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Private Lake - Large House (8 adults) & 2 Bunk Houses (6 kids & 2 adults)

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions, Weddings, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Fall

Perfect location for your family reunions, corporate retreats, and weddings.

Property comfortably accommodates 8 adults (Main House), 6 children/young teenagers (Bunk House)

Located 10 miles from the Lac Simon recreational area. This paradise is on a secluded mile-long spring-fed private lake. This picture-perfect vacation home is only one of three independent properties on the lake and is deep in the Quebec countryside and yet within easy reach of Ottawa, Canada’s Capital (50 minutes) and Montreal (2 hours). This property is easily accessible by car.

The main house comes with all the amenities. It has large open great room with a ceiling- high stone fireplace, picture windows and a deck with a spectacular view down the lake; a fully equipped kitchen and pantry; a stone patio in the front, a spacious new dock, private beach area and fully equipped sauna.

Deer Lake offers the best of all worlds – quiet lake-centered recreation, lake trout and small-mouth bass fishing, a natural ecosystem with beavers and loons surrounded by lush forests and hills as well as the urban-centered European-like attractions of Canada’s Capital City. You can take a morning adventure to Ottawa, enjoy the museums, open air farmer's market, and boutiques and be back on the lake for late afternoon swimming and dock time.

Located on the lake allows for beautiful and unique views of the Fall colors.

Two premier and one country public golf courses are only minutes away as are local bistros, farmers’ markets and small town shops. There are hiking trails on the property and hiking and biking trails in nearby parks. You are minutes away from civilization, but when on the lake, you would never know it.

Property equipped with swings, canoes and rowboats.

Main House 2500 square feet + basement with laundry, storage and sauna

1 bunk house - 300 square feet

On site services

Caretaker available daily for arrival, departure and urgent issues

Please note that this is a non-smoking property (both inside and out) and no pets are allowed.

Deer Lake is a private lake with 3 independent residences. In addition to the rental chalet and bunk houses that you are renting, there is a private residence on the adjacent island and one home at the end of the lake. Both properties are private. We ask that rental guests respect the surrounding property of these homes and docks by not trespassing or using any of these facilities/areas.

More Details

Bret Howard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Bret Howard

The Lake and bunk house were built in 1960 and have been meticulously maintained as a family vacation home for over 50 years.

Bret Howard purchased this house in 1949

Why Bret Howard chose Quebec

Our grandparents and parents loved the fishing, solitude and appreciation of nature. They fell in love with this area over 50 years ago. It offered us a chance to connect as a family without the demands of technology, a throwback to a more relaxed pace.

What makes this house unique

The best of both worlds - private secluded lake side recreation and the ability to easily two of Canada's premier cities, Ottawa and Montreal. Canada's capitol city. While there are 2 other properties on the lake, one is down at the end and not in view, a mile a way and the other, while closer is also obscured by trees and lush landscape. You can be as far away from civilization or as close to the action as you like' As a family we always treasured the quiet time of just playing without interruption from the hustle of day-to-day life.


Ripon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main House - sink and toilet
    Main House Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main House - adjacent to lake view bedroom
    Main House Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main House - adjacent to dock view and middle bedrooms
    Basement shower next to sauna - shower
    Bunk House 1 - toilet , shower , Bunk House 1 - sleeps 6
  • Main House has 1 full, 1 half, 1 3/4 bath, and additional shower next to sauna Bunk House 1 has water closet and small shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main House Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Gorgeous view down the lake, ample closet space
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ample closet space
    Main House Dock View Bedroom - 1 queen , View of dock and bay area of lake; in room 1/2 bath, closet
    Main Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs with separate sink
    Main House Nursey/Toddler Bedroom - 1 child bed , The bed can be a crib or a child's bed; closet
    Bunk House One - 6 twin/ single , Built in beds; in house bathroom & shower
  • Main House has five bedrooms. 3 Queen bedrooms, 1 upstairs loft room with twin and full beds and main floor small toddler/nursery One bunk house sleeps 6 (built-in twin beds)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
There is a caretaker who will be available at arrival and departure, who will check daily as needed and provides property and home maintenance and trash removal


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Private Lake - Large House (8 adults) & 2 Bunk Houses (6 kids & 2 adults)
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was Beautiful!!!!! Had a great time there, and the hospitality was even better. I would recommend anyone who wants to go to a cottage with a large group of kids or adults to go there!


Wais M.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved this place! So magical and private. Everything you need it here.

  • 5 of 5

Second year here and was even better than the first year. The swimming in your own lake is fabulous, the biking is hilly and the trails are super. Could stay here the whole summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage for a summer family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our large family thoroughly enjoyed our week vacation at Deer Lake cottage. From firewood to all the kitchen amenities to a caretaker who answered any questions, we were very pleased with all the services. The cottage had areas and activities for all our various ages, from a small beach to a dock to boats to fishing, and much more. We would definitely recommend it to our friends - except for wanting to keep such a great spot to ourslves for another year!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull first impression, joyfull stay where everyone found a relaxing spot.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I entered the cottage and saw the main room, I new we had arrived in a special, loved and full of joyfull moments place.

Being in the kitchen with my sisters while preparing meals became a new favorite moments with fabulous lake view on both sides and the outstandingly equipped kitchen.

Even when it rained the cabin is roomy and it was as if each and everyone found a cozy spot to watch the day go by, relax and enjoy the peace of this private lake.

The cabin was very clean and everything that can be needed was provided. Also the attending staff was very attentive and friendly and it was obvious they appreciated this place very much as we did.

We would definitely re command or go back to this great cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

A very private vacation on a superb lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with 18 people from 5 yr old to 70 coming from six different cities all over North America. We all had a lot of fun and laughter with wonderful swimming. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are comfortable with lots of linens and towels. Be prepared to relax and enjoy. There is a caretaker who removes the garbage and recyclables nearly every day. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an amazing week on Deer Lake. The place is perfect. We had 11 kids under 7 and they let some parents come. There was room to spread out. Room to sleep. Hammocks. Boats. Sauna for post bedtime. Everyone was in love with the place. And to be greeted by a tray of fresh muffins and the wonderful Thierry. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Auto Route 50. Route 317
Car: necessary

Deer Lake offers the best of all worlds – quiet lake-centered recreation, lake trout and small-mouth bass fishing, a natural ecosystem with beavers and loons surrounded by lush forests and hills as well as the urban-centered European-like attractions of Canada’s Capital City. Ottawa, the capitol city, offers national art and historical museums, Parliament Buildings, miles of canal biking, boutique shopping, pubs, the famous Chateau Laurier hotel (part of the Canadian National Railway properties) and wonderful city walking tours.

You are close (25 -30 minutes) to two premier public golf courses, The Heritage and Montpellier.

There is Park Omega, an open air wildlife park and local miniature golf courses for children of all ages.

The famous Chateau Montebello, the former Seignorey Club, along the Ottawa River and one of the largest log construction resorts in North America is only 30 minutes away in a charming village called Montebello.

There is a fishing club offering guided fishing trips on other large regional lakes.


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $235.24
Damage Deposit $784.13

Cancellation Policy: Should the guest want to cancel the reservation, fees will be retained by Homeowner as listed below:
• Cancellation greater than 45 days to check-in: Guest must provide written notice of cancellation. 10% of total rental fee plus applicable taxes will be retained by Homeeowner and the balance of the deposit will be returned to the guest.
• Cancellation less than 45 days to checkin: Guest must provide written notice of cancellation. 50% of total rental fee plus applicable taxes will be retained by Homeowner and the balance of the total fees collected will be returned to the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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