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Blue Heron Cove Cottage c/w Algonquin Park Pass+Canoe! Bring your pet free!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Executive 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Waterfront Log Cottage Suite

We are proud recipients of 2018 Award of Excellence Vacation Rental Winner in the distinctive Algonquin and Muskoka Region! Bring your pet free!

Each booking comes complete with an UNLIMITED Algonquin Pass which also gains access to Arrowhead Provincial Park located just 16 minutes away!! Free entrance with your complimentary pass.

Blue Heron amenities include a romantic wood burning fireplace and complimentary canoe from Spring to Fall. We are conveniently located on year-round serviced roadways. Our flat level driveway has lots of parking space - NO hills to negotiate!

Whether you are 'stay-cationing' with a young family or exploring the wide array of activities Muskoka has to offer, you are sure to return home with lots of fun filled memories! Blue Heron is a completely PRIVATE 1,000 sq ft waterfront vacation apartment suite nestled inside a protected cove on prestige's Walker Lake. We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from the historical town of Huntsville, and 30 minutes from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park. Blue Heron amenities include, WIFI, Netflix, and much, much more! Bring your pet free!

Your concierges are empty-nesters who quietly reside in upper level when we are not travelling. We converted a large four bedroom log cottage into a fully self contained independent vacation apartment and quickly become Number 1 on TripAdvisor in Algonquin Region! Our guests enjoy full privacy throughout the grounds including beach, deck, treehouse, firepit, etc. Other than an optional brief orientation at arrival you will not see anyone unless you specific request assistance. As you can see from all our five star reviews, we are just a text or phone call away from any concierge services tips on what to see and do in the area. We offer the option of a self check in/check-out and provide personal electronic lock access to entrance, especially convenient for those arriving late at night. We leave out a welcome binder for easy reference on the cottage and activities in the area.

This fully furnished all season executive one bedroom suite captures the heart and soul of Muskoka! The open concept living room features a traditional Muskoka stone fireplace c/w 12' post and beams logs that revive the era of an early pioneer homestead. The full size kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities such as microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and even features a cooking island! NEW: We now provide a Keurig Coffee machine c/w wide array of coffee and teas to enjoy :) The open concept dining/living/and bedroom all face the west to what our guests refer to as the 'Million Dollar Sunset '

For those that need to keep connected , you would have full access to WiFi internet . For quieter moments Blue Heron includes a variety of board games, a wide selection of reading material, or enjoy watching Netflix or DVD's on our 51'' flat screen TV and blu-ray player! Propane infra-red BBQ on site.

Seasonally we supply a complimentary canoe from early Spring to late Fall and provide 2 pairs of hightech snowshoes during the snow months. All bookings include an UNLIMITED Algonquin Park Pass with every booking.

The Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake in our new Muskoka chairs! .

During your stay you can choose from so much of what Muskoka has to offer. We are close enough to all the attractions such as golfing, skiing, restaurants, and yet far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day living!

It’s perfect for both the young and old alike; whether you are traveling on business, vacationing with a young family, or escaping for a romantic getaway , the extra spacious setting accommodates everyone . . . we even offer specials for long term rentals. The Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake on a canoe or snowshoe :).

Blue Heron is proudly in affiliation with local renowned eco-artist Chad Irwin who would gladly provide unique personal guided nature tours. Let us know at time of booking and we will gladly set you up a tour that suits your interests :)

Here are some of the exciting educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from:

A)Tree Tour:

Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this on site walk and talk, we will learn their significant role in the local ecosystem as well as their gifts to human culture as food, medicine & tools. In the context of the last glacial movement, we will read the local landscape to tell the story of its past.

B) Learn Plants through Art:

Plants and trees speak to us all the time - through a secret language. Magically, it is the same language as art. Through drawing and painting we will learn how to decode this secret language to discover who they are and what they are saying.

You can bring the practise home with your own field journal and plant identification kit.

C) Wilderness survival :

Based on the ancient teachings of "the Sacred Five," we will explore the empowering ways to feel and live more "at home" in the wilderness.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Caracciolo
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Susan Caracciolo

Susan and Dennis are empty nesters who in 2010 converted their log cottage into private self catering executive vacation lakefront accommodation which walks out to beautiful Walker Lake. The Caracciolo's are very service based, so travellers needing any assistance / travel information, or perhaps a forgotten a item, they will be only pleased to a assist! Most popular features: This child and pet friendly property has its own tree house, playground swing set, basketball net, paddle boat, and the upper deck which overlooks the western sunsets.

Susan Caracciolo purchased this apartment in 1983

Why Susan Caracciolo chose Huntsville

We feel in love with Muskoka in its vast 2,500 square miles of stunning pine and maple forests, 1,600 sparkling lakes, magnificent waterfalls, granite cliffs, and the most breathtaking scenery in the province. Flanked on the north by Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka is known for its extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Many artists, sculptors, and writers are inspired by the magnificent and natural setting, lending the Muskoka area an artsy edge that further attracts visitors and cottagers alike!

What makes this apartment unique

Muskoka is a year-round region. During the fall, Muskoka is transformed into an artist's palette of breathtaking colours. Winter offers an icy wonderland of fabulous snow activities including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, sledding, ice fishing, and more. With Spring comes the return of the mesmerizing calls of the loons, welcoming guests and the exciting summer activities just around the corner.

There is so much to explore and be enriched with the area's exciting culture: A very popular stop inside the park is Algonquin Art Centre & Gallery showcasing some of Canada's foremost wilderness and wildlife artists

There are many distinctive Golf Courses in our area: Huntsville Downs Golf Club Huntsville, Deerhurst Resort which features two distinctive 18-hole golf courses, and Bigwin Island voted the “Best New Canadian Golf Course” by Golf Digest – and the #6 Best Golf Course in Canada by Score Golf

Ski or Snowboard at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is just 7 minute drive away just off Hwy 60 Snowshoe and cross country ski on Walker Lake or many of the vast trails in the immediate area. Try tubing or skating at Arrowhead Park with your complimentary entrance pass : )

NEW TOUR OPTION!

Upon request, we can arrange a variety of personalized on-site nature activities! Some of the educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from include:

Wilderness Survival:Based on the ancient teachings of 'the Sacred Five,' we will explore the empowering ways to feel and live more 'at home' in the wilderness. or try a Tree Tour:

Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this activity-enhanced walk learn trees significant role in the local ecosystem as well as their gifts to human culture as food, medicine & tools. In the context of the last glacial movement and learn how the local landscape tell the story of its past.

We are only 6km away from J Albert Provincial Park with its majestic hiking trails to explore!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Huntsville in Lake of Bays

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Starter supply of homemade natural soap supplied
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1* - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ask about our extra bedroom, optional at 15 per person
  • Master features queen size bed accommodates two individuals. As an option, we can set up a crib/playpen for an infant. Maximum for this rental is 4 occupants , One Queen size bed in bedroom and 1 futon in Family/Great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Blue Heron Cove is fully equipped with all the extras such as a new kitchen, waterfront tree house, hammock, UV filtered water system, garbage services, steam iron, Keurig and standard coffee makers, ample parking, Large Flatscreen TV, Blu Ray c/w Netflix,, complimentary movie library and includes on site garden chairs and a children's swing set. Additional Features: Upon request: a 4 man tent, portable playpen, carriage, crib available Complimentary Internet available, Optional maid Services are available and negotiated at reasonable local rates, boat launch access to lake: Note canoes, kayaks, paddleboards welcome!

Reviews

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Blue Heron Cove Cottage c/w Algonquin Park Pass+Canoe! Bring your pet free!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a fantastic time relaxing by the water, swimming to the floating raft, playing in the 'treetop house', and riding bikes on the lawn. Fantastic hosts, and we'll definitely look at coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional service and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were extremely happy with our stay at Blue Heron. From the moment we booked to our departure, the service was excellent. During our stay, we kept marveling at how everything we needed was right at our fingertips. Every possible need was considered from the availability of coffee, cooking supplies, personal items and equipment/supplies for our excursions to Algonquin. The home is beautiful and comfortable and we would consider returning as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Blue Heron is all about guests like you creating life-long family memories. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love for you to be our guest again on your venture up to beautiful Muskoka ! We try to think of everything we enjoy while on vacation and we pass our experience along to all our guests to ensure a memorable stay. Take care for now and hope to see you again soon! Take care for now, Susan and Dennis
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very friendly and were happy to give us suggestions on activities to do. I would recommend without any hesitation

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for a warm welcome to Canada

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Susan and Dennis for welcoming us on our 1st trip to Canada. Your premise was lovely, clean and had all the amenities for making our stay comfortable. The beach and dock are just steps away:) This is a great family-friendly vacation rental!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you and reading your positive feedback both in our guestbook and online. We are delighted you all enjoyed such a relaxing stay and had a chance to experience some our our beautiful beachfront sunsets in our new Muskoka chairs! Thanks again for staying with us, and please do think of us if your travels bring you back to Canada!
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“Perfect winter getaway to experience great Canadi

  • 5 of 5

My kids (17 and 13) and I had such a great little winter vacation and were able to pack so many activities in just 4 days with great savings thanks to the free Algonquin pass provided and being in such a great location. Snow shoes were available at the cottage so we could go snow shoeing around the lake which the cottage is on. Arrowhead park was just 15 mins away and we were provided with a free Algonquin pass that saved us the daily park/access fee per car. There, we did tubing, which was free, skating which was also free (for those that brought our own skates and skate rentals available for those that didn't), and cross-country skiing. There are also snow shoe trails at this park. It was so beautiful.

Susan was so welcoming when we arrived. The place was clean, cozy and again some complimentary extra's that we really appreciated. The extra bedroom was used and we all slept great....warm blankets, clean rooms and comfortable beds.

I can't say enough about our experience at Blue Heron's Cove but need to mention a very important extra that we've never experienced before which is how dog-friendly they were. No extra charge to bring our dog! ...and there were dog treats left for him too. I was in a pinch and was going to forego one additional activity we wanted to try (dog sledding) because we couldn't take or leave our dog but Susan offered to watch him for us! I knew our dog was in good hands with her and her family (which I also met both her son and daughter when we were checking out and all were very kind).

We really hope to experience the cottage in the summer, spring and fall and hope we get the opportunity to. With so many great reviews I'll need to book early!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and for taking the time to share your family winter-scape at Blue Heron ! We agree that this area is an idyllic vacation spot which makes it a perfect getaway for people of all ages! We were so pleased that you had a chance to try out Arrowhead's new skating trail, and had the opportunity to experience dog-sledding and snowshoeing for the very first time! We are delighted that our new bedroom we offer was comfortable for your boys. Coming from a family of Muskokians, we know there is something new to explore in Muskoka and Algonquin every season! We look forward to seeing your lovely family and Dookie again soon! PS Thank you too for your generous contribution to our local food bank!, It is very much appreciated :)
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5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We cant thank you enough for your hospitality, beautiful accommodations, and making us feel at home. What a perfect spot for our little family to get away and enjoy the winter season. Your cottage is gorgeous and we wanted for nothing. Having the second bedroom was really helpful with our little guy!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Muskoka On the Rocks, Bistro & Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
3: Deerhurst, Whispering Pines & Huntsville Downs
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Only metres away from yr round Limberlost& Hwy 60
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
5 min walk to 4 Star Norseman Restaurant & Bistro
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Only 7 minutes away Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Private Beach + many in area
Car: recommended

Just over a two hour drive north of Toronto , Muskoka District,is a vast 2,500 square miles of stunning pine and maple forests, 1,600 sparkling lakes, magnificent waterfalls, granite cliffs, and the most breathtaking scenery in the province. Flanked on the north by Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka is known for its extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Many artists, sculptors, and writers are inspired by the magnificent and natural setting, lending the Muskoka area an artsy edge that further attracts visitors and cottagers.

Muskoka is a year-round region. During the fall, Muskoka is transformed into an artist's palette of breathtaking colours. Winter offers an icy wonderland of fabulous snow activities including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, sledding, ice fishing, and more. With Spring comes the return of the mesmerizing calls of the loons, welcoming guests and all the exciting summer activities just around the corner.

Most popular among our guests is Algonquin Art Centre, a world-class art gallery that showcases some of Canada’s foremost wilderness and wildlife artists. Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful provincial parks, the AAC is built upon a long tradition of artists in Algonquin Park from Tom Thomson to Michael Dumas. Feature lots of family art activities, art classes, art demos, to encourage our visitors to discover the artist within. Your complimentary pass gives you free entrance into the park. Voluntary admission. The Gallery Open June 1st to Thanksgiving Weekend.

Golf:

Huntsville Downs Golf Club is reasonably priced and built on 200 acres of beautiful Muskoka countryside, the par 72 - 6,270 yard Huntsville Downs provides the challenge and beauty of top rated courses without the high price tag. Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, Ontario features two distinctive 18-hole golf courses, the famed Deerhurst Highlands and picturesque Deerhurst Lakeside, carved from Muskoka’s ruggedly beautiful landscape by acclaimed architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom. Or Bigwin Island offers recently voted the “Best New Canadian Golf Course” by Golf Digest – and the #6 Best Golf Course in Canada by Score Golf.

Ski/Snowboard:

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is the closest of many ski hills, just off Hwy 60 on Hidden Valley Rd in Huntsville, season and night passes are available, beginner, skiing and snowboarding packages.

Tubing /Toboganning/ and Cross Country Skiing:

Arrowhead Provincial Park , off hwy 11 at north end of Huntsville, tubing and tobogganing hills Also at Delta Grandview Resort on Hwy 60 just east of Huntsville, tobogganing

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £27.03
Additional Guest Fee £9.01 per person per night

Cancellation Policy:You can book with assurance! Deposits can be applied to any future booking within 12 months. The owner will make every attempt to re‐book your reservation. If the reservation is re-booked at the same rate, you will be FULLY REFUNDED or prorated according to rebook price. We have had great success in rebooking as we offer last minute specials on behalf of our depositors!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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