Sometimes described as the “Gold Coast of Lake Muskoka,” Mortimer’s Point has always been among the top real estate for cottage seekers. Not only is this quiet neighbourhood on one of the most coveted lakes in Muskoka, but is also ideally situated – not too far from Highway 400, and only 15 minutes from both Bala and Port Carling.
“It’s rare to see a cottage come up for sale here,” says Rick Scully of Richard Scully & Associates, which is why his latest listing is such a gem.
“Proximity is important today,” says Rick. “When you’re at the cottage, you don’t just stay at the dock. Being close to a hub like Port Carling gives you access to restaurants, grocery stores, golf clubs, and job opportunities for your kids.”
Even if you don’t plan on visiting Port Carling every day, a location like Mortimer’s Point gives teens the option to boat into town in time for their shift, or meet up with friends for shopping, ice cream, or a round of golf, when the opportunity arises.
Unlike the height of the pandemic, when buyers were buying any cottage they could get their hands on, Rick says today’s real estate market is looking more like 2019, when buyers were selective and thoughtful about where and what to buy.
“Now buyers are looking for good value. We’re seeing more rational decision-making, which is great.”
While Rick notes that inventory is not high right now, he says listings like his current property on Mortimer’s Point allow you to check every item off your wishlist. No sacrifices necessary.
In addition to its convenient location, this three-year-old sprawling four-season cottage sleeps up to 12 comfortably, and features timber frame details, custom Chervin cabinetry, luxury appliances, and interior designer-curated furnishings – most of which come with the purchase.
“It’s perfect for those who want to buy and enjoy their cottage this season, without the hassle of furnishing it themselves,” says Rick.
For this season and beyondWhile a move-in ready cottage offers an ideal scenario for many buyers, Dustin Cleveland of Richard Scully & Associates, says it’s important to also consider the shoreline of a property before buying.
“We often see cottages with one type of shoreline: it’s either shallow and remains shallow well past the dock, making it great for young swimmers, or it drops off quickly and is great for diving and other water sports,” says Dustin. “As children grow, though, they can outgrow the shallow shoreline. We often see families looking for another cottage that can be better enjoyed by teens and adults.”
With this listing, notes Dustin, you have both shallow and deep water, allowing swimmers of all ages and swimming abilities to enjoy the shore year after year.
In addition to great swimming, the property easily flows from deck to dock, with a gentle slope down to the 205 feet of shoreline, and an ideal exposure that captures sunrises and summer sunsets.
The time is now There’s still plenty of time to buy a cottage and enjoy it this summer.
If you have questions about the market or the value of your property, the Richard Scully & Associates team is here to help.
“Our objective is to create lasting relationships, and assist buyers in their constantly changing needs and finding properties that grow with them,” says Rick. “Sellers also expect and deserve personalized service. They need to know that they have listed their property with an agent who respects not only the monetary value of the property but also the emotional attachment that they have with their Muskoka retreat.”