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Ontario Cottage Rentals - The Birch Nest cottage in LIONS HEAD

The Birch Nest cottage
COTTAGE NAME: The Birch Nest cottage (#655)
LAKE OR BAY: Isthmus Bay

Maximum Occupancy: 8 (Max 6 adults, 2 children)
Average guest rating: Not ratedNot ratedNot ratedNot ratedNot rated (not available)
Pets NOT Allowed No Smoking High Speed Internet Maximum Occupancy: 8 Saturday to Saturday bookings
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Dates: Weekly: Min #
3 Night Rental Rates: N/A
All rentals subject to a $95 process fee
& $85 Accidental Damage Waiver.
All prices in Canadian funds.
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Roadside View of Cottage
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Lower Living Area
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Other End of Lower Living Area
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Dining Area with a View
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Bedroom One (Lower Level)
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Upstairs Living Area
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Bedroom on Upper Level
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Bathroom Two
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Bathroom One

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Shoreline In Front of Cottage
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Stairs to Beach In Front of Cottage
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View of Niagara Escarpment
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View of Isthmus Bay from Cottage
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Lions Head Beach 1.5 km away
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Lakeside Deck with a View
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Private Road In Front of Cottage
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Lions Head Beach Playground

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View from Upper Deck
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Stairs to Second Floor of Cottage

Note: Many of the pictures on this web page have been taken using a 16 mm wide angle lens. We use this lens to show as much detail as possible in each of the rooms of the cottage.This makes the rooms seem larger than they really are.

The internet service provided at this cottage is for e-mail communications and casual browsing only. Please do not download movies or stream videos, music or games. Excess data usage will result in an additional charge.

Please Note: The water levels in Ontario have been fluctuating in recent years. Therefore, some of the photographs of shorelines/beaches on this website may not fully reflect current waterfront conditions.

Cottage Profile

This four-bedroom waterfront cottage is located on a private dead-end road just 1.5 km from a beautiful public sandy beach in the village of Lion's Head. The cottage has spectacular views of the Niagara Escarpment and great swimming for children.

The cottage is 2000 square feet in size and its unique feature is that it has two separate levels with private entrances to each level (note: neither can be reached from the inside). Finished in pine, the cottage provides those on vacation with that 'cottage feel' and still has an airy, bright, and spacious feel thanks to the windows and skylights throughout.

The beautiful aquamarine color of the water, large shoreline boulders and limestone cliffs complete this beautiful setting.

On the lower level of the cottage you will find the kitchen, living area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This lower living area also provides a large space to sit around and chat with six chairs, a couch, and a great view of Isthmus Bay out the large picture window. The living area and kitchen space are open concept with plenty of cupboard and counter space.

Just off of the lower living area is a set of French doors which will take you to the dining area. Here you will find a table and chairs for six. There is also a desk here with wireless internet for those who need to stay connected over the holidays. Doors off of this dining area take you out to a massive deck that overlooks the small private road and Isthmus Bay. Out across the bay you can view some of the most breathtaking parts of the Niagara Escarpment. When the sun sets, a bright reddish glow will reflect off of the cliffs on the other side of the bay. You can also witness beautiful sunrises over Georgian Bay from the lake-facing decks.

The master bedroom on the lower level has a king size bed with an ensuite three-piece bathroom with a shower. This bedroom has sliding glass doors that take you out to the large deck that was described above. The second bedroom has a double bed, while a third bedroom on this level has two single beds. Each has a window and a dresser.

There is a three-piece washroom off of the lower level living area that has a bathtub.

On the upper level you will find another living area, one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a double futon couch, and a table conveniently set up for children to craft at or play boardgames. Skylights and big windows make this room a great place to also read a book or watch the boats go by on Georgian Bay.

The bedroom on this level is large - closest space runs down one entire wall in this room. This bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a single on the top. Sliding glass doors lead you out to the upper deck for another spectacular view of Georgian Bay.

There is a small three piece bathroom here with a shower.

Across the small dirt road is one of the prettiest shorelines on the Bruce Peninsula. Miles of cobblestone beach can be walked upon. If you head south up the shoreline you will eventually come to the historical Lion's Head Lighthouse and Marina. It is about a 1.5 km walk by shoreline. If you head north along the shoreline the cobblestone turns to flat limestone rock and you can walk for close to 3 kilometers before coming to the end.

Swimming at the cottage is better with swim shoes, as cobble stones lead you into the water and continue out for quite some time. The water gets deep as you go out and makes for great swimming.

If you do choose to head to the beach the Lion's Head Public Beach is a great way to spend the day. This sandy beach has gradual entry into the water with a swim raft. There is also a volleyball net, playground equipment, and a swing set for the children.

There are number of unidentified shipwrecks in Lion’s Head Harbour; the most shallow is a 42-metre long schooner that can be easily seen from a kayak. Looking out from the Lion’s Head Beach you can see Point Hangcliffe, the highest section of this section of the escarpment, and farther along, at the end, you can detect the outline of the famous lion’s head. There is excellent deep water fishing for salmon and trout in the area.

Lion's Head and this cottage are the perfect match for your next family vacation!

  • Lion's Head 1 km
  • Wiarton 25 km
  • Sauble 35 km
  • Tobermory 45 km
  • Lion's Head Public Sandy Beach: 1.5 km 
  • Black Creek Provincial Beach: 10 km
  • Red Bay Beach Park: 20 km
  • Tennis Courts: 2 km
  • Bruce Trail Access: 1 km  
  • Lion's Head Hospital: 1.5 km
  • Grieg's Scenic Caves: 15 km 
  • Wiarton Golf Course: 25 km 
  • Tobermory Golf Course: 40 km 
  • Boat Launch Facilities 1.5 km 
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours: Tobermory
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park 40 km 
  • Tourist Information Ferndale 5 km
  • Restaurants: Lions Head, Ferndale
  • Horse Back Riding Purple Valley: 20 km

No apparent safety issues

Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:30 pm to the following Saturday at 11:00 am

Three stars out of Five.

The cottage has a neighbour on each side with some screening.

There is a small road that runs between the cottage and the shoreline access. There are two cottages beyond this cottage. It is a quiet dead-end road. The shoreline is stoney, with great swimming. Swim shoes are recommended.


Cottage not designed for wheelchair access

No docking facilities on site. Lion's Head Marina is 1.5 km away

No direct sunsets - sunsets are seen as a bright reddish glow off of the Lion's Head Escarpment
  • Water: well water
  • Living Area: 2000 square feet 
  • Deck Area: 500 square feet
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • Beds: 1 king (sheets supplied), 1 double, 1 set of bunkbeds (single on top, double on the bottom), 2 singles
  • Number of Baths: 3, one three-piece with a bathtub, and two three-pieces with a shower each
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • TV ( 40" )
  • CD Player
  • Wireless Highspeed Internet
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Line
  • Propane BBQ
  • Patio Furniture (table, 4 chairs, umbrella, picnic table, 6 Muskoka chairs)

  • Maximum is number of people is 6 adults or up to 8 people if at least 2 are children.
  • Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults
  • Pets are negotiable - non-shedding dogs only ($50.00 fee per pet) NO CATS
  • Smoking not permitted in cottage
  • Linens and Towels not supplied (King Sheets supplied, Please wash and dry at the end of your stay)
  • Cottage must be left clean at the end of rental
PHONE: Toll Free 888.447.9590 (North America) or 519.793.3108 (Intl)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Address 2832 Highway # 6,
P.O. Box 70, Lions Head, N0H 1W0
Email info@rentcottage.com

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