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Ontario Cottage Rentals - Racoon Base cottage in PARRY SOUND

Racoon Base cottage
COTTAGE NAME: Racoon Base cottage (#794)
LAKE OR BAY: Lake Virtue

Maximum Occupancy: 8 (Max 6 adults, 2 children)
Average guest rating: Not ratedNot ratedNot ratedNot ratedNot rated (not available)
Pets Allowed No Smoking Sand Beaches Sunsets Maximum Occupancy: 8 Saturday to Saturday bookings
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Dates: Weekly: Min #
3 Night Rental Rates: N/A
All rentals subject to a $95 process fee
& $75 Accidental Damage Waiver.
All prices in Canadian funds.

Racoon Base cottage
Racoon Base cottage
Living Area
Racoon Base cottage
Racoon Base cottage
Dining Table
Racoon Base cottage
Bedroom One
Racoon Base cottage
Bedroom Two
Racoon Base cottage
Bedroom Three
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Racoon Base cottage
Lakeside Dock
Racoon Base cottage
Elevated Deck
Racoon Base cottage
Lake Virtue
Racoon Base cottage
Driveway Down to Cottage
Racoon Base cottage
Racoon Base cottage
Cottage Dock
Racoon Base cottage
Looking Back at Cottage
Racoon Base cottage
Lake Virtue

Note: Many of the pictures on this web page have been taken using a 16 mm wide angle lens. We use this lens to show as much detail as possible in each of the rooms of the cottage.This makes the rooms seem larger than they really are.

Please Note: The water levels in Ontario have been fluctuating in recent years. Therefore, some of the photographs of shorelines/beaches on this website may not fully reflect current waterfront conditions.

NOTE: Must park at the top of the drive unless you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Cottage Profile

This cozy waterfront cottage is located on Virtue Lake about 30 minutes from downtown Parry Sound. Virtue Lake is a very quiet and calm lake and is great for swimming, fishing, and boating. The lake provides access to the much larger Horseshoe Lake, giving you the best of both worlds.

This 1200 square foot 'traditional summer cottage' provides a very comfortable and relaxing getaway and makes a perfect family vacation choice.
The property has a southern exposure and about 100 feet of shoreline on Virtue Lake. The cottage is set on a hill overlooking the lake and features three bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room area. Outside the cottage there is a large 480 square foot deck that extends across the entire front of the cottage.

From the main highway you will travel about 3 km on a township road and then about 7 km on a winding private gravel road to the cottage. When you arrive at the cottage you will park in a level parking area on the left side of the driveway about 30m (100 feet) before reaching the cottage unless you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, as the last section of driveway to the cottage has a steep incline. There is a sign indicating "only 4 wheel drive vehicles beyond this point".

You enter the cottage by the side door. Inside there is an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room area. In the living room there is a couch, four comfortable chairs, a TV and large picture window with views of the front deck and lake. The kitchen is basic and functional, complete with cutlery, dishes, pots/pans, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, stove, fridge and microwave. The dining area has a table and eight chairs next to a patio door that leads to the front deck.

There is a double bed in one of the bedrooms. In each of the other two bedrooms there are bunk beds that sleep three persons each. There is a three-piece bathroom with sink, toilet and tub with a sit-down hand held shower.

The deck at the cottage facing the lake is perfect for taking advantage of the view, socializing, or relaxing with your book and/or favourite summer beverage. There are 2 patio tables with umbrellas, 10 patio chairs, a lounge and hammock. The deck makes for a convenient morning coffee spot or a relaxing evening dinner. There is also a gas BBQ for grilling your favourite summer meals.

It's just a short walk from the cottage to the lake. The waterfront is mostly natural vegetation with a small sandy entry area for easy access to the lake. There is a deck with 2 lounge chairs and a bench, a dock, and a floating raft. This is a great spot for taking in the lake view, lovely sunrises and sunsets, catching some sun, or relaxing with a good book. If you prefer, take a jump from the dock into the water for a swim out to the raft or try your hand at fishing from the dock. The lake is known for its bass and pike. The water depth increases sharply to about 10 feet at the end of the dock (younger children will need to be supervised).

If you have your own boat there is a marina on Horse Shoe Lake called Horse Shoe Pines Marina. Virtue Lake connects to Horseshoe Lake under a small bridge. There is also a public access ramp for watercraft on Horseshoe Lake. If you don't have your own boat, there is an aluminum rowboat available for your use (life jackets in the cottage basement access under front deck).
  • Parry Sound 25 km
  • Sandy Plains Variety Store 7 km
  • Massassauga Provincial Park 58 km
  • Horse Shore Pines Marina 11 km
  • Sequin Valley Golf Club 6.2 km
  • Deer Run Golf Course 13 km
  • West Parry Sound Health Centre 26 km
  • Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, Parry Sound
  • Boat Cruise 'The Island Queen' Parry Sound


Stairs to lake & driveway from upper car parking area to cottage not suitable for mobility challenged individuals.

Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:30 pm to the following Saturday at 11:00 am.

Three stars out of Five. Very Private treed lot.

Access to the lake is toddler friendly as it is easy to wade in on the sand bottom with a sandy entry into the water. Swimming is deep off the dock (approx 9 feet).


Cottage not designed for wheelchair access

Boat docking facilities are located at the cottage. There is a dock that is 10 ft deep at the end (can vary depending on weather and water levels).

Lovely sunsets
  • Drinking Water: Lake Water
  • Living Area: 1200 sq ft 
  • Patio Size: 480 sq ft
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Beds: 1 double Bed, 2 sets of bunkbeds with a double on the bottom and a single on the top
  • Number of Baths: 1 three-piece with tub and a sit-down handheld shower device
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Satellite
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Curtains
  • Clothes Line
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Boat with Oars
  • Dock at Water
  • Swim Raft
  • Life Jackets (variety of childrens, 2 adult)
  • Propane BBQ
  • Patio furniture (patio table, chairs, umbrella, 2 loungers)

  • Maximum number of people: 6 adults or up to 8 people if at least 2 are children
  • Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults
  • NO JET-SKIS due to the quiet nature of the lake.
  • NOTE: Must park at the top of the drive unless you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
  • Pets Negotiable
  • Smoking not permitted in cottage
  • Linens and Towels are not supplied
  • Renters are responsible to leave the cottage clean at the end of the rental period
PHONE: Toll Free 888.447.9590 (North America) or 519.793.3108 (Intl)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Address 2832 Highway # 6,
P.O. Box 70, Lions Head, N0H 1W0
Email info@rentcottage.com

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