Cottage Profile This year-round waterfront cottage is located on Sausage Lake in the beautiful Almaquin Highlands, about 60 minutes north of Huntsville. Sausage Lake is a spring fed lake offering good fishing, swimming, and winter snowmobiling. The cottage is very comfortable and relaxing and makes a perfect family vacation choice. This cottage is a semi-detached cottage next to the owners residence on the same property however, the sand beach, dock, canoe and pedal boat will be yours to use during your stay at the cottage. The property has a southerly exposure and about 130 feet of shoreline. The three level 1800 square foot cottage is located on a gentle slope overlooking the lake and features a large sandy beach. When you arrive at the cottage you will go to the end of the driveway and park beside the fenced garden. A patio stone walkway takes you around the garden shed to the lower level entrance door. Inside on this level is a large entrance foyer, a kitchen and dining room. The kitchen has a window over the sink and is stocked with all the dishes, utensils, serving plates, pots and pans you will need during your stay and includes fridge, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker and tea pot. The dining area has a large table and chairs that easily seats six people, but can accommodate eight, next to a picture window looking out to the garden. There is also a small play area on this level. There is a washer and dryer in the cottage for your laundry needs during your stay and there is an air conditioning unit in the master bedroom. On the mid level of the cottage there is a rear door leading to a small deck and stairway down to the car parking area, and a front patio door leading to a deck with great views of the lake. On this level there is a comfortable living room with a couch, chair, chaise lounge, loveseat, coffee table and 32" TV with satellite and DVD player. If you prefer something more cozy, there is a sitting/reading room with a couch, chair, window, and cassette player where you can relax with a book or listen to music. On this level there is also a three-piece bathroom with sink, toilet and shower and one bedroom with a queen bed and direct access to the bathroom. On the upper level there are three bedrooms and a two-piece bathroom with sink and toilet. In the first bedroom there is a bunk bed, in the second bedroom there is a single bed and in the third bedroom there are two additional single beds. The deck at the cottage facing the lake is perfect for taking advantage of the view, socializing, or relaxing with your book and/or favourite summer beverage. There is a table and 4 chairs that makes for a convenient morning coffee spot or a relaxing evening dinner. There is also a gas BBQ for grilling your favourite summer meals. In the yard next to the deck are a picnic table and another patio table/chairs set with umbrella for your use. The sand beach reaches right to your deck. It's just a short walk from the cottage to the lake. At the lake the shoreline is sandy and the water depth increases gradually for easy access to the lake for swimming or just splashing around. There is a dock at the lake. Try your hand fishing from the dock. This is also a great spot for taking in the lake view, lovely sunrises and sunsets, or relax by the water. If you have your own boat and need a boat ramp there is one next to the neighbouring cottage a short distance away. If you don't have your own boat, there is a canoe, kayak and a paddle boat for your use (there are 5 adult life jackets but no child life jackets). In the rear yard there is a fenced garden and large grassed area. There are also 3 bicycles (and 2 helmets) for your use. There is a general store located 15 minutes away in Trout Creek hamlet for your daily convenience needs. A little farther away are the towns of Sundridge and Burk's Falls. The larger towns of North Bay and Huntsville offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, arts & culture events and attractions. For your convenience linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, & towels) are available on request for an additional $50 fee.
Additional amenities include: 8 chairs, curtains, air conditioning unit (in master bedroom), beds: 1 queen, dwelling type: three storey, drinking water: well water, 1 set of single bunkbeds, picnic table), umbrella, number of bedrooms: 4, number of baths: 2; one three-piece with shower; one two-piece with a sink and toilet, patio size: 140 sq ft, cd player, 3 singles, clothes line, patio furniture (patio table, living area: 1800 sq ft, life jackets (5 adult)....Read more
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
more like a house than a cottage, warm with lots of space, lots of stairs tho so not ideal for older cottagers or a couple of small children. our 12 mth old (not walking) had to be carried up and down a lot). everything provided, couldve just brought our linens and groceries. 25 min to north bay and beautiful town beach and park. own beach(only one on the lake) inc paddle boat,canoe,noodles and dock. thoroughly enjoyed the week!!
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