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Two bedroom + 1 bedroom Boathouses on beautiful north Lake Joseph

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


About the property

Side by side boathouses on a large quiet bay on north Lake Joseph sleeps 6-8

Just 2 hours north of Toronto on the north end of beautiful Lake Joseph on a large lakefront lot in a beautiful quiet bay. Rent the 2 bedroom 1 bathroom boathouse (sleeps 4 adults) or add the smaller 1 bedroom 1 bathroom BH (sleeps 2 more). There is also a twin bunk bed in one bedroom suitable for children only as the beds are very small. Taken together, both boathouses sleep up to 6 adults and/or 2 children. The large boathouse has full kitchen/ dining/living room, HD satellite TV with PVR and DVD. The large second floor deck has a dining/lounging area with BBQ and stunning east, north and west views. The large lake level dock provides generous areas for sunning/lounging and swimming with lounge chairs, couch, table and chairs. Shallow and deep water is ideal for swimming and you can swim out to a floating raft or a separate swim dock with a diving tower. There is an indoor boat slip which can accommodate a boat up to 26 feet long. The small boathouse has a second floor bedroom with an ensuite 3 piece bathroom. The lake is all around you providing for full sun exposure from sun up to sun down. We provide access to two one man kayaks and a stand up paddleboard.

You can rent a speedboat from nearby Gordon Bay marina. We are just off Hwy 69 10 minutes north of the turnoff for Hwy 169 and MacTier and 20 minutes south of Parry Sound. This is a great spot for walking, hiking, running and cycling with quiet, scenic roads. If you are a golfer and have a ClubLink membership, Rocky Crest resort and golf course is a five minute boat ride or a 10 minute drive away. There are many other public golf courses nearby.

More Details

Jane Ferguson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Jane Ferguson

We are a Toronto family enjoying our 20th summer at the Lake. We have many wonderful summer memories at the Lake with our two boys, now 21 & 23 and many family and friends. It's a great place to relax and spend time with family and friends. We also own a main cottage on the same property (which is @ 35 acres and over 2,000 feet of lakefront) which is being renovated/added to in the spring/summer of 2014, which we also rent when we are not using it. It is a four bedroom, 2 1/2 bath cottage around the point from the boathouses.

Jane Ferguson purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Jane Ferguson chose Muskoka

This property has a fabulous location, and is relatively flat so access to the lake is easy (no steps to negotiate - walk out the door and into the lake!) The north end of Lake Joseph is far less crowded than the south end of the big lakes as lots are much larger and density is much lower. A beautiful heron visits our bay regularly. A huge owl and deer have been seen on our property recently. A mink scurries around and a wood duck and her babies arrive every spring.

What makes this cottage unique

Water, woods and natural beauty all around you amid all the amenities of home.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bath of loft bedroom in small boathouse
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is in the main boathouse and has a tub shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This upper loft bedroom is in the small boathouse
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is in the large boathouse
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Room has a queen and a bunk bed & is in the large boathouse
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Boathouses are on a septic system. Only toilet paper (no kleenex or feminine hygiene products can go down the toilet. If they do, it breaks the pump & the cost to replace is @ $1,000. Please ensure your guests are aware of this. The large boathouse has approx. 1200 square feet of living space and the small boathouse adds approx. an additional 450 square feet. There are great opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors - swimming, boating, walking and cycling on local roads - bring your own bikes. Enjoy your own private lakeside getaway!


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Two bedroom + 1 bedroom Boathouses on beautiful north Lake Joseph
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We are travellers from Australia who were visiting friends and relatives in Ontario. We stayed here for 5 nights over the May 2 4 weekend. It is a truly beautiful cottage. We had 5 adults and 3 children and the cabin (s) easily met our needs. the view is spectacular and the boathouses (you get 2) are comfortable and very well equipped. You have the use of a myriad of water equipment including, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Life jackets are also supplied for the safety minded. The diving tower was a big hit for the young and the young at heart.

The boathouses are on a point and you have exclusive access to this entire area. the owners have a cottage on the ridge behind you but you feel as if you have the entire area to yourself. It doesn't matter if the owners are staying. We had the pleasure of meeting them and their hospitality matched the beauty of the lake.

It is a 20 minute drive to Mactier for supplies and there is a marina 5 minutes away if you would like to hire a boat etc (definitely book early as they get very busy)

The boathouses are magnificent but they pale in comparison to the lake and the bay. You are in a quiet bay off of the main lake. The water is crystal clear and weed free (although a little cold when we were there). If there was an option to give 6 stars I would.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy sharing the beauty of Muskoka with our guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Parry Sound, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Victoria day weekend
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
23 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

In high summer season, (July & August) we only rent both boathouses (BHs) (large 2 bedroom 1 bathroom BH & small 1 bedroom 1 bathroom BH for $3,600 per week (min. 1 week stay Fri. changeover). During the shoulder seasons only, (spring & fall) we will rent the large BH only & you can add the small BH for an additional fee. (3 night min.flex. changeover) We do not rent the small BH separately.

Wire transfer or personal cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Rocky Crest
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Parry Sound
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A little piece of paradise just 2 hours north of Toronto on a large lake level property on the calm and beautiful north end of Lake Joseph. Property consists of a 2 bedroom 1 bath boathouse (sleeps 6) with full kitchen, dining and living room with walkout to large second floor deck with second dining/lounging area and a large lake level deck area. Both decks enjoy sun all day. The lake is under and all around you. You have the option to rent a second one bedroom one bath boathouse (sleeps 2) on the same bay a short walk through the woods away, both overlooking a quiet bay off Hamer Bay. There is a floating swim platform and a separate swim dock with a jumping tower. Relax and swim, canoe, kayak or paddle board in the bay or out in the open water. Power boat rentals available from Gordon Bay Marina, a 5 minute drive and a 5-10 minute boat ride away. A ten minute drive south takes you into MacTier for groceries, a beer and liquor store and a hardware store. Parry Sound is an easy 20 minute drive north and has every amenity. Port Carling is a 30 minute drive south on 69 and east on Hwy 169 for shops, restaurants and antiques.


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