The race is on! If you’ve got a favourite blueberry spot, now’s the time to be picking. The berries this year are really intense. With not a lot of rain, these little guys haven’t fleshed out much. They’re small, but boy! Do they pack a punch. Flavour!
The real challenge, though, is when to pick. Do you wait until the fruit is perfect? You might be lucky but most of the time we wait, we lose. Chipmunks harvest at any time. I don’t know if the berries send out a scent message, but if they do, chipmunks certainly understand it – and the race is on! Whoever gets there first, gets the prize! And it takes a lot of picking for a blueberry pie!
Talking about picking, this weekend pickers and traders are gathering in Port Carling’s Community Centre for the 33rd Antique Show. This is the place to find real cottage memorabilia and maybe one of those special items you never knew you wanted. A fun day!
Down at the bottom of Muskoka Bay at Gravenhurst Wharf, Ribfest will be treating tastebuds to sweet and savoury delights: smoked, baked, bbq’d, you name it! Whatever way you like ribs, your favourite will be available. There’s an in-water boatshow too for time between courses.
On the other side of Muskoka, Baysville is hosting its ‘walk around festival’. If you’ve never been to Baysville, this could be the weekend. Home to Lake of Bays brewery, it’s a vibrant village with interesting shops and a friendly attitude.
In real estate, there’s a lot of activity. People are buying and new listings are coming to market every day. Here’s what’s new this week…
7 TONDERN ISLAND, MILFORD BAY
$3,100,000 – MLS# 143150
Brand new Beaumaris beauty at her best. What a breath-taking view. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Muskoka room, great room, a kitchen that has everything. Every room has been designed to take in the natural beauty and unique waterfront view. 4 season, fully winterized home or cottage built on Tondern Island in the Beaumaris neighbourhood a real piece of paradise, peace and tranquilty. Double slip boathouse 34 x 29 with boat lifts, and a large entertaining deck 12 x 15 at the water’s edge built -in appliances, on demand water-heater, main floor laundry. Year-round access by boat, golf cart, atv or snow mobile, air boat. Property taxes will change once mpac has re-assessed the property
1200 STEPHEN ROAD, PORT CARLING
$1,999,999 – MLS# 143039
Modern Touch meets Muskoka Rustic defines this beautiful new cottage on Silver Lake.The brand new build features open concept living area, including a gorgeous kitchen and a stunning coffee bar. The high ceilings and unobstructed views of the lake make this cottage a dream come true. The main floor master bedroom has a beautiful en-suite and private deck.This fully winterized four bedroom cottage has everything you have been looking for. Walkout to an oversized deck with lots of room to entertain and the most stunning Muskoka Room.Enjoy lots of privacy with over 260 feet of frontage, and the best beach in Muskoka!
1013 TOUGH LANE, BRACEBRIDGE
$799,000 – MLS# 143244
WOW on the Muskoka River! Access to Lake Muskoka just minutes away by boat. Tastefully renovated 1948 log home, large detached garage/workshop, gazebo and bunkie. New kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, doors, some windows, appliances, paint, interior & exterior lighting and much more. Large water’s edge deck for entertaining and relaxing. Level lot, 180 ft frontage with sand beach for kids to play and deeper water off the dock for swimming and boating.
1057 SEVERN RIVER ROAD GRAVENHURST
$459,000 – MLS# 142939
Muskoka Living! Beautiful all season property located on the Severn River, with 90′ of river frontage! Just moments from Hwy 11, schools & all amenities. 3 Bedrooms, 1.2 Bathrooms & over 1400 sqft. Huge Master Suite overlooking deck & river with walkout to screened-in balcony, Family Room with gas stove & walkout to patio, large eat-in Kitchen with pine ceiling & so much more
And now for the rest…
One one listing in last three price ranges, as featured above…
Pick your favourites and let’s take a look together,
Laura, Lucy & Ross
P.S. Here’s another lovely home for you to check out…
1747 BRACKENRIG ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES TWP
$3,195,000 – MLS# 126243
“Edgewater”. A classic year round 5 bedrm Muskoka cottage. Warm and inviting, A place where relaxing is the paramount goal. Built right at the water’s edge, this cottage has a relationship with the water like no other. View? Sunset? Right on the money! Both are exceptional. Access? Privacy? Two more boxes ticked. Looking for gentle land? This was made for you. To add to the list, there’s a 2 slip boathouse with 650 sq ft above for accommodation and an oversized two car garage for the toys. Beautifully furnished in warm, soft tones Edgewater is move-in ready. A place to kick back or entertain while you think about how to make it your own. This kind of opportunity is rare. It’s a great find and excellent value.