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.
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!
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
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 !
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.
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
My husband and I just spent a wonderful week at Birchwood on Lake Muskoka. The cottage shows better than on the website which is rare and a very pleasant surprise….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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!