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Guide price (peak season): £800 per week
Guide price (low season): £470 per week
Bala's Little Secret is a cute and cosy A-frame chalet that has been lovingly restored by the owners as a rental unit for couples and small families. The exterior is reminiscent of an alpine chalet with a generous deck providing wonderful lake views. A short walk across a gently sloped lawn takes you past the fire pit to the clear waters of the lake. You will find the swimming wonderful, with a gradual sandy entry. Ideal for smaller families.
This cottage is in the vicinity of Bala, a pretty Muskoka town where Lake Muskoka meets the Moon River. It is a wonderful place to soak up the atmosphere of Cottage Country, be it for ice cream, a view of Bala Falls, or spending an evening at Kee to Bala enjoying a live band. Just on the outskirts of Bala lies pretty Long Lake. This lake, dotted with cottages, combines the relaxing world of cottage life on the lake with the convenience of having the town within reasonable walking distance. Long Lake is home to Bala's Little Secret. Inside the cottage, you will find a cosy, clean and restful environment. Both floors are open plan, letting the light flow in. The living room enjoys a view of the trees and water, with the fully equipped kitchen and cosy dining nook at the rear. The three piece bathroom is also on the main level. Up the stairs you will find the sleeping loft, with a double bed on one side and two single beds looking out over the lake on the other. Families with very young children or mobility issues should be aware that the staircase is quite steep (a bit of a cross between a ladder and staircase).
The Important Stuff:
Check in: 4 pm Check out: 11 am
Check-in Day: Saturday
Other Important Stuff:
Note that the owner's cottage is adjacent to this cottage and they are living there on the weekends.
Loft with two sleeping areas (one with double bed, one with two twins) separated by curtain, futon and day bed on main level
Heating, Air Conditioning & Bedding:
Linens and towels are provided
Stuff for KidsThe water is full of fun here; the kids will want to go out for a ride around the lake in the paddle boat and won't be able to wait to get back to play on the water trampoline! Please note that the trampoline is shared with the owner's family when they are in residence.
Things To Do
The town of Bala is five minutes away
Places to Visit:
- Johnsons Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery
- Town of Gravenhurst
- Cruise on the RMS Segwun
- Golf courses
- Rent a boat and have it delivered to the dock
- Muskoka Wildlife Centre
- Take a cruise on Lake Muskoka
- Gravenhurst Drive-in Movies
Closest City & Distance:
Toronto is 191 kms (two hours & 15 minutes) away
Full directions for getting to the cottage will be provided before you depart on your holiday.