You’ll be the envy of your friends if you decide to rent this private island for your vacation, and with good reason. Mink Island Cottage is accessed by a two-minute boat ride from the Young’s Point Marina if you have your own boat. Once on the island, it’s all yours – a well-treed haven with a super cottage and a great dock for diving.
The three bedroom updated cottage sits on the high point of the island with great views to the south east on Clear Lake. Although the cottage is within sight of the marina, there are lots of trees to give shade and privacy, and since the deck wraps completely around the cottage, there are plenty of spots to sit and get away from it all.
To one side of the island is the channel all boats will pass through on their way along the Trent-Severn system so there will always be something to watch. There are strict speed limits so you won’t experience a lot of wash and wake as the boats gently cruise by. On the other side is a quiet channel where you may see canoeists and kayakers and the occasional blue heron or loon. Of course, with a cottage surrounded by water you’ll want to swim and there’s clear water to one side of the dock for diving and jumping.
The new deck is where most of your time might be spent but in the evening, the action (or inaction) will no doubt move to the firepit where there are chairs for all the family to relax under the stars and share stories and make memories.
The interior of the cottage is a delight – the great feature is the renovated kitchen boasting new stainless steel appliances. There’s satellite TV and a wood burning stove for cooler evenings and a good cell signal for bringing along your mobile devices. The three bedrooms are upstairs – the master is in a loft and although private, it overlooks the living room, and all three bedrooms have sliding doors to the upper deck. There is a full bathroom on each level.
The location at Young’s Point means you only have to cross the water and walk to the store, or to the local restaurant. A little further afield you’ll find the pretty waterside town of Lakefield with supermarkets, craft stores and a great ice cream place; to the north Burleigh Falls has a well recommended restaurant.
This is a really unique location and we highly recommend it for families looking for something a little different – out of the way, yet close to everything you need to make for a perfect vacation.+ More