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2 bedrooms, Internet, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very Good
18 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationRideau Canal Museum14 min drive
Popular LocationStudio Theatre Perth20 min drive
Popular LocationStewart Park22 min drive
AirportBrockville, ON (XBR-Thousand Islands Regional Tackaberry)38 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Quaint Fishing Cottage

    Lakefront cottage with kitchen and fireplace
    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
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Bret Hartman
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Kayaking nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at Flexible
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before Flexible

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    Quaint Fishing Cottage Elgin
    Quaint Fishing Rideau Lakes
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Rideau Lakes
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Cottage Rideau Lakes
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Cottage
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Cottage
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Rideau Lakes
    Quaint Fishing Cottage Cottage Rideau Lakes

    About this area

    Rideau Lakes

    Located in Rideau Lakes, this cottage is on a lake. Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario and Rideau Canal Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club and Juniper Fairways. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    Visit our Rideau Lakes travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Rideau Canal Museum - 14 min drive
    • Studio Theatre Perth - 20 min drive
    • Stewart Park - 22 min drive
    • Jones Falls Defensible Lockmaster's House - 32 min drive
    • Mississippi Lake - 69 min drive

    Getting around

    • Smiths Falls Station - 16 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at Flexible.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at Flexible.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated on a lake, this cottage is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Big Rideau Lake and within 12 mi (20 km) of Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club and Smiths Falls Bascule Bridge. Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center and Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Quaint Fishing Cottage

    Very Good
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Good stay, room for improvement

      Check in seems a little glitchy as you have to get the keys at a nearby campsite. Even though we advised what time we’d be there, no one was around and no one picked up the phone when we called upon arrival. It all worked out, but a few “now what?!” moments. This is definitely a cute little cottage. They’ve done a good job with a small building. Space wise, two couples on vacation would be pushing it. Air conditioning was awesome. Bell Internet was great. New appliances (stove & fridge) - also great. The bathroom seemed newly done and the shower stall was spacious and gets two thumbs up. Just FYI, there is no room to put groceries. Every cupboard and drawer is packed. So many pots and pans that they even filled the oven. Huge aluminum foil roasters, an old George Foreman grill, on and on. So that’s great, if you need to pour 20 cups of coffee (I counted the mugs) or if you need 7 mostly melted spatulas all at once. ;o) One wine glass, but lots of plastic cups from the 70s. We had to leave all of our dry goods (snacks, crackers, potatoes, onions, sugar, peanut butter, breads, etc. in Rubbermaid bins in the second bedroom). One good go through by someone with some common sense would eliminate the unnecessary kitchen stuff and create some storage space for renters! The bedrooms are far too narrow for night tables but a corner shelf on each side of the bed would help with somewhere to put eyeglasses or a water glass, or a book when nodding off. Be aware that although not stated in the VRBO listing, you have to bring drinking water (which, once we saw the hose out in the shallow, murky, weed filled pond, we also used for coffee, washing vegetables and brushing our teeth) It’s mentioned in the info sheet you get once you book. But once you get there, there’s no water cooler to dispense the water if you buy a 5 gallon jug. So buy a pump, too. The BBQ worked, but was a shambles. Hopefully that’s next on the list for replacement. No swimming here. Although shallow (~2’ at the end of the dock), there’s a good foot of mud in the lakebed and the water is completely weedy. Weeds growing and weeds floating. Messy for the boat motor. The dock is narrow (not suitable for sitting) and FYI has no cleats for your boat ropes. The public boat launch is just up the shoreline, so it’s quite convenient. Otter Lake is great, we enjoyed our days out on the water. We enjoyed our stay & had a good week overall. Thanks Brett!

      4/5 Good


        To put it simply, it was amazing. Bring lots and lots and lots of water. Internet was not available on our stay, but being given partial compensation for it. Kitchen utensils and cutlery stocked. It was peaceful and serene. Enjoyed thoroughly 😊 Sincerely, Diana

        4/5 Good

          Nice cottage and location

          The cottage was in a good location and very private. The cottage and property were very nice and the road noise was not an issue. The beds were comfortable but the bedrooms themselves were narrow making it tricky if you had to get up during the night and try not to wake up the person beside you. Fishing from the dock would be great for little kids as the were lots of sunfish. You pretty much catch one with each cast. Apparently the bass fishing this summer was excellent but only if you had a boat. Overall, I would have given it a 5 star rating except for two things. The fishing kayaks and lifejackets were nowhere to be found. It is possible they were in the shed but none of the keys we were given would open the lock. One key fit the lock but would not turn the lock cylinder. The other issue was the wifi would not work. Our computers and phones said connected but no wifi. Tried turning the modem off and leaving it for 5 minutes and putting it back on every day but never were able to connect. Had to use our cell phones as hotspots to connect laptops. Luckily we only went on the internet while having breakfast in the morning to catch up on the news and again for a while in the evening.

          4/5 Good

            John and Diane's august vacation

            thank you for the fenced in area. This made all the difference in having my pet enjoy total freedom. We enjoyed the use of the kayaks and also really appreciated having lumber for fire. We love fishing and for us, this was an ideal getaway, thank you J&D


              Paradise for our dogs

              We chose this cottage because of the fence and water around the perimeter to keep our dogs contained and safe from the highway. The cottage itself was clean, tidy and well appointed but quite small and suited 4, comfortably, 6 would be a squeeze. The air conditioning and appliances were new and worked very well. The view of the lake superb and the kayaks made it all accessible. The loons, heron, mergansers and other wildlife were intriguing. However, we really found the constant noise from the highway, because it is so close and so busy, very distracting. Our home is in a quieter neighbourhood than this cottage. We were also disappointed that we couldn’t swim from the dock because of the weeds, although this didn’t bother our lab. We met the owners and found them to be considerate and conscientious.