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One of a Kind Lakefront Compound Featured in Fine Homebuilding

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

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 large punching bag and gloves, and lots of board games and puzzles,The sunsets are amazing and so are the sunrises if you are up for them.

Keywords: lakefront, cottages, cabin, cabins, wilderness lake

More Details

Marla Isaacs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Marla Isaacs

I am a psychologist who fell in love with a Canadian wilderness lake, and made it into a business for my retirement.

Marla Isaacs purchased this cottage in 1992


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

One of a Kind Lakefront Compound Featured in Fine Homebuilding
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Guelph Ontario

A real treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Lovely Host! Comfortable cottage! I would definitely recommend a stay here, particularly for a large group or family (12-15 people).

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great island complex on beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's 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 You get the same gorgeous lake, but you can drive up to your air conditioned cottage.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
kingston, ON
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Westport, ON
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
kingston, ON
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
right there
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

South Frontenac Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

This is an island property. You need a boat to get there. We rent fishing, pontoon and speedboats

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South Frontenac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (4) 2 in main cottage; 1 in guest cottage second floor bedroom, and 1 in tree house. Double Beds (2) main cottage 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
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
basketball court, lit at night check in after 4 pm check out at 9:30 am unless different arrangement is made. THIS IS AN ISLAND PROPERTY- YOU NEED A BOAT- WE RENT THEM

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