- 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 17
Fancy Free closes for the winter the week after Thanksgiving.
2021 Weekly Rates in CAD:
- $2199 May 22- June 19
- $2399 June 19-June 26
- $3299 June 26-Sept 4
- $1899 Sept 4-Oct 16
Our visitors say…
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Glad to be back as usual. Starting to wonder what I would do without this well-looked-forward- to week. Absolute relaxation!
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…
Hello all, it’s Pam writing to you from Fancy Free cottage. It’s been a glorious summer on Big Rideau Lake. We hope you have had a chance to get away and enjoy a classic Canadian “C” – cabin, campsite or cottage. Here’s a quick update and some Eastern Ontario insider tips. There are still some good weeks […]