Off grid shack on your own Private 70 acre Island

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Island hosted by Maxim

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. Half-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the island to yourself.
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NB; pls contact before booking as access may not be possible in Spring.

Pass a week away from 'civilisation' in this bunkie on the shore of a 70 acre island - perfect for those adventurous enough to be self sufficient.
Luxury it is not; appliance laden it is not - paradise it is!

Lake Nipissing is 3:45 hrs north of Toronto.
44 miles long, famed for it's open horizons & spectacular sunsets.

$8/d parking

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The ‘wild’ animals are very tame so sorry; No pets.

The space
Get away from stress of modern life by glamping in total serenity on a 70 acre nature reserve.

The bunkie is VERY BASIC but it has all you need to camp comfortably:
- log fired stove (for cooking; drying; warming up)
- gas camping stove (when too hot to have the range fired up)
- gas fridge (ice for G&T)
- sofa-bed
- mezzanine for 2 sleeping bags
- 16x16' deck/platform for dining on....or for pitching a tent (most we have had staying is family of 5)
- screen doors
- outside shower
- 2 barbecues

It is not for people who object to using an out-house.
It is not for people who need a TV or video games.
It is not for people who are bored by nature.
..& you will come across snakes; bugs etc...you’ve been warned - you will be staying in a forest so creatures go with the territory. (hopefully that covers the 'accuracy' tip..?)

Above all else it is a sanctuary not only for you but all the wildlife which call the island home: please respect that.
Hope you enjoy your stay.

Where you'll sleep

Common space
1 couch

What this place offers

Lake view
Beach access
Ski-in/Ski-out
Private patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Smoking allowed
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada

Nope - no neighbourhood..!
No cars, no people, just the odd fishing boat.

The town (Sturgeon Falls) is a 10 minute boat ride then 5 minutes in car. Once on island treat it as a camping stay with perks.. This is for the outdoor nature enthusiast....otters; beaver; squirrel; chipmunk; fish & fowl; bald eagles; ospreys; cranes, many birds, many snakes (all cute and not dangerous!) etc...& expect the odd mouse & insect to turn up.

Also in September & October you may hear the odd gun go off in the distance as the duck hunting season kicks off.

Hosted by Maxim

  1. Joined in April 2015
  • 54 Reviews
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Isolated on an island spending my days managing the woodland and protecting the wildlife, while trying to find time to build a cottage. I hope you will enjoy the bunkie - it was home for 3 years..! I still stay over sometimes just to see those amazing sunrises on the water. Hope to host you soon M
Isolated on an island spending my days managing the woodland and protecting the wildlife, while trying to find time to build a cottage. I hope you will enjoy the bunkie - it was ho…

During your stay

Maxim lives on the opposite side of island, building a cottage which is a 10 minute walk away in case you need anything or get into trouble. He will be very happy to assist you.

The Bunkie has been his Canada home for 3 years so he can help out with anything you need, and point you in the direction for birdspotting, trails, fishing etc.

Supplementary services are available to pre-arrange; meals; drinks & cigars. If you would like to be catered for please discuss with Maxim prior to your visit.
Maxim lives on the opposite side of island, building a cottage which is a 10 minute walk away in case you need anything or get into trouble. He will be very happy to assist you.…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 11:00 a.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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