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Two Private Islands, Super Quiet Part of Lake, Yet Close to Action

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sunrise from main dock on Grape Island


Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Br Total, 3 Br In Main Plus 2 Sleeping Cabins, Sleeps 11

Grape Island is actually 2 private island, joined by their own footbridge.

The main cottage was brand new in 2010, open, airy, close to water on all sides. You feel like you are on a boat from all rooms. Many large mature trees and wildlife. Cottage beautifully appointed with: antiques, pine interior, art, stained glass, open cottagey-kitchen, large open living/dining, awesome for entertaining.

Bedrooms are large, beds good quality, linens and towels provided, kitchen fully stocked, spices provided. Outdoor seating for sun-downers, charcoal BBQ s (2-Webber with electric starter). Large outdoor picnic table where most dinners are eaten. A swing and a hammock.

Privacy galore. Your pets are welcome. Breezy in evenings but out of the wind and out of the boat traffic, few bugs in summer.

Lots of boat docking. Comes with canoe. Motor boats can be rented from Kawartha Park Marina or Peel Marine. Owners will arrange a guide to get you to our islands, plus an orientation to the cottage and the lake area. Islands are fairly level and low to the water, thus easy for older guests or any challenged at walking, yet I would not say wheel chair accessible.

A wood stove has been installed in the living room and the cottage is fully insulated, so it is suitable for shoulder season rental. Fishermen, writers, readers, poet and those wishing the quieter side of cottage country are all welcome!

Swimming is good and deep off the north island.

Bunkie on north island is 100 yrs old and very original, duck when you enter the door! Queen bed there.

Bunkie on main island has queen, close to main cottage.

Main building is 1800 sq ft, with 3 huge BR's. The master BR has king and 2 PC ensuite, BR #2 has king and 2 twins and BR #3 is an open sleeping space with bunks plus a twin. Building is insulated, all BR's have ceiling fans, remains cool on hot days.

Bathroom down has claw foot tub and decorated with Turkish tiles.

Very close to heritage sites and buildings of Ass'n of Stony Lake Cottagers. Includes: Juniper Island Store (quick meals, penny candy, ice creams, drinks etc,) Stony Lake Yacht Club (junior sailing program, tennis courts, racing on weekends,) the 'Pavillion' (for movies and square dancing weekly,) swimming lessons, canoeing lessons, masquerade and historic recently rebuilt government dock with 'Pagoda.' It just goes on and on. Really must be seen to be believed.

Boat access only. Access points; Kawartha Park Marina, Carveth's Marina and Dunfords Landing are best. There are no laundry facilities or dishwasher onsite. Laundromat in Lakefield.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 yrs...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Water all around, life jackets mandatory for non or poor swimmers...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs and cats welcome...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside and must dispose of butts appropriately...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Low to water, long level dock but 2 steps up to cottage and also into closest bunky...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom Master: 1 king

    2 pc ensuite in same room...moreless

  • Bunky #1: 1 queen

    Has armoire, and small seating area, lovely...moreless

  • Upstairs open bunk area: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    sleeps three...moreless

  • Bunky north island: 1 queen

    antique cabin ON the water, lovely, away from it all...moreless

  • Upstairs BR #2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Huge room, windows on 3 sides, breezy...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Main bath, inside main cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    hand shower, owners hope to have outside shower installed...moreless

  • 2 piece ensuite in Master BR

Other Amenities

  • There is a new wood burning stove, wood onsite, cottage is well insulated and toasty warm on the cool, even cold, days of spring and fall....moreless


  • Books:

    some but also library at Juniper Island store...moreless

  • Toys:

    Yes, decent supply, we have a 6 yr old daughter, Ikea kitchen, some dolls, colouring etc...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    table can open to accommodate 10, lots of extra chairs, plus picnic table outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    Bell stick, for a charge of $75/week, works well, no movie down loads or gaming....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Lots good quality...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lots of comfy seating...moreless

  • Parking:

    available at Dunfords Landing or at Kawartha Park Marina...moreless

  • Telephone:

    bring own cell phones, coverage is good....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty, not necessarily matching...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    and wood is available...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    yes, cone filter holder type and basket filter coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots, an eclectic cottage mix...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open, bright, fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Stove/oven combo...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    rice cooker, pots, frying pans, backing pans, spices, wraps, plastic storage, strainers etc...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    One older well maintained 10 sp dirt bike could be borrowed...moreless

  • Boat:

    not provided, but can be rented at Kawartha Park Marina and/Peel Marine...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Picnic table on front lawn and large cottage chairs on sunset side of building...moreless

  • Golf:

    Five excellent public golf courses 30-35 minutes from the lake by car...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Fiber glass canoe provided with paddles, life jackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Yes, rough cottage quality grass, not a city lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber BBQ, uses briquettes (not provided) starter provided...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Stony Lake Yacht Club, must become summer member to use, charges apply...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
'17 Spring
Apr 1 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
'17 May Long weekend
May 19 - May 22, 2017
3 night min stay
'17 Pre-Summer
May 24 - Jun 29, 2017
4 night min stay
'17 Summer Peak
Jun 30 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $370.30

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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160 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toronto (YYZ)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Quarry, Kawartha G&CC, Bellemere Winds
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Our cottage is 2 private islands in a quiet part of Stoney Lake, Ontario. Island and water and wildlife views all around. Complete privacy and quiet! Sunrise, sunset. Must see Juniper Island and heritage buildings, 5 min by boat. Must paddle our canoe into a back bay or the lost channel. Must enjoy sundowners on the west side of the cottage. Or must enjoy a coffee and the Globe and Mail (delivered) on the dock on the east side. Must dive off the swim dock on the north island. Must swim! If you have kids, you must find your way to the Sister Islands for a higher jump off the rock and a weenie roast over an open fire. If you sail, you must rent a boat from SLYC and take it out for fun. You must tube with your kids (boat rental required.) You must fall asleep in our hammock. You must read a book with a drink in a Muskoka chair. You must light the wood burning stove if you get a chilly off-season day. You must invite family and friends over for a bar bq and eat outside on our huge picnic table. You must sleep in, as nothing will wake you up. You must bring your pets, as they are welcome, as are you!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a family of 5, we live in BC. Cottaging at Stoney Lake goes back to Pam's grand parents, in the '40's. Our children have spent all their summers at the lake. They are now at an age where they are moving on with their own lives and we feel that we have time at our fabulous place to share.

Why the Owner Chose North Kawartha, ON, Canada:
The property is special because of its on Stoney Lake first of all. Then its privacy, views in all directions, wonderful buildings, its location in a very quiet part of the lake and proximity to all the action on Juniper Island.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Stoney Lake, simply is unique. It's community is special, many generations old, heritage and conservation minded. The islands are tranquil and lovely, whether you want to join in the action at Juniper Island or not!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • sunrise from main dock on Grape Island

    sunrise from main dock on Grape Island

  • Tucked into the trees, main cottage

    Tucked into the trees, main cottage

  • Living room, bright and open, great entertaining space

    Living room, bright and open, great entertaining space

  • Master, windows on 3 sides, breezy and spacious, 2 pc ensuite

    Master, windows on 3 sides, breezy and spacious, 2 pc ensuite

  • 100yr old north island cabin, lovely inside!

    100yr old north island cabin, lovely inside!

  • Juniper Island on regatta day

    Juniper Island on regatta day

  • Osprey in her nest

    Osprey in her nest

  • our islands from the water, note foot bridge

    our islands from the water, note foot bridge

  • Main cottage from the main dock, bunky to right

    Main cottage from the main dock, bunky to right

  • open shelving-cottage-style-kitchen, granite and wood counter tops

    open shelving-cottage-style-kitchen, granite and wood counter tops

  • open bunk room, sleeps 3, twin bed not pictured

    open bunk room, sleeps 3, twin bed not pictured

  • master ensuite

    master ensuite

  • bridge to north island

    bridge to north island

  • cottage life, lots of canoeing, sailing... pagoda in back

    cottage life, lots of canoeing, sailing... pagoda in back

  • swimming lessons at Juniper Island

    swimming lessons at Juniper Island

  • St Peter's-on-the-Rock, non demonational services Sundays July-August

    St Peter's-on-the-Rock, non demonational services Sundays July-August

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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