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Brand New!! Luxury Lake Muskoka Cottage With Chef's Kitchen And Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3,500 Sq.ft. - 5+ Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Cottage; Sleeps 10

Welcome to our brand new 5+ bedroom, two-storey cottage on beautiful Lake Muskoka! This new construction has everything that a legendary Muskoka cottage demands, but with all the modern amenities. Watch our drone video - just click on the Video icon above to get a birds-eye view of the cottage and surrounding area!!

Please note we only list our cottage rental on VRBO and the HomeAway family of websites. These have proven to be the most secure websites available for cottage rentals and therefore you will not see our listing on any other rental site. Please notify us if you do see our listing elsewhere because bookings should not be made anywhere but here on VRBO.

Construction was newly completed in Summer 2015. The cottage sits right on Lake Muskoka, nestled at the end of a quiet bay. We love that our bay has very little boat traffic, unlike what is experienced out in the main part of the Lake. This provides for a much quieter cottage experience and is much safer for the kids. We have a very-rare sandy beach and shallow water, ideal for kids to play in. The large beachfront with shallow access combined with a gently sloped property provides great peace of mind to parents and easy access to the water. Be among the first to enjoy this beautiful cottage, cozy environment and open concept, all designed to maximize those precious family memories.

Located just 10 minutes from both Bala and Port Carling (by boat or car) and close to a marina, why not stay where National Geographic selected as the #1 pick on their World’s Ten Best Trips of Summer list.

Some Unexpected Amenities for Your Enjoyment:

Bedrooms - All 5 bedrooms are generously sized: Main floor Master has 1 King bed and an adjoining en suite bathroom, 3 bedrooms come with Queen beds and the last bedroom is nicknamed the "Bunk Bed Palace" and contains a beautiful custom built bunk bed system comprising 5 separate sleeping areas in the one bedroom (1 double bed, 3 twin beds and 1 roll-out trundle twin bed). The kids will never want to sleep any other place when they see the Bunk Bed Palace. The beds all boast brand new Kingsdown mattresses which will ensure a very comfortable sleep every night! All bedrooms also have large windows to optimize the views and they all contain large ceiling fans which provide for generous air flow.

Air Conditioning and Year Round Heating - Yes we do have central air conditioning for those very hot summer nights!! Our friends thought we were crazy to install a/c at the cottage but we wanted to preserve some of those home comforts we all enjoy in the city. We've also heard from several friends who rent cottages without a/c that some nights can be unbearable and we didn't want to spoil the Muskoka experience because of a hot night. So be rest assured our cottage has it all for both summer and forced air gas heating during the winter. We are a 12-month property that can be enjoyed all year long.

Chef's Kitchen - You will be blown away by the kitchen! Caesarstone counters, uniquely finished granite island, stainless steel appliances, double wall ovens, 6 burner gas cook top and large refrigerator. The kitchen comes stocked with almost every amenity one could need for preparing those family dinners together. The large open concept opens onto a very long wooden harvest table where family members can enjoy meals together. The kitchen views provide unobstructed vistas of the Lake and all activities that happen outside, so parents have the peace of mind of knowing where the kids are at all times. You may never want to cook in another kitchen again!

Polished Concrete Floors - We also took an interesting design approach with our construction project and opted for polished concrete floors instead of hardwood flooring on the main level. After our research, we found this was one of the greenest ways to finish a cottage floor because polished concrete is very hypo-allergenic, extremely easy to clean and it stays very cool (on your feet) in the summer and the radiant heated floors stay very warm in the winter. We just love how our floors turned out and we know you will too!!

All three bathrooms contain generously sized walk-in showers, and 2 of the bathrooms have separate tubs.

Kids Bunkie Outside - We also have a Kids Bunkie, located adjacent to the cottage property. Kids love to sleep in the Bunkie because it's like their very own cottage. This structure is relatively new and contains a double futon alongside a set of twin bunk beds and a little sitting area for the kids to play. Over the years we've often used the Bunkie as an overflow sleeping area.

More Details

M Crane
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About M Crane

Welcome to our new and beautiful Lake Muskoka cottage. We recently completed a new construction project in Summer 2015 whereby our existing smaller cottage, which was purchased in 2008 was demolished. We then excavated and re-positioned a new structure to optimize views of the Lake. We also took the opportunity to expand the footprint and build a 5-bedroom, 3 full bathroom cottage. Now we can enjoy the many comforts of home but also incorporate the Lake and cottage experience. We look forward to hosting you and your family so you can create precious cottage memories.

M Crane purchased this cottage in 2008

Why M Crane chose Port Carling

Our new cottage is 3,500 square feet of beauty on Lake Muskoka. We were originally attracted to this property in 2008 because of its superb location (just minutes from both Port Carling and Bala) and rare Muskoka beach. For those who may not know Muskoka too well, the area sits atop the Canadian Shield and is plush with amazing Canadian granite. The only implication of this reality is that sandy beaches are rare. Most cottages sit atop solid rock or atop high hills which makes water and beach access difficult. We enjoy a beautiful beachfront where parents have the peace of mind associated with shallow waters, soft sand and unobstructed views. The entire property gently slopes down toward the lake and all of our family and guest feedback has raved about the views, water access and our location at the end of a quiet bay.

What makes this cottage unique

* Prime Cottage Location - our cottage is situated at the end of a quite bay and is not located out in the main part of the Lake. As a result we enjoy greatly reduced levels of water traffic and noise associated with jet-skiers, water skiers and boat engines. The only traffic we receive are those boat owners who live within our bay.

* Stunning views of the Lake - the new cottage structure was strategically placed to optimize Lake views from most angles of the cottage. It was also situated to eliminate long hours of sun exposure inside the cottage so combined with our innovative ICF construction framing, the cottage typically stays very cool on hot summer days.

* We have air conditioning - for those unusually hot summer days, we offer you the comforts of air conditioning. Thankfully our efficient construction materials combined with a cool polished cement floor throughout the cottage main floor, the cottage does stay cool during the summer. We turned on the a/c only a handful of times throughout Summer 2015. We also have high efficiency ceiling fans in each bedroom!!

*New, new, new - we take great pride in our new cottage and open our doors to you and your family. All mattresses are brand new and we've invested in some of the best mattresses on the market - Kingsdown mattresses!!

* Fully stocked Chef's Kitchen - we definitely built a dream of a Chef's Kitchen, including double wall ovens, 6 burner gas cook top, large refrigerator, double sink and dishwasher! Again, everything is brand new!

* KIDS love it here - we offer a full range of water activities for the kids, including a kayak, canoe, water/beach toys, pails, shovels and inflatables. We also have a large table upstairs where we keep tons of kids board games and crafting supplies. There is no shortage of kids activities. We also have a spring free Trampoline, the world's safest trampoline. Kids will love jumping beach-side while others play on the beac


Port Carling Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautifully tiled shower, large rainhead + granite counter
    Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Designer bathroom with large walk-in shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , High-end corian freestanding tub, extra large walk-in shower
  • All 3 bathrooms contain separate showers, are all fully equipped with large overhead rainheads + shower head sprinklers. Each bathroom has its own unique luxurious feel, combining contemporary tiled finishes and unique cabinetry.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master on Main Floor - 1 king , Beautiful ensuite bathroom for Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - upstairs bunk bed room - 4 bunk bed , Kids love the Bunk Bed room, complete with 4 bunks + trundle
    Bedroom 5 + loft - 1 queen , Awesome bedroom includes an upstairs loft for play or rest
  • All bedrooms come with ample storage areas, large bright windows + window coverings. The beds all come with brand new Kingsdown mattresses.
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We've literally tried to think of everything - all focused on family comfort! The few guests we've hosted thus far have loved how stocked everything is within the cottage. They've appreciated the fact that basically only clothes and food are required for a week away in Muskoka at our cottage. We believe it's important to preserve the authentic cottage experience while providing the many comforts of home.


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Brand New!! Luxury Lake Muskoka Cottage With Chef's Kitchen And Sandy Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, immaculately cleaned for our arrival... perfect beach, water toys, fire pit, I could go on and on

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about this cottage!

The cottage itself is beautiful, clean and fully stocked with everything you could ever need for a great family vacation!

My family spent the beautiful days outdoors on the sandy beach and in the lake playing with all of the sand and water toys and the canoe, and stand up paddle boats (including life jackets!) that were all available for use from the owners!

On the rainy days, the cottage was equipped with games and some arts and crafts and a huge library of movies!

The kitchen was fully stocked with every gadget and tool you could ever need and so many of the cooking basics and then some!

The owners were readily available to answer any questions we had, especially the first couple of days when we were discovering the cottage. When we had a small issue, it was dealt with immediately! Can't ask for better hosts!

My kids declared it the best family vacation we have ever had! My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison, thank you for the kind review and it was definitely our pleasure hosting your family at our cottage. I'm so pleased the kids enjoyed their time on the beach and also found some time for arts and crafts. We always say the cottage should be time for creating family memories and it sure sounds like your Muskoka experience did just that! We'd love to have you back any time! Thanks for being very respectful of our place. Best regards!
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What a wonderful place to stay in the Fall!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at this beautifully appointed cottage on Lake Muskoka. The views were spectacular and the leaves had started turning. Surprisingly the water was still quite nice for swimming and so the kids spent hours on the sandy beach. We loved the level land heading toward the water which made it easy for our ageing parents to access the beach and dock where they'd sit and read for hours. Thanks to the owners for making this cottage feel like home. The owner was attentive, caring and very timely with his responses to our questions. I'd strongly recommend this cottage for any family.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for your kind review. We are pleased to have shared our cottage with you and your family. We appreciate the gift you left behind which was not necessary. Thanks for booking again with us for 2017, before you know it September will be here again!
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The perfect Muskoka cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

This brand new, spacious, bright, well appointed cottage was everything we hoped for when planning our large family celebration.

The sandy beach and shallow water was ideal for the young ones to play in, kitchen/dining was ideal for everyone to sit together, the bay which the cottage is situated on is quite with beautiful views of Lake Muskoka. Being only 10 minutes or so from Port Carling made grocery and cold beverage trips very convenient.

Michael (the Owner) seemed to have thought of everything…we wanted for nothing.

The pictures don’t do this beautiful cottage justice.

Wonderful memories.


  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON, Canada

A brand-new and wonderfully decorated withfantastic amenities, a great beach. We miss the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This new cottage has it all. Beautifully designed and built, from the kitchen to the great room and the master suite or the four other bedrooms, this vacation property has it all with your two people or 10. The Beautiful beach, the outdoor trampoline, the water toys and the fire pit make your vacation that much more fun. Our host/landlord could not do enough for us, which helped make this an amazing two week holiday.

It is our intention to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Muskoka cottage is located 15 minutes from both Port Carling and Bala. We are also 30 minutes to either Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. The beauty of this location offers privacy at the cottage and yet you're minutes from necessities in 4 cities close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $232.13
Refundable Damage Deposit $619

Please ensure your Currency Conversion tab is set to CAD and not USD. Please check above to ensure the Rental Rates are quoted in CAD. Sometimes the VRBO site can default to USD and therefore it can be confusing to some Guests who think the rates are lower than they should be. All rates for Canadian residents should be quoted in CAD$. Our 2017 High Season rates begin May 13, 2017 and end Sept 15, 2017. Rates are $8,000 CAD per week with a 7-night minimum booking. Rentals can be paid through bank transfer, email transfer, cheque or cash. All rates include applicable taxes. Our 2018 rates are also set at $8,000 CAD per week with a 7-night minimum booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY-Any cancellation by the Guest must be forwarded in writing via email to the Owner. For cancellations occurring greater than 60 days before your date of arrival, we will fully refund your deposit and any additional monies paid. For cancellations within 60 days of your arrival, if we are able to re-book the cottage for the entire period of your reservation, we will refund all monies paid by the Guest, less a $250 cancellation fee. If we are unable to re-book the property for any part of the original reservation period, then all monies paid by the Guest will be forfeited to Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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