Sleeps 10, Guest Cabin, WIFI, Private, Shallow Sandy Entry, Canoe, Pet Friendly
Powell Cottage on Galla Lake is a short hour and forty five minute drive from the GTA and it takes you to this gem of a cottage, located on a small lake (42 cottages) that warms up early in the year for swimming! A combination of rustic meets contemporary allows for you to enjoy the great outdoors with most of the same luxuries you would have at home. A true cottage experience, including outside fires for marshmallow roasting, canoes for cruising, and a perfect atmosphere for enjoying whatever relaxing pursuits you desire.
Nearest Town: Mactier (18 km)
Nearest Large City: Barrie (97 km)
Nearest City: Parry Sound (52 km)
Nearest Hospital: Parry Sound Medical Center (52 km)
Body of Water: Galla Lake
Ski Area: Mount St Louis Moonstone (33 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: (200 m)
Nearest Beach: On-site
Nearest Golf Course: 17 km
A large spacious kitchen large enough for 2-3 to work on dinner without colliding leads into a grand pine table for dinner, easily seating 10 or more. The living room features a blend of comfort for relaxing and also includes a futon for additional sleeping arrangements as necessary, with access to a large screened in porch for relaxed reflection of the day. A children's bedroom, complete with bunkbeds and nightlights, as well as a secondary bedroom with a comfy double bed. The master bedroom is a queen size bed and great for recouping from the day! The washroom is fully set up with a tub, shower, sink and toilet for your use.
Additionally, there is a sleeper cabin with a double bed, washroom, microwave, 2 burner stovetop and fridge, as well as dining facilities and a place to read and relax.
3 Bedroom: Qn, Dbl, BunksSofa Bed: 1Guest Cabin: Double Bed2 Bathrooms: 1 x 4 pc. & 1 x 2 pc.
50' is all that you need to traverse to get lakeside, where a natural sand water access allows you to wade in until 5 feet. A large dock for lounging or launching is there for your use. If you need room for Bocci or Frisbee, a local clearing is 6 cottages away and open to all. A propane barbeque is available for all your grilling needs, as well as an outside deck and picnic table and exterior fireplace for all your hot dog and marshmallow requirements.
Bala and Mactier are only minutes away to enjoy a piece of Muskoka town life. There is a train museum in Mactier and a variety of events throughout the summer in Bala, including musical acts at the infamous Key. Both towns have all the amenities available, including groceries, gas, hardware and of course LCBO.
LOCATION & HOW TO GET TO THE COTTAGE
From Toronto: make your way to Barrie on the 400 N, continuing through the city and staying on 400 at the 11 split. Approximately 40 km will take you to 12 mile bay rd, which is your exit. If you cross the Moon River bridge, you have gone too far. Stay on this road for 6 km, taking the left onto Galla Lake road (the only left there is...) Follow the road as it curves to the right into the trees, and the 3rd exit on the left (fire sign 65). Take it, 2nd driveway, and you are here! Cottage phone: 705-375-1610, outgoing calls are local, emergency or calling card ONLY.
RENTAL RATES & INFORMATION
Based on 10 people. $105/extra person. 12 people maximum.
A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).
I just wanted to let you know that we had an awesome weekend at the Powell Cottage. The cottage is in great condition and well cared for - you immediately felt at home when you walked through the door. Chris was right - the kitchen is well stocked and everything we needed was there. We used the canoe, kayaks, and standup paddle board. Chris got the row boat ready for us to row (without the motor) but most of the ladies were just happy laying on the dock in the sun. Several of us went swimming (I went in everyday). We also made a fire the one night and that was great too - a lot of wood available to use. We also really liked the screened in porch - great for hanging out at night and escaping the bugs. I would definitely recommend the cottage and your company again. I was a bit hesitant, as you remember I am sure, since I've never rented a cottage before but everyone was so helpful and nice that it helped reassure me. I can't imagine the weekend being any better. Thanks again for all your help. -Becky (May 2016)
Firstly we would like to thank you for a wonderful experience, as the cottage was almost everything we could have hoped for. The cottage was not too far from Toronto, and the directions were very clear. The cottage was neat and clean, the lake was clean, the dock was great and the paddle boat and canoe were in good condition. The kitchen was organized and had a little bit of everything we needed. The Bunkie was an asset and the screened in veranda was a nice touch, as we were able to avoid the bugs while still sitting outdoors. We will absolutely refer people to book at the Powell Cottage. -The Merchant Family
We had a very enjoyable time at the cottage, so much so that we would love to come back again next year! We loved the size of the lake, not too big so we weren't disturbed by the noise made by large boats and jet skis (as we have experienced in the past), but still big enough for us to swim, kayak, canoe, and fish! On that note, we also loved having access to the kayaks, canoe, and paddle boats. It really allowed us to make the most of our time there and gave us the freedom to explore the lake and surrounding cottages. The cottage itself was also beautiful and very well kept and well stocked! It was great not having to worry about bringing a bunch of spices and seasonings because most of what we needed was already there (and then some!). I loved the idea of the screened in porch as it allowed us to enjoy the outdoors even while it was raining and when the bugs were out. The cottage owners were also absolutely awesome! They responded to emails quickly and were very informative and helpful! -Stephanie Magas
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING INQUIRY
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