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MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 February 2021

Hump day.. we all know what that is. Half way to the weekend. Today is hump day of a sort. We’re half way between the beginning of the year and April. Not exactly, but close enough. Winter is on the wane.

That said, we had a dump of snow across the near north and southern reaches of our province this week. Winter may be on the wane, and days are getting longer, but there’s no let up in the snow. More is on the way.

In previous years, winter, with all it brings, has been an impediment to waterfront listing and selling. Not this year! Sales are brisk for properties representing value. Priced high, they sit. Priced well and they go in competition.

This is not the season for the faint of heart either. Sometimes snowshoes or cross country skis are the means of accessing a cottage road to reach the quarry. Coming north, be prepared! All-season tires don’t necessarily cut it – even on all-wheel-drive vehicles!

We’ve been busy, showing, listing and selling. If you’re thinking of listing, don’t put it off. If you’re wanting to buy, waiting until the weekend may be too long. Seize the day!

Take a look at what’s happened lately. Call us if you’re thinking of selling or buying!

1342 BARRY LINE Road, Guilford
$5,500,000 – MLS# 40064987
Barry Lake

The ultimate “Sugar Shack”! 267 acres with a private lake, approx. 6000 sq.ft. home plus two 30’x40′ winterized shops and studio. Mature hardwood (sugar maple) treed rolling topography comprised of two separately deeded parcels which include a private bass stocked lake, a secondary pond, spring and scenic trails throughout abutting thousands of acres of crown land to the west. Conveniently located 2.5 hrs from the GTA and only a couple minutes to Stanhope Airport. Stunning “dry stack” granite landscaping by renowned landscapers frame this 2008 built architecturally green energy efficient custom designed home. With 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms, this home is finished with the best quality of materials & workmanship available. A true rare gem offering the ultimate in privacy, efficiency and comfort. Too many features and upgrades to list here-complete video/information package available upon request. Visit for more information.
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1030 HEMLOCK POINT Side Road, Muskoka Lakes
$1,698,500 – MLS# 40062834
Lake Joseph

AVON BAY on LAKE JOSEPH calling! Enjoy this area in MUSKOKA that is steeped in a rich history (since the late 1800’s) and cruise 3 large freshwater lakes, including Lake Muskoka & Lake Rosseau. 200 feet of shoreline & a sandy beach. Excellent waterfront property & value for this insulated & winterized, 4-bdrm/2 bthrm cedar cottage (1,500 sq ft) with a cosy cedar/pine interior features & Muskoka stone fireplace. Full ICF~basement (2009) with walkout has potential to be finished & nearly double the living area. 200 amp service, septic system & heated waterline to lake. Double-slip boathouse & extra single-cribbed dock. Outdoor shed & storage area. Level, treed area around the cottage. Recycling & garbage pickup. Close to lots of great amenities including golf, restaurants, shopping, various charming towns (Port Sandfield and Port Carling are nearby), etc. Convenient 4-season road access. Start a new chapter & family memories here! (No offers will be considered until 4 pm on Mar 1st w/ 24-hr irrevocable.
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1078 South Menominee Lake Rd, Lake of Bays Twp
$899,999 – MLs# 40063536
Menominee Lake

Muskoka’s favourite Aframe could be yours! Turn key and ready for your family summer vacation or short term rental with a history of successful income. Easy to find on municipally maintained year round roads, conveniently located 15 mins South of the town of Huntsville and 20 mins North of Bracebridge. 5 minute drive to Baysville where you can stock up on gas, groceries and LCBO before retreating to your 600 sq ft cute-as-a-button Aframe with 200 sq ft “mini me” Aframe bunkie beside the water. This unique seasonal cottage has been renovated top to bottom since 2016 which includes new support beams underneath, new deck (Feb 2021), new Muskoka flagstone patio and Muskoka granite stairs/pathway (2020), board and batten exterior siding (2016), roof shingles (2016), Aframe bunkie with sink and Separett composting toilet (2017), septic system (2017), circle sawn, wire brush Ash hardwood flooring throughout (2016), 24″ high end Electrolux refrigerator, Frigidaire stove & microwave (2019).
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$595,000 – $1,099,000 – Click here
$1,100,000-$1,999,000 – Click here
$2m-$4m – nothing this week
$4million & above – Click here
Vacant Land Lakefront – Click here
7-days ALL new Click here

Keep safe, keep warm, and call us when you’re ready to buy a cottage!

Laura and Derek, Lucy and Ross
(705) 706-1177