MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 February 2019

By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 February 2019

Photo Credit: @philevis via Muskoka Tourism

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 February 2019

This week has confirmed winter is here. Even the deer out my window are in the white stuff up past their knees. It’s fun to see them leaping through the snow… I’m waiting to see one roll over with its legs in the air. Could be waiting a long time…

Spring is 35 days away and hard to believe. Yes, the days are definitely longer and the sun, when shining, seems warmer in sheltered spots. However, here in cottage country we have more ‘incoming’ on the way. Streamers crossing Georgian Bay leave their squally remains before travelling eastward. Somehow we’re one of the targets. Muskoka is a place to come if you love winter! More than 30 cm this week so far and 10-20 more, depending on the location of the streamers.

Clean, white and soft. It’s truly beautiful, especially when evergreen boughs are laden and appear to be bearing icing sugar. Now’s the time for festive lights!

Gravenhurst has it right. The next several days is their Winter Carnival and it doesn’t get much more wintery than this!! If you’re planning to come north for Family Day weekend make sure you have boots (not toe rubbers), long underwear and changes of clothes. Being wet and cold is not the way to enjoy Muskoka in February.

Properties are coming to market. We’ve been involved in a couple of sales and presentations for listing. Over the next several weeks things will begin to ramp up in terms of opportunities. Just remember, winter lasts here a month longer than the city. If you’re coming up, be prepared! We’d love to see you!

Here’s what’s happened since our last Marketwatch…

1265 Rosseau Lake Road 2 Road SW #11, Rosseau
$3,295,000 – MLS# 173904
Lake Rosseau

Custom built True North log home with locally sourced building materials including Muskoka Granite fireplace & hand scraped hickory flooring. 4,173 sq. ft. of living space on 3 levels with 5+ bedroom/3+baths. 508 feet of private shoreline with multi-exposure long lake views. . Tower upper room w/floor to ceiling windows & sunset views, middle tower breakfast room encircled in rock w/BBQ deck. Sleeping cabin, back-up generator and inclinator railcar for easy access from upper deck to boathouse ready dock. Short distance to town of Rosseau with year-round access via paved road. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing. 

1002 Kelly Road, Lake of Bays
$1,000,000 – MLS# 174044
Lake of Bays

This year round fully renovated cottage is ready for FUN IN THE SUN AND SAND! Level, child friendly beachfront on beautiful Lake of Bays! Plenty of room for everyone in the beautifully updated 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom year-round home or cottage. Desired southern exposure on this picturesque level lot with mature trees, lakeside firepit, and landscaped open area to play. Gorgeous spacious Muskoka room invites you into the modern, bright space, completely renovated with lush bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. Stunning fireplace in great room with walk out to waterfront. Nicely finished front deck and back decks. Quick easy access to the city, minutes from Baysville, shopping and a short boat ride to Bigwin Island golf course. Start making year round Muskoka memories on Muskoka’s 2nd largest lake! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing. 

1021 Butterfly Road, Port Carling
$639,000 – MLS#174135
Butterfly Lake

3 bedroom, 1 bath newly renovated year round cottage or residence. Large 1500 square foot deck ideal for entertaining. Newly installed Geothermal water furnace for economical heating and air conditioning. Level lot, safe sandy shoreline. Private boat launch. New flooring and windows, new kitchen appliances. Detached 2 car garage and a guest bunkie. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

Give us a call if you’re in town,

Laura, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team
RE/MAX Hallmark in Muskoka