Driftwood Island Retreat
Cottage in Gravenhurst
- 9 Beds
- 6.0 Baths
- 22 Guests
Beautifully renovated & expanded Century Cottage, modern Guest Cabin, Tennis Court, Contemporary Pavilion, Movie Cabin, 2 Boathouses (one with sleeping quarters & living area above) with porches and kitchenettes, beach with boardwalk and docks!
DRIFTWOOD ISLAND RETREAT
This summer retreat is spread out over Driftwood Island; a 20 acre private island in Brydons Bay on Lake Muskoka just south of Taboo Resort. While Taboo is not visible from the island, its restaurant and renowned golf course are only a short boat ride away. Access to the island is from a private shared landing only a few hundred yards away with dedicated parking for at least 5 cars, an incredibly rare, quick and convenient access for an island property. Muskoka (International) Airport is only a ten minute drive, as is the Town of Gravenhurst with dining, specialty shops, farmers market, live music and theatre etc. The island is also less than 20 minutes from Bracebridge and 40 minutes from Port Carling. While you may not want to leave Driftwood, it is a great location from which to explore the towns of Muskoka Lakes and boat the Big 3.
DRIFTWOOD ISLAND RETREAT - It is hard to overstate this magical retreat with its natural beauty and privacy and its carefully considered development. The main cottage is surrounded by landscaped gardens with native flowers and shrubs, extensive decking, a propane bbq and a green egg smoker, ping pong table and a granite path that leads down a gentle slope to a large dock area with a screened cabana, a waterside sauna and a new cedar sided hot tub (2023) all of which enjoy afternoon sun and sunsets throughout the spring, summer and fall. The cottage is connected to the other buildings and look out points via a wide, natural walking path surrounded by large old trees and island dotted views. The path meanders along the one mile shoreline and through the middle of the island (much of it golf cart accessible) and with night lighting allowing quick transport to boathouses, beach and other buildings. In the centre of the island sits a regulation sized tennis court with basketball nets and a 600 square foot tennis pavilion atop a granite patio with outdoor seating. Turning right down the path from the tennis court a few hundred yards away sits the smaller one story boathouse behind a magnificent point with seating and sunset views. The 2 slip boathouse has an outdoor south facing lounge area. A short walk above the boathouse and point brings you to the 2 bedroom, west and south-west facing bunkie with green roof, outdoor shower, massive outdoor gathering area with sunsets, large outdoor fireplace and propane bbq. Turning left down the path from the tennis court is the movie or reading cabin. Adjacent is the 2 story boathouse, 2 slip boathouse with 3 outdoor balconies, outdoor seating areas and propane bbq. Past the boathouse a beautiful wood boardwalk circles another large private bay extending over stunning marshland and ending in a seating area with a natural sand beach. Beyond this lies a huge peninsula with raised granite point featuring elevated views south into the bay and west beyond it to the open lake and sunsets. Heading back to the large boathouse another turn takes you down the path through an older growth forest to the wilder upper half of the island which features higher elevations and seating areas. The path finally brings you back to the main cottage via a beautiful point of land and another large smooth rock bay extending out from the cottage which provides easy sheltered swimming. Excellent swimming is also available from many other points around the island with both shallow and deep water entry points and there are numerous all day sun spots and stunning sunset points to choose from.
A 5+ bedroom, 1914 traditional old Muskoka cottage expanded, with a compete renovation in 2012. This character filled cottage has a quintessential sunset facing porch!
This elegant kitchen boasts high end appliances, marble countertops and a 9' sit up island with 5 bar stools. This room also hosts a large wood table that seats 10.
The Muskoka room hosts a large table that seats 10 and seating area around a large Rumford stone fireplace.
This traditional Muskoka Great Room boasts a stone, wood burning fireplace, 2 sofas and a piano. A great spot for entertaining or cosy up by the fire with a good book.
Built in mid-century style in 2015 with screened in living area and kitchenette with 2 small fridges, heated granite floors, new large bbq and dishwasher. Green roof and outdoor shower. Additional washer/dryer in shed.
This 2 story newer boathouse boasts a huge eyebrow dormer on the second floor balcony. Offering on the main level are 2 boat slips, a large indoor living area with large retractable glass doors, kitchenette, gym equipment, outdoor seating areas and propane bbq. Second level is host to 2 large bedrooms with a shared bathroom, kitchenette and 3 outdoor balconies.
Single storey, with vaulted ceiling and lined in Douglas fir, 2 interior boat slips, an outdoor south facing lounge area and a covered dining area with kitchenette.
MOVIE - READING CABIN
This original small log cabin built in 1913 now functions as a movie or reading cabin.
Built in 2013 this airy modern space with 3 walls of glass, vaulted ceiling with dormers, a large flat screen tv and seating area as well as a bathroom for a post game shower.
BEDROOMS | BATHROOMS
Bathroom 1 - 3-piece with stand alone shower
Bedroom 1 - Queen with desk and crib
Bedroom 2 - King (Primary) with ensuite, walkout to balcony
Bathroom 2 - 3-piece primary ensuite with stand alone shower
Bedroom 3 - Queen
Bedroom 4 - Queen
Bedroom 5 - 2 singles
Bathroom 3 - Divided in two sections - vanity and shower stall and across hall water closet and sink
Extra Sleeping Cubby - 2 bunks (4 twin) only suitable for small kids or 1 or 2 adult max
Bathroom 4 - 3-piece bath with stand-alone shower
Bedroom 6 - King and Double (Sunrise)
Bedroom 7 - King and Double (Sunset)
Bathroom 5 - 3-piece with outdoor shower
Bedroom 8 - King
Bedroom 9 - 2 Twin
Bathroom 6 - 3-piece with stand alone shower
NOTABLE COTTAGE FEATURES
One Mile of Shoreline
All day sun
2 Golf carts
Multiple Living Areas
Multiple outdoor seating areas
Ping Pong Table
Gym area in lower boathouse with weights and gym equipment
Exclusive natural sand Beach and boardwalk
Tennis Court with two basketball nets
1 Mile plus running path
INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS
This cottage is equipped with wifi, air conditioning and a generator
This cottage is not equipped with satellite
The boathouse is equipped with satellite, wifi, ac (heat pump units in each bedroom)
The boathouse is not equipped with a generator
The bunkie is equipped with wifi
The bunkie is not equipped with ac, satellite or generator
The tennis pavilion is equipped with satellite, wifi, air conditioning and generator
The Movie cabin is equipped with satellite and wifi
The Movie cabin is not equipped with air conditioning or generator
This cottage participates in Jayne's White Linen Program
This cottage includes 20 hours of midweek housekeeping during peak season rentals
5 cars (at the landing)
Maximum 22 guests
Pets considered, must sign Pet Waiver
Check-in time 4:00 pm
Check-out time 10:00 am
2 Bunk Beds
1 Queen Bed, 1 Crib
1 King Bed
1 Queen Bed
1 Queen Bed
2 Single Beds
1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed
1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed
1 King Bed
2 Single Beds
1052 Brydons Bay Rd
Cancellation Policy by Agency -
If the Cottage Property is for any reason not rentable prior to commencement of the Rental Period then the Guest Agreement will be null and void and all Advance Deposits will be refunded to the Guest’s credit card within 7 days of cancellation. No additional refund or damages will be paid to the Guest or Guests.
Cancellation Policy by Guest -
Guest may cancel the agreement before150 days prior to the start of the rental period, the deposit will be returned less a fee of $2000 per week of reservation if rental is under $20,000 per week. For rentals at $20,000 and over, the cancellation fee is $4000/week of rental. If the Guest cancels the agreement 61 to 149 days prior to the start of the rental all deposits will be forfeited. If the Guest cancels the agreement less than 60 days before the start of the rental agreement the Guest is responsible for the full amount of the rent and is not entitled to any refund.
Cancellation Policy on Concierge Services - Full refund on deposits made 31 days or more prior to arrival. For cancellation of concierge service for arrivals less than 31 days away, all deposits will be forfeited.
Deposit Policy - 50% of Rental Amount is due at time of booking. If your rental's arrival date is greater than 6 months, the 25% is due upon booking and 25% is due 6 months prior to the commencement of the rental. Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Please note that there is a $250 penalty associated with late payment of the balance between 59-46 days prior to the commencement of the rental that will be charged to your credit card. At 45 days prior to the rental, Jayne's Cottages is entitled to treat the booking as cancelled as per below.
Jayne's Cottages is entitled to treat the booking of any Guest as cancelled in the event that: a) the Guest gives written notification of cancellation; b) the Guest fails to pay the full deposit due or the balance of rent by the time specified above. In the event that the booking is so cancelled, Jayne's Cottages may re-book the property for the period concerned or for part of that period.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS
Bookings made within 24 hours of arrival will be charged an additional $1000 Booking Fee.
Bookings made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged a $500 Booking Fee.
Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.
from C$10000 / night