|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
In the Eastern Townships of Quebec, situated on Lake Memphremagog, the cottage faces southwest with a spectacular view over the lake towards Owl’s Head ski hill. This orientation means that there is sun on the beach and waterfront all day long, a rare advantge on this North-South lake. Most properties get either morning or afternoon sun, but not both. We are most fortunate!
The property was built in the late 1940’s but has grown over the years. The current owner is only the third owner and has had the privilege of this beautiful location since 1978. This is truly a place to make memories. The tranquil setting of the lake, with the water at your doorstep is sure to relax and rejuvenate the soul. Lake Mempremagog is still a pristine, clean lake and our location has a clean gravel lake bottom. We have no seaweed.
Extending 32 miles from Magog Quebec to Newport, Vermont, this is a freshwater, glacial lake. Ideal for the enjoyment of water sports, the property is equipped with many water and boating accessories.
The character and ambiance of the house has been preserved with the original wide pine wall paneling in the kitchen and small living room. The house has the feel of a summer cottage with modern amenities. The kitchen has beautiful granite counters and brand new stainless steel appliances. The recently renovated Master suite includes a new bathroom with deep soaker tub, custom glass shower enclosure and a flat screen television. The Master bedroom also has a wood stove.
The house also has a collection of National Geographic magazines and books about nature. You never know when you might find a flower being pressed between the pages of an old book; waiting for a child to come and re-discover her preserved treasure. There is a rock collection sitting in an old ice cream container that is now into its second generation of “life”. Our granddaughter has begun to add her discoveries to the collection started by her mother.
Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, paddle boating, sailing, canoeing, tubing, and water skiing are all activities possible at this property, but perhaps the most pleasant is watching the sunset while sitting on the dock.
The winter seasons gives us a chance to enjoy three of the best ski hills in the east. Just 15 minutes away from Owl's Head Ski Resort, a wonderful family focused ski hill. With great downhill elevations, but also extensive slopes for children, Owl's Head is where three generations of our family have learned to ski. On the edge of Lake Memphremagog, Owl's Head offers spectacular views. In the opposite direction, 15 minutes away is Orford Ski Resort. Part of a Quebec provincial park this resort offers great downhill as well as cross country and snow showing. A beautiful tranquil setting, Orford has a great chalet so you can extend your ski day into the evening.
If you are inclined to travel just a bit farther; 40 minutes you can cross the border into Vermont and enjoy the incessant snow of Jay Peak. With the biggest vertical drop in the Northeast and the luxury of its location in some bizarre 'it is always snowing' at Jay this ski hill is sure to have challenges for the most expert skiers. This ski hill has the most natural snow in the entire Northeast which allows for one of the longest ski seasons available.
Keywords: Lake front, water sports, beautiful views, tranquil setting, family activities, Sargent's Bay location, close to Alpine skiing and downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, winter sports, cabanne a sucre, ice fishing, snowmobile, winter fun, wood fireplace, snow shoeing
We have enjoyed this property with our children and now our grandchildren. The oldest three of our five children have started families. We have been blessed to have the experience of this home. The lake gives us the peace of nature and family memories for the generations. It has been and is a retreat for three generations now.
Suzanne S. Kenny purchased this cottage in 1978
We saw the property from the frozen lake in the middle of winter and bought it without even going inside. The view and location are beautiful and we were very lucky to have bought it when we did. It has grown with our family and is a favorite place of all of us.
We have made available to guests all the 'toys' of our life on the lake. We have waterfront equipment of all sorts and for all ages. The house has been our place of relaxation and family fun for 3 generations now and we are very happy to share that experience with you. It is a place to make memories.
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This rental is great for two families because each can have its own space. The master bedroom on the walkout basement level is modern and comfortable, and the upstairs level has rustic cottage charm. The beach has a gradual water entry for little kids, and adults can jump off the dock (however there is no ladder for climbing back up). Use of a motorboat and canoe are nice bonuses. The only negative is that the outdoor stairways are challenging and can be a hazard for kids. The cottage's location is great, with a general store nearby and all the shops of Magog only 25 mins away. Overall, highly recommended!
We had a great stay at the waterfront cottage in Austin! The property is well maintained and has many updates. The owners were very welcoming and quick to answer questions. The scenery is beautiful with views of the lake and mountains. The property has many amenities both inside the cottage and for the water, and is located close to Magog where there are many restaurants and opportunities for shopping. There is also a well stocked variety store located just minutes from the cottage. We would highly recommend staying there and hope to return for another visit in the future!
My husband and I stayed a week at the house with our 2 year old twins and their grandparents. The property was exactly as described. I definately recommend the property. It was great for our family gathering. There are two family rooms that offer alot of seating for families to gather and a seperate dining room. There are also two refrigerators which was a help. It was a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed having access to and use of the canoe and motor boat,a significant plus. We enjoyed walking on the quiet road and enjoyed the privacy of the home. There is a beautiful and stable deck to sit on and enjoy the view as well as a nice lawn with beautiful flower beds. The lake was very quiet during the week and very peaceful. As a mother of twin toddlers, the most important feature about the house was that it had child gates especially on the outside deck. We would very happily stay at the house again and hope to soon. The only things I can think of that may be helpful for others to know is that there are several stairs from where you park your car to the door and I recommend bringing a flat sheet for each bed as only a fitted sheet was provided.
Cottage was as described (fully equipped). Got to spend lots of time on the water and then relaxed while being able to watch the Olympics. Stayed with two teenage boys who adored having the wifi in the cottage. It is rare to have such quality accomodation at such a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was clean and quiet with more than enough room. The home is comfortable with all of the amenities you could need. Fishing in the lake was excellent. The owners were more than helpful even when we accidently set off the carbon monoxide detector. LOL. We have already recommended it to others. We loved it!
We were a group of 5 adults and 1 child and we stayed for 1 week in July. The property is in a great location with scenic view and is well equipped for fun on the water. It is nicely maintained and peaceful there. There were lots of boats in the bay on the weekend but during the week it is fairly quiet and almost like you had the bay to yourself. Plenty of restaurants and shopping in Magog about 12 miles away and a smaller store that sells great bread and other items is very nearby. Note that the house water is from the lake - perfectly OK for bathing, but they have set the fridge up with a bottled water dispenser so it's easy to drink bottled water. The owners answered all of our questions and made it easy from start to finish. Great property!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$374|
In the Eastern Townships of Quebec, situated on Lake Memphremagog, the cottage faces southwest with a spectacular view over the lake towards Owl’s Head ski hill. The tranquil setting of the lake, with the water at your doorstep is sure to relax and rejuvenate the soul. Lake Mempremagog is still a pristine, clean lake. Extending 32 miles from Magog Quebec to Newport, Vermont, this is a freshwater, glacial lake. Ideal for the enjoyment of water sports, the property is equipped with many water and boating accessories.
The character of the house has been preserved with the original wide pine wall paneling in the kitchen and small living room. The house has the feel of a summer cottage with modern amenities. The kitchen has beautiful granite counters an
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning