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Idyllic Modern Cottage on Roxborough Island, Best Views on Stoney Lake

Douro-Dummer, ON, Canada
  • Cottage2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

West-facing, Timber And Glass Family Cottage + Cabins, Sleeps 10, Large Dock

This spectacular island property includes a main cottage, two cabins, and a large dock. The cottage, built from antique barn timbers, is approximately 2200 sf, multi-leveled, spacious and open. It has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6. Vaulted living room spaces include a fireplace and offer beautiful views across the lake through floor to ceiling windows. At the main level of the cottage, there is a well equipped kitchen and pantry, a second sitting area, a laundry area, and a 4 piece bathroom.

The cabins also have fabulous views across the lake. The South cabin is approximately 18x20 sleeps 2 with a king size and an extra single bed. This cabin also has an adjoining 3 piece bathroom. The East cabin is 16x15 and sleeps 2 with a small couch and a desk. Each cabin has its own deck for quiet outdoor space, and there are two large decks surrounding the main cottage.

Stoney Lake is known for its rugged beauty, and the cottage is beautifully situated on a point to enjoy stunning views to the west, north and east. There is excellent swimming from the dock and raft. The rental includes a 14' aluminum boat with 20hp motor, a canoe and 2 kayaks.

Property Manager

Andrew Duffy

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Feb 19, 2018
About Andrew Duffy

Peter and Nancy have been on Stoney lake for nearly 60 years now. Peter's family bought part of the island in the 50s. Their 4 children spent many summers on the lake as have their 8 grandchildren. Peter is a former architect and built the property from barn timbers in the 70s. He also built the cabins in the same language of timber and glass, maximizing light and surrounding views. Not one tree was cut down in the process!

Andrew Duffy purchased this Cottage in 1956

Why Andrew Duffy chose Douro-Dummer

It is a special place -- to us and so many others on Stoney Lake. The surrounding area has a rich geological, natural and cultural history with a sacred Ojibway site nearby (see the Petroglyphs). The property is now in use by a 4th generation, and maybe a 5th soon enough :) We look forward every summer to connecting with island, the white pines, the ospreys and loons, as well as family and friends on the lake. It is a part of our family fabric, and for some of us, our souls.

What makes this Cottage unique

Situated on an island point, the views to the surrounding lake are expansive and magnificent -- particularly summer sunrises and sunsets enjoyed from within the cottage, the main decks and dock. The location of the property gives it a level of privacy which is rare. Deep water surrounds the property and provides great swimming from the dock and raft. The cottage and cabins offer both spaces to meet as a larger group and privacy to retreat when needed. The property has evolved from 1975 to the latest cabin built in 2005 to accommodate the owners, their children and growing families. Major renovations were undertaken in 2010 to maintain the property. Stoney Lake has been called of the jewel of the Kawarthas. Located less than 2 hours from downtown Toronto, it is amazingly convenient to access. We have parking available at a shared family boathouse.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Main cottage
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Main cottage
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Main cottage
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, New cabin
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Back cabin


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom in new cabin
          toilet, combination tub/shower, 3 piece bathroom in new cabin
        • Bathroom -- Main Cottage
          toilet, combination tub/shower, 3 piece bathroom in main cottage

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Panoramic views to east, north and west
            • Lakefront
              Island property with deep water to west and north
            • Water View
              Panoramic views to east, north and west
            • Waterfront
              Dock on west side of property


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      New linens throughout
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High speed internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                      Separate upper living room
                    • Parking
                      Parking at boathouse on mainland included
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      New towels throughout
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          new and complete Ittala dishes
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          2 extra fridges in our pantry
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Separate upper dining room overlooking the lake
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  WIFI included
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Boat
                                      A 15' aluminum boat with 20hp motor is available for rent
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      5 decks and a large dock
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 kayaks, 1 canoe, paddles and lifejackets
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • boating

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Best views on Stoney Lake! Large private dock and several deck areas throughout the property. ** We are sorry but we can NOT accommodate pets at this property. **

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          3 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beyond expectations. Beautiful from top to bottom.

                                                          Scott N.

                                                          We had an amazing stay at this breathtaking cottage. We wanted a true cottage experience, but with some of the creature comforts ;) It checked all the boxes for us. Arriving at the Island was like walking into a Group of Seven painting. The beauty of the land and the water and sunsets was beyond our expectations. The cottages appealed to our passion for design. Mid century modern meets rustic cottage in just the right balance. We can't wait to come back. We cooked, we swam, we drank wine as the sunset... and never wanted to leave. Canadian summer "feels". Thanks for such a great experience!

                                                          Great cottage in a beautiful island spot

                                                          Marieke B.

                                                          We had a wonderful time at this peaceful cottage. There is lots of space with 3 bedrooms in the main cottage, and two more spacious cabins, it is super clean and well organized, while still maintaining a "cottagey" feeling that we were looking for.

                                                          There are various spots to sit and enjoy the scenery, from the dock with lounge chairs to a great deck with a big table to have dinner outside and watch the sunset. We enjoyed canoeing, kayaking around the other islands, and the swimming was great, the water is shallow enough to walk in, but gets nice and deep further out.

                                                          The owners are very welcoming and pleasant, we had a great experience.

                                                          We definitely recommend this great cottage in a beautiful spot, and will probably return in future years!

                                                          Paradise on Stoney Lake

                                                          Our family (children, spouse and grandchildren) spent a week at this beautiful retreat on Stoney Lake. We have memories we will always treasure of spending time together fishing, swimming, tubing, skiing - the sound of loons and views of a setting sun at our evening meals. The property was well stocked with lots of space. The owners were responsive to every small problem. We hope to return and highly recommend this piece of paradise..


                                                          Douro-Dummer, ON, Canada

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          There is a 15' aluminum boat with 20 hp motor available for rental at $300/week

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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 679133