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Recently Built Cottage with Private Beach on Skeleton Lake!

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 Bunkies, Sleeps 10

A magnificent year-round holiday retreat, on majestic Skeleton Lake. This quiet waterfront property is nestled in Long Bay. It is situated on 2 acres of mature treed lot having 410’ feet of Lake Frontage a sprawling 250 feet of shallow waters and 150' of white sandy beach. You will find the main cottage , lake side cabana and in the woods guest bunk perfectly located with lake views. The cottage is situated a mere 66’ from the water’s edge. This 850 square foot cottage, has 2 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6) one (4 piece bath), living room, dining room, kitchen and Muskoka room. The lake side cabana sleeps 2 in a romantic setting at the waters edge. Your guests will enjoy the privacy of of the bunkie in the woods which sleeps 2. The cottage interior is best described as, luxury living meets vintage Muskoka. The cottage is designed around a cozy cathedral-ceiling great room, having wall to wall windows facing west. A wide screen TV, 3 seater leather couch, and 2 club chairs make it is the perfect sitting area the family. At one end of this main level is the master bedroom. It has a lounging chair nestled between a south and west window with views of the forest and lake. Next to the master bedroom is the guest bedroom, it houses a custom built bunk bed with 2 double size mattresses and can sleep up to 4. The galley kitchen has full size stainless steel appliances. Electric stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave make cooking at the cottage a breeze. The dining area seats 4-5 comfortably and has a view of the lake. It is open to the kitchen and adjacent to the Muskoka porch making dining inside or outside convenient.
There is a bathroom located at the end of the galley kitchen. It has been outfitted with a shower and 5ft. long bathtub to accommodate soaking. Large double screen doors open into a fully screened in porch. The waterfront here is the envy of many a cottage. Entry to the water is a soft sandy beach which is shallow and extends some 75 feet out before reaching a depth of 5 feet.

About the lake of the thousands of lakes in Ontario, Skeleton Lake is one of the largest. It has a circumference of about 25 miles and has been called the clearest lake in Canada. Unlike most of the area lakes, which are souvenirs of the glacial age, Skeleton is believed to have formed as a result of a meteorite impact. Being a spring-fed lake, it is very, very clear and on calm days one can easily see down to depths of 20 or more meters.
There is much to explore by boat. A short distance around the lake is hiking trails, a waterfall, children’s camp and shallow public beach with picnic tables.
Fishing is great – in summer or in winter : The Ministry of Natural Resources, Bracebridge has prepared a Fact Sheet on Skeleton Lake.
Skeleton Lake is described as a deep, clear, cold water lake. Biologists term it an Oligotrophic
lake, that is a lake with low nutrient levels and low productivity.
The Fact Sheet describes Skeleton Lake features as:
Surface Area: 2075 ha.
Maximum Depth: 65 m.
Perimeter: 42 km.
Island Shoreline: 17 km.
Watershed: 50.2
Elevation: 281 m. asl.
The Fact Sheet lists the fish species as:
Major Fish: Smallmouth bass (I), lake trout, walleye (I), lake whitefish.
Other Fish: rainbow smelt (I), white sucker, bluntnose minnow, rock bass (I), brown
bullhead, yellow perch, trout-perch, creek chub, lake chub, pumpkinseed.
Other Species: spiny water flea (I 1998)
Note: (I 1998) is introduced in year 1998.
The Fact Sheet Synopsis states that the water quality is excellent. The temperature-oxygen profile
indicates that there is considerable amount of habitat available to lake trout.

Bracebridge is about 40 minutes away. There are good restaurants, interesting shopping, Santa’s Village, an internet cafe, live theater and craft shows. The towns of Huntsville (near Algonquin Provincial Park) and Parry Sound (with its access to Georgian Bay) are also less than an hour’s drive. Arrowhead and Algonquin Parks offer more nature to those nature enthusiasts. The town of Huntsville is itself a huge art gallery, with Group of Seven murals hung on more than 20 buildings in the area. Golfers will want to spend a day at Diamond in the Ruff, Deerhurst Highlands or Deerhurst Lakeside. Anglers might be interested in spending a day at Lake Vernon with a Hooked Young fishing tour.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • lake side cabana: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • bunkie in the woods: 1 queen


  • Main Cottage : Two Bedrooms, Master bedroom with views to the lake, queen size bed, sitting chair, closet, chest of drawers, Guest bedroom, bunk bed with upper and lower, double mattress size beds. Lake side Cabana- Romantic, sea inspired vintage suite. This cabana is a grandfathered bunkie which is steps from the waters edge. It has a small table, chairs, couch and much more. Bunkie in the Woods; Newly built to replicate the main cottage look. It houses a comfortable queen size bed with its own outdoor sitting area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Outhouse ...moreless

  • Brand new single bathroom with shower and 5 ft long bathtub


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    Audio Receiver and CD Player. Equipped with Satellite TV...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach, lot has 410’ feet of Lake Frontage a sprawling 250 feet of shallow waters and 150' of white sandy beach....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Cottage is situated on 2 acres of mature treed lot having 410’ feet of Lake Frontage. The cottage is situated a mere 66’ from the Lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Situated on Skeleton Lake, Long Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining room with a beautiful view of the lake, table and 5 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Living Room:

    Cathedral ceilings with a lake view, satellite TV, 3 seater couch, 2 comfy arm chairs, large coffee table, games, ceiling fan, pot lights on dimmers, hardwood floors throughout. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking available for up to 3 cars...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    filter, drip coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen including mixer, salad spinner, knife set, strainer, coffee maker, kettle, pots and pans, specialty bar glasses such as wine glasses, martini glasses etc.....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Brand new, fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/ freezer, range, blender, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, etc.....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new panasonic...moreless

  • Oven:

    GE range, stove and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, salt, pepper, coffee filters and basic spice rack...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard size full fridge and freezer with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    GE range, stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 toast...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    deck with BBQ and 2 chairs, dining area with table and chairs, seats 4 at rear of the cottage...moreless

  • Golf:

    numerous courses in the surrounding area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe provided, 4 adult standard size life jackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Net set up for volley ball or badminton Outdoor Table, Chairs and Umbrella for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ wity complementary propane tank...moreless



Write a review 5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rate excl. Victoria Day
May 20 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,996 $7,406
Fall Rate excl.Thanksgiving
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,996 $7,406
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,592 $10,368

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $74 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $740.60

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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200 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Windermere pub and grill
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Windermere Golf and Country Club
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
HWY 141
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bent River country cafe
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Hidden Valley Ski Resort

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: As 3rd generation and full time residents of Skeleton Lake, it is our pleasure to be able to share lake house traditions and beautiful landscapes with our guests. It is our hope that our guests enjoy the lake as much as we do.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • View from beach to the cottage

    View from beach to the cottage

  • Bird's eye view of the dock

    Bird's eye view of the dock

  • Firepit by the beach

    Firepit by the beach

  • Bathroom


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen Galley

    Kitchen Galley

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Welcome to Skeleton Lake

    Welcome to Skeleton Lake

  • Entrance to the cottage

    Entrance to the cottage

  • Dock


  • Entertainment unit living room

    Entertainment unit living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Muskoka room

    Muskoka room

VRBO #494424

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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