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Fancy Free Island

Fancy Free Island
5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Single Bed: 3 King Bed: 0
Double Bed:   3 Sofa Bed:   0
Queen Bed:   0 Parking:   2 vehicles
Pets: Yes Smoking: No Children: Yes Guests: Yes
Province: Ontario
Region:   Eastern Ontario

Smiths Falls

Waterfront:   Yes (Big Rideau Lake)

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***NEW WEEKS NOW AVAILABLE IN JULY!*** A hidden gem: an authentic Victorian summer home nestled on an exclusive private island in spectacular Big Rideau Lake - part of the Rideau Canal system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned local landmark, built in 1878. Totally unique with antiques throughout and a view of the water from every room. Fish, sail, and swing on the Tarzan swing into the deep, clear water. Swim off the front dock, just steps from the porch. Perfect for families.

Fancy Free Island offers spacious and comfortable accomodation in a setting of supreme natural beauty and privacy. All aspects of management respect environmental values. Rental includes a motorboat, 3 canoes, 3 kayaks, swimming raft and a sailboat at no extra cost. Private mainland property for car park and docking are nearby.

SPECIAL FEATURES: a completely renovated bathroom with marble sink and soaker tub/shower, an automatic dishwasher in the kitchen, and a swimming raft and Tarzan swing for maximum fun on the water!

Fancy Free Island combines unparalleled outdoor adventure, stewardship, natural beauty, boating and swimming fun, and history. For more details see the cottage website:

Guest Comments: "There is so much to love about this little island: the hummingbirds on the porch in the morning, the sound of the loons in the evening...the stars were amazing and the sunsets glorious. We were fascinated by the feeling of being reconnected to the past, just by living here."
M.C., Ottawa

Fancy Free is located in the heart of the fabled playground of Eastern Ontario: Big Rideau Lake. There are dozens of options for fascinating day trips, such as the Thousand Islands Cruise, hiking or tennis on nearby Colonel By Island (a National Park property, part of the Rideau Canal Historic Waterway system), or visiting Historic Fort Henry in Kingston or the national capital sites such as the Parliament Buildings and the National Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.

During July and August, rentals are minimum two weeks. Regretfully, we are not able to offer long weekends in the spring and fall, including Victoria Day and Thanksgiving.

Waterfront: Three canoes, two kayaks, and one 14' motorboat are included with the rental as well as private dockage on the mainland. There is a sandy boat landing area suitable for small children to wade.

Heating: Wood Stoves, Fireplace, bedroom/bathroom baseboard heaters.

Guests allowed: Yes. Guests are not to exceed the cottage limit of 8 people at one time.
Pets allowed: Yes, with appoval. Not allowed on furniture or beds.


Living Room (oriental rugs, TV with VHS and DVD, fireplace and library), Dining Room, 5 bedrooms with comfy duvets on all beds, luxurious 3-pc Bathroom with soaker bathtub/shower, set-in sink and marble counter. Kitchen: Refrigerator, Oven, Stove, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Cutlery, Dishes. Island size is 3/4 acre with mature trees, BBQ, Hammocks, Badminton Net, Swimming Raft. Golf courses nearby.
Seven boats are included with rental: 3 canoes, a 14' motorboat, 2 kayaks, and one sailboat (Sunfish).
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Summer tranquility in a private island setting
Summer tranquility in a private island setting

Fancy Free Island with mainland at right
Fancy Free Island with mainland at right

Updated and fully equipped kitchen
Updated and fully equipped kitchen

Fancy Free's cottage garden
Fancy Free's cottage garden

Spectacular Big Rideau Lake is a boater's paradise
Spectacular Big Rideau Lake is a boater's paradise

Luxurious bathroom with soaker tub/shower
Luxurious bathroom with soaker tub/shower

Fancy Free's Victorian porch...the water is just steps away
Fancy Free's Victorian porch...the water is just steps away

Sail, kayak, swim, canoe... the choice is yours
Sail, kayak, swim, canoe... the choice is yours

Sunset... one last paddle
Sunset... one last paddle

Fancy Free Island with Footloose Island in the distance
Fancy Free Island with Footloose Island in the distance

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Province: Ontario
Region: Eastern Ontario
City: Smiths Falls
Nearest Body of Water: Big Rideau Lake
Waterfront: Yes

Other Town/Lake/Area: Smiths Falls (22 km)

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Amenities & Activities
Wood burning stoveWood burning stove
Coffee makerCoffee makerDishes and cutleryDishes and cutleryDishwasherDishwasher
FreezerFreezerMicrowave ovenMicrowave ovenRefrigeratorRefrigerator
Stove  Stove ToasterToaster
DVD playerDVD playerTelevisionTelevisionVCR playerVCR player
Telephone (local calls)Telephone (local calls)
Outdoors Features
DockDockFire pitFire pitKayakKayak
Summer Activities
BadmintonBadmintonBicycle pathBicycle pathCanoeingCanoeing
Horseback ridingHorseback ridingKayakingKayakingMotorboatMotorboat
Mountain bikingMountain bikingTennisTennisTheatreTheatre

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Rental Rates
Rates for 2015:
$2060/week June 1-20
$2292/week June 20-27
$3096/week June 27-Aug 29
$1783/week Aug 29-Oct 17

Booking Bonus: If you are a current year Fancy Free guest or have stayed with us in the past, we are pleased to offer you a 5% discount on a new booking for next season.
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