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Beautiful Private Island

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view of main cottage with decks and docks ect.


Last updated: 01/31/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Sleep cottages + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our island is about 4 acres, with a variety of trees from white birch, oak, maple, white pine and lots of cedar. We have wonderful swimming right off our dock. Trophy pike, musky , bass, perch, splake, lake trout, pickeral and pan fish abound. Remember, you are in the Great Lakes. Because we are located in a sheltered bay the water temperature is great for swimming and other water sports. The island is conveniently located and easy to get to and from the small marina where your vehicle will be parked.

This is truly a special place offering a great get away with modern conveniences. For those into photography this is the place. You will find fantastic sunsets, wildlife and wonderful panoramic views everywhere you look. I also recommend a day trip exploring Manitoulin the worlds largest fresh water island. You will feel like you've gone back in time, with beautiful pastoral landscapes, split rail fences, inland lakes and quaint port towns offering shopping and great places to eat. But if you are like me, you may not want to leave the bay. For those who treasure nature and a comfortable retreat away from resorts and the city. One of our recent young visitors said 'this is better than Disney!'

We also offer Guided Fishing Excursions from 3 days to 1 week. Our most popular is the Father/Son-Daughter trip. Of course Mothers can come too. We provide the guides, boats, food, bedding ect. Basically all you need is your proper clothing, fishing equipment and camera. We can handle most of the rest. Check out our Video Links!!!
Since we tailor each trip to your needs the costs vary. Please contact us at:

Please come, you will not be disappointed. Thank you and 'Happy Trails'. J. Dillon

Island Info:
Phone #'s:
Island- 705-863-0322 Internet Password can be found on Router
John Dillon- 734-834-2316 email-
J&G Marina- 705-285-4293-(Harold)
Cleaner-Marjorie King-705-285-1097
Greater and Guide- Bully King-705-285-1097
Please call me first if you have any issues

Wewant to make your stay a memorable and stress free one. You will find most everything you need. We don't want you to worry about bringing anything but your food, clothing, camera, sunscreen and flashlights. You will find our kitchen has most any appliance you will need. We also try to provide garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper etc.
Check in is 3pm/check out is 10pm unless other arrangements are needed and can be met. Our cleaner may need to overlap slightly on rare occasions for a short time. We ask our guests to strip the sheets and start a load before leaving to help the cleaner.
Please remove all items from the refrigerator and take all garbage from the island. I provide large bags since the marina charges per bag to dispose of garbage. There are recycle bins at the marina.
You will find our kitchen well equipped.
Gas stove, full sized fridge and small drink fridge on back deck, toaster, microwave, food processor, kitchen aid, 2 coffee pots(drip and Perk), coffee grinder, malt/shake maker etc.
The water is filtered but there is a 5 gallon dispenser for those who choose to bring their own which can be purchased at local stores and the marina. You will find most spices you have forgotten to bring. Feel free to borrow anything you need.
You will find 2 areas in the main Cabin to hang out. The area by the stone fireplace is a magnet to congregate for conversation or enjoying a hot cup of coffee or your favorite beverage. The Lower level has a card table for games, puzzles etc. and a day bed for those wonderful afternoon naps or reading that great book. You will find an assortment of games: chess, cards, backgammon, scrabble, chinese checkers and others. You will find a wide selection of books on shelves to be enjoyed.
You will find a small sleeping loft in the main cabin with 2 twin beds, great for young ones as a "little get away".

+the main breaker panel is found behind a picture just left go the fireplace.
In the bath house you will find an antique clawfoot tub and shower, flush toilet and washer/dryer. There is another breaker box above and to the left of the washer.
Sunmar Composting Toilet
This is the most environmentally friendly type of waste system for an island setting. You will find detailed instructions but I will go over them with you once you arrive.
This cabin offers a queen bed and a small woodturning stove. The open ceiling, walls and floors are covered by local cedar.
"Girls cabin", As the name implies we built this cabin for our daughters and comes with 2 twin and 1 double bed.

Keywords: Cottage,Private Island, Georgian Bay, Fishing
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique Clawfoot tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wood burning outdoor Bread/pizza oven. 18' Teepee. Clawfoot tub


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


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


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:

    Wall Furnace...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Upper level with Stone Fireplace Lower level with windows throughout Day Bed, Game Table, Library...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 Free Space...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    In Main Bedroom...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Very well appointed...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Boats available for rent please inquire...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Multi level decking...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill and Wonderful Stone Wood burning Bread/Pizza Oven...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 15th - June 15th
Apr 15 - Jun 14, 2017
7 night min stay

June 15th - September 15th
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

September 15th - October 15th
Sep 16 - Oct 15, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/31/2017
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8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Red Dog
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Little Current

The Bay offers a tremendous number of adventure excursions by boat to world class scenic and geologic sites. Also Manitoulin Island, 'the world's largest fresh water island', is only 12 miles south and is like going back in time offering the photographer wonderful landscapes and many options for those looking for local

culinary opportunities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: My name is John Dillon. I am presently retired from teaching and various business ventures. I have a wonderful wife, Tes, four great children and two grandchildren. My children and grandchildren have been coming to the island all their lives. We have been blessed to be able to spend our summers in such a special place. As I tell everyone, the island is my therapy. Each summer I come away with a renewed spirit and a clearer head. I am looking forward to growing old, I should say older, and spending more time here with my wonderful family and friends. And I enjoy being able to share this special place with others so they may create lifelong memories of their time with their family and friends on the Island.

Why the Owner Chose Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, ON, Canada:
This is rare opportunity to spend time on a private island in a world class setting. Having the opportunity to catch Trophy Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie and Rainbow Trout. There are also lots of pan fish too. We offer Guided fishing excursions from 3 days to a week for 4 guests at a time. Great for Father/Son or Daughter weekends. We provide boats, guides, lodging,food,shore lunches, and fish cleaning. The best Pike fishing is from Ice out to Late June. Bass from Mid June through the Summer. We specialize in Trophy Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A great place to explore, relax , cook your own pizzas in a wood burning oven, hang out in an 18' TiPi, relax in a great wood fired Sauna and photograph lifelong memories.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • view of main cottage with decks and docks ect.

    view of main cottage with decks and docks ect.

  • 2 42 1/2 " NORTHERN

    2 42 1/2 " NORTHERN

  • upper level main cottage

    upper level main cottage

  • sauna at waters edge

    sauna at waters edge

  • sunrise from deck

    sunrise from deck

  • teepee power-bring your guitar

    teepee power-bring your guitar



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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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