Spring is officially here. We know by the date, by the Cottage Life Show having come and gone, The Muskoka Spring Art Show was held last weekend and Muskoka Highlands says 3 nights of 8C weather and the course is open.

We also know it’s spring because the roads are heaving as frost departs, some private lane ways are soft up to the axles and ice on the lakes is starting to darken. Ice out is at least a couple of weeks away but shorelines are becoming visible, much of our snow has left and the roadways are clear.

It’s only as we get into valleys and shaded areas that much snow cover remains. Think mud. If you’re coming to ‘kick the dirt’, be prepared to wear some of it. We don’t have a lot of overburden in Muskoka, the sparse top soil drys out pretty quickly, but there are spots where slipping sliding and sinking can’t be avoided.

It’s ‘welly’ time!

A good number of properties have come to market in the last bit. There’s a lot to see and, it’s moving. Our spring market has started. If you’re thinking it would be nice to own this year – or are wondering about if it’s time to list, the next 8 weeks will account for about 50% of waterfront sales in Muskoka in 2018.

Take a look at what has come to market. Call us if you have questions. We’re here to help!

$629,000 – ML# 114491
Lake Kahshe – 115ft Water Frontage – NW Exposure

Cape Cod inspired 1.5 Storey Beach Cottage with Contemporary finishes, Spacious decking with Hot Tub, Bunkie & Beach side Tiki bar. All day sun with fabulous sunsets & ultimate natural privacy on both sides. Located in Peaceful Bay on Kahshe Lake, 5 minutes by boat from Marina. Designer kitchen, white cabinets, stainless appliances and granite countertops. Architecturally interesting design inside & out with loft style master bedroom ensuite and seating/ work area, Arched windows & cool bathroom. All with smart technology electric heat, wood fireplace and upgraded insulation. The perfect retreat for all you sun worshipping beach lovers… Margarita anyone? Click here for property listing details.

$1,250,000 – ML#114400
Moon River – 370ft Water Frontage – Southern Exposure

This unique home in the woods offers year round enjoyment as a home or cottage. With a massive Gourmet Designed kitchen suited perfect for entertaining large groups or just a quiet dinner for two, it has all the amenities that you need. This kitchen boasts unique copper counter tops with a beautiful copper range hood. The bar area and walk-in pantry are both great additions.Appliances included are Dual fridges in kitchen, bar fridge, 6 burner cooktop stove, double wall ovens, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Right off the kitchen is a deck for enjoying a peaceful breakfast over looking the river or just relaxing taking in the beauty and sounds of the forest.The large living room boasts vaulted ceilings with exposed timber beams and framing and has a nice corner wood stove to keep you cozy. Right off of the living room through the large sliding doors is a spacious 4 season screened in porch overlooks the river. Click here for property listing details.

$2,499,000 – ML# 112109
Lake Muskoka – 237ft Water Frontage – SW Exposure

Incredible SW views from all 3 levels of this 3200 sq ft, 3 bdrm & den, 4 bath, year-round, home/cottage plus heated garage with storage loft, bath & balcony. Newly constructed custom boathouse with lounging deck commands the 237′ lakefront. Striking landscaping & expansive new granite patio & steps lead to the lakeside deck & quaint water’s edge Bunkie. Quartz counters & custom cabinetry grace the kitchen & all baths. Entertain your guests in style in the open concept kitchen/dining/living room with granite fireplace. The Muskoka room leads to a newer deck with glass railings overlooking the exquisite view across Lake Muskoka’s Golden Point. Extensive use of 28′ fir beams, painted pine walls & trim. Master suite has sunset view & gorgeous new aroma/light therapy shower. Wonderful walkout design has a wall of windows in the family rm, a den, powder & laundry/utility rm. Click here for property listing details.

$3,795,000 – ML# 114474
Lake Muskoka – 230ft Water Frontage – Northern Exposure

Exquisitely crafted and perfectly located on Lake Muskoka near Port Carling, this property offers the full compliment of cottage desires. Spending time at the lake will never be the same after experiencing a fun and sun filled afternoon at the water s edge utilizing the triple boathouse with living quarters above, covered outdoor lounge and well planned built in bar. The main building s spacious great room with stone wood burning fireplace, large dining area and custom kitchen leaves nothing to be desired. It is easy to imagine enjoying to incredible open water view while entertaining in this fabulous space. Once the days activities have concluded there are 4 bedrooms in the cottage including a main floor master suite with ensuite. For extra privacy and the evening sounds of Muskoka, the boathouse contains its own self contained suite. The early riser will enjoy swimming in the deep or shallow water with the exceptional privacy this package offers. Your Lifestyle is here in Muskoka. Click here for property listing details.

Want to see all the other listings that have come in the past 10 days?

Wishing you a Happy Passover and Happy Easter, however you may celebrate… Give us a call when you’re ready to take a closer look,

Laura, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team at RE/MAX Hallmark in Muskoka
(705) 706-1177

ps Don’t forget to check out these gems…

1848 Fraserburg Rd, Bracebridge
$179,000 – MLS#110944
Frau Lake

Pristine Muskoka. Natural 10+acre parcel fronting on Frau Lake. Electricity, Well and Driveway in place. Beautiful property to roam, lovely views and privacy. Waterfront can be developed by bylaw under governance Town of Bracebridge.
Click here for property listing details

530 Peninsula Rd, Gravenhurst
$795,000 – MLS# 109677
Muldrew Lake

Close to town, gentle, private lot, yr round cottage, recently renovated and upgraded. Main living area is airy and bright with custom kitchen,granite counters & cork floor. Warm and inviting, wide open dining/living room has lake vistas from every corner. Granite fireplace with efficient insert adds cozy touch. Updated main bathroom and Master bdrm complete the ensemble. Lower level walk-in with 2 beds, full bath and family room. Upper level screened Muskoka Room and wrap around deck with new railings & glass inserts. This cottage has new windows & doors, a newer propane furnace, generator & new 100 amp breaker panel. The basement floor has been insulated & finished with cork flooring. Roof redone 2014. A property where memories are made. Spacious land, gentle and graced with great pines, places to roam and play including beach makes this a special offering indeed. Walk the land and you will know youve found a lifetime property with room to expand and grow. See it and appreciate! Click here for property listing details

1010 Evergreen Ct, Gravenhurst
$1,495,000 – MLS#110742
Lake Muskoka

Sunsets, beach and magnificent views of Lake Muskoka! Year round Muskoka waterfront home with oversized 3 bay heated garage (plus accommodation above and separate septic system). Municipal services, close to Town and Taboo. Superior location. Building recently updated, light, bright and welcoming. This property is suitable for cottaging or year round use, an acre to roam and room for kids to play. Newly rebuilt dock and boatport. Great recreational opportunities abound. Wonderful beach for the kids. Centrally located with easy access to Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. The owner has contracted for a new roof to be installed on the cottage and boathouse this spring. Come, take a look! It will be hard to leave this piece of heaven. The view is mesmerizing! Click here for property listing details