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Cottage of the Week: $7,500 a week for a Muskoka lakefront estate, complete with boathouse

ADDRESS: Hemlock Point Side Road South, Port Sandfield

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake Joseph, Muskoka

AGENT: Available through

PRICE: $7,500 a week

THE PLACE: An expansive estate on the waterfront boasting sleeping quarters for eight, a sunny terrace, a furnished boathouse and a dock.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Los Angeles-based designer Kelly Baron designed and built the cottage, and her attention to detail—flooring made from hemlock reclaimed from local barns, fixtures based loosely on the Las Ventanas resort in Mexico, a bathtub with a view of the treetops—makes the place feel more like a luxe retreat than a rental cottage.

BIG SELLING POINT: You’re actually getting two cottages, not one. Send the kids to sleep in the spacious, furnished boathouse while you relax in the peace and quiet of the main house.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The owner plans to list the property soon, so be sure not to fall in love with the place—or have enough saved up for a down payment before you do.

• $7,500 a week
• Sleeps 8
• 6-burner gas range
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 sauna
• 1 boathouse
• 1 housekeeping visit per week