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Fall. Autumnal Equinox. Pumpkins. Turkey. Hallowe’en. Traditions to follow and new ones to make. A time of sweaters, raking leaves and walks in the woods. Bright blue skies dominate memories. It’s also a season of storms and preparing for winter. But we’ll leave yard clean up and dead heading for another day.

In the world of waterfront real estate, fall is typically the busiest season after spring. In many years, fall accounts for about 30% of the year’s sales. People who missed getting a cottage, want to make sure they have one for next year. Properties not selling during the summer often have price reductions. There may be a good purchase to be had. And, as we’ve mentioned before, folks leaving the lake for the last time bring long held cottages to market for the first time in decades.

Fall is also busy in terms of how people look. Typically buyers are back at work and that leaves weekends for cottage shopping. Properties get booked pretty quickly. Itinerary planning takes a front seat. Last minute decisions to go North don’t yield good results as many places are booked for showing in advance.

If you’re in the market, consider this. If you like a property, you can bet others do too. It’s that simple. For those intent on making a purchase, more often than not, first out of the gate gets the prize. Sometimes a trip North during the week pays dividends. Our listing on Pine Lake went to a buyer who saw it during the week.

This week’s offerings are below. Is your new cottage among them? Questions? is where to find us!

1291 SKELETON LAKE 2 Road Unit #42, Utterson
$4,000,000 – MLS# 40164025

Breathtaking island-dotted views and amazing privacy complete this stunning and rare property on the beautiful shores of sought-after Skeleton Lake. As Muskoka Lakes’ fourth largest lake, Skeleton Lake offers a lifestyle desirable for all. Large enough for all types of water activities yet small enough to enjoy the peace and tranquility not found on other lakes. Surrounded by perennial gardens and Muskoka granite awaits this perfectly situated luxurious 3-bedroom True North Log Home with multiple living spaces and walkouts to the lake with a deck large enough for entertaining or intimate enough for relaxing and unwinding. Your family and friends will feel extra special in their private 600 sq ft winterized guest cottage, while the kids will enjoy the privacy away from adults in the waterside Bunkie hidden amongst the trees. Enjoy all day summer sun on the upper deck of the 2-slip boathouse before gathering around the firepit to roast marshmallows, watch the sunset and gaze at the stars. The property’s 320’ of waterfrontage has something for everyone: jump into the sparkling clear deep water from the dock or splash and play on the hardpacked sandy beach. When the summer ends, there is no need to leave your Muskoka oasis behind. The grand floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace will keep you warm and cozy throughout the year when you can enjoy all that Muskoka has to offer in the fall and winter months too. From trail walking to take in the changing leaves to snowshoeing on the lake, you will be able to enjoy this property year-round. Click here for property listing details.


$3,195,000 – MLS# 40164326

NO WORDS….JUST SEE IT. This almost new home is imaginative, innovative and inventive. Surrounded by privacy, with 6 forested acres and 900 feet of shoreline on small, peaceful, serene Schufelt Lake just outside of Baysville and 15 short minutes to Huntsville. Masterfully crafted and artfully designed every room and and everything will captivate your senses. Upstairs is downstairs on one floor of gracious living. Expansive living/dining/kitchen area w/stone fireplace w/propane insert, The Muskoka Room with a power screened wall overlooking the lake has a wood burning fireplace to keep you cosy and warm all year round, the Master Bedroom is sublime with a window wall overlooking the woods and the lake, lots of closet space, a 3rd fireplace and a luxurious ensuite with soaker tub, glassed in shower. There are 2 more bedrooms plus another spiffy 4 piece bathroom and an office/den. Also a main floor laundry and a 2 pce bath. Indoor access to the large double garage and even the garage has woodsy, lake views…views that sing, seduce and soothe the soul from every room. There is plenty of both indoor and outdoor living space and low maintenance gardens and plantings. Keep your canoes and kayaks and paddle boards on the large dock. P.S. There are only 3 cottages on the lake… Click here for property listing details.


$1,788,800 – MLS# 40167093

Own Your Private Island At Gull Lake, Gravenhurst, Muskoka! Beautiful 3 Bedrooms Cottage Surrounded By Nature. Breathtaking Views From The Lake In Every Angle! Perfect For Swimming, Boating, Fishing Or Just Relaxing With Your Family! Gorgeous Muskoka Room With Lots Of Sun Light, 2 Fire Pit In Land And Big Dock Size Plus Boat House. Live Like Royalty In This Beautiful Island! ***Extras: Parking For 2 Cars At Private Landing, Small Storage Plus Public Dock. Buyer Owns The Deed For The Land And Also The Deed Across From The Island At Hewitt Drive. From There, Only 2 Minutes To The Island By Boat Thru Public Dock
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$ 850,000- MLS# 40166765

South facing chalet style classic cottage on the sandy shore of Sugar Lake. Flat and level from the year round road to the door to the shore. No hills, slopes, or stairs to the water. Gentle and gradual lake entry with sandy bottom. Open concept kitchen dining and living area. Large lake facing windows with long lake views. Large master bedroom with upper balcony walk out. Full block foundation ready to be developed. Quiet and peaceful neighbourhood of cottagers and year rounders. Close to the Village of Orrville offering the bakery, antique store, library, general store, and a summer time farmer’s market. Sugar Lake is a headwater spring fed lake that is island dotted with wind swept pines and Canadian Shield outcroppings. This has been the perfect cottage for one family and its time for it to be the perfect cottage for yours. Click here for property listing details.


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We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Lucy & Ross
(705) 706-1177