Listing of the week: This island cottage has room for the whole family (and a ton of privacy)

1384 Browning Island, Bracebridge, Ont.

Lake: Lake Muskoka, Ont.

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 3

Lot size: 5.037 acres


Frontage: 463 feet

Living area: 2,685 sq. ft.

Asking price: $2,775,000

Taxes: $7,798

Date listed: June 30, 2023

Listing agent: Kelly Fallis, Chestnut Park Port Carling

About the property

A not-to-be-missed, updated island compound! Situated on a five-plus acre lot on Browning Island, Lake Muskoka (boat access only), this is a cottage lot that’s hard to come by—privacy, useable table land, and epic panoramic views with a southwest orientation, meaning all-day sun and amazing Muskoka sunsets. With 463 ft of shoreline, two cottages, and a newer, one-slip dock with parking for three boats, the sky’s the limit on where you take it from here. Want a large boathouse with second-story accommodation? You can build one. The five-bed, two-bath main cottage has a 2,100 sq. ft. footprint while the two-bed, one-bath guest cottage with a kitchen is just shy of 600 sq. ft. Both have been recently upgraded. It has plenty of room for family and friends to spread out as is (sleeps 16), there’s also plenty of lot coverage left to expand further, should you desire. Tucked away from the prevailing west winds and busy boat traffic, you can create a beach in the shallower cove at one end of the property or take in long lake views and rocky outcrops at the other. With both deep and shallow water, there’s something for everyone. This cottage is move-in ready, right down to the pedal boat, 14-foot tin boat with a 5 hp motor, and a 1988 21.5-foot Doral bowrider with 205 hp to get you there. This island gem is ready for your arrival.

What are the main selling features?

  • Large lot (over five acres) with a long, private shoreline
  • Guest cottage provides an extra two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a kitchen
  • Move-in ready

What makes this property unique?

  • Highly sought after, beautiful island location with exquisite panoramic southwest views
  • Guest cottage
  • Sheltered from prevailing winds with huge frontage (over 400 ft) and ability to build your dream boathouse out front without touching existing dock
  • Privacy abounds in this quiet oasis with mature pines, rocky shoreline, and a cove with sand at one end

Have there been any recent upgrades on the property?

  • There have been many! The paint, flooring, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, railings, some furnishings, and the Muskoka room have all been recently upgraded. In addition, the owners have cleaned up the property to help maximize the view.


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