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Frank Murphy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english


22 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this South Glengarry holiday cottage

Cottage 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 1-24)

PLEASE NOTE: RATES ARE IN US DOLLARS. THIS IS A US SITE. CLICK RATES BUTTON AND CHANGE CURRENCY TOP RIGHT.THIS COTTAGE HAS THE LARGEST PRIVATE INDOOR POOL COMPLEX FOR RENT IN CANADA.ACTIVITIES!ACTIVITIES!! ACTIVITIES!!! THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO FOR ALL AGES IN THIS COTTAGE. IT IS LIKE YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT... FANTASTIC NO MATTER WHAT MOTHER NATURE THROWS YOUR WAY. IT'S THE PERFECT COTTAGE TO ENSURE THAT THE WEATHER IS NOT AN ISSUE. ENJOYMENT,RELAXATION AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES AT THIS UNIQUE VACATION DESTINATION. PARENTS WILL NEVER HAVE TO HEAR THEIR CHILDREN SAY THEY ARE BORED. 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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Frank Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Frank Murphy

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

Why Frank Murphy chose Ontario

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Nov 2012
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based on 22 traveller reviews

average rating of 4.909091 based on 59 reviews

Excellent Property within 4 hours of Toronto

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Property. Very clean with a fantastic indoor swimming pool. Located in a quiet and peaceful area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer '16

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with plenty of space and activities.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A convinient stay with activities at your fingertips!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time and it was just as amazing as the first!

  • 4 of 5

This place is truly amazing. It was the second time our friends have stayed here and it has always been a hit. Except for a few grocery runs we never had to leave the house. The kitchen is completely stocked, the pool was loved by everyone and we managed to go tobogganing and play a brief ice hockey game before the freezing weather got the best of us. Would highly recommend it if you are looking for a place to accommodate your large group.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Service

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. Came fully stocked with all the knickknacks which saves a ton of packing space. Frank was great, he responded within an hour of all our emails and had everything setup for our group of 18. Loads of space and the hockey rink and pool were great for activities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Massena New York
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Jacks Pub Historic Williamstown Village
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Summerheights Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
401 + Glen Rd
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Blue Anchor
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mt Titus Upstate New York USA
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Charlottenburg Park
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in South Glengarry, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labour Day Weekend
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 24 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Weekend
7 Oct 2016 - 10 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 24 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 24 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
Family Day Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Victoria Day Weekend
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Civic Holiday Weekend
4 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labour Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year
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$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,013
Departure Cleaning Fee A$253

*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in South Glengarry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Main level bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Basement bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Located in pool building with full laundry facilities.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen luxury futon in sunroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Double/single bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen luxury futon in alcove with privacy curtains
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Double/single bunk beds
  • Queen size Beds (8) 4 beds + 4 futons, Double Beds (1) Futon, 2 x Baby Cribs (Graco fold out play pen/crib).Linen available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) Two double on bottom/single on top. There are only 8 private sleeping areas. Beyond that there are futons in multi use areas.
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The facilities and on site activities are unmatched by any other cottage in Canada.It's more like your own private resort.Largest private indoor pool of any private rental cottage in Canada.10 person hot tub,Beach volleyball,jog indoors,tennis,basketball,pool table,darts,foosball etc etc. So much to do for all ages.

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