The Crow’s Nest – Huntsville – Lake of Bays

On top of a small hill is a beautiful cottage called The Crow’s Nest. It’s here that the lovely south west view allows you to grasp the exquisiteness that the Lake of Bays in Muskoka has to offer.

The cottage is immaculate with a spacious living room perfect for lounging with a good book or enjoying a quiet afternoon nap. The screened in Muskoka room offers some shade and comfy chairs for you to enjoy some laughs with family and friends or to play a board game as well as a dining room table.

The cottage has two bedrooms and comfortably sleeps four but please inquire about extra space as we may be able to accommodate you. Relish the newly renovated exterior with a landscaped BBQ area and a deck that overlooks the peaceful lake.

In the morning, the sun shines on your private dock so why not grab your beach towel and your favourite snacks and head down to the lake. You may want to rent a boat for your holiday to explore the beautiful shoreline and forest lands that wind around the many bays for over 350 miles. Boat to the fabulous Bigwin Island and embrace the history of this resort from years past. You can also boat into Dwight, Dorset and Baysville; these three towns are always bustling with excitement and fun, exciting things to do. If you don’t want to boat you can drive into these towns as they are just 15 minutes away.

You have never seen anything more beautiful than a sunset on Lake of Bays but don’t be surprised if a hush comes over everyone as the sun slowly disappears behind the trees and you find yourself instantly connected to Muskoka. So many people have been captivated by the scenery that once you spend a week here you may never want to leave.


Number of Bedrooms:  2 + verandah area
Maximum Occupancy:  6
Pets:  Yes upon owner approval with a picture
Privacy Rating:  B
Exposure: Southwest


  • Sun on the dock at 10am
  • Sleeps 6 with a pull out Queen in screened in Verandah
  • 2 bedrooms:
    Bedroom 1 – Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 – two single beds
    Pull out couch in Verandah
  • Dock can moor a 16′ boat
  • Sandy bottom beach, diveable dock
  • Boat Launch at North Portage Road


Security Deposit – $600.00

Cleaning Fee Included as long as the cottage is left in the same condition as was received


   Television    Fridge    Microwave
   Satellite Television    Stove    Dishwasher
   Board Games    DVD    Washer/Dryer
   Pillows    VCR    BBQ – Propane
   Blankets    Stereo    Fire Pit*
   Drinkable Water    Pots / Pans / Dishes    Canoe
  Chest Freezer
  Muskoka Room   Good Cell Reception

*wood not provided

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During the high season, this is a one week minimum rental. (Saturday – Saturday)

 Lake of Bays Fast Facts

Lake of Bays is a large lake in the District Municipality of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada. It is located in the Township of Lake of Bays, which is named after the lake. Ontario Highway 35 runs north and east of the lake.

The lake is fed by Oxtongue River, as well as other rivers and creeks flowing from the north-east (Boyne River and its tributary Sixteen Mile Creek, Ten Mile Creek, Hollow River, St. Mary Creek).

Bigwin Island is the largest island in the lake; other islands include Burnt Island, Fairview Island, Langmaids Island, Pancake Island, Raynor Island, Rock Island, Haystack Island, Millichamp Island, Reuben Island, Crown Island and Peanut Island. The irregular shape of the lake is defined by many bays such as Rabbit’s Bay, Burnt Island Bay, Whitehouse Bay, Montgomery Bay, Portage Bay, Haystack Bay, Ten Mile Bay, Dwight Bay, Trading Bay and Murky Bay.

Lake of Bays is a deep, cold, infertile lake which forms an important part of the Muskoka watershed. Despite its size and basin shape, low fertility and a short residence time combine to make it only moderately productive. Lake of Bays water is clear, and the maximum secchi disc reading obtained was 8 m (26 ft).

The surface layer, which is 9 meters (30 ft) in depth, varies in temperature throughout the year. In the summer months of July and August, the surface layer can have an average temperature approaching 21 °C (70 °F), while the top few meters can warm to about 26.5 °C (79.7 °F). Below the top layer, the summer temperature drops rapidly to around 7 °C (45 °F).




High Season Jun 9 - Sep 9


Low Season Sep 17 - Jun 9


Long Weekends (low season)

$510/3 days

Weekends (low season)

$340/2 days


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