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Presqu’ile Townhomes

The Presqu’ile Condominium Townhomes comprise 19 two-bedroom chalet style townhomes and 1 three bedroom double unit.  They are year-round residences, and many units are the owners’ primary home.
When first built, each unit was based on the original floor plan for the two bedroom town homes.  Most townhomes have been extensively renovated by their owners.  Typical improvements include living room solarium extensions, bedroom expansions, new kitchens, and an added upstairs bathroom.
All units offer panoramic views of the Ottawa River from the living room side and a harbour view from the south side.
Units are electrically heated.  The condominium operates its own sewage treatment facilities and is connected to the municipal water supply.
There is a large owners’ parking lot just inside the main gate on the mainland.  The short year-round private causeway to the inland can support heavy vehicles and the island service road passes behind each unit.  Substantial visitors’ parking is located just outside the main gate. 

Presqu’ile Living

Presqu’ile living is the opposite of cottage-living. 
Condominium fees cover landscape maintenance, Lodge maintenance, snow removal, road maintenance, exterior maintenance, winter storage of outdoor furniture, sewage treatment system operation and maintenance, firewood cottage and storage.  Owners who mainly come on weekends and for vacations know that 100% of their time can be devoted to enjoyment, 0% to chores.  Local housekeeping services can be arranged through the superintendent. 
The island is close to shopping, services and major centres.
Grocery and drug stores, restaurants, patisseries, caterers, and many other stores, including a hardware store, are 10 minutes away in Alfred.  Ottawa is 50 minutes away by car, 2 hours by boat. Montreal is about an hour’s drive away. Rockland and Hawkesbury, both major towns with substantial health facilities are 20 minutes away. From Hawkesbury, Mont Tremblant is an hour away. While the river is open, a ferry service connects nearby Lefaivre with Fassett, just East of Montebello.

Island Amenities

The grounds are extensively landscaped and in the summer gardens abound throughout the common space and around individual units.  Following the island shore along the main island pathway, affords constantly changing views of the Ottawa River.  The Fairmont Chateau Montebello and the town of Montebello can be seen directly across the river.
As a true resort, the island also offers two Har-Tru simulated clay tennis courts, docking facilities in the sheltered harbour to the east of the causeway which can accommodate cruisers of up to 26 feet in length, a 40 foot heated pool on the North point below the Lodge directly across from Chateau Montebello, a children’s play structure, and shuffleboard court.
Winter recreation includes snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing within an hour or two drive in the Gatineau Hills, or at the major hills of Mont Tremblant and Saint-Sauveur.

Unit Sales

Over the 20 year history of modern Presqu’ile, a large number of units have been sold privately, while some owners have elected to list with a real estate agent. 
The Condominium Board maintains a list of persons who have expressed an interest in unit ownership and offers a matching assistance with unit owners wishing to sell.
Persons interested in being included on the list of potential purchasers should contact email the Condominium Director responsible for maintaining the purchasers’ list and matching owners with potential purchasers.
A personal visit is needed to fully appreciate Presqu’ile. Where appropriate, we can arrange for an overnight stay in the Lodge.
MLS-listed units can be identified through the Ottawa-Carleton Real Estate Board website or the Canadian MLS website.  Look for waterfront condominiums in Alfred & Plantagenet Township, Eastern Ontario.

Unit Rental Policies at Presqu’ile

On occasion island units are open for rent to third parties.  The Board keeps a list of owners willing to rent, with prices and times, and visitors to the web site may inquire about any rental opportunities and then place their names on a list of interested parties to be informed when such opportunities become available.  As a unit is available the owner is put in contact with the potential renter and the two parties will then form their own arrangements, under the regulations governing unit ownership within the Corporation.

The choice to rent individual units is at the discretion of each unit owner.  An owner may require a bond or assurance of compliance from the renter prior to making a contract.

Rental rates vary with the size of unit, amenities included, number and duration of visits and the number of people involved.  A general guide is $1,500 to $2,000 per month, depending on the season.

Renters enjoy all the features of the island and have access to the Lodge, tennis courts, pool and dock areas.  Special arrangements must be made for the storage of boats and a maximum of two cars per unit is permitted in the parking lot.  Renters wishing to book the Lodge facilities – combinations of bedrooms and the Great Hall – may do so only through the unit owner, with whom responsibility for all guests ultimately resides.

Renters must abide by Corporation bylaws and regulations governing life and activities on the island.  Complaints or disagreements are resolved by a committee of the Board and its decision will apply to all situations in dispute.

As a primary condition of rental, the Corporation expects the unit owner to familiarize the renter with matters of safety and good conduct regarding use of the unit, the facilities and aspects of shared living among owners.

A formal rental agreement, acknowledging the renter’s rights and responsibilities, will be drawn up by the Corporation Manager and signed by the Corporation, the unit owner and the renter prior to any exchange of money or formal access by the renter to the unit.