|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
SUNDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY, NON SMOKERS ONLY, PAYPAL TRANSACTIONS ONLY
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Welcome to 'Birchwood' Cottage & Boathouse, Lake Muskoka, Ontario Your ultimate cottage getaway, Just two hours north of Toronto, awaits! This stunning executive vacation property is located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario’s Number One year round vacation destination. This newly renovated, luxury property is located directly on Lake Muskoka, right around the corner from the very popular, Walkers Point Marina. Together, the 1,300 square foot cottage and 750 square foot boathouse offer all the amenities that go into the perfect cottage getaway. The Boathouse interior is not available but guests can enjoy the large screened in patio, huge sun deck and large dock on the water....This property offers very clean and comfortable accommodations for everyone in the family and boasts over 1,300 square feet of decking on three levels providing spectacular views of the lake. Beautiful open concept design and an abundance of floor to ceiling glass, offer stunning, panoramic views of Lake Muskoka and golden sunsets.
This cottage is a spacious, bright, clean, newly renovated 3 bedroom unit that includes 2 floors of lake front living.
The main floor consists of stunning views of the lake through floor to ceiling windows, large, fully equipped open concept kitchen with an island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher), 3 piece bathroom and a very comfortable living area...perfect to sink back and relax after an action packed day at the lake. The main floor also consists of 2 bedrooms that contain queen size beds, luxurious 600 thread count bed linens, allergen / bedbug mattress and pillow protectors, fresh white quilts and soft white bath towels. To add to your enjoyment, step outside onto the 300 square foot deck and dine 'alfresco' under the stars! A laundry room is also available with a new washer and dryer.
The ground level, walk out floor offers a large, bright guest room, a separate entertainment room and a bright, clean, 2 piece powder room. The large master guest room consists of a king size bed with plush mattress, luxurious 600 thread count bed linens, allergen / bedbug mattress and pillow protectors, a fresh white quilt and fluffy, soft white bath towels. For those media enthusiasts, family and friends will enjoy the large wall mount, flat screen TV with surround sound, for your ultimate entertainment. Walk right out and head down a few steps to the 2 story boathouse and enjoy the screened in patio, huge deck and large dock.
Enjoy 3 seasons in all of their splendour. Spring and summer mean fun in the sun! Enjoy all of the water sports you can imagine from swimming, wake-boarding, water-skiing, snorkelling, motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing by the shoreline. Autumn brings North America's most spectacular 'fall colours', Indian Summer, and harvest moons.
This property offers something for everyone. Please note that the rental period for this property is 5 nights, Sunday through Friday.
We purchased this property in the fall of 2012 as we had been cottaging in Muskoka for years and absolutely fell in love with the area. No where in the world can you experience the breath taking views while feeling you are at home away from home. We were cottaging with friends down the road when one morning during a walk through the area, we stumbled across this gem of a cottage with a spectacular boathouse! It was everything we could want in a cottage from the proximity to the water (a stone throw away), a gradual slope to the water (as we have a small child and safety is a huge concern), a large boathouse with a huge amount of deck space, perfect for relaxing with friends, and docking space for boat parking. In addition, this cottage is located on a very quiet dead end street so traffic and noise is minimal.
I was thinking about this summer as it now Sept and I must say that our peak of enjoyment was the 5 days at your cottage. The property was newly renovated and super clean and the kitchen was almost over stocked with all we needed for cooking delicious meals. The BBQ was brand new. The view was fantastic and the water was around 7 ft deep at the end of the dock which is just the right depth for swimming with a family. A surprise was the propane fire pit on the boathouse deck which we used nightly. The owner, Francine, was so helpful and this cottage is better then she describes including limitless clean drinking water which is not so common in Muskoka cottages. I have already put down a deposit for next summer.
I stayed at this lovely cottage with my two teenage children for five days in August. I couldn't have been happier. It was brand new and absolutely spotless. The sheets were crisp and white and the towels were big and fluffy. The kitchen appliances were modern yet with that cottage feel. The lake was beautiful and open and there was a great safe swimming area for kids of all ages. We were allowed to use the decks at the boathouse which was a great perk. We also had use of the kayak and canoe. Inside there was a flat screen TV in a media area that reminded the teens that they were not "roughing it". We would stay again in a heartbeat.
We had a wonderful stay at the Birchwood cottage. The cottage is so charming, well decorated, and very clean. We stayed with another couple and we had four small kids among us (all under 6). The children had a great time with the play house, it was a great 'babysitter!" and at all times I could always see them from the cottage while they were playing on the property. The fish were also biting off the dock for the kids! Francine and Rob were very welcoming when we arrived and showed as around which was a lovely touch along with the fresh flowers! The cottage has everything that you could possibly need. We had four adults and four children and there was more than enough space. We had cold weather and spend a considerable amount of time inside the cottage. The boathouse porch was also a nice quiet refuge.
Just a note that if you plan to come with a baby, the two rooms on the first floor are not big enough to accommodate a playpen for sleeping.
The cottage was clean, very inviting and had a spectacular view of lake Muskoka. My family had a blast. Lots of space for the 4 of us to enjoy.
I rented this cottage with my family in august and it was not a disappointment . The location is excellent with a beautuful private deck off the kitchen. The dock is amazing with lots of muskoka chairs to relax in.. They have a ladder off the dock to help you get in and out of the beautiful water which is amazing for swimming in.
The upper deck on boathouse had a quaint screened in porch room which is great for reading with protection from any bugs. Clean and fully stocked with everything you would need for a great week. Would definately go back.
We stayed at Birchwood cottage with our 3 children and we had a fantastic vacation. The cottage and property were absolutely gorgeous with a magnificent lakeside view. The interior of the cottage was spotless and everything was brand new. It was well stocked with everything we needed including towels, beach towels, sheets, and cooking supplies. Our days were spent canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming in the beautiful lake. Perfection! None of us wanted to leave. Francine was so kind and great to deal with. She was easily accessible if we had any questions along the way. We will definitely be booking for next summer....and probably every year for many years to come.
A big thanks to Francine and family!
Things to do & see
Muskoka has an abundance of things to see and do. The list is long with something for every taste and interest. Visit a museum,
Hike a pristine trail, star gaze, relax in front of bonfire, swim in sparkling waters, shop for that perfect piece of art, sip some local wine or beer on a dock, get up close and personal with wildlife, pamper yourself at a spa, give your taste buds a treat, photograph stunning vistas, or enjoy one of the many events and festivals which reflect muskoka's charm and uniqueness. Whether you feel like being outdoors or indoors, whether you are a beginner or an expert, whatever the season, whatever the budget, muskoka has something for everyone.
Memorable experiences are guaranteed in muskoka - whether indoors or out, challenging or rejuvenating, in winter, spring, summer or fall, muskoka has something for everyone and every budget.
Other local activities include:
Art galleries, boating, dining, entertainment, farmers’ markets, museums, shopping, cranberriestrail, water activities
Dee bank falls
Georgian bay float plane fly'n'dine or go fishing
Rent a watercraft
Local restaurant/bars overlooking the lake (gravenhurst wharf, local resorts)
Rent a bike and really get to see the area ecclestone cycle
Check out the local trails
Aspen valley wildlife sanctuary
Segwun ship tour of the lake
Have a camp fire, make schmores, octopus hotdogs, or toast some marshmallows.
Go see a movie in bracebridge.
Treat yourself to a professional massage, manicure, pedicure (see local spas below)
Play an instrument outside in the sun
Fly a kite
Get floatie noodles, create a swim floatilla with your pals
Have a round of 18 hole golf (taboo)
Have sushi overlooking the lake (see local resorts)
Have an ice cream cone at the store - kawartha dairies
Play football or toss frizbee
Worms and a rod can make for some fishing fun
Get the perfect cuts of meat from the local butcher in windermere
Yoga on the lawn at windermere house
Local resort / spas
Taboo: lake muskoka
Mariott: lake rosseau
Delta sherwood: port carling
Windermere: lake rosseau
Muskoka – once discovered, never forgotten
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Spring Low Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Fall Low Season
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||C$500|
Rentals are available from Sunday afternoon check in 3PM, through to Friday morning check out 11AM
ALL TRANSACTIONS ARE MADE VIA PAYPAL ONLY. Never send money if you are asked to wire funds / send cheques.
A 33% deposit of the total cost (rental / cleaning) is required upon booking along with a refundable $500.00 deposit and a signed rental agreement.
Deposits are made via paypal and will be refunded via paypal.
The balance is due upon arrival, paid directly in cash to the owner on the Sunday.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.