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Birchwood at Bala 4 Bed & 3.5 baths in the heart of Muskoka Cottage Country

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

If Olde world cottaging charm appeals but you still want all the comforts then look no further then Birchwood at Bala. This beautiful cottage in the heart of Muskoka has a rich history yet is fully modernized for your comfort! The owners have strived to maintain the original charm of this cottage built in the 1890's by maintaining the cedar wood floors and Muskoka stone fireplace while modernizing with amenities such as Air Conditioning, municipal water and high quality linens and mattresses plus on demand hot water means you will not run out of hot water even with 8 people showering! 

There is a large chef's kitchen with ample counter space and everything you require for easy family meal preparation and cleanup. All upstairs bedrooms have ensuite washrooms complete with Egyptian cotton bath towels for a touch of luxury. The master bedroom has its own private Muskoka Room with comfortable seating for guests who would like some private quiet time. In the 1920's, this was the owner's favourite room to write in. 

Birchwood is situated on much sought after Lake Muskoka and just minutes to the village of Bala. With a southwest lakefront exposure, there is sun all day on the dock plus take in the stunning sunsets in the evening from the eight person hot tub! Children will enjoy the 25 foot long sand beach with sandy shallow entry and ample gentle sloping lawn and for swimmers water is 6 feet deep water off the dock! Bring your boat or rent one through our Private Fleet© service and dock in the 26' covered boat slip plus friends can visit as there is space for 2 more boats!  Boats up to 26' can fit in the port. This is truly a perfect Muskoka family cottage!

Sleeping configuration: 

Main floor master Queen sleeps 2

Second floor 

Guest room 1 king sleeps 2 

Guest room 2 queen sleeps 2

Guest room 3 king sleeps 2

Upper sleeping porch queen Coleman air mattress for overflow children!

Concierge services are available for all our rental properties to make your stay stress free! Catering, private chef services, daily maid service, water taxis, yoga on the dock, boat rentals, trampoline and water lily rentals, grocery, wine and beer stocking and we can even arrange to have cocktails waiting upon your arrival. Whatever you need just ask! We want to make your time at the cottage as relaxing and fun filled as possible!

More Details

Property Manager
Muskoka District Rentals Inc.
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bala in Muskoka Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(2 traveller reviews)

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Birchwood at Bala 4 Bed & 3.5 baths in the heart of Muskoka Cottage Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
El Paso, TX

What a GEM!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Birchwood by Bala a couple of weeks ago. The home is absolutely perfect! We had a full house, and everyone enjoyed their own bedroom and bathroom. Beds are super comfortable! The kids loved sleeping in the screened porch off one of the bedrooms. The home is so cozy, offers every amenity you could ever need, it's beautifully updated, and sits in a perfect location to walk to town to enjoy the local shops, bakery, ice cream shop. We thoroughly enjoyed using the boat dock - our boat fit perfectly. And the public boat launch is a couple minutes away. Very convenient. We also enjoyed the Tuesday evening Water Ski show in Bala - so impressive! We loved our home away from home! Well worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at Birchwood in Bala! Come back anytime!
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Bala Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Location to everything Bala has to offer couldn't be beat! We could walk wherever we needed to be. And the drive to Gravenhurst was STRAIGHT forward!

The cottage: huge, clean, cozy, all the amenities you could ever ask for both inside & outside!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Perfectly situated on a quite private road in the heart of Bala .  This is a private cottage paradise on Lake Muskoka that is close to everything you could need or want for your family vacation!

Located on the shores of Lake Muskoka and walking distance to the amenities of Bala! A short walk to Don’s Bakery or the local ice cream shop and walkable from the Kee to Bala if you decide to take in a concert or the weekly waterski shows. This incredible family cottage is just minutes from town where you will find quaint shops and restaurants plus groceries and an LCBO. A short drive to Gravenhurst with its famous Wednesday farmers market. Make sure to also check out PIE on your way to Gravenhurst, a great spot to stop for a wood fired pizza and salad and to check out the newest microbrewery in Muskoka. A short distance north to the dining and shopping in Port Carling. Lots of room for kids to run and play and swim with a shallow sandy area at the shore and deep water off the dock. Cruise the big three lakes by boat, and explore the bays and inlets by kayak or paddle board. Enjoy walks, running, and cycling on the hilly cottage roads. The western exposure provides glorious sunsets for your end of day campfire by the lake.


Prices & Availability

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  • Holidays CHRISTMAS 2016/New Year’s Dec 22 to Jan 3 2017 (Family Day Weekend March Break Easter) Minimum 3-night Stay. CHRISTMAS 2017/New Year’s Dec 21 Jan 3 2018 (Family Day Weekend March Break Easter) Minimum 3-night Stay.

    Required Fees

    * Cleaning & Linens: CA$400.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Online Booking Fee: %5.00 (Percentage of Rent)
    * HST: %13.00 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)


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