As soon as the thermometre starts to hit the high 20s, packing up the car and heading out of the city is a sudden urge most urban dwellers feel. Long weekends lounging on a lakeside dock and barbeques that start at noon and finish at sundown are the stuff that Canadian-cottage and cabin dreams are made of — and here are 11 luxury recreational properties primed for summertime R&R for sale right now!
Honey, I’m Home
Reclaimed wood, steel framing and floor-to-ceiling glass were used to construct this visionary new-build in Honey Harbour on Portage Island. This listing features sheltered dockage, a separate 600-sq.-ft. guest cottage and extensive landscaping.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, there’s room for every relative in your family tree at this Barrie behemoth listed at $2.2 million. A flowing interior leads to multiple outside entertaining spaces (there’s even an extra 825-sq.-ft. cottage) — when the temperature heats up, your own private strip of lakeshore is the spot to be in Barrie.
B.C. isn’t all about orca whales and surf shops — there’s another summertime paradise within its borders and it’s called the Kootenays. Enjoy 4000 ft. of riverfront on this 86-acre, mountain-crowned ranch in Passmore, B.C.: fishing, quadding, hiking or horseback riding, this property is perfect for a plethora of outdoor pursuits. All you need is $1,099,000 and a sense of adventure.
Georgian Bay All Day
This Arthur Island property feels like a “cottage” but has all the amenities of a high-end home, such as a floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace, a covered wraparound porch and a high-tech floating dock system with deep-water access. While on the smaller side, clocking in at 1517 sq. ft., the lake views are spectacular — and can be yours for $1,049,000.
On The Hunt
If you leave Toronto at 9 am, you could be fishing in the Muskoka River by noon. This nearly-new 3,800-sq.-ft. mega-house is a family-friendly paradise with multiple playgrounds, a massive walkout playroom, shallow river access for swimming and even a 600-ft. zip line. Put down $1,398,000 and call Huntsville your home away from home.
This Lake Muskoka property offers two totally self-contained houses for the price of one really spectacular one — what you give up in luxury fixtures you make up for in lakefront views and the potential of multigenerational year-round living. For $1,388,000, it’s time to come up with a family plan for a new family compound.
Summer In Saskatche-win
Ontario’s not the only province to have a corner on summertime retreats — when it comes to spectacular recreational homes, Saskatchewan has some serious game. Every finish and feature in this golf-course-adjacent home is the best of the best, and at $844,000, Yorkton may become the next Muskoka.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more iconic chunk of rocky Canadian Shied shoreline for sale than here on Pennington Island. Ten minutes by boat from King Bay Marina, seclusion and breathtaking scenery is what you’ll get at this $1,399,000 Georgian Bay property.
Big Bays Are Our BAEs
It’s hard to know where to start on this $3.95 million waterfront Big Bay Point Rd. property on Lake Simcoe…the gorgeous open interiors of both cottages, the two-car garage or the private tennis court?? Any way you look at it, it’s “best before everything” in the area.
With the Kimberly Ski Resort only a block away from the front door, you’d be hard pressed to find a better B.C. basecamp. Skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer, this luxury post-and-beam log lodge offers year-round recreational choices for $649,000. (Plus, there’s a separate rentable suite on the first floor to help with the mortgage and most of the furniture is included in the list price.)
Lawn To Lake
On the north end of Lake Simcoe sits this 3000-sq.-ft. gem. The house is a new-build but the A-frame design speaks to a more traditional cottage aesthetic. What really makes this property stand out is the lawn that flows from the massive deck right down to the lakeshore. Pony up $1,295,800 and pull out the croquet set.
With summer officially here, is this the year to fulfill that lifelong daydream of escaping the city every weekend to your own cottage/mansion on the lake?
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