2200 S.F. Cottage on 8 Acre Lot for Ultimate Privacy. Four Season Paradise!
- English, French
About Lisa Taylor
We are a professional couple with 5 kids. We love the Georgian Bay area and have been boating and cottaging all of our lives. The Photo above was taken in Hawaii, not at our cottage, just so you know, LOLs. Ask us about our vacation rental in Maui if you are looking for a different type of getaway!
Lisa Taylor purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Lisa Taylor chose Honey Harbour
We have a very busy lifestyle in the GTA and needed somewhere where we could just completely get away from it all. We see neighbours all week long, and wanted a cottage where the only neighbours we saw were beavers, deer, geese, ducks, rabbits, fish and turtles (I could go on...) The odd time a fisherman makes it on to the lake, and the odd cross country skier heads by in the winter, and of course the snowmobilers speed by a few times a day at Mach 10, but other than that-complete peace, tranquility and privacy. Aaahhh. We come here to reconnect as a family, recharge our batteries, commune with nature and; sometimes, just do nothing. We always feel blessed to arrive and regretful to leave. Heaven on Earth.
What makes this Cottage unique
What can I say ... there are lots of drive to your door cottages in Ontario, but we wanted a few special things that only this cottage offered. First, we have 5 kids, so we needed a real, year round cottage, a second home, not a cabin. Next, we wanted ultimate privacy, so the 8 acres was a huge selling feature for us. Most places are tightly packed in with neighbours. Not what we wanted. If we want walk around outside in our PJ's, who would know, or care. That's what we wanted-freedom. Also, we wanted wildlife. It is abundant here. We love that this cottage is very close to the water. Because it faces South, Southwest we have all day sun and sunsets too! And all of this only 90 minutes from Toronto, and with a full service grocery, liquor store, spa, restaurants, activities etc. etc. only 2 miles up the road. SOLD!
You are welcome to smoke outside-no butts left .
Your children will have a wonderful time.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Had a great time, amazing beautiful location. Lots of things to do in the area with spacious housing and beautiful scenery. Lisa was very helpful! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Thank you for the lovely review it is always such a pleasure hosting kind, thoughtful guests like you.
Large open concept - unclean
The property listing was misleading as it said there were two bathrooms but there was only one. In addition - it was very dirty and run down and I am not sure why we are being charged so much for cleaning if the property is not getting cleaned properly between guests. It was not clear before arriving that we needed to bring in our own water as we expected a full filtered water jug to be there on arrival. Lisa was apologetic and offered to cover the cost. However - the hassle of having to go back into town was more of the concern than the cost of a water jug. The kitchen has some nice updated appliances but the stove did not work well and neither did the BBQ. This had a significant impact on our weekend as we were unable to cook many of our intended meals. Overall, the place met our needs but I would not stay here again and would not recommend it
Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that the cottage was not up to your standards and I wish that you would have contacted me so that I could have sent staff by to remedy your concerns. I am aware that the new cleaner forgot to put out a water jug and I have followed up with her about that. I had a maintenance man visit the property immediately after receiving this review to check the barbecue and the stove., and was pleased to find that everything was in good working order. The property is only advertised as having one bathroom, so it is unfortunate that you were expecting a second one. Although I do apologize that the water jug was forgotten by the cleaner, and did immediately offer a solution when it was reported to me, I feel that this harsh review is unwarranted. The store is a 5 minute drive up the road where the water is located, and, being that we are all human beings, a little bit of give-and-take is always appreciated. The cottage is huge and beautiful and offers a really nice setting with a super well-stocked kitchen for large groups and small groups. Being situated on Georgian Bay, the exterior does take a beating from Mother Nature which leaves some flaking paint et cetera but the exterior is far from run down. If someone has not stayed at a cottage before maybe he or she would not get it, but , as the reviews support, this is a wonderful cottage. To my future guests: I feel that If you read all of my reviews you will see that this guest's experience is not typical of my usual guest experience, and please rest assured that I am working out the kinks with my new cleaner. Best wishes, Lisa
Lisa was a superb property manager! She was very tentative to our groups concerns. The kitchen sink was clogged on the first day of our stay and she was very quick to respond. She sent one of her handymans to fix the issue.
Additionally, she provided us everything we needed during our weekend stay (toiletry items, bath towels, clean blanket/sheets, etc). It felt just like home!
I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone! The location is close to lots of amenities and the property was absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely rent again with Lisa!
Thank you so much Lizzie, the pleasure was all mine. Your group was amazing and I am so glad that you had such a wonderful stay. Please be sure to stay with us again sometime!
Had an awesome stay over the Family Day weekend with my extended family. Fresh snow made it extra special and the cold temps allowed for skating on the lake.
Cottage is beautiful and the owner went out of her way to make our stay special. Comfortably accommodates 10 people plus more in the Bunkie. Highly recommend a winter visit here.
Just A Great Time!
We had so much fun at this cottage. It is really beautiful and peaceful. There is lots of theming inside with cottage themed blankets and decor pieces so it really feels like a comlete getaway from home. We had some outdoor winter bonfires during our stay which were one of the highlights of the trip and we also spent a lot of time in the great room. We had 12 guests and it never felt crowded because the great room has a kitchen with breakfast bar, large dining table, card table and 3 sofas, and lots of occasional chairs. We are definitely coming back! Oh, and the driveway is really well maintained. We saw the snow guy twice during our stay and he does a really nice job! Thanks Lisa, you were great!
Thanks so much! I see you are booked in for the summer-so great!
I am glad that you mentioned the snow ploughing as that is a question that I often get in the winter and my plough contractor is all over it! The business couldn't run without him!
Most of our groups are 10-12 and I think our cottage caters well to all groups, but especially large ones, as there really is just a lot of room like you said. I have a big family and we spend so much time in the great room because the light is so wonderful but also it is just cozy and great for togetherness.
Thanks again for staying with us and for become a repeat guest.
With warmest aloha,
It’s a great place. Lots of space and very private while still close to everything you need.
There was plenty of room for all ten of us and everything we needed. Had to run to the store for a few times for things that we forgot and it was only a few minutes away. Big table for games and cards, nice fire pit, room for games outdoors, nice TV room for chill movie night. Great place!
Our area is ideally situated for people who would like to experience the beauty of all that the Muskoka region has to offer. On the property itself, you will marvel at the rugged rock, windswept pines and blue waters. The cottage is a perfect retreat to watch the sunrise and set, and the stars in the evening. At certain times of the year you will be seranaded by bullfrogs at night, and geese during the day. Lucky guests will see the grasses alight with fireflies on occasion too. We provide a row boat and dock for fishing, and there are lots of trails on the property and areas to explore.
If you are looking for a bit more action, there are several boat cruises within a 3 mile drive. You can venture out on the touring boat for Canada's only Island National Park, Beausoleil Island National Park, and visit this amazing island. You can also go to the Delawana and take one of their area pontoon boat cruises, or hire a water taxi and go on an adventure of your own. The Delawana Inn, just at the end of Honey Harbour Road offers a sandy beach (accessed by the service road found on your left after you turn right at the end of Honey Harbour Road). Although it is not open to the public, it is a favourite swim spot for locals and visitors alike. I have never been asked to leave, but just be sure to keep the noise reasonable and pack out your garbage and you should't have any issues.
Alternately, take the kids a short 5 minute drive up the road to Port Severn Park where there is a splash pad, picnic areas, sandy beach and boat launch. You can also drop the boat in for free in Honey Harbour or at one of the many local marinas for a small fee. For the avid fishermen who would like to get out onto the open water, try renting a fishing boat for the day from Picnic Island Resort, just up the road, and grab an ice cream or a burger and fries at the Fry Hut while you are there.
If you wish to venture a little further, how about a day trip to Santa's Village, or go exploring in the nearby towns of Gravenhurst or Bala. Just as there are fun things to do right in our backyard, there are other fun things to do in these nearby towns too.
For those of you who just want to relax, you have found the right place. Our cottage is a nice mix of some luxurious finishes with a healthy amount of comfy and rustic too. Think of our cottage a practical and stylish, but cottagey too! If you have a big group, as we do with 5 children of our own, you will not feel cramped. There is lots of room for everyone to spread out! Enjoy!