Badour Island Retreat

Island Retreat w/ Lakeview Hot Tub & Boat

Badour Island Retreat is a truly unique escape. Nestled in nature, it feels as if you’ve been transported to your own world. The main cottage, featured in “Fine Homebuilding,” exudes rustic elegance, a beautiful post and beam cottage, with windows everywhere. On 2.5 private acres, it’s accompanied by a guest cottage, bunkie, treehouse, and glamping tent – something for everyone in your group.

Living Spaces

In the main cottage, you’ll be wowed by the free-flowing floor plan, gleaming pine floors, double-height vaulted ceilings, and windows so high you can see the treetops. Gather around the wood-burning stove to play chess, board games, and puzzles, take an afternoon nap on the hammock, or challenge your loved ones to a ping pong competition.

The guest cottage also has a large living room that doubles as a dormitory for the kids, as it has four single beds. If you’re looking to supplement your kayaking workout, the guest cottage has a punching bag and boxing gloves, an exercise bike, and some free weights. 

Kitchen & Dining

In the main cottage, the living, kitchen, and dining spaces are all open-plan, with plenty of space for everyone to come together. The fully equipped kitchen has new cabinets and counters, a new farm sink, a dishwasher, trash compactor, air fryer, and electric ice cream maker. We have a water purification system and the water is safe to drink from all the faucets. When it’s time to dine, the table seats eight comfortably but can be extended to fit gatherings of up to twenty.

Bedrooms & Baths

With five structures set across 2.5 acres, Badour Island sleeps twenty. 

In the main cottage, the bedroom on the second floor is nestled in the treetops with lots of windows and a Queen bed. Two first-floor bedrooms host a Queen bed and twin-over-double bunk bed, plus ceiling fans to keep you cool. There is a bathroom with a flush compost toilet and indoor shower.

The guest cottage sits a few yards away from the main cottage. Downstairs, the large living room can be used as a dormitory as it has 4 single beds. Upstairs is a beautiful bedroom with a queen-size bed, air conditioner, telescope, skylight that opens, and a covered porch with a gorgeous view of the lake. There is a bathroom in the guest cottage, which has a compost toilet, and there is also an outdoor shower.

Our newly built, air-conditioned bunkie can fit 4-6. It is typically outfitted with two twin beds or one King bed. It also has a small table and chairs, plus tons of windows, and the back glass wall showcases an enchanting view of the forest. A beautiful tiled bathroom with a flush toilet and sink plus an outdoor shower is nearby.

The romantic treehouse, on an adjacent plot of land, has a queen-sized bed, rocking chair, skylight, stained glass window, a mural of Bobs Lake, and a lead beveled glass front door. It has a deck and is super pet-friendly with a doggie ramp in the back. It also has electricity – how many treehouses can say that?

For a more rustic experience, our glamping tent tucked in the forest has 2 twin beds, plus its own small deck and hammock. It also has electricity.

There’s also a washer and dryer located in a shed behind the main house.

Main Cottage: 

Bedroom 1: Second floor, Queen bed

Bedroom 2: First floor, Twin over double bunk bed

Bedroom 3: First floor, Queen bed

Guest Cottage:

Bedroom 4: Loft bedroom, Queen bed, private verandah 

Bedroom 5: First floor, narrow bunk bed

Extra: Futon couch (double bed) or four single beds in the living room

Tree House:

Bedroom 6: Queen bed

Glamping Tent:

Bedroom 7: Two twin beds


Bedroom 8: 4 twin beds or 1 King bed

Bathroom 1: Main cottage, indoor shower, compost flush toilet, single vanity

Bathroom 2: Guest cottage, indoor dry compost toilet, single vanity, outdoor shower

Bathroom 3: Separate tiled bathroom, compost flush toilet, sink

Extra: Outdoor shower, outhouse

Outdoor Amenities

Badour Island Retreat is just that – a true island retreat. With 2.5 private wooded acres and 350 ft of shoreline on Bobs Lake, the dreamy location is perfectly secluded on rural Ontario’s largest wilderness lake. Relax on a rocking chair on the main cottage’s beautiful wrap-around deck overlooking the lake below or at the guest cottage where two covered porches each offer spectacular lake views. Stretch out on a hammock for an afternoon nap, or read your favorite novel on a swinging chair. 

The dock—79 steps down—has a deck with Adirondack chairs, a chaise lounge, a swinging bench, and a shed for storage for tubes, fishing poles, water skis, and paddles. The swimming is incredible, there’s excellent fishing, and you can canoe, kayak, or take out your included motorized boat. You can also rent fishing, pontoon, and speed boats, as well as paddleboards, Hobie pedalboards, and more from our on-site boat rental, so there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the lake. 

After busy days of adventure, there’s nothing like a hot outdoor shower. Then fire up the gas grill and dine al fresco at the outdoor tables on the deck. Play ping pong, build a fire, and play pickleball or half-court basketball (which is lit at night). Then enjoy the kind of stargazing you can only experience in the wilderness as you soak in the 6-person hot tub overlooking the lake. 

The Neighborhood  

Located in South Frontenac, midway between Toronto and Montreal, Bobs Lake is rural Ontario’s largest wilderness lake. The biggest draw of this area, which is approximately 7 hours from NYC, is the incredible access to such pristine wilderness. Surrounded by hundreds of lakes, forests, and hiking and biking trails, it’s dotted with small villages like Westport, just 22 minutes away, where you can eat fish and chips, buy fudge, and get pizza at the winery overlooking a lake. The cities of Perth and Kingston are also just 50 minutes away. Bobs Lake is a great place to escape with the family and get away from it all. 

Other Things To Note 

Pet friendly. No smoking/vaping. 

Please inquire about parties and events, as we love to host weddings, retreats, family reunions, and more. We can arrange catering, tent setup, rentals, photography, and more. 

Getting There/Transit 

Guests will need a car for their stay. The closest airports are Kingston Airport (CYGK ~67 km/42 mi) or Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW ~ 120 km/75 mi). 

Interaction With Guests 

Guests can contact us at Bobs Lake Cottages and Escapes via phone call or email. We’re always happy to help. In high season, we have a meet and greet at our tiki bar where we serve sangria to the adults and milkshakes to the children and play Bingo with the numbers called from our stage.

Guest Access 

Guests will receive a keyless entry code prior to arrival.

Air conditioning (bunkie; guest loft)
Bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
Wood burning stove
Heating (baseboard, Main, Guest)
Hot water
Laptop friendly workspace

Family features
Baby bath
Babysitter recommendations
Children’s books and toys
Children’s dinnerware
High chair
Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Free parking at marina
Hot tub

Coffee maker
Cooking basics
Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
Dishes and silverware
Electric ice cream maker
Air fryer

Guest access
Host meets guest
Private entrance

Bed and bath
Bed linens
Extra pillows and blankets
Hair dryer

BBQ grill

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit

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