Estate, + Other (See Description) (Sleeps 30)
Brenda & Russ have travelled the world and incorporated art and design ideas into the development and building of this magical getaway.
firstname.lastname@example.org purchased this Estate in 2006
Why email@example.com chose Portland
We discovered this magical location while traveling by boat through the Rideau Canal system, recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, and also within a recognized World Biosphere. What makes this area so unique in the world is the spectacular quality of the water, a spring fed system that sits at the top of the lock system, draining towards Kingston and Ottawa, respectively.
What makes this Estate unique
Privacy, rustic luxury, and exquisite South American decor, art and outstanding photography, makes this property very unique. Mexican Saltillo tiles, an extremely unique Talavera tiled guest bathroom, extraordinary Chef Kitchen, Beautiful Spa with Endless Pool and Sauna, Music Station with drum kit, keyboard, and Karaoke, gorgeous post and beam, and one of the most spectacular views on the lake.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We booked the cottage through Vrbo who put us in touch with Brenda (the owner). She was delightful to deal with and very quick to respond. She answered all our questions promptly.
The place has a unique character and a very eclectic feel about it.
We would definitely return to enjoy this lovely space and beautiful surroundings.
Absolutely perfect week!
My family got together for a reunion with three generations...ages from 4 months to mid 70s. We hadn't been altogether for over 5 years, and Winking Rosebud provided the best place possible for all the fun and excitement we had catching up. There were so many activities we enjoyed together (rotating from swimming, hot-tubbing, fishing, walking, eating, and boating) and yet there was enough space for people to have quiet time to themselves when they needed it. We would recommend this place without hesitation to anyone. Thank you so much!
Thankyou Meghan! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your comments with others.
There is so much to do at the Winking Rosebud Retreat with a recently added grassed in volleyball court, a horseshoe pit, and a big fire pit where everyone can gather.
We look forward to having you back!
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
We had three generations of family vacation at the Winking Rosebud Retreat and what a wonderful trip we had! The retreat is beautiful - inviting - unique - and ready for all ages and all activities, be they indoor or out! The campfire set-up was the way we ended every day and the set-up with chairs in a circle made it very comfortable. The home was well stocked with everything you could need in the kitchen. All the way around a great spot to vacation! Brenda and Russ were welcoming and helpful in getting us settled and ready for fun!
Carol the Clown, thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. You were wonderful guests. Thank you for the creative balloons art that we were able to share with the guests coming in after you!!
Really hope that you will come back and visit us again.
For years now, we have rented summer facilities for family gatherings of various sizes. The Winking Rosebud Retreat is by far the best we have ever had. Four generations, ages 2 to 90, some 30+ people all COMFORTABLY accommodated in an expansive, yet intimate and relaxed surroundings. The kitchen was the best equipped that we seen, the beds comfortable and the furnishing a cut above. We felt we were welcomed guests in a friend's home. The fishing, boating, swimming and just plain hanging around to take in the banter and familial good vibes was wonderful. The perfect place for the perfect gathering. We are already making plans to return and to make this our regular summer gathering!
Thankyou so much Michael for your thoughtful comments. We would love to have you back.
There is something for everyone at the Winking Rosebud Retreat.
One of the questions guests contemplating booking the Winking Rosebud Retreat ask is what there is do in our area. There are farmers markets, art shows, musical events, theatre, casual and fine dining, and a host of fantastic country stores around our area (in Perth, Westport, Newboro, and Kingston).
However, there is so much to do at the Winking Rosebud that no one needs to go anywhere.
A Magical Retreat
The Winking Rosebud is a magical place. It is truly a gift that Brenda and her husband allow their place to be shared. You can tell just walking in the door, the time, effort, and love put into everything. It offers an immerse amount of things to do for more active people while also being able to offer a completely relaxing stay rain or shine. Pictures will not due the Winking justice. Everywhere you turn you find something interesting to see or do. After a week stay, we were still discovering new things about the beautiful property. It offers privacy, beautiful views, and more accommodations than you can imagine.
We were fortunate enough to be able to have a good sized family gathering for our small wedding ceremony and the house and property was perfectly made for entertaining. 15-20 of our family members enjoyed the week at the retreat and we could've comfortably accommodated close to 30 people. The location was not difficult to find for our guests and close enough to several towns for anything you may need during your stay.
Our favorite things about the property were the options of water activities. We enjoyed being on the beautiful lake kayaking and swimming on the warmer sunny days and on the rainy colder days we were able to have an equally fun time enjoying the indoor pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub. The other great thing about the property was the abundance of beautiful seating and tables for great group and family dinners and game nights.
Brenda was very helpful and nice with the planning for our event and our stay. During our stay Brenda and her husband were extremely accommodating and were able to help with questions and even came to the property when we needed. My family and I would love to stay at the Winking Rosebud Retreat in the future and I highly recommend booking a stay here for an amazing experience. The only bad thing about the Retreat was that we did not want to leave.
Amazing Property and Hosts!
The property slept 30+ very comfortably and we never ran out of things to do. Brenda, the owner, was always a phone call away and never hesitated to answer any of our questions or concerns. The best part of this cottage is all the deck space where you can overlook the lake and soak up the sun.
Overall, I would highly recommend this cottage for anybody as there is something for everyone. Hot tub, pool, sauna, volleyball court etc.
Thanks again Brenda!
Fantastic meeting place between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Beautiful private 80 acre nature reserve for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling. Close to tourist loving Westport, Perth, and Newboro for fantastic country shopping. Lovely flee and vegetable market every Saturday morning during the summer months in Crosby. Close to Casino in Gananoque. Live theatre and music abound in Perth, Westport, Gananoque, Kingston, and Brockville!! A spectacular location.