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Charming lakefront log home in St Adolphe d'Howard. Cozy and unique

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Historic 1940's log cabin. Four Season, cozy chalet in traditional log cabin style on the shores of the non-motorized and unique Lac Pierre Aubin. The home sits in a sunny glen surrounded by an acre of woods with a stream flowing through the property. A private path leads down the hiil and across our bridge to the sandy beach with swimming dock, picnic tables, volleyball net, swings and seesaws for kids. We have a private dock, and pedal boat and row boat provided for lake access. Campfire site by the lake. Lake stocked with trout. Lots of wildlife. Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, tennis and road cycling.

In the winters, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skating. Alpine skiing at 15 resorts; as close as 5 minutes (Mt. Avalanche), 15 minutes to Morin-Heights (our favorite) 20 minutes to Saint Sauveur hills and 50 minutes to Mt. Tremblant. Nearby: Spas, restaurants, shopping nearby.

House 1200 sq. ft and features a rustic living room with large stone fireplace, sunny dining room with large table for 8.

Sleeps 8 in peaceful cozy comfort: The large stone fireplace is perfect for cozy evenings and early mornings. There are beamed ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the home. The kitchen looks out over the lake and is especially beautiful in the late afternoon when you can enjoy the sunset. A large dining room overlooking the lake is perfect for family meals. Down duvets, down pillows and quality mattresses in all the bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom features a full-size bunk-bed and sleeps 4. Open the window and listen to the stream outside. Downstairs newly remodeled 3/4 bath has washer/dryer. Upstairs, the bedroom overlooking the lake has 2 twin beds nestled under dormer windows. Let the bullfrogs sing you to sleep. Our master bedroom has a mahogany four-poster bed and walnut dresser. Through open windows enjoy the silence of the woods and the call of the loons. Full size bath upstairs. The whole house is snug and warm in the winter.

Get away, relax and unplug: This is an ideal spot to get away from everything. We've chosen to 'unplug' ourselves and the kids: there's no TV or internet service in this getaway spot. You WILL find games, books and lots reasons to get outside or stay in and curl up in a cozy spot with a book or for a chat. We bring along our laptops and watch DVD's there.

When we need to 'check-in', St Adolphe d'Howard is a short 10 minute drive through the woods. The village has several café's, restaurants/boulangeries, video rental, library (with internet to check in), clinic and pharmacy. Spa d'Howard is 12 minutes from our place, tucked next to a river and offers full spa amenities and outdoors salt-water spa. Other Nordic spas (Ofuro, Le Refuge, Le Baltique) are within 20 minute drive. St. Sauveur and St Agathe are 20 minutes from our house with everything they both offer.

It takes a day or two to slow down to 'cabin speed' but even our teenagers like the change of pace!

Enjoy the beautiful Laurentians: Our lake is unique; it has a community and swim beach on the east end, and no roads or development on the west end. With a short 10 minute paddle you are enjoying quiet Canadian woods mingling with beavers, otters and loons. The lake is stocked with trout for good fishing. The large sandy beach with it's floating dock to dive from is unusual for a northwoods lake and carefully maintained. It is for Domaine members only, and as our guests it is yours to enjoy.

Once you leave our quiet corner, you will find that St Adolphe is in the heart of the Laurentian mountains, well-known for its vacation activities. Biking along the Petite Train du Norde, Go-Carts, Water-parks, Horseback riding, ATV (VTT) rentals, pontoon, motorboat and sailboat rentals. Hiking, golfing, tennis, rollerblading and skateboard park, jet-skiing, and camping are some of the activities nearby. During winter months in town there is are community skating rinks with skate rentals, hockey and hot beverages. Snow shoe rentals and miles of trails are also available. Snowmobile rentals in town.

Year-round spas, antique stores, restaurants (serving both local specialties and international fare), boutiques and specialty shops are everywhere.

More Details

Owner
Ginni Barr-Ruscio
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, I can receive emails in French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Amenities

Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are supplied with 2-4 pillows and down comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is a bluetooth player for your songs from your phone or iPod. If you want to watch media, we recommend bringing a laptop DVD player and DVD's. There's DVD rental in town at the Marché. Pets allowed only with authorization from owner. The focus of our cottage is our big old fashioned fireplace, the lake, peace and quiet.

Reviews

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Charming lakefront log home in St Adolphe d'Howard. Cozy and unique
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
Montreal, Quebec
5

Charming, as described

  • 5 of 5

We parents and two adult children enjoyed the quiet charm of this clean and well-equiped log home situated on a quiet lake. It it comfortable and adaptable for visits any season of the year. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you back.
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4

Very nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

A charming, cosy house on a lovely lake, moments away from a little beach. The house is warm and comfortable. We explored the lake in the pedalo and kayaks and the girls enjoyed the beach. St Adolphe is quite small, but St Saveur is larger and well worth a visit. A good place to stay to unwind and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great

  • 4 of 5

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to disconnect and relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Springs, MD, USA
5

Peaceful, rustic chalet full of history within steps to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ginni! We greatly enjoyed our little family reunion at your peaceful, rustic chalet full of history. Within steps to the beach, our children could run back and forth between the beach and the house. Great game selection and cozy bedrooms. Louise was a very helpful and skillful handywoman and fixed right away the hinge that fell off a paddle during a boathing trip. Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a great time at our chalet Lilian. Thank you for this wonderful review! We'd love to have you come back soon!
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was spotless when we arrived, everything is well-maintained, the lakefront is beautiful and the property is a 30-second walk to a great beach for kids. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family as guests! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay... Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Ottawa, Canada
5

Cozy quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage with everything you need to have a great getaway with family. Beautiful beach literally steps away with a park for the kids, lots of sun chairs and picnik area. Fishing was also fun with yummy perch for dinner one night! The cottage itself has comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen. No tv or internet really allowed us to disconnect and even with a rainy day we had lots to do. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Pierre Trudeau Intern'l Airport, Montreal
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Hwy 329
Nearest Restaurant
7.6 Kilometres
Boulangerie
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Ski Morin-Heights
Car: necessary

On the shores of a quiet wildlife-rich lake in the heart of the Laurentian mountains. The area is reknown for it's beauty and vacation opportunities: art and music festivals, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, water-parks and boating in the summer; skiing, skating, sleigh-rides and snowmobiling in the winter. Close to 15 ski resorts ranging from smaller local resorts, to great family-friendly mid-resorts to world class skiing on Mt. Tremblanc. Many spas in the area for deep relaxation.

Our charming log cabin is a 10 minute drive through woods from the little town of St Adolphe d'Howard with restaurants, internet café and concerts in the park. Located on Lac St. Joseph, there are motorboat, pontoon and canoe rentals for use there and other lakes through the connecting river. The charming towns of Saint-Sauveur and Sainte Agathe are nearby with restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: spa, snowmobiling, ice-skating

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $234.12

Please contact owner for rates. CAD There is $10 surcharge/night/5th and 6th guest. An extra $15 surcharge/night for 7th and 8th guest.
We accept payment by Paypal or eTransfer online.
House and property must be left in the same condition as it was when you first arrived (no breakage, clean). Security deposit of $300 due 2 weeks before your stay and will be refunded within 2 days after your departure following an inspection by the owner. Must be 25 years old to rent property. We allow pets only on a per case basis: please notify owner when making reservation. The rental deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival and 50% refunded if cancelled before 30 days of arrival. After 1 week prior to your arrival, the rental money is non-refundable. Owner is willing to work with guests on per case basis to reschedule guest's rental to use their non-refundable funds.

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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