The heart of Muskoka! Enjoy your time in this charming cottage, sitting on 1/2 acre with 100' of waterfront with direct south and south/west views and 'stunning sunset'. Beautifully situated 'Bala Magic' is a 10-minute stroll to the centre of town with many popular restaurants, outdoor cafe's, pubs, entertainment (including, the famous 'Kee to Bala'), Don's Bakery, Cottage Cravings, gift shops, grocery store, LCBO/Beer Store, the Bala Falls, parks, places of worship and more. It doesn't get any better than this! Bala sits on the Falls at Moon River and the river is dotted with wonderful cottages on its banks. In many ways more like a lake than a river, the Moon offers great swimming, boating and fishing. Exloring the islands and bays of the river is a favorite pastime of boaters and paddlers here. The waterfront at Bala Magic has a shallow, gradual entry on flat rock leading to a sandy bottom further out. With deeper water swimming available beyond the dock, it is well suited to swimmers of all ages and abilities. If you'd rather just be a waterfront spectator, there is a very nice waterfront patio for doing just that. Taking in the sights of the river amidst the peace of the trees is another way to experience that Bala Magic. At the cottage, enjoy eating and lounging in comfort with views from every room including the breezy 'Muskoka Room', master bedroom with semi-ensuite and private walk-out to the waterfront; large 2nd bedroom with recreation area for playing games and relaxing. Lounge in the sun on the stone patio or deck overlooking the water. 'Bala Magic' has an excellent shoreline on Moon River very suitable for children and adults to swim and enjoy water activities. There is a boat launch very nearby however, canoes and kayaks can be launched right from the cottage's private beach. A nice feature of this cottage is the two distinct wings for the bedrooms, each with is own bathroom. While the communal areas are great for together time, the adjacent sleeping areas allow for flexibility of privacy within the group. A queen bed outfits the east bedroom and there is a 4-piece bathroom in this wing. The other bedroom sleeps up to 5 people with a set of two bunks. There is also a nice sitting area in this room, with a wood stove for cold nights in the non summer months.