Gwanatchewan, a private island on Georgian Bay

From $300 / night

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Cottage

At the head of Split Rock Bay, just north of Go Home Bay on the most beautiful stretch of shoreline in Georgian Bay, sits a cottage that has been in the same family since it was built in 1911. Gwanatchewan, Ojibway for “it is beautiful,” is the classic Georgian Bay cottage on a 100 acre island.

The island contains two lakes, a tamarack grove, wild orchids, blueberries, raspberries and wild life galore. This is what Canada was like before the arrival of Europeans 500 years ago.

Access to this unspoiled paradise is by water taxi only, six miles from the nearest marina through the 30,000 islands with their myriad smooth granite islands and ...Read more


Gwanatchewan, a private island on Georgian Bay
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

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Additional Location Information

The 30,000 Island area of Georgian Bay is home of the finest fresh water cruising in the world. This water-access only area features crystal clear water, stunning pink granite islands with a wide variety of wildlife. Century-old Gwanatchewan, one of two cottages on Starr Island, was renovated with new bathroom and kitchen in 2011 and is the perfect classic cottage retreat. It is like no other place in the world.

More About This Location

Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront

Getting There

Nearest ferry port: King Bay Marina, 6.03 miles
Car is not necessary


Last updated on February 22, 2015
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  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans
Property Features
  • Ocean or water views
  • Waterfront
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove or Oven
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Books
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Deck
  • Porch
Onsite Equipment
  • Boat available
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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