For a memorable, out-of-the ordinary stay, consider a few nights at this darling bed-and-breakfast on the Toronto Islands. The cottage community of Algonquin’s Island is just a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown, but it feels worlds away from the urban tumult. The alluring amenities are the islands themselves: sandy beaches, clay tennis courts, and acres upon acres of lush parkland. Toronto Island Refuge is one of the few year-round B&Bs here. The two sunny bedrooms are located at the back of the owners’ home, and are decently private. They come with a shared bathroom, a kitchenette, and a promise from the owners not to rent out the second room, even if you only end up needing the single bed. Remember if you’re out late on the mainland, the last ferry back to Ward’s Island departs around 11pm. If you miss it, you’ll have to hire a water taxi to get back to the island.