The Timberlight Cottage

Novar, Ontario, Muskoka, Parry Sound

Family Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Bay Lake
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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 10Guests
  • 10Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 3 daysMinimum Stay
This chalet-style cottage, with over 200 feet of sandy frontage on Bay Lake, is the perfect getaway for families and medium to large-sized groups. Bay Lake is located about 20 minutes north of Huntsville, close to Algonquin Park. This new cottage has a rustic feel but has all of the conveniences of home. There are three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge great room with dining and living room space, a very large sunny recreation room, a laundry room, and a beautiful kitchen.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

North Upper Floor Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

South Upper Floor Bedroom

1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom), 1 Mattress

Recreation Room - IKEA - Fold-Out Bed

1 Fold Out Bed


The Master Bedroom: has a queen bed, plenty of closet space, a dresser and end tables.

The North Upper Floor Bedroom: has a queen bed, dresser and end tables. With a 14 foot vaulted ceiling, this bedroom feels spacious and open. One of the windows in the room overlooks the main living area below.

The South Upper Floor Bedroom: has a single-over-double bunk bed. We also have a single bed mattress that is stored under the bunk bed.

Other Places to Sleep: We have an IKEA pull-up couch in the recreation room.

The well-stocked open-concept kitchen will have just about everything you need to create your delicious cottage meals. There is a microwave, dishwasher, stove/oven, and coffee maker. The cupboards are full of everything from plates and utensils to corkscrews and can openers. The cottage's main living area is open and connects to the kitchen and dining areas. The ceilings rise from 13 feet to 24 feet, with plenty of natural light, giving a very spacious feel.

There's a large high-efficiency fireplace and two large ceiling fans to circulate the warmth in the winter. In the summer, the cottage stays quite cool, and is kept extra cool by the two large ceiling fans in the main cottage area and also ceiling fans in each bedroom. The large 16 x 38 foot recreation room has two main areas. At the front, you will find a table and chairs where you can play games, read or just look out over the lake. At the back, you will find a ping-pong table / pool table, a Foosball table, and a couch with a fold-up bed.

We also have a laundry room and a couple of bathrooms.


Bay Lake is crystal clear and clean. At the shore, the water is shallow and gets deeper very gradually. The hard-packed sandy bottom is an excellent surface for the kids to play and swim. Adults will have to walk out into the water for a bit to get to the deeper water. With almost 4 acres of forested property to explore, you may see deer, hawks, woodpeckers and many other birds. On the lake, you could see loons, ducks and jumping bass. Bay Lake is known for its pickerel fishing, but you may also catch bass, pike, perch and even lake trout. The large deck wraps around the front and side of the cottage; a perfect place to dine, read or just listen to the call of the loons. Since the water starts out shallow and has a hard-packed sand surface, it is a perfect spot to set up a volleyball net. You are welcome to use our net which you can set up in the water. You can also spend some time playing bocce on the bocce court beside the cottage or playing on the lawn beside and behind the cottage.


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • Tape Deck
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Row Boat
  • Gas BBQ
  • Wood Fireplace
bocce ball court, a canoe (with various paddle sizes), paddleboat, life jackets, a very large sandbox, children's play toys, ping pong table, pool table, foosball table,
cell phone reception, large deck wraps around front and side of the cottage, fire pit, over 200 feet of shoreline, large cedar dock, a large property (4 acres) with great privacy

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

The cottage has been designed with families in mind. We continue to add new activities and games. Here is a sample:
- Great swimming for families
- Kids (and adults!) can play in the very large sandbox with the sand toys provided
- Young children will also enjoy the small slide and climbing gym.
- Spend time reading, on the dock in the sun, or on the deck in the shade
- Paddleboat around the bay
- Set out in the two canoes, exploring Bay Lake
- Go fishing in the morning or evening for Pickerel (Bass, Perch, and Pike are easier to catch any time of the day)
- Play bocce on the high-quality bocce court
- Play one of our board games
- Watch movies
- Play Foosball
- Play ping pong
- Play pool
- Throw a Frisbee, football, baseball etc. on the back lawn
- Take a hike through the forested property. You're sure to see and hear many species of birds, and at dusk and dawn you may see deer on the property.
- Have a campfire near the lake
- Nature observation

Attractions Near Bay Lake
- Algonquin Provincial Park
- Arrowhead Provincial Park
- Downtown Huntsville
- Novar's Foodland
- Brooks Falls
- Hiking Trails
- Route 95 Snowmobile Trail
- Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
- Golf Courses in the Area


Last Calendar Update: 26 August, 2020

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Rental Rates

From the second weekend in June until Labour Day weekend we book by the week only (Friday to Friday). Any other time of year we rent for a minimum of 3 nights. Here are some sample prices, but please visit the Taylor Cottages website ( for more detailed pricing.

Mid-September to the End of May
- 3 nights: $885 plus HST
- 7 nights: $1685 plus HST

- 7 nights: $1700 to $2100 depending on which week

SUMMER: June 26 - September 4
- 7 nights: $3500 plus HST

House Rules & Cancellations

A Selection of Cottage Rules:
- respect neighbours (obey noise bylaw and generally be respectful... no loud parties, barking dogs etc.)
- no smoking in the cottage
- bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels (we provide pillows, pillow covers, and blankets/comforters)
- clean up after pets (indoor fur, and outdoors...)

Cancellation Policy
"Any cancellation by the tenant must be in writing. On receipt of such notice, the owner will attempt to re-rent the cottage for the period of the original booking. If another renter is found, the original payment(s) will be reimbursed, less a $100 cancellation fee. If only a portion of the original booking is re-booked, the applicant will be reimbursed based on the percentage of successful rebooking, less the $100 cancellation fee."

Contact Owner

Rick Taylor

Member since: 2011