Harwood – Lake Joseph

Harwood - Lake Joseph
6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms Cottage in Minett
from $6000 per /nt
from $42000 per /wk

Property Description

8000' square foot iconic Lake Joseph cottage with 1000 feet private frontage. Located in "the Hamptons of the North". All the creature comforts of home and all the beauty and exclusivity of your own private Muskoka retreat.

Property Details


Harwood is a breathtaking cottage located on an island in Central Lake Joseph. It's eastern exposure provides all day sun and Muskoka sunsets. Boat access only. 1000' frontage. Extreme privacy but close to all the popular Muskoka hangouts! 5 minutes to Oviinbyrd Golf. Also 10 minute boat ride to Lake Joseph's Clublink Golf Club and 15 minute boat ride to Rocky Crest. It's a beautiful, steps-free property in the heart of Lake Joseph with prime exposure. Enjoy all day sunshine and red sky sunrises and sunsets.
Known as “the Hamptons of the North”, Lake Joseph has gained a reputation for its uniquely private, and equally exclusive waterfront properties. Located among the "who's-who" of properties, Harwood rests comfortably surrounded by flagstone walkways, a swimming pavilion, and an outdoor sitting area that provides exposure to each beautiful Muskoka red-sky sunrise, and breathtaking sunsets. The property is steps-free and very centrally located. Two boathouses, separate swim dock with gazebo, fire pit, BBQ, private shallow sandy beach cove and two outdoor showers complete this well sought after waterfront paradise.
The lower level brings all the comfort and convenience of home, with top end appliances, full side-by-side SubZero fridge/freezer, separate walk-in refrigerator, under-counter drawer freezers and large pantry for easy storage and access. A double-sided fireplace, 2 separate sitting areas (one with TV) and a fully functioning bar area with ice-maker are complemented by a main floor powder room. There is twelve person seating in a truly traditional Muskoka dining room overlooking both sunrises and sunsets. Also located on the main floor are a mudroom, office space, laundry room with double washer/dryer. You may also take advantage of the on-site gym with barn doors that open to face the lake.
Upstairs you will enter a landing that houses a cozy nook for quiet TV viewing. There is also a Queen bedroom. The boy’s room holds two double, and two twin beds, while the girl's room features a Queen bed and window seat twin, and second ensuite washroom. You’ll also find a large 2nd-floor washroom with separate tub, shower, and large sink. Lastly, the Master has the added luxury of an ensuite that features a soaker tub, and glass walk-in shower as well as a walkout to its own private balcony.  
Harwood also boasts a fully modern boathouse, with a bunk bedroom, Queen bedroom, bathroom including shower and bathtub. Kitchen contains a large farm sink, hotplate, full fridge, microwave and four bar stools for comfortable seating fill out the boathouse kitchen and dining table with 4 chairs. Outside on the surrounding deck, Muskoka chairs provide seating for a relaxing day in the privacy of your own Muskoka retreat.  The boathouse is full of wakeskates, wake surf, wakeboards, water skis, life jackets, paddle boards, stand up paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks ready to enjoy a day of activities on the open water.  All the Muskoka toys you ever thought you may need are here!
Bathroom 1 - Powder Room
Bedroom 1 - King Bedroom with Ensuite and Private Balcony
Bedroom 2 - Boy's room with two Double beds and two twin beds
Bedroom 3 - Girl's room Queen bed with window seat twin bed and ensuite
Bedroom 4 - Queen Guest Room

Bathroom 2 -Ensuite to Master Bedroom, all limestone floors and walls, with double sinks, soaker tub and walk-in steam shower
Bathroom 3 - Second Floor Bathroom all limestone floors and wall,  modern farmer's sink with 2 faucets and shower
Bathroom 4 - Ensuite to Girls Room with Calcutta marble shower and sink
Bedroom 5 - Double bed
Bedroom 6 - Bunk beds with trundle roll-out

Bathroom 5 - Boathouse Bathroom separate bathtub and shower  
2 Outdoor Showers
Geothermal AC
Swimming pavilion
Diving board
Two boat slips available for Guest
Lit flagstone pathway
Stand Up Paddle boards, Canoes, Kayaks
Indoor and Outdoor Music System
Sat TV
Sunrise and Sunset sitting areas
Two-sided fireplace
Exercise Cabin
Master Steam Shower
Exercise Bike
Boxing Bag
Free Weights
Medicine Balls
TRX Bands
Yoga Mats

This cottage includes 14 hours of midweek housekeeping
2 cars
Maximum 16 guests
Non-smoking cottage  
Pets considered, must sign Pet Waiver
Check-in time 4:00 pm
Check-out time 10:00 am

Booking Calendar

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Daily Rate: $6000 per night
Weekly Rate: $42000 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


Turnover Cleaning Fee - $850.00 - Tax Exempt
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
Minimum Rental during Peak Season 1 week - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
Many owners prefer multi-week rentals and may not accept 1week rentals until springtime of the peak season as there is such high demand. Other owners have other minimum stays ranging from 2-8 weeks. - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
Accidental Damage Protection - Optional - $149.00 - Tax Exempt
Pet Surcharge - $250.00 - Tax Exempt
Pricing Subject to Change - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
AMEX Transaction Fee - 3.80% - Tax Exempt
VISA/MC Transaction Fee - 3.00% - Tax Exempt
Refundable Security Deposit - $25,000.00
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy by Agency - If the cottage is struck by disaster prior to the start date then the contract will be null and void and payments refunded.

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.
Last updated 05/21/2019
Deposit Policy
Deposit Policy - 50% of Rental Amount is due at time of booking, 25% if booked the calendar year prior to the rental and 25% on January 1 of the rental year. 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 updated 05/21/2019