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view from flagstone patio up to the front of cottage deck. Hammock in background.


Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Br, 1 Bth PLUS Bunkie/Cabin beside cottage, Fantastic views on 3 mile lake

Family friendly, comfortable, well equipped. 3 bedrooms plus a Bunkie/cabin, great cottage on Three Mile Lake in Muskoka. Owned. loved and enjoyed by the same family for 40+ years.

General Description
Our 1100 sq ft cottage is located on 3 Mile Lake (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours from Toronto) in the heart of Muskoka, close to the village of Windermere, and Towns of Port Carling, Bracebridge and Huntsville.

The cottage is in a private, well treed setting with an easterly, amazing, dollar view right down the lake in two directions from a large, 800 square ft. outside deck, which is gated on two sides so children and pets can be safely contained and you don't have to worry that they can wander off.

The comfortable interior of the cottage has had recent updates with a new kitchen, new carpet, and freshly decorated bathroom with a new tile floor.
The living room has had a complete makeover, it features a newly furnished, main living room with a large 47'flat screen TV with a media player, loaded with content for all ages and tastes plus a beverage bar and bar fridge.

An attached room has another sitting area with access to the deck plus a large dining area for family meals or maybe a dinner for two?

The 144 sq ft A frame, cozy sleep cabin/bunkie is close to the cottage and is a great hit with the younger set. Their own place to hang out! or even for the young at heart. Three twin beds.

For the golfer there are several golf clubs close by. The two closest to the cottage are Windermere Golf club also Diamond in the Ruff. you can google 'muskoka golf' for links to over 30 golfe courses in the Muskoka area. The closest Tennis courts are in Windermere.

Shopping, restaurants and attractions in Port Carling, Bracebridge and Huntsville. More detailed information will be provided about things to do and see if you decide to visit Heaven in Muskoka.

3 mile lake is a spring fed, calm lake, very safe and excellent for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and boating. Great for fishing too. 3 Mile Lake has a reputation in the area for it's fishing.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Main cottage 3 bedrooms, bedroom 1 (king) bedroom 2 (queen) Bedroom 3, (2 singles and a bunk bed)
The sleep cabin has 3 singles. 2nd Sitting room has 2 futons for occasional, overnight visitors or a nap in the afternoon.

One bathroom in main cottage, three piece with tub. Outdoor, enclosed cedar shower/spa with hot and cold water. This is accessed by a stairway off the main deck. It is great having a shower while watching the ducks or boats go by at the same time.Where else can you do that?

The Kitchen was completely renovated in 2011. Well equipped with Fridge, stove and built in over the stove microwave, and generously equipped with pots and pans, dishes, glasses and cooking utensils, coffee and tea pots.Lots of cupboards and pot drawers filled with utensils, bowls, wok, serving dishes etc.

A Beverage area at the end of the living room outside of the kitchen is equipped with Bar fridge, assorted glasses, and cupboards below to store beverage cases. A fresh water crock on counter.
A water cooler provided in the dining area with a jug of fresh spring water to start you off.

The Living Room has two recliner chairs, a comfortable corner sectional with chaise and assorted tables. It features a flat screen 47”TV and a hard drive with literally hundreds of movies, for all ages and tastes as well as television shows and series. Did you miss the series Soprano’s, Mad Men, Downtown Abbey? Well you can watch the whole series or get up to date to your heart’s content. As well as extensive playlists of music too! Operating instructions provided. A family techie is available by cell phone to help if needed. (not me!)

Two of the bedrooms are equipped with TVs with VCR and DVD players. There is a good supply of VCR /DVD Tapes and DVDs, Lots of Disney movies. Not to worry if you have a rainy day, lots to do inside. A supply of board games, puzzles and books in the mini library. (book exchange is ok)

In case of cool days we have electric heaters and an electric fireplace. Hot days – a ceiling fan in every room. Sliding doors and windows for cross breezes.

Young Children?--- high chair and play pen (with sheets) available.

Laundry (stackable washer and dryer available)

Outside amenities.
Main deck….Has Muskoka chairs, gravity loungers, three seat garden swing(great for reading with a drink or pot of tea just within reach) it also has the best view ever!,

There is an outside patio table with umbrella and chairs for outside meals. We love breakfasts/lunches served on the deck. Who needs to go to a restaurant, nowhere is nicer than our deck overlooking the lake while having a meal. Assorted tables to rest your drinks and snacks on.

Dock … patio furniture. Canoe/paddles and row boat/oars and adult life jackets. Children’s jackets not provided due to weight constrictions. Safety kits for watercraft. Some water toys e.g. pool noodles. Marina boat launch close to the cottage. (Northland Recreation) Nominal fee charged.
Fire pit with benches overlooking the lake for marshmallow roast, song fests, or just enjoy looking at the fire. Firewood provided.
Large BBQ (propane provided)
The moonlight at night from the easterly direction reflects right across the lake in front of our shore and is wonderful to see. Lots of stars on a clear night. Very romantic. Try to identify the stars.
At the lakefront we have a wonderful stone patio surrounded by gardens. A pleasant, shady place to sit and have a beverage or snack while looking all the way down the lake and to watch the ducks, loons and boats go by.
There is a rock formation protruding into the lake (The Rock Dock) to the left of the boat dock and the stone patio. You can access the water gradually from the rock or just sit on it listening to the lake lap at your feet. The kids enjoy looking in the small pools and crevices for tiny fish, frogs etc. and to just explore/play on the rocks. To the right of the dock, along the natural shoreline we have water plants where the Heron likes to fish. Keep watch for this magnificent bird. If you don't scare him/her you will see him catch a fish.
A Hammock is available for relaxing, daydreaming and snoozing under the trees. If you want to share that is ok too.
3 mile lake was stocked many years ago with small and large mouth Bass, Pickerel Walleye, Pike and an assortment of smaller fish. The lake is now reaping the benefit of the healthy growth of good size fish. We have caught large fish off the end of the dock.
The boating Dock is approx 16’ in length. The depth of water at end of dock approx 4’ (July and Aug.) The depth may fluctuate according to the dry or wet conditions.

Lakefront is approx 140’ with the previously mentioned deck, dock and a rock area.
Property faces east and the main deck has a shady and a sunny areas. The waterfront deck has sunshine from sunrise to sunset with part filtered shade depending upon the time of day.

Cottage binder Over the years of being fortunate to own a piece of Muskoka we have discovered places to go and explore. For your convenience we have prepared a binder with all kinds of information for operation of the cottage, places to go, eat, play or explore. We will leave brochures of attractions in the areas you might wish to visit.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    all ages welcome. great cottage for all the generations....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    high chair and play pen available gated deck for contained play outside. sleep cabin for up to 3 for a fun experience....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in cottage, outside ok as long as care is taken to put cigarettes out to prevent fires and that the buts are contained and disposed of safely....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    please consult with owner regarding type of dog. Absolutely no cats due to allergies of owners....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    the cottage and deck are totally accessible the bathroom is not. Also would need assistance to travel from the parking area to the cottage entrance down the path. note. we had a wheel chair bound family member who enjoyed the cottage and easy access to the deck. He needed help to access the bathroom. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    king sheets, pillowcases and blankets provided....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    pillows, blankets and comforters supplied...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    pillows, blankets and comforters supplied....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    this is an A-frame bunkie/cabin close to the cottage....moreless

  • linen and towel service is available for a fee. king bed linen is supplied due to deep mattress pockets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, outdoor shower

    outdoor shower has hot &cold water, privacy cedar enclosure...moreless

  • the outdoor shower is enclosed with cedar siding and has hot and cold water with hand held or fixed shower head. The design allows a view of the lake. it is accessed by stairs off the deck. Where else can you shower while at the same time look at the gorgeous view?...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Santa's village in Bracebridge. Rudolf's play land with mini golf, batting cage, rope climbing, zip line, go cart track. Hanna's park in Port Carling,custom playground with beach and swimming, picnic tables A farmer's market on Thursday mornings. Fish hatchery on Skeleton lake with a secret trail through the bush to an amazing waterfall with swimming pond. A great favourite with my family members. Take a picnic lunch. Port Carling has numerous boutiques. restaurants and has a great park near the locks and if you are lucky you can see the famous steamship the Segwin go through the locks between Lakes Muskoka and Rosseau. The Segwin and her sister ship the Winona cruise through the lakes and you can book a short or a longer cruise with dinner. Windermere House is worth a visit. It is a historic hotel. It is also known as The Lady of the Lakes. originally built in 1870 and rebuilt 1997 when it burned down during the filming of the Long Kiss Goodnight. Good pub, golf/tennis...moreless


  • Books:

    a small book library. if you borrow a book and haven't finished it, a book exchange is ok....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    we have DVD and VCR players in bedroom 1 and 3. and in living room....moreless

  • Games:

    puzzles, board games, playing cards colouring books...moreless

  • Music Library:

    playlist on the media also music tapes cds...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    flat screen TV in living room with DVD player TV's in bedroom 1 and 3 with DVD/VCR and a library of tapes....moreless

  • Toys:

    limited toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

    we have a large VCR collection of Disney movies and an assortment of other titles as well. Some DVDs ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    views down two long views of the lake from anywhere on the front of the cottage property...moreless

  • Water View:

    from the cottage and deck...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    natural waterfront, dock, deck, rock outcropping, patio...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    6 dining room chairs, extra chairs provided, high chair provided....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    linens for king bed provided other linens provided as requested w/ fee...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Room size 20' x 12' Corner sectional with chaise two recliners. various tables, 47' flat screen TV with media player. Beverage bar with bar fridge....moreless

  • Parking:

    we have parking for at least 4-5 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    we no longer have a land line but cell service is good. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels provided on request with the linen package ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stackable washer/dryer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    also tea pot with cozy and tea tray...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all you need and then some. very well stocked with everything we can think of....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fridge, stove, microwave, coffee pot, tea pot, all dishes, utensils. fully equipped. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    over the stove built in....moreless

  • Oven:

    self clean...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    we leave spices, a starter supply of flour, sugar, salt and pepper, paper towels, wrap, and foil etc....moreless


  • Boat:

    row boat ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    800 square foot deck attached to cottage large deck and patio at lakefront....moreless

  • Golf:

    The two courses closest to the cottage are Windermere golf club or Diamond in the Ruff information will be provided on both these courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lawn / Garden:

    several gardens around the property a flat area beside the bedrooms to play,...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    large BBQ and propane supplied and is located on the front deck lakeside....moreless

  • Tennis:

    at Windermere golf club book times through the club....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    pool noodles...moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning service $109.77
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $512.26
  • Pet Fee $54.88
  • linens sheets/towels $109.77


if guests are bringing their own boat. it is advisable to drop the boat at the Marina on Cowan park Road (at the Entrance of our road) The road to our cottage is a private one lane road and the driveway is would be easier to leave the boat at the launch area before checking in at the cottage. The marina is Northland Recreation and they charge a nominal fee to launch the boat.

HIGH SEASON $2650.00/week (june to Aug)

Rentals start 3:00pm day of arrival and end 11:00am day of departure Saturday to Saturday

NOTE: HIGH SEASON - Minimum stay is 1 week

$700 reservation/security deposit required upon booking. Refunded within 15 days after checkout.

50% of rental--- 60 days prior to occupation, 50% rental --30 days prior to occupation.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Windemere Golf Club
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Winderemere House Resort,

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: My husband and I purchased the cottage in 1972. Our children were young and we felt it was a good time to buy our own cottage. I came to Canada in 1956 as a teenager. My family learned quickly how lucky we were to be so close to this wonderful area called Muskoka. We rented cottages for a few years before my parents bought a piece of land on 3 mile lake. They built their cottage in 1966 the year my son was born. My daughter was born in 1963 and spent her first summers at 3 mile lake in a rented cottage across the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Windermere, ON, Canada:
We had been visiting my parents cottage for a few years and by this time had two children. My sister had 3 children so my parents cottage was getting crowded. The cottage next door came up for sale and we decided it was time to buy it for our own family next door. We loved the lake and the area and wanted to continue our Muskoka experience by expanding the family compound.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage and surroundings is everything you would desire and need for a wonderful vacation in cottage country The cottage is very private, lots of trees. The view from every window or glass door is beautiful, depending on which direction you look you can see the lake, the trees the gardens. I love the lake it is my heaven and the cottage is my grown up tree house. We have moved homes many times, but the cottage has been our constant our anchor .The memories we made with our family and friends are priceless. We owned our own business in Toronto and the cottage was our escape from the city and the business. We could relax and play and just enjoy the cottage and the area beauty all around us. My husband spent hundreds of hours teaching and driving the boat for water skiers. We had many friends and family visiting and enjoyed entertaining on our deck. As the extended family grew and spread out to other provinces we have had family reunions from time to time. It is great to have everyone together enjoying each other, the lake and the fun. My sister also has a cottage near Port Carling and we shared relatives for sleeping but alternated meals for 24 and had teams of cooks and cleanup crews. Each cooking crew tried to outdo the previous teams with gourmet meals. I think we all gained 10 lbs during these reunions. Unfortunately time marches on. My parents aged, sold their cottage and passed away in 1998. My husband became ill and passed away in 2005, but he was able to keep going to the cottage until Thanksgiving of 2004. We have 5 grandchildren who also have a deep love of the cottage and who still come up even though they are all progressing with their education and summer jobs. They still make time to come to

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • view from flagstone patio up to the front of cottage deck. Hammock in background.

    view from flagstone patio up to the front of cottage deck. Hammock in background.

  • dock, fire pit, part lake view,

    dock, fire pit, part lake view,

  • outside eating area on upper deck.

    outside eating area on upper deck.

  • front of cottage off deck.

    front of cottage off deck.

  • living room.

    living room.

  • kitchen from dining room entrance.

    kitchen from dining room entrance.

  • flower pots on the dock.

    flower pots on the dock.

  • bedroom 2 - Queen bed

    bedroom 2 - Queen bed

  • bedroom 3 - 2 twins and a bunk bed TV VCR/DVD player. shelf with tapes, games, puzzles.

    bedroom 3 - 2 twins and a bunk bed TV VCR/DVD player. shelf with tapes, games, puzzles.

  • dining and sitting room with view to deck access through sliding door

    dining and sitting room with view to deck access through sliding door

  • view of the dock with the hammock in the foreground.

    view of the dock with the hammock in the foreground.

  • back of cottage view from parking area with a lily garden in front.

    back of cottage view from parking area with a lily garden in front.

  • 800+ sq.ft, deck in front of cottage.

    800+ sq.ft, deck in front of cottage.

  • rock area protruding into the lake with view down the lake.

    rock area protruding into the lake with view down the lake.

  • the perfect time to take the canoe out. Favourite time for the loons too. So peaceful.

    the perfect time to take the canoe out. Favourite time for the loons too. So peaceful.

  • living room and kitchen entrance.

    living room and kitchen entrance.

  • well appointed and efficient kitchen.

    well appointed and efficient kitchen.

  • three piece bathroom

    three piece bathroom

  • bedroom 1 -king bed

    bedroom 1 -king bed

  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twins and a bunk bed.

    Bedroom 3 - 2 twins and a bunk bed.

  • 2nd sitting room/dining room with view of stone steps and gardens to the parking area.

    2nd sitting room/dining room with view of stone steps and gardens to the parking area.

  • living room showing the beverage bar behind the two recliners. Through to the 2nd sitting room.

    living room showing the beverage bar behind the two recliners. Through to the 2nd sitting room.

  • A-frame Bunkie/cabin, balcony, sleeps 3.

    A-frame Bunkie/cabin, balcony, sleeps 3.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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