Crystal-clear waters. Sprawling, lush woodlands. Calm, rocky shores.

Muskoka is a nature lover’s paradise — and this Shallow Way listing encapsulates the best of what the region has to offer.

Sitting pretty on the shores of Lake Joseph, this waterfront retreat is situated in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Hamer Bay Road — an area known for its large, estate-sized lots, peaceful atmosphere, and luxurious vacation homes.

The sprawling property sits on 4.4 acres of land, dotted with mature pines and granite outcroppings, and boasts 360 feet of shoreline — which means residents enjoy direct access to the lake.

The 2,800 sq. ft main cottage is not the only living space. There are three separate dwellings — the main house, the 2 bedroom boathouse, and an oversized garage/multi-purpose space with a sports pavilion as an added bonus, the epitome of a recreational waterfront paradise.

Indeed, from the sprawling land to the impressive privacy, this expansive address feels more like a five-star resort than a single-family vacation home.

The main cottage’s design is reminiscent of a quintessential lake house, with exposed beamed ceilings, cream-coloured walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite tons of natural light in.

It has a warm and welcoming (yet elevated) atmosphere, with an open-concept layout, a custom stone fireplace, and a generous kitchen with wood cabinets that match the ceiling.

Up a flight of wide, timber stairs, you’ll find a mezzanine, which acts as a second living room overlooking the main floor of the house. Beside the mezzanine is the primary suite, equipped with an ensuite and private lakeside balcony.


On the grounds, a granite pathway leads to the spacious, heated garage, which itself boasts a three-bay workshop, a spacious living area, and two multipurpose rooms that can be used as bedrooms or offices.

Down a short set of stone steps you’ll find the two-storey boathouse, which has two boat slips and a dock, as well as an upper-floor living space that’s decked out with a kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, a loft, and two patios providing endless views of Lake Joseph.


Our Favourite Thing

As if the three separate dwellings aren’t enough, this property also has its own sports pavilion, with an outdoor rubber-tiled arena and covered outdoor spectator area. There’s also a hot tub and a selection of indoor amenities including a fitness room, a sauna, a powder room, and a wet bar. It’s the perfect space to host a family sports day, or an evening gathering after a long day on the lake.


If we could choose more than one “favourite thing,” we would: in the case of this retreat, we’d also spotlight the essentially priceless value of the 4.4 acres it rests upon. Waterfront land is one thing, but a sprawling property directly overlooking Lake Joseph in the heart of Muskoka? That’s another thing altogether. This lakeside escape could be approached as turnkey perfection, or the ideal place to begin personalizing your dream cottage country destination.

In either case, this is your chance to own a not-so-little slice of paradise — which happens to be only two hours from downtown Toronto. And we'd imagine it's a chance that won't last long.






This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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