Once you cross the five-arch bridge in Pakenham and take the turning signposted White Lake, you'll really know you're on vacation. Only an hour from Ottawa and with picturesque small towns within a short driving distance, this location will delight activity lovers, country enthusiasts and water babies alike. And this dazzling 'cottage' is pretty spectacular too with its bright, crisp, clean feel contrasting with the green and blue of the surrounding forest and lake. Architecturally designed and stylishly presented, this property could grace the cover of an interiors magazine, but it's easy to feel at home in the spacious accommodation. The first thing you'll notice is the light filled space, which together with an abundance of white creates an enjoyable cool ambiance for the hot summer weeks. The main floor has a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living room with comfortable furniture, a dining table with seating for 10 along with several stools at the breakfast bar. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, and gourmet lovers will enjoy spending time preparing meals in the well-designed space. Doors open onto a sun room and then onto the deck overlooking the lake – the fabulous views will take your breath away. Up to date technology is evident throughout the cottage from the geothermal heating and cooling system to the entertainment systems and hi-speed internet access. Hobbyists will love the office/hobby room on the upper level with wide workspace for computing, quilting etc, while games/card players have the table on the mezzanine to use if they want to play or do a jigsaw in the evening. There are two bedrooms on the lower floor with a bathroom and separate shower room. A walkout to the waterfront means guests on this level can take a quick run out for a morning swim without disturbing anyone else. The main floor has a large bedroom and bathroom, while the upper floor has a large master suite with private bathroom. And then there's the outside with fabulous waterfront for diving off the dock, sitting out to enjoy the sunset or wading out in the shallow area. Enjoy swimming, fishing or just give up any idea of being active and laze in the sun all day in this very private space. Check the links below for things to do and see in the area – it's a vacationers playground!