A summer tradition in cottage country is the fire pit. Whether it’s the sweetness of s’mores, the closeness of companionship or the warmth of flickering firelight, the fire pit is a celebration of night and a day well spent. It’s easy to get lost in thought, mesmerized by glowing coals.

There’s an inward intimacy of sitting by the pit. A happy place.

It’s amazing, though, change what you’re looking at and that inward intimacy becomes boundless. Look up, look way up.

Muskoka skies are dark. Properties with site plans have limited upward light. Here it’s possible to wander the vast expanse of the night sky, taking in the magnitude and magnificence of our galaxy. Pinpoints of light that twinkle, shimmer and sometimes streak across the sky express wonder and amazement by just hanging there. The experience of star gazing is hugely different from looking at glowing coals.

Both are sources of light, both (coals and stars) are small. Yet in relation to scope they take on different meaning. We control the fire, we certainly don’t control the heavens. Both are beautiful yet the points of reflection differ. Intimacy of the fire against expansiveness of space; and all just from sitting there.

Whether on a dock or a rock, a deck or a beach, night time in Muskoka is special. Wonderfully relaxing, it brings respite and renewal. You’d almost think physicians should prescribe cottage time for what ails you, wouldn’t you?

This past weekend there were lots of seekers of cottage time. After the huge storm at the end of the week, the weekend was the first sunny, warm and clear night weekend of the season. Muskoka was bustling. The doors were being shown off. The ‘granny slammers’ were slammin’! Here’s what came to market this week…

$699,900 – MLS# 121361

Older home/cottage on stunning piece of land offering 287 Feet of frontage and over 4 acres of prime land. Enjoy the cottage as is for year round enjoyment or use the footprint as you plan out your dream home near the mouth of Lake Muskoka. Four season cottage being sold as is. Excellent dock for the whole family to play on along with level table land. This property has not yet reached its full potential. As soon as the frost is out of the ground there will also be a new dug well! CLICK HERE for property details.


$874,900 – MLS# 124091

Live the Muskoka lifestyle in a nature lover’s paradise. First time for sale. Rare, level lot w/240′ of gradual entry shoreline on Bird Lake. Year round fun: water ski/canoe/kayak/sail/swim/fish/hike/ski/snowmobile or enjoy the hot tub. Full time home or luxurious 4 season cottage on well maintained year-round municipal road. Private 1.7 acres. Well wooded w/evergreens (pine/hemlock/spruce) birch & w/great water views. Lovingly maintained move-in ready, cedar-sided, 3 beds custom-designed, prow-front, O/C bungalow w/ bonus 12’x14′ Muskoka rm, BBQ, porch, wrap-around deck & fully insulated/drywalled/detached garage w/loft! Enjoy comfortable forced air propane heat & a drilled well. Back-up generator, woodstove & pre-listing inspected for your peace of mind. Big Wind Lake Provincial Park nearby is nearly 5,000 acres of natural beauty. CLICK HERE for property details.


$1,525,000 – MLS# 123661

Year-round waterfront home/cottage on beautiful Lake Joseph. 143 ft. shoreline, south-west exposure providing sunlight all day. Level lot & family friendly hard-packed yellow sand beach. 1.92 acres, large dock, 3 storage sheds. Cathedral ceilings. High efficiency gas furnace, fireplace & central air. CLICK HERE for property details.


$3,295,000 – MLS#124398

Muskoka at its finest with ultimate privacy on Lake Rosseau! Enchanting custom 4 season True North log cottage nestled in 3.5 acres of towering pines and granite outcroppings. 508’ shoreline, dawn to sunset exposures & spectacular lake views. 4,173 sq. ft. living space on 3 levels. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths incl. marble master 6-pc. ensuite. Cathedral beamed ceilings and fir posts, open concept, walls of windows, striking stone wood burning fireplace, granite counters, hand-scraped hickory wood flooring. Exceptional features throughout. Tower upper room w/floor to ceiling windows & sunset views, middle tower breakfast room encircled in rock w/BBQ deck. Wine cellar in lower tower. Loft family room. Large wrap-around 2-tier decks. Cork heated floor lower level w/games room/gym, walkout to campfire circle. Inclinator – 90 seconds deck to dock. Second dock with sleeping cabins for a family compound. Back-up generator and many more special features. CLICK HERE for property details.


$300,000 – $750,000 – CLICK HERE
$751,000 – $1.5MILLION – CLICK HERE


We look forward to seeing you soon,

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

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$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.