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Scott MacMillan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Rustic-Chic Cottage with Bunkhouse on Quiet Camp Lake

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Ontario Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-10)

Note: Our cottage is one we actively use on the weekends, so expect it to have a lived-in feel (versus 'property-managed'). That said, we keep it clean and tidy and expect you to do the same :)

You sip a morning java in the cozy grip of an oversized Muskoka Chair, and stare out across the glassy tranquil of Camp Lake. The mist dissipates as the sun labours its slow ascent to blue skies above, and slowly warms the morning air. The silence of the moment is interrupted, just briefly, as an eager trout leaps from the water and ushers in the dawn of a new day. Or was it a Bass? It quickly darts towards the deep, rocky shore, past the dock, and dives deep into the clearness of the loch.

It's likely that you waded through this same watery path just the night before, indulging in a midnight swim, accompanied solely by a full moon, and the awesome beauty of the Northern Lights that twinkled high in the night sky like a rippling blanket of silver and blue satin. Had it not been for these luminescent companions, you may have struggled to climb through the darkness, up the winding steps, back to the cottage and the warm glow of the campfire; the songs, rising with the sparks and fireflies, into the glistening night sky.

This morning, those same steps lead you back. Back from the dock, which overlooks the diving raft and the reflection of the azure sky in the lake? Up past the lower deck, where a rouged canoe sits restfully against a towering Hemlock. It winds up the steps to the two tiered, upper deck as the loons bark a song in the background, to the story and a half Muskokan refuge at the top of the slope, nestled under a canopy of evergreens. You enjoy a leisurely breakfast and ponder the contents of the day ahead. Some fishing? Golf? Horseback riding? Perhaps a simple hike and a swim? Whatever you choose, you know it will be just what you needed, far from the bustle of the city and from the daily worries of life. In the grip of this Muskoka Chair, the day looks perfect. And what else would you expect from a place as magical, as wonderful, as Camp Lake?

Keywords: lake, dock, bunkhouse, cottage, fireplace, hiking, canoe, private, firepit

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Scott MacMillan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Scott MacMillan

Apart from spending time at the cottage, I'm an avid traveller and love all sorts of destinations: beach, historic, cultural...especially enjoy scuba diving on my trips!

Scott MacMillan purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Scott MacMillan chose Ontario

Family friends owned the spot next to this property, so when it came up for sale we went to check it out and fell in love with it!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Rustic-Chic Cottage with Bunkhouse on Quiet Camp Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Algonquin cottage gem!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at this cottage. It is an excellent base to visit all of Algonquin. Camp Lake itself is very picturesque. The cottage is well supplied and the wood burning stove heats up the place in no time.

We'll be coming back here again the next time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this Camp lake rental for years now and the owners are very friendly and attentive. We used to try different places each year but when we came upon this one we stopped looking at alternatives. It's the best of both worlds; secluded yet accessible; reasonable yet sumptuous. If you run out of anything town is only a 30 minute drive. The main buildings are fairly new and very clean and comfortable. We love lounging out on the deck in the morning with a cup-o-Joe and having a bit of a camp fire 'weenie roast' in the evening. Canoeing, fishing and swimming are popular activities as well as taking strolls along the local roadways. All in all a FIVE STAR experience every time!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at Camp Lake

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet and private get away this place it is. We had a wonderful week at camp lake with my husband and dog. The property is as described right on the lake and has a charming rustic interior and loft bedroom. Perfect for a couple (s) looking for a relaxing week away for the hustle & bustle of the city.

Note: as mentioned in the description the property is on a slope and may not be ideal for small children or older people with mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Government dock


Rates & Availability

Lake of Bays Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $239
Wireless Internet (WiFi) $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ontario Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

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