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Serene & Private Nature Escape, Private Lake, Fishing and Campfires..Ahhh

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 comfortably) CHECK OUT IS 11am

Beautiful 3 bedroom (sleeps 6 comfortably - 2 double and 2 single with( extra futon available) 3 piece bathroom(no tub), log stack wall cottage, nestled on a quiet motor-less lake in between Dacre and Griffith an hour and fifteen minutes drive west from Ottawa. If you want to get away from it all this is the place for you and your family. This unique cottage is a nature lovers dream. Equipped with new solar panels, open concept living, perfect for viewing the changing of the season. Just steps away the pristine lake is well stocked with trout and bass perfect for fishing, swimming. Included in your rental is a brand new cedar dock with seating area, a picnic barbecue area, an aluminum boat, canoe, kayak, life jackets and paddles. Just minutes away at Griffith is a very developed hiking trail called "The Griffith Uplands Trail", google for details.

Winter renters; We provide heating firewood, nearby we boast the highest vertical ski hill in the east. Hundreds of km of OFSC Ski-doo trails just a km away, numerous Ice fishing opportunities, and a sliding area with sleighs.
Keywords: Lakefront four season country home, swimming, fishing, pristine quietness.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Open concept...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Open concept...moreless

  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) and an extra futon for possible additional occupant. There are floor fans in every bedroom. CHECK OUT IS 11AM. CHECK IN IS 3PM....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    THERE IS NO TUB. We provide toilet paper & liquid handsoap...moreless

  • There is no bathtub ( issue maybe for small children)

Other Amenities

  • THERE IS NO GARBAGE PICK UP, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE IT WITH YOU OR TAKE IT TO THE LOCAL DUMP AT GRIFFITH. WE PROVIDE THE DIRECTIONS AND HOURS IN THE COTTAGE INFO BINDER. The cottage provides plenty of pillows, all newly bought, they come with a cover on them. Also provided are comforters, duvets and blankets. You are required to bring your own pillow cases and sheets. ...moreless


  • Games:

    horseshoe pits, lawn darts, deck of cards, UNO, Skip Bo, Yahtzee, crossword book, pencil crayons, crayons, coloring books...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small radio/cd player onsite....moreless

  • Television:

    Numerous DVD movies provided. All movies must be accounted for after leaving the property....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront:

    The waterfront and shoreline is very weeded, we do not have an area for gradually walking in. There is a floating dock in the deeper water for swimming. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Table in kitchen sits 6 comfortable. Porch also has a table with 4 chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Parking:

    Plenty of room to park up to 6 vehicles, driveway is in excellent condition. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    There is no telephone at the cottage. There is spotty reception for your cell phone, there is a Bell tower at Griffith and some people are getting a signal in certain spots in the yard. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Dry firewood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Purchased 2016 , 12 cup Black and Decker.... COFFEE FILTERS PROVIDED, just pack your favorite morning brew. There is also a bodum. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    New cuisinart pots and pans, and new "Rock" frying pans Feb. 2016...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are plenty of plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, cutlery, pots and pans, salad bowl, cookie sheets. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of cutlery, pots and pans. Dish soap is supplied for you, and liquid hand soap at all sinks. A minimal amount of paper towel is supplied. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    new January 2016...moreless

  • Oven


  • Boat:

    Lake is beautiful for canoeing and fishing. Only 10 minute drive to beautiful Centennial Lake with plenty of boating & fishing. Centennial Lake has large and small mouth bass, pickerel, pike, & muskie...moreless

  • Golf:

    35 km away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a Pelican Solo kayak, canoe, and an aluminum boat, Plenty of paddle for all water toys. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Ski & Snowboard:

    30 km away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets provided, there are 2 small, 2 medium, and large and XL. ...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $373.90
  • Tax Rate 13%


There is a $50 fee (for sorted garbage), and $75 fee if left behind and has not been sorted properly), that will be subtracted from your security deposit if any garbage is left behind. Renters are expected to use our local dump during it's hours of operation, or take it back with them. We have strict rules for sorting at our local waste management site. The rules for your separating are in the cottage information binder. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THE INFORMATION BINDER, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. We will provide you with directions and the hours that they are open so that you can take your garbage there. There is also a $50 fee if you have not picked up after your dog, you are responsible for picking up all your dog messes.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Renfrew, and Calabogie
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Valley and Calvyns Take Out
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Calabogie Ski Resort

This area is some of the most beautiful in Ontario. We are located minutes from Griffith, approximately 30 minutes south of Renfrew. At Griffith you will find "The Griffith Uplands Trail", check it out on google. There are numerous small lakes for short shoreline fishing trips. Also at Griffith is The Greater Madawaska Canoe Rental and Shuttle service. The Madawaska River at Griffith is one of Ontario's most beautiful waterways. The Madawaska flows in to the lower portion known as Centennial Lake and Black Donald. There is over 40km of boating and fishing with absolute stunning scenery.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: My wife and I live in Guelph Ontario. I am a geologist at the University of Guelph, my wife is a practitioner in Biontology. Our property managers are long time residents of Griffith. Cory is currently working at Canada Nuclear Laboratories and is an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist. His wife Julie is a graduate of Travel and Tourism and Esthetiques, currently working from her home and is a talented jewelry artist.

Why the Owner Chose Greater Madawaska, ON, Canada:
This property is very private and nestled on beautiful & clean Jeffers Lake. It is surrounded by lush forest. As well as the lake there are 2 ponds that support so much wild life. The cottage boasts that it is completely off the grid. We are the second owners to this unique cottage of cordwood construction. The nearby village of Griffith is home to so many talented artists. The beautiful Madawaska River flows through, all the way to the Ottawa River and houses several hydro dams.. It's lower portions, Centennial Lake and Black Donald is one of the largest, most underdeveloped lakes in Eastern Ontario with approximately 250 miles of shoreline and provides excellent fishing and recreation. There is over 40km of boating. Public boat launch only approximately 12 minutes from the cottage on Matawatchan Rd.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This property captivated us from the first time we were visiting with the original owner who was the designer and builder. We shared the same dream of being away from the crazy pace of life, and being so close with nature. It's just quiet and peaceful. To sit on the dock with a book and just breath and notice how in tune you become with singing of the birds, the croaking of frogs, the splash of a fish grabbing is supper from the surface of the water....... its just priceless. We could never spend enough time here, so we decided to rent, we knew others needed to see this piece of paradise.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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  • view of cottage

    view of cottage

  • Second dock is fun to swim to.

    Second dock is fun to swim to.

  • view of Kitchen

    view of Kitchen

  • Bathroom, far door is access to bedroom

    Bathroom, far door is access to bedroom

  • Bedroom that is on main level

    Bedroom that is on main level

  • 3rd bedroom, semi-privacy, dividers and book case separate it from other bedroom

    3rd bedroom, semi-privacy, dividers and book case separate it from other bedroom

  • View from the lake, standing on the dock.

    View from the lake, standing on the dock.

  • View of Cottage in the fall

    View of Cottage in the fall

  • Pristine spring fed lake

    Pristine spring fed lake

  • shower stall only, no bathtub

    shower stall only, no bathtub

  •  Partial privacy, view from one room to the other, curtain separation/divider.

    Partial privacy, view from one room to the other, curtain separation/divider.

  • beautiful fresh snow

    beautiful fresh snow

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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