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Bedrooms 8
Space 557 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage 8 Bedrooms + Bunk beds and Futons, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 1-40)


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

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Frank Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

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 table tennis,tobogganing 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in South Glengarry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 557 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 40
  • 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 6 - 1 bunk bed , Double/single bunk beds
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Double/single bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 bunk bed , Queen on bottom and double on top bunk bed in sunroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Double top double bottom bum bed in garage conversion.
    Basement - 1 sofa bed/futon , 3 bunk bed , Bunk beds queen on bottom double on top sleep 4 per bunk.
    Multi use area - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • 4 Queen size Beds, 1 queen futon, 1 double futon, 2 double/single bunk beds, 4 queen/double bunk beds,1 double/double bunk bed, 2 x Baby Cribs (Graco fold out play pen/crib).Linen,duvets,pillows etc supplied. Beds made for guests arrival.
  • 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
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.875 based on 61 reviews

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amenities that rival or exceed hotels.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. The large kitchen sink is a great idea which I will incorporate when I replace the kitchen countertop.I have been focusing on increasing the amount of activities and infrastructure at the cottage but will now turn my attention to the inside of the cottage. In the last year I have built an extra sleep out,installed a gas fireplace to replace the wood burner in the basement,added a stone handicap pathway, made the kitchen dining area open plan and added an extra oven plus had that wonderful all aluminum 20ft x 5ft dining table fabricated. I think most would agree that focusing on increased activities and infrastructure is preferable to a few cosmetic upgrades inside the cottage. Even with the large sink I would not use it for cleaning the dishes as there is a full size dishwasher beside the sink and detergent is supplied. It takes about an hour to go through it's cycle and would allow you to enjoy your time at the cottage without the need to spend time on chores. I am sorry you found the towels a bit rough. They were dried on the clothes line and in future I will use fabric softener. Most of the towels are less than a year old and damaged ones are replaced. Your group had about 80 towels and half of those would be less than one year old. I purchase about 40 to 50 towels each year and they are of a high enough quality to unfortunately disappear. Lot's of cottage don't supply towels for that reason but I consider my cottage as a luxury getaway and put the losses down to the cost of doing business. Once again thank you for taking the time to write the review as your feedback helps me improve the quality and enjoyment of the cottage for future guests. I look forward to accommodating your wonderful group in the not too distant future.
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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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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$24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee A$244.75
Refundable Damage Deposit A$979

*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. * July/August has a three night minimum booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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