The Maples Cottage

Ompah, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Rideau Waterway

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  • 2Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 6Guests
  • 3Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
OPEN YEAR ROUND. THE MAPLES COTTAGE, just under a 2 hour drive West of Ottawa/North of Kingston and near the villages of Ompah/Plevna, is located on an almost 2 acre treed property, has a very private setting with a large yard including BBQ,and has no neighbours on either side. It is PET/SMOKE FREE, well cared for, comfortable, clean and spacious. There are no resorts or multi unit cottage rentals at this east end of Palmerston Lake resulting in minimal lake activity and area traffic. With this perfect country setting, city life becomes a distant memory. A highly sought after destination is this Land O'Lakes area and in the center of The Canadian Shield of Eastern Ontario. The Maples cottage is an ALL SEASON cottage, available for year round enjoyment and equipped with electric heat and a glass front woodstove including some firewood. It sleeps 6 including 2 pullouts and 2 bedrooms, has a 4 piece bathroom, well water, screened porch, Bell TV, large updated living space. The cottage is located away from the lake's edge and the lake is accessible via an easy downhill trail through mature trees on the property plus a very sturdy staircase with handrail. Use of canoe and paddle boat are included. This location is perfect for those who want absolute privacy, yet want lake frontage of their own to enjoy.(trail and stairwell to lake may not be cleared in the winter due to heavy snow.) With drive to the door access for quick and easy unpacking, it is also ideal for weekend Winter enthusiasts (snowmobiles and ATV's) as it is only 5 minutes to OFSC trails accessing many other lakes and trails in the area. EOTA trails available during the other 3 seasons.Your hosts reside year round within walking distance on a separate property and are usually available for assistance.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Bed


With some carpet and newly installed plank flooring in areas, this bright 1076 sq.ft. cottage is well maintained and stocked with all the comforts of home. A family of six will be comfortable as the living area is very spacious containing quality furnishings.

A four piece bathroom and separate laundry area provide families with young children the opportunity to stay for an extended period of time. The two bedrooms which sleep 4 comfortably are set to the back of the cottage, away from any family noise in the evenings.

The large kitchen/dining room area is fully equipped with all cooking conveniences. 6 people can comfortably eat at the wooden table with 6 chairs. Potable well water is delicious for drinking. The living room furnishings include 2 easy chairs, 3 lamps and end tables, a stocked bookcase with games, cards and books, a double sofabed sectional couch and a queen sized pull out Lazy Boy couch. They are centered around a glass front woodstove which gives off an enticing warmth,renewing your spirit and warming your heart after an exhilarating, long day out on the OFSC snowmobile trails or ATV trails during low season months.

A color T.V. with BELL SATELLITE service also has a built in DVD player. If Internet is important to your stay, use the data on your smartphone or arrange to use WiFi with the owners, just a short distance away. BELL cell phone service in this area. Public Internet can also be purchased at The Public Library during their hours. Some of our guests have commented that they appreciate being able to "unplug" from work and life.


With an interesting exterior mix of original old fashioned log and chinking and modern day vinyl siding, the Maples cottage boasts a large newly carpeted screened porch with table and 6 chairs which faces northwest and offers extra family play space on a rainy day. Relax in the evenings with a good book and listen to the call of the loons.

Horseshoe pits which double as sandboxes provide family fun as part of a very large private yard.A picnic table,complimentary use of a propane BBQ and 4 Muskoka chairs located on a sunny patio area accessible from the screened porch make for enjoyable outdoor meals. A short walk down a gentle trail through the trees and a sturdy stairwell with hand railing has you sitting on your own private dock with shed for storage of your personal waterfront needs(lakefront access during Winter months may be snow covered and the view of the lake is limited during the Summer months due to mature trees). Four patio chairs and small table remain at the dock. The fairly shallow swimming area to one side of the dock has a somewhat gradual slope and no weeds, the lake bottom is a mix of sand and smaller pebbles, water shoes may come in handy. Abundant docking space for your own boat is on site.

An intimate, sandy public beach is located directly across the lake (a 5 minute drive or short boat ride) offering toddlers walk-in access to the water. A 15.6 ft. canoe with paddles and paddle boat are included with each rental.


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Gas BBQ
  • Canoe
  • Woodstove
  • Paddleboat
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ (propane)
  • Electric Heat
No Internet in cottage, use your cell phone data, Wi-Fi in the area. SATELLITE TV.

Coffee pot with filters, 4 slice toaster, kettle, tea pot, cutlery, all dishes, wine glasses, electric fry pan, crock pot, all kitchen utensils, pots and pans, range hood fan, measuring cups/spoons, bakeware.

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Many golf courses within a one hours drive, the lovely towns of Perth,Westport, Lanark village and Balderson have quaint shops and restaurants.Many services in the next village of Plevna include LCBO, grocery store with Wi-Fi, gas, propane and a family restaurant, take-out meals and ice cream counter, seasonal Bakery. Located in District 1 of the OFSC snowmobile trail system, we welcome all Winter enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as X-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling on OFSC trails, abundant ice fishing on many other small fishing lakes on crown land in the area such as Crotch, Mosque, Canonto, Granite, the Quinns, Summit, Mair. Located approx. one hour from Calabogie ski hills. The area Spring and Fall ATV Wilderness Adventure Tours/Poker Runs and Annual 2 day Bass Fishing Derby on Palmerston Lk with dinner to follow in early Summer are a great way to introduce newcomers to this lovely area. We enjoy being sponsors of these events and offer overnight accommodation to any participants.


Last Calendar Update: 26 June, 2020

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Rental Rates

High Season...June 20 to September 7, 2020- $1050.00 weekly -Max. 6 persons incl. children. Deposit required.
Shoulder Season...2020- $850.00 weekly-1-4 persons.
Low Season Weekend and Shorter Stays -$130.00 per night-1-2 persons, $150 per night for up to 4 persons .
Long Weekend and Holiday Rates- $480.00 for 4 persons for 3 nights.
Deposit may be required at time of reservation.
Weekly only during July and August, Saturday to Saturday.

House Rules & Cancellations

Quiet time 11 PM, no pets, smoking outdoors only.
No loud music. No fireworks on property.
Not a suitable venue for Grad parties or events.
Mature guests only.
Check in after 4 PM, check out by 10 AM during summer months.

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