The Good Life

The Good Life
7 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms Cottage in Bala
from $17500 per /wk

Property Description

Live the Good Life On Lake Muskoka! Beach! Cottage/Boathouse with 6 bdrm, 5 bath cottage (8 Queen beds plus 1 double!) on Dudley Bay! Features 400' sandy waterfront, south east exposure, A/C & lakeside firepit! 5 min to Bala, 10 min to Port Carling!

Property Details

The Good Life is sun-filled Muskoka cottage with nice sandy beach on the western shores of Lake Muskoka. A quick 5 minute drive to Bala and 10 minute drive to Port Carling, guests will appreciate the convenience of nearby amenities accessible by car and boat!

A private driveway off Dudley Road will welcome guests to The Good Life, a beautifully secluded cottage on Lake Muskoka. With no near neighbours in sight, this cottage offers the perfect vacation haven for those looking for a private space to unwind. Guests can enjoy Lake Muskoka views from the screened-in Muskoka Room. From the Muskoka Room, guests can access the large upper level deck, which features an outdoor seating area, 8 person dining room table, and a large bqq for delicious summer meals. While relaxing on the deck, the soundtrack of a trickling stream can be heard from the right of the cottage. Guests with children will appreciate the abundance of level land leading to the south facing sandy beach waterfront! With over 400' of frontage, the sandy shoreline and quiet bay will be enjoyed by all! To the left of the water's edge, a newly renovated boathouse can be found, equipped with three interior boat slips and upper level living quarters. The boathouse also features a large lower level sundeck with loungers and Muskoka chairs - perfect for afternoon sun tanning! Guests can enjoy evenings by the water, taking in the Muskoka starscape by the lakeside firepit! The Good Life truly offers it all!

Gourmet kitchen with state of the art appliances
Large island with two bar stools
Dining room tables seats 8
Vaulted ceilings, ample natural light, wood burning fireplace, and large tv
Screened in Muskoka room overlooking water
Large sectional, gas fireplace, bar area, tv, walkout to lower outdoor terrace
Upper level living quarters feature large deck facing water
Open concept sleeping and kitchen area (with fridge and sink)

Bedroom 1 - Queen (Master)
Bathroom 1 - 5-piece ensuite with stand alone shower, jacuzzi tub, and double vanity
Bedroom 2 - Queen
Bathroom 2 - 3-piece ensuite with stand alone shower
Bathroom 3 - Powder room
Bedroom 3 - Queen
Bathroom 4 - 3-piece ensuite with stand alone shower
Bedroom 4 - Queen with walkout to lower level terrace
Bathroom 5 - 3-piece ensuite with stand alone shower
Bedroom 5 - Queen (interior bedroom)
Bedroom 6 - Queen (interior bedroom)
Bedroom 7 - 1 King + 2 Queens
Bathroom 6 - 3-piece bath with stand alone shower

South East Exposure
400' sandy beach waterfront
Waterfront firepit with Muskoka chairs
Expansive selection of outdoor furniture
Interior three slip boathouse with large lower level sundeck
Direct line BBQ
Level land
2 TVs
Rec room bar area with beer fridge, freezer, sink, and ice maker

2 Kayaks
2 Stand Up Paddle Boards
Lily Pad
Basketball Net

The Main Cottage and Boathouse are equipped with apple TV, wifi, AC and a generator
This cottage participates in Jayne's White Linen
This cottage includes 6 hours of midweek housekeeping

5 cars

Maximum 17 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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Weekly Rate: $17500 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
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
Cancellation Insurance - 9.00% - Tax Exempt
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
HST inclusive (if applicable) - 0.00%
Wire Transfer Fee - $17.00 - Tax Exempt
Turnover Cleaning Fee - $680.00 - Tax Exempt
Refundable Security Deposit - $7,000.00
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 02/18/2020
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 02/18/2020