MarketWATCH Muskoka 22 May 2019

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

MarketWATCH Muskoka 22 May 2019

Phew! It’s over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we’ve had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too.

Although water levels are approaching normal there is a lot of clean up to be done. Some of it cosmetic, some hunting for articles, docks and toys that floated away during high water, and for others the assessment of repairs needed to docks and boathouses. For the Watershed folks this has been a weekend of work.

Off the main course? Few problems. Many lakes have had water levels within normal ranges all year. Those cottagers enjoyed a normal, but cool May 2-4. Dock time has started. We even saw a few intrepid traditionalists in the water! You can’t beat dock time.

In part, because our real estate season was slowed by cooler wet weather, compounded by high water in the ‘shed, this last weekend was busy. We were playing catch up. This past week all 3 of us were involved in 2competitive offers and had a non-competitive offer as well. It’s pretty clear to us that if you find a property you like, decisions need to be made quickly and strongly. You can bet your top dollar, if you like a property, someone else will love it!

We’ve been working away on four other properties coming to market shortly. Last week we mentioned 4 acres on Lake Muskoka with SW views. We’re also bringing a 200’ lot to market on Brandy Lake, a cottage with sunset views at the top of Tobin Island as well as seasonal cottage on Joe. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here’s what came to market this week …

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1805 Peninsula Road #241, Muskoka Lakes
$4,995,000 – MLS# 194877
Lake Joseph

Authentic Lake Joe bountifully served up amidst 33 acres & 410 feet of idyllic SW shore. A perfect Orchestra of legacy lands musing with classic & well renowned Elmo Starr Muskoka Architecture. This one owner 6 plus bedroom Estate property gifts 4 season enjoyment with 2 Muskoka rooms, Family games Room, separate guest suite, spacious main floor principal rooms with walkouts & terraces in abundance. A stylish 2-storey boathouse with chic sunset “Pied-à-Terre” atop. 3 car garage. Stone paths meandering alongside luxe natural landscapes of Perennials & pine Tree canopies with lakeside stone bbq Cocktail patio & a 10 out of 10 shoreline composition of sand & deeper waters completes the perfect postcard of this most amazing of sun-drenched Lake Joe Family compounds. Exclusively addressed along the rarely offered Port Sandfield/Minett Corridor “Redgate” gifts some of the very best of Lake Joe with its never ending privacy, stunning vistas & gorgeous woods for Tennis Courts & hiking trails. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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26B Old Post Road, Seguin
$2,195,000 – MLS# 188566
Lake Rosseau

A beautiful and private escape on Morgans Bay Lake Rosseau. This two bedroom boathouse cottage is bright and open and includes a dining area, living room w fireplace, and a 3 pc bathroom. The bedrooms are spacious & provide excellent storage space. Facing north, this property benefits from fabulous morning to evening sun and summer long sunsets from the boathouse. The lower level includes two boat slips, a sauna, laundry facility, wet bar and year round storage for all of your water toys. The waterfront is a mix of hard packed sand beach entry and deep water at the end of the dock. A truly delightful, private setting on 3.153 acres w a gentle slope to the water and walking path from the cottage to the waterfront. The 3 season 2 bedroom family cherished cottage could be easily converted back to a 3 bedroom cottage. The cottage has been meticulously maintained and offers a great space for guests and extended family. A special property that is user friendly & ready to enjoy this summer. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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1051 John Robertson Lane, Dwight
$1,190,000 – MLS# 194208
Oxtongue Lake

You will appreciate the natural paradise of this year round Oxtongue Lake property. Enter through the beautifully renovated open concept kitchen with granite countertops, updated lighting and stunning lake views. The open concept feel continues into the large living room with floor to ceiling windows, allowing for natural light to pour in. Seek sanctuary in the master suite w/ large windows, forest views, and 4-pc ensuite. Completing the main floor is a common 4-pc bath, and bedroom. On the lower level you will find an additional 3 bedrooms, home office, den, 3-pc bath and rec room with walkout to the waterfront. The sliding doors lead to a covered stone patio where a path leads you to the sandy beach. Plenty of space for kids to play, splash in the lake, or enjoy a family campfire in the lakeside fire pit. Cruise around the lake with the motor boat, or enjoy kayaking and canoeing in the quiet bay. A very short drive to Ragged Falls and Algonquin Park. Furnishings are negotiable. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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3333 Maple Ridge Drive, Dorset
$579,000 – MLS# 195836
Kawagama Lake

Good family cottage with 3 bdrms and 4pc bath. Architecturally designed layout that focuses on the lake view and beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Stone stairs lead down to the sunken living/dining room level or up to the bedrooms on the second level. Floor to ceiling windows in the living/dining area capture the beautiful lake views. The cottage is insulated with winter water systems in place and is perfectly situated for sledding, ice fishing and other winter activities. Oversized garage/workshop, also heated and insulated, with water supply in place including sink for washup (perfect for cleaning fish!). Above the garage is a spacious guest suite/studio with it’s own entry. The large dock and boat lift raises to avoid winter ice damage. Complete laundry facilities, full septic system and drilled well. Set on a sloping lot with 100 ft. of clean shoreline and easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Good 3 season road. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.