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Algonquin setting - Remote feeling - Nature retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 plus bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 (families/nature lovers only please)

Hydro is hooked up!! Wifi available in area. Comfortable cottage ensconced on 5 acres bordering on the majestic Magnetewan River that runs out of Algonquin Park and joins together several lakes for 42 kilometers; this is an upscale camping environment in a remote, 'Algonquinesque' setting. Owner lives on property.

Enjoy fishing (Type One fish habitat), swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife, quiet lifestyle. When it rains, sit by the woodstove and read books from the library overlooking the sunken living room from the study upstairs. The skylights allow enough light in so there is never a dark, dingy corner. The master bedroom on the second floor has a balcony over the outside deck below. You enjoy a view not that different from being in a tree house.

The deck offers shelter under a large umbrella, and the standard gas barbeque to cook up your meals. You can also cook inside on the propane stove, with the refrigerator to store any food. Inside there is another upstairs bedroom that contains a queen-size bunk bed. There is a bedroom on the main floor with a sliding door

Algonquinesque Setting...: Ensconced on 5 acres in a beautiful ravine bordering on the majestic Magnetewan River that runs out of Algonquin Park and joins together several lakes (Perry, Hazard etc.) for approximately 42 kilometers; this is ‘heaven’ to those who appreciate a remote, “Algonquinesque” setting. Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife, quiet lifestyle.

Find yourself in a large two-story modern designed cottage and enjoy an upscale ‘camping experience’. Woodstove and propane in combination to meet all your needs. The large windows throughout give you a panoramic view of not only the waterfront area but also the forest surrounding the cottage. Traipse down to the dock in the morning and sit there quietly to take in the beautiful setting of forest and environmentally protected marshland. If you are quiet enough, you will see a deer or otter or mink or beaver.

Blackberry connections work plus some cell phone as well.

Wildlife, Remote Setting: The early morning sun wrestles with the fog for rights over the river and you get to be front and center as the sun eventually wins.

Check website Explorer's Edge and Discover the West side of Algonquin Park

For most visitors to Algonquin Park, entrance through the gates on Highway #60 is the preferred way to enter Canada’s favourite – and oldest – provincial park. It’s a beautiful route dotted with campgrounds, picnic areas, interpretive walking trails, a visitor centre, a museum, and an art gallery. For the folks inclined to a more rugged adventure though, you might enjoy heading to the west side of the Explorers’ Edge region – to the Almaguin Highlands – where you’ll discover Algonquin from a whole new perspective.

Algonquin’s west side is not just more adventurous travellers, it’s also a great destination for the gentle explorer. Folks can just pack an overnight bag and have everything looked after for them as well. Consider a guided canoe trip with Voyageur Quest and or trips that focus on understanding the wildlife of Algonquin Park, such as Northern Edge Algonquin‘s guided wilderness safaris. Guests on these experiences are taken to special locations by guides who live and work in the area, and often get to see parts of Algonquin Park that most adventurers don’t even know about.

Local outfitters can help you plan your Algonquin West trip:

 Algonquin Basecamp (Emsdale, Access Point #2, #3, #4)

 Algonquin Outfitters (Huntsville)

 Canoe Algonquin (Kearney, Access Point #2, #3, #4)

More Details

Meredith Cass
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Kearney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bathroom upstairs with tub/shower 1 full bathroom main floor with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom with private balcony Queen size bunk-bed sleeps 4 adults Loft bedroom sleeps two adults Main bedroom sleeps two adults off deck
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage comes with a full sized kitchen with dishes/pots/utensils provided. Internet is available at the libraries in Emsdale and Kearney. Cell phone use can be difficult although there are cell towers in area. My Telus phone works. New Laminate flooring (pets allowed). New battery system makes it electrically seamless. Please review the pictures provided.


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Algonquin setting - Remote feeling - Nature retreat
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Port Elgin, Ontario

Soooooo Peaceful....

  • 5 of 5

I agree with words that others have said: tranquil, peaceful, and serene. It took awhile to figure out when to use what for power but we got the hang of it really fast. I was delighted that there was no television for an absolutely wonderful quality family experience. I was also impressed that there were no spiders or insects in the cottage (a personal fear of mine!) It was a year ago we stayed at Meredith's place and I'm itching to get back. I'll always remember the sounds of moose while we sat at a crackling fire. I LOVE the cottage floor plan and LOVE the private surroundings. ~ an absolutely wonderful place to stay. Carol Ann

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Dragonfly Hollow. It was private, peaceful and relaxing. There were several huge windows making it full of light inside. The deck is huge and gets plenty of sunlight. If you’re looking for a fancy place, keep looking. This cottage is about comfort and what we call “The true cottage experience.” It’s more like upscale camping. You don’t have to use an outhouse, as it has two full bathrooms. The bed was really comfortable. We loved the woodstove and appreciated the backup heat source. We look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Private

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at your cottage. It was so private and serene! Caught a 22" large mouth bass right off the dock with a worm. My husband said he's never seen a bass that big!! Record bass in Ontario is 22 "! The cottage was clean and functional and we loved the design and concept! It was very nice of you to greet us upon arrival and show us the function of the generator and how it supplies hydro and water to the cottage.. Loved the outside lights on the beautiful deck. Went up and down the river in your canoe. Loved every minute of it! Met the resident snapping turtle by the dock and saw a mink swimming across the river right off the shore by your dock. Lovely long walk along the driveway too! The raspberries were a nice bonus! Truly a unique and special place! We loved it!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I am really glad you had a good time. That is the largest bass ever caught that I know of at the end of the dock. I did catch a pike that was huge on a worm. I felt I was bringing in a tuna!
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Dragonfly Hollow was wonderful outdoor experience

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this cottage a couple of times and have really like the natural setting and wildlife. It was great to be on the deck and walk around and canoe the Magnetewan River. We enjoyed catch and release fishing. Slept well with no problems on super comfortable mattresses. Living off the grid was a new experience. It presented a simple lifestyle but still lots of ameniities like showers, and cooking arrangements.

We were close to Algonquin park and made day time hiking trips and enjoyed the breathtaking beauty of the Park.

I highly recommend this very private and comfortable cottage for your getaway destination

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Dragonfly Hollow was a great place to stay, loved it, it's so tranquil. Loved having my morning coffee on the dock watching the wildlife go by, it's such a beautiful natural setting. Enjoyed barbecuing on the large deck and tanning (very private!) and even just sitting there at night looking up at the stars. Living off the grid turned out to be quite easy for us and all our needs were met for energy (I had 2 fourteen year old girls with me so lots of showers). The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was spacious and clean. We went hiking in the area after checking into the Algonquin office in Kearney a couple of kilometers away. Also got in a shopping trip into Huntsville. Definitely going to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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a relaxing place to retreat from the rush of life

  • 4 of 5

I have spent two weekends at this cottage. While it is unfinished as the previous reviewer mentioned, it is comfortable and a very relaxing place to stay. I wasn't sure how I would handle being "off the grid", but it all worked quite well. It is refreshing to get away from TV's and the sense of hustle with being in the city. It was very quiet and there was a continuous chance to view wildlife while sitting on the deck or the dock.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Pearson Airport Toronto
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kearney Oneills
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy 518 and Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Iron Skillet
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kearney Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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