Cottage #808 for Rent on Lake Nipissing near Callander in Almaguin Highlands Ontario

Cottage #808

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Welcome to a parents' dream cottage on an exquisite one-acre piece of land on the majestic shores of Lake Nipissing, the property will absolutely take your breath away! YOU CAN CLICK ON THE UTUBE LINK ABOVE TO SEE A VIDEO!

The owner’s great uncle built the cottage and it has been in the family since 1960. It has been passed down from generation to generation and you can truly feel the family love within (and on!) its walls the moment you walk in.

The cottage’s 1,700 sq. ft. bungalow design was created with the vision of accommodating the needs and considerations of very young children through to elderly grandparents. The property is relatively flat and there are baby gates both inside and outside, on the cottage deck and lakeside deck, making it more of a safe haven for both young and old alike.

The cottage stretches along the length of the bay side of the property with the lake facing open concept living/dining room at one end, with the kitchen tucked in behind, and 3 bedrooms and a 4-piece bathroom at the opposite end, with a lake facing den in-between that has a walk-out to the wrap-around deck. Having the bedrooms in a separate wing of the cottage, far from the main living area, allows for the grown ups to socialize after the kids are tucked in or napping.

Practically every room has beautiful views of the bay through a combination of large picture windows in the living/dining area or sliding glass doors leading out to the deck in the den and 2 of the bedrooms. There is a “cottage warmth and charm of years gone by” feeling throughout the cottage.

Most cottages in Ontario do not have such a large private property with a variety of terrain and mixes of waterfronts, making this a very unique gem. The natural environment surrounding the cottage makes it so special with plenty of wooded areas on either side of the cottage separating it from neighbours.

There are a variety of access points to the water with so many choices of places to settle into and take in the great outdoors and all the amazing views! There are many remarkable natural features including your own private bay with a dock, a large peninsula point reaching out into the lake with a stunning Great Canadian Shield shoreline and an abundance of wild blueberry bushes all over the property that can be picked and eaten along the paths. The point is like an island on the lake that is attached to the main cottage property by a small trail and is definitely the place to be for enchanting sunrises and glorious sunsets.

There is also a large gated lakeside deck a few meters from the cottage with steps going down into the water making it an ideal spot for the entire family to laze away the days soaking up the sun and taking refreshing dips into the lake.

The cottage property is also a boat lovers dream! Lake Nipissing is one of the largest lakes in the province of Ontario and although a little further north of Toronto than Muskoka, it is definitely worth the drive (much of the drive being on the new extension of highway 11, making for a smooth journey)! Here you have access to the wide-open waters but can keep your boat at the dock in the sheltered bay.

With a canoe, kayak and paddleboat at your disposal, explore the extensive, rugged and magnificent shoreline and keep your eye out for a variety of birds including Loons, Herons and Osprey. For the more physically adventurous there are several rocky islands within swimming distance with one nearby island, great for jumping off, painted to look like a whale.

Needless to say, spending time at this cottage and property will be a wonderful experience for the entire family, making memories to last a lifetime!

At first I was a bit hesitant about how long the drive from Toronto would be, but in retrospect it was totally worth it. The further we got away from the city the more relaxed we alI felt. And once we got there, that property is just so filled with natural beauty I really fell in love with that lake and the sky and fresh air." 

"Had a great time with my family here, it felt like good place to reconnect and recoup." 

"My happiest moment of my summer was sitting on the porch looking out at the view, reading my book, sipping my beer, forgetting what day of the week it was." 

 "Our week up here brought back happy memories from my own childhood of cottages and we made new ones with my grandkids. This is how cottages are meant to be!" 

 "Me and the kids had fun floating in the waves, it felt like we were on the ocean. Every day the mood of the lake would change. Sometimes it was calm and peaceful and great for canoe rides, other times it was fun and wavy. It never got boring." 

"I appreciated how private the cottage felt. It didn't feel like you’re right up against neighbours on either side."

Number of Bedrooms: 
3
Max number of Occupants: 
8
Pets: 
Pet allowed on approval by Owner
Privacy Rating: 
Excellent
Exposure: 
Southwest

Other Info

Features

NEWLY LISTED - June 2018

  • 3 bedrooms (king; queen; single/double bunk bed)
  • blankets/pillows
  • double pull-out couch in den
  • crib and diaper change table (in master bedroom)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • kitchen table with 2 chairs
  • dining table with 6 chairs 
  • high chair
  • NO telephone
  • good cell phone reception
  • 1 - 2 piece bathroom
  • 1 - 4 piece bathroom 
  • NO washer/dryer 
  • electric baseboard heating
  • 27" TV (living room)
  • DVD player
  • small selection of movies
  • NO satellite 
  • NO Wi-Fi 
  • piano
  • toys and puzzles for children
  • baby gates inside cottage
  • large wrap-around deck
  • propane BBQ
  • 2 wood chairs, gravity chair, patio dining table with 6 chairs on deck
  • baby gates on deck
  • lakeside deck (16ft. x 18ft.)
  • 4 plastic Muskoka chairs and 2 child Muskoka chairs on lakeside deck 
  • baby gates on lakeside deck
  • outdoor fire bowl (some wood available)
  • 2 Muskoka chairs on rock point
  • dock (6ft. x 50ft.)
  • NO swim ladder
  • lifejackets (some, various sizes)
  • canoe
  • kayak
  • paddleboat
  • water source is well, filtered, potable
  • privacy rating is 1-2 (1=excellent, 2=good, 3=some)
  • public boat launch on lake
  • For your convenience, there will be a mandatory cleaning fee of $100 added to your bill so that you don't have to do a detailed cleaning yourself (you are still required to leave the cottage neat and tidy, as well as remove all your garbage and recycling).

Location (map)

LOCATION: About 3.5 hrs from Toronto with lots of parking at the cottage. About a 5 minute drive to a small convenience store, LCBO and gas. The small town of Callender is a short drive away and has a grocery store. North Bay is about 30 mins. away for for shopping, dining, gas, LCBO, groceries and most all other amenities.
Availability: 
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Conditions of Rental: 

Pet allowed upon approval by owner with a $150 non refundable pet fee, no smoking, maximum number of occupants is 8, bring own linens and towels, noise restriction after 11 PM.

For your convenience, there will be a mandatory cleaning fee of $100 added to your bill so that you don't have to do a detailed cleaning yourself (you are still required to leave the cottage neat and tidy, as well as remove all your garbage and recycling).

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