Spring is here. Two days of rain have pretty much put paid to snow in cottage country. Even though snow fell on Monday, it was gone by afternoon. Remnants of winter hide in the shade. Only where snow banks were created or snow fell in hollows or on the north slope does it still have its icy grip. That grip is loosening.
How do we know? The water level of Lake Muskoka has risen about a foot in the last couple of days. That trickle we talked about last week? Local waterfalls are beginning to roar. Rosseau Falls, Wilson’s Falls and Bracebridge Falls can be heard before they are seen. We’re some time from the peak, but it’s clear, the Muskoka watershed is shedding!
The rain also firmed up our country roads. They’re not without some soft spots, but travel is less precarious and more reliable. And yes, you can count on your vehicle needing a bath after visiting!
This past week we’ve seen several strong sales. It’s clear cottage country is more than a destination.
A spectacular waterfront property that cascades down to 735 feet of Muskoka shoreline. Panoramic water views can be seen from virtually every room. The character of this cottage typifies the best in Muskoka living. It features beautiful hardwood floors, large stone fireplace and a separate breakfast area leading to one of 2 entertainments decks. The original stone cottage is used as a charming guest cabin with 3 additional bedrooms & the 2 storey boat house is a must see. **Extras: 4 season cottage, timber and stone construction, high ceilings, 2 high efficiency Roth oil furnaces, UV water purification and filter system, cedar shake roof on all 3 buildings, newer windows, new docks and cribs. Gas pump for boat refueling. Click here for property listing details.
1144 HWY 518, Seguin
$1,695,000 – MLS# 40082970
Enjoy fabulous year-round living on beautiful, quiet Duck Lake. This extensively landscaped lot with beautiful perennial gardens is situated on 1.04 acres and 490’ frontage with North facing views. The 2,800 sqft home or cottage with heated floors throughout has 3 beds+den/3 baths with a bright, open concept living room and cathedral ceilings perfect for entertaining family and friends. Walk out to the large deck overlooking the water, perfect for taking in the sunrises and sunsets. At the water you will find both a large U shaped floating dock with awning as well as a walk in beach area. The two car garage has finished space above, and a potential putting green sits steps away. Just 20 minutes from Parry Sound, enjoy a peaceful getaway with shopping and amenities close by.
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WOW!!!! – that is all that is left to say when experiencing the most wild and wonderful sunsets you can imagine from the balcony of your dream location cottage on Camel Lake in Muskoka. Unobstructed westerly views over the lake, docks to jump off into the cooling waters in summer and icy fun in winters is what is waiting for you on 107′ of prime Muskoka water frontage to make some unforgettable memories. Magnificent window views, walkouts and flow of sociable space enables hosts to preside discreetly over the living, dining, deck and dock areas that form the collective heart of quintessential cottage life. Surrounded by pine and …trees, privacy is what you will come to enjoy when meeting up with family and close friends with ample space for everyone in the 4 bedrooms provided. This four season cottage is located just 20 minutes from Bracebridge, Port Carling and 25-30 minutes to Huntsville or Rosseau. Click here for property listing details.
Laura & Derek, Lucy & Ross