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Gorgeous Papineau Lake Cottage!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Booking Summer of 2018 well as Spring and Fall!

The cottage fronts onto a beautiful clean sandy beach with gradual entry of pure hard packed sand, it remains shallow for over 100ft. The lake is pristine. Perfect for little ones! Sun and shade available all day long and stunning sunsets over the lake. BBQ and dine on the cottage attached lakeside deck just a few feet from the beach. No break neck stairs or cliffs here, the lot is level from front to back. The local landscape is both rugged Canadian Shield and the beautiful hills of the Madawaska Highlands. The 4.5 mile long lake offers Lake Trout, Bass and Northern Pike.

Inside, the cottage is beautifully finished in pine from floor to ceiling. All high end windows, doors and fixtures; this was built as a home. The main floor features a mud room, kitchen, dining area, living room and a large bedroom (double bed) with a full bathroom next door featuring a large tiled walk in shower. Very accessible. Upstairs there are 2 more bedrooms, a large bedroom (2 X double beds) and a master bedroom (queen bed) that overlooks the beach and lake. There is a second full bathroom as well on this floor featuring a shower and bathtub.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher, and the dining room seats 8. The living room is offers beautiful new Davenport couches and a big screen TV with Bluray DVD and a sizable collection of DVDs for your enjoyment. The cottage is equipped with high speed Internet\Wifi. A gas burning fireplace is installed for ease and comfort. The 30’ X 12' beach side deck is built with feet friendly composite wood and fit with glass railings. There is also a screened in 30’ X 8’ porch to retreat to.

This warm and inviting 4 season cottage has been designed with great attention to detail. There is forced air heating and the building is very well insulated. The cottage is serviced by a drilled well which is tested safe for consumption and features a 'whole house' iron filter so absolutely no smell, taste or discoloration associated with most well water. Leave the water jugs at home, no need here, the water is perfect straight from the tap. A large propane tank is installed for the fireplace and bbq, no fussing with portable propane tanks! Cellular service is excellent.

Your vacation also includes the use of the 3 kayaks and a canoe. Adult life jackets are also provided.

Sorry, absolutely no pets. We are completely fur and dander free.

More Details

Martin Hamilton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

Why Martin Hamilton chose Algonquin Park

Stunning cottage and beachfront, accessible to all. Watch your kids play on our sandbar, well over 1KM long and reaches out 50M in front of the cottage, over 200M at some points!

Travel time is approx. 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Ottawa.

What makes this cottage unique

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Hastings Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor - LARGE walk in tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Upper Floor Guest Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main Floor Guest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper Floor Master - view of the beach and lake
  • 3 Bedrooms - All very spacious
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Gorgeous Papineau Lake Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful cottage on a quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a gorgeous week up at the lake and all of the kids absolutely loved it and want to go back! The sandy beach was a hit and the shallow water was a great place to play. The property was clean and tidy and quite comfortable for all of us. We will definitely be going back :) Thank you for a week of beautiful memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Sunsets!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend with friends and everyone had a great time. Loved kayaking, swimming from a beautiful beach, late night camp fires and BBQ's. The accommodations were excellent, one of the best cottages we have stayed at. Would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Lots for the kids to do. Got them off their phones and outside. Thanks for not having wifi!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in many ways

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning place and for us, so perfect for our small children although could take quite a few more people than just us 4. The property is right on the lake front, no steps to navigate, the beach is sandy and not stony. The lake goes out for a long way before you would need to worry about children which meant they could play and we didn't have to be right on top of them... even meant we could read a book for the first time in a long time. Nice families close by to play with too. The property was tidy, clean and equipped with everything you would need. The owner was really helpful and provided linens and towels as we were from abroad. We stayed 2 weeks and had a few very rainy/ stormy days but kids were happy to have games and movies days - good job really as there isn't really anywhere to go with them nearby in rainy weather. Make sure you stock up on groceries on the way as the nearest decent supermarket is 30 minutes away. Would definitely go again, only trial was the long 6 hrs drive there from Paris Ontario - but that's the 401 for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in mid July - gorgeous weather, warm water, beautiful view and an amazing cottage. Everything is just as it looks in the pictures - clean and very well kept. The beach is great! Lots of sand for little builders and nice and shallow for the little ones.

The owners are very responsive and make sure that every detail is tended to.

My daughter has already asked if we can go back to her "cottage home" next summer! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Catharines, Ontario

September Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 6 adults and two young children. We found the property to be clean and well maintained. It looked just like the photos! ( We were greatly relieved as this was our first VRBO experience) The weather wasn't the warmest during our stay but we still had opportunities to enjoy paddling on the lake and playing in the sand with our grandchildren. The water was so crystal clear and the beachfront access to the lake was extremely shallow and afforded us the luxury of being a little more relaxed when we were on the beach with our young granddaughters. The girls really enjoyed walking to the sandbar and playing. We had great fun building Wilbur and Charlotte in the sand after they viewed Charlotte's Web for the first time at the cottage. We found the owner provided us with very detailed and useful information and was prompt to respond to any of our emails. We enjoyed visiting the neighbouring communities and found Bancroft had quite a few interesting shops. We also paid a visit to Graphite Bible Camp and enjoyed the tour the two gentlemen offered us there.

We found having a bedroom and bathroom with walk in shower on the main level worked well for our group as our son had a broken leg and was on crutches. The upstairs bedroom with the two double beds was a good size for our daughter and son-in-law to share with their two young daughters. The bedroom with the queen size bed had a lovely view of the lake and was a generous size with ample storage space. We found the beds very comfortable but would suggest exchanging the double beds for queen size beds if you were considering buying new mattresses in the future. Our son-in-law is 6' 2" and found he was hanging off of the bed and our son and daughter-in-law are also accustomed to a larger bed. The size of a double bed was appropriate for the grandchildren. However, we would not refrain from renting in the future because of the bed sizes. The cottage was lovely and well equipped. We all had a wonderful time together and made many happy memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your would be our pleasure to host you again....we love sharing our place with families...thank you for the pictures!
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Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Travel time is approx. 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Ottawa or Kingston.

Locally (5KM west), the small town of Maynooth offers necessities, an LCBO, a charming diner and a few very interesting antique\art\craft shops. Another 20 minutes away is Bancroft for everything from fine and casual dining, major grocery stores, Canadian Tire, Marinas, DQ(!) and anything else you could want on your vacation. Bancroft has all the big town amenities yet the charm of a cottage town. Also in reasonable proximity are many quaint small towns, Algonquin Park, White Water Rafting and a variety of historical sites. There is a gas station 5 minutes from the cottage. Head 20 minutes east and you're in the beautiful Madawaska Valley and the quaint and lively (in the summer :-) ) town of Barry's Bay. Many interesting shops and historical sites in this early Polish Settlement.


Rates & Availability

Hastings Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer
May 18 2018 - Jun 23 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 24 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $598.13

Summer 2018 Rate Period - 7 day minimum. All rentals begin on a Sunday and end on Sunday
Other Rate Periods (not Summer 2018) - 3 Weekday nights or 2 Weekend nights minimum.
Contract signing Guest minimum of age 30 for all stays.
Maximum 8 adult guests maximum for full week or 5 weekday stays. For an additional $250 you may add 2 guests, this includes use of the bunkie (double\single bunk and a single day-bed, TV, no 'plumbing'., steps to the cottage)..please inquire.
Maximum 6 adult guests maximum for weekend stays.

50% of rental charge is due at booking to secure your reservation. The remaining 50% of the rental charge (plus a $750 Damage\Cleaning Deposit) is due 1 month in advance of your reservation.
The Damage\Cleaning Deposit is always refunded in the event of a cancellation.

We prefer Interact Bank Transfers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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