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Muskoka, Canada!! Private Family Compound on Beautiful Skeleton Lake.

Bedrooms 8
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

One of the Most Beautiful and Private Properties That You Will Ever Find.

This is truly a 'one of a kind' property! Enjoy the privacy that comes with 4 acres and 1200' of pristine shoreline. This property boasts incredible views and southern exposure.

Planning a reunion? This 4 acre property includes a boathouse, 2 cottages, 3 bunkies, a screened-in Muskoka room, sauna and shower house. Making that a total of 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 18+ people. For additional guests or for those wanting to rough it a little, there are 2 tent sites located down by the water nestled in amongst the trees.

One of the highlights of this property is the beach volleyball court right at the water's edge. This is an official size court, with official volleyball sand, making for a true beach volleyball experience.

The volleyball court and other areas of the property are surrounded by several Klipsch rock speakers that have 2 volume control stations as well as the ability to control the volume from most mobile devices.

Another amazing feature is the beautiful sandy beach situated in our private cove. It offers a gradual slope into the crystal clear water which is perfect for young children to wade in. If you prefer swimming in deep waters or fishing then there are two separate docks to choose from.

This beautiful Muskoka region, which is located about 2 hrs. north of Toronto, has received the attention of National Geographic magazine. It ranked Muskoka in the top 10 places to vacation. People from all over the world come to Muskoka to enjoy what the region has to offer.

Skeleton Lake is the fourth largest lake in Muskoka and the largest open body of water in all Muskoka. Enjoy a large lake experience without the boat traffic. It is by far one of the most pristine lakes in Canada, and is often considered the jewel of Muskoka. Many cottagers love this spring-fed lake for its crystal clear water. It is the perfect spot for boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and cliff jumping.

More Details

Dan and Suzanne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Dan and Suzanne

We moved to Muskoka in 1994 and have never looked back. We have enjoyed raising four children in this beautiful part of Canada. We own and operate an interior decorating company in the Village of Rosseau, Ontario.

Dan and Suzanne purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Dan and Suzanne chose Muskoka

We've been privileged to live in Muskoka for the past 21 years. We are very familiar with all of the big lakes in Muskoka. Since the majority of our business is based on those lakes, it gave us the opportunity to find the lake best suited for us, the most beautiful one of all, Skeleton Lake, known as the 'Jewel of Muskoka'.

What makes this cottage unique

It is truly a 'one of a kind' property that offers 4 acres waiting to be explored, 1,200' of shoreline, incredible views, and accommodations for large gatherings.

The multiple cottages and bunkies allow families and/or friends to spend quality time together while enjoying their own private accommodations.


Huntsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cottage #2/Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower House - toilet , shower
    Cottage #1/Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Cast iron claw foot bathtub
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Cottage 1 / Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Cottage 1 / Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , With Trundle Bed
    Bunkie 4 - 2 twin/ single , Single beds can be put together to create king bed
    Bunkie 1 - 1 king
    Bunkie 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunkie 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Door that separates the queen and twins for optional privacy
    Cottage 1 / Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Cottage 2 / Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , With trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Muskoka, Canada!! Private Family Compound on Beautiful Skeleton Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful weekend on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Photos do not do this place justice. Absolutely fantastic weekend on the beautiful property. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a Muskoka escape who needs to sleep a large group.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Could not have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for a large group or two separate families. We were able to accommodate 21 ranging in age from 5 to 72 without feeling on top of each other. The two full cottages are comfortable and clean and well equipped with fully functioning kitchens - basic supplies are provided and lots of cooking gear (which is not always the case). Also big new bbq available. There are four other bunkies that can accommodate 2-3 each with a separate building with toilet and shower so people in the cottages aren't woken up at night.

The combination of dock, beach, boat house, kayaks, canoes, volleyball court, fire pit and sauna kept everyone active. Dan and Suzanne are charming and are nearby if you need anything without being intrusive.

The location is private and the wildlife abundant - loons and baby geese were the highlights. Its about a 25 minute ride to Bracebridge for supplies but Rosseau General Store with LCBO across the road does in a pinch and is 15 minutes away

Rental process was straightforward and Dan actually calls and speaks to you directly about what you might need. Security deposit was returned quickly upon return home.

Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like we were Family!

  • 5 of 5

The atmosphere, views, and relaxation is Amazing! We have stayed in many owner managed rentals during our vacations, including many Caribbean islands. This property truly deserves 5 stars! Our family (of 3 couples) slept perfectly, enjoyed the homey kitchens, and experienced quiet privacy when desired. Dan and Suzanne were so kind and hospitable. We absolutely will return and recommend this property to our best of friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Charm

  • 5 of 5

Hello Dan and Suzanne,

Great place, great setting, great people!

Return - for sure!

The Verhey Family

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great Stay At Skeleton Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Dan and Suzanne were amazing hosts. Property is clean and well appointed. With young kids, our stay was highlighted by the beach front shoreline, boat dock, fire pit and beach volleyball court.

Thanks for the wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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My New Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure of staying at this property with two other families (Total: 8 adults/9 children). We loved everything about this beautiful home/compound especially the lovely main houses, the amazingly comfortable beds, the awesome dock with lily pad and the beach. In fact, we hardly left the property as there was something for everyone here including fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, playing volleyball/badminton or relaxing on a muskoka chair enjoying the magnificent view. Looking forward to returning some day :)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
13 Kilometres
Windermere Pub and Patio
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Diamond in the Ruff and Windermere Golf & Country
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy 141
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Bent River Cafe (6km) and The Rosseau Grill (13km)
Nearest Ski
38 Kilometres
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
On property / Private Beach
Car: necessary

The Muskoka region is overflowing with things to do year round. In fact, it was ranked in the top 10 places to vacation by the National Geographic magazine.

The 2,500 square mile natural playground includes 8,699 miles of shoreline; 17 historic towns and villages; and countless waterfalls and lakes bordered by the Algonquin Park to the east and Georgian Bay Islands National Park to the west. Here is just a small sample of some of the region’s activities. For even more ideas and information, Muskoka has to offer.

- Rosseau Market: This quaint Village of Rosseau which is just 10-15 minutes away hosts a Farmer's Market every Friday in the summer months down at the waterfront. Enjoy live music as you shop around for organic produce, baked goods, smoked meats, specialty cheeses and local arts and crafts.

- The Segwun: Board North America's oldest hand-fired operating steamship, the R.M.S. Segwun, built in 1887 and restored in 1974. It is the recognized symbol of Muskoka.

- Golfing: The cottage is within easy driving range of multiple world class golf courses. Here are a few of our favorites courses:

*The Rock, designed by Nick Faldo.

*Muskoka Bay Club, awarded by Golf Digest magazine as Canada's best new golf course 2007.

*Diamond in the Ruff, a 9-hole course with scenery that at times looks like a botanical garden.

*Rocky Crest Golf Resort. An 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Thomas McBroom, ranked at No. 4 in Ontario’s best courses.

- Muskoka Lakes Winery: Working only with fruit native to Muskoka, the winery now boasts a range of award winning wines from dry to dessert. Take part in a Signature Canadian Experience as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to delicious wine!

- Windermere House: The Windermere House is a historic hotel and resort located in Windermere, Ontario, only a 15-20 minute drive from the cottage. It is known as The Lady of the Lakes. It was built in 1870 in Victorian style, originally as a boarding house. You can enjoy a day at Sanctuary Spa or eating in one of the 3 restaurants that the Windermere House has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Huntsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
3 Day Holiday - Thanksgiving
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $399.68
Refundable damage deposit $3,996.8
Tax Rate 13.0%

-All rates are subject to change. See 2016 rates
-The weekly rentals run from Friday to Friday, with arrival after 3:30pm and checkout by 10:30am. Please respect and adhere strictly to these times in summer. If we have a weekend-only rental or vacancy before or after yours, we will advise you and may be able to offer an earlier arrival time or later departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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