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The Hideaway Cottage Muskoka - Bala, Ontario

#196077 · Cottage Rental in , ,

4 Bedrooms
11 adults and 10 children
2 Full Bathrooms
Cottage Rental

Property Description

Hideaway Cottage is a lovely and private all-season cottage near Bala, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka. This is a family-friendly house that we use ourselves when it is not rented.

Wood floors, a sun room, barbeque, a dock on a quiet lake and 70 acres of privacy make this the ideal escape in summer or fall. Cook on the barbeque, play in the large backyard, lounge in the hammock, roast marshmallows at the fire pit, go for a swim in the lake, or just plain old hang out.

Full kitchen, 4 bedrooms and linens included to make your life easier. The living-dining area is an L shape with a cathedral ceiling. The dining area seats 8 to 12; the living room is bright with windows overloooking the woods and the lake, and there is a tile woodstove.

The main level master bedroom has patio doors opening to the deck looking out through trees to the lake. Two bedrooms which accommodate a total of 7 people and a play area are upstairs, perfect for the kids. Downstairs, there is another bright bedroom (with a queen-sized bed) that affords an intimate view of the woods, and an additional 3-piece bathroom.

In winter, enjoy the snow with long walks in the woods, skating and cross-country skiing, and snowmobile access. Downhill skiing at Mount St. Louis Moonstone is less than 45 minutes away.

Save on booking fees by booking directly with us.

Please see our web site, for additional information.

Location, Amenities, Conditions

Near to Bala, Ontario with local stores, restaurants, a TD Bank, LCBO and Beer Store, library and skating arena.

A very quiet lake - Porter Lake - no motorboats or other motorcraft on the lake.

Games and toys available for young kids.

No pets on the property.

No smoking.

Outside fire pit (and marshmallow forks included).

Summer rentals are for one week or longer only.

Please see our website, for detailed information.

Cleaning fee applies.

Bedroom Description

The master bedroom looks out through trees to the lake. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, one of which has three single beds, the other has a double bed and a set of bunk beds. There is a fourth bedroom downstairs with a queen-sized bed. There are sleeping spaces for a total of 11 people.

Location Description

The cottage is on a small and quite private lake, with about 1,000 feet of frontage on each side of the lake. Swimming is primarily from the dock, with plenty-deep water that is usually quite warm in the summer. There is a canoe for exploring and you'll find lots of lifejackets on site for adults and kids.

There is a treed slope down to the water; a mix of Canadian Shield and grass. The water is about 2ft deep at the shoreline and then gradually deepens more. The lakebed is firm to soft sand/gravel/rock bottom.

What's Nearby: Concerts at Kee to Bala Town of Bala and Bala Falls Downhill skiing Mount St Louis Moonstone Johnston's Cranberry Marsh Muskoka Steamship Cruises in Gravenhurst

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House Rules

Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 9

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Primary renter must be 25 or older

Additional Information

Please see Policies page at

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Double
1 Bunk Bed
Bedroom 2
3 Twins
Bedroom 3
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 4
1 Queen Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
7 Nights Minimum
- - $3000 CAD -
Off Season Rate (after Labour Day and before Victoria Day long weekend)
09/07/16 - 05/18/17
No Minimum Stay
- - $1600 CAD -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $500 CAD
Flat Amount

Additional Rates & Fees Description

In the summer we normally rent by the week only, Saturday to Saturday.

Outside the summer season (after Labour Day, and before the Victoria Day long weekend) we also have 3-night stays.

Linens are included (along with kids' toys, bug spray, marshmallow forks, hammock, etc).

Save on booking fees by booking directly with us, These rates include a small discount for payments made by cash, bank cheque or Interac eTransfer.

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Grocery Store


Stereo System
DVD Player
Board Games


Air Conditioned


Dining Room
Coffee Maker
Espresso Machine
Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Volleyball Net
Deck / Patio
Life Jackets
Patio Furniture
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 20, 2018
Overall Rating

Lovely cottage in peaceful setting

We enjoyed a very pleasant week at Hideaway Cottage. The cottage is lovely and very spacious for a family, and our kids had a great time swimming and canoeing down at the lake, playing badminton in the yard, and roasting marshmallows. It is very peaceful and relaxing, yet just a short drive to Bala and other nearby towns. Our girls especially lo... Read More

August 2017


The cottage had everything you wanted for a holiday. The feeling of being away from everything but with Bala just down the road. I forgot all about things in life for the time was there. If you are looking for solitude The Hideaway Cottage is the place.

August 2016

Fantastic Property And Cottage

We just left the cottage and couldn't be happier with our overall experience. We loved the privacy of the property and the proximity to Bala was very helpful for running errands and seeing the local sights. The lake is small which we was great as it kept the water warm for swimming and the dock had sunlight all day. The property is great highly rec... Read More

August 2014

Just The Best

We rented this cottage for a week in the end of June/beginning of July, 2014. We basically love the place the first instance we entered the cottage. It's big, beautiful and clean. There is a very nice kitchen, spacious dinning room, sitting room, bedrooms, two washrooms, big lake, and a canoe there. We went as a group of 9 adults and 1 kid. We were... Read More

July 2014

We Picked The Right Place To Stay

From the moment we started down the driveway to your cottage I knew we had picked the right place to stay. Surrounded by autumn colours and the lake, the property is absolutely beautiful. The cottage itself has all the comforts of home while maintaining the cottage feel. Despite the fact town is only a couple of minutes up the road we felt like we... Read More

December 2013

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