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Century Cottage with Charm and Privacy

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Last updated: 11/03/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom 2 bathroom with water on three sides

This 3 season cottage was built by my great grandfather in 1906 and was one of the first on Bala Bay. There are four bedrooms upstairs with a 4 pc bathroom.
Downstairs has an eat in kitchen, a large dining room, a comfortable living room with wood burning stove, and a TV room that could double as a 5th bedroom with a powder room ensuite which is also accessible from the kitchen hallway.
Off the kitchen is a brand new deck and dock with picnic table and BBQ where you can enjoy famous Muskoka sunsets sipping the beverage of your choice. Or if you'd rather, relax in a Muskoka chair at the end of the Point and take in the sunset or the shooting stars from that vantage.
A water side hammock is available to enjoy an afternoon snooze or a good murder mystery.
The kitchen has all the basics amenities, microwave,new stove, new fridge with plenty of dishes to serve the crowd. There is a spare fridge in the boathouse for overflow.
A game cupboard provides entertainment at night or helps while away a rainy day.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Talk to owner regarding pets, best if your pet is friendly, gets along with other animals and exhibits good behaviour. There is a daily charge per pet. Must be in control at all times. Must pick up after pet. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This is a rustic cottage with that old Muskoka feel. Private and comfortable ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of both...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Eat in for 6, Hand dishwashing makes for good conversation after a meal :)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sundeck and dock are 1000 sq ft Second Deck out front...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$382

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $381.55
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Check in after 3:00 pm on arrival day Friday, Depart by 11:00am on departure day Friday

Pets Considered 30/day/pet

Rates based on 8 guests...over 8 people there is a charge of 50/person/night

50% with booking to secure dates, Balance due upon arrival... cash or check preferred

Refundable Damage Deposits

$1000.00 for monthly rentals.

$500.00 for weekly rentals


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Location

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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Gravenhurst, Ontario
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bala
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Gravenhurst
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Beaver Run, Bala/ Taboo, Gravenhurst
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gravenhurst
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 169 at Torrance
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bala
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt St Louis/ Hidden Valley
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Torrance

Located in the Southwest area of Lake Muskoka the cottage is close to everything; 20 mins from Port Carling Locks and shopping, 30 mins to Bracebridge Falls and more shopping, 20 mins to Gravenhurst where the Muskoka Steamships depart from or visit the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre, Farmers markets, Enjoy Bala's Weekly Waterski show and arrange for lessons, Hatha Yoga on the dock with Jazz Arney, Zumba,Exercise classes at the Community center in Bala, Tour the marshes and experience the Annual Cranberry Festival in October. Or kick back and relax on the deck,dock or end of the Point and watch the world go by.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1906

About the owner: This property has been our family since 1905, built by my great grandfather when he moved across the bay from Bala Park Island after the CN railway came through. It was water only access until the 1950's and my father told us stories of arriving by steamship when he was a child. When my uncle acquired the building he made some modifications and added his own eccentric flair. I have had the cottage since the late 1990's and have tried to maintain the flavour of the original while adding some upgrades. I grew up on an adjacent property and for the longest time in my thirties most of my dreams at night were based 'at the cottage'

Why the Owner Chose Torrance, ON, Canada:
It's in the blood and, I feel incredibly fortunate that it has remained in the family for over 7 generations. Nothing beats waking up to the call of the loon and knowing I am in Muskoka.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Steeped in history the cottage is on a point of land surrounded on three sides by the waters of Bala Bay. Enjoy the sun all day long starting with an early morning coffee and sunrise from the boathouse deck, followed by a midday read/snooze in the hammock or an afternoon swim off the dock. Appetizers and sunset on the deck, then cap your day off with stargazing over the point. Only two miles away across the lake is Bala where you'll find Don's Bakery, the Kee to Bala,banking,grocery shopping, LCBO, marinas, laundromat, and more.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

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Photos

  • Cottage and Boathouse on Point

    Cottage and Boathouse on Point

  • Front deck of the cottage overlooks Bala Bay, entrance to Living room

    Front deck of the cottage overlooks Bala Bay, entrance to Living room

  • Early morning sun on the boathouse

    Early morning sun on the boathouse

  • Back door entrance into kitchen

    Back door entrance into kitchen

  • Enamel sink

    Enamel sink

  • Dining Room, Big enough to feed a crowd

    Dining Room, Big enough to feed a crowd

  • Living Room, Wood Burning Stove, Door to front deck is left of couch.

    Living Room, Wood Burning Stove, Door to front deck is left of couch.

  • TV Room looking toward living room

    TV Room looking toward living room

  • Master Bedroom,new queen bed, overlooks point

    Master Bedroom,new queen bed, overlooks point

  • Cozy Double Bed

    Cozy Double Bed

  • Evening sky off the sundeck

    Evening sky off the sundeck

  • Brand new Cedar Sundeck with access to dock

    Brand new Cedar Sundeck with access to dock

  • Sunset on the point, Kee to Bala in background

    Sunset on the point, Kee to Bala in background

  •  Bala Bay, my niece was married here on the point last September.

    Bala Bay, my niece was married here on the point last September.

  • View driving up

    View driving up

  • Kitchen entrance, pass through to dining room on right above counter

    Kitchen entrance, pass through to dining room on right above counter

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room,yellow door into TV room, Kitchen entrance near stairs

    Living Room,yellow door into TV room, Kitchen entrance near stairs

  • TV room, Bell Satellite

    TV room, Bell Satellite

  • Stairs to second floor:4 bdrms, 4 pc bath * note 2 pc powder room on lower left

    Stairs to second floor:4 bdrms, 4 pc bath * note 2 pc powder room on lower left

  • 2nd Queen bed,eastern sunrise view

    2nd Queen bed,eastern sunrise view

  • 3 single beds, great for kids, overlooks point

    3 single beds, great for kids, overlooks point

  • Brand new Cedar Dock with ladder

    Brand new Cedar Dock with ladder

  • Sunset off the Point facing Bala.  Kee to Bala - long white building

    Sunset off the Point facing Bala. Kee to Bala - long white building

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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