With its eclectic design, the Little Crooked House is unique and will certainly surprise you. Although it has a different feel than our other historical homes, it is greatly
appreciated by our guests. It is a very peaceful house. The Little Crooked House is the perfect one person or one couple house.
More About the Little Crooked House
Being only 600 sq ft the house is very cozy yet has everything you need: living room, dining room, kitchen, one bedroom, office with a view of Lake Temiskaming, bathroom, back porch, back deck, front patio. The office has a pull-down double bed if required. In the summer time, the back yard is very charming and peaceful.
The eclectic style encompasses different periods and is brought as a whole through the use of texture, color, furniture and fabrics.
About the Owners, the Boucher Family
Luc and Louise Boucher, along with their four children, are thrilled to have the opportunity to invite people to discover The Little Crooked House and the beauty of the Lake Temiskaming region. Louise and Luc traveled to many corners of the world and lived for five years in British Columbia before casting off and docking here in Haileybury to experience the diversity and charm of the region. The Bouchers like to participate in sports, camping and traveling. In addition, the family is very involved in the chess world. Luc, organizer and director of regional and provincial tournaments, has a passion for teaching and promoting chess with the help of his wife. The children have participated in several tournaments, including the Canadian Youth Chess Championship, and they continue to improve. Another passion that Luc and Louise would like to share with their children is to sail on Lake Temiskaming. From deep lake blue to deep white winter, the Boucher family is eager to make your stay a most enjoyable experience.
To contact Luc and Louise email@example.com Call or text 705.648.5086
Is the House Really Crooked?
Several decades ago, one side of the house, which rests on wooden pile supports, settled slightly. Past owners simply decided to live with the inclined floors and walls. The house has been stabled ever since. We have decided to reconstruct levelled floors on top of the existing floors while keeping the walls the same, slightly inclined. As you walk in the house, you will clearly see why we call the house, the Little Crooked House.
Little Crooked House Floor Plan
If you want to visualise your stay at the Little Crooked House we invite you to take a look at the floor plan by opening this PDF link to floor plan
Amenities include a lot of items and really all you need to bring are your clothes, personal toiletries and any food that would be required outside of what we have included in our continental breakfast and other condiments.
You will be able to cook all your meals for yourself or your guests in the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with full size fridge, stove, and microwave. You will find dishes, utensils, pots & pans and other kitchen accessories.
- high speed internet, tv, telephone
- laundry room, iron & board
- board games, variety of books, working desk
- back patio with a patio set and BBQ
- front veranda
- air conditioning
- private parking with electrical outlets for winter
- private dock on lake Temiskaming, kayaks, canoes, bicycles at the Villa a few minutes walking distance from the house
- and more…
Continental Breakfast & Condiments
Included in the cost of the room is a continental breakfast with some other condiments. Everything is available in your Suite. Also, every morning around 7am, we will deliver to your door the fresh pastry of the day.
What you will find in your suite:
In the counter baskets
- Coffee (regular and decaf)
- Sugar, brown sugar, sweetener
- Assorted teas: David’s Tea and other
- Hot Chocolate (envelopes)
- Apple Cider (envelopes)
- Honey Cheerios and granola cereals
- Oatmeal (envelopes)
- Peanut butter and assorted local jams from la Fraisonnée
- Popcorn (for microwave)
- A few spices (salt, pepper, Montreal steak, garlic, Italian, Cajun, Tabasco sauce)
- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise (envelopes)
- Aluminum foil and plastic wrap, resealable bags
In the fridge
- 1% milk and 10% coffee cream
- Orange, apple and vegetables juices
- Organic buckwheat pancake milk from The Flour Mill
- (gluten free) with maple syrup
- 12 grain bread & bagels
- Assorted yogurts
- Fresh fruit basket: oranges, apples, lemon or lime.
- Fruit cocktail (small cans)
- Fresh eggs
The rates are set up depending on the length of your stay and the # of bedrooms you are using. You and your party (if applicable) will be the only guest(s) in the one home or suite and you will have the full use of the one home or suite.
|Rates per room per night (hst extra)||1 night||2 nights||3 nights||4 nights|
|1 room||$ 179||$ 165||$ 160||$ 155|
|2 or more rooms||$ 145||$ 140||$ 135||$ 130|
|Adult extra bed|
(pull down or sofa)
|$ 75||$ 70||$ 70||$ 65|
|Child extra bed|
(pull down or sofa)
|$ 25||$ 20||$ 20||$ 20|
|Additional cost per pet|
(not possible for Lumber Baron's house. For the other homes, please contact Nicole)
|$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
For special events or large groups, please contact Nicole directly so that she can provide you with a quote.
Please also note that we accept pets in a few of our houses only. Please contact Nicole to discuss your situation and agree on the applicable additional cost. Cost may vary depending on the type of your pet.
The Little Crooked House is located at 388 Probyn Street in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), Ontario. If you are at the Villa, just continue on Lakeshore towards downtown Haileybury and the first street to your right will be Probyn. It will be two houses up to your left.
It is located only a few minutes walking distance from our private dock and from downtown Haileybury and from the marina and public beach. Almost across from the house, you will find the public library, a bus stop, a convenient store and a gas bar. The house is 8km from downtown New Liskeard and Cobalt.
For directions to the house, visit Google map to the house – 388 Probyn
A Bit of History About the Little Crooked House
The little Crooked House is not a historical home as it was build in the 40’s. The Little Crooked House is one of the posts-WWII houses. During and just after World War II, the Wartime Housing Corporation built 46,000 homes and renovated thousands more. These houses consisted largely of the family bungalow and most of them were quite small, heated by hot-air furnaces and with few conveniences. These little houses became homes for generations of Canadians.
Vacation Home Rental & Apartment Hotel Concept
The President’s Suites offers you high-end accommodation in historical homes based more on the concept of vacation home rental and apartment style living rather than that of a hotel. Our suites and houses offer you hotel services in the cosiness of an apartment or a house.
The innovative concept makes it the perfect venue for your business travels, meetings, family, friend & group reunions, weddings or weekend holidays, or simply for a place to stay during a working period in the area. Each home and suite offers distinctly unique features. Depending on what you are looking for, tranquillity, atmosphere, or convenience, we will tailor your stay to suit your needs. It is similar to renting an all-furnished home and apartment and occupants can “check-out” whenever they wish either after a one-day, a few days or a one-week stay. The concept allows our clients to do everything they would at home, such as cooking, washing, relaxing and entertaining. We offer a free continental breakfast. We now have meeting rooms to meet your business needs.
Our homes and suites include the site of a century-old inn located on the historical Millionaire’s row in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), situated on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. Other historical housing accommodations are also located close by and with great views of the lake. Haileybury is a picturesque community located in Ontario and on the border of the province of Quebec. We are only a few minutes from New Liskeard and Cobalt.
A Few Pictures of the Little Crooked House
A little house to discover.
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)