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Francine

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Spectacular, Bright, Clean, Executive Family Cottage On Lake Muskoka

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Torrance Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Waterfront, Executive Cottage

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.

Birchwood Cottage:

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francine (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Why Francine chose Muskoka

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Spectacular, Bright, Clean, Executive Family Cottage On Lake Muskoka
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage and lake!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was easy to find by car and boat. The main cottage has been nicely renovated and had all the amenities you need for vacation. The outdoor section and screened-in portion of the boathouse were lovely too. The dock was great for the kids to jump off and swim and also to fish. The owners were involved with booking and check-in and it was very smooth. We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in to the cottage, we were immediately impressed with the beautiful decor and cleanliness. We were even more impressed with the view as soon as we stepped onto the deck.

We had an amazing time and would definitely go back! The only criticism we have, while it was not too much of a concern for us but may be a concern during really hot summer nights, is that there is no air conditioning. Although the owners left several fans throughout the house, which helped! It's also nice to keep the windows open to let the nice lake breeze in.

Great for a small family (tree house is every kids dream!).

We are looking forward to our next stay there!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Beautiful Muskoka retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage which was modern & beautifully decorated..Dock & boathouse deck had sun all day & we're perfect for sitting out & drinking coffee/wine & watching wildlife & boats go by.. Had 2 teenage boys with us- so basketball court was a huge plus..location ideal between Gravenhurst & Bala..highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

best getaway in Muskoka!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a wonderful week at Birchwood on Lake Muskoka. The cottage shows better than on the website which is rare and a very pleasant surprise….Rob and Francine were the perfect hosts with a very warm welcome. The cottage is beautifully decorated in white, extremely clean throughout with many windows that produce a wonderful breeze. The beds were comfortable and the entertainment area nice and cool. We really enjoyed the screened in room above the boathouse as we were there in black fly season (June) and were able to still enjoy the evenings without being bothered by bugs. We had a lovely fire on the deck which was a very nice touch while BBQ'ing our dinner. The kayak and canoe were nice perks as we enjoyed a nice quiet kayak each morning along the shore following a loon and a family of ducks. Overall, this cottage was just perfect for us and we will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Muskoka Gem !

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved your little corner of paradise. To be on Lake Muskoka.. one of the gem lakes in Ontario and be tucked away facing an unspoiled view of Grandview Island was just what was needed for a break away from the push and pull of working for a living. The extended dock that wasn't present last year was a huge addition which allowed my partner and I some extended sun time in the afternoon .We spent hours watching the vintage wood launches motor by over a pitcher of Sangria before dinner . The cottage is ultra clean and your staff is to be commended on their attention to detail . Having the use of the kayak and canoe on the lake early in the morning , paved basketball area for a shoot around and badminton in the afternoon was a nice addition to help offset the lazy atmosphere your cottage inspires . Hope you received my email regarding a re booking for two weeks next year !

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Fabulous opportunity to enjoy the Muskokas.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage and will provide you with an excellent opportunity to have the Muskoka experience. Relax and enjoy beautiful views, swim in the lake, rent a boat or enjoy family time inside the quaint, clean, well-kept cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Rosseau Grill - Oliver & Bonacini
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gravenhurst Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bala, Gravenhurst, Port Carling
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Steamships at Gravenhurst Wharf
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Gravenhurst Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bala, Gravenhurst, Port Carling
Nearest Ski
Water sking
Nearest Beach
Muskoka is surrounded by beaches and rocky shores
Car: necessary

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

Horseback riding

Pick strawberries

Play tennis

Georgian bay float plane fly'n'dine or go fishing

Rent a watercraft

Go boating

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.

Play basketball

Treat yourself to a professional massage, manicure, pedicure (see local spas below)

Run

Bike

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)

Pilates

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

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Rates & Availability

Torrance Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Low Season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$309
 
 
Spring Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$232
 
 
Summer High Season
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$541
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $386
Cleaning Fee $97

Pricing is based upon a 5 night stay from Sunday afternoon check in 12PM, 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Torrance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and sink powder room
    Half Bathroom -
  • Birchwood has 2 large bathrooms. The one located on the main floor has a shower / bath unit and the one on the ground floor is 2 piece. Both are newly renovated with pure white decor, white tile floors and granite counter tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • 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 fluffy, 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 master bedroom with a king size bed, 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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