Spacious, Private 4BR Waterfront Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Maria

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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*** All-wheel drive vehicle required when snow is on the ground ***
Welcome to our Lake House! This spacious, private and cozy lakefront cottage comfortably sleeps 10 adults and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Ottawa; yet nestled among the forest, lakes and fauna of the gorgeous Gatineau Hills. Prepare to enjoy the beautiful walk-in sandy lake or dive off the dock into deep waters. All the comforts of a home and all the fun and relaxation of a cottage.
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The space
The Lake House is a clean, spacious and private 4-bedroom classic cottage with outstanding views of the lake, hills and beautiful sunrises. Its rustic charm, knotty pine and wood stove fireplaces immediately make you feel at home.

In the summer our property offers stand up paddle boards, pedal boat, canoe, lily pad, noodles, rafts, sand toys, outdoor trampoline, swimming off the dock and shallow entry lake, hammock, screened-in porch and lit outdoor patio.
In the winter you can enjoy tobogganing, snow shoeing, walking and cross-country skiing the groomed lake tracks.
Enjoy the fire pit, play a board game, make arts and crafts, play ping-pong, foosball, read a book or watch TV/Netflix/DVDs, play the piano and guitar in any season.
Parking for 4 vehicles.
COVID friendly: safe, tidy, cleaned and sanitized.

Please be mindful when booking. We are on lake water intake and our water isn't drinkable. A water dispenser is available at your disposal. 2 large containers of water are provided for your stay. We are on septic and ask that you limit waste disposal to toilet paper only.

When snow is on the ground a 4-wheel drive vehicle is best as the home is located beyond a steep hill.

No pets, no parties, no smoking indoors allowed.

We welcome families and friends who are looking to escape the city and enjoy some quality time together. This cottage is not suitable for parties.

Fresh and clean linens are provided for your stay (sheets, duvets, duvet covers, pillows and pillow cases)
We offer shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, toiletries, blow dryer and necessary linens.

Main floor - Offers 3 comfortable bedrooms with closets, ceiling fans, a full bathroom (shower and tub) and washer and dryer.
Walkout basement - Offers 1 large bedroom with 2 beds and a dresser. 2 futons are provided in the main living space. The bathroom features a corner shower. A playpen is available.

The full-size kitchen and eating bar includes everything you'll need for cooking and food preparation. You can expect the basics and then some: dishes, cutlery, cooking and bbq utensils, aluminum foil, saran wrap, Tupperware, kitchen towels, cooking oil, salt and pepper, spices, espresso, coffee, coffee filters, bbq, microwave, toaster oven, kettle, blender, slow cooker, fondue, raclette, stove + ovens, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher and tablets. Cleaning supplies and disinfectants are provided. Basically - just bring your food and drinks!

The solariums dining table comfortably accommodates seating for 10 adults and offers a heated floor for those cool fall or winter days. Additional dedicated heating and cooling is available in this space. Two high chairs are available.

*New* 6-burner stainless steel propane BBQ available. Two tanks are provided with your stay.

The screened-in porch offers dining as well as an additional place to lounge while avoiding the bugs but catching the morning or evening breeze.

The main floor living space offers a 47" TV with Bell satellite, a selection of board games and cards, a piano, blankets, plenty of comfortable seating and a wood burning fireplace.
The walkout basement provides easy access to firewood outside and features a DVD projector (with HDMI port), 92" screen, 100s of movies, wood burning fireplace, ping-pong table, foosball, keyboard, board games and children's toys.

The outdoor fire pit can be used in all seasons. Please be cautious and put the fire out with water before going to bed. *** Firewood is provided for your stay. *** Fires will not be permitted during a fire ban.

The main floor has a wood burning fireplace and the basement comes equipped with a wood burning fire stove. Please read the HOW TO guide prior to using. Using a wood stove requires attention to detail. The stoves are supplemental heat on top of our heating system. Using this improperly may result in fire.

Our lake is quiet, fresh and very clean. It's a sand bottom lake that offers hot and cold springs. Off the dock is quite deep, please keep an eye on your children. There is a lily pad, canoe, paddle boards, pedal boat and life jackets available to you during your stay. This lake is fantastic for swimming, floating and chasing frogs. Enjoy the views from the hammock, covered patio or swing bed. Keep an eye out for the visiting turtles, loons or otters!

A few steps away beside the cottage, you'll have access to the gym / yoga studio. It includes a climbing wall, mini trampoline, medicine balls, yoga mats and more! Note that the gym isn't heated, so it's quite cold in the winter.

Wi-Fi available. We are on DSL (6M down/1M up) - it is not as fast as City internet.

What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
47" HDTV with Netflix, standard cable/satellite
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada

Forgot something?
Marché Alimentaire R. Tessier Inter-Marché (5 mins) has you covered for fresh vegetables and fruits, prepared meals, beverages and basics.

Don't feel like cooking?
Check out Pub Saint-Pierre, Maison Melda or Casse-Croûte du Lac (all 5 mins away).

Feeling Adventurous?
In the summer discover caves and climbing at Caverne Laflèche par Arabaska (5 mins), the beaches: Plage Municipal du Lac Saint-Pierre (5 mins) or Plage Pélissier (10 mins), Parc Nature Éco-Odyssée (14 mins) or Mont Cascades water park (16 mins).

In the winter cross country ski or snow shoe Parc Nakkertok (4 mins) or visit the Gatineau ski hills: Sommet Edelweiss (10 mins), Mont Cascades (16 mins), Ski Vorlage (16 mins).

In any season indulge at the spa: Amerispa (11 mins), Wakefield Mill (16 mins) or Nordic-Spa Nature (28 mins).

Hosted by Maria

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 8 Reviews
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Mom of 3 and business professional who loves to travel to new places and explore the world.


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  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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