Property Description

Rideau Premier Retreat is ideally situated on a beautiful clean, deep waterfront property, located on the Big Rideau Lake ten minutes from Perth, Ontario. This property has a level lot leading to a private dock and boathouse with shoreline power.
Enjoy the deep pristine water only steps away from the main property.
Rideau Premier Retreat accommodates up to ten guests; seven in the main lodge and three in the guest house.
The main lodge has three bedrooms; the master bedroom has one King bed while the second bedrooms are each furnished with a Queen bed as well as one futon.
Enjoy the evenings overlooking the lake on the private lake front patios or a leisurely soak in the outdoor hot tub.
Relax in the outdoor sunroom or private gazebo while entertaining guests or maybe some quiet time with your favourite book.
The kitchen in the main lodge is equipped with a cappuccino maker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, dishwasher, microwave along with all the necessities of a home kitchen.
On the hot summer days take a stroll on the Lake in the Kayaks/Canoe or cool off in the main Lodge w/Central Air.
The one bedroom guest house just steps away from the main lodge boasts a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom along with a queen bed and double bunk above. The view from the guest house to the lake is spectacular. The guest house is also equipped with it's own private patio and and waterfront deck.
Both lodges are prepared for each guest, with clean linens, bath towels, BBQ's and the basic comforts of home.

Note: Rideau Premier Retreat is situated on the Big Rideau Lake, the largest of the lakes along the Rideau System, closest to Perth Ontario. Towns located a short drive away: Newboro, Westport & Portland. The waterfront is just steps from your lodge, with beautiful views of the lake and canal.


  • Movie Theatre
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Screened Porch
  • TV
Kitchen & Dining
  • BBQ
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure Activities
  • Paddle Boating
Local Services & Businesses
Other Services
Outdoor Features
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak
  • View (Lake)
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
Pool & Spa Facilities
  • Hot Tub
Popular Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • High Speed Internet
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer/Dryer
Safety Features
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Children Welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Property Rates

Season Start End Weekday Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
STANDARD RATE - - C$ 2845 - 3
LOW SEASON Jan 02 2019 May 05 2019 C$ 185 - C$ 1295 - 2
MARCH BREAK Mar 09 2019 Mar 16 2019 - - C$ 2845 - 7
EASTER LONG WEEKEND Apr 19 2019 Apr 22 2019 C$ 405 - - - 3
MID-SEASON RATE May 05 2019 Jun 02 2019 C$ 305 - C$ 2135 - 2
VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND May 17 2019 May 20 2019 C$ 449 - - - 3
HIGH-SEASON Jun 02 2019 Sep 03 2019 C$ 449 - C$ 3145 - 7
MID-SEASON Sep 03 2019 Nov 03 2019 C$ 335 - C$ 2345 - 2
THANKSGIVING Oct 11 2019 Oct 14 2019 C$ 459 - - - 3
LOW-SEASON Nov 03 2019 May 03 2020 C$ 295 - C$ 2065 - 2
Additional Guest Policy
* Cleaning fees are added to stays of less than one week.

* A 3 night min. stay is required over the Easter Long Weekend + Cleaning Fee.

* A 7 night minimum stay is required during the High Season.

* Check-in after...............................04:00 PM

* Check-out before..........................10:00 AM

* Security Deposit..........................$500 (Security deposit will be refunded within 2 days of check-out)

* Booking Deposit..........................25% due at time of booking (The balance is due 45 days before arrival)
Cancellation Policy
* No Refund will be provided to Canceled Bookings.
Property Rules
The first and foremost rule at Rideau Premier Retreat, is to enjoy each minute of your stay and create beautiful memories of your time on the Big Rideau Lake. We do ask that during your stay, you keep the following considerations in mind:no smoking in either cottage, there are outdoor units to dispose of your cigarettes, pets are allowed with restrictions, based on approval, before signing of the rental contract, we ask that you treat the property and cottages as if you were at home and respect both the indoor and outdoors, visitors are welcome to join you during your stay, this is the perfect location to enjoy with family & friends. A full listing of cottage rules and provisions will be provided to you within the rental agreement.


Property Reviews

Review by MathieuMathieu
Had An Amazing Time!! Stayed On: 12/31/2018
Written On 01/02/2019

My friends and I had an amazing time for New Year's Eve 2019. The cottage is spacious, clean and has everything you need. The communication with the owners was easy and smooth, and directions were clear. We completely recommend this place and would definitely go back there! Thanks to Shauna and Dina

Review by PaulaPaula
Absolutely Beautiful Cottage.... Stayed On: 12/22/2018
Written On 01/02/2019

This cottage was absolutely beautiful! I stayed here with 7 friends for a weekend in December and the pictures really don't do it justice. The view of the lake was magnificent and the hot tub was so relaxing and clean. Shauna and Dina were lovely - they were so easy to reach at all times, very friendly, but also gave us all the privacy we wanted. They went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome and had everything we needed. When we arrived there a welcome card with wine, and they also included coffee beans, robes, slippers, and sample toiletries. The security deposit was returned before we even got home and we're already talking about when we're going to come back :)

Review by AndrewAndrew
Amazing Cottage and Retreat! Stayed On: 11/16/2018
Written On 11/27/2018

Thankyou so much shauna and dina. Amazing Cottage and Retreat! Excellent beds etc. My son was able to relax and heal somewhat during our time at the peacefull Cottage. Hot tub was very theraupetic. Beautiful surroundings! We hope you will let us stay again sometime please! very cozy and first class! Would highly recommend. Thanks so much! And thanks so much for the welcoming wine and cheese etc! very thoughtfull. 10 stars!!!

Review by ScarlettScarlett
Absolutely Lovable Stay..!! Stayed On: 11/03/2018
Written On 11/15/2018

We recently stayed at the Cottages and absolutely loved it! We were there celebrating my daughter's upcoming wedding and Shauna and Dina helped make our stay a memorable one that we will always remember and cherish. Shauna and Dina were incredibly friendly and thoughtful; helping with any questions and welcoming us with some wine and chocolates. The cottages are warm and welcoming and in pristine condition. The beds, decor and all the details in the cottages are all high end and in excellent condition. The view upon the lake is spectacular and being able to sit in the hot tub and enjoy the surroundings was wonderful. I would highly recommend staying here and I will definitely be coming back again. Thank you again Shauna and Dina for the great stay!

Review by S.S.
Had a Delightful Stay!! Stayed On: 10/06/2018
Written On 10/15/2018

Our stay from start to finish was a delight! The cottage is so well-equipped with every attention to detail. It is spotless, warm & inviting, with amazing lake views. There's nothing Shauna & Dina haven't thought of, from the coffee beans, to the cappuccino maker, to the fully equipped kitchen, to the linens, towels, bathrobes, slippers, binoculars, and bath & beauty products etc. The beds & pillows were top notch & we all slept great! The hot tub was a huge hit (especially the color changing lights at night!), & the gas fireplace on a cool fall morning sheer heaven! The property is gorgeous, private, & offers stunning lake views. The dock & decks are perfectly designed, & they even have their trees wrapped with lights! The kayaks, canoe and paddle board are a welcome treat. (Even got to use the paddle board in Oct!) There is plenty of space: open kitchen, dining & living area, gorgeous sun room along with a sitting area off front entrance & a small porch. It is close to both Perth & Smith Falls. While leaving a 5 star review means even more people will want to book this cottage (darn!), Shauna & Dina deserve every accolade for all the love, attention and pride they have in their gorgeous home. It sits at the top of our list as cottage rentals go, & we look forward to returning to this gem. Thanks to Shauna & Dina for quickly responding to all my emails (questions!) and promptly returning my damage deposit. (Thanks to their very friendly neighbor who came over to welcome us!)