Ice out! Boat in!
On Monday we were visiting property on 3 different Muskoka Lakes, one large, one medium and the other ‘just right’. They all had ice in one form or another. The previous night had been well below 0. Protected waters had a thin sheen of clear ice, gently undulating as the lake moved. Away from shore, patches of dark showed remnants of thick sheets like black holes in the blue surround.
The thing about ice out is one moment ice is visible, the next only water remains. With years of trying to see it go, success comes rarely. Monday was no exception. Standing on the PreCambrian shore (which has seen more ice outs than we could count in a lifetime), we were basking in reflected sunlight from lake and rock, watching a black hole move like a large creature just below the surface.
A tinny with a small motor putted into view. We looked and commented that it was the first boat, then went back to the black hole. But it wasn’t there. It had gone. In its place an open lake patiently waiting for the happy sound of children’s laughter.
Ice out! Early this year.
Talk about early? If a property comes to market you like, don’t delay. Our listing at 1088 Long Lake Road came to market last Thursday. We have offers now.
Interested in seeing property this weekend? Plan ahead. By Friday we had to turn some weekend requests for showing away.
The good news is more properties are coming to market daily! We’d like to hear from you if there’s a property you want to see!
A Lake Joseph jewel. This private island has not been offered for sale since the original Crown grant in 1877. Peggy Island is nothing less than mesmerizing with her privacy, natural beauty, multiple exposures and glorious Muskoka sunsets. Walk the island to personally experience the gentle terrain, Group-Of-Seven granite shorelines, natural sand beach cove and towering pines. This could be your idyllic escape from the City, or perhaps as your private getaway from an existing mainland Lakehouse. Peggy Island has almost 3 acres, over 2000’ of shoreline, an existing 3 bedroom cottage, 2 slip boathouse and sundock. Potential to add, renovate, design or build. Close to golf, marinas and area amenities. Click here for property listing details.
Custom designed by experienced cottage family and built by well-known JR Construction. Superbly located on 220 feet along the gorgeous southerly-facing shoreline of Lake Muskoka, the 4 + 1 bedroom, 2,900+ sq. ft., cottage offers stunning open lake views from the principal rooms. A Muskoka granite fireplace, cathedral ceilings, custom-designed kitchen cabinetry, multiple inside and outside entertaining spaces include a large lower level Family Room with walkout to a granite patio. The private principal bedroom with ensuite facilities allows single-floor living. 3 additional bedrooms provide ample family and guest accommodation. A large bonus room can be used as an office, gym or bedroom. Stunning stone stairs and gentle walkways lead to the 2-slip boathouse with a fully-finished 1 bedroom guest suite above. An expansive cantilevered sundeck/dock allows the whole family to enjoy the waterside experience and marvel at the magnificent panoramic, sunny, views across Lake Muskoka. This offering serves up miles of magnificent sunny views, well-maintained buildings located in a private, natural setting, completely furnished and equipped for immediate turnkey enjoyment, all under 2 hours from North Toronto. Click here for property listing details.
Sometimes dreams do come true … and that’s where this rare offering in the heart of Port Sandfield comes in. Welcome to “The Lakehouse on Lake Rosseau” … a prime location with breathtaking views … a place where a classic Olde Muskoka gem melds with modern conveniences. Features include warm wood interior, gorgeous stone fireplace in the open concept living/dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry, a separate TV room/library (additional sleeping area?), plus a spacious screened Muskoka room and exterior decking overlooking Lake Rosseau. Paved driveway and ample parking spaces at the level building site. Dual storage shed, double slip docks and a water’s edge cabin complete this package. Muskoka memories are still waiting to be made with continued use and enjoyment this season, however this approx 1 acre well treed property is also ideally suited for redevelopment. Current setbacks would allow a new cottage to be positioned much closer to the waterfront and oriented to take maximum advantage of that magnificent long lake view! Call today to discuss the possibilities, and get ready to start living and planning your Muskoka dream today. But don’t wait too long as offers will be reviewed on April 8th at 4:00 p.m. Click here for property listing details.
Modern Chic meets Muskoka River with the whole front wall made of glass to give you uninterrupted views of the waterfront. Great privacy, no development across the river, this new cottage (built-in 2018) offers all the luxuries one could hope for, with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and an open plan living, dining, and kitchen all overlooking the river. The main bedroom has views onto the river and opens up into the Muskoka Room. Small bunkie, directly on the water for evening sunset cocktails. You also have an oversized garage for all the toys, workshop etc. This cottage is on a year-round municipally maintained road, 20 minutes from Bracebridge or 2.5 hours from the GTA. Click here for property listing details.
We look forward to seeing you up in our neck of the woods, soon!
Lucy & Ross