Beautiful Private Island(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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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Member since: 2011
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Kayaks
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- Away From It All
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- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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- Wildlife Viewing
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- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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7 night min stay
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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.
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 Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, ON, Canada:
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.
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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!
This is the back deck looking towards the art studio and out towards the water
Relax in the hammock on the front deck
View from the front deck
The kitchen - equipped with everything under the sun. All new appliances.
Another view of the living room
Outdoor firepit for roasting marshmallows or for an evening campfire
Sunrise from the front deck
View from the front dock
The back bedroom - window breezes from three sides!
Front screened-in porch overlooking water everywhere!
Look to the right and you will see the most amazing sunrises!
Back Deck with Patio furniture and Gas Grill
Lots of good fishing......even from right off the front dock!!
Fully-equipped kitchen - Jenn-Aire stove, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge
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
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
View from the water looking at our island
Kayakking out in front of our island
View from the back deck where we have viewed all kinds of wildlife.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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