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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
This unique beach front year round family cottage right next to Algonquin park offers 2 complete cottages. They are attached with an interior door. This offers plenty of space for vacationing with family and friends! The cottage overlooks our private sandy beach, which has a gentle slope with a sandy bottom a nice gradual entry. Great for small children. Muskoka chairs, Fire pit, BBQ, Canoe, kayak, paddle boat and row boat are here for you to enjoy. Or you can just relax on the dock, fish and unwind. If you can pull yourself away from the beach, there is lots to do in the area- this property is minutes from Algonquin Park, and scenic ragged falls. Great hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. It offers the comfort and convenience of home, all while having beautiful and relaxing views of ...This unique beach front year round family cottage right next to Algonquin park offers 2 complete cottages. They are attached with an interior door. This offers plenty of space for vacationing with family and friends! The cottage overlooks our private sandy beach, which has a gentle slope with a sandy bottom a nice gradual entry. Great for small children. Muskoka chairs, Fire pit, BBQ, Canoe, kayak, paddle boat and row boat are here for you to enjoy. Or you can just relax on the dock, fish and unwind. If you can pull yourself away from the beach, there is lots to do in the area- this property is minutes from Algonquin Park, and scenic ragged falls. Great hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. It offers the comfort and convenience of home, all while having beautiful and relaxing views of a calm and quiet lake. If you are looking for a Winter Getaway, it is so warm and cosy to snuggle up in front of the woodstove, with friends and board games. If you like to be active then there are scenic groomed cross country ski trail/snowshoe circuits in Algonquin park, and Arrowheads famous Skating trail are always a hit. Vacationing with friends has never been better. Each has its own entrance, individual kitchens, TV rooms, bathroom and bedrooms. They share the sunny screened in muskoka sunroom, with a beautiful water view. This is the Perfect cottage for those looking for privacy, and space. (Note- there is a bridge over the lake in the distance) Linens are not provided, But we leave some wood for the fire, propane for the BBQ and some kitchen staples, like salt/pepper, sugar, tea and filters for the coffee maker for your convenience. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please do not bring glass onto the beach, and do not cut trees on our property. We have many year round neighbors that we need to respect, so we ask that you keep the noise down after 10pm at night. Thank you
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Catherine R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
Please text or email us. Call us if its urgent. With my job I can't always get to my phone, but i will check messages on my breaks.
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Reviews (16)
Ashley Y
Ashley Y
Our stay at the cottage was amazing. It was perfect for our little group of girls who book a cottage on an annual bases for the past few years. We want to make it our annual cottage get away!! The granny sweet was an awesome bonus. It was just the right amount of quiet and tranquility. But so much going on not far from the cottage if you're looking for things to do like shopping. Lots of wild life, baby ducks and their families, chipmunks, a bear cub was seen closer to town. Beds were comfortable, cottage was bright and clean. And 3 bathrooms was amazing when there is a group of girls staying haha. All in all we had an amazing weekend!! And want to go back!
Visited June 2018
Written June 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints690675
Footprints690675
Thanks so much Ashley! I'm so glad you had a great time! You were an excellent guest and are welcome back anytime.
Written June 17, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

grandmawrightly
grandmawrightly
Havelock, Canada5 contributions
Perfect location.., we traveled to Arrowhead park one day and to Algonquin Park the next, also loved the trails in the back of Algonquin Outtfiters....so much to do, The cottage was fab, we enjoyed the warmth of the wood stove while cooking in the 2 wonderfully stocked kitchens, Kids loved the comfort and enjoyed a movie after a long day and a good meal, will be back for sure!
Visited December 2017
Written January 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints690675
Footprints690675
We are so glad you had a great time, even in the coldest days of the year.! Thanks for the great review.
Written January 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzanne B
Suzanne B
St. Catharines, Canada21 contributions
Just what we were looking for. A beautiful, and exceptional clean cottage. We loved the private beach and people watching when they glided by with their canoes. We decided to swim to the bridge and back. We then utilized the paddle boat and other equipment on site. Camp fire near the beach was perfect. Amenities were not too far away if you needed something. We definitely would come back.
Visited September 2017
Written October 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Craig P
Craig P
Calgary, Canada43 contributions
This rental is great for families and larger groups. The home itself is quite large when you consider the in law suite. Some family I stayed with thought it was a separate building but it is in fact connected through the kitchen. If you rent both, you end up with two kitchens although the second kitchen in the in law suite is a bit smaller. The home is very accessible from the main highway and the Outfitters store is a quick 30 second walk away. The bridge is quite close to the home so it does add some traffic noise but it's fairly quiet in the evening and overnight. It does obstruct view from the water so you won't get full nature views. The beach and water area is great. There is a large sand beach that allows for easy entry for kids (we had 7 kids in our group). It's a bit rocky but kids didn't seem to mind. The dock is big and has lots of seating. The home comes with a bunch of boats that are great to use (an aluminium boat, a double sea kayak, a single white water kayak and a canoe). The shed has plenty of life jackets and paddles. We had a few issues over the booking period. Prior to checking in we received an email saying the dishwasher was broken. It was a pretty big deal for our group since we had so many people including 7 kids. We had lots of dishes to do each night, something we didn't plan on doing while on vacation. It was the long weekend so we didn't expect the owner to be able to fix it until the next week. On the Tuesday I contacted the owner who said it would likely be later in the week. On Wednesday there was still no sign of a dishwasher so I expressed my displeasure that we would be without a dishwasher for the foreseeable future. To their credit, the owner arrived on Wednesday evening to install the new dishwasher. He didn't seem very happy but that's the cost of doing business when you rent your place. It didn't end up working very well (dishes needed to be basically 99% clean) so we ended up not really using it. Another issue was that the previous renters had used all the propane so we had to go to the store and refill a tank. The owner reimbursed us for this but it takes time away from our vacation. I believe they rely on the renters to turn the place over and don't check or inspect between renters as propane would have been caught. As well, we checked in and had some dirty laundry in a closet, and a few other minor cleanliness issues that we took care of. Over all this is a good place to rent. The water is warm, the property is good for families. Other than an issue here and there, our rental went well. Be sure to inform the owner when you come across any issue as soon as you can so they can be dealt with.
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ABaum61
ABaum61
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
The cottage is well appointed and the location is beautiful. Well situated 15 minutes from Huntsville and 10 minutes from Alogonquin park. Nice firepit so remember to bring your own firewood. Lots of DVDs for late night viewing. Sunroom is very relaxing day and night.
Visited June 2017
Written June 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints690675
Footprints690675
"Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed it! It was a pleasure to have you up to our cottage." Have a great summer!!
Written July 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

newbytraveler
newbytraveler
Region of Waterloo, Canada125 contributions
All the amenities of a house, with the rustic appeal, location and views of a cottage. On the edge of Algonquin Park, it's hard to think of a more picturesque area of Ontario. We were two couples, we alone in the "in-law" suite and our friends and their two teenage kids in the main area. Tons of room, everything you need to be comfortable and a view that just keeps you looking out the window! We enjoyed snow shoeing Rapid Falls trail and a trip into Dwight. Henrietta's is a must stop as well. Book and don't look back! The owners are really nice and quite helpful.
Visited January 2017
Written January 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints690675
Footprints690675
We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Written February 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Coastal686781
Coastal686781
Fully enjoyed our stay at this cottage lots to do close by, has lots of space and all amenities you require. The wood stove was really cozy. A perfect family getaway.
Visited January 2017
Written January 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Footprints690675
Footprints690675
Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Written January 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Storyteller678710
Storyteller678710
Opportunity for walks, hiking, and to taste the wonderful treats from Henrietta's in Dwight. The Italian restaurant "By the lights" in Hunstville is fabulous as is the gluten-free bakery.
Visited August 2016
Written November 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cho_ohc
cho_ohc
What a beautiful cottage. We arrived with having no idea of what to expect and this cottage exceeded all our expectations. It had everything we needed and really was a home away from home. We had two families (kids ranging from 4 to 16) + two small dogs. We had such a relaxing time. We highly recommend this cottage to other guests looking to spend some time in Algonquin. ***Read further if you want a detailed description of our experience*** The front entrance is misleading. It's simple and unassuming but once you walk through the front entrance to the living room it's like a whole different world. The open concept living rooms looks out to the beautiful lake behind the bungalow. But before you hit the lake, you walk past the coze multi-paneled windowed sunroom that leads to a study decked (equipped with a propane BBQ), firepit and landscaped backyard. The cottage is equipped with two living spaces. MAIN LIVING SPACE: The one to the left of the front entrance has three bedrooms. The furthest one has a small window that allows a breeze to pass through and has a bunk bed (single bed on top, double on bottom) - there is no ceiling fan. It's small but the kids loved it. The main master bedroom has a bathroom attached with a curtained shower. It's a tight squeeze to maneuver past the sink to the shower but it provides all the privacy you need. :) There is a fan in the room to keep the room cool during the day. Nights are cool so fan is optional. All rooms have closets/units for storage. MAIN BATHROOM: Has a shower/bath combo and handheld shower head and across from that bathroom is another room with a single bed and another bunkbed (single sized both top and bottom). WASHER/DRYER: Washer and dryer is located right at the front door. It can get a bit loud (buckles, buttons, loose change all make noise) and beeps/sings when cycle is done so if you're doing your laundry late at night, light sleepers may be affected. ;) KITCHEN #1: The main kitchen is located right across from the living area. It comes fully stocked (coffee machine (both single serve and more than one cup), hot water heater, toaster, wine cooler microwave, pots, pans, cutting boards, utensils). Some condiments were available but we were unsure if we were allowed to use so brought our own (salt/pepper/oil). 2ND LIVING SPACE: The 2nd living space also has a kitchen which we didn't use but it's there. There is a door which separates the two living areas. There is a room with a double bed and a shared bathroom. The 2nd room is a bunk bed with a single bed on top and double bed on the bottom. This living space also has it's own small living room with tv which leads to the shared sunroom. There is a sliding door that separates the two units. OUTDOOR: -gas BBQ -Shed with life jackets, oars, etc. -canoe -paddle boat -dock -plenty of chairs -fire pit -so, so peaceful to canoe and just take in beautiful Algonquin It's right off the main road and across from the Algonquin Outfitters Store (Oxtongue) where you can pick up fishing rods, firewood ($11) and supplies, boating equipment, etc. plus winter activity related equipment if you stay during the snowier months. There are hiking trails and cross country skiing trails. Perfect for any time of year. TECHNOLOGY: Wifi worked fine, dvd player helped. We brought our own dvds and ps3. We did not use the satellite tv. CONS?: Don't really have any. Here are some things that might bother some but really didn't affect us. Air conditioning is not set up BUT there are fans in almost every room and it gets really cool at night. Near Algonquin Outfitters Store dock so higher traffic/less privacy. Jackson, their golden retriever kept coming over and freaked our dog out so if you have a dog that is bothered by bigger dogs, you might have company. Jackson is the most chill dog I have ever seen. He just wants to eat what you're cooking. He came whenever the bbq was on. Mosquitoes suck. Bring your repellent. There is a strict but necessary need to separate waste and recycling. The cottage comes fully equipped with a kit that explains everything. That is a good thing. The negative part of that is the land fill hours. It may not be according to your desired/required dump days. We left today. Yesterday it was closed and today it opened at 1 pm. Check out was 10 am so we ended up bringing everything with us and finding another place to dump. We were unable to wait until 1 pm. SO if you are going to dump and know that you are going to miss your land fill dump day (you only get one pass), dump 1 day or 2 earlier. Don't let the landfill hours deter you from following the guidelines. We wanted to make sure we played a part in keeping this beautiful place, well, beautiful so tried to make sure we followed the rules. :O)
Visited July 2016
Written July 27, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream479276
Dream479276
Thank you! So glad you had a good time.
Written August 6, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ozra
Ozra
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
The cottage was AMAZING, Clean and spacious with everything required was provided generously, thank to Amy (the owner). We had a great time there and the kids really enjoyed the lake and all the boating and swimming. I would definitely go there again. The only issue was the garbage bin outside the cottage: It would be better if there were separate garbage been to recycle.
Visited July 2016
Written July 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream479276
Dream479276
Thanks for your review! We have added a recycling bin and extra animal proof bins.
Written August 6, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Lots to do in the area, whether summer or winter. Ragged falls is a short hike with a spectacular view of the falls, very close to the cottage. In Winter there is a groomed trail across the road for snowshoeing/cross country skiing. Or venture into Algonquin park, or Arrowhead park for the famous skating trail. In the summer Algonquin has Great trails for hiking. Or go out on our lake fishing, swimming, canoeing. Also has lots of ATV trails etc. The list goes on!!! Close to Algonquin outfitters for all your outfitting needs!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oxtongue Lake Gem Cottage Plus In-law suite

Oxtongue Lake Gem Cottage Plus In-law suite is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Oxtongue Lake Gem Cottage Plus In-law suite has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Oxtongue Lake Gem Cottage Plus In-law suite has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Oxtongue Lake Gem Cottage Plus In-law suite must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.