MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2021

In ‘normal’ years there’s a rhythm. Summer flows to a beat. At the beginning there’s a huge ‘Ahhh’. The release of tension and anticipation of dock time, new tricks to learn on the board, summer friends (the lifelong kind you only see in summer), fire pits and s’mores. The rituals lay ahead. The beat is strong.

As summer progresses the rituals, well engrained, need no prompting. They happen almost of their own accord. Friends over for a BBQ, and evening cruise and rainy day board games. A book or two might be opened. The lake is warm and dock time, whether in full-on sun or in the shade is restorative. The beat is relaxed.

Now we’re well into the double digits of August. In ‘normal’ years that light at the end of the tunnel is approaching. What lay ahead for weeks at a time can be counted in days. Kids back to school, fall clothes to buy… after all, those 10-year old shorts can’t be seen in the city. Those days we’re counting seem shorter too. There’s lots to do. The pace picks up and the beat becomes more focused.

In ‘normal’ years cottage real estate takes a bit of a break before the fall market which usually accounts for a meaningful portion of the year’s business. No break this year. Although the number of new listings coming to market is smaller, the properties certainly are worthy. There will likely be some intense activity in the next few days. The beat is strong.

Take a look. The crop is good! is where to find us.


341 HASKETT’S Drive, Port Severn
$2,290,000 – MLS#: 40154175

Sit back and relax at this fantastic Port Severn property! The 4 bed/3 bath 2,000 sqft cottage is finished with pine throughout, giving a warm, classic cottage feel. The spacious living room is complete with large windows, cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Spend your evenings lounging on the deck with views of the lake, or sit around the firepit roasting marshmallows and stargazing with family and friends. The terrace style property is flattened, with the cottage set close to the water and long views down the lake. Long Lake is connected to Six Mile Lake, offering the convenience of a marina and close to Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, a great spot for hiking. Situated minutes off Hwy 400 on a municipal road, this cottage is the perfect location for a weekend getaway, just 1.5 hours North of the GTA.
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1216 JOHNSON BAY Rd Haliburton
$1,300,000 – MLS# 40154271

Sitting on the North shore of beautiful Percy Lake you’ll find this well-maintained 4-season cottage. Spacious decks stretching down the side of the cottage with views over the lake bring you into the cottage. Inside you’ll find yourself in the open concept kitchen and dining area raised to overlook the living area. The living room features large windows along the lakeside bringing the outside in, a propane stove to gather around on cool evenings and a sliding glass door walkout to the deck. There are three bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family, two with walkouts to private balconies overlooking the lake. Completing the cottage are two bathrooms, a 3-piece and a 2-piece with built-in stacked laundry. The cottage sits on just over 0.5 acres with beautiful gardens, recent landscaping and good privacy. This parcel has 100 feet of water frontage with a clean rocky shoreline, southern exposure for sun all day, big-lake views and deep water off the dock. Percy is located just west of Algonquin Park, giving you the feeling of an Algonquin-style lake. It is a clean lake with sand beaches and beautiful rock outcroppings, fantastic swimming, boating and fishing. Appliances, most indoor and outdoor furnishings are included – just bring the necessities! Plus an automatic start Generac generator, in case of any power outages and a shed for additional storage. Come take a look for yourself, your year-round Haliburton getaway is here!
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1599 CANNING Rd Gravenhurst
$880,000 – MLS# 40149670

Severn Bridge – Great year round riverfront home with large dock and deck across Canning Road from Severn River. Please see pictures to realize how close this comfortable cottage is to Sparrow Lake. Three bedrooms with separate guest cabin in fenced in back yard, makes plenty of room for family and guests. The cabin is used winter and summer. Two car insulated, heated garage allows for puttering, building and parking (or storing sleds). A perfect location both summer and winter. Landscaping is gorgeous and ready to enjoy. Steel roof provides security from the elements and the brick driveway adds that touch of upscale elegance. Soaring ceilings in the living room, welcome you to gather by the fireplace which boasts floor to ceiling windows and views of the water. Three steps up to a very large dining room which is also open to an updated, open eat-in kitchen. A generous hall leads to the three bedrooms and bath with a soaker tub and separate shower. This property is comfortable, beautiful and well maintained. Start your new life on a level lot, landscaped with just the right amount of shade, and steps from the cool, refreshing water of the Severn River.
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$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+ no new listings this week.

Islands – Click here
Mainland Riverfront – Click here
Vacant Lakefront Land – Click here
Pending Sales – Click here


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lucy & Ross