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Balsam Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Québec
  • Town: Ste Jovite
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 4 Season

About This Cottage

On three private acres Balsam Cottage is an 1865 pioneer cottage fully renovated to retain its wonderful character yet offering modern conveniences with a new kitchen and appliances. Our staff had the opportunity to stay at Balsam Cottage and truly enjoyed it.

The ground floor of the cottage is open plan with a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and stools. The large dining table will accommodate up to 8 people who can then relax in the comfortable couches in the living area. Wood floors throughout lend authenticity to this attractive cottage, and the new addition seamlessly extends the accommodation with a large bedroom and bathroom (with bathtub) on the ground floor and two further bedrooms and a bathroom (with shower) on the upper floor. A mezzanine area has a pullout couch and overlooks the lower level.

A large sunroom offers a screened seating and dining area overlooking the lawns and beautiful Lac François, , and is likely to be the spot where most time will be spent in the summer. Outside the cottage, attractive lawned gardens with displays of perennials add colour to the summer presentation. Relax in the Muskoka chairs by the water and dream away an afternoon, or exercise with a fishing rod off the end of the dock. We can imagine how idyllic it must be to sit and watch the sun go down after a day spent exploring the area or hiking in nearby Mt Tremblant Park.

The water at the shoreline has some weed so swimming is not optimal however the dock extends out into deeper water. There's also the option to take a boat out further into the lake where there's better water for swimming.

This peaceful paradise is centrally located, only 10 minutes to St-Jovite, 12 minutes from the north slopes of Tremblant and Mont-Blanc, 7 minutes from mountain biking and hiking trail networks, and 20 minutes to Mont-Tremblant National Park. Once summer has come to this area, the ski slopes and cross country trails become fabulous areas to explore on foot and pedals. There are local swim beaches and picnic spots as well as a wealth of restaurants to enjoy.

We loved it when we stayed here and know you will too.

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents weekly only and Friday to Friday in High Season (Summer & Winter)


Rate Table
Please note that a $73.45 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: May 17 - October 31, December 1 - April 15
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $1,550.00
Low Season: April 15 - May 16, November 1 - November 30
Weekly $1,300.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $560.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $150.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Labour Day, Victoria Day $950.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $150.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 6. Three bedrooms (one with a double, two with queens), and additional futon mattress in master bedoom.
  • 2 bathrooms: ground floor with deep tub & handheld shower; upper floor with shower
  • Six appliances: oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washer & dryer
  • Bluetooth enabled speaker to connect your devices to for music.
  • 40" Smart TV and dvd player for movies (a selection of dvds provided)
  • Cable TV and unlimited wireless Internet Service (bring your own laptop)
  • Selection of games, puzzles, cards and novels for use during your stay
  • Efficient woodstove fireplace with glass doors

Outside the Cottage

  • Screened-in lake-side porch with eating and sitting area
  • L-shaped dock extending over water for relaxing and bird-watching
  • Covered front porch with ample cedar decking & muskoka chairs
  • Flat front yard for the kids to play badminton, catch, etc
  • 2 Pelican kayaks, canoe and life jackets
  • Firepit
  • Barbeque and propane tank

Things you need to know:

  • Pets are welcome at this property
  • Linens are provided. Please bring your own beach towels
  • A post-departure cleaning service is included for high season weekly rentals; however, the cottage is expected to be left in a tidy condition. Weekend or short break rentals do not include a cleaning service; therefore it is to be left in an ‘as found’ condition
  • Waterfront is a western exposure


The water at the shoreline has some weed so swimming is not optimal however the dock extends out into deeper water. There's also the option to take a boat out further into the lake where there's better water for swimming.


The summit of Mont Tremblant is at an elevation of 875 metres (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians. Source: Wikipedia


August 2015
To Marianna & Michael,
We just wanted to say thank you for renting out your beautiful cottage for us to use.  We had a very relaxing and fun long weekend.  We went for a few canoe rides, drives around the area (unfortunately we weren’t allowed to bring our puppy into the Mont Tremblant National Park).  We also played cards and cranium.  We were so glad that you had all of the kitchen necessities, and  bathroom and more!  We would love to come stay here again – it really felt like home.
Wishing you both the best!
Teri, Shawn, Lindsay & Tyler
and Arlo
Oshawa, Ontario
July 2016
What a relaxing and wonderful stay we had at Balsam Cottage!  The lake and surroundings are beautiful and the cottage perfect – everything a family could need. 
Did logs of canoeing and kayaking, including exploring Peti Lac Francais!  We had rain every other day so having a spacious comfortable cottage with movies (+ yes the wifi with 3 kids – teens and older was a blessing).  See you again sometime.
Pete, Fran, Samatha, Hailey, Ryan and Macy
(Strittmaiter – Kanata, ON)
September 2016
Hi Marianna and Michael,
Thank you so much for sharing this little piece of paradise with us!  Your cottage is a perfect mix of clean modern and cozy rustic.  We had a wonderful time, enjoying the screened-in porch, wonderful view and quiet neighbours.
Thank you so much!
Nicole, John and Benjamen
P.S. Thank you also for the wine J
September 2015
Marianna and Michael
Thank you for the great time at the beautiful cottage. 
Three generations had a wonderful end of summer long weekend at Balsam Cottage – great weather, ambiance, fun, food – thank you for sharing your lovely place.
Fitzgerald and Kardish family
August 2014
Marianna and Michael, it was a true pleasure to enjoy Balsam Cottage this week.  The sunsets were wonderful, the morning mist was magical and the frogs, heron and mink in the bay were all fascinating.  We can tell that a lot of love and labour have gone into making this cottage what it is today.  We’re grateful that you have chosen to share it (especially with dog lovers).
Many thanks and all the best,
Agnieszka, Mike, Karen and Craig (and the puppies – Olive and Scarlett)
August 2013
A lovely week in a beautiful cottage!  Thank you for letting us share this gorgeous spot.  Bluejays, blueberries and a blue heron…walks and hikes in the national park the Centre Touristique…French fries at the chip stand … all wonderful.
Nancy and Henri
Dorval QC
August 2013
Marianna and Michael,
Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our honeymoon here at your wonderful cottage.  What a beautiful spot you have here!  Our stay was very relaxing and sun-filled, just what we needed!  The blueberries were fantastic!
Kelly and Devin
Ottawa, ON
August 2015
Dear Marianna and Michael,
A great big thanks for renting us your gorgeous cottage.  We had an amazing time!
All the best,
Lori and Tim

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Screened sunroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Unlimited
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals