Sleeps 13 With 2 Bedroom Bunkie, Outdoor Shower, Outhouse, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunsets Over Parry Island, Flat Property, Hiking Trails, Walk-In Entry, Screened In Porches In Main Cottage And Bunkie, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Sandy Beach, Sandy Play Area, Great Swimming, 2 Canoes, 2 Kayaks, Water Bike For 2, Raft With Slide, Small Sailboat, Safe Calm Waters For Paddling And Swimming, Pet Friendly
Pintwala Cottage on Isabella Island near Parry Sound has an old fashioned feel-good charm about it with modern amenities. A lovely breeze comes down the channel on hot days to cool you off. We offer comfortable eating areas inside the cottage, in our screened in porch as well as on the upper deck, which also has a large umbrella to keep the sun off while enjoying lunch.
The bedrooms are in one area of the cottage closed off by a door if you wish to keep that area private and quiet. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are open concept, facing large windows that overlook trees and the water.
The bunkie has a large open deck as well as a screened in porch with seating and a table. There is a room with a composting toilet in the bunkie for convenience at night rather than walking out back to the outhouse, which is in good condition. For further convenience, there is a private outdoor shower provided. Our intent was to discourage washing in the lake for environmental reasons.
Located on Isabella Island, Pintwala Cottage is easily accessible using Boat Taxi Service at Georgian Bay Marina: 99 Rosepoint Rd, Parry Sound ON – Ph. 705-746-9559
Master bedroom #1: queen with mirrors and dressers
Bedroom #2: bunk bed (single over double) and dresser
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (single over double) and dresser
Each bedroom has screened windows that open, closets and at least 1 dresser with night tables and lights, and a ceiling fan.
1 x 4 pc (vanity with sink, toilet, tub/shower) with a window
We use the rule “when yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down”, which helps to keep the septic tank happy.
Bunkie (sleeps 7):
2 bedrooms (10’ x 10’) + loft
Bedroom #4: double with dresser
Bedroom #5: double with dresser + extra single mattress with box spring
A sitting area off the bunkie bedrooms has a loft overhead allowing for 2 people to sleep on the queen air mattress. No standing room in the loft. A ladder is in place to use if the loft is to be utilized.
The bunkie has a private room with a sink for brushing teeth. We do not have running water in the bunkie.
There is a composting toilet for convenience during the night when needed.
We recommend using the outhouse during the day when possible.
Cottage water: can be used for bathing, washing dishes and clothes, and cooking – not potable. You must bring your drinking water. There are free taps to fill water containers as you drive into Parry Sound along Bowes St. in front of the Farmers Market. We refill ours at this spot.
Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender.
The interior is sided with cedar and pine in some rooms. We have a wood stove if temperatures ever get down to an uncomfortable level which is very rare in the summer months.
Indoor entertainment: board games, books, cards, puzzles, DVD and CD player, dart set, movies, VCR satellite TV and stereo music player
The cottage exterior is wood siding which adds to its charm. Fire wood is under the screened in porch if needed ($25.00/cart or wheelbarrow). There is a fire pit in front of the main cottage. It is very important to be smart about lighting a fire. If there is fire ban on you will be heavily fined. Check the Parry Sound website for fire bans – zero tolerance for this. We as owners are very cautious with fire on the island. The ground is very dry, heat can travel along the roots and pop up anywhere on the island, we could lose not only our cottages but also our trees and our lives.
You will see 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, a 2-person water bike and a small sailboat available for your use. They will be lying upside down on logs, please store them where you find them. Since water levels can rise with a wind change please move the water toys off the beach otherwise you may or may not find them floating around the next day.
The property is flat, sloping upward towards the cottage, there is a ramp and a push cart to make it easier to load and unload the boat at the dock.
- Child/elderly friendly
- Dock 8’ x 80’-100’ long – 12 to 15 feet deep, can fit 4 x 20’ boats
- Deck at the end of the dock: 12’ x 16’
- Upper deck off the screened in porch: 12’ x 16’, lower deck: 20’ x 15’
- Waterfront: 325 feet
- Sandy beach on part of waterfront
- 2 sandy play areas for children – in case water levels are as high as they were in the summer of 2016, one of the play areas has been made much smaller but very safe
- Great swimming
- Great for use of small water craft like kayaks
- Great diving off the end of the dock then swimming over to the slide raft
- No quick drop offs in the water
- Few weeds - we try to control weeds near the dock; there are weeds on one side of the property where we keep the canoes and kayaks. We pull weeds regularly along the beach swimming area.
- Walk-in entry – starts sandy then gets muddy
- Clump of rocks that kids like to play around located just off the beach along the shallow part of the dock
- Water shoes recommended for kids since the ground around the cottage has the odd rock and tree roots protruding above ground
- Play areas for children: in front of the main cottage, and between the cottage and the bunkie
- Cottage faces northwest
- 2 canoes, 2 kayaks ,1 sailboat
- View of Parry Island about 1/2 km across with rock face and trees
- Private – separated by trees from neighbours on both sides
- Waterslide on a raft
- Water bike for 2
- Windsurfer board – use for paddle boarding
- Baby tree swing
- Croquet set
Located on Isabella Island, Pintwala Cottage is easily accessible using Boat Taxi Service at Georgian Bay Marina: 99 Rosepoint Rd, Parry Sound ON
Region: The Archipelago, Parry Sound
Nearest Town: Parry Sound (5 km)
Nearest City: Barrie (136 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto, Ontario (243 km)
Nearest Hospital: Parry Sound Hospital (4.5 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Just off Emily Dr. there is a free boat launch. This launch is located about 4 km north of the cottage on Isabella Island. You must head south from the ramp, go under the swing bridge, straight ahead of the swing bridge is Isabella Island, veer to the right and go into the next bay, our cottage is the only one with a blue slide on a raft, and we also have a Canadian flag up on rocks along the water.
The beautiful Georgian Bay opens up to all sorts of areas locally and far reaching.7 km south of the cottage along the channel you will find a great local hangout/restaurant called Craganmors - stop for lunch, dinner, or just a beer or ice cream (is boat access only)Henrys is a famous restaurant further south on the channel near the open water. Our water system allows the opportunity to explore the 30,000 Islands that surround our beautiful area.Boat to Parry Sound, dock your boat at the town docks and walk into town to explore the little stores and restaurants. You can also purchase tickets for the Island Queen and take their 3 1/2-hour tour around Parry Island. They also offer sunset tours certain times of the year.The Stockey Centre in Parry Sound on the water front has cultural and musical events to offer. Check the website to see what is happening when you are available.+ More