By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka 26 August 2020
This is the time of year attention begins to switch. For realtors and other service professionals, back to school usually gives us a break. Not so with COVID. The pandemic has a vibe of its own. Some kids are going back, others are being home schooled. Some people are going to the city and others are preferring to stay at the cottage. Life is different and so is real estate.
2020 is a year for the record books. Properties are selling quicker than ever before. Many of them are going in competition. Whether it’s a $500K cottage on a small lake or a $5 million cottage on one of major lakes, all price ranges and levels have had competition. All prices ranges and levels have had cottages sell in one or two days. One property between Port Carling and Bala received 14 offers. People are clear. If they have to isolate or work from home, let it be from a place where they want to be.
Being on the water is restorative. It’s an easy and restful way to be in touch with nature. Dock time is good for the mind. Fire pits bring back the magic of childhood. Jumping off the dock releases tension. Is there any place you’d rather be?
Here’s what’s come to market since we last chatted. Take a look and let us know what questions you have…
1292 BRYDONS BAY Road Unit #3, Gravenhurst
$2,295,000 – MLS# 40011005
Enjoy this beautifully updated cottage as featured on HGTV’s “Love It or List It – Vacation Homes”. This property offers a fantastic open concept kitchen and living room featuring a floor to ceiling stone fireplace as the focal point. All new appliances compliment the large kitchen area that includes an island & extra bar seating over-looking the living room.The master bedroom features a perfect lake view & spectacular ensuite bathroom that includes a claw foot tub & tile shower.Walk out onto the large deck where there is lots of room for outdoor sunning & dining.Wander down the gently sloping lot to the waterfront for where you sun & swim off the dock or relax up top on the sun deck above the 3 slip boathouse where you find great west views towards Lighthouse Island.A cute little waters edge bunkie for extra sleeping rounds out this perfect move in ready package! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1029 PARKHOLME Road, Gravenhurst
$889,000 – MLS# 40008511
Impeccable starter cottage ready for use, located only 10 mins to Gravenhurst and 10 mins to Bala. Easy to maintain and comfortable for friends and family. Enjoy peace, quiet and sunshine from the variety of decks in this very private setting, which sits on calm, protected waters yet very close to the open lake. Being located at the dead-end of Parkholme road affords even more privacy. A beautifully finished single-slip boathouse with storage can accommodate a large ski boat and has plenty of dock space for lounging and entertaining. The waterfront consists of hard-packed sand entry which falls off to clear, deep water at the end of the dock. The cottage boasts a grandfathered setback with lake views from both floors. A complementary sleeping cabin offers a queen bed and lake views. Opportunity to further develop the property. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1139 PLUTO Trail, Haliburton
$579,000 – MLS# 40008873
Boyne Lake is a small, self-contained, spring fed, motor restricted lake in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. A short drive down a pretty tree lined private road takes you to this truly special home in the woods. Extensive landscaping and perennial gardens lead you to the private south facing waterfront where you can enjoy coffee to cocktails on the private deck enjoying all day sun. Part of the Canadian Shield provide a bald face rock to slip into the calm waters. This off grid exceptional home was built with no small detail left out. The high vault in the open concept living/dining/kitchen area allows sweeping views of nature and the lake front thru the floor to ceiling windows. Sliding glass doors lead to the massive deck overlooking the gardens and lakefront. French doors lead you into the Master Bedroom on the main floor. Main floor also includes an ample sized entry way from the driveway and a well-appointed bathroom. The upper loft is massive in size, will sleep 4 very comfortably and leave lots of room for a sitting area to read or play games where you can enjoy views thru the floor to ceiling windows. The lower level with a lakeside walkout is unfinished leaving you a blank canvas to work with while you enjoy lots of space for storage. This incredible off grid home will meets all your needs but if off grid is not your thing, hydro will be available Fall 2020. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
2 ISLAND 850, Honey Harbour
$595,000 – MLS# 40009772
Are you looking for your very own private island? Look no further! This 1.1 acre Island is the perfect spot to get away from it all & enjoy some family time on Georgian Bay. With 3 bdrms plus the bunkie , this Island property sleeps 10 comfortably. Enjoy your coffee on the morning dock, swim off the North dock, park your boat just steps away from the front door. Brand new beds thru out in 2018, new water purification system & washer/dryer in 2019. This cozy spot has all the amenities you need to make this the perfect home away from home. this Island is located just a 5 min boat ride from most local marinas making it an ideal spot for summer rental potential or first time cottage owner. At this price, it won’t last long so book a showing today. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jennifer, Laura, Lucy & Ross