Project Description

Karen MacDonald

Mac’s Shacks Waterfront Cottages

Rental Cottages​

Phone: 519-725-3316




My business was created out of a desire to share with others. My family of five, based out of Waterloo, were fortunate enough to build a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, 12 years ago. My husband Peter and I and three children, who happen to be triplets, have shared wonderful memories spending weekends and summers at the cottage. Being family oriented, the cottage is always full, ready for celebrations, outdoor fun and lots of laughter. This has brought our extended family closer than ever and this feeling of affinity truly resonated with me. My desire to create a unique environment with high quality standards, suitable for families to relax and enjoy grew and as a result Mac’s Shacks was born. With my background in the hospitality industry I knew that there was a niche market on the Bruce, which needed high end accommodations for those who don’t necessarily like to “rough it” but instead are looking for elegant comfort amongst nature’s beauty.

Mac’s Shacks consists of four well-appointed cottages on one waterfront property with communal amenities. Many extended families have rented the entire resort as their own, for a week or two and have enjoyed repeat visits over the past five years. We cater to families, ‘girl’s getaways’, small reunions, retreats and celebrations.

Our exquisite waterfront resort, allows you to enjoy an abundance of activities, directly from our private dock, including swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing or taking a ride in the paddle boat. Relax on the dock, perfect for family dining and BBQs. Enjoy your afternoon resting in one of the many hammocks or Adirondack chairs. End the day by watching the sun go down while soaking in the hot tub, at the water’s edge, then roasting marshmallows at our camp fire. Retreat to one of our comfortably chic cottages for a terrific night’s sleep, equipped with all the comforts of home and more.

We pride ourselves on our excellent service and hospitality. Come and recharge your body and mind.