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Island Getaway! Swim! Paddle! Sun!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Lakeview!! Right on Shore of Lake Muskoka!! Swimming!! Canoeing!!

Stay on the water's edge at this beautiful family cottage on Lake Muskoka. Within 20 feet of the water's edge, this 4 bedroom cottage is the perfect getaway for families. Swim, canoe, soak up the sun and the view! Flat grassy lawn, sandy walkout to diving raft. Wildlife include fish, blue herons, deer, mink, chipmunks and families of ducks. Cottage has a BBQ, a fire pit, Muskoka chairs to lounge in and a hammock for two! Limited motor boat traffic on this sandbar island -- motor boat traffic across the lake a half kilometre in the main Lake Muskoka channel.

Andrea Hicks
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Andrea Hicks

We grew up in separate cottage regions taking swimming lessons at the public docks, competing in cottage regattas in swim and canoe races, and dreaming and reading away hours in a canoe (hubby) or a Sea-Snark-without-its-sail-pretending-to-be-a-canoe (wifey). We love to share the family cottage experience with others who seek quiet hours in the sun and water at a simple unassuming cottage that will provide the canvas for many long cherished family experiences and beloved memories.

We have owned the cottage for 14 years and loved it ever since we set foot on the property. We have raised three children from infant to teenager, and hosted friends and neighbours. We take pride in our cottage property and hope our guests will come to love it as we do and return year after year. We are proud and pleased that three families have come to think of it as their cottage through their long-term rental with us. We love to share this beautiful piece of paradise with others who appreciate it as much as we do.

Why Andrea Hicks chose Bracebridge

It is accessible, has a wide open view of Lake Muskoka, a stunning sunset from the living room and the dock that dazzles and amazes us each night. The water can be calm and active and provide an ever-changing view from the comfort and cozy retreat of the property.

What makes this cottage unique

This is an island property but easily accessible by rowboat which we provide. Four strokes across a very narrow river and you are away from the hustle bustle of city life, looking out from a Muskoka chair to lapping waves and wide open blue skies. Never rowed a boat? It is easy and inevitably all our guests make it across if not with a few unintended circles before getting there! ; - )

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kids were in and out of the lake all day, every day, playing in the shallow water and jumping off the raft into the deep water. We paddled around the island and enjoyed watching the ducks when they came to visit. Sunsets, board games...what more could you want for a family vacation?! Thank you for another great summer on Lake Muskoka!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bracebridge in Muskoka District Municipality

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , twin-sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , separate small bunkie/cabin, double + twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , twin-size bunk beds
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Island Getaway! Swim! Paddle! Sun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully situated on a calm corner of Lake Muskoka. Beautiful views across the lake, loons at night....Swimming off the dock, canoeing, playing board games at night - the kids loved it! And you're on a small, quiet island! Very special hosts - so warm and welcoming. We will definitely come here again and bring friends.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests often remark on the fun they have had canoeing. A canoe is provided for use by our guests. The lake can be calm, and the trip around the island is the perfect distance for a bit of light exercise, and end of day reflection. Our favourite times to paddle are at the start of the day or at the end of the day near dusk -- this is a great time to watch for the blue heron, the swan, the ducks, or the doe and her fawn sometimes wade into the water. The sunset is especially beautiful at that time of day; many of our guests enjoy it from Muskoka chairs on the dock. Thanks and we hope you return!
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Warm and comfortable with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage on beautiful Lake Muskoka!! We had a great time and really enjoyed the cozy warmth of Andrea and John's cottage over Thanksgiving Weekend! There's a woodburning stove and a stunning westward view and the bunky came in handy for additional guests. Andrea and John were perfect hosts and made sure everything was in great condition and that we had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Highway 11 and Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Patterson Kaye Lodge
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Boyer's Beach, Milford Beach

The beautiful area of Muskoka meets a wide range of needs. Whether you like to relax, tan, swim, fish, canoe, be active outdoors, shop, hike, or stroll in a quaint cottage town such as Port Carling or Bracebridge, it is all here for you to enjoy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bracebridge, Ontario

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £111.45

The two hundred dollar damage deposit is refundable upon a successful check-out. A successful check-out requires that you leave the place as you found it, cleaned, with all garbage, recycling and food packed out by our guests. Check-in Labour Day is Fri., after 6 p.m. and check-out Mon. is no later than 2 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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