Five bedroom house on the water, 5 min away from Le Nordiq & Chelsea Village
Louise & Peter
- english, french
About Louise & Peter
Welcome to the 5 pines. Named after the old growth majestic pines that tower over the our home, and reflecting the five members of our family. Built by renowned Chelsea Builder Peter Markhauser along his wife Louise, this house is culmination of a 25 year career designing and building homes in the Chelsea community. Sharing the home are their three children, Thomas, Paul and Katherine, each of whom have grown up as river kids, becoming national level competitive canoe and kayak racers along the way. Peter and Louise have been no slouches either, having both ascended to world level status as competitive dragon boaters. Suffice it to say that the cool waters of the Gatineau River flow through their veins. There is a loft which adjoins the house but has a separate entrance. We may be there should you need any assistance, but otherwise we will be scarce and can be reached by phone or email.
Louise & Peter purchased this House in 2010
Why Louise & Peter chose Chelsea
The 5 pines is like no other home. Perched on the edge of an outcrop of Canadian shield granite on a peninsula of the Gatineau River, the home commands impressive 270 degree views up and down this majestic and historic river. The home itself is a symphony of natural materials including reclaimed barn wood wide-plank floors and mill work, barn beam fireplace surrounds and staircase components, natural slate floors, and bent iron railings. Wind your way up through the home and you will be delighted by the views of the surrounding mountains and river from each and every room. Keep going and a surprise awaits you behind a door in the master bedroom where a secret stairway leads up to a delightful third floor attic sanctuary, with an unbelievable and endless view up the river from a romantic Romeo and Juliet style deck. (we hope your not afraid of heights otherwise you may want to avoid this sky top perch) Hungry after scaling those dizzying highest? Take a break in the covered porch and enjoy yet another view north up the Gatineau river. Grill your lunch on the BBQ and have a cool one and in no time you’ll be ready for your next adventure in the surrounding Gatineau hills. Sunbathing on our dock, take a swim in the “Gat” (as the local kids refer to the Gatineau river). Walk down to the the local golf course for 9 or 18 holes, or game of tennis. Canoeing, Kayaking , or stand-up paddle boarding there is no end to the activities available right at our door step. If you’re visiting in the winter, you can ski along the adjacent railway ski trail which hugs the banks of the “Gat”. for for more intensive ski challenge you can take a short drive to the world renowned ski trails of the Gatineau Park. Up for a little downhill skiing? There are three ski hills within close proximity. Après Ski? No problem. Just stop into our quaint little village of Chelsea where any culinary desire can be met in a variety of pubs and restaurants.
What makes this House unique
This home feels like a cottage, but has all the amenities of a home. It is close to two villages which host live music, great restaurants, and spas and is close to the nation's capital - Ottawa. It's the best kept secret!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location and amenities. Did not disappoint the second time around. Loved the new dock extension. Views of the water are amazing! Great place to enjoy the water or just to relax! Can comfortably accommodate a large group. Owners are very responsive!
Relaxing girls weekend
We had a great weekend and with a welcoming right from the start. Louie was great to work with. There were 10 of us who got together to stay here and had plenty of space to not feel on top of each other. The long island in the kitchen was a great spot to gather around with snacks and drinks. Had the weather been nicer, I'm sure we would have spent more time on the deck or down by the water. It was convinient to do day trips to Spa Nordic and Gatineau park and then gather back at the house. We all agreed we need to book this place again.
Thanks Laura. We've had a few girls weekends here. Great location , close to le Nordiq spa and lots to do as we are nestled between two quaint villages with great restaurants and shopping.
Family Easter Weekend to Cherish
Our Family Easter Weekend at the Five Pines was everything and more than we hoped it would be. This home is so beautiful and spacious and as a family of eight adults and two children, we were so comfortable and it allowed ample space for everyone.
Louise and Peter went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, and they were so accommodating.
We look very forward to future stays there.
Thank you Jan...The place was spotless when we got back...and I was so pleased to receive the Easter flowers from you! So nice.... I would love to have you back!! 5 Star!!
Wonderful holiday Stay at the 5 Pines!!!
We had the most memorable family gathering for the Xmas holiday at the 5 pines. Ten of us from across the country, spanning 3 generations, descended on the wonderful property and spent Xmas together. The home was spectacular, plenty of space to sit and enjoy the fire, the kitchen had every amenity needed to prepare and host a full meal for 10, and there was still room enough for the young ones to run around without bother.
There is no bad view from this home!!! Every window was a beautiful landscape of tranquility(can’t wait to spend summer here!) The close trails for hiking got the whole family out for a winter adventure and the fire pit beside the river was a perfect rest spot for hot cocoa and a snowball fight!
Louise and Peter were fantastic and responsive to every query.
We would recommend this house in a heartbeat!
Thank you Markian,
It was a pleasure to host you and your family. The snowfall came after you left, and the skiing has been great. Glad you took advantage of the tobogganing at the nearby golf course! Until we meet again. Warm regards, Louise
Fantastic place...beautiful location. Thank you for sharing!
We went with some friends for a colour trip right after Thanksgiving. The home, the layout and the deck were fantastic for a group of friends to sit back and relax!! THe house is beautifully built (we found out later that the homeowner is a contractor), with amazing touches such as reclaimed wood everywhere and phenomenal touches. We had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your home!
Thank you Tony, you were a wonderful guest! 😉
Amazing house in a gorgeous setting!
Our family met up to celebrate Thanksgiving together - we absolutely loved the setting and the house. The house itself is provides lot's of great spaces to relax as a group - the living room and the dining room worked wonderfully. Too bad it was not warmer as the outside deck is stunning and well appointed for outdoor dining.
The house is located walking distance to hiking trails which we took in everyday of our stay and the Gatineau Park is a short drive away. We headed there on the Sunday morning to take in the multicoloured leaves.
We definitely hope to visit again - the house is perfect for 10 guests!
Chelsea is a rural area 15 minutes away from the Nation's capital - Ottawa. The Gatineau park (NCC) surrounds Chelsea with great skiing, mountain bike and hiking trails. There are also several public beaches - http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/gatineau-park. McKenzie King Estates is also close by - http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/mackenzie-king-estate