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| 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms| 3 Baths | $550 / per night


This amazing family cottage is located on a huge waterfront property on Hesner Lake, near the town of Bala in beautiful Muskoka. Casa Nostra is situated on 13 wooded acres and boasts 200 feet of lakefront including a sandy beach. Perfect for children and grandparents alike, this lakeside retreat features 3 bedrooms/2 bath plus a full Guest Suite with 1 bedroom/1 bath.

Casa Nostra is located just 2 hours north of Toronto, on Lake Hesner. With easy access from the highway and conveniently situated near the town of Bala, you can enjoy shopping, dining, the farmers market, and don’t miss the weekly ski show on Tuesday nights!

The Property

With 200 feet of waterfront, your family will enjoy the privacy of this peaceful lake, and especially enjoy the perfect southwest exposure for sun all day and sensational sunsets. The large level lawn has a jungle gym and the sandy beach with shallow entry is perfect for small children. Explore the lake by canoe, drop in a fishing line, or just kick back and relax on the dock or hammock under the trees. The kids will love to roast marshmallows over the campfire in the evening.

There is a huge 1500 square foot, two-tiered deck with a panoramic view of the sparkling lake. The family will spend a lot of time here, especially with the large 8-person hot tub! Grill lunch and dinner on the propane barbecue and dine al fresco at the outdoor dining table. Umbrellas provide relief from the summer sun. The deck is complete with Muskoka chairs to sit back, relax and chill.

The Cottage

This family cottage is ideal for a family summer holiday – it’s bright with its open design and large windows overlooking the lake and all on one level.

The pine kitchen is large and fully equipped, including a dishwasher and wine fridge! The kids can grab a quick bite at the breakfast nook before heading out to play! The dining area boasts a large harvest table with an extra bench for even more seating. Off the kitchen and super convenient, there is a laundry room with washer and dryer and an extra fridge.

The family room features a granite stone fireplace (wood burning) and comfortable sofas – with a huge selection of games and puzzles, there’s something for everyone in the family to do! The 65 inch Satellite/Smart TV/Blue Ray player with surround sound is perfect for movie night with popcorn!

The Master Bedroom features a luxurious King bed and spotless 4pc ensuite with shower/tub. The second and third bedrooms each have a Queen bed and share another 4pc bathroom with shower/tub.

The Guest Suite

Thinking about having Grandma and Grandpa join on the vacation? The Guest Suite connected to the main cottage is ideal for extended family and is the perfect answer for some extra privacy. It has its own living space – bedroom (Queen bed), family room (pull-out couch), kitchen (stove/fridge/dishwasher), 3pc bathroom (with shower). Plus there’s a wonderful gas fireplace that is double-sided and viewed from both the bedroom and family room! This suite even features a walk-out to the lakeside deck!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bed linen and bath towels provided; beds and pillows have protection covers.  Bring your own beach towels!

Bedroom 1:  Master; King bed (satellite TV)
Bathroom 1:  Master Ensuite 4pc with shower/tub
Bedroom 2:  Queen bed
Bedroom 3:  Queen bed
Bathroom 2:  4pc with shower/tub

Bedroom 4:  Queen bed; sofa pull-out
Bathroom 3:  3pc with Shower

Special Features

Guest Suite
Hot Tub
Jungle Gym

Additional Information

Pets Considered

Pricing Information

Available for weekly rentals only during prime Summer season (July/August)
7 night minimum stay, Sunday to Sunday
$3,850 / week
$500 cleaning & linen fee
4% booking fee
13% HST applicable
$1,500 Security Deposit

Available for weekend rentals during the off-season (May, June, September, October)
3 night minimum stay
$380 / night
$500 cleaning & linen fee
4% booking fee
13% HST applicable
$1,500 Security Deposit

Available for Thanksgiving Weekend (Friday October 9 – Monday October 12)
3 night minimum stay
$1,650 / 3 night stay
$500 cleaning & linen fee
4% booking fee
13% HST applicable
$1,500 Security Deposit

Payment Policy

50% deposit of the reservation is due once your booking request has been approved.  Credit Card payment is easily made by a secure payment link.
50% balance of the reservation is due 60 days prior to the Arrival Date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by Renter:
To cancel a reservation, the Renter must advise by email and receive a response confirming receipt of email before cancellation is deemed accepted.
A Renter cancelling reservation 91 days or more before Arrival Date will have the deposit refunded, less the 4% booking fee.
A Renter cancelling 61-90 days before Arrival Date will forfeit the entire 50% deposit.  Should a Renter fail to pay the balance 60 days before Arrival Date, the reservation will be treated as cancelled, and the Renter will forfeit 50% deposit.
A Renter cancelling 1-60 days before Arrival Date will forfeit 100% of the Rental Fee.  If the Property is able to be re-booked for the same rental period, 50% of the rental fee will be refunded to original Renter.

Cancellations by Owner/Manager:
The Owner/Manager reserves the right to cancel this Rental Agreement at any time, at which point all payments will be refunded to Renter.
Should the Property not be available due to Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), all payments will be refunded to Renter.


MUSKOKA is one of Canada’s top vacation spots. Our crystal-clear lakes, rugged forest and granite landscape will captivate you!

SUMMER FUN! There is something exciting happening every day, all summer long. Enjoy restaurants, bakeries, craft breweries, farmers markets, arts & crafts shows, galleries, museums, theatre, concerts, world class golf, boat cruises. Looking for adventure? Kayak, canoe, SUP, water ski, cycle, hike. Come celebrate a Canadian summer in Muskoka!

FALL COLOURS! Experience beautiful Muskoka in the Fall, especially magical for Thanksgiving. There are lots of activities to enjoy: golf, hiking, cycling, kayaking, tour with a cruise ship, relaxing backroad drives.


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