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Beautiful Custom Built Muskoka Boathouse!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Stay directly over the water on the shores of Pristine Skeleton Lake

Boathouse living offers beautiful panoramic views of the lake from every side.

Enjoy peaceful nights as you listen to the soothing sound of the water/loons in our upper scale boathouse, built directly on the water of popular Skeleton Lake. Known as 'Muskoka's Best Kept Secret', in the heart of Muskoka, Skeleton Lake offers sandy swimming coves, great fishing, water sports, hiking and warm summer sunsets.

Our beautiful custom built boathouse is very cozily decorated with antiques, has an open concept living room with queen size pull out sofa, dining room and fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher/microwave). There is also a flat screen/satellite TV. A separate bedroom offers a gorgeous view of the lake while lying in bed. There are lower docks for swimming as well as a large upper deck including several Muskoka chairs for sun tanning and BBQ for your outdoor cooking. There are two kayaks and a paddle boat to enjoy your travels around the little islands that are seen from the boathouse. There is also a boat slip available. A boat launch is only one bay away!

Skeleton Lake is 10 minutes from Diamond in the Ruff Golf Course, as well as a 18-20 minute scenic ride to the villages/towns of Port Carling, Rosseau, Bracebridge and Hunstville where you can enjoy exploring all of the quaint shops and summer time markets. (Bracebridge's popular Santa's Village is a 25 min. drive away).

Please note that seasonal rentals both spring and fall are a minimum of 3 nights. Boathouse is set up for one adult couple and two children under the age of 12. There is an additional charge of 50.00 per person per night for two adult couples. Maximum number of people is 4. We are open from the Canadian May long weekend until Canadian Thanks giving. We are closed in the winter months.

More Details

Property Manager
L. Tyssen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Custom Built Muskoka Boathouse!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Oakville & Buffalo

Marvellous Muskoka Memories

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a sublime week this June and highly recommend this lovely boathouse. It was Brian's first trip to Muskoka, and he got the full experience.....crystal clear, sparkling lake waters, loons calling, fish jumping, canoes paddling by, coffee on the deck and kayak trips to peacefully explore the islands and gorgeous Muskoka vista right out your front door. The boathouse was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, very comfortable for two, and cozy during an evening summer storm, as it made a spellbinding journey across the lake.

Our hosts were kind, attentive to every detail and extremely accommodating..... as we took in a late night concert at the Bala Kee, (very fun!) .... there was a flashlight at the hilltop to help us navigate our 2am journey without falling into the lake....:).

One of many thoughtful touches for this charming , romantic, spot!

Thank you for this sublime Canadian experience and sharing your lovely paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

This boathouse has become our favourite place for a relaxing getaway retreat -- we were there in the springtime and couldn't wait to return this fall. The boathouse is absolutely beautiful both indoors and outdoors. The house is on a lake with crystal clear water surrounded by gorgeous views of the lake and islands. The inside is beautifully decorated, well equipped, bright and clean. We enjoyed coffee and breakfasts on the porch, long afternoons reading in the Muskoka chairs on the dock and exploring the lake by kayak, sunset dinners on the upper deck, and gazing at the sky full of stars at night. The owner has great attention to detail and is very responsive. We can't wait to return to this lovely and peaceful place again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This boathouse cottage rental was everything we expected and more. It's location is perfect because its 180 degree view of the lake let's you see the sunrise and the sunset. It is beautifully decorated with antique style furniture and the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved hearing the loons at various times, watching the blue herons, ducks, geese and cormoronts, the fishing was good right from the dock, the muskoka chairs were numerous and comfortable and there are two excellent quality kayaks for going to the local islands. We did not use the canoe or peddle boat but they were available. This cottage is perfect for a couple or even a couple with one or two small children who would not mind a pullout bed. We initially thought the issue of not having a stove would be a concern (it's not allowed due to regulations for boathouses) but there was no problem at all. The high end barbecue had a side burner and there is a hot plate and microwave in the cottage so no worries. It's fairly convenient to Huntsville and other local towns. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful cottage for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

Great owner, very prompt in correspondence. Her driving directions were also very clear, since GPS won't guide you down a private road! Cottage was very clean, tastefully decorated, fully stocked with everything we could need, and in a great location! Beautiful spot, highly recommended for a couple looking for some peace and relaxation! An excellent honeymoon destination. About 20-30 mins to both Huntsville and Bracebridge for groceries, shopping, and sightseeing. The road in is a typical gravel cottage road - confidence is recommended for city drivers, but it's worth it when you see the gorgeous views!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Diamond In the Ruff
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Crossroads Rosseau


Rates & Availability

Huntsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Rates
May 11 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Please note that there will be additional costs for the May and October long weekends. $1,050.00 for the 3 day weekend.
High Season is from July 1, 2017 until Labor Day Weekend Sept 2017

The boathouse accommodations are perfect for a family with 1 or 2 small children under the age of 10. An extra cost of $125.00 per night will apply for 2 adult couples. *3 day stay available in low season only - Spring and Fall.

Please note that check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

50% to be sent by e-mail transfer at the time the reservation is made. The reservation date will be confirmed when the transfer, signed paperwork and damage deposit has been received. Thank you. A $1000.00 check for damage deposit is required. To be destroyed after inspection. Cancellation policy as detailed in paperwork.

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Huntsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Separate bedroom with Queen Size Bed, dresser, night table, lamps
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Quilts and pillows are provided. Kindly bring your own linens for the beds as well as towels and dish towels.

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