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close to Algonquin Park and Huntsville Ontario

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Cabin, sleeps 4 adults with entire island private and no neighbors

Picture yourself on an idyllic private island 5 minutes from Algonquin Park (largest Provincial Park in Canada) on beautiful Oxtongue Lake. Twenty minute drive east of Huntsville Ontario, off Highway 60, two and a half hours drive north of Toronto Ont.This is the only island rental property with easy access to Algonquin park and Muskoka. Less than 15 minute drive to either gourmet restaurants or all outdoor activities, including hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails, and canoe routes. All water sports equipment and bicycles can be rented within a 5 minute drive. Canoe and small boat provided. Host supplies transport to and from island at beginning and end of stay(or bring your own boat).

Total privacy on your own island with 1800 feet of shoreline. Beaches for children and deep dive from docks.

Nature - see moose, deer, water fowl, foxes. Wolf howls organized in the Park. Canoe camping in park. Island is on border of Muskoka and Haliburton Townships in Ontario.

Your own car is recommended. Two parking spaces on mainland. Public ramp for your own boat. Dock will accommodate boats up to 25 feet in length.

cell phone service is excellent. Cabin is equipped with 3 kitchen appliances, 3 piece bath, septic tank. Outdoor shower, TV Bell Express VU satellite service. Will sleep up to 6 people(including 4 adults) - one queen size, two singles, and one pull out queen bed.

More Details

j david mason
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2018

About j david mason

resource entrepreneur(david) and nurse(myrna)

j david mason purchased this cottage in 2006

Why j david mason chose Lake of Bays

Has been used for friends and family since inception. Now a rental property as we built a 6000 sq ft home on mainland 5 minutes by boat nearby. It is the only island on this lake that has accommodation. We live here 70% of the time. It is a lifelong dream to be able to have home close to all the wonderful surroundings of both Muskoka as well as Algonquin Park.

What makes this cottage unique

Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails nearby, beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and water sports. Our island has two swimming areas. One is right adjacent to the cabin and the other is for deep diving off a second dock on the east shore of our island. There are two paddle boats, a canoe, and a 14 foot aluminum boat with 6 HP motor. All this equipment is included. Wifi hotspot internet is available, plus Bell express vue satellite TV service.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lake of Bays in Haliburton County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • flush toilet, basin and bath tub with hand shower. Outdoor shower with hot water. Outdoor privy is available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 bed rooms are suitable for 4 adults. Master bedroom has sliding outside door with private balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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close to Algonquin Park and Huntsville Ontario
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A very unique place in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Where else can't rent an entire island to your self? This place is very well kept and has pretty much anything you need to stay. Just beware the total relaxation ... we had many plans of hiking, fishing, swimming, etc ... all that fell by the wayside in favor of relaxing on the island with a nice fire and books. We didn't bring kids this time, but would good for school age kids.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Muskoka Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cosy cottage with my husband and 2 children and we really enjoyed how peaceful and relaxing it is. One morning I woke up early and went outside to see the morning mist on the lake which was spectacular. The sunsets were stunning as well. My son enjoyed the motor boat and found the fishing excellent. On sunny days we could sit outside and read or catch some rays on the dock. We enjoyed canoeing and paddleboating. If you are looking for a little adventure, Algonquin Park is close by and just a short paddle over to the owner's home where we parked our cars. The owner's were very friendly and if we had any questions they were more than happy to help. They offered to take us on a boat ride and show us around the lake. We were able to relax and unwind on this peaceful island. If you are looking for rest and relaxation this island is a beautiful retreat with lots of natural beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, Andrew and family were excellent guests! They were most understanding when we experienced problems with one appliance, and left our cottage clean and orderly. The boats and all equipment were treated respectfully. We believe they enjoyed the wilderness experience and are most welcome to return anytime. David and Myrna
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Excellent and Totally Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Can you imagine a little island paradise all to yourself? Well, at Gents' island, your imagination becomes reality. This place is the perfect, quiet, 'away from it all' hideout where you can get back to nature, swim, fish off the pier, boat/canoe around the lake, enjoy a campfire, or just chill on the large deck while you savour the tranquil views and the gorgeous sunsets that melt into the horizon.

The cottage is so comfortable and well-equipped that you can be completely self-sufficient (depending how many groceries you ferry over with you, of course). You should stay for at least a week. You feel like you're in your own little world, even though it's only a 15-minute paddle to the General Store on the 'mainland' if you run out of something.

The hosts/owners (David and Myrna) are very available and very eager to help in any way ... or they're equally happy to leave you alone if you just want private time on the island. They live in a house on the lakeshore, also just a 15-minute paddle away.

The location of Gents' Island is ideal for exploring Algonquin Park. And you're only 20 minutes from Huntsville if you fancy a night on the town. But why would you want that when you have this little island paradise all to yourself?

There IS one problem with Gents' Island: you won't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were great guests and we look forward to seeing you again this summer! Its a unique guest that is not only a professional photographer but also provides us with spectacular pictures of our property. You and your brother James are gentlemen in every respect and delightful to spend time with. It is obvious that you enjoy the wilderness and all its creatures as we do. David and Myrna
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Nearest Airport
280 Kilometres
Toronto, North Bay ontario
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Oxtongue Lake


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.72
Damage Deposit £563.61

This is a private island close to mainland and highways, but boat transportation is required. Owner provides delivery with luggage and personal supplies on check-in and transport back on check-out. Small boat and motor plus a canoe is supplied free of charge. Island is fully equipped for guests to bring their own food and prepare on site.

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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