Killarney Island, in beautiful Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada is a paradise for wonderful swimming, kayaking or canoeing through many islands, or channels or in the open water, sailing, fishing and hiking and enjoying the quiet and tranquility of Georgian Bay. Ideal for a family as children and dogs are welcome.
The island is water access only. Boats can be rented from Parry Sound marinas or you can use a water taxi out of Parry Sound. The drive to Parry Sound from Toronto is under 2 and a half hours. The closest marina is Killbear Marina near Killbear Park, under a 15 minute boat ride from the island. Killbear Marina also has a restaurant and grocery store.
The cottage is vintage Georgian Bay 1920's build with a full wrap around porch with significant updates and faces south east. Smooth flat granite surrounds the cottage, with a lush forest in the interior of the 6 acre island. A natural granite protected harbour on the SE side provides excellent docking for boats and on the south side, there is a natural sand beach that is well protected from the prevailing west winds. The cottage provides a perfect vantage point for gorgeous sunrises.
The layout of the cottage is a living room with fireplace in the centre of the building with dining, sitting, washroom and kitchen in the surrounding closed-in porch. A large deck outside serves as a great entertaining spot or al fresco dining or just sit on the granite rocks at your doorstep. Two bedrooms with queen beds are adjacent to the main cottage. A loft above the boat house provides plenty of sleeping with a double and single bed. A full kitchen with granite counters includes a gas stove and oven, fridge with freezer, and all cooking implements supplied. Just bring your groceries. A full washroom in the main cabin includes a shower, with a washing machine in the kitchen. The cottage is "off the grid" powered by propane (for fridge and lights), solar (for lights and charging cell phones, computers etc.)and gas powered generator for washing machine and toaster. A well functioning fireplace is located in the interior of the main building and firewood is supplied. All linens, towels and beach towels are supplied.
The natural harbour has a large dock for multiple boats, fishing and swimming or practice your golf with a supply of floating balls.
Activities are endless. From lying on the hot granite rock, to swimming from many locations on the island, to hiking and exploring on an adjacent 650 acre crown Island. Two plastic kayaks, one canoe, a Sunfish sailboat and various fishing rods and tackle are available for use. Exploring the many channels and islands by kayak or canoe is a treasured excursion. For golfers, there is a superb course and practice range at Parry Sound Golf Club, 20 minutes drive from the marina in Nobel.
Cell phone reception would be provided by your provider (ex. Rogers) and your hotspot would provide reception for multiple users if needed.
No smoking is allowed as risk of fire is high and we like our clean air.
You will deal directly with the owner. We live on the west side of the island in a newly built cottage with a dense forest in the middle of the island. We welcome you to stay longer than a week with a reduced rate of $2500 for two weeks and $4,400 for a month.+ More