Loon Lookout

About Loon Lookout

** We are a family oriented multi-generational rental, and take a maximum of 6 to 8 guests of any age. Infants count as a person. NOT SUITABLE for people who want to party.

** We have a 4th sleeping area/private office space with a desk and bathroom with a shower in the boat house loft. This space, approximately 16′ x 23′, will allow a person who needs to work a few hours a day a quiet space to do so while spending time at the lake with family. Renting the boathouse loft can also provide some private space for grandparents while children and grandchildren use the main cottage, or it can be a private space for older children who want to sleep in. The boathouse loft is rented in addition to the cottage as an add-on, but is never rented separately from the main cottage. The weekly or part-week rental for the boathouse loft is $500.

The boat house loft can accommodate two or three extra people allowing Loon Lookout to sleep a maximum of 8 guests from the last week of June through mid-September. Before the last week in June and after mid-September only the main cottage is available.

WE NEVER RENT THE BOATHOUSE LOFT SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN COTTAGE. That means you can rent the main cottage for a maximum of 6 people, or add the boathouse loft for a maximum of 8 people. If you decide not to rent the boathouse loft it just remains closed while you use the main cottage.

Loon Lookout is a comfortable newly renovated three-bedroom cottage on Lake Cecebe between Burk’s Falls and Magnetawan, that is ideally suited for multi-generation family vacations. This well-equipped cottage, which is set in a grove of white birch trees, features an inspiring long south east view down Lake Cecebe between two large islands from the living area and private dock. The loan of a canoe makes exploring the lake fun. The private dock and deck/dock sitting area are great places to spend a summer day reading, talking, watching family members play in the water, or just watching the world go past.

Loon Lookout comfortably accommodates between two and a maximum of six (2 – 6) people of any age. With the boathouse loft 8 guests can be accommodated.

  • Cozy, efficient layout, clean, and bright
  • filtered whole cottage water system
  • three small bedrooms, two with Queen beds, one with twin mattresses in a custom wooden bunk bed
  • powder room next to one bedroom
  • full bath with walk-in shower, sink and toilet

Loon Lookout is well equipped

  • kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster
  • washer and dryer
  • large assortment of dishes & utensils
  • inside table seats six
  • comfortable sofa, love seat, recliner and coffee table in the living room
  • propane BBQ on the private deck
  • chairs on the deck
  • private 6′ x 32′ dock with a 6′ x 8′ ramp leading to an 8′ x 14′ floating dock
  • private 9’ x 20’ dry land deck/dock along the shore with Muskoka chairs and swim ladder
  • insulated and screened windows
  • new propane fireplace
  • ceiling fan in the living room
  • baseboard heater
  • skylight in kitchen and Sola-tube in powder room
  • good cell phone coverage, internet with a Bell or Rogers stick or hub, get internet with a Smart phone
  • 55″ flat screen TV with DVD player (no TV reception). Download movies and videos at home and play them on the TV at Loon Lookout.
  • DVD player
  • private fire pit near the lake
  • septic system
  • automatic back up generator in case of hydro outages
  • circular driveway for easy vehicle entrance and departure
  • parking for one boat trailer on the side of the driveway
  • loan of a 16’ canoe during your stay; 6 adult life jackets, paddles, and required boating safety kit

Boat with motors can be rented on the lake, and we can provide our guests with the contact information for boat rental operators

Separate sauna with electric heater between the cottage and the lake. There is an extra charge of $60 for the use of the sauna during your stay because of high Hydro rates.

The boathouse loft (approximately 16′ x 23′) can serve as a private office for writers, composers, artists, and anyone who has to have a privacy, quiet and space to work a few hours a day while at the lake. Internet is accessible from local towers with a smart phone, hub, or stick that you bring.

There are 40 miles of navigable waterways from the Loon Lookout dock. Locks in the Village of Magnetawan give you access to Ahmic Lake.

Lake Cecebe contains small-mouth bass, pickerel (walleye), pike, and some perch.

A well behaved dog is allowed if you pick up after it, don’t let it run unsupervised, and don’t leave it alone in the cottage.

Rest and relax or be more active with swimming from the private dock, fishing, exploring the lake by canoe, walking the local paths, or maybe going down river to the Village of Magnetawan for lunch, dinner or shopping.

Guest reviews of Loon Lookout.

Availability and rental rates.

Only unmarked dates are available.


  • Rates inc HST
  • $500 booking deposit by e transfer & $400 cleaning/damage deposit required 
  • You are expected to leave the cottage as clean as you find it. There is no cleaning service available.
  • Check in 3:30 checkout 10:30
  • NOT SUITABLE for people who want to party.
  • Very good for multi-generational family groups
  • A person of any age is counted as a guest including babies.
  • Sheets and towels are available for $70 for 1 to 4 guests and $110 for 5 to 8 guests, if reserved ahead.
  • We have recently connected to Starlink and guests have enough connectivity for basic business usage such as emails, and most web apps, but not for streaming movies and gaming.* The local library offers free use of their high speed internet. 


MAY LONG WEEKEND 2024 – Thursday May 16 – Monday May 20

  • Two couples maximum except with special permission
  • 6 people maximum
  • Main cottage only – uninsulated boathouse loft is not available
  • 3 nights minimum – $300 per night


  • Saturday, June 8 until Saturday, June 15  AND Saturday, June 15 until Saturday June 22
  • Weekly only — $2,265 for the main cottage only and $2765 with the main cottage and the uninsulated boathouse loft


  • Saturday June 22 until Saturday June 29
  • Weekly only – $2,375 main cottage only. Maximum 6 guests
  • Main cottage and uninsulated boathouse loft $2875  Maximum 8 guests.


  • Saturday, June 29 until Saturday, August 24
  • Weekly Only – $2,540 (Saturday to Saturday) for the main cottage only. Maximum 6 guests.
  • With the boathouse loft AND the main cottage – $3040  Maximum 8 guests.
  • Please ask about rates for stays of THREE or more weeks


  • Saturday, August 24 until Saturday, September 7
  • Weekly only — $2,265 (Saturday to Saturday) for the main cottage only.  Maximum 6 guests.
  • $500 extra for boathouse loft so $2765 for the main cottage and the boathouse loft


The uninsulated boathouse loft is available until Saturday, September 21, but not after. Thus, 6 guests maximum after the afternoon of Saturday, September 16th

  • Saturday, September 7 until September 21
  • Weekly – $2050- $292.86/night —  including Fall Color weeks 
  • $320 per night main cottage only – 4 night minimum rental, weekly rentals preferred  – 6 guests maximum.
  • Uninsulated boathouse loft – $500 extra per stay – 2 additional guests maximum



  • Boathouse loft unavailable – Maximum 6 guests
  • Saturday, September 21 until Sunday September 29 – $295 per night
  • Weekly – $1835 (Saturday to Saturday) $262.14/night

The fall leaf color is usually very beautiful between Sept. 20 and early Oct.

** If you see a part week on the availability calendar please ask. We will consider stays with a minimum of 4 nights in June, September and October unless a weekly minimum booking is stipulated.

Loon Lookout Rental Application