Welcome to " Casa Mia " a very desirable south facing 4 season cottage located in the popular and desirable tourist town of Dorset ., Located on Lake Of Bays, which is the 4th largest lake in Muskoka with nearly 170 km of shoreline.. " Casa Mia " itself is located directly on popular Lake of Bays but is situated in a beautiful quiet and calm " Little Traders Bay’s" boasting little boat traffic and a calm waterfront with no large waves which is ideal for smaller children ...The cottage is approximately 2 hour drive north of Toronto, or 3 1/2 hours west of Ottawa, and is accessible by a year round paved road and is just a 5 minute drive into downtown Dorset or 10-15 minute walk.
In town there is a Recreational Centre which offers a library, summer/afternoon day camp, squash courts, basketball fitness classes Yoga, Zumba, computers, and much more.
There are 2 restaurants located in Dorset including famous Trading Bay Dining located directly on the water where you can stop off for lunch or dinner and enjoy dining indoors or the waterfront sights on their waterfront outdoor patio.
Also located in town is the famous Robinson’s General Store, LCBO, a bank, ice cream shop, post office, service centre, marina with public docking and gas facilities. There is also a picnic area and a public boat ramp where you can launch your watercraft into the lake. Fifteen minutes away by boat you can find the diving cliffs which are a popular hang out on a hot summer's days and you can watch people jumping into the water from the cliffs or participate yourself. A short drive from town is the famous Bigwin Island Golf Club and dining lounge. Minutes from downtown Dorset you can find the Dorset lookout tower where you can climb up and enjoy the beauty and scenic views from 465 feet above Lake of Bays. Be one of the 60,000 people that visit annually to take in the breathtaking sites the tower offers..If you prefer spectacular lake views you can take a scenic boat cruise from Downtown Dorset on the Historic SS Bigwin and take in the sites of Beautiful Lake of Bays from the the SS Bigwin. Other spectacular places to visit is Algonquin park located about 35 Km from Dorset.Feeling like shopping for the day or miss the big city and you're homesick ..... then the town of Huntsville is a scenic drive about 35 minutes away which offers larger shopping malls and large brand name stores like Walmart etc and restaurants like Boston Pizza,and much more.This is usually a favorite pastime on rainy days if you get bored.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Welcome to " Casa Mia " a very desirable south facing 4 season cottage located in the popular and desirable tourist town of Dorset., Located on Lake Of Bays it is situated in a beautiful quiet and calm " Little Traders Bay’s" which offers a calm bay with no large waves which is ideal for smaller children ...It is accessible by a year round paved road and is just a 5 minute drive into downtown Dorset or 10-15 minute walk
The property is relatively level up to the fire pit lounge area, where from there it then slopes down to the water's edge which is accessible via custom made granite steps which lead to a generous sized seating area and large 8'x'30' dock and absolutely amazing views..The waterfront affords shallow entry with a sandy bottom with no weeds or rocks which gradually deepens towards the end of the dock. At the end of the dock the depth is approximately a10 feet deep suitable for swimming.
Enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine down at the dock or on the raised deck of the cottage as the sun sets. At dusk, relax and enjoy the scenery from the custom made granite lounging and fire pit area or roast marshmallows, smores and hotdogs and enjoy the beauty of the night star filled sky..
Casa Mia is in a close knit cottage community where all the residence respect each other and their environment by keeping that in mind please be respectful of the neighbors, and the environment .We require that you adhere to any fire restriction ( failing to do so you could be charged by the fire department ) and we request that you keep your noise level to a minimum especially between the quiet hours between 11PM to 9Am.Noise travels great distances over the water. .
NOTE................. IF you are looking for a place to, PARTY HARD, GET LOUD and CRANK THE TUNES, then respectfully “CASA MIA '' isn't for you.
The property consists of the main cottage, Bunkie, and garden shed ( Locked ). The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances including fridge with ice maker, stovetop with modern induction elements, dishwasher, microwave and water filtration system and ionizer. Kitchen is well stocked.The dining area overlooks the scenic lakefront.
“CASA MIA " has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1 Bunkie which can sleep 2. (Summer months only) It is equipped with a fully stocked modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances,coffee maker/ single serve Bosch Tassimo,toaster,blender,kettle,2 fridges(1 on lower level ) stove, dishwasher, cutlery,plates glasses etc. New carpeting installed on the main level and ceramic tile floor on the lower level.
Consists of south facing large patio door with (Walk out to Patio)
Modern fully equipped kitchen
Dining area, large dining table with 8 chairs (extras provided)
Family room/Sitting area with 2 couches coffee table, side tables Entertainment center with flat screen TV , Stereo &,DVD Player
Master bedroom, with built-in night tables and storage. A dresser and closet provide plenty of storage space
Bedroom # 2 Queen Size bed and dresser, night stand and spacious closet
Bedroom # 3 Bunk bed consisting of a double bed on the bottom and single bed on top including dresser and spacious closet.
Games room Pool table
LOUNGE / SITTING AREA
2 couches, table and 2 side tables with lamps
Flat screen TV
Stereo DVD Games
Bedroom #4 1 queen size bed and dresser and night stand
Bathroom -3 piece toilet, shower and sink
There is also an extra full sized fridge on this level for any extra food or drinks you might bring.
- Bunkie with 2 single beds
Lounging area with 8 Muskoka chairs and fire pit (some wood provided)NOTE: Fires are subject to Local Fire conditions as set out by the Fire Marshal during the summer months.Burning times will be posted.
3 Rear upper deck has 6 chair patio set with umbrella (extra chairs provided)
- Lower BBQ area has patio set with 4 chairs
Large brand new barbeque with propane tank ( 1 extra included )COTTAGE RULES
This is our home away from home so please treat it with respect as if it were your own. We are happy to share our piece of paradise with like-minded folks we only ask that you respect our home, the neighbors and the environment.
Please do not throw garbage outside into the yard like bottle caps, lids, pop cans etc.All garbage and recyclables are to be removed or taken to the dump.
No cleaning service is provided nor do we add a mandatory cleaning fee to your rental in order to keep your costs down so please clean the cottage and property and leave it in the same condition or better than it was upon your arrival. Failing to clean up and or remove the garbage will result in a cleaning fee which will be deducted from the damage deposit.
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
Please read the handbook provided at the cottage and follow the cottage code of conduct.. It explains the cottage rules and operation of the cottage. Bring your own linens ,towels and lifejackets.
We hope you and your family have a truly wonderful experience making family memories, that will last forever. There is no doubt you and your family will have an amazing summer.
Thank you for choosing to vacation at " CASA MIA " and hope you will visit us next year.+ More