Last weekend opened up the lakes. Some bays still had ice which had blown in. But for the most part, the water was open. We saw boats, both motorized and people powered, 2 paddle boards, several pwc’s and one skier (in a wet suit). On top of that, several folk we know had their first ‘dip’. It’s a matter of principle. For some it’s being ‘first in’, for others the season has started and dock time demands a dip as much as a fire pit requires s’mores.

That said, agreement is pretty broad. The water is freezing!

We’ve had snow since the weekend reminding us that it’s not only the water that’s freezing! Fortunately, this morning’s coating of icing sugar soon vanished in spring’s sunshine. Two steps forward…

The cottage marketplace is ramping up as properties are prepped for sale. Across all ranges we’re seeing properties moving fairly quickly, especially those which tick the right boxes. It’s the time of year where quick action is in the serious buyer’s interest. Rural, off water properties are enjoying strong activity too. A high percentage of off-water properties selling have had multiple offers. A quaint log schoolhouse was listed in the last couple of days… the kind of place some romanticize about. Very pretty. In the high 400’s, it won’t last long.

Log Schoolhouse in Muskoka

1002 TRIBBLE Road, Muskoka Lakes
$499,000 – MLS#40239780

Incredible opportunity to own an iconic piece of history in the Muskoka Lakes. This quaint and captivating Old Schoolhouse was established in 1896 and is rich in history retaining all of the old world charm yet updated so cleverly to suit a modern lifestyle. Situated between Huntsville and Rosseau, this structure exudes a rich historic feeling that takes you back in time the moment you step through the door. Lovingly owned by the same family for almost 50 years, this was an operational schoolhouse until 1920, and was added onto in 1999 to almost double the square footage. Care was taken to ensure the addition matched the style and retained the feeling of the original structure. Open concept wood floors and walls throughout the principal rooms and an open loft space create a cosy space with the propane stove as the heart of the home. An amazing ‘cabin in the woods’ nestled in the towering pines on a one acre lot is offered turn key with all furnishings.. Public access to beautiful Skeleton Lake is just down the road and you are really in the heart of Muskoka at this one of a kind property. https://bit.ly/042122-schoolhouse

Here’s what’s happened since last week. Questions? That’s what we’re here for!

1061 WOODWINDS Road #4, Walkers Point
$7,995,000 – MLS# 40196575
LAKE MUSKOKA

Nestled amongst the towering pines and overlooking beautiful Lake Muskoka, Bowmoré awaits. This spectacular four-season Adirondack cottage, with gorgeous Hemlock flooring and Pine beaded walls, has been fully renovated from top to bottom, showcasing the casual elegance of lodge living. Professionally designed, with careful attention to local Artisan touches, the main house features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, four fireplaces, radiant + forced-air heating, oversized windows, automatic screened Muskoka Room and much more. Serene landscaping with granite pathways and stairs leads you down to the stunning four slip boathouse with living quarters. This property was made for entertaining and includes wrap-around private decking around the main house, and several sitting areas to enjoy the privacy of the stunning Muskoka landscape and view. Deepwater off the very large dock and decking above to enjoy the northwest, sunset view with all-day sun. Surround sound with speakers both inside and outside of all living areas, fire pit, fire table and luxurious outdoor furniture allow for the ultimate entertaining experience. Store your vehicles in the detached, heated, oversized two-car garage, with separate snowmobile entrance + workshop area. An automatic Generator will ensure comfortable living year-round. 15-minute boat ride to Port Carling, 10 minutes to Walker’s Point Marina and 20 minutes to Bala, the location doesn’t get any better than this. This spectacular property could be yours to create beautiful family memories for generations to come. See Documents for detailed list of features. Offers will be considered on April 22, 2022 at 4:00pm. Preemptive offers will be considered by the Seller if unconditional and for above the list price. Click here for property listing details.

 

1767chandler

1767 Chandler Drive, Haliburton
$2,990,000 – MLS#40226444
DRAG/SPRUCE LAKE

The Blackstone. Gorgeous design, contemporary style, a lake view that is second to none… It’s waiting for you in the Haliburton Highlands! Complete privacy on 3.5 acres with 436 feet of sand/rock shoreline on highly sought after Drag/Spruce Lakes and only 15 mins to the Village of Haliburton and all the amenities! This 5 bedroom, 3 bath year round home/cottage was newly built in 2021 with a design that offers an abundance of living space for entertaining your family and friends. Open concept living, kitchen and dining with propane fireplace. Chef’s kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, gorgeous quartz countertops, and an oversized island. Walk out to the deck and breathtaking views of the lake from the living room sliding doors. The main floor offers two guest bedrooms, one with it’s own loft, four piece bath, and main floor laundry room. The upper level primary suite is complete with four piece bath w/soaker tub for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The fully finished lower level offers two guest bedrooms, four piece bath, a spacious rec room/games room with wet bar, and walk out to the hot tub overlooking the lake. As a bonus, THERE’S A LAKESIDE SAUNA! Plenty of storage in the utility space. Deep water off the massive dock for fantastic swimming. Enjoy fireside jam sessions and roast marshmallows at the fire pit while taking in the views of the lake. Built with rare approval of 66 feet setback from the water’s edge. Fantastic boating and fishing on Drag/Spruce Lakes, one of Haliburton’s premium lake chains. Call today for your private tour. Not available to be shown from 2pm April 14 to 2pm April 17, 2pm April 29 to 2pm to May 1 and 2pm May 6 to 2pm May 8. Click here for property listing details.

 

1541 FOXPOINT Road, Dwight
$1,449,000 – MLS# 40239593
LAKE OF BAYS

Stretch, Breathe & Relax: Spacious home on 11 acres of trails with the bonus of an owned SW 25×65 ft beachfront lot on Lake of Bays, one of Muskoka’s most sought-after lakes. 20 minutes to Huntsville, 5 minutes to Dwight stores & restaurants, 10 minutes to Dorset. Newer dock with big views, shallow hard packed sand bottom. Great swimming, boating, fishing. Newly re-decorated throughout 3800 sq ft home is all set on a landscaped part of the 11 acres. Built into the side of a hill with living spaces spread over 2 levels. Primary bedroom is a fab 320 sq ft with vaulted ceiling, 4 pc ensuite. 3 other spacious bedrooms- 2 on the main level and 1 on the ground level- or set up your home office(s). Off the kitchen, with its new butcher block island, is a stunning 14′ 9” x 19′ Muskoka room with vaulted ceiling, Douglas fir timbers with propane fireplace with access to a deck. At ground level: large bedroom or office, renovated 3pc bathroom, laundry, den with stone faced 11 ft wide wood burning fireplace, a 400+sq ft rec room for your home gym, pool table or table tennis. New 14 kw generator; drilled well; heated bathroom floors; propane line for BBQ; 12×20 dock with 50 ft aluminum extension with cedar decking; 1400 sq ft 3 bay drive-through garage heated and insulated for your vehicles, toys and workshop; large yard area-plenty of room for your trailers, RV, boats, snowmobiles. All this without the price point or taxes typical of Muskoka waterfront property. Click here for property listing details.

 

1099 FAWN LAKE Road, Huntsville
$899,000 – MLS# 40239965
FAWN LAKE

Welcome to 1099 Fawn Lake Road in Beautiful Muskoka. Situated approximately 2 hours north of Toronto on a 1 acre lot on Fawn Lake, this 3 bedroom fully winterized cottage is sure to impress with its stunning views, large beach, shallow water entry, and numerous upgrades throughout. Located on a municipally maintained road, garbage pick-up, road maintenance, and year round access can’t get any easier. OFSC snowmobile trails are also located at the end of the road. This turnkey property is ready to go for Summer of 2022! Aluminum Roof 2019, Eaves, 2021, Fridge and Dishwasher 2021, Flooring 2021, UV Water Filtration 2019, Updated Septic Line and Heated Line 2019, Heated Well Line 2019, Furnace 2019, Blown Attic Insulation and Spray Foam Crawl Space Enclosure 2019, All New Kitchen Cabinetry, quartz countertops, farmhouse sink and Spray Faucet 2019, Bathroom Upgraded 2020 and much more. Hike up your very own wooded lot behind the cottage for incredible views of Fawn Lake. Rare Access to Lakeland Fibre High Speed Internet for connectivity similar to the city! Great property for a recreational end user, work from home year round residence or a fantastic investment opportunity with weekly rentals in any season. Click here for property listing details.

 

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

Islands – Click here
Vacant Lakefront – Click here
Mainland Riverfront – None This Week
Pending – Click here

Ready to take a closer look? Drop us a line at 705.706.1177 or info@rosskoka.com

Lucy & Ross
(705) 706.1177
Rosskoka.com
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Inc.
Bracebridge