Quiet Home on Marsh; 10 Secs to Swim, Canoe in St. Lawrence R.(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-10)
Keywords: Comfortably furnished two-story log-siding house in divine setting, with beautiful internal woodwork (including the ceiling) and white maple floors. Beautiful all-wood mezzanine loft/sleeping area; one bedroom downstairs, plus double duvet couch-bed, and a couch that opens into a double bed. Six patio doors and vast deck (barbecue provided) give a breath-taking view of the marsh. Ten seconds out front door to water's edge and swimming and canoeing (we supply the canoe etc.) in Lake St. Louis, a widening in the St. Lawrence. Beautiful sunsets on far side of lake. Quiet, peaceful, and immensely spacious--main floor one large open area with dining, reading, resting areas (three couches make for a cozy tv-watching or reading area and an extra place to sleep. Galley kitchen area in corner--stove, frig, toaster-oven, etc., with lots of top-grade cookware (do tell us what's still missing). One of the most beautiful spots in southwest Quebec, with delicious walks along the lake along the Chemin du Lac ('the road of the lake') , two nice little coffee-and-soup places on a beautiful island ten minutes walk distant, with astounding views of the lake and of Montreal, and fabulous nature trails in a protected nature area. Thirty minutes to downtown Montreal off-rush-hour, but it's so beautiful here you won't go often.
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Member since: 2011
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
wide open spaces, no rugs to worry about. Creatures can run and joust without concern. Floors are wood (wide-plank white maple), so ok to come in with wet/muddy feet --as long as you clean up....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
view of Montreal's West Island across the wide St. Lawrence, often an ocean going vessel near far shore; ancient Isle des Soeurs (the Grey Nuns' Island) with its nature paths and centuries-old mill ...moreless
There is no downtown, just a single road along the lake with the more affluent houses to the west, and the smaller, more charming ones on our side. There's only a convenience store, and a gas station....moreless
- Lake View:
though minutes from built-up suburbia, a Wal-mart and shopping malls, the view is of a huge marsh in back with not a house or road in sight, and in front, a short driveway distant, a beautiful lake. ...moreless
Lery is a one street village along the St. Lawrence, with many small older houses that tell of the day when full-time fishermen still lived here and Montreal residents came by boat to spend the summer...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
propane, enclosed. lovely view of flames. great to quickly heat the house in the morning or to enjoy the warmth from a nearby chair or the dinner table. style is victorian, i.e. it looks like a traditional wood-burning fireplace....moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $0.00
- cleaning fee $60.66 + tax
- Tax Rate 15%
Cleaning Fee $80 per stay. Extra charge of $10 per day for each person beyond six. Rates listed above include all other charges and taxes.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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City of Chateauguay water-sports centre is a ten-minute walk away on beautiful Lac St. Louis--boat, canoe, etc. rentals, sailing lessons, etc. The Heritage St. Bernard manages a large nature area next to it from St. Bernard Island,where there are nature trails for hiking. There is an apple orchard with public access on the former grounds of the Grey Nuns on the island, whose summer home and meeting center has become a simple hotel. This facility operates a small restaurant near the orchard, and the city has a large theatre for live plays next to it, with a coffee house that is open daily. The protected nature area includes a large wood with walking paths just five minutes away, across a victorian iron bridge that spans the very pretty St. Jean creek, which runs into the marsh that extends behind the house. Many giant herons, white egrets, and other birds. Lake (Lac) St. Jean is a widening in the St. Lawrence, so one sees ocean going boats crossing far off. A gorgeous setting.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: neurologist-historian employed at the nearby Mohawk Indian reserve of Kahnawake, owner of two dogs (who love visiting the guest house) and a number of cats. Lives two minutes away from the guest house in a tiny rented cottage on the edge of the St. Jean creek on a former farm that faces the St. Lawrence. One of the most beautiful spots on earth, where a number of full-length films have been shot.
Why the Owner Chose Léry, QC, Canada:
I like Lery and Lake St. Louis so much I hope to always remain here. And though since 1997 I've rented a small cottage (at the edge of a wide creek and facing the lake) the owner may someday ask me to leave. Hence my delight at acquiring the guest house--then a horrid warren of tiny dark cigarette-smoke-drenched rooms. It was a joy to conceive of ways to make the place feel spacious and to maximally open the inside view to the marsh panorama. I wanted a spot to get away should it be necessary (thus the enclosed bedroom), but also an area to relax on a couch and still enjoy the view. The place had to look modern while retaining a sense of country, hence the log exterior, the wide-plank maple floors and the all-woodwork mezzanine. There a curtain hides the toilet and basin, but lets through light, further adding to the sense of space. The loft offers me (or my guests) a large work area, a queen size bed and a lovely view of the marsh and of the lake. Finding that friends and visitors loved the feel of the place, it seemed a fine idea to pay for the renovations in part by sharing this lovely part of Quebec with outsiders. The furniture was chosen such that it adds to the atmosphere, yet allows rough use. It is all second hand, cleaned and repainted, with large glass table-tops to let through the light, and stand-up lamps with shades that add warmth to the place in evening. One quarter of the mezzanine floor has been removed to make an open space through which one has a full view of the stained- wood rafters and ceiling. That makes for less privacy upstairs, but adds immensely to the sense of openness and space. A strong glass barrier upstairs keeps guests safe, but lets the light from below play through. Accoustics are great (my preference is classical music) and songs played here sounds divine --we must someday get a piano (an 1890s house organ--a harmonium--is present, but needs repair). Finally, a propane fireplace offers warmth and atmosphere.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Utter peace and silence; a breathtaking view of the Lery marsh; a delightful corner in which to eat meals; a large glass table to entertain guests; a spacious all-wood loft with a warm atmosphere and a fine view of the lake; the road along the lake seconds away; the sunsets over the lake's far shore; the magic of ocean going vessels passing by in the distance; the walks in the nearby woods;the white egrets at the water's edge; the giant turtles that emerge to lay their eggs near the marsh; the deer that pass nearby; the wooded properties (some with enormous Victorian and Georgian homes) nearby ; the kindness of people when I don't speak French well, their offer to help whenever I need anything, and their justified pride at what is here called the 'nation' of Quebec; the thoughtfulness of neighbors; the quick access to downtown Montreal while living in a setting that seems hundreds of rural miles away.
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view along house to marsh; 2 patio doors here, 5 at back; bbq+ seats not seen
May 2012, deck from southwest side; cabin at rear was then still being renovated
the west side of the house. main entrance on left
Fireplace, daytime; mirror-doors on cupboard reflect couch area and rear window.
(west side of main salon) futon bed; bathroom door and kitchen to left
1890s Thomas pump organ on salon east wall (one can almost hear the hymns)
the sunroom / --tv watching area. The far couch opens to a double bed.
galley kitchen on main floor, seen from mezzanine light-bay.
view from kitchen area to mezzanine, front window at left
mezz'ne sitting area, tv; to right, barrier around area looking down to kitchen
Cabin east of house; a study for me and a storage space for my books.
June 2012 guests fishing, house canoe, Lac St. Louis, Montreal Island at rear.
main living room area as seen from entrance area
the dining area, house entrance area far right (dog on floor)
sunroom/tv area couch; dining table behind; propane fireplace to right
main floor bedroom desk area, tv, and mirrored cupboard
downstairs shower; heated tile bathroom floor
mezzanine wash area; to left: barrier around light-bay onto kitchen +living room
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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