Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for a luxury cottage near an exclusive golf club
Address: 15 Cassidy Lake Road
Neighbourhood: Muskoka Lakes
Agent: Jim and Iris Gardiner, Chestnut Park Realty, Muskoka
The Place: A sprawling cottage compound on the grounds of the exclusive golf club Oviinbyrd, on the shore of Muskoka’s Cassidy Lake.
The History: Built in 2008 to the owner’s specifications, this cottage benefits from being surrounded mostly by public land, meaning those pristine lake views should remain that way. Another fringe benefit: the problems that plague older cottages (clogged septic systems, broken water heaters, etc.) shouldn’t be an issue here.
Big Selling Point: The great room, which houses a French country-style kitchen, a two-storey river rock fireplace, a six-person dining table and a cozy living area, is perfect for familial closeness—but it offers hidden nooks for privacy, too.
Possible Deal Breaker: In order to enjoy the benefits of the Oviinbyrd, the future owner of this cottage will need to buy, at minimum, a $2000-a-year social membership at the club. It’s a very private place (even the website requires a password), and it currently has only 200 members.
By the Numbers:
• $5,537 (2014 taxes)
• 4,020 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3.26 acres
• 2 storey fireplace