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'Serenity' in Muskoka – Home 1725580 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

'Serenity' in Muskoka – Home 1725580

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity".

On Otter Lake, we frown on the noise and pollution from boat motors so only canoes, kayaks, sail boats and paddle boats can be seen albeit infrequently. The dock out to deeper water allows for swimming and diving or watercraft mooring.

A winding granite lane sweeps down to the cottage/home's entrance courtyard where glimpses of the lake around and through the home can be seen. The cottage/home sits on an exposed plateau of the Canadian Shield at the base of a point within meters of the lake on one side and a bay on the other.

Your attention will be captured as soon as the front door opens and you enter the foyer. Twenty five foot high floor to ceiling windows with 8' high and 7' wide sliding patio doors, flanking a granite clad Rumford wood burning fireplace, offer a magnificent outlook up Otter Lake and across Serenity Bay. The stone tile floor sets off the majestic fireplace that features hand cut and split granite stone. This lovely space will embrace winter visitors who want to relax in front of the fire while the snow gently drifts down outside, just as much as those cooling down after a day of summer fun. The Great Room also features a centrally located docking station for your iPhone or iPad that allows you to channel your music through the speaker system or use the built-in iPad or Blu-Ray DVD/CD player to control the 55' Samsung Smart TV or listen to an array of Satellite radio stations.

The Dining/Kitchen area, within the Great Room, comfortably seats 10 at the extra-large harvest table and 4 at the kitchen island with direct access to the large outdoor Lake Terrace. The Lakeside Terrace is well appointed with teak chaise loungers alongside complimentary chairs and features a large direct connect gas BBQ, no need to worry about the propane supply! What a great place to relax with a morning coffee or that after dinner drink. With its prominent location adjacent to the Dining Room, the oversized sliding doors equipped with screens create a seamless indoor/outdoor environment for family and friend gatherings. For that late evening bonfire, the Lakeside Terrace also features a natural Rumford fireplace that backs onto the indoor Rumford. The 10' wide and 27' high overhanging roof protects the terrace from light showers. Or go down to the point and the dock where a fire pit sits atop a piece of the Canadian Shield.

The Chef's kitchen is designed with the professional cook in mind and features a 12' Brazilian granite slab island so all can enjoy getting involved or sit and watch the "chef" at work. The kitchen has been designed to accommodate a gas cooktop, microwave/convection oven combo unit, dishwasher, wine and beverage cooler along with a wide range of top name small appliances.

Just off to the side of the Great Room is a comfortable Muskoka Room, perfect for playing games, watching TV or curling up with a good book. The oversized screened patio doors allow this room useful access to the outdoors in both summer and winter.

Continuing on down the hall in the West Wing there are two large bedrooms, each with a spectacular view of the lake and highlights a queen size bed and bunk beds in each room? Also in the West Wing is a 4-piece Bathroom with a vessel sink on a marble vanity.

The Loft overlooks the Great Room with a ping-pong table, yoga mats, weights for light exercise, a lovely view of the lake on one side and features a 20' high dormer window with a gorgeous view of the forest beyond on the other side. On this same level, also overlooking the Great Room, is a fourth Bedroom with a king size bed and Ensuite Bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower with rain head, massaging jets and sliding glass door.

Back on the main level just off of the entrance making it central to the entire house is a fully equipped Laundry Room complete with washer, dryer, utility sink and ironing board.

The Master Bedroom is on the main floor in the East Wing and features a king size bed, Scandinavian high-efficiency wood burning stove, a large walk-in closet area and a spectacular Ensuite Bathroom with trough style wash basin, oversized walk-in shower with rain head and massaging jets. This very private side of the home provides spectacular views across the bay and down into the wetlands, even from the washroom and shower, again, meters from the water's edge where wildlife abounds.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 King Beds, 2 Full beds, 2 Bunk Beds
  • 2 Full baths, 2 Attached (ensuites)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($1,095.78) $1,500.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

'Serenity' has a responsibility to the few cottage owners on the lake and to the environment. Loud and overly boisterous activities will not be tolerated. If you appreciate and have a respect for nature, you will appreciate and respect 'Serenity'.

An additional 4% tax must be collected due to the Town of Huntsville Municipal Tax on Short Term Rentals.

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About the owner

Colin K.
Calendar last updated:
13 Jul 2024
Years listed:
10
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
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“Excellent”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2020

Beautiful home, small quiet lake. Great get away. Close to Huntsville with lots to do. True Serenity.

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your review, Sharon. We really do try to make 'Serenity' everything one would hope for. It's a wonderful feeling when guests appreciate what you have provided them. You were amazing guests. We really appreciate how well you looked after our home and returned it the way you found it, neat and tidy. You are welcome back anytime.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Lovely place to stay, peaceful, and great views and surroundings”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2017

Location is great, Lake very peaceful and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to others. Every thing we needed was there.

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“The Glass Palace”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2017

Overall: We had a great time. For the most part the weather cooperated and we all enjoyed a lot of time outdoors. The cottage is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The cottage was affectionately cal… More

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“Amazing”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2016

My family stayed at Serenity cottage recently, and couldn't have asked for a better week. It was our first time renting a cottage together. We had 7 kids with us, and 2 seniors, and everyone felt… More

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“Breathtaking is an understatement”

Reviewed 15 May 2015

If you're looking to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle, well then 'Serenity' is the perfect location for you. The name speaks for itself. It's the feeling of home that… More

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Response from the owner Thank you so much for your review. We really do try to make 'Serenity' everything one would hope for. It's a wonderful feeling when guests appreciate what you have provided them. You were amazing guests. It was as if you had never stayed. The place was immaculate! You treated our home as if it were your own which is very much appreciated. The place was just as we had delivered it, clean and tidy. We would highly recommend Anna and Jeff to any host and would love to have you stay with us again, anytime. Thank you, Anna and Jeff. Please do come and stay at 'Serenity' again. Sincerely, Colin and Maria

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Absolutely gorgeous place to spend your holiday retreat in a most peaceful manner”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2015

We had a group of 5 of family / extended family members booked for a short holiday retreat for 3 days in this very nice cottage "Serenity". The place is indeed so serene, and is insanely st… More

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Response from the owner Thank you so much for your terrific review. We get great satisfaction out of sharing with others what we believe is an amazing place. It's so quiet and peaceful and we've attempted to provide all the elements of a luxury villa. Eddie and Natalia treated our home with such respect. It was kept neat and tidy, just as they had found it. We do hope they will make a return visit. They are welcome anytime. Colin and Maria

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“Beautiful place , beautiful location and amazing owners.”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2015

We were looking for a place to spend the Family day long weekend and looked at a lot of places but decided to go with 'Serenity ' and were really glad that we did ! This place is even more s… More

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Response from the owner Alla and her extended family were amazing guests. It was as if they had never stayed. The place was immaculate! They stripped the beds and left all the bedding and towels neatly placed on the bed and near the showers as you would expect. Rarely do we have guests who respect our home the way they did and to leave the place just as we had delivered it, clean and tidy. We would highly recommend Alla and her family to any host and would love to have them stay with us again, anytime. Thank you, Alla. Please do come and stay at 'Serenity' again. We would love to accommodate you and your delightful family in the near future. Sincerely, Colin

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Just wonderful!!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2014

The Serenity is just a perfect place! We had a great time there. Wonderful design of the space, attention to every detail and amazing nature surrounds it. We loved everything and would definitely reco… More

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Response from the owner At 'Serenity', we do make the utmost attempt to make our guest's stay an enjoyable and memorable one and do hope they consider a return visit. We would highly recommend this guest to other hosts as they were very considerate of our home and left it just as they had found it, clean and tidy.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Colin (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Colin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Colin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Colin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Colin (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Colin (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Colin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Colin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Colin (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Colin (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Colin (the owner) a message.

If Colin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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