Welcome to the quaint and quiet hamlet of Desbarats in Johnson Township. This traditional community offers its guests a unique and peaceful experience only 40 minutes from Sault Saint Marie. Wildlife is in abundance. Friendly residents offer organic fresh seasonal produce and farmers markets every weekend. St. Josephs island and Bruce Mines, only 10 min away, offers wonderful day trips with historic and scenic adventures. This newly built cottage on Desbarats Lake, has a westerly view with stunning sunsets. There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a loft bedroom with a queen bed. Two full washrooms. An open concept kitchen with propane stove and dishwasher. An open concept dining room seats 6 and opens to the deck patio set, which seats 6 and includes a propane BBQ. The living room features a wall mounted TV with DVD player and a 7 speaker sound system. This property has been built with an 8 panel solar system and back-up generator. We provide bottled drinking water, linens, towels and most basic kitchen appliances. We also offer access to the washing machine and dryer in the basment walkout. We choose to remain WIFI and Satellite free. Please inquire about any existing FIRE BANS in this area for holiday weekends. Come experience a simple and quiet life in the heart of Algoma!
3 Bed/2 Bath Open Concept Cottage
Rick Wallace and Joanne Totten
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Rick Wallace and Joanne Totten
We lived Toronto for a number of years before we decided to move to a small town and enjoy the slow pace, the nice people and the healthly environment!
Rick Wallace and Joanne Totten purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Rick Wallace and Joanne Totten chose Johnson
I love the North Channel area! There is so much to explore along Hwy 17 between Sudbury and Sault Saint Marie!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage was built in 2013. We didn't have access to hydro, so we installed a basic solar system with a back-up generator for energy. The woodstove provides heat and atmosphere on those cool nights. Its incredibly quiet on the lake and the stars are amazing! Designing everything with wood gives the space a warm and natural feeling, like bringing the outdoors inside! We are constantly making improvements and always encourage guests to provide feedback!
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My hubby and I loved our time here! We knew going into it that there wouldn't be a lot to do around the area but it allowed us to talk and reconnect. I loved the claw foot bathtub and my husband really enjoyed the wood stove with the glass door so he could watch the fire. We had hoped for better weather so we could kayak and fish but you can't control that and we did manage to get a 2 hour kayak trip in one of the days. The cottage had everything we needed!
No problems with the property unless it is the fact that there is no access to lake
Nice quiet place. See out on to lake. Great sky views, trees and chipmunk activity. Facilities were excellent. Thank you.
This house is one of a kind. Beautiful views of the lake.. beautiful interior.. Wish we had better weather but there is nothing you can do about that. Loved the little country market down the road. Had daily walks.. and enjoyed seeing the Mennonite community in there daily life .. obviously from afar. Thanks for the opportunity.
Lovely cabin away from it all
This was my second stay in the house this year, and it was just as comfortable. The small bathroom did get a little tiresome, but everything else was perfect.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Hated to leave.
All supplies were there. Everything clean. Loved the stay
For interesting day trips, take a drive on St. Josephs Island, visit Hilton Beach, Richards Landing, Fort St.Joseph, Bruce mines, Thessalon... Geocaching is also available around this area! In the fall, the Algoma Train runs from Sault Saint Marie into Lake Superior Provincial Park and offers spectacular fall colors and photo opportunities!
Additional information about rental rates
We regret we cannot accept smoking on the property or pets. Property is located on a year round gravel road. Please drive with caution. 2016 water sample testing analysis results (available on site) has shown the water, although un-filtered, is safe to use. We appreciate 24 hours notice for last minute bookings.