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Sit-Back Relax on a peaceful private lake
Hosted by Nicole & Ian
Nicole & Ian is the host.
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Serene lakefront cottage 45 minutes from Ottawa. This great cottage sits on a hill overlooking picturesque Lac Notre Dame and enjoys stunning views of the lake. It's great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking or just lazing around in the sun. Sit-back and relax. All the amenities, dock, large sandy beach, kayaks, paddle board, lawn furniture, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, BBQ, sleeps 9, lake view sun-room, 2 bathrooms. In winter ideal for x-country or downhill skiing and ice fishing.

The space

One acre year round lake front cottage within a 45 minute drive from Ottawa. Spectacular view of the lake and sunset from screened-in porch. It has all the benefits of city home amenities (e.g., ensuite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi ) as well as the benefits of the lake.

There are stairs to take you down to the private sandy beach with a shallow gradual entry and then dropping off at the end of the dock. 2 kayaks (a double very stable kayak and a single), stand-up paddle board and plenty of outdoor furniture.

The house sleeps 9 with a maximum of 6 adults (1 queen, 1 double, 1 bunk bed, 1 loft, 2 double pull out couches). Please bring beach towels. We supply bedding and indoor towels. There are 2 living rooms both have multiple large windows facing the lake. There is a BBQ and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, food coverings, spices and fresh herbs. The comfortable furniture provides ample space for everyone to congregate and enjoy a DVD or simply relax with a good book or play board games. Plenty of board games, books for adults and kids, and toys are available for your enjoyment. There is also a basketball net, tree house, washer, dryer, clothesline, fire pit, lawn and garden.

In winter you can ice-fish, cross country ski and snow shoe, there are also kilometers of trails in the Gatineau Park, the house is just a short drive to numerous ski hills and there are several outdoor skating rinks including the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.

Guest access

•Sandy private beach
•2 kayaks
• stand-up paddle board
•Outdoor Furniture
•screened in sunroom
•Shallow area with gentle slope
•Fire pit
•Lawns and gardens
•Board games
•Books – children’s and adult
•DVD movies
•Basketball net
•Toys and puzzles
•portable high chair and booster chair

Interaction with guests

We have a key-less entry so it is not necessary to arrange to meet to have access to the cottage . We will give you your space and we are happy to answer any questions or provide any suggestions, we are only a phone call, text or email away.

Other things to note

Help yourself to the fresh herbs growing in the garden. The lake has fresh, amazingly clean water for swimming. The shallow water in front of cottage is free of weeds and perfect for children. The area is peaceful and quiet and wildlife includes loons, herons, turtles, wild turkeys, raccoons, river-otters, beavers, deer and many birds such as blue-jays, woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, etc.

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Security Deposit $900 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $250 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Please note that you must disclose the number of guests (adults and children) staying and/or visiting the property. Any misleading or dishonest bookings may be cancelled at anytime without refund.

6 adults maximum

Please bring your beach towels

Outside noise should cease at 11 PM

A wireless high-speed internet connection is provided, we are not able to purchase unlimited access thus you are allocated 700 MB daily data usage. You may purchase additional data at a cost of $20 for each additional 5 GB prior to arrival. Overages will be charged $20 per GB. You may want to download some of your favorite Netflix shows before your arrival as Netflix has feature that lets you download TV shows and movies to watch offline.

The cottage is to be left in the same condition as when you arrive. A cleaning service is available at at cost of $150.

Please do not park on the grass

In winter the roads are regularly plowed. We will shovel the snow in the parking area before your arrival. If it snows during your stay, the street will be plowed by a truck and you will be responsible to shovel the parking area. We will supply a scoop shovel.

The fireplace is not to be used due to safety concerns with the insurance company


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
October 2017
We were there as a family to the cottage for two nights! It was a great stay! Thank you for your hospitality!

Lianna User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful, peaceful lake. Take the yellow kayak out for a sunset paddle. It even has a drink holder!

Yasmin User Profile
July 2017
Clean, good size with multiple sleeping arrangements options for two families.

Solange User Profile
July 2017
Lac Notre Dame is lovely, and the cottage is excellent, we were there with another family so 3 children in total, and they had a great time. Loads of games, books and toys for rainy days, great BBQ, and the screened porch is such a bonus for the evenings. Great kitchen, full sized extra freezer helps too!

David User Profile
July 2017
Great location to get away from the city but still have close access

Cam User Profile
June 2017
We all had a great time at Sit back and relax. The screened in porch was invaluable when the weather did not cooperate. We enjoyed cooking in their well stocked kitchen. Even the drive up was beautiful.

Sam User Profile
May 2017
Loved it!

Gatineau, CanadaJoined in April 2014
Nicole & Ian User Profile
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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