Merrymeet Cottage - Muskoka - family friendly

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2.5 hours north of Toronto, family hosted, Sleeps 6

The Cottage

Merrymeet is a beautiful family owned and hosted Cottage on Rebecca lake, 20 minutes north of Huntsville on Hwy 60. Family are nearby to give directions and otherwise make your stay comfortable.

Merrymeet has  full amenities, dock, swimming raft, working fireplace, rowboat and canoe. You are welcome to bring your own (max 9.5 horse) motor for the boat. Ontario requires that each operator have an Ontario Boating Licence.  (Boatsmart permit)

Bass and trout fishing are good at this end of the lake. Please check Ontario fishing regulations. All non-Canadians require a fishing licence. 

September is perfect golfing weather, and Merrymeet is only 30 minutes from several local golf courses -Golf Advisor. 

Merrymeet is 20 minutes south of  Algonquin Park where Canada's first Nations Peoples lived for thousands of years, now it invites people from around the world to experience nature in all her moods.

At Merrymeet you can experience a slower pace. Merrymeet is right on the shore of Hutcheson Bay, on Rebecca lake. Have coffee on the dock in the morning sun, while dragonflies and hummingbirds thrum and loons call to each other. A perfect time to go for a silent morning dip, swim to your private raft or paddle your private Merrymeet canoe alone natural shorelines.

Days can be spent exploring the many trails, walking private Hutcheson road, or  you might want to take your private rowboat out to the rope swing across the bay,  some bass fishing or watching shoreline birds. Unwind in the evening with a crackling fire in the cozy living room, or sit outside and watch the stars dancing overhead.

Merrymeet is rented Saturday to Saturday weekly.

Your Hosts

Cam Grant and Cathy Greven are retired, have their cottages in the same bay as Merrymeet, and in the winter months, lead two-week volunteer adventures with  Developing World Connections, a non-profit, non-religious organization that helps build infrastructure in Nepal, Peru, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Philippines, Cambodia, and Costa Rica. If you as an individual, couple or school would like to help change the world and yourselves at the same time, we would love to hear from you.



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RentalFees  (check out time is 11:00 Check-in is 2:00)

$1600 Weekly Rental
$400 damage/cleaning deposit (refundable if cottage is left in pristine condition)
$800 non refundable deposit, with $1200 due 30 days before arriving.
All payments made via bank transfer - details are given at booking.

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Cam and Cathy will reply as soon as they can

2018 Reviews

June 30, 2018

We had a wonderful, peaceful and serene week at Merrymeet. Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful family cottage.

Marie, Jeff, Emily, Jacksen and Owen.


July 14, 2018

Wonderful vacation and perfect weather! Always enjoy Merrymeet and Rebecca Lake

Betty and family


July 25, 2018

Your cottage and surrounding area is what i was looking for in a mini-get-away. So peaceful and full of the abundance of nature all around.

Thank you for having this week available! Beautiful and rustic, comfortable and cozy



Tara User Profile

August 21- Sept 5, 2018

This is our second time at Merrymeet and once again we had a fantastic time. We spent most of our time hanging out on the dock, enjoying the last days of summer. My parents only planned to stay a few nights but they had such a great time that they ended up staying most of the week! We are sad to go but are looking forward to next year.


July 28-Aug 18

Three beautiful weeks at Merrymeet! The weather has been perfect. The lake was warm - we spent hours and hours swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing, cannonballing and mastering the rope swing. On the two or three rainy days we had we played lots of games and watched movies. Also had a chance to visit Ragged Falls, def. worth the short drive and hike in.

Merrymeet is definitely  our second home and all of us are sad to see the end of our time here. For this year. But time will fly by and we will be back!

Nancy, Rick, Zachery, Amelia & Zoe


Aug 18-25, 2018

A wonderful week at Merrymeet. It was just as we remembered from 2011. So peaceful and beautiful. The best swimming! Lots of fishing and card games in the evening, the weather was absolutely perfect.

Thank you


September 22, 2018

Thank you Marcia and Dad for renting Merrymeet for our first getaway as a married couple! We had a wonderful time relaxing with our friends Tami and Mark, they loved it too, and want to return with us again!

Love, Jill and Dave, and our pet, Lola.


Sept 29-Oct 1, 2018

We had a great family get away weekend. it was any and cold the first day but we were warm inside by fire and electric heat. We had homemade dinner both night and enjoy a bit of canoeing time on the clm lake, Thank you Rob for the quick respond when we needed. Hope we will have a chance to come back again 

Lynn & Wayne, Ben & Mom




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Area Attractions

  • Hutcheson Bay is perfect for family swimming, snorkelling, fishing and canoeing
  • Rebecca and Bella lakes are joined by a small canal. Great bass and troutfishing and boating.
  • Algonquin Park - 20 minute drive away - campsites and rental equipment.
  • Solitaire Lake nature trail - beautiful views of Solitaire lake and old growth forest, pink quartz outcropping and gentle streams. Pack a lunch.
  • Deerhurst and Grandview resorts - full service golf courses - 20 minute drive
  • Bella Lake - foundation-owned private beach - accessible by car- hosts can provide access directions. If you brought a 9.5 motor for the Merrymeet boat, it's about 20 minutes away.
  • Hutcheson Road (private beyond the gate) -great for walking and mountain biking (has some steep grades, and its gravel, so you need to gear down).
  • Fieldale Road - paved road which you can cycle or run along, even a full circuit from Merrymeet and back again.

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