Muskoka Waterfront Properties for Sale

The Muskoka District is home to over 1,600 stunning lakes and waterways, making this a prime destination for summer vacation homes. Many people also choose to live here year-round so they can enjoy the spectacular scenery that changes with seasons. Muskoka waterfront properties range from luxurious lakeside estates to modern condos and cozy cottages with fantastic views. If you're looking for a scenic property next to the water in Ontario's iconic cottage country, Muskoka is the spot to be. 

Muskoka deck chairs in front of a lake

Muskoka Waterfront Cottages Statistics

Average Home Price $1.6M
Lowest Listing Price $1.8K
Highest Listing Price $15.5M
Total Property Listings 141
Avg. Price/SQFT $747

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600 Liverpool Road W, Pickering

$40,000,000

600 Liverpool Road W, Pickering

0 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # E8120124

RE/MAX HALLMARK FIRST GROUP REALTY LTD.

1775 Ridge Road W, Oro-Medonte

$37,000,000

1775 Ridge Road W, Oro-Medonte

8 Beds 11 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # S6655772

RE/MAX HALLMARK YORK GROUP REALTY LTD.

15606 Niagara Parkway Parkway, Niagara-On-The-Lake

$25,000,000

15606 Niagara Parkway Parkway, Niagara-On-The-Lake

3 Beds 0 Baths 3,300 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40511582

ENGEL & VOLKERS NIAGARA

1250 Waldmere Road, Bracebridge

$25,000,000

1250 Waldmere Road, Bracebridge

7 Beds 8 Baths 11,533 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40410125

Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage, Port Carling

1092 Argyle Drive, Oakville

$22,999,000

1092 Argyle Drive, Oakville

6 Beds 8 Baths 7,084 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40408434

Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage

155 Burgess Road, Seguin

$22,975,000

155 Burgess Road, Seguin

6 Beds 8 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X8397964

RE/MAX HALLMARK MONTANO GROUP REALTY

8291 4th Line, Essa Township

$20,000,000

8291 4th Line, Essa Township

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40136065

Royal LePage First Contact Realty Brokerage

2615/2641 Ridge Road W, Oro-Medonte

$18,500,000

2615/2641 Ridge Road W, Oro-Medonte

12 Beds 14 Baths 25,305 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40553120

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Port Carling

3 Ennisclare Drive E, Oakville

$16,000,000

3 Ennisclare Drive E, Oakville

5 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # W8269016

RE/MAX ABOUTOWNE REALTY CORP.

3 Ennisclare Drive E, Oakville

$16,000,000

3 Ennisclare Drive E, Oakville

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,289 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40574655

RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage

98a & 98b Maile Run, Rosseau

$15,995,000

98a & 98b Maile Run, Rosseau

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40587924

Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage, Port Carling Unit 1

1316 East Bay Road Unit# 4a, Torrance

$15,995,000

1316 East Bay Road Unit# 4a, Torrance

7 Beds 7 Baths 7,500 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40556480

Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage, Port Carling

Muskoka Waterfront Cottages

Muskoka is arguably THE most desirable region in Ontario’s Cottage Country, with some of the most famous towns and lakes in the region. As such, the lakeside properties and cottages of Muskoka are some of the best and most luxurious in the province. Many of them even occupy their own private islands or share a secluded island with a neighbour or two.

Waterfront cottages for sale in Muskoka are defined by expansive interiors, tall ceilings, great windows, and cozy fireplaces, as well as lots of extra spaces for storing recreation equipment, vehicles, and guests. 

Styles range from the ultra-modern to the rustic cabin. Almost universal among these properties are elevated wrap-around decks, broad windows, and outdoor recreation areas like spas or BBQ areas. 

Muskoka lakefront cottages are also generously sized, with generous lake frontage and surrounded by beautiful trees which fills the landscape with colour in the fall.

The biggest benefit of waterfront cottages for sale in Muskoka is access to the lake shore. Muskoka waterfront homes offer quiet and serene views and spots to enjoy a drink or swim overlooking the water. Many will have facilities for boats, like docks, boathouses, and jetties. 

Other property types on Muskoka’s lake shores are resort condos and undeveloped land. The latter provides a great opportunity to build a secluded getaway cabin of your own, while the former provides resort-style amenities with the freedom and flexibility of a part-time rental property. 

Waterfront cottages in Muskoka range in price, yet the average sits at around $1.3 million, with the highest listings ranging to $6 million, there is a wide spectrum of properties ranging from rustic and cozy to large and luxurious.

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Muskoka Area Information

Muskoka, or the District Municipality of Muskoka, or just the District of Muskoka, is a large administrative district in central Ontario just a few hours north of Toronto. The area includes 6 municipalities, mostly centered on the towns of Muskoka, like Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, and Lake of Bays

Neighboring counties are Parry Sound to the north, Nipissing and Haliburton to the east, and Simcoe, York, and Kawartha Lakes to the south. 

There are some 1,600 lakes in the Muskoka area, including some of the largest in Ontario’s Cottage Country. There are three major lakes in Muskoka: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. There’s also Georgian Bay to the west, the coast of which is characterized by hundreds of small islands and inlets. 

There are also a number of large lakes in the rugged northeast region of Muskoka, including Skeleton Lake, Mary Lake, Lake of Bays, Peninsula Lake, Fairy Lake, and Lake Vernon. This area borders the expansive Algonquin Provincial Park to the east. 

Muskoka Waterfront Amenities & Things to Do

The many lakes and waterways of Muskoka afford a range of year-round activities.

In the summer, residents and visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing around the lake. There’s also taking in the water views, as well as camping and hiking around them. 

In the winter months, the lakes of Muskoka are given over to snow and ice, providing wide open spaces for ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. The area comes alive in the winter as locals host games and festivals on the lake ice every year.

In addition to these there are the charming towns, like Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, and Huntsville, home to many unique restaurants, cafés, galleries, stores, and historical sites to enjoy. These towns offer you everything you might need as well in terms of utilities, services, and supplies, so you can enjoy this beautiful area year-round. 

FAQs About Muskoka Ontario Waterfront Cottages:

Q: Are Muskoka waterfront cottages a good property to have in the winter?

A: Waterfront cottages in Muskoka are just as great in the winter as in the summer. Replace swimming and boating with skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and more. With the addition of navigable lake surfaces, a host of new activities open up in the winter months. 

Q: Is Muskoka expensive?

A: Muskoka is one of the most popular and fastest-growing recreational and rental real estate markets in Ontario and Canada as a whole. As such, real estate prices are high for properties of this type. Furthermore, the reputation of the area as a premier luxury getaway near Toronto pushes up the prices of local services and attractions. 

Q: Which Muskoka Lake is the most expensive to live around?

A: Lake Muskoka is probably the most well-known of the Muskoka lakes, with a prestigious “millionaire’s row” of elite luxury properties. However, the title for “most expensive” lake arguably goes to Lake Joseph, which boasts its own “billionaire’s row” of high-end luxury cottages.


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