MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 October 2018

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

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 October 2018

Change is definitely in the air and on the horizon. There’s something about fall air that’s different. It seems crisper, cleaner. It’s almost as if it’s been put though a filter.

Good thing, too! This is the time of year when the forest transitions from being a backdrop to becoming the main event. Almost daily we’re seeing the horizon change from being a deep green/blue to having tinges of gold at the top of the crown. Where the deep greens morph into more of a pastel shade. There’s an occasional flamboyance though, where some slumbering tree seems to say,”screw it” and throws off its green coat to flash brilliant red against the still dark background.

Going for a walk in the woods and along pathways where fallen leaves carpet the floor, the smell brings back childhood filled with leaf forts, jumping in piles and being buried to leap out and startle passersby.

The ships of Muskoka on Lake of Bays and the Big 3 regularly ply the waters that reflect these colourful changes and take people on cruises to see fall glory. It’s especially dramatic against a dark grey sky when a shaft of light breaks through and spots the shore opposite. Nature’s light show.

This coming weekend we pause to give thanks and recognize the bounty we share. Muskoka is dressed for the occasion. Come up and wonder at the glory of autumn in the near north.

You might even take in a cottage or two. There are some fine ones available, looking for new owners…

There are other delights across the board too, both new listings and some interesting significant reductions. Take a look, give us a call. We’re here to assist!

And now for the ones that caught our eye this week…

$ 4,995,000- MLS# 156420

Brand new construction on 9 acres to be completed end of October! 275′ of actual frontage on a gently-sloped landscaped lot, long lake views with a fantastic hard packed sand beach with all day sun. 2 slip BH to be built that won’t obstruct the amazing view. 5 beds, 5 baths, attached hidden garage – approximately 6,000 sq ft. of total living space. Many features including ample decking, a wood burning and gas fireplace, wine cellar, high end appliances, heated flooring, 10′ ceilings, wet bar, Muskoka room, 2 laundry rooms and 2 furnaces. Great proximity to the city! This checks all the boxes! HST included in list price.

$1,795,000 – MLS# 139995

Description: Waterfront – Acreage – Privacy – Quality. Look no further than this one-of-a-kind South Muskoka waterfront retreat with a charming log home located inside a truly unique masterpiece. You’ll want to view the interactive 3D iGuide tour with floor plans, full photo gallery, aerial pics & drone video. Custom designed and built with features sure to impress the most discriminating buyers. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. Bonus detached gym with sauna & loft. Oversized double garage plus carport. Idyllic setting boasts over 410 feet of shoreline on a quiet, spring fed lake. Maximum privacy is afforded on approximately 20 acres. Ideally located on a year round paved municipal road, less than 90 minutes from the GTA and only 20 minutes to Bala or Gravenhurst. .

$ 835,000- MLS# 156400

Description: Looking for a beautiful lakefront four season cottage or a year round Muskoka home? 1355 Dickie Lake Road in Baysville is your ideal solution and with over $500,000 in recent renovations, improvements and upgrades it is a bargain at just $835,000. The cottage has undergone a transformation that makes it one of the most desirable properties in the whole Lake of Bays area. With its northwest exposure your rear deck offers stunning views , gorgeous sunsets and very private lakefront access. The cottage is a 3 bedroom, just under 1200 sq.foot on a quiet, private, elevated treed lot with 105 feet of lake frontage. The property is located on Dickie Lake, a land-locked, spring fed lake. Recently the owners have installed a new roof, a new ultraviolet purification and water system, a floor to ceiling wood burning stone fireplace, and a new shed. In addition to the repairs, the owners have converted it from a seasonal to a year round cottage.

$ 585,000- MLS# 156057

Description: You’ll be at the cottage in record time when you buy this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom cottage on Bass Lake. Located a short 2.5 hrs from the GTA, this cottage is easily accessed via a year round municipal road and is very close to Hwy 400/169. Recently renovated, the interior of this cottage is ready to enjoy. Fresh paint throughout, a new kitchen, farmhouse sink, and stainless steel appliances as well as new flooring, completely renovated bathroom and updated electrical – all you need to do is relax and enjoy your surroundings. The landscaped, low maintenance lot and dock will have you extend your cottage weekends. This lakeside cottage is perfect for a young family, and would make a fantastic rental.


Want a closer look? Give us a call at 705-706-1177.

Laura, Lucy & Ross
RE/MAX Hallmark
(705) 706-1177

PS Don’t forget to check out these gems!

$ 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!

$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.

$374,900 – MLS# 145841

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.