MarketWATCH Muskoka 29 May 2019

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

MarketWATCH Muskoka 29 May 2019

Our phones have been ringing, buzzers buzzing and texts pinging. It’s been a busy week week for all realtors serving Muskoka, Haliburton and Parry Sound. In our own case we have a made a number of sales and have some new listings.

The weather is warmer, the leaves are out, water levels are close to normal and it’s feeling like dock time. Go for a stroll in Port Carling, Gravenhurst, Bala, Huntsville or any other centre in this area and the vibe has changed. Summer residents are back and vacationers are arriving for a lakeside break.

Whether your break is sitting on a Town wharf, a pub patio or your own dock, the time is here. Dock time.

I’m sure if there were a study linking dock time with health and longevity there would be a positive correlation. Dock time is decompression time, it’s the opportunity to think about nothing and everything at the same time. Lapping water seems to bring on Alpha waves of reflection and relaxation. Dock time is important. It gives us that boost to connect with nature in a very laid back way.

Hikes, walks and climbs have their important place, as do boarding, skiing and hammocks. But whether you’re watching a far off loon, the reflection of a moon rise or the burning glow of sunset, dock time is a little bit of heaven on earth.

This week the dock time team scored big. Maybe not like the Raptors getting into the final, but big nevertheless. 20 waterfront properties were sold conditionally. Half of them had been on the market for less than 20 days, 3 of them for less than 5.

If you’re thinking of listing or buying, now’s the time. Dock time is prime. Call us .. we have the dock and the time …looking for land to build on? We have property on Lake Muskoka and Brandy Lake. Want an island property? Call us about Tobin Island.

Here are the new listings for this week


$4,395,000 – MLS# 185568
Lake Muskoka

Spectacular package on upper Lake Muskoka exclusively addressed within minutes of both “Ports”. Custom 5,100 sq. ft. newly built cottage unveiling 4 large bedrooms + den + a nanny’s suite over the 2 bay garage, 6 elegant baths, stylish main floor master suite, magnificent flow fully furnished with charming great room stone fp., timber work, lakeside dining & chef’s kitchen with island, scrumptious 4 season Muskoka room with walls of windows on 3 sides & stunning stone fireplace. Wood & stone flooring, gorgeously finished lower level walkout with extensive glass railed decking & gentle pathways arcing alongside a lovely waterfall descending to 304 straight-line feet of sandy bottom protected shore crested by a boathouse ready dock for today’s active Muskoka family seeking the best of everything and unquestionable privacy in one of the most sought after and very seldom presented to market locales – Rossclair. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


1345 ECHO LAKE ROAD, Baysville
$1,595,000 – MLS# 197426
Echo Lake

Quality Craftsmanship, Waterfront, Acreage and Privacy galore, 4 season Echo Lake property has it all. Designed by renowned log builder B. A. Mackie, this log home/cottage is located mins away from the village of Baysville, a little over 2 hrs from Toronto. Idyllic setting offers 470 ft of shoreline on a quiet spring fed lake with 110 acres affording all the privacy imaginable. 100 acre wooded back lot offers endless, year round opportunity for hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling. The cottage features a large open concept kitchen/dining, spacious living room with massive high-efficiency wood burning fireplace. 6 beds, 3 baths provide ample room for family & friends. Enjoy the bright 3 season Muskoka room with beautiful views of the water and gorgeous landscaped gardens. Finished, walkout basement with large family room. Enjoy the sun on the dock with boat slip and custom post and beam gazebo. Nothing to do here, but create memories to last a lifetime. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


1014 BIGWIN VIEW LANE, Lake of Bays
$859,000 – MLS# 197150
Lake of Bays

Muskoka memories, Muskoka moments on Lake of Bays, Well kept, well loved, traditional Olde Muskoka style cottage with Bunkie and Boatport on Bigwin View Lane. Long, open views to the world famous Bigwin Island Golf Club. The cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, on two levels, large living room with stone fireplace, separate dining room, spacious kitchen, upstairs sitting area. Backyard stone patio, and large veranda with a portion screened in to enjoy the lake views. Bounded on one side by a lovely stream. North west exposure for gorgeous sunsets. Pristine shoreline. Location, Location, Location (trite, but oh so true). Ten minutes to Lake of Bays Tennis and Sailing Clubs. Wonderful opportunity for the kids in your life (you too) to make new life long friends and your own special memories. Love it as is or’s up to you but you can’t go wrong on this stunning property. Lake of Bays is Muskoka’s second largest lake (and we think the best). Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


1281 OUTRAM ROAD, Wilberforce
$729,000.00 – MLS# 197281
Grace Lake

Are you looking for a dream cottage that checks every box? This BC Red Cedar Viceroy is in immaculate condition and has been excellently maintained. It’s total turnkey including furnishings, appliances, pool table & outdoor furniture. Located on AMAZING Grace Lake with it’s crystal clear waters & sandy beaches on a year round road. Offered for sale for the first time & won’t last. Enjoy stunning sunsets & spectacular star watching from this western exposure property. The shoreline is deep at the end of the dock & sandy on the shore. Cathedral ceiling & massive windows enable the space to be flooded with light & offer a spectacular view through the majestic pines. Tons of space to enjoy on this private 3/4 of an acre lot. Master includes walk out onto lakeside cedar deck & a spa-like en-suite. Lower level offers a guest bedroom, pool room & wine cellar.Featuring central air, central vac, stainless appliances & an amazing 45′ cedar lakeside deck.This is the one you have been waiting for! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.