- 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
Fancy Free 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.
2019 Rates in CAD:
- $2163/week June 1-22
- $2407/week June 22-29
- $3251/week June 29-August 31
- $1872/week August 31-Oct 12
Fancy Free closes for the winter after Thanksgiving.
Our visitors say…
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! We have never seen the lake more beautiful. We had perfect weather and a week of total relaxation…can’t wait to return…
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!
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!
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.
It’s with great excitement that we launch our newly updated website! Many thanks to our current webmaster, Mary Bella (Maestra Web Design) of Etobicoke, Ontario, for all her hard work. Our deepest gratitude goes to our outgoing webmaster Anshu Mathur of Waterloo, Ontario, who kept the Fancy Free website updated for 10 years. We hope […]