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Lodge with Breathtaking View of Georgian Bay and Lacloche Mnts

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

de la Morandiere Rock, as the property is known, has been in the same family since it was built in the early 1960s. Perched atop a giant granite boulder, the lodge has beautiful and uninterrupted views of the La Cloche Mountains and Georgian Bay. Located just outside the famous boating town of Killarney, the property offers a uniquely beautiful escape. Its proximity to Killarney allows for access to restaurants and other services. Visitors will stay in the main house on the 60 acre property, which also has three other small cabins owned by the same family. Killarney Provincial Park, which is only 5 km away, allows guests to be completely immersed in nature with trails, lakes, camping grounds, and guided trips.

de la Morandiere's natural beauty is enhanced by its quiet location on an inlet of Georgian Bay. The long dock that extends from the property is the perfect place to view a sunset or to sit and observe the wildlife surrounding the house. The lodge offers a relaxing base camp for day trips in the surrounding area. Outside of the main entrance is a gazebo with a gas grill for outdoor dinners, as well as an original totem pole, commissioned when the house was built. A small screened-in porch also allows for bug-free star gazing at night.

The property sits along 2,000 ft. of shoreline, and canoes are available at the small beach just below the lodge. The La Cloche Mountains also provide endless opportunities for hiking and exploring. Whether you're interested in day hiking or overnight backpacking, there are trails for everyone.

The summer of 2011 will be the first summer that the lodge is open to renters. In the past it has remained private, only used by the family. We hope that you come to love and appreciate this spectacular place as much as we have over the past 50 years.

We are closed from Canadian Thanksgiving till Spring

Keywords: Lodge

More Details

Jonathan Speigel
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Why Jonathan Speigel chose Killarney

The house was built in 1957 and has stayed in the same family since. Killarney's location is singularly beautiful.

What makes this lodge unique

The property is located on the borders of Killarney Provincial Park, which makes it a great base for day or overnight trips in the region. The bay in front of the house is also a wonderful place to canoe or kayak.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Killarney

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (4) Two bedrooms with two double beds each, Twin or Single Beds (2) One room with two twin beds
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dock attached to property, canoes available


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Lodge with Breathtaking View of Georgian Bay and Lacloche Mnts
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Toronto, Ontario

A gem in KIllarney

  • 5 of 5

Had a memorable two weeks at the cottage. Loved the excellent location and breathtaking views.

The cottage is large and is fully equipped with all the amenities. Feels like a home away from home. We loved to have our meals with the view facing the beautiful bay and LaCloche mountains. At night, we often sat outside and enjoyed the dark sky and bright stars. We had timed our visit to coincide with the Perseids meteor shower which was spectacular to watch.. during the peak we saw a meteor every 2-3 minutes.

The cottage is ideally located ..within a 5 minute drive to the town and 5 minutes to the park. We went on some amazing hikes.."The Crack", 'Chikanishing" and "George Island Trail" and also some beautiful canoe rides. It was great to come back in the evening and treat ourselves to the sauna and

soak in the hot tub.

We had an awesome time and look forward to be back again.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful lodge with great amenities and gorgeous views. The owner Jonathan was lovely to deal with also. We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fantastic location, amazing views, incredible cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly amazing property with everything you need for a wonderful stay and more. Minutes from the provincial park and the town of Killarney. The views from the cottage are truly amazing. The swallows danced on the over the dock in the mornings and the sun set behind the La Cloche Mountains lighting the sky red in the evenings. We kayaked and canoed for kilometres in the sheltered Killarney Bay next to white quartz rock and clear blue water. This is a truly spectacular gem of a spot. We watched the Perseids meteor shower against more stars than you can imagine from the dock and the huge screened in porch; enjoyed the large hot tub after some spectacular hikes, and dining in the screen room cut into the rock. The cottage maintains a rustic eclectic charm that is truly unique and un forgettable. We had a memorable stay and were sorry to have to leave. A beautiful piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week at the lodge with our extended family. We all enjoyed the unique decor and looking at the photos of the owners expeditions. All basic necessities were included and met our needs. The kids enjoyed the sauna and the hot tub and we ate many meals in the outside dining shelter. The setting is beautiful with the lodge perched up upon the granite with a beautiful view of the Lacloche mountains in the background. The sunsets were spectacular and the water and dock were great for swimming. The property was easily accessible by car and boat (we docked our cruiser during our stay) which allowed the families the use of the lodge. We enjoyed canoeing and kayaking and hiking in the nearby village.

We had a spectacular week together and would recommend the lodge in the future.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tega Cay

A great week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a week at this wonderful location in the beautiful Killarney hills. The cottage was eclectic and interesting and comfortable with lots of great seating for different activities, which worked well on our one rainy day (great library), big fireplace, a nice big kitchen to cook in, a great sauna, and the loveliest rocks on the way to the dock, where we swam, fished, canoed and paddle boarded. Quite close to Killarney Provincial park for some scenic hiking, and also to the little town of Killarney for fish and chips! This is a superb place to spend a Georgian Bay holiday. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 went there and loved it.

it is a really interesting cottage at a great location.

first of all the location is fantastic....very close to nature....quiet.....beautiful....close to great hikes in Killarney park.....close to town of Killarney with some good food selections.....

the cottage is vintage....but very well built and maintained.....with lots of quirky interesting things.....lots of art.....great selection of books....we used sauna and whirlpool on several occasions....back porch was great (fully screened to keep out bugs while you sit out in the night)

Bedrooms are good.....but if you are couple that like to sleep together the beds are a bit tight....we were able to fit but it was snug.

Also, if you like to sit out on the dock there are not a lot of chairs from which to choose, so you might want to bring your own.

That said, we loved our time there and plan to return!

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Provincial park is 6 miles/10 km from lodge; guided fishing, day/overnight hiking trips, canoe/kayak trips offered by local outfitters (5km from lodge).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Killarney

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$300

Closed from Thanksgiving till the Middle of May

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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