Big Lake, Manitoulin Island



3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is ensuite to master, on the ground floor).

Open concept living/dining/kitchen. Decks facing east for morning sun and west for the afternoon sun and sunsets.


On a point of land facing both south and west there is almost 1000 ft of private shoreline.  There is a private cove for those who seek solitude.  It is also a friendly place for non-swimmers who want to enjoy the water without deep water.  With forest and lawns totalling near 5 acres, the cottage is very secluded at the dead end of a private road.  Some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere, bid farewell to the day.  Manitoulin Island is proud that there are more deer than people and that the night skies are so dark, it is a wonderful place to view the stars.

Because of very low density population in the area, Jiigbiig Cottage is very quiet.  People come to Jiigbiig to relax and leave the day-to-day grind behind.

The drive to Jiigbiig Cottage is  spectacular with countless "post card" views.  There is a ferry running between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Bay Mouth, a 25 minute drive from Jiigbiig Cottage. The voyage is peaceful as one sails through Georgian Bay complete with countless islands and bays.  Food and beverages are offered on board. Many guests switch their routes arriving and leaving for the adventure and variety of travel.

Manitoulin  Island is the largest freshwater island on Earth.  It is also home to the largest unceded Indian Reserve on Earth.  Native heritage is seen both in cultural events and crafts, made on the island.

Owner's favorite spots:

Mindemoya. Williamsons Up-Top-Sport-Shop (be certain to go upstairs),  Mum's (for the best cinnamon bun ever - as well as great pies from local berries).

Providence Bay for its beach and boardwalk.

Kagawong for the chocolate factory, art studios, and Bridal Veil Falls.  

Cup and Saucer Trail is one of many hiking trails. It is just north of M'Chigeeng (The M is silent).  This trail rewards visitors with an unparalleled view from the top.  This is not a hike for flip-flops or those with limited mobility!

Little Current.  3 Cows & A Cone is a dairy, restaurant close to the Swing Bridge features locally made ice-cream. The waterfront is a mix of shops and fun of all kinds.



Our rates are all-inclusive.  Boats and Personal Floatation Devices, all Linens and towels, Paper products, Spices, all cleaning products, Taxes, BBQ with fuel, Washer & dryer, Two fridges, Bikes, Firewood, Smart TV, Bose stereo, Blue-tooth, games (indoor and outdoor).

All you need to bring is your clothing and food.

Availability, booking and rates. Go to: has full descriptions, pricing and availability.  

Please visit their site and contact me for questions not answered there.

Jiigbiig Cottage, Lorena , Owner/operator

Big Lake, Manitoulin Island, Ontario

(705) 670-7997