The perfect waterfront cottage is one that knows how to balance its own beauty with the natural wonder surrounding it. It's elegant and understated; gorgeous in its own right, but leaves room for nature to take centre stage.

This new Alves Road, Georgian Bay listing is a prime example. This stunning waterfront property has a particular charm wherein, alongside gorgeous architecture and design, the lush outdoors are invited to shine.

Nestled along the quiet shores of Deep Bay, this 2.78-acre property — dotted with tall pine trees and granite outcroppings — is lined by 576 feet of shoreline, providing future residents with sweeping views of the bay.

The property comes complete with a large private dock, which means residents can enjoy direct access to the lake, all summer long. Indeed, days here will be dedicated to cannonballs, suntanning, and lounging on a chaise with a glass of crisp rosé.

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The dwelling was designed and built by the esteemed Muskoka designer Peter Groza of Gilbert & Burke. Groza initially crafted the property for himself, so, naturally, his exquisite personal taste is etched into every detail of the home – from its real Douglas Fir interior, through to the subtle stone accents that are waiting to be discovered throughout.

The home’s design blends "quiet luxury" with organic elements, creating a serene ambience that feels immediately warm and welcoming.

As you walk through the front door, a warm wood interior greets you, as do tray ceilings. Beyond, large picture windows invite the natural light in while blurring the line between indoors and out.

The home’s open-concept layout means the breathtaking views never stop. Whether you’re lounging in the living room, gathering in the kitchen, or indulging in the dining area, you’ll be surrounded by sweeping views of the tree-lined landscape and pristine waters below.


Groza designed this property with privacy top of mind. As such, the communal area separates the primary wing from the guest wing, so visitors have plenty of space to enjoy quiet moments for themselves.

Other elevated amenities include robust interior soundproofing, in-floor radiant heat, and R60 ceilings that provide year-round comfort. (Imagine, your winter visits feeling just as cozy as your summer stays.)


Our Favourite Thing

The surrounding nature is a showstopper at this waterfront retreat; that's why we have so much love for the Muskoka Room, which really leans into the home’s breathtaking surroundings. With its 180-degree views, you get the best of both worlds: an immersive outdoor experience, with some protection from the elements. On an ultra-sunny day, it’s a haven from the heat. In the rain, it’s a cozy place to curl up and listen to the rainfall. Suffice to say, this special feature has us swooning.


While the cottage feels remote and peaceful, civilization is just a short drive (or boat ride) away. Several small-owned shops and local restaurants wait just 15-minutes away by car, and downtown Toronto can be accessed in fewer than three hours.

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If you've been in the market for a serene waterfront sanctuary to call your own, don't miss out on Alves Road.









This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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