Cottage of the Week: $600,000 for a lakefront cabin with a wraparound porch in the Hastings Highlands
ADDRESS: 105 Jogi Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Baptiste Lake, Hastings Highlands
AGENTS: Jill Price, Re/Max Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage 181
THE PLACE: This four-bedroom cottage perched on the edge of Baptiste Lake has a huge fireplace and a wraparound deck for summer sunsets.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Lots of places to dip your toes in the water. The property has a large dock with a swimming ladder, as well as 454 feet of shoreline (which is weed-free, so wading in isn’t icky).
BIG SELLING POINT: In this price bracket, getting 2.89 acres of property is a definite perk—it provides plenty of room for expansion or just some added privacy.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The property is located just north of the busy Kawartha Lakes, which is a little farther from the city than many cottages. To justify the journey up here, you may have to stay a little longer (which probably isn’t a bad thing).
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $4,600 (2011) in property taxes
• 3,000 square feet of space
• 454 feet of water frontage
• 2.89 acres of land
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2-car heated garage
• 2 old-fashioned stove heaters
• 1 screened-in dining area