Although we’ve been quiet for a while, Muskoka, Haliburton and Parry Sound are still here! Trees are budding, spring flowers have been blooming in gardens and yesterday we saw dogtooth violets in the bush. It won’t be long before was see a carpet of trilliums!

This year ice went out early, by about a week or more. Judging flow over the falls in Bracebridge we’ve passed high water and are easing down to normal flow. Perhaps it’s a sign COVID is on the wane. Back to normal …now there’s a thought! We’ve not been immune to the virus either. Numbers here are low, but then so is the population. Living in this part of the world implies distance… distance to the store, distance to the next town, are part of everyday.

In real estate we’re keeping our distance too. Work is happening online with video. We go to properties and connect by an app and do live work to ‘show’ property. It’s only when the buyer is serious that we have a real showing. There are protocols. A declaration to make and masks and gloves to don. We’re careful and respectful. Distance and consideration matter. It saves lives.

Properties are selling. Inventories are not the usual, but then The Cottage Life Show did not happen. The season had a quiet start this year. It’s getting busy now. If you’re wanting to be in the market…whether you’re selling or buying, trading in cottages is happening now. Get ready for life on line!

Since we last chatted, much has happened. Here are our picks…

1011 Marquis Lane, Port Carling
$7,495,000 – MLS# 251245
Lake Muskoka
Welcome To Buttler Bay On Lake Muskoka. This Brand New Custom Built Home Offers 5300 sq ft Of Living Space With 5 Bedrooms And 7 Bathrooms. The Home Boasts All The Modern Luxuries And Amenities. Just Minutes Away From Port Carling. Take In The Westerly Views Over This 7.3 Acre Property With 305’ Of Frontage. Currently, The 2-Slip Boathouse Is Being Built And Will Offer Both Upper And Lower Entertaining Lounges With Natural Touches To Compliment The Surrounding Nature Terrain And Gorgeous Landscaping. Click here for property listing details


506 Browning Island, Bracebridge
$1,899,000 – MLS# 254269
Lake Muskoka

Incredible views from this stunning custom built cottage on Browning island. First time coming to market, this 2,200 SF cottage features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, a large open concept living area, huge custom kitchen, games room, and a beautiful wrap around enclosed porch for those hot summer nights. Ideally situated on a large private lot with 295’ of water frontage, landscaping and mature trees, it is easy to fall in love with this property. There is a lakeside bunky for extra guests and huge fire pit with exceptional views across lake Muskoka. The kids will love the large two room finished attic space for a play area or a storage area. Enjoy all day sun at the newly constructed docks (2018) and a beautiful deep slip boathouse with 2 boat lifts. Roof replaced in 2018 & freshly painting in 2019. This property shows extremely well and the pride of ownership here will satisfy the most discerning of buyers. Access to the property is easy with a short boat ride from the marina. Click here for property listing details


1523 Fish Hatchery Rd #28, Utterson
$1,395,000 – MLS# 252867
Skeleton Lake

This cosy newer 1,106 sqft two bedroom, 2 four-piece bath cottage can sleep 4, while the 700 sqft sleeping cabin has room for an additional 8 people to sleep. Shiplap detailing throughout and situated close to the water’s edge the buildings sit on 0.806 acres and 118’ of frontage. Take in views down Skeleton Lake while sitting by the lakeside fire pit or one of two covered porches that are off of the two bedrooms at the main cottage. A wonderful place for family and friends to gather. Click here for property listing details


1541 Wilkinson Road, Haliburton
$599,000 – MLS# 254700
Kennisis Lake

KENNISIS LAKE RARE OPPORTUNITY. Almost 60 acres overlooking a quite bay on Kennisis Lake. This one of a kind property boasts a newly renovated 3 bedroom home/cottage. Large kitchen with walkout to new deck with views of the water, cathedral ceilings in the living room with a floor to ceiling propane fireplace insert, fully renovated master bedroom including the ensuite which has a large shower and jet soaker tub. Large bedroom upstairs with a loft bedroom area across the hall. 2nd floor bathroom also fully renovated with a gigantic shower. Bright Walk out basement boast a meditation room along with a yoga and workout room and a large entry and coat room. This property is a must see to be fully experienced. The acreage is mixed bush/exposed rock and easy to traverse. Come check it out. Click here for property listing details


Here are the rest of the listings that have come on in April.

$2,500,000 +
$300,000 – $750,000


Keep warm, safe & healthy,

Laura, Lucy & Ross
(705) 706-11177

PS Don’t miss this amazing property which is close to town and have big lake access.

1020 Omineca Rd, Muskoka Lakes
$1,695,000 – MLS# 248844
Mirror Lake

When location matters! Close to town with big lake access. Well built year round lakefront home at the end of a municipal road. Good privacy, great SW exposure. 3+ bed with 2.5 baths. Large upstairs family room with kitchenette and dining nook, makes for perfect extended family accommodation. Oversized septic allows for expansion as does lot coverage. Build a 2 bay garage/coachhouse to complete the picture. Sweet 3 yr old single slip boathouse on new docks. 3 yr old siding and roof. New propane fired radiant heating system (2019). New large sliding glass walls in dining and living room bring the outside in. All day sun and lovely views of the lake. Fire pit for summer s’mores. Gentle land. Shallow entry and deep water make this a perfect family spot. Walk to downtown Port Carling! Click here for property listing details.