The summer smiles, the summer knows… so goes the song. In these parts we might say, Muskoka smiles, Muskoka knows. The mystique of loon calls, exposed granite shores and whispering pines are special enough. But when the burble of a woody sliding by breaks the soundscape, Muskoka smiles.

For more than 120 years inboard motors in wooden boats have marked Muskoka as a haven for fine watercraft. Ditchburn, Minett-Shields, Johnston, Duke, Greavette are names synonymous with floating pieces of mahogany furniture. They represent and stand for the days when more people came north by train than they did by car. When, early on, it didn’t matter whether a cottage was island or mainland. There weren’t roads to travel to them. Private boats, steamers and water taxis were how the vacationers arrived.

After an absence of 3 years, the Antique Boatshow is returning to Gravenhurst July 9. Summer at its finest. Wooden boats and Muskoka together again!

This past week there have been some wooden boat era cottages come to market. Places where a Duke or Greavette may well have been docked. Good views, good sun, good boating!

Questions? You know where to find us…

46 TALL TIMBERS Road, Parry Sound
$16,495,000 | MLS®#: 40276834

This majestic cottage encompasses the most elegant of entertainer’s with sprawling living spaces viewing south west over 380 feet of coveted Lake Joseph shoreline. Strategically placed within the timbers a 12,000 square foot resort style estate combines luxury and privacy to provide comfort for your extended family and guests with 17 bedrooms, and 14 (+4) bathrooms. Enjoy the serene water feature and stroll the immaculately landscaped granite pathways to the waters edge guest house, coach house or bunk house, relaxing along the way with your choice of many sitting areas to look out or enjoy a campfire. All day sun illuminates the oversized dock & deck at the 2 slip boathouse that features a bar and bathroom should you choose to enjoy the sunset while dining on the water. And year round comfort will have your company warming up to one of four wood burning fireplaces. Want for nothing. Click here for property listing details


1009 MERCEDES Drive, Minden Hills
$2,395,000 | MLS®#: 40285167

You won’t want to miss this stunning point on 12 Mile Lake with approximately 500′ of waterfront and an acre of land plus 4 acres of shared woodland trails behind it. All the sun or shade you could want. Three lake chain for amazing boating, fishing, recreation. This property has all the privacy you’ve been dreaming of and different buildings for privacy, working and/or separation with excellent WIFI. Three docks for sun or shade all day and maximum space for family and/or friends. The neighbours’ cottages are a good distance away and tucked back, so you don’t even know they are there. The water is clear and fresh for swimming and there’s deep diving entry from one dock, sand beach off another and shade into a sand entry from the third. Facing east, south and west for both gorgeous sun rises and sunsets. The main cottage is approx 1750sf, winterized, three bedrooms (one a loft bedroom), two bathrooms (one an ensuite), open concept kitchen, living & dining moving seamlessly to a large deck with hot tub overlooking the lake and property. Kitchen and both bathrooms are renovated, gorgeous stone fireplace in the main living area with sloped ceilings. Stunning distressed hemlock flooring throughout. There’s some fabulous guest or family space above two-car garage, cathedral ceilings, recently renovated with a modern farmhouse feel. Two bedrooms, bathroom, living room and deck. Then there’s a brand-new cabin with loft bedroom right on the lake. A sauna sits nearby for a nice steam before jumping off the boating dock into deep, clear water. There’s also an open yard space – great for sports or activities, large fire pit area overlooking the water and a beautiful two-story children’s playhouse. A dream come true. It must be seen to feel the impact of the beauty and the privacy and to experience the drama of the big lake views. Click here for property listing details


35LM38 MILLER ISLAND, Gravenhurst
$1,650,000 | MLS® #: 40284060

A beautiful cottage, set in the natural beauty of the Muskoka landscape, from the rust coloured pine needle ground cover interspersed with Muskoka rocks to the trees natural to the area. An attractive and meticulously kept cottage cottage on a beautiful lot, positioned to have panoramic views facing SW. Included is a 2 stop inclinator and a direct wired, whole home 22 kW generator. The 2 level plan allows lake views from all principal rooms. This 4 season cottage is fully winterized. The design allows for easy entertaining as well as the full enjoyment of all family activities. A perfect place to take off your shoes and relax. Click here for property listing details


1041 MAEBAR Road, Minden
$599,500 | MLS®#: 40285921
Twelve Mile Lake

Have you been waiting patiently for that value priced four season vacation cottage to hit the market? Here it is !! Situated on Maebar Road/ Chambers Road in Carnarvon area, just north of Minden. You will be impressed with the incredible western sunsets on Twelve Mile Lake not to mention the fantastic sand beach and great neighbourhood. Featuring an ideal level lot with year round access, great docking, drilled well, two car detached garage and a small guest bunkie. The cozy two bedroom cottage is fully winterized with a large deck, perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Superb boating, fishing and water activities to enjoy on this scenic and much sought after three lake chain. Wedgewood Marina is down the lake for gas, boat launch and snack bar or perhaps after a fun filled day on the lake indulge with a great meal at Heather Lodge, the Red Umbrella Inn or The Pepper Mill. Click here for property listing details



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Ready to take a closer look? Drop us a line at 705.706.1177 or Have a wonderful Canada Day!🍁

Lucy & Ross
(705) 706.1177
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Inc.