We’re over the hump. The high point of summer has passed sliding into the dog days, named for the Dog Star, Sirius. Found in the constellation Canis Major, it’s the brightest star in the night sky. You can see it close to Orion’s Belt.
We’re moving into the time of year when the bugs are typically fewer in the evening, the lake is warm and nights begin to cool. It’s a lovely time to simply relax and let all the stress just float away.
However, in cottage country things aren’t as languid as usual. Like the weather, our real estate market often slows in August. Not this year. A cool spring has pushed cottage buying and selling into the dog days. All of us have been busy. If you have a portal, you’ll note the frequency with which properties are changing from Active to Conditional to Sold. There’s a lot going on.
As much as we have new listings coming to market, there are also price changes. Properties that haven’t sold so far, are being reduced. A few of the reductions are nominal, designed to give the cottage new exposure. Others are intent on making a difference, taking a good slice off the original ask.
We’ve added a Price Change button so you can see for yourself. New listings and new prices. There’s a lot to stay on top of. Questions? That’s what we’re here for…
1140 MORINUS ROAD #5, PORT CARLING
$16,995,000.00 – MLS# 213078
Perfection found – One of Muskoka’s most spectacular properties. Enjoy complete privacy with 800+ feet of exquisite south facing shoreline including your own private island. Combining both contemporary and traditional elements, this cottage is the perfect blend of traditional Muskoka with a modern twist. No detail spared both inside and out from the stunning white oak floors to the integration of natural elements outside featuring beautiful stone and cedar accents. The stunning lake views are framed by oversized windows and doors throughout the cottage. Take your pick from multiple outdoor entertaining areas including two areas at the boathouse on both the upper and lower decks. Step inside to the boathouse where guests will enjoy their own private hideaway with 2 bedrooms and their own full bath with stunning views of the lake. This is truly a magnificent one of a kind estate cottage for those who value exclusivity, ultimate in privacy, and modern luxury. Click here for property listing details.
2922 MUSKOKA 169 ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES
$1,695,000 – MLS# 213249
Prime Bala Bay location w 200′ frontage. Privacy on 1.3 acres w mature trees, gentle land w stunning rock & pines. Exquisitely renovated main cottage offers 3 BRs, 1.5 baths. Open concept layout boasts a stunning new kitchen w vaulted ceiling, s/s appliances & breakfast island, large dining area, and the focal point of the spacious living room is a beautiful stone fireplace w propane insert. Quality workmanship throughout including granite countertops, crown moulding, gorgeous wood floors. Ask for detailed list of improvements. Main floor laundry. Large enclosed lakeside sunporch. Adjacent 1 BR guest bunkie is adorable, complete w 2-pc ensuite. Bonus – 3 older cabins (one with f/p & kitchen) await reno/redevelopment. Oversized single slip boathouse offers ample storage space plus additional recreation area & exterior bar counter too. Sizeable shore docks are not to be overlooked – perfect for relaxing or entertaining large groups. Circular driveway, oodles of parking, minutes to town. Click here for property listing details.
1012 JAMES POINT ROAD, LAKE OF BAYS
$1,179,000 – MLS# 213328
Striking new build nestled on the shores of Ril Lake, a beautiful location not far from the Village of Baysville & Town of Bracebridge. Easy commute from the GTA. This Linwood design Post & Beam is a real charmer! Soaring wall of windows provides amazing lake views, dominating the living area & is airy & bright. Gorgeous kitchen/dining area which opens up into the Muskoka Room, complete with Florida style windows. Sitting here with a glass of wine enjoying the serenity & views will provide hours of joy. Two main floor bedrooms & 4 pc bath complete the main level. The exquisite private master suite on the upper level has a spacious 3 pce ensuite & walk-in closet. The lower level features a family room with lake views, den/office/playroom, laundry, 3 piece bath & utility room. This is a completely turnkey package. Professionally decorated with furnishings & décor is all included. If you don’t want the hassles of going through the building process on your own, this is the place for you! Click here for property listing details.
1095 NORTH MORRISON LAKE ROAD, GRAVENHURST
$499,900 – MLS# 213381
Your chance to own a piece of Muskoka waterfront on Morrison Lake. This Mid Century Modern cottage is a joy to come to. Sit on the deck or in the cottage and watch the sun rise. Enjoy boating and fishing in this lake for Muskie, Pike and Bass. Or sit on the large deck and watch the loons on the water. This is a lifestyle not to be missed. Just bring your bedding everything else is here. Click here for property listing details.
Laura, Lucy & Ross
The Rosskoka Team
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|R60-49 Tobin Island, Muksoka Lakes
$799,000 – MLS#205273
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 property listing details
|1048 Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes Twp
$1,899,000 – MLS#199405
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
|275 Riverdale Road, Muskoka Lakes
$3,379,000 – MLS#205360
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 property listing details