Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s high time for daydreams about how you’re going to spend the months of sun. (And then turning those daydreams into day-realities.)

Answering the call is this custom-built cottage, listed by Muskoka District Rentals, dubbed Golden Dream. The lakeside retreat is just minutes from Gravenhurst, and is currently available to rent.

The fully-equipped 4-bed (plus a 1-bed bunkie), 5-bath cottage sprawls out across 4,200 sq. ft, and can sleep up to 13 guests.

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Tucked where Lake Muskoka meets Moon River, Gravenhurst is one of Muskoka's must-see small towns, and is an idyllic place to explore. Attractions include the historic downtown, the Muskoka wharf, local farmers' markets, and a slew of breweries.

But, if you prefer relaxing over exploring, we promise you'll be more than entertained at Golden Dream.

The main floor great room serves full lake views and boasts a massive granite fireplace, which anchors the room while providing the perfect setting for late-night board game competitions.

The principal bedroom is also on the main floor, complete with a queen bed, a four-piece ensuite, and an outdoor two-person hot tub boasting incredible views of the lake. Also on the main level you'll find a powder room, a gourmet kitchen, and a screened-in Muskoka room on this floor.

The custom kitchen is equipped with all you could need to entertain the family (or visiting friends), while the generous dining table is perfect for enjoying meals — or several rounds of cards.

Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms with two shared washrooms, while the lower level of the home features a flat-screen TV, perfect for cozying around to watch a movie after the sun goes down.


Outside, there's a deck overlooking the lake, a fire pit with seating for four, a tiki bar at the lakeside dock, and gorgeous landscaping throughout, complete with perennial gardens. Right off the dock, the water is about five-feet deep, making it perfect for boating... and cannonballs.


Our Favourite Thing

We're enamoured by how much space is waiting to be enjoyed at this sprawling property. Inside and out, the lakeside getaway serves an abundance of places to sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of what Muskoka's summers have to offer. With ample room for family and friends to play, eat, and sleep, this is an ideal seasonal escape — and everyone's invited.


With plenty of availability moving into the warm season, this rental looks like the perfect place to kick off your summer.






This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.