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Reserve early for September or October

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


Special September 19th-21st: 518 $ / night + tx

Reserve early for September or October

Reserve now for the fall season and ask specifically for your rebate when you stay three nights or more because it won't show on your computer !

Welcome to the Maison de campagne St-Irenee !

Luxury 5 bedroom house

Directly located on the shore of the St Lawrence river.

It can easily accommodate 10 to 12 people.

It has a wonderful veranda that allows you to watch the belugas when they come visit you ! The house offers you an opportunity to enjoy lots of privacy while being surrounded by your friends and family.

Located on a large 82 000 square foot lot (8200 square meters), large enough for the kids to play, where you will find a dozen apple trees for you to pick from !

Ground floor :

- Large living room with a wood fireplace (dry wood supplied free of charge), a grand piano, binoculars and a telescope.

- Large dining room area and a beautiful kitchen with all the modern amenities, including champagne glasses !

- A bathroom that comes with shower as well as a laundry room. An extra dryer is also located in the basement for you convenience so you can dry the snow suits or bathing suits after a long day outside !

Upper level :

- Four bedrooms: three with queen beds and one double bed. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a cute old fashioned bathtub.

- Main bathroom that includes a shower and a large bathtub.

Higher floor (3rd floor):

- Loft with a double bed, sofa, TV and large windows overlooking the St Lawrence river. This last floor is ideal for the extra visitors (a couple of extra floor mattresses are provided) or the children who can play without being annoyed ... by the adults.


- For a much reduced cost, you can also use the hottubs and pools at the Fairmont Hotel- Manoir Richelieu.


- All the linen and towels are provided as well as toilet paper, kleenex, soap everything you need to make your life comfortable.

- All you need to bring is your food, your piano partitions and you phone to plug in the Bose sound system to listen to your music !

And the vacation begin....Just relax, do nothing, play piano on the superb grand piano, read a few books selected from the old bookshelf in this five bedroom Victorian house and three bathrooms located directly on the St-Laurence river in the wonderful village of St-Irénée-les-Bains. This House is all yours to occupy for up to 12 persons ! It offers you a peaceful environment where the light comes shining through the 36 windows and doors and where, with a bit of luck, the belugas will come knocking at your door! You want to stop the clock and get back to the fundamentals of your life with your family, your friends or just by yourself? You plan to do all sorts of outdoor activities? Great! However, be ready to change your plans like so many people who have come in this home with an ambitious program but, because of the magic of the site, have changed their plans so that they can just enjoy being here. For a much reduced cost, you can also use the hottubs and pools at the Fairmont Hotel- Manoir Richelieu.

For sport lovers: If you are active and want action, you are less 30 minutes from hiking in the most beautiful trails. Check the 'Parc des Hautes Gorges', the ' Acropole des Draveurs' or 'Le mont du Lac des cygnes'. For golf, you have one of the most beautiful golf courses in Canada, Le Manoir Richelieu golf course. You may prefer going on a bicycle tour? Try the Ile aux Coudres bike trail. Fantastic! In winter time, the ski is fantastic. Visit the Massif ski resort, the best place for skiing in eastern Canada at 35 minutes from our place! You prefer cross country skiing? 10 minutes from the house and you are surrounded by a beautiful environment in the paths that are especially groomed.

For arts lovers: Charlevoix is a paradise for painters. It has plenty of art galleries. Also, for music lovers, you can go to a classic concert at le 'Domaine Forget' located 5 minutes from our house.

For farniente lovers : Just watch the belugas from our own veranda! True, they are often there, not far from the shore, at the end of the afternoon in summertime. Or, go whale watching! It is a 30 minute drive. Or, just stay at home, read a good book, listen to good music or play piano on the grand piano! Don't forget, everything is supplied. You just need to bring your food and you piano partitions !

More Details

André Lareau (Law professor) or Marthe Hébert (Dietitian)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, You can also try spanish !!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About André Lareau (Law professor) or Marthe Hébert (Dietitian)

Marthe is a dietitian in a Quebec hospital and Andre is a University professor in Quebec city. Mother and father of four children, grand parents of 4 ! All girls !

André Lareau (Law professor) or Marthe Hébert (Dietitian) purchased this cottage in 1995

Why André Lareau (Law professor) or Marthe Hébert (Dietitian) chose Saint-Irénée

We bought the land in 1994 because of its size and unique location.You cannot be closer to the St Lawrence river and it is located on a private road where you can hear and see the birds in the morning and, with a bit of luck, see the whales from the veranda ! We drew the plans of the house and had it built by local carpenters in 1995-96. Since then, hundreds of persons enjoyed the house for a week end, a week or even for a longer period. It is a unique house furnished with treasures that I have found through the years.

What makes this cottage unique

It is large enough to allow a dozen people to feel at ease but yet, I had clients that came just by themselves ! For a retreat, a family gathering or amongst friends, playing on the grand piano, painting, writing, singing ! They keep coming back !!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. Lareau,

Thank you to inform you of our stay. Since the beginning of the week that I want to write to you, but there is no time…

Yes, we greatly appreciated our stay. The fireplace and the piano served us well, adding a beautiful warmth to our evenings. Also, the agreement with the Manoir Richelieu (for the pools and spas) was great ! We spent there our saturday afternoon and it was superb. As for the residence, it is more than comfortable. It is very well equipped for a large group of people, of an impeccable beauty and a breathtaking sight. Thank you. We were finally 12 (instead of 14), but even at 14, the installations would have been sufficient.

We have also appreciated the small details available in the pantry, the toilet paper, scotttowels in large quantity and the availability of the blankets and pillows. As asked, we arranged the place when we left. I have made available the information regarding your house to many colleagues and friends. Perhaps you will have one day a request for reservation from them. Lastly, only a small addition could perhaps be interesting: in the information booklet concerning the activities of the Manor, may be you should add that it is preferable to call in advance with the Manoir before we go as a large group. Also, the lady who issued the rights to go there could be invited to us give us this indication. Indeed, on our arrival at the Manoir, the personnel however courteous of the Manoir let to us feel that our large group arriving without warning disturbed a little their organization. But it was of short duration; all quickly returned in order. Thank you very much and with the pleasure of going back.


Novembre 2010
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Saint-Irénée Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the master's bdroom
    Main bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Located very close to the bedrooms
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Locatd on the main floor
  • In the house, you find 3 bathrooms with a total of 3 toilets, 2 baths and 2 separate showers, so that when your crowd comes back from skiing or hiking, you will not have to wait too long to access the shower or bath. The master bedroom has its own bathroom. Also, one of the full bathroom is located on the main floor with shower, toilet and sink and the other is at the second level where you have a large shoer, separate bath, toilet and two sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , With ensuite bathroom
    Green bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue bedroom - 1 queen
    Yellow bedroom - 1 double
    Attic bedroom - 1 double , Large superb room in the attic
  • Five bedrooms that sleep 10 people plus a few extra mattresses in the beautiful attic where the extra guests will be really comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The spa (inside and outside), sauna and pools (inside and outside) that can be used in summer or in winter time are located at the Fairmont Hotel - Manoir Richelieu, only a 10 minute drive from the house. We have a special agreement with them and for a very nominal fee, you can spend the day there. It is great! Outside swimming pools and spas are available even in winter time, even in a snow storm! New : you can use the spas at the Hotel La Ferme in Baie St-Paul for a very low price.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Spacious house in wonderful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to spend a week in this house, with beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River out almost every window. My favorite time of day was the early morning, with the sunrise colors over the river. The house was spacious, comfortable, and very clean. The location is ideal if you want a quiet area to relax, with beautiful scenery and interesting places nearby to visit. Andre was very helpful to us prior to our arrival with many suggestions and tips for places to eat and visit. Our stay went very smoothly, and I would definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to have you as guests and we are very glad that the house met your expectations. We try as much as possible to provide not only a house but a place where people can really enjoy their vacation. Also, when our clients want to explore the area, because there is quite a bit to see and to do in the Charlevoix region, it is always nice to be able to help. We really hope you will come back home time !
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quiet gem

  • 5 of 5

This house has the feel of an old farmhouse, although it's relatively new construction with modern amenities. Our group of seven was very comfortable here, and we appreciated the large and functional kitchen along with the spectacular views across the St. Lawrence. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you will certainly find it here. If, like our group, you want a base of operations from which to explore Charlevoix, this house is relatively central in a large and spread-out region. While Baie St. Paul to the south has more for the tourist, with galleries and many restaurants, La Malbaie to the north has plenty of amenities, including the beautiful Fairmont Hotel, where some of our group went to the pool. We explored even farther north, including the spectacular fjords of Saguenay and the plentiful whales north of Baie St. Catherine.

The owner, André was very helpful and accommodating, and we would certainly choose this house again if we had it to do over.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the Maison de campagne St-Irénée and we hope yo see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect place, clean, well maintained, quiet,

I recommend it and we will be back in the near future

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments ! We are so glad that your family had such a wonderful stay at the Maison de campagne St-Irénée ! We will be happy to see you in a near future.
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Wonderful house in a wonderful area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this house. The house itself is beautiful and was very well suited to our needs, both adults' and kids'. Lots of room, great configuration of bedrooms and bathrooms, laundry, kitchen was very well supplied with dishes, pots etc., and very clean. The setting is really beautiful- around the house itself, the beaches (which we spent many hours exploring), and the nearby towns. A real gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you felt comfortable in our house and that you enjoyed the beach and the neighbourhood. When you come to our place for a vacation, we want you to relax and enjoy life. I am very glad that you had a wonderful stay; otherwise, we would miss the boat totally ! Thank you for your wonderful comment !!
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A lovely and charming property

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded my expectations in every way! This house is lovingly cared for and has tons of charm inside and out. It was immaculately clean and well-stocked. The owner, M Lareau, was very attentive and supportive. We made use of the spa facilities at the Fairmont and it was fantastic. We also hiked a nearby mountain, went whale watching and combed the beaches. All in all a great time! I HIGHLY recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whale watching, mountain hiking and spa .... I guess you had a full week ! It is so nice to hear that you had a good time !! Thank you for your lovely comments.
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Magnifique maison de campagne

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé, mon conjoint et moi, un séjour inoubliable. Cette maison est magnifique avec ses fenêtres vues sur le fleuve et son piano à queue que l'on peut imaginer partenaire de nombreuses réunions familiales dans l'immense salon . Cet endroit est un havre de paix ayant comme musique le chant des oiseaux tout en comtenplant les bateaux voguer sur le St-Laurent. Elle est située dans une région exceptionnelle avec des paysages à couper le souffle changeant au gré de la température. Nous allons sûrement y revenir mais cette fois avec nos enfants et petits enfants.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un vrai bonheur de lire votre commentaire et de savoir que le séjour ait pu combler vos attentes. Merci !
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Quebec International airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Le St-Laurent
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fairmont - Le Manoir Richelieu
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Quebec city
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 362 S-Irénée
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le St-Laurent
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Le Massif
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Welcome to the Charlevoix region, a sanctuary for the outdoors lovers and artists! Our house is located right by the St-Lawrence river in the magnificent village of St-Irénée. With its 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen, superb grand piano, fireplace and countless windows, our house is the perfect balance of luxury and cottage feel. Guests enjoy access to pools, hot tubs and other fitness faciliies at the Fairmont 'Le Manoir Richelieu' Hotel, home of one of Canada's finests golf courses, only 10 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include the breathtaking Le Massif ski resort, a famous hiking trail, whale watching, kayaking, horseback riding as well as a state of the art concert venue (the 'Domaine Forget'), which has hosted many international musicians such as Oliver Jones and Holly Cole. We are conveniently located only 90 minutes away from Quebec City - 4 hours away from Montreal.

Other Activities: Whale watching, concerts, art galleries, etc...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.82

Please visit our site for more information about the rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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