World renowned for wind-swept pines, crystal clear waters and dazzling sunsets, Georgian Bay offers unparalleled adventure for the outdoor enthusiast. Tuckamore is the perfect place to retreat and savour the simplicity and wild beauty of this area.
There are 3 main buildings on this 1.5 acre island. The main cabin is a lovingly restored 1950's style Georgian Bay cabin with exposed rafters and expansive views in all directions. There is a large cedar deck and walkways surrounding the cabin. The interior style is 'beach house' with a relaxed, bohemian vibe. There is an adjacent washroom with shower, sink and composting toilet. Nestled in nearby white pines is a refurbished bunkie that sleeps two. The second bunkie is a short walk away and is newly built with pine floors and rough sawn interior siding. There is a lovely sitting deck close to the dock and swimming area, as well as another smaller deck at the back of the island ideal for early morning sun. The island commands a remarkable view of the 20 islands nearby.
You are welcome to explore any part of the property as well as the many islands nearby.
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We will meet you at Dillon Cove Marina which has a government wharf. There is parking for $5/day. We will boat you to the island which is a short 10 minute ride. We will ensure you are comfortable with operations and recreational gear.
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There is an assortment of single and tandem sea kayaks. There is also a canoe, 2 stand-up paddle boards as well as a small sailboat. You may be interested in renting a small outboard boat at the local marina. You will no doubt see much wildlife including a resident mink, birdlife including ospreys, bald eagles, loons, geese, ducks and gulls, and the occasional deer or bear on the mainland. There are usually berries in season including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and choke cherries. You will find a host of native flowers on the island including the aromatic wild rose. There are numerous uninhabited islands to explore best by kayak or canoe. Find a secluded beach or rocky perch to soak up mid day rays and enjoy a cool swim in the clear waters of the bay. There is good bass fishing off the dock and pike and pickerel further afield.
We have very good relationships with neighbouring cottagers. Sound travels well over bodies of water and so particularly in the morning (before 9 am) and in the evening (after 10 pm) guests are expected to enjoy quiet pursuits and avoid excess noise. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the island and no pets are allowed. If using the fire pit at the front of the island, great care must be taken to extinguish all burning embers prior to retiring for the night. Please ensure the BBQ is turned off after using. Lighting candles in the cabins is prohibited. Swimming close to shore is safe however we would not recommend long distance swims to neighbouring islands. Most boats are small slow moving craft such as kayaks, pedal boats and canoes however occasionally a speed boat may not respect local customs and speed through the channel.
We have lived in Parry Sound for the last 25 years. We were attracted to the Georgian Bay area out of a love for the unparalleled natural beauty of the Canadian Shield. Wind swept pines, crystal clear waters, big sky and 30,000 islands have created many opportunities for outdoor adventure at our doorstep. Both of us work in the health care industry and have been privileged to have travelled and worked in many settings around the world. We both feel however that the region of Muskoka is a very special place in which visitors may be refreshed and rejuvenated in a relatively short amount of time.
We are both passionate about outdoor activities in all seasons and particularly enjoy road and mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, SUP boarding, XC and downhill skiing. We have spent many vacations cycling and sailing with friends. We have an eclectic taste in music and have come to appreciate the wide variety of performances at the nearby Stockey Center including the 'Festival of the Sound', one of Canada's foremost summer chamber music venues. We love to host family and friends and always look forward to stimulating conversations around a table laden with good food and wine.
We place high value on family and although our children are now grown and living in different communities in Canada and Sweden, we maintain very strong ties and contact them regularly. We look forward to being grandparents some day soon!
We are also strong community builders and have served in a variety of positions in our region. Rob coached basketball for many years at our local high school and Evi has mentored many young adolescents at a nearby summer camp ( Muskoka Woods Sports Resort) where we worked for many years. We have also worked in Central America and Kenya and continue to support these grass-roots organizations whose mandate is to provide care and hope to abandoned children and orphans. We have served at our local community church for many years.
We advocate personal and corporate responsibilty for the care of our planet and to this end support efforts to promote 'green' initiatives. We have a small organic garden and have recently designed and built a beautiful yet highly efficient home. We hope to incorporate solar and wind energy in our home which is ideally oriented to harvest both.
We feel very fortunate to live and work in such a magnificent setting and look forward to directing you to a great adventure on Georgian Bay!