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Cory and Julie Vincent

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Serene & Private Nature Escape, Private Lake, fishing and campfires..ahhh

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Greater Madawaska Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 comfortably) CHECK OUT IS 11am

Beautiful 3 bedroom (sleeps 6 comfortably - 2 double and 2 single with( extra futon available) 3 piece bathroom(no tub), log stack wall cottage, nestled on a quiet motor-less lake in between Dacre and Griffith an hour and fifteen minutes drive west from Ottawa. If you want to get away from it all this is the place for you and your family. This unique cottage is a nature lovers dream. Equipped with new solar panels, open concept living, perfect for viewing the changing of the season. Just steps away the pristine lake is well stocked with trout and bass perfect for fishing, swimming. Included in your rental is a brand new cedar dock with seating area, a picnic barbecue area, an aluminum boat, canoe, kayak, life jackets and paddles. Just minutes away at Griffith is a very developed hiking trail called "The Griffith Uplands Trail", google for details.

Winter renters; We provide heating firewood, nearby we boast the highest vertical ski hill in the east. Hundreds of km of OFSC Ski-doo trails just a km away, numerous Ice fishing opportunities, and a sliding area with sleighs.

Keywords: Lakefront four season country home, swimming, fishing, pristine quietness.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cory and Julie Vincent (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Cory and Julie Vincent

My wife and I live in Guelph Ontario. I am a geologist at the University of Guelph, my wife is a practitioner in Biontology. Our property managers are long time residents of Griffith. Cory is a graduate of Forestry, previously with Hydro One, and currently working at Canada Nuclear Laboratories.. His wife Julie is a graduate of Travel and Tourism and Esthetiques, currently working from her home and is a talented jewelry artist.

Cory and Julie Vincent purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Cory and Julie Vincent chose Ontario

This property is very private and nestled on beautiful & clean Jeffers Lake. It is surrounded by lush forest. As well as the lake there are 2 ponds that support so much wild life. The cottage boasts that it is completely off the grid. We are the second owners to this unique cottage of cordwood construction. The nearby village of Griffith is home to so many talented artists. The beautiful Madawaska River flows through, all the way to the Ottawa River and houses several hydro dams.. It's lower portions, Centennial Lake and Black Donald is one of the largest, most underdeveloped lakes in Eastern Ontario with approximately 250 miles of shoreline and provides excellent fishing and recreation. There is over 40km of boating. Public boat launch only approximately 12 minutes from the cottage on Matawatchan Rd.

What makes this cottage unique

This property captivated us from the first time we were visiting with the original owner who was the designer and builder. We shared the same dream of being away from the crazy pace of life, and being so close with nature. It's just quiet and peaceful. To sit on the dock with a book and just breath and notice how in tune you become with singing of the birds, the croaking of frogs, the splash of a fish grabbing is supper from the surface of the water....... its just priceless. We could never spend enough time here, so we decided to rent, we knew others needed to see this piece of paradise.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Serene & Private Nature Escape, Private Lake, fishing and campfires..ahhh
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Illinois
5

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We both booked and stayed at this property in mid July. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. Before we even booked, Cory and Julie were extremely informative and friendly. They answered all of our questions in a timely and thorough manner. The booking process was very easy and we received the property information and directions pretty rapidly. The directions were well written which was helpful since we are from the United States and could not use the GPS on our phones. When we arrived at the cabin, it was very neat and clean. Julie and Cory stopped in to make sure we had settled in and to provide us with information since we couldn't use our phones. They also left a book with information about the property and local area. It had information on everything from recycling, to wood burner usage, restaurants, and more. The cabin included everything our family needed for vacation with the exception of personal items and food. We were so busy with the provided kayak, canoe, and row boat that we didn't even miss our phones. My husband spent the entire stay fishing. He caught trout and small mouth bass. My father-in-law spent his time fishing off of the large dock. My kids and I spent our time swimming in the crystal clear lake (I don't usually swim in lakes) and on the kayak and canoe. When we weren't on the lake, we played in the horseshoe pit and played lawn darts. At night, we made a fire and roasted marshmellows. This cabin was pretty inclusive with all the provided amenities. We really didn't feel the need to leave the property but there are a few places to get food about 8 miles away in Griffith if the need arises. Overall, this was one of the best vacations that we have ever taken and we travel frequently. We don't have a single negative thing to say about this trip. It truely was a private paradise. We hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto
5

Lovely cottage, quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. The cottage was very well equipped and it had a very private and small lake.

We had some issues finding the garbage site but that's minor.

Julies also super sweet!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This location made for an amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed, was neat and clean, and provided an incredibly relaxing week for our family of five.

With a six-year-old, 12-year-old and 13-year-old in tow, we enjoyed fishing and swimming in what felt like our own private lake. We made smore's by the fire pit, played board games, watched movies and dined at the Pine Valley Restuarant for multiple meals

(great food and very friendly service), and checked out the nearby town of Renfrew. Which by the way, has the cutest coffee shop - The Vintage Kettle- and a 100 year old theatre!! Loved it!

Julie was very sweet and responsive to all of our needs. The kids are already asking to return again next year. This was one of our best vacations yet. Thank you Julie!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cherry's Lakehouse

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was amazing. Very clean and well kept. Nice dock to relax on. Kids had a great time enjoying the private lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Fantastic escape from daily hustle

  • 4 of 5

The property is well kept with all necessary amenities, we were a group of 5 so there was more than enough to do while on the property, it was our first time going out to a cottage and because of this cottage, not the last.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Awesome place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The place was big enough for a big family and most important thing was the place was clean and well maintained. We did not have any issue with water or electricity or anything and again we spend most of the time outside. We'd love to back and spend some more time.

Thank you once again for letting us stay at this beautiful cottage. :)

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Renfrew, Calabogie
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Pine valley
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Calabogie Ski Resort

This area is some of the most beautiful in Ontario. We are located minutes from Griffith, approximately 30 minutes south of Renfrew. At Griffith you will find "The Griffith Uplands Trail", check it out on google. There are numerous small lake for short shoreline fishing trips. Also at Griffith is The Greater Madawaska Canoe Rental and Shuttle service. The Madawaska River at Griffith is some of Ontario's most beautiful waterways.

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Rates & Availability

Greater Madawaska Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$155
$927
 
 
Fall/Winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
$696
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $386
Tax Rate 13.0%

There is a $50 fee (for sorted garbage), and $75 fee if left behind and has not been sorted properly), that will be subtracted from your security deposit if any garbage is left behind. Renters are expected to use our local dump during it's hours of operation, or take it back with them. We have strict rules for sorting at our local waste management site. The rules for your separating are in the cottage information binder. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THE INFORMATION BINDER, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. We will provide you with directions and the hours that they are open so that you can take your garbage there. There is also a $50 fee if you have not picked up after your dog, you are responsible for picking up all your dog messes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Greater Madawaska Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , THERE IS NO TUB. We provide toilet paper & liquid handsoap
  • There is no bathtub ( issue maybe for small children)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Open concept
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Open concept
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) and an extra futon for possible additional occupant. There are floor fans in every bedroom. CHECK OUT IS 11AM. CHECK IN IS 3PM.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
THERE IS NO GARBAGE PICK UP, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE IT WITH YOU OR TAKE IT TO THE LOCAL DUMP AT GRIFFITH. WE PROVIDE THE DIRECTIONS AND HOURS IN THE COTTAGE INFO BINDER. The cottage provides plenty of pillows, all newly bought, they come with a cover on them. Also provided are comforters, duvets and blankets. You are required to bring your own pillow cases and sheets.

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