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.
** 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.

Boat house with loft dormer and stairs.

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 Labor Day week. Before the last week in June and after Labor Day week only the main cottage is available. The extra charge for the use of the boat house loft is $300 per week, or part week, including HST. Interior loft photos of the boathouse loft are below.

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.

Fire pit as seen from the deck.

**The video at the top of this page was taken from the balcony of the boathouse loft.

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.

Bedroom with twin bunk beds.
Bedroom with Queen bed
Second bedroom with Queen bed.
Loon Lookout main cottage, deck, and sauna taken from the boathouse loft stairs.
  • 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, dining room. three bedroom doors and door to main bathroom.
  • kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster
  • washer and dryer
Stacking washer and drier.
  • 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
Full bath with shower.
  • 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
Powder room

Boats 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.

Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator, electric stove with over, dishwasher, microwave, work island and lots of cupboard. The white refrigerator was recently replaced with a larger stainless steel refrigerator that can be seen in another photo.

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.

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Kitchen with dishwasher
Living room with main door on left, sliding door to deck, and propane fireplace and TV screen on the right.

Living room with fireplace and large TV.

Boathouse, dock, stairs to boathouse loft, sauna and stairs from deck to dock taken from the main cottage deck.
Four Muskoka chair on deck as seen from boathouse loft steps.
Front of Loon Lookout boathouse with loft above. Chairs on balcony for enjoying the view.
Dining room and part of kitchen with new large stainless steel refrigerator. Door to two bedrooms can be seen off the dining room.

Sauna available for use - additional rates apply due to high cost of hydro.

Sauna available for use – additional rates apply due to high cost of hydro.

View from the entry door of the boathouse loft. Queen bed is to the right and the desk/work space is at the far end of the loft on the right.

Boat house loft dormer window and two chairs for relaxing.

Twin bed and dresser in boathouse loft.

Fall is a beautiful time on Lake Cecebe. Leaf color is usually at the best from September 20th until early October.

View of Watson Island from near the front of Loon Lookout

Single loon on the lake in the mist.

An artistic photo of Watson Island across from Loon Lookout.


Only unmarked dates are available.

2019 Loon Lookout Rental Rates

Loon Lookout is available for weekly rental from mid-June through the Thanksgiving weekend. 4 night minimum rentals are welcome in mid-June, mid to late September and October, and 3 nights for Thanksgiving Weekend and the May long weekend.

Full week (7 night) stays required in late June, July, August and early September high season except the 6 night Labour Day week.

Sheets and towels available for an additional $60 per week/stay for 1-4 people and $80 per week/stay for 5-8 people with prior arrangement

$500 non-refundable booking deposit required.

$400 cleaning/damage deposit required, but assuming that you leave the cottage as you find it, the full $400 will be returned.

2019 Rates which include HST

LABOUR DAY WEEK 2019 – 6 nights
Sunday, September 1 until Sunday, September 8, 2019

7 Nights Only – $1,795 (Sunday to Sunday) add $475 to rent the boathouse loft as a 4th sleeping area and/or office

Saturday, September 7 until September 21 – $265 per night for stays less than 7 nights

Weekly – $1,695 including Fall Color weeks. – ($242.14 per night) uninsulated boat house loft unavailable

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

Minimum Fall Low Season stay is 4 nights


Saturday, September 21 until October 11 – $255 per night for stays less than 7 nights

Weekly (7 Nights -$1595 (Saturday to Saturday) ($227.86 per night for the week booking) or $255 per night –uninsulated boat house loft unavailable

Minimum Late Fall Low Season stay is 4 night **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.


2020 Rates inc HST  – $500 booking deposit & $400 cleaning/damage deposit required check in 3:30 checkout 10:30

SUMMER SHOULDER WEEK 2020 — $500 extra for Loon Boathouse Loft

Saturday, June 20 – Saturday, June 27

Weekly only — $1,895

HIGH SEASON 2020 Please ask about rates for stays of two or more consecutive weeks.  — $500 extra for Loon Boathouse Loft
Saturday, June 27 until Saturday, August 29, 2020

Weekly Only – $1,995 (Saturday to Saturday)

LATE SUMMER SHOULDER WEEK 2020 — $500 extra for the Loon Boathouse Loft

Saturday, August 29 until Saturday, September 5

Weekly only — $1895 (Saturday to Saturday)

LABOUR DAY WEEK 2020 — $500 extra for Loon Boathouse Loft
Saturday, September 5 until Saturday, September 12, 2020

Weekly Only – $1,895 (Saturday to Saturday)

FALL LOW SEASON 2020 – Boathouse loft is available until Sept. 19, but not after  – Max 6 people as of the afternoon of September 19th
Saturday, September 12 until September 26 – $265 per night

Weekly – $1,695 including Fall Color weeks. – ($242.14 per night)

Minimum Fall Low Season stay is 4 nights

LATE FALL LOW SEASON 2020 – Boathouse loft is not available – Max 6 people

Saturday, September 26 until Tuesday, October 3 – $255 per night

Weekly -$1595 (Saturday to Saturday) ($227.86 per night) –

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

Minimum Late Fall Low Season stay is 4 night **If you see a part week on the availability calendar please ask. – We will consider stays with a minimum of 4 nights in May, June, September and October.

Loon Lookout Rental Application

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