Lake Joseph Cottages for Sale

Lake Joseph is a 55-square kilometre community that is part of Ontario’s Seguin township and just 2 hours from Toronto along Highway 400. It is made up of the towns of Port Carling, Port Sandfield, Minett and MacTier. It is very much a destination spot for qualified vacation home buyers who want to live the Muskoka lifestyle throughout the year or just for portions of it. Most Lake Joseph cottages for sale tend to not be on the local real estate market very long.

Also called Lake Joe, it is located right at the edge of the Canadian Shield, and known for its 91km of granite shorelines and great expanses of birch, maple, hemlock, and pine trees. The combination of elements makes for exceptional natural tranquility here, with the community and homes set along and on a large, long lake with several bays, points, and islands. Lake Joseph houses for sale certainly come with much in the way of promises of great views.

Check out the Lake Joseph listings below or read on to learn more about this incredible place!

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Photo of Listing #LA481470697

1256 Hemlock Point Road, Port Sandfield

$7,795,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 7,000 Sf

MLS® # LA481470697

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA - CLARKE MUSKOKA REALTY BROKERAGE-PORT CARLIN
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1212 Hamills Point Road, Port Carling

$2,650,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,104 Sf

MLS® # 135471

Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage, Port Carling - M311
Photo of Listing #152393

13 Playfair Island Island #3, Parry Sound Muskoka

$2,595,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,791 Sf

MLS® # 152393

CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING -M131
Photo of Listing #147080

314a Stanley House Road, Rosseau

$2,495,000 - 650 Sf

MLS® # 147080

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA - CLARKE MUSKOKA REALTY BROKERAGE-PORT CARLIN
Photo of Listing #116153

22 Playfair Island #3, Muskoka

$2,390,000 - 6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,700 Sf

MLS® # 116153

Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage, Port Carling - M311
Photo of Listing #145657

1126 Elgin House Road #2, Port Sandfield

$1,549,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,150 Sf

MLS® # 145657

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA - CLARKE MUSKOKA REALTY BROKERAGE-PORT CARLIN
Photo of Listing #136588

Playfair Island, Seguin Twp

$500,000

MLS® # 136588

FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC., BROKERAGE, PORT CARLING - M277
Photo of Listing #110946

Townsends Bay, Muskoka Lakes

$399,000

MLS® # 110946

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59
Photo of Listing #110427

Townsends Bay, Muskoka Lakes

$375,000

MLS® # 110427

ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA REALTY, BROKERAGE, BRACEBRIDGE -M59
Photo of Listing #114927

101 Glen Abbey Way #3, Muskoka

$65,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,116 Sf

MLS® # 114927

Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage, Bala - M313

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Lake Joseph Cottage and Home Information

Lake Joseph itself is part of the ‘Big 3’ in the Muskoka region, along with Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka. The Muskoka region is, in fact, the world’s second-fastest-growing recreational real estate market, behind only Cote d’Azur, France. Muskoka is sometimes referred to as the ‘Hamptons’ of Canada, indicating the popularity that Lake Joseph cottages for sale have with well-to-do professionals and executives living and working in Toronto, much the same way the Hamptons is the go-to-spot for similar individuals in NYC.

The luxury cottage market is always very strong in Lake Joseph, with investment buyers factoring into it in large numbers and understanding the growing value appeal of Lake Joseph properties. Multiple offers on listed properties are common here, and increased waterfront development in the region will continue to add to the value of Lake Joseph houses for sale.

The different townships in Muskoka each have their own specific zoning bylaws, and Lake Joseph is the same. Most properties here have an average of 400+ feet of frontage, but larger frontage and acreage lots lie along North Lake Joseph, with less congestion and less boat traffic in this area too.

Many homes in Lake Joseph will feature:

  • Classic Muskoka / Algonquin vernacular architectural style
  • Custom stonework exteriors and fireplaces
  • Floor-to-ceiling ‘weatherwall’ front windows to take advantage of lakefront views
  • Private docks for boating and sitting
  • Vaulted ceilings with arched beams
  • Central vacuum systems
  • Wood stoves
  • Central air conditioning

Many luxury homes will also have their own enclosed boathouses.

Living in Lake Joseph, Muskoka, Ontario

Lake Joseph is a very clear lake, with excellent visibility through the water. For this reason and many others, the economy here revolves primarily around tourism and it’s that industry that is key for prospective buyers of Lake Joseph cottages for sale who will be living there year-round and are not part of the predominant retiree or well-to-do homeowners in the area.

There are three different marinas in and around Lake Joseph: Gordon Bay Marine in MacTier, Pride Rosseau Marina in Port Carling, and Port Sandfield Marina. Travelling up or down the lake by boat to reach specific locations and local amenities is possible, including to the markets in Gravenhurst. In fact, some shops and restaurants on Lake Joseph are only accessible by boat. There are public boat launches at Foot’s Bay and Cox Bay, and there’s no doubt that being attuned to the lake and boating lifestyle is a prerequisite to considering Lake Joseph homes for sale.

The community also feature a vast networks of hiking trails, some of which also allow biking and horseback riding. Torrance Barrens in particular is especially noteworthy for it’s rugged, natural beauty. Fishing for lake trout, walleye, whitefish, pike, and bass in both summer and winter (ice fishing) is popular. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are options during the cold winter months too!

The Rocky Crest Resort & Golf Club and Lake Joe Golf Club will cater to golf enthusiasts, and there’s much more to enjoy here as well, including:

  • Bala Cranberry Festival the weekend after Thanksgiving
  • Port Carling Winterfest
  • Dwight Firefest in July
  • Kee to Bala yearly live music festival

Do note however that due to the seasonal summer boom that is a part of life in Muskoka, many businesses only open from May through Thanksgiving Weekend in October.

Schools in Seguin Township include:

  • MacTier Public School
  • Almaguin Highlands Secondary School

There is also a greater selection of public, private, and post-secondary choices in North Bay, just two hours north by car along ON-11 Highway.

Want to learn more about Lake Joseph homes? Please connect with Lakes of Muskoka Realty online or call 1.800.606.2636and he’ll be more than happy to answer every question you may have about both the real estate market and what it’s like to live in Lake Joseph, Ontario.

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