Magical cottage in popular Muskoka

Canada - Ontario - MacTier

Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Our cozy open-concept living/dining/kitchen area.
Our cozy open-concept living/dining/kitchen area.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,You can see the view of the lake from inside.
You can see the view of the lake from inside.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,View from the kitchen to the dining area & view
View from the kitchen to the dining area & view
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,We spend a lot of time outdoors on our deck.
We spend a lot of time outdoors on our deck.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Master bedroom/queen bed/upper floor
Master bedroom/queen bed/upper floor
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Upstairs washroom - 3-piece/shower
Upstairs washroom - 3-piece/shower
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Lower Level bathroom. Small tub/recommend shower
Lower Level bathroom. Small tub/recommend shower
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Lower level - 2 twin beds
Lower level - 2 twin beds
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Lower level bedroom - queen bed
Lower level bedroom - queen bed
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Enjoy the view down the lake/cozy fire @ night
Enjoy the view down the lake/cozy fire @ night
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,View from the dining room table - seats six
View from the dining room table - seats six
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Relax on our dock in one of the Muskoka chairs
Relax on our dock in one of the Muskoka chairs
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,The fall is one of the best times to visit Muskoka
The fall is one of the best times to visit Muskoka
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A sunset (my husband says sunrise) down the lake.
A sunset (my husband says sunrise) down the lake.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Magnificent fall colours appear in the fall (Oct.)
Magnificent fall colours appear in the fall (Oct.)
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Inside the Grace & Speed Museum in Gravenhurst
Inside the Grace & Speed Museum in Gravenhurst
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Must see "Grace & Speed" Museum
Must see "Grace & Speed" Museum
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier, My husband Gerry & a friend- M.S.Seguin/Wenona.
My husband Gerry & a friend- M.S.Seguin/Wenona.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A friend & I (Jennie) at the Bracebridge Falls.
A friend & I (Jennie) at the Bracebridge Falls.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,The famous chairs at Cleveland's House.
The famous chairs at Cleveland's House.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,The famous photo mural in Port Carling.
The famous photo mural in Port Carling.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,An incredible waterfall in the town of Bala.
An incredible waterfall in the town of Bala.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,The chipmunks love our place and our bird food.
The chipmunks love our place and our bird food.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Sunset on Bass Lake taken from a boat.
Sunset on Bass Lake taken from a boat.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A sunset view from our deck looking down the lake.
A sunset view from our deck looking down the lake.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A photo of the front of our cottage.
A photo of the front of our cottage.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Fall colours across the lake from our cottage.
Fall colours across the lake from our cottage.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Jen's Den.  A painter's studio/sleeping bunkie.
Jen's Den. A painter's studio/sleeping bunkie.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier, A beautiful photo taken from our deck.
A beautiful photo taken from our deck.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A variety of birds that come by/eat fr.our feeder.
A variety of birds that come by/eat fr.our feeder.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Sun setting on the other side of the lake.
Sun setting on the other side of the lake.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,Gorgeous photo taken by a friend from our deck.
Gorgeous photo taken by a friend from our deck.
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,A photo of our cottage and dock taken fr. the lake
A photo of our cottage and dock taken fr. the lake
Home exchange in,Canada,MacTier,An amazing early morning mist photo - by T.Freeman
An amazing early morning mist photo - by T.Freeman
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our 3-Bedroom, 2 Bath, cottage is on a small lake called Bass Lake in Muskoka, Ontario. There is also a bunkie/studio that has a futon in it that could sleep 2 people. Our cottage is close to Port Carling, MacTier, Parry Sound, Bala, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. Our cottage faces down the lake and has the best view of the lake. It is a magical place in almost any season through the months of May to the end of October. Summertime is a popular time to enjoy cottage country. Our cottage is available from mid-May to mid-October. One of the best times to visit Muskoka is when the fall leaves turn. The colours are just amazing.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Second home


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Muskoka has been rated as one of the best spots to vacation in Canada. Part of the Canadian Shield you will find rocky shorelines and pristine lakes throughout. There is lots to do within a short driving distance of our cottage or you can just relax and do nothing and enjoy the hummingbirds, chick-a-dees, blue jays, chipmunks and squirrels. Occasionally, you will see a beaver or a muskrat swimming by and we have had wild turkeys and a fox drop by for a visit as well.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Lake

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

The historic villages/towns of Port Carling, Bracebridge, Bala and Gravenhurst are all close by. One of the most popular activities close by it to take a cruise on the famous H.M.S. Segwin, H.M.S. Wenona or the Island Queen Cruise. They are all only 20-40 min. drive away. Checking out the museums in Port Carling and Gravenhurst to find out the history of the steamships is also something to consider as is checking out the Photo Mural in Port Carling and the locks. One of our favourite restaurants is the Sherwood Inn for a special evening or the Bass Lake Roadhouse for a more casual outing to enjoy their famous wings or a pickerel dinner. Toronto is only 2 hours away.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Bass Lake Roadhouse
  • Sherwood Inn
  • Blue Castle in Bala

Cafés & bars

  • Bass Lake Roadhouse
  • Tim Horton's in Port Carling
  • Coffee Shop in MacTier

Special places to shop

  • Port Carling Foodland
  • MacTier Foodland
  • Overland - Ladies wear boutique in Bala

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Gravenhurst Opera House
  • Stockey Centre, Parry Sound
  • Peter's Players, Gravenhurst

Walks or jogging paths

  • Hardy Lake hiking trails
  • Huckleberry hiking trails
  • Algonguin Park - 2-3 hours away

Health or fitness clubs

  • There is one close to Parry Sound at the Quality Inn which also has an indoor swimming pool.

Interesting day trips

  • Gravenhurst Opera House - Theatre
  • H.M.S. Segwin Steamship cruise
  • Bala Falls

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

While the cottage can sleep 8 people, our preference is that you limit your party to 6 individuals as we are on a septic system. While the water from the lake is safe to drink, our preference is always to purchase water or fill up our jugs from the city water tap in either MacTier or Port Carling. Small pets are OK. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage because one of the owners is highly allergic to cigarette smoke.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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