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Beautiful Log Home on Historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR (inc Sleep Cabin); Sleeps 6 Adults, 2 Children; Beach, Private, Lovely!

A wonderful beach front, southern exposure log cabin nestled among majestic white pine. Watch the mist rise, listen to the loons, and have your coffee on the dock. Canoe or kayak along the historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein). Read a book or swim. Roast marshmallows and watch the stars sparkle almost within your reach. Hike to town for a great meal at The Moon or Voyageur Inn or BBQ in the outdoor summer kitchen. It’s up to you. WiFi, Netflix and lots of board games.

Great romantic setting for couples or plenty of room for the whole family or a group of friends (sleeps up to 8 - 6 adults and 2 children- in 3 bedrooms including a sleep cabin). The main cottage has a great room with a wall of windows overlooking Lake Chantplein (part of the Mattawa River Heritage Waterway). Renovated washroom with shower, full kitchen, drilled well, sun porch, propane fireplace for heat and ambiance, carport, good cell service and WiFi.

Come and feel the magic where the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers meet. Located east of North Bay, Ontario, Mattawa Voyageur Country provides endless opportunity for exciting year-round adventures, authentic rural charm, unique places to eat and friendly bilingual hospitality. (visit the Mattawa Voyageur Country web site).

The Town of Mattawa is 5 kilometres (3 miles) away with grocery stores, pharmacy, hospital and more. Visit the Mattawa and District Museum, 20 Historic Statues, the Clermont Duval Art Gallery and many other small-town treasures. Try golfing at the Mattawa Golf ‘n Ski Resort or take a guided nature hike at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Or, simply enjoy the cottage - it’s your holiday!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2018

Why Tina chose Mattawan

We've loved this log cottage for years and when the owners decided to sell their much loved summer home, we were blessed to buy it for our children. It's still a few years away before they will use it, so we are renting it out so that it will still be enjoyed. One year, we spent Christmas day there as an ongoing tradition and we can't imagine a more perfect setting. What a treat! A wonderful family occasion with a roaring fire, board games, laughs and hot chocolate!

What makes this cottage unique

Nature at her best, white majestic pines, clean lake/river, privacy yet not far from town, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, peace & quiet, marshmallow roast, BBQ, history, museum, art gallery, hiking trails, good & inexpensive golf. And we could go on!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much. We had a great time. This place is amazing. (written in a note)
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mattawan in Nipissing District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Renovated bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Sleeps 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Sleep Cabin - Sleeps 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The separate sleep cabin with portable electric heater.
    Living Room Mattresses - 2 Single Bed , 2 single mattresses and bedding supplied for the living room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rogers and Bell cell towers are in the area and service is good.


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Beautiful Log Home on Historic Mattawa River (Lake Chantplein)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 29 reviews
London Ontario

The Best Vacation In Years

  • 5 of 5

This place far exceeded our hopes for place to reunite our family. My sons and I went fishing with great lucky. My wife won the fishing contest hands down just fishing from the dock. The cottage had everything you needed. The beds are great , kitchen has everything you need. All and all great place to relax and unwind.The owners looked after anything you needed. Thanks Tina and Wayne. We will be back again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage is happy you are happy! Have a great fall and winter and hope to host you again. Tina and Wayne
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london ontario

Awesome Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a very quiet cottage that is well equipped. We had an excellent fall week for weather and would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottsge

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cottage, not as far away from the town as we thought which was very useful, and a very very nice town! Would recommend this cottage to a couple, as we were or to a whole family as we saw in the guest book that many families had already been. Great lake with a very nice community feel. Wish to be back soon if at all possible! 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Hope to host you again!
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Happy to be back in Mattawa!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay. It was 50/50 with rain/sun, but it was therefore even more important that we were content with our lodging - and we were! Any small concerns were dealt with promptly and the quick and friendly response time was very much appreciated. We would be quick to recommend this cottage to any of our friends. Thanks for everything, Tina!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for for the sweet review! Our goal is to ensure you feel at home! So glad you enjoyed it! Tina and family.
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Girard, PA

This cabin is better than the pictures on homeaway.com

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this Mattawa cabin, there were no complaints. The cabin was beautiful and situated on the Mattawa river/lake. The amenities were fine. It was nice to just step off the grid for awhile. Canoeing and kayaking was wonderful, the children fished, and the outdoor grilling area made me very envious. I would recommend this home/cabin to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. As you enjoyed your stay, we are happy too! All the best and hope too see you again one day. Tina
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here!!The hosts Tina and Wayne thought of everything to make our stay so enjoyable. We loved the welcome basket and all of the amenities- towels, fully stocked kitchen, water to drink, firewood for our first night and super comfortable beds. The view is incredible and we used the dock, boats, outdoor kitchen and fire pit every day. We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful retreat!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage thanks you for the verbal hug! Have a great rest of the summer and we hope to host you again one day! Tina and family
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Mattawa Museum
"History! from Champlain to RCMP Commissioner, from Grey Owl's teacher, Anahareo to Canada's ..."
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jack Garland Airport - North Bay, Ontario
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mattawa: Voyageur Inn; The Moon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mattawa: The Moon; Voyageur Inn
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mattawan, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring & Early Summer
17 May 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
28 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer & Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £283.42

3 night minimum stay. Weekends -Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Victoria Day, July 1, 1st Monday in August & Labour Day are "weekend days". A $500 security deposit upon booking is refundable 48 hours after departure. If any damage or broken rules i.e., no pet or no smoking rules, then the full $500 is taken from this deposit. $150 cleaning fee. Extra cost for over 4 people - $25 pp per night.

Upon reserving and completing the contract, Travelers make a $500 security deposit. Thirty days prior to arrival, travelers pay the remainder of the moneys owed including the $150 cleaning fee. Use Bank Interac, Paypal or VISA.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.