Explore Adventure Island


Island hosted by Gerrilyn

  1. 12 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2 baths
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ESCAPE to your own 9 acre private island. Explore’s Adventure Island is an exclusive haven in Canada’s Cottage Country. Located at the head waters of Lake of the Woods, on gorgeous Shoal Lake, Ontario, this vast nine-acre island offers plenty of space to enjoy the great outdoors with the serenity of home inside a spacious Timber Frame cottage.

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Equal parts inspiration and dedication set the stage for Explore, Canada’s source on outdoor adventurers since 1981. The greatest Canadian destinations combined with current gear reviews gives you everything you need to start or continue your family’s adventures. Explore has teamed up with Timber Ridge Homes to help you create the ultimate family experience within the true splendor of the Canadian Shield.

There is over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space for your perfect family experience! The 1,640-sq.-ft. cottage features an open-concept living area with full size kitchen and a grand stone fireplace alongside the living quarters consisting of four bedrooms that comfortably sleep 12 people. Outdoors, time seems to slow down, conversations grow livelier, and families draw closer when everyone gathers together on your spacious 1100-sq.-ft open deck with outdoor kitchen, bar and dining area including 440-sq.-ft timber frame pergola with an inspiring Barkman Concrete fireplace and 400-sq-ft of covered deck.

Spend quality time off-the-grid and take advantage of everything the island has to offer with world-class views of the breathtaking landscapes of Lake of the Woods/Shoal Lake, an outdoor experience you deserve...can’t forget about the world-class fishing!

Enjoy your day re-energizing yourself on the water or hiking the 1.2 km nature trail around the island, or the countless trails on the mainland. Endless hours of swimming, kayaking, boating and snorkelling are there to behold at your new home away from home. In winter, experience snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling to appreciate the region’s snowy season. You’ll have plenty of bird sightings with an eagle’s nest high above the property. At the end of the day take a short hike to the sunset side where there is 2 chairs perfectly situated to watch the sunset.

To Us, the Cottage is Family! While we’re most well-known for building incredible timber frame homes, we do have opportunities for families that would prefer to rent a cottage for their escape from the stresses of life.

So, your ultimate FAMILY experience is NOW accessible! Cherished family memories will be made with the time spent together in the mystic setting of Explore’s Adventure Island! GO EXPLORE!

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Kenora, Ontario, Canada

● There is many quiet bays to fish and near by vacant islands to explore. Including an old gold mine on Miner's Island just a short kayak/canoe ride away.
● Ash Rapids Lodge Restaurant is approximately 30 minute boat ride from the island. Its open Wednesday to Sunday and requires reservation.
● at Shoal Lake Landing Store you can get fuel and very basic groceries like chips and canned goods on the water which is approximately 15 minutes by boat.
● The closest grocery store is Clearwater Market which is approximately 30 minutes from Clytie Bay landing or Falcon Meat and Grocery which is approximately 40 minutes.
● Kenora is a 50 minute drive from Clytie Bay and offers lots of restaurants and unique shopping as well as grocery store and department stores
● Golf course, mini golf, tennis, beaches and restaurants at Falcon Lake are a 40 minute drive from Clytie Bay
● Restaurants, ice cream shops and beach at West Hawk Lake, are a 30 minute drive from Clytie Bay

Hosted by Gerrilyn

  1. Joined in May 2017
  • 138 Reviews
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Family is by far the most important thing in my life. Me and my husband have 4 boys and we absolutely love spending time together. Our boys play hockey and baseball which keeps us incredibly busy on the weekends and we end up mostly travelling in Manitoba with all their sports and love it. I love the idea of travelling more, it doesn't matter so much where I go but who I am with. My husband and me also run a business together, we specialize in building timber frame homes and cottages. We enjoy helping people dream, plan and build their own place to bring family together. Timber Ridge Homes. To us, the cottage is family.
Family is by far the most important thing in my life. Me and my husband have 4 boys and we absolutely love spending time together. Our boys play hockey and baseball which keeps us…

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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