Mainhood lake is a quiet retreat in Muskoka. Everything you need is here for your get away in the heart of Muskoka. Ask about discounts for people with a minimum of three good reviews, also discounts for weekly stays from September to May.
Our cottage is a great place to kick back and relax. You can also feel good about staying in a place that is carbon negative. We built it with ICF (insulated concrete forms), triple pane windows, geothermal heat and a/c, solar thermal hot water heater (gives you lots of hot water) and we generate solar energy too.
The main floor is open plan, has slate tile, granite counters and maple cupboards. It is a comfortable welcoming space to unwind and enjoy your time in Muskoka. We have many board games in the TV cabinet if some friendly competition is in order. The kitchen is well equipped with utensils, pots (including roast pans), coffee makers, extra large toaster, beautiful gas stove and glass wear. There is a two piece bathroom and the outside shower is just off the living room, there isn't a check box for that on Airbnb so I have said two bathroom rather than 1.5 (out door shower is not in use for winter).
Upstairs the master bedroom has a very large closet and a great view of the lake, you will love going to bed looking at the stars and waking up to see the water and the garden below. The second bedroom has a queen bed, closet and an amazing view. The third bedroom is the kids (or kids at heart) bunk room. There are two bunk beds, one is a single on the top and double on the bottom, the other is a single / single. We have an assortment of children's books for bed time stories. All beds, mattress and pillows are new (fall 2016) and have the proper fully enclosed bed bug covers for your peace of mind and ours. The flooring upstairs is hardwood. The upstairs bathroom is tiled with travertine and has a large custom shower, glass bowel sink with custom cherry cabinet and deep jetted tub.
Off of the living room is a screened gazebo, with a small deck off the front. There is a gas BBQ on the gazebo deck ready to go. The washer and dryer in the utility room are also available for you to use (HE soap and dryer sheets included). We do have an internet security camera in the utility room, that's where all the geothermal, internet and plumbing are in the house so when no one is there we can see everything is ok, or if in the unlikely event something happens while you are there we can see what is wrong and have the right person come to get it back on track. The camera is pointed at the ceiling unless there is a problem.
The outside space has several gardens that attract humming birds, butterflies and the usual assortment of Muskoka critters. It's lovely to sit outside in the morning quite with a coffee or tea and watch the hummingbirds jump flower to flower.
You have access to the entire house with the exception of one closet, we keep cleaning supplies and our personal items in it. There are a couple of sheds, a garage and a small cottage that are off limits.
Interaction with guests
Help is only a text or call away. We are also considering how we can help those international travellers, The Toronto airport is about 2.5 hours away, if there is interest we could talk about airport pickups and tours.
Other things to note
There are other cottages on the lake, however it is not a busy lake, power boats are not generally used. Mostly you see canoes, electric motors, paddle boats and stand up paddle boards. Most people are respectful others regarding outside noise in the evening. We ask you to do the same and be respectful of others, you will be responsible of any fines related to noise complaints.
Will consider monthly discounts for the right situation or time frame.
- maximum number of guests strictly enforced
- Noise or music levels must be respectful of neighbors, quite after 11pm
- no four wheelers, in winter snowmobiles ok
- Person booking (and staying) must be at least 25 years of age, proof may be required
- supervise children at all times, especially near the lake
- If you squish a mosquito or other bug on a wall or ceiling, please clean it off :-)
- on checkout; please place all used towels in one of the laundry baskets, place garbage and recycling in the appropriate containers (that you passed on your way into the cottage). Any remaining dirty dishes should be placed in the dishwasher and turned on. If you have used the boats, BBQs or any out door items please return them to the state of readiness or location that you got them from.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
I am a forty something married Mom who has two very talented kids. So talented in fact our Daughter is going to University for vocal performance this fall, so we are listing our lake house as a rental to help fund her education.
I have been in the Paramedic biz for over 20 years. As a family we love to travel, and hope to do much more of that in the future. We are a pretty laid back group, and love hanging out with friends and family.