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Family friendly Lake Muskoka Cottage- McVittie Island relaxation with amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,920 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath custom built log waterfront cottage awaits you!

This cottage is water access only - with a 2 minute boat ride across. We will happily meet you upon arrival at the community boat launch/parking area to bring you over.

An aluminum transportation boat is provided during your stay for accessibility use; only for to and from cottage to boat launch/parking area.

A boat licence and boat experience is recommended.

Waterfront escape on McVittie Island - Lake Muskoka! Located 10 minutes from downtown Bracebridge. Cottage memories will begin with a 2-minute boat ride to this island paradise boasting 220 feet of sunset exposure, and a 4 bedroom+loft, 2 bathroom log home retreat with wrap around covered porch!

This family friendly cottage is fully stocked and comfortably furnished. Enjoy the large dock surrounded by shallow water, ideal for young kids and deeper water off the front of the dock. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for playing, entertaining, and relaxing. Main floor laundry, fully equipped kitchen and various water toys (paddle boats, canoe, and kayaks) to explore.

The property is level and private; complete with all the amenities such as: propane BBQ, fire pit and lots of outdoor seating to name a few. Soak up the sun all day on the dock, enjoy fishing, swimming and boating on Lake Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph. Evenings around the fire, a sunset sky each night await you!

Boaters bringing your own boat have access to the beautiful Muskoka Lakes via the free boat launch located at the same parking area with ample parking for trailers.

Open fires in fire pit only please & check burn restrictions for area before you arrive. Fireworks are not permitted. Please leave the cottage as you found it, tidy and with all garbage disposed of per the check-out checklist. The initial cleaning fee pays for professional cleaners to prepare the cottage for you. A check-out clean may be arranged for an additional fee; otherwise you are expected to leave the cottage as you found it, tidy and in good repair.

Check-in at 4pm. Check-out at 11am.

Sleeps 8-10 people

Bath towels and Wifi included. Please brink your own bed linens and beach towels.

Cottage is on lake water. Please bring your own drinking water.

No Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

No smoking

No pets

Damage fee $600

Cleaning fee $150

Rental price is $350/night Canadian for a family of 6. $50 extra per person per night for all guests above 6 people to 10 person maximum occupancy. VRBO lists rates in US dollars. lists in CAD dollar.

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bracebridge in Muskoka District Municipality

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Children should wear Life-Jackets or personal flotation devices at all times while outdoors. Unless under immediate adult supervision.
  • -Please treat our cottage as you would treat your home. Please keep/return any cottage content indoors and/or outdoors in their original place.
  • Upon checkout please leave cottage clean - the manner in which you found it. Cottage is equipped with cleaning supplies.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Features Victorian Clawfoot Soaker tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor
    Master Bedroom w/Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Second Floor
  • Playpen/ futon available upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
Short drive to Santa's Village Amusement Park, Museums, Restaurants, Bracebridge Falls, Winery, Brewery Tours and the Town of Bracebridge & Gravenhurst


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Family friendly Lake Muskoka Cottage- McVittie Island relaxation with amenities
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Great place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this quaint cottage in beautiful surroundings. The location is perfect for having fun on the lake and the added firepit in the garden area is great for comfort as you stargaze.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic log cabin with a true 'camp' like experience

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is lovely... it's a log cabin with no bells or whistles. Its fully stocked with all of the basic necessities like linens and dishes. It is smaller then it appears in the photographs but there are 3 good size bed rooms and one enormous master suite. There was nothing luxurious about the cottage... most everything is old and there are many things that could use repairs. There's also some safety concerns about the property; the stair case had a railing but no spindles and at the very top a small person could easily fall and seriously hurt themselves, the staircases going into the lake are slime covered and VERY slippery.... multiple people in our group fell, and the dock is uneven and looks like its sinking on the one side. The lounge chairs on the dock are very old and torn, we couldn't use them, but there are 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boats that are in great shape and we used them often! The 'beach' is not sand... it's muck and weeds. The shower in the cottage is awful!

The cottage is boat access only which at first seemed really cool but the charm quickly wore off as you needed things from town or simply needed to get to your vehicle... ultimately the cottage is a true 'camp' like experience... we had a wonderful time there and truly enjoyed the atmosphere. One thing to note is the traffic on the water in front of the cottage... it sits directly at the mouth of the access to lake Muskoka and boats are constantly passing by... its definitely not private for being on an island! All in all I'd rent the Harvey cabin again but wouldn't bring my 2 year old back there...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has it all!!! Our two families with 4 young kids had a lovely stay at Andria's cottage this summer. From their kid friendly lakefront, large dock (with shade), large flat property for playing sports with kids (soccer, volleyball), evening fire pits, deer sightings and that doesn't even cover the interior of the cottage. It is beautifully decorated, clean and spacious all with a warm cozy muskoka feel. Thank you Andria for a great vacation. Looking forward to booking next summer again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best cottage we ever been. My kids and friends all loved it.

Thx John and Andria a lot.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable family vacation spot. Kids loved kayaking. Enjoyed fishing too. And the cottage was spacious and kitchen was stocked with anything required for cooking, just bring food! We loved every minute at the cottage and loved lake life!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again. Andria
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Great quiet place for a getaway,

  • 4 of 5

Very nice quiet place, soak in lots of sunshine, and relaxed in the evening with beautiful sunsets and bonfires :) the children loved the paddles boats and oh the fishing! Definitely will be coming back next summer!! Muskoka has lots to offer and it’s simply a beautiful place to go and relax and enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to really relax. We look forward to having you back whenever you are looking for another get away. Andria
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10 minute drive to downtown Bracebridge


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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.