1146 Eilean Gowan Island, Bracebridge, ON

Listed at $ 1,999,999

This cherished Lake Muskoka island gem has been loved by the same family for over 30 years. Situated on the west side of Eilean Gowan Island (boat access) with 340’ ft of shoreline, the long lake south west sunset views are the perfect spot to start creating those Muskoka memories.   The 0.79 acre lot is situated on a point with mature trees, a gentle granite shoreline and has ample tableland for the kids to frolic about easily.  The cottage has 3 bedrooms, including a massive master with ensuite, and large private balcony overlooking the lake. The second bedroom also has a private juliette balcony and queen bed. The open plan kitchen, dining, and living areas offer fantastic entertaining space and great space for family gatherings and cozy nights around the stunning stone fireplace. The wall to wall windows bring the outside in, and fill the entire cottage with sunlight. A large multi level deck provides loads of space for barbecuing, hanging out by the fire table, or just chilling and reading a book, appreciating the fantastic views and sun. The added surprise bonus is a generously sized bunkie, with a large deck, 2 piece bath and outdoor shower.  With wall to wall windows it’s a great spot for additional guests or kids and feels spacious and light filled. Use the spaces as is, add on or rebuild to suit;  the options are plenty and barge access is easy on this property.  Better yet at the water’s edge is a newly rebuilt 2 slip dock with boathouse potential and a generous dock house to to store all the boating and swimming gear.  A covered mainland slip at Spirit Bay Marina near Bracebridge is a quick 5 minute boat ride away. Eileen Gowan is one of the biggest islands on Lake Muskoka and offers a great hiking trail which meanders through the woods around the island, so there is never an excuse to not be active. Worth noting is the huge sense of community on the Tri Islands (Eilean, Birch & Wilson).  Sailing School for the kids (6+) is just off the back of the island; a racquet club and yoga classes are offered at the marina; friendly neighbours abound. This is such a special spot, and is eagerly awaiting its new family to add to its happy history.