Muskoka Birch 4-Season Rental Cottage on Lake Rosseau

Minett, Ontario, Muskoka, Parry Sound

Four-Season Birch Rental Cottage on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. Competitive Rates.
9+ shared acres with very friendly families1 of 22
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • 4Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
We say DARE TO COMPARE rates for cottages in the Muskokas on one of the "Big Three" lakes with similar amenities, location, and qualities. We are now open with the removal of the short-term rental ban by the Ontario government. The Birch is totally COVID19 compliant. This former home, now our 4-season cottage, is located in the beautiful Ontario Muskoka Lakes Region, on the same Lake Rosseau shoreline as Minett, ON where you will find the 1869 Cleveland House, The Rock Golf Course and the Marriot Resort is just down the road. From mid-June to the end of the Labour Day weekend, we only take weekly rentals, Saturday, 2 pm entry to Friday, 7 pm departure. In other times, we accept weekend or other multiple night rentals with a minimum of 2 nights. We can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons which includes daytime guests at any one time - but no more than 8. Those 2 and under are not part of the count. It is located just north of Port Carling along the road leading to the village of Minett along Peninsula Road 7. The Birch is just 2.5 hours north of Toronto. It is a year-round rental property on the mainland. Boat launches are nearby with entertainment, artisans, crafts, antiques, and golfing galore. Gravenhurst's Opera House and the Port Carling Dinner Theatre are popular. It is in the heart of autumn's colour cavalcade and the Cranberry Festival in Bala. Take in the dinner cruise offered by the Muskoka ships like the Segwun that sail daily. Propane Furnace and AC installed 2019; water treatment 2019 (we drink from the tap); new BBQ hooked up to the main Propane tank 2019; new patio tables and umbrellas 2019, and 2 flat-screen TV's. Bell high-speed Internet access 2020, the best in the Muskokas. Please provide your personal bed linen, blankets, pillows, pillow covers, and towels for your stay to help in the Covid19 time. Visit our website of muskokabirch for more info.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

MBR with 3 pc ensuite

1 Queen Bed

2nd Upstairs

1 Double Bed

Downstairs Middle

1 Double Bed

Downstairs Front

1 Single Bed, 1 Single Bed


This 2300+ sf total space that will sleep the maximum capacity of 8 persons is spacious. 2 bedrooms up; 2 down. The front entrance branches off to one-bedroom, the 4 pc bathroom, and the eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar. There is an eating area with access to the reading room/den. to the front of the Birch is the open concept living/dining room that has fully painted 2019. The Satellite flat-screen TV is located there with a walkout to the massive 50% surrounding deck. The MBR leads off the living room and has a 3pc ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub as well as a walk-in closet with laundry. Downstairs you will enjoy the 2 bedrooms and the massive recreation and games room with a flat-screen TV for DVD moves or from your PC or tablet. High-speed Bell Internet and Bell satellite TV, allowing guest entry for Netflix via Apple TV. The Birch is a fully winterized home/cottage graced with solid pine of the original cottage and a continuation of that pine throughout the renovated interior. This including the completed lower floor which includes a large recreation room with a walkout patio door. Improvements include the following: full exterior painting (2015); aluminum roof (2017); fully stained and reinforced deck (2019); upgraded deck furniture. new Propane Furnace and Central AC, a water treatment system, main floor painting, BBQ (2019); plumbing changes in 2020 include new kitchen taps and plumbing with a new sink in the 4-pc bathroom, new plumbing in MBR toilet, and a new external tap (2020); downstairs has been fully renovated with an insulation/vapour barrier and painted (2020); new patio set additions (2019 and 2020). New Tennis court surface 2020; new docks 2020. Enjoy what the Muskoka Region has to offer.


Our website is the best place to get a clear and detailed description. The 9.5 acres shared property make this unique and safe, with a gentle, grassy slope to the child-friendly beach. You will be surprised as to the privacy you have with the 10 owners, two who live there full-time; however, space is non-intrusive and they are all very Muskoka friendly. Near the Birch, a perennial flower and shrub garden greets your view as you face the beachfront. The Birch's surrounding deck is very private and the distance and slope to the beach at the water are child and senior-friendly. Note: Be aware of fire restrictions and bear citings announced by the local authorities. Insects and animals such as racoons consider all cottage country "home" and we are visitors; hence, wise storage of food and such are advised. We ask that you treat our "little bit of heaven" as you would your own and respect the shared use of the common property amenities such as the 9+ acres, the new docks (2020), the beachfront, the lakeside Muskoka chairs, the tennis court, the beach fire pit, the horseshoe pit, and the gazebo. We ask that you clean up all that you use and place it back from which it came, including your personal items. Please refrain bringing in sand via shoes, towels, and swimwear into the Birch and into the laundry tub. Please do not sit on the furniture in wet clothing. We ask that you help prevent the spread of Covid19 and after your stay and general cleanup, please sanitize all the contact points that you consider having touched. Our cleaners are vulnerable right after you leave. Thanks.


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Cards
  • Exercise Equipment/Gym
  • Board Games
  • Tape Deck
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Row Boat
  • Gas BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
No pets, please. Roadside garbage bin for Units 2 (ours) and 4 only. 3 dark green garbage bags per unit per weekly Wednesday pickup PLUS 1 clear recycle bag per unit or use the blue box. Please make sure you fully clean anything you place in the Blue Box to avoid animal messes/damage of property for which you would be responsible to clean up/repair. Tennis Court; Horseshoe Pit; Shoreline Fire Pit; Shore Line Pavillion and beach Muskoka Chairs provided; Outdoor fireplace at the cottage (pls ensure that the fire and embers are completely out prior to leaving the fire); designated dock space upon request (use only one labelled #10; large playing space; large surrounding deck with propane BBQ (no tank since we are hooked up to the main tank); lakeside fire pit and pavillion/gazebo for shade and times of shelter. Please clean up after yourself and leave nothing down at the beach overnight. As owners at the Cedar Rail community, we have this expectation with thanks to our guests.

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Golf at Taboo in Gravenhurst, The Rock in Minnet, or at Windermere with other top courses within 30 minutes. Resorts include Windermere Resort, The Rosseau Marriot, Cleveland House and the Lake Joseph club which accept non-residents and offer fine dining. Bracebridge has its craft shows; Bala has its Antique and car shows as well as Maude Montgomery's summer residence as well as its infamous Cranberry festival the weekend after Canada's Thanksgiving in October; Port Carling and Gravenhurst have a great antique boat shows and Rib Festivals; Dinner Theater is nearby as is the Opera House in Gravenhurst; the famous mail ships (eg, Segwun) sail out of various ports for dinner cruises; Water ski shows are weekly summer events; marathons are held all summer; Santa's Village is located in Bracebridge and snow skiing is just an hour away at either Huntsville's Hidden Valley or Mt. St Louis-Moonstone. The Artisan tours are held each season and at nearby Cranberry Marsh and Arrowhead Provincial Park, you can skate outdoors on their trails of smooth ice with apple or cranberry cider by the fire to follow.


Last Calendar Update: 19 February, 2021

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Rental Rates

Dare to Compare rates with other units nearby! We request a HIGH SEASON rate of $3950/week compared to nearby units requesting up to $2,000+ more. Check out our high, middle and low-season rates on the website or just call. A Security deposit of $600 and Rental Agreement completed and signed is required to firm a rental request. The Birch's maximum capacity is 8 persons (at any one time, including guests). Children 2 and under are NOT included in that total. We prioritize weekly (Sat, 2 pm arrival - Friday, 7 pm departure) rentals in the summer. A refundable damage, excessive cleaning, and loss deposit of $500 is returned based on condition after rental and a cleaning/sanitizing fee of $200 is also required prior to entry. We also ask for an official Photo ID from the main contact person; that Photo ID is shredded upon the completion of the contract. The website is for more details and mid-season / low-season rates.

House Rules & Cancellations

All renters should ask to read the Renter Guidelines and agree to them prior to signing the Renter's Agreement. Covid19 protocols are in place. No pets at all. No main contact under the age of 25. No smoking of any kind within the home. Proper and Official ID is requested along with a Covid19 Disclosure Form. Refunds for cancellations are subject to the advanced notification as explained on the website. Our house rules are common sense in nature. Mature, tidy, and courteous behaviour i s a clear expectation in our family cottage that we offer to adult guests. Exceptions subject to pet details and the final decision is up to the owner due to family allergies.

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