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Large Family And Pet Friendly 5 Bedroom Lakeside Retreat! Get Away From It All!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly built 5 bedroom cottage right on the water with beautiful views!

Birch Grove is located on a serene and beautiful 11 acres of quiet McTaggart Lake. Birch Grove is the perfect vacation spot for families seeking to escape together. This Incredible four season cottage boasts almost 2800 square feet of living space and has picturesque waterfront views from almost every room. The large deck and waterfront dock provide ample space for relaxation in a totally private lakefront setting. This newly built cottage was completed in June of 2014 and cannot disappoint! Birch Grove boasts large bright windows, is spacious and brilliantly decorated. The attention to detail makes this cottage memorable, with a huge open concept kitchen with tons of counter and cupboard space. 5 large bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms ensure plenty of space to find time for yourself or spend time with family. A large rec room with a 50' TV, play station, air hockey, and Foosball, will give the kids tons of enjoyment during rainy days. With multiple walkouts to deck overlooking the lake this cottage has it all! Enjoy fishing, reading, or just relaxing by the water. A family peddle boat and aluminum row boat are there for your enjoyment. We provide the pfd's as well!

See more pictures and the other great cottage we have for rent on the same lake at our website!

More Details

Dean Curtis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Dean Curtis

Family of 5 who absolutely love the area but unfortunately we can't be there all the time. We love going to the lake and spending time away from the city! This is one of two cottages we no rent out on McTaggart Lake!

Dean Curtis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Dean Curtis chose Parry Sound

We absolutely love the area and we have everything we need close by! Grocery stores, restaurants, and a city are all close by for convenience, but far enough away that we don't get involved in the hustle and bustle. We bought our first cottage here in 2012 and we loved it so much that when some land came up for sale we couldn't pass on the opportunity! This is our second cottage and was completed in June of 2014. We absolutely love 'Birch Grove'! The cottage is on 11 acres and is secluded and private. This was important to us because we didn't want to feel like we were still living in the city with another building right beside us!

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very spacious home with beautiful views of the trees and lake. Enjoy time on the dock relaxing in Muskoka chairs or sit on the deck over looking the lake and watching the kids play. There is an aluminum boat and peddle boat for the guests to use. We also have play station, Foosball, and air hockey in the large rec room. Perfect for keeping the family busy on rainy days!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rest, relaxation, peaceful, beautiful and calm. These are just a few words used to describe the feelings we experienced here at Birch Grove.

Thank you so much for the personal touches to make us feel welcomed in your home (ie. the wine and sign).

We have made many wonderful memories here and enjoyed the beauty of your property. The breathtaking view & scenery, long walks, perfect weather and jogging in the area and so much more that made our stay here unforgettable.

Thank you for sharing your amazing cottage with us. Hopefully we will be able to come back soon to enjoy the comfort of home away from home.
Nov 2017
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Parry Sound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 has 2 sets of bunk beds. The upstairs has a large living room couch and the downstairs recroom has a fold down futon bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling


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Large Family And Pet Friendly 5 Bedroom Lakeside Retreat! Get Away From It All!
average rating of 4.8735633 based on 88 reviews
Toronto, Ont.

Birch Grove is everyone's "happy place"!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't WAIT to come back to Birch Grove again this year! What a special place. The experience begins the second you drive into the magnificent driveway and step out of the car into the glorious silence of the forest that surrounds this absolute gem of a getaway. There's something magically comforting about walking through the doors into this beautiful "home away from home". My favourite feature of this architectural beauty is the big windows that look out onto the lake and forest around. That feeling of "being at one with nature" stays with you during your stay--whether you're eating at the big table in the dining area, sitting around the fireplace looking out onto the deck, trees and lake, or waking up in the morning in one of those GORGEOUS's humbling, really--to be surrounded by such lush, healthy, natural magnificence...but one of the many cherries on top of Birch Grove is that dock. McTaggart Lake is such a quiet, peaceful and tranquil lake--perfect for us overstimulated city people, who crave the opportunity to just unplug and take in "nature's medicine". Sitting together and watching the blue herons glide across the twinkling ripples in the lake as the sun prepared to go down....will honestly be one of the best memories I can imagine creating--all thanks to the hospitality and thoughtfulness of our hosts. Serenity Vacation Rentals goes above and beyond in every way to ensure their clients' comfort. They truly cared about every detail, and had us looking forward to booking our next visit--even before we left! Thank you for another excellent experience--we love Birch Grove, and we love SVC!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for the review! We did have this cottage built ourselves and we are quite proud of it! You hit on all of the points that we love as well. The mature trees and the quite lake make it the perfect escape. I look forward to have you back again soon! Dean Curtis Serenity Vacation Rentals
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Couple's Retreat at a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Birch grove is a beautiful cottage! The kitchen was well equipped and there's lots of room. The beds are comfy and the linens are very nice. Only complaint would be that there wasn't any firewood. Some trees had been chopped down but the wood was piled in a big mess and all wet. We made it work though and it wasn't a real problem. Other than that the cottage is perfect

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The getaway we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our weekend at Birch Grove. The cottage was very clean and beds were comfy. Sitting at the dock was so peaceful, I could have stayed there all day. Dean, the owner, was great to deal with. He was professional, friendly and replied to emails and texts promptly. I look forward to booking another weekend with him soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage and great outdoor

  • 5 of 5

The Birch Grove was very tidy and clean when we arrived. Dean responded very fast to our questions through emails and text. The outdoor was beautiful and we can't get enough with the great outdoors and the cozy and relaxed cottage setting. We would love to go back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Memories made here.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful fall week at Birch Grove which began with two families of 11, celebrating a festive Thanksgiving Dinner together. The cottage is beautiful and is equipped with everything you need. It was a joy to prepare our dinner with all the trimmings while enjoying the beautiful view of the lake and outdoor fall colours. The rest of the week consisted of relaxation, sitting by the fire (inside and out), going for walks to enjoy the season, watching movies, reading, playing games (the kids and adults loved the gamesroom with all the retro games) and spending quality time together.

Thank you Curtis Family for sharing this special place with us. We have already booked our next stay :)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Birch Grove

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I and our spouses decided to surprise our parents last Christmas with a holiday to Birch Grove. The trip was worth the wait and we all had a wonderful time! We were able to bring our dog, which often limits where we can vacation together, so that was awesome. The cottage is spacious with beautiful finishes. We took advantage of all the great features Birch grove has to offer: fire pit, Muskoka chairs and fishing on the dock, paddle and row boating, the dining area and BBQ on the large deck, games room in the basement, huge selection of board games, well-equipped kitchen and large dining area inside. Looking for some time in the sun? The dock gets prime sun exposure. If you prefer shade? Lots of shady options from the private treed lot. We wanted for nothing - Birch Grove has it all. It was a great holiday that everyone is still talking about. Dean was a great host who communicated very professionally and efficiently. I believe the true test of a vacation rental is, "Would you return?"...We most certainly would!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the amazing review Angelica! I'm glad to hear you would come back as you were the guest that every host would hope for! You left the cottage as you found it and your family enjoyed all of the great features the cottage and grounds has to offer. We would welcome you back anytime! Dean Curtis Serenity Vacation Rentals.
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Arizona Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Rocky Crest Golf Resort
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
MacFarlane Street Transfer Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 400
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Memories of Muskoka
Nearest Ski
68 Kilometres
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
MacTier Public Beach

Situated on 11 acres of private McTaggart Lake, 'Birch Grove' is an ideal vacation spot for families seeking to escape together. This Incredible four season cottage boasts picturesque waterfront views from almost every room. The large deck and waterfront dock provide ample space for relaxation in a totally private lakefront setting. Bright, spacious and brilliantly decorated, the cottage provides an idyllic experience. Multiple walkouts to deck overlooking the lake! This cottage also has deeded access to the larger Silver Lake as well!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $273.18
Tax Rate 13.0%

You can see more pictures and information at our website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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