3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6-8 with sunset lake view
Why Dana chose Muskoka Lakes
We spent numerous summers at a friend's cottage on the lake. When one became available we knew that this was the perfect place to own a cottage.
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Beautiful and Relaxing
Not much to add that the other reviewers haven't covered, but wanted to chime in that our family too truly enjoyed this property, the lake, and local towns. The property is situated against the side of the lake without cabins, which provides a little privacy and an unspoiled view. The position of the trees ensured there was always an option to sit out and enjoy the lake in the sun or shade regardless of the time of day. Seating inside was comfortable and the enclosed porch gave us some separation from sleeping children at night.
It was August and the lake was weedless, which is great for swimming. Pan fish over 6 inches or really any fish were scarce, but there are a few locations like the buoy straight out from the dock were we found some small mouth and pike at dusk on worms. Despite my love of fishing, I might leave the poles behind next time and take a few more paddles around the beautiful lake.
Fantastic week on a High Lake
Dana’s cottage was perfect for our family. The cottage itself was really well maintained and very comfortable with a good “cottagey” feel to it. Lots of space for us with a separate area overlooking the lake. We used that room for some down time - reading, games, watching movies - there is a PS2, but we brought our own system. The lake was quiet with very little motor boat traffic, making it perfect for paddle boarding or canoeing. And the water was warm relative to most other lakes - we could walk in without the cold shock. The sandy beach area was also a great feature, with some major sandcastle construction undertaken. And the large platform of the dock made it our favourite space to sit with a beverage until we’d had too much sun, at which point we moved under the trees. Overall, this was a perfect spot to relax for our vacation.
3 Generations of fun
We wanted to try something new this year, so we discovered and started searching on Home Away.
Wow, were we ever surprised. Expectations were exceeded
From the spacious cottage, to the view, to the walk out to the lake.
We had 3 generations on this trip and everyone loved it. The kids loved the shallow water and paddle boat. The grandparents loved the walk-out from their room to the relaxing back deck. The parents loved the sun room for reading, enjoying a drink and staring out at the view. We went during a heat wave and enjoyed and appreciated the cool water. The dock makes it feel as if you are the only ones on the lake. It was also nice to enjoy a beverage while watching the kids swim and able to jump in and join them.
If you needed any supplies it was only a 10 min drive to Rosseau which made it very convenient. Dana was very prompt to respond to any questions that we had.
We would definitely recommend this property for anyone of any generation.
Sean & Melanie
"A+" - A great find!
I recently stayed at Dana's lovely cottage on High Lake with my family during September 2017. Our whole experience was simply excellent.
The cottage is equipped with everything that you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It was sparkling clean upon our arrival and was quite comfortable for five adults. Here are some of the many things that made our stay so tremendous.
1. The location! Perfect, albeit it was September so, in general, the lake was quiet and more serene - the lake size is perfect especially if you like to canoe or paddle. The cottage is located in a little inlet on High Lake with a group of other cottages, and Dana's place is the last cottage so it does have enough privacy, especially since there is no cottage on one side - just gorgeous Muskoka landscape!
2. Contact with the owner (Dana in this case) was easy and professional. Any question was answered quickly and thoroughly.
3. Lots to do at the cottage - many beautiful seating areas outside the cottage for a conversation, some reading, sketching, or just relaxing; an amazing dock with gorgeous Muskoka chairs; a well situated fire pit with wood supplied; a high quality BBQ for afternoon or evening cooking; games and puzzles if needed; two flat screen TV's with satellite and a gaming system (this is terrific for rainy days which we didn't have so the TV's were not used very much during our stay); a lovely canoe, a pedal boat, lots of noodles and such, and a paddle board; fishing off the dock or further in the lake; plus, the road into the cottage is long enough that you can also take a good walk if you would like to.
Lots to do around the cottage - golfing is barely fifteen minutes away at the nine hole "Diamond in the Rough" and although we golfed here, there are many other choices; the cottage is located within easy reach of Bracebridge, Port Carling, and Rosseau and not much farther to Huntsville. We took short trips into Bracebridge and Port Carling, but we were happy to be at the cottage most of the time.
I would really recommend a stay at Dana's family cottage. Adults and kids alike will enjoy it immensely. Muskoka can be an expensive place to rent a cottage, and Dana's rental is an excellent value.
One more thing, the adjoining Muskoka room is an important part of the cottage in my opinion. It offers an exquisite view of the lake, with good quality windows that also have screens so that they can be opened for a lovely breeze.
I would so - return!
Great family cottage on small, lovely lake
Family cottage on a lovely lake with a dock as you see it. It was very clean and had all essentials, including a washer and dryer. We enjoyed the canoe, paddle boat and the stand-up board. Has an easily accessible boat launch. Nicely equipped cottage with two TV's, videos, lifejackets, new bbq, firewood,and indoor heating if needed on cooler evenings. Owner was very accessible by email. Brought bikes but too hilly - I'd leave them at home. Close to a small store for any essentials needed. A very good experience for us - 5 adults and 3 children.
We loved every minute of our week here. Our three children thoroughly enjoyed the canoe, swimming, paddle board and paddle boat. We savoured each and every relaxing moment. It was a peaceful place to arrive and we instantly stepped out of our usual busy lives and into complete relaxation. We loved the view, the quiet lake, the sounds of nature and the cozy cottage. We can't wait to come back next year! Five stars all around.