Picturesque Paint Lake Cottage, Muskoka

Dorset, Ontario, Muskoka, Parry Sound

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 6Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 dayMinimum Stay
Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private, Large Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, TV, Games Room, Trampoline, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Kayak, Stand Board, Canoe, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (1 small pet under 10 lbs.)

Beautiful Family cottage with spectacular view on Picturesque Paint Lake. Southeast exposure with lots of sun on the dock with great shade as day goes on. Have your morning coffee enjoying the gorgeous sunrise with plenty of sunshine and warmth. Located in the best area of Muskoka in Algonquin Highland where you can see the breathtaking hills and most beautiful landscape.

Not far from Algonquin Park, Bracebridge and Huntsville (sort of in between them). The cottage offers a living and dining area with windows that allow you to enjoy the stunning view of the beautiful island on Paint Lake. The cottage is located 5 minutes away from Quint Touristic Downtown Dorset with great restaurants, coffee shops, Robinson’s food store, Old Mill Marina for boat rentals and great gift shops. You can also access Lake of Bays through a small creek.

The cottage provides amazing seating areas to relax. You can create wonderful memories while enjoying dinner made in the fully equipped kitchen. Share great conversations while on the dining area on the deck at the gazebo while the kids enjoy the freedom to play in the swings, slide set, racket games and safe proof trampoline.

Enjoy the day in the clear water that offers a gradual entry to the lake, great swimming and fishing specially for bass.

Relax while savoring the warmth of the outdoor fire pit near the lake for evening entertainment, or simply reading a book on our swing, while enjoying great music on the indoor and outdoor Bluetooth speakers.

The cottage is nestled away from roads, in a quiet atmosphere.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 King Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Double Bed


3 Bedrooms:
Upper Level:
Bedroom #1: king bed
Bedroom #2: bunk bed (double over single)

Lower Level:
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (double over single)


Sofa bed (double) by dining area

2 Bathrooms:
Main Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower, bathtub)

Lower Level:
Bathroom #2: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Cottage water: well water – not potable (not drinkable) – please bring your own bottled drinking water

Indoor entertainment: TVs, DVD player, CD player, board games, indoor and outdoor built in Bluetooth speakers

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle

Dyson vacuum

Crate for pet

Internet source: Xplornet – satellite
Quality of service: good
Allocated bandwidth of 5 GB per week
Charge for overage of $20/GB

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: good
Signal: LTE, 4G
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus
Can utilize a hotspot


3 parking spots

Charcoal BBQ

Flat property until lake shore allowance

Child/elderly friendly

Waterfront: approx. 100 ft

Excellent swimming

Dock: 40 x 6 ft with an existing ladder – not suitable to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type

Small sandy area

Water level is very low at ankle level then increases very gradually

Very little weeds in the very shallow area – no weeds at all once at head level of water

Water is 5 feet deep off the dock

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking

Includes a canoe, kayak, stand board and yellow playmat for kids

Deck: approx. 500 sq.ft. – gazebo with table and chairs and seating area

Very private

Gorgeous view

Cottage faces southeast


  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Winter accessible

Activities Nearby

Art, crafts and museum displays best reflect the local culture and history of Dorset and its surrounding areas. Every year there are arts tours throughout Muskoka and Haliburton. On long weekends during the summer in Dorset you will find local artisans selling their wares at venues such as the Parkette and the Rec Centre.

The Dorset Heritage Museum reflects our past, present and future with interesting exhibits for visitors of all ages. Every year there is something new to see and explore.

Come and visit the newly refurbished Lake of Bays Marine Museum located on Main Street, by the bridge. You can relive history by taking a cruise on the SS Bigwin during one of its schedules cruises or for a special event. Learn more about the history of the lake, check out some remarkable local art, and purchase some novelty SS Bigwin items.

Rental Rates

Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable).

Maximum 6 people

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $5000

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3200
Nightly rate: $790

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3080
Nightly rate: $790

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $790

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, New Year's, Thanksgiving
Nightly rate: $860

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly rate: $760

Cleaning Service: Included (at the end of your vacation dates)

Extra Fees (Optional):
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00 (for out of country guests only)
Towels: $5.00 each (for out of country guests only)
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for each additional pet

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $1000 damage deposit due 28 days prior to checking in
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out

Weekly rentals including a Statutory Long Weekend will be calculated using a prorated weekly rate

If booking less than 7 nights during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to

House Rules & Cancellations

REQUIREMENT: Before accepting or sending an offer, we will request necessary personal & group information. With this information, a Cottage Rental Agreement (CRA) will be issued (containing property & booking details) that will need to be signed by all guests (age 18+) staying at the cottage. Please read below for a “sample" Cottage Rental Agreement + Liability Waiver.

Terms and Conditions
(Specific terms and conditions may vary according to each cottage)

Cottage Cleaning
Unless extra cleaning service is purchased and specified in your contract, the cottage must be left in the same condition as you found it, ready for the next visitors (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

All garbage and recycling disposal is the responsibility of the rental client. Garbage is to be placed in garbage bags/recycling boxes and stored safely so that animals cannot get into it. Information and location of the garbage dump specific to the cottage will be provided in the final Cottage Rental Agreement.

Water/Plumbing/Septic System
There are strict rules with regards to septic systems. Failure to follow these rules may result in thousands of dollars in repairs.
1. Only bodily waste materials and toilet paper can be flushed down the toilet. NO FEMININE/BABY PRODUCTS: TAMPONS, PADS, DIAPERS, WIPES.
2. Do not put any solid waste materials or grease down the sink drains.

As most cottages draw water from the lake and only some have water purification systems, you may wish to bring your own drinking water.

Camp/Cooking Fires
Small campfires are permitted as directed by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Please identify and adhere to local fire bans when imposed by local authorities (especially during dry/fire season). Do not burn plastic, tin cans, glass, or any other items that should not be in the fire. Always drown out your fire with plenty of water when left unattended, in particular before going to bed. For the use of firewood, there may be a charge from the owner, approx. $25.00 per cart/wheelbarrow.

No Extra Guests/Parties
If you plan on having any additional guests, you must request permission from the owner.

No Smoking
All of our cottages are Non Smoking of any kind in the interior (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

If your pet has been approved by the cottage owner, you are solely responsible for its actions and whereabouts (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

Damage Deposit
If there is any damage to the cottage the claim will be handled between the client and Airbnb.
If there are any noise complaints from the neighbours &/or if the Police are called to the cottage for any negative reason, the owner will have the right to hold back some or all of your damage deposit. Some of this money held back may or may not go to appease the neighbours who have been inconvenienced.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation by the rental client must be in writing and emailed to Kawartha Cottage Vacations On receipt of such notice, we shall endeavour to re-rent the property for the period of the original booking. Any cancellation must be at any time but no less than 90 days prior to the original date of check in.
If we are successful in re-renting, the cancelling client will be reimbursed all original funds minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage, all original funds (minus the $150.00 KCV Administration Fee) can be put forward to another cottage rental, at this same cottage, within 1 year (no later than 1 year of your original rental date), during the same season of the next year, of the original rental date (based on availability and at the advertised rates in existence at the time of rebooking).
All “extra persons fees” are non-refundable
If the cancellation notice is less than 90 days prior to the check-in date, and we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, all funds will be forfeited. If, however, we are successful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, the cancelling client will be reimbursed 50% of the original funds paid minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If the outstanding balance of the rental fee as per the CRA is not received at least 28 days prior to the commencement of your rental period and you have not notified us to, the owner will have the right to cancel your reservation and your deposit is forfeited.

Amendment Policy:
Any amendment or revision to the CRA (Cottage Rental Agreement) requested by the rental client will be subject to a non-refundable fee of $30.00 for each amendment.

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