McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge<br>Pet Friendly

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5 bedrooms
5 bedrooms

Overview of McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge<br>Pet Friendly

Entire home

McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge<br>Pet Friendly

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Killarney, ON

Space details

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12
2100 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
Bedroom 5
    2 bunk beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

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About this area


Located in Killarney, this cottage is on the waterfront. Local points of interest include Lake Huron. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge<br>Pet Friendly

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio
Get back to nature for serenity and fun. Hike quartzite mountains, rock climb secluded shorelines, pick wild blueberries and raspberries, or fish for bass, pike, muskie and rainbow trout. Photograph or paint your scenic surroundings. You will be staying in an ideal central location for day McGregor Bay Heritage Log Lodge for trips around the bay.

The log cottage has the following sleeping accommodations, which can sleep 12. One queen size bed in the main bedroom and two bunk beds, one double bed, two single beds all in separate bedrooms. Additional beds in sun porch. The log building has lots of history where famous people have visited over the years. In its glory President Roosevelt visited in 1948. The Newmans were said to visit frequently as they were friends of the owners.

The kitchen has an electric stove, coffee maker, fridge, freezer and toaster. There is also a propane barbecue. Living room boasts a big rock fireplace which heats the building.. Water is pumped to the cottage by electric pump. There is a large electric hot water tank. The water is filtered but we do recommend boiling it or bringing bottled drinking water. The cottage is serviced by a large septic system and has normal indoor plumbing. The TV has a VCR and it is also possible to receive two Sudbury TV stations. There are games and playing cards.

There is a canoe and 5 kayaks supplied with the cottage. Remember to bring your fishing gear as fishing in the area is very good. Bass and pike are the most common fish caught locally. We provide basic cleaning materials and request you leave the cottage in a clean condition for the next renters. We request a $500 cleaning /security deposit which is refundable.

Additional Location Information
Mainland parking areas at Birch Island, Ontario, off Hwy. 6 between Espanola and Little Current. Property is located on Jumbo Island in McGregor Bay.

McGregor Bay, Ontario, is a particularly beautiful, rugged area. The Group of Seven chose to create many of their spellbinding portrayals of the Canadian Shield here and in other nearby areas. Surrounded by the white quartzite of the Killarney Mountains, the Bay is dotted with islands and shoals that make a wonderful scenic vacation setting for those who enjoy an unspoiled northern experience.
Cottaging in McGregor Bay is unlike the "gentrified" version experienced in more southern areas of Ontario. Island living requires an independent and self-reliant outlook. All your supplies are carried in by boat, and once you're there, you won't feel like going out to a convenience store just for a loaf of bread.
Although we do have neighbors, you feel you have the place to yourself. Most of the land is Crown Land, and you may freely explore any island that has not been built upon. 98% of the shoreline is wild. 

Wildlife shares the Bay with us. You will enjoy watching them, but please do not feed or interfere with them. Beaver and mink will swim by the dock. Waterfowl are abundant. Loons dive for fish all day long, and their strange cries will fascinate you virtually every night. Ducks, cormorants, gulls, terns, Canada geese and the Great Blue Heron live a successful existence in the Bay. You will thrill to watching birds of prey on the hunt. Various hawks, golden eagles and even a bald eagle soar for hours on the wind currents. Bring binoculars.

People in the Bay enjoy a relaxed pace of life. They tend to create their own amusements. You can have an easy climb in the nearby Killarney Mountains, journey for a picnic at Red Sand Beach, sail in the stronger breezes of the Outer Bay, or paddle your canoe in sheltered bays and channels. Of course the fisherman will enjoy casting for smallmouth bass, trolling for walleye and northern pike, or just still fishing for yellow perch. You should also count on catching up on your reading. 
Peace and tranquility are aspects mentioned by every visitor. There is a spiritual aspect to walking through the cathedrals of whispering white pines. The totally dark sky will amaze you on a clear night. You have never seen so many stars, sparkling right down to the horizon, and the family will enjoy counting meteors. At McGregor Bay, people discover their contemplative side, and come away with their energies recharged. Residents feel uniquely privileged to share this special place with nature.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Darwin Davey
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Boating on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 2100 sq ft (195 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 28 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Great Getaway
Perfect spot on McGregor Bay. Gorgeous views, incredible scenery, fabulous paddling, great hiking (ok, a little bushwhacking!). Kayaks, canoe, paddleboard were all lots of fun. Rustic cottage, exactly as advertised — and the dishwasher was an excellent and much-appreciated luxury. We’ll be back!
Stayed 14 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Second Year on Jumbo Island
We had a wonderful vacation at Darwin's cottage for the 2nd year in a row! Our extended family of 7 had so much fun kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, sitting by the fire and generally just enjoying being in this special place. The view from the front of the cottage is truly spectacular! Wildlife was abundant! We saw deer, porcupine, beavers, bald eagles, mink and so many fish, birds, frogs and turtles. We felt immersed in nature and were so grateful for another wonderful week! Thank you Darwin! Tina, Sid, Alex, Anita, Simon, Julia and Nick
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

An amazing region.
We all enjoy this cottage in the heart of McGregor Bay. A part of Georgian Bay that is emblematic of the heart of Canada. It remains preciously unspoiled.

5/5 Excellent

Paradise in McGregor Bay
This is a very unique and exceptional property—isolated, large, clean, well stocked and full of history and character in every corner of the wonderful cottage. Due to Covid the lake is unusually quiet (60%+ not able to make it to their cottages from the US). You rarely hear a boat or see anyone on the water. We kayaked, fished (lots of delicious bass to eat), hiked the island, sat on the large dock, swam and enjoyed a very peaceful getaway to an amazing place in the north (4.5 hours from midtown Toronto with one stop). We only had one rainy day and enjoyed the screened in porch for quiet time reading and drawing the local landscape. Everyone was super friendly and always ready to help or answer questions —thank you Darwin, Murray and your staff at Still Water (water taxi and boat rental). We saw a large snapping turtle, eagles, deer, mink, beavers, ducks, geese, birds, lots of fish everywhere —and no bears! We can’t wait to return next year and feel so grateful we were able to book our week in paradise this summer.

5/5 Excellent

Breathe taking views, wild nature, fun fishing , great host and cottage full of supplies. Definitely coming back . Thank you Darwin.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2021