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Lake Memphremagog Waterfront Property with Beautiful Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

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Cottage, 3+ Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6)

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 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 feel 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 available 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
SUZANNE
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2016
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About SUZANNE

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 is certain to give you the peace of nature.

SUZANNE purchased this cottage in 1978

Why SUZANNE chose Lake Memphremagog

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lake Memphremagog Waterfront Property with Beautiful Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

A beautiful spot on a quality lake. Sweeping views and good swimming!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you very much for your review. I will encourage my husband to put the ladder back on the dock. We didn't think anyone was using it ;) You are correct, the stairs are steep, but I used to have my children walk up the hill around the house instead. It takes a bit longer, but when my children had short legs they found the hill easier than some of the big steps. And then they got big! Now they send their children that way. We hope that you will visit us again. Have a great winter. Thanks again, Suzanne
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5

Great Waterfront Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, excellent views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Candiac, Qc, Canada
5

Great Summer Getaway on the Water

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksboro, TN
5

Kathy

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, I want to thank you for your wonderful review. May I also say that you and your family rank among the best of our guests. We arrived to a house the was so clean and tidy. Your consideration was stellar and much appreciated. We hope that you will visit us again next year and again thank you for such a kind review. Regards, Suzanne
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VT and MD
5

Summer Fun 2010

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Winter 2017
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,354
 
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
$1,880
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $376
Pet Fee $75

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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The master bathroom has just been renovated and is an oasis with a very deep double soaking tub and a separate glass shower. There is a flat screen television in the bath as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Convertible Bed: single bed sofa, Crib: Antique cradle for infant, Pack and Play for toddler
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House is furnished with pine antiques. Sports equippement includes canoe, paddleboat, 14' Aluminum runabout with 15 hp electric start motor, sailboat, lifejackets, fishing gear, water skis, hammock. Pets must be well housebroken and well mannered. Many children's toys on site, including children's lifejackets and fishing rods.

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