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Bastedo Lodge

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Muskoka and Almaguin
  • Town: Torrance
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Bastedo Lake

About This Cottage

Bastedo Lake is a small and intimate lake with only a dozen cottages along the shoreline, offering great privacy in very tranquil surroundings. Only 10 minutes from Bala, this is a great opportunity to vacation in the heart of Muskoka and avoid the busy-ness of the larger water bodies while being close to the four season activity in the popular Muskoka village. The five-bedroom cottage is pretty spectacular too.

We always look for a ‘wow’ factor in cottages we visit and this one didn’t disappoint in any way. Natural wood and logs feature throughout the cottage and the stone fireplace in the living room creates a stunning centerpiece to an amazing property and will keep it warm and toasty if you are there in the cooler months.

There’s so many unique aspects of the cottage, it’s a little difficult to know where to start. But we'll start with the hand-made pool table that converts to a dining table for twelve and shows off the owner’s craftsmanship There are shelves tucked into the staircase that are home to games, DVDs and books, and comfortable couches for lounging after dinner, or snuggling in front of the fire on a cooler evening.

Whoever is nominated to cook will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen. and can chat with friends and family over the breakfast bar before presenting a meal on the beautiful dining table. The more adventurous will want to have a go at the outdoor pizza oven!

There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the main floor. One bedroom has doors to a private deck area with chairs and a small table for relaxing outside and watching the deer that visit the nearby feeding station. Upstairs, three more comfortable bedrooms and another bathroom complete the accommodation.

Sitting on several acres of woodland the log and stone-clad cottage blends into the natural surroundings offering spectacular views of the water from the spacious deck. Walkways lead down to the shoreline where there’s shallow water entry and a dock. Play volley ball, sit by the firepit or just relax on the deck and soak up the sun. Please note that there is an agreement among all cottage owners on lake to avoid using motorized craft on the lake.

This is a great choice of cottage for those who love privacy and lots of space in an elegant surrounding.

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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 weekly only year-round


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (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 26 - September 10, December 22 - January 7
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $4,050.00
Low Season: September 11 - December 17, January 8 - June 22
Weekly $2,350.00

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 12 (max 8 adults)
  • 5 bedrooms (3 with queen, 1 with double and twin, 1 with double bunk beds)
  • 4-piece and 3-piece bathrooms
  • Kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Living room with stone fireplace, Big Screen Plasma Satellite TV with DVD player
  • High Speed Internet
  • Dining table with seating for 12 which converts into pool table
  • Espresso machine
  • Washer/Dryer, central vacuum
  • Central AC

Outside the Cottage

  • Waterfront decking with furniture
  • Propane BBQ
  • Coal BBQ and pizza oven
  • Shallow walk in waterfront
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Sauna
  • Back up generator
  • 2 kayaks
  • Rowboat
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Dock, pedal boat
  • Fire pit

Things you need to know:

  • Waterfront is a northern exposure
  • Linens and towels provided - please provide your own beach towels
  • Cleaning is included with the rental, but tidying up is required
  • Property rents Friday to Friday
  • Pets are not permitted at this cottage


Grassy to the shoreline. The waterfront on the left side of the dock is clear, with a sandy bottom and gradually deepening water. There is some weed on the other side.


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. Source: Wikipedia


August 2018
Plenty of room at the table for meals , indoor or outdoor, plenty of chairs at the fire pit, nice dock, pizza oven was great. Most rooms had the beds against a wall which is less than ideal. We turned the bed around in one room so it was ok. AC doesn’t really make it upstairs but brought a fan so again, it was ok. Lake is small but warm, perfect for a good swim to the other side and back. Very quiet. Felt we had the whole lake to ourselves. All in all, a great option for a family gathering.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • AC/Central
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Generator
  • Wood Fireplace
  • WiFi Max 5-10 GB/wk
  • WiFi Overage $5/GB
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Winter Rentals