|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Our very private and family residence is situated at the top of a picturesque cliff overlooking the very beautiful Heney Lake in the upper Gatineau. We are approximately a one hour commute from the heart of Ottawa, Canada's capital and its many attractions.
Heney Lake is a 9-mile long, 2-mile wide very quiet spring-fed lake where you will experience breathtaking sunsets and an abundance of wildlife all year round. If you are a sports enthusiast you will find Heney Lake ideal for fishing, snorkeling, kite and wake boarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rock jumping, swimming and a range of other activities. If you are an armchair adventurer you will enjoy reading from your comfortable lakeside deck photographing those at play from one of several access points facing the lake. Cell phone service is generally reliable from most carriers and satellite TV is provided.
Mont Ste Marie is just 10 minutes away, offering an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse facilities in summertime. There are also restaurants and convenience retail stores within 10 minutes' drive.
Our residence is fully winterized and comfortably heated using geothermal sources complemented by two breath taking wood burning fireplaces. Heney Lake in the winter is a magical place where, when you fall into your cozy bed tired from a day of snowshoeing in the forest across the road, downhill or cross-country skiing at nearby Mont Ste Marie, you will gaze through the window at more stars than you ever thought the sky could hold.
We take pride in home away from home and we work hard to provide you with the vacation you want - whether that be a week away with your children or a romantic getaway with your partner. Our house is well stocked and very comfortable and we hope you will feel at home during your stay with us. We want you to love our place as much as we do and return to your world relaxed and rested.
Keywords: 5 bedroom home with all the luxuries you can imagine: hot tub, sauna, kayaks, paddle boat, floating dock, screened porch, fire pit and open deck attached to the house and sun shelter and bar fridge by the water. Theatre room, playstation, flat screen TV, air hockey table, 3G internet, pool table. Sleeps max of 20 people. BBQ, 6 state of the art appliances, geothermal heating/cooling system, 2.5 bathrooms, central generator back up in case of power outage, 2 wood burning fireplaces. A million dollar view with a built-in gym of long staircase down to the lake. 10 min drive to golf in the summer and ski in the winter to Mont Ste-Marie golf and ski. 15 min from convenient store and restaurants of village of Lac Ste-Marie.
Theatre room with blu-ray and Bell satellite.
This house was designed and built from the ground up by the owner with unbelievable attention to detail. It is meant to be a future retirement home away from the business of city life
The scenery around the house, nature walks, untouched landscape make you relax and forget all your problems regardless of the weather
Our experience at this beautiful residence was amazing! First thing, Marina is very communicative and had an answer for all our questions. She is also very accommodating. Second, the home is FABULOUS! It is beautiful, clean, modern, practical, and offers many amenities. The sauna, the hot tub, the lake access, floating island, kayaks an paddleboat was a hit with the group. The screened porch area was perfect for hanging outside day and night away from the sun or bugs. The BBQ worked like a charm, the oven was big and perfect for cooking for a large group. Directions were provided and very clear. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a luxurious stay on a lake.
Notre expérience à cette belle demeure a été incroyable! Premièrement, Marina est très communicative et avait une réponse à toutes nos questions. Elle est également très accommodante. Deuxièmement, la maison est FABULEUSE! Elle est belle, propre, moderne, pratique et offre de nombreuses commodités. Le sauna, le bain à remous, l'accès au lac, l’île flottante, les kayaks et le pédalo ont été un succès avec le groupe. La véranda avec moustiquaire était parfaite pour relaxer jour et nuit à l'extérieur à l’abri du soleil ou des insectes. Le barbecue a travaillé comme un charme, le four était grand et parfait pour cuisiner pour un grand groupe. Les directions fournies sont très claires. Je recommande cet endroit à tous ceux qui se cherchent un séjour luxueux au bord d’un lac.
Three families got together and were able to have an amazing Christmas holiday at this property. The photos on-line really don't do it justice. The pool/Ping-Pong table was a big heat and also the sauna and theatre room. We were disappointed when we arrived that the hot tub was out of commission, especially when we asked specifically on a couple of occasions if it was in good working order which we were told it was. It was a key criteria for us in choosing a place. The location and view is gorgeous but, as someone else mentioned, please be aware that the drive there can be treacherous in the winter if you don't have the proper vehicle with 4 wheel drive. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need and there is plenty of towels and bedding to go around. A couple of points I would mention however, is that we were not impressed with the tone of emails from the owner when communicating back and forth. They were unnecessarily curt and rude. Also there was an enormous amount of dog poop at the front of the property when we arrived which we had to clean up to avoid people stepping in and risk bringing it into the house. We also didn't appreciate being charged an additional fee for the Wifi which was spotty at the best of times. Overall, an amazing place for a winter getaway. Not sure I would be interested in renting in the summer simply because of the 198 stairs down to the water. Not for families with young children.
Our family group of 13 which included 3 kids under the age of 7 and 1 dog had a perfect Christmas holiday at this fantastic property. We had intended to spend a day skiing at Mt Ste Marie but had so much to do at the house, including skiing and sliding on the driveway, that we never made it to the hill.
The house is stocked with everything that you might need for holiday food preparation and celebration and the ambiance is exactly as it is described in the listing. The sauna and hot tub were fun additions to our holiday, especially with the -22 temps. We were unsuccessful at getting the fireplaces to burn well - ask for some instructions if you need to use this beautiful feature of the home - but still we were warm and cozy.
The layout provides ample opportunity for privacy for multiple families or groups if necessary - all furniture and beds are in great condition and very comfortable.
Do pay attention to the owner's note that 4-wheel or all wheel drive vehicles should be used in the winter. One of our vehicles had some difficulty on departure.
Can't talk about the water sports at all - but as great as this property is in the winter would be tenfold better in the summer.
Thanks for this great opportunity to have a winter family gathering in luxury and comfort. It has given us memories that will last forever.
A group of us gathered at this cottage in April. Everyone was truly amazed at the beauty and luxurious accommodations offered here. The cottage has amazing amenities and everyone in our group was comfortable, relaxed and had so many choices of things to do. From the sauna, to the pool table, hot tub, and movie room, there were so many options for everyone. The kitchen was a dream to prepare food and is fully equiped with a huge fridge and every possible kitchen tool available. The property and grounds are spectacular offering breath-taking views of the lake and mountains. Every possible detail is taken care of, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated! The owners are so helpful!
This place was a wonderful retreat for the entire family and had all the luxuries you could imagine... the kids spent most of their time with the water trampoline and paddle boat and kayaking! It was very peaceful place to spend two weeks of our holidays with family. The one minor drawback is the 200+ stairs, especially for the elderly who would not be bale to do this and therefore access to teh lake is restricted for those, but everyone else it's a great way to burn away those calories from over indulging. The view from the upper balcony is breathtaking, especially in the late afternoon, early evening as the sun is setting. Would highly recommend to others... and look forward to returning again in the future.
Overall a great experience. A nice mix of modern amenities and a warm environment. It was nice being close to nature, yet having the luxuries to relax and unwind. I liked the layout of the house and found it ideal for a gathering of good friends. The movie room was also a nice treat.
Only 1 hour from downtown Ottawa or Gatineau. Very close to skiing and other attractions at Mont Ste Marie and Lac Ste Marie. Suited for enjoyment during all seasons.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$775|
Will not rent for events such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, high school/college graduation trips.
Any outdoor noise past 11pm that would disturb the neighbours is not permitted and could be grounds for eviction