My own hand painted wood sign, inspired by my Grandfather who was first violin for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A wonderful article from Cottage Life, on Woodwind highlighting tiny spaces.
Woodwind Cabin in Muskoka

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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Modern, lovingly restored, self contained Woodwind cabin is located at the gateway to Muskoka, 90 minutes from Toronto. Large deck, outdoor fireplace, 1 minute walk to lake, public beach, and docks. Surrounded by towering pines and granite slopes.

The space

You will love my handcrafted cabin! IG #woodwindcabin
Are you looking for a unique place to stay in Muskoka? My Woodwind is the perfect retreat for peace and quiet, close to Toronto. Lovingly restored with Small House Eco design inspiration. NEW this year, bath towels, eco friendly soap, conditioner and shampoo.
(Please bring your own beach towels for swimming)

No pets please.
Maximum two guests.
**With all bookings and/or inquiries please have an UPDATED PROFILE WITH VERIFICATIONS and information about you interests etc. Especially if you have no reviews ***

I only take a minimum 2 night bookings on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and 3 night bookings on long weekends, flexible if nights are open. This applies mostly to the summer season.
One night bookings during the week are fine, if I can accommodate you.

This is a newly renovated self contained cabin with original hard wood floor, high ceiling and lots of natural light. It has a small bathroom with shower and toilet, refinished antique pocket door, small closet, and a funky up-cycled church windows.
Woodwind cabin has a queen sized comfy bed, bed linens provided, bath towels, Eco-friendly soap and shampoo. There is a chest of drawers with large mirror, side table and small desk and chair (desk is not in photos).

There is also a small T.V. with a large selection of vintage VHS movies for your viewing pleasure.

I have two kayaks and you can rent for $30 each per day. I supply safety kit, life jackets, paddles and a map.
You can pay by visa or cash after your arrival, sometimes it's weather permitting! There is also a quick waiver that must be signed.

The kitchenette has sink, plates, cups, mugs, bowls, utensils, wine glasses, bottle opener, can opener, knives, cutting board, toaster, kettle, microwave, and bar fridge and Napoleon BBQ. I also supply a French press, coffee, tea, sugar, ketchup, mustard and relish, olive oil and salt and pepper.
**There is no stove inside the cabin. If you bring a gas stove, you must use it outside. There is no cooking inside the cabin. I do not supply pots and pans***.
You must do your dishes, eco friendly dish soap and wash towels provided.

I use only biodegradable/unscented/eco-friendly cleaners and cleansers in the cabin (I do use a bit of windex). Your sheets are line dried and will not smell of harsh chemical/skin irritating scents. Everything is washed with eco friendly laundry soap as well.

The water is pure spring water from a 200 foot well, drilled into solid granite. Please respect the water and use only what you need.

Outside is your own private deck, surrounded by Canadian granite, honeysuckle bushes, and towering white pines. Complete with patio furniture, hammock, and outdoor fire place, wood provided. You can park directly outside the cabin.
The main house is right next door, with the parking are separating the two buildings. (see my photos for views from cabin windows), and I give my guests quiet and privacy Woodwind cabin and all it's amenities, are strictly reserved for your use.
50 meteres away is a nice sandy community beach, marina, government docks for fishing and boat launch.
Gravenhurst is 10 minutes away where you can go for an afternoon ride on the oldest running steamship in North America, The Segwun. Dine at the wharf, or take a nice drive to Bala, visit the falls, and eat the best buns you have ever tasted at Don's bakery.
Vist the Gravenhurst farmers market on Wednesdays, or go for a easy wilderness hike at Torrence Barrens, the stargazing capital of Ontario. I will be happy to give you any suggestions.

Sorry, no WIFI, but you won't miss it in the ultra relaxing space. Unplug!

Are you price comparing different listings on air bnb? Keep in mind woodwind cabin is only 1 hr 45 min from Toronto. There is no additional charge for 2 guests. Firewood and BBQ is also included, and HST. This truly is a lovely space :)

Guest access

Guests will have access to parking in front of the cabin for easy loading and unloading bags etc. The outdoor fireplace directly beside Woodwind Cabin and firewood is supplied. You will also have your own large deck, lawn and hammocks to relax and hang out. The small community beach is a 10 second walk down our private road, with two swimming docks. The beach is very sandy with an easy sloping entry.There is also government docks and Marina, for fishing and boat launching (parking as well). The main house is not for guest use.

Interaction with guests

Im usually there to welcome my guests. But I believe in giving as much privacy as possible, unless they need something. My house is next door, the parking area is between the two buildings. You will see me occasionally.

Other things to note

I discourage guests from bringing disposable plastic water bottles here. No need to bring bottled water to the cabin. It's the best you have ever tasted! Please respect the well, (the main house uses the same well) and be conservative with short showers and water consumption in general.

Please keep all fires small. No smoking in the cabin.

Extra stuff you might find helpful to bring:
extra towels for the beach
flashlight for night walks
marshmallows for the fire

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Other

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $21
Security Deposit $251
Weekly Discount: 24%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Check out is 11am, please be prompt as I schedule my cleaning.

No guests under the age of 19, unless accompanied by an adult.
No smoking in the cabin.
This space accommodates TWO people only, no extra or overnight guests.
No pets, no small children.
The public beach has no life guard, use at your own risk. All children must be supervised. Any boats or watercraft are also used as the guest own risk. No drinking (alcohol) or drug use while boating or swimming.
The main house is not for use of cabin guests.
Don't use the bed linens, towels or the extra blanket outside the cabin.
Bring your own beach towels.
Please don't throw food scraps (even if it's compostable) into the forest. This will attract BEARS and racoons. Bring all your food in at night.
Please separate your garbage with recycling. You can empty your garbage in the house basement door on the other side of the Buddha.
Any fires in the outside fireplace must be monitored, and any community fire bans must be respected.

***No daytime fires, no daytime burning. This is local law, meaning no fire outside until dusk.***

No large fires in the outdoor fireplace, SMALL FIRES ONLY. This can damage the brick work. Please cover the firewood for the next guests.

***Nothing but toilet paper down the toilet***Do not flush tampons, condoms, garbage, food or grease down the toilet or in the sink. Any foreign objects can cause nasty plumbing accidents. If there is a plumbing problem, you will be billed.

Please park on the gravel driveway, DO NOT PARK ON GRASS.

**There is no stove inside the cabin. If you bring a gas stove, you must use it outside. There is no cooking inside the cabin. There is an outdoor fire place, and BBQ. I do not supply pots and pans***. Using foil wrapped food on the BBQ or fire, is the easiest way to Glamp!

Please refrain from using perfume or cologne inside cabin, be considerate of the next guest. Strong Artificial scents 'linger' in this small space. I like to offer all my guests chemical free accommodation.

Woodwind water is very clean and safe, I encourage refillable water bottles.

You must do your dishes, soap and towels provided.If you need anything during your stay, please contact me via text.
Other than that, have fun!

*Also Note* If you have any problems during your stay, you must notify me within 24 hours upon check in. No refunds, full or partial, will be given after check out.
In a very rare event of emergency plumbing problems or power outage, or any other extreme circumstances, you may be requested to leave and your money will be refunded for your unused nights. I have a backup generator now, so this should not be a problem. But you may be requested to conserve electrical power.
Please remember this is not a hotel, but a home.
Treat it as if you were visiting a friend or family.
If you ruin or stain the sheets, pillowcases or duvet cover, you WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR REPLACEMENTS. My septic system cannot handle harsh chemicals for stain removal. I like to provide good quality linens and towels and can not discard them after guests, so keep them clean. I will provide 'extra sheets' in the top drawer, for guests who need to protect the bed from any messy activities.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

133 Reviews

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Janet User Profile
September 2017
We had a great little escape from the city at Leslie's cabin. Everything was as described and more! Leslie was a great host, even meeting us for checkin after 9pm and showing us all the ropes. The cottage itself was perfect for two with great, well thought out amenities. Despite proximity to the main house, we had all the privacy we needed with a secluded back porch and hammock for afternoon siestas.

Mengfei User Profile
September 2017
Lovely cabin with beautiful surroundings. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wonderful fresh air!

Mehdi User Profile
September 2017
Great place for your long weekend getaway with a great host! The cabin is very well-equipped and clean.

Lindsay User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Leslie's cabin was perfect! The cabin was quaint, cozy and the perfect size for two. The backyard was adorable and perfect for having a fire and watching the stars. Leslie herself has an amazing energy and made us feel welcomed and comfortable as soon as we arrived. We would go back in a heartbeat!

Andrea User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely loved this little cottage! Right by a beautiful lake, super quiet and all the amenities we could need. Leslie is an awesome host, and I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
Leslie's place was immaculate and cozy. The BBQ worked well and the bed was so comfy. There was a sense of privacy on the back deck, however we were surprised at how close the guest cottage was to Leslie's home and to surrounding cottages. There was a party going on at one of the cottages close by when we arrived and the noise really travelled. Other than that we were quite pleased and found Leslie to be an excellent host.
Leslie User ProfileLeslie is a superhost.
Response from Leslie:
Thank you so much for staying, I work very hard to provide the best possible experience for my guests, everything from splitting and stacking the firewood to making sure the dishes sparkle. I do wish you had of told me (via text, phone, or airbnb message) about any noise, as I know all my neighbours in my small community. I would have been happy to ask them to keep the noise down on your behalf. As for the location, I do state in my listing "The main house is next door, and I give my guests quiet and privacy. Woodwind cabin and all it's amenities, are strictly reserved for your use." There are also photos in the listing from the interior windows to show the location of the house and parking area (Woodwind deck and hammock area is private). My neighbourhood description in my listing also gives an overview of what to expect the overall surroundings to be. I urge future guests to fully read the description, and examine the photos to make sure the booking will meet their needs and expectations for the perfect stay.
August 2017

Alison User Profile
August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Woodwind Cabin! The cabin was very charming, quaint and comfortable. Perfect for couples wanting an escape from the city!
Leslie User ProfileLeslie is a superhost.
Response from Leslie:
Thank you for staying! You two are interesting friendly people!
August 2017

Muskoka, CanadaJoined in November 2012
Leslie User ProfileLeslie is a superhost.

I am an artist from Muskoka. I love to travel to different shows to sell my work. I also enjoy my home life of relaxing and working on my house and in the studio. I like dogs, animals, and love nature in general. My favourite hobby now is my electric outboard wood boat. There is nothing like being out on the lake!

Originally, I started to rent Woodwind Cabin for fun, but soon realized how much people loved it. I am so happy my guests can connect with nature, relax, and enjoy my uncomplicated design. I did a complete restoration myself about 5 years ago, you could say it's a 'hand made' cabin!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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