The lakes may look firm but the ice is rotting. Stay off the lakes!

In winter 🧊ice roads are made for builders to drive to island destinations. For 8 weeks, sometimes more, islands are reachable by truck🚚, a bit longer by sled. But when you hear the ‘song of the ice’ which sounds a lot like whales 🐋 singing, it’s the sound of spring and danger.☠️

We know people who have gone through. For those who survived it was harrowing. For those who did not, it was deadly. Stay off the ice!

Spring break up is a harbinger of another kind. Opening cottage access. We are now beginning to reach the unreachable. Cottages snowed in over winter are beginning to become accessible.

This past week a good number of properties came to market. The rarity factor is in decline. Inventory is still light and will likely remain so. But today we have choice in many segments.

If you are selling, now is a good time to list. Buying? If you can, make it up during the week. Showing schedules on weekends are jammed and it’s possible you might not get to see the property you want to. At the very least, plan ahead by a couple of days!

This week some choice property has come to market. Take a look at the links below. Interested and you’re not working with an agent, contact us. We’re here to help and would be pleased to show you property.

18R12 FLORENCE Island, Muskoka Lakes
$ 4,479,000- MLS# 40074027
Lake Rosseau

First time offered for sale. Steeped in history that reaches back almost a century, this South Lake Rosseau island cottage is located between Port Carling & Windermere. It has spectacular long lake vistas, deep water for boating & swimming, and an adjacent sandy beach perfect for kids and furry favourites! With 1170 feet of west and north facing frontage on two adjacent lots there is no shortage of incredible potential. The architecturally designed sun-filled cottage was built with family in mind. Referred to as Pinerocks it sits perched atop a rock shelf with towering pines all around. With 3771 sq ft, there are 6 generously sized bedrooms and 3.5 baths spread over 2 separate sleeping wings with an open concept main floor and incredible vaulted ceilings below. A separate guest bunkie with the most fantastic views allows for overflow. In addition a 2.5 slip boathouse with accommodation and sundeck plus a separate oversized covered boatport give ample space for all the toys. An inclinator and diesel backup generator add convenience, and the original clifftop tennis court footprint from the 1920s is waiting to be updated and put to good use. Westerly and northerly facing, sun all day somewhere. A stone breakwall and level lawns amongst rocky pines and private points over 8.16 acres give everyone a spot to find their very own sanctuary. Decks and docks call out for sunbathing, reading, games, family meals, and social spaces are abundant. Property is comprised of 2 separate parcels of land; the 2.83 acre lot contains all the buildings while 5.33 acre lot located in the channel facing Wellesley Island has no development on it. Better yet, this channel has 2 yellow markers marking rocks which deter boat traffic. Incredible pieces of land with footprints that one would kill for in this day and age. Property being sold as is where is. Renovate or rebuild to suit.

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1330-5 RIL LAKE Road S, Baysville
$ 3,495,900 – MLS# 40074570
Porcupine Lake

Incredible Muskoka address serving up 500’ of shoreline, privately nestled amidst 4.2 Ac of desired privacy on a quiet lake – be sure to watch our Virtual Showing! The Residence is a stunning 5,000 + Sq. Ft., 6 Bed, 7 Bath Build, showcasing 3 Fireplaces, Attached Triple Garage (heated + insulated) featuring extended living space above (1 bed, 1 bath), plus Detached Double Garage (insulated w/ 12’ ceilings), boat launch & more – located only 2 hrs to the 401 & 12 km to Baysville. The owners have spared no expense in quality, finishes & features including details like the handcrafted glass wine cellar designed to display over 150 bottles & kept at 57 degrees F. Highlights include the Great Room w/ soaring vaulted Post & Beam ceilings encompassing the loft, floor to ceiling windows, a focal stone fireplace w/ Ash wood mantel, & showcasing a 11’ handcrafted chandelier made from the shell of a 1950’s kayaks. The gourmet custom kitchen overlooking the formal dining room includes an oversize Island, quartz countertops, Chef grade appliances & generous walk-in pantry. The gorgeous Muskoka Room mirrors the Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings & showpiece wood burning fireplace! The Master includes a walkout, separate his/her walk-in closets, & ensuite w/ in floor heating. The main floor also features French Oak 13″ wide plank flooring throughout, multiple walkouts & design considerations for a future elevator. The loft offers 3 Beds & a 4PC bath, while the lower level includes a family room w/ a 3rd fireplace, 2 bedrooms (each w/ ensuites), a 2PC bath & laundry, & showcases the handcrafted glass wine cellar! The extended living space above the garage is an open concept 1 Bed, 1 Bath floor plan & balcony. The grounds are professionally landscaped w/ flagstone paths & gardens. Shallow entry shoreline w/ diving depth at the end of the L shaped dock Ny Dock.
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1028 MURPHY Road, MacTier
$ 1,595,000 – MLS# 40075986
Lake Joe

Let this be the year your family starts making memories on pristine Lake Joseph. Beautifully sited close to the water, this charming 3BR cottage has been lovingly maintained and continuously updated. Recent additions include a new Stuv woodstove as well as freshly updated docks and gorgeous granite steps from the parking area to the cottage. Upgraded Pella windows and a full height crawlspace would make fully winterizing the cottage easy. At the shore, your single slip boathouse provides protection for the watercraft as well as a rooftop deck which is drenched in all-day sunshine. Dive off the dock or jump off the upper deck into the clear, deep Lake Joe water. The bunkie provides additional sleeping space for kids and guests and with 165 feet of SW facing frontage, the privacy is excellent. The bay is safe and calm, with very few boats outside of local residents, but provides stunning big water views to the east. All this, just a short 10 minute drive from Highway 400 and minutes to the town of MacTier for a everything you could want or need at the cottage. Park the car for the weekend and jump in your boat to enjoy golf, restaurants and entertainment on the water or travel to Lakes Rosseau and Muskoka which provide an unending variety of boating adventure. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be on the “Big Three” this summer.

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1057 SUBURBAN Court, West Guilford
$ 799,000 – MLS# 40080699
Gull River

Immaculate, custom built home in the heart of West Guilford. Located on beautiful Gull River with access to a 3 chain lake system, this property offers privacy while being close to amenities. Public beach, ball diamond, general store and LCBO all within walking distance. Ten minutes to Sir Sam’s Ski Hill and the town of Haliburton. This 2 storey, 3 bed 3 bath with main floor office and mudroom entry from the attached garage is ideal for a growing family. Boasting a level lot, stairs lead down to the water with shallow entry and a 6 x 10 fixed dock with new stairs. Enjoy great fishing and miles of boating. A large back deck including a hot tub allows for plenty of room for entertaining. Recent upgrades include a new roof in 2019, new water pump in 2018, and new oil tank in 2017. In addition there is a 20×24 heated workshop with an adjoining lean to on each side for utility vehicle storage.

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Listings By Price Range

$4million and above – Click here
$2million – $4million – Click here
$1,100,000 – $2million – Click here
$595,000 – $1,100,000 – Click here

Island Properties – Click here
Mainland Riverfront – Click here
Vacant Land – Click here

Pending SalesClick here

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Laura & Mark, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team
(705) 706-1177