Big Blue Boathouse - Private Island (Kenora, Lake of the Woods
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Kenora cottage description
Our Island is located on the beautiful Lake of the Woods, Ontario Canada. It is situated approximately three miles west of Kenora. It is a private four acre island and a newly remodeled cottage with a full wrap-around deck sitting above the boathouse. The upstairs cabin has two bedrooms with a queen bed in each. There is also a bunk room with 4 beds (5 feet in length). There is a downstairs boathouse room with a queen bed and two sets of bunk beds. Also there is a bunkhouse with a queen bed, and two twin beds up in the loft. We do not provide a boat, so you will need your own, or rent one as it is an island.
Friday and Sat - $350/night
Weekday - $250/night
Weekly - $1800
Boathouse Bedroom $100/night
The Big Blue may be available for a monthly rental rate.
Various weeks/months are available. Please check the calendar. Please call or email if you have questions!
Keywords: island, private, waterfront, lakefront, vacation, cabin, luxury, boathouse, cottage, lake of the woods, keewatin, kenora, private island, fishing
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
July 27 to Aug 10th was our second stay at Big Blue, the first being in 2010. We chose to return to Big Blue for numerous reasons: neat and clean property, well-supplied kitchen, proximity to marina and Kenora, fabulous quiet island, and extremely accommodating caretaker, We were thrilled our second experience was as memorable and enjoyable as our first. Thank you so much for sharing your property...we will be back! PS Our one year old Boxer romped all over the island, and we have had no issues with Blasto
- Guest Winnipeg (Winnipeg)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We're so happy you have had another great vacation on our island! Thank you for the Review! You are welcome back any time!
The property was better than described. Comfortable with every amenity needed on hand. Very clean and well maintained. The owner was prompt with answering emails and the transfer of funds and return of deposit were hassle free. Born and raised in Kenora, we know Blasto is a concern in the area, however, we had two dogs and no problems. It is unfortunate regarding the other post, we all love our dogs but again, our pups were fine. We are definitely requesting stays in the future! Thank you for sharing your lovely property!
- Guest MJ (Edmonton)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you again next summer! You are wonderful guests!
We just returned from a week on the Big Blue Boathouse. 6 kids 2 dogs and 6 adults. The kids had a great time none stop swimming and jumping off the upper deck. Nice quiet area with minimal boat traffic. Lots of room for everyone and just a quick boat ride to town if we needed anything. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a summer getaway. It was worth the 1500 km drive from Edmonton!
- Guest Casey (Edmonton)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so happy you enjoyed our island as much as we do! Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We would love to have you visit again next summer!
The idea of a private island was quite appealing, we arrived with our boat and our dogs. We had a fun and lively week at the Blue Boat House, August 2012. Tragically, however, our female soft coated wheaten terrier caught a fungus called Blastomytosis (common in Kenora area, but not everyone knows about it) the fungus thrives in rotting wood and vegetation, and there is a lot of it on the Boat house island as it was once a boat building business. We did everything and, we couldn't save our dog and the specialist vet, tested and confirmed that the Blasto came from the Kenora area. I only write this to warn others, I am not saying that she picked up the fungus from the island, but it was likely as she spent all of her time patrolling the island. We mostly enjoyed the boat house in fairness though, the beds were not very comfortable, and we slept on the lounge cushions on the floor. There was no dishwasher and the television was in the attic, it was too hot and difficult to access. On the positive side though the house was nicely renovated and we loved the feeling of the house being on the water and our boat under us. The loss of our dog was a terribly sad out come for a mostly wonderful holiday.
- Guest Julie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada )
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Owner response: First of all, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the death of your dog, whether or not she got sick on our island. We are sorry for your loss. We were quite shocked to hear about this, because there have been approximately 10 dogs on the island per summer for the last several years. Between dogs other renters have brought, and our own 3 dogs, no one has ever had a problem. I looked up this fungus online, and provide additional information on it, below. It is from dogheirs.com. We would also like to provide further info on your other points. ? Prior to our ownership of the island in 1967, there was a boat building business there. The only sign of this are the cribs you can see underwater. There are no old docks or any other remnants, on the land. ? Beds – the mattresses were purchased 5 years ago, brand new. We find the beds quite comfortable. ? Dishwasher and TV – we don’t list either one of those as being amenities. B. dermatitidis is widely distributed geographically and has been detected throughout North America with the highest prevalence of infection taking place in geographic areas located near water. The fungus grows in moist soil or vegetation. When the soil or vegetation where the fungus lives is disturbed, the infectious spores are released into the air. Dogs may develop blastomycosis by breathing the pathogen into their lungs or having it enter through an open wound. The soil can be disturbed by an activity such as digging in the dirt or following a scent trail. Blastomycosis is a chronic infection, and dogs are usually sick for several weeks before any diagnosis is made. Sometimes it can be mistaken for another illness like pneumonia, because of its impact on the lungs. The disease is more likely to affect dogs with weakened immune systems. Early detection of the illness will increase the odds of your dog's survival. Avoid letting your dog forage in areas with rotting vegetation at water's edges or in dark dense forest where fungi can thrive.
Friday and Sat - $350/night 2 night minimum Weekday - $250/night 2 night minimum Weekly - $1800 Add-ons: Add-ons: Boathouse Bedroom $100/night Bunkhouse $100/night
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Year Purchased: 1967
About the owner: My sisters and I own this lovely place. Our parents purchased it in 1967 and we have spent many summers here. It's the best place on earth!
Why the Owner Chose Kenora:
My sisters and I grew up spending summers at this magical place. We loved it so much that we decided to update it and we have been really happy with how it turned out. We love every minute we get to spend here, and love to let others enjoy it as well.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If you have never spent the night in a boathouse, then you are in for a treat. You can hear the water below as the boats move around. Storms are a great experience here as they come up very fast and hard, then slowly go away. Hot days are wonderful as your stay is spent mostly above the water on the circular deck that surrounds the cabin, or down below just inches from the water. Feel free to walk the trail that goes around the whole Island.
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The Big Blue Boathouse
View of Kenora
Main cabin bedroom
The main cabin interior
Inside the boathouse.
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