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Cleaning your cottage with natural products

Here at Muskoka Vacation Rentals we value the environment. Without the help of our cottage owners, renters and locals, our large supply of fresh water and wildlife would not exist. Cleaning a home or cottage naturally is not any more difficult than cleaning it with…

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What to do if there is no internet?

Quality Family Time I know it sounds silly but get of the mobile and actually spend some decent time with the family. Do you find you’re only half listening to something the other half says now and again? I am guilty of this. If you’re…

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Water Safety at the Cottage

To have the best summer ever, be sure to follow all water safety rules. If staying at a cottage with small children, it only takes a minute for them to go under. So be safe. Here are 10 water safety tips. Restrict access to the…

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Astronomy Guide for the cottage this week.

Monday, April 30 • Now Jupiter shines to the right or upper right of the Moon after nightfall. Tuesday, May 1 • May has sprung, but wintry Sirius still twinkles very low in the west-southwest toward the end of twilight — far to the left…

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5 Precautions to keep your campfire safe!

It has been a long cold winter and we are nearing campfire season. Although we are supposed to get a very hot and dry summer, some cottages will still have fire pits for you to use. 1. How to Safely Build a Campfire No matter…

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Ultimate Check List for your time at the cottage!

You thought ahead and booked your cottage well in advance. Perfect cottage, perfect location, ready for the perfect family time away. Your entire family has been looking forward to this, through the long cold winter we just had. Then suddenly you realize, OH NO, its…

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Hiking in Muskoka

Put a hiking trip on your family vacation this summer. Muskoka is known for all of its beautiful fresh water lakes. But were you aware of just how many hiking trails there are in Muskoka? Take a look at our list with links below.  …

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10 Tips for Eco Friendly Cottage Gardening

1. Ladybugs and lacewings eat aphids such as blackfly that destroy crops, so plant bright flowers such as candytuft, sunflowers and marigolds, and create places where these bugs can shelter and lay their eggs. 2. Birds eat slugs, snails, grubs, caterpillars and other pests that…

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Getting your cottage ready Checklist

It may not look like it when we look out our windows today, but it is spring. Summer is coming and we are going to have an amazing summer in Muskoka. Half the challenge is getting ready to go TO your cottage. Shopping, packing, driving…

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Are You Ready For March in Muskoka?

Hi everyone! How was your winter? Long? Mine too. There’s good news, though – Spring break is right around the corner! The days are already feeling longer, and the sun is starting to feel a little bit warmer, so it’s time to start making plans. March…

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