Lakefront Lot Criteria

So You Are Looking For A Cottage 

There are so many things to think about that you may not have even considered when looking for a lakefront cottage.  The lot should be the first thing you look at.  It is the one thing that you can’t change.  Everyone’s idea of a beautiful lot is different.  Should it be level, gently sloping or steeper giving an amazing view, a large waterfrontage for privacy or would you rather see your neighbours and do you want a natural lot or manicured with year round access, seasonal or island.

Then there’s exposure.  Are you a sun worshiper looking for south exposure, loving the west exposure to view those amazing sunsets, looking for that morning sunshine and shade in the heat of the day.

How about the waterfront.  Do you want deep water for diving and swimming or shallow entry for young children.  Or maybe you want deep and some shallow water.  Do you want a sandy shoreline or smooth granite.  There are not many true sand beaches in Muskoka, much of the time the shoreline is sandy and then once you get in a few feet it turns muddy.

So many things to consider.