Curtis Cottage

Situated on 3 acres fronting on the peaceful McTaggart Lake, “Curtis Cottage” is an ideal vacation spot for families seeking to escape together. This incredible four season cottage boasts almost 2800 square feet of living space and has picturesque waterfront views from almost every room. The large deck and waterfront dock provide ample space for relaxation in a totally private lakefront setting. Bright, spacious and brilliantly decorated, the cottage provides an idyllic experience. The layout of this cottage is perfect with a huge open concept kitchen with tons of counter/cupboard space and large eating area. There is a luxurious main bath with 2 sinks, 6 jet whirpool tub and separate shower tiled in slate! The kitchen overlooks the large family room area to ensure quality family experiences. A large master bedroom with ensuite and decadent king size bed offering parents a peaceful nights rest. Multiple walkouts to deck overlooking the lake! Four bedrooms in total, three full bathrooms, and large recreation room catering to the kids or adults young at heart! Ample books, board games, TV’s, movies, foosball, and an arcade game too...this cottage has it all! Outside offers a lovely fire pit area overlooking the lake. There is also pedal boat, row boat, kayak, stand up paddle board, and  dock for your enjoyment. 

Pets are welcome at Curtis Cottage!

Everything to make your stay comfortable is there for you to use!  Books to read, movies to watch, linens, towels, BBQ, propane, dishes, coffee maker, microwave, Bell TV, internet, and much much more!  Just take your food and enjoy your stay!

Location:  McTaggart Lake, Ontario

Nearest Town: Humphry 8km, Parry Sound 20km

Water: McTaggart Lake

Hospital: Parry Sound 20km

Guest Reviews!

Feb 1-3, 2019

Dear Dean and family,

Thank you for a Wonderful Winter Wonderland Weekend!  What a great family weekend getaway we've had.  Everyone enjoyed your cottage and all the snow outside.  We snow-shoed, skied and walked then warmed up inside and played many board games!  Great food and family fun!  My "Flyers" even won the hockey game ha ha ha!  This has been our 3rd time coming up to "Curtis Cottage".  I'm sure we'll make it a 4th!


John R. McLean and Family


January 27, 2019

Dear Curtis family,

Thank you very much for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage.  We had a fun filled weekend with board games, good food and great company.  Your cottage is very warm and inviting, with a gorgeous view of the great outdoors.   We would love to see what this place looks like in summer :  )

Thank you for your hospitality.  We look forward to spending another weekend away in the future.

Yulia and family


January 20, 2019

Dear Curtis Family,

For a girls weekend with 9 ladies we had an amazing time.  We particularly enjoyed tobogganing down your long driveway : )   We braved the cold and went for a walk, both down the road and out on the lake. 

We look forward to coming again!

Karen & friends

current temperature:  -35 degrees  : )


January 2-6, 2019

We had such a fantastic time these last four days.  The snow on the trees was honestly SO special to wake up to!  It was great to have the "real" wood stove!  Nothing like a wood fire!  All eight of us had a blast and ate like kings and queens and need another few days off to exercise it all off!

Thank you for a wonderful experience!

The Mackie fam!

P.S. Ruby (the dog) loved it too!


December 29, 2018 to January 1, 2019

Dear Curtis family,

Thank you very much for a great few days here!  We enjoyed the views and even all the snow that fell.  We (all 8 of us and 3 dogs) have made great memories here, one of which includes a proposal.  All in all an amazing experience.

Happy new year  :  )

The Sekulic family, the Balic family

and Lucky, Remi and Ju-Ju (the dogs)


December 27-29, 2018

Thanks for the cozy accommodations.  Great view and great space...We had a terrific time exploring outside and making snow people and a great time cozy inside.  Beautiful area.  Thank you for a wonderful experience.  

Anne and friends


Dec 19-26, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

We all had an outstanding time here @ the cottage.  While here we did a tour of the Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary and we loved it, highly recommended.  Also, while playing a game of Life, Brad landed on get married and he proposed and of course I said YES!! 

The week we stayed was like a Hallmark Christmas card with all the snow, music and movies, it made our first Christmas away from home very homey.

Our dogs loved the smells of the outdoors and so many places to explore.  The boys (Brad and Zach) tobogganed every day before dark and had fires at night.  Had a great Holiday and will be on the list of places to get married.


The Gordon family

xo xo xo


Nov 5th, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

My friends and I had a blast!  Weather could have been different LOL but otherwise great!  Thanks for the hospitality.

Jeff & the gang


29 Oct 2018

The Curtis Cottage was just as lovely the second time as it was the first!  

Gentlement from St. Thomas 


Oct 21, 2018

We have been coming to Curtis Cottage since it first opened and can honestly say it gets more and more magical every time.  Memories of all the fun things we have done together greet us at every corner of the cottage itself and every step/turn we take on the property.  This stay's highlight:  sitting on the dock, enjoying the peace and quiet, absorbing the fall colours as we walk down that gorgeous trail all the way down & all the way back up.

Thank you Jackie and Dean for sharing this happy experience with us.

The Kopman Family


October 8, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

Thanks you so much for your wonderful cottage, we had such an amazing time!  Your cottage is well thought through.  We had found everything we needed - lots of plates, cutlery, napkins, pillows, blankets, even a dog shampoo, you name it!  All of us were very impressed with beautiful and comfortable furniture, entertainment systems, games and overall decor. 

Thanks again for your cozy and warm place and breathtaking views from balcony and windows in every single room!

All the best, 

Emiliya  + family


Sept 19-25, 2018

We had an amazing week @ Curtis Cottage and saw a moose close to the cottage (just off the deck) on our last day!  Had lots of fun and playing foosball /air hockey.  Lots of memories made!  : )

Newberry Family


10 September 2018

Thank you Dean and Jackie, we had a wonderful time at your cottage.  Muskoka is beautiful  and cottage life with its sun, water, forests and scenery makes it all so special.  Also, thank you for donating to the Guelph Humane Society.  Your thoughtfulness made this weekend possible.  

The Bells, Rounds, Boltons and Maykuts

of Guelph


Sept. 1-8, 2018

Thanks very much for a great relaxing week.  We all had a ton of fun.  The kids loved all the watersports toys that are available.  The diving dock is a real bonus!  The games in the basement got a lot of use, too.  We did also go & use the Seguin Trail nearby to ATV.  

All in all a great spot!

The Wells family and the Seeley family

Guelph, ON


August 25 - Sept 1, 2018

Dear Curtis Cottage family,

We had a wonderful time and loved the dock, views, paddle board, pedal boat and fishing!  Very spacious and child-friendly!  We ventured into Rosseau for the farmer's market which was lovely, went on a nature walk in Humphrey, and on a rainy day we brought the kids bowling.  Thank you and we hope to be back again!

The Sits,  Grangers and Chews


August 18-25, 2018

What a lovely, large and well equipped cottage for us to re-connect with our English family (the Sparrow's).  The children couldn't get enough of the water (the paddle boat, kayak & especially the stand up paddle board) but when we "forced" them in, they enjoyed "Just Dance" on the wii and card games in the large sitting rooms.  Thank you for being a child and pet friendly venue.  We appreciate it very much.  We would recommend Curtis Cottage for anyone.

The Belleghem's

Orton, Ontario

The Sparrow's

Leeds, England


July 14-21, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you so much for the wonderful fun-filled week!  Your cottage is absolutely stunning!  The scenery, privacy and dock was great!  Thank you for the delicious welcome gift (wine).  We had a great time & spent most of it in the water (which was so nice & warm).  We used all the water toys and enjoyed your massive movie collection.  Unfortunately, we came at a time when there was a fire ban but that didn't stop us from having an amazing time.  We enjoyed all that was offered & really appreciate you sharing your little piece of paradise with us!

We hope to be back next year!

Brittany & friends <3


June 30th, 2018

Thank you so much Dean for allowing us to stay at your lovely cottage, and for the gift of wine.  Our favourite spot was the dock where we spent many hours enjoying the sun, the views, and the sounds of nature.   The cottage had everything we needed and more!  The kids really enjoyed playing games on the Wii console, and the adults enjoyed the spacious living room where we had plenty of room to spread out.

We look forward to our stay at Birch Grove across the lake in October!!

Thanks again!

Dulce, Gary, Patrick & Shannon

Glen, Christine & Ryan


June 9-16th, 2018

Dear Curtis Cottage Family

Thank you for our first catches of the year! with the paddleboat & board.  Many laughs & memories were shared throughout our stay.

We thank you for an amazing week; the Curtis Cottage truly felt like home.

The Santos and friends!


May 11-13, 2018

Dear Curtis Cottage People!

We had an extremely fun time here!  Walking in and noticing the board games was really exciting and the place looked really nice beforehand, thank you to your cleaning crew!  The place is beautiful and the water was so lovely to take the boats on!  Also thank you for the large selection of DVDs to choose from and the provided fire pit for us to roast smores on!  Once again thank you for renting out your cottage to us, it was a great time we will never forget <3

Love Steven + Maryse + Nick + Mayu + Jonathan + Maria

Also, Happy Mothers day <3


May 6-10, 2018

We had an amazing time at the cottage.  The location is great & the cottage itself is big and clean.  We appreciated the warm welcome & the cottage guide came in handy.  It made for the perfect honeymoon spot & we plan on coming back next year with our family.  

Thanks for everything!

Steph & Ryan


April 20-22, 2018

Thank you so much for the beautiful cottage.  We had a great time.  The view is amazing.  May we'll visit when there is not so much snow.

Jessica, Kristi, Heather, Kristen, Rhonda and Raquel


April 2-4, 2018

Dear Curtis family,

Thank you so much for a great stay!  Your cottage is amazing and beautiful.  We will definitely come back again.  Everything was great.

Thank you again : )

Mohammadreza and friends

P.S.  Thank you for the wine


March 25, 2018

Dear Dean,

Thank you for a great stay.  We really enjoyed your cottage - it was perfect for our group : )

Had a lovely time enjoying the sunny winter weather.

Leah and friends


March 18, 2018

Had a wonderful stay here at the cottage!  We enjoyed the wine and the personalized message.  Thanks for having us.  We hope to be back!

Rachel J.   <3


Mar 16th , 2018

Thank you so much for a great stay at your beautiful cottage!  We had such a great time tobogganing, walking down by the lake, and skating!

Beautiful property.  We loved the wood burning stove!

Breanne, Brock & Harper Ingrassia

Sue, Al, Aaron &  Hannah Rose & Maddy Kearns


March 10th-12th, 2018

Dear Curtis family,

Thank you for letting us experience your beautiful cottage.  We've only experienced Muskoka in the summertime so it was really neat to explore what winter has to offer.   We (carefully) tested the lake to see if it was safe enough to skate on...and it was perfect!  We had our own "Hockey night in Canada" and had a blast!!

Your cottage make us feel right at home.  It's super cozy, especially when we used the wood burning stove at night time.

P.S.  Thank you for getting us the TV tech guy to arrive on time so we could catch to puck drop.  GO LEAFS GO11

-Krystie Parker, Brett Parker, Karen Martin, Andrew Martin, Jaime Martin : )


Feb 19th, 2018

Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage for our annual family day get together.  Your cottage was the perfect setting for all the laughs and smiles.  We will cherish all the memories and hope to come back again.

The Zdriluk family : )


Feb 12th, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for the lovely message and the tasty wine.  We've had a fabulous time at your cottage.  Despite the snow we enjoyed the beautiful weather and hanging out in the comfort of this cozy place.  We also had quite the adventure getting our cars up the driveway.  Guess we should have listened to your instructions!  Thank goodness for CAA and Guy the snow plow man was prepared to help us.  Thank  you for letting us stay here.  We definitely made a lot of wonderful memories!

With loving regards,

Sonia & Friends!!


Jan 28, 2018

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for your warm welcome with the card that you wrote.  This is the second time that we've come here and it always beats our expectations.  The view of the lake is awesome during this time of year and our pictures turned out great!  Thanks for your hospitality and thanks for letting us stay here to make lasting memories.

With loving regards,

Fernandine & Friends : )


Jan 24, 2018

Thanks Curtis Cottage.  Love this place!!!



Jan 1 -3, 2018

Our stay at Curtis Cottage was a winter wonderland!  The endless snow fall was beautiful to watch and so much fun to play in - skating on the pond...tobogganing down the driveway, wandering through the trees in knee-deep!  Wood stove was great to cozy up to and warmed upstairs nicely!  Downstairs was a little chilly for the kids (disappointed the TV wasn't working), but the board games and variety of movies kept the kids entertained after dark. Thanks for the great times.  We would love to visit again!

Jen, Jay, Jackson and Jasmine Nicols

Owner's response:

Thanks for drawing our attention to the downstairs TV.  The TV has now been replaced!


Dec 29, 2017

Thanks Curtis Fam!

You're cottage is lovely, and we had an amazing time!

The Dehne Family (and friends)



Dec 18-23, 2017

My nephew, 9, who flew in from Sydney, thought this place was amazing.  This is his first time in Canada so we wanted to give them (my sister, brother in law, nephew) a true Canadian Winter experience.  Dog sledding, horse sleighing, ice skating were things we all enjoyed in the local area.  But it was this lovely cottage that allowed us all to relax and simply unwind.

Thank you for opening your cottage and allowing us this wonderful experience.  We hope to be back in summer.

Susan Tran, Tim, Sophia, Lucas Kneath

Linh, Leander, Alex Fransisco


November 24 - 26, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful weekend!  The cottage and property are beautiful and was the perfect getaway for us before our first baby arrives!  Our dog, Angus, loved to explore.  We would love to come back for a longer stay!

Candice, Chris & Angus Hillier


Oct 22 - 29, 2017

Our daugher wrote this note to your family:

Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage.  We had an amazing time here.  We can't wait to come back again.  We loved the senery in the morning time and the sunset at night.  We had a fire on the last night in the big black furnace .  We also had are dog (Kyber) and we took her down to the lake almost every day.  Thank you so much.

Abi, Ben, Finley, Sara, Glenn, Lara, Dave, Dottie, Bethany

This is our 2nd time with our family from the UK visiting your cottages.  Curtis Cottage did not disappoint.  Many more memories were made with many stories to tell!  We look forward to visiting again!

Totally agree with the family, staying in the cottage is the icing on the cake to our "Canada visits" from the UK.  A million memories made. <3

Beautiful surroundings & cottage.  Very homey & warm in every way.  Highly recommended to all families.

Gosling, Woods, Collier clan

Hamilton, Ont & Wirral, UK


October 10 - 17, 2017

Thanks for an amazing week at the cottage!  Ton of fun hiking during the day and movies/games/fire at night.  Hiking-wise, particularly enjoyed Rugged Trail at Parry Sound and 14 km hike to Georgian Bay at McCrae.  We'll be back for sure!

Collin and Marc


October 6 - 9, 2017

Dear Curtis Family,

This is our second time at your Serenity Cottages and it just gets better and better.  Curtis Cottage is just wonderful;  you couldn't ask for a better setting full of lush peacefulness.

Looking forward to our next adventure with Serenity Cottages.

The Reichenbach's & The Kavanagh's


October 1, 2017

Dear Curtis Family,

We had a lovely visit at your cottage!  The place is beautiful.  We would love to visit again  if you'll have us.


The Wongs : )

Owner's response:

Dear Claudia and Denis,

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Curtis Cottage!  We would love to have you back!


Sept. 17 to the 22nd/2017

Dear Curtis Family,

For many years we have traveled to the same place in Florida with my husband, 3 grandchildren (5, 7 & 13), 2 son-in-laws & my two daughters.  Last year was not the best year as by husband passed away & we did not make it to Florida.  This year the hurricane prevented us from going.  My kids had 2 weeks off & on the last week we decided to come to Muskoka.  What a wonderful idea.  We had an amazing time & the cottage was perfect.  The experience for the kids was perfect.  They fished, kayaked, paddle boat and row boat.  They loved it.  We were at the dock from morning until evening.  A great relaxing time.  They even enjoyed the swimming.  This is something different for them & I am sure they will remember if for a long time.  The fire pit at night was a great bonus for us all.  We all had a wonderful, relaxing time.  I, or I should say we would do this again in a minute.  Thank you for opening your doors to us.

Ruthanne McNulty & Family


Sept 3 - 8, 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay, home-away-from-home, and hospitality.  Though the weather was chilly, we enjoyed our time by the lake, complete with kayaking, boating and a couple polar bear dips.  

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home!

The Presses, Mitchells & Willis-O'Connors


Aug 19 - 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Curtis Cottage.  The things everyone enjoyed the most were:  fishing, campfires, becoming hippo brothers, swimming, corn hole, ring-toss, BACON!!!, delicious meals and so much more.  The most important thing was bonding with each other.  The kids had a blast.  One day it was so cold it was just the two kids and the hippo brothers in the water.  It was a great day.  The kids came out shivering but they loved it : )

Thank you for a wonderful week.  We Will Be Back!!

Kenny, Jessica, Sarah, Jenny, Sydney, Steve, Trent, Rachael, Andie & Jason

Also little Cooper


July 29th - August 5th, 2017

This was the first of many more annual Weeren Family Cottage retreats and the Curtis Cottage did not disappoint!  We lucked out with one of the best weeks (weather wise) of the summer and we were all swimming in the lake for hours each and every day.  10 guests in total and you never felt like you were on top of each other.  Kids had the forest to explore and the evening fishing was amazing (they caught something every day!).  Dean was incredibly responsive and provided all the amenities of home so that no one felt like they were "roughing it".

Looking forward to next year's retreat!



July 15-22nd, 2017

We had another great week here.  This was our 3rd family vacation at the Curtis Cottage.  We loved it so much up here that we are booking Mallard Beach for next year.

The kids had a blast fishing of the dock & caught lots of fish.  We went to the beach in Rosseau twice.  What a nice beach they have there.

We had great nights for campfires, the bugs were bad but nothing that bug spray couldn't get rid of.

We look forward to Mallard Beach next year & thank you for yet again another FAB week.


The Goods, The Perkins & The Clemens


July 1 - 8, 2017

Great location and beautiful spot!  We visited many of the small towns around the area.  

A few of the places we enjoyed are:

Muskoka Lakes Winery

Mrs. H's Fish and Chips - well worth the drive : )

Memories of Muskoka Restaurant - we went for breakfast and it was awesome!

Whatta Pizza is amazing

Orville Bakery and Barista

We also checked out the fitness trail in Parry Sound!  Great bike ride for all ages.

Also, a word to the wise.  DO NOT leave fish near the dock (water) on a chain in hopes to clean it later - the beavers will steal your catch and enjoy them for you!

Jennifer and friends


July 1, 2017

Despite the fact that we had more rain then sun we had a great time. When able, we spent time swimming, kayaking and fishing even caught a couple of nice bass. Lake is very peaceful and relaxing. On the rainy days we enjoyed your collection of movies and had a couple of good wii tournaments and played lots of euchre or just spent quite time catching up on our reading.

Note to future guests; DO NOT FEED THE RACCOONS, I think someone may have done so as we had a very brazen raccoon that came to visit us and was not the least bit afraid, we had to chase him off a few times, we hope he got the message.

Debbie F.


June 17, 2017

Dear Curtis Family,

Me, my mom, my dad, brother , my aunts, my grandma and my couzins all had a blast here.

Thank you for sharing your lovely property with us!

The Nelson, Callaghan Families


May 19/ 2017

Dear Dean and Family,

It was a great weekend celebrating my 50th birthday.  The cottage is very beautiful.  All the comfort of the home is in your cottage.  Thanks for the complimentary wine. 

Thank you,

De Asis Family


May 15th, 2017

Another fantastic weekend family getaway with Serenity Cottage rentals!  Thanks so much Dean & Curtis family : )

Fabro, Karic & Keranovic family


May 7 - 10, 2017

Thank you Dean Curtis.  We enjoyed our stay at Curtis Cottage.  Even for only a few days it was nice to unwind and enjoy a peace of heaven.

Saso & Victoria


May 5 - 7, 2017

The Curtis Family,

Beautiful spot.  Thank you for the wine!  We enjoyed being here even if it rained hard all weekend.  We had fun : )

Girls Weekend Gang

Thank you


April 20 - 23rd, 2017

Dear Dean & Jackie,

Super great place!  Our first visit:  all perfect!  Thanks so much!

All the best!

Bernardo Boys


March 5/17

This is a wonderful spot!  Thank you so much!

The wines is a nice touch!

The Robinson family


February 24-26, 2017

Dear Curtis family

You have a gem right here!  This place exceeded my expectations.  Had a great weekend celebrating my 25th birthday!


Rochelle & family <3


Feb 20th, 2017

Great spot.  Had a great time.


Natalie & friends


February 3rd, 2017

It was a true Winter Wonderland!  We had a lovely getaway.

Thanks so much!

Tom R.


Dec. 18, 2016

Dear Curtis Family!

We'll never forget our weekend here!  From a late Thanksgiving dinner, to board games, this will be a weekend to remember!  Thank you for opening your home to all of us!  A special "thank you" from me, Isaac S. and my new fiancee, Lily G!  The dock was an amazing place to propose!

Keep your eyes open for a wedding invite ; )

Tyler, Rachel, Isaac, Lily and friends


Dec 9-11, 2016

Dean & Jackie,

Thank you for opening your doors to us!  We thoroughly enjoyed the space and our time as a family over the weekend.  The property is very spacious and equipped with all the necessities!

From the Sehgal, Sayal & Dutt family


Dec. 3rd, 2016

Dear Dean & Jackie,

It is an understatement to say that your cottage is a beautiful getaway!  Everything from the beautiful trees surrounding us, the lake, movies, books, games, ample supplies to the bottle of wine - YES! : ) - made our stay a memorable and enjoyable one!  Thank you for providing us with everything!  We will definitely come back : ) !

P.S.  Bella loved her doggy bowl and didn't blame us for not bringing her bowls with us : ) !


Lahiru and friends


Nov 27th, 2016

Dear Dean & Jackie,

We had an amazing time here and we loved your cottage.  It was definitely one of the best cottage expriences we've had and we'd love to come back again.


Jon Punzalan & company


Nov 5, 2016

Great spot!  First time here and can't wait to come back!

Marieh & Mohammed S.


October 19th - 24th, 2016

Great spot!  Loved it <3  - Lauren & Pete

Can't wait to come back next year w/ my new sidewinder (snowmobile) - Nic : )

Jus what my family and I needed.  Great time away, we really enjoyed our stay at the good ol' Curtis Cottage.

Cheers - Erika

You have an awesome, welcoming spot.  My husband and I loved it and enjoyed a Great time with our family.  Lovely, colourful spot.  (Toilet seat on main washroom was broke when we got here).  We are hoping to make it back next year!!!

Thank you,

Marilyn & Andy H.

P.S.  Thanks for the bottle of wine.


Oct 15 -17

Exceptional property!  An abundance of living area and privacy!  Thank you!



October 8-15, 2016

Best honeymoon ever.  We loved the cottage and property, the lake and how it's still in a convenient location.  Thanks so much for providing a complimentary bottle of wine, it was really good.

From Colton and Natalie M. <3


September 30, 2016

Dear Curtis Family,

Unforgettable, amazing two weeks in this excellent cottage!  We had a lot of excellent meals and perfect dinners.  We spent our time with swimming, fishing and playing games.  We are happy and we go back to Germany with a full heart of Canadian Spirit!  We will say hello to our hometown of Landshut in Bavaria, hometown of Tom Kuhnhackl - Stanley Cup Champion 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins!!!

We hope we can come back!

Ralf and Angelika


Sept 3 - 10, 2016

Captain's Log:

It's our last night here, we had an amazing week in this beautiful cottage.  We spent our time out on the water fishing, swimming, and more fishing.  We decided to check out the other lake, so we found a path through the water!  It was beautiful over there.  At night we had a wonderful time telling stories around the fire.  Thank you for providing us with your amazing cottage, we all had a very fun time here!

Amie, Andrew, Matt, Wendy, Alex, Monty, Kayla, Jahvine, and Cody out!


August 13-20, 2016

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Once again, memories have been made here at the Curtis Cottage - dock jumping, fishing, floating, paddle boating, swimming in the lake, reading, napping, card playing, Olympics watching and cheering, laughing, chatting, eating and just being together.  From Ottawa, Orangeville and Kitchener, thank you for providing a summer home away from home.  We love it here and it is a special place in each of our hearts - 3 years and counting!

The Lewchuks & the Bergs


July 23-30, 2016

Curtis Family,

Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us!  We had a fantastic week filled with sunshine!  The kids loved fishing off the dock & catching the big dock spider! (EWW!!)  We all spend most of the days floating in the water & paddle-boating.  Camp fires and s'mores at night but the mosquitoes got the best of us.  We loved feeding the chipmunks & the little boys were always trying to catch them from their "traps".  We come from a family of hunters.  NO chipmunks were harmed!  This was our first Family vacation & your place provided us with everything we needed!  What a great way to get away!!  We had such a wonderful week and are so sad to leave!  We wish we could stay longer!

Thanks again!! : )

The Cronks  xo


July 23, 2016

Curtis Family:

We had another amazing week at your beautiful cottage.  This is our 2nd family vacation here;  we loved it so much we had to come back.  We did a lot of fishing and caught some pike and bass and lots of little sunfish.  The kids had a blast kayaking & jumping off the dock.  We also went to the little beach in McTier two times;  what a great area for the kids to run around & play.

We had some great campfire nights & the kids were successful in feeding the chipmunks.

We took a family vote of where to go next year for our vacation & CURTIS COTTAGE WON.

Thank you for another amazing week!

The Goods, The Perkins & The Clemens


July 16, 2016

The lake was awesome and always refreshing.  I loved to swim out to the raft.

I had a great time roasting s'mores and singing around the campfire.

Air hockey is fun to play.

Miriam's family


May 27, 2016

We loved our time here!  Chilling on the deck, playing Mario Kart, foosball and air hockey!  Reading in the hammocks, making smores.  Paddle boating and fishing.  We had so many delicious meal prepared on the BBQ.   Thank you Curtis family for allowing us to enjoy your little piece of paradise. 

The Khans


May 19-22, 2016

This cottage provided us all with a little piece of paradise.  It was a wonderful escape from the rush of everyday life.  Nature presented us with opportunities to sun worship, find 14 golf ball in the lake and hear the sound of wolves at night.  The weather was perfect; not too hot, not too cold.  We figured out how to row as a team and paddle-boat with pride!  Thank you for your hospitality.  The cottage was well-stocked.  This gorgeous getaway on a private lake gave us an excellent kick off to summer 2016!  Thank you Curtis family for everything!  This definitely won't be our last visit!  We will recommend it to close family and friends : )

PS  Your VHS Disney movie collection was"bomb"


Danielle and Family


May 13, 2016

Thank you for an awesome getaway!  With family over from England to attend my son's wedding, it was a nice "Canadian" break.  Weather was great, no bugs!  We swam in the icy lake after hiking the Humphrey Trails.

We saw deer, owl, fish, salamanders but no moose.  We made full use of all that Curtis Cottage has to offer and I know our guest enjoyed every minute of it.  This was our second stay here.  It won't be our last.


John M and Family


May 4, 2016

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for the lovely memories!!!  We've had so much fun at this amazing cottage.

Jennifer and friends


April 23, 2016

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you kindly for letting us enjoy your cottage.  It was the perfect getaway for us!!  So very peaceful and away from all the noise, pollution & stress of everyday life.  The cottage is very beautiful and well supplied.  A super cozy and homey feel to it.  Our dog Bridget had the time of her life, enjoying all the nature, watching all the animals emerge outside.  We found a great group of hiking trails where the fire station is & really enjoyed ourselves.  It was a bit chilly outside but we still got to soak in all that spring has to offer!  I loved having my coffee while sitting out on the dock, savouring the natural beauty of the lake.  You've got a great location here, very private & enjoyable!  We have many memories to bring home with us & many amazing pictures!

Thank you tons for your hospitality.

Happy Spring!!! Hope to be back again,

Kassandra & Jacob


April 17th, 2016

Dear Curtis Cottage family,

Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!  We had an amazing weekend!  Thank you for the great, warm welcome with your card & bottle of wine, great with steaks!  A frozen lake & 20 degree weather was a first for all of us!   Beautiful!

We hope to be back soon!

Thanks for letting us have some great memories here!


Frank, Teresa, Sachin, Hanna, Corey, Richard & Aneesa


March 6th, 2016

Had a great time inside & outside snowshoeing & games.  Thanks so much

The Johnston's


February 21st, 2016

Feb weekend forever!   1st Annual

Curtis Fam,

Thank you for an amazing weekend!  We sled down your icy lane & had a snowball fight in the forest.  You have such a beautiful place.  Can't wait to spend time here again next year!

Love from Laurier (Brantford) & some extras


February 18th, 2016

Many thanks, We enjoyed our stay.

Fox family.


February 7th, 2016

Dear Curtis Cottage

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at your cottage!  We had 3 generations here this weekend!  We rent a cottage each year, as ours on 6 Mile Lake is only for Summer use.  We loved our time here cross country skiing around the lake with the little ones in sleds behind, snowman building, sledding, board gaming, movie watching, wii gaming, and enjoying feast after feast. 

Thank you for a warm and cozy stay!  It snowed all weekend long!

Love Pam, Terry, Ashley, Dave, Hilary, Darren, Belle, Lyla & Buddy


February 4th, 2016

Dear Curtis Family,

What a lovely stay we had here!  This was our first family trip and it was a memorable one.  We found the peace & quiet, privacy, and nature we were looking for.  Thank you so much.  We hope to visit again!!

M. Hement & K. Patel


January 22nd, 2016

This was a wonderful way to spend our 10 yr. anniversary!   We had a great time skating, snowshoeing & tobogganing.   This is a lovely place.

The McGregor Family


January 13th, 2016

Thank you for the great hospitality this last week.  We enjoyed ourselves so much and look forward to our future trips to your cottage Dean Curtis!

Please enjoy the complementary CD.  This is my band "The Parallax".


Derek & Family


January 5th, 2016

It's lovely place, thank for your help and we hope to see your again in the future.

We are from Libya

A. Hamsuk and family


December 30th, 2015

Wow!  Very amazing cottage.  What a gorgeous view of the lake.  Our teenagers were thrilled with the cottage.  Everything was clean and welcoming for our arrival.  We would suggest having firewood available for the wood stove, and some pads on the bottom of the chairs in the kitchen.  We finally saw snow this week - first of this winter season!

Quite a list of cleaning expectations left for each guest - we would trust that the caliber of people staying in this wonderful home would leave things as they found them.

Hope to come back again!

Bill, Jenn & family!


December 22nd, 2015

Thank you Curtis family!  Our family Christmas was great!!   Hoping to come again!

The Zingers, The Clowes', The Patersons, (pets: Thom & Talisker)


December 6th, 2015

To the lucky owners of this little piece of paradise,

Although short lived, our stay has been nothing short of amazing!  The cottage itself and the land around it swept us into journeys & adventures we could never have expected and the shared speechlessness experienced by the clan upon viewing the lake is invaluable and beyond the confines of words alone!   Often times the pop-culture inundated society we live in force us to see vacation and leisure as a time for excess and the exotic.  However, as we learned this week, true serenity is often found in the simpler beauties and natural intimacies of house, home & of course, the heart!  

I truly hope that visitors of the future will truly experience even a fraction of the excitement, love & introspection each one of us felt during this journey of the soul - Thanks!

Sincerely - the P.G. Family


November 15th, 2015

Dear Jackie and Dean,

Thank you for letting us stay here for the weekend.  We have made lasting memories we will never forget.  Your cottage is one of the nicest we have ever rented.  We enjoyed all aspects of the cottage.  The view of the lake, the games (Risk :) ) and just the space itself.  We hope to rent this place in the summer!

With love from Toronto,

Fern and friends.


November 8th, 2015

Dear Curtis Cottage,

Thanks for letting us enjoy your cottage.  We had a fantastic time & would love to come back.

Sara L. & family!


November 1st, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

This is my first time ever renting a cottage and I'm amazed.   My friends and family could not have been more pleased with this weekend.  I had an extremely great weekend and I couldn't have asked for anything different.    The view and the rooms, the space & everything else.  

... just Thank You

Reneesha Haffizulla


October 25th, 2015

Curtis Family,

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your cozy relaxing cottage.  The week away from our busy life was exactly what we needed with our 3 kids.   This is a perfect retreat for some much needed R&R.

Thanks again!

The Cottrill Family


October 16th, 2015

This week has been an amazing experience for the whole family.   The cold breeze and the lovely view plus the warmth of the place had made the stay spendid.  We're hoping to come back soon.   Thank you for the great experience.  You have a lovely place.

Lalog Family


October 12th, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

We were so lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy three days in your lovely cottage!  Many many thanks.....   Your cottage had everything we needed!  The view of the lake is amazing.  We enjoyed every moment either sitting on the dock, or rowing on the lake!  We will bring the precious memories with us and will definitely recommend your cottage to our friends!

Thanks again!   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ying Yu & Family & Friends


October 2nd, 2015

Dear Curtis family,

What a beautiful cottage you have!  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with family and friends!  We really lucked out on the weather for this time of year.  The boys had a great time fishing & golfing.  Everything was perfect and we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

Perhaps we will be able to do this again!

Many thanks!

Tim & Janice Nace

Steve & Lora Gunn

Justin Thompson

John Gunn

Dean & Vickie Martin

& the pooches - Maggie & Beth


September 25th, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

We have rented cottages every year for the last ten years.  We definitely enjoyed your's the most.  Very spacious, clean.  What a great way to end the summer.

Reconnected with family, relaxed, had a great time. 

Thank you for the opportunity.

Taverner & Pearce families.


September 21st, 2015

Hi Curtis family,

We truly enjoyed our last weekend of summer in your lovely and exotic cottage.  We absorbed last rays of sun and spent some quality time around the fire pit and inside.  

We hope we come back soon and enjoy the winter here as well.

warm regard,



September 19th, 2015


We had so much fun here!  Girls loved running around and believe it or not swimming.  Spent a good portion of time in the Lake.  Even though it rained we still enjoyed watching movies, playing games, etc.

Will be back for sure!!

Holwerda Family.


August 29th, 2015

Hi Curtis Family,

We had a wonderful week at your beautiful cottage.  We had some rainy / overcast days but we still found stuff to do and didn't let it ruin our stay.  The kids had a blast with air hockey table, boat, swim dock, and just running around the cottage chasing each other.  We had some great fires and loved the location as it was relaxing.  We went on the cruise in Parry Sound & explored the shops in Port Carling.  We were successful & caught some fish off the dock & out in the boat.   Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely love to come back and possibly try out the Mallard Beach cottage as well.

Thank you again,

The Goods, Perkins & Clemens


August 8th, 2015

Curtis Family,

Thanks for the memories!  Our kids had a blast swimming, boating, fishing, and enjoying the fire!  Our two older boys finally caught their first fish off the dock.

We had a couple of rainy days too but the cottage was well stocked with games and movies to keep us occupied.

All the best!

Naumi, Laura, Voven (6), Eli (3), and Darius (2)


July 25th, 2015

Wow!!!  That is what I need to start with.  Thank you so much Curtis family for sharing your cottage with my family.  From the moment we arrived on a very hot, humid, steamy Saturday to coming in and finding a welcome note and bottle of wine, we felt right at home!!!  Your cottage had everything we needed.  The view of the lake is spectacular and enjoyed every day either sitting and relaxing on the dock, or swimming in the lake as the weather was perfect up here all week.  Thoroughly enjoyed watching my teenage daughter and her friend use the row boat and peddle boats.  My two older boys ages 19, 23, came up for a couple of days to celebrate birthdays and loved it.  Made use almost every night of the fire pit making smores.   Even our kitten "Summer" had a great time!!  Family memories that will last a lifetime!!

Thank you once again.

Sherri, Kim, Dustin, Matthew & Katie  : )


July 18th, 2015

We had a great week! Warm sun and warm lake : ) We saw a beaver, a crane, some unusual looking ducks, lots of chipmunks & squirrels and a couple of raccoon. Lake is full of frogs and we almost caught a couple of very large fish. In the morning the birds sing and the lake is like glass. We had a few great campfires with beautiful stars above. The air is so wonderful up here, smells like pine. We found the grocery store in Mactier to have some very good baked goods. Try the Chealsea bun, butter tarts also fantastic. Port Carling has a Turtle Jacks on the water - very nice. Had an ice-cream on the bay at Parry Sound which was very good. My sister & her boys came for 1 night on their way to Manitoba Island. They LOVED it. Especially the wii and the table games. Really enjoyed this cottage. It's a magical place. Thanks very much for all the thoughtful touches to make this place so comfortable and homey.

Best wishes,

Jackie, Cecil & Harley

July 11th, 2015

This year marks a 100 year family tradition of retreats to Muskoka.  Robert & Pauline Christie built a cottage in 1915 on a spot in Lake Joseph - now known on maps as Christie.  This year their many descendants from all across the country arrived to celebrate their vision of a touchstone for following generations.   We were glad to have Curtis Cottage so close to Christie.  We enjoyed catching up with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and in-laws!  In so many ways Curtis is like our family memories of cottage life.  We appreciated all the updated amenities here including the wine!.....and the washing machine.   The young people took advantage of the dock & paddle boat.  Thank you!

Bill & Ruth (Christie) Donovan

Dana & Patty Christie & David Christie

Nick & Alicia (Christie) Kesulain

Kelsey Davis


June 27th, 2015

We are three sisters and our husbands from drought-ridden California so what we have enjoyed the most is all of the green everywhere we look. After four years of drought, our eyes have feasted on the lush landscapes and all of the lakes filled to capacity. Long showers fee like a touch of heaven.

Our Aunt and Uncle live in MacTier so it was wonderful for us to be able to rent a house so close to them and on a lake. We spent many enjoyable evenings laughing with them over meals shared around the kitchen table and lazy afternoons with snacks on the deck.

Originally our husbands had planned to golf three of the mornings we were here. The courses were so beautiful and they enjoyed themselves so much they played five different courses! After a leisurely morning reading on the deck or dock with our coffee, we joined them for lunch. I think our favorite spot was the deck at Turtle Jack's in Port Carling - two wonderful lunches!

On a day they didn't golf we drove around Muskoka, Joseph, and Rosseau. In Gravenhurst we stopped and toured the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Center. Be sure to go to the wheelhouse of the model and toot the whistles - lots of loud fun!

Sunset Grill, close to the museum was a friendly place for a late breakfast / early lunch on our route. Stopped in Bracebridge at Muskoka Bear Wear then up to Lake Rosseau and Windermere House. We had been here for many happy occasions with our grandmother but hadn't been there since she passed away. A toast on the veranda overlooking the lake brought her happy spirit back to us.

Tomorrow is the last full day and we will return to California with wonderful memories of our Muskoka Cottage Country adventures!

Tim, Patti, John, Nancy, Sam & Ken


June 20th, 2015

Thanks for an awesome week.  Great weather, good fishing, nice spot and beautiful cottage.  We are looking forward to coming back or trying your other cottages.  Also, the women thank  you for the wine.  Us men never even had a chance to see the bottle before they gulped it!!!

Till next time,

Sebastian, Sam, Kevin, Gabby, Kim, Arlene, Rachel & Kayia


June 14th, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

Despite the rain, the house held 10 giants and a German shepherd comfortably.  We fished, and swam, and enjoyed all of the amenities you had to offer.  The scenery was beautiful and there was plenty of ways to enjoy it.  10/10 would recommend others to come and we would like to see all of the other cottages you plan to build in the future!


Cujo the Shep & his boys

Ajethan, Matthew, Melodie, Keith, Farhan, David, Julia, Raymond, Nathanael, Michael


June 8th, 2015

It's our second time here with the family.  It's once again an amazing time.   We look forward to coming again next year.  

See you soon

Tigbayan & Urrutia family  : )


June 5th, 2015

Hey Owners,

Arrived on Saturday, it was warm, rain, wind, & hot day.  Fun times BBQ'ing, and enjoyed the moments at the lake.  Catching the warmth from the fire was real nice.


Hi Curtis Family,

This week was the most relaxing vacation at your beautiful cottage.  Celebrated my 27th birthday here with some family on the weekend & for the rest of the week with my common law & our puppy Twixie.  Enjoyed all the amenities your cottage had to offer.  Waterfront was beautiful to just relax for hours on the dock.  Excited to book our next cottage stay with your family again!!

Many thanks,

Mariecar & Chris


May 12th, 2015

We absolutely loved how pretty the cottage was!  Definitely more than what we expected.  Weather could've been nicer and the power couldn't have gone out, but other than that you've done a great job with the cottage.  Everything we could need was here!!

Thanks for letting us use your cottage, will recommend to all our friends!

Wadhwa & Crumbere family


May 10, 2015

Dear owners,

The ten of us arrived on a warm Friday night, not all knowing who each other was but knowing that we were about t o embark on a fun and eventfull weekend ahead of Kathy's 22nd Birthday.  She's a special part of what became our family for the weekend and this cottage made it possible and that much more special.  From the firepit to the beautiful lake to playing wii and sitting around the kitchen table telling stories with too much food.  It brought us together in the most memorable way.  We thank you for the wonderful home, and all the services it offered.  We had an amazing time.

Love Everyone.


April 26, 2015

Marty's wedding party - Marty, Martin, Kevin, Alex, Jim

Didn't go boating, but still had a great time hiking, playing Koob and seeing the local wildlife.  Thanks for a great weekend cottage time.

April 29th, 2015

Susie's wedding party  - So much fun pedal boating, row boating, hiking, picnicing, polar bear dipping, camp firing, and having a girls' week.

Anna - I liked my room!

Katie - Had an amazing time here at the cottage!

Jessica - We had a great time with a beautiful view!

Jean - The cottage is gorgeous & so scenic!  Thanks for being so great to book with, it was great!

Amanda - Saw an osprey & a Kingfisher & a beautiful great blue heron.   Loved the hammocks & the view.

Hilory - Thanks so much!  The cottage is lovely!

Christine - Your cottage is da bomb  : )  Thanks for everything!  Great memories!!

Susie - Thanks to everyone!


 April 5, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your amazing cottage!  Everyone had a blast.  The kids enjoyed the fooseball table, the air hockey table, and the wii system.  We walked down the trail to lake.  There was still lots of snow and ice on the ground.  And the most favourite part was the grand cast iron fireplace!  We hope to come back soon, maybe in the summer time!


The Lad family & friends


March 29th, 2015

Thanks for a great week!  Made some great food and had a relaxing time.  Celebrated my husband's (Jim) 60th birthday Friday!!  Thanks for the wine.  Perfect way to start an awesome week!  Hope to come back!!


Jim & Carmela


March 21st, 2015

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for letting us use your lovely cottage this week.  Our oldest enjoyed having a floor to himself at night.  My 10 year old beat me over and over again at air hockey!  We enjoyed every moment!


The Doohers


March 8th, 2015

We had a lovely week at the cottage.  Highlights include hikes through the snow, snowshoe races, fierce games of Phase 10, and lazing around and watching made for tv movies.

Siobhan and Julie

Karen and Chris

Joe and Jed



February 16th, 2015

Thank you very much for allowing us to use your lovely cottage.  Beautiful view.  We had a blast tobogganing and playing in the snow.  The funniest was going down the laneway - even after we were warned not to - and yes getting stuck : )  It was fun watching the cars being towed out!


February 1st, 2015

Thank you so much for this wonderful space!  It's completely picturesque in this winter wonderland!  We had a great time sledding, dancing, and enjoying good company .  Would love to return!

Erica & gang

January 11th, 2015

Thank you for having us stay at your cottage.  It was fun though we couldn't follow our plan to do lots of other stuff due to the heavy snow.  Having said that, we decided to come back in summer again!
- Love Eva

It was a fun experience.  Haven't seen this much snow for decades.  Would love to come back for summer.
- Bonnie

Thank you for having us stay at such a cozy, clean and equipped cottage!  It snowed a lot and had a great experience getting our car stuck.
- Anthony & Cynthia

January 4th, 2015

Curtis Family,

Once again it has been an absolute pleasure.  Happy New Year & I hope to visit again soon!

Thank you!

Stacy Cordeiro & Family xo


November 23rd, 2014

Snow's too big, didn't really do anything outside but still loved this place!!!!!

Emma, Lianne, Polio, Cici , Wanquing, Bobby, Alvin, Leon, Yang

November 2nd, 2014

Thank you Curtis Family from the University of Waterloo!

October 27, 2014

Dear Curtis Family,

My husband & I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable weekend!  We had everything we needed for a completely relaxing time.

Many thanks for the welcoming bottle of wine and for making our 18th wedding anniversary one to remember.

All the best

Beth Kohan & Michael K (+Oliver)

October 18, 2014

Thank you Curtis Family,

For sharing your beautiful cottage with us.  Everything was really great and in order.  It was like a quiz looking for anything missing here.  We failed to find anything, though grandparents joked the cottage is missing a bible to keep always blessed.  You guys are marvellous and caring.  Our family of 9 wants to do it again in summer.

God bless you.

The Fouad's

Thank you for the complimentary wine!!

September 20, 2014

Dear Curtis Family,

Your cottage is beautiful!  My husband and I had a great time up here!  It was so welcoming walking in with the music and the wonderful bottle of wine, you guys outdid yourself!  Thank you!  So far this is the BEST cottage we have ever rented.  We can't wait to check out your other cottage one day : )  

Thank you so much again!

Kristen & Jason White

September 13, 2014

Thank you Curtis family for sharing your cottage with us.  The cottage is truly a place of serenity.  We had an amazing week, thank you again for the bottle of wine.

Matt Hageman & friends.

September 5th, 2014 

Dear Curtis Family, 

Thank you for letting us have an amazing vacation at your beautiful cottage. We shared many meals with family & many laughs & many many memories to cherish throughout the year. With so much to do it was sometimes hard to just lay on the dock & relax  :)   but rest assured we still managed plenty of it!! 

Our 3 month old puppy loved the cottage too!  He had many firsts here! His first swim, first boat ride, first time fishing & even his first campfire hot dog  :)  (and as you can imagine, his first of many baths!) 

We made friends with a duck who kept jumping into the paddle boat every time we went fishing. The pesky turtle that lives under the dock tried to eat my father in law’s prized catch of a 3lb bass!! We managed to rescue him for dinner (the bass!).   We caught 20+ fish in total and most will be around for future fishermen!!

The best part of your cottage is that it is beautiful, well stocked with activities and supplies but still feels very comfortable. 

Thank you for one of the greatest family vacations & cheers to many more in the future!! 

Katherine & Daniel Aucoin (& Indiana the puppy) 

P.S. Thank you for the welcoming wine. It was fantastic with our porterhouse steaks cooked to perfection on your bbq  :)

August 23, 2014

A wonderful time with children & 6 grandkids age 6 1/2, 5, 4 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, & 23 months.  Not sure how waterfront would be for little ones but it was fantastic as the older ones learned to swim (lifejackets & platform)

Weather was another great surprise with only rain one morning.  The layout & spaciousness was wonderful for 6 adults & 6 kiddies.  Campfire & fishing were all a hit.  Not even time to check out the Wii.

Thanks for a home away from home for the clan from Ottawa, Orangeville & Kitchener.

God Bless

Lewchuk family

August 16, 2014

Year 2!

Wow... a whole week at the Curtis Cottage!  We have been counting the days down to this vacation.  It's still our most PERFECT family vacation of all time...  We know that our visits here will always be relaxing, luxurious and perfect every time we come to this special place!  

Thank you so much for all of the "extras" you put in the place for us - great movies, kids love the paddle boat & rowboat ... all the basics that we could use at our fingertips and then some...  You really know how to make your guests feel cozy and comfortable.   The mattress was more comfortable than the one we have at home!  

We look forward to a lifetime of returning for happy vacations and family celebrations - and can't wait to try out BIRCH GROVE one day soon!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!  We are so happy and relaxed!  With deep appreciation, 

The Kopman's

August 9th, 2014

Dear Curtis Family

We had a wonderful week at your beautiful cottage.  Thanks for the wine, it made a wonderful sangria.  We had all 9 of our family here on the first weekend with plenty of room for everyone.  We shrank to 4 for the rest of the week with many relaxing times spent at the kitchen table & on the deck.

The Fletts & the Rowlands  : )

August  2nd, 2014

This was the first family vacation we were able to co-ordinate in over 8 years & we had a wonderful time at the Curtis Cottage!  Even though the weather didn't cooperate, we still had lots of laughs & good times indoors playing cards & games!  There was more than enough space for our family of 8 and we would definitely rent again.

Thanks for letting us stay here Curtis Family!

The Cornell's

July  5, 2014

Dear Curtis Family,

We had such an amazing time here and it was such an amazing experience.  Thank you so much for such a perfect vacation.  Hope to come back soon.

Rick, Michelle, Alyssa, Elena, Andrew, Matthew and Marco

June 28, 2014

Dear Curtis family

Thanks for sharing your cottage with us.  We had a fun time & made a lot of memories.


Sandra M irkovic

June 22, 2014

We had a really great time.  Thanks for a really great experience.  10 of us came up for my bachelor party and it was really fun.

Drew Cower

June 7, 2014

To my good friend Dean:

Thank you so much!  It was an absolutely great place to stay the night before the wedding with the fellas and a great venue for our rehearsal dinner .  Everyone loves the location, the cottage and the scenery, and has everyone wanting to come back!

We can't thank you enough!

Jennifer and Markus Wand & families

May 26, 2014

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful cottage!  This weekend has been an amazing experience, and provided us with a well deserved break from the city.  We love how spacious and clean the place was, our big family was pleased with the fact that we all had a comfortable place to sleep, and even our picky teenagers had no complaints.  The kids loved the games available to them downstairs and made good use of the paddle boat.   Even the dogs got to enjoy the weekend as much as we did!

The location of the cottage (the privacy and view from the dock) ma de our stay extra relaxing and helped us feel right at home.   We look forward to coming back soon, and perhaps experiencing cottage life in the winter.

P.S., thank you for the complimentary wine!

Tigbayan Family

May 21, 2014

Thank you so much.  Everything was as expected or better than expected.  Played golf two days, ate well.  Fished a little.  Would definitely come back.

Thanks for everything,

Ian, John, Michael & Michael

May 19, 2014

Jackie, Dean, Noah, Amy & Andrew (pugs Lucy & Nemo)

Thank you for the wine!  We really enjoyed our weekend!   While it was a bit cool, we had a great hike in the nearby forest where we were able to find a great rock to sit on in the sun (just a few meters away!)   We had great campfires at night and enjoyed the amenities in the cottage.


Luke, Kristen, John, Brent, Mat, Chris, Rob, Alyssa

May 4, 2014

Thanks,  We had a great weekend.  

The Girls

May 2, 2014

Dear Dean and Jackie,

Your cottage really felt like home.  We were very surprised to find out that it was very well equipped.  Our group had an awesome time with the foosball table and the boats (the weather was surprisingly nice, despite the forecast).  

We also watched a scary movie as a group which was fun.  So thanks for maintaining this place really well and alluring us to rent it.

Elvin, Keene, Masud, Walid, Antom, Lloyd, Anokki, Puneet, & Kevin

April 27, 2014

Dear Dean and Jackie,

We had a great time at your cottage.  Very comfortable, clean & fully equipped residence that we look forward to visiting again.  Wine was delicious!!!
- Paulina

We had a great stay and you have a beautiful cottage.

I'm impressed with the layout of your cottage.  It's beautiful and would love to come again.  Congrats.

Thank you Dean and Jackie for a wonderful stay at your lovely and homey cottage.  We all truly enjoyed the stay and would definitely come again.  Cheers,

Thank you Dean and Jackie!  Your cottage was lovely & felt right a home.  It was spacious and clean and very well equipped!  Thank you for sharing your home!  

Nice place.

Dear Dean and Jackie, On weekend of April 25th to the 27th we had an amazing stay!  
- Sefia, Paulina, Jen, Shiron, Rafal, Kenn, and Edwin.


April 21, 2014

Hi Curtis Family.  Happy Easter!   We all had a lovely break from the city in your beautiful cottage.   So many epic meals were cooked and board games played .  Very relaxing.  Can't wait to visit again.  Thanks!

From the tired lawyers and one teacher (I had the stickers)

Joleen, Lindsay, Stacy, Jess #1, Jess #2, Ray, Dave #1, Dave #2  (Can't wait to see it without snow)


March 26, 2014

Absolutely beautiful cottage!  Saw a fox smiling at us through the window on our first day.   Such a needed break from the city :)    Will definitely be back - thank you so much,

Amanda, Emily, Chris, Alana, Michelle, Tom, Steph, and Zack


March 16, 2014

Dear Dean and Jackie, 

We would like to say that you guys have a great cottage!  Our adventure here was long it was worth every second!  We will definitely be back soon!

Gulsharan, Kelly, Mike


February 17, 2014

Dear Dean and Jackie,

We have enjoyed our long weekend here immensely.  The cottage and the area are very lovely.  There was a group of eight of us here and we had great fun building a sledding/luge/skeleton run on the amazing hill leading from the house to the lake.  We walked a bit on the skidoo trails on the lake, but with all the up and down sliding, exercise was not an issue!  

We enjoyed playing Wii games, particularly Mario Kart & the party pack games.

Nice to have the wood stove and such a great open living/great room/kitchen area for hanging out and chatting.

We had glorious sunny weather and enjoyed getting some Olympic watching in too!  Thank you so much for the quick responses anytime we had questions and for getting the satellite issue resolved.


Brent & Jenn Lievers, Matt & Lydia Martin, Brad & Mandi Smith, Kevin & Robyn Godber


January 11, 2014

Let it snow!  THANK YOU CURTIS FAMILY for the use of your amazing cottage.  We enjoyed a WINTER WONDERLAND week.  So much so, that we were snowed in, couldn't snowmobile (snow too deep), and the roof and deck had to be shovelled (over 3 feet!!).  We enjoyed watching movies and relaxing!  

Best wishes in 2014!

James and Bert McArthur (short for Bertha) and Stewie the Snoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle)


January 4, 2014

Being at this cottage was an amazing way to spend my 15th birthday.  We went sledding and cross country skiing.  We loved playing on the wii and watching all the good movies you have.  My friend and I loved the basement master bedroom.  It was so comfortable.  We had a relaxing time before school starts.  Thank you.  I hope we can come back again!

Emily, Maya, Debby, Andrew, Scott, Celia, and Elena.  (and Sherlock)


December 1, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

We hail from the Rochester area of Michigan.  This weekend brought us up here to see my son play hockey.  He plays for the Huskies in Humphry.  We travelled after Fridays game and didn't arrive until 1am.  What a surprise.  We needed a warm place to bunk down for the weekend and were spoiled with beauty and elegance from the surrounding area.  

Saturday night we went to Parry Sound for the annual Christmas parade.  It was quite a sight to see all the families standing on the sidewalk, to wait for Santa to officially arrive.  Later that night my son came by with team mates that are from Sweden.  We treated them to some North American hospitality of pizza, gatoraide, and College football.  They thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did we.  Thanks for opening your "cottage".  We will never forget this weekend. 

The Domin's - Shely Twp. MI.


October 27, 2013

Heeeey Curtis Family!

Our second visit here was just as amazing and relaxing as our Summer stay!  Even in the rainy weather, the beautiful cottage is the perfect cozy, warm escape from everything.  Thank-you for the extra work you have put into making our stay superior!  The Curtis Cottage is our favourite vacation spot in the world!!

The Kopman Family : ) : ) : ) : )


October 14, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

First of all, thank you for the lovely bottle of wine.  We had a long day before arrival, and it was perfect to have a glass and unwind.  Secondly, the internet/website pictures do not do this beautiful place full justice.  MUST BE SEEN to experience it's full beauty.... wonderful place.  We enjoyed the outdoors especially, peaceful and serene.  We had the pleasure of added great weather on the Saturday so we enjoyed paddling around the lake.  It felt like Summer.  

Lastly your amenities are fantastic, from the space downstairs to play for the kids, right down to the cookware.  Thank you Dean for purchasing the 15lb roasting pan for our Thanksgiving turkey dinner (with all the trimmings).  It turned out fantastic!   It was also or son's birthday on Sunday.  This was part of his gift.  We fooled him into thinking we were going camping one last time.  Boy was he ecstatic when we opened the door and said surprise.   Thanks so much for opening your beautiful "home away from home" to us.  We have some great memories that were made here.

The Martin and Huyskens Family,
Lisa, John, Joryn......and Brannon Ginger and Josie


October 8, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

Fantastic cottage & beautiful setting.  Just wish we could have stayed longer!  Hope to come back soon.

Hewlett Family (UK)


September 29, 2013

Dear Dean & Jackie:

Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage....  We echo what so many others have said - it's cozy & you quickly feel you are "home"...  The weather & scenery were spectacular this week - we were so lucky.

We spent many hours relaxing on the deck & Kevin was very happy with the bass & perch that he caught (he says 1 bass was 1.5 lbs.) all of which he put back in the lake.  I spent much of my time reading & relaxing - which was a great change of pace for both of us.

Our friends stayed for 2 nights & thought the cottage was beautiful & the surrounding scenery was picturesque.

Thank you for the delicious wine & for the great service you give - you were always so quick to return my calls when I had a query - it was much appreciated!!

We are already planning a return visit for 2014...

All the best.

Tracie & Kevin Kellar

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September 15, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

You have a very beautiful cottage with a lot of space!  It was a great place to get together with our large family and did not feel crowded!  We are hoping to make this a yearly tradition!

Thank you for opening your cottage to us!

The Renner's

September 8, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

We had a wonderful time at this amazing and beautiful cottage.  The lake / boats were perfect for our getaway.  We would love to come again sometime in the near future!

Thank you,

U of T  MPH
Occupational and Environmental Health!
(aka Taller et al)


September 6, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

We definitely want to come back next year, lots of good times and fun.  Really appreciated how clean the cottage was on arrival.  We found everything we needed and even things we didn't!  Loved the scenery and the view from the deck is amazing!  Everything was perfect.  Thank you so much for an amazing relaxing vacation. 

Best wishes  

Adrian and Kim.

Dear Curtis Cottage,

This was truly a great experience.  Every possible need was filled and felt like home during our stay.  We look forward till next year when we get to come back again .

Thanks again Curtis Cottage.

Adrian Hylton


September 2, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for everything including the bottle of wine.  We and our friends really enjoyed the cottage not only is it warm and welcoming, it also had everything that we could ask for.  The kids loved the games and the peddle boats.  The life jackets were pretty handy as we forgot to bring ours.

The cottage was very clean, comfortable and designed for total enjoyment.  We also wanted to thank you for catering our need for the long weekend and letting us your cottage.

Hopefully we can come back in the future.   Thank you very much, warm regards! 


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August 30, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage.  We had a wonderful time.  Kids loved paddle boat and to play wii.  It is a great addition to all the other games you have here.  We loved the fire pit in the evenings.

Thank you again.

Iryna and family and friends.


August 24, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

Thank you for the warm welcome & the bottle of wine to enjoy during our stay.  Our family loved staying in such a spacious and beautiful cottage.  My mom joined us from Ireland for our stay.  It's the first time she was this far North and was continuously in awe of the scenery.

We took the two hour Parry Sound cruise during our stay, a day trip to Huntsville, and some wonderful days on the lake!  Our three daughters (17, 15, &11) all asked if we could come back again!  All in all a relaxing and very enjoyable family time.

Thank you very much : )

Mandy, Mike, Angela, Ashleigh, Katelyn, Emma & Brittney

August 17, 2013

We all had a great time at your cottage .  It really does feel like home.  Hope we get to come back and enjoy it again.


Marta & Dave, Derek & Nancy, Jeremy, Rachel, Kayla, Ethan, Max, Maynard & Loki

August 10, 2013

Wow!  This has been the best weekend / week our family has had yet.  This cottage is so beautiful , comfortable, and peaceful.  Our kids felt right at home playing at the waterfront, looking for frogs and fish, rowing the boats, relaxing, talking, and enjoying the full benefits of this location.  It was a pleasure to watch them just be kids and escape all the digital distractions of the city.  It was a great luxury, however to have the TV's and video games as well.  They felt free to roam about, just enjoying their days to the fullest.  We appreciated so much the luxuries made available by the Curtis family - the fully equipped kitchen, beautiful bathroom & tub, the zero gravity chairs, dock, barbeque, AMAZING fire pit overlooking the water.  This lake is so quiet and PERFECT.  Seriously - Best family experience on vacation yet.  We were all so relaxed and happy.  Thank you!  We will be back for sure! 

Nancy, Bob, Ben, and Leo

July 26, 2013 

Curtis Family, 

Congratulations on the purchase of your cottage. Thank you for the wonderful vacation memories with 4 adults, 3 teenagers, and 3 children. We were never at a loss for things to do. The home is amazing, spacious, and comfortable. The scenery and peaceful lake is perfect! Our 3 year old caught her first fish here and the older kids loved catching and releasing the frogs down by the dock. 

We were fortunate enough to see a deer, racoon, 2 beavers, turtles, chipmunks, squirrels, and caught and released pike, perch, largemouth bass, crappy, and sunfish. 

I hope you and your family are able to enjoy making memories at your new cottage as much as we did. 

Thank you. 

The Charlton’s & The Bedards 

July 20, 2013

Dear Curtis Family,

Wow!! What an amazing experience.  Everything was perfect.   Your beautiful cottage far exceeded our families expectations.  The bottle of wine and welcome card was lovely and we immediately felt at home.  Your information book was great.  We referred to it several times.  The place was clean and amenities fantastic!  Everything and more already written about by previous guests.  The location of the cottage was perfect for day visits from grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great grandparents, uncles, and aunts.  The kids especially loved the place.  Every day was a different reunion.  Our family had wonderful barbeques in the evenings when family would visit from Barrie for 3 or 4 hours.  We could easily pop home to Huntsville to check on our home and pets yet feel on vacation while at the cottage.  There were enough beds to accommodate kids who did not want to go home with parents after visiting, and we got some time with nephews and grand daughters.  Our daughter and fiancé fell in love with the view of the lake from the fire pit and suddenly the planned city hall wedding next week became a beautiful spiritual exchange of vows overlooking the lake at the fire pit platform by an accommodating officiate in front of parents, siblings, and two grandma's on July 14, 2013.  After some scrambling for flowers, etc., when Vance and Kirsten exchanged their vows, the sun shone through the trees and the lake glittered.  It was emotional beyond words.  We met the McPherson family who have a cottage 45 minutes away, and we watched our children unite in marriage as they exchanged heirloom family wedding rings.  It could not have been more perfect for the two of them who have travelled the world together from Zambia to Japan and much to the relief of parents on both sides as they included us when they became husband and wife.  For ever more your cottage will hold a special place in our hearts.

The rest of the week was spent sunning and fishing, overdosing on marshmallows, more swimming; the lake is warm with a cool underwater current, very mild in deeper water.  The water lilies were gorgeous.  The kids caught several nice size bass, most returned to the water for another day.  The peddle boats and row boat caused hours of fun.  Finally on our last night, Pete and I were alone.  The weather was crazy but it didn't matter.  We continued to enjoy the place.  Your bottle of wine has been given to the newlyweds to be opened and enjoyed on their first anniversary.    Your cottage, filled with much love and laughter and happiness.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful place.  We hope that we will be allowed to return next year.  Child number three has already informed us that there will be no impromptu marriage by her and her boyfriend lol.

We wish you much happiness and joy in your beautiful cottage that is so much like home.  Thanks a million!

Pete and Sue Corson and Family

P.S.  Had a masked little visitor every night.  Fearless little guy.  He even licked an empty bottle of Mike's hard lemonade lol!


July 13, 2013

Curtis Family,

We have rented a different cottage every year for the past 5 years.  This was the nicest and most functional cottage yet for our family.  Our 9 & 12 yr. olds loved the playroom set did we!  Loved the dock & floating dock.  Lots of room to play & hide for peace & quiet!  

Thank you for the wine too!  A very special family experience!!

Colin & Michelle
Jorelyn & Camryn


July 6, 2013

Curtis Family,

We had a great vacation.  The cottage is perfect and the boat on the water is great.  The grandkids enjoyed the docks for swimming and fishing and the adults enjoyed the relaxation.

Thanks so much for letting us have a great time on our vacation.

The Luscombes



At Curtis Cottage, all beds and mattresses are newer and come with high thread count sheets. There are 4 bedrooms in total. The two upstairs bedrooms feature King size beds.  The upstairs living room has a fold down futon bed.   In the downstairs, there are two more bedrooms.  One with a King bed and the other with a double bed.  The recroom has a single over double bunkbed as well as a double fold out sofa bed, great for a kids hangout!  All linens, towels, and pillows are provided and are freshly made for your arrival!

Max. occupancy 10 people.

Curtis Cottage

Fully equipped Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room, 3 bathrooms, Games room with Foosball, Airhockey, Wii system and games, 2 X 50" TV's, and 2 other tv's in bedrooms, books, movies, and Internet.
Large Deck across back of cottage with lake views.
Exceptional Privacy 

Parking: 4 Vehicles 
Heating: Forced air propane, Wood Fireplace

Air conditioning 
Outside and Watercraft:
Fire pit, Large rowboat with paddles, Family pedal boat, Kayak, Stand up paddleboard,  Life Jackets (various sizes), Deck, Deck table, chairs, sun umbrella, zero gravity chairs, Dock and Muskoka chairs
Refrigerator, Oven, Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Slow cooker, Propane BBQ, Washer, Dryer,  Coffee Maker,  Kettle, All the comforts of home.


4 Televisions - 2 50", Satellite Dish, DVD Player, DVD Collection, Wii gaming system and variety of games, Foosball table, sit-down arcade game, Board Games and Books. 

On McTaggart Lake close to Lake Joseph!


Available year round!

Red/Pink is booked - Grey is available

2019 - LOW SEASON:

January 2, 2019 to June 15, 2019 and

Sept. 14, 2019 to Dec. 30, 2019
Week: $1,275
Weekend - $850 (any two nights)

Additional nights - $85 (up to a week)


June 15, 2019 to June 29, 2019 and

August 31, 2019 to September 14, 2019

(Week rentals only) $2,175


June 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019

(Week rentals only) $2,875

Family Day, Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
(3 nights minimum) $1,445
Additional nights $85 (up to a week)

2020 - LOW SEASON:

January 2, 2020 to June 13, 2020 and

Sept. 12, 2020 to Dec. 30, 2020

Week: $1,275
Weekend - $850 (any two nights)

Additional nights - $85 (up to a week)


June 13, 2020 to June 27, 2020 and

Sept, 5, 2020 to September 12, 2020

(Week rentals only) $2,175

June 27, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020

(Week rentals only) $2,875

Max. occupancy 10 people.

About the Owners

We are the Curtis family (Dean, Jackie, Noah, Amy, and Andrew). We fell in love with the area when we were searching for a cottage in 2012 and we were fortunate enough to find this amazing cottage on beautiful McTaggart lake. Our family has enjoyed many fun times at "Curtis Cottage". It is the perfect place for swimming, relaxing, and fishing. We enjoy night time campfires and watching movies from the DVD collection on cool summer/autumn nights. We also enjoy looking through the different stores of Parry Sound and some of the other Muskoka towns. We hope you enjoy Curtis Cottage as much as we do and we look forward to reading your guestbook entry on some of the fun times you've had!