Lakefield, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas
- Parking Spots
- 241 m2Building Size
- 3 daysMinimum Stay
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:
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
- Pets Allowed
- No Smoking
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
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
2nd fridge/freezer in lower level
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
Boat and motor
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Hot tub (to be installed June 2020)
Walk-in water entry
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)
High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $4500
Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
May 15 to Jun 25, 2020
Nightly Rate: $630
Weekly Rate: $2520
Sept 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Nightly Rate: $900
Weekly Rate: $2900
Low Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $580
Weekly Rate: $2100
Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $900
Victoria Day, New Year's
Nightly Rate: $730
Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $680
Nightly Rate: $900
Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $730
Weekly Rate: $3300
Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $150
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
Aluminum fishing boat with 8HP motor: $420/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 + $1000 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
Terms and Conditions
(Specific terms and conditions may vary according to each cottage)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Any cancellation by the rental client must be in writing and emailed to Kawartha Cottage Vacations email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, the owner will have the right to cancel your reservation and your deposit is forfeited.
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.