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About Brandee Diner
Hello to all, I am a half urban-half country girl living 6 months per year in the lovely, lively city of Montreal and the other 6 months in the calm, serene, cottage environment of the Laurentian mountains where I work as a wildlife biologist. When not working, i spend as much time as I can traveling, and have recently moved from doing it hotel style to doing it house rental style. I am just as happy to rent out my home to travelers as I am to borrow someone else's homey space while I am away. My ideal guests are respectful, responsible, easy-going people who want to enjoy the chill surroundings and country air of the beautiful lower Laurentians, while feeling like they are 'at home'.
Brandee Diner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2013
Why Brandee Diner chose Les Laurentides Regional County Municipality
It was love at first sight. Period.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The year round flowing river right outside the front door is the most peaceful sound you can imagine. The three balconies, strategically placed to make you feel like you are sitting in a tree house. The living room that has more windows than walls.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A peaceful getaway
Our family loved the tranquil air, the aromatic cedar, the treetop balcony, the gurgling stream, the sweet artesian spring water. There were some free-range chickens wandering through the forest. For activities, we took advantage of the canoe, the local produce at the outdoor market, the chocolate shop just up the road, the bakery in town, and local hiking trails.
Great Thanksgiving Getaway
Our family of 5 spent a very enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend at La Maison Bleue. The living room is fantastic for relaxing - with the large windows you really feel as if you are part of the surrounding forest. There is also a well maintained fireplace which added to the comfort. The spacious and well equipped kitchen was perfect for all our cooking needs. The large projection screen was an added bonus for movie night. Brandee made sure we had everything we needed - including the use of her canoe on the nearby lake! Overall, it was a very satisfying and restful getaway.
Fine Time Had By ALL!! 4 couples from Connecticut!!!
I give the 5 day stay a SOLID 5 STARS!!! House was perfect for us and the only negative thing about the weekend was the Patriots LOST!!! But Brandee had no control of that! Love the TV room and the fireplace. We spent most of our time in that room when we were home. Brandee was even there to welcome us after our 400 mile ride. A tip - if you are watching the satellite TV and the receiver loses signal - make sure the dish is not covered by snow. We got about 8 to 10 inches of snow the day of the Super Bowl and good thing one of the guys was smart enough to brush the snow off.
Thanks Brandee - It was a blast.
4 families from Connecticut
Country home in Quebec
We were traveling through to Montreal and Toronto from NYC so we decided to rent a place out in the country and we're glad to find this cabin in Brownsburg. It is just peaceful as the place is surrounded by trees (lots of caterpillars at this time of the year). The house is well equipped with everything you need to make it a home away from home. The kitchen is well stocked. The kids love to play cards and games in the family room as they can make noises without bothering the adults when the double doors are closed. We spend a day in Montreal, then came to this home to relax. We enjoyed the company of 2 cats (Trucker is friendly, and Relish is rarely seen). We were a bit nervous since some of the children have allergies to cats, but they didn't have any problem at all. The place is about an hour and 15 minutes from downtown Montreal - an easy drive. We would definitely book this place again if we travel to Montreal again.
Absolutely perfect! Just the right touch of charm and luxury!
We had a great family vacation, we were a big group of 5 adults + 4 kids with plenty of room and comfortable beds for all. Even though we had rain for 3 days we still managed to have a blast! Movie nights, where the kids compared it to going to the movies in a comfy living room and a few dance parties that we all enjoyed. The lake that is near by is really clear and clean and we enjoyed it both rain and shine! The views are beautiful, you are surrounded by trees and the peaceful sound of the stream that runs in the back.
Plus tons of games and pretty much anything you can think of you would want for a cottage stay, we kept discovering things like badminton rackets!
Brandee has taken the time to put all the right touches and was very helpful and genuine!
Would recommend la maisonBleu to anyone.
Our weekend was amazing. Its a really nice house with an an incredeble view. Nature is always a good solution to disconnect a little. Thank you Brandee