Photo Credit: Timothy Joseph Elzinga of North Bay
MarketWATCH Muskoka: November 2019
Ice making. Unusual for this time of year, however Mother Nature has thrown us a curve. All across cottage country we see vestiges of winter. Normally we think of vestiges as ‘leavings’ but in this case these leavings are signs of things yet to come.
The waterfront market slows around now because people buying waterfront want to see what’s like. Snow cover can leave you guessing.
One thing weather of this nature also leaves is a matter of wonder. Atmospheric conditions often gives us great displays of light seldom seen in southern Ontario. On clear nights you might swear the stars twinkle in technicolor. Watch for a while and you’ll be pretty sure you see greens and reds as well as blues and purples in the night sky.
Muskoka and Haliburton skies fairly glisten. Clarity, not seen in the summer makes a night walk or cross country ski extra special. Ice making is more than cold, it’s an extra feast for the eyes, a special light show granting appreciation to anyone who sees it.
Come north and be amazed!
Here’s what happened since we last sent you Marketwatch…
23 October-20 November
50 BIGWIN ISLAND HIGHWAY, BAYSVILLE
$2,995,000 – MLS# 230151
LAKE OF BAYS
Magnificent Muskoka Cottage 2 hours from Toronto on Beautiful Lake of Bays with Concierge level service & Panoramic views. This Cottage is nestled on World Class Renowned Bigwin Island golf course backing on the 14th, a private getaway of refined luxury & natural Muskoka Beauty. Enjoy Fine or Casual dining, golf, tennis, gym, spa services & many amenities. Boasting All Day Sun & Southern exposure. Approximately 5,000 square feet of finely designed finished living space on 2 floors with impeccable attention to detail. African Walnut hand scraped floors with the exception of the tiled foyer & bathrooms. A Normerica Post & Beam Custom design with 5 bedrooms (sleeps 12), Large Great Room, Kitchen, Dining room, full basement entertainment area including a stunning Wine cellar, Home Theater, Gym/Office. There are two Incredible Custom crafted floor to ceiling fireplaces. The boat house expounds gorgeous waterfront views. Make your Champagne Wishes become your Luxury Muskoka dream here. Click here for property details.
1151 PORT CUNNINGTON ROAD, DWIGHT
$1,695,000 – MLS# 231273
LAKE OF BAYS
Amazing opportunity to own a newly built year-round lake house with south west exposure on pristine Lake of Bays. Picture perfect views from this gently sloped landscaped lot, with natural Muskoka granite paths leading you to a stunning, shallow, sandy waterfront. The south west exposure promises exceptional sunset views. This newly built home features a beautiful modern open concept main floor. It includes an exceptional kitchen with large island and bar perfect for making gatherings and entertaining a breeze overlooking Haystack Bay. The Muskoka room provides a great space to enjoy the serene summer nights. The home offers 3 spacious bedrooms including a master with ensuite bathroom and walk in closet. The lower level offers a large rec room perfect for enjoying family time or relaxing. The Port Cunnington community is perfectly located making it a great area for boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and family fun. Enjoy your 2020 cottage season with modern style and ease. Click here for property details.
1010 WALKER STREET E, BALA
$979,000 – MLS# 233880
Welcome to your Lake Muskoka dream on FULL MUNICIPAL SERVICES! This property has undergone a stunning six-figure renovation with new kitchen cabinetry, kitchen island, Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors on the main floor, new trim, crown molding, 3 new bathrooms, ensuite shower with Kerdi membrane shower kit, new furnace, new plumbing, new electrical, Jotul woodstove, custom california shutters in lake view rooms. Benjamin Moore Aura paint inside and out. One and a half storey garage with radiant heaters, and garden shed. Engineered drawings and permits for renovations. Gorgeous southwest exposure overlooking Bala Bay, fabulous views from the single slip BOATHOUSE upper deck and dock and a convenient walk to Bala’s amenities. Basement spray foamed in 2019. This property is truly turn-key and you will instantly see the quality once you walk in the door. Potential rental income of $4750/wk in Prime Season!! Click here for property details.
1009 SAFFRON DRIVE, HALIBURTON
$699,999 – MLS# 234384
LITTLE LAKE KENNISIS
Little Kennisis – Four season cottage with 120 feet of waterfront, located on one of Haliburton most desired lakes. This property has undergone extensive recent upgrades and renovations, including triple insulation, new concrete piers, driveway and brand new septic system. Open concept layout provides a large comfortable living space with a wall of lakeside windows offering amazing views. Large master bedroom with picture window looking out to the lake, two good sized additional bedrooms along with the separate sleeping cabin, provide plenty of space to accommodate all of your quests. Location on the lake and shoreline contour of this property provide for all day sun, cottage is steps from the lake and the shore road allowance is owned. Don’t miss your opportunity for the best family Christmas present this year. Click here for property details.
We look forward to connecting with you as you choose your cottage,
Laura, Lucy, & Ross