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Stunning Private Island on beautiful Clear Lake just minutes from Huntsville

Bedrooms 3
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, private island and 14ft Aluminium boat included in rental

The holiday of a lifetime is waiting for you.....on Nottaway Island, Clear Lake. Located only 15 minutes north of Huntsville, a short boat ride about 200 metres and you are on your own private island.

Follow the sun from deck to deck around the island. The day begins on the main dock with coffee and the reflection of a perfect sunrise on the calm waters of Clear stop is light house point at the north end of the island, where the sun shines all day long. If you are looking for a little exercise after lunch then a stroll along the path to the south end where you can wade into the crystal clear waters of the lake. Finally back to the cottage for sun-downers on the main deck and enjoy a spectacular view of the lake as another perfect day comes to an end on Nottaway Island.

This open concept two bedroom, two bathroom cottage has all the comforts of home yet has the feeling of being away from it all. The third bedroom, which is located in the Bunkie, overlooks the lake and is a short stroll from the main cottage. It affords quiet privacy for couples or a hangout for boisterous teens.

The well equipped kitchen has all the amenities needed to prepare a gourmet meal . A large double grill propane BBQ is waiting for you.....just add your steaks and grilled vegies and you are 'good to go'. Dining on the front deck surrounded by mature pines, birch, maples and 180 degree view will transform your dining experience.

No cottage holiday is complete without a nightly bonfire. Just steps away from the deck is a large fire pit and Muskoka chairs to enjoy the fading light of the day and a perfectly toasted marshmallow.

More Details

Sue and Craig Higgs
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Sue and Craig Higgs

We are avid outdoor enthusiasts who were drawn to Clear Lake for many reasons. The calm morning waters are perfect for a slalom ski through the 'course' or a free ski after dinner just before the sun sets. Our summer sport is skiing and the lake affords endless opportunities to enjoy and share this passion.

Sue and Craig Higgs purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sue and Craig Higgs chose Kearney

How did we decide to purchase Nottaway was love at first sight.....confirmed by our walk along the trail which runs the full length of island. The mature trees and undergrowth of ferns felt like we were literally wrapped up in the arms of the island. I would even go as far to say that 'the island' chose us and not the other way around. It is a truly unique and special place for all those who have spent time there.

What makes this cottage unique

It's hard to choose just one unique feature of this property but certainly being an 'island' qualifies Nottaway as unique. You are surrounded by water and yet only a stone's throw to the mainland. Privacy and convenience in an island property with all the comforts of home.....a diamond in the rough for sure.


Kearney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , single over double bunk
    Bunkie - 1 double , short stroll from cottage with view of lake--private
  • .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Although only 20 minutes from Huntsville there is a Foodland Grocery Store, Gas Station and Liquor Store about 5km from your secure parking spot on the mainland. There is also an artesian well with endless clear crisp water nearby.....the best drinking water for miles around! If you like to fish be sure to bring your rod and tackle and set up on the dock. The water is so clear you can see the fish taking your bait! The kids love it!


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Stunning Private Island on beautiful Clear Lake just minutes from Huntsville
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Best rental ever! We would go back again every year!

  • 5 of 5

They have thought of everything. The property is very well maintained. The beds were comfortable and we really could not hope for more. Other than the usual mosquitos it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing and beautiful place. Has virtually everything you would need

  • 5 of 5

Nottaway Island has everything you would need. Great fishing, swimming, jumping off the docks, kayaking, canoeing, and boating are just a few to mention. Sue and Craig think of all the little touches like the welcome basket which included treats with our toy poodles name on it! When do you get the chance to rent your very own island with beautiful views of the lake out of every window! Our poodle loves to run free and we love the lack of mosquitos. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation! What a tranquil place..

  • 4 of 5

The cottage and Island are beautiful. Everything is provided! We just brought along our fishing gear and some good books and we were all set to enjoy this lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Brooklin, ON, Canada

Fantastic Island Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I had an amazing week on Nottaway Island! It truly is an island paradise! We loved the privacy that the island provided & it allowed us to get some much needed rest and relaxation. The island itself was perfect, from taking a short stroll to one end was like taking a walk in the woods, while going the other way led you to lighthouse point where you could just chill out on the waterfront deck, dip your toes into the water or just sit back with a good cup of morning joe & take in the scenery. Catching the morning sunrise from the dock or sunset from the cottage deck are not to be missed! The cottage, was perfect! Very comfortable, welcoming with that home away from home feel. We spent out our days, reading, relaxing, swimming, bbq'ing and of course fishing! The "Big" one unfortunately eluded me. We also, enjoyed the company of some good friends for a few days as well! Oh one thing I really loved, was waking to the sound of the birds in the morning and the loons in the evening!

Sue & Craig are a warm & friendly couple who go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect for their guests stay! We are lucky & happy that they have decided to share their island paradise!

We highly recommend them and their island cottage! You will not regret it!

Thank you Sue & Craig for sharing your cottage with us. We had an awesome week and look forward to coming back in the future.


Steve & Jen Moses

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, Bc

Clean and cozy cottage on an Island

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Craig warmly greeted us as we arrived for some early fall relaxing. We were treated to a clean and comfortable cottage with all the amenities needed for gourmet meals and pure relaxation. Fires at night and days by the dock and on the water was a perfect recharge before the fall and winter.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxed Island Living With All Comforts Of Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sue & Craig for a fabulous week in your cottage on Nottoway Island, Clear Lake, Ontario. The cottage and Bunkie were lovely. We enjoyed beautiful views of the lake from both sun decks, the dock and various lakeside sitting areas, while at the same time enjoying privacy provided by the trees and being on our own island. The cottage and Bunkie were clean and comfortable and equipped with everything we could possibly need. You literally thought of everything in your efforts to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Much fishing took place from your pier, although the elusive Big Kahuna remained uncaught despite Hippy’s very best efforts. Thank you again.

Robert & Sharon Smith (Aug.-Sept. 2015)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Hwy 11 and Hwy 592
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $402.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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