- exclusive use of summer home and beautiful private island retreat on Big Rideau Lake
- antiques in every room
- water view from every window
- comfortable accommodation for up to eight
- free private parking and use of boats
- excellent swimming and fishing
- classic Tarzan swing over the water
- small sandy beach for young children to wade
Photo credit Paul Dewar
LocationThis private island retreat (Ottawa area) is one hour by car north of Kingston and is easily reached from the United States via the Thousand Islands International Bridge. It is one and a half hours by car south of Ottawa.
2020 Weekly Rates in CAD:
- $2199 May 23- June 20
- $2399 June 20-June 27
- $3299 June 27-Sept 5
- $1899 Sept 5-Oct 10
Fancy Free closes for the winter after Thanksgiving.
Our visitors say…
Thank you! We have never seen the lake more beautiful. We had perfect weather and a week of total relaxation…can’t wait to return…
Our holiday has been everything we hoped for, and more! Having previously stayed in other cottages in past visits, none remotely compared. We hope to come back again to enjoy the beauty, calm and tranquility the island has offered us.
Once again, Fancy Free was the highlight of our summer vacation. We saw a black martin, a muskrat, a beaver, blue jays and a Pileated Woodpecker, as well as plenty of loons. The abundant wildlife always amazes me!
There is nothing that compares to the peacefulness of this lovely island. Our family has tied its heartstrings to it. We treasure every memory and can’t wait for next year. Thank you!
I don’t want to leave! Love the house, wonderful old photos, fireplace, fishing, great weather, otter, loons, sitting on the porch reading- hope heaven is like this!
Glad to be back as usual. Starting to wonder what I would do without this well-looked-forward- to week. Absolute relaxation!
Thank you so much for sharing your idyllic little island with us! We all had such fun and leave refreshed and renewed. We will miss the loons at night and impromptu rope-swing marathons!
Summer is a time for joyful renewal in Canada. This year, it seems that more people than ever are seeking a nature-based retreat as a way to counter the stress and strain of our weeks of lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s been a very difficult year for many. We are putting together summer plans in […]