From camp cabins to chic cottages
Sitting perfectly on the picturesque waterfront of Newboro Lake in the Rideau Lakes area, five pretty cottages have emerged from a ramshackle camp of old fishing cabins and buildings. It took an exhausting 18 months to complete the ugly-duckling transformation, but owner Sharon Monson put her interior designing skills and enviro-friendly mindset to work, resulting in a deluxe vacation retreat called “The Cottages at Turtle Hill,” with which she is thrilled.
THIS PAGE: Kayaks wait at the dock for guests looking for activity; the Lake House. RIGHT, TOP LEFT: A symbolic turtle; Dining table from Countrytime Furniture in Kingston; La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries was a source for cottage-inspired furnishings; Fabricland fabric and custom foam from Hardy Mattress,
on Richmond Rd., transformed thrift-shop chairs; modern meets rustic; vibrant fabrics refresh vintage finds .