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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:

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

The living and dining area:

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

And the kitchen:

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

The sunroom:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here’s the other:

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

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

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And here’s its living room:

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The kitchen is pretty basic:

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There are two bedrooms. This is one of them:

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And here’s the other:

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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:

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

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