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Weddings/Family Reunions/Retreats/Fishing Groups/Guys & Girls Getaway

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bring your entire family or friends to enjoy total beauty and privacy.

The rental includes the entire property for you to enjoy 14 acres, 1100 feet of private lake frontage, 5 guest cabins sleeping 4-8 guests each, and a main lodge with huge fireplace, dining for 30, commercial kitchen, private bedroom & bath. Pets are welcome! Boats, motors, and a canoe are available. Only 7 minutes off the Trans Canada Highway yet exclusive and rustically charming! Three of the cabins include fireplace. Totally modern. It is the perfect spot to bring close friends or family to enjoy exclusively with no other guests! If your group would like meals provided, a quote can be arranged by owner. Fishing is very good. Guides upon request. Floating dock seating 6-8 adults with floating trampoline only meters away from shoreline. (damaged trampoline awaiting replacement)

Steven King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Steven King

Father of four wonderful children and two amazing granddaughters! Mrs King is a great mother and incredible wife! My four kids have given me my life's greatest joy!

I have been in the manufacturing world for 42 years traveling the globe and this camp is by far my favorite place on earth!

Steven King purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Steven King chose Ontario

My mom and dad brought me to this camp in 1964 when it was one of Ontario's finest tourist camps! I fell in love with it as a boy and when I had an opportunity to buy it, I immediately began renovating and making it like it was when the Beatles were still touring!

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers a unique blend of total privacy and beauty beyond belief! There are only 2 other cottages on our 25 miles of shoreline insuring each guest a feeling of having their own private lake! The views and sunsets are breathtaking but it is the total privacy & beauty that makes this rustic getaway one of the best places ever! If you love an authentic rustic setting with incredible hand built log cabins over a half of century old then this is your spot. Whether it's for a family reunion where you can enjoy nature and loved ones or a group of top executives that you wish to show your appreciation for or simply a group of good friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city this is paradise. Great fishing, a kitchen that can cook for an army(cook can be provided), amazing views and we even have a cigar cabin located right on the lake shoreline.


Vermilion Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Cabin 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lodge - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabin 6 - toilet , shower
    Cabin 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lake cabin - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • cabin 3 - 4 twin/ single , Plus One Blow Up Mattress
    Main Lodge - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Plus blow mattresses
    cabin 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Plus one blow up mattress if needed
    Cabin 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Air mattresses available upon request
    Lake cabin - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Plus blow up mattress
    Chef's Cabin - 1 double , Blow Up Mattress
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Family reunions seem to be perfect at our camp. Check out some of the video testimonials from some of them


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Weddings/Family Reunions/Retreats/Fishing Groups/Guys & Girls Getaway
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Breathtaking words can not describe the beauty of this site!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to have our wedding here! Can not say enough about the facility, it was more than we could have hoped for! Steven and his team (site mangers) did all they could to help make our day even more special can not thank them enough! We didn't want to leave. And are already talking about a return visit celebrate our anniversary! Everyone who attended our wedding celebration was blown away by the beauty of this site. The pictures on the VRBO website do not do this place justice.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for a wonderful review! We thoroughly enjoyed being part of your special day and look forward to having you again!
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Best family reunion ever <3

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot begin to describe how wonderful and memorable our 3 night stay was at the King's camp. I was the person who found the rental online and presented it to our family of 23. Even though everyone was in agreement, I was still a little anxious about how they would feel about the camp. Once everyone settled into their cabins and we met at the fire for a meal of pie iron pizzas - it began to soak in what a wonderful 3 days we were in for. My parents are 83 and 80 and they loved every bit of the weekend. We had set up a sign up sheet for meal preps and clean ups and they signed up right down to the youngest nephew who was 12. The babies were off the hook this time :) To see my Dad standing at the grill cooking the breakfast meats and my Mom with her hands in dishwater - happy as all get out - it was a blessing for sure. We spent one day pretty much in the lodge as it was cool and drizzly. It was so much fun. A fire burned all day. Games were played, naps taken, snacks never ended. It was heavenly. The next day was spent on the dock and in the water. It was so much fun. We loved the two boats and also had several inflatable boats, a couple of paddle boards and a kayak. My two year old grandsons love to sit on my lap at the computer and look at all of the pictures over and over. Whenever we had questions - Doug the caretaker was right there with answers. He was so helpful. We definitely will keep this camp in mind for our next family reunion. It was fabulous. Thank you Steven & Susan for sharing your piece of heaven on earth with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I remember how great you and your family were and want to personally thank you for coming to see us this summer! It was our pleasure having you and we all hope you will come back soon! Thank you also for writing this review!! It is very much appreciated!!
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Winnipeg, MB

A Great Place, Great People

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've been here and both times have been fantastic and we've had consistent service. Unlike the one reviewer we (20 of us) would say the care takers gave us the space we needed but were always available and accommodating. The lake is very private and wonderful to be on - lot's to explore and enjoy nature. The kids had an absolutely fantastic time and the adults were able to rest and relax with what ever activities we wanted. The commercial stove worked great. We can't say enough about how great the place was, lots of great memories were created and our family grew closer together. Including catching a Jack with a finger!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks!! My caretakers told me how classy your entire family was and how incredible the camp looked when you left! That is so amazing and gracious! We love having guests like you that enjoy this little slice of Heaven and hope you will again plan a visit here in the near future! Thanks again for your review!
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Empty Promises that led to a very stressful vacation

  • 1 of 5

I am normally one not to write a review, but after reading all the positive reviews on this site, I feel obligated to say that this place is not up to par with the description and the pictures. First off when you advertise a fully functional commercial stove, you da*n well better have it there when guest arrive. This made it very difficult to feed a family of 24 total people, which each family takes a night cooking. We had to use several cabins in order to just prepare one meal due to the size and functionality of the stoves in the smaller cabins and then transport all the food to the lodge. Another problem we had was the rudeness of the staff from the first day of arrival. This is just unacceptable and needs to be brought to the attention of the owner. Although the dock was nice, before the storm the caretaker brought his boat over, and took up one of the dock spaces. This caused us to cram three boats into 2 slots. After the storm, we almost lost one of the boats as it filled with water. This was not a fun thing to walk down to at 5.30 in the morning. But at least the caretakers boat was safe and still floating!!! Then came the overbooking of the cabins. We were surprised when we were flagged in and told that we had less than three hours to get our 3 boats out of the water, cabins packed up, squeeze in a fish fry to use the fish that had been cleaned, and still try to keep out sanity. I understand that mistakes happen, I just don't understand why the wedding party couldn't be the one to find alternative housing, as we were already there. It was posted in the lodge that our checkout time was noon on Saturday, not Friday. Although the owner found us alternate housing in Kenora, I still feel we should be recieving a refund for at least part of the week, as it was not up to standard with what was promised, we had 3 hours to pack up and leave. Water Trampoline was broken, (Watched care taker purposefully drag trampoline through boat trailers, rocks, sticks, pushed it down hill, and then wonders why there are holes in it) Caretaker was rude to guests, No Fish house to clean fish, got eaten alive trying to do it at a picnic table.

PS: My cousins review was responded to and the owner made my family out to be criminals, we never trashed the cabins, we never broke any locks, we didn't steal anything. The fact that we are being accused of this is ludicrous. We paid for a week, and we have texts to prove that we had the cabins for a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the ladies and gentlemen reading this review.....we all know people in our lives like these folks. They receive satisfaction knowing or believing they have hurt someone or something. I am one who always takes the "high road" and after receiving rude text messages and emails from them, it is clear they just want me to engage hoping to get a reaction. To see how they treated my staff and how they left some of our cabins, was deplorable! I feel sorry for these people! All I can tell you is THIS family is the ONLY one out of over 1000+ guests that have EVER been dissatisfied with our property or how they were treated! Let's all pray they can move on.....
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AMAZING, MAGICAL place for large families!

  • 5 of 5

From the get go this was an incredible experience. Dealing with the owner via email was smooth and he was very attentive to answer questions and accomodate us. We rented the whole place for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and were a group of 17. We had so much space to spread out but could all come together in the lodge to hang out. The cabins were perfect and had all you need. The lake - wow! Private lake all to yourselves with a nice dock to spend time on and watch the kids swim. We had access to 2 boats and a canoe and spent lots of time on the water and caught lots of fish! Doug went above and beyond as a caretaker - we were so well taken care of and he made our time that much more enjoyable!!! I feel words do not do this review justice. The property is private and truly magical. We had to drag the kids away at the end of our stay with a promise that we would be back!! You will not regret choosing this for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather!! We thoroughly enjoyed your entire family and hope you will come again soon!
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

We rented the whole place with 5 cabins for a group of 22 of us; my mom and dad and all seven of their adult children with 5 spouses and 8 grandchildren. We had plenty of room to spread out into the various cabins but still eat all of our meals together in the big main cabin and all congregate there to play games, etc. the one night it rained when we couldn't enjoy our time together outside by a campfire. The resort was great, the lake was beautiful and the staff was so nice and helpful. Most of us kayaked, canoed or motor boated and fished every day. We had a great time and would definitely come back again! I wish I could post a couple pictures of the good time that we had! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
We have a great beach right on the property

For large groups, a cook can be provided to prepare 1-2 meals/day…..Please contact for quote…...


Rates & Availability

Vermilion Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Property Damage Protection $99

We work hard to provide every group and guest an incredible and memorable experience. This property is very personal to me and I ask every guest to treat it like their own. Our staff is amazing and always helpful. We ask everyone to keep our camp clean and picked up as it is when you arrive. Thank you!
Steven King-Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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