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Muskoka Waterfront Cottage, Gravenhurst 1.5 Hrs N. of Toronto

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Windsong North is a Four season Cottage ten feet away from Gull lake. This newly renovated cottage has been in the family since 1952. It is on a private road and is a very quiet area.

The owners Mike and Lois Brown also have a villa in Aruba with a Guest Cottage. See the listing on VRBO #178945 and #224448.

Mike and Lois live in Gravenhurst.

Keywords: Muskoka, Lakefront, Cottage, Gravenhurst, Sandy Beach, Canoe, Quiet, Swimming, Boating, Scuba Diving

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Michael Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2016
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About Michael Brown

Mike and Lois moved from BC to enjoy the Muskoka experience. Mike is a professional Scuba Instructor (MSDT PADI 211856). Qualify here before you head south.

Michael Brown purchased this cottage in 1952

Why Michael Brown chose Muskoka

Lois’ parents built the cottage in 1952. She and her family enjoyed summers there. At that time there was no road and everybody and everything had to be brought across the lake by boat. Later Lois and her first husband Bob bought the cottage from her parents. They raised their family there enjoying full summers at the cottage. Her children had summer jobs in Gravenhurst and it was their second home.

Now Michael and Lois have had the cottage for 18 years. It is a well loved family place. Our neighbours have been there for almost as long as we have and we all love the lake and the surroundings.

What makes this cottage unique

Quietness, a place for personal reflection, prayer and reading. Special family times. Fun when kids are swimming, tubing, canoeing, and enjoying the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at Windsong North. Very quiet and picturesque. Lots to see and do in the area. Great fun and lots of laughs. Thank you for your hospitality.
Sep 2015
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Muskoka Waterfront Cottage, Gravenhurst 1.5 Hrs N. of Toronto
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews

Sadly the only downfall

  • 2 of 5

We rented the place for a weekend of fishing and to enjoy the great lake/gravenhurst experience. The swimming was great, the cottage was well kept and the location was key. The only issue we had was with the owner showing up every day to "check" on gravel being spread on the driveway conveniently scheduled on the weekend we booked the place. We also did not like the fact that they walked through the rooms and place on our time, this is technically illegal as a landlord, so of course this took away from the relaxing experience that we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Relaxing couple of days

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a couple day of pre-summer relaxing days at this well-equipped cottage two hours north of Toronto. Being early May, the lake was quiet and country road leading to the cottage traffic free (although we suspect it would never be busy). The cottage is comfortable with all the creature comforts, the owners have put a lot of time and care into its upkeep. The dock out front is huge with full afternoon sun. This place would not be ideal for someone looking for total isolation ... Gravenhurst can be seen across the lake ... but it was a perfect getaway for us.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully equipped, comfortable, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights and found the cottage to be clean, comfortable and well equipped. Everything we needed was there including cooking utensils, dishes, spices, etc. The patio is great - right at water level. A drive into town takes only about 10 minutes, so we found the location to be a nice balance between peace and quiet and convenience. There is no TV or internet, which some might find a negative but if we wanted all of that we would have just stayed home. The owner Lois was very nice and accommodating to our schedule as well. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us use your cottage! We all had a great time relaxing and enjoying the scenery. My friends and I surely would love to book it again another time.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Owner is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), Master Scuba Diver Trainer, #211856, insured and active. Mike can train you to become a certified Scuba diver.

Since the cottage is so close to Gravenhurst and less than 15 -20 minutes from Bracebridge there are many activities and attractions close by.


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Torrance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom with shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds. The bottom of one bunk is a double bed.
    Penthouse over boathouse - 1 queen , Bed sofa. Toilet in penthouse is a composting toilet.
  • Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sandy beach entrance to lake and deep water entrance at the end of the dock. Two Canoes, very large dock/deck, stone fireplace with high efficiency insert in living room, picnic table, outdoor fire pit, Umbrella table with four chairs on side deck, lots of chaise lounges and chairs, fishing, beautiful sunsets, Parking, children's swing and sandy area to play, Water purification for all inside water taps.

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