About Island View House

Island View - front of house
Island View – front of house

Island View House is an architect designed lake-front home on Lake Cecebe that is loaded with amenities. The house faces south east providing a long view down the lake between Gordon and Watson Islands. Pine doors and accents throughout the house add to its lake charm. The large deck of Island View House is a great place to see without being seen, sun bathe, relax, eat outside, or BBQ. Island View House can comfortably accommodate up to seven (7) guests.

Muskoka chairs on the Island View House dock. Photo by Jon Vopni.

Inside, six sky lights, ample windows, and an open living room/dining room/kitchen design give the home a light open feeling as well as privacy. An attached pine paneled porch with its screens plus easily stackable vinyl panel windows and door provides an added view of the lake as well as another dining area or place to play games after a day on the water.

 Hickory hardwood floors in the main living area add style and the leather sofa, stylish recliner chairs, and cushioned window seat add comfort and room for everyone. At over 2,500 square feet Island View House is comfortable for 2 to 7 people.
Island View House is fully air conditioned, the main floor laundry room has a full size washer and dryer, and the wood burning fireplace in the living room adds evening relaxation. A 40” HD TV (satellite connection) and DVD player are also included. Bring your own Bell or Rogers stick or hub, or a Smartphone, etc. for internet connections. There is also good Rogers and Bell cell phone reception.
Two powder rooms and two bathrooms make sure there is never a line up. A Jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bathroom provides a great place for relaxation and a Foosball table in the loft area appeals to kids of all ages.
The path to the shore has a gentle slope and there are wooden Muskoka chairs for use on the private dock. Many evenings loons treat guests to a chorus of calls, sometimes fish can be seen jumping in the lake, and most nights the sunsets and stars are beautiful from the dock. Both the deck and dock are ideal for sun bathing, watching the world go by, a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine or beer. The private 28’ x 8’ dock is stable and has a ladder that allows easy access to the lake for swimming. There is also a 14′ x 10′  dock attached to the main dock to provide more sitting and walking space on the water.
Large deck with BBQ, tables and chairs faces the lake.
 A cement ramp, leading to the back door where cars are parked, and wide main floor doorways make Island View House accessible for people with mobility issues. The main floor bedroom with ensuite and the queen sofa bed in the study mean that you would never have to go upstairs to enjoy this luxury home.
Forty miles of navigable waterways stretch from Island View House dock, making it a great base for boating and fishing. There are always fishermen on Lake Cecebe which contains Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch and Small Mouth Bass.
Open concept kitchen, dining area and living room with a wood burning fireplace.

A 16’6” Langford Prospector canoe comes with Island View House. – Boats and motors can be rented on the lake and there are boat launches if you have your own boat.

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Come listen to the loons, relax and enjoy the good life at the lake!
    • 4 separate sleeping areas – 2 bedrooms (queen – ensuite with shower; two twins – with attached powder room)
    • Loft with queen sofa bed and privacy doors
    • Study with queen sofa bed
    • Island View House can comfortably accommodate up to seven (7) people
    • 1-4 piece bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower upstairs
    • 1-3 piece bathroom with walk-in shower (off the main floor master bedroom)
    • 2 powder rooms (entrance area and upstairs)
    • Blankets, quilts and pillows
    • Large microwave

      Well equipped kitchen area and dining table that seats 8 comfortable.
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Large bottom freezer refrigerator
    • Dishwasher
    • Wood burning fireplace
    • Convenient kitchen-island stove
    • Cell phone reception
    • Internet when you bring your own Smart Phone, stick or hub.
    • Central vac
    • Central air conditioning and furnace
    • 40″ HD TV in the study, DVD player
    • Deck (16’ x 28’)
    • Pike caught and released in July 2014 just off Watson Island on a ripplin red fin lure.
      Pike caught and released in July 2014 just off Watson Island on a ripplin red fin lure.

      Propane Weber BBQ

    • Outdoor furniture for the deck and dock
    • Private dock (28’ x 8’) plus 10′ x 14′ dock attached to the main dock
    • Swim ladder
    • 16′ Langford Prospector canoe
    • Life jackets (some, all adult sizes)
    • Water comes from a drilled well with a Xenon filter and is drinkable
    • Automatic back up generator in case of hydro outages
    • Good privacy
    • Marina boat launch on the lake, public boat launch down the river, sand boat launch at Rockwynn Landing

NOTE: Island View House is situated on a large lot which is 400’ deep and 100’ wide. Owners will occasionally use the separate dock and pathway on the western most 10’ of the lot. Owners will park one or more vehicles at the back of the deep lot, but will not disturb guests as they pass Island View House. The owners vehicles will be parked well behind the garage and cannot be seen from inside Island View House, the deck, or the front area between the house and the lake, ensuring privacy for renters.



Large master bedroom with window seat and ensuite bathroom.
A neighbor's grand daughter caught this pickerel in Lake Cecebe in July.
A neighbor’s grand daughter caught this pickerel in Lake Cecebe in July.
Fall colors and large pine tree between Island View House and Loon Lookout.
Sunset from the dock.
Moon rise over Gordon Island on Lake Cecebe
Moon rise over Gordon Island on Lake Cecebe
Late day view of Watson Island.
Planographic view from IVH deck. Photo from Jon Vopni.
Planographic view from IVH deck. Photo from Jon Vopni.
Artistic photo of two of Island View House’s four Muskoka chairs on the dock. Gordon Island to the left and Watson Island to the right. Photo by Jon Vopni.
Rainbow ending on Watson Island (Photo by Jon Vopni)
Rainbow ending on Watson Island (Photo by Jon Vopni)
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Renting Island View House

Island View House is available for weekly rental from mid-June through late September. 4 night minimum rentals are welcome in mid-June, mid to late September. NOT SUITABLE for people who want to party.

Full week (7 night) stays required in late June, July, August and early September high season

Sheets and towels available for an additional $60 per week/stay for 1-4 people and $90 per week/stay for 5-8 people with prior arrangement

$500 non-refundable booking deposit required.

$400 cleaning/damage deposit required, but assuming that you leave the cottage as you find it, the full $400 will be returned.

The fall leaf color is usually very beautiful between Sept. 20 and early Oct.

2020 Rates  including HST


  • Saturday, June 20 – Saturday, June 27
  • Weekly — $2,295


  • Saturday, June 27 until Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Weekly Only – $2,895 (Saturday to Saturday)

Please ask about rates for stays of two or more consecutive weeks.


  • Weekly Only – $2,495 (Saturday to Saturday)


  • Saturday, September 12 until September 26
  • Weekly – $2,295 including Fall Color weeks. The fall leaf color is usually very beautiful between Sept. 20 and Early Oct. – $350 per night

Minimum Low Season stay is 4 nights **If you see a part week on the availability calendar please ask.