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Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply

Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply
(Image: Paul Bennett)

Address: Spring Island
Neighbourhood: Pointe au Baril Agent: George Webster, Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Limited, Brokerage Price: $2,975,000

The Place: Two cottages—one for the owners, one for guests—on an eight-acre outer island in Pointe au Baril.

The History: Inhabited since the late 1800s, the eight-and-a-half acre granite island is located a 5-minute boat ride away from the historic Ojibway Club. There’s a two-bedroom main house and a smaller two-bedroom guest cottage on the western edge of the island. Boardwalks and bridges weave their way around small ponds, trees, shrubs and blueberry patches.

Big Selling Point: Forget expensive hydro bills. Both cottages are completely powered by a solar and wind energy generation system.

Possible Deal Breaker: The Ojibway Club isn’t the only thing that’s a boat ride away: on this island or any other, getting supplies usually requires a water voyage–and so does getting rid of garbage.

By The Numbers:

• $2,975,000 • $9,205.22 in property taxes (2015) • 1,300-square-foot main cottage • 8.65-acre island • 3-slip floating dock • 2-bedroom main cottage • 2-bedroom waterside guest cottage • 2 bathrooms • 1 wood-burning fireplace • 1 wood-burning stove • 1 basketball court • 1 regulation diving board

(Image: Paul Bennett)

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