Island Paradise with Open Concept Main House and Bunk House. Pets Welcome!(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Small Island with 2 Living Spaces. Sleeps 8. Views.!! Available July - Aug.
Tremolo is a perfect place for family and/or groups.
You will need a boat....obviously. If you already have one, the best thing to do is put in at Sand Lake Marine, run by the Glover family. They are super friendly and will let you park one car for free, the other car, $30.00 a week. They have petrol, oil and they run a small shop for incidentals.
If you need to rent a boat, here are a couple of Boat Rental Establishments to call: Westport Village Rental, Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals, Scotty's and Coolbreeze in Westport. Scotty's will deliver boats to the location you are putting in. There is also a campground on Sand Lake called Battam's. They have small outboard motor boats for rent. They aren't powerful boats but they do the job of getting around. You can also call one of the Boat Rental establishments and ask about seasonal rates and special deals. The longer you rent, the better the deal. Once you have set up the rental and can tell us where you will be putting in, we will provide a map for getting to the island. It is VERY easy. The Glover's can also provide directions to the island. Lots of folks that live up there year round are friendly and always willing to help.
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Member since: 2014
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Open concept main house sleeps 6 comfortably with the possibility of more. Bunk house at the back of the island sleeps another 2 comfortably. There is a very small loft above the bedroom in the bunk house. Kids are a possibility in the loft space. Altogether there are beds for 8 with room for cots, air mattresses. There are at least 2 flat areas that can accommodate tents....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- If you want to explore the mainland, there are some local attractions such as Rock Dunder, a great hike to a spectacular over-look of the Rideau. An hour away is the quaint, artsy town of Merrickville with restaurants and a spa. The Hotel Kenney has an ice cream shop and it is 5 minutes from Sand Lake Marina. By boat, it is almost imperative that you get to a lock, such as Chaffee's or Davis Lock to see how they work. You can also get to them by car. Wendy's Farm Stand is a must. Lots of organic veggies as well as organically raised meats, home-made pies and jams, cheeses, butter and spreads. Family run and owned....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring and Autumn
Sep 3 - Jun 30, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- cleaning deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
Please contact Carol for instructions on payment. Thank you.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tremolo Island is situated in the beautiful Rideau Lakes Region of Ontario, a vacation destination for travelers from all over the world. You can get to Ottawa, the stunning capital of Ontario, by boat. The Rideau is a series of locks that connect lakes, each one unique with its own 'personality'. Sand Lake is one of the smallest of the lakes with lovely soft water and a primarily sandy bottom. Great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and exploring.
Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: I am Carol, the oldest of 6 six sisters, one of the owners of Tremolo Island. When our mother passed away in 2008, we inherited Tremolo Island. It was previously called Meow Island.....our mother loved cats. My sisters and I have been going up to the island since we were kids, nigh on 30 years now. I live in New Hampshire so I am the closest to the island and can get there more often than my sisters so I share the property management with my sister, Katie. We rendezvous on Tremolo every chance we get. Since I am a Special Educator, I have particular times when I can make the relatively short trip up. Tremolo Island is a magical place, one that lets all cares and worries slip away for a time. We feel extremely lucky to be able to offer it to others. It isn't very far from New York City (we grew up in Fort Lee, New Jersey by the way) or Boston. Once you are on the island, a cold glass of wine in your hand, the water and the loons singing to you, believe me, you will know what true peace and tranquility feel like.
Why the Owner Chose Elgin, ON, Canada:
Our parents found Tremolo Island on a trip to the Thousand Island region. At first we all slept in tents or on the small houseboat our parents owned. Over time, they decided to move to Canada permanently and to build a home. Our mother designed the house and local tradesmen built it. My sisters and I have been going up to the island since we were young, very young. The memories live on and so does our absolute love of Tremolo.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tremolo Island is an island.....for a week or two or more, it can be YOUR island. Whether you are there by yourself (which I was last year for over a month! Heaven!) or you are there with your family, (including your dogs) being on an island is unique. It is peaceful and exciting at the same time. Your experience of time will alter. You will be on Tremolo time. Everything slows down; sitting and watching the lake as it shifts from morning to afternoon to evening will become a full-time activity. You will want and need nothing more.
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Looking out to the deck and beyond from inside the main house.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Dining room area in main house.
Bunkie and shed at the back of the island.
Looking out at the lake from inside the bunkie.
Cove where boats are docked.
Hammock over the water.
On a clear day........
Autumn on the lake....
Folks fishing at dusk...
'Can we stay just a little bit longer? Please?'
One of the sleeping areas with spiral staircase leading to sleeping loft above.
Bathroom in main house.
Loft sleeping area in the main house.
Inside the bunkie at the back of the island.
Walkways throughout the island.
Early morning light in the cove.....
It's a dog's life on Tremolo Island!
Heading towards the main house from the back of the island at dusk.
This is not a painting...!
A resident loon swims by the front of the island to check us out. Very curious!
One of the spectacular sunsets from the deck of the main house.
The wonders never cease on Tremolo Island.....
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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