Recently Built Cottage with Private Beach on Skeleton Lake!(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 Bunkies, Sleeps 10
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 sq.km.
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
- 850 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 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
- Brand new single bathroom with shower and 5 ft long bathtub
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring Rate excl. Victoria Day
May 20 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Rate excl.Thanksgiving
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $753.00
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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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View from beach to the cottage
Bird's eye view of the dock
Firepit by the beach
Welcome to Skeleton Lake
Entrance to the cottage
Entertainment unit living room
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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