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Introducing Breakwater – an exclusive Lake Muskoka cottage located off the Beaumaris golf course, is set high upon a rocky ledge with a breathtaking westward view offering the quintessential summer experience. Upon arrival by boat, 210 feet of expansive waterfront boardwalk and a cascading waterfall over distinctly Muskoka boulders welcomes you to this cottage. A grand staircase (or inclinator, if you prefer) alongside the waterfall leads the way to the lovingly restored from top-to-bottom classic Muskoka cottage, originally built in 1896. Walls and ceilings created from hand-selected Douglas Fir from the west coast gives the cottage a warm and inviting feeling.
“I think it’s charm is due largely to the fact that it is unspoiled, that it stays the same in a rapidly changing world”
The luxurious master suite has its own private space at the cottage with a lake view, large stone wood-burning fireplace, massive bathroom and private office space. High points are the 24 seat formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows so you can enjoy stunning sunsets while feasting with your guests. The dining room also features a walk-in granite fireplace with two stone benches for those who might want to partake in a cigar by the fire. The buffet table includes built-in warming trays so your guests can help themselves to seconds and thirds at leisure. Of course, the kitchen is designed to accommodate large and small dinner parties with its 10’x10’ island, and quality, updated stainless steel appliances such as two Sub-Zero fridges, double ovens, sub-zero freezer, Hobart industrial dishwasher, indoor BBQ, 2-element electric range, 6-element garland cast-iron gas stovetop, diner-style flat-top griddle and deep-fryer.
The main level also includes an intimate breakfast room, a wet bar, and various charming nooks throughout depending on your mood – sip wine while looking out over the lake, curl up with a book by the stone fireplace, or watch a favourite movie with the family. This is in addition to a large pantry, laundry facilities and powder room all on the main floor. Cottaging, though, is all about the outdoors and this property wouldn’t be complete without various decks positioned around the main cottage to enjoy quiet, peaceful moments surrounded by nature. However, the favourite spot is probably the walkout screened-in 3-season porch offering an unobstructed view of the lake and enough room for a table tennis set. The covered porch accesses the 12-person hot tub and stone natural gas fire pit at the front of the cottage.
On the forest side, there is a landscaped grassy area large enough to set up a game of croquet, a trampoline, a volleyball court and more. Beautiful gardens and a 12’ tall inukshuk complete the backyard. The deck also acts as a breezeway to a second living room which also connects to the main cottage via a second floor hallway. The secondary building features an entertainment area with a gas fireplace and wet bar. Below the cottage, the waterfront boardwalk is decked out for summer fun – swimming platform, grated angular stairs for easy access in and out of the water, lots of docking space and a lifts for the jet skis. The boathouse can accommodate several water vehicles with electric/hydraulic lifts to safely house and protect your boats from the open water, and there is also lots of storage space for all your water toys. The upper level of the boathouse is the perfect haven for a long-term visitor or older children. It includes 2 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, full bath and open concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The vast walk-out balcony overlooking the south side of the lake is a wonderful spot to to relax with a morning cup of coffee.
Leave your car, traffic and stress behind as you travel the short scenic ride through the exquisite Beaumaris Golf Course to Breakwater via one of the 6 golf carts and 2 utility trailers (included). Up to 6 parking spots across Beaumaris Golf and Country Club can be reserved for Breakwater.
No expense has been spared for this remarkable waterfront property. Luxury abounds, yet a warm, comfortable place to relax and enjoy the Muskoka lifestyle. Ideal for a large family that wants to create an unforgettable summer experience.
Click here to learn more about Muskoka from this New York Times article, “Muskoka: The Malibu of the North”.