Muskoka Soul is about a two-hour drive from downtown Toronto and 1.5 hours from Pearson International airport (YYZ).  

The property is a mere seven-minutes from the town of Gravenhurst and about twenty minutes from Bracebridge.

Muskoka Soul | Cliff Bay on Lake Muskoka

1023 Old Portage Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario

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GPS coordinates:
44.5652ºN, 79.240ºW 

Muskoka Soul | Cliff Bay an Extraordinary Escape

Custom built for the guest experience. Muskoka Soul | Cliff Bay is fully stocked, all you will need to bring is your toiletries and food. All bed, bathroom & kitchen linens, a supply of paper goods and house hold items are supplied. 

  • Gas heat & gas fireplace
  • Generator (for the unlikely event of a power outage)
  • Wheelchair accessible (not accessible to the water)
  • Smoke-free, monitored hard-wired carbon-monoxide & fire/smoke dectors 
  • Wifi & Satellite TV
  • Small dog permitted only with the written contract permission and additional cleaning fees apply

The Property

The Lakehouse cottage is a 3,800 sq. ft., built in 2016 with a timber frame construction overlooking Lake Muskoka in Cliff Bay.  Primary exposure is south/south west, and boasts 98 feet of shoreline in a tranquil bay, perfect for swimming and paddling. The Lakehouse is amid a canopy of mature trees providing summer shade and surrounded by gardens.

A large 50 ft shoreline dock and 28 ft T-extension dock means  the property is easily accessible by watercraft or floatplane in the spring, summer and autumn.


The lakehouse offers six large bedrooms with Simmons Hotel series beds; including three king beds and six extra-long twin beds as our standard set-up. At an added fee from our suppliers for conversion time & pick-up & transportation of linens, switch of linen format & cleaning, all six-bedrooms can be converted to kings OR can be converted into twelve extra-long twin beds.

As per our Short-Term rental licence, no more than two people per bedroom. We do not support overcrowding and follow fire safety regulations of no obstructions on the floor of bedrooms.

Pillows and cotton bed linens and season top bedding are provided. All beds have bed skirts and high quality mattress covers on Simmons Beauty Rest Hotel series Innkeeper beds.

Each bed has the required bed pillows all of which are foam. Decorative pillows used on beds are feather or foam. Sofas and chairs in common rooms, Great Room, TV Room, Library, Reading Nook Bench are feather or foam.

Top linens in bedrooms are either quilts Or cotton duvet cover and blanket in summer & fall. Top linens winter & spring are duvets Or quilts with blankets.

muskoka soul - cliff bay luxury cottage rental in gravenhurst ontario canada located on lake muskoka

Three full bathrooms and a powder room:  two bathrooms on the second floor; first floor bathroom plus powder room. Toilet paper is provided (not an unlimited supply)

The first-floor main bathroom is three piece including a large glass shower with rain head. The 36-inch entry door wide door makes this bathroom wheelchair accessible. One second-floor bathroom has four pieces, including a large deep soaker tub and a large shower with rain head. The other bathroom has three pieces, including a large shower.

White Linen Service: Bath linens are provided – 12 bath towels, hand towels, facecloth, bath mat in each bathroom, kitchen linens. Dock towels are not provided and the white towels do not do well at the dock. GC Linens offers towel rental $15/ dock towel. Please order at least a week in advance, so that we can confirm availability with our supplier.

Kitchen and dining

Create the meals of your dreams in our fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Equipment includes electric range/oven, microwave, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, cookware, dishes, cutlery and serving utensils.  We also offer small appliances such as two coffee makers (for those morning emergencies!), blender, hand mixer, extra oven and a toaster – see a complete list below.

Kitchen linens, basic spices, vinegar & cooking oil and paper goods are provided.

Out the door

Enjoy the majesty of Lake Muskoka from the screened-in Muskoka Room. Then venture outside to grill on large gas barbecue and dine or lounge on the cedar deck. At night enjoy a fire in the fire pit in the towering pine tree grotto. Walk 1 minute out the door right onto the Brydon’s Bay Provincial Hiking Trail … See the trail map here.


The waterfront is approximately 100 feet of natural shoreline, accessible via a short staircase and sloping path past Canadian Shield rock face. As you make your way down to a 50×10-foot shoreline dock and a 28×12-foot T-dock. Shallow swimming is available from the side dock 2-4ft on the sandy shoreline, and clear, deep water swimming from the main dock, mid-point of the dock 10 ft, end of the dock 20 ft.

The main dock is suitable for watercraft and water plane access. Protected there is an inlet area to the west of the main dock. See pictures & video. Light (canoe, kayak) and power watercraft are readily available in the area, book through local suppliers.

Complete Property Amenities

Working with our guests for over a decade we have consulted them on what their needs are and provided a comprehensive number of amenities. Review the complete list.

  • Air conditioning
  • Basics soaps : dishwasher pods, dish soap, clothing pods, shampoo, conditioner, body
  • Clothing washer, dryer & drying rack
  • Hair dryers (1 in each bathroom)
  • Heating, propane furnace & gas fireplace
  • Iron/ Ironing board
  • Keyless entry
  • Linens, top & bottom bed linens for 9 beds
  • Office, dedicated loft work space
  • Paper goods: toilet paper, paper towel
  • Smart TV, 60 inch Samsung
  • Towels, for bathrooms (face, hand, body) & kitchen (dish cloth, sponge & dish towels)
  • Wireless internet, 25+ Mbps
  • Ceiling fans, bedrooms & Great Room
  • Central vacuum
  • Fire pit with kindling wood & fire wood
  • Generator
  • Local phone service
  • Monitored hard-wired CO & smoke detectors
  • Security system
  • Water supply, 5-stage filtration system
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Front door stair free path 
  • Accessible path of travel on the 1st floor
  • Accessible bedrooms (2) on the 1st floor
  • Accessible bathroom on the 1st floor
  • Access to assisted living items, ASK
  • Books, kids & adults for all ages
  • Board games & puzzles, for all ages
  • CD and DVD player
  • Outdoor games, ASK
  • Satellite TV service
  • Sound system in the Kitchen and Great Room with blue tooth connection
  • Streaming services: Amazon, Crave & Nextflix
Kitchen Appliances & Wares
  • Appliances
    • BBQ, direct line to propane on the deck
    • Dishwashers x2 
    • Fridges x2
    • Ice Maker (in main fridge)
    • Microwave
    • Range, electric
  • Small Appliances
    • Blender
    • Coffee Grinder & Milk Frother
    • Coffee makers, 4 Types: 14 cup Cuisinart filter coffee maker with paper filters, French press, Keurig K-Supreme and Original Nespresso
    • Convection counter-top oven
    • Hand mixer
    • Juicer, Small Classic Style
    • Kettle, electric
    • Toaster, 4 Slice
    • Panini press
    • Waffle pron, single
  • Cookwares
    • Baking Items: 2 Cookie sheets, 2×12 Muffin pan, 2 Cake pans, 9×13 Pan, 1 Loaf pan, Measuring cups & spoons, Mixing bowls, Parchment paper
    • Cooking Supplies: Oil & Vinegar, Basic spices, Salt/Pepper, Sugar, Tea
    • Cooking Tools: Pots, Pans, Pizza pan, Casserole dish, Roasting pan, Large corn pot, Garlic press, Cooking utensils, Sharp knives
  • Dining Details
    • Dining Area: Dining Room with seating for 12, Lakeside dining deck with seating for 12, Muskoka Room dining for 5, Dock table dining for 6
    • Dining Ware: White dining set & Cutlery for 12, Steak knives, Glass ware for 12 (juice, low ball, high ball, wine, sparking)
    • Serving ware: Multiple size bowls, Platters, Serving cutlery, Water/ beverage jugs, Butter dish, Wine opener.
Outdoor Features
  • Areas/ Spaces
    • At the dock, seating for 12
    • Large dock with 20 ft deep water & shoreline dock with sandy entry
    • Outdoor fire pit with benches
    • Muskoka Room with seating for 8
    • Landscaping and gardens with cutting flowers
  • Muskoka Soul – Cliff Bay is located on the Brydon’s Bay Hiking Trail
  • Parking for 7-9 vehicles
  • Waste removal onsite, weekly pick-up Friday May long weekend to Nov 15.
    • If your garbage exceed 2 bags, Deposit for free at the local dump on Hwy 11. Garbage will be checked by house keeping and we ask that you place in the black mental bin on departure. If recycle is found in bags, District of Muskoka will not remove bags and a charge of $95 from our local supplier Muskoka Catertaker will apply.
  • Waterfront
    • Amenities: bar, round dining table, seating for 10, side coffee table
    • Deep water 20 ft depth off the end of the dock
    • Docking for 25-30 foot boat
    • T-shape dock, 50 foot shoreline dock and 28 foot t-extention
    • Shoreline, shallow (3ft) sandy entry
    • Water craft rental from local suppliers: canoe, kayak, power boat, seadoo, SUP