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Elson Cottage

Port Severn, Six Mile Lake

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Six Mile Lake is one of our favourites with its easy access from the city and true cottage country feel. This unique property will surely become a favourite with our clients with great waterfront, a neat cottage and a very funky bunkie!

There's a story behind every cottage and this one provides the Elson Cottage with its character. The cottage has been in the same family since it was built by Grandfather Elson in the thirties and has seen some changes over the years to modernise and create a comfortable space. At one time a religious retreat, along with a larger cottage on the neighbouring lot, it has now reverted to a super vacation location. The cottage next door has been sold but it still shares a driveway so as you arrive it can seem a little disconcerting to see this much larger property to one side. However once on the deck and waterfront you will enjoy your own space to relax and play in the water.

The cottage and its guest house provides accommodation for up to 10 people and the layout offers more privacy than most for two families vacationing together. The door from the deck opens into a TV/reading room that has one of the bedrooms and a bathroom leading off it. Another door leads into the open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a further two bedrooms and another bathroom at the rear of the cottage.

The kitchen is fully equipped to handle your cottage cooking needs and now includes a dishwasher for your convenience. There's plenty of pots and pans and small appliances including a blender, coffee maker, George Foreman grill and microwave. In the living area, a new L-shaped sofa will seat half a dozen comfortably for movie nights, while the dining table will be host to many evenings of Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly. With a good supply of games, DVDs and videos, even rainy days are catered for.

Outside the cottage a small deck has a patio table and chairs and there are additional wooden chairs for sitting out and viewing the action on the lake. More reclining chairs and Muskoka chairs are located on the deck and other waterfront spots so there is plenty of room to spread out. A short pathway leads to the bunkie which is a great spot for teens in the family to hang out, with three sets of bunk beds, a retro diner table & benches, couches, TV and a refrigerator. You may not see your offspring again for the duration of the vacation. Now there's a bonus!

The waterfront is where most of the action happens and there is a great dock for sitting and diving from. While the area is generally weed-free, you may notice some weed after periods of very warm weather. The Six Mile Lake Marina is in sight so you'll see plenty of water traffic as boats go to and fro, but it's far enough that swimming is safe off, and around the dock. It's handy to have the marina within walking distance for ice cream and pop!

The Elson Cottage makes a super location for year round vacations. The hour and a half drive from the city means weekend breaks are not taken up with travelling time and it is only 2 minutes off the highway so a run out for forgotten groceries doesn't take up valuable sun-seeking time. Rent a boat from the marina and explore this beautifu lake, or just kick back on the dock and relax.

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Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 10 (max 6 adults)
  • 3 bedrooms in the cottage (2 queen, 1with double and twin)
  • 2 bathrooms (3 pce with shower; 2pce powder room)
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Satellite TV, DVD, stereo system
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV in Living Room, 40-inch flat-screen TV in bunkie, 32-inch flat screen TV in family room
  • Living/dining area

Outside the Cottage

  • Bunkie sleeps up to 6 with 3 sets of bunk beds
  • Canoe & kayak
  • Lifejackets ( assorted sizes)
  • Deck with patio furniture
  • Waterside seating areas with lounging chairs
  • Dock with Muskoka chairs
  • Firepit
  • BBQ

Important Distances:

  • Closest General Store: 10 minutes (Port Severn)
  • Closest Hospital: 20 minutes (Midland)
  • Distance from Toronto: 180 Kms (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • Distance from Montreal: 690 Kms (7 hours)
  • Distance from Ottawa: 430 Kms (4 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Distance from London: 330 Kms (3 hours, 20 minutes)

Things to do:

There is around 250ft of waterfront but only the area around the dock is useable for accessing the water.  To the right of the dock is flat rock that can be slippery, but offers shallow walking out to deeper water (water shoes recommended).  The neighbours property line is close so guests are asked not to stray too far to the right of the dock.  The water is deep at the end of the dock and jumping and diving is fine. 

Things you need to know:
  • Linens and towels are provided for international and out of province guests only
  • A post-departure cleaning service is included for high season weekly rentals; however, the cottage is expected to be left in a tidy condition. Cleaning services are available (booked in advance) at extra cost for other rentals.
  • Waterfront is a north-easterly exposure
  • Pets are welcome at this property

The nearby town of Bala is known as the Cranberry Capital of Ontario, as the province's largest cranberry farms, Johnston's Cranberry Marsh and Wahta Iroquis Growers, are located nearby

Rate Table
High Season: June 22 - September 2, December 22 - January 5
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday)$1,585.00
Low Season: September 3 - December 20, January 6 - June 21
Off-Season Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights)$490.00
Up to 6 people. Add $60.00/person extra.
Extra Nights (after 2) - $95.00
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas$775.00
Up to 6 people. Add $60.00/person extra.
Extra Nights (after 3) - $205.00
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day$775.00
Up to 6 people. Add $60.00/person extra.
Extra Nights (after 3) - $95.00
  • This property rents Saturday to Saturday in High Season

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