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Reservation and Payment Information

A deposit of 30% of the pre-tax cottage rental fee is required by ALL guests to confirm the booking. Additional expenses incurred during stay, including charges due to property damage/ excessive mess, are to be paid in full upon departure. Personal cheques are accepted for deposit only. Payments can be made by cash in Canadian Funds, Visa, Master Card, Interac, or e-transfer.

13% HST is applicable to all prices as outlined on our Pricing Information page, unless the stay exceeds more than 30 consecutive nights.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

More than 30 days’ notice: Entire deposit will be refunded

Between 30 days and 14 days’ notice: There will be a charge of one night’s stay (as per price list)

We will keep the 30% deposit if the reservation is cancelled within 13 days before the scheduled vacation date, but we will allow you to use half of that amount (15% of the full stay) towards another booking in the same calendar year.

Important General Information

Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out time is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the cabins. Please do not leave cigarette butts on the ground, dock, or in the boats.

The cottages are thoroughly cleaned between guests. ALL bed linen is washed after every rental. We ask that you keep the cottage as clean as possible ie. clean up spills etc. Make sure dishes are clean, DRY, and put away. If sharing dishes between cabins, please return them to the proper cottage. An additional minimum fee of 50.00 will be charged for any cabin left excessively dirty.

Included free: one dock slip for the duration of your stay, use of boat launch, and on-site parking spot for your boat trailer (in clearing on North side of lot). Because parking space is limited, any second guest vehicle or day visitor vehicle will be subject to a $5.00 daily parking fee.

The property is just under 3 acres, with the owners’ residence, 2 seasonal and 2 year-round rental cottages, an extensive dock, and boat launch on the premises.

What to Bring

The cabins all have a full kitchen, full bathroom, 2 or 3 bedrooms, and a living room.

The following are included:

all bed linen and kitchen towels
dish soap, dish sponge, sos, spray kitchen cleaner, paper towels, toilet paper and coffee filters
barbeque with propane (Propane tanks must remain attached to the BBQ and BBQ’s are not to be moved.)
microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle
tv (no cable – BYO DVD player/ game console)
all pots, pans dishes and utensils
copy of the current fishing regulations (to remain in the cabin)
we sell gas for guest boats and mixed fuel for camp boats


You will need to bring:

  • swimming, showering and hand towels
  • hand soap/ shower soap, shampoo, conditioner etc.
  • drinking water

Cottage and Boat Rental Policy

Customers are responsible for any and all loss and/or damage to rented property and/or equipment. Payment will be collected prior to guest’s departure by cash, Visa, Master Card or e-transfer.

A operators card in required for boat rental
Children’s life vests are to be provided by renter
No more than 4 to a boat
Renters are responsible for all lost or damaged equipment
A valid credit card is need for deposit over and above the cottage rental deposit
Operator is obligated to follow the rules of the waterway. Boats are not equipped with lights and cannot be operated after dark.

Visitor Policy

We market ourselves as a small, quiet camp, where the property, beach, etc. are shared by a predictable number of cottage guests. Your cottage has a maximum capacity of 6 people for a 3 bedroom, and 4 people for a 2 bedroom. We want your stay to be an enjoyable, memorable one, and understand that you may like to host an occasional day visitor from another camp, or who may be passing through the area during your stay. All guests are responsible for their visitors registering with the office, with advance notice appreciated. Visitors must vacate the property by 11:00pm. Because parking space is limited, any second guest vehicle or visitor vehicle will be subject to a $5.00 daily parking fee.


We regret that we do not accept pets. There is a boarding facility in the area (on Wolseley Bay road). Please call Ren’s K9 Bed & Bath at 705-669-9219 for more information.

Area Amenities

Due to the highway 4-laning, we do not have a gas station in Alban. The nearest gas station is in Noelville, approximately 15 minutes East of us. The Esso gas station also has a fine selection of fishing tackle and gift items. There is also a laundromat, church, Home Hardware, restaurant, LCBO, Beer Store and Pharmacy in Noelville.

Alban has a bank, LCBO, hardware store, Church, and small grocery/ variety store.

The snowmobile trail runs on the river directly in front of our property.

Contact Us

I’ll send you an email when we receive your deposit. Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions.

We’re looking forward to meeting you, or seeing you again!

***Please note that our municipal address has changed as of 2020**

Sherri & Willy Schneider

Castaway Cottages

308B Dry Pine Bay Rd.

Alban, On