About Maureen H
We retired from busy city life a few years ago, and moved into a rural setting outside of Barrie, Ont. Closer to our cottage, and a slower pace of life. That's better. Enjoying leisure and sporting activities more now.
Maureen H purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Maureen H chose The Archipelago
We both love the pristine, natural environment up here in the Massassauga Park. It's rugged beauty captures your heart....... a little piece of heaven you might say. Really, the best Georgian Bay has to offer.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
5 star vacation ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beautiful property!! Exceeded our expectations. Maureen and Max make sure that you you feel at home. The instructions and little notes here and there helped out a lot. Plus, they were just a phone call away if needed. You can tell that they put a lot of heart into this property. We feel privileged to have stayed there.
The kitchen is fully stocked, utensils, pots and pans, spices, napkins, etc. The beds are very comfortable. Plenty of towels. The water is drinkable. There’s electricity, cell service, satellite tv.
I recommend this property for couples who want a getaway to reconnect or take a break from the kids and get some peace and quiet. There is room for four people so going there with friends would be ideal too. The views are incredible. We took many pictures. The only thing we would change is to have booked a longer stay. 4 days was not enough.
We loved our few days away in the Huber’s paradise.
Although on an island you are still close to parry sound. The cottage and island is beautiful and well kept.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely want to go back
Would highly recommend!!
A true island oasis on the Georgian Bay!
I went into my stay at Max and Maureen's island with high expectations (the existing reviews on here set the bar very high) and somehow my experience STILL exceeded those expectations!
Every single detail of the property from big to small has been clearly and carefully thought out and arranged so as to provide the best experience possible for guests. The cottage itself was immaculately cleaned (I was expecting "cottage clean" but we're talking surgically clean here) and appeared exactly as described and pictured. My girlfriend and I were especially impressed by how well-stocked the kitchen was as there wasn't a single moment over the course of our stay where we couldn't find an accessory that we needed. All the appliances feel up-to-date and work perfectly!
The island is a perfect size for a small group and has a multitude of hangout spots that provide plenty of different options for kicking back and looking out across the bay. The table and chairs area on the secondary dock is an absolutely perfect morning coffee spot, and the hot tub area quickly became a favourite as well.
Beyond all the wonderful features and comforts, one of the best parts of the island was just how still and serene it was. We were there in September and enjoyed near-perfect silence for the entirety of a 3-night stay. The sounds that we did hear - morning loon calls, other various wildlife ambience and the occasional passing-by of a boat were more than welcome. By night, the stars come out in full force and the moon shines off the lake in a way that's right out of a movie!
Start to finish this was the most impressive and enjoyable rental property stay that I've ever had and and I sincerely hope to make it back out there next season. Don't think twice about booking here if you're looking for a perfect escape from the city with all the comforts of home and all the beauty of Northern Ontario in one great package!
Beautiful island retreat
We knew we would enjoy our time in Georgian Bay because it is such a beautiful place to begin with, but we were thrilled to arrive at this gorgeous spot. Maureen and Max have created an oasis, with places to sit, relax, play and enjoy the island all around the property. The cottage is very clean and neat, and the view out the main windows is amazing, especially during a storm. We have booked for next year and can't wait to return.
This remarkable island gem is a private piece of paradise on pristine Georgian Bay
Less than 1/2 hour boat ride from Parry Sound, East Island provides the perfect balance of getting away from it all without being too remote. The owners have made every effort to respect and maintain the natural flora and fauna while providing easy access across the whole property. You can always find a gentle breeze on some area of the island which keeps the bugs at minimum. A variety of outdoor sitting areas allow for all types of conditions; sun and shade, sheltered and exposed. A beautifully maintained sandy beach allows gentle access into the bay while jumping in off the dock accommodates the more adventurous swimmers. The water is crystal clear. A hot tub overlooking the bay is a relaxing option on the cooler days. Two kayaks are provided to explore the multiple arms of Spider Bay at a leisurely pace. The two, well-built docks can accommodate any type of watercraft and afford excellent fishing. A well equipped kitchen allows you to bring no equipment with you for preparing meals. Three large picture windows along one wall of the simple, open-concept cottage allow an exceptional view of spider bay even on a rainy day when you may choose to stay indoors.
This has become our family's favourite place to vacation. It is an awesome holiday retreat with exceptional owners who are attentive, yet non-intrusive. Thank-you Max and Maureen for sharing East Island with us. It is true cottage living at its best!
Beautiful Island, fantastic cottage!
This island is well appointed with a beautiful cottage and magnificent views of Spider Bay. Max and Maureen are truly wonderful people and a pleasure to work with. They were kind enough to take me out on the bay for a boat ride when we met at the island. They both went above and beyond to make sure my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. I will be going back to East Island again, and again. Thank you!