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Take a Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On the Dock With a Glass of Wine

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy and Bright Cottage With Warm Sun All Day Long While Sitting On the Dock

Beautiful cottage only 45 mins from barrie.

Long lake is in beautiful bala. Our cottage blesses us with warm sun all day long on while sitting on the dock....And a lake that is perfect for canoeing, boating, tubing or just bird watching.....We have it all.

The cottage has a top loft with a queen been and 2 single beds as well as a sofain the living room....Its paradise with just good times.

The cottage also comes with:

Full linen service: bed sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels

Paddle boat


Large dock with muskoka chairs, 12’x12’

Swimming platform for the kids to swim to and jump off

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


This cottage 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, a fresh mart grocery store and a hand full of restaurants and ice cream shops .

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


Torrance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • BBQ grill must be clean prior to your departure
  • Garbage must be disposed off 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
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft area - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Take a Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On the Dock With a Glass of Wine
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Ontario, Canada

A little gem that is picture perfect for a small family!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute find for anyone looking for a small cottage in a great area! We snapped up this cottage after seeing it while renting the larger cottage next door last year. It was perfect for our son, his wife, and their 13 year old son, although it could accomodate more. They absolutely loved it! Great deck, lots of wonderful Muskoka chairs here and there to relax in and amazing sparkling water to swim and boat in! Lots of space between the two cottages, so could easily be rented on it's own. It is full of charm, with a nice sized living area with comfy chairs, a little kitchen, and an unexpectedly wonderful renovated bathroom! There is a loft bedroom upstairs that sleeps 4, accessed by a small stairway. I did see several reviews commenting on the steep stairs, but did not find them a problem myself and I am in my late 60's, so except for very small children, don't think it would be an issue. We rented both cottages last year, and can't wait to return for what my grandson who stayed here calls "the best week of the year!"

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, looking forward to having you back in 2017.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation. The cottage is small, but accommodated two people very well. It is clean and nicely decorated. Our only complaint was lack of privacy, since there is another larger cottage on the same property. Despite that fact we really enjoyed ourselves. The location is beautiful and the lake was great for swimming. It is a very steep climb to get up to the loft space--so I wouldn't recommend this cottage for people with physical limitations or very young children. The bed in the loft is not queen size--it is a double. Owner needs to change this in his description. Also, there is no blu-ray. Aside from that, we really enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want peace and quiet, this is well worth it.

  • 4 of 5

One week of total relaxation. Boy this was exactly what the doctor ordered. We will consider this place again for next year. A few notes - If you don't do ladders you end up sleeping on a pull out couch (focus on the ouch part). We saw the pics, thought we could handle the ladder, we were wrong, our bad. We hit a week of cold nights, 12-14, so we got the most out of the electric fire place - thankful for that. Wireless spotty, but we knew that ahead of time. TV - 1 channel, plus another one part time. For us, not a problem. Nice area for walking. Water was cold but nice and clean. As I said, if it's peace and quiet you want, consider this place - it will give you that.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frank for your comments/feedback. I'm really sorry about the couch, we just bought it in June and haven't tried it yet as a bed, we'll have to upgrade the mattress if it's as bad as you say. As for the wireless, we've had issued this week as well, I called Bell and they came in to fix it; I'm keeping my fingers crossed , however I can't expect a great signal in cottage country as I would in downtown Toronto. Look forward to hearing from you next year, I'll promise the couch will be far better :)...
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy cottage with a loft for sleeping. Nice living room area and deck. Great lake for swimming and kayaking. Great views from the dock. Would definitely recommend this place. We hope to come back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchener Ontario Canada

Review of Bala's Little Secret

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and attractive, however if you are looking for quiet and privacy, this is not the cottage to choose. It is VERY close to another cottage that was occupied by many partiers who kept the music going until sometime after 4 in the morning on the weekend. It is also very close to the owners' own cottage, and their children obviously use the dock area frequently.

It should also be noted that the bedrooms are only accessible by stairs that are really more of a ladder and would be difficult to negotiate for seniors or small children.

Best smoked meat ever eaten in pulled pork sandwiches at Bala House, a tiny restaurant not too far away on the main road.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luanne, thank you for your 4 out of 5 review. I'm surprised at your comment regarding the 2 children. I apologize if they bothered you, however they were on the adjacent dock that is at least 50ft from your own private dock. If they did in fact bother you, you should've mentioned it to me on the multiple occasions I asked you if everything was ok. As for the party next door, unfortunately that's not something I can control. However that cottage is only used during the weekend and was empty the rest of the week. Also, the "4AM" comment is exaggerated, if that was the case the police would've been called much earlier than that. If you're looking for a completely secluded cottage without any neighbouring properties, it's unlikely you'll find one in the Muskoka area. You'd have to look further north such as Algonquin or North Bay which would add at least another 1.5hrs to the drive from Toronto. Once again I apologize if the property was not as secluded as you expected.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage, super easy to get to and the owners were very accommodating and organized! Cottage has all the luxuries and is super clean! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Torrance Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 10 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $602.36

A $750 security deposit will be required. A cleaning/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 a few days after your departure date. From previous rental history, please assume a $120 fee , however it can be higher depending on how dirty/messy the cottage is left. For example, the cost will be higher if dishes are left in the sink, garbage not placed in the bin by the street, bbq not clean, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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