MarketWATCH Muskoka 11 August 2020 

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

MarketWATCH Muskoka 11 August 2020 

Photo Credit: Ramy Mans

Dark sky. When people come to cottage country for the first time, they are awed by a clear night. The heavens fairly glimmer with points of light. The night sky is magnificent. To realize our blue planet is barely visible to the stars we see, is simply awe inspiring as the mind begins to grasp distance and time.

This time of year is special. Every August, we’re treated to a display as we pass through a field of meteors. Known as the Perseids, they are nature’s light show and fireworks. Go to a dark place, lay back and watch. Every 20-40 seconds or so a meteor streaks across the sky. Some streaks last a few seconds, most are brief. If you’re lucky more than one at a time appear.

Compared to man made fireworks, the Perseids are very delicate and intermittent. But they’re naturally occurring and remind us of our place in space. Taking in the beauty of the night sky is the event. Whether from a dock, boat or dark sky preserve the experience is memorable.

That’s the point. Cottage life is where memories are made, lifetime bonds created and deep friendships formed. Your memories await…

$749,000 – MLS# 278330

This totally renovated Gull Lake Sugar Island property will surprise you. This 1,400 square foot cottage is positioned on 410 feet of frontage, just steps to the lake. Four bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, massive deck stretching across the entire front of the cottage. Reno’s included a new master wing as well as a very bright and spacious sitting/sunroom. An additional bonus, 200 feet from the main cottage is a 720 square foot bunkie, also totally renovated with direct waterfront. Your parking access is just a 10-minute easy boat ride from the mainland and includes docking and garage, all in a secure area. If your not already familiar with Gull Lake, be assured you’ll love it. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


$1,649,000 – MLS# 271542

Gull Lake – located only 2 hours from the GTA and minutes away from services and amenities; this property checks off all the boxes! Easy year round access, privacy from both the cottage & at waterfront, extensive landscaping w/ stone walkways leading down to fire-pit & dock w/ all day sun and incredible open lake views. The open concept floor plan combines the living room, large kitchen, dining room & walkout to the perfect Haliburton room. A main level Master Bedroom has private balcony, spacious bath, walk-in closet and the two sided granite wood burning fireplace. The lower level is perfect for entertaining w/ games room, wet bar and media room. Add 3 spacious guest bedrooms, 3 piece bathroom and walkout to the outdoor patio and you have the perfect layout. Strict COVID guidelines in place for any showing requests.Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


$980,000 – MLS# 279921

Privacy, gorgeous well-treed lot on one of Haliburton’s premier lakes, Redstone Lake, this property has it all – a sandy entry area and deep water off the dock. Level lot at the back and sloped to the waterfront with stairs and gentle paths, you’ll be in awe of the big-lake views. The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home/cottage has charm with a large country kitchen complete with a useable old-fashioned stove & a large, bright living/dining room with a woodstove for ambience. The main floor master bedroom has a 3-pce ensuite and sits next to a piano nook & large art studio with great views of the lake. The 2nd bedroom & bathroom are also on the main floor while the 3rd bedroom, TV room & 2-pce washroom are on the upper level. Finish the walk-out basement to your taste with plenty of room for a games room, rec room & workshop. There’s a large shed with loft and a huge play structure for the kids. New shingles in 2019 and new pump.Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.


$475,000 – MLS# 277937

Completely private cottage available now! A rare find with 319 feet of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Muskoka River. Steel roof, 3 bed/1 bath cottage & sleeping bunkie sitting on 5 acres of property, complete with private boat launch. Shoreline is a gentle shallow slope of hard packed sand easing into deeper water perfect for docks, rafts & water trampolines. Perfect for young children. Located on a large bay, you’ll enjoy swimming, waterskiing & tubing as well as beautiful canoe, kayak or paddleboard excursions. This well-loved property has been owned by generations of one family for 65 years. The 5 acres of “play land” includes open lawn, berry patches & forested areas. Create your own tree forts, dirt biking/ATV paths, badminton/volleyball courts, rope swings & hammock havens. Unwind by enjoying fabulous sunsets (southwest exposure). Only 2 hours from Toronto & 15 minutes to Bracebridge. Drive right to the door, unload your car and enjoy this summer. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

We’d love to show you a bit the area that we call home. Let us know when you’re ready to take a look at your next waterfront cottage in Muskoka,

Jennifer, Laura, Lucy, & Ross

ps You might want to take a closer look at this historic property on Lake Rosseau.


$2,900,000 – MLS# 274582

Gorgeous southern exposure on Beley Bay, Lake Rosseau. Gentle, largely open land with multiple building sites to capture the view all the way down Lake Rosseau. Sunrise to sunset exposure with hard packed sand beach and deeper water off rock point. Perfect areas for sports court and field house in the meadow. Over 400′ straight line frontage. Great year round access. Close to the village of Rosseau. Check out the historic plaque by the flagpole on the point! Charming, clean, solid 1940’s 3 bed 1.5 bath farmhouse. 3D tour shows four 360 panoramas of prime locations on property. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.