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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: Parry Sound
  • Town: McKellar
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Lake Manitouwabing

About This Cottage

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?

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents Friday to Friday in High Season
  • For weekly bookings, check in is at 3:00 pm, and check out is at noon
  • Please note Summer 2020 Holiday weekly rates are $2200 for: June 26-July 3, July 31-Aug 7 & Sept 4-11. All other summer weeks are $2000/week


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 26 - September 10
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $2,000.00
Low Season: May 15 - June 25, September 11 - October 12
Weekly $1,250.00
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving $600.00

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.


September 2018
The water front is perfect. Sunsets are pretty and great for water sports.
October 2018
The Baysheild was a lovely cottage. We felt very comfortable and it had everything we needed. Would love to go back when it’s not raining. Only complaint was the cold and rain all weekend

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  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Wood Stove
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed