By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka- 11 September 2019
Monday it happened. What? You might ask. We’d rather not say, especially after looking at charts and histories of various organizations. We were early. Not a record, but early. Muskoka had its first frost.
Now don’t get me wrong, the District was not covered in ice. It was just a glancing kiss. Some would call it an air kiss, a reminder.
The southern reaches felt only crisp and fresh. Huntsville and north bounced off zero. A couple of golf courses had short delays. The day soon warmed and turned into a magically clear, bright mid morning; an occasional tree just starting to turn against a backdrop of rich greens and an oh, so blue sky. A September day celebrating summer with a reminder of just how special it is.
The cottage market is primed and ready for one of our busiest times of the year. Start your engines! Give us a call…
2099 Growler Lake Rd, Haliburton
$6,700,000 – MLS# 220419
Enjoy log luxury at its best! Ontario’s very first build and resale by the world renowned Pioneer Log Homes from Williams Lake B.C! Located on Growler Lake and at the end of the road with a gated entry these 82 acres with 1,400 ft of waterfront are more than private as they abut thousands of acres of Crown Land and lakes. A hunting & fishing luxury retreat with a Russian flare! This 3450 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is flanked by a matching detached triple garage with an upper level 941 sq ft 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest suite. The home is chalk full of local and international artisan’s custom furniture, cabinetry, sinks, tubs, art, chandeliers, knick-knacks, blankets, pillows, et-al which are all included in this purchase. The incredible volumes of wood, granite and log features of this home do not overpower all of the smaller, unrepeatable and distinctive touches. Our incredible photos and video cannot truly define the space and character of this property. Truly wondrous! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1030 Delbrooke Drive, Lake of Bays
$1,668,000 – MLS# 219846
Lake of Bays
Rocknest was inspired by my once observing a Peregrine Falcons nest perched in a hollowed-out rock niche high in the Mackenzie Mountains of the NWT. Over 3400sqft of living space, every nook and cranny has been utilized for your enjoyment.Nestled on a private lot where you can hear the call of the wild.Open concept living and dining room, high ceilings with a custom wood F/P and a walkout on to the deck overlooking the magnificent lake. Don’t forget about the lovely sunroom! Main floor master bedroom & ensuite, upstairs provides 3 bedrooms and bathroom.The lower level has a large 24×24 family room with wood burning F/P with a walkout on the deck leading down to the lake, plus a sitting area and extra sleeping space.Enjoy the sauna after or before a dip. 188 feet of South and South west exposure, a mix of shallow and deep water are ideal for any family. Come and book your tour! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1144 Fox Point Rd, Bracebridge
$1,395,000 – MLS# 220017
Executive quality home/cottage on highly desired Wood Lake. 5700 sq ft of living area with 3+ bdrms, 4.5 bthrms, main floor laundry, main floor master with fireplace, walkout to deck overlooking lake and 6pc ensuite. Great room has cathedral ceiling, floor to ceiling fireplace and walkout to deck. Custom kitchen w/ all the bells and whistles including gas range & dual ovens. Large dining room to accommodate extended family. Upper level offers 2 bdrms each with it’s own 4pc ensuite & loft area overlooking great room. Finished bsmt has the potential of additional bdrms, 4pc bthrm, large family/entertaining area, gas fireplace and walkout to large patio. Mechanical system is state of the art with ICF foundation, in-floor heating, propane furnace, central A/C and backup generator. Large Deck/Dock at shore has SeaDoo lift & mooring whips for your boat. Large detached storage building & detached insulated & heated garage with guest Bunkie above. Turnkey package, most furnishings included. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1175 Millar Hill Road, Dwight
$599,000 – MLS# 220248
Pure Muskoka. 99 acres of your own private secluded forest, previously under a forest management program in a simply beautiful Muskoka setting. Trail system you can enjoy all year round. The first thing you’ll notice when you venture out to follow one of forest paths is stillness broken only by the sound of the wind in the trees and the songs of birds. Frontage of about 1500 feet on quiet small private lake you’ll have mostly to yourself. No sounds from outboard motors or personal watercraft. In fact there are only sounds of nature and perhaps your own paddle powering a canoe. Ideal location close to the Limberlost Nature Reserve and world famous Algonquin Park yet still only 15 minutes from Huntsville. Modern residence tucked into the trees is finished on three levels with views out of doors towards the lake. Current owners have enjoyed a nice income through Airbnb rentals if that is of interest. If wildlife, nature and recreation are of interest to you, you‘ll love this place! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
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Price Reduction: $3,249,000
275 Riverdale Road, Muskoka Lakes
Lake Joe, MLS#205360
Sunsets, privacy, hard packed sand, play area for kids with a bunkie cabin, 2 bedroom boathouse (with 3 slips) and coach house all combine to make this offering special. With more than 300′ of gentle shore and 7 acres to roam there’s not much that won’t meet the gaze of a discerning eye. Priced with value in mind, this property will long serve as a sound investment in family happiness and financial return. A relaxed family cottage or a secluded getaway provides year round downtime and recharging. 7 bedrooms in all with 4.5 baths it allows for entertaining when the time is right. Want to feel like you’ve arrived? Decompress as you leave paved roads behind for a relaxing and pretty drive through the Muskoka forest to the enchanted shore of a protected bay on Lake Joseph. What can be better? This property is turnkey. Just bring your toothbrush. Looking for income? It currently rents for $20,000/week. More questions? We have answers… waiting for your call. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
Exclusive Listing now on the MLS
99 Front Street, Bracebridge
$499,000 – MLS#218587
Perfect in-town oasis with SUNSET VIEWS over the Muskoka River. Within short walking distance of downtown. Suits growing family or multi-generational use. Character home with traditional charm, considerable updating. New roof 2019. Hardwood floors. Large welcoming entry. Walkout to deck from the kitchen. Open concept dining/living room. Three bedrooms upstairs, bedroom/study on the main floor. Lower level with kitchenette, large sitting/bedroom area, bathroom and separate entrance. In-law suite or airbnb potential. Full bathroom on all three levels. Level lot with river lookout and stairs down to the water. Double carport. Come and see! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
We can’t wait to see which one of these amazing properties you choose for your next cottage,
Laura, Lucy, & Ross
ps If you’re thinking FAMILY COMPOUND, look no further.
1048 Milford Bay Road, Muskoka Lakes
$1,899,000 – MLS#199405
ONE OF A KIND OFFERING! FAMILY COMPOUND. Central location midway between Port Carling and Bracebridge, close to Beaumaris. Unique gentle land with all day sun. SW exposure. Beach lovers will appreciate shallow sand entry across 293′ straight line (by survey) waterfront at the high watermark. Island dotted view. 4 acres to roam. 4 3 bed cabins with full kitchens and baths. 2 slip boathouse. Delightfully private. Bylaw passed in 2007 allowing two year-round cottages to be built and retaining 2 of the cabins (with kitchens) for guest accommodations. Setbacks are grandfathered. Terrific for family compound or Airbnb development. Property is being sold ‘as is where is’ with no warranties offered or implied. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.