The SpaceBefore we start, here are 3 THINGS PEOPLE LOVE about our Country Home
1 - The AREA is simply amazing. As you can see from the pictures of the listing, some of the most beautiful views of the Eastern Townships are just a few minutes away from our property.
2 - Our place has recently been renovated and it has a lot of character. The beds are really confortable and we can conformably greet several Guests. The FIREPLACE is awesome especially in wintertime and we also feature a lot of original artworks created by my boyfriend and co-owner Brad Firmino on our walls.
3 - The PINE TREE FOREST that surrounds our home is magical. Every morning we can watch the sun rise over the lake through the trees. We also have a HAMAC, FIRE PIT, and BBQ area, which is a great spot to spend time outdoors with family and friends at any time in the year.
Here are 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER before renting:
1 - We have put a lot of love in our home so NO PARTIES nor loud music or any kind of loud noise outside is permitted, out of respect for the residents living around the lake.
2 - Our country home is located in the forest. Although it is very conveniently located (5 mins from the lake, 10 mins from Owl's Head), don't expect to find Burger King on our street corner. The closest chains of restaurants can be found in Magog, which is about 20 minutes away. That said, we do have a local restaurant in the Austin village that is only located 5 mins away and you'll be pleased to know that I can guarantee the food there is awesome. A mini-SAQ, a grocery store, and two corner stores can also be found within 10 minutes drive from our house.
3 - Our kitchen has NO CONVENTIONAL OVEN. It was already like that when we bought the place and it's simply impossible to fit one in the current layout. So we use a convection oven microwave and BBQ to cook anything that can be cooked in an oven. Yes, a turkey can be cooked in the BBQ and it's delicious.
Now that this is clear, let's get to the description of the place. Guest AccessThe minute you'll walk in, you'll fall in love with this beautiful COUNTRY HOME, which has been tastefully decorated with a MODERN COUNTRY STYLE. Located at the heart of the EASTERN TOWNSHIPS, this charming 4-BEDROOM property has been recently renovated to accommodate as much as 10 GUESTS.
The place is entirely equipped with the latest technology including a 55" HD/3D TV with NETFLIX and NINTENDO Wii, 600W 5.1 SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM and HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET!
The kitchen is fully equipped with ultra-quiet STAINLESS STEEL DISHWASHER, GAS STOVE, & COFFEE MACHINE. Instead of a conventional oven, you'll find a MICROWAVE CONVECTION OVEN suitable for normal cooking (large enough to cook pies, lasagna, cookies, etc.) Again, if you are planning to prepare a big meal, such as a turkey, you can use the DELUXE STAINLESS STEEL OUTDOOR BBQ to cook such a meal.
The large dining room table can sit as much as 10 people and was custom made out of RECYCLED BARNWOOD.
The 4 bedrooms are fully furnished with new comfortable beds (two QUEEN, one DOUBLE and two BUNK BEDS) that will accommodate as much as 8 guests.
The bright living room features a beautiful FIREPLACE, COMPUTER STATION, and a LARGE L-SHAPE COUCH with DELUXE HIDE-A-BED that will fit two more guests.
If you are renting for a long stay, a high end SAMSUNG WASHER and DRYER is available for you if you need to do your laundry.
The place also features 2 FULL WASHROOMS with SHOWER and TOWELS and BEDSHEETS are also included for everyone! Interaction with GuestsThis beautiful property is located at only a 1 hour and 15 mins drive from downtown Montreal and is centrally located in the Townships, which makes it an ideal getaway spot to enjoy quality time with friends and family anytime of the year.
There are NO KEYS to lose or to return. This property provides secure, keyless entry with an AUGUST SMART LOCK. You can lock and unlock the door with your smartphone, using a unique virtual key issued to you for the duration of your stay. The NeighborhoodOutside, this stunning property is surrounded by CENTURY-OLD PINE TREES that have grown all over its 1.5 acre piece of land.
The BREATHTAKING SCENERY surrounding the area is constantly changing with the seasons. Since the place is located at FOOTHILLS OF THE APPALACHIANS MOUNTAINS, it's the perfect spot to enjoy many outdoor activities all year round! Getting AroundWithin a 5-minute walk, you can access the MARINA ST-BENOIT which is located in a bay sheltered from the wind on the majestic MEMPHREMAGOG LAKE. This lake is one of the largest bodies of water around, extending on both sides of the border of Canada and the United States.
If you're in the mood to relax, the BOLTON SPA is located on a prime location by a river at a 5-minute drive. You can enjoy their exterior RIVER DIPPING, HOT TUBS, and SAUNAS for as low as 23$ after 5pm all year round. It's also the perfect spot to get a MASSAGE and other body treatments while you're in there!
Our closest CORNER STORE is 5 minutes away and has FOOD, GAS, and a mini-SAQ (BEER, WINE & LIQUOR STORE).
On any day, you can visit l'ABBAYE ST-BENOIT (only 10 minutes away), which is a Monastic church where monks make all kinds of local products like APPLE SAUCE, CIDER, and CHEESE.
The closest GROCERY STORE is located in Eastman, 15 minutes away, and has everything that you would find in a big city convenient store including another SAQ.
In summertime, you can BRING YOUR OWN MOTOR BOAT and access the MEMPHREMAGOG LAKE through its many drop zones within a 10-minute drive. The VALE PERKINS BEACH (10 mins away) and MAGOG BEACH (15 mins away) are both awesome spots to chill with friends and family by the water.
If you're in the mood to spend time with Mother Nature, you can basically leave the house and go HIKING, KAYAKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING within a few minutes' drive.
10 minutes away you'll find OWL'S HEAD Mountain which is renowned for its GOLF COURSE in the summer and as a great SKI HILL in the winter. Many of Quebec's and Vermont's most renowned Mountain Resorts (ORFORD, SUTTON, BROMONT and JAY PEAK) are all located within 45 km.
If you enjoy ANTIQUE SHOPPING, make sure to stop by Knowlton, which is located 20 minutes away. It's also fun to tour the BROME LAKE while you are there.
The city of MAGOG is about 20 minutes away; you'll find many RESTAURANTS, PUBS, SHOPPING, BARS and NIGHT SHOWS to end your day and enjoy your evenings. They even offer BOAT AND DINNER TOURS on the lake during summer! Other Things to NoteThe co-owner and artist BRAD FIRMINO made all the ORIGINAL ARTWORKS that you see on our walls. Every piece is FOR SALE and AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE. You can look up ENJOYARTWORK on any search engine to discover his collections and visit his WEB STORE.