“On the level” has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily.

In relationships we want to know we’re being treated fairly and what we’re told can be trusted. It’s an important component of establishing good relationships. Lasting friendships are built ‘on the level’.

In business we want to know the people we work with share our interest and that together we can find common ground. It’s especially valuable when that ground is ‘on the level’ because then we know there’s equality and effective partnering at play.

It was humbling today to receive the following from someone I have been working with for closing on 2 years. “Ross I have purchased 5 homes and have to say by far you are the most direct, and well-educated realtor I know. Never having purchased a cottage before, so there is much more to know. Regardless I can tell you have done your market research!”

On the same day, I was in Port Carling at the locks. The picture above shows the small locks – wide open and look! The water between the upper lakes and Lake Muskoka is ‘on the level’. That is a sight we rarely see. It’s likely a 75 year occurrence. It goes to show ‘on the level’, can be a rare experience.

Take a look at what’s happened this week. If you want some information, give us a call. Your answers will be ‘on the level’.


578 Wildcat Point Road, Rosseau
$5,995,000 – MLS# 192109
Lake Rosseau

This unique, custom contemporary cottage offers walls of glass opening up to breathtaking views inviting streams of all day sunshine and capturing the stunning vistas & sunsets. Large doors open to decks and patios. Soaring propane fireplace, quartz counters, European style kitchen, a main level master w/ensuite and dressing area. The lower level boasts a TV/recreation room, games room w/bar area and a spacious Muskoka room which opens up to a beautiful stone patio overlooking the lake. Large windows and walkouts make this space very bright and open. Handsome 2 slip boathouse with full accommodation area above, currently used as a gym. The shoreline is a combination of shallow sand bottom and deep water, along with a little beach and lovely pathways. The long views accompanied by the western exposure make this a very desirable offering in a neighborhood of exclusive properties. Click here for property listing details.


1086 Pennwood Road #7, Port Carling
$2,295,000 – MLS# 181577
Lake Muskoka

With 210′ of water frontage, this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom cottage is a must see. This property features high ceilings, open concept living and Muskoka Room. Enjoy the incredible view on the wrap around porch or relax after a beautiful summer day in the hot tub watching the magnificent sunsets. Experience both shallow and deep water. Perfect for the whole family. Close to all Port Carling has to offer. Click here for property listing details.


97 Joseph Street#D209, Port Carling
$1,050,000 – MLS# 193193
Indian River

LIVE PORT CARLING in this new 4-bedroom year-round EDGEWATER townhouse, with direct access to Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. This Luxury Townhome with boathouse sits right on the waterway of the Indian River and overlooks the hub of Port Carling. This prime location offers big lake boating, shopping, golf, dining and close proximity to all the amenities of Muskoka. Access your living quarters directly from your boat slip. This Custom unit has all the upgrades you desire including upscale kitchen/ baths, 2 fireplace, exclusive parking for 2 cars, private boat slip and balcony, radiant in-floor heat, premium hardware & trim, professional appliances and custom cabinetry. Glass railings provide unobstructed views of the lake and exterior extras like timber detailing with Western Red Cedar and steel siding. Designed and built by distinguished builder, Hirsh Log Homes, this unique waterfront getaway highlights the excellent craftsmanship Hirsh is known for. Price includes HST. Click here for listing details. 


35 Timber Crescent, Huntsville
$439,900 – MLS# 192936
Mary Lake

Amazing address in Mary Lake Highlands w/ exclusive enjoyment of 600’ of shared waterfront on desirable Mary Lake! This quiet community association offers shared access to 2 waterfront lots! Within a 5 min. walk you can enjoy a sandy beach, 3 docks, canoe racks, firepit, playground, community garden, hiking & more! Incredibly well-maintained open concept, 2 bed, 2 bath home + double oversize garage w/ heated bonus space (ideal for home office, gym, hobbies, etc.) Multiple upgrades since 2017 including Propane Furnace, AC, Central Vac, Shingles, Insulation, Home Automation & 1GB Fibre High Speed Internet. You will love the bright & spacious flow of the floor plan, w/ hardwood throughout & plenty of windows & basking in natural sunlight. The main living spaces open out to a generous back deck w/ seasonal water views! Additional features include a very spacious Master, main floor laundry & excellent storage throughout. A must view! (Sq Ft Approx. & includes bonus space) Click here for listing details.

Give us a call if you’re in town,

PS Did we mention this interesting property that the team just listed?


1929 Falkenburg Road, Muskoka Lakes
$449,000 – MLS# 188658

Muskoka Retreat! Private, warm and welcoming – a great place to come home to! 19 rolling and well-treed acres located mid-way between Bracebridge and Port Carling. Bright, spacious Great Room with cathedral ceiling, skylight, and propane stove adjoined by large sunny entertainment deck. 3 bed, 2 bath. Large family room, Muskoka Room, plus den and exercise room. Over 2,000 sq. feet with walk out on two levels. Places and spaces for family and friends. Relaxation is complete with outdoor hot-tub and above ground pool. Oversized, insulated double garage. Easy access to golf, beaches and two boat launches in Milford Bay on Lake Muskoka. Come and see!! Click here for details.