Birchcliff Retreat

Lakefield, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 6Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 14Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 3 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 14, Lovely Location For Family Getaway, Million Dollar Views, Gorgeous Sunsets, Walk-In Entry To The Water, Child Friendly, Clear Water, Hot Tub, Paddleboat, Kayaks, WiFi, Satellite TV, Cell Reception, Excellent Swimming And Fishing Off The Dock, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly

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!
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Main Floor: Bedroom # 1- Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Main Floor: Bedroom # 2

1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom)

Main Floor: Bedroom # 3

1 Queen Bed

Lower Level: Bedroom # 4- Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Lower Level: Bedroom # 5

1 Queen Bed

Lower Level: Bedroom # 6

1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom), 1 Single Bed

Lower Family Room

1 Double Bed


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.

Main Floor:
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

Lower Level:
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)

2 Bathrooms:
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

2nd fridge/freezer in lower level


4+ parking spaces

Cottage is elevated offering spectacular lake views (50 steps down to the water)

Child friendly – wading area at lake and play structure on front lawn

Large deck off kitchen and master bedroom with excellent views of the lake and sunsets

Dock: “L” shaped dock (8’ wide by 32’ long plus 10′ L section – 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 lift available that must be used in case of choppy water or if a boat will be left overnight

Waterfront: 100 feet

Stone steps into the water

Excellent clear water with minimal weeds

Great swimming

Great fishing

Hot tub

Shallow walk-in “pool” for kids – water shoes recommended
The lake is excellent for motorboats/water skiing, can be choppy at times for paddle boarding/kayaking/canoeing

Includes 2 kayaks and paddleboat

Fire pit area with large seating and lounging areas at the water next to boathouse

Spectacular sunsets!!

Cottage faces northwest

Level front yard with easy access from road

Large grassed yard offers plenty of room for playing frisbee, catch, badminton and more

Aluminum fishing boat with 8HP motor available ($420/week)


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Hot Tub
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • BBQ
Boat and motor
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Hot tub
No weeds
Pet friendly
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible
Wireless internet

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

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)

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Rates are based on 10 guests. $250 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

Families only

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $6000

Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $950
Weekly Rate: $4000

Low Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $900
Weekly Rate: $4000

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly Rate: $950

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $900
Victoria Day, New Year's, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly Rate: $950

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $950
Weekly Rate: $6000

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $300
Linens: King/Queen/Double $30.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
Use of boat lift: $200/week
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for each additional pet

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $1500 damage deposit due 28 days prior to checking in
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out

Weekly rentals including a Statutory Long Weekend will be calculated using a prorated weekly rate

House Rules & Cancellations

REQUIREMENT: Before accepting or sending an offer, we will request necessary personal & group information. With this information, a Cottage Rental Agreement (CRA) will be issued (containing property & booking details) that will need to be signed by all guests (age 18+) staying at the cottage. Please read below for a “sample" Cottage Rental Agreement + Liability Waiver.

Terms and Conditions
(Specific terms and conditions may vary according to each cottage)

Cottage Cleaning
Unless extra cleaning service is purchased and specified in your contract, the cottage must be left in the same condition as you found it, ready for the next visitors (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

All garbage and recycling disposal is the responsibility of the rental client. Garbage is to be placed in garbage bags/recycling boxes and stored safely so that animals cannot get into it. Information and location of the garbage dump specific to the cottage will be provided in the final Cottage Rental Agreement.

Water/Plumbing/Septic System
There are strict rules with regards to septic systems. Failure to follow these rules may result in thousands of dollars in repairs.
1. Only bodily waste materials and toilet paper can be flushed down the toilet. NO FEMININE/BABY PRODUCTS: TAMPONS, PADS, DIAPERS, WIPES.
2. Do not put any solid waste materials or grease down the sink drains.

As most cottages draw water from the lake and only some have water purification systems, you may wish to bring your own drinking water.

Camp/Cooking Fires
Small campfires are permitted as directed by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Please identify and adhere to local fire bans when imposed by local authorities (especially during dry/fire season). Do not burn plastic, tin cans, glass, or any other items that should not be in the fire. Always drown out your fire with plenty of water when left unattended, in particular before going to bed. For the use of firewood, there may be a charge from the owner, approx. $25.00 per cart/wheelbarrow.

No Extra Guests/Parties
If you plan on having any additional guests, you must request permission from the owner.

No Smoking
All of our cottages are Non Smoking of any kind in the interior (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

If your pet has been approved by the cottage owner, you are solely responsible for its actions and whereabouts (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

Damage Deposit
If there is any damage to the cottage the claim will be handled between the client and Airbnb.
If there are any noise complaints from the neighbours &/or if the Police are called to the cottage for any negative reason, the owner will have the right to hold back some or all of your damage deposit. Some of this money held back may or may not go to appease the neighbours who have been inconvenienced.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation by the rental client must be in writing and emailed to Kawartha Cottage Vacations On receipt of such notice, we shall endeavour to re-rent the property for the period of the original booking. Any cancellation must be at any time but no less than 90 days prior to the original date of check in.
If we are successful in re-renting, the cancelling client will be reimbursed all original funds minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage, all original funds (minus the $150.00 KCV Administration Fee) can be put forward to another cottage rental, at this same cottage, within 1 year (no later than 1 year of your original rental date), during the same season of the next year, of the original rental date (based on availability and at the advertised rates in existence at the time of rebooking).
All “extra persons fees” are non-refundable
If the cancellation notice is less than 90 days prior to the check-in date, and we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, all funds will be forfeited. If, however, we are successful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, the cancelling client will be reimbursed 50% of the original funds paid minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If the outstanding balance of the rental fee as per the CRA is not received at least 28 days prior to the commencement of your rental period and you have not notified us to, the owner will have the right to cancel your reservation and your deposit is forfeited.

Amendment Policy:
Any amendment or revision to the CRA (Cottage Rental Agreement) requested by the rental client will be subject to a non-refundable fee of $30.00 for each amendment.

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