Georgian Bay Off-Grid Cabin (607 Sq Ft)

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Georgian Bay, ON // 607 Sq Ft // $474,900 (2023)

Secluded among towering trees, a recently renovated off-grid retreat sits on a wooded 1.13-acre lot. Accessible via a short three-minute boat ride from the landing, the setting is one of tranquility and natural beauty. The surrounding lake, marked by striking rolling granite terrain and exposed bedrock, offers both ease of access and desirable southern exposure. With Crown land bordering two sides of the property and only nine other cottages along the river, this is a secluded haven. Given that there is no large boat access, it's an ideal spot for those who love fishing or paddling.

The main cottage is designed to accommodate four guests comfortably. It houses a queen-sized sofa bed and a snug loft space for two. For overflow guests or those seeking a bit more privacy, there's an adjacent 100-square-foot bunkie equipped with electricity that can also sleep four. High-quality North Star windows are installed in both structures, providing plenty of natural light.

Amenities include a luxury composite deck that's gentle on the feet, a stunning custom-built fir front door, and a handcrafted harvest table that can seat a crowd for family game nights or celebratory dinners. A Drolet woodstove provides cozy warmth in the winter, complementing the cottage's insulated wood shiplap walls and timber-framed ceiling. With a new metal roof and wood board and batten siding, this abode has both rustic appeal and modern resilience.

Key off-grid features include a propane-powered stove, toilet, and generator. The toilet is a top-of-the-line Cinderella model that incinerates waste for maximum convenience and cleanliness. A full bath with a shower adds another touch of home, and a separate faucet at the kitchen sink features a complete UV filter.

The property also comes with a pull-out couch and harvest table, and its solar/battery system can be expanded. It's situated on the Gibson-McDonald canoe route, so there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Moreover, a private boat launch shared with other cottages on Gibson River is available for a yearly fee of $50. This idyllic cottage, only two hours from Toronto, serves as the ultimate affordable retreat.

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