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Beautiful Custom Built Muskoka Boathouse!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stay directly over the water on the shores of Pristine Skeleton Lake

Boathouse living offers beautiful panoramic views of the lake from every side. Enjoy peaceful nights as you listen to the soothing sound of the water/loons in our upper scale boathouse, built directly on the water of popular Skeleton Lake. Known as 'Muskoka's Best Kept Secret', in the heart of Muskoka, Skeleton Lake offers sandy swimming coves, great fishing, water sports, hiking and warm summer sunsets.

Our beautiful custom built boathouse is a rewarding treasure located at the end of a 3 kilo winding cottage road, and is very cozily decorated with antiques, has an open concept living room with queen size pull out sofa, dining room and fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher/microwave). There is also a flat screen/satellite TV(DVD ). A separate bedroom offers a gorgeous view of the lake while lying in bed. There are lower docks for swimming as well as a large upper deck including several Muskoka chairs for sun tanning and BBQ for your outdoor cooking. There are two kayaks, canoe, paddle boat and paddle board to enjoy your travels around the little islands that are seen from the boathouse. Fishing rods are also available. There is a boat slip available. Please review documentation for appropriate boat size. A boat launch is only one bay away!

Skeleton Lake is 10 minutes from Diamond in the Ruff Golf Course, as well as a 18-20 minute scenic ride to the villages/towns of Port Carling, Rosseau, Bracebridge and Hunstville where you can enjoy exploring all of the quaint shops and summer time markets. (Bracebridge's popular Santa's Village is a 25 min. drive away).

Please note that seasonal rentals both spring and fall are a minimum of 3 nights. Boathouse is set up for one adult couple and two children under the age of 12. Two children under the age of 12 stay free. There is an additional charge of 75.00 per person per night for two adult couples. Maximum number of people is 4. We are open from the Canadian May long weekend until Canadian Thanks giving. We are closed in the winter months. We are unable to confirm the reservation without the mandatory attached paperwork returned. Please refer to the attached paperwork for detailed information required to rent the boathouse. High Season rents from Saturday to Saturday. The boathouse is available for mature adults over the age of 25.

We have a property in the Blue Mountain Area. If you are interested in a Collingwood/Blue Mountain getaway, google the village in Blue Mountain for fun activites both summer and winter. We would be happy to send you the information on our Petite Chalet right across from the Village. Kindly email

More Details

Property Manager
L. Tyssen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Muskoka Lakes in Parry Sound District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see attachment rental agreement for cancellation policy.
  • Pricing for 1 adult couple and 2 children under 12. Added cost per person per night up to 4
  • See rental agreement for added costs relating to extra guests and pet.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Separate bedroom with Queen Size Bed, dresser, night table, lamps
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
Quilts and pillows are provided. Kindly bring your own linens for the beds as well as towels and dish towels. Not a pet friendly facility.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Custom Built Muskoka Boathouse!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the good fortune to spend a week in July in this boathouse and we loved every moment of it! The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped. Our days were spent kayaking, swimming, fishing and listening to jazz. In the evening we spent our time with a nice bottle of wine on the deck watching the sunset, and at night we heard water gently lapping against the rocks all around us, and the calling of loons in the distance.

We highly recommend this spot, which is high praise since we tend to be quite discriminating. If the gods are willing, we hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed it Jill. We look forward to having you come back!
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Gorgeous property, beautiful lake, excellent hosts!

  • 4 of 5

Well-equipped, beautiful boathouse on a spectacular lake, with fun and friendly hosts who were attentive to our questions/needs.

I have only one suggestion to improve: the bed is rather uncomfortable and lacks support. We had stiff backs. Otherwise, 5 stars! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guest Ranissah. Thank you for your suggestion to replace the bed - We are on it !!..... It will be replaced immediately!!! We look forward to having you return.
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Oakville & Buffalo

Marvellous Muskoka Memories

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a sublime week this June and highly recommend this lovely boathouse. It was Brian's first trip to Muskoka, and he got the full experience.....crystal clear, sparkling lake waters, loons calling, fish jumping, canoes paddling by, coffee on the deck and kayak trips to peacefully explore the islands and gorgeous Muskoka vista right out your front door. The boathouse was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, very comfortable for two, and cozy during an evening summer storm, as it made a spellbinding journey across the lake.

Our hosts were kind, attentive to every detail and extremely accommodating..... as we took in a late night concert at the Bala Kee, (very fun!) .... there was a flashlight at the hilltop to help us navigate our 2am journey without falling into the lake....:).

One of many thoughtful touches for this charming , romantic, spot!

Thank you for this sublime Canadian experience and sharing your lovely paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

This boathouse has become our favourite place for a relaxing getaway retreat -- we were there in the springtime and couldn't wait to return this fall. The boathouse is absolutely beautiful both indoors and outdoors. The house is on a lake with crystal clear water surrounded by gorgeous views of the lake and islands. The inside is beautifully decorated, well equipped, bright and clean. We enjoyed coffee and breakfasts on the porch, long afternoons reading in the Muskoka chairs on the dock and exploring the lake by kayak, sunset dinners on the upper deck, and gazing at the sky full of stars at night. The owner has great attention to detail and is very responsive. We can't wait to return to this lovely and peaceful place again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This boathouse cottage rental was everything we expected and more. It's location is perfect because its 180 degree view of the lake let's you see the sunrise and the sunset. It is beautifully decorated with antique style furniture and the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved hearing the loons at various times, watching the blue herons, ducks, geese and cormoronts, the fishing was good right from the dock, the muskoka chairs were numerous and comfortable and there are two excellent quality kayaks for going to the local islands. We did not use the canoe or peddle boat but they were available. This cottage is perfect for a couple or even a couple with one or two small children who would not mind a pullout bed. We initially thought the issue of not having a stove would be a concern (it's not allowed due to regulations for boathouses) but there was no problem at all. The high end barbecue had a side burner and there is a hot plate and microwave in the cottage so no worries. It's fairly convenient to Huntsville and other local towns. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful cottage for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

Great owner, very prompt in correspondence. Her driving directions were also very clear, since GPS won't guide you down a private road! Cottage was very clean, tastefully decorated, fully stocked with everything we could need, and in a great location! Beautiful spot, highly recommended for a couple looking for some peace and relaxation! An excellent honeymoon destination. About 20-30 mins to both Huntsville and Bracebridge for groceries, shopping, and sightseeing. The road in is a typical gravel cottage road - confidence is recommended for city drivers, but it's worth it when you see the gorgeous views!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Diamond In the Ruff
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Crossroads Rosseau


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Muskoka Lakes, Canada

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
22 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Rates
5 Sep 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £600.57

Please note that there will be additional costs for the May and October long weekends. $1,050.00 for the 3 day weekend.
High Season is from July 1, 2017 until Labor Day Weekend Sept 2017. It is possible for the boathouse to accommodate 2 adult couples however, there is an added fee of 150.00 per night or 75.00 per person. Due to up coming changes with Expedia buying VRBO please email to book our property.

The boathouse accommodations are perfect for a family with 1 or 2 small children under the age of 10. An extra cost of $150.00 per night will apply for 2 adult couples. Or $75.00 for an additional person over 10. Rental is from Saturday to Saturday and includes taxes. *3 day stay available in low season only - Spring and Fall.

Please note that check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

50% to be sent by e-mail transfer at the time the reservation is made. The reservation date will be confirmed when the transfer, signed paperwork and damage deposit has been received. Balance is due 1 month prior to arrival. Thank you. A $1000.00 check for damage deposit is required. To be destroyed after inspection. Cancellation policy as detailed in paperwork.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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