5 Bedrooms, Large Property&Waterfront, Private Tennis Court, Jacuzzi & Sauna
About Nicola Williams
My husband and I were born and raised in Canada. My husband is a Chartered Accountant and I am a teacher and we have two children.
Nicola Williams purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Nicola Williams chose Portland
My husband and I have been renting cottages in different areas around Ontario every summer for the last 15 years with the intention of buying. When our friend put us onto the Rideau area, we absolutely loved it! Then we looked at the MLS and saw this property and immediately fell in love with it. It is the perfect place for us to visit with friends of family when we are back in Canada for the summers. We both agree that we have never seen a place as special as this property. It's huge mature trees, greenery, beautiful clear waterfront and spectacular sunsets each evening have quickly found a special place in our hearts. The property is such an oasis of seclusion, nature and privacy with it's very large acreage and water frontage.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property's location enables you to rent a boat and travel up and down the Rideau Canal system. If adventurous enough, you can travel to Kingston from one side of our lake and Ottawa from the other side of our lake. Or you can just boat, fish, canoe, kayak, swim, waterski, etc. around our own lake--the Upper Rideau Lake. It is great for swimming and fishing and our cottage is located at the deepest part of the lake with 6 foot depth from the end of the dock with hard packed sand bottom. We boat to the town of Westport for tourist shopping, meals at excellent restaurants like the Cove, and to get groceries and ice cream for the kids. The historic town of Newboro can also be reached by boat with the well known tourist shop called Kilborns and the restaurant and hotel at Stirling Lodge. We also like to take a drive to the city of Ottawa, our nation's capital.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place with plenty of amenities.
Old Farm House Charm With Modern conveniences
This property is everything the listing mentions and more. The house itself is spectacular. Very spacious, clean, and well appointed. There is plenty of space both inside and out, with lots of activities for children that do not require an electrical device. The hot tub, fantastic water front, great swimming, ample fishing and breathtaking sunsets will leave you relaxed and satisfied.
The Hideout ! Family name from long ago
Wonderful vacation for all 10 of us. Our 5 grandkids had so much to do without leaving the property. The views of lake are fabulous with no obstruction. The best on the lake. Gorgeous sunsets visible from inside and out
We love this place! Have gone for two years now. It is large, clean and has so much character. There is something for everyone. We went with a number of kids between 3-10 and everybody had an amazing time. There is a water trampoline, zip line, tennis court with basketball and hockey nets. Kids loved fishing off the dock. I cannot praise this place enough. The owner is lovely as well.
Our extended family of 11 recently spent a week at the farmhouse and had a wonderful time. The property is beautiful and so quiet. I feel in love with the place when I first found it on the site, but it was above and beyond what I expected. The house itself is spacious with plenty of room for everyone to spread out, and there is so much to do without leaving the place.
The owner was wonderful to work with answering all my emails promptly. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for the perfect, serene vacation. We hope to go back again!
Thanks so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review of our farmhouse! We fell in love with it the first time we saw it too! I'm so glad that you had a great vacation and that you enjoyed the place as much as we do!
It was a pleasure renting to you and we hope to have you back again some time in the future.
Great Family Vacation!
Your cottage is just amazing and we had a wonderful time enjoying all it had to offer. Our weather was a bit 'iffy' but it didn't matter at all. The kids went tubing every day in spite of the rain. I had a great time fishing and we had a very tasty fish fry of bass that everyone enjoyed. The tennis courts were used by all and for our son-in-law and his 7-year-old son it was a daily workout. The pool table saw inter-family tournaments and the hot tub was the perfect place to end a cool swim. We had s'mors over a fire in the evenings by the lake and watched beautiful sunsets. We would be thrilled to come back next year!
Dear Harper and Roslyn,
Thanks so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review! It sounds like you took full advantage of everything the place has to offer - your week sounds like one of our weeks up there - packed full of fun activities!
It was a pleasure renting to you and we hope to have you back again sometime in the future!
This very private stone farmhouse is situated on 7 acres and has 460 feet of private and spectacular water frontage on the beautiful Upper Rideau Lake near Westport, Ontario. The Rideau Canal is a visitor's paradise with its many historic lockstations and 202 kilometres of scenic waterway. The Rideau Canal is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the many sights, tourist shops and restaurants in the area by boat as you travel through the canal system.