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Absolutely stunning properties. Pictures doesn't do any justice!
First off: pictures do not do justice to the immaculate cottage, land and lake that is Mink Lake Retreat. Absolutely stunning. We were 4 adults and 15 month old - everyone were lost for words to describe, how wonderful, peaceful, quiet and perfectly thought-through this cottage was.
The cottage: Our hosts had absolutely (it is not an exaggeration) everything you might want. Let's put it this way if you need a kitchen item - they have it for your convenience. Wonderful bedrooms, excellent furniture, many details that make this stay so pleasurable, new-looking washrooms, Satellite TV, internet, board games the works
The grounds: Wonderful level lot (very critical for our toddle), plenty of shade or sun depending on what you prefer throughout the day (the trees are very well placed around the building). The lot is open so you will not be bothered by insects that tend to thrive when many trees are close by. There is a screened in gazebo and plenty of Muskoka chairs to enjoy the day/evening.
The water: clean lake, fantastic dock with lounge chairs, any water toys (for kids: inflatables, floats, Frisbees, too many to mention | for adults: kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, long boards; floating chairs). Our toddler enjoyed the clean sandy beach and shallow entry into clear water.
I am probably missing some details, but the conclusion is the same our hosts take great pride in their cottage and it was a great pleasure staying there.
Stayed: August 2018 Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
We spent a fun filled week at this absolutely stunning property!
We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 3.
We spent a fun filled week at this absolutely stunning property, where everything you need is provided. The adults enjoyed the kayaks, canoe and paddle board while the kids were thrilled with the sand toys, floats, noodles, and enjoyed rides with the adults in the pedal boat.
Excellent fishing right off the beautiful new dock!
The sandy, shallow entry beach is perfect for kids and the lake is clean and inviting for swimming with a weed and rock free bottom. We brought water shoes but didn't need them.
The cottage feels more like a home with plenty of room including a nice, cool basement for those hot days.
The kitchen was well stocked and the dishwasher made life much easier!
The beds were comfortable and the view from the master bedroom was incredible. Having 2 bathrooms, one with a tub, was great.
The cottage is beautifully furnished and the owners obviously take great pride in their property.
We will have many fond memories of our week at Mink Lake Retreat.
Stayed: June 2018 Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
We were a family of 5 and fit perfectly in this beautiful cottage.
We were a family of 5 and fit perfectly in this beautiful cottage. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for even the most complicated of dinners (the meat thermometer was particularly helpful) and the various gadgets that Margo stocks the house with made our lives much easier (waterproof phone holders is genius). The grounds are absolutely stunning, the lake was almost completely silent which was perfect to relax and read on the incredibly comfy chairs on the dock. One of the days was rainy, but not to worry, there are plenty of lazy boy reclining chairs inside for every member of our family to use. All in all our vacation was perfect and we would highly recommend this cottage for anyone trying to escape the rat race.
Stayed: August 2018 Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
The cottage is exactly as advertised and depicted in the pictures.
We had an amazing time during our week long stay at Mink Lake Retreat. The cottage is exactly as advertised and depicted in the pictures. There was ample room for the three adults in our party and our toddler son. The cottage is very spacious, comfortable and well appointed with a dishwasher in the kitchen, washing machine, BBQ, internet and satellite T.V. We spent our days lounging on the dock and playing with our son on the beach. Mink Lake is a very large, beautiful, quiet lake that is excellent for canoeing and paddle boarding on. The town of Maynooth is nearby and has a few things such as a general store. Bancroft is about 30 minutes away and if you're looking for a dinner out, we really enjoyed the Granite (the lamb shanks were amazing). Margo is a very gracious host and very pleasant to deal with. She ensured that we had everything we needed and was very quick to reply to emails. We loved our week at Mink Lake and our only regret is that it couldn't have been longer!
Stayed: July 2018 Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
Lake St. Peter
Bancroft - 35 minutes away