The Villa was our first vacation rental home. This large 4000 sq ft historical home build in 1906 home is divided into three distinct floors with the last two floors being available for rental. The two suites can be rented for a small group for a family reunion, anniversaries, girls’ getaway or a gathering of friends. Depending on the group, the these two suites combined can accommodate up to 12 people. It can also be rented as individual suites.
The larger Murphy Suite is located on the 2nd floor and the Guertin Suite on the 3rd floor. . You can visit the web site section of each floor to learn more about the layout and particularities of each suite.
The lakeview front veranda makes it ideal for events requiring an outdoor atmosphere. Enjoy the exterior hot tub and the beautiful property. The large property offers a large parking, gardens, and century old trees therefore providing something for everyone from ample space for groups to quiet private areas for relaxing. You can also enjoy our waterfront property and our private dock located just in front of the house.
For more information on amenities, continental breakfast & condiments you can refer to the web site information under each suite.
The Villa is located at 620 Lakeshore Road South in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), Ontario. The parking lot entrance is off Florence Street.
The Villa is adjacent to the lake and only a few blocks away from downtown Haileybury, the public beach and marina and 8km from downtown New Liskeard and downtown Cobalt.
For directions to the house, visit Google map to the Villa – 620 Lakeshore.
About Arthur Ferland
The Ferland Suite has been named after the original owner of the house. Arthur Ferland was also the owner of the Matabanick Hotel, one of the first mine owners in Cobalt, and a great community leader of the time. The hotel’s property being on the shores of Lake Temiskaming, Mr. Ferland was one of the first involved in the region’s silver rush development. The first prospectors had to travel to Toronto by steamboat to register their findings. Mr. Ferland’s hotel, being strategically located near the docks, made him one of the first shareholders in the prospectors’ mines.
Not long after the silver was discovered, he bought a large piece of land to divide and build houses on. He anticipated that the beauty of Lake Temiskaming would lure the mines’ proprietors and managers to settle in Haileybury instead of Cobalt. He developed the entire subdivision around the Villa. The street on which the house is located was named Florence, in honour of Mr. Ferland’s daughter. He even had an electricity producing facility at the at the end of Florence street which provided power to his subdivision. Today, old bricks from the plant can still be found on the shore.
Mr. Ferland was known in a business way all the way to New York. It was he who first brought capital into the Cobalt district with his interest in the Nipissing , Green-Mehan, Red Rock, chambers Ferland and other mines in addition to being a large land holder in Coleman and Bucke townships. He was Reeve of Coleman where he took great pride in building stone roads to the mines from which mine men and the public profited much in the way of good travel.
About the Villa
The Villa was built in 1906 by Arthur Ferland a great entrepreneur and community leader of the time. It was one of the first houses to be built on ‘Millionnaire’s row’. In a very short time, Haileybury became the posh town of Northern Ontario with its Millionaire’s Row along the shore of the lake. Haileybury was the town with the most millionaires per capita in Canada. So it was not surprising to see a rule inhibiting people from walking the streets with a lunchbox in their hands. Many of these centennial houses are still standing today, since this was one of the only neighborhoods spared from the Great Fire of 1922.
Find below an interesting description of the house from the December 22, 1906 edition of the Cobalt Daily Nugget :
This handsome modern residence was the fourth to be built in Haileybury after the good building era came. It is commodious, most excellently build, modern, well arranges with reception rooms and drawing rooms, lavishly decorated with handsome interior finish, and exceedingly homelike in every particular where the Ferland family spend their time. It is this family residence that will be the center of social attractions during the months and years to come.
The exterior of the house today is very similar to what it was at the time of its construction. Even with the numerous interior renovations brought to the house throughout the years, it is still possible to imagine the lives that were lived by these mines Presidents during the silver rush era. The interior has since been divided into three separate suites but it still maintains its high ceilings, some of the original woodwork and the feel of a century old home. The house is built on a large 5-lot property including one with a dock on lake Temiskaming.
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.