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Viva Villa Cottage Resort
Reviewed 4 August 2013

For a cottage vacation in Ontario, Manitoulin Island is a really nice destination. Viva Villa definitely has all that you need: great cottages, beautiful grounds and a superb view, and welcoming hosts. Cottages are comfortable and fully furnished, including satellite television and access to wifi. The kitchen is well-equipped. The grounds are really well-maintained and the view of Lake Kagawong is fantastic. Free access to canoes, kayaks and a peddle boat. There is a communal fire pit (the owners pre-arrange it with branches and all...), a badminton court, and a play structure for young children. There are four cottages, and it is very private and quiet.

The complex is well-situated, a few minutes drive from the village of Kagawong. There is a great beach at Providence Bay, about half and hour drive from the cottage. Groceries stores are about fifteen minutes away in Mindemoya or Gore Bay. Manitoulin Island is a bit touristy, but not too much - great introduction to aboriginal cultures, a few art galleries and a lot of nature.

For a good quiet week or two, with kids or as a couple, this is the spot - relaxing. Viva villa is really worth it!

Room Tip: We were in Beaver, which is a bit separate from the other cottage.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Our family has been to Viva Villa 6 times and we feel like it is our home away from home. The lake is beautiful, the property is exceptional and we always have a great time when we go. Gerry & Ria are wonderful hosts and they run a family-friendly property where all feel comfortable. We'll be back again next year for sure and hopefully for many years after that.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Cody (my Australian Shepherd) and I made a trip to Manitoulin Island the end of September to enjoy the autumn weather, do some hiking and a little fishing. We lucked out in finding this wonderful resort which consists of four quaint cottages. They are all updated and very clean with nice bathrooms and well appointed kitchens. The woodstove works great and makes it very cozy on chilly nights. Plenty of wood is furnished for each cottage. The cottages have decks, gas BBQ grills, and sit very close to the lake with great views. Ria built most of the furniture and did much of the updating including the tongue and groove walls herself. The owners, Gerry and Ria, were fantastic and treated me like family. Cody was in heaven playing with other dogs, chasing chipmunks, and swimming. I think it was mentioned that he acted like he owned the place! There are boats, kayaks, and canoes available as well as many other extras--swings, putt-putt, bonfire pit, etc. However, don't get the wrong idea as this is not a noisy touristy type place. It is quiet and peaceful and the lake is beautiful and crystal clear. It is centrally located and close to little towns and hiking trails. This is a gem of a place and I hope to go back next year. Thank you Gerry and Ria for sharing your world with me!

Room Tip: All four cabins are really cute. Just choose depending on the size you need.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank Marytc
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

My family has been vacationing on Manitoulin Island for a quite a few years and we have stayed at Viva Villa for over 10 summers.We keep returning to Viva Villa because the location and the cottage are fabulous! The lake is beautiful and the setting is tranquil. There is plenty for everyone to do from swimming to boating to just relaxing on the beach.
Gerry and Ria are excellent hosts and we never want to go home at the end of our stay.
Manitoulin Island is unspoiled and not very commercial. It is the ideal place to escape from the craziness of life

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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5  Thank Ruby2112
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Reviewed 11 May 2010

One of the nicest places in the north country. This place is quiet, clean and very family oriented. I have been taking my kids there since they were young. My children are grown and now I am taking my step-daughter there. The swimming area is shallow with a VERY gradual slope to deeper water. They provide books, comfy chair for sun, bikes, canoes, paddle boats, volleyball, bocci, badmition, horseshoes and putting course at no extra charge. Fishing for bass is great and will keep dad happy. Boat and motors are available for extra charge. A place to make family memories to last a life time!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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7  Thank JoanieBLKLAB
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Address: 497 Lakeshore Rd, Kagawong, Ontario P0P 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island > Kagawong
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Kagawong
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viva Villa is a small family -run resort centrally located on Manitoulin Island. Our location is perfect for guests who wish to tour the Island. It is very quiet as we only have 4 cottages and we specialize in families and couples. We have 2 sandy beaches with no drop-offs which is great for small children swimming in our spring-fed lake. Lake Kagawong is quite big (40 squared miles) and we are located at the northern end in a bay. We usually have about a 75% return rate annually so it is necessary to book early.There is so much to do on Manitoulin Island - fish, swim, tour, horseback riding, golf and just plain relaxing. We are far from any traffic so your peace is assured. We also have 2 private cottages about 1 mile down the country road. Please email for more info. We have rowboats, motorboats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. We are pet friendly to one dog per cottage assuming they are well behaved and won't disturb our other guests. ... more   less 

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