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Viva Villa Cottage Resort

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497 Lakeshore Rd, Kagawong, Ontario P0P 1J0 Canada
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#3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Kagawong
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Viva Villa is a small family -run resort centrally located on Manitoulin Island. Our location is perfect for guests who wish to tour the Island. It is very quiet as we only have 4 cottages and we specialize in families and couples. We have 2 sandy beaches with no drop-offs which is great for small children swimming in our spring-fed lake. Lake Kagawong is quite big (40 squared miles) and we are located at the northern end in a bay. We usually have about a 75% return rate annually so it is necessary to book early.There is so much to do on Manitoulin Island - fish, swim, tour, horseback riding, golf and just plain relaxing. We are far from any traffic so your peace is assured. We have rowboats, motorboats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats and paddle boards. We are pet friendly assuming your dog is well behaved and won't disturb our other guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
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Julie_AnneS180 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Oakville, Canada31 contributions3 helpful votes
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Nice little cottage off the “beaten path”. Nice and quiet. It was awesome being so close to the lake.. Amazing stars, sunsets and sunrise.. It was quite chilly while we were there and had to keep the wood stove stocked with wood! Luckily the rental came with unlimited firewood! Kate and Scott were awesome and helped us out with all our questions and minor issues.. We will be back!! Thanks again!! 🤗🤗
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandy M wrote a review Sep. 2019
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
4th visit. Stayed in Fawn cottage second year in a row. Love the close unobstructed view of the lake from dining table or deck. Bonfire enjoyments do not disturb early to bed hikers in this cottage. Best sleep all year. They have added an awesome canoe where the seats have BACKRESTS. Great for us older ppl. Paddle-boards too. In Sept. you can expect a day of rain. No problem— cozy up around woodstove and we watched Crave which we don’t have at home. Best spot to relax, hike, relax, drink local craft beers and relax. Furbaby got lots of swimming in too. Very likely to return.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Commentator Oz wrote a review Sep. 2019
Sydney, Australia56 contributions47 helpful votes
I stayed in the Beaver Cottage mid-August 2019 and thought out of all the choices, this was the most appropriate for me in terms of location on the island and access to hikes in the area (or walking really), on a quiet and protected part of Lake Kagawong. I thought the cottage was lovely and cosy, with all that was needed. The bed was okay - not great, but not terrible. It had a lovely little attached deck with picnic table, and a hammock nearby. It was a short distance to the lake, and nice views from inside the cottage. Out of the four cottages available, I think Beaver was the most private. (Not wholly, but most). Generally I found it to be very peaceful, and enjoyed my stay. The hosts were helpful but not intrusive. My only issue was the carrying of noise from the firepit area at lake edge at night, when people were up late and enjoying their holiday. This is quite near Beaver. I prefer to go to sleep earlyish (10), particularly when I intend to get up early for a day hike on the other side of Manitoulin - and it was difficult to do this with the bedroom facing the lake and the firepit, and people up enjoying loud conversations after 11:30pm (probably worsened by how noise travels from the lake). It is quite a drive to the western end of the island, but you don't really have much of a choice, and staying in the middle is probably the best option. Also, you can only pay by a e-transfer, no credit card, direct deposit options are offered. I was very fortunate that the hosts were willing to accept cash on arrival, as an e-transfer is not possible for an overseas person. overally, I would have preferred to stay there less days, but was told they only accepted weekly rental. I did notice one family who stayed less, but maybe they paid for the whole week.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Sandy M wrote a review Oct. 2018
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
All the comforts of home, clean, waterfront living, close to nature, central to the island. This was our third time, each in different cottages. The hosts are around without being interfering. Offered us a fish fry the first night we were there. If your are looking for a quiet retreat, especially in the fall, I highly recommend Manitoulin Island and stay at Viva Villa Cottage resort. There are canoes, row boats and paddle boats. Pet friendly. We were in the water with our dog. If the weather takes a turn, there is a huge selection of DVD's and curl up by the wood stove. Great wifi in the wifi house.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Khammond7799 wrote a review Feb. 2017
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We booked with Ria for a week summer 2015 - the cottage had everything we needed but the best part was the total privacy we had out the back of our cottage. Right onto our own little steam so we could come and go and even had a family of ducks to keep us entertained. Stores a short 10 min drive and Ria was great and let us take our two fat cats on vacation with us. This place is exactly what a cottage should be.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alskn3 wrote a review Jul. 2016
Peterborough, Canada35 contributions19 helpful votes
Place was really nice furniture was a bit outdated and uncomfortable but really you are not supposed to be inside much cottages come with kitchens all you need to do is bring your own food the grounds are well kept and clean place has been open since the 70's by the same owner there's a lot to do in the area and places to eat they have boat rentals for fishing and small beaches for swimming was a bit windy all the time we were at the place but all in all a very nice place that is well kept up and very clean This place is vacation cottages not a hotel or motel
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Date of stay: July 2016
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PoloLon wrote a review Jul. 2015
Oshawa, Canada2 contributions
After travelling halfway across the province we pulled into the resort in the evening and discovered the owner had double booked. We had paid the deposit and received the receipt. Owner said she'd find us somewhere and offered us a trailer park up the road - not exactly what we drove eight hours to do. We managed to find a cheaper, not nearly as nice place for the week at the last minute but it soured our whole vacation. If you book here, I'd advise calling up repeatedly afterwards just to make extra sure she actually writes your name down on the schedule.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Nov. 20, 2016
yes it certainly was I still feel badly about it my husband of 46 years had died the summer before he had looked after all the paper work this was all new for me plus my heart was not in it thankfully I only did it once
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IanRoberge wrote a review Aug. 2013
Toronto, Canada40 contributions27 helpful votes
For a cottage vacation in Ontario, Manitoulin Island is a really nice destination. Viva Villa definitely has all that you need: great cottages, beautiful grounds and a superb view, and welcoming hosts. Cottages are comfortable and fully furnished, including satellite television and access to wifi. The kitchen is well-equipped. The grounds are really well-maintained and the view of Lake Kagawong is fantastic. Free access to canoes, kayaks and a peddle boat. There is a communal fire pit (the owners pre-arrange it with branches and all...), a badminton court, and a play structure for young children. There are four cottages, and it is very private and quiet. The complex is well-situated, a few minutes drive from the village of Kagawong. There is a great beach at Providence Bay, about half and hour drive from the cottage. Groceries stores are about fifteen minutes away in Mindemoya or Gore Bay. Manitoulin Island is a bit touristy, but not too much - great introduction to aboriginal cultures, a few art galleries and a lot of nature. For a good quiet week or two, with kids or as a couple, this is the spot - relaxing. Viva villa is really worth it!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda K wrote a review Sep. 2012
Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada13 contributions7 helpful votes
Our family has been to Viva Villa 6 times and we feel like it is our home away from home. The lake is beautiful, the property is exceptional and we always have a great time when we go. Gerry & Ria are wonderful hosts and they run a family-friendly property where all feel comfortable. We'll be back again next year for sure and hopefully for many years after that.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Marytc wrote a review Oct. 2011
Traverse City, Michigan276 contributions72 helpful votes
Cody (my Australian Shepherd) and I made a trip to Manitoulin Island the end of September to enjoy the autumn weather, do some hiking and a little fishing. We lucked out in finding this wonderful resort which consists of four quaint cottages. They are all updated and very clean with nice bathrooms and well appointed kitchens. The woodstove works great and makes it very cozy on chilly nights. Plenty of wood is furnished for each cottage. The cottages have decks, gas BBQ grills, and sit very close to the lake with great views. Ria built most of the furniture and did much of the updating including the tongue and groove walls herself. The owners, Gerry and Ria, were fantastic and treated me like family. Cody was in heaven playing with other dogs, chasing chipmunks, and swimming. I think it was mentioned that he acted like he owned the place! There are boats, kayaks, and canoes available as well as many other extras--swings, putt-putt, bonfire pit, etc. However, don't get the wrong idea as this is not a noisy touristy type place. It is quiet and peaceful and the lake is beautiful and crystal clear. It is centrally located and close to little towns and hiking trails. This is a gem of a place and I hope to go back next year. Thank you Gerry and Ria for sharing your world with me!
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Room Tip: All four cabins are really cute. Just choose depending on the size you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Viva Villa Cottage Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bridal Veil Falls (4.4 km), Manitoulin Chocolate Works (5.1 km), and The Old Mill Heritage Centre (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Main Street Cafe Kagawong, Sugar Bush Canadian Coffee House, and Buttercup Ice Creamery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Viva Villa Cottage Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.