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Relax Dude

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: Eastern Ontario
  • Town: Arden
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Kennebec Lake

About This Cottage

Two 2020 summer mid-week Specials (Mon-Fri) - 4 nights for $1495 rental rate. Aug 17-21 & Aug 24-28

For a combination of privacy, beautiful landscaping and a comfortable cottage, it's hard to beat this gem on Kennebec Lake.

Kennebec is a long and fairly narrow lake and the cottage looks out over a wider section with nothing but crown land to be seen on the far side. The waterside deck and dock is great for hanging out and enjoying the view and the water is easily accessible from a shallow walkout. It's deeper at the end of the dock where you'll find a ladder to access the lake. While some weed may be seen in the water, particularly toward the end of summer, it should not deter swimmers from enjoying a dip.

The extensive garden is very private with a multitude of shrubs and flowers making a very attractive place to relax or play. On top of all that, the wide deck is big enough for everyone to sit out and enjoy the view and the sunset spectacle.

Inside, you'll find a bright open-plan space with kitchen, living and dining area overlooking the deck with an open loft above that has a double and two twin beds (great for the kids). Two queen bedrooms and the bathroom are at the rear of the cottage with a small den/reading room with a stove for cooler evenings.

The location, half way between Toronto and Ottawa is within an hour or so from some great places to visit. The towns of Perth and Westport are well worth a visit and Kingston is an easy drive for a day trip. For the nature lovers, Bon Echo Provincial Park is just over half an hour.

While we loved this cottage for a summer vacation, it's easy to see how beautiful and peaceful it will be in the fall 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 Saturday to Saturday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (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: June 22 - September 3
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $2,000.00
Low Season: September 5 - October 9, May 18 - June 21
Weekly $1,115.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $695.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $84.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day $1,000.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $84.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 8 (Maximum 6 adults)
  • 2 queen bedrooms plus loft with double and twin
  • 4-piece bathroom
  • Kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Living room with TV (not satellite) and DVD Player

Outside the Cottage

  • Extensive decking with seating
  • Watefront Dock
  • Propane BBQ
  • 4 Kayaks, Canoe, SUP, some life jackets
  • Horseshoes, Croquet, Bocce
  • Swimming noodles
  • 6X15' floating water carpet anchored around 30' out
  • Secondary deck near the dock. Sunsets from the dock are fantastic!
  • Directly in front of the cottage, there are 2 islands within easy swimming / paddling distance (around 400 m)

Things you need to know:

  • Linens and towels are provided. Please bring your own outdoor towels
  • Well behaved dogs accepted. Must stay off beds and furniture. Sorry, no cats
  • A post-rental cleaning service is included with this cottage; some tidy up is required by guests upon departure


The cottage is located above the water with stone steps leading down through natural landscape to the water. The waterfront is wade-in near the shore and deepens to 4-6 ft at end of dock. Bottom is hard sand/stone near shore, but becomes soft with some weed further out. Near shore is good for small kids. Water is generally very suitable for swimming with some weeds/lily pads depending on time of year.


August 2019
Our family had a good time at Relax Dude this summer. We are a family of 5 and had plenty of space to move about in the cottage and outdoors. It was clear that our hosts had taken the time to think about what a renters experience would be like. All the light switches are labelled and the kitchen is well stocked. Bath towels were thick, soft, and clean and the availability of extra pillows and blankets was a nice touch. As mentioned in their ad, the water is quite weedy and at times rather merkey, but we were there for 14 days and all 5 of us swam multiple times each day. All in all it was a lovely experience.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed