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Take A Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On The Dock With A Glass Of Wine

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bright, large and cozy lake house, great for a large or multiple familie

Come and take a week off your busy life, relax on the dock with a glass of wine or a cold beer.

Beautiful Lake House ONLY 45 MINS FROM BARRIE.

Long Lake is in beautiful Bala. Our Lake House blesses us with amazing sun set views....and a Lake that is perfect for canoeing, boating, tubing or just bird watching.....we have it all.

The house is 3800sqft, has 7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, fully equipped kitchen with Dishwasher, espresso machine...and so much more....its PARADISE with just good times.

In addition, after a long day on the water, why not light up some candles, put on some soft music and hit the HOT TUB...and enjoy the view of a STARRY NIGHT.....

If you weren't convinced yet, we also have:



Large dock with Muskoka and lounge chairs, 16’x16’ dock

Shallow sandy water entry, very safe for small children but gets deeper at the end of the dock (20ft from shoreline)

Wifi (please note internet service is sometimes unreliable in cottage country)

Media player with dozens of the latest movies

All linens and towels will be provided.

Sound system, easy to connect via Bluetooth from a smart phone


This Lake House combines the relaxing world of cottage life on the lake with the convenience of having the town within reasonable walking distance with Beer store, LCBO and a Freshmart grocery store .

The Kee to Bala is also a very well know concert hall and it opens on May 24 weekend. They hosted some very well-known artists last year such as Snoop Dog (not a misprint, I couldn’t believe it either), Kim Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts, etc.

More Details

Philip Goncalves
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017


Torrance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • BBQ grill must be cleaned prior to your departure
  • Garbage must be disposed of properly in the metal bins prior to your departure
  • This is a family oriented neighbourhood, no loud noise after 11PM
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Foyer bathroom - toilet
    1st floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently renovated
    Basement bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently renovated, glass shower, washer and dryer
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Recently renovated, large glass shower, dual sink vanity
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom on 1st floor, queen bed with a pull-out trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom with queen bed and single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can be pushed together to create a king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2nd floor bedroom with barn doors
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom on 2nd floor with ensuite, lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom on 1st floor, patio door, lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom with patio door to garden, lake view
    Day bed - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with pull out trundle on the 2nd floor loft
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Take A Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On The Dock With A Glass Of Wine
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Overall great stay ! Cottage itself is in beautiful condition, very spacious and bright .

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Balas lake house retreat .Would go back in a heartbeat :)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea
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A Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely weekend the last week of April this year at Philip and Claudia's beautiful cottage. The rooms were all beautifully finished and the pictures do not justify how nicely decorated this home is! The fire pit, outdoor hot tub and the docks were conveniently right outside as well. Not to mention being able to kayak on the beautiful lake during our stay. We had a pretty large group with a small dog and were able to stay comfortably. Other items to highlight is the Foosball and pool table in addition to the great sound system for movies, music and more! Lastly, their kitchen is fully stocked with any gadget, pans, trays for any master chefs out there!

An absolute amazing stay, both Philip and Claudia were very accommodating and responded to our calls right away! My group of friends rent out a cottage every year, and by far this is our favourite! Thank you both for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous cottage and we cannot wait to come back soon!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Look forward to hear from you next year.
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved the cottage and the waterfront.

The kitchen have everything we needed, the bathrooms were well appointed with great towels, bed linens were of the best quality.

The pool table and fooseball table were great entertainment during the short rain periods and during the evening. The hot tub was very well maintained and the water quality was superb, nice and clear.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, the pictures and information on this listing doesn't do it justice. We'll come back again for sure.

Thank you Philip for being so responsive and a great host. You have a slice of heaven...

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pics don't do it justice!

  • 4 of 5

Would love to go back again someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for the weekend after our small, elopement wedding and invited our friends to join us to continue the celebration. It was the perfect setting, space, and set up. Everyone was comfortable and constantly commented on how amazing the cottage was! Everything we needed was included (cooking appliances and dishes, bed linens, towels, etc.). The games room, hot tub, and the surrounding cottage grounds added the perfect touch for when we were looking for something to do! We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate our marriage! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, lake front cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea for the wonderfully review and congrats on your wedding. Best of luck.
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Perfect winter cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice. We had a large group and everyone was very comfortable. Philip is a very attentive and helpful landlord, answering all my questions and emails quickly. Our only issues were very minor, and he helped to resolve them immediately. We would love to go back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meg for your great review. We're glad you and your guests enjoyed themselves. Would love to have you back...
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Moon river lookout


Rates & Availability

Torrance Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017/18
Sep 9 2017 - Jun 14 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,199.04

A $1500 security deposit will be required. A cleaning and laundry fee will be deducted from the security deposit. The service is provided by a local cleaning business and a copy of the invoice will be provided approximately 1 week after your departure date. From previous rental history, this fee is usually in the $300-400 range, depending on how dirty/messy the cottage is left. For example, the cost will be higher if dishes are left in the sink, garbage is not placed in the metal bins by the street, bbq not clean, indoor/outdoor furniture relocated from their original location, debris (pine needles, leaves, sand) in the hot tub from leaving the cover open while not being used, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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