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McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy your own waterfront cottage; relax or barbeque on your deck overlooking a

Get back to nature for serenity and fun. Hike quartzite mountains, rock climb secluded shorelines, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, or fish for bass, pike, muskie and rainbow trout. Photograph or paint your scenic surroundings. You will be staying in an ideal central location for day McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge for trips around the bay.

Accommodation

The log cottage has the following sleeping accommodations, which can sleep 12. One queen size bed in the main bedroom and two bunk beds, one double bed, two single beds all in separate bedrooms. Additional beds in sun porch. The log building has lots of history where famous people have visited over the years. In its glory President Roosevelt visited in 1943. The Newmans were said to visit frequently as they were friends of the owners.

The kitchen has an electric stove, coffee maker, fridge, freezer and toaster. There is also a propane barbecue. Living room boasts a big rock fireplace which heats the building.. Water is pumped to the cottage by electric pump. There is a large electric hot water tank. The water is filtered but we do recommend boiling it or bringing bottled drinking water. The cottage is serviced by a large septic system and has normal indoor plumbing. The TV has a VCR and it is also possible to receive two Sudbury TV stations. There are games and playing cards.

There is a canoe and 5 kayaks supplied with the cottage. Remember to bring your fishing gear as fishing in the area is very good. Bass and pike are the most common fish caught locally. We provide basic cleaning materials and request you leave the cottage in a clean condition for the next renters. We request a $400 cleaning /security deposit which is refundable.

Additional Location Information

Mainland parking areas at Birch Island, Ontario, off Hwy. 6 between Espanola and Little Current. Property is located on Jumbo Island in McGregor Bay.

McGregor Bay, Ontario, is a particularly beautiful, rugged area. The Group of Seven chose to create many of their spellbinding portrayals of the Canadian Shield here and in other nearby areas. Surrounded by the white quartzite of the Killarney Mountains, the Bay is dotted with islands and shoals that make a wonderful scenic vacation setting for those who enjoy an unspoiled northern experience.

Cottaging in McGregor Bay is unlike the "gentrified" version experienced in more southern areas of Ontario. Island living requires an independent and self-reliant outlook. All your supplies are carried in by boat, and once you're there, you won't feel like going out to a convenience store just for a loaf of bread.

Although we do have neighbors, you feel you have the place to yourself. Most of the land is Crown Land, and you may freely explore any island that has not been built upon. 98% of the shoreline is wild. 

Wildlife shares the Bay with us. You will enjoy watching them, but please do not feed or interfere with them. Beaver and mink will swim by the dock. Waterfowl are abundant. Loons dive for fish all day long, and their strange cries will fascinate you virtually every night. Ducks, cormorants, gulls, terns, Canada geese and the Great Blue Heron live a successful existence in the Bay. You will thrill to watching birds of prey on the hunt. Various hawks, golden eagles and even a bald eagle soar for hours on the wind currents. Bring binoculars.

People in the Bay enjoy a relaxed pace of life. They tend to create their own amusements. You can have an easy climb in the nearby Killarney Mountains, journey for a picnic at Red Sand Beach, sail in the stronger breezes of the Outer Bay, or paddle your canoe in sheltered bays and channels. Of course the fisherman will enjoy casting for smallmouth bass, trolling for walleye and northern pike, or just still fishing for yellow perch. You should also count on catching up on your reading. 

Peace and tranquility are aspects mentioned by every visitor. There is a spiritual aspect to walking through the cathedrals of whispering white pines. The totally dark sky will amaze you on a clear night. You have never seen so many stars, sparkling right down to the horizon, and the family will enjoy counting meteors. At McGregor Bay, people discover their contemplative side, and come away with their energies recharged. Residents feel uniquely privileged to share this special place with nature.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up in the Bay summering with my parents and friends. Always has a special place for me and would like to share this with others.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Amenities

Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Off Master Bedroom
  • There are 2 full bathrooms with stand up showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • There are 5 Bedrooms. All beds are new even though some pictures don't show them. 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds, 2 bedrooms have 1 double bed and 1 bedroom has 2 bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Wonderfully quiet, Magnificent views, Abundant wildlife!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a very good stay at Darwin's log house. We are great fans of almost original condition log houses, and this is a fine example. There are just enough upgrades to make it great, and not too many to take away from the authentic experience. The views from the property are spectacular.

There is plenty of space - with the 5 bedrooms, and for us - all adults, it was just right. The beds are sturdy and comfortable. The furniture is otherwise cozy. There are enough chairs, indoor and out for a huge crowd, as well as enough space for everyone to have a quiet time, if that is what you want. The kitchen was just right, and easily fit more than one cook. The dinner table has a million dollar view, and you can watch the sun rise and set from it... making for a perfect experience.

The water taxi service is excellent, and there is truly enough space in the boats to haul in provisions and lots of luggage for a crowd and a long stay. We took full bedding (dovets etc.) to make the stay luxurious, and as there is room on the taxi, I would certainly do that again!

There are 5 very good kayaks, and a canoe and there are plenty of places to paddle to. The wildlife sightings are fun - in addition to the plentiful loons, ducks, geese, cormorants, gulls, and herons, there were mink, beaver, deer, turtles, and muskrats to be seen.

There are tons of games, and a wonderful collection of old hardcover books and magazines. All adding to the historical feel of the place. Kudos to Darwin for keeping the "stuff" around and keeping the atmosphere real. The fireplace screen is just amazing when the fire is burning; truly one of a kind!

We would recommend this place to anyone who likes an authentic, and out of the way experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sylvia for sharing your experience with us. The 2 weeks your family spent up there I am sure was very special. We always share the same experience with family and friends. Take care and thank you. Darwin
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We enjoyed our stay thanks

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 4 kids very comfortable in Darwin's place. It is a classic log cabin with the charms of a large stone fireplace, wood planking ceilings and floors, and large screened porch for dining and games with a view over the lake. It also has the charms of mod cons: new mattresses, new frig, dishwasher, and washing machine. The boathouse is stocked with kayaks, canoe, Zodiac and a swim dock that provided hours and hours of fun in and on the water. Blueberry bushes surround the place and it's a bumper crop this year.

Darwin is very responsive and easy-going. Murray from Stillwater Marina was great to work with as well as Darwin.

McGregor Bay/Killarney is a wonderful spot with endless opportunities for exploring the many islands and hikes on McGregor Point (Blueberry Hill hike provides fantastic views). We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views. Great cabin. Great docking. Great swimming.

  • 5 of 5

So many water toys. Great for swimming. Clean cabin with fantastic views. Spacious. Big kitchen with 2 sinks and fridges. It was all so good. Perfect week.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time. Thank you for sharing and taking care of the place.
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5

Gem of a Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property with lots of activities for the kids, good fishing ( Small and Big mouth Bass & Pike) and diving from the cliff as well. The people at the Marina (Murray & team) are very nice, helpful and friendly just like you would expect up north... We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

Ample space to accommodate our family of 10. Newly remodeled kitchen. Large screened in porch was where we spent all of our indoor time. Beautiful docks were perfect for our outdoor living. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Sudbury, ON
Car: recommended

Get back to nature for serenity and fun. Hike quartzite mountains, rock climb secluded shorelines, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, or fish for bass, pike, muskie and rainbow trout. Photograph or paint your scenic surroundings. You will be staying in an ideal central location for day trips around the bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $203.4
Damage Deposit $406.8

Weekly rate includes water taxi in and out with 1 car parking at the Marina. Garbage fee per bag is $10 which you are responsible for removing your garbage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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