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#27 Birch Island, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

Kelly Blair Real Estate  just finished uploading this Cottage for sale, #27 Birch Island, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

Birch Island on Sand Lake, near Jones Falls, Ontario The Rideau Canal at an Affordable Price! A Unique Opportunity to Own a Private Piece of Paradise on the Historic Rideau Canal system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Located on Birch Island, in Sand Lake, this family cottage features a lovely wooded lot with 270 feet of shoreline. The property, which is one of the largest on the island, comes complete with a boat and motor, boat slip at Sand Lake Marine (a scenic 5 minute boat ride) along with parking for your vehicle. The property includes a charming, fully furnished cottage with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, open living, dining and kitchen area, iconic acorn style wood stove, gorgeous screened sun-room, work shop, and storage shed. You will enjoy the views of Sand Lake and listening to the loons calling, while you watch the sun or moon rises. The entire property has been meticulously maintained by the owners, with lovely perennial gardens, outdoor sitting areas, a bonfire pit, and a large sunbathing dock that can accommodate up to 3 boats. Sand Lake, located in the unique geological region known as ‘the Land Between” is renowned for great fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and flora and fauna that occur only in this area. If you are looking for a calm, quiet, green oasis to forget the workaday world, then #27 Birch Island is what you are looking for! Birch Island Residential Property Owners’ Association (BIRPOA) offers an annual membership to cottage owners for $40.00. The BIRPOA has a long history of working on behalf of the cottagers whenever relative Township business arises, as well as creating and maintaining Island features such as trails, signage etc. Birch Island has a pathway network throughout that you can jog, walk or bike. There is also a small free library where you can borrow books and games .This year the cottage owners collectively enjoyed Canada Day fireworks, the AGM BBQ and the Annual Canoe & Kayak Race. If you prefer to have someone handle the opening and closing chores of your Island cottage, or even doing odd jobs, there are several local people whose handyman services can be retained. The Island is a friendly community where neighbours help each other, and Glover’s Marina has become the busy little hub of the Birch Island cottagers. Room Sizes: Cottage 40 x 25 Workshop 10 x 8 Living Room/Kitchen 22 x 17 Master Bedroom 10 x 9.6 Bedroom 10 x 9 Bedroom 10 x 9 3 pc Bathroom Hallway 18 x 3 Screened Sun-room 22 x 8 Costs: Taxes $2162.00 per year Sand Lake Marine $800.00 per year for boat slip and parking Hydro $100.00 per month BIRPOA Basic Membership $40.00 per year (not mandatory) TV and Internet extra