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Idyllic Modern Cottage With Cabins On Stoney Lake, Roxborough Island

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

West-facing, Timber And Glass Family Cottage + Cabins, Sleeps 8, Large Dock

This spectacular island property consists of a main cottage, two cabins, and a large dock. The main cottage, built from barn timbers, is approximately 1600 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 new 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 old cabin at 16x15 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 canoe and 2 kayaks. There is a 14' aluminum boat with 20hp motor available for rental.

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Property Manager
Andrew Duffy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

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 Ontario

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). In our family, the property is now in use by a 4th generation, and maybe a 5th soon enough :)

We look forward every year 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 and you will instantly know why when you visit. Located less than 2 hours from downtown Toronto, it is amazingly convenient to access.

We have parking available at a shared family boathouse.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Idyllic Modern Cottage With Cabins On Stoney Lake, Roxborough Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great cottage in a beautiful island spot

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on Stoney Lake

  • 5 of 5

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..

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Douro-Dummer Cottage Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $766

There is a 15' aluminum boat with 20 hp motor available for rental at $500/week

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Douro-Dummer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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 , old cabin
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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