$3,800 Per Week (High Season)
Birchcliff Retreat is an ideal getaway for families or groups looking for a haven from city life. This large open-concept cottage offers floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room with spectacular sunset views. With 6 bedrooms, it can sleep up to 14 comfortably. The large kitchen has plenty of counter space and is fully equipped including a dishwasher. All modern amenities are included – WiFi, satellite TV, cell reception. This elevated cottage faces northwest and provides views of spectacular sunsets year-round from the large deck, great room or the dock. There is excellent swimming or fishing right off the dock with a gradual entry/pool area for little ones. Clear Lake is connected to desirable Stoney Lake and everything Stoney has to offer. Enjoy swimming, fishing or boating in desirable Clear Lake, part of Stoney Lake and the Trent-Severn Waterway. Minutes away from Camp Kawartha Environmental Camp. This year-round cottage is located just 1.5 hours from Toronto and 10 minutes from the town of Lakefield. Choose Birchcliff Retreat for your next family getaway!
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Lakefield (10 min)
Nearest City: Peterborough (25 min)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (1.5 hr)
Nearest Hospital: Morton Community Health Care Clinic, Lakefield (10 min); Peterborough Hospital (25 min)
Body of Water: Clear Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Devil’s Elbow (60 km) or Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (58 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Young’s Point Marina (3.2 km) – $20 in/out
Nearest Marina: Young’s Point Marina (3.2km), Kawartha Park Marina (1 km by boat)
Nearest Beach: Isabel Morris Park, Lakefile (10 min)
Nearest Golf Course: Katchiwano Golf and Country Club (10 min)
Birchcliff Retreat is spacious, bright and open-concept with 12 foot ceilings in the large great room. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle and offers plenty of counter and cupboard space. The main floor includes a master bedroom which offers a view of the water and sunsets, and has a walkout to the spacious deck. This level also includes another bedroom with single-over-double bunkbed, a den (with futon), and a 4 pc bathroom. The lower level features three bedrooms and 3 pc bathroom. The lower level rec room has a propane stove, games area and a brand new 46” HDTV with sectional sofa for the entire family.
Bedroom # 1: Master with queen bed, walkout to large deck, faces water
Bedroom # 2: Bunk beds (single over double)
Bedroom #3: Office/den: Sofa Bed (queen size) + desk
Bedroom # 4: Master with queen bed, walkout to patio, faces water
Bedroom # 5: Queen bed, faces water
Bedroom # 6: Bunk bed (single-over-double) + single bed
Sofa bed: Double (in lower family room)
Main – 1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower, tub)
Lower – 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)
Cottage water: well water that is treated and tested – potable
Indoor entertainment: 46” HDTV, satellite, Netflix, DVD player, board games
Washer and dryer available for your use
Cottage is elevated offering spectacular lake views (50 steps down to the water)
Child friendly – wading area at lake, play structure to be installed spring 2018
Large deck off kitchen and master bedroom with excellent views of the lake and sunsets
Dock: water is 5-6 feet deep off the dock
Docking: Boat may be docked during the day, but may not be left tied to the dock overnight due to storms and possible wave/wind damage to boat and/or dock. Boat may need to be put back on trailer at night or overnight docking will need to be at Kawartha Park Marina or Young’s Point Marina.
Waterfront: 100 feet
Excellent clear water with minimal weeds
Shallow walk-in “pool” for kids – water shoes recommended
Includes 2 kayaks and paddleboat
Cottage faces northwest
Aluminum fishing boat with 8HP motor available ($420/week)
Level front yard with easy access from road
Large grassed yard offers plenty of room for playing frisbee, catch, badminton and more
4+ parking spaces
Camp Kawartha hiking trails, day camp for kids 4-8 and overnight camp. Parents can enjoy the cottage vacation, while kids enjoy day camp or overnight camp a 5 minute walk away (must book well in advance).
Juniper Island, Young’s Point General Store – includes LCBO, Lockside Trading Post at Young’s Point, Riverview Park & Zoo, The Indian River Reptile Zoo, Lang Pioneer Village, Serpent Mounds Park, Slots at Kawartha Downs, Warsaw Caves, Peterborough Park & Zoo, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Peterborough Museum & Archives
Lakefield Farmer’s Market (Thursdays 9am – 2pm)
Peterborough Farmers Market (Saturdays 7am – 1pm)
Recommended Restaurants: Bridgenorth: Chemong Lodge (705-292-8924)
Buckhorn: Cody Inn (705-657-8812)
Lakefield: Canoe and Paddle (705-651-1111), Jack’s (705-652-3474),
Lakeside Dining (705-652-0097), Thirsty Loon (705-652-1812)
Our family of nine adults and one child spent an amazing week at the cottage. It is a well equipped, beautiful cottage with gorgeous views. We enjoyed the large BBQ, floating mat, kayaks and SUPs. —Pat K. (July 2019).
We enjoyed our stay from the time we got there, beautiful cottage with perfect view. I’m working with Kawartha Cottage Vacations for 11 years and the best reason is wonderful people who spend time to find a place for you. —Pouria (Feb. 2019).
Birchcliff Cottage was beautiful! We really enjoyed our week there. The cottage is a great size for a big group and very comfortable. There are almost 70 steps down to the lake, so your group need to be up for that!, our teenagers complained but it was good for them. —Jane C. (July 2018).
The cottage was absolutely lovely and clean. Everything was presented as expected and Melissa communicated with us to ensure we had all that was set. Ken and his team at KCV were attentive and communicated continually to ensure that all was set for our weekend stay. All involved were extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful. What a great cottage and a wonderful experience all around. Looking very much forward to booking another stay through the Kawartha Cottage Vacations. Thank you again Melissa and Ken and his team at Kawartha Cottage Vacations. —Janice H. (Oct. 2017)
The vacation was great and the property was excellent. I would definitely rent Birchcliff Retreat again. The cottage was very spacious and suited our group of 10 adults comfortably. The view overlooking the lake from the deck was gorgeous. Some of our group members enjoyed the various areas of the cottage such as the swing, deck or dock for some quiet reading. My group really did like going in to town and having some kawartha ice cream as we had hot weather last weekend. —Amanda Capes (September 2017)
* Rates are based on 12 guests. $105 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 14 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.
If the calendar shows less than 7 nights as available, and/or if you wish to rent on a different check in/out date during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to email@example.com
Linen service, if requested: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00, Towels $5.00
Cleaning service, if requested: $150.00
A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $1000.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).
Aluminum fishing boat with 8HP motor available ($420/week)
Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Children under 1 year of age are free. If your weekly rental includes a statutory long weekend, the rental rate will be calculated as a combination of the Long Weekend Rate and the regular Weekly Rate.
|Season||Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Min Stay|
|Mid Season||Sep 2, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$630||$2520||3 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 11, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$680||3 Nights|
|Low Season||Oct 14, 2019||May 14, 2020||$580||$2100||3 Nights|
|Winter Holiday Season||Dec 20, 2019||Jan 4, 2020||$580||$2100||3 Nights|
|New Year's||Dec 29, 2019||Dec 31, 2019||$730||3 Nights|
|Family Day||Feb 14, 2020||Feb 16, 2020||$680||3 Nights|
|Easter||Apr 10, 2020||Apr 12, 2020||$680||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||May 15, 2020||Jun 25, 2020||$630||$2520||3 Nights|
|Victoria Day||May 15, 2020||May 17, 2020||$730||3 Nights|
|High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)||Jun 26, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$3800||7 Nights|
|Canada Day||Jun 26, 2020||Jun 28, 2020||$730||7 Nights|
|Civic Holiday||Jul 31, 2020||Aug 2, 2020||$730||7 Nights|
|Labour Day||Sep 4, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$730||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||Sep 4, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 9, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||$680||3 Nights|