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Beautiful Log Home on Historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 BR + Sleep Cabin, 1 Bath - Sleeps 8 - Beachfront, Private, Lovely, town 4 kms

A wonderful beach front, southern exposure log cabin nestled among majestic white pine. Watch the mist rise, listen to the loons, and have your coffee on the dock. Canoe or kayak along the historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein). Read a book or swim. Roast marshmallows and watch the stars sparkle almost within your reach. Hike to town for a great meal at The Moon or Voyageur Inn or BBQ in the outdoor summer kitchen. It’s up to you. WiFi, Netflix and lots of board games.

Great romantic setting for couples or plenty of room for the whole family or a group of friends (sleeps up to 8 in 2 bedrooms and a sleep cabin). The main cottage has a great room with a wall of windows overlooking Lake Chantplein (part of the Mattawa River Heritage Waterway). Renovated washroom with shower, full kitchen, drilled well, sun porch, propane fireplace for heat and ambiance, carport, and good cell service.

Come and feel the magic where the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers meet. Located east of North Bay, Ontario, Mattawa Voyageur Country provides endless opportunity for exciting year-round adventures, authentic rural charm, unique places to eat and friendly bilingual hospitality. (visit the Mattawa Voyageur Country web site).

The Town of Mattawa is 5 kilometres (3 miles) away with grocery stores, pharmacy, hospital and more. Visit the Mattawa and District Museum, 20 Historic Statues, the Clermont Duval Art Gallery and many other small-town treasures. Try golfing at the Mattawa Golf ‘n Ski Resort or take a guided nature hike at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Or, simply enjoy the cottage - it’s your holiday!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Why Tina chose Ontario

We've loved this log cottage for years and when the owners decided to sell their much loved summer home, we were blessed to buy it for our children. It's still a few years away before they will use it, so we are renting it out so that it will still be enjoyed. One year, we spent Christmas day there as an ongoing tradition and we can't imagine a more perfect setting. What a treat! A wonderful family occasion with a roaring fire, board games, laughs and hot chocolate!

What makes this cottage unique

Nature at her best, white majestic pines, clean lake/river, privacy yet not far from town, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, peace & quiet, marshmallow roast, BBQ, history, museum, art gallery, hiking trails, good & inexpensive golf. And we could go on!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much. We had a great time. This place is amazing. (written in a note)
Jun 2013
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Mattawan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Renovated bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Sleeps 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Sleep Cabin - Sleeps 2 - 1 queen , The separate sleep cabin with portable electric heater.
    Living Room Mattresses - 2 twin/ single , 2 single mattresses and bedding supplied for the living room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rogers and Bell cell towers are in the area and service is good.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Log Home on Historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein)
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great time in the cabin. The place is perfect fpr relaxing, reading, and fishing.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good comments. Hope to have you back one day. Cheers, Tina
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5 stars are simply not enough!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to let Tina and everyone know, that we had an amazing time at her place. Everything we could think of, was provided by Tina. Our experience was perfect. We enjoyed Canoeing and Kayaking using her Equipment.

The Interior decoration was flawless. The inside had a very warm atmosphere and felt just like home.

We encountered no issues with anything.

Thank you very much Tina for your amazing place and we really wish to have met you in person.

We definitely will be coming back.

The Afshar Family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. It truly is wonderful to hear that our cottage is enjoyed. Hope to host you again. All the best! Tina & family
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Blown Away By This Place!

  • 5 of 5

Honestly where do I start! If you're debating whether this place is for you or not, please take my advice and just choose here. Lot/Property, large and beautiful. Cottage, pristine and awe inspiring. Hosts, went above and beyond at every possible opportunity. Cost was right on point. Great value, best money I've ever spent on something like this. They accommodated 8 of us guys with extra mattresses and sheets, made sure there were lawn chairs for all of us, and thought of every possible thing that you might need during your stay and had it there ready for you. Were gracious even when we broke a dish by accident. Great place, honest/great people, you won't regret a thing. Have a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The cottage's purpose is to give guests a unique vacation. We are so glad you all had such a lovely stay. Cheers, Tina
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Beautiful and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Cottage had everything you would need. Inside gas fireplace was super cozy and nice for the rainy day we had. Kayak and canoe were available which was nice to explore around the little islands nearby. Property has beautiful views to take in while sipping on morning coffee. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the compliment! We are so very glad you and your friends enjoyed the cottage and the lake. Hope to see you again! Tina and family
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beautiful log cottage and property exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, who are both in our early 60s, rented this cottage from September 17 to the 24 2016. The cottage and property were marvelous. The master bedroom bed was extremely comfortable and the comforter was great. Fishing from the dock was quite good. I landed 4 decent small-mouth bass (catch and released), and a couple smaller ones and a few blue gills. I did not catch any pike or pickerel from the dock but understand such are possible out in the lake. The cottage has great internet ad the flat screen TV has Nets Flicks for evening viewing. It is only a few KMs from the tow of Mattawa, yet feels very secluded.

I ended up with a nail in my tire on Sunday and the guy at Crevier gas fixed it for a very reasonable price on a Sunday. Small town niceness for sure. We had a pickerel dinner at the Valois restaurant and it was absolutely awesome. A bit too much food for 60 year old folk, but the filets were delicious.

The rocks and concrete work around the cottage and in particular around the BBQ area are beautiful.

We will definitely be back and I have already provided a link to someone where I work p[art time as he indicated him ad his wife were very interested.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Our primary goal is that people enjoy themselves. We love it when you have a great vacation at the beautiful log cottage in Mattawa. Have a great winter. See you on the lake next summer. Tina
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Fabulous Family Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

This property and its owners both exceeded my expectations. The location is very private and although there are other homes nearby, it still feels secluded.

I was looking for an affordable cottage that had a "Muskoka" feel to it, with a safe beach for children, that could accommodate additional family members as needed, remote...yet close to town amenities, with rustic features but also incorporating modern creature comforts such as Internet and Netflix for those rainy days. This property delivered all of the above, and then some.

On arrival there was a basket of goodies that was well thought out and much appreciated. Both the cottage and the sleep cabin were cleaned to a high standard and it was obvious that a lot of thought has gone in to making sure that guests would feel welcome and comfortable. The beds and bedding couldn't have been better, and were a welcome surprise after what I've experienced at other rental properties.

The owners were quickly responsive to all requests when any issue came up. I've already recommended this cottage to friends and won't hesitate to mention it to anyone else I know who may be looking for a spot to spend a quality summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage thanks you for a wonderful review. We are so glad you, your family and friends made beautiful memories together at the lake. All the best! Tina
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Mattawa Museum
"History! from Champlain to RCMP Commissioner, from Grey Owl's teacher, Anahareo to Canada's ..."
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jack Garland Airport - North Bay, Ontario
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mattawa: Voyageur Inn; The Moon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mattawa: The Moon; Voyageur Inn
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mattawan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer & Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $109.77
Refundable damage deposit $365.9

3 night minimum stay. Weekends -Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Victoria Day, July 1, 1st Monday in August & Labour Day are "weekend days". A $500 security deposit upon booking is refundable 48 hours after departure. If any damage or broken rules i.e., no pet or no smoking rules, then the full $500 is taken from this deposit. $150 cleaning fee. Extra cost for over 4 people - $25 pp per night.

Upon reserving and completing the contract, Travelers make a $500 security deposit. Thirty days prior to arrival, travelers pay the remainder of the moneys owed including the $150 cleaning fee. Use Bank Interac, Paypal or VISA.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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