Canadians apparently eat more donuts per person than any other nationality. I’m pretty sure that’s true for at least one other food. Butter tarts. In fact, I’m guessing that if we thought about it, butter tarts in Canada are likely more representative of the National palate than apple pie, beaver tails or even poutine.

Canada doesn’t have donut festivals or beaver tail fry offs but we certainly have butter tart festivals. People vie for the laurels of a butter tart championship. Others simply love tasting the contestants’ tweaking and perfecting…with raisins, without. Cranberries (a Muskoka fave) pecans, maple syrup and the list goes on. Varieties to test the tolerance of purists and delight the palates of explorers.

This weekend, in Port Carling, is your chance to practice and refine your ability to function while on a sugar high. Butter tarts …

Butter tarts aren’t the only benefit of cottage country either. We have lakes, cottages and great family memories. Take a look at what’s new in listings this week in Parry Sound, Haliburton and Muskoka!



1026 Matthews Drive

1026 Matthews Drive, Windermere

$3,499,000 – MLS# 206641

Lake Rosseau

Welcome to Windermere Point, Est. 1909., originally a part of the Eaton’s family compound. This 520′ point of South facing level land is situated on a dead end road 1/2 km from Windermere Resort. The smart cottage offers comfort, elegance and functionality with entertainment in mind. Huge open spaces allow for easy movement from the Great room to Kitchen to Dining room and bi-folding doors open to include the retractable screened Muskoka room. Water views from every window and no neighbours give you a sense of island living, yet you have year round road access and an included golf cart to make trips to all the resort amenities a little more fun! Also included on the lot is a detached garage for storage & golf cart and a 3 slip dock/boathouse with 2 levels of living space. If this isn’t enough, the property comes under residential zoning that would allow an additional amount of lot coverage to be utilized (15% lot coverage). 15k/week rental history also a bonus! Click here for property listing details.

Muskoka cottage

1031 Road 2900 Road, Gravenhurst

$1,695,000 – MLS#200754

Lake Muskoka

This property features a spacious bunkie with loft well finished and ready to use, a large double boathouse with a massive bonus space above waiting for your finishes, a newer waterloo biofilter septic system and space for a substantial cottage to be built. Sitting on over 2 acres with 270’ of frontage situated just minutes from the town of Gravenhurst with easy road access. There is a large level area for activities and a great sandy beach with deep water at the boathouse. Offered on its own or with abutting parcels to create an amazing family compound. See MLS #200733, 200794, 200825, and 200809 for more details. Click here for property listing details.

Bass Lake Cottage

1078 Bass Lake Road, MacTier

$849,000 – MLS# 206180

Bass Lake

A rare opportunity on Bass Lake! This stunning property offers a newer four season cottage as well as a second fully functional 3 season cottage. Both have private views and separate docks which is perfect for multi family buyers or those seeking a rental opportunity. The main cottage sits on a flat lot with great sunset views looking across at Crown Land and is only a few short steps to the lake and dock. The main cottage has two bedrooms, a 4 piece bath and laundry room with rough in for second bathroom. There are beautiful reclaimed hemlock floors throughout the main floor and a large stone fireplace is the centrepiece of the open concept living room/kitchen. The second cottage is approx. 750 square feet with a bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, kitchen and living area on main floor and an upper loft with walk out sunroom. Dry boat storage/ garage area beneath secondary cottage. Bass Lake is 0.96 Km2 with a max depth of 8 m and allows motorized watercraft.10 mins to Port Carling. Click here for property listing details.

Long Lake Cottage

114 Mink Road, Haliburton

$599,000 – MLS# 207336

Long Lake

A beautiful piece of property has just been listed with your own private bay that has approximately 700′ of waterfront. There is a discrete driveway that wraps around the bay that leads to a cottage that is secluded from all the others. Choose to build your dream cottage on the property overlooking Long Lake or renovate the existing building that includes 3 bedrooms, a loft and a full bath. Cottage on the property is being sold “as is” but that does not mean a little work and TLC could not achieve a place to call your own. The property stretches back approximately 52 acres giving opportunity to make any trails or potential for accessory buildings. Jump off the end of the dock in 15′ of water or walk down the wrapping driveway to the point that consists of a sandy/rocky shore where you can walk right in. All you have to do is make your ideas a reality. Don’t miss this great opportunity, it wont last! Click here for property listing details.

Give us a call if you’re in town,

Laura, Lucy & Ross

p.s. The water is tempting… and each of the 5 properties below merit a second glance…


1136 Brackenrig Road, #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 trilliums. 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 here for details.

Bay Lake

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

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 here for details.

Toboin Island

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 totalling 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 details.

Milford Bay

1048 Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes Twp
$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 here for details.

275 Riverdale

275 Riverdale Road, 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 details.