It's the cottage country dream: Owning an entire, sprawling island that can serve as your second home for all the year's sunniest months.
And, if you move promptly, you could make that reverie a reality via a newly-listed property in Georgian Bay.
Presenting a rare opportunity to call a 17.74-acre island your own, 2 Island 810 Royal Island -- asking $2,200,000 -- is not to be slept on.
Boasting approximately 5,000-sq.ft of multi-exposure shoreline, the address sits in the heart of one of Ontario's most legendary cottage country regions.
The land currently houses a 1.5-storey, 800-sq.ft legacy cottage, complete with its own airy vaulted ceilings, 2-beds, and a 4-piece bath.
To take up ownership of this vast plot would mean leaning into the build that's already on site, or endeavouring on the development of your own compound. The island contains seven separately-deeded lots, which could present multiple cottage property opportunities or the capacity for one multi-suite escape for you and yours.
And, in earnest, the location is ideal. Royal Island is historical, having had its homonymous hotel opened in 1903, and operated until the mid-70s. Dubbed "the Destination of Georgian Bay" in its glory years, the hotel was serviced by steamboats (including the SS Midland City) located in the Muskoka area.
The hotel featured large verandas on its first and second floors and, -- now that we think of it -- we imagine it'd be quite serendipitous to create a custom build that borrows inspiration from the now-demolished landmark. Indeed, a couple of verandas on your own estate would add to the property's opulent feel.
Across the entire plot, the fine details paint an ideal picture of your northern escape: a cold beverage lakeside at the end of a day of building, enjoyed on your own private dock. Said dock also allows mooring of your boats, and -- of course -- space to unroll a towel and bask in the sun.
The beauty of Georgian Bay's waters is unparalleled, and surely, your summer days are destined to be spent on the shore.
- Address: 2 Island 810 Royal Island, Georgian Bay, ON
- Type: Lots & Land, Land - Island
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Size: 800-sq.ft
- Lot: 17.75 acres
- Price: $2,200,000
- Listed by: Ross Halloran; Maryrose Coleman; Andrew Feldman, Sotheby’s Realty
Royal Island, while remote in its vibe, is just 10-minutes from Highway 400. A little more than an hour-and-a-half to the GTA, the location is accessible and offers easy access to marinas, grocery shops, and hardware stores. With all those amenities just a few minute's boat ride away, even the commute to grab dinner's ingredients becomes a fun, joy-filled experience.
It's not every day the opportunity arises to fulfill an idealistic dream. Don't let the chance slip through your fingers.
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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.