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Quaint Fishing Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Secluded from other vacationers the cottage is located on a 1/3 acre peninsula immediately off Route 15. Conveniently eight miles south of Smiths Falls and 45 minutes from 1000 island bridge. The cottage has a private dock and a gated lockable entry. There is a second dock and parking space used by patrons of the island cottage.

Currently priced in American Currency. Please add 20% to listed price to estimate actual cost in Canadian currency. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Gorgeous Canadian sunsets, and lots of room for the kids to play!

This cottage is a very good value. Its a nice property and quaint cottage located on the west side of highway 15 there is a nature trail on the opposite side of the highway. You can kayak under the highway on Otter Creek to take an adventure into an everglade like winding waterway that goes on for about 1 kilometer with birds, beavers, turtles, large frogs, and many other creatures to observe.

Being next to highway 15 can cause road noise which many people get used to but some may find it undesirable. Since there is not a beach and the water depth does not get past 3 meters deep for about 100 meters from shore better swimming locations may be found using the kayaks or by renting a boat at lens cove in Portland.

This is primarily a fishing cottage with no neighbors where you can be as loud as you wish.

Keywords: Cottage, Lake Front, Secluded

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Bret Hartman
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Bret Hartman

My name is Bret Hartman and I'm the trustee for the property. This cottage is a fantastic place to have a great time with friends and family.

Bret Hartman purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Bret Hartman chose Elgin

There are no neighbors to disrupt your privacy or good times. There are many places to visit for example historical Perth is a 15 minute drive. Portland and the Big Rideau is a 5 minute drive. Ottawa is about a 45 minute drive north. Driving to Ottawa is a great day trip where you can find anything your heart desires.

What makes this cottage unique

This Bay is a wildlife mecca. It's the best fishing on the lake hands down. The most experienced fisherman on the lake travel to this bay to do their fishing and you can cast a line right off the dock and kick back. The cottage is situated right off of highway 15 making traveling easy. Across the street is a hiking trail where you can observe the everglade-like nature preserve that is visible from our google map of the cottage.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Elgin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fiberglass shower with seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Aero Bed Queen Mattress - 1 queen , Inflates in 60 seconds and deflates just as fsst
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 fishing Kayaks are provided with 3 life jackets


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Quaint Fishing Cottage
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful private cozy cottage on lovely Otter Lake, with gorgeous views and magnificent sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at Cozy Cottage on Otter Lake. The cottage is indeed cozy, and it was very clean. It had all the basic things you need in the way of dishes, cutlery, towels and linens, etc. Wifi worked great--not that was essential on holiday. My two Labrador Retrievers, Molly and Marin, and I settled in comfortably, and enjoyed the sounds of loons on the lake in the mornings, and the fabulous sunsets on the dock (with a glass of wine) each evening.

Molly and Marin thoroughly enjoyed retrieving sticks from the water--Labs are great swimmers, and I didn't have to worry about their safety, as there is a fence along the back edge of the property, which borders Hwy 15. After a day or two, I got used to the sound of Hwy 15, so it really wasn't a problem, and the sunsets more than made up for it. I would have liked to swim, as the lake was warm, and very clean and clear (it flows into the Big Rideau waterway; apparently the Rideau does not flow into it), however, there are quite a few weeds along the dock. Perhaps that could be remedied by a longer dock in future? All in all, it was a beautiful stay!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet secluded cottage on a lovely little bay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at your cottage - we were delighted in watching the various wildlife entertain us; the loon family called out to us every morning & night; the little water snakes came out every morning to sun themselves on the rocks by the water; two large blue herons flew over every day but then remained in the reeds so we couldn't see them; the Canada geese were plentiful but messy in their own way.

We sat in front of the old firepit pretty well every night & watched the stars come out.

Everything was adequate with the exception of bath towels in the bathroom.The shower was great !

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Secluded and absolutely beautiful. Close to highway but sound was not an issue. Air conditioning was a welcome surprise in the 35C heat!

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view of the sunsets over the water.

  • 4 of 5

The cozy cottage was a great place to stay with kids or pets. The place is all fenced in and large area to play lots of games. The only down side was it was right on highway 15, its loud at times. We would rent it again for sure!!

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place for kids and dogs

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here with a 5 year old, a 1 year old, and two dogs. Everyone had a great time. The cabin itself was even nicer than we expected for a rustic fishing cottage (clean, fully stocked kitchen, wireless internet). The property has a grassy lawn that the kids and dogs enjoyed, and is very private with no neighbors close enough to worry about. At the same time, there is plenty of shade and wildlife with beautiful views from the cabin. We especially enjoyed kayaking and exploring Perth. The only downside is the road noise, but highway 15 is a two-lane country road, and makes the cottage about an hour from our home in west Ottawa; the road is also not really visible from the property, and vice versa, with the trees. We definitely hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our family, with two dogs and two little kids. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Kilometres
Montague Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.23 Kilometres
O'Reilly's Ale House East Perth
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Lombardy Glen Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Kilometres
The Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry

Scotia Bank is in Smith Falls, Super WalMart, Canadian Tire and Independent Grocery are great places for food or any other items you might need. The Hospital is in Smith Falls which is 8 miles North of Cottage on Route 15.

The cottage is right off of highway 15 therefore some road noise should be expected. There are trees and bushes which provided about 80% visual privacy. The swimming may not be considered ideal by some due to weedy bottom I recommend taking the kayaks around to find your ideal swimming spot. Finding a cottage without neighbors is hard to find therefore I believe this out weighs the roads close proximity and less them optimal swimming.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Elgin

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Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$129.73
Damage Deposit C$194.59

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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