MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 April 2022

The day broke hard with snow whipping sharp from the North. End of April? Apparently not – at least for the morning. As morning skated into afternoon, sun broke through and white patches gave way to green. North wind did not let up. Standing on the dock, leaning against the draught felt a bit like snowmachining in a tee shirt. Cold soon turned to numb. Thankfully the fire inside was toasty and we could thaw at leisure.

Floor to ceiling windows, radiant floors and cheery fires make even the most challenging days look like not much more than a movie. But the occasional blast of wind rocked the glass and sent waves crashing over the dock to dissemble against boathouse walls. Whitecaps across the expanse of Lake Muskoka gave us the appearance of frosted meringue peaks moving in unison towards the shore.

Friday is supposed to be in double digits. I hope that’s the plus column.

There have been a number of pluses this week from the magnificent to the humble and the wonderful in between. Like the weather, our market has been variable of late. Some properties selling in hours while others have taken price reductions. We’re finding new levels. This week’s crop is a good mix. Have a close look. Your dock may be among them!

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1532 MORTIMER POINT Rd, Port Carling
$1695,000 – MLS# 40194208
Lake Muskoka

When only the best will do – Modern Luxury and traditional Muskoka style meet on Lake Muskoka. This is truly one of Muskoka’s most remarkable properties situated on a SW facing point of land with 487 feet of sandy beach and classic Muskoka granite shore. This quality custom cottage boasts stunning sunset lake views framed by oversize windows throughout. The open-concept design main floor allows for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining with numerous sitting areas including a Muskoka Room with beam structure detail and floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace, Billiard Room and stunning covered porch. Step through sliding doors from the chef style kitchen/dining area just steps away from the water’s edge. 4-slip boathouse with accommodations above offers luxury living for a special guest or family. This is an incredible opportunity to own a one of a kind estate cottage for those who appreciate strong Muskoka traditions, high quality finishes, ultimate privacy and prestige. This offering is centrally located off of a year-round road minutes to Port Carling. Variance in place to construct a separate 2-car garage 23 feet x 27 feet Click here for property listing details.

76 DRIFTWOOD Lane, Port Severn
$2,499,000 – MLS# 40228242
Six Mile Lake

This Cottage has Amazing Southern Views, 1.3 acres and 266 Feet of Level Natural Muskoka Terrain to Soak up The Sunshine. You Can See Both The Sunrise and Sunsets Depending on The Time of Year From The Decks. Walk Out from Your Waterside Sauna and Wade into The Sandy Beach for a Refreshing Swim. Launch your Boat, Canoes & Kayaks Right from Your Own Private Boat Launch. Cozy up Near The Stone Fireplace on Those Cool Fall Nights and Gaze Through The Wall of Windows Out at The Stars. ***The Details*** 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths. The Cathedral Great Room is Open Concept to The Dining and Kitchen area. There is Inside Entry from The Garage, Loads of Parking and Level Areas Outside. Multiple Entertainment Decks and a Boardwalk Taking You too More Stunning Views. ***More Info*** Located within 1.5 hrs of The GTA, & Only 10 Min to Port Severn. 15 Min to Coldwater – 35min to Midland. Golf, Downhill Skiing & Restaurants are Also Close By. Leave Directly from Your Property on Your Snowmobile or ATV to The Trails. Amazing Summer Boating Exists right from Your Own Dock. The Dock has 6 feet of Water Depth, and You Can Dive into The Lake from Much of The Shoreline. Great Fishing – Lake Trout, Northern Pike, SmallMouth Bass, Walleye and more Found in The Lake. Remember to Check out the 3D Tour & Video of This Stunning Property. Click here for property listing details.

1385 MANHATTAN Drive, Minden
$1,100,000 – MLS# 40248243
Black Lake

Quiet & peaceful location for your getaway, 1.75-acre parcel south of Minden on Black Lake. This stunning location boasts 225 feet of clean, deep water frontage, Southwestern lake views & a private boat launch into the lake. Above the garage you’ll find a beautifully finished 1-bedroom cottage apartment with a large balcony overlooking the lake. Up the exterior staircase you enter into the open concept kitchen, dining & living area. This space features hardwood flooring throughout, a full-sized dining area & a wall of windows making the space bright & welcoming with a sliding glass door onto the balcony where you can enjoy your coffee or meals with beautiful views over the lake. Just off the principal rooms is a good-sized bedroom with a large closet & a 4-piece bathroom with tile floors and ample storage space. This space is set up for year-round use with baseboard heaters, a heated water line from the lake & a 5-bedroom septic to accommodate any additions. Below the cottage apartment, the 2-car garage features access from the driveway & the roadway to the boat ramp. Across the meticulously maintained yard is the original 3-season 2-bedroom cottage with stunning views out over the lake. This cottage is currently used as added guest space but would provide the ideal footprint to build your dream cottage or home. At the water’s edge you’ll find a large stone patio to enjoy the breathtaking views straight down the lake & a large dock with deep water ideal for swimming off the end. Enjoy shallow entry with a gravel bottom provided by the boat launch. A good size shed at the waterfront provides ample storage for your toys. Black Lake is a clean Algonquin-style lake, large enough for all water activities, has great fishing & access to Moore & East Moore Lakes. Adding to its privacy, this property is surrounded by Queen Elizabeth II parklands behind & to its left side. Located just 10 minutes from Minden & 2 hours from the GTA. Offers being accepted anytime! Click here for property listing details.

1452 MILNE Road, Bracebridge
$950,000 – MLS# 40246500
Wood Lake

With sweeping views of Wood Lake, enjoy swimming, paddling, boating, fishing (Pickeral, Bass, Trout), skiing, and just relaxing to the sound of the water lapping at 200-ft of natural shoreline. Inside, you will find that excellent use of space has made this winterized 3 bedroom, 1 bath, year-round retreat or home feel spacious! Outside, there are so many spaces to enjoy your time at the cottage! A screened gazebo, large deck, 32-ft dock where it is deep at the end, or you can wade in from the swim platform with hardpacked sand bottom. This level lot with flagstone pathway offers so much privacy, with many great spots to unwind… and this low maintenance property and building makes it even better! The cottage is built of milled cedar logs featuring a vaulted ceiling, and the garage is neat as a pin… a great spot for storage or maybe even a games room. PERKS OF THIS LOCATION: Easy access to snowmobile trails at the corner of Milne Rd and Buck Lake Rd; Great spot for snowshoeing; Public boat launch (1.5 km away on Milne Rd); Municipal curbside garbage collection during spring, summer and fall (drop-off at central municipal bin during winter); 20 Minutes from Hwy 11, Bracebridge; Year-round Road ($450 winter road fee includes plowing and 1 cleared parking spot, if desired). 2015 ADDITION AND RENOVATION INCLUDES: Approximately 400 sqft added with custom milled cedar siding and redwood beams, new 3pc washroom, new kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances, new plumbing and UV filtration system, new washing machine, all new windows and skylights, new metal roof, new hot water tank (owned), new breaker panel, spray foam insulation in entire roof, crawlspace and addition. Also, in 2015: new single car garage, new “Waterloo Biofilter” septic system, and new top of the line Pacific Energy wood-burning stove with swing out food warmer, and chimney. Click here for property listing details.

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$595,000 – $1,099,000 – Click here.

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