NEWLY LISTED - SUMMER 2017
What’s not to enjoy at this fabulous waterfront property situated on the beautiful shores of Skeleton Lake! The owner’s family have been on the lake since 1924 in various other locations and as children they built endless fond memories of their summers spent on the lake and as adults they couldn’t imagine settling down in their own cottage anywhere else but here.
The property itself has a long and varied history starting with the original Stroud family owners for which the road was named. It was purchased by the Turner family about 60 years ago and they used it for picnics and in the 70’s it was used as a trailer park by the Gracie family. In the 2000’s it was owned by the Degazio's who made it their home along with their mother. When it went back on the market, because of its commercial rating, the current owner’s family decided to purchase it to make sure that it didn't end up being developed into condos.
Needless to say, a lot of love went into creating a special haven on this piece of land and they built two cottages to share the 300 feet of pristine sandy beach shoreline.
This lovely 1,300 sq. ft., 3 bedroom bungalow cottage sits on the western side of the property with its own separate driveway, 1 acre of level land and 100 feet of sandy beach waterfront.
On entering the cottage, you first come upon a modern and cozy living room complete with a gas fireplace leading to the kitchen and dining room with incredible views out to the lake. The spacious master bedroom and 3-piece ensuite are to one side of the main living area and the remaining 2 bedrooms and 4-piece bathroom are on the opposite side.
From the dining room there is a walk-out to the large deck that runs the entire length of the cottage and just a few steps down takes you to an expansive level lawn and rarely seen in Ontario cottage country, a sandy beach waterfront. The shallow entry is ideal for both young and old alike and stays shallow for quite a stretch out. With a southern exposure you will enjoy all day fun in the sun at the water and find shaded areas on the lawn to retreat to, to relax and cool off.
With a canoe and kayak at your disposal explore the lake and soak up it’s rare beauty. The lake was originally formed by a crater and the glaciers scraped the landscape but left the crater shape intact and that became Skeleton Lake. There's all sorts of different rumours as to how Skeleton Lake got its name, you take your pick as to which one you want to believe!
End your evenings barbequing on the deck and then gather around the lakeside fire pit to roast marshmallows and make plans for another day in cottage country paradise.