With temps in the high 20’s and humidity taking the ‘feel’ of the day even higher, this Labour Day’s experience in Muskoka was more like mid-summer. In some parts even the lake wasn’t all that refreshing. Swimming from the boat in the deep was the way to go if you wanted to cool off. Off course, there’s always dock time, or sitting in the Muskoka room with your favourite beverage. It’s all part of life at the cottage.

Just take your pick!

We’re guessing there was less work done than planned as many wanted to take advantage of a cottage country summer weekend. We know we were among them!

Unlike other years where fire bans have been in effect, our Muskoka forests don’t appear to be suffering as they might. Crowns are full, leaves appear shiny and lush. The rains of the last 3 weeks have done their job.

The interesting thing to observe, leaves are changing. Fall is in the offing. It’s not because of frost – we haven’t had any. Cold doesn’t seem to stimulate the seasonal change. It must be light and the amount of it we get each day. We certainly notice nights are longer. And leaves are beginning to show promise of their show to come in 3 weeks or so…

But why dwell on something like that when we’re now into one of the best months of the year. Cooler nights, warm days, no bugs. If you haven’t done this before, think of taking a day off midweek and come up. Traffic’s light. You’ll arrive in no time. A few hours on the dock or snoozing in the hammock. Instant vacation! A wonderful way to be!

There have been a number of changes since our note last week. Check them out here!

$300,000-$750,000 – Click here
$751,000-$1.5million – Click here
$1.5million-$2.5million – Click here
$2.5million and above – Click here

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And now for the ones that caught our eye this week…

$ 750,000 – MLS# 151386
Lake Haliburton

This beautiful well built, 4 season, 5 bedroom cottage on Haliburton Lake is ready for a family to enjoy! Two entries to the water. One for docking and one sandy beach for the little ones. Flat grass land at the waterfront. No weeds. Open concept space on main floor with vaulted ceilings and bar for entertaining in the basement. Master bedroom walks out to deck and has walk in closet. Good sized bedrooms. 2 propane fireplaces. 2 storage sheds. New deck and dock (summer 2018). Rental potential. 20 minutes from Sir Sam’s Ski Resort
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$ 1,449,000- MLS# 151677
Drag Lake

Stunning architectural masterpiece on prestigious Drag Lake just 5 minutes from all the amenities of Haliburton Village. Amazing Waterfront with extensive landscaping, a beach volleyball court and a large docking system. Main level is breathtaking with soaring cathedral ceilings and a magnificent floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the great room. Custom kitchen with quartz counter-tops and an expansive dining room for hosting large dinner parties. 4 season sun-room with a Nortech Sunspace window system. The second level hosts the master bedroom suite with a large loft capable of many uses. Full walk-out basement with radiant in floor heat and a propane fireplace in the lower level living room. Both downstairs bedrooms feature lake views. A high-end cottage on one of Haliburton’s premiere lakes.
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$ 2,295,000 – MLS# 151100
Bruce Lake

Looking for a large luxurious cottage at half the cost of Lake Muskoka, Rosseau or Joseph? Welcome to ‘Idylwilde’. Enjoy big-lake amenities with the unique serenity & privacy of one of central Muskoka’s most desired small Lakes. This Lakefront Estate offers 420 feet of sunny, South-facing shoreline & 32 forested acres. The hand-crafted, year-round vacation home features approx. 7,000 sq ft of living spaces on 3 levels, all fully outfitted with quality furnishings. Enjoy the Multiple walkouts to spacious decks & granite patio areas. Mature landscaping leads to the waterfront’s 2 slip, 2-storey boathouse, providing ideal guest/teen accommodations. Bruce Lake is perfect for activities such as kayaking, swimming, canoeing & even waterskiing. Idylwilde is just minutes to all amenities (golf, tennis, spa, restaurants, etc) at the nearby Marriot Resort, Clevelands House, and Ports Sandfield & Carling. Enjoy low property taxes, as this property is registered in the Ontario Forestry Program.
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$ 5,695,000 – MLS# 150948
Lake Muskoka

Sensational South West Oasis of magnificence truly too exquisite for words. 8 bedroom family compound. Sweeping alongside the coveted & very seldom presented to market revered “Ranwood Shore” this is a Landmark Estate gifting the finest of views, deeper “pine and rock” shore, gracious timelessly elegant 6,000 sq. ft. custom olde/new lakefront residence designed and executed with great attention to the finest of details. Dreamy white “beachy” sundappled kitchen with pantry, temp. controlled Muskoka room, classic stone fireplaces, heated interior & exterior stone “floorings”, beyond magnificent mechanicals, each and every bedroom in a fully & beautifully suited capacity. Grande waterside stone terraces, prolific gardens, 2 slip cedar lined antique launch boathouse with oversized 850 sq. ft. 2 bedroom summery airy living suite atop. When a good address and a fine view unite with exceptionally premium exposure in the best of locales & presents to the highest calibre this is truly it.
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Pick your favourites and let’s take a look together,

Laura, Lucy & Ross
(705) 706-1177

P.S. Don’t forget to take a closer look at this interesting property

$374,900 – MLS# 145841

Ready to enjoy! Sunset exposure, sand beach, gentle entry, year round, well maintained cottage/home. Cozy open concept living with woodstove, 2 bedrooms and cute bunkhouse for kids or guests. Sun filled decking for outdoor living with electric sun shade. A great property and waterfront for young and old. New storage shed for all of the water toys. Did I mention lots of parking, easy access off Municipally maintained road?
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