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A Window on the Lake

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Area: Muskoka and Almaguin
  • Town: Severn
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Lake Couchiching

About This Cottage

When you drive up to Window on the Lake, you would be excused for thinking it is just another cottage on the lakeside road. The cottage looks unassuming from the driveway. Enter the cottage or walk around back, however, and see exactly how this cottage derives its name. Window on the Lake sits slightly elevated from the waterfront, offering a magnificent view of the lake spanning the horizon. We first visited this cottage one sunny morning and were overwhelmed by the view.

The deck and waterfront yard are the stars of the show here, and the cottage is built to take full advantage. Glass railings preserve the view. A large deck will be the choice of many for convenience to the cottage amenities while enjoying the view. Parents can also keep an eye on the kids from here as they enjoy the playset - perhaps with imaginations whirring with tales of high sea adventures. A few stairs take you down to a waterfront patio area and dock - another great place to enjoy the sun with a surprising level of privacy.

Whatever the season, a soak in the hot tub will rejuvenate your mind and body - we think this feature makes Window on the Lake a great choice for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, with Horseshoe Valley and Mount St. Louis/Moonstone both within 50 km

Inside, the cottage continues its love affair with the lake - full wall windows afford fabulous views from the dining room, living room, master bedroom and en suite bath. This keeps the cottage bright and cheerful. Ideally suited to extended families, there is a children's bedroom with bunk beds directly off the master bedroom, offering a self-contained suite for Mom and Dad and 2 children. Two more bedrooms elsewhere in the cottage raise the sleeping capacity to 8. A fully equipped kitchen with an informal dinette round out the interior.

The cottage is very convenient close to highway 11 (not so close as to hear the noise) and sits right on Muskoka's doorstep. Excursions are easily made to Gravenhurst, Bala and Bracebridge to the North and Orillia to the South. A slight jaunt to the west will takeyou to historic Midland/Penetanguishene, and Winter guests will enjoy the proximity to Mount St. LouisMoonstone / Horseshoe resorts. Perhaps too convenient is Weber's Hamburgers, a local landmark which is just a few km away. We recommend at least one visit, although peak times on weekends can be very busy, so a weeknight may be better.

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents Saturday to Saturday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $73.45 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 22 - September 3, December 22 - January 7
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $3,500.00
Low Season: September 5 - December 21, January 8 - June 22
Weekly $1,800.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $950.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $170.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas $1,350.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $537.50
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $1,350.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $170.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 8 persons (maximum 6 adults)
  • 4 bedrooms (1 with King, 1 with queen, 1 with 2 twin, 1 with twin bunks)
  • 2 3-piece Bathrooms with shower, 3-piece Master en-suite with bath
  • Living room with TV (not satellite), DVD Player, Xbox
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Air Conditioned
  • Crib and Change-table.Baby Gate for Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Breezy screened-in sunroom overlooking waterfront

Outside the Cottage

  • Hot Tub
  • Large Deck with seating area and BBQ
  • Rowboat, Paddleboat, Stand-up Paddleboard, Kayak, Some life jackets
  • Children's Swing/Playset
  • Fire pit
  • Waterfront dock and patio with seating
  • Shallow, sandy lake entry, deepens gradually

Things you need to know:

  • 1 dog (max 25 lbs) welcome
  • Linens and towels provided - please bring your own beach towels
  • A post-rental cleaning service is included at the end of your stay. Some tidy-up duties are required.
  • Waterfront is eastern exposure


A few steps lead down from the elevate grass lawn to the waterfront. Entry to the lake is sandy and shallow, deepening gradually as you walk out further. It is too shallow to dive from the dock. A glass railing bordering the lawn area preserves the exceptional vista of Lake Couchiching.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • AC/Central
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hot Tub
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Unlimited
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Winter Rentals