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“Beautiful Lake House With A Great View!!!”
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9 reviews
Big Rideau Vacation Home on the Rideau Canal
Fire-pit
Picture of dock
Deck
Screened-in gazebo- off of front deck
Aerial View of property
Dock and steps
Gazebo at lake
Inside gazebo at lake
Living Room- Main-floor
Kitchen/Dining
kitchen
Rec-Room
Main-floor bathroom
Upstairs bathroom
Master bed
Master bedroom sitting area
Screened Porch off of Master suite
Bedroom #2
Bedroom #3
Bedroom #4
Bedroom #5
Docks
Rec-room
Aerial view of property
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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Portland, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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jawest201...
Etters, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake House With A Great View!!!”
Reviewed 16 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Love This Place!!! Our Family And Friends Have Rented This Lake House For 4 Years Now.....All 4 Years Have Been Excellent Fishing For The Guys...

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Tom D
1 review
“Great house!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is the second time we have had our annual Father's Day week fishing trip. We've had 12 guys each time and this house doesn't disappoint. Nicely appointed and all the comforts of home. The fire pit area really sets this place above the rest. Plenty of room on the docks for 4-5 boats and on a nice quiet cove. Best place all around we have ever stayed in around the Rideau lakes region.

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An_1974
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfy, but pricy”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We've stayed at this cottage for 3 weeks during July / August, with a group of 10, and we enjoyed it very much. It's basically a modern take on a traditional cottage. It's very comfortable, even for a group of 10. Facilities are more than adequate, like an outside BBQ kitchen, a canoe and a 4 p. water bike. The view over the lake is stunning, and don't forget to bring a fair amount of bug spray during July/August, for the mosquitos and black flies are merciless. Wifi and satelite TV worked on and off, and it took a long time to get it fixed. Overall, a very comfy cottage, although a bit pricy. The outside Jacuzzi (CAD 500) is not included in the rental, as well as bed linen (CAD 25 a piece).

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Liked best: Location, view, facilities
Liked least: WiFi, price
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Momurano
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great house, great outdoor space but the lake is not so nice”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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It was very peaceful there with very little boat traffic because you are at the end of the bay. The pictures of the inside of the house are accurate (including the family pictures). The kitchen was well equipped with dishes and cookware. We were a group of 6 so the 2nd fridge was appreciated. The living room and rec room furniture was comfortable. There was plenty of outdoor furniture and most of it was very comfortable. Most of the beds are really comfortable too. All the closets were locked so that you can not use them.

There are numerous lighting features. We never did figure out how to turn some of the lights on or what some of the light switches did. There are big planters on the deck that light up at night - all of us were impressed by that. Instructions were lacking for some amenities (we finally figured out how to use the washer); some amenities were lacking parts that were needed to enjoy them (there was a dartboard but we could not find darts, there was a ping pong table but we could not find a net)

You have to supply your own drinking water, soaps (including dishwasher detergent), garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, etc. They no longer supply bed linens but we booked prior to that change so we did get them. Firewood can be bought in Newport. You have to remove the garbage but it was not out of our way to take it to the dumpster.

We paid the extra for the hot tub but may not do it again if we were to go back because we just didn't get that much use out of it. I would not want to try to fit 6 adults into it – it would be a little too cosy.

We rented a fishing boat so it was nice to have a dock to tie it up to. We did get some use out of the paddle boat and canoe. One person in our group jumped into the lake to swim to the raft as soon as we got there only to discover that the weeds grow all the way to the surface of the water, which not only feels awful but also wrap around your limbs as you swim. When she got to the raft, she found that there was only 1 step on the raft, which was slimy causing her to slip and put a long scrape on her leg. It is pretty swampy at that end of the bay. Weeds got wrapped around the propeller of the boat and even on the rudder of the paddle boat.

We found that the grocery store in Westport (Kudrinkos) was well stocked. Westport also has a lot of nice shops to browse.

We have booked many vacation rentals across the country and have found that most places supply toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, drinking water and linens - those that don't usually state it on the website. We did enjoy the place but had we known prior to booking about the lake (we did ask and were only told that it had a silty bottom and to avoid swampy areas to avoid leeches) and the supplies we had to bring (we did ask about the drinking water prior to booking - my bad, I didn't notice that I did not get a response to that question), we may have debated a little longer as to which vacation rental on our short list we would book.

2 of us from our group of 6 flew to Ontario from BC. If you are driving from your home, you may find it much easier to bring these supplies with you.

The house and yard are great! Knowing some of these things ahead of time will help you avoid disappointment.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim B
Almonte, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A piece of heaven!”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The cottage took us by surprise.
The pictures only show so much. The view was breath taking and we woke up to four deer at the edge of the frozen lake.
The accommodations were comfortable for all 12 of us.
Highly recommended 5 star

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