MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 September 2019

September, to our way of thinking, is one of the nicest months in Muskoka. The days are warm, nights cool (very nice for an evening by the fire pit) and the lakes are quiet. Along the shore, the number of lights twinkling across the lake has diminished. An evening cruise with the pink and purple glow of setting sun is exquisite.

Comforting scent of woodsmoke occasionally augments the calm of watching stars appear against the backdrop of an indigo sky. Landforms take shape without cottage and boathouse lights. The land seems softer, more relaxed and better defined, its shaded colours blending into dusk. Loon calls laugh from shore to shore.

If you get a chance to make it to the lake during a week in September, Muskoka reverts to magnificent solitude at night. By dawn, she dances in the veil of shining mists that swirl and eddy with warming breezes. It’s a very special time of year.

Usually the week before school starts gives us a break. Not this year. Real estate has been busy. From the middle of the month until after Thanksgiving lots happens. People leave the lake for the last time. Long held cottages come to market. Properties not sold often have reductions. Much can be done in that short period. Check it out…

Bracebridge. Walk to downtown. Quiet street. In town riverfront property with sunset views. 3+2 beds, 3 baths. Separate entrance for lower level affording self contained accommodation if needed. Large car port. Contact Lucy at (705) 706-0010 for details. $499,000


$6,595,000 – MLS# 222077

A Muskoka paradise on Lake Rosseau, in a prime location near Port Sandfield and Muskoka Lakes Golf Club. This brand new luxury lake house offers a well-appointed balance between modern architecture and traditional quality, blending into the Muskoka landscape seamlessly. The chef’s kitchen is designed to entertain with it’s unique wine wall, Sub Zero fridge and 6+ Wolf range. This 4500 square foot custom built cottage is elegant, with large open principle rooms, 6 bedrooms, large floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, 3 fireplaces and a screened in Muskoka room. Professionally landscaped to highlight Muskoka’s finest granite, Tom Thomson trees and long views of the sparkling lake. Stone pathways gracefully lead you across the gentle sloping land to an incredible, oversize 2/3 slip Boathouse designed to entertain with indoor/outdoor decking. Click here for property listing details

$1,795,000 – MLS#218351

Extreme privacy awaits with this very rare parcel of land with over 1200 feet of private water frontage (over 900 straight line) and over 20 acres to roam ! You own the entire end of a bay with this completely renovated cottage as well as a brand new addition. This property has extensive decking with tremendous views of the lake, a new dock, hard packed sand beach and great view up the bay. Outside you cannot beat the privacy and inside most everything is new and never been lived in. The open concept kitchen looks out the front wall of windows and nice walkout to a large main floor deck. The master is on the main floor with a walk-in closet and ensuite too. Two bedrooms on main floor and upstairs has two more rooms with a walkout to an exceptional upper deck with breathtaking views. New forced air propane furnace and wood-stove on main floor. Fish Hook lane is a privately maintained road and there is 1255 ft of road frontage too! Click here for property listing details

$1,489,000 – MLS# 218012

Set back from the road down a wooded laneway, this 5 bedroom home is stylishly unique from the outside in. The first thing you will notice is the mirror polished stainless steel siding and clean modern lines. Inside you’ll find large open living spaces, floor to ceiling windows and excellent natural light throughout. Main floor boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, with walk out to a large outdoor living area. The second floor has a fourth bedroom with 3pc ensuite and a master suite with walk-in closet, 5pc ensuite with exquisite forest views and an attached nursery or office. Outside you can meander down to the river where you’ll find a sand beach, clean water and excellent privacy. Situated on 2 acres with 230ft of west facing water frontage, the home was built in 2013 with a second floor addition finished in 2019. In floor radiant heat with polished concrete flooring, a/c, on demand hot water, HRV, electric car charger, plus approved garage location on site plan. One of a kind offering. Click here for property listing details

$749,000 – MLS# 218307

Beautiful Paradise Lake property situated only 5 minutes from the village of Haliburton. Large level lot with great privacy. Nice docking system with deep water off the dock, allowing for fantastic swimming. This property shows a great rental history or just simply enjoy as a family cottage. Large open concept living room kitchen and dining room, that is great for entertaining. Upstairs there is an open loft area for extra sleeping or can be used as a tv room. The cottage has 4 generous sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Attached garage for the toys or for storage. Paradise Lake offers great fishing, launch your own boat right from the property! Click here for property listing details

300-750   1.5m
751-1.5   2.5+
  price changes  

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Laura, Lucy & Ross
(705) 706-1177

ps Here are a couple of great properties you may have overlooked

1048 Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes Twp
$1,899,000 – MLS#199405
Lake Muskoka

FAMILY COMPOUND. Central location midway between Port Carling and Bracebridge, close to Beaumaris. Unique gentle land with all day sun. SW exposure. Beach lovers will appreciate shallow sand entry across 293′ straight line (by survey) waterfront at the high watermark. Island dotted view. 4 acres to roam. 4 3 bed cabins with full kitchens and baths. 2 slip boathouse. Delightfully private. Bylaw passed in 2007 allowing two year-round cottages to be built and retaining 2 of the cabins (with kitchens) for guest accommodations. Setbacks are grandfathered. Terrific for family compound or Airbnb development. Property is being sold ‘as is where is’ with no warranties offered or implied. Click here for property listing details

275 Riverdale Road, Muskoka Lakes
$3,379,000 – MLS#205360
Lake Joseph

Sunsets, privacy, hard packed sand, play area for kids with a bunkie cabin, 2 bedroom boathouse (with 3 slips) and coach house all combine to make this offering special. With more than 300′ of gentle shore and 7 acres to roam there’s not much that won’t meet the gaze of a discerning eye. Priced with value in mind, this property will long serve as a sound investment in family happiness and financial return. A relaxed family cottage or a secluded getaway provides year round downtime and recharging. 7 bedrooms in all with 4.5 baths it allows for entertaining when the time is right. Want to feel like you’ve arrived? Decompress as you leave paved roads behind for a relaxing and pretty drive through the Muskoka forest to the enchanted shore of a protected bay on Lake Joseph. What can be better? This property is turnkey. Just bring your toothbrush. Looking for income? It currently rents for $20,000/week. More questions? We have answers …waiting for your call.  Click here for property listing details