$6-7k Family Getaway

Family Approved Cottages

To most Muskoka cottagers, the cottage is synonymous with family. Jayne’s Cottages is all about celebrating family and providing memorable getaways to cherish this special time. In this blog, Jayne features five cottages that are ideal for the family or extended family. Even better, each cottage is available between $6,000 and $7,000/week.

Robin’s Nest – Full availability ($6,000/week)

Experience the luxury of a Muskoka cottage vacation in beautiful Lake Of Bays. This 3 bedroom plus bunkie is light and airy and beautifully decorated. Boathouse with boat slip for your use and a beach make this a perfect getaway.

robins nest1Property: 15 minutes to Huntsville for your large shopping, 10 min Dwight, 15 min to Baysville’s renown bakery Humble Pie (for butter tarts and more) and 20 minutes to the Night Clubs shows at Deerhurst Resort.

Down a private road and through large electronic gate opens up to a luxury Lake of Bays property.  Structures include Main Cottage, Bunkie and Boathouse.  Beautiful landscaped, heavily treed,  and pine needles providing ground cover, this property is private and exclusive. Boathouse contains a boat slip dedicated to the guest plus ample dock space for additional boats.  The boathouse rooftop is a great place to enjoy the sun, with wicker love seat and 2 chairs and coffee table as well as a dining table.

Cottage: A beautiful open concept with log beams frames this canary-yellow cottage.  A window of walls overlooking Lake of Bays and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace are the highlights of the main floor.

Kitchen is alley-style with stainless appliances and beautiful rock-faced leather granite countertops.  Dining table seats 10. Second floor contains 3 bedrooms, master is a King bed with a door from the master to the second floor bathroom.  The two other bedrooms are Queen size beds.  The Master and the 2nd bedroom overlook the Lake and contain a double-sized gas fireplace and ceiling fans.

Inclusions: Internet, Satellite TV, 2000 DVDs, Fire pit, Paddle boat, Housekeeping of 2 hours mid-week included in rental.

Features: Sandy Beach and Shallow Sandy Water, Boathouse Rooftop for Tanning or Cocktails, Private Road with 5 km of Walking Trails, Electronic Gated Entry, Level Lot.

Notables: 6 car parking, sleeps 8 maximum, children welcome, non-smoking, pets welcome!


Bigwin Luxury Golf Retreat – Full availability ($6,000/week)

Monthly rentals only! Includes full membership privileges during the time of rental at the exclusive Bigwin Island Golf Club! Rated as one of the top courses in Canada!  The Bigwin Island Golf Course was designed to capture and reflect the spirit and elegance of the original grand resort known as the “Bigwin Inn”. Relax after a day of golf in the hot tub or get a massage or mani/pedi, there is even a hair stylist available!

Bigwin Luxury Golf RetreatProperty: Very family-friendly resort Bigwin Island, Baysville. Huntsville 20 minute drive. The cottage property is fit for discerning luxury tastes and includes the full amenities of Bigwin.

There are continuous boat shuttles from the mainland to Bigwin Island.  Includes a golf cart to transport yourself around the island, although everything is also walking distance.  ​​

Cottage: The open concept dining area has over-sized vaulted ceiling with a wall of tall windows for those breath-taking outdoor views.  The dining room opens to the Muskoka Room’s porch. This blends into the comfortable living room with the large stone fireplace and the continuation of the wall of windows for a panoramic view.   The royal treatment continues to the outside where the property backs onto a full service world class 18 hole championship golf course.

The large Master suite has a Queen bed with a 3 piece ensuite and walk in closets.  There is a walk out to the large deck.  The second and third bedrooms both have Queen beds plus a twin bed.  Both bedrooms share a 3 piece bathroom with tub/shower combo.  The 4th bedroom is the upper loft which is a private enclave away from the rest of the cottage.

Inclusions: Exclusive Bigwin Golf membership privileges during the time of rental, private dock, fire pit and golf cart, Cottage includes 2 hours of midweek housekeeping.

Features: Cottage backs onto Golf Course, Full amenities of Bigwin, Mainland Parking, Golf Cart.

Notables: Mainland Parking Spots for 4 cars, Shuttle Boat every 5 minutes, 4 car parking, sleeps 9 maximum, children welcome, non-smoking, no pets.


Licensed to Chill – Available for July ($6,250/week)

Fresh new renovation and decor! New mattresses and linens! Located in the heart of Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph near Port Sandfield. Three bedroom and three bath cottage with large principal rooms! Sandy beach! Tennis, fire pit, 2 TVs! Internet!

licensed to chill1Property: Wonderfully located 5 minutes from Port Sandfield and Minett (Cleveland’s House and JW Marriott) and 12 minutes from Port Carling and 15 minutes from Bala.

Walk out to beautiful deck.  Outdoors is a Muskoka lover’s dream.  Tennis court, beach, play structure for kids, large grassy field to play soccer or football.  Fire pit, horseshoes…this cottage has it all!

Cottage: Cottage was recently purchased.  All furniture, beds and linens are brand new.  Large principal rooms and bedrooms. Living Room with wood burning fireplace and TV.  Cottage was previously 2 self-contained units – full 1 bedroom suite on upper level with large principal rooms, living/dining, separate kitchen and Muskoka Room.  The bedroom contains 1 Queen and 1 Double bed and 3 piece ensuite.  There is also a large main floor bathroom with standalone bathtub.  The Muskoka Room is nicely decorated with light wicker furniture and windows that open to bring the breeze in.  Walk out from here to a deck that runs down the side of the cottage outfitted with 4 new Muskoka chairs and a patio umbrella table.  Also on the other side of the Muskoka Room is a walk out to a small private deck on the other side of the cottage.

The lower level is comprised of 2 bedrooms (King bedroom and Family Bedroom – contains bunk bed and 1 single and 1 double bed).  Lower level also has a brand new kitchen and large sectional, fireplace and flat screen TV.  There is a 3 piece bathroom with shower.

Inclusions: Included in rental is housekeeping 2 hours of housekeeping weekly.

Features: Newly renovated with new furniture, beds and linens, Tennis court, Kids Play Structure, Sandy Beach and Shallow Water, Protected Swimming Alcove, Gorgeous view of Lake Rosseau.

Notables: 5 car parking, sleeps 10 maximum, children welcome, non-smoking, pets considered!

Hemlock Ridge – Availability last 2 weeks in July; any week after August 14th ($6,500/week) 

Muskoka wish-list granted! Something for everyone! 25′ to water’s edge! AC! Boathouse! Shallow sandy bottom water! 280′ frontage of Privacy! King bed! Babbling brook runs through the property. Paddleboat and Canoe! 4 Bdrms, 3 Bath, Bunkie!

Hemlock ridge1Property: Located on Mortimers Point Road, a picturesque road that runs along Lake Muskoka’s northern shoreline for beautiful south views of the lake.  Cottage is within 5 minutes to Port Carling or the quaint villiage of Bala. Property is privately located down a driveway.  Hemlock Ridge consists of a Main Cottage, Bunkie and Boathouse.

Cottage: Main level consists of the Great Room with comfortable chairs around a wood-burning fireplace, dining table to seat 8, modern kitchen with granite counters and island with 3 bar stools and stainless steel appliances.  The Muskoka Room is off the kitchen containing a separate sitting area with screens to let the lake breeze fill the room after a day in the sun.  The Great Room and Muskoka Room walk out to the deck.  Main level has one bedroom with a double bed and large main floor bathroom with large bathtub and separate shower.  This room also walks out to the deck.

The upper level consists of two bedrooms that share one large bathroom with a shower.  One bedroom has 2 double beds, the other bedroom has a kingsize bed.

Inclusions: Internet, Generator, Paddleboat, Canoe, Cottage includes 2 hours of midweek housekeeping, bunkie.

Features: South Facing All Day Sun, Boathouse Slip available to rental family, Great Privacy along 280′ Lake Muskoka shoreline, AC, Babbling brook, Generator, Family-Friendly sandy and shallow shoreline, 5 Minutes to Port Carling & Bala, Extra Fridge and Freezer, Paddleboat, Canoe, Great Internet Plan!

Notables: 4 car parking, sleeps 10 maximum, children welcome, non-smoking, pets considered!

Linger Longer –  Availability starting August 13th ($7,000/week)

Check out this well designed cottage on the north end of Lake Muskoka, 5 minutes from Port Carling! Spacious large principal rooms and lots of space! Light and bright! Large Games Room. Very well equipped! Views of lake from all rooms!

linger1Property: Secluded on a quiet bay, yet within the close proximity of Port Carling, Port Sandfield, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. The shoreline offers over 200′ of private frontage (cottage has 153′ frontage, plus 70′ plus vacant lot to the east).  The lake is shallow with hard packed sand yet deep enough at the end of the dock for a shallow dive (6 feet deep).  Plenty of dock space and water depth to park boats.

There is a deck outside the kitchen with some seating and the BBQ and stairs down to a outdoor dining table for outdoor dining. Fire pit area with Muskoka chairs.  Lounge chairs and Muskoka chairs on the dock.

Cottage: Cottage is extremely functionally designed and great for a large or multi-generational family.  It is a split ranch in style – walk into the upper level from the driveway and exit on the lower level to the lakeside.

There are 3 wings in the home, the upper wing which features the Master bedroom (King) with ensuite as well as a twin bedroom.  Also on the upper level is another bathroom and the Great Room with wood burning fireplace and flat screen TV. On the lower level is a large Games Room with games and a shuffleboard table.  There is a huge sectional sofa, flat screen TV, wood burning fireplace and walk out to lakeside fire pit.  There are 2 bedroom wings off the Games Room, king bedroom and twin bedroom and their own bathroom to share.

Inclusions: Includes Satellite TV and Internet, Cottage includes 2 hours of midweek housekeeping.

Features: South Facing All Day Sun, Beautiful Star Gazing in Southern Sky, Family-Friendly flat grassy land, Excellent proximity by boat or car to Port Carling, UV Filtered Water, Extra Fridge and Freezer, AC in Master Suite.

Notables: 8 car parking, sleeps 12 maximum, children welcome, non-smoking.