By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 August 2018
Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble of inboards is soothing and exciting at the same time. Hearing a 12 cylinder open up makes adrenalin rush and tingle. A special day!
This coming weekend Gravenhurst Wharf has the Dockside Festival of the Arts. Definitely a different kind of art than mahogany boats. Inspiring just the same. There’s something for the whole family and unlike the boats, you’ll be able to take some delightful work home.
Also out of Gravenhurst on Saturday, Wenonah II is making itself over to princesses of all ages with its Princess Cruise. If there’s a princess in your family or an Elsa fan, this very well could be the place to be.
Even though some of our American cottagers are leaving (school in some states starts before Labour Day) we’re still in full on summer mode for another couple of weeks. New listings have come to market and, there have been several interesting prices changes too. Take a look…
Our Top Picks for the week…
1068 ECHO BEACH ROAD, UTTERSON
$374,900 – MLS# 145841
Three Mile Lake
Ready to enjoy! Sunset exposure, sand beach, gentle entry, year round, well maintained cottage/home. Cozy open concept living with woodstove, 2 bedrooms and cute bunkhouse for kids or guests. Sun filled decking for outdoor living with electric sun shade. A great property and waterfront for young and old. New storage shed for all of the water toys. Did I mention lots of parking, easy access off Municipally maintained road? Come and see this one!
1220 PARKERS POINT ROAD #2, GRAVENHURST
$997,000 – MLS# 146784
Charming year round log cabin , bunkie, garage and boat port. Woodstove, year round municipal road. Furnished. Watch Muskoka’s historical steam ship sail by from any of this cabin’s 3 decks!
97 JOSEPH STREET #D206, PORT CARLING
$1,600,000 – MLS# 146495
NEW LUXURY TOWNHOUSE! 3-bedroom year-round EDGEWATER unit, with direct access to Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. This 2,400 sf boathouse sits right on the waterway of the Indian River and overlooks the hub of Port Carling offering big lake boating, shopping, resorts and dining in the heart of Muskoka! Access your living quarters directly from your private boat slips! With all the upgrades you desire including luxury kitchen/ baths, 2 fireplace, exclusive parking for 2 cars and private double boat slip with lifts. Spectacular wall of glass opens to a private balcony with fabulous views. Timber detailing with Western Red Cedar, steel siding, radiant in-floor heat, premium hardware & trim, along with professional grade appliances and custom cabinetry. Designed and built by distinguished builder, Hirsh Log Homes, this unique waterfront getaway displays the excellent craftsmanship Hirsh is known for. Price includes HST.
3 J18 BADGEROW ISLAND #24, PORT CARLING
$2,589,000 – MLS# 145799
Post and Beam cottage offers 4,500 square foot custom wood finishing; 4 bedrooms; 2 lofts; with 2 cathedral Muskoka rooms; natural Muskoka granite rocks and mature pines lead down to 648 square foot boathouse with kitchenette living quarters; 3 covered slips; with large sitting areas with inviting crystal clear deep water; Beautiful large island dotted view; close to Foot’s Bay Marina. Less than 2 hours from GTA.
1747 BRACKENRIG ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES TWP
$2,995,000 – MLS# 126243
“Edgewater”. A classic year round 5 bedrm Muskoka cottage. Warm and inviting, A place where relaxing is the paramount goal. Built right at the water’s edge, this cottage has a relationship with the water like no other. View? Sunset? Right on the money! Both are exceptional. Access? Privacy? Two more boxes ticked. Looking for gentle land? This was made for you. To add to the list, there’s a 2 slip boathouse with 650 sq ft above for accommodation and an oversized two car garage for the toys. Beautifully furnished in warm, soft tones Edgewater is move-in ready. A place to kick back or entertain while you think about how to make it your own. This kind of opportunity is rare. It’s a great find and excellent value.