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Spacious Island Cottage with loads of Privacy

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Our family cottage sits high on the south-eastern point of BIG ISLAND offering a panorama of lake and island views, deep clear water, heavenly sunrises. The 5 acre property is situated at the convergence of Clear Lake and lower Stony Lake. The circa 1940's cottage, cabins and bunkies have been well maintained and updated to provide comfortable yet simple island living.

Main Cottage: Large living room with fireplace, doors open to North and South decks; spacious open kitchen with new appliances, dining table (seats 10 + counter) and casual sitting area; large master bedroom with King bed (or 2 twins) + door to South deck; office (desk & internet) and 1 single bed + door to South deck. New full bath (shower) in the Main Cottage.

South Cabin: King bed (or 2 twins) with full bath (clawfoot tub w/shower), separate vanity/closet area and deck facing south to Clear Lake.

North Cabin: Queen bed + bunk beds (2), full bath (shower), deck facing Stoney Lake (morning sun rise lovers stay here).

The Studio: A charming but rustic sleeping cabin & art studio, antique full bed, windows with screens only (no glass - wood awning-style shutters). No bath. No running water. Adjoined to workshop. Best used in summer months.

-All bedrooms have direct access to outside

-Large Floating Swim Dock in deep clear water

-Boat House (Unavailable)

-Boat House Dock (separate from swim dock) 8 cleats for boat tie-up

-Hiking/explore (watch for poison ivy when outside the main compound)

-Stone steps lead up from front dock to Main Cottage

-Long gently-graded low/step ramp up from Side Dock (with cart for heavier items)

-Cleaning service can be arranged for an additional fee

-Kawartha Park Marina is nearby - - 5-10 minute boat ride to this cottage.

-Reserved Parking for 2 cars:

- 1 reserved at Kawartha Park Marina, plus

- 2nd car in Cottagers' Association Parking Lot (1st come 1st served basis)

-Reserved Boat slip at Kawartha Park Marina

15% discount on rate for full month rentals

More Details

John and Janis Chittick
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About John and Janis Chittick

Loved and enjoyed for 50+ years this cottage has been the family gathering spot for 3 generations. 2018 is the first year our cottage is offered to rent ... you are our trusted guests and we will do all we can to make your stay wonderful. Enjoy!

John and Janis Chittick purchased this cottage in 1967

What makes this cottage unique

Spacious and private peninsula setting

Deep clear water

Stunning sunrises

Short boat ride to Kawartha Park Marina (reserved boat slip + parking)


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Septic Tank! Flush ONLY single-ply toilet paper nothing else (not even kleenex)
  • Drinking Water: All running water is lake water. Use bottled water for drinking & coffee + brushing teeth. Boil to sterilize water for cooking.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Cottage - toilet , shower , All newly updated in 2017
    North Cabin - toilet , shower , newly updated
    South Cabin - toilet , tub , Renovating in Spring '19 to add shower.
  • Bathrooms in cottage + 2 sleeping cabins
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Office - 1 twin/ single , Single bed in small room with desk (near master bedroom)
    North Cabin - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    South Cabin - 1 king , Could be changed to 2 twin beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large room (12'x18')
    The Studio - 1 double , Rustic sleeping cabin with Grandfather's full-size bed.
  • Cottage: Master Bedroom + Single bed in nearby office. All other bedrooms are in separate cabins.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Spacious Island Cottage with loads of Privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
San Rafael, CA

Perfect Balance Between Rustic Cottage and Modern

  • 5 of 5

Stone's Throw has struck a perfect balance between rustic Stony cottage life while having all of the modern upgrades that you would want. The kitchen has everything you would want to cook big family meals that you can eat on the front patio or in the attached dining room. The sleeping cabins and floating dock give you the privacy and outdoor time you come to the lake for.

The entire property is very well maintained and clean both inside and out. It stays true to the rustic aspects of cottage life with the sleeping bunkies/cabins that are clean, comfortable, and spacious, but are also no frills spaces. The porches on each cabin gives everyone their privacy, and individual views of the lake.

The owners have thought of everything, and the information binder gave us all the tips we needed to make sure we cared for the property and had a great time kayaking and enjoying their family home. Communication was easy, and they thought of things we hadn't even considered before our stay.

I can't wait to go back up to Stony!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a major goal of ours to maintain the old cottage look and feel while upgrading key areas (kitchen, bathrooms). We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. - Janis & John
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Clean, well maintained, spacious, & beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Loved our cabin, cozy with beautiful view of the Lake from our private deck, along with comfortable chairs, perfect place to read. In the main cottage the kitchen had everything you needed to cook a meal. Living room was beautiful with modern fire place, hot so we didn't use but if we needed a fire it would be great. Loved the windows that open all the way across the front of the cottage with views of the lake. Also inside the main area were wind chimes - beautiful music on a windy day. Down on the lake a swim dock with chairs that we enjoyed many times. Not to mention the lake community were especially friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike and Cindy. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. - Janis
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Very clean, quiet and peaceful! Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic cottage on Stoney Lake. The place is very clean and has everything you need to have a great week/ weekend cottage experience.

Amazing panoramic views of the lake and has a nice big dock and deep waters which makes it great for swimming.

Would definitely recommend this cottage to others as we had an amazing experience here!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years I heard wonderful stories about family summertimes on Stony Lake and last year I got to experience the magic first hand. Now I can't wait to return.

The cottage and sleeping cabins offer privacy with beautiful views of the lake. I especially enjoyed having morning tea on my cabin's deck or down at the dock observing the Lake slowly come to life. If you enjoy cooking as I do, you will find the spacious modern kitchen stocked with all the tools needed to rustle up whatever creation comes to mind.

If you want to experience island living away from mainland intrusions, this cottage is the ideal place for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Veronica, Thank you for your thoughtful words describing your stay at our Cottage. This year we are renovating the fireplace in the living room -- adding a bit more ambience! We look forward to your future visits! Sincerely, Janis & John
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San Francisco, USA

Peace and Quiet with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Stoney Lake as guests of the owners. If you enjoy being away from it all but close to Toronto, this is ideal. The property offers privacy ,a fantastic setting, well laid out, modern kitchen with everything needed for a great vacation. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $267.97
Pet Fee $15.31
Refundable Damage Deposit $535.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.