The Birchwood Cottage Co - Kennisis Lake


Entire cottage hosted by Ryan

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Featured in
Our Homes Magazine, March 2021
Designed by
Ryan Harkin and Blair Cox
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Welcome to The Birchwood on Kennisis Lake! A truly stunning boutique cottage located in the heart of Haliburton. A scenic 2.5 hour drive from the GTA. Newly renovated with luxury finishes throughout. Positioned on a rugged Canadian Shield lot with natural granite outcrops, the cottage is located on the point of one of the very few peninsulas on Kennisis Lake. Bask in sun or shade all day long while enjoying jaw dropping views. A perfect couples retreat or family vacation destination!

The space

Check out our other boutique cottage rental The Birchwood on Redstone Lake!

SUMMER 2022 is fully reserved. Details of calendar releases are announced via our social media channels.

Inquire with any availability or property questions. Please note - the cottage is located off of a municipally maintained road which is frequently plowed and sanded throughout the winter month - AWD is recommended in the Winter months. From October to the start of June, the dock is removed and placed in storage for the winter.

The Birchwood on Kennisis Lake is nothing short of awesome. The cottage was originally built in 1975. The interior and exterior of the property was lovingly and thoroughly renovated in 2020 to provide you with a true Boutique Cottage to enjoy in its entirety!

Positioned on the pristine shores of Kennisis Lake on a Canadian Shield lot with lots of natural granite outcrops, the cottage is located at the point of one of the very few peninsulas on Kennisis Lake with an expansive water front. The cottage is slightly elevated and perched proudly to take advantage of the expansive big lake views. If you are looking for privacy, tranquility & relaxation, look no further!

Boasting rich reclaimed ash wood flooring and beams throughout, our little sanctuary comfortably sleeps 6 across three beautifully decorated bedrooms – one king size bedroom with primary ensuite, one queen size bedroom, and one smaller bedroom with two adult size twin bunks. All linens & towels are provided with compliments. The Birchwood on Kennisis Lake features an open plan living area with vaulted ceilings and windows at every turn – the interior is flooded with natural daylight to make for a light, easy & breezy stay.

The new gourmet kitchen comes fully equipped with all of the small & large appliances & utensils needed to create a delicious meal to share with family and friends. Basic spices, olive oil, tea & coffee are provided with compliments.

There are two full bathrooms – the main bathroom which is just off of the living area, and a luxurious primary ensuite.

Our multi tiered expansive deck can be enjoyed in the sun or shade all day long with beautiful lounging & dining furniture, gas BBQ, and a hot tub with views that are second to none! Next to the hot tub is a beautiful fire pit area with seating for 6.

Kennisis Lake is part of a 2 lake chain and is almost 25km long for miles of exploring and crystal clear water for swimming, diving, relaxing - you name it! There is a 4 person Pedal Boat, two Kayaks and two Paddle Boards for you to use with compliments - 6 adult life jackets in varying sizes are provided, as well as two youth life jackets. There are approximately 40 steps to access the water front.

The cottage is just minutes from the 100,000 acre Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve with its groomed hiking and biking trails and world-famous Wolf Observatory. Nestled amongst towering Whispering Pine Trees, The Birchwood on Kennisis Lake is a pristine gem in the heart of Ontario's vacation paradise.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
HDTV with Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Netflix
Free washer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Dysart et al, Ontario, Canada

Hosted by Ryan

  1. Joined in April 2015
  • 238 Reviews
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Husband + Doggy Dad to a beautiful Labrador. Airbnb Superhost - owner of The Birchwood Cottage Co. Extremely passionate about guest experience!

During your stay

I will be available via telephone, text or email 24/7 during your stay.

Ryan is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy