1004 Ransbury Road, Port Carling
MLS® # 40377956
Imagine waking up and looking out over the beautiful calm lake. The fog is lifting and the morning’s first early-rising birds are starting to chirp. It’s a crisp day in paradise for those with cottages on Lake Rosseau. As one of the most popular lakes in Muskoka, Lake Rosseau encompasses some of the finest real estate in the area.
Luxurious details and fantastic scenery are a few of the mainstays you will notice when you look at houses here, and every homeowner is able to capture their own unique version of beauty, peace, and tranquility offered in Muskoka. With excellent local amenities and an active community organization, Lake Rosseau is one of the best spots to get your feet wet, so to speak, when it comes to investing in Muskoka real estate.
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Lake Rosseau doesn't have your average cottages. In most cases, these homes are spectacular feats in luxury architecture and homebuilding. Exteriors tend to match the local scenery and homes are often built with lake views in mind before anything else. Large, bright windows, lake-facing patios, and walkways leading to the lake are all common. Most properties come with significant frontage and, in some cases, their own private dock or boathouse
These luxurious properties are often upwards of 3,000 square feet in size, with up to 6-7 bedrooms and the same amount of bathrooms. Prices range depending on the unique location and size of the home, but buyers can expect to see properties ranging from $1 million to the multi-million dollar range.
Inside, buyers will continue to notice the opulent details and exceptional craftsmanship. Large, chef’s kitchens are complemented by industrial appliances and warm, welcoming kitchen islands. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams are common as well, in keeping with the cottage theme. Most properties include incredible great rooms or family rooms that prominently feature spectacular stone fireplaces.
In addition to the stunning details and beautiful views, homes also often include guesthouses, and boat houses that rival the typical “water garage.” These extra buildings are just as luxurious and beautiful as the main home, perfect for entertaining by the water. These “compound”-like properties are situated on large lots with significant acreage and fantastic landscaping and foliage.
Although Lake Rosseau is known as one of the more popular lakes in Muskoka, the lake never feels overcrowded or busy. Homeowners still enjoy the privacy and serenity offered by living in Cottage County. The lake itself is about 200km north of Toronto (or a two-hour drive) in the heart of Muskoka. The area is home to numerous cottages lining the lake, with most structures built in the late 19th century. Some new constructions have refreshed the area, adding to the exceptional luxury and beauty in the area.
As a larger lake, Lake Rosseau is about 18km long and 8km wide at its largest points. The lake is ideal for watersports like paddling, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and more. The Indian River connects Lake Rosseau to Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka.
Nearby communities like Port Carling, Port Sandfield, Windermere, and Minett offer great amenities and an exceptional small-town ambiance that is charming, peaceful, and simple. With older, more traditional architecture, these communities are picturesque and filled with historic sites such as Steamboat Bay and the classic Port Carling lock system.
Many residents live in the area year-round, however, in the winter months, there is a definite quiet that overcomes the community as many businesses close for the season. In the summer, business booms again and community becomes a bustling hub of activity. Residents here love to enjoy the outdoors and many of the local events such as the annual Corn Roast, Antique Boat Show, and Water Ski Show aim to get the locals outside. Residents can also enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, and more when the water is not calling their name.
Although the level of activities declines in the winter, there is still a lot to do in the area. Snowmobile festivals, skating, and several holiday events are exciting for residents during the winter months.
Lake Rosseau is part of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Students in the area attend the following schools: