About the property
- Cottage600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Private, 3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, Ontario, waterfront, cottage with pontoon boat
Welcome to Crow Bay Cottages. Come and visit this cozy, private, waterfront, boat access only cottage on Bobs Lake in Eastern Ontario's Land O'Lakes region. Enjoy your morning coffee in full sun or a glass of wine in the evening watching a beautiful sunset.
About the Cottage - Located on in Crow Bay of Bobs Lake the two bedroom cottage (3rd bedroom is private air conditioned bunkie) sits feet from the water edge, perched atop a piece of Canadian Shield jutting out of the lake.
One of the cottage's best features is its location and surrounding landscape. The cottage is located on the North mainland which is only accessible by boat, but not to worry it is only a 2 minute trip from the marina in the 2016 16 foot pontoon boat that is included for your stay. The pontoon is a perfect shuttle, great for cruising the lake and of course fishing. The North mainland is also referred to as Sunset Shores because of the magnificent sunset view you get. Additionally, because the cottage is built on top of the outcropping of Canadian Shield it has a perfect unobstructed view of the setting sun.
I've stocked the kitchen with cooking condiments and equipped it with everything you need prepare meals for 10.
Bob's Lake Area - Bobs Lake is a unique and beautiful part of Eastern Ontario, with hundred of kilometres of shoreline Bobs lake is an amazing lake to fish. Some of the confirmed fish species are Northern Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, Black Crappies, and Bluegill and more. You can swim off the dock and for the adventurous there is a jumping rock just a few minutes away by boat. there is also small section of beach only three minutes boat ride from the cottage perfect for a picnic and plenty to explore for the paddlers.
Sleeping Accommodations - A two bedroom plus bunkie and a cozy sleeping loft above the kitchen. In the main cottage, Bedroom 2 platform twin beds that can be joined into a short king. this bedroom has a door that opens onto the deck overlooking the lake. Bedroom 2 also has two twin platform beds that can be pushed together into a short king bed if desired. The 3rd bedroom has a queen and is located in the bunkie which sits just a little way up the hill side away from the activities of the main cottage. It's bright, has air conditioning and a comfortable queen bed. Over the kitchen, not depicted in the floor plan, is cozy single loft bed that can accommodate one adult or two children. The loft bed is accessible by down pull ladder. Additionally, the living room sofa easily folds down into a comfortable queen bed. Combined Crow Bay Cottage can sleep up to 9 adults.
Kitchen and Cooking - I love cooking and II have made efforts to equip the cottage with everything you need to prepare a feast for your family and friends. The kitchen has your standard large appliances, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, stove/oven, but it also has a trash compactor for your convenience. You will find a good set of pots, pans, sharp knives, utensils and a host of cooking implements required to prepare meals. Some of the more interesting equipment includes a 6 in 1 digital pressure cooke. - I love this appliance! You can cook chilli or a whole chicken dinner 35 minutes, Osso Bucco or pull off the bone ribs in one hour. You also have large propane BBQ with roastery and sear station, a charcoal coal BBQ/smoker for those of you who like traditional BBQ. you will also find a complement of small countertop appliances including toaster oven, blender, mixer, food processor, and immersion blender.
Of course we have coffee. I have selected one of the highest rated drip coffee machines, in terms of coffee quality, there is also a stainless steel percolator, if you prefer your old fashion coffee and a single cup Espresso coffee machine and milk steamer espresso, latte and cappuccino.
Dining - Inside the main cottage there is a small dining table and chairs that can sit up to 6 or you can dine in the 11' x 12' screened deck at a rustic, handcrafted, by me, live edge, solid black walnut harvest table and enjoy meals with your family and friends. The table can seat 10 and the cottage comes with place settings for 10.
Living Room - The living room is bright with vaulted ceilings. Two doors that lead to either the screened deck and main deck with a beautiful view of the lake. Here you can relax on the sofa and enjoy the large flat screen Satellite TV equipped with an Apple TV, Google Chromecast (you required your own account). On the colder nights theres a wood stove to keep the chill out.
Screened Deck - After a day out on the lake you, your friends and family can continue to enjoy the cottage and lake air in the 11x12 screened deck keeping out the mosquitoes - this is Ontario so yes we have mosquitoes!
Facilities - The cottage will feature a custom design build three piece bathroom and will included a shower, sink and of course indoor toilet.
Other Comforts - Unlimited internet and WI-FI is provided, but no phone. We recommend you have a cell for your convenience.
Comfortable fresh bedding and towels. Clothes iron and hair dryer. Bathroom amenities however for larger groups and stays we recommend you bring extra shampoo and soap as turnover service is only done between guest stays. A selection of board games, several packs of playing cards and chess board.
Outside - A deck that fully surrounds two side of the cottage to relax with your favourite cocktail and a beautiful view.
Large propane BBQ with roastery and sear station, Charcoal BBQ/smoker, Bradley electric smoker, fire pit to roast a few s'mores (down by the water), deck chairs and table, kayak, canoe and dock.
Boat - 2016 JYS 16 foot x 7 Pontoon boat with 25HP Evinrude e-tec engine, bench seating and two removable fishing chairs.
Please note we provide 7 standard adult Canadian Coast Guard Certified Keyhole type lifejackets. We do NOT provide children life jackets.
History of Bobs Lake - In 1870, the construction of a dam at Bolingbroke raised water levels. The new water level made one lake out of four, in addition to several adjoining bodies of water creating a much larger and more significant body of water we now know as Bobs Lake.
The first known tourists attracted to the lakes came not long after Bobs Lake was flooded. In 1872, the K&P railroad was completed along the western shore of Bobs Lake to Tichborne, providing travelers with easier access to the lakes. Well into the 1920s the roads to the lakes, which were intended for horse-drawn vehicles, made travel by auto difficult or not possible in some places. However, when word got out that there was good fishing to be had, the numbers of fishers from Ontario and the USA increased.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About claudio versace
My wife, daughter and I live in Ottawa which is 90 minutes from our cottages on Bobs Lake. We are on the lake pretty much every weekend mid April to late October and love it there. I'm a little obsessive about food and cooking which i think you will find is reflected in how i have equipped the kitchen and stocked the pantry at the cottage. On the weekends you can normally find me busy barbecuing, grilling, slow roasting or rotisserie cooking something. Being Italian, I have also been known to host big outdoor spaghetti dinners; so far a group of 27 people has been the largest. Its important to me that you enjoy your stay at our cottage and invite you to contact me with any questions or requests.
claudio versace purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why claudio versace chose Central Frontenac
Many years ago a high school friend invited me to his family’s cottage on Eagle Lake, which is 5 minutes from Bobs Lake. That was my first time in the Land O’Lakes Region and I thought it was amazing. That and many more weekends spent at his cottage over the year planted the seed of cottage ownership. I eventually met my wife who also shared the dream of having a cottage and at some point, I can’t recall when, we started looking for cottages. It took us 16 years but in 2013 we finally got our cottage. Despite needing a lot of work the cottage and Bobs Lake is everything we hoped for. When the cottage next door came up for sale we had to do what we could to see if we could get it for ourselves. Our desire for the other cottage was in part to ensure the continued enjoyment of our cottage and as a vacation rental property. Autumn of this year, 2016, we finalized the purchase of Crow Bay Cottage (formerly known as Isaac’s Acres) and combined we have over 400 feet over private, boat access waterfront
What makes this Cottage unique
Privacy is one of the cottages unique feature. The only way yo our cottage is to take a quick 2 or 3 minute boat ride from the marina. The cottage sits perched atop a large outcropping of rock provide a clear view of the lake and western skyline providing an unobstructed view to some pretty amazing sunset. Its location and the properties geography provide additional privacy so even though their are a few other cottages on the peninsula you still have a great deal of privacy. It should be noted there are only two other cottages on this side of the peninsula; our family cottage and one other which is completely out of site and sound from Crow Bay Cottage.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gorgeous setting and view!! Water and surrounding area is fabulous! Owner is wonderful, made a spaghetti dinner for us! Very helpful and available when needed. Everyone had a great time including the three Newfoundland dogs!
Bobs Lake is a large lake with more than 120 islands, 740 km of shoreline. The combination drop offs, sand bars, weed lines. makes it great for fishing for large and smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, pike, black crappie, rock bass, bluegills and perch. LAKE ACCESS - Bobs Lake is located 80 km north of Kingston, 139 km from Ottawa, approx. 300km from Toronto. Please note there are four other Bobs Lakes in southern Ontario, not to mention three Bob’s Lakes. It is easy to confuse them.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The above rates DO include Pontoon boat. The lead renter and or person driving the boat will be required to complete a Rental Boat Safety Check List and Liability Waiver Form. Only adults can operate the boat .