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Experience Limberlost Hideaway Huntsville, Muskoka

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A 1 of a kind boutique cottage retreat in Huntsville's Muskoka and nestled into 2 acres of rugged Algonquin landscape, it sits 15 ' from 257' of private shoreline.
The upstyled authentic 1949 cottage is at the heart of the retreat , which includes a bunkie, a lakeside studio, a 12' x 14' screened house, expansive decks and patios, as well as a 60' dock.

The space
Limberlost Hideaway -a Boutique Retreat- is a perfect getaway for four or five couples, two families with kids, generational families (grandparents, parents, and children), or a Girls' or Guys' escape, and is comprised of four separate buildings: the original two-bedroom bungalow cottage, the lakeside studio, the bunkie with loft, and the 12' x 14' screened house.

The Upstyled Original Cottage:
The original 1949 two-bedroom bungalow cottage with vaulted 13' ceilings has been upstyled into a contemporary open-concept dining/kitchen/living space with a 51" Samsung TV and wrap-around views of the water. Electrically heated and fully insulated the open area is also equipped with a cozy wood-burning stove. The master bedroom contains a Queen-sized bed, and the second bedroom includes Queen-sized bunk beds with Pullman-style privacy draperies.

The Bathroom:
Maintaining its original pine tongue-and-groove walls and ceiling the bathroom's fixtures (shower, sink and toilet) have all been replaced. The bathroom closet houses hand and bath towels, facecloths, linens, tea towels, paper towels, Kleenex boxes, light bulbs including Edison bulbs, as well as cleaning products. The vanity houses a First-Aid kit, a blow-dryer, toilet paper, and aloe.

The Kitchen:
The new galley kitchen with its window-wall overlooking the deck (including BBQ) and water beyond allows for cooked dishes/apps/desserts and drinks to be passed through to diners on the adjoining deck

The kitchen is well-equipped for any enthusiastic foodie; amenities include:
-Fridge
-New full-size LG electric stove with a convection oven
-Microwave
-Toaster oven
-Toaster
-Beverage cooler
-Blender
-Coffee/Espresso/tea station (see details below)

Kitchen stocked with:
-Pots and pans, including pasta pot, crock pot, two fondue pots, large frypans, smaller pans
-Casserole dishes, colander, salad-spinner
-Mixing bowls, baking pans, pie plates, muffin tins, bundt cake-pan, big roasting pan
-Measuring spoons and cups
-Skewers
-Platters, charcuterie boards, cheese boards, and cutting boards
-Plates, bowls, cutlery (stainless steel and plastic), scissors, cooking utensils, zester, outdoor glassware -including stemmed and unstemmed wine glasses, beer, and cocktail glasses-
-Condiments, including ketchup, mustard (assortment), mayo (assortment), relish, pesto
-Batteries, markers
-Mosquito coils, wooden matches, BBQ lighters, Kombat bug repellent, and a variety of sunscreens
-Glass champagne glasses
-Chip clips
-Paper plates, paper towels, tea towels, and napkins
-Dish soap

Coffee station amenities include:
-Espresso/cappuccino/latte machine
-Drip coffee-maker (12-cup)
-Two French-presses (8-cup; 4-cup in Lakeside studio)
-Electric coffee grinder
-Electric kettle
-Teapot (2)
-Coffee station stocked with: Van Houte medium roast coffee, Espresso coffee, Espresso coffee beans, instant coffee, red rose tea, cream for coffee, brown and white sugar, honey, Stevia, and Sugar Twin.

Pantry is stocked with:
-Olive oil, sunflower oil, Canola oil
-Red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, white vinegar
-Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
-Soya sauce
-Peanut butter (Crunchy)
-Ground pepper, pepper mill, table salt, coarse salt, sea salt
-All-purpose flour
-Parchment paper, aluminum foil, Saran wrap
-Sandwich bags, freezer bags
-Plastic containers/Tupperware
-Herbs and spices (assortment); fresh herb-garden on deck outside kitchen door (basil, tarragon, chives, Italian parsley, etc.)
-Cookbooks
-Food & Drink magazines

Games included:
-Dominoes
-Trivial Pursuit (assorted)
-Cribbage board and playing cards
-Bananagrams
-Scene It
-Movie Mania

DVD player and some DVDs provided
Some books provided

The Lakeside Studio:
At the shore's edge this charming sleeping accommodation has a Queen-sized bed and a built-in single bunk bed. Both the sitting area on the attached deck and the cozy settee inside the studio (with great views of the lake through the window) offer a great way to start your morning or end your day. The studio is equipped with a coffee-maker and coffee cups, USB electrical ports, a 19" TV with an HDMI cable, and a commode on the adjoining deck making late-night 'nature calls' convenient.

The Bunkie:
This 12' x 14' Muskoka-style sleeping bunkie houses three extra-long single beds and a queen sized bed. Two of the single beds are located in the loft. The lower sleeping area has privacy draperies, while blackout draperies provide privacy and darkening for the entire space.
A 32" smart TV located in the loft provides streaming and gaming opportunities.
A 40" TV with "Apple TV" is provided on the lower level.
There are built-in USB electrical ports.
A commode in the main area makes late-night 'nature calls' convenient (the commode can be placed on the deck when turning in for the night).
The attached deck offers elevated panoramic views of the property and the lake.

Note: Introducing "the sleep bag"... an exclusive Limberlost Hideaway experience. Slip inside the unique comfort and privacy of your own "sleep bag" in the coolness of 100% cotton. The "sleep bag" is fashioned after a sleeping bag, except that it is made of cotton and there is no zipper (the side you slip into is open to within two feet of the bottom seam). All the single beds are provided with "the sleep bag," in addition to a mattress cover, fitted sheet, and a comforter. All Queen beds are provided with a mattress cover, fitted sheet, top sheet, and a comforter. Extra blankets are available for potential supplementary comfort.

Re: Towels
All bath and hand towels are stored in the closet of the bathroom
Beach towels are not provided

A boho-style 12' x 14' screened house which sits back from the shore and among the trees provides a wonderful, private spot to gather for quiet conversation away from the bugs (also a great napping spot). On the stone patio at the entrance to the screened house there is a propane-fueled open fire-source sitting atop an old-fashioned fire drum.

Outdoor deck/patio/lounging areas & dock:

Attached main deck offers:
-Long-table dining (accommodating 8-10 people)
-A pass-through window countertop-bar with four bar stools
-A 42"-high built-in bar table with accompanying bar stools
-Stainless steel BBQ with single side-burner (propane tank is supplied)

Lakeside Lounge (Aka "VIP Lounge") offers:
-Stylish lakeside enjoyment right at the water's edge
-A propane-fueled fire table surrounded by beautiful and comfortable seating
-A stainless steel multi-level shelving unit including a wine rack and drawer; sitting atop the unit is a metal beverage/ champagne bucket
-A square table (adjacent to the fire table) provides a surface on which to present a charcuterie board or hors d'oerves
-A free-standing charcoal-fueled metal grill is situated alongside the VIP lounge offering a compact grilling alternative as well as a unique cooking experience
-Also accessible from the VIP lounge is a retro-styled black cooler on legs

Expansive stone patio & firepit area includes comfortable sofa-seating and Muskoka chairs.

60' x 10' dock with Muskoka chairs offers a great morning coffee hangout, as well as a place to gather for fishing, chatting, and getting into the water (on boat, board, or just for a swim).

The 8' x 8' floating raft is a short swim from the shore or the dock, and is the perfect tanning-venue.

Water toys include:
-2 paddleboards
-2 canoes
-3 kayaks (one sit-in; two sit-on)
-14' aluminum boat (bring your own motor; signed liability waiver is mandatory)
-8 boogie boards (assorted sizes)
-Noodles

Water safety provisos:
-Life jackets (assorted sizes available; advisable to bring your own)
-Water shoes (assorted sizes)
-Water wings not included; advisable to bring your own for children

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 3 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
51" HDTV with Netflix, standard cable/satellite
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Whirlpool .... french door style (refrigerator one side, freezer the other) refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Exploring and Experiencing the Limberlost:
Limberlost Road runs north of Hwy 60 approximately 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville.
The Firehall on Limberlost Road at Hwy 60, is where you refill the water jugs for free; leaving a donation is encouraged.
At the corner of Limberlost and Hwy 60 is Muskoka on the Rocks, a steakhouse and pub with an outdoor patio. This is a very popular hangout for people local to the area and is the perfect destination for those who have just cycled Limberlost Road -a winding and challenging route- to grab a cold one (on any given day cyclists can be seen riding 'the Limberlost').
Across the street on the 60 is a burger and fries kind of spot called Tally Ho. Their food is delicious.

Limberlost Road is actually the artery leading to:
-Camp Olympia, a long-established summer camp favourite for kids from all over Ontario
-The Limberlost Forest Reserve (a vast forested area offering free cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and lakes with beautiful beaches); pack a picnic lunch for the day and go exploring, or just laze on the beach
-Provincial snowmobile and ATV trail D101B leading up Limberlost Road to the back-country and its many attractions
-A number of lakes in the area such as Pells Lake, Rebecca Lake, Walker Lake, Bella Lake (with a beautiful beach off Fieldale Road), Dotty lake, and Interlakken, Tasso Lake, and Camp Lake
-It is also home to the "Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour" held every summer in August. Its members have homes off Limberlost Road; Catharine O'Mara, founding member of the Tour and long-time artist on the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour, is situated right on Limberlost Road at Fieldale Road (her Studio is open this year by Appointment Only)

Travelling west on Highway 60 towards Huntsville you will drive by:
- Hidden Valley Ski Resort (downhill skiing in the Highlands overlooking beautiful Fairy Lake)
- Deerhurst Resort with its spectacular golf course, restaurant, Eclipse Art Gallery, entertainment venue (site of many tribute band shows), Escape rooms, riding stables, hiking trails, etc.
-Grandview Golf Course
-Treetop Trekking for a fantastic zip-lining experience
-The Marina (where you can look into renting boats, etc.)
-Three Guys and a Stove restaurant
-Pizza Hut (place order online or over the phone on your way to Limberlost Hideaway: ready in 15 minutes)
-An outdoor burger joint with picnic tables just across from Kawartha Lakes Dairy Ice Cream Bar
-Kelly's Home Hardware Furniture and Accessories store
-Farmer's Daughter market with frozen home-made dinners and baked goods and a "fish and chips' food truck
-Tim Horton's
-Turn right at Tim's (Muskoka Road 3) and the road will take you to the Hospital
-Across from Tim's is the main artery into town leading to the LCBO, Canadian Tire, Staples on your left, Starbucks on your right (with an outdoor patio), and a mall with a Winners, Sport Check, the Source, the Brick, and a Metro grocery store (a fabulous grocery store with specialty items and the convenience of a great wine and beer selection). Travel farther along King William Road to Boston Pizza and the bridge; cross the bridge and you are in the heart of downtown Huntsville with all its pubs/restaurants (Pub on the Docks, the Mill on Main, Muskoka Brewery, Affogato Cafe on the dock, etc.), and shops (Algonquin Outfitters, and many more).

Travelling east from Limberlost Road takes you to the town of Dwight, the home of Erika's Cafe -renowned for its sandwiches and baked goods (namely its butter tarts)- a grocery store/LCBO outlet with butcher shop, and scenic Dwight Beach Road with its large turn-of-the-century cottages and picturesque beach along Lake of Bays.

Travelling farther east along the 60 will lead you to a fork in the road and Hwy 35.
Staying on the 60 past Dwight will lead you past Henrietta's Bakery and the Lake of /bays Garden Shop (with lots of interesting lake gifts and a great food truck with stand up umbrella-ed stand up places to eat) to the entrance to Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake (the site of many Group of Seven paintings).
Taking the fork in the road at Hwy 35 will take you to the charming village of Dorset. You can board the Seguin Ferry at Dorset taking you to Bigwin Island, a turn-of-the-century summer destination featuring a big band shell and a dance hall overlooking the water, as well as a great restaurant and golf course..a day trip worth taking.

Hosted by Annette

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I am a passionate designer/renovator/stager for rentals/family person/friend/entertainer/traveller. I have traveled the world ... England, Scotland, India, Nepal, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Malaysia, Bali, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Fiji, the Caribbean (worked on a cruise ship), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, the United States, and Canada (from Vancouver Island to Prince Edward Island). I have travelled first class, I have been a working traveller and I have back packed. I have travelled by plane, boat, car, bus, train, ferry, rickshaw, motorcycle, ox cart, cruise ship, foot, elephant, beemo, bjag and local bus. When traveling it is important to feel clean and enjoy a certain amount of comfort and sometimes luxury in your environment. You want to be able to sit down and have a cup of coffee, tea, a glass of wine, beer or whatever and RELAX! You also want to know what is in walking distance, where the restaurants are, where the grocery stores are, what are the special attractions in the area - historical, geopgraphical, cultural and what the area offers you to do (golfing, wineries, hiking, boating, theatre (Shaw Festival) the Casino (Nia Falls), and how to get around. I have tried to provide you with what you need. Enjoy!
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Check-in: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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