Every once in a while, CLRM is privileged to witness a cottage evolve during a renovation effort. When we first saw this property, it was easy to see the potential . When we returned partway through the effort, it was clear that something special was happening. When we finally saw the finished cottage, we couldn't wait to get it on the web site! When we sat on the shore near the beach, all was quiet except for the melodious chirping of birds and the very gentle lapping of the water on the shore. The azure sky and forest green made for such a wonderful relaxing combination that we are excited to now be able to share it with you. Birdsong is a traditional cottage with modern upgrades and amenities that are essential to the Ontario cottage experience. Inside the cottage, the main level is open-concept, with a living, dining and kitchen area. The large picture windows look out beyond the yard and onto the lake, filling the area with light from the southeastern exposure. The kitchen has all you need to prepare meals for hungry families, as well as an island with stools for more casual dining. Meals can be enjoyed with a lakeside view, and if you ever tire of looking at nature (or when the day darkens), you can enjoy something on the satellite TV/DVD combination. Downstairs you will find 3 very nice bedrooms. Two have queen beds, both with sliders to the yard, a lake view and an electric fireplace. A third bedroom has a set of double bunk beds, for sleeping up to 4 people. The laundry area and 4-piece bath round out the lower level. As you can tell, from the photos, you will be comfortable inside, but the surrounding trees and water are why you came, right? Whitestone Lake offers boating and exploration of numerous bays and channels, all which await your arrival in the kayaks, canoe or paddleboat included with this rental. Entire families may want to explore the lake in a flotilla, perhaps returning later to enjoy a swim at the swimming platform in the deeper water or watching the toddlers wade in the shallows at the small beach at water's edge. Of course, working up an appetite from these activities will demand a few meals on the BBQ, and Birdsong provides a wonderful new sheltered grill for the outdoor gourmet in your group. Evenings will no doubt see people recounting tales of their adventures around a campfire and enjoying a marshmallow or two prior to turning in for the night.