Although summer officially starts June 21, THE SEASON has begun. There’s still time to make cottage dreams come true for this summer with closing in time for Canada Day a possibility.

We’ve received several calls in the last few days from people wanting to know if there’s time. The answer is yes!

Things to be aware of if making a cottage decision are the following: the number of sales on a YTD basis as compared to last year are lower (about the same as 2016) and prices have moderated to 2016 levels too. Some of it may be mix, at this time of year it’s hard to say definitively that we have a trend. Unlike last year, the busiest segment is $1 million to about $1.5.

We’ve also begun seeing price adjustments as sellers realize the intensity of last year didn’t winter as well as hoped. We haven’t seen fire sales. Don’t be thinking that low balls are the order of the day. That’s not the case.

In terms of Rosskoka Team, our business is tracking ahead of last year. We have been busy. If you’re one of those people who want a property for the season this year the next couple of weeks are critical.

By the same token, if you’re wondering about listing your property, recognize that there’s a latent demand as the number of sales is lower than last year. It’s just that your property needs to be seen as good value with an appropriate ask. We’ve seen several offers stall with sellers taking a hard line.

As always, we’re here to assist and have some very happy customers who are willing to tell you how we helped them achieve their goals.

Here’s what came to market this week…

$6,995,999 – MLS# 128209
Lake Muskoka

Executive custom new build on Lake Muskoka – the ultimate private getaway! This property is the complete package with over 350 feet of South exposure on beautiful Lake Muskoka. This cottage was built with high end finishes and great attention to detail with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy expansive lake views. Enjoy the amazing chefs kitchen complete with both Subzero and Wolf appliances. This 6 bedroom 5 bathroom cottage has ample space both indoors and out for entertaining all year long! Situated close to all the amenities Muskoka has to offer and only 2 hours from Toronto
Click here for property listing details.

$1,750,000- MLS# 126987
Lake Rosseau

Privacy, Views, Convenient Location & Development Potential – approx 760′ of shoreline & 2 waterfront lots: (406′ S/L w existing oversized 2-slip 4 BR 2 bath boathouse cottage, & a separate waterfront pavilion – comes complete w new septic & is fully furnished so you can turn the key & enjoy) and (335′ S/L newly created building lot for your dream cottage & another 2-storey boathouse) plus a separate 41 acre parcel behind. Beautiful mix of natural rock, deep water off the expansive shore decks/docks & quiet, shallow/sandy waters too. Level point of land provides multiple exposures to suit your water’s edge lifestyle. Tobin Island is steeped in history & boasts a true ‘Olde Muskoka’ charm – the same is true of your spectacular view across to Windermere House. Enjoy the convenience of docking/parking at 2 mainland locations. Just minutes from Windermere w easy access to Port Carling, Port Sandfield & Muskoka Lakes G&CC.
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$1,144,900 – MLS#128794
Severn River

Completed in 2017, Pride of ownership is evident throughout this beautiful executive home on the Trent-Severn waterway. No detail missed. Explore the world from your dock via this historic canal system. Located only 10 minutes by boat to either Sparrow or Couchiching. Impeccably built with ICF foundation and ICF exterior walls to the first storey. Massive vaulted ceilings on the main floor allow ample natural light. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite. Make your way down to the lower level to shoot a game of billiards or watch a movie on the home theatre system (both included). Two guest bedrooms and a full washroom complete the lower level. Cook your dinner at the outdoor kitchen (incl.) and enjoy it on the back deck while you watch the boats amble by. The property is rounded out with a large detached garage/workshop with mezzanine storage. Only 5 minutes off Highway 11 and 90 minutes to Toronto.
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$429,000 – MLS# 129106
Hesner’s Lake

Located on a small beautiful lake just outside of Bala, we find a charming brick home or cottage perfect for year round enjoyment in Muskoka. The property is stunning – 3 acres, level land, 205 feet of frontage, and beautiful south east exposure. The cottage is complete with an eat-in kitchen, with new stainless steel appliances, large living room with walkouts to the large deck and great Muskoka room, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Also on the property is a detached single car garage with a loft above perfect for kids or extended family on the weekends. This property is ideal for young children, perfectly level with a beach volleyball court and great shallow sandy entry at the shore. The island dotted view completes this wonderful package. Minutes to Bala, what more could you ask for and at this price, it certainly will not last long! Extensive recent renovations.
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and for the rest of them…

Click here for $300,000-$750,000
Click here for $751,000-$1.5million
Click here for $1.5million-$2.5million
Click here for $2.5million and above

We look forward to sharing a bit of our summer with you,

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


ps. Don’t forget to check this one out…

1747 Brackenrig Rd,
$3,495,000 – MLS#126243
Lake Rosseau

“Edgewater”. A classic year round 5 bedrm Muskoka cottage. Warm and inviting, A place where relaxing is the paramount goal. Built right at the water’s edge, this cottage has a relationship with the water like no other. View? Sunset? Right on the money! Both are exceptional. Access? Privacy? Two more boxes ticked. Looking for gentle land? This was made for you. To add to the list, there’s a 2 slip boathouse with 650 sq ft above for accommodation and an oversized two car garage for the toys. Beautifully furnished in warm, soft tones Edgewater is move-in ready. A place to kick back or entertain while you think about how to make it your own. This kind of opportunity is rare. It’s a great find and excellent value. Click here for property listing details.