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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 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#1), 2 Adults (Bunk House #2)

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

2 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

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 Ripon

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:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events 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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 4 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
    Bunk House 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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 Bunk house 2 has water closet and shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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
    Bunk House 2 - 1 queen , Recently remodeled - in house bathroom and shower
  • Main House has five bedrooms. 3 Queen bedrooms, 1 upstairs loft room with twin and full beds and main floor small toddler/nursery bunk house #1 sleeps 6 (built-in twin beds) bunk house #2 sleeps 2 (1 queen bed)
  • 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)
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Munich, Germany

Gorgeous getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property where you can really relax and get away from it all. It was great being right on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit with extended family and we hope to keep coming back. The lake is gorgeous and we had a great time swimming, boating and fishing. The house is well supplied with cooking stuff and dishes and is very comfortable. The new “honeymoon suite” is lovely. Bunk house is great for kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Great Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time back at Deer Lake again with a group of 16 of us ranging in age from 5 to 85. Bunk house is perfect for the teenagers- for late nights and sleeping in! The renovated middle cottage is modern and artistic- perfect for the couple who want to be part of all the activities, but need to escape. Main house is rustic, but much more spacious than it appears in the photos. Fun was had with the board games and the hammocks for chilling out. The private lake was once again the big hit with all in boats, swimming, and fishing. The weather was super hot (we brought fans) so we didn't use the sauna this visit. The owners were on site in separate house and so very helpful and friendly. We have stayed in many big cottages over the years- none compared to this for our needs. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Every member of our large group, from 18 month old babies to grandparents loved this property. Many activities were possible because of amenities provided. Setting was perfect with lake beach and decks, all well maintained. Everyone noted that only natural sounds could be heard. Facilities inside were as described providing everything we needed to maintain a crowd of 14, including more silverware than I have ever seen! The large living room with huge view of lake allowed us all to gather during a rainy day without feeling shut in.

Owner most helpful providing, for example, extra firewood through the weekend and ensuring we had all we needed. Highly recommend this property which is within easy distance of Ottawa and Montreal.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Montreal, Quebec

Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13, aged 5 to 78, LOVED this house. The dock and the deck, both overlooking the water offered lots of relaxed chat time en famille in the plentiful red Adirondack chairs - breakfast, lunch and cocktails! The views, the water, the lake itself, the privacy, the peace, exactly what we had hoped to find. The house has been designed to maximize water views from every angle infusing the living space with light and airiness. The large living room with a huge selection of games (perfect on our one rainy day), the terrific huge dining room table allowing all of us to eat together in comfort (and sturdy enough not to be damaged by our after dinner blackjack games - even the 8 year old participated!). The kitchen was ideal - the challenge of cooking and cleaning up for 13 was minimized by the large walk in pantry, 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers. The generous supply of pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, glasses, (all matching and in good condition) even cleaning products was much appreciated - everything we could possibly need was there. Plenty of beach and bath towels. The sauna was very popular on the cooler days after fishing and swimming. The availability of canoes and rowboats (with electric motors) really made the trip a huge success for the kids who were thrilled to catch fish every time they went out. The lake itself is really safe for kids, very private and quiet. We brought a blow up paddle board and a kayak, which added to the fun. All you need to bring are your clothes and your food - everything else is provided. Would love a month in this peaceful paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family loved our time in this comfortable, well-equipped house on a beautiful, quiet lake. It was the perfect spot for our group, which ranged in age from 17-84, to get away from it all. We enjoyed paddling, rowing, swimming, and fishing in the clear water and the less physical folks in the group enjoyed the gorgeous views. The home is not fancy, though it's well cared for, and it is quite remote, but it suited our purposes perfectly. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $232.47
Refundable damage deposit $774.89

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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