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Luxury Country Ski Retreat - 20 min to Ottawa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 185 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bdrm, Gourmet kitchen, 2 story stone fireplace, Great Views

Escape with your family to this fantastic cliff top retreat with all the amenities. Wake up to gorgeous views of the Gatineau hills from your new pillow top king-sized bed and watch the skiers at Mont Cascade while you relax in the loft sitting room. There is a smaller, child’s room provisioned with toys also on the top floor. A second bedroom on the main floor also has a King-sized bed with an extra cot for your little one and a private bathroom. Share time with family and friends in the great room with cathedral ceilings and a stone wood burning fireplace.

After a day at the slopes, retreat to your fully stocked gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, endless granite countertops, double oven and meile dishwasher to clean even the pots and pans.

In summer, the in-ground pool sits atop a stunning vista of treetops and is completely private on your 3 acres land.

You will never have trouble finding activities and attractions in the Outaouais. It is an Outdoor Lover’s Paradise with unlimited recreational opportunities for the entire family. With Canada’s capital only 25 min away there are many museums, galleries and festivals to choose from. Off the beaten path, you have a direct country road to Wakefield, a postcard- perfect setting along the Gatineau River with a friendly and funky atmosphere created by its diverse residents and nurtured by its surroundings. If you’re into music check out the Blacksheep Inn, a relaxed unpretentious bar that hosts some of Canada’s best live music.

Adventure Lovers will enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, caving, ariel parks, tubing, horseback riding, dogsledding all at your fingertips. Host can assist with arrangements for any of these activities

Amenities include: Fiber Optic internet & Wi-Fi, Satellite radio & TV, Kitchen amenities, BBQ, Linens provided, Washer/Dryer, Parking for RV, Boat/Trailer, DVD player, IPod Dock, In-ground pool. Fido Friendly with permission.

More Details

Owner
Eva Matthys
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

What makes this chalet unique

total privacy on 3 acres with an inground pool on a cliff overlooking the Gatineau Hills

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Chelsea

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3 Bedrooms with extra sleeping space in loft and great room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Country Ski Retreat - 20 min to Ottawa
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Mississauga Ontario
5

A fantastic house,a lot of things to do,from golfing to site seeing and much much mire

  • 5 of 5

A great trip!! The week just flyed by. Wonderful house a great people,

Thank you Cal & Eve!!

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream place!

  • 5 of 5

A really nice place to spend an awesome weekend !

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise California
5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved her chalet as soon as we walked through the front door!! So adorable and quaint, cozy and warm decor, very clean, all the furniture was comfortable. We loved the rock fireplace and open cracking fire 🔥񙐠and the ski hill lit up at night, so romantic. Our only outting was a short drive to Wakefield, cute little town to get a few supplies. Other than that we relaxed in front of the fire the whole time, made our meals in her gorgeous kitchen. And went for walks. Evy was so wonderful and answered us asap on any questions we needed help with. It's very private, so if your looking for a few days to get away or longer this is the spot to book!! Thank you Evy :)

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful jewel.

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent a terrific week in Cantley.

The scenery is amazing and we enjoyed every moment.

We made the most of the pool... (and the diving board), the fire camp, the fully equiped kitchen etc...

We would definitely come back. The rate is affordable and it was a wonderful opportunity for our family.

Calvin has been a very reactive and friendly owner.

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poor condition and communication spoiled a charming place

  • 2 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 boys 4 yrs and 15 mths) were really excited about staying at this place. The pictures were great and super close to the hill to get our family skiing. At first arrival it looked great, the kitchen is large and well appointed and there were gleaming new hardwood floors.

However it didn't take long for the shine to come off, on our tour of the upstairs our 15 mth old son found the loose balusters on the upstairs balcony railing. After pulling him back and calming down, we were able to position furniture and move on with our vacation. The owners had informed us of a few problems, including loose faucet in the kitchen, a leaky roof, and loose tiles in the main passage of the house. All of this was tedious but we increased monitoring on the vacation. The roof leaked and soaked the floor by the bed leading to wet socks and wet clothes.

However it was becoming clear that the installation of the shiny new engineered hardwood was incorrectly done. The threshold piece between the tile and floor was beginning to work its way loose, and a couple of the tiles by the edge were coming loose. And here is where it went all wrong, the toddler was able to get a corner of the floor threshold and pull it up. He had a 2 ft piece with 2 inch brad nails sticking out. (if you dont know what a brad nail is look them up - not suitable for attaching a flooring threshold) Also left in the floor were a number of other brad nails sticking up. Again the poor quality of work done on this place put my son at risk. Rather than an apology we heard nothing and our damage deposit was not returned. When I asked about this I received a curt reply from her, I then sent a reply explaining my concerns with the construction and have heard nothing.

In case you doubt that I know what I'm talking about here is the things wrong with the install

- gap too big, spec for floor is 1-2 mm this was 3/4 inch.

- tile edge not support, this is why the tiles on the edge were coming up, increasing the flex on the threshold

- gap was spanned with the cheapest laminate threshold available offering no nailing strength

- brad nails were used (seriously!)

TLDR; So much wrong with the workmanship on this place that it spoiled our stay and dealing with owner did not help. I have a long list of stuff that was wrong but have kept it to the most serious. I hate writing negative reviews especially for vacations and we tried our best to enjoy the place, but it was spoiled.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Family Getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in July with our family which included 2 children, 4 adults and 2 seniors. There was something for everyone! The cottage is spacious and the two bedrooms are great sizes. The kids room was perfect for our 2 younger children. The listing says sleeps 8, but I think it's better suited for 6. The loft is open which is not ideal for guests who want their own space. Two of our guests camped out and there was a great space for a tent/trailer. The pool was clean and the views spectacular. We toured around Wakefield, Ottawa and Gatineau and found the drive easy and within a reasonable time/distance. We spent a day at the Mount Cascades water park which we were really impressed with. It was not too busy and had lots of slides & pools for all ages. We golfed at the nearby Mount Cascades golf course and were equally impressed.

The kitchen is wonderful and had everything we needed to cook with. However, unlike the other reviews I wasn't thrilled with the 'stocked' kitchen. There were food items in the cupboards, fridge and freezer. We didn't use them since we don't know if the owners left them or past guests. I found they took up space we needed to store our groceries. We found several large black ants (maybe due to food left behind). The ants were not a problem, but seemed out of place because the property appears so munch more like a home than a cottage...but it is a cottage so bugs are part of cottage life.

The listing doesn't mention the wonderful stone built in fire pit. It was a great addition and enjoyed a couple of nights. We would certainly recommend this place! The owners were wonderful to deal with. It truly is a luxury retreat!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Ottawa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mont Cascade
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Mont Cascade
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Ottawa
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
307
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mont Cascade
Nearest Ski
0.1 Kilometres
Mont Cascade
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Chelsea

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$200
From
C$250
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Pet Fee C$75
Damage Deposit C$100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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