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Will L.

Muskoka Birch On Lake Rosseau - Minett, Ontario

#172108 · Cottage Rental in , ,

5 Bedrooms
8 Guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Cottage Rental

Property Description

Welcome to the Muskoka Birch Vacation Cottage Rental

You will NOT find a more affordable cottage with its living space of 2300+ sq ft layout or property amenities of the former Cedar Rail Resort on any of the Big Three Muskoka Lakes. We rent 7 nights minimum Sat, 2 pm entry - Sat, 10 am departure during high season from Mid-June to mid-September. It goes for $2,100/wk in high season times. The others nearby go for more that 2X more yet the Birch is the largest total space.

It can ONLY accommodate 8 people at any one time, including guests for the day. Children under 2 are not part of that total.

Located in Minett, Ontario, the Muskoka Birch cottage is a great place to spend a vacation. With a superb location on Lake Rosseau, it is in the "heart" of the world famous Muskoka Region of Ontario. Part of the Cedar Rail Community, The Birch is situated on a quiet bay facing east towards the sheltering islands that encircle Wallace Bay just 2 minutes south of Minett, 7 minutes north of Port Sanfield and 15 minutes north of Port Carling.

This bungalow cottage embraces a beautiful pine highlighted interior and has all the comforts of home. Our cottage is on 9+ shared acres on the waterfront and it is accessed from the mainland. The spacious setting features a tennis court and a full beach front, both of which are very rare for a cottage in the Muskoka region. Rates are adjusted seasonally. See our Rates chart on the official web site: You can call the owner directly at 519-830-4799 .

Cedar Rail Community

High Season mid-June to mid-Sept. rental is 7 n. minimum: Sat, 2 pm entry - Sat, 10 am departure. A superb location, on Lake Rosseau, the "Birch" is situated on a quiet bay facing east towards the sheltering islands that border the bay in which Minett is cradled. The community allows for privacy but also have some local guidelines and rules since 6 owners live there full time.

Located nearby, Port Carling offers a boat lock to Lake Muskoka and the "hub" is also located in the heart of various resorts, golf courses and unique communities which are typical of Muskoka, including nearby Santa's Village in Bracebridge and the Cranberry Festival in Bala. The Opera House of Gravenhurst prides itself with superb entertainment as does the dinner theatre in Port Carling. Honey Harbour on Georgian Bay is just 45 minutes away by car and the Moon River majestically flows from the nearby Bala Falls into the Bay. Autumn festivals like the Colour Cavalcade of Hunstville draw many visitors and Winter Fests are great times for winter enthusiasts who join in on curling, ice fishing, hockey and snow mobiling. Snow skiing is an hour away at either Huntsville's Hidden Valey or Mt St. Louis / Moonstone along the 400 highway.

Cedar Rail is a friendly community in which the members are owners, some of whom rent. Regulations are established by the community to safeguard its neighbourly and Muskoka setting. The property is wide and spacious with more than 200+ foot beach waterfront partially taken up by the privately owned boat house and the Cedar Rail community docks.

Bedroom Description

Please bring your own towels, pillow, sheets and covers. Many make it simple with sleeping bags, especially for the children. Bdrm 1: Upstairs - MBR with ensuite of 3-pc of sink, toilet, soaker tub and walk-in closet with laundry

2: Upstairs - Double bed right next to 2nd 4-pc bathroom: Sink, Toilet, tub, shower

  1. Downstairs - 2 singles

  2. Downstairs - 1 single
  3. Downstairs - 1 double Sat-Sat minimum rental during mid-June to mid-Sept high season. Maximum 8 at any one time, incl. guests. Children 2 and under are not part of the 8 total.
Location Description

Lake Rosseau shores are directly in front of the Birch cottage but a safe distance for children safety. The land gently slopes for easy access. The beach furniture and docks, as well as the Gazebo are yours to enjoy. The beach is wide and VERY safe with a gentle slope for 20-30 meters into the lake. You are on the western side resulting in diminished winds on such days. The bay is calm when the lake could be rough. The Birch is surrounded by colour from the natural surroundings and the perennial gardens in the spring, summer and fall. The fall takes the prize however with a full-colour cavalcade. In winter, the quiet days, star-filled skies and white blanket of snow and ice capture our attention. The natural hues of rocks, sky, forests and waters that surround you become a painting right before your eyes and the sounds of nature surround you.

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Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
- $825 CAD $2,200 CAD $8,000 CAD

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $300 CAD
Flat Amount

Additional Rates & Fees Description

Minimum Sat, 2 pm entry - Sat, 10 am departure during high season of mid-June to mid-Sept.

Ask about our mid season or low season rates or go to the web site for that information.

We prefer family rentals, no students or persons under the age of 25 minimum. Only adult, employed, mature singles please. Damage Deposits ($ 300-400) are required prior to the rental date and refundable after the rental period subject to all things being in order as per Renter Guidelines. The rates for the high season weekly will be $ 2,100 starting 2015 which includes the cleaning and garbage disposal fee.

As per Muskoka Regulations: Our septic tank capacity is for 3 bedrooms even though we have 5 bedrooms. This then means 8 persons maximum at any one time which includes day guests. Children 2 and under are not part of the 8. During Low Season, the utility costs are negotiated. Long weekend rates $950 for 3 nights in high season and holiday weekends. Check on availability since our family also reserve the Muskoka Birch.

For the most accurate and up to date information please feel free to contact us or visit our website. We look forward to speaking with you.

Note: SAVINGS for month long rentals.

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Availability Calendar

March 2017

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Availability last updated Mar 2, 2017


Stereo System
DVD Player
Satellite TV
Board Games




Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Deck / Patio
Tennis Court
Patio Furniture
Beach Chairs
Sandy Beach
Shallow Entry Beach
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Overall Rating

Ice Fishing And Skiing

The birch provided a great base from which we took in ice fishing and skiing at Mount St. Louis Moonstone. A great winter retreat and very quiet and peaceful setting. Thank you.

April 2014

The owner left the following response...

These were taken from the feedback received from our guests.

Bala Cranberry Festival Weekend

The town of Bala came alive with the activities, the craft show and the Cranberry Festival tours of the cranberry marshes.

April 2014

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The comments came in conversation with and emails from our guests.

August, 2013

We took in the tour of the Segwun which included a serene and enjoyable dinner cruise. The festivals we attended in Bala and Bracebridge were such fun as was the Opera House in Gravenhurst.

April 2014

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Comments were based on personal feedback from our guests.

July, 2013

The cottage was great for our needs. Our elderly parents and the children were comfortable with the gentle slope to the beach and the beach was super safe and enjoyable. The evening fire pit was a joy and the various amenities were within 30 minutes of the Birch.

April 2014

The owner left the following response...

These comments were taken from our Birch Guest Book.

National Geographic Recommended

National Geographic ranked the Muskokas to be the #1 place in the World to vacation in 2011. We have experienced why! And although 2011 is gone, the Muskokas are NOT. So the ranking still applies. Consider it next time you are planning. Our experiences were superb - from Concerts to museums; fishing to water sports; hiking to shopping; entertainmen... Read More

March 2012

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These comments were taken from personal notes from our guests.
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