Welcome to your escape in the stunning Canadian shield! This cottage was built in 2017 with simplicity and comfort in mind. This bright, cozy space highlights what you have really come to experience - a retreat that basks in the beauty of one of Canada’s most amazing spots.
Swim, explore, relax, eat and enjoy a nighttime fire!
This cottage is located on Bobs Lake about 45 minutes from Kingston, Ontario. Two hours from Ottawa and three hours from Toronto. Enjoy the views from 300 ft of waterfront and the deep, clean swimming off of the dock. All that adventuring is best balanced with a healthy dose of relaxing in a hammock, an outdoor dinner on the deck and a warm nighttime bonfire.
The cottage is 1000 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. While not large, it is designed to take advantage of stunning scenery and provide guests with all the convenience of modern amenities.
We provide a paddleboard, a two person kayak and a canoe. Don’t let the name fool you, Bobs Lake is one of the best Ontario lakes to explore. Less populated than some other cottage locations and small islands make for an amazing canoe or kayak. The Eastern exposure of the cottage provides beautiful views of the sunrise.
We believe that when on vacation you should be able to experience a wonderful sleep. All bedrooms are equipped with comfortable and high quality beds/bedding. Windows all have blinds, because scenery is best enjoyed after a cup of coffee. The bedrooms have a king, queen and bunk (we will place the top bunk on the floor if two adults are in this room) beds. We have done our best to insulate and sound proof all the bedrooms.
The cottage location is a little off the ‘beaten path’, guests should be comfortable with cottage roads (gravel, one lane and hilly) - please ask us about this! The roads are entirely safe for all vehicles, but can be a surprise to those of us who are used to highways and city streets.If you are planning to tow a boat and we can discuss the best location for launching, we do not advise towing a boat to the cottage due to the incline of the roads.
The cottage is very private and you are more likely to see chipmunk neighbours than human ones. Our property is bordered by other cottages, but all 300 ft of waterfront is private. Our neighbours are amazing and helpful and we ask that guests keep noise level down and drive slowly on local roads. The cottage is ideal for groups of 4 adults with 2ish kids. Groups with 6 adults can be accomodated, but large groups of adults will want to go elsewhere.
The sloped path to the water has been crafted into a gravel path, but please know that the surrounding ground is naturalized and can be rocky. We love this about the location, but it may pose a hazard to those with mobility challenges.
The cottage is the ideal place to completely unplug and escape ‘real’ life. However, wifi (5MB’s unlimited download) is available. You may find it is not quite the same speed as what is available in urban areas. The wifi works to stream netflix on the large TV in the cottage. Cell phone service is mostly terrible in the immediate vicinity of the cottage, the cottage itself has a signal booster installed in order to improve this, but it the signal can be weak and the range is limited to inside the cottage and the deck.
***There is a 7 day minimum rental period during the summer (July-August). Rental is from Friday- Friday. Check-in is at 5:00, check-out is at 12:00.