Approximately 1200 sq ft Winterized Cottage

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Full Kitchen,
Satellite TV, Microsoft XBox,

Read on for all of the details

What Do You Need To Bring/What is provided

You need to provide your food, including condiments, and personal items, such as toothbrushes, shampoo, and other toiletries.  Please provide your own towels.  You can wash and dry them before packing them to go home.  There is a DVD player, CD/Tape Stereo and an XBOX so feel free to bring DVDs, CDs, Tapes, and XBox games.

Bedding is provided for the main beds (we supply bedding for the beds in the four bedrooms,  If you wish to use the couch, or any floor space as a bed you will need to provide the bedding.  We try to provide propane for the BBQ, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, basic spices (salt & pepper), dish soap, laundry soap but to guarantee that you have some you may want to bring your own.  Please bring your own shampoo and bath soap.

While there are no super centres on the island there are decent grocery stores, and other types of stores in Mindemoya, and Gore Bay, both about 20 minutes from the property.

Inventory of major items – White PineVista Cottage

The cottage has most of the items that a typical home would have, included here is not everything in the cottage but a list of main items people have asked about.  If there is something you must have while at the cottage, that isn’t on this list either bring it yourself or call to see if it is at the cottage.

2 Wooden Picnic Tables
4 wooden chairs
36′ dock, ladder to get in and out of water.  In the water from mid-May to Mid-October.  If you are booking before Victoria Day in May/or after Thanksgiving in October confirm whether the dock will be in the water during your stay.

Canoe, with 2 paddles and at least 2 (adult) life jackets, required safety equipment
Volleyball net, ball
BBQ (Weber – fair size), 2 propane tanks, BBQ brushes, in BBQ hut
Fire Pit, fire wood (enought fire wood for a nice bon fire every night – not an endless supply)
Sand box for the kids
Horse Shoe Pits


Master Bathroom
Shower, large soaking tub, toilet, sink, vanity
Blow dryer

Master Bedroom
Walk in Closet, Large Dresser, Shelves
Queen size bed, with bedding
Play Pen
2 night tables, bedside lamps, alarm clock

2nd Bedroom
Closet, shelves, small desk
Queen bed, bedding
Reading lights

3rd Bedroom
Closet, shelves, small table
Double bed, bedding

Common Bathroom
Shower/tub, toilet, vanity, mirror

Front Hall

Large fridge
Electric Stove/Oven, small microwave
Toaster, tea kettle, coffee pot, blender, wine glasses, colander
Reverse Osmosis water (purified water)  (1 faucet at sink, 1 at fridge) in kitchen
Pots, pans, knives (decent quality – steak knives, carving knife, paring knike, a basic set – we’ve updated the set that was there after getting some constructive feedback), forks, spoons, dishes, bowls, cups, glasses for about 10 people+

Your typical Canadian kitchen with most supplies, veggie peeler, potato masher, colanders, ice cream scoop, etc.  If you really want to make a specific meal and aren’t sure whether something will be in the kitchen you better bring your own.  There is NOT a pot big enough to boil lobsters – if you want to do this you better bring your own lobsters or check with the island grocery stores to see if they have any in stock :-)

We don’t provide many consumables like saran wrap or tin foil. Sometimes people leave a bit behind but it’s not something we stock. The consumables we do provide are toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, and usually one roll of paper towels.

Dining Room
Kitchen table, with 6 chairs, high chair
Lots of cupboard space

Laundry Room
Full size, washer, dryer, detergent
Ultraviolet light for all water in cottage (ensures no bacteria in water – even though the well water has tested potable every time we’ve tested it we’ve added a purification system for peace of mind).
Broom, dust pan, garbage bin

Family Room
42″ HD TV
Satellite dish (Bell Express Vu) – lots of stations, sports, movies, news, other
Stereo (Tapes/CDs, Radio – limited radio stations on the island – some country and a generic very mixed rock station, the satellite dish plays music above channel 900)
XBox (plays DVDs and video games)  XBox games, Halo, and various others
Many DVDs (comedy, classics, suspense, dramas, Sci Fi, fantasy)  A store about 15 minutes away also rents DVDs (for those rainy days)
Lots of books (Sci Fi, Fantasy, Nature, about Manitoulin, Astronomy, business, suspense, etc),
Phone – number (705) 377-5933
Chess/Checkers, Master Mind, and various other games
Couch (very comfortable, can be slept on)
Sofa Bed (double bed – should bring your own sheets)

Geocache locations for Manitoulin Island – this keeps disappearing as people likely use the papers and they get misplaced.  There are a number of Geocache’s on the island, some are located on great hiking routes.

If something is missing from the list feel free to ask about it.  If something is critically important please verify it still exists.