John and Janis Chittick
About John and Janis Chittick
Loved and enjoyed for 50+ years this cottage has been the family gathering spot for 3 generations. 2018 is the first year our cottage is offered to rent ... you are our trusted guests and we will do all we can to make your stay wonderful. Enjoy!
John and Janis Chittick purchased this Cottage in 1967
What makes this Cottage unique
Spacious and private peninsula setting Deep clear water Stunning sunrises Short boat ride to Kawartha Park Marina (reserved boat slip + parking)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing cottage for the perfect getaway
We booked this cottage with high expectations and it did not disappoint. It was everything we hoped for and mom. The owners and fantastic to deal with. Very helpful and responsive leading up to our stay. Always prompt to answer our questions and provide some helpful tips for island cottaging. We were four small families, three of whom had children and the space was perfect. We loved having our separate areas in the cabins, but with lots of space in the main cottaging for coming together. There is ample seating both inside and out. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you would need. The dock is a great size for lounging and the swimming was excellent. There are 2 individuals floaties available which we used, but we also brought some of our own. It's cozy, clean, spacious. Very cottage feeling but with lots of modern touches. The only (minor) issue was the water pressure but they did advise us beforehand. It appears that only one water source can be going at one time (so if you are taking a shower and someone flushes, you will notice). With 8 adults and our little ones, it really didn't impact us much at all. We are hoping to return again next summer
Thank you so much for your positive ***** review and helpful information. You are always welcome to stay! We will address the water pressure issue before next summer. The addition of the shower in the South Cabin this year may have overstressed the pump. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
My best regards,
We had a wonderful stay at Stone's Throw. It was very comfortable for two families with four children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. We spent a lot of time kayaking, swimming, fishing and relaxing around the cottage, but also managed a couple of trips off the island (we took it in turns to bring each family to the marina on the small boat provided). Sandy Lake, Burleigh Falls and Buckhorn for lunch and a visit to the lock made for fun day trips. The cottage retains its traditional charm, but is fresh and modern. We would have stayed longer if we could have! Many thanks to the Chitticks.
Fantastic experience at Stones Throw
Our family had a wonderful week at Stones Throw. The cottage was exactly what we wanted and exactly as it is pictured- beautifully maintained buildings on an exceptional property and a great location. It’s clear there is a lot of family history and pride of ownership for this property. Great swimming, easy docking for a boat, cottagey feel but with modern conveniences like dishwasher and washing machine, miles of boating but some lovely paddling nearby as well. Our kids loved the bunkie. Janis and John were excellent hosts - lots of information up front and available to answer questions. We’ll be back next year.
You’d be foolish to not book this!
Our stay here couldn’t have been better. An amazing Stoney Lake Island retreat. Everything you could possibly want and need. The main cottage was extremely well appointed and had every amenity you could ask for. The outbuildings (bunkies) were both extremely comfortable and provided refuge for kids/adults from one another. Nice to ha e your own space and still be all together. Close to Kawartha Park Marina, fishing and calm water to tube and ski. The owners were fabulous and easy to deal with!!
Thank you Aaron -
This summer was our first venture into renting our beloved cottage ... it has been in the family for 50 years. So good to hear upgrades and improvements were right on target. We'll be adding a few more creature comforts for Summer 2019, you must return!
Janis & John
Perfect Balance Between Rustic Cottage and Modern
Stone's Throw has struck a perfect balance between rustic Stony cottage life while having all of the modern upgrades that you would want. The kitchen has everything you would want to cook big family meals that you can eat on the front patio or in the attached dining room. The sleeping cabins and floating dock give you the privacy and outdoor time you come to the lake for.
The entire property is very well maintained and clean both inside and out. It stays true to the rustic aspects of cottage life with the sleeping bunkies/cabins that are clean, comfortable, and spacious, but are also no frills spaces. The porches on each cabin gives everyone their privacy, and individual views of the lake.
The owners have thought of everything, and the information binder gave us all the tips we needed to make sure we cared for the property and had a great time kayaking and enjoying their family home. Communication was easy, and they thought of things we hadn't even considered before our stay.
I can't wait to go back up to Stony!
Thank you. It was a major goal of ours to maintain the old cottage look and feel while upgrading key areas (kitchen, bathrooms).
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
- Janis & John
Clean, well maintained, spacious, & beautiful view
Loved our cabin, cozy with beautiful view of the Lake from our private deck, along with comfortable chairs, perfect place to read. In the main cottage the kitchen had everything you needed to cook a meal. Living room was beautiful with modern fire place, hot so we didn't use but if we needed a fire it would be great. Loved the windows that open all the way across the front of the cottage with views of the lake. Also inside the main area were wind chimes - beautiful music on a windy day. Down on the lake a swim dock with chairs that we enjoyed many times. Not to mention the lake community were especially friendly.
Thank you Mike and Cindy. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.