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).