MarketWATCH Muskoka

Autumn. This week is classic. Warm days, cool nights, gentle breezes. Morning mists, glasslike waters and no bugs. Perfect for paddle boarding, taking the kayak out or just soaking in dock time. It’s a time to decompress and marvel.

Leaves are starting to turn. There’s the occasional flash of brilliant red as one errant branch takes the lead against a backdrop of dark green. Signs are there, but who’s looking? Let’s enjoy the hours dock time brings. Cottage country at the end of summer is rich, warm and rewarding.

In the past week we’ve seen several inviting cottages come to market. Come, make autumn by the water your favourite time too. Oh! I almost forgot, that mid century cottage we were talking about last week with 5 offers? It sold at 30% over ask… And even at that it was a good buy. It’s the kind of property a family will guard for generations… the previous one did.

Take a look at what’s happened in your price range.

$695,000 – MLS# 40022983

Waiting for you to move in and enjoy, this charming, quaint and meticulously maintained Moon River cottage comes fully furnished including a paddleboat. Spectacular southerly views of the river can be had from the inviting Muskoka room, dock or natural rocky shoreline – the choice is yours. Many upgrades and improvements over the last 2 years include: New Shingles – 2019, New water pump & waterline – 2020, New toilet & bathroom taps – 2020 & New Satellite Box – 2020. Easy access off of the year round paved Township road – Moon River Road to the first paved driveway on the left on Fogo Street. Natural lot with rock sand bottom shoreline. The property also includes a back lot across the road for additional parking. Click here for property listing details.


$1,715,000 – MLS# 40022966

Beautiful Lake of Bays, the second largest lake in Muskoka.232 feet of South East frontage. Sunrises. 3371 sqft Viceroy winterized home which is so cozy and inviting.Walk in to the bright floor to ceiling windows in the Living room with a custom built stone wood burning fireplace overlooking lake of bays.The views from this room are captivating.Open concept kitchen with a walkout onto the deck. The Muskoka room with new glassed in windows makes it an ideal 3 season room.Main floor master bedroom and ensuite with walk in closet and walk out deck. Main floor laundry with the option of creating an office or another bedroom. The upper loft is amazing! Views of the lake with storage and a bathroom. The lower level has high ceilings and a gas fireplace with a walkout.Lower level bedroom has a walk out and a built in fireplace; the other bedroom has an electric fireplace and a walkout. Lower level bathroom has a jacuzzi tub. Walk down the landscaped stairs to the lake. Hard packed sand and wide long views await you.Vistas of Raynor Island and so much privacy.11 acres you don’t see neighbours! Look out for the Blue Heron and so much wild life. Click here for property listing details.


$2,300,000 – MLS# 40023474

A True classic Muskoka cottage from a bygone era. In the same family for over 100 years. Enjoy the character and charm OR rebuild on this amazing mature treed level lot with sandy beach and boathouse. Offering 6/7 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Bunkie (Sleeps 2/3) pristine sand beach and steps from the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club. The boathouse offers both a slip and dry dock, bar, second floor roof deck for entertaining. Offers will be reviewed on Sept 26th at 10:00am Click here for property listing details.


$9,689,000 – MLS# 40022277

Classic southern Lake Joseph 12 bedroom summer sunset family compound centrally located amidst the action and close to the Lake Joseph Club, Port Carling, and Port Sandfield. Architecturally pleasing circa 2003 ?Elmo Starr? 4 bedroom sprawling bungalow main cottage with high ceilings, impressive wood-burning Muskoka stone fireplace, multiple sitting areas, entertainer?s kitchen, luxe master suite with all the features and amenities, complete with alarm and sound systems, and a full unfinished basement. Self-contained 4 bedroom guest house with attached garage, regulation tennis court, extensive stonework, gardens, and large dock. The ?piece-de-resistance? is the massively oversized grandfathered 3 slip 2 storey boathouse with yet another fully self-contained 4 bedroom suite complete with 3 bathrooms and extensive decking affording some of the finest sunset views Lake Joe serves up. The complete package for the active family seeking a premiere location on Lake Joe. Click here for property listing details.


$2,695,000 – MLS# 40020391

This Magical Isle is a visual delight where ever you look. It is extremely well maintained and pride of ownership can be seen everywhere. If tall pines, gentle land, shallow and deep water, a classic Lake Joseph cottage compound, your own island to swim around, all day sun, water views from all rooms and a 2 minute boat ride to the marina are what you are looking for then Turtle Island is for you. This lovely Private Island has a beautifully decorated cottage with 3 bedrooms, all with lake views and one with outside porches. There are two boathouses, one is 2 slip boathouse and the other is a one slip, 1 1/2 storey boathouse with separate dry slip for canoes, kayaks and a small gym area. The main cottage has been updated and new windows have been installed where necessary. The classic Muskoka Stone fireplace in the living room has an airtight insert for those cool fall nights. The den off of the living room is ideal for relaxing or playing cottage games. The white painted panelling and the varnished pine floors make for a stunning and airy interior. The large open kitchen has a vaulted ceiling as do the upper bedrooms. The Dining room is accented with a dining banquet and a wall of French glass windows. Dining for 12 is a breeze in this room. Summer dining can be enjoyed on the covered veranda or a lazy afternoon can be spent in the verandas outdoor Muskoka Room. Take a stroll down one of the wood chip pathways and admire the stone lined gardens leading to the fire pit area or to one of the two boathouses each with ample dock space for swimming, entertaining or hot tubbing. Both swim docks have stairways leading into the sandy area of the lake. The upper boathouse enjoys a very nice triple bedroom with lots of glass and lake views all around. This boathouse also has a living room for the guests to enjoy their own private space. The other boathouse has a paddle board rack and launch ramp area for the boards. Click here for property listing details.


$595,000-$1,000,099 – Click here
$1,100,000-$1,999,999 – Click here
$2,000,000-$3,999,999 – Click here
$4,000,000+ – Click here

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We look forward to showing you around our little bit of paradise,

Jennifer, Laura, Lucy & Ross
(705) 706-1177