Sitting pretty on the south shore of Lake of Bays, this newly listed cottage is all but a personal invitation to embrace lakeside living.

In fact, 3035 Muskoka Road 117 is more than just a cottage — it’s a dreamy and peaceful retreat, complete with panoramic views, tucked into a simply unbeatable location. The enchanting Viceroy cottage on site is perfectly charming in its own right, while the property's generous size and prime positioning create an ideal setting for a custom cottage-building endeavour.

As it stands, the family-friendly cottage boasts 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, including a primary retreat finished with a private 2-piece ensuite.

The bright and inviting living room is complete with a large window wall that faces the lake (and floods the space with natural light). An airtight stove adds a cozy touch, perfect for crisp mornings or chilly summer nights.

An adjacent dedicated dining area is perfect for gatherings, with lake views playing as a picturesque backdrop for big family breakfasts or evening feasts.

From here we move into the Muskoka room — a standout feature in this cottage. The versatile space lends itself to alfresco dining, unwinding with a good read, or enjoying a lively board game (with a wine pairing) with friends. With wrap-around screened windows providing panoramic views of the lake and lush surrounding trees, it's also an ideal place for morning coffee or a post-dinner digestif.

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Meanwhile, the lower level is as flexible as space as they come. Complete with a walkout to the lake, this space could be transformed into a rec room, games room, home gym, remote office, or whatever else your heart may desire. (We're envisioning a home theatre, a playroom for the kids, or a spacious guest suite... the options are truly endless.)


Outside, the deep water and well-maintained dock — complete with a boat lift and slip — make for a boater’s (or sunbather's) paradise. And even as the sun goes down, the water's edge will be the place to be; the property's west-facing orientation promises breathtaking orange and pink sunsets.



Our Favourite Thing

When it comes to our favourite thing about this property, we really are most taken by the aforementioned Muskoka room. Whether you're dining, reading, or playing games, this space seamlessly blends the indoors with the outdoors, and can be enjoyed no matter the weather. The wrap-around windows and the calming ambiance make it a true retreat within a retreat.


A single-car garage adds convenience and storage space, perfect for water toys and outdoor gear.

Indeed, this listing lays the foundation for a lakeside lifestyle like no other. Whether you opt to leave the charming traditional cottage just as it is, implement some personal touches, or craft your own custom retreat, you'll be glad you didn't let this rare opportunity on the south shore of Lake of Bays pass you by.





This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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