One of a Kind Lakefront Compound Featured in Fine Homebuilding
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bobs Lake cottage description
This is an amazing property!! The main cottage (3 bedrooms) was built for us in 1992 and was featured in Fine Home Building magazine. The builder wanted to build someone's dream cottage. We asked him to make it feel as if you are outside when you are inside. He put windows all around, including a second level of windows with 16 foot high ceilings in the main room. It looks like a pagoda.
It is also on the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. I discovered it when my oldest child was 3 and have been going back every summer for 28 years. After renting for over a decade, we bought land to build. Bobs Lake is one of Canada's largest wilderness lakes, with 400 miles of shoreline, yet many coves and islands throughout.
This property is on an island. We added a two bedroom guest cottage, and a very romantic adult tree house, with skylight, lead beveled glass front door, and a stained glass window. We also added a half size basketball court, lit at night.
It is a wonderful place for family gatherings because with three structures you can have the privacy you need and also the togetherness. We have lots to do, in addition to the lake, we have a ping pong table, a large punching bag and gloves, lots of board games and puzzles, and every spice you can imagine in the kitchen. My specialty is Indian cooking. The sunsets are amazing and so are the sunrises if you are up for them.
Keywords: lakefront, cottages, cabin, cabins, wilderness lake
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15
- Queen size Beds (3) 2 in main cottage
1 in guest cottage second floor bedroom, Double Beds (2) in tree house and also fouton couch in guest cottage, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon couch in guest cottage living room, Bunk Beds (2) in bedroom in main cottage and in small bedroom in guest cottage...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- basketball court, lit at night
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
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Great island complex on beautiful lake
Great island complex on beautiful lake
This vacation is for those wishing a true Ontario lake cottage experience. Bob's Lake is wonderful, very beautiful vistas and sunsets, relatively underdeveloped (compared to the Muskoka's), This compound is relatively old with a long staircase to the water (70+ steps) and complicated septic system. If you are looking for the convenience of road access, new construction, air conditioning, true flush toilets, etc., I would urge you to consider the other properties offered by the owner. I've toured them and they are quite modern. Back to Badour Island. The main cottage is stunning with an absolutely magisterial view from the main bedroom. You feel like you are living in the forest with 360 degree views and multiple screened windows. The main section of the cottage provides a great living area with couches, kitchen, and table. The main area of this section can be used to play ping pong or, as we did, to hang the wonderful hammock. The other two bedrooms are nice as well. The guest cottage has a different orientation so has different views to the West. Also a very nice cottage with small bedroom with bunk beds and a great bedroom on the second floor with it's own balcony. The tree house is cute but we didn't use it -- would be suitable for one or two additional guests. There are three septic systems on the property. They are not hard to maintain properly but do require a bit of attention. We encountered no problems with this. The water is fabulous for swimming and is immediately very deep so perfect for diving. We loved the waterfront area with its decks, boats, and shed (with beer fridge). Marla was a great host who helped us through some of the minor annoyances of country living (like a power outage when we arrived) and ensured our stay was pleasurable. The surrounding area is fun to explore and there is a decent selection of groceries and other items in nearby communities. All in all, a very relaxing vacation in a very nice compound on a stunning lake.
- Guest Jordan (Canada)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: It was great hosting you Jordan!! The main cottage was built in 1992 and we do have air conditioning in the fabulous second floor bedroom of the guest cottage. But I agree, Badour is for the total cottage experience. Those wanting more luxury, should stay at The Eagle, HomeAway listing 372663 or see it at www.bobslake.com. You get the same gorgeous lake, but you can drive up to your air conditioned cottage.
High Season .. $2650/week for 12 people. $100 for each additional person. Low Season $1000 per week
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Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: I am a psychologist who fell in love with a Canadian wilderness lake, and made it into a business for my retirement.
- Primary: (215) 546-2379 (Pennsylvania, USA)
living room of main cottage, post and beam construction. Two couches there now
half size basketball court, with mural, lit at night
Typical meal at Badour
the guest cottage
the adult tree house- has skylight too!
guest cottage to the left, main cottage on the right, and the waterfront
Rocky jumping off our dock
airconditioned guest cottage bedroom leads to covered balcony with lake view
the main cottage
deck of main cottage
guest cottage second floor bedroom
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