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NOW SOLD. Newly-built cottage on Sparrow Lake plus Boathouse listed at only $379,000!

This is an excellent way to start, or continue cottaging in Muskoka. There is simply no other property in all of Muskoka that comes close in terms of value for money.

View from the large sundeck on the boathouse

If you search MLS for a cottage and single-slip boathouse in Muskoka, you’ll discover prices range from $300,000 to well over $3,000,000. Of the properties available in the $300k range, this is the only one that is: not water access only, not on a river and not a tear down. This property is on Sparrow Lake, the closest of Muskoka’s lakes to Toronto, has south exposure, a single-slip wet boathouse with a sundeck on top AND a newly built cottage.

Brand new cottage, built by French’s.

Sparrow Lake connects via the Trent-Severn Waterway from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. The lake’s water, due to this waterway, is constantly flushed  – lake data here. Boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing and just enjoying the water are all fabulous.  The views on Sparrow are wonderful.

Once you become a Sparrow Lake cottager, one of the best activities for the many visitors you’ll have is to take them on an afternoon boat ride west, past some of the most beautiful rock and pine shores to Swift Rapids. The appeal after the gorgeous boat ride is the lock itself; the largest in the entire Trent-Severn system – looking down as boats enter the lock is a real crowd pleaser!

Joining the Sparrow Lake Association is a must. In addition to helping with the great work of the association, joining will quickly get you into the swing with a picnic, regatta and a great way to meet your fellow cottagers.

More photo’s of this property are below. Here’s the detailed listing, please contact us to see it.

Single-slip boathouse

Cottage on Pine Lake + New Boathouse $499,000

This just may be the best value in Muskoka. It’s the first time ever on the market for this spacious cottage on sought after Pine Lake. Cherished family memories have been built up over 43 years. Specific listing details are available here.

Boathouse viewed from Cottage patio.

Enjoy all-day sun on the deck of a brand new 2 slip boathouse. With four generous bedrooms and two full baths, there’s lots of space for family and friends.

Cottage as viewed from the boathouse deck.

Some great updating has been completed, particularly in the kitchen. Everything is all on one level and is super-clean.

Updated cottage kitchen.

Use the cottage just as it is or renovate to your heart`s desire. Pine Lake is just minutes from Gravenhurst for shopping, theatre, events and the famous Gravenhurst Wharf.

Please contact us and come and see this property!

We can help you “order” an Eaton’s Catalogue Cottage today. Lowest price for 200′ on Lake Muskoka.

UPDATE: Sept 2012 Now SOLD

It may not be the price it would have been in 1939, but it beats anything else on Lake Muskoka.

1939 Eaton’s Catalogue, page 46

If you check MLS listings today, cottage property listings with 200 feet of frontage on Lake Muskoka are listed from $499,900 to $2.3 million.  In general 200 feet helps give you improved privacy over a much more common 100 foot waterfront lot – or less.

We have a great listing on Lake Muskoka which offers 200 feet of frontage, has sparkling water over rock which sweeps into the lake. The lot is level with a great view, is close to Gravenhurst, 90 minutes from Toronto, has a cottage with two bunkies, AND that cottage is an original Eaton’s Catalogue cottage. It is also priced at the lowest price of ALL the 200′ waterfront properties.

Eaton’s cottage, originally delivered by steamboat – still a crowd pleaser.

The detailed listing information shows not only the cottage – inside and out, but the beautiful level property and the views.

View from Lake Muskoka
Eaton’s catalogue cottage – kit delivered by steamboat.
View from the waterfront.
Awesome setback from the lake.

Your own private lake

Well, this gorgeous property has just been reduced by $296,000, and is now $999,000. Have a look at the images of the property below; additional details are here.

Martin Lake, 100% within the 58 acre property

It’s close to 400 for ease of access, yet so far from the rest of the world. 58 acres of beautiful rolling hills and forest to explore. The property encompasses an entire lake, has a waterfall, complete with covered bridge and lighthouse, all contained within the boundaries.

Covered bridge and waterfall

The main house, beside the lake is currently a two family dwelling with 2750 sq. ft. on each floor, totalling 5,000 sq ft. (completely finished).

Main house 5000 sq.ft.

The property near the house is beautifully landscaped with many perennials.

There is a separate house, two family dwelling with 1500 sq ft. on each floor,total of 3,000 sq ft. (completely finished). There is also a heated garage, 20′ x 48′, with a 17 foot ceiling.

Second house 3000 sg.ft.
Heated Garage 17′ ceiling

The southern edge of the property borders the Seguin Vally Golf Course.

Morrison Lake Muskoka Cottage Listing

A reminder about this cottage mentioned here with more info here.

This is a wonderful cottage property for an active family.

It’s a fully renovated, four season, open concept cottage with 2 bedrooms in main cottage and two bunkies, all with beautiful views. Hardwood floors, tumbled marble in bathroom, expansive decks – wonderful outdoor living lakeside. There’s a great area for evening bonfires and a hot tub overlooks the lake.  The owners have put substantial renovations in and simply won’t be getting their money back.

Also, here’s the link to the Lake Data Sheet for Morrison Lake, and the Interpretation of Water Quality Data sheet.

Excellent Port Carling Real Estate Investment – now even better

We mentioned a terrific potential investment in a listed Muskoka property on the main street of Port Carling in this post. There’s also more info here.
Originally built in 1922, then rebuilt/added to in the 70’s, with a reasonable amount of work this will be a magnificent Port Carling home – steps to the locks and public beach.

This 3 bedroom home on a large stately lot has just been reduced to $189,900.00!

Port Carling. Work to be done, but strong investment potential.

Right on the main street of Port Carling, we have a listing that is worthy of your attention, but is also in need of attention: maintenance and some repairs. There does not appear to be anything major to be done, and some renovations have already been completed.

So here for a listed price of only $209,000.00 is an opportunity to create a large home on a big, beautiful lot in a great location in downtown Port Carling.  It’s just steps to the Indian River, or the locks, shopping and dining. If you have construction/renovation/restoration skills, this is an opportunity to build equity quickly.

Sparrow Lake cottage

We have quite a few fractional listings on Sparrow Lake, both at the Cottages at Port Stanton and at Tory’s Landing. We just sold a beautiful, rugged, Muskoka building lot on Deep Bay, and a cottage on McLean Bay.

Today we toured a wonderful private cottage on Sparrow Lake that we hope to list soon. On the way it was apparent that it was a great day on Sparrow and at Tory’s Landing as we passed the resort by boat.

Tory's Landing fractional ownership cottages.

Cottage owners like to relax on the docks at Tory’s Landing.

Morrison Lake – Cottage in Muskoka, that’s beautiful inside and out! Update: SOLD 29-MAR-2012

Went down to Morrison Lake today to get some interior photos to add to the listing. I was really impressed; fully and beautifully renovated cottage/home and two great bunkies.

Have a look here at some of the details of this Morrison Lake waterfront cottage for sale.

Muskoka Cottage Lake Joseph – good value

We’ve been reminding people for years that buildings come and go, but the property doesn’t. When viewing cottages for sale, people typically spend too much time in the buildings and not enough outside.

I saw one today that is good value. In a great neighbourhood of $2 million plus, yet it is priced at $825, 000; mostly because it is a small (1000ft2) cottage.

Lake Joseph, southwest exposure.

For this price, one can get south Lake Joseph, prestigious neighbourhood, SW exposure, level lot, pristine water and hard sand bottom.