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, 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!

Please note, there will be additions/renovations completed for the beginning June 2020 including:

hot tub
boathouse / recreation area
new larger “L” shaped dock (8’ wide by 28’ long plus the “L” section)
updated landscaping including fire pit area and larger sitting and lounging areas at the water
  • 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


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

Great swimming

Great fishing

Shallow walk-in “pool” for kids – water shoes recommended

Includes 2 kayaks and paddleboat

Spectacular sunsets!!

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


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • 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 (to be installed June 2020)
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

Based on 12 people. $210/extra person. Maximum 14 people.

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
June 26 to Sept 6, 2020
Weekly Rates: $4500
Minimum Stay: 7 nights

Mid Season
May 15 to June 25, 2020
Nightly Rate: $630
Weekly Rate: $2520
Sept 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Nightly Rate: $900
Weekly Rate: $2900
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Low Season
Oct 14 2019 to May 14, 2020
Nightly Rate: $580
Weekly Rate: $2100
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Premium Long Weekend
Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $900
Victoria Day, New Year's
Nightly Rate: $730
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Other Long Weekends
Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $680
Nightly Rate: $900
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
Nightly Rate: $730
Weekly Rate: $3300
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

House Rules & Cancellations

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).

Linen service, if requested: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00, Towels $5.00
Cleaning service, if requested: $150.00

Contact Owner