Birchcliff Retreat

Birchcliff Retreat

For Rent

$6,000 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 birchcliff retreat






Sleeps 12, 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 12 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!

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Lakefield (10 min)
Nearest City: Peterborough (25 min)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (1.5 hr)
Nearest Hospital: Morton Community Health Care Clinic, Lakefield (10 min); Peterborough Hospital (25 min)
Body of Water: Clear Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Devil’s Elbow (60 km) or Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (58 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Young’s Point Marina (3.2 km) – $20 in/out
Nearest Marina: Young’s Point Marina (3.2km), Kawartha Park Marina (1 km by boat)
Nearest Beach: Isabel Morris Park, Lakefile (10 min)
Nearest Golf Course: Katchiwano Golf and Country Club (10 min)


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 bunk bed, 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: primary 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: primary 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

Second fridge/freezer in lower level

Internet source: satellite
Quality of service: excellent
Allocated bandwidth: 350GB per month
Speed (best case):  15-25 Mbps
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web based movies
Additional information:  speed tends to drop in the evening when many people are streaming

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: excellent
Signal: 4G/3G
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus
Can utilize hotspot


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)


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 IslandYoung’s Point General Store – includes LCBO, Lockside Trading Post at Young’s Point, Riverview Park & Zoo, The Indian River Reptile ZooLang 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)


Beautiful place. Owner great to work with. Overall very good experience and we are going back next year. —Rene M. (Sep 2021)


Very beautiful place, lovely family touches and a nice view over the water. Rooms were nice, plenty of space and great hiking close by. —Steve M. (Nov. 2020)


We had a great time at Birchcliff Retreat. Beautiful, clean and updated cottage with amazing views. Very thoughtful renter offering clear instructions for the week. Amazing experience! —Jason S. (July 2020)


This place was the perfect cottage for my family and friends. It was spacious, clean, and had many things to do at the cottage. The place is by far nicer than the photos. Tuan N. (Dec. 2019)


Our family of nine adults and one child spent an amazing week at the cottage. It is a well equipped, beautiful cottage with gorgeous views. We enjoyed the large BBQ, floating mat, kayaks and SUPs. Pat K. (July 2019)


We enjoyed our stay from the time we got there, beautiful cottage with perfect view. I’m working with Kawartha Cottage Vacations for 11 years and the best reason is wonderful people who spend time to find a place for you. Pouria (Feb. 2019)


Birchcliff Cottage was beautiful! We really enjoyed our week there. The cottage is a great size for a big group and very comfortable. There are almost 70 steps down to the lake, so your group need to be up for that!, our teenagers complained but it was good for them. —Jane C. (July 2018)


The cottage was absolutely lovely and clean. Everything was presented as expected and Melissa communicated with us to ensure we had all that was set.  Ken and his team at KCV were attentive and communicated continually to ensure that all was set for our weekend stay. All involved were extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful. What a great cottage and a wonderful experience all around. Looking very much forward to booking  another stay through the Kawartha Cottage Vacations. Thank you again Melissa and Ken and his team at Kawartha Cottage Vacations. —Janice H. (Oct. 2017)

Floor Plans

Main Level

Lower Level

Property Map

Availability & Booking Calendar

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* 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.

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Families only

Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable)

Check in: Friday 3 pm
Check out: Friday 11 am
Some flexibility during low and mid season

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $300 (strongly recommended)
Linens: King/Queen/Double/Single $30.00
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

If booking less than 7 nights during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonMay 20, 2022Jun 23, 2022$950$40003 Nights
High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)Jun 24, 2022Sep 4, 2022$60007 Nights
Canada DayJul 1, 2022Jul 3, 2022$9507 Nights
Civic HolidayJul 29, 2022Jul 31, 2022$9507 Nights
Labour DaySep 2, 2022Sep 4, 2022$9503 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 5, 2022Oct 9, 2022$950$40003 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 7, 2022Oct 9, 2022$9503 Nights
Low SeasonOct 10, 2022May 18, 2023$900$40003 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 23, 2022Jan 7, 2023$950$60003 Nights
New Year'sDec 30, 2022Jan 1, 2023$9503 Nights
Family DayFeb 17, 2023Feb 19, 2023$9003 Nights
EasterApr 6, 2023Apr 9, 2023$9003 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 19, 2023Jun 22, 2023$950$40003 Nights
Victoria DayMay 19, 2023May 21, 2023$9503 Nights
High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)Jun 23, 2023Sep 3, 2023$60007 Nights
Canada DayJun 30, 2023Jul 2, 2023$9507 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 4, 2023Aug 6, 2023$9507 Nights
Labour DaySep 1, 2023Sep 3, 2023$9503 Nights