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Island Oasis, Requires Boat; Perfect for Retirees, Paddler's Dream

Bedrooms 3
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom cottage with large deck and dock, perched on the lakeside.

Spend your days swimming, canoeing, and sipping lemonade in your Muskoka chair. Renter requires their own motor boat. Located near Footes Bay, this cottage has three bedrooms (one double bed, one queen bed, a triple bunk, and a pull-out couch in the living room). Kitchen has stove, microwave, toaster oven, fridge, dishwasher, and various small appliances. Bedrooms come complete with blankets, client provides bed linens and personal towels. The front deck has a picnic table and a patio table with two chairs.

The lake is visible from the 250 square foot deck, kitchen, and living room with a 180 degree view of the sunrise, neighbouring islands, and open water.

The same 180 degree view of the lake is also visible from the 900 square foot dock. Children and adults alike will love swimming, diving, and jumping from the dock into the deep clear waters of Lake Joseph.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Andrea

We live and work in Toronto and cottage all summer with our children each year in Muskoka. Both of us grew up spending entire summers at a cottage lake (one of our families in Muskoka for 140 years; one in the Kawarthas for two generations) and have continued to spend each and every summer of our lives in cottage country. Both of us know and value the magic of country existence far from the hustle of city life, a peaceful getaway in earshot of the lapping waves on the dock. We take our visitors' satisfaction with their booking very seriously and strive to develop repeat clientele that come to get to know the place and return because they love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I swam all day and my family boated and water-skiied all week. The water is clean and clear. The lake is a perfect temperature to refresh a person on a hot summer's day. The view of the island opposite is spectacular and the swim there and back a perfect challenge. Thank you. Our family got some much-needed together time and we return to our busy lives recharged!
Jul 2014
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Port Carling Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Double bed with single bunk above
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Island Oasis, Requires Boat; Perfect for Retirees, Paddler's Dream
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lake Joseph island cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week away at the island. The swimming especially, Lake Joseph is clear, clean and beautiful. John and Andrea were very helpful, getting onto the island it was our first time on an island and easier than I expected. The cottage had everything we needed or wanted. The view is spectacular.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Joseph

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous view or privacy or modern cottage? No need to choose this property has it all. South facing gives sun all day.

Deep water dock accommodates all types of water craft. Naturally shaded upper deck merges from the living quarters,

game room, dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms are double bedded and have fun bunks for the kids.

Should it rain or turn chilly there is a central wood burring stove which mirrors the fire pit outside.

For the landsman and birders there are trails along the lake shore and a natural rock face at the back for rock climbing.

And always there is the million dollar view.

We savored them all. Eager to be back for the fall colours They will be unbelievable with the blue lake.

P.S. we saw a piliated wood pecker really up close and personal. They are big.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to "Blue" and hope you return again soon. You are right about fall of our favourite times. Along with the hot summers that make you want to swim are the lazy cool fall days with beautiful fall colours and a warm crackling fire indoors. We offer seniors discounts in the fall months.
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Relaxing Muskoka getaway

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't think of a better way to "unwind" then at this beautiful lake cottage. Before we even arrived, it was immediately apparent that Andrea and John wanted to ensure we had an incredible stay. They were very attentive and easy to reach. The cabin was clean, well appointed with everything we needed and had just undergone some nice upgrades. We can't wait to go back. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port Carling Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $146.36

Weekday special Sun at 6 p.m. through Thurs at 12 p.m. $900.00.

Boat rental available. Renters require proof of Pleasure Craft Operator's Card and Photo ID. $600.00 weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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