Water’s Edge Retreat Cottage, Ontario

What Triptoes Really Likes:

    Accommodation Type:
    Guide price (peak season): £1900 per week
    Guide price (low season): £1150 per week


    Just a few minutes from the bustling waterfront village of Bala, is this idyllic spot on the Moon River. The cottage was built in 2010 to the owners' specifications and is a beautifully finished and comfortably furnished testament to their attention to detail, and passion for Muskoka living.

    Nestled amongst towering pines and close to the water, the natural landscape of Moon River lends itself to relaxation and serenity.  The river at this location is more lake-like than the name would suggest with stunning views across the water with a southerly exposure.  The water is crystal clear and excellent for swimming off the dock.  At the shoreline, the water is approximately two feet deep with a mix of sand and rock. When you enter this cottage the first impression is of lightness and space.  Soaring cathedral ceilings and huge windows offer wonderful views of the lake and emphasise the space of the accommodation, yet it still feels welcoming and comfortable with cherry wood flooring and the type of furniture you just want to sink into with a good book. The large fireplace is a focal point in the great room in winter, while the awesome views captivate year round. The large kitchen and dining room have ceramic tiled floors, all new appliances and plenty of cupboard space, making this a convivial area for sharing family meals. A walkout from the dining area onto the deck and barbecue area is convenient for al fresco dining. The master bedroom with its waterside view and en-suite bathroom are on the main floor, as is a smaller bedroom for additional sleeping accommodation. Stairs lead up from the living area to two more bedrooms that share a bathroom between them. If you have never visited this area before, you’ll find the heart of Muskoka welcoming and scenic.  Built around the junction of Lake Muskoka and the Moon River; Bala is picturesque and filled with delightful stores and waterside restaurants with an abundance of nature on the doorstep and recreational activities all around, from championship golf courses to hiking in provincial parks. A lovely cottage in a scenic location.


    The Important Stuff:
    Check in: 4 pm Check out: 11 am

    Check-in Day: Friday

    Sleep Arrangements:
    There are four bedrooms at this cottage. One queen One double Two bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a single on top

    Heating, Air Conditioning & Bedding:
    Linen and towels are provided

    Stuff for Kids

    Things To Do

    The town of Bala is 10 minutes away and the larger town of Parry Sound is 35 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
    • Gravenhurst drive-in movies
    • Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
    • Muskoka Theatre
    • Muskoka Antique Show

    Getting There

    Closest City & Distance:
    Toronto is 196 km (two hours and 30 minutes) away.

    Getting there:
    Full directions for getting to the cottage will be provided before you depart on your holiday.

    What Others Say

      How to Book

      If you would like to speak to us about this property or hand-crafting a holiday for your family, please call us on +44 (0)1225 471893, email info@triptoes.com or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you.
      • Tell us more about what you holiday plans are
      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.