3 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 12, lakefront with sand beach and dock!
Why John McKay chose Keewatin
We are very fortunate to have just recently purchased what we consider to be our dream cottage/retirement home in 2012. For the past 10 years or so, we have been renting ourselves on LOTW (Lake of the Woods). For us, we have always chose to rent on Lake of the Woods for its unsurpassed natural beauty, wildlife and overall appeal for lakefront cottage living. We consider this particular location of our vacation home is an absolute gem and without a doubt was the one we had our heart set on. For us, this home offers the best of both worlds. The combination of having our own private sand beach and a large gentle sloped lot is perfect for our young children, yet this location also offers all the conveniences and amenities within a short drive. We hope that you enjoy our vacation home as much as we do.
What makes this Cabin unique
Beautiful lake front, your own sandy beach, dock, adjacent boat launch, nearby conveniences and amenities, road access.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great property for family with kids
My kids and I stayed in September with my sister and her kids—11 people total and lots of space for everyone. Everyone had a great time playing with the ping pong, air hockey, pool, and trampoline. We especially enjoyed having a beach right on the property—the kids could play at the water while my sister and I relaxed on the porch! We took lots of advantage of the boats and the sand toys and the dock. It’s a great area for younger kids because a peninsula on one side of the property and a dock on the other create a clear swimming area for them to stay within. We appreciated the well stocked wood shed for evening fires on the beach! There are some cool natural attractions around, like the Keewatin potholes just up the road or the nature hike across the highway. Also a few fun museum options in Kenora. If you stay with kids, check out the lake of the woods discovery centre at the beginning, because they let the kids bring in natural found objects for points that they trade for different rocks and shells etc. Cool little spot. Definitely a lovely area to spend a week and a fun property to stay at!
Thanks for the review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all again!
Until then, take care and best wishes,
Well equiped cottage with great location.
Our rental was for the first 2 weeks of September and was mostly an adults only vacation focused on fishing, enjoying the lake and visiting with friends and family. It turned out to be an ideal location with a boat launch very nearby and ample docking facilities which the made the fishing part of our vacation a breeze. The cottage (more like a house) had a very well equipped kitchen with 2 fridges and a chest freezer, a nice dining room overlooking the lake, a large comfortable living room open to the kitchen, lots of sleeping space and very nice bathrooms. The lower walk-out level had lots of games to entertain kids and adults alike. There were two nice outdoor decks for lounging, one dockside and one off the back of the cottage. We met the owner who was lovely to deal with. All is all, this place really suite our needs and we would rent again!
Another amazing week at our favourite lake paradise
We've stayed at this vacation rental for the third year in a row. What can we say? It keeps getting better and better.
Everything about the property makes our stay easy:
- tons of parking.
- lots of room and beds for guests.
- huge grassed area for the kids to run and play.
- plenty of deck space to lounge in the sun and enjoy a beverage and the spectacular view. The decks all have lots of seating and table space.
- perfect beach and swimming area for the kids (beautiful sand and clear water).
- boat launch flanking the property and a dock to use and keep the boat.
- more than a fully stocked kitchen which keeps anything you could ever want or need to cook and serve meals.
- tons of things to do right on the property - boardgames, table games (ping pong, air hockey, etc), outdoor games (horseshoe), paddle boating.
- very close proximity to all amenities - 30 seconds away from a fully stocked grocery store, and minutes from downtown Kenora.
- my personal favourite part: more fridge and freezer space than my own house, including a drink fridge dedicated to making my beverages extra cold.
I could go on and on....
We've stayed at a number of vacation rentals in numerous places throughout North America. This is by far our favourite rental to visit. John (the owner) is so easy to work with, welcoming, and helpful. Check-in and out is a breeze. The property is clean and well taken care of.
Every year we have visited we note that the rental has everything we could ever need. This year we did not even leave the property during our stay - and couldn't have been happier!
If you're looking to spend a week in cottage paradise, don't think twice - this place is perfect.
We booked it again for next year!
This was our first time staying at this cottage and we had such a great time! Out of the various cottages we've rented in the past, this place by far had the most amenities and things to do for the kids and our family. The cottage was very clean, and we found the location to be ideal. It was nice having the conveniences of Keewatin and Kenora only a few minutes away. We couldn't be more pleased, and we've already booked again for next year! Highly recommended!
5 STARS! Our family loved this cottage!
We rented this cottage this past summer (July) and were very impressed. It was clean, well appointed, and we loved the amenities, both indoor and outdoor. The games room was a hit as were the kayaks that the owner provided. We also loved the location, close to the amenities of Keewatin and Kenora. The owner was very pleasant and helpful, always quick to reply to any questions we had. We also greatly appreciated the owner supplying both the propane for the bbq's as well as firewood, we've rented other cottages in the past where this wasn't the case. The fishing on Lake of the Woods was also spectacular, and there are two marina's close by which made getting bait and fuel very convenient. 5 STARS! Our family loved this place and we all had a great time! Will absolutely try to book this cottage again the next time we are in the Kenora area. Thanks John!
Thanks for the review Dawn and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
Lake Of The Woods Retreat
We've had the pleasure of renting this beautiful lakefront cabin 2 years in a row, and are booked again for next year. This cottage has too many fantastic features to mention including the amazing quiet bay its situated in and breathtaking lakefront views. It's close to all amenities and not to mention majestic hiking trails. It is the highlight of our summer every year!