Welcome to LOCHBAILE (lakehouse in Gaelic)! Family owned since 1970, this lovely 3 bedroom cottage is located on ever popular Lake of Bays. In 2005, the present owners renovated the original 576 sq. ft. cottage to its current 2,100 sq. ft. cozy haven.
The living room space was the entire of the original cottage. Hard work and attention to detail allowed for this space to remain and maintain the warmth of that cabin in the woods built nearly a half century ago. With a pine cathedral beamed ceiling, pine walls and refurbished spruce wood floors, this living space is a joy to relax in. The living room looks out to the Muskoka room with beautiful tree top views of the lake. There is no better place to retreat too on inclement days than the Muskoka room with weatherall windows, allowing you to feel one with nature despite the outdoor elements.
The kitchen and dining room (the chairs were purchased at an auction from the Bigwin Resort and are over 100 years old!), also facing out to the lake, are just off of the living room with a walk out to the deck from the dining area. The 2 bedrooms on the main level are tucked into the back of the cottage, great for cool restful sleeping.
The lower level is ideal for another couple or grandparents, as it is an almost completely self-sufficient living space with a spacious bedroom, ensuite bathroom and a large open concept living room with a full sized fridge. With a direct walk-out to a path to the waterfront it is great for the early risers who don’t want to disturb the rest of the family on the main level. Head down to the lake and relax on the fantastic boathouse deck while watching the mist rise off the lake as another gorgeous new day begins.
Lake of Bays is one of the larger lakes in the Muskoka’s and is known for its fabulous boating. If you bring or rent a boat it is easy boating to a variety of vacationer’s favourite Muskoka villages and landmarks. You might need more than a day to visit all of them but venture out and check out Dorset, Dwight, Baysville and Bigwin Island. A 30 minute drive will take you to beautiful Algonquin Park.
On days that you’d rather stay closer to home, you have plenty of non-motorized water toys to choose from, so be sure to get out on the lake and explore.
End your day as you started it, on the boathouse deck while listening to the haunting call of the loons as you take in expansive and stunning sunsets!