Galini Lakehouse – CLRM Staff Review

Galini Lakehouse is a beautiful, modern cottage that’s perfectly set up for a family like mine – in our case, 8 adults (no grandchildren have yet come along!).  It’s not often you find a cottage with 4 “adult” beds, and that was one of the requests from our adult kids for this year’s vacation since they were all chipping in.

It would also work perfectly if two of the couples had children since two of the rooms have bunks in with the double beds.  The rooms are all nicely spaced apart in the cottage for extra privacy, as only two of the bedrooms are side by side and share a bathroom on the lower level.

The Loft

Being the main (ahem, also oldest) couple in the family, we were lucky enough to have the primary bedroom on the upper (loft) level, with our own 4-piece bath (including a separate shower and large soaker tub, that I really appreciated, being a “bath” person).  

There’s an amazing office also in the main bedroom suite with a window overlooking the lower level of the cottage and out the huge windows to the lake itself.  Working for CLRM, I also have a home office, but I sure experienced some serious office envy!

Main Living Area

The huge floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room were great to highlight the amazing view!  The dining table is large enough to seat everyone, and to facilitate game playing with the whole family!  The kitchen was a dream, especially with that double oven, with so many racks and baking trays we could really get cooking!  We also found it very helpful to have a second fridge, although the fridge on the main level had so many shelves it did seem to hold a lot.

Starlink Internet

We were pleased to hear that the cottage now has Starlink internet, so it’s now fast and reliable, great for streaming or working purposes.  We had a few people in the family with online meetings, and they experienced no problems at all with the internet.


If you can tear yourself away from work, the cottage is great for those who like to feel “away from it all”, as I do, since the nearest stores are in Pakenham or Arnprior (approximately 30 minutes away).  It’s best to be organized to avoid multiple trips, and who really wants to leave the property anyway?

The sunset views from the deck, living room, and dock were amazing (when it wasn’t raining at least)!  Unfortunately, the weather was not always the greatest, but we did have two very nice “summer” days at the start of our week. We made the best of those days at the waterfront, swimming and floating.

Although we were there in September, the cottage would be a great winter rental as well, with the fireplace and an ice rink in front of the cottage (conditions permitting of course), and it’s near Mount Pakenham for those skiers in the family.


All in all, it was a great week at the cottage, and I would highly recommend the cottage to other families!

Galini Lake House

Region: Eastern Ontario

Town: Pakenham, ON

Waterfront: White Lake

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