Muskoka MarketWATCH: 22 February 2018
Gravenhurst, Port Carling and Bracebridge have all enjoyed celebrating winter in Muskoka since our last Marketwatch. Bracebridge closes the main drag, trucks in snow and creates a huge toboggan run right down through the centre of town. Fun! In their own ways other Muskoka communities aren’t outdone either. Winter in Muskoka is worth celebrating.
Ice on the lakes is 30 cm thick, making sled travel possible ( always be careful and keep an eye out for open water or drain holes ) and hospitable for ice fishing and cross country skiing.
Wildlife, too, are often more visible. The forest is bare and line of sight is improved. Animals are out foraging. Sighting of deer, wolves and coyotes is common. Some less common animals often make themselves more obvious. In the past week, in Bala, one of Canada’s most beautiful raptors has made itself known in a less than appreciated way. A great snowy owl has taken to dive bombing passers by, occasionally striking the backs of heads. Best to keep an eye skyward if walking in Bala!
Waterfront real estate is beginning to shake it’s winter slumber. Several listings have come to market and, some have sold quickly. It’s time to start checking out your portal is 2018 is the year to make cottage dreams a reality.
Check out our exclusive listing…

Muldrew Lake Gravenhurst. Close to town, situated on a gentle, private lot, this year-round cottage (on year-round, Municipal road) has been recently renovated and upgraded. Main living area on the upper level is airy and bright with custom kitchen, granite counters & cork floor. Warm and inviting, the wide-open dining/living room offers lake vistas from every corner. For winter use, the granite fireplace with efficient insert adds a cozy touch. An updated main bathroom and Master bedroom complete the ensemble. Lower level walk-in with 2 beds, full bath and family room. Upper level screened Muskoka Room with bird’s eye views and wrap around deck with new railings & glass inserts. This cottage has new windows & doors throughout, a newer propane furnace, generator & new 100-amp breaker panel. The lower level floor has been insulated & finished with cork flooring. Roof reshingled in 2014. This property is where memories are made. Spacious land, gentle and graced with great pines for true Muskoka ambiance. Places to roam and play and with 175` of water frontage including beach makes this a special offering indeed! Walk the land and you will know you’ve found a lifetime property with room to expand and grow. Asking $795,000. Let us know if you want to see it!
Check out other new listings…

$4,250,000 – MLS#108881
Beautiful custom built cottage on Lake Joseph with western exposure. Walk in to an open concept main floor with large living space featuring beautiful windows highlighting the views, stone fireplace, custom kitchen with high end appliances and beautiful four season Muskoka room for added entertaining space. This 3,500 square foot cottage features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths and a main floor master recently updated with beautiful new flooring, beautiful ensuite and large walk in closet. Guests can enjoy their own private retreat in the lower level of the cottage, which features 3 bedrooms, full bathroom and additional living space. Walk down to the water and enjoy 198 feet of crystal clear water frontage with double boathouse with 2 bedrooms a full bath, living room and large sun deck. Click here

$1,600,000 – MLS#109669
Located on prestigious Lake Joseph in Muskoka, this beautiful property on Burgess Island invites memories to be made for generations to come. Located on the south Side of Burgess Island with 375′ of shoreline and southwest exposure, sunsets on the dock will surely be amongst your cherished moments of a Muskoka Summer. The gently sloping lot has a main cottage, guest cottage and single slip boathouse with a rooftop deck. The waterfront has a shallow sandy entry which quickly drops off to deep water. The Island is within a 15 minute boat ride from local marinas. Click here

$799,000 – MLS#108707
“Brandy on the Rocks” welcomes those seeking a classic Muskoka Cottage Life. Anticipate an exceptional setting as the backdrop to great memories! An incredible point of Muskoka granite slopes gently to a water’s edge rock-shelf shoreline. Combined with a large treed lot this property offers sought after privacy. Warm southern exposure brings sunny days and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy quiet nights with a cocktail on the dock or a peaceful water view from the upper screened-in balcony off of the principle bedroom. The main structure evolved from joining 2 cabins into a lovely 1.5 story building with 2 bedrooms; 2 story double garage built 1997 includes workshop, storage, loft living space and 3rd bedroom. Brandy is known for fishing, water-sports, summer and winter activities. Centrally located with easy access to Bracebridge and Port Carling. A well maintained year round family cottage, move-in ready now. Opportunity to redevelop substantial home on an exceptional waterfront property. Click here

$180,000 – MLS# 108056
TreeTops T201 (A1 & A2 Week) is a luxurious fractional (1/4) condo unit with a spectacular southerly view of Lake Muskoka. With access to all of the resort amenities including dining, Spa, fitness, infinity pool, tennis, beach & water toys. Touchstone is a community dedicated to a maintenance free cottage lifestyle. Located on the cliff face of the resort, the unit is part of a small private enclave of only 4 units. This luxurious 2 story unit has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, Muskoka Room with a floor to ceiling double-sided stone fireplace, a covered outdoor deck on the main level and an open deck from master bedroom, with exquisite views across lake Muskoka. The unit features many architectural features such as a round window, by the soaker tub in the master bedroom ensuite. All 3 bedrooms are ensuite. A laundry, storage & private hot-tub. Incl. Canada Day and 2 weeks in early July + week in August. The unit size of 2 889 s.f. includes the balconies and Muskoka Room. Click here
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Laura, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team at RE/MAX Hallmark in Muskoka
(705) 706-1177