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Muskoka Cottage on Bala Bay at Water's Edge, Sun All Day

Robert

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Robert

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2015
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Muskoka Cottage on Bala Bay at Water's Edge, Sun All Day

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bala Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6, beach and deep water

A private cottage on Bala Bay on Lake Muskoka. This beautiful three bedroom bungalow is right at the water’s edge, with a huge south-facing dock 10 steps from your front deck.

Sunshine from sunrise to dusk, and a view that goes for miles.

The dining and living rooms have large picture windows, and from your kitchen window you are just 5 feet from the water looking across the bay. Swim in the deep water at the dock, or play at the shallow sandy beach. The cottage is on a private island only 50 meters from shore, and the owners live at the opposite end. A 14 foot aluminum boat is yours to enjoy while you visit. Free parking is available for your car.

Lot/Waterfront Description: The island is 1.3 acres, with about 1300 feet of shoreline. Terrain is very flat with lots of trees.

The Cottage: A large 30 x 15 Living and Dining room looks out to the lake in three directions. A pine kitchen is well equipped with fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. High speed broadband internet will keep you connected.

There are 3 Bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twin beds, as well as a three piece bath.

Capacity: 6 people. This cottage is ideally suited for families or seniors (up to 6 people).

Includes: TV, DVD player (with a selection of DVDs), CD player, Propane BBQ, pillows, blankets.

Keywords: Muskoka, cottage, Bala, Shallow sandy beach and deep water, sunny, south exposure, level, treed, quiet, private, bunglalow, island, internet, private

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robert (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2015

About Robert

Our family has summered in Bala for 101 years. In the summer of 2011, we purchased this wonderful island. Your bungalow cottage is at the east end of the island. Our 1890-vintage home is at the opposite end of the island.

Robert purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Robert chose Bala

Simply the best vacation spot in the world - all of our worldly travelers tell us so. Quiet when you want it, action when you go looking for it. Lake Muskoka is gorgeous, and you can boat for miles. Golfing, tennis, hiking are nearby, and the best swimming in the world are at your doorstep.

What makes this cottage unique

Island life can seem a little intimidating at first. Soon you will appreciate the peace, privacy and space. And with ony 100 yards to the landing, you really have the best of both worlds - the convenience of being minutes from town, and the 'get-away-from-it-all' feeling of a private island. The bunglaow has a huge dock facing south - you may need the sun umbrella. The sandy beach has been the place where many children have learned to swim over the past 130 years.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Muskoka Cottage on Bala Bay at Water's Edge, Sun All Day
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Toronto
5

Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We (wife and I, kids aged 7 and 5 and my parents) spent a week on Dempster Island. The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. The views are spectacular, especially sunrises, sunsets and looking at the stars at night from the private dock.

Our kids loved playing on the beach and going for canoe and motorboat rides.

Although the cottage is on an island, Bala is very close and it's easy to get to and from shore with the provided motorboat.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
London, Ontario
5

Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an idyllic week in the Muskokas. The cottage was everything you could ask for and more! Rob and Katie picked us up as soon as we arrived. The island is only a stone's throw from the mainland. The cottage is extremely well maintained and equipped and the beds are comfortable. You can view the lake from almost every window. The cottage has it's own private dock and there is a sweet little beach for young children. We liked the fact that the dock was so close to the cottage and that it got the sun all day long! The island is fun to explore and the boat gives you easy access to Bala in case you need to replenish your supplies. Rob and Katie are a fountain of information about the area and happily answer any questions. They were extremely gracious hosts. I would stay here the whole summer if I could and I am certainly going to recommend it to friends!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada
5

Great Week on Dempster Island

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this cottage with another couple. It was perfect. Katie and Rob are great hosts and could not have done more to make us comfortable. We spent our entire week on the dock and in the water. The swimming is great and if you prefer to wade in, the beach is lovely. We had no desire to leave the island once we arrived but it is a very short boat ride or paddle to town if you feel the need. The bright and sunny cottage is well equipped, clean and tidy. And if you like blueberries, they are everywhere! Thank you for a great week Katie and Rob.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto
4

A wonderful spot

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely, rustic very comfortable cottage. It is easy to get to and well-maintained with no surprises in the kitchen or bathroom. My daughters and I enjoyed a wonderful week of swimming, boating, and exploring. The island is very quiet with a variety of environments to enjoy. It's also very conveniently located and close to town should you need to run a quick errand or pick up groceries. Rob and Katie were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended and will visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can hardly wait for the girls next visit... the fun they had is what summer cottages are all about
Markvippach, Thuringia, Germany
5

Wonderful ! Sehr schön !

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schön gelegenes, rustikales Cottage auf einer kleinen Insel (Dempster Island) ca. 100m vor Bala, vom Ufer entfernt in der Bala Bay/Lake Muskoka . Wer Ruhe und Entspannung sucht ist hier genau richtig.

Zur Insel kommt man mit einem kleinem Motorboot. Die Eigentümer leben (meist am Wochende) auf einem weiterem Cottage auf dieser Insel. Sonst lebt hier keiner weiter. Sie sind sehr nett und um das Wohlergehen ihrer Gäste sehr besorgt. Das Cottage hat 3 kleine Schlafzimmer für Platz bis zu 6 Personen mit je einem kleinem Schrank und Kommode, 1 großes Wohn- und Esszimmer mit Rundumblick zum See durch große Fenster (eigentlich kann man von überall aus Blick zum See haben), eine große Küche, Wintergarten und ein Bad mit Dusche. Großes Deck zum Sonnen (den ganzen Tag über Sonne). Es ist alles vorhanden, einschliesslich Waschmaschine und Trockner, TV, Radio, Kühlschrank, Kaffeemaschine, Herd, Geschirr, Töpfen, Bügeleisen, Fön, Bettzeug, Handtücher, Kamin, BBQ-Gasgrill, DVDs, Spiele, Sonnenstühle, ect.. Internet wird auf Anfrage kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt. Parkplatz für Auto am Landesteg. In Bala kann man einkaufen und Essen gehen, günstiger ist es im Walmart Bracebridge. Auto ist unbedingt notwendig um die Gegend und Bala, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, Huntsville, und, und, und zu erkundigen. Mit dem Boot kann man den See und weitere Seen erkundigen. Es ist wirklich schön dort ! Wir (4 Personen und ein Baby) haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen - vielen Dank an Katie und Rob !

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas and family travelled from Germany to stay with us, and they were wonderful guests. Here is a google translation of their comments above... Very well located, rustic cottage on a small island (Dempster Island) in Bala, 100m from the shore in Bala Bay / Lake Muskoka. For those seeking peace and relaxation, this is the place. One gets to the island with a small motor boat. The owners live (mostly on weekends) in another cottage on the island, otherwise no others live on the island. They are very nice and are very concerned for the welfare of their guests. The cottage has 3 small bedrooms for space up to 6 people, each with a small wardrobe and chest of drawers, 1 large living and dining room with panoramic view to the lake through large windows (actually you can have a view of the lake from anywhere), a large kitchen, conservatory and a bathroom with shower. Large deck for sunning (all day sun). Everything is there, including washer and dryer, TV, radio, refrigerator, coffee maker, stove, dishes, pots, iron, hair dryer, bed linen, towels, fireplace, BBQ gas grill, DVDs, games, sun chairs, ect .. internet is on request free of charge. Parking for car at the jetty. In Bala you can shop and eat out, it is cheaper in Walmart in Bracebridge. Car is absolutely necessary to get to the area around Bala, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, Huntsville. By boat you can visit the lake and other lakes as well. It's really nice there! We (4 adults and a baby) really enjoyed the stay - many thanks to Katie and Rob!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Getaway from the big city

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully located in the heart of Muskoka and surprisingly convenient for an island. We loved the deep, clean water - awesome swimming. The dock is a fun place to "hangout". It has sun all day and in the evening you can have your dinner there at the water's edge. Inside the immaculate, well-appointed cottage the many windows afford gorgeous views in every direction. In the summer there are great concerts at The Kee. The owners are lovely to deal with. If you rent this cottage you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bala Falls Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Beaver Run
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
169
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Moon River Lookout
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Summer Water Sports Ski Show every Tuesday
Nearest Beach
6 Metres
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Local Services (within Bala): The Bala town dock – and the famous Don’s Bakery http://www.donsbakery.ca/ and Lucy Maud Montgomery museum http://bala.net/museum/ are just minutes away, as are groceries, laundromat, clothing and gift shops, LCBO, Beer Store, gas, marinas, weekly water-ski show, antique shops, galleries, and exercise classes. More information about Bala here: http://bala.net/

Amenities close by: Golf and Tennis are nearby in Bala, Gravenhurst, Foots Bay and Bracebridge. You can also cruise the lakes in the in the historic Segwun http://segwun.com/or visit the boating museum at the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre http://segwun.com/pub/muskoka-boat---heritage-centre.html. The locks and shops of Port Carling http://www.muskoka.on.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=143 are always worth a visit. Hiking scenic trails in Muskoka are fantastic. You will find the nearby the famous Torrance Barrens, Huckleberry Rock lookout trail and Hardy Lake Provincial Park http://muskokatrailscouncil.com

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Rates & Availability

From C$1,750 Per week

Bala Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015 High Season
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$3,500
C$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,750
C$4,830
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$1,000
Notes 20% upon booking, balance 4 weeks before arrival
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Amenities

Bala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Three piece bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two bedrooms have double beds, the third has Twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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