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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 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:



SUP (stand up paddle board)

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 (30ft 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

Expresso machine - NESPRESSO - please bring your own pods (original line)


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Bala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 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
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bedroom on 1st floor, bed is a queen with a single on top
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Bedroom with 3 single beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bed with a pull out trundle underneath
  • 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 4.703704 based on 27 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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Sudbury, Canada

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this cottage. It is a great size for a large group and has all the amenities that you could need. Plus it's very close to town. Would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, well equipped and comfortable cottage.

  • 4 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We recently took our extended family to Bala's Lakehouse Retreat and it was perfect in every way. Beautifully decorated. Perfectly outfitted with kayaks, paddle board, hot tub and every other amenity we could have asked for. We spent our days on the dock and our evenings by the fire pit. Philip was great to deal with and very accommodating. We ended up renting the 'little' house next door as well which allowed us to invite more friends and family. Thank you for such a wonderful week. Sandy & Jimmy

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, thank you for the wonderful review, it confirms that we're continuously achieving our goal, a well appointed and comfortable cottage experience for our guests. This is one of the main reasons our guests keep booking with us every year. Hope to host you and your family again next year. PS - Thank you for the t-shirt with all the wonderful comments, signed by all your family members Philip & Claudia
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Northern Ontario Canada

Great location ,Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were a family with 7teens and 6 adults.

There was lots of room for all of us to enjoy all the property had to offer.

The kayaks and paddle board ,hot tub ,pool table and many movies kept the teens busy.

Easy walks to town for ice cream,the Kee etc.were enjoyed by all.

It fully met all our expectations.

We would highly recommend this property for large family get togethers

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, hope to host you again next summer!
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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: April 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,207.24

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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