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Bird Lake Escape

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: Muskoka and Almaguin
  • Town: Bracebridge
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Bird Lake

About This Cottage

If you're looking to rent a cottage in Ontario, one of the first things you usually decide on is the area. Many people opt for somewhere in Muskoka, while others love the Haliburton Highlands. If you can't decide, we think Bird Lake Escape might be for you as it sits close to the border of these two well known destinations. Bird Lake is a well hidden, clean lake located 30 minutes east of Bracebridge.

Bird Lake Escape is a wonderful cottage, delightfully restored in recent times, providing a traditional cottage feel and an up to date feel. Adjacent to the entry way, you'll find one of the star attractions of this cottage - the screened in sun room, overlooking the lake and providing an exquisite shelter from the sun, rain and any insects that may have their sights set on you. You might spend a great deal of time here reading a book, playing cards or just relaxing with a coffee, but let's explore the rest of the cottage. The door opens into the living area. In one corner there is a fireplace for cooler evenings, and the main living room offers comfortable surroundings, a view over the lake and a TV for family movie nights. The kitchen and dining areas are adjacent to these, and upstairs you'll find 3 very comfortable bedrooms. The septic and water systems limit occupancy of this property to 6 people, so your sleeping options are many and varied.

Facing the lake, there is a full length deck - perfect for relaxing, barbecuing, and soaking up rays. A stone staircase takes you to lakeside and the dock. The water off the dock is clear and deeper for excellent swimming. There is a small area with a hard packed sandy entry in which non-swimmers can enjoy the water as well. An ample supply of watercraft lets your group explore the lake in a variety of ways, and a fire pit lets you close out the days with songs and stories.

Bracebridge has all you will need in terms of supplies - groceries, restaurants, shopping - Gravenhurst, just to the south, offers a similar array, plus the shops on Muskoka Bay. Bird Lake Escape is perfect for the family looking to recapture the golden age of the Muskoka cottage - we hope it will be the right choice for you!

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents Saturday to Saturday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 26 - September 7
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $2,200.00
Low Season: September 8 - October 31, May 1 - June 25
Weekly $1,300.00

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 6 (Maximum 4 Adults)
  • 3 bedrooms (2 x queen beds, 1 x double with single bunk over)
  • 1 x 4-piece bathroom
  • Kitchen with microwave, water cooler
  • Wood stove
  • 40" TV (no reception) with standard DVD player & DVD library
  • Screened-in sun room

Outside the Cottage

  • Propane BBQ
  • Deck and outside lounging and dining furniture
  • Firepit
  • Waterfront deck with gazebo
  • Dock
  • 2 kayaks, a canoe, pedal boat & wind surfer, assorted life jackets
  • Floating swim platform

Things you need to know:

  • One small (under 12lbs) hypoallergenic dog is welcome at this property
  • Linens and indoor towels are provided for all rentals
  • A post-rental cleaning service is included; however, the cottage is to be left tidy upon departure.
  • The property has a north-westerly exposure
  • Due to the risks associated with the unguarded stone steps leading from the cottage down to the waterfront, this property is not considered suitable for children under 5 years of age


A set of stone stairs takes you to the water’s edge and the dock. The water is 4-5 feet deep off the dock and there is a swim ladder here. There are very few, if any weeds, and the water is generally clear. Closer to the shore, between the land and the arm of the dock, is a shallow, hard-packed sandy area, good for launching the canoe or for waders to enter.


The nearby town of Bracebridge was named after the novel, Bracebridge Hall, by Washington Irving, that the postmaster in charge of naming towns was reading at the time. The same novel also provided the name for nearby Gravenhurst (Source - Wikipedia).

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Screened sunroom
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Wood Stove
  • WiFi
  • Waterfront
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Max 5 GB/wk
  • Pets Allowed