By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka 24 July 2019
This past week we’ve been out most days showing property. If you’ve ever looked at Muskoka cottage property, you know most of it has a compromise or two. The question is which compromise you’re willing to accept?
Lately we’ve been working with people who seem to want beach. As far as the larger lakes in these parts go, with the exception of Lake of Bays, about 5% of the shoreline is sandy. Given the lakes were carved out by retreating glaciers, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much rock around here. Beach is generally hard to come by.
We have two listings with beach. Lots of beach. The comment we get most often is ‘it’s too shallow’. Hard to figure that one! If the water got deep quickly, there wouldn’t be sand – it would slide to the depths.
Think of it this way … If the land is level (and lots of people like level land) the landform usually continues into the lake. Therefore the bottom’s level and that means shallow. Conversely, if the land has a slope, then it’s fair to say that slope will continue into the lake and the water will get deeper more quickly than level land. Want deep water? Then a slope in the land is pretty much a prerequisite. That means no beach.
Our marketplace has been busy. We haven’t had time to build any sand castles, that’s for sure. Take a look and see what’s come to market this week… your cottage could be waiting!
79 Woodland Trail, Port Severn
$2,595,000 – MLS# 210573
Natural Muskoka beauty abounds this level property comprised of Group of 7 windswept pines, rock outcroppings, spectacular views and summer sunsets to warm the soul. Walk into this 4 bedroom cottage and instantly view the wall of windows overlooking the breathtaking vistas. High end finishes thru include a large gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, Muskoka stone fireplace a year round Muskoka room and more. Large main floor master has views of the lake and a large ensuite to pamper yourself including towel warming drawers and a air jet soaker tub. Above are 3 bedrooms for your guests. Gloucester Pool is a controlled waterway with little water level variation, and only 1 lock from Georgian Bay for even bigger boating. 90 minutes from Toronto, and 5 from the highway, access is very quick and easy. 15 minutes to Moonstone Ski hill, 7 minutes to Oak Bay Golf Club, year round cottaging in South Muskoka. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
2733 118 Muskoka Road #2, Port Carling
$1,595,000 – MLS# 210533
Southwest views.Ideally located on Lake Muskoka’s” platinum shoreline” between Port Carling and Beaumaris. Comfortable 3 bedroom 1800 square foot winterized cottage or home, master with ensuite propane fireplace, wide plank flooring. Muskoka Room, kitchen and office all have beautiful swing up windows that bring the outdoors in! Boathouse entertainment room, aqua dome for the boat, sleeping cabin, carport, work shed, level land, awesome lake views. Lots of added value with potential for a coach house, deeded shared lane way with two other properties, year round living and easy access. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
332 Wilson Island, Bracebridge
$898,000 – MLS# 210122
This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Located in a quiet bay on popular Wilson Island. The kitchen and dining area have a fabulous view over the water, as does the living room with new wood stove and the large outside dining deck. With 4+1 bedrooms, there is lots of room for the family and guests, two bathrooms for convenience and lots of glass to take in the stunning lake views. The double slip boathouse with lifts can accommodate all the toys and has a beautifully finished second floor indoor space and a large sundeck. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1173 Leonard Lake Road, Bracebridge
$469,000 – MLS# 209742
The property is located 2 hrs north of Toronto on highly sought after Leonard Lake with approx. 150 feet of lake front and about 3/4 acres in size. It has south western exposure, is well treed, naturally vegetated and is relatively flat with a rock shelf shoreline and a sturdy dock on cribs. Low maintenance landscape. The original shore road allowance has been closed and the property is accessed off of a private road. Reasonable privacy from the neighbours and good views of the lake can be enjoyed. Located on the property is a cottage built in the late 60’s, a single garage and a new storage shed. A large deck with a walkout from the living room is on the lake side of the cottage. The cottage is approximately 700 sq.ft consisting of an open kitchen, dining & living room with wood stove, three smaller bedrooms and a 4 piece bath. It is serviced by lake water, 100A panel and is on a septic system. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
Laura, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team
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||R60-49 Tobin Island, Muksoka Lakes
$799,000 – MLS#205273
Tobin Island! 3+ bed cottage with 1.5 baths. Boathouse bunkie. Unique landholding with two waterfronts totalling more than 495′! Located on a peninsula, the property has both sunrise and sunset exposures. Wheelchair accessible, this ‘neat as a pin’ summer home includes 2 car parking and a slip at Parker’s Landing for convenient jump off. Large, single slip boathouse plus outdoor slip with sundeck for all day sun. Gentle land, exposed granite, gentle entry(hard packed sand) and deep water. This one of a kind property is a great place for kids to play and grown ups to sit back and relax. A rare find on one of Canada’s most prestigious lakes. Make this haven your happy place! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
|1048 Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes Twp
$1,899,000 – MLS#199405
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.
||275 Riverdale Road, Muskoka Lakes
$3,379,000 – 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.