4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom. Sleeps 14 Comfortably.
- english, greek
About Penny Hanley
We are business owners who built this cottage ourselves ... our own hands. We have 4 children and built the cottage with children and multiple families enjoying the lake in mind. The property is beautiful with 75 acres to roam and the cottage is located just 50 feet from the lake.
Penny Hanley purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Penny Hanley chose The Archipelago
Just 2 hours from Toronto, located next door to the Muskoka lakes without all of the busy boat traffic. Muskoka towns are close by with exceptional golf courses surrounding this location. Mariners Cove marina located on lake complete with boat rentals, jet ski rentals and water sport rentals. Moon River marina located on Georgian Bay is just a 5 min drive away complete with LCBO and snacks. This property is stunning ... from the 140 year old barn board floors to the 10" X 14" BC douglas fir posts and beams, you will marvel at the structure. The property is beautiful with 75 acres to roam and the cottage is located just 50 feet from the lake.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful lake views, 75 acres to explore, custom built gorgeous lake house
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
We do not allow large party groups, this is a family only vacation rental.
Rental contract agreement is required to be looked over and signed.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Healey Lake Heaven
We recently stayed for a week at this gorgeous property. We were three generations having a family week together. We had a fabulous time because of all the amenities and space that the cottage afforded us. The cottage is stunning, with a fully equipped kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, and so much space that we could all spread out.
The dock is huge, with 8 Muskoka chairs, so everyone was accommodated, and the lake warm and inviting. There was a water trampoline that was an absolute hit with everyone, but the children especially loved it. Many hours were spent playing there. The two man kayak was wonderful to explore the lake. There is also a super fire pit, where we congregated every evening for s’mores, and stories. The wood ignited almost instantly. That was so nice.
Penny & Matt were very accommodating and helpful through the whole process. Definitely a six thumbs up!
Thank you Leslie. You were the most amazing renters!
Beautiful cottage and property
We had a multigenerational family vacation here and it was perfect! The cottage is stunning and well equipped. Fantastic swimming off a large dock with lots of Muskoka chair seating to relax comfortably. The kids absolutely loved the water trampoline - it made their week! Owners Penny and Matt were lovely and a pleasure to deal with.
Magnificent and Memorable 7 Days - A Genuinely Breathtaking Cottage
I recently spent a week at Matt and Penny’s cottage at Healey Lake and the consensus opinion was 12 thumbs up and six big, if exhausted, grins. Every cottage is unique and has its own merits, but, as I reflect on our time there, what stuck out most to me was the authentic and genuine kindness, helpfulness, courtesy and consideration offered by Matt and Penny. They make a concerted effort to ensure you get the most out of your time there. By no means intrusive, they make it clear that they’re always available when needed – and to me, that matters.
Two notable items to be aware of. First, if constant internet access is necessary, as it is for some, be prepared to use your own cellular connectivity. The cottage does have internet, but its sporadic, and the provided connectivity is metered. Not an unreasonable safeguard given the recent explosion in data usage. Second, provision wisely, as Parry Sound is 90 minutes roundtrip. There are a couple of marinas nearby that have some basic items, including liquor, but little more.
Pictures really don’t do this cottage justice, and when you step inside the great room for the first time and look around, you begin to appreciate the effort that went into building it, finishing it, and furnishing it. A well thought out blend of rustic and modern design concepts that really define its character. Matt has some great stories about the build and I encourage anyone interested, as I was, to ask him about it. The living room is expansive and open, centered around the fireplace, but there’s also a breakfast/work nook adjacent to the kitchen which is great for quieter endeavors.
The dock is well made, has plenty of seating, and a breathtaking view. A provided 2 person kayak served as our primary mode of transportation for fishing and general exploration efforts, but the show stealer – according to my 5 year old nephew – was the epic water trampoline just to the right of the dock. If you think its just for kids, think again. As for fishing, you wont be disappointed. From the dock, I pulled in plenty of small
and large mouth bass and about a dozen walleye. From the kayak things get more interesting. I landed a few sub-trophy walleye jigging in and around the many coves and landed a beautiful pike trolling with a spinnerbait & chaser.
There’s so much more to write, but I’m out of characters, so I’ll close by simply thanking Penny and Matt for opening their cottage to us, and being generous and gracious hosts.
What an awsome place
We had the time of our life with our three children at this wonderful house at the lake.
It really is a paradise and we are so grateful that we were aloud to share it.
Everyone of us loved it the moment we arrived. The house is gorgeously set at the lake, very peaceful and everywhere you can feel that it was built by heart.
Penny and Matt gave us the feeling that we were very welcome and everything was totally uncomplicated, friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Thank you so much!
Beautiful and very private stay in Mactier
This lakehouse on Healey Lake is private and just beautiful. It's perfect for large families with lots of beds and a large open kitchen/Muskoka room. It has everything you'll need for a perfect family vacation. The fire pit was awesome at night and there's lots of wood to burn! The lake itself is very quiet and perfect for kids to swim and fish. We caught over 30 fish during our stay which made our boys happy! We enjoyed the kayak and the water trampoline was a total hit!
I will say you should come prepared because it is a bit of a drive to get to the grocery store but hey- you're in Muskoka :) Bring your own towels, detergent, shampoo etc so you don't have to run out except maybe to the LCBO which isn't too far :) The owners Penny and Matt are lovely and very responsive. Cheers!
What an amazing cottage! We went with our best friends and their kids and we had the time of our lives. It was clean, private, spacious and beautiful. It was as if we were at a resort as the owners provided so much for us. Those little details mean so much to renters. Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with our two families.
Located approximately 35 minutes from Parry Sound as well as Port Carling in the heart of the Muskoka Lakes. Breathtaking golf courses within 30 minutes. Lots of roads to cycle and trails to mountain bike or hike. Located 10 minutes from Massassauga Provincial Park for the outdoors person.