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"Fantastic!  Best family vacation we've had!  Largely due to cottage and setting."

"Beautiful! Lots of seating/sleeping/eating room. Great design and floor plan"

"Beautiful cottage - very clean.  It felt like home!"

"Perfect! Excellent! We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Your chalet is 'top-notch'. Would not hesitate to rent again."

"We enjoyed the setting, the calm and the quiet."

"The cottage is spacious, bright and well-designed for families. We liked having the 3 levels so activities could be separated."

"The dock was great; such a nice gentle sloping walkway with easy access to the waterfront. This was important to us with children."

Cottage for Rent in the Gatineau Hills of West Quebec

Looking for that idyllic vacation rental get-away near Ottawa, Ontario? Our spacious cottage in the beautiful Gatineau Hills of West Quebec (i.e., the Outaouais region) provides an ideal setting for that small family or couple's retreat.  Whether a two-week summer vacation, a week of winter skiing or an autumn break to admire the fall foliage, this four-season lakefront country home on Lake Heney is available year-round.

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Description of Cottage

Our cottage rental near Ottawa


Finished in knotty pine, this cottage has 2,800 square feet of interior living space. It includes a master queen and single bedroom on the first floor, three double bedrooms on the second floor, a full bathroom on each floor, combined open kitchen, dining and living areas under a cathedral ceiling and opening onto a screened-in porch. A second floor balcony extends over the kitchen with a view over the living area and through the two-story floor-to-ceiling windows.  A large recreation room is available on the lower level.  A large deck beyond the prow and screened-in porch overlooks the lake.  The area is heavily wooded providing privacy from other cottages in the area.

The cottage is rented on a minimum WEEKLY BASIS ONLY and the maximum GROUP SIZE IS SIX.  Also, due to allergies in the family, this is a NO PETS and NO SMOKING cottage.


FishingThe cottage is fully equipped with electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, gas BBQ, telephone, stereo/CD and high speed Internet with WIFI.  Satellite TV and DVD are available in the large recreation room.  It is also equipped with crib, high chair, playpen and gates for inside stairways and the deck.  Heat is provided by a central electric furnace and/or air-tight wood stove. Cold and hot running water is provided through a pumped underground well that is regularly tested for safe drinking.     See our detailed list of amenities.

On the Waterfront . . .

SurfLakeside facilities include a large deck connected to a floating dock used for both boating and swimming. A motorboat with 4hp motor, canoe, pedal boat and 2-person kayak are provided as well as lifejackets, floaters and other equipment.  The shoreline is mainly rocky.  The lake is 6-7 miles long and 1+ mile wide.  A fishing license is required for non-Quebec residents.

Location of Cottage

ParliamentThe cottage is situated on Lake Heney in the Gatineau Hills of western Quebec about 1 1/2 hours and 60 miles north of Ottawa, Ontario, the Capital of Canada. It is approximately 20 minutes from the Mont Ste-Marie resort area with golf and skiing as well as shopping in the villages of Lac Ste-Marie and Gracefield.  During the winter, 4-wheel drive access with snow tires is highly recommended.

Before contacting us . . .

LoonPlease check the cottage availability and our more detailed policy and rate section.  Then call us or e-mail us at  gerry.m.holt@gmail.com .  Pease let us know the nature of the party (i.e., Total number? A family of adults and children? Adult singles? etc.). We will gladly answer any further questions and provide a short rental form.  If you live in the Ottawa area, the cottage can be visited during most weekends.  Rentals are on a one or two-week basis.  Weekend rentals are not available.

The Holts
(613) 592-5125 (Home)
(819) 463-3311 (Cott.)


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