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For over a decade guests have awared Muskoka Soul five **** reviews, making it the most reviewed lake muskoka vacation rental

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LAKE HOUSE - 35+ Guest Reviews
Claire Ollila
Claire Ollila
01:52 30 Jan 18
This was my second time staying at a Muskoka Soul property, and my first time visiting the Lake House cottage. Both properties blew me away. I had never done an off-season lake house trip before, but both weekends were incredible! From the gorgeous homes and scenery to the peaceful trails nearby, Muskoka Soul is the perfect place to enjoy time with your family in a cozy, clean, and luxurious setting. Bruce and Sandra were also ready to customize the cottage setup/decor/meals for any special accommodations we could have wanted! Perfect weekend getaway- will definitely be back.
Donna Jaynes
Donna Jaynes
21:12 23 Jan 18
Muskoka Soul was a wonderfully relaxing getaway. It was an easy drive from Toronto, and it was so great to get out of the city to get a change of scene. Couldn't have asked for more! I highly recommend.
Terry Parlette
Terry Parlette
01:43 22 Jan 18
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to punctuate our long Ontario winter with a January getaway to Muskoka Soul's luxurious scenic retreat. Spacious and modern enough to accommodate our extended family in uncompromising comfort, while providing a warm and cozy "cottage country" embrace surrounded by the iconic Muskoka backdrop. Looking forward to our next visit.
Samuel Johnston
Samuel Johnston
19:09 04 Nov 17
After visiting Muskoka Soul twice now, I can't say enough good things about this place. The luxury accommodation serves as the perfect space for a getaway, and its serene location is absolutely beautiful. My family and I were especially fond of the large cooking space in the kitchen, which made preparing meals a breeze. Already looking forward to our next trip!
Cazsss
Cazsss
06:55 30 Jul 17
We had a wonderful family reunion at Muskoka Soul Lake House. The house was impeccable in every way and provided a wonderful backdrop for our family reunion. It was big enough to take our entire large Italian family in five star comfort. The things I loved the most were the location (right on the lake with majestic sunrises every morning), the enormous kitchen with everything provided to cook up a feast, the cleanliness of the home, and the high standard of care that it obviously receives. But the biggest thing we loved were the special touches left behind by the management to ensure everyone has a comfortable stay, and these were things like (laundry tablets, in case we forgot), new spare toothbrushes in the drawers, toys for kids, every conceivable appliance you could want, two dishwashers!, foot scrub and moisturizer, warm throws to snuggle up in at the fireplace, guitar with music sheets for singalongs, books in the library, umbrellas, and yoga mats and even tennis racquets. Honestly, they thought of everything. The house has a warm and loving feeling that only comes from a property that is well cared for, and a management team that has its mindset in the right place. Highly recommended.
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CLIFF BAY - 29+ Guest Reviews
David Young
David Young
01:29 08 Feb 19
Muskoka Soul is a beautiful property with a scenic view of the lake. This was our second stay at the cliff bay house and this visit was even better than the last. The house and rooms were spacious and comfortable for our group of 12, the kitchen was the perfect size for large family meals. Elizabeth could not have made the experience easier to organise and Bruce was very responsive if we had any questions. Already looking forward to our next stay.
Karen goslin
Karen goslin
02:44 20 Nov 18
WE stayed at Cliff Bay. This is a stunning property! Close enough but not too close to the city, in the heart of Muskoka with a fantastic sand entry into the lake. Sandra's attention to detail is evident from the exquisite finishes of the property to the customized offerings to the guests which make the stay exceptional, unique, and comfortable.
Sharon Gorman
Sharon Gorman
18:13 27 Jul 18
Muskoka Soul Cliff Bay is an oasis on the water. Their attention to detail is evident throughout the cottage. The beds are extremely comfortable. The atmosphere of the building is luxuriously rustic. The waterfront has an excellent swimming area, and the landscaping is beautiful. We loved our stay and hope to come back again!
Tanya Parlette
Tanya Parlette
22:45 16 Jul 18
From the moment you walk in the door at Muskoka soul until the moment you leave, there is a feeling of peace and comfort. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and a great gathering place for friends and family to connect, the beds are so comfortable that you could sleep forever, except you don’t want to miss a minute of what the cottage has to offer. From hiking trails to dock time or lovely shops in Gravenhurst to explore. Sitting on the dock and watching water planes out on day adventures to the old steamboats going by. Muskoka Soul is a favourite retreat for our family, a true gem that you must experience for yourself!!
Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
00:42 12 Jul 18
Our family of 11 just arrived back from 1 week's vacation at Cliff Bay cottage hosted by Muskoka Soul. Had the most superlative time. The house is beautifully appointed and perfectly clean. Especially enjoyed the warm and welcoming Great Room, the Muskoka room, the clear lake and large dock. The lovely property is situated very close to Gravenhurst - convenient! The hosts were attentive, responsive and appreciative of our visit. We will happily book again next year. The Johnson family
Samuel Johnston
Samuel Johnston
15:55 31 Jan 18
I've now been to both the Lakehouse and Cliff Bay properties - needless to say, both are incredible. My family recently visited Cliff Bay to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was the perfect venue for the celebration. We had renowned Chef Don cater the event (we recommend the lasagna!) and everybody LOVED the food. Amazing house, great energy, and most importantly: comfy beds. 5 star recommendation...looking forward to our next visit!
Manda Walker
Manda Walker
17:07 15 Dec 17
Absolutely amazing experience and the best staff to deal with. Our wedding could not have been located in a more traditional Muskoka setting. Everything was easy and could not have asked for anything more!
Jacqueline Mirkopoulos
Jacqueline Mirkopoulos
15:02 26 Jun 17
I just ran my very first wellness retreat at the Cliff Bay House and it was absolutely amazing! Beautiful house, beautiful property, beautiful dock, and my favourite part was how organized and easy everything was. All my guests left very happy. I would rent again and highly recommend. Thanks!
Janet Marecki
Janet Marecki
20:19 20 Jun 17
Cliff Bay was the perfect location for our Self-Love retreat! Not only is the cottage beautifully appointed and ideal for large groups, it also has a "soul" of its own....allowing all of our participants to feel comfortable, pampered and well-taken care of....which is exactly what we wanted to find in ourselves!!! The property owners went above and beyond to make sure that our retreat was memorable and successful...which it was! The bedrooms were perfect for sleeping and for finding quiet time, the kitchen was the heart of our retreat and the great room allowed us to have conference time as well as yoga and stretch classes. The dock was perfect for morning meditation as well as for retreat exercises. The surrounding trails were also an added bonus for a quick hike or a quiet walk. Cliff Bay was a magical place for our retreat and we will be back!!
Sheila Kirkeby
Sheila Kirkeby
04:11 27 Feb 17
A absolutely stunning property! My family rented it to attend my Nephews wedding in Gravenhurst! The only sad thing is it was not a long enough stay!! I hope to return in the summer sometime to enjoy sitting on the dock and enjoying the warm weather. Being there in the fall the colours were spectacular!! This house has all the amenities you would need to enjoy your stay. This house is so clean and comfortable and just beautiful! Thank you Elizabeth for always responding quickly to any answers We had! Thanks Sandra for sharing this property!!
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GUEST BOOK REVIEWS

Guest Reviews: Thanks for the amazing getaway. The wedding was perfect, atmosphere perfect and it couldn’t have been any better. What we loved was the details, it was like it was our own getaway with everything we needed. Thanks for helping on our special day. 

—September; Calgary – Wedding for 55 people

We could not have had a better time. The weather was wonderful all week and we had lots of quality family time. The standard of upkeep is much appreciated. This was out fifth summer at Muskoka Soul and we look forward to many more!

—August; Toronto – Annual Summer Vacation Guest Reviews

Ready Set 60…Whahoo, this is awesome! What a fantastic weekend with all my best ladies! We are for sure coming back! We laughed, we cried and talked for hours. The best place for my birthday. Thank you!

—October; 60th Birthday Party

My fiance and I spent a very romantic weekend at Muskoka Soul and experienced a few days of relaxation and true calming of the soul. Since we had this gorgeous cottage with expansive rooms and high ceilings we decided our next visit will include friends so we can enjoy the elements that were designed in the house to entertain and delight guests!

For those who want the best accommodation and experience!

—February; Barrie – Romantic weekend

Fabulous accommodations, great instructions on your facilities, so no problems. While staying here we enjoyed on-site massages, food shopping service and dinner cooked by North Restaurant. Many thanks for a well planned weekend.

—January; GTA – Cottage Life Contest Winners

This was our first experience at Muskoka Soul and it was amazing. Such a gorgeous cottage with all the comforts and luxuries of home. Thank you again for the hospitality and making this girl’s weekend getaway one to remember. 

—September; Toronto – Bridal Girlfriend Getaway

This was our first experience at Muskoka Soul and it was amazing. Such a gorgeous cottage with all the comforts and luxuries of home. Thank you again for the hospitality and making this girl’s weekend getaway one to remember. 

—September; Toronto – Bridal Girlfriend Getaway

We had a wonderful time at the beautiful lake house!! Back for a third visit and once again you didn’t let us down. We had a terrific stay again with lovely weather and swimming every day. See you agin next year!

—September; Toronto & Stockholm

Muskoka Soul is a destination with taste, thought and warmth. It’s hard to find a more perfect getaway location with all the pampering amenities. I have enjoyed the winter skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing- and the summer swimming, boating, and biking. Much Fun and Love for the whole family. My 70 year old dad was go happy we could all be together in a beautiful place.

Best Accommodation & Experience

—March; SK – Family Reunion

Great company! Great food! Great memories! The dining event was ever so savory—our own personal chef—what wonderful food and some cooking tips to boot! The best steak I have ever had! Really amazing culinary theatre & we had a fantastic time. Thanks!

—May; GTA – Culinary Theater Kitchen Weekend

We had the best time and will be sure to return again. From the breathtaking views to all the comforts of home no detail went overlooked. The kids had more than a blast and all the adult fun was awesome. Thanks, Karla and family.

– August; Toronto – Family Vacation

Our third time at Muskoka Soul and everything was wonderful as always. The cottage looks great. We love the decorating changes this year. We are continually amazed by how thoughtfully appointed Muskoka Soul is. Already thinking about dates in 2015.

—July; Singapore – Summer Vacation Guest Review

We had a wonderfully relaxing week filled with awesome memories of my 50th birthday dinner with chef Don Potter’s culinary magic!! Muskoka Soul is a truly superb tonic for the mind, body & spirit!!!

—August; Windsor – 50th Birthday

I cannot express what an amazing weekend we had here at MS. Everything surpassed my expectations—in my mind’s eye I saw a special weekend filed with love, fun, laughter, stories and most importantly friendship. I supplied the girls, and you and MS supplied all else—the atmosphere, the décor, every little touch from the wee French milled soaps to the amazing snack basket and most comfortable beds, everything was perfect! Memories that will last another 50 years for each of the 7 women here!! 

—April; Ajax – 50 Birthday Memory Weekend

The colours are in full bloom and the view from the Lake house were nothing short of spectacular. The BEST appointed rental property we have ever stayed in. From the drinks and snacks to the chef’s kitchen, every detail was thought of.

—October;  GTA Golf Goys  – Annual Golf Trip

AIRBNB REVIEWS

Guests say it best! When guest review our luxury vacation rentals words like amazing, exceptional, beyond my expectations are amongst the first words guests will write about Cliff Bay and The Lake House, our 2 lake muskoka Muskoka Soul cottage rental properties

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