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Tarry-A-While Lakehouse

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.1
  • Area: Parry Sound
  • Town: Ahmic Harbour
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Neighhick Lake (Ahmic Lake Chain)

About This Cottage

Cottage country sunsets are special. Who doesn't have a dream of sitting out on a dock with a glass of wine as the sun goes down and the sky delivers the most amazing palette of golds, reds and purples. Then to settle down around the campfire for an evening of s'mores, stories and yes, maybe another glass of wine while the children play and the dogs frolic in the lake.

Tarry-A-While is a magical place for families to make summer memories. The newly built 5,000 sq ft cottage enjoys 3 acres of property with 300 ft of west-facing shoreline. With five spacious bedrooms on two levels it's perfect for families vacationing together. The two master bedrooms on the main floor each have en-suite bathrooms and gorgeous views of the lake. On the lower level three more bedrooms share a large bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Entertainment and comfort are not overlooked here. The media room has a 75 inch Smart TV and leather seating and for those not watching the latest movie, the pool table will be the focus.

Upstairs, the elegant living area with soaring ceilings and a feature wood carving above the wood-burning fireplace takes pride of place. For cooler evenings, there's additional heat offered by the propane stove in the Muskoka room and one in the billiard room.

Would be chefs will love the kitchen, which is large and well-equipped with high-end appliances including two refrigerators and two dishwashers. The 48" propane range with 6 burners, a griddle and 2 ovens is ample for catering to the crowd! Also, there are two beverage fridges, one in the Great Room and one in the Media room. (The owners know how much their guests love a cold one!)

The dining table comfortably seats 10 with 4 more at the peninsula, perfect for a Thanksgiving or celebratory dinner.

And there's a loft as well if you want to escape the crowd and do a bit of quiet reading.

Finally, we welcome your dogs too, and even have a dog washing station and a secure area where they can dry off before coming into the house.

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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
  • Please Note - 13% HST will be applied to all rates for this cottage
  • Short stay rates (less than 7 nights) are on a base of 2 occupants. Additional person fees are per person per night
  • The additional person fee is not applicable to bookings of 7 nights or more. You may be over-quoted for low or mid season weekly bookings. This will be adjusted before your low/mid season weekly booking is processed.
  • PLEASE NOTE that extra person fees shown below are NOT included in the automatically quoted rate. They will be applied to final charges.


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 27 - September 7, December 18 - January 3
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $7,500.00
Mid Season: June 1 - June 26, September 8 - October 12
Weekly $4,500.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $1,500.00
Up to 2 people. Add $30.00/person/night extra.
Extra Nights (after 2) - $600.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Low Season: October 30 - December 17, January 6 - May 31
Weekly $3,250.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $1,500.00
Up to 2 people. Add $25.00/person/night extra.
Extra Nights (after 2) - $350.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $2,500.00
Up to 2 people. Add $100.00/person/night extra.
Extra Nights (after 3) - $350.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
New Years, Christmas $3,100.00
Up to 8 people. Add $75.00/person/night extra.
Extra Nights (after 3) - $1,100.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 14 (maximum 10 adults + 4 additional children)
  • Dining area comfortably seats 14
  • 5 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens, 1 with 2 doubles and 1 with 2 doubles and single bunks)
  • 3½ bathrooms (4-piece en-suite, 3-piece en-suite, 3-piece, 2-piece)
  • Fully equipped luxury-grade kitchen with microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, 2 dishwashers
  • 2 beverage fridges (great room & media room)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Media Room with 75" satellite TV/DVD (Blu Ray)
  • Screened Muskoka room with propane fireplace
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dog Washing Station
  • Large wood-burning fireplace in great room
  • High-speed wireless internet (download limits apply)
  • Lower level area with pool table and additional seating
  • Loft area with seating
  • Auto-start generator

Outside the Cottage

  • Waterfront dock and swim ladder
  • Multiple decks with outdoor seating
  • Propane BBQ
  • Firepit and firewood
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Canoe, 2 kayaks, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard, some life jackets

Things you need to know:

  • Up to 2 well-behaved medium to large-size dogs are welcome at this property (sorry no cats or lap dogs)
  • Linens and indoor towels are provided for all rentals; please bring your own outdoor towels
  • A post-rental cleaning service is provided for all rentals; however, the cottage is to be left in a tidy condition
  • Waterfront exposure is westerly


Around the shoreline the entry is sandy with some rocks. After about 6 feet out the depth drops off more rapidly and the lake bed becomes softer underfoot with some weed. The depth off the end of the dock is about 7 feet deep; however, there are some large rocks to the left-hand side of the end of the dock. In view of this diving from the dock is prohibited. Water shoes are also highly recommended.


Ahmic Lake is part of the Magnetawan River waterway in the Almaguin Highlands region of the Parry Sound District, Ontario. Ahmic Lake is approximately 19 Kms long and connects to two smaller lakes, Neighick Lake (nicknamed Beaver Lake) and Crawford Lake. (Source - Wikipedia)


February 2020
Thank you for an amazing weekend! What a fantastic place for friends to gather and unwind. A perfect location for snowmobiling - great trails, beautiful scenery and all the necessities along the way (gas, food, etc). The guys especially liked how close the trail was to the cottage (Trail 801).
You have created a beautiful place here. We appreciate letting us come to create memories of our own. Jeff and Deb, Justin and Jen, Harvey and Kristine, Ed and Nerissa
October 2019
You have a beautiful spot here and a gorgeous home! We feel so blessed to have spent a week here enjoying the fabulous fall scenery. The walks were amazing and our time on the dock, the kayaks and canoe really refreshed us. Thanks again, Ken and Brenda. P.S I really want to take your kitchen home.
August 2019

We have been so blessed to enjoy a week in this spectacular cottage! Out time here has been thoroughly enjoyable. It has been a retreat from life in the city. I have been forced to relax and Doug has been forced to rest. He spent 1/2 his time enjoying the lake and the narrows, alone in solitude and peace. I know he has needed that! Your building is magnificent! You have done a great job of making it feel both outrageous and cozy.

I will dream of this place until I return. P.S. the weather was perfect everyday we were here, did you arrange that too?

The Gilbert's



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  • BBQ Grill
  • Screened sunroom
  • AC/Central
  • Satellite TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Wood Fireplace
  • WiFi
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • New Listing
  • MaxAdults
  • 2-piece Powder Room
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Winter Rentals