Capture the magic of island living in a private setting on the historic Chief’s Island on Lake Joseph in Muskoka. This charming 4-bedroom cottage with bunkie is ready for a turnkey buyer to enjoy with family and friends. Large entertainment space has easy flow between kitchen, great room and dining area. Main living space has a delightful 20-foot cathedral ceiling and an authentic Rumford fireplace. Second level includes a loft/play area, 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. Cottage sleeps 13, and the bunkie sleeps 5. The bunkie has a composting toilet, cathedral ceiling with skylight and propane heat. Out buildings include a workshop, art studio and boathouse. Main cottage and bunkie have steel roofs.
Enjoy stunning views of Lake Joseph from the wrap around porch, patio and dock. The 953 feet of shoreline fronts over 8 acres of mature woodsy private lands. This island has never been logged so the cottage is surrounded by lots of mature beech, maple, oak and hemlock trees – great for taking quiet walks in the woods. The adjacent 5 acre vacant lot can be developed or merged with the cottage lot to become eligible for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. Great swimming from shore, dock and raft.
An easy 10-minute boat ride from your mainland access parking (2 lots) and dock will get you to this owner built and cherished Muskoka cottage. Having this mainland access is less expensive than paying marina fees for your vehicle parking and dock facility but we really like the convenience to come and go at any time.
If privacy is something you want, you will really like this cottage property because there are only 10 cottages on the island and there’s a 33-acre conservancy with 3,380 feet of shoreline prohibiting development.
There are miles and miles of boating with 3 big interconnected lakes (Muskoka, Joseph, Rosseau). One of our favourite excursions is boating to the pub at Windermere House for a casual lunch or the Sherwood Inn for an elegant dinner. And if you’re a golfer, there are 12 golf courses to choose from. But we think it’s the call of the loons that really lifts one’s spirit.
This cottage is suitable for multi-family enjoyment or corporate entertaining.
What you get with this delightful cottage property:
- 2,150 square foot cottage with security system
- 4 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 8 acre property
- 5 acre vacant lot
- 2 portion mainland parking and dockage
- 600 foot shoreline
- 150 square foot bunkie
- steel roof on cottage and bunkie
- boats and 2 boat lifts
- boathouse (new roof 2016)
- workshop (includes tools)
- art studio (could be a play house or another bunkie)
- hot tub (party size)
- furnishings and linens
- appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer)
- screened gazebo
- wrap around deck with stunning views of Lake Joseph