Lakeside Living

6 Quick Tips When Opening the Cottage

Spring is here and it's time to Open the Cottage. Let's pack up the car and head north to the cottage. Now that the snow has finally melted and the road into the cottage is open, I can hardly wait to get to the cottage and get it open and…

5 Things Sellers Don’t Want to Hear

The time has come to sell your home. The decision is made, and now the work begins because selling a home is stressful and lots of work. If only it was as simple as a sign on your lawn – but it's not. Things you don't like to hear from…

Muskoka True North Log Cottage

True North Log Home Your search for a stunning waterfront log cottage is over. Welcome to this magnificent 5,100 sq. ft. True North log cottage on 2 plus acres on desirable Lake of Bays, Muskoka. This luxurious lakeside residence of matchless construction and appearance makes a true statement of distinction.…

Covid Changes Cottage Buyers Behaviour

In early spring when Covid-19 came into full force I thought that it would be a long, quiet summer.  Hunkered down and signed up for several online educational courses, I was resigned to stay home, and keep my educational credits top of mind through online learning. 4 weeks later the…

Top 3 Tips When Buying A Cottage

How exciting. You have made the decision to buy a vacation home in Lake of Bays – North Muskoka! You have been on Realtor.ca for the past several months and you can’t wait any longer – now is the time you say. But, before you pick up the phone and…

Lake of Bays Lake

THE LAKE Lake of Bays lake is located in the northeastern part of the district of Muskoka, beside world-renowned Algonquin Park. The lake is renowned for its natural beauty, the bustling hamlets of Dorset, Baysville and Dwight, and endless year-round recreational opportunities. Lake of Bays lake is a premier, sought after…

What To Expect When Cottage Buying – The Honest Budget

  Do you know what you can spend when buying a cottage?  If you are thinking of buying a cottage in north Muskoka, Lake of Bays/Huntsville,  as a full-time waterfront property specialist, I’m here to make your search for your perfect cottage a breeze!  When starting any cottage hunt, the…

5 Reasons Why You Should Make the Move to Cottage Country

Are you thinking of leaving the city and making the move to Muskoka cottage country? Here are five reasons I think you should! Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space There is no doubt that you can make a condo balcony in Toronto cozy, but wouldn't it be nice to stretch your…

Cottage Winterizing

Cottage Winterizing on Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Although many of us are still enjoying the beauty of fall, all too soon we will be experiencing more and more of the winter chill. Whether you have a three-season cottage or a four-season cottage, you will need to make preparations for the…

Thanksgiving in Lake of Bays

Thanksgiving at Lake of Bays It is hard to believe, but fall is here. Autumn is a lovely time to take in the spectacular sights and sounds of Muskoka, all while creating warm and colourful memories with your family. Take a minute and let those warm feelings of fall envelop…

Muskoka in the Summertime

Muskoka Summertime Living We aren’t going to lie, we think Lake of Bays, Muskoka is a beautiful place year-round. And while we love the sledding, skiing and the wonder of winter, there is something about summer in Muskoka that can’t compare to anywhere else. Summer gives us so many opportunities…

Entertaining Cottage Style

Entertaining at the Cottage We’ve managed to muddle through the doldrums of winter, and we were thrilled to finally see the flowers of spring, and now that summer is upon us, it is time for cottage season in Muskoka/Lake of Bays. Summer in cottage country is all about bright sunny…

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