RATES, DATES & VALUE

At Muskoka Soul our goal is to provide an unparalleled guest experience.

Both properties are designed specifically to offer boutique hotel amenities in the comfort and privacy of a lake house setting.

Open all year, we host guests for weekly, weekend & mid-week escapes. When you are ready to book, the process is easy. Send an email to escape@muskokasoul or contact us with your dates and information on your group. We will reply back with confirmation of availability, the rate total and next steps to secure your escape.

For over a decade, we continually strive to provide the best value in luxury rentals. You are connecting directly to the owners so when booking through this website there are no booking fees. Fees of 10-30% are built into rates when you book with a rental portal site / rental management company representing owners. And no 30% Concierge Service fees when you book directly using our guest e-Concierge Connect referral. It’s a service we have offered Muskoka Soul guests since 2006. Partner service suppliers include private chef, RMT, catering, yoga, on-site spa services, fish charters, boat rental, mid-stay or multi-day cleaning, and added house linens, etc, etc.

We are proud of the Muskoka Soul offerings that set us apart from most properties and management companies. Rates include:

  • Cleaning on departure | Mid-stay cleaning can be secured at an added fee for guest choice on their rate
  • Crisp white 100% cotton bed linens and white bath towel sets for each person
  • Outfitted chef’s kitchen including basic supplies Oils. Spices. Sugar, Baking Items & Tea *
  • High-speed Wireless Internet with 10 Mbps down-load speed
  • Paper goods for Bathrooms & Kitchen
  • Direct gas-line for the BBQ,
  • Fire-pit w/ fire wood supply
  • Back-up generator
  • Onsite Recycling & Garbage removal
  • In Summer Air Conditioning is at an added fee for guest choice on their rate

We fully own & represent our two custom built properties, designed specifically for guests. This provides complete oversight & proactive approach to guest satisfaction, house set-up, property care, and quick communications when on site.

LAKE HOUSE

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2018 Mid-Season September 7 – October 3                                           2019 Mid-Season May 21-June 6                                                  Weekends 3-nights or more | Week-Nights 2-nights

Nights                                               Rate/Night               Total

2 Nights                                                  $800                     $1600

3 Nights                                                  $775                     $2325

4 Nights                                                  $675                     $2700

2018-2019 Low-Season: October 10 – May 16
(Except Long weekends, December Holidays Dec. 22-Jan 3)

Nights                                                   Rate/Night             Total

2 Night Weekend                                    $645                       $1290

3 Night Weekend                                    $615                        $1845

4 Night Weekend                                    $536                        $2145

Easter: 3-night min.                                $615                        $1845

Special Rate: $575/night, Nov 9-11 weekend   Booked

Long Weekends | December Holidays (12.22-01.03) | June Weekends
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Victoria Day, June 7-10 & 14-17

Nights                                             Rate/Night             Total

3 Nights                                                 $975                   $2925

4 Nights                                                 $885                   $3540

5 Nights                                                 $800                   $4000

2019 Summer Season | The Lake House | 50% BOOKED
Friday Arrivals | June 21- September 6

Date Range                                      Weekly              2-Weeks

June 21 – July 19                               $6750                 $13150*

July 19 – August 16                           $6950                 $13400*

August 16 – Sept 6                            $6750                 $13150*

 

*Save on a 2-week stay; mid-stay cleaning not included

CLIFF BAY

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2018 Mid-Season:   September 7 – October 3                                         2019 Mid-Season May 21-June 6                                                  Weekends 3-nights or more | Week-Nights 2-nights

Nights                                                   Rate/Night             Total

2 Nights                                                         $900                  $1800

3 Nights                                                         $875                  $2625

4 Nights                                                         $750                  $3000

2018-2019 Low-Season: October 10 – May 16
(Except Long weekends, December Holidays Dec. 22-Jan 3))

Nights                                                   Rate/Night             Total

2 Night Weekend                                        $800                   $1600

3 Night Weekend                                        $750                   $2250

4 Night Weekend                                        $650                   $2600

Easter     3-nights                                        $750                   $2250

Special Rate: $715/night, Nov 9-11 weekend

Long Weekends | December Holidays (12.22-01.03) | June Weekends
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Victoria Day, June 7-10 & 14-17

Nights                                                   Rate/Night             Total

3 Nights                                                   $1150                    $3450

4 Nights                                                   $1038                   $4150

5 Nights                                                   $930                     $4650

2019 Summer Season | Cliff Bay | 40% BOOKED
Saturday Arrivals | June 22- September 6

Date Range                                        Weekly               2-Weeks

June 22 – July 20                               $8150                $15900*

July 20 – August 17                            $8450               $16300*

August 17 – Aug 31                             $8150                $15900*

August 31 – Sept 6                              $6500 (6-nights)

*Save on a 2-week stay; mid-stay cleaning not included

TERMS

  • All rates are in Canadian dollars | 13% HST is added to all rates
  • At The Lake House, occupancy maximum: 10 people; children under the age of three stay free. At Cliff Bay, occupancy maximum: 12 people; children under the age of three stay free
  • A deposit of rental rate total is required to secure a reservation and completed a guest contract
    • for arrivals within the calendar year: 40%; final payment 6-weeks prior to arrival.
    • for summer arrivals in the follow year: 20% on booking; 20% in February of the arriving year; final payment 6-weeks prior to arrival.
  • Secure Payment options: Interac e-Transfer to Soul Management Group Inc (our rental company), Chase Paymentech for Visa or MasterCard, ask about AMEX.
  • Throughout the year we have back to back bookings, Check-in after 4:00 PM, Check-out at 10:00 AM to ensure sufficient cleaning time between guest groups and supplier requirements of 6 hours.
  • Summer guests have the option of air conditioning and pay a weekly or daily fee.
  • Guests have the option to secure mid-stay or multi-day cleaning and additional house linens during their stay. Mid-stay cleaning minimum 4 hours June-August;  3 hours September – May.
  • No pets without written approval from Soul Management Group; an additional cleaning fee will apply for 1 small dog approval
  • Seasonal Offers and Packages

Renting in Muskoka for over 13 years has provided our team with great perspective on the rental market. We have tracked the evolving market place for over a decade. 2017’s MOST SEARCHED Canadian Destinations was Muskoka. A trend that has continued into 2018. If you are looking for next summer “We started seeing a jump in bookings in October,”

In 2017 there was a 74% increase in vacation rental trips booked.

Who are emerging to be the major players  in the online vacation rental world, AirBnB and VRBO / Canada Stays the Home Away group of rental services. So how are these online suppliers impacting rates? A 12-15% cost to rentee on a booking and higher rates from renters to cover the fees they pay for the portal use 3-10%. What does this translate for a guest booking a weeks vacation in Muskoka? Here are the numbers.

As of 2018 the new average in Muskoka is $11,500 for a week at a 5-6 bedroom, 3-5 bathroom luxury rental property on either Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau. How does this impact the value of the rental? …$2875 of the rental is for fees. So the real value is $8625. Not so fast, now factor the 13% HST that has to be paid to CRA, now the value reduces to $7650 when you factor for taxes.  Taxes have to be paid but the 25% can be avoided through working with a property owner. A property owner not a rental company as a rental company will build 25-30% into the rental rate for their fees.

In 2006 there were 11 luxury level rental properties on the big three Muskoka Lakes now there are 180 over 5+ bedroom true luxury properties offer a hotel level of sleeping and services through Concierge operators. Guests now have more choices than ever, so when you choose your perfect destination know what is really included in the rate. As the rental operator to be truly transparent.

 

 

 

 

References: https://www.canadastays.com/company/press/canadastays-2017-year-in-review