Lake Vernon Cottage For Sale | SOLD

January 3, 2020

Lake Vernon Cottage For Sale

358 Big Island, Lake Vernon


1638 ft2



1.7 ac

Property Description

Unique opportunity to own this beautiful, natural retreat built with massive 35 feet long Yellow Pine logs sourced from the Parry Sound district, nestled on Big Island and surrounded by the much sought-after Lake Vernon. Very private. This outstanding property showcases incredible panoramic views of the lake which can be enjoyed from the Muskoka room, a large dining room for 6 or more, or virtually anywhere in the cottage. Perfect for the family that wants a time out from busy lives, loads of room for kids or for a creative person who needs solitude to ‘get away from it all’ and work undisturbed in the studio-like bunkie.

The main floor offers a gorgeous large kitchen fully equipped with a butcher block island, plenty of counter space, a beautiful spacious dining area looking out over the lake, a large windowed living room with lakeside views, a handy 2pc bathroom and walkouts to both the deck or the 27’x10’ Muskoka room. The second floor offers stunning cathedral ceilings, 2 oversized bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, one perfect for kids and the other for parents, a 3pc bathroom and shower and baseboard heaters throughout.

Set on a scenic 1.7 acre parcel, there is plenty of land to explore and enjoy, including a fire pit overlooking the lake and several dazzling flower gardens. There are hiking trails to discover and explore. You can access the waterfront using the established path for the cottage’s utility vehicles for easily transporting goods, supplies or guests to and from the cottage. The 215′ of waterfront offers a natural shoreline with 20 foot docks and a super large deck for lounge chairs. Access is easy to over 40 miles of boating within the Huntsville 4-lake chain; take the boat into town for a 15 minute boat ride for ice cream or enjoy the many of the shops and restaurants in the historic Main Street, or continue on to the renowned Deerhurst Resort for a round of golf. The dock system in downtown Huntsville offers free public docking for day use.

The large dock system offers great swimming, plenty of space for picnics, or just lounging in the soft morning sun on the spacious waterside deck. A lakeside shed provides a convenient place to store water toys, bathing suits and towels or accessories and is equipped with a covered port for your utility vehicle.

This cottage is being sold turn-key and includes new fridge in 2017 as well as a new washer, dryer and range in 2018. It also comes equipped with a rare, fully functioning 1940’s wood burning cook stove, baseboard heating in every room, most indoor and outdoor furniture, a beautiful, highly efficient wood stove with cathedral glass doors for cool nights, a rugged Polaris 4×4, professional quality barbecues, 2 kayaks, 14’ tin boat with 9.5hp motor, and canoe for immediate enjoyment.

The massive logs have been cleaned and sealed, and the exterior was painted – both in 2017. For protection from the elements, the Muskoka room screens are fitted with snow and windproof panels. In addition to the numerous improvements, this cottage also offers the convenience of marina services to park your boat, a short boat ride away.

All of this can be found just 2.5 hours north of Toronto, and a quick 15 minute drive to Huntsville from the marina. Winter cozy and accessible. Come see this charming cottage for yourself!  A perfect,  very private retreat for people and families who love the outdoors.


Easily sleeps 6 or 7 family and visitors
A spacious deck for hanging out, barbecuing, and family-style picnics
2 bathrooms
Super large bedrooms, one for kids and the other for parents
Equipped with baseboard heating, wood stove and wood fireplace
Very private and gorgeous swimming, boating and fishing
Discover the superb hiking trails for walking throughout the island
Access to 40 miles of boating and 4 lakes
15 minute boat ride to downtown Huntsville
Boat slip and 10 minute boat ride to marina services
215′ frontage on Lake Vernon
Scandinavian fully scribed logs
Turn-key and ready to move in
Logs recently cleaned and sealed
All new appliances
Bunkie for overflow guests
Winterized and cozy to experience the glistening snow over the frozen lake
Bunkie for extra guest space
Great hiking and trails

Property Details

Property Type
Single Family


Lake Vernon


Building Type
Log Cottage

For Sale

Ownership Type

Fireplace Present
Yes – Woodstove

Bathrooms Total

Bedrooms Total

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    Lake Vernon Lake Information

    Lake Vernon is located in two geographic townships, Stisted and Chaffey, northwest of the Town of Huntsville. Lake Vernon can be accessed via Muskoka Rd 2 to the north and Muskoka Rd 3 to the south off of Hwy 11.

    Lake Vernon is the largest lake situated within the Town of Huntsville. It is truly a setting for quiet enjoyment. The four lake chain including Fairy Lake, Peninsula Lake and Mary Lake offers 40 miles of boating enjoyment. Boasting an abundant variety of plant, fish and wildlife, Lake Vernon retains much of its original natural landscape, with significant portions of undeveloped shoreline.

    When looking for cottages for sale in Huntsville, choosing the right lake comes into play. All four major lakes in Huntsville offer easy access to boat launches, full service marinas or both. Getting your boat in the water will be a simple & easy process giving you more time to enjoy your piece of Muskoka.

    Physical Features

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    Volume (104 m3)

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    Major Fish Species

    • lake trout
    • walleye
    • northern pike
    • smallmouth bass
    • largemouth bass