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!
- 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