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Cottage of the Week: $6.5 million for an eco-friendly estate on the shore of Georgian Bay

ADDRESS: 201 Little Cove Road, Tobermory


AGENT: Darlene James, RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty

PRICE: $6,500,000

THE PLACE: This eight-bedroom estate sits on over 98 acres of land on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It was originally built as an eco-lodge (which means there are plenty of guest rooms for friends and family).

BRAGGING RIGHTS: A quick boat ride will get you to the Fathom Five National Marine Conservation Area, a scuba-diving haven with pristine water and 22 shipwrecks.

BIG SELLING POINT: The main lodge was built in 2005 with an emphasis on sustainability: natural materials like the giant recycled Douglas Fir pillars that soar over the main entry were locally sourced, and the property also has radiant heating, natural cooling, rainwater harvesting and the bio-filtration of grey water.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Because the Bruce Peninsula has rocky shores, there is no boat dockage on the property. Sailors will have to dock at the one of the two ports in Tobermory, which is a 10-minute drive away.

• $6, 500,000
• $11,622 in property taxes (2011)
• 7,000 square feet of space
• 700 feet of water frontage
• 98 acres of land
• 9 bathrooms
• 8 bedrooms
• 2-storey library
• 3 fireplaces
• 1 set of custom glass French doors
• 1 executive boardroom
• 1 saltwater swimming pool

  • borg

    Unless “executive boardroom” is a new slang for hammock that I’m unfamiliar with, I don’t think the owners quite get the gist of having a cottage.

  • Symon Demers

    Reading comprehension is not strong with borg. Otherwise a nice place to retire to.

  • blue skies

    this is not a great showing of the wonderful homes and retreats that we have on our lakes. it is rather horrid and without any soul. we would not want it for free….show us some style. did they pay for this page?

  • Cruella

    Dont be so harsh people.. I tend to love the chic rusty look of this cottage. The wood and stone blends in quite well but the winter looks freaks me over! Play Lotta Max, win some $$$ and but this and bring the family and friends ( at different times) and party on! Nice place.

  • Gord

    Oh no. I see why they are selling it.