Meech Lake Retreat - Ownership Opportunity - 2019

Nicolas Rainville | Residential Real Estate Broker

335, boul. St-Joseph Gatineau QC J8Y3Z2
Tel.: (819) 319-2306 |

Welcome! What is Meech Lake Retreat?

With deeded waterfront on Meech Lake and the house located in the centre of a two-acre lot privacy, tranquillity and peace are enjoyed an easy 20 minutes from Downtown Ottawa and 40 minutes from Ottawa International Airport. Swim in the lake in the morning, visit world-class museums or restaurants at mid-day and fly to Europe in the evening – it’s that easy!

Owning a retreat on a lake in the Canadian countryside has never been so easy.

The Provincial Hwy #5 leads from Parliament Hill to the quaint Village of Old Chelsea where the Chemin du Lac Meech takes you right to your door. This is the very same auto route our Canadian Prime Minister must take to arrive at the Prime Minister’s Lake House – the road is kept clear all year long.

Meech Lake Retreat is made for entertaining. Whether it’s a huge group of friends or your entire family clan – it’s happened very successfully here. The wide, gentle laneway and ample parking area make it easy for everyone. There is lots of space to park, lots of space to relax in the garden or on the patio and lots of space for kids and dogs to run around the yard – a short distance away from the adults.

Inside, from the patio, you will find a spacious entry/mudroom to toss wet coats and boots or towels. The laundry is handy too to throw soggy exercise clothes and quickly change into a nice cozy robe to sit in one of the sitting rooms in front of the fireplace. The sunroom on the second level is perfect for either formal dining or removing oneself to read quietly. The Studio ground-floor great-room is perfect as a media room for movie aficionados and a billiards table. Upstairs you might make an amazing Master Bedroom or home office.

Take a Tour – Click on any image to activate the slide show

  • Main House Ground Level
    • Front Patio: 80’ x 60’ poured cement sitting area enveloped by the forest
    • Trampoline: 13’6” x 11’ in-ground
    • Foyer & Mud Room: 17’ x 6’8” taupe (neutral) vinyl tile
    • Anti-Room 9’3” x 6’8”
    • Main Laundry Room: 9’4” x 8’5”
    • Kitchen (Working Area): 11’ x 10” with ceramic flooring.
    • Dining Area: 11’ x 9’4” with natural stained birch hardwood flooring
    • Living Room: 19’3 x 16’7” with natural wood burning fireplace insert
    • Family Room: 26’10 x 16’ with natural stained birch hardwood flooring & natural wood burning PotBelly stove & 9′ 4” ceiling
    • Storage Room: 9’ x 7’
    • Ceiling: 8’ Main House plus 9′ 4” in Family Room
  • Main House Second Level
    • Sunroom: 14’6” x 12’7” with natural stained birch hardwood floors & open fireplace
    • Bedroom #4: 20’8” x 11” with sitting area and broadloom
    • Sauna: 7’6” x 5’8” Cedar dry sauna
    • Bathroom: 9’3” x 5’8” Full bathroom with ceramic flooring
    • Bedroom #3: 20’ x 9’ with natural stained birch hardwood floors
    • Bedroom #2: 12’1” x 9’4” with natural stained birch hardwood floors
    • Master Suite: 18’7 x 22’ with broadloom
    • Bathroom: 9’ x 6’4” ¾ bathroom with claw-foot tub
    • Library: 8’5” x 5’3” with built-in book shelves
    • Mechanical Room: 5’ x 6’6”
    • Ceiling: 8’
    • Waterfront: Two boat docks with level canoe/kayak storage spanning 30’ on Meech Lake
    • Carport: 21′ x 25′ Large size two-vehicle plus storage
    • Garbage/Recycle/School children pick-up at end of laneway
    • Private mail delivery to Central Post Box in Old Chelsea
    • Bell Fibe: Telephone/Internet/TV
    • Well (2012): 400’ deep
    • Septic tank/weeping bed: 1980s (Certified June 2018 Municipality of Chelsea)
    • Main House:
      • Ceilings House throughout: 8’ smooth ceilings
      • Ceilings Family room: 9′ 4” smooth ceilings with western wood beams
      • Trim ceilings/floors: Solid wood baseboard, door trim, crown molding; painted white.
      • Baseboard heating
      • Propane Cook Range
      • Flooring:
        • kitchen/bathroom ceramic,
        • entry/laundry vinyl tile,
        • 2 bedrooms broadloom,
        • lounge/dining/sun room/bathroom and 2 bedrooms vintage hardwood flooring.
      • Fireplaces:
        • Wood burning insert in the living room
        • Wood burning Pot Belly stove in Family room
        • Wood burning fireplace in Sun room
      • Windows:
        • original 1940s guillotine with storms/screens – main house including sun room
        • Picture windows 1980s Pele with awning style opening & screens – family room and 2 bedrooms
    • Media Room / Guest Suite – Traditional 90º Canadian-style Post & Beam Construction
      • Media Room – Main Level Ceiling pine beams & planking: 10’
      • walls – soft tan hue American Clay finish (adobe-like)
      • Radiant Floor Heating – Glycol:
        • Boiler & fluid renewed 2018
        • Tan-grey coloured cement ground floor
      • Guest Suite Second Level:
        • Cathedral ceiling 18’ – whitewashed solid pine interlock
        • Floor – solid pine interlock – natural honey colour
      • Windows:
        • 1st floor band of windows on south & east walls – 2008 awning-style with winding mechanism/screens
        • 2nd floor Picture windows 2008 guillotine and winding – wood/vinyl