The owners of "Serenity by the Lake" have beautifully renovated their cottage so it retains a traditional cottage atmosphere with a beach house look & feel and it is located just off of Hwy 28, a few kilometers South of Bancroft. It is a tranquil and safe spot for swimming and fishing as the cottage owners have voluntarily agreed not to use motorboats as it is a clean and quiet lake. The cottage sits on the East shore so it enjoys sun for most of the day on the dock along with views to the West for sitting out and enjoying the sunsets. The kitchen and dining area is open concept; light and airy with a large dining table and a fully updated and well-equipped kitchen. A smaller area to one side of the kitchen/dining room has seating overlooking the lake for making the most of the views across the water. A real bonus is the screened-in sunroom with table and chairs for outdoor dining and beautiful lighting for those evenings of relaxation, leading onto the deck. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the main level; the master has an ensuite bathroom, and there is another bedroom off the kitchen with 2 full sized beds. Stairs lead to the lower level family room that has a walkout to the waterside, which includes a couch, woodstove, a TV, VCR/DVD player & stereo system offering a cozy getaway for those not wanting to spend time outside, or to warm up on cooler evenings. As well there is a Gitoni table for some fun competition. Outside, there are steps down to the waterfront, where the owners have just put in a new dock and upper wrap around deck for 2014 and although there is a lawned area, there is a fairly short but steep slope so not really suitable for ball games at that side of the property; but the front has a large horseshoe driveway and a big open area for games. The dock has steps into the water which is about 2ft at the shoreline, deepening to over 4-5 ft at the end of the dock and includes four Muskoka chairs for relaxing by the lake.