Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-10)
- english, french
About Scott MacMillan
Apart from spending time at the cottage, I'm an avid traveller and love all sorts of destinations: beach, historic, cultural...especially enjoy scuba diving on my trips!
Scott MacMillan purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Scott MacMillan chose Lake of Bays
Family friends owned the spot next to this property, so when it came up for sale we went to check it out and fell in love with it!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Yes, but supervised
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great Muskoka experience
Wonderful off the beaten path cottage, great privacy with town 35 mins away, rest and relaxation at its best
Perfect Retreat... 5 stars
My boyfriend and I stayed at this cottage 5 years ago, however I failed to review our stay. We had such a great experience the first time we had to come back.
The cottage is well maintained and I love the ‘lived in feel’ it brought along with the coziness of all the spaces. The loft bed is so comfortable, I found it hard to get up in the mornings.
Location is exactly what we are always looking for. Secluded surrounded by mature trees with a short walk to the water. The climb to and from the lake to cottage is pretty steep and could be a problem with someone that has knee issues. It was not an issue for us and didn’t mind the exercise.
We used the canoe daily for fishing, a nice amount of small mouth bass were caught and released.
We only went into town one day to buy more fishing lures as we had lost some fishing off the dock. There are giant trees in the lake off shore that is now home to an array of expensive lures.
The drive into Huntsville is about 30mins from the cottage but the 20 minute drive on Limberlost road is beautiful I can’t complain.
We have made new memories at this cottage this time around as my then boyfriend proposed on the deck with the picturesque view of the lake. It is definitely our favourite place both then and now.
Scott is a great host, always accommodating and prompt with his responses. Informative and ensures his guests are taken care of.
The only negative feedback I can give is the size of the dock spiders there. Besides some tears and a small panic attack when they decided to greet us it was the best vacation we have had just the two of us without our children.
I cannot speak more highly on both vacations we have had at Camp Lake. We will definitely return.
Thank you Scott!
Wonderful week away
My husband and I had a wonderful week away. This is a secluded cottage a bit off the beaten path with a private dock. You can see one other cottage from the property but there is a lot of privacy which is exactly what we were going for. The cottage can likely sleep 6 comfortably but we think it is perfect for one couple (with kids if you have them). It is kept tidy and as the owners use the cottage regularily, it feels very lived in and has most of the things you need. We spent our mornings drinking coffee in muskoka chairs on the deck, afternoons floating around on the water and nights by the campfire. I suggest bringing up a set of sheets, toilet paper, paper towels, towels, all your oils and spices and of course anything else you need. If you forget anything, town is not too far away. Bring lots of bug spray and a pair of water shoes if you have them. My husband asked me to book again for next year already!
Scott is a true host. Property was beautiful, cottage well maintained. The chance to swim, fish, canoe, watch VHS movies cannot be beat here. Town is nearby, about 35 minutes, Henrietta's bakery near Dorset is also worth the drive. Look forward to returning.
Algonquin wilderness experience but in a cottage!
Reviews posted are to date are accurate except drive to town is 45 minutes, not 20. But that's one of the things that what makes this place feel like you're away from it all. None of the reviews mention the amazing hiking at Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve, only a 20 minute drive. Hoping to book this place again next year.
Lovely setting and a well organized process.
When we first arrived we were impressed with the cottage and pleased with the setting. Since we love to canoe, the lake was perfect for long and leisurely excursions. The road to the cottage was easy so access was no problem.
However, since I have asthma we were unable to stay for the entire week since there was mildew on the baseboards inside the cottage. It was also starting to rain that would have made the issue worse.
We would recommend a serious cleaning to try to eliminate the mildew as the dampness of a cottage can make it worse over time.