This past week has been a gift. We spent more time on the water than we have all summer. Weather has been very cooperative. Balmy breezes, gentle waves and rising temperature of the lake has made being waterbound truly enjoyable. Very few boats too, although Monday evening found the lake to be busier than it was on the weekend. Looking across to the beaches, they were busy too with kids from after school. What a life!
We know the weather’s about to change. It has to change. In the meantime, Muskoka is in its glory. Leaves are testing their fall colours, bugs have decided they’ve had enough and it’s warm! Summer in September. Nice.
As far as waterfront cottages go, there’s been some activity too. A number have sold and a few have come to market. If you’re thinking about buying, now’s the time when sellers are more flexible regarding terms. Take a look at what has happened this week…

$3,895,000 – MLS# 521930744A
LAKE JOSEPH – Water Frontage: 200ft – Exposure: South

Simply Breathtaking Views,Sunsets,desired South exp!Chic,Exquisite,Impeccably Newly thoroughly Detailed lakeside home in one of Muskoka’s most Exclusive enclaves.Contemporary finishes.4 bed/5 bath (all with heated floors), flr to ceiling windows, grand granite fireplace lr,gas fp in fam rm, 6 sets of sliding doors to 90’cedar deck and granite lakeside patio.2 levels walkout bungalow style.Stylish’California Kitchens’matte quartz counters, walk in pantry, and professional appliances. Cool grey/taupe engineered oak ‘Moncer’ wood flooring, 100% New Zealand wool carpeting. Peaks & Rafters furniture pkg. available. Rockscape Design Extensive granite walkways,firepit patio,perennial gardens with ingrd sprinkler system,gentle land.. Attractive board-&-batten lined 2 slip boathouse with sparkling clear water,sand entry & deep water. Oversized two car gar. Click here for property listing details.

$1,949,000 – MLS# 481400372
LAKE ROSSEAU – Water Frontage: 85ft – Exposure: West

Welcome to ‘Stella’s Boathouse’. The original R-2000, 4 season, dwelling was built in 1989 and renovated in 2016. The updates include Geothermal heating and cooling, new Heat line, smart home features that control lighting, locks, thermostat, garage door openers, security system, water sensor main shut over system, music, intercom and voice control automation. It also includes a finished 3 car garage, 22KW back up generator, soft closing barn doors, and wood burning fireplace. The cottage is built on a completely level lot with round about driveway, privacy from the main road, shallow, hard sand entry and a new floating dock stretching out 65 ft into the bay. There is a proven rental record commanding $10,000/wk in high season and has already been increased to $12,000/wk for 2018. Click here for property listing details.

$679,000 – MLS# 481550606
LAKE MUSKOKA  – Water Frontage: 135ft – Exposure: North

3 season cottage with 135′ frontage on Lake Muskoka. Perfect spot for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. Ideal location close to Port Carling and all of the amenities it has to offer. 10 minutes from the 400. Finish to suit your own needs or rebuild. Great opportunity to get on one of the Big 3 lakes! Click here for property listing details.

$399,000 – MLS# 480550053
LEECH LAKE – Water Frontage: 102ft – Exposure: East

Well cared for 2 bedroom cottage with 2 large principal rooms including living room dining and kitchen area with pine flooring and vaulted ceilings finished in pine. Gentle walkway leading to the lake with amazing perennial gardens leads to huge single slip floating dock. Add to this two storage sheds and an adorable bunkie constructed in 2013. Cottage was stained in 2015 and the deck in 2017. Year round access too! All this on a pristine spring fed lake and attractively priced! Click here for property listing details.

Check out all 16 new listings this week…
>>4 properties under $500,000<< 
>>5 properties from $500,000 – $1million<< 
>>5 properties from $1million – $2million<< 
>>2 properties over $2million<<

We look forward to seeing you in time to enjoy our “Indian Summer”…
Ross, Peter, Lucy & Laura
(705) 706-1177
ps Check out our last listing of the season

$899,900 – MLS#481590317
LAKE MUSKOKA  – Water Frontage: 50ft – Exposure: West
Looking for an income property? This commercially zoned home, located in the heart of quaint Milford Bay, by Milford manor golf course, has 4 bedrooms and baths in the main house with a huge Muskoka room of 32` x 20`. Two separate apartments in another building, one of 2 bedrooms, the other with a single. Currently the property is rented during the summer season on weekends with gross income of $60K (2016). It could be a bed & breakfast (more accommodation can be built,). It has been a restaurant, motel & chiropractor`s office. Equipped with geothermal heating and cooling, the buildings are year round, up to date and in good condition. There is 50` of SW frontage on Lake Muskoka. Click here for property details.