Lakeside Luxury Refuge in Wakefield Québec

Canada - Québec - La Peche

Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,One of three cozy living rooms.
One of three cozy living rooms.
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,The basement bathroom
The basement bathroom
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Our lakeside property
Our lakeside property
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Skating on the lake
Skating on the lake
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Hanging out in downtown Ottawa.
Hanging out in downtown Ottawa.
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Skating on Fraser Lake!
Skating on Fraser Lake!
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Basement fireplace
Basement fireplace
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Summer patio
Summer patio
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,3rd floor shower
3rd floor shower
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,2nd floor bath
2nd floor bath
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,3rd floor bathroom
3rd floor bathroom
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,3rd floor bedroom
3rd floor bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,2nd floor bedroom
2nd floor bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Children's play room
Children's play room
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Ottawa River bike path right below Parliament
Ottawa River bike path right below Parliament
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Aries Café in Wakefield village
Aries Café in Wakefield village
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,When the snow is just too much...
When the snow is just too much...
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Collecting maple water for boiling
Collecting maple water for boiling
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Front view of the house
Front view of the house
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Front porch
Front porch
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,BBQ space
BBQ space
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Paddle boarding at the house
Paddle boarding at the house
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,Piano room
Piano room
Home exchange in,Canada,La Peche,2nd floor bath
2nd floor bath
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Open to all destinations
Open to all dates Open to all destinations
Open to all dates Open to all destinations
Open to all dates Open to all destinations
Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home sits on a two acre lakeside property on Fraser Lake. We are on a private street with a few neighbours, all of which have become like family. The house is surrounded by large maple trees, which supply us with our very much appreciated yearly supply of maple syrup. The terrain is rugged and wild and so this property is not suitable for people with limited mobility. On the first floor of the house, there is a living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom with laundry, and a piano room. On the second floor, we have the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and balcony, a large cedar post and beam solarium, and a second bedroom with single bed. On the third floor, there is a third bedroom with double bed, bathroom and shower. The basement floor boasts a living room with large stone fireplace, cork flooring, a bedroom with double bed, and a bathroom with shower. It is to be noted that we do not have a television (yes, we're that kind of people). However, we have high speed fiber optics and netflix that can be accessed with a computer. The back deck has a Weber barbecue and wraps around the entire back end of the house which looks over the lake below ( lake visible in three out of four seasons). There is a walking trail that leads to the lake, which is about a two minute walk from the house. The descent to the lake is steap and not suitable for people with limited mobility. The lakeside is pristine but steep (about 10 ft. off the dock). This space is not suitable for parties, as this lake is very quiet our neighbours are as respectful as we are. From the house, you may walk around the entire lake. It's a lovely 45 minute walk. Last, it is a lovely home and property, offering countryside and city all in one.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Waterfront
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our lakeside neighbourhood is kind, helpful, quiet, and 3 minutes away by car from the hipster village of Wakefield. There are a few neighbours on the street, all of which are like family. Don't be surprised if you get invited to an evening by the camp fire or asked you sing or play guitar! If you'd rather keep to yourself, it's the kind of place where you don't need to see anyone if you don't want to. There is a small grocery store at the end of our street that can help you out for whatever basics you're lacking and a few different grocery stores in the village as well. Gas is expensive in our little village so you're best to gas up in Gatineau or Ottawa on your way in. If you don't want to go to the city, Wakefield has everything you need and is a beautiful place to explore. We're right next to Gatineau Park, a national gem. Great in summer for swimming, camping, and hiking and even better in winter for x-country skiing. We're close to four major downhill skiing centers and 2 hours away from Montreal and Mont-Temblant.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

From our home, it is a 5 minute drive to lovely Wakefield and the Gatineau River that runs through it. Wakefield is full of lovely shops, cafés, artisans, and shopping. Most of the restaurants serve food that is locally grown in Wakefield's surrounding farms, most of which can be visited and can supply you with fresh organic produce. There is also a spa at the historical Wakefield Mill and the Nordik Spa in Chelsea (10 minutes from the house) where you can access one of the finest nordic spas in the world. However, the best of Wakefield is seen by canoe, bike, ski or hike. Our home has access to all of these and is next door to the majestic Gatineau Park. Our home is a perfect base camp for your wildlife adventures and city tours. We are about an hour and a half away from some awesome white water rafting outfitters on the Ottawa river. Shooting the same rapids that our Indigenous and French ancestors did is pretty invigorating! These outfitters offer large rafts (quite safe) and smaller two man rafts (not so safe but super fun) for your day trip. If the night life is your thing, we recommend a show at the famous Black Sheep Inn or a classical evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Also, Ottawa has all that a modern and historical city can offer. Feel free to approach us for recommandations regarding anything food, music, adventure or wildlife.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths

  • Gatineau Park
  • Chelsea-Meech Lake Area
  • Hiking trail around Fraser Lake-directly from our property

Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

This is our family home and we've put our heart and soul into making it a haven for our family and friends. It is our pleasure to share it with you and offer access to the lake and cottage on our property. We expect however to find our home the way we left it, clean and well taken care of. Our home is not appropriate for parties, events or large gatherings. As we would for you, thank you for repairing or replacing any broken items for which you are responsible. Thank you, merci!

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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