Dark Bay, Lake Muskoka

Sapphire Cottage

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Perfect for families with an additional relative, friend or caregiver who would appreciate some space of their own. This rustic chic Lakeside Cottage features three bedrooms and two bathrooms on one level, plus a separate bunkie equipped with its own 2-piece bathroom, outdoor shower, reading nook, and flatscreen television.

Offering a variety of outdoor spaces, guests can lounge on the wide deck, socialize around the high-top cafe table overlooking the bay or read quietly on the two-person rocker. Beautifully landscaped with native plants and a sweeping granite staircase leading to an expansive dock, Sapphire is perfect for water sports. Boaters have direct access to the iconic big three lakes: Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph.

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  • Sapphire Cottage

    Lake Muskoka | Bala

About the Cottage

Cottage Features

  • 3 Bedrooms: King, Queen, Two Twins, plus a Double in the Bunkie
  • 2 Bathrooms in main cottage, plus one in the Bunkie
  • 1,750 sq ft interior living space
  • Two-sided gas fireplace
  • Rainhead shower systems in both bathrooms; heated floor in Master ensuite
  • Handcrafted live edge 8-person dining room table
  • Original local/Canadian art throughout
  • Patio furniture including sofas, loungers and high-top café table for 8
  • Gourmet-equipped kitchen
  • All major appliances including dishwasher, washer, dryer, and BBQ
  • Bunkie heated and open year-round, Bunkie bathroom closed during winter months
  • Air conditioning
  • Back-up generator

Waterfront Features

(*some water features available Victoria – Thanksgiving only)

  • 400 sq ft lakeside deck
  • Stone patio fire pit
  • Large dock
  • Muskoka chairs on dock and at fire pit
  • 2 Kayaks
  • 2 Paddleboards
  • 1 Canoe
  • Variety of life jacket sizes and lake noodles (aka pool noodles)
  • Floating swim platform

Winter Gear

  • Snowshoes

What's Included

  • Professional weekly cleaning
  • Highspeed Wi-Fi
  • Sony Smart 4K HDTV with Bell satellite
  • All major appliances including dishwasher, washer, dryer, and BBQ
  • Hotel quality beds, linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Paper products, dish/dishwashing soap, and laundry detergent
  • Bathroom supplies including soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, toilet paper, and kleenex
  • Kindling and firewood for outdoor fire pit
  • Essential spices
  • Snowshoes
  • Floating swim platform
  • Personal Watersports, e.g. canoe, kayaks, SUPs and an assortment of lifejackets (available Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving)

About the Area

For Basics
Less than 10 minutes away in Bala

  • Grocery store
  • LCBO
  • Hardware store less than 10 mins away in Bala

For Foodies

  • 5 minutes to PIE Wood Fired Gourmet Pizza and Clear Lake Brewery
  • Less than 10 minutes to the renowned Don’s Bakery, Lakeside Restaurant and Wally’s Burgers & Fries

For Naturalists

  • Close to Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve (star gazing) and Hardy Lake Provincial Park (hiking trails)

Summer Attractions

  • Muskoka Steamship Tours & Discovery Centre
  • Farmer’s Markets in Bala (Monday) & Gravenhurst (Wednesday)
  • Gravenhurst Opera House (performing arts)
  • Antique Boat Show
  • Gravenhurst Ribfest
  • Gravenhurst Triathlon

Autumn/Winter Attractions

  • Bala Cranberry Festival
  • Skating at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh

Best For

  • Anyone seeking a traditional cottage setting with modern conveniences
  • Boating & water sports enthusiasts
  • Families with an additional relative, friend or caregiver who would appreciate some space of their own
  • Proximity to local bars & dining in Torrance & Bala
  • Naturalists: Hike at Hardy Lake Provincial Park or admire the stars at the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve


Smoking of any kind is not permitted on this cottage property, inside or outside.

Pet Policy

Limited to one hypo-allergenic dog.


Amenities Nearby

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