1118 North Drive, Muskoka

$2,599,000

7 Bedrooms / 7 Bathrooms / Approx 7,500 Sq.Ft.


From the unique craftsmanship of this 7500 square foot whole log year round residence, to the matching boathouse with accommodation, this is a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer searching for privacy and function in the heart of Muskoka, close to the amenities Port Carling, Rosseau, Port Sandfield and Minett have to offer.

The main residence features 6 oversized bedrooms (4 with ensuites & 3 with walkouts facing the lake) and 7 bathrooms each uniquely handcrafted with imported Italian tiles and reclaimed wood cabinets (master ensuite and main bath). With furnishings from Muskoka living and Hilltop Interiors each room in the house blends comfortable cottage lifestyle with casual sophistication. Watch time slip by as you entertain in the great room with lake views or simply enjoy a book on the wrap around deck.

A formal dining room and large outdoor entertaining deck are perfect for dining and relaxing with large groups of friends and family. The cozy layout of this cottage allows guests to play games and share laughs together or spend time partaking in their own favourite cottage activity: reading, watching a movie or catching a nap on a hammock.

Descend the granite stairs or take the 4×4 to the lake and a two slip matching boathouse with accommodation awaits at the shoreline for a day of activities on the lake and lunch served on the spacious deck.

Whether you are entertaining your family or your best friends, the versatility and comfort of this well loved cottage will create life long memories.

And don’t forget have everyone sign the guest book…

Ask anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Idlywilde and they will tell you it truly offers the best of both worlds: the privacy, serenity and calmness of a small lake while still being in the heart of Muskoka. How beautiful to have the option to enjoy a perfectly still lake or hear the laughter of children (and some fearless adults) as they tube behind a boat. Many a cottager has had the opportunity to practice their swimming skills while attempting a cross lake swim on this intimate lake. During the winter months, snowshoe through the 32 acres of forest or cross-country ski along the Red Leaves nature reserve.


Forget milk or butter? Minett general store is a quick 10 minute car ride. Looking for groceries for the weekend? Port Carling offers:

  • Foodland
  • Field of Greens – a specialized fruit & vegetable market with a newly opened bakery
  • Field of Greens Seafood Market
  • Stephen’s Butcher Shop (or Morley’s as known by all the local cottagers)
  • LCBO

Both Rosseau and Port Carling offer numerous clothing and home decor stores to stroll during those lazy rainy Saturdays. Looking for some more activity? The Rock golf course is just around the lake, as well as a few private clubs:


Or try a waterski/wakeboard lesson!For those looking to de-stress in a different way: nearby Red Leaves, a J.W. Marriot resort offers a full spa including resgistered massage therapist massages, manicure and pedicures, fully fitness facilities and a swim in-out heated pool in winter. Or pamper yourself in a different way by enjoying a lovely dinner at one of the area’s many high end restaurants.

Bruce Lake is so conveniently located it’s the perfect home away from home.

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