About the property
- Cottage2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Quiet and peaceful getaway with your own private waterfront
We provide a traditional Muskoka cottaging experience. It is the perfect place to gain some solitude away from the noise and bustle of the city. Therefore we do not provide WIFI or cable TV. We hope you will get outside and explore; rain or shine, wintery cold or damp spring days - Muskoka is a beautiful place.
In winter enjoy snowshoeing and skiing at local conservation areas, or zip up to Algonquin Park for dog sledding or Huntsville for downhill skiing at Hidden Valley.
In the summer sip your favourite beverage on the porch, watch the kids play in the quiet super clean Muskoka River.
If indoor activities are more your style: Our woodstove is a cozy place to curl up in front of or take advantage of the big kitchen area to make a gourmet meal.
Colin and Lydia
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Colin and Lydia
My wife and I love great food and wine. And, are often found in the kitchen cooking and baking. We are both scientists by trade and have a passion for experimenting on new recipes.
Colin and Lydia purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Colin and Lydia chose Bracebridge
Our cottage is located in very quiet family riverfront neighbourhood located just 15min from downtown Bracebridge, Santa's Village and the Lady Muskoka Cruises. Come and enjoy the local triathlon culture, canoe racing, and culinary experiences in the province!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage has all your needs covered no matter the time of year. In house: Fully stocked kitchen with all the utensils BBQ Bedding/Linens Towels (hand and Bath towels) TV/DVD Hair dryer All the cooking utensils you will need Outside: Paddleboat/lifejackets Toboggan Lounge Chairs Dock Firepit
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing location, very spacious, meticulously cleaned cottage
My sister, mother and I planned a relaxing girls getaway weekend and this place could not have been more perfect. We each got our own room and there was plenty of room to spread out and we were not on top of each other.
This cottage is on a super quiet dirt road, but close enough (15mins) away from town. We opted to park at the top and carry our stuff down the hill. It was very reminiscent of the steep roads in the Azores:).
We walked down to the river and it was absolutely serene, there was a light dusting of snow, it was honestly picture perfect.
In the evenings we enjoyed each others company around the woodstove or watching a movie in the basement.
This cottage is 10mins away from Muskoka Bewery and Bracebridge has quite a few cute little pub/restaurants. Do note that in the "off-season" some close completely or are closed on Sunday and Monday.
We will definitely remember this place when we are looking for another getaway, either with our families (getting down to the river is not steep, I know someone had mentioned that, you just need to take your time and we were there when the path was wet with snow) or spouses.
Fabulous time at a "very muskoka" cottage!
Great place. Comfortable beds, enough space to sleep 6. Beautiful open space with a loft and great extras like laundry and plenty of bathrooms.
Come and enjoy this peaceful place.
Lovely Christmas break
Thank you Colin and Lydia for accepting a short term booking over the Christmas period, finding somewhere to stay for 3 nights over Christmas can prove problematic in itself especially when you are looking for somewhere that you would want to stay!
The whole cottage is described accurately online and we were in no way disappointed when we arrived! The picture window is awesome and provides a fantastic level of light as well as fantastic views out to the river.
As a party of 4 we occupied all the bedrooms and nobody had any trouble sleeping through.
The extra touches like the shower gel shampoo and conditioner, towels and bedding (which not many people include) really makes a difference especially travelling from the UK.
Overall we look forward to returning and exploring the area more probably in late summer or fall, and would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay on the Muskoka river.
The only cautionary note would be that the pathway is quite steep and would probably be tough going in the snow and ice if you are physically impaired, but the description and pictures tell you this anyway.
Great place to stay as expected
Thank you Colin and Lydia.
I did lots and lots of research regarding where to stay in Muskoka and finally I found Colin and Lydia's cottage. The place is as it was described online and its lounge is BIG and BRIGHT. The master room on main floor is the most comfortable one, the other two rooms which are upstairs and at basement are good too (I have no problem sleeping there). The paddle boat outside is just enough for us to have some water fun. Kitchen is awesome, everything is provided except for a professional chef cooking for us. Two and half washrooms are very comfortable. For guys i don't think you need to bring anything except for toothbrush and paste cuz everything is there. And by the way, there were 5 of us and everyone was "wow'ed" by this house when we enter.
Definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a quiet and peaceful stay in Muskoka/Bracebridge. If I really need to point out a downside from this house, I would tell you to drive in slowly when you enter their property from driveway, the ramp is very steep!
Beautiful cottage but definitely needs seatijg and outdoor table
We had a great weekend! Cottage was beautiful,clean an well equipped. The drive way is horrendous very steep you need a truck to get in and out also 4 wheel drive. We were told about driveway. Beautiful scenery with large deck. I wished it ha a table to go with the 4 chairs. The dock Is peaceful but no chairs down there to relax, seating area is very important if going to advertise dock area. I would have gladly brought chairs if knew as spent all of time down there. Overall a great place to stay with small issues.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the registration is confirmed. You have full access to our cottage and everything that is visible. If anything locked behind a door we would appreciate our privacy in this space. We are a completely hands off operation. A key will be provided to you upon arrival. However, if you run into issues we always have someone available nearby. Please treat our home as if it is your home (Please no smoking). Respect our neighbours, as if they were your neighbours. And most importantly, respect our beautiful environment. People come to Muskoka for its beauty and clean lakes and rivers. Let's all keep it beautiful! And of course have fun!