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Spinneyloch. Unpretentious, Family Friendly, Classic 60's Cottage, on One Level

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedroom Bright Comfortable Main Cottage Plus Bunkie With Bathroom, Sleeps Six!

Located on Point Manchee in Bala, Muskoka, Spinneyloch is an easy 2 hour drive from Toronto. As soon as you arrive, you'll have an AHA moment that won't leave you. The cottage is nestled in the trees with lake frontage, glorious views and sun all day long. The spacious outside deck, where you'll enjoy your morning coffee, evening cocktail and spectacular sunsets, cascades down to an equally wonderful dock on Beach Bay. Easy access to shallow water is ideal for all water activities, especially swimming to "Gossip Rock". Main kitchen/dining/living area is open concept with pine paneling and Muskoka granite wood burning fireplace. Skylights and large picture windows keep the cottage bright all day. Lakeside, master bedroom has queen bed and personal sink and vanity. The large second bedroom has twin beds. Outside the windows perches a giant granite erratic we call Robber's Rock. (Wonderful story for Geology and History Buffs!) The Girl's Bunkie has a queen bed and it's own 3 piece bathroom and deck for reading and relaxing, ideal for in-laws or friends. The Boy's Bunkie on the eastern shorefront has power but no plumbing, but can be used with permission for extra sleepovers. And next to it, the boathouse dock offers a quiet morning retreat for early risers. The entire property overall has a great getaway feeling. Boat and canoe rentals available in Bala. Respect your Neighboring Cottagers noise policy in effect after 10 pm. Internet, TV, No smoking, No fireworks. Well behaved pets with conscientious owners considered.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Very suitable for extended families as Bunkie is self contained, great for inlaws and /or additional couple....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO fireworks Smoking allowed outside with due consideration to the environment.....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome but must be under control at all times and owners must be responsible about cleaning up after them. There will be an additional charge for each dog. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair ramp to entry...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Has own sink and vanity...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bunkie: 1 queen

    Separate Bunkie with Bathroom and deck...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has queen bed and personal sink and vanity with walk out to deck. Second bedroom has twin beds Bunkie has queen bed with 3 piece bathroom (shower) Second Lakeside Bunkie has queen bed, electric composting toilet, no plumbing...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bunkie bathroom: toilet, shower

    Bathroom has shower...moreless

  • 3 piece bathroom with bath tub in main cottage. Toilet is new and high, great for Boomer's hip replacements....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Explore Muskoka from this lovely comfortable cottage. Or just kick back and enjoy creating a new family cottage tradition.....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Bring your own for the beach and the bay....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Spectacular Sunset Views across Bala Bay...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful dock and deck on Beach Bay...moreless

  • Village:

    Bala, 5 miles away by car, 2 miles by boat with it's famous falls and even more famous Kee-to-Bala Dance Pavillion, Grocery Store, Don's Bakery, LCBO (Liquor Store), Beer Store, Bar, Restaurants...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water Views from Dining Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom and the Bunkie too!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Lake breezes ! And ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    baseboard heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new in 2015...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Simple but well equipped with stove, fridge and dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    new in 2014...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely layered deck right off the living room and master bedroom....moreless



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Summer 2017
May 15 - Oct 15, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $370.30
  • Pet Fee $155.53
  • Taxes Not included


$50% deposit upon reservation. Balance due upon arrival. In Canada, email transactions accepted. In the USA, checks are accepted.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
Toronto Pearson International YYZ
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gravenhurst Taboo
15 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 169
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Bala is famous for its Falls and the Kee to Bala, Don's Bakery, weekly summer waterski shows and the fall Cranberry Festival. Torrance has the Dark Sky Preserve. Gravenhurst has a summer Theatre, The Segwun Steamship voyages and also the reknown golf resort, Taboo. Muskoka is a top three season recreational area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: I've just recently inherited the cottage. I live in Colorado and summer in British Columbia but my Ontario roots are in Muskoka. My goal is to steward Spinneyloch through this period of transition by offering it to individuals and families who will appreciate discovering the joys of holidaying in Muskoka.

Why the Owner Chose Torrance, ON, Canada:
Point Manchee has been a family property since the early 1900's. It was divided into four parcels in the 1950's and my father built this cottage in 1962. My father loved his English heritage and called this property Spinneyloch (a grove of trees and lake) We spent all of our summers here, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and just relaxing with our cousins and many dear friends who have shared this special place with us for decades. There are many regatta trophies lining the shelves, a tribute to the spirit of the Manchee family over the years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sound of train whistles from Bala Park Island, paddling across the Bay on a still morning, loons calling, the soft lapping of waves , wind in the pines, these are all here to stimulate your senses and nourish and refresh your soul.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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  • Spinneyloch and Beach Bay Dock

    Spinneyloch and Beach Bay Dock

  • Point Manchee (courtesy North 45 Communications Inc)

    Point Manchee (courtesy North 45 Communications Inc)

  • Spinneyloch as you arrive

    Spinneyloch as you arrive

  • Beach Bay Dock

    Beach Bay Dock

  • Boy's Bunkie

    Boy's Bunkie

  • Ryan Redvers Carving

    Ryan Redvers Carving

  • Kitchen with View

    Kitchen with View

  • Kitchen from The Living Room

    Kitchen from The Living Room

  • Spinneyloch Dining Room

    Spinneyloch Dining Room

  • Living Room with View

    Living Room with View

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Entry to Beach Bay

    Entry to Beach Bay

  • Point Manchee and Beach Bay (courtesy North 45 Communications Inc)

    Point Manchee and Beach Bay (courtesy North 45 Communications Inc)

  • Girl's Bunkie from the Main Cottage

    Girl's Bunkie from the Main Cottage

  • Driveway


  • Robber's Rock and Girl's Bunkie

    Robber's Rock and Girl's Bunkie

  • Robber's Rock from the Back Porch

    Robber's Rock from the Back Porch

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Hallway to Bedrooms

    Hallway to Bedrooms

  • Spinneyloch Outside Deck from Living Room

    Spinneyloch Outside Deck from Living Room

  • Master Bedroom with sink and vanity

    Master Bedroom with sink and vanity

  • Girl's Bunkie Interior

    Girl's Bunkie Interior

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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