Cottage #109

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Description: 

Nestled beneath towering hemlock and maple trees, this cozy 2 bedroom cottage, affectionately named Be Well, is located on beautiful Peninsula Lake in the heart of Muskoka.

The cottage is a true “classic” cottage, not only because of its charming simplicity but it is steeped in local history. In 1939, James Bewell, a United Church minister, bought this acre of Pen Lake shoreline for $100! The well-maintained cottage was built in 1948 and sits slightly perched above the 200 feet of waterfront, offering wonderful peaceful views of the lake. Between 1939 and 2001, Jim Bewell and then his descendants spent their summers on Pen Lake and Be Well was then purchased by the current owner.

Another interesting and philanthropic historical note is that Pen Lake Farms Nature Reserve lies across the road from Be Well Cottage. This 121 acres of protected property is an outstanding combination of woodland, grassland and wetland and is home to a diverse community of wildlife including bobolinks, Savanah sparrows and bluebirds, as well as salamanders, black bears and porcupine. This property was donated to the Muskoka Conservancy in 2007 by Be Well’s current owner and the McCann family who left the area just a few years ago.

The 400 sq. ft. cottage has an open concept dining/living room with warm wood floors and walls and the pine vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of spaciousness in this small quaint family gathering area. The fully equipped galley-style kitchen has a vintage stove, as well as new appliances and sufficient counter space to make meal preparation easy. The wooden dining table seats four comfortably. Two bedrooms and the bathroom are accessed from the living room. 

With an eastern view, the deck across the front and side of the cottage provides the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun rising over the lake while sipping a morning coffee. Stairs through the trees lead down to the dock for swimming and relaxing. From the dock, you will enjoy expansive views of Peninsula Lake. For avid anglers, fishing is great for Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout.

For boat enthusiasts, Peninsula Lake and its surrounding lakes offer expansive waterway exploration! With over 40 miles of boating, you have access to Vernon Lake, Fairy Lake and through the lock system into Mary Lake. You can even boat into the town of Huntsville for a day of shopping and dining. 

Endless lake and fresh air along with relaxing fun filled days and evening skies filled with stars, will make you never want to leave this lovely cottage. Be Well is just what the doctor ordered!

Testimonials (past renters)

We were very lucky to have a week at Be Well the first week of fall. We had coffee on the dock in the morning and watched the sun come up. We paddled quietly on the calm lake and took in the views. We enjoyed barbeque dinners on the deck and we took in some of the sites of historic Huntsville. We were comfortable and relaxed in the very cozy cottage and had everything we needed to make for a memorable stress-free week in a gorgeous setting. I highly recommend this as a great location for a quick getaway from the city.”

“The cottage was beautiful and the view was fantastic. It was very private.”

“Cottage was clean, great location, close to Huntsville, the dock was a great size, swimming was wonderful.” 

Number of Bedrooms: 
2
Max number of Occupants: 
4
Pets: 
Pet allowed on approval by Owner
Privacy Rating: 
Good
Exposure: 
East

Other Info

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Conditions of Rental: 

Pets upon approval, no smoking, maximum number of occupants is 4, bring own linens and towels, bring own drinking water if preferred, noise restriction after 11 PM.

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