Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free!

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Overview of Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free!

Entire apartment

Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free!

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Huntsville, ON

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHidden Valley Highlands Ski Area8 min drive
  • Popular LocationJ. Albert Bauer Provincial Park10 min drive
  • Popular LocationDyer Memorial21 min drive
  • AirportMuskoka, ON (YQA)50 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 child bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free!

Lakefront apartment with kitchen and fireplace
Blue Heron Cove on Walker Lake is a proud Award of Excellence recipient in the distinctive Algonquin Region for four years running! This fully furnished all-season executive 1000 sq-ft private suite captures the heart and soul of Muskoka! The open concept living room features a traditional stone fireplace c/w 12' post and beams logs that revive the era of an early pioneer homestead. The open concept dining/living/and bedroom all face the west to what our guests refer to as the 'Million Dollar Sunset '

Each booking comes complete with an Algonquin Pass which also gains free access to the famous Arrowhead Park Trails located just 16 minutes away!! Even closer, is Limberlost Forest Trails, Hidden Valley and Deerhurst all just 7 to 8 minutes away!

The fully stocked kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities such as microwave, refrigerator, and even features a cooking island! NEW: We now provide a Keurig Coffee machine c/w wide array of coffee and teas to enjoy :)

For quieter moments Blue Heron includes a variety of board games, a wide selection of reading material, or enjoy watching Netfix on our 58" flat screen ROKU TV, or streaming your favourite music on our new blue-ray soundbar :)

Blue Heron amenities include a romantic wood burning fireplace and complimentary canoe from Spring to Fall and 2 pairs of high tech snowshoes during the snowy season. We are conveniently located on year-round serviced roadways. Our flat level driveway has lots of parking space - NO hills to negotiate! Bring your pet free!

Whether you are 'stay-cationing' with a young family or exploring the wide array of activities Muskoka has to offer, you are sure to return home with lots of fun filled memories!

We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from the historical town of Huntsville, and 30 minutes from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park.

We provide freshly laundered and sanitized towels, kitchen linens, blankets, pillows and comforters. Guests would only need to bring their own queen sheet sets. For international guests, we can provide complimentary sheets, just let us know ahead of time : ) In addition, we provide a starter supply of firewood/kindling for both the fireplace and fire-pit and propane for the BBQ.

Your concierges are empty-nesters who quietly reside in upper level when we are not travelling. We converted a large four bedroom log cottage into a fully self contained independent vacation apartment and proud to achieve Award of Excellence status in the Algonquin Region four years running!

Our guests enjoy full privacy throughout the grounds including private beach, treehouse, firepit, etc. Other than an optional brief orientation at arrival you will not see anyone unless you specific request assistance. As you can see from all our five star reviews, we are just a text or phone call away from any concierge services tips on what to see and do in the area. We offer the option of a self check in/check-out and provide personal electronic lock access to entrance, especially convenient for those arriving late at night. We leave out a welcome binder for easy reference on the cottage and activities in the area.

For those that need to keep connected , you would have full access to WiFi internet. Blue Heron is a naturalist delight - explore a waterfall in Algonquin Park, track a deer print, visit a historical sites, or simply 'Kick Back' and enjoy the natural beauty of a sunset overlooking serene Walker Lake in quintessential Muskoka chairs!

Throughout your stay you can choose from so much of what Muskoka has to offer. We are close enough to all the attractions such as golfing, skiing, restaurants, and yet far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day living!

It’s perfect for both the young and old alike; whether you are traveling on business, vacationing, or escaping for a romantic getaway, the extra spacious setting accommodates everyone!

Blue Heron is proudly in affiliation with local renowned eco-artist Chad Irwin who would gladly provide unique personal guided nature tours. Let us know at time of booking and we will gladly set you up a tour that suits your interests :)

Here are some of the exciting educational nature hikes and tours you can choose from:

A)Tree Tour:
Meet the majestic, green giants of the forest -- in this on site walk and talk, we will learn their significant role in the local ecosystem as well as their gifts to human culture as food, medicine & tools. In the context of the last glacial movement, we will read the local landscape to tell the story of its past.

B) Learn Plants through Art:
Plants and trees speak to us all the time - through a secret language. Magically, it is the same language as art. Through drawing and painting we will learn how to decode this secret language to discover who they are and what they are saying.
You can bring the practise home with your own field journal and plant identification kit.

C) Wilderness survival :
Based on the ancient teachings of "the Sacred Five," we will explore the empowering ways to feel and live more "at home" in the wilderness.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

This Lake of Bays apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include offices, desks, and desk chairs. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Susan Caracciolo



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Close to skiing


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • Smart TV
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit
  • Free firewood


  • Dryer
  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Office
  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: Smoking Outside Premise Only, Thank You!

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Boat on site
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

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Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: We recommend your pet has up-to-date vet shots

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: Ask about our extra room c/w queen-size bed!

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin Pass Canoe Bring Your pet Free!
Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin Pass Canoe! Bring Your pet Free )

About this area

Lake of Bays

Located in Lake of Bays, this apartment is near theme parks and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at J. Albert Bauer Provincial Park and Arrowhead Provincial Park, while Huntsville Civic Center Algonquin Theater and Muskoka Heritage Place are cultural highlights. Take in the nearby slopes with skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as ice skating and sledding.

What's nearby

  • Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area - 8 min drive
  • J. Albert Bauer Provincial Park - 10 min drive
  • Grandview Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Dyer Memorial - 21 min drive
  • North Ridge Ranch - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Muskoka, ON (YQA) - 50 min drive


  • Muskoka on the Rocks - 3 min drive
  • Antler Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • The Moose Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Erika's - 11 min drive
  • Compass Restaurant - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free! pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room).

Where is Blue Heron Cove c/w Algonquin & Arrowhead Day Pass - Bring your pet free! located?

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, Dwight Beach, and Lake of Bays. Big East River Provincial Park and Marsh's Falls are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Tina-Anne T.
Beautiful and cozy
Susan and Dennis were amazing from the moment we requested the booking to the moment we got home after our weekend. Beautiful spot on the lake, ample wood for two nights of fire in the indoor fireplace and close to Provincial Parks and Huntsville for the rainy day we had. We will definitely be returning with our girls.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Allison H.
Beautiful location
We had the pleasure of staying at Susan & Dennis' property to be close to skiing at Arrowhead. Communication was exceptional and quick. Susan even made the reservations for us to ski. The apartment was spacious and cozy. A fire in the fireplace was already awaiting us when we arrived. There were many generous things that were provided that were not overlooked...tea, coffee pods, spices, doggie bags, bowls of treats for us etc. These sorts of provisions are not always included in a rental so these were a nice treat. The area was quiet and beautiful even in the winter. There's a firepit at the lake but it was too windy for us to make use of it. We were able to walk the road with our pooch without issue. Thanks so much Susan & Dennis for a very enjoyable stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Selena K.
Loved it!
Loved it there, Susan was easy to contact if needed and it made for a relaxing weekend away! The pictures don’t do justice to how cute the cottage basement apartment is that we stayed in :) it’s great for two people and their dog to visit for a little while!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Lorraine H.
Beautiful location on peaceful tranquil property. Accommodations were perfect for our visit and the many thoughtful extra touches were an added bonus. Would recommend this cottage to anyone considering a visit to the area!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Matthew N.
Honeymooned At Blue Heron
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heron! Property was beautiful, living area well decorated and comfortable! Owners very helpful and respectful of our privacy. We really appreciated how well supplied it was with a canoe, bug jackets, bug spray, epsom salts and handmade soap, spices and some cream in the fridge, small notes all over to help with navigating, and a small dish of chocolates/candy on the counter really sweentened the deal :) It was easy to feel right at home :) We also appreciated the Algonquin pass and the extensive information on what activities and restaurants that were available in the area! Thanks again for making our first week as a married couple so special! Matt and Brenda

5/5 Excellent

Joe L.
Excellent accommodation
Our family of four had a fantastic time relaxing by the water, swimming to the floating raft, playing in the 'treetop house', and riding bikes on the lawn. Fantastic hosts, and we'll definitely look at coming back again.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Alexandre B.
great place
Owners were very friendly and were happy to give us suggestions on activities to do. I would recommend without any hesitation
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

3/5 Okay

Larry and Johanne C.
A Nice Place To Stay
My husband and I stayed two nights in late November, 2016. The location is excellent. On the waterfront, walk out the French doors to a beautiful, expansive view of the lake. There is a large, fieldstone walkway from the entrance towards the lake and the lawn. It's quite impressive but there is little fill between the stones so you have to be careful walking across it. The surrounding area is great for taking a walk and we enjoyed the serenity we were surrounded with. When we arrived it was dark. Don't arrive in the dark. There is only a skinny, dirt pathway to a set of outdoor stairs you have to duck under before you arrive at an outdoor patio under a deck belonging to the upper part of the home. It was difficult to navigate especially with luggage. The cottage is actually a lower-level, above-grade apartment in a large cottage home. The owner, who lives upstairs, was very welcoming, helpful, and was on hand for any questions or concerns. We did hear the owner from time to time walking across the floor over us as well as hearing the sound of dishes being handled. The apartment was very clean and spacious and it has plenty of large windows. The kitchen was fully equipped and the bathroom and living/dining room were roomy, There were ample linens and toiletries. We did find the two black sofas were well used (black tape duck covered a new places) and they were not comfortable to lounge on. That said, we are in our late 50s so sitting or lying on something ultra firm is a challenge. The bed was comfortable but it was high off the floor and up against a wall. There also is a crib but we couldn't move it out of the way to center the bed so we could get in on either side. We did pull it out about 30cm from the wall and we both got by with the narrow space to walk on either side. If you're flexible and not fussy you'll be fine. A nice place to stay for two people.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2016

4/5 Good

Megan S.
Beautiful Muskoka view!
The property was everything my husband and I were looking for. The fact that we had our own water front was perfect. We could sunbathe when we wanted or make use of the canoe (which we did every day!). We made use of the fire pit every night and were able to have such lovely evenings on the lake as well. The view from the door and lake front is exactly what you want when you stay in Muskoka. You can see beautifully calm waters and lush greenery. It was like looking at a post card. Susan was amazing and very accommodating. My husband and I had just gotten married and the property allowed us to be alone and de-stress after a hectic few months. We could not have been happier with our choice!

5/5 Excellent

Kelly s.
Relaxing oasis
We had such a lovely time at Blue Heron. Susan is more than accommodating and the bed was gloriously cushy! We enjoyed exploring many of the trails in the area, which Susan thoughtfully pointed out to us, and gave us inside tips and knowledge about the area. There is real attention to detail at this getaway, including natural, handmade soaps, a Keurig machine, complete with cups, and cream and juice left in the fridge. Loved having outdoor fires and enjoying the autumn colours. Our dog Pot Roast appreciated the complimentary treats!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2015