We are a couple with one very friendly dog. We speak English but also Arabic and some Greek as well. We own a cottage in a gorgeous region near the Gatineau Hills in Quebec. Located about 35 min from Ottawa. Our small cottage is hillside on beautiful waterfront located on a pristine clear small lake with scenic sunset views. We are looking for extra help during the three seasons with the opening, closing, upkeep, general maintenance and landscaping around our property. An extra pair of hands would be a real advantage to us and we hope a real tranquil place for you to recharge your batteries and just get away to. Hoping this attracts other nature lovers that might also enjoy being close to city life if wanting that too during downtime.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Cottage is situated in a small quaint French town in Quebec within close proximity of the Ontario border and Capital city of Ottawa. Travelers can easily practice both French and English. Can also get a taste of the local culture and cuisine nearby. At the cottage you will be surrounded by wildlife, nature, trails, pristine lakes and waterfalls. A Rockhounders paradise is located in the surrounding regions.
Maintenance, gardening, upkeep, landscaping, painting, staining.
The cottage is older, We recently purchased it...so lots of small things on our to-do list for this year that include, some basic landscaping, planting a side and rear Perrenial flower garden, adding some shrubs. Rock garden retaining wall repairs. Fixing some wooden steps and installing a gazebo and arbour. Dog walking, feeding/care if needed.
Private cozy bedroom. Shared washroom/kitchen in this quaint cottage. Large library on site. Has outdoor bbq. Huge deck. Tenters welcome for more of a camping experience, non smoking household. One very friendly female dog onsite.
During your time off, you can sit by the waters edge simply relaxing or reading a book from our library. Or enjoying all the lake has to offer free to use our canoe or paddle boat. As well, there are lots of hiking and cycling trails nearby. Bonfires by the waters edge roasting marshmallows and watching the shooting stars while listening to the loons call is a wonderful way to pass the evening. If you’ve rented a car that would be an ideal way to get around to nearby towns and villages and tour the capital city of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau provincial park, which has many activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week