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at Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes

A unique Canadian lakefront venue for family gatherings and reunions, weddings, retreats, and of course, Fishing!

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Our vacation rental cottages are located on rural Ontario’s largest wilderness lake, midway between Toronto and Montreal. It’s a 7-hour drive from New York City. Reserve all 5 houses and you can sleep 35, with 15 bedrooms and 10 modern bathrooms. Located in the heart of Ontario’s wilderness lakes, we are an ideal vacation spot for couples and families.

For a more rustic group getaway our Badour Island Wilderness Retreat, written up in Fine Homebuilding, The Art of Glamping, and Ontario Out of Doors, is accessible only by boat with accommodations in a main & guest cottage, an adult tree house, a glamping tent with a king-sized bed, and a safari tent. It can sleep 15, has a hot tub and a half-size lit basketball court.

The Great House

6 Beds, 5 Baths, Sleeps 15, Accessible, Pets OK

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The Eagles Nest

4 Beds, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10, Accessible with Assistance, Pets OK

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The Eagles Nest

4 Beds, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10, Accessible with Assistance, Pets OK

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The Lake House Upper

2 Beds, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6, Pets OK

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The Lake House Lower

2 Beds, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, Pets OK

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The Lake House Lower

2 Beds, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, Pets OK

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The Little House

1 Bed, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 2, Pets OK

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Badour Island Wilderness Retreat

7 Beds, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 20, Pets OK

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Badour Island Wilderness Retreat

7 Beds, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 20, Pets OK

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Weddings

The Perfect Ontario Venue for a Small Informal Intimate Wedding Bobs Lake Cottages is located in the heart of the Land…

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Weddings

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Retreats & Reunions

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Guest Reviews

  • This is my second time back at the bobs lake cottages! The weather was a little chilly but we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace they had inside the little house.

    The communication was precise and on time. The amenities are complete so you basically need to bring your food and you’re set!

    Nothing beats the view from these cottages!

    Would come back here any day!

    Thank you for a great time.

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    Farzad
    10/19/2019
  • Very spacious and comfortable beds!The lake in the back is a great plus for our trip. Ice skating and ice fishing kept us occupied. The kitchen is FULLY equipped even with 2 fridges. Sherri was very helpful. She passed by everyday to clean the hot tub, which reliviated us from going through the hassles of reading cleaning instructions, measuring and adding chrorine into the hot tub. Greatly recommended!

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    Eric
    1/01/2019
  • My family of 13 and I had a fantastic time staying at Marla’s! Everyone who works at the property was beyond welcoming and did everything in their ability to help make us right at home, answer all our questions and quickly resolve any issue that we had. The boat rental on site made it extra convenient and my parents loved taking it out for a spin. The lake was warm and beautiful and we definitely cannot wait to return - we’re already thinking about coming back next year!

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    Cindy
    7/01/2019
  • Gem. We had a blast. What a spot, you will fall in love. Excellent host, great communication and sense of hospitality. Highly recommend.

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    Alexandre
    7/08/2018
  • My sister and I gather our active families together once a year (13 of us - 9 adult children with spouse) and this is our first experience on Bob's Lake (and on an island). We could not have been more pleased with the whole overall experience. The island narrow and I would guess about a mile long, mostly Crown land with limited houses - plenty of privacy. The compound of houses is simple construction with a great open floor plan in the main house and plenty of space for everyone to have a bed (and privacy). The water is AMAZING. The property is situated at the tip of the island which forms a very private cove area. Great for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and sitting by the water and reading. The lake itself is very clear and a wonderful temperature (with surprisingly little traffic). We also enjoyed the basketball court, hot tub, and outdoor shower. Also, fun side note ... in our many years of being outdoors in this area we have never experienced fewer misquotes and black flies - even after a raining day (very refreshing). We hope to return next year (as long as there are no little additions to the family - not sure how the 75 seats up to the house would work with a baby or toddler).

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    Melinda
    8/24/2018
  • Amazing cottage! Also very well equipped with games and all the essentials! Exactly what we were looking for :)

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    Ella
    9/04/2017
  • We were nine friends that stayed at The Eagle for a week and we loved it. The house is lovely and equipped with everything one might need and we made good use of the ice cream maker and had bbq for lunch and dinner every day. You can jump into the surprisingly warm water directly from the front of the house or head a few meters over to the dock. There are plenty of toys (paddle board, kayaks etc.) free to use, you can rent boats (we had a fishing boat and a pontoon for the weekends) and at night you can sit at the fire pit and make s'mores. We were sad to leave and want to come back.
    More and better photos can be found if you search for bobs lake cottages!

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    Vera
    8/16/2015
  • Bobs lake cottage is simply amazing. The pictures do not do it justice. The cottage is big enough to accommodate a large group; there are many bedrooms/beds/washrooms and space. This means everyone can be comfortable together and you can equally find individual peaceful moments. It is beautiful + peaceful & Marla is amazing! Extremely helpful and responsive

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    Sandrine
    9/22/2019
  • Marla was exceptionally accommodating and made our stay easy and enjoyable. Her cottage was beautiful and relaxing with the fireplace and hot tub as an added bonus! The view of the lake was incredible and I can't wait to come back and visit in the summer time.
    Definitely recommend staying here at any time of the year!
    Thanks Marla!

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    Jena
    1/02/2018
  • A hidden gem. A lovely host. A great Summer's getaway

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    Brian
    7/16/2018