Solar powered Chalet on a quiet lake half way between Montebello and Mont Tremblant in the Laurentians.
This is a “green “ chalet with solar power for the lighting and water and gas powered Fridge, Stove, BBQ and hot water.
Cottage has 3 bedrooms. (1 queen, 1 double and one bedroom with 2 single beds
Great for swimming and boating it has 2 large docks for swimming. The water is deep right off the dock.
Comes with canoe and 2 kayaks, paddle board and pedal boat.
Renters to bring own bedding and towels.
Rental = $1000 per week plus $500 damage/cleaning deposit. Deposit will be returned upon verification of condition of the cottage.
The address is 1041 Chemin des Pionniers Boileau Quebec. You can find it in Google Maps. The town is Boileau. It is very quiet area.
Now to be clear it is a solar powered cottage so, electricity is at a premium. So no TV, or electrical appliances. There is enough power to charge phones and a laptop. You have to be very conservative with your power usage. We never have a problem as we are used to this type of arrangement. You would have to monitor your usage to make sure that you do not consume too much power in the evenings. I can give more detail is you like.
This is the type of place you go to for peace and quiet and to enjoy a nice lake and scenery. During the week it is like you have the lake to yourself. The dock and 2 decks and back porch are facing southwest, so you are getting a lot of sun on those areas.Probably estimating 10 hours per day. I do have an canopy on both the back deck and the lower deck to provide protection from the sun. There is a total of 3 large decks , plus 2 docks to lounge on. The deck behind the cottage has a sun canopy, a dining table and a Gas BBQ. As you can see we are 5 stories up from the water so there are many steps.
There is good cell phone coverage for Bell and Telus. Rogers is not as good.
Chalet de Mike et Marie Andrée
1041 chemin des Pionniers Boileau, QC
Mike Cell: 613-620-8405
• Route 50 jusqu’à la 323 à Montébello • Prenez la route 323 vers le nord • Moins de 30 km plus loin, vous allez tournez à droite (vers l’est) sur le chemin de Boileau. L’enseigne dit Chénéville (et/ou Namur) à gauche et Boileau à droite • Dans 13 km vous arriverez à Boileau (suivre les indications pour Boileau, il y a une intersection, dépassé la mi-chemin, où vous devrez tourner à droite, c’est indiqué) • Au bout de ce chemin, vous êtes à Boileau. Au stop, vous tournez à droite • À peu près 100 pieds plus loin, vous tournez à gauche sur le chemin du Lac Champagneur • Vous allez faire 4.3 km sur ce chemin et vous allez voir le chemin des Pionniers à votre gauche…attention, ça monte! • La chalet est le dernier au bout du chemin (a 1.1 km)…entrée de gauche…1041 Ch.des Pionniers
Bonne route et à bientôt!
Mike and Marie Andrée’s cottage
1041 chemin des Pionniers Boileau, QC
• Highway 417 East. Continue on highway 174 (old highway 17) to Cumberland. Take the ferry “Cumberland-Masson” ($9.00). You can also drive through Hull and Gatineau on highway 50 to highway 323 to Montebello; • Drive straight out of the ferry until you reach highway 50. Go East all the way to Montébello. • At Montébello, turn on highway 323 (north). • You will drive approximately 30 km. Look for a sign that says Cheneville/Namur on the left and Boileau on the right. Turn right to Boileau (you are 13 km away from Boileau). • Follow the road until the next intersection (approx. 8 to 10 km). Turn right to Boileau. • At the end of this road (you should see a church on your left), turn right. • Take the next left (less than 100 feet) onto the Chemin du Lac Champagneur • Follow this road until chemin des Pionniers (4.3 km). • Turn left on Chemin des Pionniers…it’s a steep hill. • Follow the road to the end (1.1 km). We are on the left hand side…#1041
Have a good trip! The whole trip from the South end of Ottawa is about 130 km.
Google maps location
Bedding - We have 1 queen, one double and 2 single beds
Towels - towels for swimming and bathrooms
Drinking Water: The water we have is from the lake so it is good for washing. But for drinking we recommend that you bring or buy your own water.
Lights: Electricity is at a premium so try to limit the number of lights at a time. There should be plenty of power as long as there are not too many cloudy days in a row.
There are some candles and oil lanterns if you have some very rainy days without too much sunlight.
Smoke Alarm: This is triggered easily: we have a remote on the side of the fridge to turn it off.
Co2 Detector: Open windows if required.
Hot Water: The tank is set at low. if you need more hot water you can turn it up, but it gets pretty hot quickly.
Stove: To light, turn to light and then when it is on turn it down to appropriate setting
Fridge: Monitor the coldness. You should have it at about 2
BBQ: Turn to the direction of flow. Use a lighter to ignite. Don’t forget to turn gas off at the junction.
Toilet: It is a low flow toilet so be careful. Plunger in the cabinet beside.
There is an outhouse as well.
Dock: ensure that the dock is properly aligned. You may have to adjust the ropes as required.
Deck Box: Keys to the deck box are upstairs in the drawer beside the fridge
Paddle Board: please be careful with the fin especially around the rocks. It is fragile.
Canoe: the paddles are upstairs in the front room
Cell Phones: Bell and Telus have great reception , while Rogers is borderline depending on the type of phone.
Awnings: the downstairs awning should be removed and put into the box at the end of the vacation or if there will be a large storm. The upstairs awning should be checked to ensure that the legs are in the right place and that the awning does not hit the window
Batteries: There are 2 meters for the batteries. one is for the water and the other is for the lighting.and basically., when it reads 12.7 it is full. When it is at 12.0 , that means it is empty.
During the day when you have full sunlight you will be able to charge your cellphones and laptop.
Best practice is to check it in the early evening and if it is 12.7 that means that all is good and use normally. If it is less and you have poor sunlight, be more conservative.
Fireplace: there is some wood available for a fire. When the fireplace is on it gets very hot upstairs.
Shopping/ Groceries: there is a store in Namur about 15 minutes away and a larger one in Chenevillle about 20 minutes away. I recommend Cheneville.
Mont Tremblant/St. Jovite: This is about 40 minutes away. It is worth the visit as there are many good restaurants and activities.
Lac Commandant: Just south of Boileau: about 15 minutes. Nice place to visit
Stove: Confirm it is off
BBQ: Confirm it is shut off
Fridge : Turn to defrost and the temperature setting to the lowest on the other dial. Remove batteries on the light inside and leave the fridge door open. Hot Water: set to pilot
Water: turn off (switch in electrical room) This should be the last thing you do
Inverter: turn off. (electrical room)
Lower Canopy: remove only the canopy and leave the frame up .and put in the deck box
Windows: All of the crank type windows in the living room and the kitchen need a bit of help to close, by pushing from the outside. The bedroom windows can left open about 1/2 inch.
Kayaks : take kayaks out of the water and cover.
Paddle boat: Remove seats and put the seats under the stairs
Paddle Board: Put on the rack
Paddles: please bring upstairs and store in the front room.
Deck box: lockup
Outhouse: please lock+ More