|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
• Located on beautiful Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas, near Peterborough, Lakefield and Norwood
• Stunning property – more than 2 acres on private 30-acre island
• 2 hours from Hwy 401 on outskirts of Toronto, yet secluded: ultimate private getaway
• 3 buildings – Main Cottage, Boat-house and Sleeping Cabin – offer executive cottage & varied accommodation
• Sleeps up to 8 comfortably
• Whole complex fully equipped, one well planned kitchen (with dishwasher), modest kitchenette in addition
• laundry with Maytag washer, superb dryer, two laundry tubs
• Water system filters and purifies water (tested by Provincial Lab)
• Motorboat with 9.9 Yamaha – a 5-minute ride to the island from Government Wharf at Crowes Landing
• Paid parking available at Crowes Landing, near Wharf
• Stoney Lake Market (small, comprehensive grocery store), at Landing, offers free wifi to access web and email
1 WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL in July or August; prefer 2, 3 4 (or more) weeks: CAN $ 3,500/ wk, special discount for full month, which includes motor boat, oars, canoes, paddles and life jackets.
More than just a retreat from the city, 'Wawa' is an exceptional and peaceful property on Roxborough Island in Stoney Lake, the most easterly of the Kawartha Lakes. The community on the mainland was originally known as Clarina, in the Township of North Kawartha. We are not far from Peterborough (home to the nearest hospital), and two villages that offer good shopping: Lakefield and Norwood.
Our site is more than two acres in size, with an extensive shoreline (950 feet). The rocky shore slopes gently into the lake in most places, but rises at one spot up a steep incline, topping a modest cliff. The architect-designed main building was erected here about 1939 or '40, on a stone-walled basement – neatly blasted out of solid rock . (The basement houses the pump room, laundry room, and workroom.) The wood-framed upper level, clad in cedar shakes, sits on this basement.
The spacious interior resembles a dramatic Western lodge: a large living room is arranged around an immense stone fireplace, flanked by continuous windows on three sides of the room, offering a panorama of the well-treed lakeshore and of the lake itself, to the south, west and north. The dining area is a continuation of the living room, under an uninterrupted open-timber roof, reaching to the entrance area and a sitting room (arranged around a cast-iron heating stove) outside the master bedroom. The plan of the building is Y-shaped, with the large master bedroom in the right arm of the Y, a kitchen opening near the dining area into the left arm of the Y and a 4-piece bathroom in the same wing. The bedroom and sitting area adjoin a sunny deck that is perfect for dining. The deck and the porch outside the living room both lead to a path down to the swimming dock.
The waterfront is expansive and offers exceptional swimming in a private channel – protected by a long, concealed reef and screened by a pair of uninhabited islands with stands of pine trees – from a sunny dock. (The dock is oriented to the southeast, south and southwest.) The water is clear, free of grass and weeds, and warm in July and August. There are water lilies and other aquatic flowers within sight of the dock. A stone patio adjoins the swimming area; a circular table and eight chairs are available for lunching here. A small sandbox and a shallow wading area nearby are suitable for young children under adult supervision. A private steel-and-aluminum bridge arches over the entrance to an inlet frequented by wildlife. In fact, 'Wawa' offers an intimate experience of nature with loons, ducks, heron, woodpeckers, songbirds, frogs, turtles, mink and beaver. We are not fishers ourselves, but are told the fishing is excellent.
The sleeping cabin (at the western tip of the island) bridges a gap in a chain of reefs and rocks. With a french door at the south end and a pair of french doors at the north, it treats us to glorious views of both sunrises and sunsets from its two balconies. It also looks out over two bays, their many islands, and the constantly changing weather. Casement windows in the east and west walls ensure good ventilation for a good night's sleep.
On the north shore, shaded by tall pines, is the two-storey boat-house, which has two comfortable bedrooms on the upper level, a two-piece washroom (toilet and sink) between these rooms, and a 'bridge' that leads directly to the main building. The lower level of the boat-house – accessible from the bedrooms by stairs and from the boat dock through french doors – contains a simple living-and-dining area and a kitchenette on an open plan.
A 15-foot run-about (with a 9.9 hp motor) is included, along with canoes, paddles, life-jackets, etc. We access the property from the vicinity of the Government Wharf at Crowes Landing, but obtain gas for the boat from Carveth's Marina at McCrackens Landing. (We are only 5 minutes from the Government Wharf at Crowes.) Our dock is large enough to accommodate a float plane and is somewhat protected from waves and wind. Both of the landings and the island itself will show up on Google Maps if you use appropriate call words: Clarina, Stoney, Crowes, McCrackens, Roxborough. The url is:
(Higher magnification brings Roxborough Island clearly into view, and the island will be labelled as such.)
Two-week rental preferred but one-week rental may be possible; 4 or One week minimum stay. Two or more weeks preferable. Possibility of 1-week or 10 days at reduced rate in 'shoulder seasons' at end of June and beginning of September.
Unique attractions include Peterborough Lift Lock, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Petroglyphs and Serpent Mounds.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay