Cottage of the Week: $2.1 million for a cottage twofer near Lake of Bays

Cottage of the Week: $2.1 million for a cottage twofer near Lake of Bays

Address: 1076 Thumb Creek Trail
Neighbourhood: Dwight
Agent: John Aben and Mark Aben, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka, Brokerage
Price: $2,085,000

The place

A five-bedroom home a short boat ride away from a private island with a second cottage on it.

Here’s the foyer:

The living and dining area:

And the kitchen:

The sunroom:

There are two bedrooms on the main floor. Here’s one of them:

And here’s the master bedroom, with its own private patio:

The master ensuite, complete with old-timey wash basin:

There’s a large loft area on the second floor:

Next to the loft area, there’s this bedroom:

The basement is finished. The owners must be fans of snooker:

There are two more bedrooms in the basement. Here’s one:

And here’s the other:

The history

The owners tore down a previous cottage to build this place in 2008. The new structure has Olde Muskoka touches like log siding and an enormous stone fireplace beneath a cathedral ceiling:

Big selling point

Gents Island, the private island that comes with the cottage, adds 1.2 acres of land to the spread, plus a two-bedroom cottage. It would be a perfect place to let the kids live out some Robinson Crusoe fantasies—and it also makes a fine guest cottage.

Here’s how the island cottage looks from the water:


And here’s its living room:


The kitchen is pretty basic:


There are two bedrooms. This is one of them:


And here’s the other:


Possible deal breaker

There’s no boathouse on either the mainland or on the island—just two simple wooden docks. But the shorelines are sandy enough that the buyer shouldn’t need a fancy patio to lounge on, anyway. Just a towel will do:

By the numbers

• $2,085,000
• $6,194 in taxes (2016)
• 5,650 square feet
• 1,500 feet of frontage on Gents Island
• 150 feet of frontage on the mainland
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2.25-acre main property
• 1.2-acre island