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Take a Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On the Dock With a Glass of Wine

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy and Bright Cottage With Warm Sun All Day Long While Sitting On the Dock

Beautiful cottage only 45 mins from barrie.

Long lake is in beautiful bala. Our cottage blesses us with warm sun all day long on while sitting on the dock....And a lake that is perfect for canoeing, boating, tubing or just bird watching.....We have it all.

The cottage has a top loft with a queen been and 2 single beds as well as a sofain the living room....Its paradise with just good times.

The cottage also comes with:

Full linen service: bed sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels

Paddle boat


Large dock with muskoka chairs, 12’x12’

Swimming platform for the kids to swim to and jump off

Shallow sandy water entry, very safe for small children but gets deeper at the end of the dock (20ft from shoreline)


This cottage combines the relaxing world of cottage life on the lake with the convenience of having the town within reasonable walking distance with beer store, lcbo, a fresh mart grocery store and a hand full of restaurants and ice cream shops .

The kee to bala is also a very well know concert hall and it opens on may 24 weekend. They hosted some very well-known artists last year such as snoop dog (not a misprint, I couldn't believe it either), kim mitchell, blue rodeo, sam roberts, etc.

More Details

Philip Goncalves
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bala in Muskoka Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • BBQ grill must be clean prior to your departure
  • Garbage must be disposed off properly in the metal bins prior to your departure
  • This is a family oriented neighbourhood, no loud noise after 11PM
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft area - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Take a Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On the Dock With a Glass of Wine
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Cozy lil cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great place! Both cottage and lake. The only thing I didn't like was being so close to you neighbors.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From what I was told, our friends enjoyed their stay at your cottage.

  • 4 of 5

I believe they left a note behind with a review

Thanks for sharing your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented Bala's Little Secret for my father and his wife while we stayed in Bala's Lakehouse Retreat next door. The cottage was perfect in every way and exactly what you would expect from a Muskoka experience. The stairs to the loft are a bit steep so if you have issues with mobility or small children this little house may not be right for you. The dock is perfect and the facilities really great. Philip great to work with and a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage - Great location - Great swimming - we had a Great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage every summer and this is by far our favourite in about 10 years! Just two of us and our dog and the cottage was perfect size for us. Would also be good for two couples or a couple with one or two children.

The swimming off the dock is fantastic and there are NO WEEDS!! Just amazing swimming!

There is also a gentle slope for kids/pets to wade into the water on either side of the dock.

Absolutely everything we could have needed was provided, including a paddleboat and kayaks which really added to our enjoyment of the lake! The owners were available by phone if we needed them and very kind. I would Highly recommend this cottage and hope to rent it again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little gem that is picture perfect for a small family!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute find for anyone looking for a small cottage in a great area! We snapped up this cottage after seeing it while renting the larger cottage next door last year. It was perfect for our son, his wife, and their 13 year old son, although it could accomodate more. They absolutely loved it! Great deck, lots of wonderful Muskoka chairs here and there to relax in and amazing sparkling water to swim and boat in! Lots of space between the two cottages, so could easily be rented on it's own. It is full of charm, with a nice sized living area with comfy chairs, a little kitchen, and an unexpectedly wonderful renovated bathroom! There is a loft bedroom upstairs that sleeps 4, accessed by a small stairway. I did see several reviews commenting on the steep stairs, but did not find them a problem myself and I am in my late 60's, so except for very small children, don't think it would be an issue. We rented both cottages last year, and can't wait to return for what my grandson who stayed here calls "the best week of the year!"

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, looking forward to having you back in 2017.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation. The cottage is small, but accommodated two people very well. It is clean and nicely decorated. Our only complaint was lack of privacy, since there is another larger cottage on the same property. Despite that fact we really enjoyed ourselves. The location is beautiful and the lake was great for swimming. It is a very steep climb to get up to the loft space--so I wouldn't recommend this cottage for people with physical limitations or very young children. The bed in the loft is not queen size--it is a double. Owner needs to change this in his description. Also, there is no blu-ray. Aside from that, we really enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £445.6

Please note the VRBO/Homeaway website will only charge your credit card for their service fee. The actual rental payments are to be made via e-transfer to the owner. Instructions will be provided on the rental agreement.

A $750 damage deposit will be required. A $120 cleaning and laundry fee will be deducted from the damage deposit. Please note the fee may be higher if for example a pet was present during your stay and more cleaning is required due to pet hair, dirty dishes are left in the sink, garbage is not placed in the metal bins by the street, bbq not clean, indoor/outdoor furniture relocated from their original location

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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