This Lake of Bays property, listed by Kim O’Grady of Chestnut Park, has it all


Welcome to 1097 Herman’s Road located on lovely Lake of Bays
Asking: $2,5000,000

This special property was originally purchased in the mid-60s by the current owner’s maternal grandfather, as a refuge from the big city metropolis’. Pre-cottage, the inherent quality of the raw land were the open westerly views of Lake of Bays. These views reminded the original owner of his youth in the lake districts of Hungary, particularly Lake Balaton near Siofok. He also expanded the land grant to include the portion of acreage to the north and west above the private road, which at the time was more of a dirt trail.

The original owners’ daughter along with her husband, purchased what was essentially just the land and the original Pan-Abode main cottage in the early 1980’s. Together with their vision, they began to expand and update the existing cottage starting with an addition to the main cottage and the large deck that encases the entire waterside of the cottage. The Muskoka room with fireplace and master bedroom en-suite followed. In the 90’s the guest cabin/bunkie was built, followed by a major expansion in 2006 of a larger boathouse with living quarters, gym, and tv room, adjacent sauna and a suspension second dock. The rock face sitting above the property just to north of the private “Herman’s road” was opened up to expand parking.

Private, tranquil, alluring picturesque views, this cottage property is truly special. Everything about this property presents an exceptional cottage experience, a getaway for your family & friends to rest, rejuvenate, play & enjoy. Nestled on approximately 1.5acres with 350ft of waterfront showcasing  west exposure and views of islands “Tom and Jerry”. It is a quiet bay with minimal boat traffic; perfect for chill time.

The cottage itself has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining and kitchen. You have access to the main deck from all principal rooms including the bedrooms.

Located beside the cottage is the Bunkie with sitting area, upper loft for sleeping and 3 pc bath. At the water’s edge sits a cabin with dry sauna, and steps away is the cantilever dock, ready for capturing the romantic sunsets. Follow the wooden walkway to the 3-slip 1-story Boathouse, with lifts. No reason to leave the water as the boathouse includes bedroom, composting toilet, gym/yoga area, office & sitting room, with space to sprawl. Cottage is furnished, ready and waiting for you! 

This is a cottage property that has been a generational part of the family, and know it needs a new family to start creating memories of their own…#HereonLakeofBays.

This cottage is listed Exclusively. For more information please contact Kim O’Grady directly [email protected] or 705-788-4894.

Kim is a full time Sales Representative with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited Brokerage, servicing the Huntsville and the Lake of Bays area. Kim spent many of her childhood years at a cottage located on Peninsula Lake, Huntsville. After completing her Bachelors Degree at the University of Guelph, Kim decided to leave her city roots and move to Huntsville and make it her permanent home. Before she began her career in real estate, Kim co-owned and operated a successful local fitness business for eight years. After selling her part in the business she decided that it was time to pursue her other passion, Real Estate. She consequently brings an appreciation for relationships built with clients, knowledge and experience to her understanding of real estate.
When she’s not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her pup Harley. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading, Pilates, Yoga and of course getting on the water whenever she can. In the summertime she soaks up the Muskoka lifestyle with golf, boating, dock time and bbq’s while in the winter she’s snowboarding or taking fresh winter walks.
Kim knows that her honest, open communication with her clients, as well as her knowledge of the Muskoka area and lifestyle, is the key to success for everyone involved. She effortlessly fosters trust, reliability, and professionalism. Kim accomplishes what you expect, and more so, what you deserve.
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Kim can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 705-788-4894