Stunning riverfront property fronting on the Sauble River and picturesque Lake Huron, Sauble Beach with its white sandy shores, across the road. This quality built home with high-end features and materials includes a main floor with spacious living room, complete with hardwood flooring, and large kitchen with oak cabinetry & built-in appliances. A spacious master, with attractive ensuite & walk-in closet, is conveniently located on the main floor. Additionally, the laundry room, with wall to wall cabinets, is tucked into the main floor plan. The upper level features an open to the living room below loft walkway, a good-size den/office, a gentleman’s mancave, a family bath and 3 large bedrooms; 1 with a solarium/balcony over-looking the riverfront. The attached double car garage is a man’s dream and has heated floors & spray-in insulation. Entering the back yard, and your personal paradise, you will find perfectly manicured lawns, delightful flower beds and a flagstone patio. A stone footpath leads to a beautiful telescopic deck at the riverfront and the spectacular sunsets along the river. Why wait, book a showing today come and see it all for yourself.
Largest privately owned lands (3,277 acres) in the Bruce Peninsula with 3.74 miles of undisturbed pristine shoreline on Georgian Bay. The lands are in its natural state with large interior tracts of mixed forest lands. The main custom built home is of high quality materials and workmanship and provides a spectacular setting over the pristine clear water of Driftwood Cove. The adjacent Guesthouse provides a large principal living room and several bedrooms on the upper level, ideal for large group functions. Located near the waters edge is a 2 storey stone boathouse with finished attic. The garage is at the HWY 6 main gated entrance allowing easy access for winter maintenance equipment. With private lakes, miles of Georgian Bay waterfront, undisturbed century forests and over 9,400 sq ft of exceptional living space, this offering is unprecedented and is only limited by your imagination. Call for your private showing.
“Winter is Coming”, many of you may associate this common cliché with the action-packed HBO series “Games of Thrones”. The truth remains winter is coming, and possibly sooner than we think this year. Your cottage and that fun filled summer, of swimming with your family at the waterfront front or relaxing around the campfire, are coming to a quick close. Are you ready? More importantly is your cottage? Closing your cottage for a long cold winter can be a painstaking chore but worth the effort, especially considering the cost should you forget some of the important fundamentals!
Before you head home, or south for the winter, and, before you leave the comfort of your lovely escape sanctuary, here are some crucial items to check off your list of closing tasks:
- Check the windows and screens to ensure they are attached properly, not in need of repair and locked.
- Inspect your roof for any damaged shingles and replace to confirm you do not have nasty leaks during the winter.
- Cut and trim any branches that may be hanging over the roof to avoid extra snow from being dumped onto the roof and gutters. Ice buildup can damage too, so make sure the eavestroughs are clean and free of debris.
- Clean out any outdoor garden sheds and arrange items for proper winter storage.
- Board up any additional sheds, gazebos, guest cottages, etc. The effort is not wasted should you discover critters have broken into over the winter months and made themselves at home.
- Remove your dock and store it in a well-organized fashion so you can quickly re-install it in the spring. Touch-up any parts with rust-proof paint if needed.
- Stack your canoes, kayaks and water toys on sawhorses or custom racks in an out of sight location away from the lake or roadway and chain them together, hopefully deterring any human critters from walking off with your items.
- Move the picnic tables inside to a shed, if you have room, this will help preserve the wood. If room is not available turn on it on its side and place against a wall, ensuring the snow and rain can run off.
- Clean all BBQ areas thoroughly and disconnect from the propane tank. Store them in a sheltered location or tarp over.
- Remove all items from your outdoor decks and patios. Clean all outdoor furniture and remove the cushions. Cover the cushions with a non-plastic tarp or sack and stack them in a high and dry protected area of your shed or in the cottage in a dry space off the floor.
- Run the lawnmower, weed-wacker, and any other gas equipment until they are empty of all fuel and clean them completely; inspect and change any filters. Spray all moving parts with lubricant, like WD-40 and store in your locked, recently cleaned shed.
- Remove all garbage stored under the decks and cabin and dispose of properly. Improving air and water flow is imperative for the spring melt and removes possible home sites for the critters. Toss moth balls around to deter wildfire from trying to access the cabin and stuff any access holes with steel wool.
- Check to ensure the septic does not require emptying and add some approved suitable bacteria to the septic.
Once you have checked all the outdoor equipment and buildings your focus can now be turned to the interior of the cottage. Begin with a walk around to check for any damages such as cracked windows, torn furniture, or anything that does not look quite right. Make a mental note to repair or replace these items, prioritize what needs immediate attention. Once your inspection is complete, you can advance to the next and final steps…
- Gather hats, shoes, toys, etc. that you have accumulated during the season that are no longer used and donate or recycle. In other words, get rid of the clutter.
- Empty the ashes & clean out the wood stove completely. Close the damper vent and inspect all elements. Oil moving parts and replace any old gaskets.
- Remove all food from the refrigerator and freezer. Clean and disinfect thoroughly, leaving the doors open just slightly to ensure proper air flow and to avoid mildew.
- Go through the cupboards and remove all food products as well, even canned, and any items that could be considered chewable for little winter rascals.
- Double check all small appliances and ensure they a food free. Mice will crawl into small places and you would not like to find a little skeleton in the spring.
- Remove bedding and cover the mattresses plastic sheets, cover all furniture with sheets as well, placing fabric dryer sheets on furniture, in dresser draws and in closets; this will deter vermin and keep them out.
- Finally… drain all the water from your water systems properly. Turn off the switch in the electric panel for the water pump and water heater. Drain the hot water heater tank and water pump completely. Ensure all water is out of all pipes, gravity should draw the water back once you turn off the water pump, but you should open all taps for well-being; any lingering water can cause pipes to burst, and you do not want a big mess in the spring. Pour a generous amount of approved antifreeze into all drains, including the shower and washer and, the toilet tank as a final defensive component. Remove any filters that could be allowing water to remain in pumps, etc. Cover any open ends of water lines, pipes the cans and seal with duct tape. You do not want bugs or mice crawling in.
Before you pull the door shut, lock up and head home, ensure the appliances are disconnected and the breakers are off at the panel. Review your checklist and make sure it is complete. Taking pictures of everything is an excellent way of keeping an inventory for insurance purposes should a disaster strike like fire, home invasion producing theft, or weather damage. Take a last inspection around the property checking and locking all buildings. Remove all garbage, and don’t forget your cell phone, computer and other essential items.
Take a deep break and head for the car, and the long journey home; “Home Sweet Home”. Now that you have closed the cottage properly it is time to sit back and enjoy the ride, especially if you are not driving! Hopefully the kids will have depleted of all the energy they generated, if not here are a few games for the kids to play so they won’t keep asking…“Are we there yet?”
Features over 1,000 sq. ft of comfortable living, full basement, gas heating, two bedrooms (one on main floor), new bath, and large open kitchen/dining room area. Peaceful location one block from main street amenities. Attractive stone exterior. Private rear yard bordered by towering trees. Great starter or retirement home, awaits your personal touch to make it your own! Call for an appointment today.
Extensively updated, 1885 Methodist Church in the village of Kemble. Large, bright, open concept home with 2200 sq. ft. of living space plus a full basement. 20` ceilings with 10` cathedral windows and features a majestic, spiral staircase to access the 2nd & 3rd floor. A dazzling 3 bedroom home, located on .25 of an acre. Updates over the past few years include; new windows, soffits, fascia & eavestrough; new side deck, fencing & walkways; new sunroom, in floor radiant heating, new propane furnace and 200 amp upgrade; updated 2pc bath & 4pc bath, & the list goes on. High and dry 9 ft basement with walkout. For the nature lover, the property is bordered by mature spruce trees and fragrant lilac bushes; and is close to Bruce Trail & Georgian Bay. Centrally located between Owen Sound and Wiarton. Truly a unique property. Opportunities to own a home like this one are few and far between.
One of Wiarton`s classic Victorian homes on the South hill, with much of the original wood work trim, and balus trade doors intact, and in excellent condition. Home features maple, cherry & beech hardwood flooring, slate flooring in the kitchen, high efficiency gas hot water heating, spacious kitchen with oak cupboards, mahogany/marble propane gas fireplace (but natural gas is in the house) solid wood spiral staircase, beautiful stain glass windows making this a warm and comfortable home.
Escape to the Greenough Harbour community to experience true closeness to nature while enjoying stunning architecture and design in your new home/cottage.
Be mesmerized by the captivating waterscapes and world-acclaimed Lake Huron sunsets while enjoying special moments on the designer 2-tier deck.
With 3100 sq. ft. of quality and high end feature living space, there is no reason to ever leave your private oasis. The open concept features a great room with 13ft vaulted ceilings and a commanding handcrafted stone fireplace. The kitchen speaks for the chef in all of us and you can dine & entertain while being captivated by vista waterscapes only a stone`s throw away!
The master bedroom has a covered porch- a perfect spot for your morning coffee or tea and a beautiful oversized ensuite that will take your breath away.
There is no reason why you should not come and view this dream property. It is everything you could ever desire! Call for your appointment to view today.
One of the finest examples of waterfront development on the Bruce Peninsula. Using the finest materials complimented with master craftsmanship, the contemporary design comes alive with soaring ceilings, expansive windows, open spaces, hardwood flooring and a high end commercial kitchen that would satisfy the most critical mind.
Other features of this incredible 4 season home/cottage include main floor master with waterfront access, 5 pc ensuite and a private exercise room.
Also wood burning fireplaces indoors and out, a large plunge pool overlooking the waterfront and lots of areas developed with flag stone pathways and patios, barbecue area, beach front/water front docks and decks.
Enjoy the protected waterfront of Myles Bay and come and discover why this is considered the `Treasure of the Bruce Peninsula`.
345 and 355 Balmy Beach are being sold as one parcel and make up the North half of the `Martin Estate` property in Balmy Beach. Includes roll #420358000329300 for a total water frontage of approximately 647`. Exceptional opportunity to own the last large waterfront property at Balmy Beach. The historically significant property was developed by the late David M. Butchart in 1910 and was a replica to the famous Butchart gardens located in Victoria, BC. For many years the property was the summer residence for the family and included several cottages, pool house and a well developed waterfront, including expansive shoring, boat harbours and a three-bay boat-house. Today there is a completely renovated home/cottage, 2 seasonal cottages,a completely renovated garden shed (formally ice house),horse barn, and the three bay boat-house has two marine rail systems. This property offers many opportunities for development or as a private family retreat. Call for your appointment today.
Well kept bungalow home on the flats in Wiarton. This home`s interior was taken back to the studs and completely rebuilt and renovated, new drywall, new kitchen with Brubaker cabinetry, new bathroom, new plumbing and the list goes on. Home is heated by economical Natural Gas. Call today for more information and to set an appointment to view.