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Cottage of the Week: $1.1 million for a Lake of Bays cottage with lots of outbuildings

The cottage for sale at 5031 Muskoka District Road 117

Address: 5031 Muskoka District Road 117
Neighbourhood: Dorset
Agent: Penny Kiely and Maxine Reid, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage

Price: $1,095,000

The place: A one-and-a-half-storey cottage with soaring ceilings, wood detailing and plenty of outbuildings.

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Not Your Average Joe: who cottages where on Muskoka’s luxest lake

Of the three major Muskoka lakes, Joseph is cottage country’s most star-studded. Its lots—generally bigger than those on nearby Rosseau and Muskoka—attract celebrities and business titans who require adequate room for their toys, boats and egos, and prefer not to rub elbows with nosy neighbours. The maximal-living trend is most obvious on the lake’s northern tip, dubbed Billionaires’ Row, where one lakeside cottage compound recently went on the market for a record-setting $25 million. Here’s a look at who calls Lake Joe their home away from home.

(Images: Bronfman, Ivey, Crawford, Cynamon and cottage, Hamlin by Getty Images; Kenny G via Wikimedia Commons, cottage by Ted Yarwood; Walker cottage via Instagram; O’Leary courtesy of CBC, cottage by the National Post; Stavropoulos via Twitter. Illustration by Chloe Cushman)

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Cottage of the Week: $450,000 for a rustic retreat in Frontenac

The cottage for sale at 141 Badour Island

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Address: 141 and 142 Badour Island
Neighbourhood: Frontenac
Agent: Rhonda Grant, Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $450,000

The place: A two-lot property on an island in Bob’s Lake in Frontenac. It consists of a guest house, a tree house and a main building.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a luxurious log cabin on a private Huntsville lake

The cottage at 1700 Aspdin Road, Huntsville

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Address: 1700 Aspdin Road
Neighbourhood: Huntsville
Agents: Jamie Lockwood, Sutton Group Muskoka Realty, Brokerage; Jack Janssen, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,695,000

The place: An upper-crust take on a classic log cabin, located on Lake Onawa near Hunstville.

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Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a Georgian Bay compound with a couple islands to spare

The cottage for sale at 38150 Georgian Bay Shore in Mactier, Ontario

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Address: 38150 Georgian Bay Shore
Neighbourhood: Mactier
Agent: Paul Crammond, Chestnut Park Real Estate, Brokerage
Price: $2,950,000

The place: A 70s-era cottage built into the granite shoreline of Georgian Bay. It consists of three separate buildings and it comes with two islands located a short distance offshore—perfect for sunset picnics.

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Cottage of the Week: $4 million for a classic Muskoka cabin on a private Lake Joseph island

Address: Bunny Island
Neighbourhood: Minett
Agent: Thelma Jarvis and Steve Taylor, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage

Price: $3,995,000

The place: A two-storey cottage on a private Lake Joseph island.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.6 million for a bungalow with a double-decker boathouse on Lake Muskoka

(Image: Bob Clarke Team)

(Image: Bob Clarke Team)

Address: 1090 Sunset Bay Road, Unit 4
Neighbourhood: Bala
Agent: Bob Clarke, Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage
Price: $2,575,000

The Place: A handsome bungalow with tons of deck space and luxurious upgrades on Lake Muskoka Point in Bala.

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Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply

(Image: Paul Bennett)

(Image: Paul Bennett)

Address: Spring Island
Neighbourhood: Pointe au Baril
Agent: George Webster, Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $2,975,000

The Place: Two cottages—one for the owners, one for guests—on an eight-acre outer island in Pointe au Baril.

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Cottage of the Week: $5.2 million for a lakeside palace in Oro-Medonte

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Address: 15 Georgina Drive
Neighbourhood: Oro-Medonte
Agent: Krista Charlene Alkerton, Royal Lepage First Contact Realty
Price: $5,150,000

The Place: The Eyrie, as this nearly 10,000 square foot property is dubbed (don’t worry, Game of Thrones fans, no villainous Littlefingers to be found at this one), is a modern six-bedroom, seven-bathroom manor perched on a high outcrop above Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay, just minutes from Barrie.

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The Chase: how four city-dwelling families found fuss-free condos in cottage country

Toronto’s building boom is creeping into cottage country, turning prime lakefront properties into condo compounds with distinctly urban amenities, like heated pools, spas and helpful staff to handle the headaches

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Cottage of the Week: $12 million for a modern Muskoka Lakes mansion on a private island

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Address: Bass Island
Neighbourhood: Muskoka Lakes
Agent: Storey Badger, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, Port Carling
Price: $11,800,000

The Place: A contemporary, window-lined mansion on Bass Island, in the middle of Lake Muskoka.

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Cottage of the Week: $640,000 for a Huntsville cottage with a modern interior and a river in the backyard

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Address: 3471 Ravenscliffe Road
Neighbourhood: Huntsville
Agent: Kayley Spalding, Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate, Brokerage
Price: $639,900

The Place: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom farmhouse on a seven-acre plot of land along a meandering river in Huntsville. Fox Lake is a quick canoe ride away.

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Cottage of the Week: $800,000 for a modern retreat on McVittie Island

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Address: McVittie Island
Neighbourhood: Bracebridge
Agent: Todd Adair, David Bemmann and Megan McLeod, Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $799,000

The Place: A newly built home on McVittie Island in Lake Muskoka that shuns log-cabin kitsch in favour of clean lines and glass.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.5 million for a Lake of Bays cottage with a seriously impressive fireplace

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Address: 1148 Green Point Road
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Agent: Todd Adair, Jeff Liddle and Megan Mcleod, Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,499,000

The Place: A five-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage (with at least three antler-inspired chandeliers!) on Muskoka’s Lake of Bays. All its main living spaces are arranged around a round, two-storey great room.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a Gravenhurst summer home with a catwalk

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Address: 1089 Arundel Lodge Road
Neighbourhood: Gravenhurst
Agent: Storey Badger, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, Port Carling
Price: $2,690,000

The Place: A Lake Muskoka cottage with a large boathouse on Skinner Bay.

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