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Two Private Islands, Super Quiet Part Of Lake, Yet Close To Action

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Br Total, 3 Br In Main Plus 2 Sleeping Cabins, Sleeps 11

Grape Island is actually 2 private island, joined by their own footbridge.

The main cottage was built in 2010, open, airy, close to water on all sides. You feel like you are on a boat from all rooms. Many large mature trees and wildlife. Cottage beautifully appointed with: antiques, pine interior, art, stained glass, open cottagey-kitchen, large open living/dining, awesome for entertaining.

Bedrooms are large, beds good quality, linens and towels provided, kitchen fully stocked, spices provided. Outdoor seating for sun-downers, charcoal BBQ s (2-Webber with electric starter). Large outdoor picnic table where most dinners are eaten. A swing and a hammock.

Privacy galore. Your pets are welcome. Breezy in evenings but out of the wind and out of the boat traffic, few bugs in summer.

Lots of boat docking. Comes with canoe. Motor boats can be rented from Kawartha Park Marina or Peel Marine. Owners will arrange a guide to get you to our islands, plus an orientation to the cottage and the lake area. Islands are fairly level and low to the water, thus easy for older guests or any challenged at walking, yet I would not say wheel chair accessible.

A wood stove has been installed in the living room and the cottage is fully insulated, so it is suitable for shoulder season rental. Fishermen, writers, readers, poet and those wishing the quieter side of cottage country are all welcome!

Swimming is good and deep off the north island.

Bunkie on north island is 100 yrs old and very original, duck when you enter the door! King bed there.

Bunkie on main island has queen bed, close to main cottage.

Main building is 1800 sq ft, with 3 huge BR's. The master BR has king and 2 PC ensuite, BR #2 has a queen and 2 twins. BR #3 is an open sleeping space with bunk beds plus a twin. Building is insulated, all BR's have ceiling fans, remains cool on hot days.

Bathroom down has claw foot tub and hand held shower and decorated with Turkish tiles. There is an outside shower.

Very close to heritage sites and buildings of Ass'n of Stony Lake Cottagers. Includes: Juniper Island Store (quick meals, penny candy, ice creams, drinks etc,) Stony Lake Yacht Club (junior sailing program, tennis courts, racing on weekends,) the 'Pavillion' (for movies and square dancing weekly,) swimming lessons, canoeing lessons, masquerade and historic recently rebuilt government dock with 'Pagoda.' It just goes on and on. Really must be seen to be believed.

Boat access only. Access points; Kawartha Park Marina, Carveth's Marina and Dunfords Landing are best. There are no laundry facilities or dishwasher onsite. Laundromat in Lakefield.

More Details

Pam Carlson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2018

About Pam Carlson

We are a family of 5, we live in BC. Cottaging at Stoney Lake goes back to Pam's grand parents, in the '40's. Our children have spent all their summers at the lake. They are now at an age where they are moving on with their own lives and we feel that we have time at our fabulous place to share.

Pam Carlson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Pam Carlson chose Douro-Dummer

The property is special because of its on Stoney Lake first of all. Then its privacy, views in all directions, wonderful buildings, its location in a very quiet part of the lake and proximity to all the action on Juniper Island.

What makes this cottage unique

Stoney Lake, simply is unique. It's community is special, many generations old, heritage and conservation minded. The islands are tranquil and lovely, whether you want to join in the action at Juniper Island or not!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Douro-Dummer in Peterborough County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bath, inside main cabin - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , hand shower, owners hope to have outside shower installed
    Outside shower - Shower Enclosure , Bio D soaps only
  • 2 piece ensuite in Master BR
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 pc ensuite in same room
    Bunky #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has armoire, and small seating area, lovely
    Upstairs open bunk area - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , sleeps three
    Bunky north island - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , antique cabin ON the water, no toilet, super quiet
    Upstairs BR #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Huge room, windows on 3 sides, breezy
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a new wood burning stove, wood onsite, cottage is well insulated and toasty warm on the cool, even cold, days of spring and fall. Also an outside gas burning fireplace, not for cooking, ambience only.


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Two Private Islands, Super Quiet Part Of Lake, Yet Close To Action
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is more lovely than the photos show. It is new, fully equipped, the swimming is lovely off of the smaller island. We had a family reunion and there was space for everyone, they even let us have our 2 dogs. Going back for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible privacy!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! The property is perfect. The dock for the boats was awesome,layout was great. Owner was great to work with also...Only a few things I could pick out to make it 10/10! The inside shower(well just a tub) needs a surround or standard standup shower,outside shower was great if u are willing to go outside. And the parking inland was a surprise cost to use at about 160$ US. But we had three vehicles with boats so I totally understand but for parking in a high grass field I feel it was pricey.. believe me I’m being picky to even find those minor things! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful beautiful retreat!!! Loved it

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian Thanks for pointing out that the parking cost was not well described in my notes, I will change that. Surround on the shower, I could do that, I guess, we all love the outside shower. But I will could add that too. Im glad your stay was otherwise a 9/10. Pam
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Best Turkey Dinner ever.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I ( eleven of us ) spent Thanksgiving weekend at Pam's cottage. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. This is a beautiful cottage plus an awesome rustic cottage, on 2 islands on a gorgeous lake. If we had better weather, I would think that I was in heaven. Family had a great time and the most memorable Thanksgiving weekend. Pam was great communicating and getting us all the details etc about getting to, and what to do on the island. Looking forward to coming back again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave you are so kind to write such a thoughtful and thorough review. Thank you kindly, you and your family are welcome back at any time! Pam C
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What an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

My family and i just spent a week on Grape Island - Stony Lake Ontario, and the property exceeded our every expectation. The cottage is beautiful, open and has windows everywhere. Windows on top of windows and a lake view out of every single one. I seemed to relax the moment we stepped foot there. My son stayed in the 100 year old log cabin on the second island (attached by a footbridge) and he loved it! I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for the perfect getaway to a private island. I can't wait to return. I would like to thank the property owner for sharing this very intimate family space with us.

Beth Leahy

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were amazing and you are welcome back any time.
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Quiet, peaceful getaway....!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving long weekend at Pam's cottage and it was exactly what we were looking for - quiet, peaceful, beautiful fall colours and sunsets. We took our Newfoundland dog who also loved every minute of it. Pam was fantastic and ensured we were all set before arriving at the cottage. The cottage is spacious, clean, well-maintained and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. And you really are on your own little island! We really needed time away from our busy schedules and unplug from everything (including the TV, internet and the hustle-bustle of city living) - this was the perfect getaway for us. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Kawarthas in a beautiful and relaxing setting!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Reena, you, the author and the Newf are welcome back anytime! Pam C
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5


We want to thank you for the beautiful vacation home. We had such a wonderful relaxing time.

The dogs loved trying to catch the frogs. Everybody enjoyed the fishing from all points on the islands.

Stoney Lake is so beautiful and so is you property. Thank you for everything we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, I am so glad that our islands met all your needs and fulfilled your hope for relaxation and time with family!
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Toronto (YYZ)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Quarry, Kawartha G&CC, Bellemere Winds
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is 2 private islands in a quiet part of Stoney Lake, Ontario. Island and water and wildlife views all around. Complete privacy and quiet! Sunrise, sunset. Must see Juniper Island and heritage buildings, 5 min by boat. Must paddle our canoe into a back bay or the lost channel. Must enjoy sundowners on the west side of the cottage. Or must enjoy a coffee and the Globe and Mail (delivered) on the dock on the east side. Must dive off the swim dock on the north island. Must swim! If you have kids, you must find your way to the Sister Islands for a higher jump off the rock and a weenie roast over an open fire. If you sail, you must rent a boat from SLYC and take it out for fun. You must tube with your kids (boat rental required.) You must fall asleep in our hammock. You must read a book with a drink in a Muskoka chair. You must light the wood burning stove if you get a chilly off-season day. You must invite family and friends over for a bar bq and eat outside on our huge picnic table. You must sleep in, as nothing will wake you up. You must bring your pets, as they are welcome, as are you!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £86.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £287.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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