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Private retreat near Kenora.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful waterfront cottage near Kenora.

Sleeps 6. 3 night minimum stay May 1-June 30. 7 night minimum stay June 30 - Sept 1.

Rental week for the summer season is Friday to Friday.

(Please note that rates are quoted in USD. To see Canadian rates please visit

Private waterfront cottage on a sheltered bay on the Winnipeg River just minutes from Kenora. Our cottage is water access only. There is no road access. You will need a boat. If you don’t have your own, you can rent from us or from one of the marinas in the area.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful Canadian Shield. Relax on the large deck over the water or build a fire on the beach and watch the gorgeous sunsets. Our off the grid, solar powered cabin can accommodate 6 people comfortably, but guests need to conserve power consumption. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with shower, composting toilet, and sleeps 6 adults (double beds in each of the 3 bedrooms) with additional space for 2 (extra mattress and double futon). 1 bedroom is located on the main floor and 2 on the second floor. Fish right off the private dock or enjoy the various fishing hotspots in the area. You can also take in the various festivals, museums, golf courses, and many other attractions Kenora has to offer.

Available to rent are a 22’ pontoon boat and a 14’ fishing boat. (Boat rental rates available upon request).

Bed linens provided.

Guests supply their own towels.

Cottage details:

Private 1200 sq ft cottage - sleeps 6-8, family oriented space.

Private dock

1 bedroom on main floor

2 loft bedrooms, extra mattress

Spacious open concept living/dining area with double futon

1 3-pc bathroom on main floor (composting toilet, sink, shower)

Fully equipped kitchen

Wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings or rainy days.

BBQ and patio furniture

Fire-pit on the waterfront

Canoe, paddles and PFDs for your use

Pontoon boat available for rent

Good cellphone service

Pets considered

Guests provide their meals and towels.

More Details

Jerry Fast, Phyllis Braun
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018

About Jerry Fast, Phyllis Braun

We both love paddling the lakes and rivers of Manitoba and northern Ontario and camping in the back country. We have travelled extensively in this beautiful country.

Why Jerry Fast, Phyllis Braun chose Kenora

We have spent many years canoeing and camping in the scenic Canadian Shield, and are now pleased to offer you a peaceful getaway!

What makes this cottage unique

Although it's just minutes away from Kenora, you will find peace and space to relax here. Watch the stars come out on a quiet evening; hear the loons calling as you sip your morning coffee overlooking the lake. Watch the bald eagles nesting on the nearby island; catch a fish for your dinner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of our top fishing vacations in the last 20 years. Phyllis and Jerry were amazing hosts and there cabin was fully loaded with everything you would need. We also enjoyed using their pontoon boat. We would recommend there place for a few people looking for a getaway and for families. An excellent profile from the cabin to the lake makes for an easy transition from boat to cabin. We loved it. We will be back next year!
May 2017
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Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
Altona, Manitoba

Great cabin with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, we felt at home right away. The hosts answered our questions quickly and were very accommodating. My family had a great time swimming, fishing, tubing, and just relaxing on the decks. Morning and evening views were just beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic stay for 2nd time!

  • 5 of 5

Second year in a row for our family! So peaceful, everything you need to relax in a beautiful setting!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was great to have you back!
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Awesome Cabin in a Great Bay

  • 5 of 5

While the property is on the Winnipeg river, it's located in a section that is very private (two neighbors) and a great bay area that offers excellent fishing. They have several boat options available for rent as well to meet your needs.

The cabin itself if very nicely appointed with three nice bedrooms (two in the loft), and a massive dinning and living room area that has windows running across the entire front of the cabin.

The owners are also great to work with, and are very nice people.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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rapid city, sd

Very cool Cabin, off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

We were not sure about what we had gotten ourselves into at first, but after getting our boat launched and getting out to the house it was awesome. Jerry is great and was a phone call away . The house is extremely nice and has most everything you will need for a great lake experience. Fishing was outstanding in the bay the house is located in. We never needed to leave it to catch fish. Our stay was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total tranquility and off the grid

  • 4 of 5

Very memorable. Jerry had no issue with answering any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful, ecologically-friendly cottage on the Winnipeg River

  • 5 of 5

Phyllis and Jerry were very helpful in getting us settled in their little piece of paradise. The cottage is a very quick and sheltered boat ride away from the car park. Getting away from the car is a large part of getting away from things. The cottage itself is perfectly positioned for beautiful sunsets and the dock and deck get you close to the water. Congrats to the owners who have embraced a sustainable get-away with solar power that worked flawlessly, and a composting toilet that keeps the lake clean. The cottage is well outfitted with a good kitchen and all the needed pots, pans and utensils. Cool evenings are no problem with a ready supply of dry firewood and an efficient wood burning stove to keep the chill off. We enjoyed our time on the Winnipeg River, and look forward to a chance to return.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed review. We were happy to have you as guests and look forward to hosting you again!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £291.98

Guests provide their own meals.
Guests provide their own towels.
This cottage is off the grid; hence, it is solar powered with generator for back-up power. Composting toilet.
Cottage is water accessible only. Several boat launches are available in the area.
Fishing boat rental may be arranged.
A 22 foot pontoon boat is also available for rent.
Your hosts, Jerry and Phyllis, hope to make your retreat relaxing and rejuvenating!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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