Every once in a while a unique property comes to market. In 2007 such a property did. On Lake Rosseau it had smaller frontage (100’) facing west. Gentle land. It’s uniqueness was twofold. First, it had an old two storey boathouse with two bedrooms and a full kitchen. Second, the cottage was new, a rebuild, using quality materials and fine finishes. Only 25’ from the lake, the cottage would easily have felt ‘at home’ on a lot more than twice the size. From the media room and wet bar on the lower level to the master with ensuite on the top floor, the building oozed charm and relaxation. It was very well done. Outside was a beach volleyball court for fun and games. Superb. The property set a price record for 100’ properties on the Big 3 when it sold.

Last week it came back to market. It had aged well, being cared for thoroughly. With few updates over the intervening 14 years, the building has both currency and timelessness. The owners had done a good job. On the market through two weekends it had more than 80 showings. When offers were held on Sunday, 7 parties came to the table. Each of them serious. If commitment had been the measure, the outcome could’ve been different. As it was, depth of pocket ruled. Quite possibly another record was set.

Good properties sell well. Every property, though, has a compromise. In this case it was size of lot. Make sure you know what compromises there are and if you’re willing to live with them, because they will always be there.

In the coming weeks a fair number of new listings will be coming to market and properties not selling so far, will likely be repriced. Regardless, check out the compromises!

Here are this week’s offerings. Questions? You know where to find us. info@rosskoka.com

$4,495,000 – MLS# 40156136

Welcome to 7 Gordon Point Lane on beautiful crystal clear Lake Joseph. The immaculately maintained lake house boasts four generous bedrooms, including a very private master suite with fireplace and walk out, three baths, sumptuous great room with granite fireplace, fabulous open chef’s kitchen dining space designed for entertaining, vaulted ceilings throughout, a games room for the teenagers, walls of glass from every room to absorb the dazzling open lake views over Turtle island. Outside you will find a myriad of gathering places, from the extensive lake side decking, cozy gazebo, natural fire pit and sizeable dock lounging area. Magnificent granite landscaping and gardens throughout the grounds plus a captivating “zen” natural waterfall to enjoy a peaceful moment. The generous two slip boathouse with lifts can accommodate all of today’s performance boat needs. This complete gracious waterfront retreat also provides an oversized garage for all the toys. Arriving is a breeze as this rare opportunity lies on the fantastic west Lake Joe shore within two hours of the GTA. Click here for property listing details.


350 BURGESS ROAD, Rosseau
$3,995,00 – MLS## 40156415

Classic yet contemporary Lake Rosseau water’s edge cottage on 345 feet of clean & clear shoreline. 1.7 forested, private acres. Due-South exposure for all-day sunshine. Wonderful views out of Bellevue Bay. Cottage offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, modern renovated kitchen & fantastic living room with fireplace. Extensive decking & docks for outdoor enjoyment. Separate 2-slip boathouse. Potential to replace with new, larger cottage plus 1.5-storey boathouse w/accommodations. Click here for property listing details.


$1,495,000 – MLS# 40152489

Breathtaking offering of this incredible 2.8-acre park like year-round home or cottage on the peaceful Muskoka River in Port Sydney, perfectly located between both Huntsville and Bracebridge with easy access to Highway 11. Perfectly situated on a quiet dead-end road and features 410 feet of river frontage ideally located beside invaluable inlet opening of the river with picturesque bridge view. You are welcomed onto the property with circular driveway leading to interlock parking grounds with private pond in the front yard, double car attached garage with convenient breezeway into side entry. Formal covered front porch for guests opens into the beautiful great room with fireplace and soaring cathedral ceiling, open concept kitchen and dining area with great natural light shining through, plus finished open loft space overlooking the great room and out to the backyard. Full 4-piece bathroom, guest bedroom, and convenient laundry/utility room. Private North wing of the home boasts perfect home office, 3rd bedroom perfect for grandkids, and primary suite featuring walk-in closet and 5-piece ensuite bath including double sink vanity. Self-contained guest house offers 2 bedrooms, open concept living/dining area, bar area with dinette, and eco bathroom. Level rear yard space perfect for outdoor games with friends and family, surrounded by mature trees providing excellent privacy and beautiful gardens. Relax on the upper deck or down on the dock on the river, go for a paddle, or swim from the natural sand shoreline. A one of a kind property that must be seen to be appreciated. A Muskoka dream come true! Click here for property listing details.


176 NINE MILE LAKE, Torrance
$645,000 – MLS# 40155164

Cherished family cottage offering on one of Muskoka’s most beautiful lakes, Nine Mile Lake! Hop in your boat for a very quick ride (less than 4 minutes) to this lovely 2 bed + loft, 1 bath cottage. Enjoy your Summer evenings overlooking the lake in the screened Muskoka Room, wade in and cool off in the lake from your hard packed sandy shoreline – perfect for young and old alike or take the pontoon boat (included in the sale) for a cruise around the lake. This neat and tidy cottage package comes fully furnished, ready now for you to start making cottage memories with your family and friends. Click here for property listing details.


$595,000 – $1,099,000 – Click here
$1,100,000 – $1,999,000 – Click here
$2,000,000 – $3,999,000 – Click here
$4,000,000+ – Click here

Island Property – Click here
Vacant Lakefront Land – Click here
Mainland Riverfront – Click here
Pending Sales – Click here

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lucy & Ross