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Housekeeping cottages on Sturgeon Lake, since 1930.

Gil-Mar made the south shore of Sturgeon Lake a go-to destination in the 1930’s. That’s when the Greenhurst Pavilion dance floor thundered at night and the Sturgeon Point regatta made the day genteel. Float planes touched down to refuel at Gil-Mar’s red gas pump—which keeps its historical place on the dock today (though the gas supply is long dry). For generations, families have listened to loons bring in the evening, watched gorgeous sunsets slip into the water, and added their laughter and memories to Gil-Mar’s laid back history.

Ninety years later, Gil-Mar continues its housekeeping cottage legacy. Our spacious property has century-old towering cedars, multiple docks, a small beach, a large pool, and volleyball and shuffleboard courts. Jump off the dock, cast out your line, or sit in the shade with a beverage. A lakeside bonfire pit is ready for your songs, marshmallows, and conversation.

Gil-Mar is not luxurious. If that’s what you’re after, rent a Muskoka condo. Gil-Mar is rural Ontario rustic. Our cozy cottages give you a place to escape from the hectic, fast-paced  bustle of everyday life. 

Each rustic cottage comes with fridge, stove, BBQ, and full kitchen, including pots, pans, and dishes—but it’s BYOL (bring your own linens). There’s no laundry on site. There’s no TVs or AC or phones either—hallelujah, right? Just what you need for a relaxing week of getting back to basics. We recommend bringing fans if the forecast is hot. And don’t forget a well-loved deck of cards, your trusty rod, grandad’s lucky lures, and a slow-way-down-to-lounge mentality.

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We book through Airbnb, but if you’re here and you have a question, we’re easy (like a breezy summer day). Go ahead and use this form. Or click the Airbnb logo to jump to our booking page (and ask your burning question there).