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Lovely Family Friendly Lakefront Cottage Perfect for Families Large or Small!

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautiful, bright, lakefront, 2+ bdrm, 2 bath cottage on pristine Skeleton Lak

Our Lakeview Cottage
Modern living meets vintage Muskoka with this beautiful & bright year round 2+ bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage on pristine Skeleton Lake! This cottage is perfect for large or small families. Inside: the open concept kitchen and tastefully decorated living room features cathedral ceilings, walls of windows framing the stunning views, walkouts to the lakeside deck for Al Fresco dining. It is perfect for utilizing the bright spacious lower level as another relaxing living area and/or 3rd bedroom for additional sleeping (bunk beds, futon, cot). It also features another bathroom and walkout to patio, backyard and dock. Outside there is ample parking, perennial gardens, granite walkways and a flat, family friendly topography that includes direct lakefront access to crystal clear Skeleton Lake with a gorgeous hard-packed safe, shallow sandy beach waterfront entry, great fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, and swimming perfect for young and old. If looking to bring your own motor boat, there is a marina 2 minutes down the road for launching. Enjoy warm summer sunrises and peaceful evenings watching the majestic sunset while roasting marshmallows by the soothing campfire.

About Skeleton Lake
Known as 'Muskoka's Best Kept Secret', in the heart of Muskoka, Skeleton Lake offers sandy swimming coves, great fishing, water sports, hiking and warm summer sunsets.
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. A short distance around the lake is hiking trails, a waterfall, children's camp and shallow public beach with picnic tables.
Fishing is great: summer or in winter

Check in: 6:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.
Special Rate for Sunday to Friday Rentals

Please Note: Due to the numerous requests received, reservations are confirmed when a deposit has been received. Reservations are not based on order of inquiry. Therefore, if there are several requests for the same dates, the cottage is reserved for the first person to make a deposit.

Due to the large volume of requests, if there is another request for the same dates that you have inquired about, you will not be notified of the other request.

Refundable security deposit and rental agreement are required

Heating: furnace
Guests allowed: Yes. with approval from owner


Maximum occupancy 8 (unless approved by owners):
Master bedroom - Queen Bed,
2nd bedroom - Queen Bed
Lower level, living room with bunk beds, futon, cot
TV//DVD/in living room and lower level
No Landline Telephone
Renter brings their own linens/towels/toiletries etc.
Parking (3)
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Games
  • Stereo


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


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Stunning panoramic view of beautiful Skeleton Lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Gorgeous hard-packed, safe, shallow sandy beach waterfront entry...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Living Room:

    Cathedral ceilings with a lake view, TV/DVD, 2 spacious couches, ceiling fan, games, books, DVDs ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with utensils, glasses, dishes, bowls, Roasting pan, serving platters. Plastic bowls and glasses provided for outdoor use...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    BBQ table and 6 chairs...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck by the lakefront with table, umbrella, 6 chairs and lounge chair Patio with lounge chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Hidden Valley Resort...moreless



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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 31 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $274
Fri, Sat
Jun 1 - Sep 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $548.85


Prices are subject to change

June 1 - September 10: Sunday to Friday rental $2200.00 taxes included

April 1 - May 21 / September 11 - November 30: Sunday to Friday rental $1200.00 taxes included

Fall and Spring weekday nights - require a 3 night minimum

Fall and Spring weekend nights - require a 2 night minimum

50% required upon reservation

50% required 30 days prior to rental date

Security deposit due 10 days prior to rental date

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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200 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Windermere Pub and Grill
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Windermere Golf and Country Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 141
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Hidden Vally Resort

Car: Necessary

Skeleton Lake is 10 minutes from Diamond in the Ruff Golf Course, as well as a 18-20 minute scenic ride to the villages/towns of Port Carling, Rosseau, Bracebridge and Hunstville where you can enjoy exploring all of the quaint shops, restaurants, live theatre, craft shows and summer time markets. (Bracebridge's popular Santa's Viillage is a 25 min. drive away).

Out and about, Arrowhead and Algonquin Parks offer more nature to those who can't get enough. 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. Check out the program at the Algonquin Theatre during your stay, although if it's something you want to see, it's best to buy your tickets well in advance. In winter, snowmobiling and cross country skiing are at your doorstep, and Hidden Valley Ski Resort is just 40 km away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My Husband and I grew up near Toronto and decided when we had children that we would love to enjoy some time away from the city and have looked for years to find this perfect retreat with its beautiful scenic views and wide variety of outdoor activities.

Why the Owner Chose Muskoka Lakes, ON, Canada:
We chose our Lakeview cottage as the perfect place because we loved the clear, clean lake with the family friendly waterfront. The cottage was ideal for our family of 5 (+ friends for the kids and adults). The bright spacious lower level is perfect for a second family or kids to have their own space to enjoy. This area offers great outdoor year round experiences for all ages. We enjoy the beautiful scenery and all the outdoor activities it has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We want everyone who visits our place to feel that it is as much their home as it is ours. Our home radiates a warm, welcoming ambiance that we fell in love with immediately. Our home is your home and is perfect for sharing and spending time with family and friends.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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  • View from the Lake

    View from the Lake

  • Beautiful View from the balcony

    Beautiful View from the balcony

  • View from the balcony

    View from the balcony

  • crystal clear water

    crystal clear water

  • Open concept kitchen

    Open concept kitchen

  • living room view

    living room view

  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed

    Bedroom 2 - Queen bed

  • Bright lower level with second living area

    Bright lower level with second living area

  • Spectacular space - Additional sleeping and living room in walk out basement

    Spectacular space - Additional sleeping and living room in walk out basement

  • Beautiful Sunsets!

    Beautiful Sunsets!

  • Outdoor dining on the Balcony

    Outdoor dining on the Balcony

  • Front of the cottage

    Front of the cottage

  • Kayaking


  • open concept kitchen /living room/dining room

    open concept kitchen /living room/dining room

  • View from Living room

    View from Living room

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed

    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • lower level living room with futon for extra sleeping

    lower level living room with futon for extra sleeping

  • Lower level bathroom

    Lower level bathroom

  • under the waterfall

    under the waterfall

  • Beautiful fall colours!

    Beautiful fall colours!

VRBO #664551

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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