LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE RETREAT - 80 ACRES ON BIG RIDEAU LAKE

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Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
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LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE RETREAT - 80 ACRES ON BIG RIDEAU LAKE

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Estate, 9 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

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 will sleep 32 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. 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, a TV/DVD Player, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and water cooler. There is also Pump house for your use with 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.

Winking Rosebud Retreat Pet Policy:

The Winking Rosebud Retreat are pet-friendly to friendly pets and conscientious guests! Guests are financially and legally responsible for any damage, injury, or other harm caused by the animal/pet and will indemnify the owners of the Winking Rosebud Retreat or any other injured party for any damages or harm caused.

• Guests are required to scoop the poop on the waterfront property and obligated to place the contents in a plastic bag and placed in the dumpster. They are not required to pick up after their pets on the Winking Rosebud Retreat nature reserve.

• Dogs are not permitted on sofas and beds.

• Aggressive dogs or dogs threatening aggressive behavior must be kept on a leash at all times.

• Guests will be billed for the extraordinary time and expense involved in the staff cleaning, dry-cleaning, or picking up after the same.

• Non-neutered dogs are expressly prohibited.

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

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vbi
613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Toronto, ON, Canada
5

Amazing find for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Wow. That's how we first reacted when we walked into Winking Rosebud. We were a rather large group and each one of us had an amazing time at the Winking Rosebud. Its the perfect place for large family/friends getaway!

The cottage and the area is truly amazing. Brenda and Russ have filled every bit of the house with beautiful artwork and treasures from their travels. The house felt like a home and was extremely welcoming! The cottages were fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. We didn't have to worry about a thing!

The rooms were very spacious and all of us enjoyed the heated pool and sauna. Brenda and Russ did an amazing job with the cottage. We hope to go back again soon!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vbi
613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Kingston
5

Wonderful Location for Company Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Wow! What a wonderful retreat location, just an hour outside of Kingston. It is so quiet and peaceful, and the large property allows for a private weekend. The cottage itself has a massive open concept living room, dining room and kitchen overlooking the lake. The kitchen is fully stocked with every small applicance you could possibly think of, and the layout is perfect for cooking for large groups. This is our second year staying at the Winking Rosebud, and we will definitely be back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vbi
613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Toronto
5

A truly magical place.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What an incredible way to spend a beautiful snowy weekend with friends. We absolutely loved everything about this place - cozy accommodations, roaring fireplace, full service kitchen, hot tub, heated swimming pool, and stunning views.

This is truly a very special, magical place and we are already planning our next visit. It's very apparent that the owners of this gem have put a lot of love and passion into every detail. What an amazing experience!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vbi
613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Toronto
5

Don't tell anyone about this place!

Don't tell anyone about this place!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Any photo of winking rosebud will never be able to do it justice. The setting is serene and beautiful. As you enter the property you know that you're in a very special place where a lot of time and thought and love has been spent putting everything together and keeping everything maintained.

The two main buildings were immaculate on arrival. Clean sheets, spotless floors and counters, everything extremely tidy and in its right place. The beds are all quite comfortable. There's a type of bed for every sort of sleeper. The kitchen is stocked with every sort of glassware, dishes, kitchen utensils, appliances, etc... Pretty much anything you could want is supplied. It's very warm and cozy in the dead of winter. The fireplace and heating systems all work quite well in all buildings.

There was not a deficiency of any type during our stay and if there had been I had a feeling that things would have been taken care of promptly. The hot tub and pool worked flawlessly.

Thank you Brenda & Russ
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Lakeside Retreat - 80 Acres on Big Rideau Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378568vbi
613-272-2215
Portland Big Rideau Lake
Toronto, ON
5

Awesome Cottage Complex

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Rented the WR for a weekend get together between Toronto and Ottawa friends. Not often you walk into a place that exceeds all of your expectations. Clearly evident that this was not intended to be a rental property. The main lodge is stunning and the remaining outbuildings provide space enough to make even our loudest friends tolerable! Cleared the snow off the ice and had some memorable hockey games while others ice fished. A true Cdn experience. Easy dealing with the owners and maintenance personnel arrived quickly (via ski-doo) when one of the showers was leaking. Couldn't say enough good things about this place. Pricey for a weekend - but with enough people, great value.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
106.2 Kilometres
Ottawa
Nearest Train
25.7 Kilometres
Smith Falls
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway #15
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
The Galley Restaurant in Portland
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Elgin, Westport, and Lombardy
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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Availability & Rates

Portland Estate Rental Rates

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

Portland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • 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:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Private dock, Swim raft with water slide, Boathouse, Endless Pool, Horseshoe Pits, Walking/Hiking/ATV Trails, 80 acre Wildlife Conservation Area, Mooring Ball, Stable, Roland Electric Piano, Tama Rock Sar Drum Kit, Tiki Bar, Outdoor Fire Pit

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