Spectacular, Bright, Clean, Family Cottage

Bedroom #2 on main floor, bright, clean, Queen Bed, wood floors, crisp linens.
Bedroom #2 on main floor, bright, clean, Queen Bed, wood floors, crisp linens.Bedroom #1, bright, clean, queen bed, on main floor with nautical decor.Bedroom #1.Bedroom #3 on ground walk out level, king size bed, bright large bedroomGorgeous, bright kitchen looking over Lake Muskoka, granite, stainless steelDining area with a view.Comfortable sitting area with a view of Lake Muskoka.Enjoy a delicious BBQ on the deck while overlooking Lake Muskoka.2 Bright, clean, newly renovated bathrooms, granite counter tops, tile floorsThe rustic high end decor in Birchwood has a fresh, bright and airy feelGround level entertainment room, Lg. flat screen TV, satellite, walk out to lakeGround level entertainment room, Lg. flat screen TV, satellite, walk out to lakePowder room.take in the views from the boathouse upper deck which has propane fire pitView of the cottage from the dock.Lower level walkout to the multi level deck.Relax in a bright, airy screened in room over looking Lake Muskoka and boathouseA canoe and kayak for your use.A children's playhouse, complete with a balcony.Interior of the children's playhouse complete with a balcony.

From $229 / night

1104-1132 Greenwood Point Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1M0, Canada
Spectacular, Bright, Clean, Family Cottage
3 bedrooms
6 guests
5 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $300 - $800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bala vacation cottage rental
Welcome to 'Birchwood' Cottage, Lake Muskoka, Ontario Your ultimate cottage getaway, just two hours north of Toronto, awaits! This stunning executive vacation property is located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario’s #1 year round vacation destination. This newly renovated, luxury property is located directly on Lake Muskoka, right around the corner from the very popular, Walkers Point Marina. Together, the 1,300 square foot cottage and 750 square foot boathouse offer all the amenities that go into the perfect cottage getaway. The boathouse interior is not available but guests can enjoy the large screened in patio, huge sun deck and large dock on the water. This property offers very clean and comfortable accommodations for everyone in the family and boasts over 1,300 square feet of decking on three levels providing spectacular views of the lake. Beautiful open concept design and an abundance of floor to ceiling glass, offer stunning, panoramic views of Lake Muskoka and golden sunsets.
This cottage is a spacious, bright, clean, newly renovated 3 bedroom unit that includes 2 floors of lake front living. The main floor consists of stunning views of the lake through floor to ceiling windows, large, fully equipped open concept kitchen with an island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher), 3 piece bathroom and a very comfortable living area...perfect to sink back and relax after an action packed day at the lake. The main floor also consists of 2 bedrooms that contain queen size beds, luxurious 600 thread count bed linens, allergen / bedbug mattress and pillow protectors, fresh white quilts and soft white bath towels. To add to your enjoyment, step outside onto the 300 square foot deck and dine 'alfresco' under the stars! A laundry room is also available with a new washer and dryer.
The ground level, walk out floor offers a large, bright guest room, a separate entertainment room and a bright, clean, 2 piece powder room. The large master guest room consists of a king size bed with plush mattress, luxurious 600 thread count bed linens, allergen / bedbug mattress and pillow protectors, a fresh white quilt and fluffy, soft white bath towels. For those media enthusiasts, family and friends will enjoy the large wall mount, flat screen TV with surround sound, for your ultimate entertainment. Walk right out and head down a few steps to the 2 story boathouse and enjoy the screened in patio, huge deck and large dock.
For the Kids
Birchwood is a playground for children including a waterfront sandbox, tree swing, luxurious tree house complete with a balcony, muskoka chairs, dining set, bean bag chairs, and an assortment of toys
Enjoy 3 seasons in all of their splendor. Spring and summer mean fun in the sun! Enjoy all of the water sports you can imagine from swimming, wake-boarding, water-skiing, snorkeling, motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing by the shoreline. Autumn brings North America's most spectacular 'fall colors', Indian Summer, and harvest moons.

This property offers something for everyone. Please note that the rental period for this property is 5 nights, Sunday through Friday.

Please note: We accept PayPal transactions only.
Area Information
Muskoka has an abundance of things to see and do. The list is long with something for every taste and interest. Visit a museum, hike a pristine trail, star gaze, relax in front of the bonfire, swim in sparkling waters, shop for that perfect piece of art, sip some local wine or beer on a dock, get up close and personal with wildlife, pamper yourself at a spa, give your taste buds a treat, photograph stunning vistas, or enjoy one of the many events and festivals which reflect muskoka's charm and uniqueness. Whether you feel like being outdoors or indoors, whether you are a beginner or an expert, whatever the season, whatever the budget, muskoka has something for everyone.

Memorable experiences are guaranteed in muskoka - whether indoors or out, challenging or rejuvenating, in winter, spring, summer or fall, muskoka has something for everyone and every budget.

Other local activities include:
Art galleries, boating, dining, entertainment, farmers’ markets, museums, shopping, cranberriestrail, water activities
Dee bank falls
Horseback riding
Pick strawberries
Play tennis
Georgian bay float plane fly'n'dine or go fishing
Rent a watercraft
Go boating
Local restaurant/bars overlooking the lake (gravenhurst wharf, local resorts)
Rent a bike and really get to see the area ecclestone cycle
Check out the local trails
Aspen valley wildlife sanctuary
Segwun ship tour of the lake
Have a camp fire, make schmores, octopus hotdogs, or toast some marshmallows.
Go see a movie in bracebridge.
Play basketball
Treat yourself to a professional massage, manicure, pedicure (see local spas below)
Play an instrument outside in the sun
Fly a kite
Get floatie noodles, create a swim floatilla with your pals
Have a round of 18 hole golf (taboo)
Have sushi overlooking the lake (see local resorts)
Have an ice cream cone at the store - kawartha dairies
Play football or toss frizbee
Worms and a rod can make for some fishing fun
Get the perfect cuts of meat from the local butcher in windermere
Yoga on the lawn at windermere house

Local resort / spas
Taboo: lake muskoka
Mariott: lake rosseau
Delta sherwood: port carling
Windermere: lake rosseau

Muskoka – once discovered, never forgotten
Attractions within Walking Distance
Swimming, boating, canoeing, kayak, cycling, hiking, hammocking, bird watching, fishing
Nearby Restaurants
Ruby's on Barlochan, Bala, Port Carling, Gravenhurst
car required
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Spring, Summer, Fall

About the owner

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Julia Mclaughlin

Julia Mclaughlin

Julia Mclaughlin

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    Fiddlehead Properties is passionate about offering quality hospitality throughout your entire stay by ensuring a very clean vacation home, fast connection with a property manager if needed to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. We look forward to having you stay with us and hope you come back again!...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2017 May 31 2017 $300 - - - 5 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Sep 03 2017 $800 - - - 5 Nights
Sep 03 2017 Oct 31 2017 $400 - - - 5 Nights
Sep 07 2017 Oct 31 2017 $400 - - - 5 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 50% deposit upon booking and the remaining balance of 50% is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. A $150.00 cleaning fee is in addition to the rental rate. $500 damage deposit will be reimbursed after stay. All transactions are via Paypal. No refunds on deposits.
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: $150 cleaning fee



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Kayak
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • View (Water)
  • Canoe
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Radio
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Playground
    (7 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Winery
    (6 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (7 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (7 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (7 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
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Brianne's Review:
The cottage was easy to find by car and boat. The main cottage has been nicely renovated and had all the amenities you need for vacation. The outdoor section and screened-in portion of the boathouse were lovely too. The dock was great for the kids to jump off and swim and also to fish. The owners were involved with booking and check-in and it was very smooth. We look forward to returning in the future.

Gabriella's Review:
As soon as we walked in to the cottage, we were immediately impressed with the beautiful decor and cleanliness. We were even more impressed with the view as soon as we stepped onto the deck. We had an amazing time and would definitely go back! The only criticism we have, while it was not too much of a concern for us but may be a concern during really hot summer nights, is that there is no air conditioning. Although the owners left several fans throughout the house, which helped! It's also nice to keep the windows open to let the nice lake breeze in. Great for a small family (tree house is every kids dream!). We are looking forward to our next stay there!

Sandra's Review:
Wonderful cottage which was modern & beautifully decorated..Dock & boathouse deck had sun all day & we're perfect for sitting out & drinking coffee/wine & watching wildlife & boats go by.. Had 2 teenage boys with us- so basketball court was a huge plus..location ideal between Gravenhurst & Bala..highly recommend

Robb's Review:
Absolutely loved your little corner of paradise. To be on Lake Muskoka.. one of the gem lakes in Ontario and be tucked away facing an unspoiled view of Grandview Island was just what was needed for a break away from the push and pull of working for a living. The extended dock that wasn't present last year was a huge addition which allowed my partner and I some extended sun time in the afternoon .We spent hours watching the vintage wood launches motor by over a pitcher of Sangria before dinner . The cottage is ultra clean and your staff is to be commended on their attention to detail . Having the use of the kayak and canoe on the lake early in the morning , paved basketball area for a shoot around and badminton in the afternoon was a nice addition to help offset the lazy atmosphere your cottage inspires . Hope you received my email regarding a re booking for two weeks next year !

Anonymous Review:
This is a lovely cottage and will provide you with an excellent opportunity to have the Muskoka experience. Relax and enjoy beautiful views, swim in the lake, rent a boat or enjoy family time inside the quaint, clean, well-kept cottage.

Keith's Review:
The property is exactly as described and the home couldn't have been more clean. Each room was well appointed and we had all the amenities that we needed for our vacation. We had the opportunity to rent a ski boat in Gravenhurst and the kids had a great time wake boarding and tubing. We highly recommend that you give this property a try! We will continue to make this spot a family vacation location! Thanks Francine & Rob

Wendy's Review:
My husband and I just spent a wonderful week at Birchwood on Lake Muskoka. Rob and Francine were the perfect hosts with a very warm welcome. The cottage is beautifully decorated in white, extremely clean throughout with many windows that produce a wonderful breeze. The beds were comfortable and the entertainment area nice and cool. We really enjoyed the screened in room above the boathouse as we were there in black fly season (June) and were able to still enjoy the evenings without being bothered by bugs. We had a lovely fire on the deck which was a very nice touch while BBQ'ing our dinner. The kayak and canoe were nice perks as we enjoyed a nice quiet kayak each morning along the shore following a loon and a family of ducks. Overall, this cottage was just perfect for us and we will definitely return next year.

Joseph's Review:
Thank you Francine for renting to us your cottage this past June. My two boys and I truly enjoyed everything your place offers including badminton, basketball on a paved driveway, a sandy area at the waterfront for playing in, a swing and even a treehouse with balcony. Your dock extension with the big Muskoka chairs allowed for all day sun at the lake and sunsets. We will come again for sure.

Gigi's Review:
We just returned from a splendid week and family get together at Birchwood Cottage in Muskoka. We enjoyed every minute in this charming setting. One could feel the vibes from this special place upon arrival with the fresh flowers, wine, white robes, towels, sheets and new appliances. The deck areas, BBQ, and use of the canoe were added perks.We visited various boutiques and restaurants and the park in nearby Gravenhurst. The owners, Francine and Rob, have worked hard to ensure that their guests feel at home in Birchwood. We highly recommend and would love to return.

Anonymous Review:
We had a wonderful stay at the Birchwood cottage. The cottage is so charming, well decorated, and very clean. We stayed with another couple and we had four small kids among us (all under 6). The children had a great time with the play house, it was a great 'babysitter!" and at all times I could always see them from the cottage while they were playing on the property. The fish were also biting off the dock for the kids! Francine and Rob were very welcoming when we arrived and showed as around which was a lovely touch along with the fresh flowers! The cottage has everything that you could possibly need. We had four adults and four children and there was more than enough space. We had cold weather and spend a considerable amount of time inside the cottage. The boathouse porch was also a nice quiet refuge. Just a note that if you plan to come with a baby, the two rooms on the first floor are not big enough to accommodate a playpen for sleeping.

Jill's Review:
I rented this cottage with my family in august and it was not a disappointment . The location is excellent with a beautuful private deck off the kitchen. The dock is amazing with lots of muskoka chairs to relax in.. They have a ladder off the dock to help you get in and out of the beautiful water which is amazing for swimming in. The upper deck on boathouse had a quaint screened in porch room which is great for reading with protection from any bugs. Clean and fully stocked with everything you would need for a great week. Would definately go back.

Heather's Review:
The cottage was clean, very inviting and had a spectacular view of lake Muskoka. My family had a blast. Lots of space for the 4 of us to enjoy.

Louise's Review:
I stayed at this lovely cottage with my two teenage children for five days in August. I couldn't have been happier. It was brand new and absolutely spotless. The sheets were crisp and white and the towels were big and fluffy. The kitchen appliances were modern yet with that cottage feel. The lake was beautiful and open and there was a great safe swimming area for kids of all ages. We were allowed to use the decks at the boathouse which was a great perk. We also had use of the kayak and canoe. Inside there was a flat screen TV in a media area that reminded the teens that they were not "roughing it". We would stay again in a heartbeat.

Joseph's Review:
I was thinking about this summer as it now Sept and I must say that our peak of enjoyment was the 5 days at your cottage. The property was newly renovated and super clean and the kitchen was almost over stocked with all we needed for cooking delicious meals. The BBQ was brand new. The view was fantastic and the water was around 7 ft deep at the end of the dock which is just the right depth for swimming with a family. A surprise was the propane fire pit on the boathouse deck which we used nightly. The owner, Francine, was so helpful and this cottage is better then she describes including limitless clean drinking water which is not so common in Muskoka cottages. I have already put down a deposit for next summer.

Keith's Review:
We stayed at Birchwood cottage with our 3 children and we had a fantastic vacation. The cottage and property were absolutely gorgeous with a magnificent lakeside view. The interior of the cottage was spotless and everything was brand new. It was well stocked with everything we needed including towels, beach towels, sheets, and cooking supplies. Our days were spent canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming in the beautiful lake. Perfection! None of us wanted to leave. Francine was so kind and great to deal with. She was easily accessible if we had any questions along the way. We will definitely be booking for next summer....and probably every year for many years to come. A big thanks to Francine and family!

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    Fiddlehead Properties is passionate about offering quality hospitality throughout your entire stay by ensuring a very clean vacation home, fast connection with a property manager if needed to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. We look forward to having you stay with us and hope you come back again!...
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