Cottage of the Week: $1.6 million for a secluded three-acre island
ADDRESS: 155 Island
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Private island near Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay
AGENT: Stephanie Anne Newlands and Matthew Alexander Parent, Private Service Realty
THE PLACE: A private island that is just under three acres (the size varies depending on water level), and located 15 minutes from Georgian Bay’s Honey Harbour. The three buildings have a quirky charm, and contain six bedrooms in total.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: With three living spaces—a three-bedroom cottage, a one-bedroom guesthouse with a kitchen and bathroom and a two-bedroom bunkie—you can invite guests, but still have enough privacy to lounge around all morning in your robe.
BIG SELLING POINT: Inside the three-slip boathouse is a 15-foot boat that the owners are hoping to sell along with the property, so there’s no need to hitch rides or buy a dinghy.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: This private island is so off the beaten path that it doesn’t even show up on Google maps. Perfect for a secluded getaway, but difficult to give directions to friends and family.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $5026.11 in taxes (2011)
• 90-foot dock
• 6 bedrooms
• 3 buildings
• 2 bathrooms
• 3-slip boathouse
• 1 fireplace