This modest, yet cozy, white cottage sits atop a slight hill overlooking scenic, but small, Lac Guilbeault. There is a private dock and boat for use (choice of canoe or kayak) with full water access. This cottage is located directly off of Chemin Pont-Briand, 7kms west of Lac des Loups and a 20 minute drive from Wakefield. The large rear deck overlooking the lake is perfect for BBQs and sunny afternoon entertainment. Private fire-pit is also provided (fire-wood not provided). Swimming is ideal from a large private swimming raft anchored a short boat float away in the middle of the lake. There is also access to a 6.5km hiking trail which wanders through wet land, temperate forests and high oak savannah. For those interested, there is also a canoe portage trail which meanders through marsh land and beaver ponds. Water for washing, dishes, etc. is sourced directly from the lake and is not drinkable so, a 5 gallon container of drinking water is supplied and replenished as needed. Clean linens and towels provided. Limited wifi available.
- Chalet475 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Lake front property - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 comfortably; canoe or kayak
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 2018
About David Clendining
I am an artist and love the beauty of my surroundings. I moved into the Gatineau Hills just north of Ottawa over 20 years ago because this area is a natural paradise.
David Clendining purchased this Chalet in 2010
Why David Clendining chose Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality
The White Cottage is located on a small nearly private lake surrounded by forest of the spectacular Gatineau Hills 20 minutes from National Gatineau Park. I first found Lac Guilbeault over 20 years ago and bought a property upon which I built my hand made house. Later another property came up for sale so I bought that one too and built a large studio on it. Since then two other cottages came up for sale so I bought them as well. The White Cottage is quaint and has a spectacular view of the lake. This is by far the best view and is perfect for that end of the day, sitting on the deck watching the sun set.
What makes this Chalet unique
After I finished renovating the White Cottage I also built a 6.5 km. hiking trail all around the lake and through the forest. The trail can be reached in the canoe which comes with the cottage. The lake is deep and perfect for swimming from a raft anchored in the middle of the lake. This too is a perfect place for the kids or just relaxing in the sun surrounded by natural beauty of the hills
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Great peaceful location, very dirty inside.
The cabin was as described with all the basic amenities. It has a beautiful balcony on a pretty little lake next to a gravel road with moderate traffic. If you are someone who does not like living in filth be ready to clean or choose another location. I spend the first hour scrubbing the bathroom shower, toilet, and sink; and changing the dirty sheets. Nothing has been cleaned or fixed in the cabin in a long while. Luckily there were clean sheets in the closet and some cleaning supplies. Also, be aware that we had no wifi or cell service for the week we were there. It was a break from modern living.
Peaceful and Relaxing!
We had a lovely weekend! Great little firepit right by the cottage, bbq equipped with propane, and a canoe that saw lots of use! We would definitely stay again:)
Peaceful Water Front says it best!
The cottage is as described - small, quaint, minimalist and rustic - and that is just what we were looking for.
I spent the first half of the week enjoying some alone time and getting some work done up there with my dog. My girlfriend joined me on the latter half for a couple's getaway. The cottage and surroundings were perfectly suited for both.
It is very quite quiet there, aside from the occasional road traffic. The road is within 5 meters of the cottage, and while the sound wall seems to work well (I'm a light sleeper and had no issues), I would be mindful of the proximity to the road when deciding if your dog should come (mine did well).
There are some interesting trails on the other side of the lake, my dog had the time of his life on them.
It can often feel like you have the this entire tiny yet beautiful lake all to yourself. It was a real pleasure to meet both David and Kerry, they are genuinely friendly people and great responsive hosts.
We explore different cottage options quite frequently these days and with this one I can say that I truly look forward to visiting again some time soon - it was just what we were looking for.
Home Away From Home
Had a great time. The weather did not co-operate but enjoyed the break from the city.
Rustic nothing fancy , a nice getaway right on a small lake. Lots of wild life for wild life lovers, the high light of our trip was the hummingbirds that were feeding on the hummingbird feeders we provided, they arrived everyday to feed and were a great source of entertainment and enjoyment for us..
We really enjoyed feeling like we were the only ones on the lake. So many dragonflies, it was amazing watching them in the evenings.
This is a rustic cottage, we knew we were in for an adventure when we got there. A frog was sitting in the kayak waiting to join us for a trip.
Clean lake water, nice trail to go for a walk, nature at its best. The kids enjoyed looking for frogs and turtles.
There were quite a few deer flies which made evenings by the fire a bit frustrating but that is all a part of nature...
We enjoyed meeting the owner, who showed us the trail, and made us a map, and told us where to get some water, and the nearest grocery store. Very helpful.
This rustic cottage is located deep in the Gatineau Hills on a small, nearly private lake surrounded by forests and steep wilderness hills which include a 6.5 km hiking trail. There is good fishing, canoeing, and swimming as well as excellent hunting, when in season. This is a modest but comfortable cottage immediately off Chemin Pont-Briand, 7 kms west of Lac Des Loups, with a beautiful rear deck view overlooking the lake and forest. Minimum of two nights stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are conditional to change until booking is confirmed. Cancellation of booking refunds(minus $50 administration fee) are offered only 30 days prior to reserved date. There is no refund with less than 30 days notice. Last minute cancellation refunds are subject to owner discretion to a maximum of 25%. Cancellation insurance policy offered by Home Away & VRBO is recommended.