By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 October 2018
They tell me cranberries are an anti-oxidant. If they are, then more than 15,000 attendees of Cranberry Festival in Bala last weekend are a lot healthier today! Apparently Saturday was a record day. There’s a question whether the festival surpassed total attendance records, but it is known that all passes were sold. Muskoka Lakes was flowing cranberry red.
On Monday night, there were some huge winds. The force sounded like being in a tunnel while a freight train roared through. Leaves had a hard time staying put. Many trees said goodbye to their fall colours, others let go of branches as well. Power was spotty all across Muskoka. Spinning Reels in Bracebridge was cancelled and that wasn’t due to lack of interest.
Tuesday dawned brighter as trees once clothed, stood stark against the sky, their spindly fingers reaching upwards to grab warmth from cool dawn rays.
Just as the leaves have flown, so the number of new listings has dwindled. That doesn’t mean they’re any less in quality. A fantastic property came to market.
With 270′ of SW facing shore and a 75 year old 4 bed 3 bath cottage sitting at the top of Lake Muskoka, it would be one of our picks any time of the year. Great shoreline, shelving rock, super view and good privacy. A treat on Foreman Road. Call us, we’d love to show it to you.
Our listing on Tallyho Swords is having its doors shown off. There are bookings all week.
There may not be many new listings, but there are some great ones out there. Reductions have continued for properties sellers aren’t wanting to keep over the winter. Take a look! Cottages that may have been out of reach, might now fit the budget.
Our next Marketwatch will come your way in a couple of weeks. Questions? Give us a call. We’d love to chat.
1361 FOREMAN (CHISHOLM TRAIL) ROAD #14
$1,675,000 – MLS# 158791
First time offered for sale in over 75 years. Fabulous property that is best considered as a prime building lot. Ideally located a short 5-minute drive from Port Carling and “The Clubs”. This property has 270 feet of waterfront (straight line frontage is estimated at 237 feet), is well treed and gently sloping, has a sunny SW exposure, excellent privacy and a lovely long view towards Horseshoe Island and the west end of Kennedy Point. There is a beautiful swim cove with a natural sand beach located on the westerly side of the property. Easy access is via a year-round maintained private road (Chisholm Trail PVT). The existing 4 bedroom cottage can be used on an interim basis while planning for the construction of your new cottage, 2 or 3 slip boathouse, and garage. The existing cottage is being sold on an “as is, where is” basis, with no representations or warranties.
1145 FOGO STREET, BALA
$899,000 – MLS# 158560
Tastefully updated 3 bedroom, 3 season cottage with south west exposure on the Moon River in Bala. The fully renovated main cottage features a gourmet kitchen, hardwood flooring, large great room with fantastic views of the lake main floor laundry, a newly created dining room and over 1000 square feet of private deck space for entertaining your guests. Adjacent to the main cottage is a spectacular guest bunkie boasting an additional main floor bedroom, living room, Muskoka room, 3 piece bath and an incredible loft bedroom and sitting area with breathtaking views of the Moon River. This complete cottage package gives your family and friends a total of 5 bedrooms and 2 baths not to mention ample parking for everyone. The privacy and views that this property affords you must be seen to be truly appreciated. This property can also give you a great opportunity for a substantial return on your investment through weekly rentals of one or both of the buildings.
1093 LAKESHORE DRIVE NORTH ROAD, BRACEBRIDGE
$479,000 – MLS# 158430
Great 3 bedroom cottage, with fantastic sand beach area, and shallow water for the kids. Numerous updates have been done throughout the cottage, while still keeping that true cottage flair. Open concept living, with views out to the lake from the entire main living area. The huge Muskoka room provides added living space and a great spot to gather with family and friends. The landscaped fire pit area over looks the lake and is perfect for those evening bonefires. The cottage sits on concrete foundation and piers with just one side to be closed in and easily converted to a year round cottage. Cottage comes furnished and ready for you to start enjoying the cottage life.
We look forward to showing you our corner of the world…
Laura, Lucy & Ross
PS Don’t forget to check out these gems!
727 TALLYHO SWORDS ROAD, SEGUIN TWP
$ 699,999 – MLS# 156507
Description: Family cherished for almost 50 years. Level, west facing land with rocky point and sand cove. All day sun. Beautiful sunsets. Off paved municipal road. Great year round access. On a chain of 3 clear water lakes with more than 40 miles of boating. Approximately 200” straight line frontage with almost 300′ of shoreline. Excellent privacy. Wonderful area for kids to play. Renovate or build new. This is a piece of land to be treasured. Make your cottage dreams come true!
1033 SAM COOK ROAD, GRAVENHURST
$519,000 – MLS# 148752
Description: Desirable KAHSHE Lake on year round paved municipal road. South and Southwest facing with wonderful views, great firepit area overlooking the water, and excellent privacy. Four bedroom, three season older bungalow with recent updates including kitchen, new bathroom, new septic, some new windows and more. Opportunities to make it your own. Master bedroom is separate and private from the rest of the cottage. Large sunroom and a garage/workshop. Table land around the cottage for family enjoyment with a combination of manageable paths and about 20 stairs down to the water. Dock and water’s edge shed for storage. Great swimming, boating, and FISHING on Kahshe Lake with access through the river into Bass Lake. One of the closest commutes to cottaging in Muskoka. Click here for property listing details.
1068 ECHO BEACH ROAD, UTTERSON
$374,900 – MLS# 145841
THREE MILE LAKE
Description: 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? Click here for property listing details.