It’s 90 minutes from Ottawa, but worth the drive. And the drive itself is great -- hills, rivers, lakes, charming villages. Stop for the best burgers and poutine in the Laurentians at “Fringale” in Val des Bois, or stock up at the bakery in Notre Dame du Laus that still uses its original wood-fired furnace. When you arrive at Murphy’s Cove, the cottage mood will be set and you’ll be ready for a memorable vacation.
This large, modern, four bedroom home is ideal for family vacations. It sits above the lake, providing a great view, and easy access to the beach via a gently sloping lane. The extended dock and lots of trees make for a great spot for either sun bathing or relaxing in the shade. Fish, swim, or dive into the clear water. Or head down the lake to the “rocks” where you’ll find the adventurous jumping off the rock cliff, and the less adventurous watching and enjoying.
Lac Corbeau is rated as the cleanest lake in the Laurentians. There are fewer power boats and fewer cottages than on most lakes this size (5 km X 1 km). The shoreline is kept natural.
Two canoes, two kayaks, and two stand-on paddle boards are provided. Fish are trout, bass, and pike.
In the evening, enjoy the fire pit and the small Jacuzzi.
The waterside of the cottage has a lawn with firepit, patio table and chairs, and swing set. The hill side opens up into a several acre wooded area with a great hill for picking raspberries in summer or tobogganing/snowboarding in winter.
For those into four-wheeling or snowmobiling, there are provincial tracks nearby (but far enough away not to be noisy).
Inside, this is a spacious cottage with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with patio doors onto the deck, a great view of the lake, and a stone fireplace with airtight stove. Comfortably furnished and well-equipped, it’s clear this is a well-loved family home on the lake, and we can see how relaxing it would be any time of the year. There are four bedrooms, two off the living area, and two off a hallway accessed from the kitchen. This is an ideal set up for groups or families where some like to have privacy and head to bed early but the rest can stay up without risk of keeping them awake.
There are plenty of board games, including a coffee table sized cribbage board. An eclectic book collection, lots of CDs and DVDs.
There is high-speed internet, cell phones work (and there is a landline). Satellite TV is available (ask for it to be hooked up at the time of booking).
For winter, there is a private, lighted toboggan hill out back.
The village of Notre Dame du Laus has a full size grocery store and a quaint bakery that is highly recommended. While nestled deep in the Laurentians, about half the cottagers are English-speaking from the Ottawa area, and half are Quebecers. There is a vibrant cottage owners association that monitors the lake. But if you want to practice your French, there can be lots of opportunity with bilingual cottagers and the businesses in town. The road is paved to within two kilometers of the cottage, and the last two kilometers are well maintained summer and winter.
Book now to secure your Laurentian getaway!
Additional amenities include: ac/central yes.