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Double Cottage Estate in the Rideau Lakes Region of Ontario

Elgin, ON, Canada
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Pair of cottages, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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Stay at one of the original summer estates on Indian Lake. This beautiful log cottage with lovely secondary white cottage, stand amidst towering pines, overlooking one of the prettiest views on the Rideau Canal system.

The lake frontage of 275 feet offers excellent swimming, sunbathing, diving right off the large dock, a sunny Western exposure and a stunning sunset view. This pair of cottages together makes this the perfect spot for large families, up to 12, or for two families holidaying together.

We rent the pair of cottages together, by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. The dock, boathouse, telephone, washer and dryer are common to the two cottages.

Indian Lake forms part of the Rideau Canal route (Kingston to Ottawa) and joins Chaffey's Lock with Clear Lake. The Rideau Canal is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and was rated #2 as an exceptional historic site destination by National Geographic.

Nestled in a quiet oasis, Sunset Lodge provides a welcome escape from a hectic lifestyle. Lakefront on one side; Woods and trails on the other. Majestic trees on this two acre property offer privacy, without diminishing the breathtaking sunset views right from your screened veranda. The uninhabited Rock Island is a quick swim or canoe ride away, making it the perfect spot for a family adventure and picnic.

The cottages are comfortable and efficient without sacrificing their charm. Every room has electric heaters for cool times and the bedrooms have quiet, overhead fans for air circulation. Wood floors, Persian carpets, leather furniture and antiques provide a unique flavour to the décor. Comfortable beds with fine cotton linens and quality towels help keep families well rested and happy.

The main log cottage has a 30 foot screened veranda across the south side and a 25 foot screened veranda along the west side overlooking the lake, a large log interior living / dining room with stone fireplace, expandable dining table, a full bathroom, three bedrooms, two with queen size bed, and one with a pair of double beds, all on the main floor. There is a fourth bedroom upstairs with a queen size bed and attached half bath. The newly renovated main kitchen has a new dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and microwave. Included are a large toaster, a blender, and a coffee maker.

The smaller white cottage has a 24 foot screened veranda looking west out over the lake plus a spacious living room with stone fireplace, bathroom with shower, and two bedrooms, one with queen size bed and the other with a double bed. The kitchen is well equipped with the conveniences of a modern home, complete with oven, stove, refrigerator - and all the appliances and utensils needed to bake a cake, whip up a batch of margaritas, host a barbecue, or simply kick up your feet with the perfect cup of French pressed coffee.

Both cottages have easy access to the boat house, dock and lake. A stone outdoor wood fireplace with grill is close to both cottages with a picnic table for outdoor eating. A propane BBQ is also provided. The clothes washer and dryer are placed conveniently for access from both cottages. This handsome pair of cottages allows for comfortable accommodation for 12 in the six bedrooms. Our septic system is rated for a maximum occupation of 12, which limits the size of families.

The TV is a LCD wide screen hooked up to satellite and the DVD/CD player is an XBox 360 with a collection of games and movies. There is a wireless high speed internet connection for those who wish to bring a laptop and stay connected. The water in all taps is purified with an Ultra Violet (UV) system and the water has been tested pure for drinking by the county test facility. Two hot water tanks provide plenty of hot water. For swimming, there are large swimming towels in the cupboard. Please bring your own personal swimming gear such as flippers, masks and beach shoes.

The boathouse takes a 19 foot boat with up to a 8.5 foot beam. A pair of mooring whips on the dock provides mooring for a second boat. Canoe and paddles with life jackets (4 adult) are provided.

You will have access to five connecting lakes on the same level and the rest of the Rideau Lakes are accessible through the Locks. The area is known for its beauty, deep, clean water and excellent fishing, offering largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike and splake fishing in season. Loons, blue herons, osprey, wild turkey, rare songbirds and deer can be observed in their natural habitat.

Indian Lake is on the Rideau Canal system, near Chaffey's Lock. Groceries, bank (with ATM), drugstore, and post office are ten minutes away in the town of Elgin. There is a liquor and beer store in Chaffey's Lock at Brown's Marina store. There is a new pub and excellent restaurant at the historic Opinicon Resort, also in Chaffey's near the lock. Pubs and shopping can be found in Newboro and Westport, about 20 minutes away. The nearest city is a 45 minute drive to Kingston, and Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is a 90 minute drive.

Your family will enjoy excellent swimming and water sports, colorful sunsets, and clear starlight nights. A holiday to remember.

Property Manager

Alen Clarke

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Jan 11, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom on main floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, On main floor log cottage
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, On main floor log cottage
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Upstairs, log cottage, has half bath ensuite
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, On main floor of white cottage
      • Bedroom 6
        1 double, On main floor of white cottage
      • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (3)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, And sink, upstairs with bedroom 4.
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, On main floor of log cottage
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, On main floor of white cottage

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Both cottages face west, providing stunning views and sunsets.
          • Lakefront
            Granite shoreline, cedars, and pines on the shore, with deep clear water.


              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        All bedding, bathroom towels and swim towels are provided.
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fireplace
                        Outdoor stone fireplace with grill for wood or charcoal cooking. Grill can be removed to enjoy an open fire.
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Two hundred minutes per week FREE long distance within Canada and the USA.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric baseboard heating in each room.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        On departure leave sheets and towels in the laundry hampers for the cleaners.
                      • Living Room
                        One in each cottage
                      • Parking
                        Room for 4 cars plus a small boat on its trailer.
                      • Telephone
                        Extension in white cottage.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels, hand towels and 8 beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        laundry room is downstairs in the log cottage. laundry hamper in each bedroom.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Stone fireplace in log cottage and in white cottage. There is plenty of fire wood.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            In both cottages
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Electric kettles, mixer, blender, even an electric cork screw.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Serving utensils, dishes cups and glasses.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Log cottage only.
                          • Kitchen
                            In both cottages
                          • Microwave
                            Log cottage only.
                          • Refrigerator
                            In both cottages
                          • Stove
                            In each cottage
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice toaster in log cottage. 2 slice toaster in white cottage.


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                    Including children's books.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    X Box 360
                                  • Games
                                    puzzles, cards, etc in the wicker baskets.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Shaw Direct satellite signal
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Game Console
                                  • Video Games
                                    X Box Games on the book shelf
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVDs on the bookshelf.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        picnic table near the outdoor stone fireplace.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Canoe, paddles and 4 life jackets, stored beside the boathouse.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        propane BBQ outside the kitchen door.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Cancellation policy: Your deposit will be reimbursed if the cancellation is made in time to re-rent the week in question. No re-imbursement if the week cannot be re-rented.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                3 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews



                                                                My wife and I stayed two weeks, and had revolving visits of adult family members throughout. The two cottages were ideal for the combination of privacy and togetherness. The porch and the dock were great centres for socializing and soaking up the views, and the big dining room table was ideal for long dinners. The lakeshore and the lock system invite canoeing. We were blessed with good weather, but even had it rained, that porch and the fireplace would have been pleasant venues. Grocery shopping is close by, and the landlord's family is just up the road for any questions. I would highly recommend it for anyone contemplating a gathering of the clan.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and pleased that the canoe was put to good use. This spring, we're planning to enhance the porch on the log cabin to provide even more space to relax and take in those sunsets and waterfront views.

                                                                Awsome Week on the Lake.

                                                                Randy & Amy,and the GangBoyertown Pa.

                                                                What a great Vacation spot,we spent a week there this year and was fantastic.The cabins were well equipped wit everything needed.We have spent many weeks in Canada in the past 20 years,and this may have been the best.The name Sunset Lodge is very fitting and we spent every evening down on the dock at sunset.I have booked for next year already ,and will now make this our yearly retreat.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It is great to get a super review from a family that took such wonderful care of our things. Their return next summer will be most welcome.

                                                                Great Week!

                                                                Phil & SusanOttawa, ON.

                                                                We spent a great week in mid-August, 12 of us in total, kids, teenagers, middle aged and seniors! The cottages were comfortable for all with lots of living space inside and out. Convenient to have washer/dryer and dishwasher! Large dock where we spent most afternoons swimming, relaxing and watching the boats go by. Beautiful sunsets! We have rented many cottages in various areas of Ontario over the last 10 years and this is one the best.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                This positive review of our double cottage estate is very much appreciated, especially coming from a family that was so careful and left the cottages in excellent order and very clean. In our description of the property we tried to ensure that there would be no surprises and that we did not exaggerate in any way. This review confirms that our description is reliable.


                                                                Elgin, ON, Canada

                                                                Chaffey's Lock was completed in 1832 as part of the military route from Kingston to Montreal via Ottawa. It is an historic waterway. Jones Falls, half an hour drive, has four locks and a stone dam that was an engineering feat in its day. Well worth a visit. The recently renovated Opinicon Resort in Chaffey's Lock now has a pub as well as a superb restaurant


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