Ditchburn, Johnson, Duke, Minett-Sheilds, Greavette are all names of Muskoka boat builders. Some of them go back to the 1800’s. Greavette was making wooden boats in the 1970’s. Wooden boats are something Muskoka is known for, even today.

This Saturday, at Gravenhurst wharf, the Annual Antique boat show is underway. If you’ve never been, it’s an amazing experience to see so many fine watercraft all in one place at the same time. Admission is free.

Summer is truly arrived. Water’s even warm enough to stay in for a while! Blueberries are about 10 days away and strawberries are just starting. Cottages, too, are blooming. A bumper crop came to market last week. Take a look!


275 Riverdale Rd, Lake Joe

275 Riverdale Rd, Muskoka Lakes
$3,379,000 – MLS# 205360
Lake Joseph

Sunsets, privacy, hard packed sand, play area for kids with a bunkie cabin, 2 bedroom boathouse (with 3 slips) and coach house all combine to make this offering special. With more than 300′ of gentle shore and 7 acres to roam there’s not much that won’t meet the gaze of a discerning eye. Priced with value in mind, this property will long serve as a sound investment in family happiness and financial return. A relaxed family cottage or a secluded getaway provides year round downtime and recharging. 7 bedrooms in all with 4.5 baths it allows for entertaining when the time is right. Want to feel like you’ve arrived? Decompress as you leave paved roads behind for a relaxing and pretty drive through the Muskoka forest to the enchanted shore of a protected bay on Lake Joseph. What can be better? This property is turnkey. Just bring your toothbrush. Looking for income? It currently rents for $20,000/week. More questions? We have answers …waiting for your call. Click here for property listing details.

1011 Put in Bay Road, Lake of Bays

1011 Put-In-Bay Road, Lake of Bays
$1,998,000 – MLS# 104634
Peninsula Lake

Experience tranquil living on beautiful Peninsula Lake in this gorgeous timber frame square log home or cottage. The stunning post and beam architecture, floor to ceiling windows and wood burning fireplace create a grand statement in the great room. The large, updated kitchen features built-in appliances, large island for entertaining, a walk out to new TimberTech decking and all with spectacular sunset views. The second level showcases the master bedroom which includes a lovely 4pc ensuite and cozy loft space. Two additional bedrooms and a 4pc guest bath complete the second floor. The lower level creates a great space for family and guests with a separate bedroom with walkout, 3pc bath, large family room with fireplace and games room. All of this can be found on 1.4 acres of landscaped grounds, including granite stairs leading to the waterfront. With close proximity to Deerhurst and access to 40 miles of boating, there is never a shortage of activities to enjoy year round. Click here for property listing details.

Tobin Island, Lake Rosseau

R60-49 Tobin Island, Muskoka Lakes
$799,000 – MLS# 205273
Lake Rosseau

Tobin Island! 3+ bed cottage with 1.5 baths. Boathouse bunkie. Unique landholding with two waterfronts totaling more than 495′! Located on a peninsula, the property has both sunrise and sunset exposures. Wheelchair accessible, this ‘neat as a pin’ summer home includes 2 car parking and a slip at Parker’s Landing for convenient jump off. Large, single slip boathouse plus outdoor slip with sundeck for all day sun. Gentle land, exposed granite, gentle entry(hard packed sand) and deep water. This one of a kind property is a great place for kids to play and grown ups to sit back and relax. A rare find on one of Canada’s most prestigious lakes. Make this haven your happy place! Click here for property listing details.

Muriel Cres

1163 Muriel Cres, Gravenhurst
$525,000 – MLS#204530
Pine Lake

With a sunny southern exposure on sought after Pine Lake, this 3-season Scandinavian inspired cottage is the perfect escape to get away from it all. Just 10 minutes from Gravenhurst, and on a year-round municipally maintained road, this tree-top gem with 2 bedrooms and a bunkie is Marie Kondo approved; light, bright and cleverly laid out to maximize function at every turn. Enjoy your time outdoors around the fire areas, in the hammock zone or outdoor shower. Grill up a storm on the deck or work on your tan on the dock. Summer 2019 has never looked better – all that’s left to do in this turn-key and fully furnished cottage is schedule your guests and dream up plans for your new lakeside deck… loungers, cabana, outdoor kitchen, water toy ramp? Seems like the perfect cottage project for everyone to chime in over sunset cocktails indeed! Click here for property listing details.

Give us a call if you’re in town,

Laura, Lucy & Ross

PS. Maybe one of these will catch your eye…


Brackenrig, Brandy Lake

1136 Brackenrig Rd #3, Muskoka Lakes
$459,000 – MLS# 198929
Brandy Lake

RARE OPPORTUNITY for new build on prime waterfront lot, Brandy Lake. Southeast exposure with great sun. Quintessential Muskoka landscape with exposed granite, hardwood bush and a carpet of trillium. Inspiring building site with long, open views. Sloping lot to shelving rock shore. Very private! Easy year round access. Build your dream, minutes to Port Carling. Click to see property listing details.

159 N Bay Lake Road, North, Emsdale
$549,000 – MLS#199792
Bay Lake

Bay Lake, Emsdale

With beautiful southern exposure on Bay Lake and gentle, sandy entry, this property is ideal for families of all ages. Just north of Huntsville with easy access via year round municipal road, this nicely finished 2004 lake house boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a two bedroom bunkie. Pine-lined cathedral ceilings in the combined kitchen, dining and living areas make for a cottagey family space. Huge master bedroom with walkout to deck and en suite access to the main bath with separate tub and shower. The walk-out lower level features 2 bedrooms, spacious living area, 3 piece bath and laundry/utility room. A two bedroom bunkie provides even more space and a shed stores all the toys! Great plumbing and mechanical too! AC, HRV, central heating, heated tile floors in the bathrooms and lower level. Upgraded septic (2010), UV water filtration system, new roof (2017). Extensive docking system and professionally maintained grounds. Furnishings negotiable. Click to see property listing details


Milford Bay

1048 Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes
$1,899,000 – MLS#199405
Lake Muskoka

ONE OF A KIND OFFERING! FAMILY COMPOUND. Central location midway between Port Carling and Bracebridge, close to Beaumaris. Unique gentle land with all day sun. SW exposure. Beach lovers will appreciate shallow sand entry across 293′ straight line (by survey) waterfront at the high watermark. Island dotted view. 4 acres to roam. 4 3 bed cabins with full kitchens and baths. 2 slip boathouse. Delightfully private. Bylaw passed in 2007 allowing two year-round cottages to be built and retaining 2 of the cabins (with kitchens) for guest accommodations. Setbacks are grandfathered. Terrific for family compound or Airbnb development. Property is being sold ‘as is where is’ with no warranties offered or implied. Click to see property listing details.