What’s your cottage style?
The word “cottage” means different things to different people. It could be a secluded cabin in the woods, a stylish lake house, or an off-the-grid island retreat. It could be rustic or luxurious, simple or lavish. It could be on a river, a small lake, a large lake, a Great Lake, in the middle of the woods or in a charming small town. If you’re considering purchasing a cottage, take some time to consider your cottage style so you can narrow your search to properties that will truly interest you.
You’re looking for a four-season dwelling with a boathouse and/or substantial dock, reliable plumbing and heating, all-weather access on maintained roads, and of course, a beautiful view. A lake house is a home-away with all of the comforts of home, likely located on a larger body of water connected to a system like the Trent-Severn. You can count on a decent grocery store, café, hardware store and maybe even a cute boat-up bistro just down the road or up the lake.
You dream of a place where you can’t get reliable Internet access, the sound of the wind through the pines is the loudest noise, and life is simplified to the necessities: a warm fire, a comfy bed, a sound cedar-strip canoe and fresh fish for dinner. Your cabin is sufficiently off-the-beaten path that if you want four-season access you probably have to pay for your road to be plowed yourself. Your lake may allow only non-motorized crafts, and the neighbours keep to themselves. You go up for the solitude, not the social life.
A whitewashed cottage with plenty of windows and a large screened-in deck provides a relaxing, comfortable home that can be luxurious or simple, depending on your tastes. Muskoka might be more known for its rock-and-pine shorelines, but beaches can be found, and they’re great for swimming! Small children also love splashing in shallow, sandy-bottomed bays. If you think you might need a gentler landscape accessible to seniors or anyone with mobility challenges, beach-front property is perfect for you.
The Charms of a Northern Town
If you like the idea of being close to the woods, a freshwater lake and spectacular recreation opportunities, but want the comfort, convenience and culture of a community, consider a home in one of the vibrant communities of Muskoka. Accessible year-round, close to amenities, yet still much quieter than southern Ontario cities, Huntsville is a complete community with character, ready to welcome you.
Whatever your cottage style, together we can find the perfect property that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. The diversity of landscapes and property types on offer in this special part of Canada is unmatched. Let’s explore it together!
Susan has been a full time REALTOR® and real estate broker in Huntsville, Ontario and Lake of Bays area since 1990. Her experience and knowledge have proven invaluable to her clients. To see how other Buyers and Sellers have found working with Susan as their REALTOR® view her testimonials.
Susan brings a high degree of integrity and professionalism to her career in Real Estate. She has pride in her reputation and is dedicated to hard work, honesty and providing quality service and total client satisfaction. Susan has been a consistent award winner for high volume sales in her profession.
As an experienced REALTOR® , Susan has been interviewed by Global TV, The National Post, The Globe & Mail and CTV News regarding real estate trends in the Muskoka area. Recently she was interviewed by CBC News and appeared on national television as CBC celebrated their 75th anniversary. Watch Susan’s bio video here.
Susan has recently earned the professional designation of SRES® (Senior’s Real Estate Specialist) and enjoys working with seniors in all price brackets for all types of property. Although Chestnut Park and Susan Brown are probably best known for selling luxury waterfront properties in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area, Susan likes working with Buyers & Sellers in all price ranges and with all types of real estate: condos, residential homes not on water, and rustic cottages, as well as high-end luxury waterfront properties in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area.
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