Private Island Lake Joe

Private Island Lake Joe
9 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms Cottage in Mactier
from $4928 per /nt
from $34500 per /wk

Property Description

Enjoy the ultimate private island estate on Lake Joe. A luxury family compound with over 3200 feet of shoreline and facilities to keep everyone happy! Beach! Running track around island! Sport Court! Two boathouses! Pet friendly!

Property Details

Private Island Lake Joe is centered on the 5.5-acre private island. It is a 4,914-square-foot home designed by David Gillett and built by area craftsmen in 2003 for the owner, a former National Hockey League player. The landmark home, with elegant Muskoka style and finished in local natural Muskoka materials, is encompassed by lake views from every window.

With over 3000 feet of shoreline, 2 sand beaches and 100' water depth at the north end of the island, one will find the best fishing in Muskoka, a haven for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout.

With the property owners being animal lovers, Private Island Lake Joe is a pet-friendly property! We welcome guests with pets to enjoy this property, with the freedom of being able to safely allow your pets to enjoy a private island wilderness in an off-leash setting. And the beaches allow great swimming/wading access for pets.

Rated #1 in the Top 10 Most Luxurious Muskoka Properties

All of the island's buildings are an updated take on Old Muskoka design.  As David Gillett, the designer/builder says, "We envisioned the complete group of new buildings in the tradition of the grand old 'camps' of the Adriondacks and the cottage compounds that have dotted the Muskoka lakes for a century." Gillett took inspiration from the old buildings that would be replaced and designed a collection of buildings that celebrate the breezy solitude and quiet privacy of summertime island life with wide verandahs, detailed woodwork and cool shaded spaces.  
The classic Muskoka 7-bedroom cottage is nestled into the level landscape and is encompassed by lake views from every window, finished with a timeless elegant Muskoka style.  The cottage is only 25' on any side to the water's edge. The interior features marble counters, wood floors, two-storey Muskoka granite fireplace, marble counters, stainless appliances with Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf stove.  There is a large screened-in dining room that overlooks the beautiful views of Lake Joseph.  The cottage also includes an office and den to accommodate work, or further guests.
The large boathouse has 3 indoor slips and additional covered boat port, with living quarters above that include: 1 bedroom (queen bed); 3-piece bath; kitchen; dining area; living room; distributed SONOS audio system; and an outdoor billiards table.
The bunkie located in the second boathouse has been newly-rebuilt and has grandfathered proportions, with sleeping for 4.  

The Caribbean sand beach and crystal-clear Lake Joseph waters surround for the epitome of island privacy and relaxation. The beach is a perfect location for the kids, adults and pets to play and swim.
The grounds include a sports court, putting green and a 1-km (0.65 mile) long walking/running loop provide relentless vistas to stimulate your senses every step of the way.  Lots of delicious blueberries and raspberries in August for picking!
 We welcome guests with pets, and encourage your furry friends to take advantage of the wilderness in an off-leash setting.  With no roads or property lines to worry about, your pets will be able to enjoy their own vacation! 

Bedroom 1 - Master King-size Bed with walkout and 5-piece Ensuite
Bathroom 1 - 5-piece Ensuite with Separate Large Shower and Bathtub
Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Trundle Bed with rollout bed underneath
Bathroom 2- Upstairs 3.5-piece with combination shower/tub (for Bedrooms 2 & 3 Upstairs)
Bedroom 3 - King-size Bed Upstairs
Bedroom 4 -1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
Bathroom 2 - 3.5-piece with Combination Shower/Tub for Bedrooms 4 & 5
Bedroom 6 - Single Bed and Separate Toddler Bed Downstairs
Bathroom 3 - 3.5-piece with Shower for Bedrooms 6 & 7
Bedroom 7 - Twin Beds
Bathroom 4 - 2-piece Powder Room
Bedroom 8 - Queen Bed
Bathroom 5 - 3-piece with Shower
Bathroom 6 - 2-piece bath inside bottom boathouse #1
Bathroom 7 - 3-piece Outdoor Bathroom with Shower by Beach
(in Boathouse #2)
Bedroom 9 - 4 Single Beds

Fire pits
Game Room
Sport Court Track
Track around the perimeter of the Property
Pool Table
Satellite TV
Outdoor Grill

SONOS Audio System
Pets Welcome!!!

Stand-Up Paddleboards (2)
12 hours of weekly housekeeping

There is parking on main land for 2 cars and extra guest parking that is available on first-come-first-served basis. Boat slip parking available.

Maximum 20 guests
Non-smoking cottage  
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Check-in time 4:00 pm
Check-out time 10:00 am

Rated #1 in the Top 10 Most Exclusive Properties in Muskoka​
*Please note that an earlier version of this article stated that David Gillet was the cottage architect, however he was in fact the cottage designer and builder. 

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Daily Rate: $4928 per night
Weekly Rate: $34500 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


VISA/MC Transaction Fee - 3.00% - Tax Exempt
AMEX Transaction Fee - 3.80%
Pricing Subject to Change - $0.00
Accidental Damage Protection - Optional - $149.00
Pet Surcharge - $250.00
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
HST inclusive (if applicable) - 0.00%
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
Minimum Rental during Peak Season 1 week - $0.00 - Tax Exempt
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
Turnover Cleaning Fee - $850.00
Refundable Security Deposit - $7,500.00
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 07/15/2019
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 07/15/2019