Beautiful Quiet Cottage on Fox Lake in Ontario (Pr
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Description from the owner
Description from the owner
(GREAT REDUCED Weekly RATES for the month of June and September 17th till end of November) $1300 Saturday-Saturday This beautiful 3 bedroom private cottage is an attractive affordable solution to your family vacation! The large deck offers wonderful views of Fox Lake and beautiful sunrises. The cottage is eastern facing with plenty of sun for swimming on the sandy beach or lounging on the lawn until late afternoon. The dock provides a great place for fishing up bass, pike, walleye, sunfish and perch. There is a large outdoor fire pit with plenty of chairs for you to enjoy sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows or hot dogs. (Need to bring ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
The towns of Hunstville, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst are all with in an easy drive. Huntsville has a great system of trails, including the Trans-Canada Trail, and parks for you to do some hiking, biking, walking and beautiful scenery. If you have your own boat, the Muskoka River provides opportunity for scenic trips through the locks and access to Fairy Lake, Mary Lake, Lake Vernon and downtown Huntsville.
There is a quiet river you can Kayak up and then portage into Buck Lake to the north.
There are two propane tanks available. If you empty one, please refill it in town (eg. Canadian Tire).
Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Dish Washer, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Vacuum and Clothes Iron
(Washer/Dryer available for longer rentals of 2 weeks at a time for $50 a week)
Satellite TV (48”) & DVD player, TV's in 2 Bedrooms (Bring own DVD players)
We have deck and beach chairs available. You are welcome, of course, to bring your own lawn chairs as well.
WIFI is available
There is a paddle boat and 4 Kayaks available for use on the lake
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING
Bed Sheets and Pillow Cases
Please do not drive on lawn area. This is the septic tank and distribution bed area. However, feel free to use this area for tents, badminton, croquet, etc
Take Hwy 401 to Hwy 400 (or via Hwy 407)
Take Hwy 400 north to Hwy 11 in Barrie
Take Hwy 11 north to Huntsville (follow signs to North Bay)
Exit at Muskoka Road #2 and turn left (back over the highway)
Proceed past the OPP station for ~10km through Ravenscliffe, past Camp Tawingo, and past Peacock Bay Marina
Turn left (there is no right) at Hoodstown Road (also called Muskoka Road #45)
Pass by the first road and turn left at the second road and go across the bridge
Then keep right onto West Fox Lake Road
Go ~5 kms right to the end of the road
(Note: the gravel road turns into narrow private road)
West Fox Lake Road
Huntsville, ON, Canada
WELCOME TO OUR COTTAGE!
We truly hope you enjoy your vacation here in beautiful Muskoka! In order to maximize your enjoyment, we would like to introduce you to your accommodations and surroundings. There are also some guidelines that we ask you to follow to ensure the cottage is left as inviting for the next guests as when you arrived. Cottage should have all dishes cleaned, fridge emptied and cleaned, microwave cleaned, bathroom cleaned, totally vacuumed, garbage taken home and everything back in place before departure. There is a check out sheet available in the cottage.
CHECK IN / CHECKOUT
Please comply with these times so as to avoid any overlap between guests.
Check in Time: 4:00pm
Checkout Time: 10:00am
Everything should already be running during the spring/summer/early fall. We will provide you with a locked box key prior to your stay.
Please bring your own bedding sheets (or sleeping bags). There are blankets and pillows on all beds.
Master Bedroom (#1)
1 king bed
4 single beds in 2 bunks
1 queen bed
We do have a fire pit on our property. .
Note that there is no daytime burning allowed in Muskoka. Please keep the fire contained (especially if an onshore wind) – and no bon fires.
As for firewood, you can scour the woods or buy your own.
4 Kayaks and 1 Paddle Boat are AVAILABLE (100$ charge to replace broken or lost paddles)
We recommend you bring your own life jackets to ensure you have the right sizes. (There are plenty jackets available)
If you want to bring your own motor boat or jet ski, let us know and we will try to arrange a launch area location, there is a dock available in the summer months but taken out by September 7th unless a special request
Garbage/recycling day is on Tuesdays. You can bring your garbage and recycling to where the narrow road ends (and the wider gravel road begins) on Tuesday morning (not Monday night). Alternatively, there is also a garbage /recycling station at Peacock Bay Marina just off Muskoka Rd #2 during summer months only
Please take all other garbage and recycling with you when you leave.
Never leave any garbage outside the cottage …to much wildlife
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can we drink the water?
The hot and cold running water in the cottage is pumped directly from the lake and, although regularly tested by the Ministry of the Environment, it is not drinking water. You can buy spring water at the local grocery store or take your own water containers with you.
2. Why is the water a yellowish brown colour?
Fox Lake has a high mineral content which accounts for the yellowish brown colour. It may not be the nicest looking water to take a bath in … but it is natural! In fact, the lake is considered quite healthy according to the Ministry of the Environment. We have filters in place to have the water as close to clear as possible.
3. What wildlife can we expect to see?
Lots! There are loons, blue herons, beavers, groundhogs, racoons & deer. Bears are rare but in the past few years they have been sighted down the road at dusk.
Beavers will pass by in the lake in front of the cottage twice each day (like clockwork!). The chipmunks have become quite tame but remember they are rodents and please don't allow them in the cottage.
Ensure that the doors are always properly closed so you don't have visitors with you in the cottage at night.
4. What is the fishing like?
That depends on how good you are! There are plenty of pike, walleye, and bass. … who can resist an outdoor fish fry!
(Fishing licenses are available at Canadian Tire and other locations)
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Waterfront, Rural retreats
Car is essential