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If you value privacy, you’ll love these Thousand Islands getaways

Cottages in the Thousand Islands easily rival its central Ontario neighbours. The area, perched on the picturesque shores of the St. Lawrence River, is home to over 1,800 islands with many bordering the U.S.

If you’re looking for outdoor adventure consider a boat cruise along the St. Lawrence or a dip in one of the area’s surrounding lakes. It’s the ideal place to hike with over 50 kilometres of trails. If the outdoors isn’t your thing, shopping and fine dining are only a 30-minute drive away in Kingston.

If you do choose the Thousand Islands for your cottage getaway, make sure to visit the soaring turrets of Heart Island’s Boldt Castle and the Gothic architecture of Dark Island’s Singer Castle.

Thirty minutes from Kingston, the newly renovated Grippen Lakehouse offers 2,000 square feet of living space, vaulted ceilings, and a wraparound deck with serene lake views.

Location: Grippen Lake, Ont.

Price: Averages $367 per night

Sleeps: 10

Bedrooms: 4

Notes:

  • Internet included
  • Laundry on site
  • Lakefront property
  • Canoe and kayak available for use
  • Pets welcome
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Guests must remove their own garbage at checkout

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With a view of the Thousand Islands bridge connecting Canada to the U.S., Sunset Cove is the perfect island getaway offering shoreline access to the St. Lawrence River.

Location: Ivy Lea, Ont.

Price: Averages $295 per night

Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Notes:

  • Located on an island, you need to take a boat or taxi to access
  • Pets welcome
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Steep stairs, ill suited for those with limited mobility

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Perched on the Bateau Channel, this Howe Island cottage is the perfect getaway for sightseeing and boat tours.

Location: Bateau Channel, Ont.

Price: Averages $563 per night

Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Notes:

  • Accessible by ferry
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Kayaks and canoe available for use
  • Linens and towels not provided

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Nestled in a quiet cove on Birch Island on Bobs Lake, this cottage is accessible by boat. It is the perfect wilderness retreat with 640 kilometres of shoreline to explore.

Location: Birch Island, Ont.

Price: Averages $185 per night

Sleeps: 9

Bedrooms: 4

Notes:

  • Launch your boat and park your car and trailer for free at the marina.
  • Kayaks, canoe, and paddle boat available for use
  • Cottage is accessible by boat only
  • Guests need to bring their own drinking water
  • Linens and towels not provided

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Another Bobs Lake property, this cottage has16-foot high ceilings and comes with two bunkies—enough room for the entire family. Throw in a basketball court, hot tub, and boats, and you’ll never be bored.

Location: Bobs Lake, Ont.

Price: Averages $1,003 per night

Sleeps: 15

Bedrooms: 6

Notes:

  • Lakefront property
  • Kayak and canoe available for use
  • Pets welcome
  • Hot tub
  • Basketball court on the property
  • Two bunkies (one is a treehouse)
  • Cottage is on an island

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With 10 acres of property and 500 feet of western exposed shoreline, privacy is not a problem at the Lazy Loon Lakehouse. Enjoy the 50-foot deck, hanging hammock chair, or crisp waters of Wolfe Lake.

Location: Wolfe Lake, Ont.

Price: Averages $530 per night

Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 5

Notes:

  • Lakefront property with western exposure
  • Kayaks and rowboat available for use
  • A/C
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Towels not provided

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