Sometimes there are hiccups. Things don’t go as planned. Oh you get there eventually, but just not in the time or possibly the way you thought.
This year, Mother Nature herself, has had a hiccup. The skies are clear and blue, clouds are light, trees and flowers are in bloom. The temperature? Tuesday morning was just above the 0 mark. There have been early Junes when water temperature made swimming possible. I didn’t say pleasant, but possible. Not this year.
At the moment staying in the boat or on the dock is definitely the preferred alternative. Skiing or wake boarding? Use a wet suit. A sudden spill will unquestionably leave you gasping.
There’s another concern about being on the water at the moment. Not all detritus left from high water has been cleared. Not all of it can be seen either. Remember our Marketwatch about hemlocks? A surprising amount of stuff floats under the surface and is not easily seen. This past weekend two people we know damaged their boats colliding with submerged hazards.
If you’re on the water, be vigilant. A small change in a wave pattern may indicate a hidden obstacle.
If you’re on land, there’s lots to see. Buyers are busy viewing property. It’s a good time to list, if you’re thinking of selling. If you’re on the buying side, most of the summer season is still available to enjoy dock time.
We’d be happy to answer your questions about property! No hiccups here…
1054 CEDAR RAIL DRIVE, MUSKOKA
$3,295,000 – MLS# 198746
Stunning dotted island views and a beautifully finished interior make this property the perfect Muskoka getaway. This magnificently decorated cottage has lots of room for family & friends with 5 bedrooms in the main cottage and another 2 bedrooms in the boathouse. Take in the views from the large balcony or three season Muskoka room or follow the wide granite pathways down to relax at the waters edge. There you’ll enjoy the fantastic outdoor living space of the boathouse – a great family gathering place which lets you enjoy the day whether it’s rain or shine.Many new updates to the cottage and boathouse interior & exterior including new septic, furnace and generator in 2017. With easy access off Hwy 400, located between Port Sandfield and Minett on Lake Rosseau, this property gives you access to all of the finest dining, shopping and entertainment amenities the Big 3 Lakes have to offer within a 10 minute drive or take a leisurely boat ride for a dockside lunch or dinner. Click here for property listing details.
1048 MILFORD BAY ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES
$1,899,000 – MLS# 199405
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 here for property listing details.
3 SR406 WAY, SEVERN FALLS
$1,150,000 – MLS# 199270
700 feet of private waterfront – HOLY! Easy BOAT access. Masterfully designed dock system. 3 docks easily can handle 6 to 8 boats. 4 season, open concept home/cottage luxuriously finished with a dream gourmet chefs kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and views from all angles. Impressive stone fireplace. 3 methods of heat; exterior wood hot water furnace, propane, forced air electric (owners heat 99.9% with wood). Large remote control awnings. High end Anderson windows, remote control skylights, and all upgraded construction design/materials/finishes. State of the art, large capacity septic system. Extremely private and surrounded by millions of acres of crown land with numerous connecting trails for ATV and snowmobile, a nature lovers paradise. Four season cottage/home listed well below replacement cost. 7 acres comprised of 2 separately deeded waterfront lots for further development of your family compound and a secure investment in your future. Click here for property listing details.
1235 SHEA ROAD #45, MUSKOKA LAKES
$749,900 – MLS# 199134
THREE MILE LAKE
Sunsets and privacy galore on Three Mile Lake. Welcome to this wonderfully appointed, winterized cottage. The property features 225 feet of west-facing waterfront and over 1.5 treed acres of land providing your family with terrific privacy. Bask in the sun on the dock or large wrap around deck. The quaint Muskoka Room provides you with a nice spot to relax. The cottage itself features an open-concept design with lots of bright natural light. Appointed with pine throughout for that true Muskoka feel The kitchen also boasts newer stainless steel appliances. Three good size bedrooms for you and your guests. There are also two sheds for all or your cottage toys. Click here for property listing details.
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