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Double Cottage Estate in the Rideau Lakes Region of Ontario

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Elgin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Pair of cottages, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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Stay at one of the original summer estates on Indian Lake. This beautiful log cottage with lovely secondary white cottage, stand amidst towering pines, overlooking one of the prettiest views on the Rideau Canal system.

The lake frontage of 275 feet offers excellent swimming, sunbathing, diving right off the large dock, a sunny Western exposure and a stunning sunset view. This pair of cottages together makes this the perfect spot for large families, up to 12, or for two families holidaying together.

We rent the pair of cottages together, by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. The dock, boathouse, telephone, washer and dryer are common to the two cottages.

Indian Lake forms part of the Rideau Canal route (Kingston to Ottawa) and joins Chaffey's Lock with Clear Lake. The Rideau Canal is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and was rated #2 as an exceptional historic site destination by National Geographic.

Nestled in a quiet oasis, Sunset Lodge provides a welcome escape from a hectic lifestyle. Lakefront on one side; Woods and trails on the other. Majestic trees on this two acre property offer privacy, without diminishing the breathtaking sunset views right from your screened veranda. The uninhabited Rock Island is a quick swim or canoe ride away, making it the perfect spot for a family adventure and picnic.

The cottages are comfortable and efficient without sacrificing their charm. Every room has electric heaters for cool times and the bedrooms have quiet, overhead fans for air circulation. Wood floors, Persian carpets, leather furniture and antiques provide a unique flavour to the décor. Comfortable beds with fine cotton linens and quality towels help keep families well rested and happy.

The main log cottage has a 30 foot screened veranda across the south side and a 25 foot screened veranda along the west side overlooking the lake, a large log interior living / dining room with stone fireplace, expandable dining table, a full bathroom, three bedrooms, two with queen size bed, and one with a pair of double beds, all on the main floor. There is a fourth bedroom upstairs with a queen size bed and attached half bath. The newly renovated main kitchen has a new dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave, utensils and table. Included are a large toaster, a blender, and a coffee maker.

The smaller white cottage has a 24 foot screened veranda looking west out over the lake plus a spacious living room with stone fireplace, bathroom with shower, and two bedrooms, one with queen size bed and the other with a double bed. The kitchen is well equipped with the conveniences of a modern home, complete with oven, stove, refrigerator - and all the appliances and utensils needed to bake a cake, whip up a batch of margaritas, host a barbecue, or simply kick up your feet with the perfect cup of French pressed coffee.

Both cottages have easy access to the boat house, dock and lake. A stone outdoor wood fireplace with grill is close to both cottages with a picnic table for outdoor eating. A propane BBQ is also provided. The clothes washer and dryer are placed conveniently for access from both cottages. This handsome pair of cottages allows for comfortable accommodation for 12 in the six bedrooms. Our septic system is rated for a maximum occupation of 12, which limits the size of families.

The TV is a LCD wide screen hooked up to satellite and the DVD/CD player is an XBox 360 with a collection of games and movies. There is a wireless high speed internet connection for those who wish to bring a laptop and stay connected. The water in all taps is purified with an Ultra Violet (UV) system and the water has been tested pure for drinking by the county test facility. Two hot water tanks provide plenty of hot water. For swimming, there are large swimming towels in the cupboard. Please bring your own personal swimming gear such as flippers, masks and beach shoes.

The boathouse takes a 19 foot boat with up to a 8.5 foot beam. A pair of mooring whips on the dock provides mooring for a second boat. Canoe, paddles and life jackets (4 adult) are provided.

You will have access to five connecting lakes on the same level and the rest of the Rideau Lakes are accessible through the Locks. The area is known for its beauty, deep, clean water and excellent fishing, offering largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike and splake fishing in season. Loons, blue herons, osprey, wild turkey, rare songbirds and deer can be observed in their natural habitat.

Indian Lake is on the Rideau Canal system, near Chaffey's Lock. Groceries, bank (with ATM), drugstore, and post office are ten minutes away in the town of Elgin. There is a liquor and beer store in Chaffey's Lock at Brown's Marina store. There is a new pub and excellent restaurant at the historic Opinicon Resort, also in Chaffey's near the lock. Pubs and shopping can be found in Newboro and Westport, about 20 minutes away. The nearest city is a 45 minute drive to Kingston, and Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is a 90 minute drive.

Your family will enjoy excellent swimming and water sports, colorful sunsets, and clear starlight nights. A holiday to remember.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Alen Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 5, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Double Cottage Estate in the Rideau Lakes Region of Ontario
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed two weeks, and had revolving visits of adult family members throughout. The two cottages were ideal for the combination of privacy and togetherness. The porch and the dock were great centres for socializing and soaking up the views, and the big dining room table was ideal for long dinners. The lakeshore and the lock system invite canoeing. We were blessed with good weather, but even had it rained, that porch and the fireplace would have been pleasant venues. Grocery shopping is close by, and the landlord's family is just up the road for any questions. I would highly recommend it for anyone contemplating a gathering of the clan.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and pleased that the canoe was put to good use. This spring, we're planning to enhance the porch on the log cabin to provide even more space to relax and take in those sunsets and waterfront views.
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Awsome Week on the Lake.

  • 5 of 5

What a great Vacation spot,we spent a week there this year and was fantastic.The cabins were well equipped wit everything needed.We have spent many weeks in Canada in the past 20 years,and this may have been the best.The name Sunset Lodge is very fitting and we spent every evening down on the dock at sunset.I have booked for next year already ,and will now make this our yearly retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to get a super review from a family that took such wonderful care of our things. Their return next summer will be most welcome.
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Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week in mid-August, 12 of us in total, kids, teenagers, middle aged and seniors! The cottages were comfortable for all with lots of living space inside and out. Convenient to have washer/dryer and dishwasher! Large dock where we spent most afternoons swimming, relaxing and watching the boats go by. Beautiful sunsets! We have rented many cottages in various areas of Ontario over the last 10 years and this is one the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This positive review of our double cottage estate is very much appreciated, especially coming from a family that was so careful and left the cottages in excellent order and very clean. In our description of the property we tried to ensure that there would be no surprises and that we did not exaggerate in any way. This review confirms that our description is reliable.
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Opinicon Lodge
Car: necessary

Chaffey's Lock was completed in 1832 as part of the military route from Kingston to Montreal via Ottawa. It is an historic waterway. Jones Falls, half an hour drive, has four locks and a stone dam that was an engineering feat in its day. Well worth a visit.

The recently renovated Opinicon Resort in Chaffey's Lock now has a pub as well as a superb restaurant


Rates & Availability

Elgin Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season (1)
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season (2)
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% reservation deposit is required in order to confirm a reservation.
The balance of the rental fee is required one month before arrival.
Payment by check or by bank Interac transfer (through Canadian Banks via email).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Elgin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor of log cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On main floor of white cottage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , And sink, upstairs with bedroom 4.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On main floor log cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , On main floor log cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs, log cottage, has half bath ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , On main floor of white cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , On main floor of white cottage
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cancellation policy: Your deposit will be reimbursed if the cancellation is made in time to re-rent the week in question. No re-imbursement if the week cannot be re-rented.

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