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Olive the Lake

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Evening Vista

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A View of the Main House and Lodge

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Owners Kitchen

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An Exterior Cottage View

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Spectacular Scenery

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2 Bay Insulated Garage with Loft

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Large Walleye and a Happy Guest

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Launching a Boat

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Quality Tempur-Matic Beds in all the Cottages

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Olive the Lake (SOLD)
Marten River, Ontario

Olive the Lake is located in the beautiful Marten River area which is just a short 45 minute drive north of North Bay. Olive the Lake is one of those rare finds where there are no other lodges on the lake. There are only three other cottage properties that share the lake with the lodge and there is no public access or boat launches. This has insured that the fishery has remained bountiful.

There are 7 housekeeping cottages (one currently not rented), a spacious three bedroom owners home, store/guest reception area, a recently constructed 2 bay garage (insulated) with a finished loft and several other outbuildings that round out this package.

Olive the Lake has approximately 3.8 +/-acres of deeded land with 810' +/- of water frontage. Additionally, there is approx. 1.578 acres of "water acreage" and a Crown Land Lease on an island located on Olive Lake. The land is a mix of generally level and gently sloping. The resort area is very nicely landscaped with lawn areas and is well treed. The lodge is further equipped with two Bear Managements Areas.

Olive the Lake currently offers six cottages for rent, one three bedroom unit, four two bedroom units, and one studio unit. There is also another studio unit that could be rented as well, but is currently used as a games room. Extensive renovations throughout including roofing, windows, flooring, paint, mattresses, 500 thread count bedding, furniture, décor, screened in porches, appliances, barbeques, patio, new electrical and so much more.

Five cottages are equipped with a three piece bath (shower, toilet and sink) and one has a tub with shower, toilet and sink. All kitchens are equipped with fridge and freezer, propane stove top, microwave, toaster/toaster oven, coffee maker, kettle, all dishware, utensils and pots and pans. Each cottage also has a barbeque outside.

All cottages are equipped with Tempur-Pedic Swedish mattresses and bed frames, linens, blankets and pillows, furniture, window treatments, rugs, many décor items, televisions with DVD players, patio furniture, and screened porches.

In addition, there are many outside seating areas including picnic tables, 600 square foot two level patio, fire pits and beach area.

Owner's Home: This 2000 sq. foot building is frame construction and has 3 bedrooms and 1 4-pc. bath. It is heated with a propane furnace (approx. 5 years old). There are wood, laminate & carpeted floors and a walk-in closet. The large eat-in kitchen is equipped with a commercial stove and a dishwasher and features a large living room overlooking the lake. The guest reception and store areas are housed here as well. There is an ultraviolet water system with a water softener. The windows have been replaced and an alarm system has been installed. A large deck is attached to this building.

Water to the lodge and house is supplied by a drilled well and from the lake. There is excellent swimming, a sandy beach and plenty of dock spaces.


Olive the Lake is a turn-key business that has been very successfully marketed, promoted and operated by the current owners.

Features of the Business:

-Turn key, maintainable business
-Featured on Extreme Angler on the World Fishing Network.
-Featured on Canada in the Rough in 2014 on 7 television networks in Canada and the USA
-Member of the North Bay Chamber of Commerce
-Repeat customers returning every year since 2008
-Many new customers each year
-Extensive website generating top hits on Google
-Extensive Facebook page with 1700 followers, generating many bookings
-Established account on Twitter with 800 followers.
-Other advertising includes Resorts and Lodges.com, Due North Marketing (50 sites), Cottage Country.com, and more
-Can be operated as housekeeping cottages only, or with a food program as well
-Professional signage, logos, promotional materials and clothing

You can view the website for the lodge at: http://www.olivethelake.com/


For more information and a complete Offering Memorandum & Profile Packages, please contact Brian Dykstra.

Here are some of the guest Testimonials:

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
That was the biggest pickerel I have ever caught. I won the tournament which I haven't done in years. Thanks from all of us.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I don't usually fill these things out but wanted to tell you I had a great time. Memories in the bank.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
These cottages are the cleanest I have ever seen when going to a fishing lodge. You really have put a touch of home in each of them. Thanks so much for the relaxing time.. Buying a Tempur bed when I get home!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Boats are clean and start on the first pull.. cottage are very clean and beds are comfortable.. Thank-you

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
You have done a lot of work to the lodge.. I should know I was here 20 years ago. Keep up the good work!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Had a great time and meet some very cool people for the USA. Great fishing especially near that shoal.. Thanks for putting us on them

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks for the info on the other lakes... Loving fishing for splake/speckles. We have booked for next year.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
You have a really nice spot here. Rebook me for same week next year.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Our whole group had a great time fishing.. That 9 pound walleye I caught will stick with me for life.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Had such a great time. Love the Beds!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Great spot! I am going to bring the boys back here next summer for sure.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Fishing was outstanding. I am keeping this place a secret.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
After seeing the before pictures of the lodge and seeing it in person you really have done a great job. Cottages are very comfortable, boats were very clean. Thank again!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks so much for everything ! You were great hosts! In the first 15 minutes of fishing, "Fish on Baby! " 21 inch Walleye! We had an amazing gourmet breakfast and dinner at the lodge prepared by the chef that was Food Network Material .The cottage was very clean, newly renovated and set up with TV/DVD Player, the beds were awesome Tempur Pedic Beds and the fishing was outstanding ! We really enjoyed ourselves and it was a great way to end the summer !

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thank-you for giving us such a wonderful place to come away from the "busyness" of our lives to rest and relax! It has been a time and a place to "re-charge" our batteries! Thank-you!! We needed it! :)

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
THANK-YOU - We wish you well as you host your camp?

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
It's like coming to a friends cottage. You know we will be back for years to come. Keep up the great work the lodge looks great!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Even though the weather didn't agree when we were there, the cottages were so comfortable that I didn't mind staying in bed.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
That was the best vacation we have had in 10 years. Love the mattresses!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Amazing fishing... I am so happy to know that I don't have to travel far to come to a nice lodge like yours

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
You really have a nice piece of property. I wish you all the best and we will be back.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Everything was top notch. Thank-you!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Never thought a fishing trip would be more memorable. We caught over 100 fish each. We are coming back next year!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Now I get it "O"live the lake - You have all of the lake and all if the fish! Keep up the good work!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
You are Olive the Lake, personality and interaction with your guests are key when it comes to running a lodge. You are both amazing people!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Are you kidding me! You are the luckiest person I have meet.... Keep up the amazing work.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I will make sure to pass along your spot on to others in my town. Believe me word will travel fast.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
This is an amazing spot you have here. The peace and quiet was a nice change from a busy resort. I am coming back next year.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
First of all, thank-you for the wonderful week we have had at your resort. The cottage is very clean and very well equipped and suited perfectly to our needs(spacious, excellent beds, DVD for the kids, sufficient hot water). We also enjoyed the boat and the fishing equipment.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our weekend. You've worked very hard (broken toe and everything!) since you acquired the property turning it into a destination place for anyone who enjoys fishing, or just getting away from the hectic everyday world. The cottages are very neat, well equipped and comfortable and the two of you offered a generous, warm, welcoming atmosphere to the weekend, which we are very grateful for. We will be definitely enjoying your hospitality again.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks so much for the great stay. You really taken care to anticipate your guest's needs. Wish we could stay longer!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
A wonderful set up, breath taking, accommodations are excellent, we wish our stay was longer, Bruce is a great host, we will come again and introduce this little piece of haven to others.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Man did we have a great time at Olive the Lake! Robbie cannot stop talking about the great times, ton of fish and of course, the awesome cooking!
It was great to share the time with other guests and their families as well.
Only one day away and already feel homesick for Olive the Lake.
But, we`ll be back...real soooooooon I can promise that!

Karl Kalonka - Host of Extreme Anger TV

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I just got back from Olive Lake after filming for Extreme Angler TV and one word described our experience--WOW talk about fast fishing! bass walleye and Pike all released to excite future guests! The food that was prepared by Olive the Lake was far above and beyond our expectations! -you'll have to watch the show to see the meals, lots of wildlife , comfortable beds, and hosts I am very happy to now call my new friends! We'll definitely be back! I highly recommend Olive to anyone!

co-host of Extreme Angler TV

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
We would have never expected such a nice place. The beds really make a difference when it comes to quality of sleep. We will be back every year.
Hamilton, Ontario

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks for everything especially for cooking the Lasagne and Sheppard's Pie for us and for the use of the deep fryer. One of the cleanest places we have been, see you next year! All the best for the rest of the season. Thanks again for the friendly, wonderful service.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
We found our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Fishing was great, Lovely Lake, Beautiful Cabin! Thanks for your great hospitality and restful stay. The beds are AMAZING!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
You are very lucky people. I envy you very much. Good fishing, hunting & your cottages are very comfortable. Thanks for sharing Shangrala with us.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
We certainly enjoyed our cottage experience with you. The beds are extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the fishing. Hope to return sometime soon. The peace and tranquility was very enjoyable. Great sitting around the big camp fire and meeting the other cottagers.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I will be passing this place along to everyone I know. I came to the lodge in the early 80's. You really have fixed up the place. The cottages are wonderful. Great Fishing!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
This place is amazing. I have always gone to busy busy lakes. Its nice to know that the solitude really brings the experience to life. Beautiful piece of property. Nice Size Fish.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks Olive the Lake. We had a great time!!! Compliments to the Chef. The fishing was fantastic. We have been going on fishing week-ends for more than 15 years and that was the best fishing experience in the last 10.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
This place is truly a little piece of heaven. The view from my wonderful cabin, and the way you have renovated, makes me feel like I belong here. Looking out my big windows leaves me breathless. This is a wonderful place to come….fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and plain old having fun….need I say more? Thank you! You are great hosts.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Experiencing a stay at Olive the Lake, however short, was very gratifying. For a young family to start a new life in nature’s wilderness and to have done the work you have initiated is a tribute to yourselves. Thank you for your great hospitality and making your guests feel like one of the family. On the other side of the coin, we sure picked up some nice pickerel! We even saw a moose! Best wishes for your continued success.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Superb vacation….outstanding hosts…excellent accommodations….very relaxed atmosphere….boat, motor and dock in great shape….exceeded my expectations!
Dragan Vujic,
Author of Canadian Whitetail Hunting, Whitetail Hunting Adventures and Bow Hunting Whitetail's Summer

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I would like to thank you for your hospitality…fishing was outstanding! I have had the opportunity to see a friend catch a fish that I only hear other people talk about! Thanks for a great time!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
We had a wonderful stay. The cottages were very clean and cozy and the owner was great at making us feel welcome and went out of his way to ensure we were taken care of. I would definitely return....very impressed!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thank you so much for having us. You have a wonderful home and I enjoyed my visit with you. All of the girls were smiling Monday morning as we came away with laughs and memories. Hope to see you again next year!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
We all had such a great time. You guys have such a beautiful spot out there. Really nice.

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Thanks for a great trip, great company and fantastic fishing. The walleye Jeff caught is the largest fish - walleye I have ever seen come out of an inland lake! You’re a damn good guide Bruce! Best of luck with Olive the Lake!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
Excellent adventure! You’re both very personable, weather was so hot! We caught a lot of fish….caught the biggest walleye ever! To me it was the best adventure I’ve had in quite some time. Thank you very much and best of luck!

To: Olive the Lake, Marten River, Ontario
I haven’t slept a full night since my pregnancy with my 3 year old until our stay at your cottage. NEVER FELT BETTER! The cottage was great! After looking around, we decided that this was far better. Kids loved it too! The cottage was warm and very inviting….not to mention the ample sunlight in our cottage. We will be back next year!










 

Type:  lodge Trailer Sites:  No
Access:  Drive in Moose Tags:  No
Number Of Cottages:  7 Bear Management Area:  Yes
Type of Tourism:  Resource Based Tourism Bait Fish Harvest Areas: 
Chattel List Available:  Yes Liquor Licence:  No
Acreage:  3.68 +/- Showings  All Showing through Listing Agent Brian Dykstra (705-744-7110) Do not contact Seller directly.
Water Frontage:  Yes, 810' +/- water frontage    
Owners Residence:  Yes, three bedroom    
   

Listed by:  Brian Dykstra  (View my listings)
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  Brian Dykstra
Sales Representative
Royal LePage/North Bay Real Estate Services, Broker
36 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, Ontario P1A 2A3
Phone: 705-744-7110
Fax: 705-744-0799
E-mail: dykstrab@efni.com