By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka 8 July 2020
Summer! Water’s warm, days are long and dock time reigns supreme.
We’ve been blessed with warm, dry days and clear night skies. The peak of the season and, in spite of the pandemic, much to be thankful for. This is indeed a beautiful country and the opportunity of enjoying the ‘near north’, life shaping. For many Canadians a trek to the cottage, whether rented or owned, creates memories lasting a lifetime. The crackle of the fire pit, laugh of a loon, the sound of a fish jumping and splash of children running off the dock are the soundtrack of happy family times.
It’s no wonder the pace of cottage life refreshes and renews. It’s no wonder, as people learn to work from home, they realize they can live a near north life year round. It’s no wonder waterfront real estate is busy at all price levels this year.
Most years, as June passes the midway point, cottage real estate slows and takes a break. Not so in 2020. The intensity, and for some, the need to find seclusion, distance and isolation has become a purpose-driven pursuit.
There’s lots to learn about buying a cottage. Things we don’t normally think about in city homes become critical in a cottage purchase: view, sun exposure, nature of the waterfront, the landform, access and, not least of all, the septic system. Yes, even that.
If you’re intent about waterside living and want to know what you need to know, we’ve all been cottaging for decades. Waterfront is our backyard. We live here and can help you understand what you need to know. Call us! We’re here to help.
Here’s what happened this week…
0 OMEGA ISLAND, PORT CARLING
$1,895,000 – MLS# 270507
1st time offered in 50 years. Idyllic & private “Omega Island”. A charming, private island in perfect locale minutes to Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes G & CC, Windermere & Port Sandfield. Enjoy all sun exposures including glorious sunsets. Spectacular views in all directions. Gentle terrain, perennial gardens & towering white pines. 2 complete, self-contained cottages perfect for extended family or guests, total 5 bedrooms & 5 baths. Cute Bunkie too! Live right on Lake Rosseau. Large docks and boatport with sunset sundeck atop. Escape the city woes to your own private island. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
57B WILDCAT POINT ROAD, ROSSEAU
$5,995,000 – MLS# 270498
This unique, custom contemporary cottage offers walls of glass providing breathtaking views and of all-day sunshine and evening sunsets. Large doors open to multiple decks and patios. Soaring stone fireplace( propane ), quartz countertops, European style kitchen, and main level master w/ensuite and dressing area. The lower level boasts a TV/recreation room, games room w/bar area and a spacious Muskoka room which opens up to a beautiful stone patio overlooking the lake. Large windows and walkouts make this space very bright and open. Handsome 2 slip boathouse with full accommodation area above, currently configured as a gym. The shoreline is a combination of shallow sand bottom and deep water, along with a little beach and lovely pathways. The long views accompanied by the western exposure make this a very desirable offering in a neighborhood of exclusive properties. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
309 HIGHWAY 141, HUMPHREY
$1,995,000 – MLS# 270194
Perfection can be yours in this custom crafted new build ready for immediate occupancy. Expansive vistas from every room, with cathedral ceilings in the open concept living/dining/kitchen. State of the art stainless kitchen appliances. Spacious & gracious define this three + bedroom year round home nestled on 600 feet of unblemished shore and 6+ acres or wooded privacy. Impressive Muskoka room with ample space for summer dining and entertaining. Blending old world with new, at the waters edge is a circa 1932 log cabin that can be the perfect summer games room /lakeside cabana party room plus a separate Bunkie for overnight guests. Shallow and deep water and summer sunsets complete this offering. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1041-7 ROAD 1700 ROAD, GRAVENHURST
$899,000 – MLS# 269809
A Rare Find. All season road access property off south Kahshe lake rd. This comfortable pine interior cottage is looking for a new family to enjoy all the joys of Kahshe Lake.This photographer’s abode is well maintained & spacious w prv master bed/ensuite off living room addition.2 more bedrooms/bth in the original cottage. All spray foamed underneath,Pex plumbing lines, wood stove & baseboard heaters. Add heated water line/mechanical room & you can enjoy all season. Large kitchen island for the chef’s with dining by the wood stove. A cathedral ceiling great room for media entertainment pp fp. Good sized front & back decking follow the sunshine.Long lake views with deep water off the dock. See seasonal lake views in pictures. This cottage is in good condition with solid foundation & room underneath for extra storage. Located off South Kahshe lake rd, just 15mins to Gravenhurst. Road 1700 is a private road. $550/yr maintenance inc snow ploughing.It’s time to own your own place on Kahshe. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1096 GUEST TRAIL, DYSART
$550,000 – MLS# 270555
Rare offering on Elephant Lake … it’s all about the property…is privacy on your wish list….even the drive to this getaway is magical…driving under tree canopy’s of the rich forest in Haliburton County to this end of the road cottage. This 3 bedroom chalet has vaulted ceilings & modern appliances. Excellent open concept with a view from every window. Extensive two level decking includes a hot tub area. Wood sheds and storage sheds offers space to put away toys. Crystal clear water & 190 feet of sandy beach is excellent for swimming. Sunsets are magical! The view is second to none. Elephant Lake is part of a 3 lake chain providing 36 miles of boating including Baptiste and Benoir. Click on the video link to get drone and detail shots. The property comprises more than 7 acres. Explore nature on trails throughout the acreage. Super retreat property or for the investor in you the income potential is huge. A cottage paradise awaits. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jennifer, Laura, Lucy & Ross