A wonderful combination of rustic cottage and small-town convenience awaits you at this beautifully-kept cottage overlooking Yolanda Bay, situated at the mouth of the Muskoka River. This cottage also boasts a very easy driveway that is a short drive in from Fairy Falls Road - how idyllic does that sound? Don't let the proximity and convenience fool you though, the moment you step onto the deck and look at the water, you'll feel like you're a million miles away.
The 1,000 sq. ft., 2 level cottage is a tasteful mix of new, vintage and antique furnishings. The kitchen is fully functional with a combination of old-world charm (1930s stove that is clean and completely operational) and modern, with nice touches such as town water, an infra-red toaster, a new microwave and two coffee makers (drip style and French press). You may opt to dine at the custom-made live-edge dining table for that long-overdue family meal or just snack at the small counter that separates the kitchen from the dining area.
There is a nicely appointed master bedroom with a queen bed on the main floor and a huge loft with two choices for sleeping: a queen bed or a queen futon that also can be a great place to sit and read; the loft being more suitable perhaps for the young 'uns, or those that aren't bashful. The loft sleepers get an added bonus: their own private Juliette balcony that looks out onto the water.
The large front doors that lead to the expansive main deck can be swung wide open to join the living room with the outdoors, creating the effect of a Muskoka Room, screened-in and protected from the elements it's a great place to play board games, finally read that book, or sit and chat with friends and family while the world drifts by.
As inviting as the cottage is, you will likely spend most of the day on the dock, starting off with glorious sunrises and morning coffee. Enjoy hours on the water exploring with the canoe and kayak provided. It’s a small bay, so very few, if any, motor boats are on the water. The still waters appear more like a lake in this area, moving almost imperceptibly, so swimming and paddling here are both amazing. Sun on the dock until around 2pm and then move up to the deck which is half sun, half shade until the late afternoon while sipping on happy hour beverages.
You have privacy at the cottage on the wooded lot but it’s also close enough to town to take advantage of the festivals, Lake of Bays Brewery (one of the favourite things the owners like to do is to canoe to the small public beach across the bay to get their Growlers filled there), The Butter Tart Factory, Cheesus Murphy and the Grateful Bread Food truck at the General Store and restaurants and shops in the small town of Baysville.
But you'll want to come back for the calm of the evening sitting outside at the firepit, before or after dinner. This cottage is your ideal home away from home on the water - a tranquil place to unwind and create memories. It will not disappoint!