fireplace, lovely rooms and charming decor all create an incredibly warm and cozy atmosphere. We could have stayed by that fireplace drinking wine and reading books for weeks.

If you are culinarily inclined this is the cottage has everything you need. The kitchen is well appointed with new appliances, high end pots, pans and utensils and basic condiments are all provided. A gift basket of wine and treats was waiting for us when we arrived.

The cottage is impeccably clean and very well maintained. The beds are extremely comfortable and the master bedroom has a lovely view over the lake. The owners were very helpful with instructions and any questions we had.

The bathroom is basic but clean and serviceable.

Although we have only ever been here in the winter, I'm sure it is even more impressive in the summer. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage worked perfectly for our family/friend vacation! It served all our needs and was 2 yr old friendly with a beach and a large master bedroom. The sunsets were beautiful and neighbours were friendly.

We enjoyed having Huntsville just a little over 10 minutes away – great for golfing and afternoon ice cream trips.

Terry was a great host and very responsive to all our questions.

Hopefully we find time to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, lovely guests who left the cottage in wonderful condition!
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True Rustic Charm ... a fantastic autum getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful way to spend an autum weekend. It was peaceful and charming. Terry was the perfect hostess ensuring that everything met our expectations. The fireplace was spectacular and I didn't want to leave! There was such attention to detail in every room of the house. The kitchen was loaded and ready to go. We loved the antiques and little extras.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 2 young children (infant and 3 year old) as well as with 1 other couple with another toddler. The cottage is filled with rustic charm, is very comfortable and accommodated us very well. It is furnished with delightful antiques that make the cottage feel very cozy. The kitchen is well-appointed and is stocked better than our kitchen at home. We baked bread and fresh peach pie with ease. The kids had a cute bedroom with 2 single beds and a toy box that kept them busy for hours. On the living room shelf was a collection of Madeline stories that we read to the girls every night. The main bedroom was so spacious that our friend's daughter could sleep in a play tent that they placed at the foot of their bed with room to spare. The cottage has a gorgeous view of the lake and steps out to a beautiful balcony that is gated off on each end to keep the kids safe. The lake is wonderful for swimming. We have lovely memories of our daughter jumping off the dock into her dad's arms. Our friends enjoyed canoeing around the lake and their daughter was so tired out from playing hard on the beach and dock that she kept falling asleep in the canoe. The canoeing was good fun. We loved this place so much that we're going back this year!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
232 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
16 Kilometres
Huntsville, Ontario
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Huntsville, Ontario
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Hwy 592/HWY 11
Nearest Restaurant
16 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
18 Kilometres
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Clear Lake Cottage is located just 10 minutes north of Hunstville, Muskoka, Ontario. Relax at the cottage, hike or nature walk. Explore Arrowhead National park or shop and dine in beautiful Huntsville. Algonquin park is an hour away for a true north experience!

Cottage books Sunday to Sunday in high season


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $153.82
Refundable damage deposit $769.11
Sheets/towels per guest $19.23


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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