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Private Island Adventure! Spectacular View! Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Space 74 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Small Island with 2 Living Spaces. Sleeps 8. Views.!! Available July - Aug.

Tremolo Island is an acre sized gem that has been in our family for over 40 years. The name 'Tremolo' means: call of the loon. It is a rustic and quiet place, an island. It is a place where time slows way down and where weather comes directly at you from the lake. Although we offer Wifi and a DVD player along with electricity, hot and cold running water, Tremolo Island is a place to read, look for wildlife, sit and watch the water, get out your binoculars, canoe, and let go of time constraints. And, you are reliant on a boat for getting on and off the island. If that's what you are looking for, Tremolo Island is for you!

The main house is open concept with large picture windows and sliding glass doors facing the lake. By open concept we mean no doors. The bunk house at the back of the island offers a separate space for privacy. A wrap-around deck, built just a few feet from the water, lets you take in all the moods of this unique setting. Sunsets are spectacular! The main house sleeps 4 comfortably with a bedroom downstairs and a spiral staircase leading up to the sleeping loft that has railings for safety. There is a queen size bed in the sleeping loft and a pull-out mattress for another 2 if needed. The house is complete with a full kitchen, hot and cold running water, electricity, television with a DVD hook-up and WiFi access. There is a wood stove in the center of the first floor living space. The stove can be used with permission from the owners. The bathroom is newly painted and has an easy-to-use composting toilet. The cozy bunk house is situated at the back of the island and sleeps another 2 comfortably. There are another 2 flat areas where tents could be, and have been, set up. Wooden walkways wind throughout the island for easy access. Although the island is small, it has many sweet and private spots to retreat to: a flower garden in the center of the island, a picnic area and fire pit near the bunk house, a mossy bed facing the cove and a hammock near the front of the island. There is a canoe for exploring the lake by water, one of the best ways of exploring Sand Lake. Otters, herons, loons, osprey, beavers, geese and ducks are a few of the inhabitants you might encounter as you glide along in the canoe or as you sit on the deck, reading or simply relaxing. Elgin, Ontario is the closest small town and it has a grocery store, a hardware store, library, fine wines and spirits store and post office. Wendy's Farm Stand is just 10 minutes from Elgin and offers all kinds of organic vegetables, meats and cheeses.

Pets are welcome on Tremolo Island, dogs particularly.

Tremolo is a perfect place for family and/or groups.

You will need a boat....obviously. If you already have one, the best thing to do is put in at Sand Lake Marine, run by the Glover family. They are super friendly and will let you park one car for free, the other car, $30.00 a week. They have petrol, oil and they run a small shop for incidentals.

If you need to rent a boat, here are a couple of Boat Rental Establishments to call: Westport Village Rental, Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals, Scotty's and Coolbreeze in Westport. Scotty's will deliver boats to the location you are putting in. There is also a campground on Sand Lake called Battam's. They have small outboard motor boats for rent. They aren't powerful boats but they do the job of getting around. You can also call one of the Boat Rental establishments and ask about seasonal rates and special deals. The longer you rent, the better the deal. Once you have set up the rental and can tell us where you will be putting in, we will provide a map for getting to the island. It is VERY easy. The Glover's can also provide directions to the island. Lots of folks that live up there year round are friendly and always willing to help.

Please contact us for payment options.

More Details

Carol A. Ortlip
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Elgin, Ontario

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small, clean bathroom in the main house with a composting toilet. Easy to use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Queen bed in main house sleeping loft, mattresses for 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Bunk house bedroom sleeps 2. Very small sleeping loft above
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Bedroom nook on first floor of main house.
  • Open concept main house sleeps 6 comfortably with the possibility of more. Bunk house at the back of the island sleeps another 2 comfortably. There is a very small loft above the bedroom in the bunk house. Kids are a possibility in the loft space. Altogether there are beds for 8 with room for cots, air mattresses. There are at least 2 flat areas that can accommodate tents.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you want to explore the mainland, there are some local attractions such as Rock Dunder, a great hike to a spectacular over-look of the Rideau. An hour away is the quaint, artsy town of Merrickville with restaurants and a spa. The Hotel Kenney has an ice cream shop and it is 5 minutes from Sand Lake Marina. By boat, it is almost imperative that you get to a lock, such as Chaffee's or Davis Lock to see how they work. You can also get to them by car. Wendy's Farm Stand is a must. Lots of organic veggies as well as organically raised meats, home-made pies and jams, cheeses, butter and spreads. Family run and owned.


Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Syracuse, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Elgin, Ontario

Tremolo Island is situated in the beautiful Rideau Lakes Region of Ontario, a vacation destination for travelers from all over the world. You can get to Ottawa, the stunning capital of Ontario, by boat. The Rideau is a series of locks that connect lakes, each one unique with its own 'personality'. Sand Lake is one of the smallest of the lakes with lovely soft water and a primarily sandy bottom. Great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and exploring.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Elgin, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$248.2
cleaning deposit C$248.2

Please contact Carol for instructions on payment. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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