|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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This Cottage has the largest private indoor pool for rent in Canada.Activities Activities Activities!!! There is so much to do for all ages at this cottage. It's like your own private resort... Fantastic no matter what mother nature throws your way. It's the perfect cottage to ensure the weather is not an issue. Enjoyment,relaxation and entertainment for all ages.. Parents will never hear there kids say they are bored.The kids have so much to do that the adults can relax and have a holiday without constantly trying to keep everyone entertained. The main feature of this cottage is the 2000 sq ft attached pool building with a 40 ft Indoor pool and a 10 person hot tub.The warmth (30 C water temp)of this year round facility will keep you bug free in the warmer months and leave you forgetting about the Caribbean in the colder months.Go jogging indoors as 25 laps of the pool is one kilometer.There are three acres of landscaped grounds with three BBQ s(one with rotisserie),full size sand filled regulation beach volleyball court,35' x 60' ice rink,fire pit,children's play structure,sandbox, tennis and basketball court on the 5000sq ft asphalt sealed driveway and a toboggan hill (toboggans supplied). Seasonal vegetable are available in large organic garden. Inside there is WiFi access for your laptops and devices,8 x 4 pool table,darts,board games, satellite TV(2 x 60',1 x 51', 1 x 42' and a selection of movies) plus three XBox's(1 kinect 6 controllers and a selection of games). This is an ideal vacation for large family gatherings, groups,several families or as a corporate retreat.
Private Retreat within easy commute of Ottawa and Montreal and a great base to explore Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Upstate New York. Lake Placid in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains is within two hours as is Mont Tremblant in Quebec. The St Lawrence river is 10 minutes away with all its water related recreational activities and there is a free area to launch your boat in Cornwall which is 12 minutes away.
There is a nice sheltered beach 15 minutes away on the St Lawrence where you can enjoy water related recreational activities.Free boat ramp in Cornwall 12 minutes away to launch your water related recreational toys.
Keywords: Indoor pool
I am a New Zealander who has lived in Canada since 1997. Lucky to have travelled to over 125 countries so ask me and maybe I have been to your country and home town.
Frank Murphy purchased this cottage in 2000
It is a nice rural area with all the advantages of two of the larger cities in Canada. Ottawa, Canadas Capital and Montreal with its French influence. New York State in the USA is only 15 minutes away and is the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains(Americas Largest National Park)with Lake Placid a beautiful two hour drive from the cottage..The area is in the centre of a lot of Canadian culture and the St Lawrence River with all its water related activities is 5 minutes. away.
One of the best features of this cottage is the space indoors. Never have the weather spoil your holiday again. Each season has its charm from swimming without the bugs to floating in the pool while a winter storm rages outside. Go jogging indoors as 25 laps around the pool is 1 kilometer and you won't slip as the whole area is covered with an all weather carpet. This cottage has the warmth of summer every day of the year. Outside on the properties grounds there are seasonal year round activities from ice skating to beach volleyball.A unique place to relax and be entertained.
Murphy's Retreat was a perfect location for our weekend getaway and birthday celebration. We could hardly get the kids(and adults!)out of the pool.Thankyou for the wonderful time.
Team Meatball and families.
Another great stay at this fantastic place! We visited with adults and 13 kids and it couldn't have been better. The new bunk beds downstairs are great the kids loved them. Pool was fantastic as always and house clean as can be. Thanks again Frank!
If you were looking to stay at a high end spa resort, well you are not going to appreciate the dated interior. But if you are getting flashbacks to the cottages that your family vacationed at long ago, you are going to get nostalgic. Nonetheless, you will find yourself busy enjoying the vast amenities of the property than putting too much of a worry about the lack of chicness in furniture, washrooms or kitchen cabinets.
However to be have a balanced review, I would like to point out some things that could need some attention. The towels are plentiful, but most had a feel of a scrub sponge, I guess they have had much use over their lives and have felt the baking of the sun once too often now. And for a possible future renovation, a larger kitchen sink would be plenty helpful. When you have 4 or 5 families' worth of dishes to sort thru, a large farm sink would do the trick. And that's about it.
Clear consensus, we had 5 families join in with various numbers of young children and everyone from the parents to children loved the property! The indoor pool and hot tub was stupendous, the outdoor pirate ship and sand area was marvelously entertaining and that custom dining table - no words can describe having the ability to sit down all together as a family for each meal. Less not forget the huge open yard to play baseball or soccer, a driveway to which the kids rode their bikes endlessly around, a fire pit for those must have smores, and we didn't even get around to touching the pool table or turning on the video gaming systems. The two stoves, 3 fridges, ice maker, washer and dryer, two BBQs, bug zappers, industrial size garbage bin and strong WiFi were a godsend for our sizeable group. We definitely did not feel unsettled about any lack of amenities, supplies or beds, plenty of space for the kids to rest or for parents to find a momentary quiet spot.
The owner Frank was a wonderful host, giving us the run down when we got there, coming back to fix us out of a jam and answering all of countless questions. He was great to correspond with beforehand and was quick to respond.
Yes modern updates would make this property even more glamorous, but it did not detract from the amazing time we spent there. At the end of the stay our 7 year old said it was the best days of his life. And since we do all this for the kids so they can experience and bond together as they grow, if that's the reaction I'm getting, well I think we made a great choice for a cottage.
Excellent Property. Very clean with a fantastic indoor swimming pool. Located in a quiet and peaceful area.
My friends and I stayed at Frank's home for 3 days and 2 nights. We had a large group of 28 people, and we did not have any problem with the sleeping areas. It was not hard to find the home, and it was close enough to the highway. We truly enjoyed the home especially the large indoor pool, the volleyball area, and the large dining area. The home felt very welcoming and cozy. One of our friends have said that she felt at home as soon as she saw the sandy volleyball court. None of us were bored as there were so many activities that we could do in one place.
Also, Frank is very courteous and responds fast on e-mails. I really appreciate his effort for making our stay at his home very enjoyable and fun. We are looking forward to our next years stay at Frank's home again.
Frank is a great guy who is genuine and laid-back. He allowed us to check in early and stay later than planned and helped us out with any thing to do with the house. It was a pleasure to have met him and stayed at his retreat. Definitely a great place for any occasion.
Frank, it was a pleasure dealing with you!
Your quick email replies and your very accommodating nature were quite nice.
The cottage had plenty of "built-in" activities and our 14 kids aged 2 to 13 were in awe. The skating rink, the outdoor ship and the tubing were so fun. The indoor pool was the cherry on the Sunday.
Our kids never complained!
Instructions for everything were clearly put. It is definitively a go to place in the near future.
Extra activities on property include :-Full size sand filled beach volleyball court.35' x 60' ice rink. X Box Kinect(games provided),Tennis + Basketball(All raquets and balls provided) on 5000 sq ft sealed driveway,Darts,Foosball,Toboggan Hill(toboggans provided),Bikes(Adults and childrens),plasma car,board games,sand box and a large selection of childrens toys.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 24 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest|
|Departure Cleaning Fee||A$244|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$976|
*Rates include applicable taxes.*A $2000 deposit is required to secure the booking. * There is also a $1000 refundable security deposit.*There is also a $250 departure cleaning fee. Rates for 1 to 24 guests.Extra fee for 24+ guests.PLEASE NOTE: CHECK IN ON FRIDAY OR SUNDAY ONLY FOR FULL WEEK BOOKINGS.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.