The Ark - McKellar, CA

The Ark - McKellar, CA
Cottage hosted by Cottagelink
10 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom
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Come away and enjoy a peaceful retreat at the water’s edge of Lake McKellar. This stunning, newly built Viceroy cottage is located just 15 minutes from Parry Sound and sits tucked away on a quiet lake in the heart of Northern Muskoka.

Although The Ark has a rustic charm you will find it includes all the modern conveniences you need for your comfort and enjoyment. Features include large panoramic windows, a beautiful stone propane fireplace, cathedral pine ceilings, spacious loft, fully equipped kitchen and a dining room table with seating for 8. Like its namesake, The Ark has room for all. A master bedroom provides comfort with a queen bed, while the other 2 bedrooms each have a double with single bunk over top, allowing for maximum flexibility in sleeping arrangements for your group. If your family tops out at 9 or 10 people, there is additional sleeping on the loft couch. The loft also has a TV/VCR/DVD/PS2 combination, making it a great perch for the young (or the young-wannabe's) in your group.

Located only 20 feet from the lake, the view and easy water access truly can’t be beat! Outside, a deck runs the complete length of the cottage, allowing your entire group to enjoy waterfront views in comfort. For more intimate outdoor gatherings, there is a covered gazebo perched at one end of the deck, nestled among trees. Traditionalists will enjoy an evening campfire in the stone fire pit at the water's edge.

The local area has no shortage of things to do. Parry Sound is just 15 minutes away with shops, restaurants, festivals and museums. You might want to spend a day on Georgian Bay via an island cruise from the harbour, or spend a day on the links of one of the golf courses in the area - Whatever your choice, year round, The Ark provides an ideal spot for the full cottage life experience.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
  • Queen
  • Bunk bed
3Double/single bunkover
  • Bunk bed
3Double/single bunkover
No Pets Allowed
Pets are not permitted at this property
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
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Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
What we supply
Inside the Cottage
Sleeps 8-10 (max 6 adults)
3 bedrooms (1 with queen, 2 with double/single bunkover)
3-piece bathroom, 2-piece powder room
Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
Living room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking water
Dining room with seating for 10
Stone Propane fireplace
Loft with pullout sofa, TV/DVD (not satellite), PS2 Game System

Outside the Cottage
Deck and furniture, Propane BBQ
Canoe, Kayak, some life jackets
Waterfront Dock
Fire Pit
Cottage is 20 feet from water

Things you need to know:
Pets are not permitted at this property
Bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided in high season. Please bring your own beach towels.
In the off-season, please bring your own linens/towels.
You will need to leave the cottage in the same clean and tidy condition that you arrived to. All cleaning supplies and equipment are provided.
Waterfront is a southern exposure

The waterfront at the Ark is generally clear and weed free. There is a small shallow area consisting of flat rock/sand. After a few feet, however, it drops off to deep water. Children or non-swimmers should be closely supervised. The water at the end of the docks is more than 6 feet deep.
Gas Grill
Deck and furniture, Propane BBQ Gazebo Canoe, Kayak, some life jackets Waterfront Dock Fire Pit Cottage is 20 feet from water
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
TV/DVD (not satellite), PS2 Game System
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


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Property Manager

We are a friendly, family oriented rental agency here in Ontario. We can't wait to match up our gorgeous cottages to families and small groups who share our love of cottage country. We've personally visited every property (it's a tough job, but someone has to do it!), and can share our thoughts on whether it's the right one for your group. All our cottages are privately owned by people who want to share their little piece of paradise with their guests. We make sure they have all the bells and whistles you need to make a great vacation, and ensure each cottage meets our standards - and your expectations. We love questions so let us know what you are looking for, and we'll make sure your dream vacation becomes a reality.
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

Please note during Low Season earlier check in and later check out times may be accommodated.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Composition of Parties and Age Limits
We primarily provide family holidays and it is our policy not to accept bookings from groups of young people under the age of 25 and some groups comprising all-adults. This policy is not intended to be discriminatory, but is merely to protect our cottage owners' interests and to meet the requirements of their rental insurance policies.
Payment Policy
Reservations shall be confirmed in writing by the Agency on payment of a deposit and applicable booking fee by credit card or cheque.

Receipt of any deposit prior to the Agency's written confirmation of the reservation shall not constitute acceptance of any booking.

The balance shall be payable 45 days prior to the commencement of the vacation by cheque, money order or email money transfer.

Where the Rental Period commences within 45 days of the reservation, or is less than a week in duration, full payment is required on booking.

All payments shall be made to the Agency by credit card, cheque, money order or email money transfer. (Visa or Mastercard only)

Once a reservation is received and accepted by The Agent, The Guest is liable for payment of the balance of the rental fee, plus any additional charges, 45 days before occupation of the property. Non-payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the deposit will be forfeited.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The Lead Guest agrees to provide a valid credit card number as a guarantee for up to $1,500:

To pay all outstanding long distance phone charges, overage on WiFi usage in excess of the stated limits, and accept any and all liability for any damage beyond normal wear and tear (for those items not covered by the Accidental Damage Protection Plan) during the term of the Rental Period.
Cancellation Policy
Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below:
· If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented, less a cancellation fee of $150 (plus HST) will be issued.
· If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Renter will forfeit all monies paid for that period.

Once a reservation has been accepted by The Agent the reservation can only be changed to another cottage by treating the original reservation as a cancellation.
Please note, you will be required to agree to our Terms and Conditions by completing a booking form upon submitting your reservation request.
House Rules
Please note, you will be required to agree to our Terms and Conditions by completing a booking form upon submitting your reservation request.

Getting around

Cottage Country does not have public transportation. You will need your own automobile to get there and get around.