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!! 🤗🤗
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.
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.…
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.
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.