Cottage of the Week: $2.6 million for a private getaway, minus the two-hour drive
The Place: A five-bedroom, 2.65-acre compound in the Big Bay Point area of Lake Simcoe.
Bragging Rights: Two docks, one with deep water for a boat and a second in shallower water beside a small beach area, give the owner twice as many places to watch the sunset and wave at passing watercraft.
Big Selling Point: This part of Lake Simcoe is near Barrie, which makes it only about an hour’s drive from the city. The buyer will be sipping cocktails while the Muskokans are still battling Highway 11. And for carless guests, the Barrie South GO Transit station is only about a 20-minute pickup away.
Possible Deal Breaker: The master suite comes complete with a reading nook and its own private balcony. Great for quiet hideaways, but a too-tempting place to hide while shirking hosting duties. Save the private time for when you don’t have any friends up.
By the Numbers:
• 4,400 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 bunkie
• 143 feet of waterfront
• 2.65 acres