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1 Cozy Cottage

Adult only vacation rentals near Ottawa, Canada

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2 Sahara-Sahel

Waterfront lakeside vacation rentals in Quebec, Canada

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3 African Dream Catcher

Lakeside canadian cottage rentals - ADC

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Tranquil Vacations
for Adults

No Pets
No Parties
No Children
No Smoking indoors

Celebrating over 10 years of beautiful, tranquil Canadian vacations.

 

Cozy Cottage - Activities

Indoor Entertainment

  • beautifully equipped kitchen for culinary adventures. (Sahara-Sahel & African Dream Catcher – Cozy Cottage kitchen is more “cottagey” but very adequate).
  • Premium package satellite TV with 5 movie, and numerous music, channels for all tastes.
  • Small AM/FM/cassette/CD player, no VCR.
  • Small library, playing cards and a variety of board games.
  • Very nice fireplace(s) ambiance, and very large windows & patio door(s) overlooking lake for ?cottagey? atmosphere.
  • Unforgettably interesting and beautiful, African atmosphere (Sahara Sahel & African Dream Catcher. Cozy Cottage?s ambiance is ?cozy cottagey??.

Outdoor Entertainment

  • Excellent swimming:Excellent 8? X 16? dock with heavy duty 5-step dock ladder.
  • Watercraft: Canoe, paddle boat, 3 recreational kayaks, and life jackets provided.
  • Water games:noodles, tubes, fins, masks, snorkels, also provided in a few sizes.
  • On-shore games: Badminton with good quality rackets, crocket, bocce, horse shoes, ball gloves, etc.
  • Sunken bonfire pit:for your safety and evening entertainment under the stars. Wood provided

Flora / Fauna

Bird watching:
many, many hummingbirds (we?ve seen an albino!) - feeders and food provided; finches, including beautiful black&yellow american goldfinch & purple finches, blue jays, chick-a-dees, woodpeckers, flicker, eastern phoebe, nut hatches, warblers, ducks, loons, etc. Even a stately heron that sometimes visits our dock. A printed copy is in the cottage information booklet.

Animals:
There is an abundance of friendly chipmunks and little red squirrels that busily scurry about but always have time to be hand-fed unshelled peanuts! Our larger pets are the raccoon families that come around just as the smaller creatures go to bed. For the more adventurous, our country raccoons will, ever-so-gently, take pieces of peanut butter sandwiches, or a peanut, from your fingers! We have also had deer on the property. Will you be lucky enough to see one swimming across the lake? In the spring, winter & fall, especially winter, their numbers increase dramatically. They too love our bird?s sunflower seeds, and come within a few meters of the cottage to get it! Eventually, deer no longer run away when they see us! You simply cannot buy these kinds of therapeutic entertainment!!

Autumn Colours:
The LakeSide properties and the closest mountain are primarily treed with sugar maples (and some oak) which transform into a spectacular display of fiery autumn colours in Sept/Oct. This is one of Canada’s famed attractions at a beautiful time of year!

Spring Flower Gardens:
Tthe extensive, and expensive, LakeSide perennial rock gardens, are in best bloom from about mid-May until mid-June or beginning July. Imagine winding stone pathways set in 1m wide rivers of beautiful purple and pink thyme! Seriously, for those who really enjoy gardens, our landscaping has a huge “WOW” factor.

Star gazing:
There is an ever increasing interest in the planets, moons, clusters, nebulas & constellations. The annual recurring "Perseus" meteor showers are around mid August? no equipment needed - you only need to sit outside or lay on the dock to witness this grand spectacle of shooting stars!

Beautiful Winter Paradise:
LakeSide is a very different but equally beautiful paradise in winter. After the lake is completely and ?solidly? frozen (usually by Christmas), it remains safe to be upon all winter (about 4 months). It is great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing ? 2 pr snowshoes provided. Note: Christmas and New Years are great winter escapes and we equally separate them into two 1-week rentals. We even provide a “u-decorate” tree and decorations to get you in the spirit of the season©.

Off-Premise Activities

Touring Ottawa:
Being the National Capital, there is of course, a treasure trove of things to see and do. including the world-class Museum of Civilization, National Art Gallery, Science Museum, Canadian Mint, the very new War Museum, etc. Also, many festivals i.e. jazz, blues, folk, etc. And, the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa Senators hockey, Governor General’s estate, 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa River & Rideau Canal tour-boat cruises, Chelsea Stream Train excursion, Gatineau Park, Longest Skating Rink in the world (seasonal of course - including skiing too). Detailed information is available at www.ottawatourism.ca.

Nature Park:
?Papineau-Labelle?(provincial) Game Reserve is uninhabited and situated on the opposite side of the lake. Look across the lake with binoculars and you won't catch anyone with binoculars looking back at you! There is a "SEPAQ" park office in Val-des-Bois village (443 Hwy 309) where hiking/fishing and other related info/maps are available. SEPAQ website (819)454-2011

Fishing:
Lake Trout, Bass, & Pike are the predominant game fish. Licenses are available in the village.

Horse Back Riding:
Locations are within a 20 minute drive.

Golf:
Royal Papineau (819)766-2626: very nice 18 hole public golf course set in a scenic mountain valley just at the end of our lake. Reasonable green-fee rates, club rentals, electric carts, driving range.

Fruits and Veggies grown locally:
In season "UPick" or buy, strawberries, raspberries, and sweet corn from the local farms.

Alpine skiing:
Christmas Week & New Years Week rentals can include all sorts of activities. The closest ?down-hill? ski resorts are ?Mont Cascades? and ?Edelweiss? which are about 45 minutes away in average winter driving time. "Mont Saint Marie", the largest Ottawa region resort is about 1.5 hrs away. "Mont Tremblant", an International resort, is approximately 2.5 hours drive. Depending on what days these holidays fall on, we divide this time into 2 one-week rental periods. We even provide a U-Decorate boxed tree and decorations for you to put up on arrival to ?ratchet up the spirit? and a bottle of wine to ?spirit up the ratchet?!

Enjoy your morning coffee on the dock
and the warm afternoons under the covered decks.

 

Email : lakesideottawa@xplornet.com

Telephone :
1 (819) 454-2264

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Email is always best as we frequently travel and live
abroad for extended periods. Regretfully telephone
messages cannot always be checked in a timely manner.