on prestigious Lake Joseph for sale by Owner
Capture the magic of island living in a private setting on the historic Chief’s Island on Lake Joseph in Muskoka. If privacy is something you value, you will really like this cottage property with a quiet bay and minimal boat traffic to preserve the peace and quiet. Plus, there are only 10 cottages on the entire island which has a 33-acre conservancy with 3,380 feet of shoreline prohibiting further development.
Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Joseph from the wrap around porch, flagstone patio and dock. The 953 feet of shoreline fronts over 8 acres of mature woodsy private lands. Since this island has never been logged majestic beech, maple, oak and hemlock trees – great for taking quiet walks in the woods – surround the cottage. The adjacent 5-acre vacant lot can be developed or merged with the cottage lot to become eligible for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
Pride of ownership is evident throughout this charming 4-bedroom cottage, having been family-owned and cherished for 30 years. The large entertainment space has an easy flow between kitchen, great room and dining area. Main living space has a delightful 20-foot cathedral ceiling, a wall of windows reaching the height of the ceiling and an authentic Rumford fireplace with a hand-carved stone mantle. Kitchen has an island with breakfast bar seating and a walk-in pantry. The 2 main level bedrooms have walk-outs to the wrap-around deck. Also on the main level are 1.5 bathrooms and a laundry room. The second level includes a loft/play area, 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. Every main room has a view of Lake Joseph. The screened gazebo invites quiet reflection. Cottage sleeps 14.
Bunkie and Out Buildings
Handsome knotty pine lines the bunkie. The cathedral ceiling and skylight add to the charm. Bunkie sleeps 5.
Other buildings include a workshop, art studio and boathouse with electric boat lift and garage door. All building have board and baton siding. The main cottage and bunkie have steel roofs. The property has classic Muskoka style landscaping with flagstone steps, mature trees and terraced garden with a delightful collection of perennials.
Access and Ammenities
Great swimming from sandy shore, dock and raft.
An easy 10-minute boat ride from your mainland access parking (2 lots) and dock will get you to this owner built and cherished Muskoka cottage. This mainland access is less expensive than paying marina fees for your vehicle parking and dockage but we really like the convenience to come and go at any time.
There are miles and miles of boating in the 3 big interconnected lakes (Muskoka, Joseph, Rosseau). One of our favourite excursions is boating to the pub at Windermere House for a casual lunch or the Sherwood Inn for an elegant dinner. And if you’re a golfer, there are 12 golf courses to choose from. But we think it’s the call of the loons that will really lift your spirit and calm your soul.
This well-maintained cottage is turnkey ready to you to enjoy with your family and friends. Our family has many wonderful memories of cottaging in Muskoka, as will yours.
What you get with this delightful cottage property:
- 2,150 square foot cottage with security system
- 4 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 8 acre property
- 5 acre vacant lot
- 2 portion mainland parking and dockage
- over 900 feet of shoreline
- 150 square foot bunkie
- steel roof on cottage and bunkie
- boats and 2 boat lifts
- boathouse (new roof 2016)
- art studio (could be a play house or another bunkie)
- hot tub
- furnishings and linens
- appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer)
- screened gazebo
- wrap around deck with stunning views of Lake Joseph
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