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Bala Magic

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Area: Muskoka and Almaguin
  • Town: Bala
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Moon River

About This Cottage

The heart of Muskoka!  Enjoy your time in this charming cottage, sitting on 1/2 acre with 100’ of waterfront with direct south and south/west views and ’stunning sunset’.  Beautifully situated ‘Bala Magic’ is a 10-minute stroll to the centre of town with many popular restaurants, outdoor cafe’s, pubs, entertainment (including, the famous ‘Kee to Bala’), Don’s Bakery, Cottage Cravings, gift shops, grocery store, LCBO/Beer Store, the Bala Falls, parks, places of worship and more.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Bala sits on the Falls at Moon River and the river is dotted with wonderful cottages on its banks. In many ways more like a lake than a river, the Moon offers great swimming, boating and fishing. Exloring the islands and bays of the river is a favorite pastime of boaters and paddlers here. The waterfront at Bala Magic has a shallow, gradual entry on flat rock leading to a sandy bottom further out. With deeper water swimming available beyond the dock, it is well suited to swimmers of all ages and abilities. If you'd rather just be a waterfront spectator, there is a very nice waterfront patio for doing just that. Taking in the sights of the river amidst the peace of the trees is another way to experience that Bala Magic.

At the cottage, enjoy eating and lounging in comfort with views from every room including the breezy ‘Muskoka Room’, master bedroom with semi-ensuite and private walk-out to the waterfront; large 2nd bedroom with recreation area for playing games and relaxing.  Lounge in the sun on the stone patio or deck overlooking the water. 'Bala Magic' has an excellent shoreline on Moon River very suitable for children and adults to swim and enjoy water activities. There is a boat launch very nearby however, canoes and kayaks can be launched right from the cottage's private beach.

A nice feature of this cottage is the two distinct wings for the bedrooms, each with is own bathroom. While the communal areas are great for together time, the adjacent sleeping areas allow for flexibility of privacy within the group. A queen bed outfits the east bedroom and there is a 4-piece bathroom in this wing. The other bedroom sleeps up to 5 people with a set of two bunks. There is also a nice sitting area in this room, with a wood stove for cold nights in the non summer months.

Feel like a stroll? We think you will! A nice 10-15 minute walk takes you along River Road into the quaint little town of Bala, which offers all the basics for your stay, along with some tempting ice cream and bakery stops. If you feel like driving a little further afield, you'll find all that Muskoka offers - the towns of Gravenhurst and Port Carling, the Johnson Cranberry Marsh, golf courses, shopping and anything else you'd like see to complete your magic vacation.

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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 Friday to Friday in High Season
  • All rates include a $150 post departure cleaning fee


Rate Table
Please note that a $62.15 (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
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $2,350.00
Low Season: September 5 - October 9, May 18 - June 21
Weekly $1,350.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $900.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $90.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas $1,050.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $325.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Labour Day, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $1,050.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $90.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 6 persons
  • 2 bedrooms (1 with queen, 1 with single bunk plus double with single bunk over)
  • 3-piece bathroom, 4-piece bathroom
  • Living room with satellite TV, DVD Player, Wood Stove
  • Laundry area with washer and dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Breezy Muskoka room overlooking river

Outside the Cottage

  • Deck with seating area and BBQ
  • 2 Kayaks and 2 adult life jackets
  • Fire pit
  • Waterfront dock and patio with seating
  • Shallow, flat rock entry, deepens gradually

Things you need to know:

  • Sorry, pets are not permitted
  • 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 a southern exposure


The waterfront is flat Canadian Shield Rock. Entry to the river is shallow and gradual, with the rock giving way to a soft bottom. There some boulders near the dock and while swimming is clear and good, we do not recommend jumping from the dock.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Satellite TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dock
  • Kayak
  • WiFi Max > 50 GB/wk
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals

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Distances shown are "as the crow flies".
Driving distances will be longer. NOTE that directions are approximate. Exact directions are provided upon booking