The nights are slowly lengthening and, if the early mornings in these parts are anything to go by, they are cooling too. With the cool comes clearer skies. After sunset, the sky takes a page from the Webb telescope. As far as the eye can see there are points of light. Magnificent!

On the dock, or boathouse roof, away from other lights, the sky is the map by which ancient travellers navigated. With GPS on our phones, knowledge of the night sky has become sparse. We see stars, but for many of us, information beyond that is limited. Looking at the heavens as a means of navigation is a lost language.

Yet there’s something about the night sky, sitting on a dock and feeling like being part of something much bigger. It makes our problems seem very small indeed. A weight is lifted and with that comes the peace and recharging we get with sitting by a lake. Wonderful.

Although we’re in the middle of summer, fast approaching the hump of the August long weekend, properties are still coming to market. This week’s crop has some worthy contenders. Nice thing about them. They all share the same sky.

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$3,595,000 | MLS® #: 40292932
Lake Joseph

Sunny South exposure ensuring all day sun graces this 1.7 acre property with 218 ft waterfront on the highly desirable west side of Lake Joseph, only 15 min to Hwy 400 for easy access. This freshly updated year round 3 bed/2 bath cottage PLUS a den or studio PLUS a bunkie can sleep a crowd! Featuring a trendy white interior with wood beam accents, modern baths, high cathedral ceilings, a quartz/stainless kitchen with large centre island , wood flooring and a grand wood burning fireplace in the great room. Open concept layout with walk out to a full width deck which wraps around the entire cottage and provides plenty of space for entertaining and dining and enjoying the southern views and breezes! Very private space! Large dining room is surrounded by windows providing a beautiful setting overlooking the gardens and lake. Plenty of storage! Private primary suite in the lower level offers large double closets, built in desk with a view and a modern 4 piece ensuite ! Charming lower level walkout family room is bright and cozy .Storage rooms and laundry room also in the lower level. Enter the private studio from the lower deck offering spacious closets and wonderful lake views! On the lawn, ideal for bocce or croquet, perches the delightful one room bunkie for guests. An outdoor shower “chicly” and privately enclosed delightfully stands amongst the trees! Spacious 3 car garage built in 2014 is perfect for your winter boat storage, cars and toys plus plenty of space on the driveway for parking. Double boathouse plus an extra swim dock for watersports provide deep water for excellent sheltered swimming, all nestled in a quiet bay. Many updates ! Stone paths meander through mature perennial gardens and to the open lawn area yet the property is well forested for supreme privacy! Generous furniture package is available! Click here for property listing details.


197 SOUTH Drive, Huntsville
$1,100,000 | MLS®#: 40301153
Lake Vernon

Looking to get into the Muskoka market on one of the most sought-after lake systems?! Enjoy this adorable rustic chic cottage as is or dream bigger! The property boasts all day sun, lovely south exposure and long lake views! 2 firepit areas to choose from or cuddle up and get warm in front of the wood burning fireplace. Lake Vernon is part of the Huntsville 4-lake chain with 40 miles of boating. Huntsville is close by to enjoy all the amenities of dining, shopping, skiing, Algonquin Park and Deerhurst Resort! This panabode cabin is quaint and would make a cute Airbnb!! Simply charming! Click here for property listing details.


244 MACBETH Island, Bracebridge
$869,000 | MLS®#: 40297927
Wood Lake

Turnkey 3 bedroom Viceroy cottage on MacBeth Island on Wood Lake. 20 minutes from Bracebridge and a 5 minute boat ride from the resort dock to this immaculate cottage surrounded by towering Hemlock trees in a tranquil setting. South facing lot with 106’ of frontage has a hard sand/rock shoreline and clear water for all watersports. One enters through the laundry/mudroom with a coat closet. The updated tiled kitchen has granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances. Shining pine flooring welcomes you into the dining room and living room that are tastefully furnished by Simply Cottage. Windows, almost floor to ceiling offer spectacular lake views and a wood stove rounds off this open living space with sliding door out to a full width deck. The master bedroom and the 4 piece family washroom make up the main level. Upstairs are two good size bedrooms with built in closets and a three piece washroom. To accommodate extra guests or just fun for the kids is an awesome bunkie. The organized shed was built in 2021. Many extras include; Cantilever dock and boat lift, PWC lift, Generlink system for power outages, tree lighting, 2020 Southland pontoon with 50hp Yamaha, canoe, 2021 Propane Weber BBQ, kayaks, SUP’s, water mat. This is the place for your family to make memories that will last a lifetime. Annual docking = $850, Annual pontoon storage = $1,100, Annual hydro = $750, Property taxes = $3,500. Click here for property listing details.


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We look forward to sharing the night sky with you. Drop us a line at 705.706.1177 or

Lucy & Ross
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Inc.