Overview of Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous beachfront lakehouse with all the bells & whistles!

Photo gallery

TV, fireplace, toys
TV, fireplace, toys

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Joseph9 min drive
    Popular LocationSilver Sand Lake15 min drive
    Popular LocationMuskoka Sports and Recreation36 min drive
    AirportMuskoka, ON (YQA)61 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, sleeps 14
4000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
2 bunk beds

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Georgian Bay

Located in Georgian Bay, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Muskoka and O'Donnell Point Provincial Park, while Muskoka Lakes Museum and Bala's Museum are cultural highlights. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Visit our Georgian Bay travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Joseph - 9 min drive
  • Silver Sand Lake - 15 min drive
  • Muskoka Lakes Winery - 25 min drive
  • The Rock Golf Course - 35 min drive
  • Muskoka Sports and Recreation - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMuskoka, ON (YQA) - 61 min drive


  • Pie — 7 min drive
  • Muskoka Gas Restaurant — 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous beachfront lakehouse with all the bells & whistles!

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and balcony
This gorgeous family-friendly vacation home is the ultimate Muskoka retreat for creating summer memories that will last a lifetime! Situated on a secluded bay on pristine, naturally spring-fed Stewart Lake, this expansive 5+ bedroom 4.5 bathroom home has a huge wrap around deck with spectacular lake views & features everything you could ask for in a family vacation spot. The level lawn tapers down to a family fire pit area beside a private child-friendly beach with a shallow-water entry and sandy bottom. Parents and grandparents can watch the children play in the water seated comfortably and out of the sun in the breezy, waterside screened gazebo. 

The cottage rental includes a paddle boat, a canoe & kayaks, life jackets and lawn games. The interior of the home features breathtaking 22 foot pine cathedral ceilings with towering lake view windows and a massive Muskoka granite fireplace in the Great Room. A generously-sized open concept kitchen has all modern stainless steel appliances and a convenient breakfast bar with raised counter height chairs. The coffee maker is a Hamilton Beach 2 way flex brew. One side is 'drip', and the other side is for standard 'pods'. The home has pristine well water for safe drinking and a state of the art tankless continuous & on demand water heating system so late risers can still enjoy hot showers any time they choose. Unique interior layout features 5 large bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms located on 3 separate levels for private living zones catering to large families. 

The main level master has a queen bed & ensuite bathroom. On the upper level are 2 additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed & single with a 4 piece ensuite, the other upper level bedroom features a queen bed & a 3 piece ensuite. A comfy lower level media room has a second stone fireplace & large flat screen TV with satellite connection that includes TSN to curl up in front of on family movie nights after an activity packed day on the lake. The lower level also has a walkout to a patio facing the lake plus 2 bedrooms: one with a queen bed, & the second lower level bedroom has a supreme bunk bed with a single upper bed & lower double mattress plus a traditional bunk bed with twin upper and lower mattresses. A crib is also available upon request.Total sleeping capacity is 14 in 9 beds. 

Family errands, ice cream expeditions & grocery runs are a breeze as the historic town of Mactier is a only a short drive or walk for most amenities. Exciting local day trips for the family include the renowned 30,000 island boat cruise minutes away in Parry Sound and Santa's Village in Bracebridge just 40 minutes away. You can't ask for much more from a Muskoka family cottage experience!

Stewart Lake is one of 100's of pristine lakes in the Muskoka region, famous as one of Canada's favourite vacation destinations. A world-class tourist and wilderness area, Muskoka, Ontario is a year-round cottage country Mecca. Located approximately 90 minutes north of Toronto, the area known as the Muskoka Lakes covers over 2,500 square miles of some of over 2,500 square miles of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Well-known for its many large and pristine lakes, countless islands, granite outcroppings, dense forests, parks and towering pines, Muskoka has been a favorite Ontario tourist destination for over a century. No one who visits Muskoka is likely to forget the magic of this its warm and friendly people. Surrounded by its many tranquil lakes, the pink granite rock of the Canadian Shield, and the warm hospitality extended by Muskoka businesses located in its many towns and villages, you will understand why, for generations, families, tourists and vacationers return again and again to cottage in Muskoka; to relive memories of the past and to create new ones for the future. Come to Muskoka and you may never want to leave! We have a video for this cottage on youtube! Search for Stewart Lake Retreat or ask us to send you the video and the 3D matterport tour.  Sleeping Configuration Total sleeping capacity is 14 in 9 beds.: Main master queen sleeps 2 Upper  Guest room 1 queen + single sleeps 3 Guest room 2 queen sleeps 2 Lower guest room queen bedroom sleeps 2 LL guest room 2 bunk bed queen/ twin sleeps 3 LL guest room bunk bed 2 twins sleeps 2 *Please note: A crib is available upon 'request' and give us a heads up as we need to set it up for you. Concierge services are available for all our Muskoka properties to make your stay stress free! Catering, private chef services, water taxis, yoga on the dock, boat rentals, trampoline and water lily rentals, grocery, wine and beer stocking and we can even arrange to have cocktails waiting upon your arrival. We want to help make your vacation as relaxing and fun filled as possible!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Maryrose Coleman

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Massages


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 4000 sq ft (372 sq m)

See similar properties



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Parties and events are allowed on site

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Kilty Cottage Perfect for Families!

Frequently asked questions

Is Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous Beachfront Lakehouse With all the Bells & Whistles! pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous Beachfront Lakehouse With all the Bells & Whistles!?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous Beachfront Lakehouse With all the Bells & Whistles!?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Stewart Lake Retreat A Gorgeous Beachfront Lakehouse With all the Bells & Whistles! located?
Situated on the waterfront, this historic cottage is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Lake Joseph and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lake Muskoka and Silver Sand Lake. Muskoka Lakes Winery and Mirror Lake are also within 16 mi (25 km).
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great time has by all
Special place in a Muskoka . Gorgeous beach and property . Tons of water toys for all to enjoy . Super clean and well maintained. Owners couldn’t have been more welcoming !

5/5 Excellent

Perfect family getaway!
My family and I loved everything about this beautiful cottage! It was very spacious and clean. There were a ton of games to play inside and activities to do in our backyard. The cottage has kayaks and paddleboats which were used almost everyday. We will definitely be staying here again and recommending this cottage to our friends and family.

5/5 Excellent

Great Lake house
The owners Merv and Barb were great as was the property. Nice breeze at the end of the lake and fairly quiet. Three generations had a great time

5/5 Excellent

A good time was had by all! The Kilty Cottage is everything advertised and more.
The Kilty Cottage was just as described and perfect for our large group. Plenty of room to hang out together and enough space to spend some quiet alone time. I would recommend this cottage to any family having a multigenerational get together. The beds were comfortable and the whole house was well designed and cared for. The kitchen was well equipped and stocked with all the basics. The outdoors and lake were gorgeous. Lots of water toys - all put to good use by us. The photos are accurate but only hinted at the relaxing feeling you will come away with after some time spent in this beautiful location.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property with all the amenities!!
We stayed for a weekend for a family reunion and loved it. The cottage has all the bells and whistles. We loved having lots of space to spread out inside and outside of the cottage. Only downside was that there didn’t seem to be enough fridge space and the ice maker is very slow so bring your own if you want ice! Mostly definitely would recommend this cottage for large family gatherings!!