Cottage #266

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NEWLY LISTED - SUMMER 2017

This fabulous property is located in a safe and quiet bay at the southern tip of a 3-chain lake system called Gibson Lake. (Little Gibson, North Gibson and South Gibson Lake). It is a very easy to drive to this amazing oasis, as the cottage is located on a municipal paved road, directly off of HWY 400, approximately 1.5 hours north of Toronto and just 45 minutes north of Barrie.

Driving down the long meandering driveway you will find a large circular driveway welcoming you right to the cottage door. The property is on 2 acres of forested land on 3 sides and across the lake is crown land with a view of ancient granite outcroppings and pristine forests. A large 1500 square foot deck wraps around the entire cottage and brings you to the front door.

This up scale 4,800 sq. ft. cottage features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and sleeps 10-12. The main floor of this beautiful cottage features an open concept design.  The substantial great room has soaring 2 story ceilings and was designed to be filled with light throughout the day. The great room features a stunning 2 story, solid stone wood-burning fireplace, satellite TV, and direct stunning lake views. The large eat in kitchen has a dishwasher, build in wall ovens, stainless steel appliances, and a huge eating area featuring a harvest table with seating for 10. The eating area boasts floor to ceiling windows offering a fabulous lake view during every meal. A BBQ area is conveniently located just off the kitchen through a garden door, under a cozy covered porch with pot lighting, ensuring you can BBQ easily after sunset or on a rainy day.  The front door opens into a generous mudroom with lots of storage.

The main level also features a huge master bedroom retreat characterized by a wall of windows facing the lake. It also has a large walk-in closet, king size bed, reading nook with a comfortable lounger and a 4 piece ensuite bath which offers a separate shower and soaker tub which is surrounded by windows. The main floor also features 2 other bedrooms: the bunk room which sleeps 4, and the “green room”, a guest room with late patio doors opening to the wrap around deck and lake views from the comfortable queen size bed. A full bathroom located between these 2 bedrooms completes the main floor.

Take the stairs down to the walkout lower level.  Here is where the games room is located along with another substantial guest suite which sleeps 4.  In the lower guest room a wall of windows offers a peaceful and up-close lake view. In this guest suite, a queen size bed sleeps 
2 and a single bed with trundle sleeps another 2 people. The lower guest room also has its own ensuite bathroom, offering the utmost privacy and comfort for those staying in this suite.

The walkout lower level is kept cozy by a wood stove, and also features a big screen tv with surround sound, a full size professional snooker/pool table,  and a sauna room with a 10 person sauna and shower.

Off the main deck is a large screened in gazebo/Muskoka room nestled amongst the trees and strung with party lights, great for playing cards at night or lounging on rainy days. The large deck, stretching across the entire length of the cottage, overlooks the bay, a perfect spot for al fresco dining or morning coffee.

Outside down by the shore is a large fire pit area, with lots of seating. Nearby, a large flat grassy shaded lawn area perfect for yard games like washer toss, bocce ball and badminton (all provided).  At the bottom of the deck stairs you will find a large sunny sandy beach with soft inviting play sand. Gradual entry into the water makes it safe and easy for swimming.  A wooden dock just off the beach is great for fishing for lake bass and viewing the sunset overlooking the bay. Anchored off shore is a large “lily pad” swim mat that can hold up 12 people that provides hours of swimming fun for kids and adults. A naturalized beach area at the far edge of the property is filled with lily pads and reeds and provides a chance to explore the homes of frogs, fish and turtles. A river (Gibson River) opens into the lake right in the bay and contains some beautiful and unique endangered flora and fauna not found anywhere else in Muskoka, and has been declared conservation lands due to these endangered species, perfect for exploring via paddle boat or canoe.

Also several trail heads at the top of the cottage driveway open to over 200km of clearly marked and well maintained hiking and ATV trails through majestic Muskoka forest. In the centre of South Gibson Lake is Picnic Island. A small picturesque island of crown land and is the site of many lake organized celebrations, including an annual lake picnic and free fireworks each summer long weekend. The island makes a good spot to paddle to for a picnic and even has its own outhouse and fire pit, all are welcome.  For more adventurous canoers, canoes can be paddled all the way out to Georgian Bay from this lake. If you’re a thrill seeker, paddle down the lake to the famous jumping rock and try cliff diving! For team fun activities, there is a baseball diamond and volleyball court available to the public located down from the cottage road at the landing.

This cottage is a 15 minute drive north to the quaint town of Bala. This classic Muskoka town has a grocery store, LCBO, butcher, as well as restaurants and shopping. It is also a 15 minute drive south to Port Severn, where the opening of the Trent-Severn waterway is located. The town of Port Severn offers groceries, restaurants, LCBO and shopping and ice cream and coffee shops and the famous DAM Grill, a fabulous restaurant. 

Number of Bedrooms: 
4
Max number of Occupants: 
10
Pets: 
Pet allowed on approval by Owner
Privacy Rating: 
Good
Exposure: 
West

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Availability: 
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Conditions of Rental: 

Pet upon approval by owner, no smoking, maximum number of occupants is 10, bring own linens and towels, bring own drinking water, noise restriction after 11 PM.

For your convenience, there will be a mandatory cleaning fee of $200 added to your bill so that you don't have to do a detailed cleaning yourself (you are still required to leave the cottage neat and tidy, as well as remove all your garbage and recycling).

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