Cottage, 3 slaapkamers + Bunkie, 2 baden, (6-7 personen)
Dmytro & Olena
100% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 60 dagen voor de aankomstdatum.
Myself, my son-in-law and two grandsons (13 & 15) had a wonderful week in mid July. We were greeted by our hosts who gave us a very thorough and informative walk through of the cottage. It's a short boat ride from either of the local marinas.
Dmytro put us in touch with a local guide, Bully, who we spent a couple of days with and helped us catch some beautiful northern pike. He even cleaned them and gave us a great "shore lunch". We came home with over 20 pounds of fillets.
The main cottage, a log cabin, was spacious, clean and cozy. Two bathrooms ensured no one was waiting and there were two bedrooms, a large king bed in the main living room area, and a pull out couch in the front porch area. There was also a bunky that provided extra privacy and had a queen sized bed. Two wooden patio areas, one with a hammock, were a good size and allowed you to always catch a breeze. The kitchen was fully equipped with spices, oils, sugar, flour, basic necessities and all of the cooking utensils you would ever need. We were there during a very hot spell but it cooled off at night for comfortable sleeping.
We came into the area from highway 400 and stopped in Sudbury for our groceries. Granted, there were closer grocery stores but we loaded up at Costco.
It's a beautiful area conducive to relaxation, chilling with a nice cold beverage and a fine place to enjoy some down time.
Without hesitation our crew gives it a two thumbs up and would book the same place again.
Paradise on McGregor Bay
For those of you who are like us and have been looking for an opportunity to experience island cabin living on McGregor Bay look no further! The location is very convenient to where you park your car, but far enough off the path to not be on top of boat traffic. My family of four plus my cousin and his wife stayed for one week.
The cabin is original cedar log construction with an added kitchen area and out buildings. There are two dedicated bedrooms in the cabin, a king bed in the main room, and an outbuilding with bed we relegated to our son, who was happy to exchange local bathroom access for some privacy. The front screened-in porch was cool and breezy, and a couple of well-spaced trees provided a nice water view for our travel hammocks.
The two decks really make the cabin shine - with a large deck in the front and an even larger one in back, allowing us to escape sunshine and find breezes throughout the day. The rear deck faces a natural area with much wildlife. We took the kayaks on many excursions to the 'back bay' to enjoy some quite time with Nature.
Dmytro and Olena shared a detailed description of the premises prior to arrival which really helped with packing. Dmytro met us at the dock and ferried us to the cabin, where we met Olena. Our tour was detailed and everything matched the written description which made orientation easy.
Believe what is written about the kitchen - supplies, spices and cooking utensils abound, including a set of uncharacteristically sharp knives - a real find at any VRBO!
The days were warm and nights cool, so a little open window planning and strategic fan placement helped keep temperatures comfortable. If we would note one issue it would be that the second bath has a small shower which was hard to keep from dripping on the floor. The main bath shower is very comfortably sized, and we all agreed to use it after a couple of trials in the little one. No worries and no lineups as time in McGregor Bay is unstructured - you take a shower when you need to take a shower!
To close with a special note: the septic system on the island is excellent, which is a find on the hard rock of McGregor bay! We will definitely be looking at this property when we return.
Location, Location, Location
The island property is located in a perfect spot on McGregor Bay, only a 5 minute boat ride from the marina yet set back from the main boat route to the bay. I would argue it's nicer than advertised, a clean and well-maintained "rustic" cabin that has all the modern amenities most folks would need. Our group of four buddies had plenty of space to be together or relax alone, and the two decks and screened porch offered different options for chilling out. The beds were all excellent, the bathrooms were simple yet functional, and the kitchen had a surprising variety of cookware, implements, and basic staples. The fishing was spectacular: we caught many impressive lake trout, smallmouth bass, and northern pike all within 300 meters of the island! The host Demytro was easy to communicate with, punctual, and very helpful getting us loaded in and familiar with the property. I never go back to the same place twice, but my group is considering a return to this gem!
Enjoyed every minute of it! Intend to go back.
Lovely, clean log cabin. great swimming from the dock. Well stocked kitchen. Fifteen minute kayak ride from the marina. Lots of places to visit, swim, hike, climb and kayak. Nice owners.
great family getaway on private island
we stayed on pike island for a week in mid august with our family of 6 (4 kids age 4 to 14)
plenty of room for all of us and all the ammenities of home. Fishing in the bay and right off the dock is unbeatable (many 30" pike, 20" bass and even a muskie).
kids had a great time and the owner Dmytro was awesome to deal with. Cottage comes fully stocked and even has washer and dryer for laundry.
Highly recommend whether for a family or a group of adults, you wont be disappointed.
Classic cottage in amazing area
We had a lovely week at this traditional, yet very comfortable, MacGregor Bay cottage. Our hosts Dmytro and Olena made sure all the details were in order before our arrival so the kitchen was well stocked with essentials and a thorough briefing was given both before and upon arrival to the cottage. The cottage is a 5 minute boat ride from the Stillwater Marina. Since we were not very familiar with the waters around the Bay, this was very helpful. MacGregor Bay can be pretty tricky to navigate by boat as there are a lot of shoals and difficult channels so being so close to the mainland was a comfort. We rented a small boat for the week so we could explore the area at our leisure. There were 2 kayaks as well so it was fun to paddle around the back of the island. There was a beaver and/or a muskrat that made his appearance most nights as we ate on the back deck of the cottage admiring the view and the wildlife. Hummingbirds flew in to the feeder often and we saw large herons and many loons out on the lake.
The cottage was clean and well kept. We comfortably slept 7 people. There are two bedrooms and a part of the living area that functions as another bedroom. For us, we did not mind this “communal” living arrangement at all because we were with family. I wonder if the small artist studio might one day be converted into a bunkee? There are 2 bathrooms and 2 showers so the facilities were ample. There were plenty of towels-both bath and beach towels.
The fishing at this cottage was very good, even just off the dock. My husband and daughter went out with a guide from Stillwater Fishing (Brian) and my husband caught a 20 pound muskie!
Overall, we had a great week relaxing, swimming, kayaking and boating. No hassles whatsoever! Thanks Dmytro and Olena-you were very good hosts! Sarah and Irv
Als je houdt van natuur en ongerepte water om in te zwemmen, zult u van ons eiland. U kunt uw diner te vangen recht uit de voorzijde dock of springen voor een verfrissende duik. Of gewoon een dutje in de hangmat op het voordek.