LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE RETREAT - 80 ACRES ON BIG RIDEAU LAKE

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Bedrooms 9
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LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE RETREAT - 80 ACRES ON BIG RIDEAU LAKE

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Portland Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, + Other (See Description) (Sleeps 20)

Relax and Rejuvenate at the Winking Rosebud Retreat & Spa, an 80-acre private magical getaway on Big Rideau Lake., recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site and within a World Biosphere. Located conveniently between Ottawa (105km), Montreal (260km), Toronto (310km), Kingston (55km), Syracuse, NY, 125miles , Lake Placid, NY, (153miles).

Superb Fishing: If you like to fish, the Big Rideau Lake offers the best fishing that you can find anywhere. Largemouth bass and small mouth bass are the most popular catches, but big walleye, crappie, pike, perch, and lake trout are common catches!!

Golfing: We are surrounded by beautiful golf courses. Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club in Westport, The Maples Golf & Country Club in Elgin, Lombardy Glen Golf & Country, and the Evergreen Golf Course in Westport, to name just a few!

The Winking Rosebud Retreat

The Winking Rosebud Retreat 80-acre retreat is nestled amongst beautiful mature trees on the crystal clear waters of quiet Murphy’s Bay on Big Rideau Lake. It hosts a spectacular 3,000 sq. ft. Main Lodge (built in 2008), a 1200 sq. ft. Guest Cottage, a beautiful Annex, a delightful Boat House with a coveted sleepover. The Main Lodge incorporates a Spa which includes an indoor Pool and Sauna. The 'Endless Pool' can be used for lap swimming, for therapy and relaxation with hydrotherapy jets, or as a wave pool for the kids. Everyone loves the pool!! The Spa also has an indoor Infrared Sauna and highly recommended for its effectiveness in detoxifying

Beautiful handcrafted decks adorn the property with gorgeous stone and rustic walkways to take you to the water. The waterfront is very private and located on the crystal clear, spring fed Big Rideau. A long private dock extends from the boathouse offering the perfect location for mooring your boat, with plenty of dockage for several boats. There is swim ladder at the end of the dock, a swim raft with a water slide, and a mooring ball.

The Winking Rosebud Retreat incorporates both the private waterfront on Murphy’s Bay and the Winking Rosebud Nature Reserve, a75-acres of mixed forest. The land has extensive nature trails that can be enjoyed year round for bird-watching, hiking, biking, skiing, snow-mobiling.

There are four separate buildings on the property: the Main Lodge (which sleeps 12); the Guesthouse (sleeps 10); the Annex (sleeps 5), and boathouse (that sleeps 5). The entire property (including VRBO listing #433396 for our Guest House) will sleep 20 people very comfortably. However, it is possible to rent either the Main Lodge, Annex, and Boathouse or the Guesthouse separately! The distance between them affords enough privacy for all, with private parking, private walkways, and private docks for each.

It is an absolutely incredible location for a family reunion, wedding, corporate retreat, or get together with friends.

The Winking Rosebud Main Lodge

The 3500 sq` Main House is an exquisitely custom built home all decorated in South American decor with Mexican Saltillo and Talvera tiles. Most of our guests comment on feeling that they have been transported to another world when they first enter the retreat. A beautiful post and beam interior with 20' ceilings with a spectacular view of the lake is simply breathtaking. Three sets of French doors open up onto huge expansive decks across the front and side of the Main Lodge with a beautiful log and stone walkway to the lake. There is also a HUGE fireplace,

The Winking Rosebud Spa hosts a beautiful 15 x 8 indoor pool and Infra-red Sauna. The Endless Pool is designed to be used as both a lap pool for swimming and as a therapeutic aid with powerful therapeutic hydro-therapy jets. The Infra-Red Sauna is a great detoxification agent, and helps lower blood pressure, and increase blood circulation, according to Dr. Oz!

The Winking Rosebud Chef Kitchen. Chef’s, this is your opportunity to let your creative juices go wild. The kitchen is a CHEF'S dream with French doors opening up to a gorgeous deck and huge barbecue with spectacular view of the lake. The kitchen has a gorgeous gas stove & grill, and electric oven, a huge double ceramic sink, several prep stations for your sous-chefs, and great knives and other culinary aids (most spices) and appliances (there’s even a Belgium waffle maker!). There are two two-tiered bars for others to watch you create: an exquisite mapa burl bar built from an ancient European Elm tree, and a TIKI Bar a designed from copper and walnut incorporating a Mexican copper sink, a perfect spot for your bartender.

The Winking Rosebud Retreat Music Station: One of the highlights of the Retreat is the music station with a new drum kit, keyboard, microphone, and karaokee kit. Located directly in front of the Tiki bar, your entertainers are well situated in the centre of the house to create music for your guests. .

Note that the Winking Rosebud Retreat does not permit smoking in any of its buildings.

The Guest Cottage (VRBO listing 433396). The Guest Cottage is completely private from the Main Lodge separated by a 100 feet and a large cedar hedge. It is a gorgeous, 1200 sq’ cedar cottage with cedar interior, and enjoys an expansive view of the lake. Newly renovated with all new windows, kitchen, bathroom, the cottage is tastefully decorated with hardwood floors throughout. A large deck with a hot tub offers a spectacular view of the lake and a fantastic place for star-gazing at the end of the day. Private walkway and a private dock suitable for most reasonably sized boats (please talk to us about your draft size).

The Cottage has four bedrooms: queen-sized beds in each of two bedrooms, and two bedrooms with double-bottom-single-top bunk beds and sleeps 10 comfortably). It has one and one-half bathrooms, a Vermont castings woodstove, a large laundry room, five new appliances, and a terrific foosball table. It also has an outdoor fire-pit and a horse shoe pit both overlooking the lake,.

The Winking Rosebud Cottage also enjoys a separate private dock suitable for most reasonably sized boats. There are several stores close by (Portland, Westport, Smith Falls, and Perth, as well as a local market every Saturday morning in Crosby which sells all kinds of great local produce and a fantastic second hand book dealer for those who love to read). The cottage has a TV, satellite, DVD player, great movies, a foosball table, some board games, books, etc.

The Winking Rosebud Boathouse. Conveniently located at waters edge, the Winking Rosebud Boathouse has coveted 10 x 24 sleeping quarters on the upper level with a beautiful picture window overlooking the lake. For those of you who love to hear the call of the loons, this is where you want to be! Photographers bring your cameras and capture both the spectacular sunrises and the blue heron that nests in Murphy’s Bay.

The boathouse has a Queen sized bed, a set of single bunk beds, a couch, and a mini fridge.There is also Pump house for your use wit h a sink, shower, a composting toilet, and hot water.

The Waterfront/Beach. Enjoy easy access to the waterfront along the beautiful meandering stone and log walkway from the Main Lodge. Access can also be had directly with 4-wheel vehicles can also be had down a small road to the lake.

The Winking Rosebud Annex. Located directly beside the Main Lodge the tastefully decorated newly built ANNEX enjoys a spectacular view of the lake. It is ideal spot for those who require a higher degree of privacy. It can accommodate five comfortably with two double beds and a futon couch/bed, a bathroom with an eco-toilet and sink.

Location.

The Winking Rosebud Retreat is located 72km southwest of Ottawa, only minutes away from the quaint summer vacation towns of Portland, Westport, and Newboro. Located on the Rideau Lake System, Big Rideau Lake sits at the top of the Rideau Canal offering navigable waters through a series of locks all the way to the Thousand Islands and Ottawa and Montreal. The Rideau Canal is a heritage site recognized by UNESCO and also rated #2 as an exceptional historic site destination by National Geographic.

Keywords: Cottage, house, retreat, lake, fishing, getaway, private, waterfront, beach, dock, hot tub, pool, fireplace, trails, Rideau, Rideau Canal, UNESCO Heritage, Newboro, Westport, Perth, Portland, golf, sanctuary, yoga

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
winkingrosebudretreat@hotmail.com (Owner)
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About winkingrosebudretreat@hotmail.com

Brenda & Russ have travelled the world and incorporated art and design ideas into the development and building of this magical getaway.

winkingrosebudretreat@hotmail.com purchased this estate in 2006

Why winkingrosebudretreat@hotmail.com chose Portland

We discovered this magical location while traveling by boat through the Rideau Canal system, recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, and also within a recognized World Biosphere.

What makes this area so unique in the world is the spectacular quality of the water, a spring fed system that sits at the top of the lock system, draining towards Kingston and Ottawa, respectively.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy, rustic luxury, and exquisite South American decor, art and outstanding photography, makes this property very unique.

Mexican Saltillo tiles, an extremely unique Talavera tiled guest bathroom, extraordinary Chef Kitchen, Beautiful Spa with Endless Pool and Sauna, Music Station with drum kit, keyboard, and Karaoke, gorgeous post and beam, and one of the most spectacular views on the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so pleased with our accommodations at Winking Rosebud retreat.We were celebrating our 50th anniversary with all our family.There was something for everyone. We had karaoke competitions between the generations.Needless to say to much laughter. The extra cottage allowed for an escape for the grandparents at night.The children loved the raft and row boat and spent hours playing at the beach.The boat house gave them a hiding place as well.We were able to eat as a group and found we were well supplied to accommodate our numbers. The tranquil setting was ideal for family time. Proximity to Ottawa and the small towns gave us our rainy day get away. All in all great memories for this family. Ann and Mike P. and family

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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 43 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
average rating of 4.976744 based on 56 reviews
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vb
-613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Hong Kong
5

"Best holiday ever" as voted by the Aussies

"Best holiday ever" as voted by the Aussies
  • 5 of 5
We needed a place to house 4 families fro, Australia in what was to be their first Ontario experience ever and the winking rosebud provided the ultimate staging point for a week they will never forget.
The Winking Rosebud is a fantastic holiday destination. Situated right on a lake with your own private jetty and spectacular views over the lake. Quiet and secluded yet only a 10 minute drive to the local shopping areas.
We stayed with 4 families in total and there was plenty of room for all the different age groups to have their own special areas. The hot tub on the verandah was a big hit although the parents never really had the opportunity to enjoy it!!
The property is so unique, the main house is fantastic with 2 large tables to feed large numbers with ease, the kitchen is extremely well equipt and makes cooking for large numbers no trouble at all. The property enables the children to have the freedom they enjoy while being safe in the large grounds the Winking Rosebud has to offer.
We absolutely loved our time at the Winking Rosebud and the children voted it “the best holiday ever”
We would recommend this as a holiday destination without question.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
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-613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
5

A Magical and Whimsical Experience for our Family

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently chose the Winking Rosebud Retreat for an end of the summer get-a-way before our children headed back to college in September. From the moment we walked through the wonderfully hand carved doors into the Main House, we were awestruck by the inspirational and ecclectric surroundings all around us.

The clear and sparkling Big Rideau Lake made our morning kayak a beautiful and peaceful way to start our day. The indoor pool and sauna offered a fun and relaxing way to end our day.

This beautiful retreat offers the perfect setting, along with all of the amenities and features required, to host an original and unforgetable event for a large gathering of people.

We thank Brenda for her warmth and hospitality and look forward to returning to the Winking Rosebud Retreat one day soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
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-613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Montreal, Quebec
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We recently had a family reunion at this cottage and we loved every minute of it. The weather did not cooperate fully but when we had breaks from the rain; we had many activities to choose from; the volleyball court, the horse shoe pit and the kayaks. The lake was fantastic to swim in and the kids loved the slide! The indoor pool was a life saver!!!! The surroundings were peaceful and we saw a few deer. The cottages were immaculate and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we found everything we needed to feed 20 people. The most amazing part was the large tables that we ate, played games and built puzzles on and with the screened in front porch we never felt crowded. I would most definitely consider and recommend this destination again. The pictures accurately describe the cottages.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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-613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect summer weekend

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage for a week for our wedding reception, and had the most amazing time. Our entire extended family was in attendance, and everyone loved it! We were completely taken care of - everyone had a place to sleep, the (amazing) kitchen was very well stocked, the various decks and docks were a perfect place to relax. The lake itself is just beautiful - the water was so warm! I can't recommend it enough. Thanks so much for having us!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
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Portland Big Rideau Lake
Ottawa Ontario
5

A Wonderful Venue for our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We just wanted to thank Brenda and Russ for sharing their lovely vacation property with our family for our recent reunion. We had a large group with many young children and the setting was magical. Beautiful views of Big Rideau Lake from the porch, fun on the floating dock and kayaks, chasing fireflies at night, beautiful stars and late-night campfires - what a setting for a get-together! The retreat has every modern convenience and easily accommodated our large group. Thank you again for some wonderful memories!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
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Portland Big Rideau Lake
Kars, Ontario, Canada
5

Amazing family weekend!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing family reunion at the Winking Rosebud. The rooms were beautiful and spacious and absolutely spotless! The fully equipped kitchen was wonderful to prepare our delicious meals. We had a fabulous time, the weather was perfect, the fish were happy to bite creating a lot of entertainment. The dock was one of the favourite spots to be whether it's the kids fishing off the dock, swimming, or just relaxing watching it all. The camp fires burned toasty warm with beautiful starry skies. We slept really well in our cabin and we were so happy this location it was so very private. The place was super duper spectacular and we all raved about it and all its uniqueness. The kids had so much fun from the indoor pool, kayaks, and plenty of room for them to run around outside playing tag while the adults relaxed in the hot tub. So much to do and so much to see...with all the dragonflies buzzing around while the teams played volleyball what a magical sight on this site. This was a wonderful destination where we all enjoyed this special time together immensely :) We all had a terrific time and would recommend this resort to anyone and everyone. Thanks again :)
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
106.2 Kilometres
Ottawa
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
The Galley Restaurant in Portland
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Elgin, Westport, and Lombardy
Nearest Train
25.7 Kilometres
Smith Falls
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway #15
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
The Galley (Portland), Cove (Westport), Stagecoach
Car: necessary

Fantastic meeting place between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Beautiful private 80 acre nature reserve for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling. Close to tourist loving Westport, Perth, and Newboro for fantastic country shopping. Lovely flee and vegetable market every Saturday morning during the summer months in Crosby. Close to Casino in Gananoque. Live theatre and music abound in Perth, Westport, Gananoque, Kingston, and Brockville!! A spectacular location.

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Notes

  • From $895/wknd
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Guest Cottage available year round and the
  • rates vary from $895 per weekend (low season) to $2000 per week (high season)
  • The Main House, Annex, and Boathouse are all rented subject to availability
  • Please contact us with your needs and we will be happy to see what we can do!!

Amenities

Amenities

Portland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (1) Main House Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest House - 2 Queen Beds Main House - 2 Queen Beds Annex - 1 Queen Bed Boathouse - 1 Queen Bed, Double Beds (1) Main House has a Double sleeping cubby off the loft as well as a double sized hide-a-bed in the loft. Guest House has two double-bottom-single-top bunk beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) Guest House has two double-bottom-single-top bunk beds. Boat House has one set of single bunk beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Main House has a double hide-a-bed in the loft., Bunk Beds (1) Guest House has two double-bottom-single-top bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private dock, Swim raft with water slide, Boathouse, Endless Pool, Horseshoe Pits, Walking/Hiking/ATV Trails, 80 acre Wildlife Conservation Area, Stable, Electric Piano, Tama Rock Sar Drum Kit, Tiki Bar, Outdoor Fire Pit

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