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Sandcastle Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: Muskoka and Almaguin
  • Town: Baysville
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Ril Lake

About This Cottage

Once you get north of Gravenhurst into the Bracebridge and Huntsville areas, it is pretty easy to escape from modern life into cottage country. Most side roads lead to pockets of lakeside or riverside cottage communities, and will immediately have you thinking that you really should get away more often.

If you are fortunate enough to stay here at Sandcastle Cottage, you'll find yourself wishing you'd discovered the secret that is Ril Lake a lot sooner. Just under 3 km in length, the lake boasts enough depth (average 56 feet) to keep the water clear and good for swimming and water sports as well as a couple of islands to make boating interesting and provide some great scenery. And yes, Sandcastle has the holy grail of cottage rentals, a sandy beach with a shallow, sandy walk-in. It also has an extended dock to keep you in the sunshine after the sun has dipped below the trees in the late afternoon or evening.

Up at the top of a nicely terraced property is the cottage itself. You'll find yourself completely able to relax here. A traditional cottage with a recent retrofit, Sandcastle sleeps your family in cottage comfort. There are 3 bedrooms and a 4-piece bathroom to keep you comfortable, of course. The living/kitchen/dining area is where this cottage shines, enjoying a view of the lake that is picture perfect. There is also satellite TV for keeping track of the big game or your favorite soap opera and a wood stove in case a summer evening throws a chill your way. The kitchen is fully modernized and includes a dishwasher so you won't be spending your post-meal time scrubbing. Any time you want to enjoy the view you can step out onto the expansive deck, which has lots of seating and an even better view of the beach and lake - perfect for Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa to enjoy a cool drink while watching the kids enjoy the beach.

Most families like to take a day or two to explore the area around a cottage. You are well positioned to do this here. The communities of Huntsville and Bracebridge are an easy drive and the smaller quaint towns of Dorset and Baysville are closer. Why not spend some time here...make Sandcastle YOUR castle for a week.

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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 books Friday to Friday in High Season


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 7
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $1,800.00
Low Season: September 8 - October 31, May 1 - June 25
Weekly $1,000.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $500.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $100.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day $800.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $100.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults)
  • 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double, 1 double with single bunk over)
  • 4-piece bathroom
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Satellite TV
  • Dining table with seating for 6
  • Large living room with wood stove, satellite TV and DVD, sectional sofa

Outside the Cottage

  • Waterfront dock
  • Canoe, Paddle Boat, some life jacket, water toys etc.
  • Generous shoreline with sandy beach
  • Tiered view with stairs down to beach area
  • Large walkout 2-tiered deck with patio furniture & BBQ
  • Retractable awning
  • Firepit

Things you need to know:

  • Bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • Cottage is northern exposure
  • Medium non-shedding dogs welcome


There is a nice size beach with a shallow sandy walk-in making it excellent for swimming for all ages and abilities. Those who enjoy deeper water swimming can utilize the swim raft included with the rental. The dock extends well out into the lake, offering full sun when the sun dips below the trees in the late afternoon.


August 2019
Great location! The water was great. The cottage was so clean and beautiful. It was amazing sitting on the beach shore having camp fires.
July 2019
We enjoyed our week and had everything we needed at the cottage. The beach front and lake were great.
September 2018
Relaxing spot with many amenities provided (gas bbq, utensils,pots,canoe,paddle boat,tv...), large 2-level deck, L-shaped dock. Many steps to beach (approx. 30), illuminated at night for those wood fires. Relatively calm lake, though area may sometimes experience power outages if high winds should occur. Supplied generator could be improved by having electric start and entertainment units having a consolidation of the remotes or better instructions in their use.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Canoe
  • Wood Stove
  • Sandy Beach
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed