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Island Paradise with Open Concept Main House and Bunk House. Pets Welcome!

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Tremolo Island main house from the lake.

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Last updated: 09/10/2016

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Small Island with 2 Living Spaces. Sleeps 8. Views.!! Available July - Aug.

Tremolo Island is an acre sized gem that has been in our family for over 40 years. The name 'Tremolo' means: call of the loon. The main house is open concept with large picture windows and sliding glass doors facing the lake. By open concept we mean no doors. The bunk house at the back of the island offers a separate space for privacy. A wrap-around deck, built just a few feet from the water, lets you take in all the moods of this unique setting. Sunsets are spectacular! The main house sleeps 4 comfortably with a bedroom downstairs and a spiral staircase leading up to the sleeping loft that has railings for safety. There is a queen size bed in the sleeping loft and a pull-out mattress for another 2 if needed. The house is complete with a full kitchen, hot and cold running water, electricity, television with a DVD hook-up and WiFi access. There is a wood stove in the center of the first floor living space. The stove can be used with permission from the owners. The bathroom is newly painted and has an easy-to-use composting toilet. The cozy bunk house is situated at the back of the island and sleeps another 2 comfortably. There are another 2 flat areas where tents could be, and have been, set up. Wooden walkways wind throughout the island for easy access. Although the island is small, it has many sweet and private spots to retreat to: a flower garden in the center of the island, a picnic area and fire pit near the bunk house, a mossy bed facing the cove and a hammock near the front of the island. There is a canoe for exploring the lake by water, one of the best ways of exploring Sand Lake. Otters, herons, loons, osprey, beavers, geese and ducks are a few of the inhabitants you might encounter as you glide along in the canoe or as you sit on the deck, reading or simply relaxing. Elgin, Ontario is the closest small town and it has a grocery store, a hardware store, library, fine wines and spirits store and post office. Wendy's Farm Stand is just 10 minutes from Elgin and offers all kinds of organic vegetables, meats and cheeses.

Pets are welcome on Tremolo Island, dogs particularly.
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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/10/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Eighteen and over but must have references if younger than 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The island is small so it is easy to keep track of children and there are places that must be 'child proofed' such as the front deck off the main house. But it is great for kids....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome but must be cleaned up after....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The walkways do allow for wheelchairs with a bit of a 'slope' leading up to the main house....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Queen bed in main house sleeping loft, mattresses for 2. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Bunk house bedroom sleeps 2. Very small sleeping loft above...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

    Bedroom nook on first floor of main house. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Small, clean bathroom in the main house with a composting toilet. Easy to use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of mystery novels and some books about wildlife such as loons....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are a number of popular board games and drawing materials....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD's can be played on the DVD player....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A few popular DVD's are available....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful round wooden table that seats 4 but could accommodate 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Furnished....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. Stove, microwave, utensils and all cooking ware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, sugar, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large stand-up regrigerator....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals at Brown's Marina in Elgin, Indian Lake Marina in Elgin, or Graham's Marina in Westport. Battam's Camp on Sand Lake has small boats to rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe for renters....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small flower garden in the center of the island....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some floats, water shoes for wading....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring and Autumn
Sep 3 - Jun 30, 2017
6 night min stay

$800
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Location

120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Syracuse, N.Y.
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Elgin, Ontario

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/10/2016

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Photos

  • Tremolo Island main house from the lake.

    Tremolo Island main house from the lake.

  • Looking out to the deck and beyond from inside the main house.

    Looking out to the deck and beyond from inside the main house.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Dining room area in main house.

    Dining room area in main house.

  • Enjoying lunch on the front deck.

    Enjoying lunch on the front deck.

  • Bunkie and shed at the back of the island.

    Bunkie and shed at the back of the island.

  • Walkways throughout the island.

    Walkways throughout the island.

  • Early morning light in the cove.....

    Early morning light in the cove.....

  • It's a dog's life on Tremolo Island!

    It's a dog's life on Tremolo Island!

  • Golden reflections.....

    Golden reflections.....

  • Storm moving in from the West.....

    Storm moving in from the West.....

  • 'Can we stay just a little bit longer?  Please?'

    'Can we stay just a little bit longer? Please?'

  • Front of the main house.

    Front of the main house.

  • One of the sleeping areas with spiral staircase leading to sleeping loft above.

    One of the sleeping areas with spiral staircase leading to sleeping loft above.

  • Bathroom in main house.

    Bathroom in main house.

  • Loft sleeping area in the main house.

    Loft sleeping area in the main house.

  • Inside the bunkie at the back of the island.

    Inside the bunkie at the back of the island.

  • Looking out at the lake from inside the bunkie.

    Looking out at the lake from inside the bunkie.

  • Cove where boats are docked.

    Cove where boats are docked.

  • Hammock over the water.

    Hammock over the water.

  • A resident loon swims by....

    A resident loon swims by....

  • This is not a painting...!

    This is not a painting...!

  • One of the spectacular sunsets from the deck of the main house.

    One of the spectacular sunsets from the deck of the main house.

  • The wonders never cease on Tremolo Island.....

    The wonders never cease on Tremolo Island.....

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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