The Chemin des Orchidées Residence

laurentian mountains, quebec
2 bedroom - 3 bath
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Perks for the Parents

This newly built lakeside home with a heated pool and views of the lake and mountains comes with the family Volvo truck, bicycles, ski equipment, a kayak and paddleboard. It would be ideal for 2 adults and up to 4 young kids. An exchange here would be perfect in summer or winter. In summer, you can relax next to the heated pool, go kayaking or paddleboarding on the lake or pack a picnic and explore the forest trails that start in the backyard. In winter, there’s downhill and cross-country skiing with guaranteed snow while inside, there’s a fireplace for snuggling up and a fully equipped kitchen. The host owns a coffee shop that’s 1km from the house – needless to say the coffee machine at the residence is superb.

Why Kids Love it

There are plenty of toys, inside and outside and a dedicated play / games room. There are ducks and a turtle in the pond. Active kids will love it here – there is private lake access that’s a 3-minute walk from the house – a kayak, paddleboard and life jackets are provided. Trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and back country skiing start from the land here. A downhill ski center is about 15 minutes’ drive away. There are 5 bicycles and helmets that will be available for guests to use. The kids’ room is cute and has 4 toddler beds so they can all have fun sleeping together. There’s so much space here for kids to play, run and laugh out loud!

Things to Know

There is no minimum stay. The residence has 2 lovely cats that may or may not be there during your stay – they are declawed and accustomed to kids if you choose to have them in the house. The host runs a daycare center and can borrow any extra kids’ equipment you may need. Organic and healthy catering can be ordered for your stay and provided through the host’s coffee shop. Safety notes: there is direct access from the property to the lake and a pond so non-swimmers should be supervised. Children should take care on the upstairs balcony and around the open wood stove in the living room. The pool is fenced and heated. It’s essential to have a car to explore here and the host’s family Volvo can be included in the exchange. Additional housekeeping is available for an extra fee by request.

About the Location

This residence is located in the sleepy village of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs in the Laurentian Mountains, southern Quebec and has an impressive 22 lakes. In the village is a market, bakery, post office, drugstore, baseball field and a playground. The lovely touristy village of Saint-Sauveur is 15 minutes away with restaurants, parks, shops, outdoors shows and ice cream spots. Montreal and its family friendly attractions with festivals in the summer are just over an hour away. The downhill ski resort of Mont Tremblant is 50 minutes’ drive. Fly into Montreal International – it’s about 1 hour, 15 minutes away by taxi.

Accommodation Details

This is a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom country house on 3 floors. In the basement is a games / playroom with a double / full bed if required for additional guests and a laundry room with a washer / dryer. On the first floor is an open plan kitchen with an island seating up to 3 and an American style double refrigerator. Also on this floor is a dining room with a table seating up to 6 and a living room with a woodburning stove and views of the lake, an office with a desk and a conservatory with a table and chairs. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a shower and 1 kids’ room with 4 toddler beds. There is a family bathroom with a tub. Outside is a porch with swing seating, a grassy area next to the lake with a firepit, a summer kitchen and a BBQ.

Style Notes

Calm, spacious and beautiful. This recently built white and bright farmhouse is peaceful and quiet and is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Light floods in through the large picture window and views of the lake are ever present in almost every room. The living room has a country feel with a wood paneled wall, soft rugs and a woodburning stove. The kitchen is pretty with duck egg blue doors with stone and wood countertops. We love the fun hammock chairs that are suspended in the dining room, the wealth of outdoor activities afforded by staying here, and the to-die-for views of the lake and mountains – you’ll never want to leave.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
4 toddler bed
Viviane L.
Member since July 03, 2019
I own and run a 110 kids daycare for kids from 0 to 10 years old. Also, I own and run a coffee shop in the village, all organic and healthy food! Before I was a CPA and tax expert...I took a smooth change for happy country life!!

Laurentian Mountains, Quebec