New Listing $1,050,000.00

Welcome to 265 Lakeview Ave

Fantastic opportunity! This 1400 sq ft cottage, double boathouse, garage and double workshops are located on fabulous Lake Muskoka with town services, in an enclave of mature trees and lakefront homes. This sunny frontage has remarkable privacy at the lakeside of the cottage, and the mature trees provide shade as desired.

Location, Location, Location

Less than two hours from the GTA, 265 Lakeview Avenue is situated on beautiful Lake Muskoka, 3 minutes from downtown Gravenhurst, and with easy access to Bracebridge or Bala. You have Municipal water, Municipal sewers, mail delivery, Municipal road maintenance and snow removal, natural gas available at the street, high speed Bell internet, cable television available, as well as garbage pick-up.

Gravenhurst and Bracebridge provide everything cottagers could want from large chain grocery stores, beer stores, and liquor stores, to furniture, hardware, building stores and marinas. South Muskoka and Orillia’s Hospitals are a short drive, as are several walk-in clinics.

Being located at the far edges of the Town of Gravenhurst this delightful cottage has the advantages of town services while still enjoying a magnificent spot on the Lake Muskoka waterfront with outstanding long and wide lake views, as well as the convenience of owning your own boathouse. This cottage is a short drive or safe walking or biking distance to town where there are myriad Municipal and private amenities at your service. Gravenhurst is the first town off the highway on the trip to Muskoka, making your journey to and from the GTA as short as possible. From this cottage you can park your car and travel exclusively by bicycle and boat when you are in Muskoka for holidays, making life feel significantly different than at home, and ‘a change is as good as a rest’ as they say.

The Cottage

This inviting furnished cottage offers 1400 sq ft of living space, plus a 3 seasons sunroom. Upon entry, there is a spacious foyer with good closet space, to greet your guests. Sun streams into the living /dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom all day, as they all overlook the lake to the south west. A coffered ceiling makes the great room feel very spacious, and a granite stone fireplace with a high efficiency insert adds warmth and atmosphere. The master bedroom area is quite large even with its king sized bed and large bureau. The master provides more than ample space in the walk-in closet, and a 3 pc ensuite with a separate commode closet. The second bedroom is at the opposite end of the cottage, for ample privacy, and utilizes the main bathroom. There is a stackable washer and dryer in the hall closet.
The existing heat pump provides air conditioning, as well as heat, working in conjunction with the forced air electric furnace, and wood burning fireplace.  A quote, which is available to purchasers for foaming the foundation for added efficiency, is $1800.00.


The Boathouse

The boathouse has a double slip and a flat top, which can be used as an entertaining area with the addition of duradek for a durable walking surface and railings for safety. The boathouse has a large storage room, and a small storage area towards the back of the building. The electric boatlift is so handy to keep your boat safely out of the water on a daily basis, and as a storage place for your boat for the winter season.

Garage and Workshops

The single car garage and attached car port has two workshop areas in behind it. The workshops come equipped with many tools, a large work bench, and shelving that your family can make use of and the handyperson in your family will appreciate. Many enjoyable hours can be spent on projects to stretch your creativity, grow your skills, and enhance your Muskoka lifestyle in these shops. If no one has the inclination to be handy, then the shops make excellent storage, which most families never have enough of.

Lots of Entertainment and Recreation

Being centrally located, it is easy to access a wide diversity of recreational activities and entertainment in the Gravenhurst area. Gravenhurst is very proud of its new recreation centre. Don’t miss working out, swimming or taking classes at this gorgeous facility. Public tennis courts are available in a couple of locations in Gravenhurst. There are excellent quality golf courses in Gravenhurst, (Muskoka Bay, Taboo, and The Sands) Bracebridge( South Muskoka and Kirrie Glen), and Port Carling( Port Carling Golf and Country and The Rock), or you could venture as far as Windermere, Minett, or MacTier for golf. Lake Muskoka has several excellent sailing clubs with lessons and competitions. Swimming and waterskiing/wakeboarding lessons are often available right off your own dock, or at the renowned Bala Ski School. Ski shows take place in several Muskoka locations, but it is especially delightful to book dinner reservations at the wharf in Gravenhurst to watch the ski show as you dine. Farmer’s markets take place somewhere in Muskoka on 4 of the 5 weekdays, with Gravenhurst having one of the most extensive and delightful farmer’s markets in Muskoka.  You can boat or drive to the farmer’s market, to fine dining, casual eateries, or fast food. You can put your car away for the week and travel exclusively by boat and bicycle when on holidays at this cottage.

Not far from your dock is The Wharf, where you can enjoy weekend activities, especially in early July, with one of the largest assemblies of Antique and Classic Boats anywhere in North America, at the ACBS Boat Show. Muskoka produced some of the most well- built and famous wooden boats in the world and Gravenhurst is the location to see and celebrate them both at the in-water boat show and at the Muskoka Centre with its permanent displays and antique boats in the slips inside the massive boathouse.

Live theatre is available at the Opera House in Gravenhurst, in Bracebridge, and in Huntsville. Movies can be seen in Bracebridge or Orillia. Don’t miss Music on the Barge on summer Sunday nights at Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst. This is a free family concert series, to which you can take a picnic, and sit on the grass, while the kids splash and play with others in Gull Lake during the concert.

Lake Muskoka has Great Water

The factors that make the waters of a lake strong and healthy are the amount of plants and soil around the water’s edge, to filter water runoff before it enters the lake, and the number of fresh water sources that enter the lake. On both counts, Lake Muskoka is the strongest of the three big lakes. Lake Muskoka is fed by all of the Algonquin and Huntsville lakes which enter through the Muskoka River at Bracebridge, the Hoc Roc which enters at Gravenhurst and Lakes Rosseau and Joseph which feed into Lake Muskoka through the Indian River at Port Carling. That water all exits the Lake Muskoka at the falls in Bala where it goes to Georgian Bay via the Moon River. This constant turnover of water in Lake Muskoka keeps it healthy. Water test results are available for a variety of locations around Lake Muskoka, and cottagers across Muskoka participate in monitoring activities to ensure that the lake is protected, as well as there being a Municipal water testing program. Preserving the fabulous water in our lakes is a huge priority for Muskoka governments and cottagers alike

Every Weekend Becomes a Holiday Adventure with a Cottage on the Big Lakes

One of the beauties of cottage life on Lake Muskoka is the wide diversity the lake offers you. Where else can you do your grocery shopping by boat or stop at the butcher’s dock to purchase steaks and salmon for dinner? Where else can you boat to two fabulous Canada Day fireworks displays or have your choice of 5 restaurants that you can go to by boat? Where else can you, from your dock, watch hundreds of triathlon swimmers dive off the upper decks of our two steam ships, beginning their race? Where else can your children join the crew on Sunday mornings as they fight off cottager pirates from the deck of the Steamship Segwun? Where else can you visit a bird sanctuary in the middle of the lake, or see award winning architecture that spans 100 years? Holidays at your cottage retreat become fantastic adventures for your family and friends, not just a run of the mill weekend. You can go through the locks in Port Carling and venture up to Windermere for lunch, or take your children to Muskoka Woods for elite camping. You can travel down the Joe River and stop for refreshments at the prestigious Lake Joe Club, before wending your way back to Port Carling, and re-entering the locks for your trip home.

Lake Muskoka, the biggest of the three lakes, is an endless source of boating enjoyment with its numerous sailing clubs for novices, and locations to visit, as unique as the wharf at Gravenhurst, the tiny old fashioned Town of Bala, or the fine shopping of Port Carling. It is a long and peaceful putt up the Muskoka River to Bracebridge where shopping on the main street and restaurants awaits you. There is nothing in the world like Muskoka and the number of Muskoka cottagers who come from international locations to enjoy these three unsurpassed lakes is the evidence.

Muskoka Has a Lot to Offer in Every Season

The Municipalities in Muskoka plan events that draw cottagers back to the cottage all year long. When water sports are over, snow sports take their place, like the Gravenhurst Winter Games across the bay at the Wharf. Summer is a wonderful time for a quiet canoe ride or a slow putt in the boat at sunset, but crisp sunny winter days beckon you out onto the lake for long walks, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. Sitting on the deck with a tall cool drink is replaced in the winter with cuddling up in front of the fire after an outdoor adventure.

Festivals abound in every season making Muskoka a year round retreat from the hectic pace of the city and the work.

Time in Muskoka is a rest and renewal for all your senses. Do not underestimate the benefits that all your family will derive from spending time in this beautiful cottage or home on Lake Muskoka

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