4 season beautiful cozy family entertaining cottage on the Ottawa river.
- english, french
About Mark McMahon
We Built this as a family cottage for our young family and we love it. We can't make it up there all the time due to life, so we thought we may as well try and cover a few of the costs and let others enjoy it! We are quite proud of it and so far the feedback has been exceptional!
Mark McMahon purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Mark McMahon chose Waltham
The Waterfront and view are spectacular. The cottage and 2 acres of land will continually evolve but the waterfront is amazing. Soft sand gradual entry on one side of the property and on the other side a rocky deep dive!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage has been built for fun, for the young and young at heart. We entertain a lot and would love for others to enjoy it as much as we and our friends and family do.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great Family Get-Away
Mark and his family offer the perfect cottage experience for all looking to get the quintessential Canadian get-away. It's location is easily accessible and close to all amenities, should the need arise. It had great outdoor activities for kids that kept them entertained, even when not on the water. The water was child-friendly and safe for easy entry. The deck offered the perfect morning coffee seating, plus an opportunity to watch the sunset in the evenings. The cottage neighbours were also friendly and welcoming to our family of nine and our dog, who also enjoyed exploring the outdoors. The trails were also great for walking and running. We also spotted a lovely fawn in the woods next to us. Our evening campfires provided the perfect opportunity to listen to music, sing, dance, and make Smores. We definitely will book this cottage again.
Spacious, with lots of amenities
Spacious water-front cottage, with lots of amenities; paddle-board, aluminium boat with trolling motor, canoe, party island, etc. There was more than enough space/beds for our group of 11 to spread out, and Mark was an excellent host. Only two small things that could've made it even more enjoyable; the basement wasn't quite finished (concrete floor), and perhaps a few more chairs & umbrellas on the deck.
The basement floors are polished concrete and have radiant floor heating and cooling in them. That is the finished product.
In terms of chairs, I have finished the side deck to make the front deck more accessible form the ground level. ( I will update the pictures.) This will allow future guests to bring any of the outside chairs up to the deck easily to add to the 6 chairs that are always up there.
Worth a 6 hour drive to stay for a week!
Mark was so easy to communicate with from our original inquiry. The property looked small from the outside but we stayed with 4 adults. 6 kids and a dog and there was a room we didnt even use. The kids loved the rock climbing wall and zipline. The beach was a great place with ideal water temperature and water was clean. Lots of activities to do if you like water and nature. The owner checked in with us occasionally throughout the week to make sure we had everything we needed. I will be looking to return next year.
The photos do not do this property justice. Great communication with owner, zero complaints.
The Cottage We All Wished We Had
First off, Mark is incredibly prompt, helpful and willing to answer any questions you might have. Probably the best host I've ever dealt with.
Secondly, I booked the cottage for a little golf weekend with my Dad and Friends. A weekend to get out of the city and relax...well this cottage is exactly that. Not only is the cottage incredibly spacious, but its clean, new and great for literally anyone. The back deck facing the water is absolutely stunning. You will never got tired of the view Mark's cottage has. The beds are very comfortable and as I've stated there was lots of space for my group. The cottage has everything you need!
Lots of golf in the area, which Mark helped me with. Great courses for all levels of golfers.
Highly recommend Mark's cottage to anyone looking to escape the city!
Beautiful place with a beautiful view!
Mark’s cottage was amazing. My family and I enjoyed every minute of our stay there during the Christmas holidays.
From the moment you step into the living room, the view of the lake is spectacular! Simply breathtaking. The cottage was so spacious and the kitchen and the kitchen appliances were superb! The huge custom made bunk beds in the 3 rooms were perfect to accomodate a big family. The 2 rooms upstairs were also perfect.
Mark was a great host. Very accommodating and pleasant.
I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.