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Beautiful Private Island

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Last updated: 07/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

PARADISE FOUND!
In the setting of its own private 2-acre island located in McGregor Bay, you will find our charming cedar log cabin. This amazing structure was built more than 50 years ago by Native artisans and is as beautiful today as it was then. It consists of two bedrooms, two baths, a living room, modern kitchen, and a glassed-in screened porch. The cabin comfortably sleeps eight. When the windows of the porch are open, it provides 2/3 open-air comfort. The kitchen is more than adequately equipped with modern appliances, which includes a Jenn-Aire range and grill, refrigerator, freezer, and solid maple butcher-block countertops. A washer and dryer are also located in the kitchen area. Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and telephone are also availalbe. A wood-burning stove insert has been added to the fireplace to provide sufficient heat on chilly days. The island is conveniently located near the marina where your car will be parked.

Complimenting the cabin, are two decks. The front deck (with a hammock and redwood deck furniture) is just steps away from the waterfront, and provides spectacular views of both sunrises and sunsets. The waterfront provides a great swimming/sunning/fishing area. There are two kayaks (with paddles) for use. A boat and motor are also available for an additional charge of $500 ($US) per week. Great fishing is at your fingertips.

The rear deck provides a beautiful serene setting overlooking a quiet view of the water where you will spot all kinds of wildlife. There's a gas grill, patio table, chairs and umbrella. Very rarely will you see a boat back here.......it's that quiet!!

There is a separate art studio -- and the area lends itself to spectacular views for both artists and/or photographers. The famous Canadian artists -- 'The Group of Seven'.. used McGregor Bay as a base for many of their famous paintings.

This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and restore in one of the most beautiful and unique areas of North America.

Keywords: Private Island, Charming Cedar Log Cabin, Serene Natural Setting, Fishing Paradise, Pristine Waters, Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets, Artist's Haven, Relax & Restore

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Luxury bedding with down comforter...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Comfortable bed with down comforter...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Private corner in living room-breezes-fireplace,luxury beddi...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sofa bed located in screened-in porch...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 Kayaks

Entertainment

  • Games:

    There are some games..........e.g., Scrabble, Monopoly, and a few others I cannot remember...moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a collection of old tapes and a tape player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes, there is a tape player and yes, it has outdoor speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    A 42' flat screen TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some toys up in the loft....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    You are surrounded by beautiful pristine water....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    You are on your own island. The front and back decks are literally steps from the water....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There are some mountain views from the back deck....moreless

  • Village:

    You are located between the towns of Espanola and the quaint little town of Little Current, Ontario. Both are approximately 1/2 hour car ride where you can stock up on groceries....moreless

  • Water View:

    From the back deck, you can view all sorts of wildlife.........deer, moose, bear, blue heron, sandhill cranes, etc....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    From the front deck, you can see the fish swimming in the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a dining table on the front screened-in porch. If you pull it out, six people can comfortable sit around it. There are six dining chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New Dryer - Dryer sheets are provided...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Yes...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Each bed is outfitted with a down-filled comforter. A fresh duvet cover is put on for each change of guests. Luxury sheets & Pillowcases are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is very comfortable with two big easy chairs - a flat-screen TV, a DVD player for playing movies you may bring...moreless

  • Parking:

    Daily charge for parking at the marina...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Check with the marina for current charges...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, we provide bath towels as well as beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New Washing Machine - Laundry detergent is provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    A woodburning stove insert has been installed into the fireplace. It is much more efficient than what the fireplace was....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee Coffeemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, baking pans, cookie sheets, all kinds of spatulas, large spoons, grill forks, corkscrew, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Anything you could possibly need!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped with dishes, silverware, all pots & pans and all kinds of cooking utensils..........Cuisinart Food Processor, Blender, Coffee Pot...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand New Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Aire Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & Pepper, common spices like cinamon, garlic salt...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new Refrigerator/Freezer - An additional chest freezer is in the kitchen ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Aire Stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes, there is a toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck facing a beautiful body of water. Front deck where you will see sunrises to the right and sunsets to the left....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a gas grill on the back deck. We always keep an extra propane tank in the storage shed in the event that you should run out of gas....moreless

 

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7 night min stay

$1,700

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Location

77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sudbury Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Dog
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
South Baymouth
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Espanola Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Dog
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Providence Bay

If you like nature and pristine water to swim in, you will love our island. You can catch your dinner right off the front dock, or jump in for a refreshing swim. Or just take a nap in the hammock on the front deck.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: My name is Jim Skala. I am presently retired from coaching and a career in the trucking business. My wife, Lorraine, and I have five children and five grandchildren. We have spent many wonderful summers in this very special place. The property has been in our family for 50+ years, and we have treated this place like the treasure it is. We have spent many happy hours improving the property. My wife, Lorraine, is an artist and she has spent many enjoyable hours trying to capture some of the 'glow'. We now spend most of our time in a beautiful place called Brevard, North Carolina. For a number of reasons, we currently are not able to spend the entire summer in McGregor Bay (age is creeping up on us). Therefore, we have decided to share this McGregor Bay experience, so that others may have the opportunity to create memories of their own. Our own children are just not quite to a point in their lives where they would have the luxury of an entire summer here. There is no place like a small island to bring back a family experience. Just a few words from Rachel Fields' great poem......'Once you have slept on an island, you will never be the same'.....says it all

Why the Owner Chose Georgian Bay:
We have owned this property for over 50 years. Caring for it and maintaining it has been a true 'labor of love'. However, we have reached the age where this is no longer realistic. Our property is for sale. However, until a sale materializes, we are willing to let others share this piece of heaven that we have loved and cherished for all these years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
An artist's paradise! Catch & eat fresh fish every day! Spend a relaxing afternoon in the hammock reading a great book! Or go out in the kayak with your camera. It's a photographer's paradise as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • This is a view of our island from the water.

    This is a view of our island from the water.

  • View from the front deck.  Look to the left for some of the most amazing sunset!

    View from the front deck. Look to the left for some of the most amazing sunset!

  • This is the back deck looking towards the art studio and out towards the water

    This is the back deck looking towards the art studio and out towards the water

  • Relax in the hammock on the front deck

    Relax in the hammock on the front deck

  • View from the front deck

    View from the front deck

  • The kitchen - equipped with everything under the sun.  All new appliances.

    The kitchen - equipped with everything under the sun. All new appliances.

  • Another view of the living room

    Another view of the living room

  • Outdoor firepit for roasting marshmallows or for an evening campfire

    Outdoor firepit for roasting marshmallows or for an evening campfire

  • Sunrise from the front deck

    Sunrise from the front deck

  • View from the front dock

    View from the front dock

  • The back bedroom - window breezes from three sides!

    The back bedroom - window breezes from three sides!

  • Front screened-in porch overlooking water everywhere!

    Front screened-in porch overlooking water everywhere!

  • Look to the right and you will see the most amazing sunrises!

    Look to the right and you will see the most amazing sunrises!

  • Back Deck with Patio furniture and Gas Grill

    Back Deck with Patio furniture and Gas Grill

  • Lots of good fishing......even from right off the front dock!!

    Lots of good fishing......even from right off the front dock!!

  • Fully-equipped kitchen - Jenn-Aire stove, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge

    Fully-equipped kitchen - Jenn-Aire stove, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge

  • Living Room - Wood-burning stove for chilly days - flat-screen TV and DVD player

    Living Room - Wood-burning stove for chilly days - flat-screen TV and DVD player

  • View from the dining table on the front screened-in porch

    View from the dining table on the front screened-in porch

  • Double Bed in the Front Bedroom - Open window for evening breezes

    Double Bed in the Front Bedroom - Open window for evening breezes

  • Our rental boat - a 14-foot Aluminum Starcraft with a 9-1/2 hp motor

    Our rental boat - a 14-foot Aluminum Starcraft with a 9-1/2 hp motor

  • View from the water looking at our island

    View from the water looking at our island

  • Kayakking out in front of our island

    Kayakking out in front of our island

  • View from the back deck where we have viewed all kinds of wildlife.

    View from the back deck where we have viewed all kinds of wildlife.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/10/2015
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