Cottage Profile With its soaring ceiling heights, wall of windows, and stone fireplace, this spacious four-season waterfront cottage is a great vacation choice for families or small groups. This 3 bedroom, 1500 square foot cottage is fully equipped and tastefully furnished. It's log exterior and knotty pine interior provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The cottage is nestled in the trees on a slope with views overlooking Bay Lake in the beautiful Almaquin Highlands, about 30 minutes north of Huntsville. The Town of Huntsville is a year-round destination with something for everyone to do twelve months of the year. You enter the cottage on... the main level where you will be welcomed by a spacious open concept kitchen, dining and living room with tile flooring, high vaulted ceiling, and plenty of large bright windows providing excellent views of the lake and surrounding forest. The large open concept allows for easy conversation between those in the living room, dining room, or kitchen. The beautiful modern kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and convenient counter seating. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, cutlery, pots/pans, fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker to satisfy your culinary needs and make meal preparation a pleasure. The dining room is located within easy access to the kitchen and together with the kitchen counter seating, comfortably accommodates seven people. There is a patio door that provides easy access from the dining area to the spacious front deck. The living room area features plenty of windows with great views, a high vaulted ceiling, two comfortable chairs and a full sized couch to unwind in, 46" HD TV with satellite, DVD player, a unique antler chandelier, and impressive stone fireplace - a great spot for a relaxing morning coffee or enjoying an evening movie with your family. There is a patio door that provides easy access from the living room area to the front deck. On the main level there is also a three-piece bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower and one bedroom with a queen bed. From the main level, take the open staircase to the bedroom above that looks out over the living and dining area and the lake and tree view beyond. This loft bedroom has large bright windows, a vaulted ceiling, and a king bed. From the main level you can also take a set of stairs to the lower level where there is a third bedroom with a double bed as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer for your laundry needs during your stay. Note: There are closets in all the bedrooms (and hangers in the master bedroom and main floor bedroom) and the master bedroom also has built-in shelving for your storage. Across the front of cottage is a beautiful tiered deck with spectacular views over the waters of Bay Lake. There is plenty of room on the deck. It has a patio table with four chairs for enjoying some great outdoor meals, a hammock for some quiet time, and a propane BBQ for grilling up some BBQ feasts. The deck makes a perfect gathering spot. It is also a super spot for taking advantage of the view, catching some sun, socializing, catching up with family members, or relaxing with your book and/or favourite vacation beverage. From the cottage deck you can walk down steps through the trees to the lake. It's just a short walk from the cottage to the lake. At the shore there is a dock with two Muskoka chairs where you can catch some rays and relax with a good book and a great panorama view of the lake. Relax in the shade on the hammock. If you prefer, take a dip in the lake or try your hand at fishing from the dock. There is a paddle boat and kayak, with lifejackets for four adults and four children that you can use to explore the bay. The shoreline at the cottage is rocky but the water at the shore is shallow and there is a pebbly bottom. The water depth increases gradually but young children will need to be supervised. Groceries and day-to-day shopping are conveniently located a short drive away in Novar and major stores can be found in Huntsville. Historic downtown Huntsville offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. The Bay Lake area boasts a great natural attraction - Brooks Falls, a small but scenic and easily accessible waterfall located near Emsdale that has walking trails and beautiful scenery to be enjoyed. Visit the Perry Old-timer museum. Go for a walk or a bike ride down the Park to Park Trail that connects Killbear and Algonquin Provincial Parks. This region doesn't close up in the winter, as many come to the area for cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Bay Lake is right next to the snowmobile trail. Or maybe you would like to take a swing at the local golf greens? There are also several Provincial Parks close by for walking, hiking, canoeing or simply enjoying the scenery and experiencing the vibrant Fall colours.
Additional amenities include: 1 queen, 1 double and 1 pull-out double sofa bed, sea kayak, life jackets (4 adult, drinking water: well water, number of baths: 1 three-piece with a shower, boat with oars, patio size: 400 sq ft, beds: 1 king, television (46" hd), number of bedrooms: 3, patio furniture (patio table, 4 chairs, outdoor fire pit, cottage size: 1500 sq ft, 4 children), wood buring fireplace, cottage size: two storey, 2 muskoka chairs).
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