Bayshield - McKellar
Cottage hosted by Cottagelink
6 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom
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Bayshield Cottage takes its name from the two features that stand out when you sit on the deck and look out over Lake Manitouwabing - first the bay, a nice sheltered spot offering great weed free swimming and water fun, and the rugged "Group of Seven" beauty of Canadian Shield rock. Toss in a most traditional 3-bedroom cottage and you have here a classic Ontario cottage vacation for your family.

The cottage sits high enough on the rocks so as to enjoy wonderful views, but not so high as to make getting to the waterfront a challenge (although those with mobility issues may need some assistance). We were able to descend the gentle slope without difficulty.

Inside the cottage, large windows dominate the architecture, with the kitchen, dining and seating areas all taking full advantage. The bedrooms and bathroom are spacious as traditional cottages go, and the pine throughout the cottage leaves you with no doubt that you are enjoying a relaxing week at the lake. The deck is one of the star features here, with glass paneling leaving an unspoiled view of the dock and waterfront. You'll enjoy sun or shade here, and everyone can join the cook while he or she tempts your taste buds with the smell of the BBQ.

A short amble down to the waterfront offers a variety of treats. A large extended dock, complete with gazebo, is the perfect place to launch your flotilla for exploring what Manitouwabing has to offer, and of course is the place where you can idle away the hours with a good book or some tunes, letting the stresses of city life take a well deserved back seat for a while.

Up closer to the cottage, there is a fire pit for traditional evening enjoyment.

Just 20 minutes away, Parry Sound beckons for at least one day trip. Quaint shops, a good selection of restaurants (both downtown and waterfront), boat cruises, museums and more await you here. If you are in the area during the Festival of the Sound, the Stockey Centre is the place to be for music lovers.

Bayshield hits a cottage sweet spot - the right size for a small to medium size family, a great waterfront and a clean, traditional cottage feel. We think there are families who will make this a multi-year tradition. Will your family be one of them?

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
  • Queen
  • Double
  • Bunk bed
2Double with single bunkover
Pets Allowed
1 medium dog permitted.
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
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What we supply
Inside the Cottage
Sleeps 6 persons
3 bedrooms (1 with queen, 1 with double, 1 with double with single bunkover)
3-piece bathroom
Living room with satellite TV, DVD Player, Wood Stove
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher

Outside the Cottage
Deck with seating area and BBQ
2 kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards, paddle boat
Fire pit
Waterfront dock and gazebo
Shallow, rocky water entry, deepens quickly

Things you need to know:
1 medium dog permitted.
Please provide your own linens and towels
A post-rental cleaning service is included at the end of your stay. Some tidy-up duties are required.
Waterfront is a southern exposure
For weekly bookings, check in is at 3:00 pm, and check out is at noon

There is a rocky but relatively easily navigable slope from the cottage to the waterfront. There is a shallow, rocky entry with water deepening fairly quickly to depths greater than 10 feet at the end of the second dock. The water is generally clear and weed free. Swimming shoes are recommended.
Gas Grill
Deck with seating area and BBQ 2 kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards, paddle boat Fire pit Waterfront dock and gazebo Shallow, rocky water entry, deepens quickly
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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Property Manager

We are a friendly, family oriented rental agency here in Ontario. We can't wait to match up our gorgeous cottages to families and small groups who share our love of cottage country. We've personally visited every property (it's a tough job, but someone has to do it!), and can share our thoughts on whether it's the right one for your group. All our cottages are privately owned by people who want to share their little piece of paradise with their guests. We make sure they have all the bells and whistles you need to make a great vacation, and ensure each cottage meets our standards - and your expectations. We love questions so let us know what you are looking for, and we'll make sure your dream vacation becomes a reality.
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out12PM (noon)

Please note during Low Season earlier check in and later check out times may be accommodated.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Composition of Parties and Age Limits
We primarily provide family holidays and it is our policy not to accept bookings from groups of young people under the age of 25 and some groups comprising all-adults. This policy is not intended to be discriminatory, but is merely to protect our cottage owners' interests and to meet the requirements of their rental insurance policies.
Payment Policy
Reservations shall be confirmed in writing by the Agency on payment of a deposit and applicable booking fee by credit card or cheque.

Receipt of any deposit prior to the Agency's written confirmation of the reservation shall not constitute acceptance of any booking.

The balance shall be payable 45 days prior to the commencement of the vacation by cheque, money order or email money transfer.

Where the Rental Period commences within 45 days of the reservation, or is less than a week in duration, full payment is required on booking.

All payments shall be made to the Agency by credit card, cheque, money order or email money transfer. (Visa or Mastercard only)

Once a reservation is received and accepted by The Agent, The Guest is liable for payment of the balance of the rental fee, plus any additional charges, 45 days before occupation of the property. Non-payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the deposit will be forfeited.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The Lead Guest agrees to provide a valid credit card number as a guarantee for up to $1,500:

To pay all outstanding long distance phone charges, overage on WiFi usage in excess of the stated limits, and accept any and all liability for any damage beyond normal wear and tear (for those items not covered by the Accidental Damage Protection Plan) during the term of the Rental Period.
Cancellation Policy
Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below:
· If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented, less a cancellation fee of $150 (plus HST) will be issued.
· If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Renter will forfeit all monies paid for that period.

Once a reservation has been accepted by The Agent the reservation can only be changed to another cottage by treating the original reservation as a cancellation.
Please note, you will be required to agree to our Terms and Conditions by completing a booking form upon submitting your reservation request.
House Rules
Please note, you will be required to agree to our Terms and Conditions by completing a booking form upon submitting your reservation request.

Getting around

Cottage Country does not have public transportation. You will need your own automobile to get there and get around.