Darbyson Kamaniskeg Lake, The Madawaska Valley

"This hidden gem has Scenic Mountain and Island views with 90kms of boating at your doorstep and offers a natural and elegant atmosphere for the holiday of a lifetime!
Special - August 17-24 available for only $2,800/week!
Reasonable offers considered for smaller groups.

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  • From: $2700
  • Location: Kamaniskeg Lake, The Madawaska Valley
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: Conditionally
  • Smoking: No
  • Approx. 3200 sq. ft
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This all season Luxury Kamaniskeg Lake hidden gem in the Madawaska Valley is 3200 sq.ft, on 1.2 acres with 215’ Lake waterfront, Sunsets galore with beautiful lake westerly exposure. Satellite TV and wifi / unlimited internet are included.

Wonderful large cedar dock on the water with octagonal picnic table and umbrella and sand area with 2 fire pits (one small on the beach at the water front, and one huge fire pit closer to the house) with seating. Sand bottom with NO WEEDS - swimming area off the dock with ladder. Small sand beach for children.

90 km's of boating on a wonderful lake system! Great fishing and water sports! Snorkeling and scuba diving the mayflower wreck! Westerly exposure, fireflies and glittering night skies that dreams are made of! Gaze up and reconnect with loved ones with a full view of the Milky Way!

This lovely Viceroy is built at the end of a 6km road and offers less traffic and more privacy. Great for walking alone or with dogs and biking! Relax in the Boreal Forest and watch the sun go down on the huge sitting rock, dock, or deck. Loads of places to have time alone or together on this property. Enjoy a stroll through the rock gardens. This property is amazing! Children can play in the huge sand box with trucks and toys!

The deck has two dining tables with umbrellas (one seats 6 and the other 4) and a bar table (seats two). Seats 12 (sit-down eating) on the huge cedar deck overlooking the lake. There are several lounge chairs for your comfort as well, and a Webber BBQ.

Take the canoe or kayak out and meander the shallow beautiful shoreline at your own pace. This home has a sandbar extending out hundreds of feet with water depth at about 3 1/2- 4', with little or no boat traffic close to swimming area in front of the house, great for children! Peace of mind ...

Huge gourmet kitchen with everything you will need. The kitchen and dining area has loads of windows and French doors leading to cedar deck and bbq area. Oval granite Counter Island and Seating for 10 adults plus a wooden high chair. Black appliances including super large fridge, an extra wine fridge, self-cleaning smooth top convection oven and dishwasher. High quality wine glasses, pots, pans and dishware for up to 20 guests. Everything you may have at home; coffee maker for 12, blender, mixer, kettle, 4-slice toaster, etc. Smoke-free, air-tight wood stove for chilly evenings.

Escape to the screened-in porch! Large dining table for 8 and an addition table that can seat up to 4, for a total of 12. Many guests use this area as a card/games table as well. It's a great place for escaping, enjoying a cigar, hanging out, reading - bug, bird, tree, and flower identification books are at hand. It feels like you are outside in the forest but all screened in to keep the bugs out. A treetop oasis...

Pick some raspberries and blackberries living along the driveway. Find the fresh herbs in the garden and use them.

The Loft is great for a small family. One Queen and one double with excellent quality mattresses. The loft will make you feel like you are in a tree house with incredible views of the lake and forest facing West through 24’ high glass windows. To the East are double French doors with a small private balcony. There is a half wall for privacy across the full length of the upper room. Complete with a computer area with wireless and clear instructions to use, bookcase, very large dresser drawers, night table and rocking chair.

The loft area overlooks the Great room with floor to ceiling 24’ high windows features a very large HD screen TV, sectional couch, two Caribbean style chairs with ottomans and a huge granite coffee table. Large Telescope for star gazing along with books to help you identify objects. Displayed in the center is the rock we “mined” at the “Quadville quarry” a great place close by to take those young and old rock seekers. Views of the forest, lake and sunsets!

On the main floor there is a Master bedroom with a queen size excellent quality mattress. It has two dressers and two night tables. There is a small sitting area, a desk, huge windows, large dresser, and closet. It has an en suite bathroom (shared) that can be locked with marble floors and soaker tub.

There are beds for 12 people, and two huge family rooms on different levels.

Composition of Bedrooms: Two master bedrooms (one with king bed, one with queen bed) with shared en-suites, a huge loft with high ceilings (queen and double beds), bunk-bed room (two singles), side-by-side day bed (two singles).

The day beds are in a large semi private space with love seat and rocking chair, as well as a TV and DVD player.

There are two luxury bathrooms! One features a very large soaker tub with marble everywhere and the other an enormous shower with rain-shower head and granite seat!

Main Floor Bathroom: Elegantly decorated, finished in marble, very large soaker tub with hand sprayer, handcrafted ash cabinetry with round under mount sink. Also serves as the ensuite for the main floor master bedroom. Spoil Mom!!!

Lower Level Bathroom: Beautiful Slate and Granite bathroom with enormous shower with over-sized rain shower head and a Seat! Guests have rated it one of the best showers they have ever had! Handcrafted ash cabinetry with storage space and round under mount sink.

Huge lower level family room, marble floors with Extra TV and DVD player, Radio with CD player, games area, sitting area, desk, children’s train play area and card/games table.

Cleaning Services can be arranged for check out list items to be done on renters' behalf after departure for an additional charge of $150.00. Please note this cleaning service MUST be pre-arranged at the time of booking.

Things to do and see in The Madawaska Valley! The Madawaska Valley is an amazing place with lots to explore.

Adventure and Sporting
OWL Rafting, the world renowned whitewater rafting school, is about 20 minutes away. The Madawaska Kanu Centre has rentals and lessons!
You can also visit Top of the Mountain ATV Tours for an epic adventure!
The Bonnechere caves are in Eganville.
For snowmobiling enthusiasts, check out www.ofsc.on.ca. We have trails all around Combermere!
For fishing info, check out Fish in Ontario – We love ice fishing too!
For Skating Pleasure!! There is a public skating rink within 9 km of the cottage and the owner has 5 sets of snow shoes available for your pleasure - sizes from children to adult.

You can purchase Soap made at the house you are staying from “Back to the Earth Company” here and have a hot rock massage or one of the many treatments at Serenity by the Bay Spa in Combermere (Call them at 613-756-7873).

Golf in Barry’s Bay
The Homestead at Wolf Ridge

Combermere has two general stores with ice cream and frozen yogurt and a post office. There is a public boat launch and dock. The hub of our community is the The Old School Cafe, Laundry & Greenhouses. ("We are a Family Owned and run business. Well we're farmers to be exact, who somehow figured it would be a good idea to buy a laundromat? Huh, you say. "Old school" greenhouse, great breakfast and lunch - best club sandwiches ever!!! Excellent locally roasted organic fair trade coffee... and if you need a laundromat...")
The Bent Anchor has docks for boats, a place for dinner, and live music during most summer weekends. Enjoy a “Maggie” river boat cruise. The jumping bridge is within site…
Sunday brunch at Spectacle Lake Lodge.
Tuesday night Jam night at the Wilno Tavern or a great Polish lunch.
St Mary’s Church is a site to see!
Also make sure to visit the Wilno Heritage Society for more information about the area's history!
On rainy day shopping at Grumbling Grannies and the Vintage store in Barry’s Bay (Call them at 613-756-1832).
Algonquin Park is 40 minutes away, and check out the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce for plenty of other activities including wintertime dog sled rides and wolf calling.
Crooked slide park - just past Combermere – turn right by the Home Hardware and go down the street and it’s on the left.
The Madonna House is a special place to Combermere and open to the public with its museum, shops and bookstore.


  • Wood stove
  • Cell phone Reception
  • Highchair
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Wine fridge


  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Utensils


  • Wireless internet
  • Flat-Panel TV
  • DVD
  • Bell ExpressVu
  • Board games
  • Games
  • Card table
  • Television
  • Internet Access


  • West exposure
  • BBQ grill
  • Screened porch
  • Firepit
  • Canoe
  • Kayak

Extra Amenities Info

Indoor: Fully equipped Gourmet kitchen, huge area with seating for 10 guests, oval granite island, cozy airtight woodstove, wooden high chair, large fridge and additional wine fridge, additional freezer space if required. Convection self-clean smooth top oven, dishwasher, and Laundry on main floor. Reverse Osmosis water system with re-mineralization for drinking water. Telephone (Canada-wide free calling plan, most cell phones work), wireless Internet. Huge HDTV, DVD, Radio, CD player, Bell Express Vu with one free movie per visit. Huge lower level family room with Extra TV, desk, children train play area and card table. Screened porch with dining up to 12 space commonly used as a games room with Mexican Train, Scrabble, Backgammon, Chess, Cards, etc.
Outdoor: Westerly Facing Natural Cedar Dock and Full length Cedar Deck with 215' frontage on 1.2 acre lot, 3-4' sand bar shoreline with little or no boat traffic close to swimming area, canoe and Kayak with paddles. Professionally-dug fire pit with benches and chairs (for small fires only otherwise permit is required). Full width cedar deck with small dining area, lots of seating, a bench, two lounges and two BBQs. Sand beach area with dining area, additional contained fire pit and with a huge dock for sunbathing, reading or playing in the water and great fishing!
  • Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend our week in your majestic cottage. Despite the weather, we had a wonderful time there. We enjoyed your wood burning stove very much because it was wet and cold for most of the evenings. We loved your interiors as well as unique pieces of decor and art. Your library, toys and games collection were very handy during the rainy weather. It was so glamorous to spend our time in your space. We appreciated every aspect of indoor activities and outdoor fun. We especially used and enjoyed the canoe, every single day.


Based on 12-person occupancy

Special - Saturday Aug. 17 to Saturday Aug. 24 available!! Reduced Pricing to $2,800/week We will consider any reasonable offer for smaller groups at a further discounted rate
  • High Season: $3750/week (Saturday to Saturday only)
  • Interim Season: $3100/week; $1100/2 nights; $1300/3 nights
  • Low Season: $2700/week; $1000/2 nights; $1200/3 nights
  • Holiday: $1550/3 nights

  • There will be a price reduction for groups of 8 and under, as well as a price increase per person over 12 and up to 14.
    • Low Season: Tuesday after Thanksgiving to Friday of Victoria Day Weekend
    • Interim: Victoria Day Tuesday until weekend before July 1st weekend; Tuesday after Labour Day until Friday of Thanksgiving
    • Hi Season: Starting the weekend before the July 1st weekend
    • Holiday Weekends: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Family Day, Easter, Victoria Day
    Immediate availability for Darbyson.
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