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LUXURY COTTAGE AND BOATHOUSE ON SKELETON LAKE IN MUSKOKA

Owner

Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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LUXURY COTTAGE AND BOATHOUSE ON SKELETON LAKE IN MUSKOKA

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Gravenhurst Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

COTTAGE

A magnificent year-round holiday retreat on picturesque Skeleton Lake. As the name Hermitage suggests, this unique property on 3.5 acres and 540 feet of lake frontage offers complete privacy and the perfect getaway.

This million dollar plus property features a quality, custom-built cottage and boathouse, both with numerous luxury features. The 5000 square foot cottage, featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, is nestled among mature trees and beautiful granite rocks. The property has been landscaped to blend into the beautiful, natural surroundings and the buildings have been designed to complement this setting.

The cottage interior is stunning and has many unique features that blend gracious, luxury living with a casual vacation home lifestyle. The exotic hardwood floors in cabbage bark and poisonwood, and the mixed exotic hardwood ceilings throughout make this a one-of-a-kind property. Most of the wood in the cottage is hardwood from Central America, including the kitchen cabinets, stairs, railings, doors, and much of the furniture. This unique blend of unusual woods gives the cottage a warm, rustic, yet elegant charm. Large wood-framed windows provide stunning views from every room, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty even indoors.

The cottage is designed around a magnificent, cathedral-ceiling great room with a huge, floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, a wall of windows offering a breathtaking long view of the lake, and cabbage bark floors. At one end of the the main level is a family room with a large river rock fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the lake. At the other end of the main level is an office/library with two walls of windows presenting stunning views of the lake in two directions. Sliding patio doors lead to the deck.

The open concept kitchen has a large island in mixed exotic hardwoods that is great for snacks or just for chatting with the chef. The dining area has a view of the lake and sliding patio doors open directly onto the deck. There is a convenient main floor laundry room. French doors lead from the kitchen into a large Muskoka room/sunroom, with a high, vaulted ceiling in exotic woods and walls of glass windows and doors, that provides magnificent views of the lake and woods. Three sets of sliding doors lead from the Muskoka room directly onto the deck. Enjoy breakfast or a romantic dinner on the deck or in the Muskoka room, enjoying gorgeous views in all directions.

A magnificent, wide wooden staircase of mixed exotic hardwoods leads to the upper floor. A loft area with a large balsam infra-red sauna and workout area overlooks the great room and has a gorgeous view out over the lake. The loft separates the master bedroom and ensuite from the other three bedrooms. The master bedroom, with a king-size poster bed, has beautiful poisonwood floors and glorious views of the lake in two directions from immense windows. The walk-in closet is completely cedar lined. The ensuite bathroom has a heated, natural slate floor, a long poisonwood and slate vanity with two sinks, a large shower of glass and slate, and a long 6.5 feet BainUltra ThermoMasseur air tub with programmable cycle, chromotherapy, and heated back. At the other end of the loft, a hallway leads to 3 bedrooms, all of which have a lake view. The bathroom at this side of the upstairs has a large shower with slate walls and glass door. End your day relaxing in the sauna or the ThermoMasseur air tub.

A huge walk-out basement is completely finished, featuring slate floors and huge windows that also have a gorgeous view of the lake. There is an attached double garage and a large parking area behind the cottage, with additional parking on the access road.

The cottage has a commanding, long view of beautiful Skeleton Lake. Natural granite stone steps grace the main entrance and another set of stone steps lead to a boardwalk that runs along the sunroom around to a large deck. The 700 square foot, private deck of exotic hardwood with glass railings offers gorgeous views of Skeleton Lake and some of its most picturesque islands. A cedar stairway descends down to the boathouse. The cottage is winterized for those who enjoy winter sports and activities. Four-wheel drive recommended for winter access.

This unique property is situated at the end of a private road and ensures complete seclusion. It is truly a one-of-a-kind property that will allow you to experience Muskoka at its best in all four seasons. This quiet waterfront property on Skeleton Lake should provide you with one of your most memorable vacations ever.

BOATHOUSE

Above the two-slip boathouse is 650 square feet of beautiful living space. The living quarters include an open concept living and kitchen/dining area that has breathtaking views of the lake from three sides. You can sit around the wood-burning stove on chillier evenings and enjoy the views of the lake. 3 sets of sliding patio doors lead from this area out onto the large sun deck that wraps around the boathouse. Floors, ceilings, and walls are entirely in pine, providing a bright, warm, rustic atmosphere. At the back are two bedrooms with queen-size beds and sliding patio doors that open onto the deck. The bright pine bathroom has a large shower. Above the bedrooms is a large loft with sleeping area that overlooks the living room and the lake. Older children will love the loft!

Have breakfast or a BBQ dinner on the deck. Enjoy the call of the loons. Relax in the hammock. Fish off the deck. Jump off the deck into the lake. The lapping waves will lull you to sleep. You’ll never be closer to the water!

The boathouse is available for rent separately in May, June, July, August, September & October. When the boathouse is rented separately, the cottage will not be rented. The boathouse is closed in the winter.

Keywords: Cottage and Boathouse

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time there, it's really beautiful and peaceful. [Tortorella Family Ontario, Canada]



We enjoyed our stay and have warm memories. [Dixon Family Ontario, Canada]



Thanks again for allowing us to experience the Hermitage. [Mancuso Family [Ontario, Canada]



We had a great weekend at The Hermitage. Thank you very much for the use of such a beautiful location. I had spent time at Skeleton Lake as a teenager and the trip brought back a flood of great memories. I had forgot how much I enjoyed cottage life. [Kimber Family Ontario, Canada]



We had a fabulous time, it was a bummer coming home, we had such a fun relaxing week, we both wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks very much for everything. [Halder Family Ontario, Canada]



I’m still glowing from the relaxing time we had at your boathouse. It’s truly a beautiful and peaceful place. Thanks again for your hospitality and opening your beautiful home to us. [Paul and Rose Ontario, Canada]
Jul 2011
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
toronto
5

A piece of nature

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time I have stayed here, the previous was in the winter. The house is in excellent condition, and very large with full amenities for all while maintaining the cottage feel. The views over the lake are grand anytime of day with access to the pristine water. I swam twice daily. In my recent visit I stayed in the boathouse which is intimate and secluded yet expertly managed. You really feel away from "normal" life here and at one with nature. You can get to local towns with a short drive if you want to...but why would you when this place is so beautiful and peaceful!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
Rochester , NY, USA
5

WOW!! Amazing views and very luxurious.

  • 5 of 5
Wow, Amazing!! I was looking for a relaxing weekend, and that’s just what I got and much more. The place was clean, comfortable and very luxurious. We traveled in a large group and there was more than enough room for all of us. Everything we needed was there to experience the ultimate weekend of fun and relaxation. Not to mention the breathtaking views of the lake from almost every room in the house. It was one of the best locations I’ve ever visited. This is the ultimate getaway location if you’re in a big group or just want an intimate weekend. Very spacious and luxurious. Thanks again!!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
Toronto, Ontario Canada
5

Amazing getaway from the city!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Le Hermitage,

We recently returned from an incredibly relaxing long weekend at Le Hermitage. Located just north of Toronto it was nestled away in a beautiful area in Muskoka, it provided all the warmth and necessities of home, perfectly isolated on the shores of Skeleton Lake. Arriving after dark we awoke the following morning to amazing views of the lake. A frozen waterfall was only a short drive away!

The home is very spacious but maintains a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. 9 of us fit comfortably in the main house. A games room with pool table, shuffleboard and foosball table provided a great spot for evening entertaining while the living room on the ground floor was perfect for relaxing afternoons around the fireplace. The boys were happy with the satellite HDTV for Hockey Night in Canada in the large den. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave and oven and has an open concept making it an excellent spot to be while preparing meals for the day.

It is an amazing location and if you are looking for a modern cottage away from the crowds, Le Hermitage is perfect! We are already looking forward to our next stay there!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
Toronto, Ontario
5

Muskoka's best kept secret

Muskoka's best kept secret
  • 5 of 5
Muskoka's best kept secret - situated on the beautiful Skeleton Lake, offering exquisite views from every aspect of the cottage.

I spent the week there with my family of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed the endless activities the cottage and property had to offer. Spacious state of the art kitchen for entertaining, large screen TV's, comfortable beds, multiple hammocks and large outdoor deck for those hot summer nights.

I hope it is available next summer :)

I do not hesitate to recommend this luxury cottage to anyone!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
Limerick, Ireland
5

Amazing Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location for a family vacation or getaway with friends. Breathtaking views of Skeleton Lake and the surrounding area from both the house and boathouse. It exceeded all of my expectations and I couldn't have asked for a better vacation!

Both the house and boathouse are very spacious and can accommodate a large group of people. Perfect size kitchen and living area ideal for evening entertainment.

I would absolutely recommend a stay here!!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Cottage and Boathouse on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88202vb
Gravenhurst Muskoka
Cape Town, South Africa
5

Best Summer Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage as a group of family and friends and it was honestly the most amazing experience we've ever had! The cottage is very spacious which is perfect for spending a summer vacation with a big group of people. The best part of our stay was definitely the boathouse and everything that goes with it! We spent hours every day down at the boathouse whilst enjoying the sun on the deck; kayaking; jumping off the deck; and of course enjoying the beautiful view of Skeleton Lake. The cottage provides more than enough entertainment (both indoor and outdoor) to keep everyone in your group occupied. I would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be back there myself in the near future!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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SUMMERTIME, WINTERTIME, Snowmobiling (close to trails), Snowshoeing, Skating

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gravenhurst Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2000-$6900/wk
  • Canadian Dollars
  • High Season (Mid June through early Sept) Cottage and Boathouse $6900/week
  • Shoulder Season Cottage and Boathouse $4400/week
  • Boathouse Only (Low) $2000/wk, $900 2-night wknd, $1200 3-night wknd
  • Boathouse is closed in Winter
  • A 25% deposit is due upon confirmation of rental
  • Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to occupancy
  • US Dollars and Euros also accepted. Monthly rates available

Amenities

Amenities

Gravenhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cottage, 2 Fireplaces, Satellite TVs, PVR, Jenn-Air Range, Pillows & Comforters/Blankets are provided, BainUltra Air Tub, Infra-red Sauna, Hammock, Boathouse, Boat Dock, Wood-burning stove, Bar refrigerator, Toaster Oven, Hot Plate, Paddle Boat, Pillows & Blankets are provided, Linens and towels are included.

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