9 Broadpoint Street in Wasaga Beach

9 Broadpoint Street in Wasaga Beach

$479,900

3+1 Bedroom Raised Bungalow in MarlLake Village

Excellent opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 2 bath detached raised bungalow on a large, deep lot in east end Wasaga Beach. With a multitude of upgrades from the builder, this spacious home (1,347 sq. ft on the main floor, 1,620 finished sq. ft. total) impresses with modern colours, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors flowing through the open concept kitchen, dining and living area. A gas fireplace creates cozy gatherings at the centre of it all. The transom and trim upgrades on doors and windows showcase the high ceilings. The semi-ensuite 4-piece bath opens to the spacious master bedroom, which overlooks the 3-tiered back deck. The third bedroom (or den) off the foyer has soaring ceilings and stylish french doors. The basement awaits your finishing touches yet already provides limitless possibilities with a spacious open rec area, a 2nd bathroom, 4th bedroom and large laundry/workshop area. The double paved driveway leads to a two car garage with inside entry to the foyer. An absolute pleasure to view.

Be sure to read through all exterior and interior features below.

Make your appointment today to experience the fresh and easy feeling here at 9 Broadpoint Street.


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to start the photo tour, noting the freshly-painted and appealing finishes as well as the great layout. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…envision enjoying a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the welcoming front porch to the tiered new deck and level, entertaining-friendly backyard… 9 Broadpoint Street is in move-in condition.

9 Broadpoint Street

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  • Lot size 49.9′ x 155.7′ irreg
  • Town water and sewer
  • Low maintenance partial brick and vinyl siding exterior
  • Double paved driveway with two car garage and handy inside entry (garage door opener included)
  • Covered wide front porch
  • Side gate to partially fenced, level back yard
  • Large 3-tiered deck with patio doors to living/dining room, perfect for entertaining
  • All metal gazebo on main deck level
  • Deck also features built-in lighting to light the way at night
  • Gas line to BBQ on deck

  • 1,347 sq. ft of main floor living space, 1,620 sq. ft. total finished living space
  • Forced air natural gas furnace with central air and HRV system
  • Home recently painted in modern, designer colours
  • Hardwood and ceramic floors, broadloom in bedrooms
  • Frigidaire Gallery stainless steel appliances, fridge is “fingerprint-proof”
  • Custom curtains and wood-look blinds included
  • Transom feature above windows and doors adds natural light to the home
  • Open concept living room/dining room with beautiful gas fireplace

Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Broadpoint Street? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to services, schools, restaurants, trails and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door, you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading 5 km up to the beach for the day. For military members, it’s a relaxed 36 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

 

You Won’t Know Until You Go

Drive slowly around sun-dappled Broadpoint Street and surrounding neighbourhoods, noting the minimal traffic, landscaped lots, and friendly atmosphere. 

This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

One more look at the photo tour – click and scroll:
9 Broadpoint Street in Wasaga Beach

 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 9 Broadpoint Street should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, call on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS#1723656

7 Lisbon Court in Wasaga Beach

7 Lisbon Court in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD*!

Rare Opportunity in Central Wasaga Beach

Here’s a great ranch bungalow with plenty to offer on a quiet, central Wasaga Beach cul-de-sac, near the main beach areas, elementary schools, shopping, restaurants and trails. Easy living within its 1,150 sq. ft (plus an additional 290 sq. ft. unheated rec room and den) with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen/dining living and laundry all on the main floor.

Set amongst mature trees on a large 75 ft x 100 ft lot, this lovely home offers something for everyone and makes a solid investment for building your family’s future.

Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below. From the front porch to the private back deck, and all of the freshly painted, clean and bright spaces in between, 7 Lisbon Court awaits your closer look.

Make your appointment today for a home viewing experience that is second to none.


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to begin the photo tour at your own pace, noting the unique features and picturing your own furnishings fitting in perfectly at every turn. Enjoy life in a  home that is close to the best lifestyle Wasaga Beach has to offer.

7 Lisbon Court In Wasaga Beach

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  • Classic low-maintenance brick and siding
  • Front porch (refreshed with new wood)
  • Set amongst mature birch, maple and evergreen trees
  • Head out the back door from the kitchen to experience a taste of summer on the large wood deck
  • Endless possibilities with a 75 ft x 100 ft lot
  • Nice big yard perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors
  • Separate shed offers additional storage

  • Central front door brings you to the heart of the home, the kitchen/dining area, via a convenient, freshly-painted mud room
  • Corner wood-burning stove in the living room offers a low-cost alternative to electric heat and provides a cozy ambiance
  • Beautiful bay window in living room
  • Well-thought-out white kitchen with plenty of cabinets and bright outlook to life out the front window, adjacent to a spacious dining nook
  • Door beyond dining nook is a convenient laundry area adjacent to the exit to the back deck as well as steps down to the lower level
  • Serene Master bedroom with 2-piece ensuite bath and 2 closets
  • Two bedrooms close to main 4-piece bathroom
  • Lower level leads to storage space and two additional rooms, clad in warm wood panelling, perfect for rec area, exercise room or den
  • Flooring is modern mid-toned laminate, wood, ceramic tile, and carpet

Location

  • Even if you don’t have the time to drive by to get a feel for the tree-lined, peaceful, friendly atmosphere of Lisbon Court, you can still zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach!
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll). It’s just a 30-minute drive to the Georgian Mall in Barrie and for military members, it’s a relaxed 35-minute drive to CFB Borden.
  • For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Smallman Drive and get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, sun-dappled lawns and the series of cul-de-sacs up until Lisbon Court. This area has a close community feeling and is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life. With easy access to four-season fun here and indeed the entire Georgian Bay Area, this investment is what we like to call “dreaming with your eyes open”. 

One more look at the photos…

7 Lisbon Ct Wasaga Beach

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 7 Lisbon Court should top your list.

169 Melrose Avenue in Wasaga Beach

169 Melrose Avenue in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Renovated 5 Bedroom Ranch Bungalow in the Heart of the Beach

This 5 bedroom, 2 bath home is centrally located on Melrose Avenue, a quiet, tree-lined neighbourhood off of Sunnidale Road, within walking distance to Wasaga’s family-oriented beaches. This home has been recently renovated up, down, inside and out, and is a pleasure to show. Those who love to relax on a covered front porch and enjoy a family-friendly layout with 3 bedrooms on the main floor should put this one on the top of their homes-to-consider list.

On the main floor, there are three spacious bedrooms and an updated 4-piece bathroom. The open concept living/dining area sets a welcoming tone for the whole home, with its updated lighting, hardwood flooring and gas fireplace. The kitchen is just the right size, with plenty of cabinets, an eat-in breakfast area, a granite sink, and lovely light from large windows.

The professionally finished basement features a multi-zone family room, 2 bedrooms perfect for guests, in-laws or kids, and a completely renovated 4-piece bathroom with soaker tub. The laundry area is spacious and is adjacent to a utility area that offers more storage space.

Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below.

Make your appointment today to experience the fresh and easy feeling here at 169 Melrose Avenue.


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to start the photo tour, noting the freshly-painted and updated finishes as well as the great layout. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…envision enjoying a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the welcoming front porch to the level, play-friendly backyard…and everything in between, 169 Melrose Avenue is in move-in condition.

169 Melrose Avenue Photo Tour

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  • Lot size 50′ x 125′
  • Town water and sewer
  • All brick in classic warm brown and rust tones
  • New (2011) soffit, fascia and eavestroughs
  • Gravel driveway with new (2017) wood edging
  • New sod (2017) in front yard
  • Single car garage with opener and additional exit at back
  • Covered wide front porch, freshly painted

  • 2,084 sq. ft. of finished living space including 1,269 sq. ft. on the main floor
  • Home has been freshly painted in light, designer colours
  • New furnace (2011) with HRV, a/c and humidifier
  • Also updated in 2011: duct work, plumbing, electrical including panel, water filtration system, drywall, blown-in insulation
  • Hardwood and ceramic floors
  • Bathroom updates include new sinks, mirrors, soaker tub and shower combo
  • Open concept living room/dining room with beautiful gas fireplace, new insert in 2011
  • Basement in-law suite was renovated in 2014 and includes kitchenette, 2 bedrooms, full 4-piece bathroom, laundry room with deep sink and storage

Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Melrose Avenue? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to services, schools, restaurants, trails and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading up to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a 20-minute stroll). For military members, it’s a relaxed 32 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

Drive slowly around sun-dappled Melrose Avenue and surrounding neighbourhoods, noting the minimal traffic, mature trees, and friendly atmosphere. 

This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

One more look:
169 Melrose Ave Wasaga Beach

 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 169 Melrose Avenue should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, call on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS#1718605

13 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

13 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD*

The Highlights

Experience this exceptional 2+2 bedroom, 3.5 bath, ranch bungalow with 4,840 square feet of beautifully finished living space including 2,547 sq ft on the main floor. Located on highly sought-after Martyn Drive in Wasaga Sands, close to shopping, amenities, schools, trails and family-friendly Beach Areas 5 and 6. Outside, enjoy a covered front porch, paved driveway to 3-car garage with inside entry, 3 walkouts to deep, landscaped yard. The 85′ x 442′ lot offers something for everyone and backs onto the golf course. Level enough to make your skating rink or summer staycation dreams come true. Covered rear deck with skylights, recessed lighting, patio and plenty of privacy. Step inside. Along with the great room’s adobe-look gas fireplace, the high ceiling with decorative beams provides architectural flair. Custom built ins, display nooks, and rounded arches add artful appeal. Beautiful hardwood and ceramic flooring. Fantastic kitchen with granite counters, a central island that seats five, abundant cabinetry and top of the line equipment. Both main floor bedrooms w/ensuites and walk-in closets, master bath has double sinks, a jetted corner tub and a separate walk-in glass-door shower with multiple Moen jets. Convenient main floor laundry. Professionally finished basement, with room for all your extended family and guests. The rec room has a gas fireplace, wet bar, pool table and exercise room, the family room can be configured to meet your stage-of-life needs, the 3rd and 4th bedrooms are spacious with big closets, and the 4-piece bathroom and cold storage room complete the “everything-you-need-where-you-need-it” picture. Scroll down for more detailed features of this outstanding, one-of-a-kind home.

The Layout

From every angle, this home has much to offer. A curved concrete walkway leads past perennial gardens to a welcoming covered front porch and double front doors. On the main floor, inclusive of the wide foyer with coat closet, a great room with soaring ceilings and corner fireplace is the centre of this happy home. Turn right through an arched opening, peek into potentially the most beautiful home office/den you’ve ever seen, thanks to the trio of large west-facing, custom-clad windows, the built in desk and library wall and the hardwood which flows here, throughout the main living/dining areas and bedrooms. Beyond the den there is a convenient half-bath, custom painted with a unique wash by renowned local artist Darla Anderson. Across the alcove is a linen closet and entry (wonderful wood doors throughout) to the exquisite, serene master bedroom, fit for a King++, with walk in closet, garden doors to the covered back deck, crown moulding and its spacious ensuite bath with double sinks, corner jetted tub and separate walk in shower.

Back through the open concept living/dining area you are drawn to the real heart of any home with a big beautiful centre island…the kitchen. Granite counters, tons of cabinets, built in wine rack, TV nook, desk, wall oven, separate beverage fridge, pendant lighting, lit display cabinets, and bar stools for 5. Just beyond the kitchen is a dream laundry room which doubles as the mud room, with a skylight, laundry sink, cabinets, inside access from the triple car garage and a nice big coat closet. Past the dining room, with its unforgettable sunset-red, appetite-awakening accent wall, coffered ceiling and garden doors to the covered back deck, another door leads to the 2nd main floor bedroom, with private balcony, walk in closet and 4-piece bath.

Head downstairs and imagine the family gatherings and fun parties in the rec room to the left. Media centre, pool table, corner fireplace, wet bar with cabinets, display built-ins for all your memorabilia and a separate nook for exercise equipment. Down the wide hallway, another 4-piece bath with Mirolin shower insert, a cold storage room, and then yet another space to gather or retreat, a family room that can host play groups, club meetings, student homework nights, you name it! Flanking the family room, two pristine bedrooms with closets and plenty of natural light.


Photo Tour

Enjoy a tour at your pace, noting the unique features of the design. The layout and finishes convey the elegance of a luxury home, yet the overall aesthetic supports your active lifestyle and is fun and informal.

13 Martyn Drive Wasaga Beach


Video Tour

There’s nothing like video to help buyers get a sense of the “feel” and flow of their potential new home.


360° Photo Tour

When a home has outstanding architecture, high ceilings and that highly coveted “open concept” layout that buyers want, we pull out the 360-degree tour so you can get the full viewing experience before you set up your showing.

Move through the 360 degree photo tour, clicking on each floor, and on each room as you move through the home. Autoplay a circular rotation around every room, or scroll in any direction.


Room Dimensions and Floor Plan

MAIN FLOOR

Garage: 25’11” x 31’11” / 7.89m x 9.73m
Bedroom: 16’7″ x 15’1″ / 5.05m x 4.61m
Kitchen: 18’8″ x 15’1″ / 5.68m x 4.60m
Dining: 16’7″ x 14’3″ / 5.05m x 4.35m
Living: 14’10” x 26’8″ / 4.51m x 8.13m
Bedroom: 19′ x 13’10” / 5.80m x 4.21m
Master: 23′ x 18’5″ / 7.01m x 5.61m

BASEMENT

Rec Room: 34’7″ x 27’5″ / 10.53m x 8.36m
Gym: 7’10” x 12’11” / 2.38m x 3.94m
Utility: 9′ x 21’8″ / 2.74m x 6.61m
Bedroom: 11’1″ x 17’11” / 3.39m x 5.45m
Den: 23′ x 18’8″ / 7.01m x 5.69m
Bedroom: 16’5″ x 13’2″ / 5.00m x 4.01m
Note: Room dimensions are largest width and length, parts of room may be smaller.

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  • Stone and stucco exterior with stone ledge detail
  • Lot is 85 ft x 442 ft deep
  • Privacy on all sides
  • Landscaped with perennial gardens, mature trees
  • Stone pillars with lighting for end of driveway
  • Paved driveway with plenty of turnaround room, perfect for sports/kids
  • 3-car garage with garage door openers; 3rd bay may serve as workshop
  • Concrete walkway to covered porch
  • Fountain feature (electrical line available for hook-up)
  • Grand double wide front entrance
  • Separate shed in back yard with vinyl siding, plenty of storage for toys and garden tools
  • 3 garden door walkouts to back yard: from master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, and dining room
  • Covered porch with 3 skylights and recessed lighting, maintenance-free Trex decking
  • Stone patio and concrete walkway from 2nd main floor bedroom’s balcony
  • Gas line for BBQ
  • Sprinkler system

  • Total of 4,840 square feet including 2,547 sq ft on the main floor
  • 4 bedrooms, home office, 3.5 baths
  • Central air, HRV
  • Central vac with special kick plate feature at floor level in kitchen
  • High-efficiency furnace faithfully maintained with seasonal cleaning
  • Open concept main floor with the foyer opening into the great room
  • Great room with 11’10” high ceiling, recessed dimmable lighting and decorative faux wood beams overhead, providing architectural appeal that coordinates beautifully with the adobe-style corner fireplace, rounded corners, built-in arched niche and custom built-in storage bench in front of the large windows
  • Walls are painted in a designer palette and given added dimension with timeless, subtle effects by well-known custom painter, Darla Anderson
  • Open concept floor plan, flowing from great room into exquisitely finished kitchen and separate dining room
  • Kitchen features granite countertops, abundant wood cabinets, custom tile backsplash and central island with pendant lighting, in-sink “garburator”, KitchenAid double oven, gas range with Rangemaster range hood.
  • Built in: desk, tv nook, display cabinetry with interior lighting  
  • In island: wine/beverage fridge, KitchenAid dishwasher, under-mount sink
  • Seating for 5 at island
  • Warm-toned ceramic tile flooring in foyer, kitchen, laundry/mud room, and bathrooms
  • Medium brown hardwood flooring throughout great room, dining room, home office and bedrooms
  • Dining room features coffered and backlit ceiling, large windows and garden doors to covered porch
  • Master bedroom with more than enough space for a King bed set, crown moulding, walk-in closet with organizer unit, large window overlooking pastoral garden view, patio doors to covered porch, glass with inset blinds, ensuite bathroom with double sink, built-in medicine cabinet, jetted corner tub, separate shower with glass door and within the shower a series of wall jets
  • 2nd main floor bedroom, also wonderfully spacious, on opposite side of house with private balcony made of Trex decking, and 4-piece ensuite bath
  • Home office with built-in custom desk and library wall of shelving as well as a beautiful trio of large windows with custom blinds (Hunter Douglas, Silhouette Window Shadings)
  • Inside access from garage to laundry room/mud room with skylight, built-in laundry machines and deep sink, built-in cabinetry, drying rack and full double coat closet
  • Garage also has side door, tall window at front walkway and workbench

Basement:

  • Quality Berber carpeting throughout finished basement except for tiled bathroom
  • Rec room features corner gas fireplace with tile surround that matches custom wet bar’s countertop, recessed, lit niches, pendant lighting, bar stools, custom sink with Mexican flair, built in cabinets and bar fridge
  • Separate exercise room with large peek-through openings
  • Pool table under Tiffany-style hanging light fixture, full wall of display cabinetry or bookshelves, including space for big screen TV/media centre and surround sound.
  • The other side of the basement, connected by a wide hallway and past a 4-piece bath (outfitted with a Mirolin tub and shower insert with light) and separate extensive wine/cold storage area, is a family room with plenty of room to configure however your family prefers, likely depending on the ages and stages of kids and grandkids.
  • Two big bedrooms with closets on both sides
  • Hunter Douglas Wooden Slat window coverings on downstairs windows

Location

        • Ask any of the neighbours on Martyn Drive; it’s a special street and they love living there. Quiet, tree-lined, wide and friendly, with a diversity of residents from babies to great-grandparents, it’s not a place where you see a lot of For Sale signs!
        • Access to McIntyre Creek is steps away, great all-season nature trails for the silent sports such as hiking, biking and snowshoeing
        • Close to the Ramblewood Medical Centre, the Superstore, the RecPlex and YMCA, pharmacies, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, restaurants, elementary schools and the beach
        • An easy hop to Stayner and main arteries leading to Base Borden, Barrie, Collingwood and Blue Mountain
        • For military members, it’s a relaxed 31 km drive to CFB Borden
        • For detailed directions and travel times, click here and enter your current location
        • No time to check out the area surrounding 13 Martyn Drive? Zoom around the map below

      You Won’t Know Until You Go

      In west end Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life.

      Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 13 Martyn Drive should top your list. 

      Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

      When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver A Moving Experience! 

      MLS® #1718562

28 Walnut Drive in Wasaga Beach

28 Walnut Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

The Lifestyle

Located on a picture-perfect lot in highly sought-after Wasaga Sands Estates, this all-brick home is sure to top your list.

The Layout

The front of the home welcomes you with a covered front porch, paved drive to double garage with inside entry and convenient extra front entry and rear doors. Stylish and lovingly maintained 3,560 square feet (including 1,820 sq. ft in the fully finished basement) includes 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, and something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

View Floor Plan and Measurements Here

The main floor includes hardwood floors, a beautiful and unique 2-sided gas fireplace linking living and dining rooms, laundry room and 3 bedrooms including Master with walk-in closet and 4 piece ensuite bath with large linen closet. There is an open flow between living room and kitchen with island and breakfast nook, garden doors opening out to a large deck and a grand, landscaped 164’ x 198’ irreg lot with custom storage shed.

The fully finished basement is ready for entertaining, hobbies, exercise and more, with a lovely gas fireplace, bar area, office, 4th bedroom with walk-in closet and a 4-piece bath.

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Be sure to read through the full list of exterior and interior features below. 


Video Tour

 

360° Photo Tour

Move through the 360 degree photo tour, clicking on each floor, and on each room as you move through the home. Autoplay a circular rotation around every room, or scroll in any direction to appreciate the ceilings and other angles.


28 Walnut Drive Photo Gallery

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Click on the first photo in the gallery and enjoy a tour at your pace, noting the unique features of the design, where the lush landscape with the ravine backdrop is never far from sight. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision your loved ones enjoying every moment here.  Above all, 28 Walnut Drive is a real pleasure to view and is ready to welcome you home. Enjoy the summer in this nature-lover’s paradise: just move in!


  • Absolutely exquisite lot measures 164 feet x 198 feet deep (irreg.) with mature trees, perennial and annual gardens
  • Storybook custom shed for your garden implements and seasonal storage
  • Lot backs onto McIntyre Creek trail system
  • All brick exterior
  • Double garage with inside entry to foyer, and doors to exterior at both front and back
  • Large and totally private back deck accessed from kitchen garden doors, windows outfitted with custom awnings

  • 1,820 sq. ft above grade (3,560 sq.ft. of finished living space)
  • 3 bedrooms on main floor, 1 bedroom in basement
  • 3 bathrooms
    • Master bedroom ensuite bath with deluxe easy-care Mirolin tub/shower unit
    • 4-piece bathroom adjacent to the other 2 bedrooms on the main floor, also outfitted with Mirolin tub/shower unit
    • Downstairs bathroom is also a 4-piece, close to basement bedroom and office/playroom
  • Spacious oak kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space, a centre island and a breakfast nook
  • Beautiful hardwood flooring, new modern laminate, ceramic tile and carpet
  • Basement with plenty of space to envision home office, workshop, exercise and entertaining needs
  • Custom Hunter Douglas window shades provide UV protection
  • 2 gas fireplaces; a 2-sided beauty linking dining room and living room on the main floor, and another cozying up the far corner of the lower level
  • Forced air natural gas furnace
  • VANee air exchanger keeps the air fresh and the humidity level comfortable year-round
  • Central air
  • Central vac roughed in
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets

Location

  • Fantastic location central to the best that the Georgian Triangle has to offer!
  • In the above view you can see the quiet location and proximity to the year-round creek. From your back door it’s just two skips down to the trail system which is part of the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This is a hidden gem that winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River deep below in the valley. From there, the trail goes through the valley of the McIntyre Creek – which is blessedly adjacent to Walnut Drive – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices.
  • If you like to golf, you are very close to the Twin Creeks Golf Course.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on McIntyre Creek trails or heading down to the beach for the day
  • For military members, it’s a relaxed 27 km drive to CFB Borden.
  • For detailed directions and travel times, click here and enter your current location.
  • No time to check out the area surrounding 28 Walnut Drive? Zoom around the map below.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In west end Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Meander down Walnut Drive, get a feel for the area, noting the easy jump to any of the main arteries leading to Barrie, Borden, Stayner, Collingwood and beyond. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! 

Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Make your appointment to get a jump on this rare opportunity in Wasaga Sands Estates. When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver A Moving Experience! 

MLS®

 

2 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

2 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Nature Lover’s Paradise in Wasaga Sands

With a backdrop of tall evergreens and located across from the Twin Creeks Golf Course, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom home is situated on a beautifully landscaped 102′ x 258′ lot on Martyn Drive, one of the most desirable streets in Wasaga Sands Estates. With its pine-clad cathedral ceiling, soft nature-inspired paint palette and timeless finishes, this property is an absolute pleasure to show. Those who love to BBQ, relax in a private patch of sunshine or entertain will delight in the back deck with pergola and private hot tub. Close to 4-season trails, shopping and Wasaga’s family-oriented beach areas, the location is hard to beat!

On the main floor, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with a 3-piece ensuite with a recently updated walk-in, glass-doored shower. The open concept living/dining area sets a warm, lovely tone for the whole home, with its hardwood flooring, cathedral ceiling, and gas fireplace. The kitchen is just the right size and perfectly laid-out, with plenty of cabinet space and a breakfast bar. The adjacent dining area can easily be dressed up or down to suit. Patio doors open onto the back deck, where friends and family enjoy views of the beautiful landscaping and kids or grandkids have plenty of room to play. The main floor also offers a laundry area and inside access to a completely finished 2-car garage.

The professionally finished lower level features a multi-zone rec room, a 4th bedroom perfect for guests, in-laws or kids, a home office and a 3-piece bathroom. An additional storage/utility area offers a great workshop area, a second refrigerator, and plenty of options to suit your family’s needs.

Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below.

Make your appointment today to experience the peaceful, easy feeling here at 2 Martyn Drive.


Video Tour


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to start the photo tour, noting the unique features of the custom Allaura design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…envision enjoying a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the welcoming front porch to the beautiful backyard…and everything in between, 2 Martyn Drive is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

2 Martyn Drive Photo Tour

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  • NEW (May 2017) high-quality 30-year shingles
  • Paved double driveway
  • Two-car garage completely finished with drywall and trim, with 2 garage door openers, storage area and convenient inside entry to main floor
  • Large front porch and rear deck
  • Flagstone patio adjacent to deck
  • Exterior gas line for BBQ at both front and back decks
  • Quality, mature landscaping, professionally designed at front, lovingly maintained by owners
  • Yard is perfect blend of form and function, perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors
  • Low-maintenance vinyl siding
  • Backyard walkout via patio doors in the great room and via the master bedroom, convenient to hot tub
  • In-ground sprinkler system
  • Garden shed
  • Hot tub with beautiful wood siding
  • Pergola on deck

  • Beautiful “Allaura” model ranch bungalow, custom built by Alan Timlock in 2001
  • 2,416 sq. ft. of finished living space including 1,404 sq. ft. on the main floor
  • NEW furnace (March 2017): Keep Rite high-efficiency, 80,000 BTU, 2-stage model with 20-year warranty on heat exchanger
  • Warm wood cathedral ceiling in living and dining areas brings cozy cabin ambiance
  • Classic medium-toned oak hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet
  • Gas fireplace with wide wood mantel and wall thermostat control
  • Spacious oak kitchen with plenty of cabinets and under-cabinet lighting
  • All bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Special patio doors outfitted with internal blinds help to keep house cool and never need dusting
  • Custom window coverings included
  • Generously sized master bedroom with walk-in closet and large 3-piece ensuite bath
  • Ensuite bathroom recently upgraded with new countertop, undermount sink and walk-in, glass-doored shower
  • 2nd and 3rd main floor bedrooms adjacent to 4-piece bath
  • Professionally finished part of basement includes 3rd large bedroom, office, 3rd bathroom and plenty of space to fulfill workshop, exercise or entertaining needs
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Main floor laundry in large double closet opposite bedrooms
  • Alarm system
  • Central Vac including kitchen kick plate feature
  • Central air
  • 5 appliances included (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer). Refrigerator is newer GE Profile model with filtered water dispenser

Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Martyn Drive? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading up to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a 4.5 km drive). For military members, it’s a relaxed 37 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

Drive slowly around the Wasaga Sands neighbourhoods, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, mature trees, and well-kept lawns. Those who value privacy will appreciate the special location of the 2 Martyn Drive lot, with no houses at the back, no driveways directly across the street and a view of the golf course along the side.

This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 2 Martyn Drive should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

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1180 River Road West in Wasaga Beach

1180 River Road West in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

The Lifestyle

Own a spectacular riverfront home in the heart of Wasaga Beach. With 50 feet of prime boating frontage within view of the Nancy Island Lighthouse on the sparkling Nottawasaga River, your family will have plenty of choices for fun-filled weekend activities, a perfect setting for entertaining and spectacular sunsets from the riverside deck to fill your memory cards. “Down by the Riverside” lifestyle: the river and nearby beachfront are a part of your life here, with sun-drenched patio time soothing your cares away, the sound of waves breaking on the beach lulling you to sleep at night, and prime fishing and boating just steps down to the dock.

The Layout

From every angle, this home has much to offer. From the soaring sky-lit cathedral ceilings to the recently updated basement flooring, from the double garage with two inside entries, to the river view patio walkouts, and everything in between, 1180 River Road West is ready to capture your attention.

On the main floor, beyond the wide entry hall, a spacious main floor bedroom and 1/2 bath, the main gathering area welcomes you with an open concept dining/living room with built-in wet bar. Natural light abounds here, in the sunroom and in the family room, which all access the river view patio. A floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace in the family room creates a beautiful setting adjacent to the dining nook. The kitchen is just the right size and perfectly laid-out, with oak cabinetry and a breakfast bar. Continue through to the main floor laundry room, noting the built in cabinets, and head out via the mud room to the side yard or to the garage.

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Upstairs, follow a carpeted connection to the serene and wonderfully spacious Master bedroom, outfitted with walk-in closet and ensuite bath with spa tub and separate shower. On the other side of the stairs, an additional bathroom has recently been completely updated and is handy to two pristine bedrooms.

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Head downstairs to discover a fantastic fully finished basement, perfect for rainy day games in front of the gas fireplace, entertaining around a great bar area, a kids playroom and/or media room, exercise and hobby rooms…the options are endless! A 3 piece bath is convenient to an inside entry to the garage here. With huge closets, pantry areas and a room beyond the workshop area, this level offers tons of organized storage space.

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Be sure to read through the full list of exterior and interior features below. 


Video Tour


360° Photo Tour

Move through the 360 degree photo tour, clicking on each floor, and on each room as you move through the home. Autoplay a circular rotation around every room, or scroll in any direction to appreciate the ceilings and other angles.


Then, click on the first photo in the gallery and enjoy a tour at your pace, noting the unique features of the design, where the sun’s play of light on the river is never far from sight. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision your loved ones enjoying every moment in this special place!  Above all, 1180 River Road West is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

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  • Concrete driveway can easily accommodate 4 vehicles
  • Concrete sidewalks and patio
  • Two patio areas for maximum river view enjoyment; upper patio wired for hot tub
  • 200′ deep lot with 50 feet of prime boating riverfront with sturdy wood break wall and dock
  • Landscaped with a lush healthy lawn, beautiful mature evergreen and deciduous trees, tiered perennial gardens
  • All brick exterior
  • Double garage with inside entry to mud room and to basement near bathroom
  • Convenient side door into mud room
  • Wired for outside hot tub on riverside patio

  • 2,481 sq. ft above grade (3,840 sq.ft. of finished living space)
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom on the main floor
  • 3 and 1/2 bathrooms
    • 1/2 bath adjacent to main floor bedroom
    • Master bedroom ensuite bath with jetted spa tub and separate shower
    • Recently updated 4-piece bathroom upstairs
    • Downstairs bathroom with shower, convenient to inside entry from garage
  • Beautiful oak hardwood flooring, new modern laminate, ceramic tile and carpet
  • Cathedral ceilings with skylights at river side of house, skylights in upstairs bedroom
  • Northern Comfort windows with Lifetime Warranty
  • 2 gas fireplaces
  • York brand forced air natural gas furnace installed in 2012
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets
  • Basement with plenty of space to envision home office, workshop, exercise and entertaining needs
  • Culligan water conditioning
  • Central air
  • Central vac
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets and pantry

Location

  • 1180 River Road West is located within view of historic Nancy Island and lighthouse. History buffs will take interest in the fact that these are the precise shores where the battles took place in August 1814 and in fact, cannon balls have been found along these banks. The Wasaga Under Siege re-enactment will be back again this August! Click here for more information about the event, the cultural and historical significance of Nancy Island as well as the natural history of this beautiful area (did someone say plovers??)
  • On the section of the Nottawasaga River that is most desirable due to its prime boating and fishing
  • The shores of Georgian Bay are close enough, and the acoustics are such that you are often lulled to sleep by the sound of waves breaking on the beach
  • Steps from your driveway you’ll enjoy the Wasaga Beach Nordic and Trail Centre (aka Blueberry Trails), one of Wasaga Beach’s gems. Over 30 km of groomed trails make this area a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, bird-watchers and all who appreciate time spent relaxing in nature.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on nearby MNR trails or heading down to the beach for the day
  • For military members, it’s a relaxed 37 km drive to CFB Borden.
  • For detailed directions and travel times, click here and enter your current location.
  • No time to check out the area surrounding 1180 River Road West? Zoom around the map below.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Meander down River Road West, get a feel for the area, noting the proximity to Blueberry Trails, the library, playground, shopping, restaurants and the beach. Notice the mature trees, well-kept lawns and pride of ownership displayed by riverfront homeowners. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! 

Take some advice from the river: go with the flow and enjoy the journey. But first, Carpe Diem! Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 1180 River Road West should top your list. 

Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Make your appointment to experience the ultimate in family relaxation here at 1180 River Road West. When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver A Moving Experience! 

MLS®

 

164 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

164 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Easy Living in Great Location

Home ownership dreams CAN come true!  Here’s an extraordinary opportunity to own a well-maintained, centrally located 2+1 bedroom, 2 bath home in a popular subdivision (Maguire’s Woods), close to Birchview Dunes Elementary School, Blueberry Trails recreational area, Stonebridge shopping/dining centre and the lively main beach areas of Wasaga. 

Be sure to see the detailed exterior and interior descriptions below. With 846 sq. ft (1,590 sq.ft. of finished living space), this wonderful home features newer shingles (2014), a single car garage, a landscaped lot, and attractive interlock and paver stone patios. A sunny upper deck is accessed via patio doors from an updated eat-in kitchen with modern backsplash. The main floor also offers a welcoming living room, 2 bedrooms and a 4-piece bath. The fully finished basement brings another family-friendly zone, with 9-foot ceilings, a rec room, a freshly-painted 3rd bedroom with huge double closet, another 4-piece bath and a large laundry room. Note: don’t miss the bonus play space under the stairs, a child’s dream!

Make your appointment today to experience the upbeat, “life is good” feeling here at 164 Dyer Drive.


Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click on first photo below to scroll through on your mobile device) noting the unique features of the well-planned design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and picture yourself enjoying a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the family-friendly neighbourhood to the easy-care backyard and everything in between, 164 Dyer Drive is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

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  • Paved driveway
  • Single car garage with convenient side door off of front patio
  • Interlock patio leading to spacious front entry
  • 114-ft landscaped lot with great privacy
  • Great privacy and doesn’t back right onto another house; neighbour behind has wide lot with landscaped buffer
  • Quality, mature landscaping, lovingly maintained by owners
  • Easy-care size means lot is perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors, yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up!
  • Fully fenced back yard
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned brick and siding exterior
  • Patio doors from kitchen exit to sunny, impeccably maintained rear deck overlooking fun back yard
  • Newer shingles (2014)
  • Stone paver patio at ground level perfect for larger backyard parties

  • 1,590 sq. ft. of finished living space including 846 on the main floor
  • Modern linoleum, carpet and laminate flooring
  • Fully finished basement with high ceilings
  • Spacious and bright kitchen with plenty of cabinets and modern backsplash
  • All bedrooms with double closets
  • 4-piece bathrooms upstairs and down
  • Basement with 3rd large bedroom plus plenty of space for media room enjoyment and gatherings of all sizes
  • Economical forced air natural gas heat and central air
  • 5 appliances included (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
  • Pool table and accessories included

Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Dyer Drive? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • Within walking distance, enjoy the Wasaga Beach Nordic and Trail Centre (aka Blueberry Trails), one of Wasaga Beach’s gems. Over 30 km of groomed trails make this area a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, bird-watchers and all who appreciate time spent relaxing in nature.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll). For military members, it’s a relaxed 35 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly around the Blueberry Trails neighbourhoods, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, mature trees and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 164 Dyer Drive should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS®

57 Lamont Creek Drive in Wasaga Beach

57 Lamont Creek Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Home With In-Ground Pool Backing Onto Golf Course

Here’s a tremendous opportunity to own a home in Wasaga Sands, one of the most desirable areas of Wasaga Beach. Living space totals 1,300 sq. ft. on the main floor plus 1,100 sq. ft. in the finished basement (total of 2,400 sq. ft.) This 3 bedroom home is located in the west end of town close to schools, shopping, restaurants, golf, and family-friendly beach areas. Interested in a home with built-in Wasaga Beach “staycation” appeal? Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below.

A paved driveway leads to a two-car garage and an attractive front entry with a good-sized covered front porch. Step into the foyer with slate-look tile flooring and a spacious coat closet. Note the convenient inside access to the garage here, then head up to the main floor, allowing the freshly-painted open concept living/dining area with beautiful hardwood flooring, cathedral ceilings and custom white wood shutters capture your heart. The kitchen is the family chef’s dream, bathed in natural light from the patio doors, and with tons of cabinet and counter space. Head out those doors to BBQ, relax on the deck or take a refreshing dip in the recently installed in-ground pool. The 1/2 acre (149′ x 256′ irreg) lot provides pastoral views of a Twin Creeks Golf Course fairway to the east and a fallow field across Morgan Road to the south. Absolutely peaceful. The pool area warrants a closer look to appreciate the party-sized patio, unique shape, and waterfall rockery features.

Back inside there are also two freshly carpeted bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main floor, including a beautifully appointed Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 3-piece ensuite bathroom. In the lower level, a huge finished rec room can be configured in endless arrangements depending on your family’s favourite activities. The corner gas fireplace, bar sink and area for a built-in bar fridge are notable features. The 3rd bedroom is large enough for a king bed suite, has a nice big window and closet and is freshly painted. This bedroom is perfect for kids or guests and is convenient to the laundry room and 1/2 bath.

Make your appointment today for a unique and enjoyable home viewing experience at 57 Lamont Creek Drive.


Video Tour


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to begin the photo tour at your own pace, noting the unique features at 57 Lamont Creek Drive. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision enjoying life in a  home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer.

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  • Paved driveway
  • Newer shingles (2014)
  • Double garage with garage door opener, back door to pool patio area and convenient inside entry to main floor foyer
  • Deep lot (149′ x 256′ irreg)
  • Back deck walkout via patio doors from kitchen
  • Exterior gas line to the BBQ
  • In ground pool and stamped concrete patio surround
  • Perennial gardens and mature trees
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned gray stone and siding exterior

  • 1,300 sq. ft. of main floor finished living space plus 1,100 sq. ft. in the basement
  • Beautiful 3/4 inch hardwood, slate look tile, ceramic tile, and carpet (new in upstairs bedrooms)
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets and newer (2015) patio doors
  • Upgraded interior doors
  • Newer windows (2011) in living room
  • Newer window (2011) in 3rd bedroom downstairs
  • Stained glass feature above main living room window custom-made by a Muskoka artist
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 3-piece ensuite bath
  • Fully finished basement with rec area and large, freshly painted bedroom with generously-sized window and closet
  • Gas fireplace with thermostat control
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Central air
  • Custom window coverings including fantastic Ontario-made, white “Canada Custom Shutters”
  • Dishwasher, microwave, pool area storage shed, water softener included

Location

  • Even if you don’t have the time to drive by to get a feel for the mellow, friendly atmosphere of Lamont Creek Drive, you can still zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to golf, schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach!
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 25-minute stroll). It’s just a 25-minute drive to the ski slopes at Blue Mountain and for military members, it’s a relaxed 30-minute drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

 

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the Wasaga Sands subdivision of west end Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly around Lamont Creek Drive, get a feel for the area, enjoying the minimal traffic, mature trees and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic neighbourhood for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 57 Lamont Creek Drive should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS®

120 Seventh Street in Collingwood

120 Seventh Street in Collingwood

⇒SOLD!

Stunning 3 Bedroom Home on Seventh!

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY MAY 6 FROM 1-3 PM!

Here’s an exciting opportunity to own a beautifully updated property close to schools, shopping, restaurants, golf, and skiing. Set up your showing of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath wartime home today.

The 40’ x 165’ lot with extra long driveway can accommodate your vehicles and the detached shed provides plenty of storage for toys & tools. Head out the back door from the kitchen to experience a taste of summer on the large wood deck and fully fenced yard. Inside, enjoy the spacious kitchen and bedrooms, attractive modern colours and finishes and well laid-out 1,050 sq feet of living space. There are pleasant surprises at every turn, from the front foyer/mudroom to the beautiful living room, spacious kitchen and ample bedrooms. Corner gas fireplace in the living room controlled by wall thermostat. Radiant in-floor heating, new appliances, handy mud room, main floor laundry…the list goes on! Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below.

Make your appointment today for a home viewing experience that is second to none. Just move in and enjoy the summer ahead.


Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to begin the photo tour at your own pace, noting the unique features of the 1.5-storey historic wartime design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision enjoying life in a  home that is close to the best that Collingwood has to offer. 120 Seventh Street is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

120 Seventh St Photo Tour

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  • Classic low-maintenance siding
  • Newer shingles (2014)
  • Front porch (freshly painted)
  • Perennial garden and mature trees
  • Extra long driveway
  • Large newer (2015) wood deck in excellent condition
  • Pergola with attached roll-out awning
  • Well maintained fenced yard perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors
  • Separate shed

  • Flooring is modern mid-toned laminate, slate tile, and carpet
  • Corner gas fireplace with wall-mounted thermostat control
  • Radiant in-floor heating in bathroom and kitchen installed in 2012
  • Spacious eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and pantry, opening to an elegant living room with gas fireplace with exit to back deck
  • 3 new (2017) GE appliances in contemporary slate finish included: stove, over-the-range microwave and dishwasher
  • White refrigerator, washer and dryer included
  • Serene Master bedroom adjacent to 4-piece bathroom and laundry
  • Both upstairs bedrooms have an abundance of natural light from generously sized windows

Location

  • To check out Collingwood’s Seventh St. asap, click the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course numerous golf courses, ski clubs, and resorts
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door, you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading up to the slopes for the day

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In Collingwood, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Seventh St. and surrounding “tree streets” (Maple, Birch, Oak) get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, endearing and enduring classic wartime homes, and well-kept lawns. This area has a close community feeling and is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life. With easy access to four-season fun in Collingwood and indeed the entire Georgian Bay Area, this investment is what we like to call “dreaming with your eyes open”. 

Oh ok…just one more look at the photos…

120 Seventh St Collingwood

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

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Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 120 Seventh Street should top your list.

Waterfront Living at 776 Tiny Beaches Road South

Waterfront Living at 776 Tiny Beaches Road South

⇒SOLD!

The Beach Truly is Just the Beginning

Here’s your opportunity to own a spectacular waterfront home or cottage at Wymbolwood Beach. With a rare 75 feet of prime beachfront on one of Canada’s finest beaches, your family will have plenty of room for toys, activities and those world class sunsets to fill your memory banks and camera rolls.

Even though what pulls you in this direction might be the prospect of sun & sand, this property has much to offer within its windows & walls. From the soaring cathedral ceilings to the down-to-earth slate flooring and everything in between, this is a place to capture your heart. Partially clad in warm wood paneling, this home gives visitors a safe, cozy feeling in the den and bedrooms, and by contrast, the sheer expansiveness of the great room, with its nautical “sea & sky” vibe, encourages occupants to exhale and expand toward the bright afternoon sun. Friends and family can watch the changing moods of Georgian Bay out on the huge deck, join in a marshmallow roast around the beach bonfire or laugh at the kids’ antics as they try new self-propelled watersports.

On the main floor, beyond the gathering space of the open concept kitchen/dining/living room, there are two bedrooms and one 4 piece bathroom.The kitchen is just the right size and perfectly laid-out, with plenty of cabinet space and a central island. The adjacent dining area can easily accommodate brunch for 8.

Upstairs, a Master bedroom provides a mesmerizing view of the Bay, as the endless expanse of water seems to sparkle a little more each hour as the sun dips toward the horizon. Even the forest-side views in the bedrooms captivate, with nothing in view but the dappled sky through swaying pine boughs. The 4-piece bath upstairs has a skylight, and the 2nd bedroom upstairs, currently set up as a TV den, could easily be adapted as another bedroom for guests.

Head downstairs to discover a spacious, unpretentious play zone, perfect for rainy day table tennis and a place for the kids to watch movies or just hang out. The basement also offers tons of organized storage space, and a large, cheerful laundry room.

Make your appointment today to experience the ultimate in family relaxation here at 776 Tiny Beaches Road South.

 

 


Video Tour

 


360 Photo Tour

Move through the 360 degree photos below, clicking on the arrows to move through the home. 


Then, click on the first photo in the gallery and enjoy a tour at your pace, noting the unique features of the four-level design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision your loved ones enjoying every moment in this special place!  From the first turn onto the tucked away driveway to the glorious sunset with warm sugar sand in your toes…and everything in between, 776 Tiny Beaches Road South is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

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  • Long private driveway can easily accommodate 4 vehicles
  • Freshly painted detached garage fits all the toys and tools
  • Large deck off of covered main entry
  • 75 feet of beachfront on extra deep (223′) lot
  • Convenient steps to side door into kitchen
  • Bonfire pit areas
  • Easy-care beachscape (sand, native grasses, evergreens) requires no mowing allows for just relaxing outdoors, not demanding the whole weekend to keep up
  • Across from Wymbolwood Nature Preserve
  • New high-quality shingles

  • 1,621 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Beautiful slate, wide planked pine flooring and carpet
  • Cathedral ceiling in living room
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets
  • 2 bedrooms and one 4-piece bath on main and upper floors allows for larger families or private suite feeling for guests
  • Master bedroom with sweeping view of Georgian Bay
  • Basement with plenty of space to envision home office, workshop, exercise or entertaining needs
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including cedar-lined linen closet
  • Central Vac
  • 5 appliances included (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
  • Water purification system

Location

  • Tight for time to check out the Tiny Beaches Road South area? Zoom around the map below to see the property’s proximity to Midland, Awenda, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach, mere steps away.
  • Across from your driveway you’ll enjoy the Wymbolwood Nature Preserve, a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, bird-watchers and all who appreciate time spent relaxing in nature. This property is on one of the most private sections of Tiny Beaches Road South (and maybe even all of Georgian Bay!) as there are no neighbours across the road due to the 31,000 acres of forest to explore (see drone footage in above video for a birdseye view).

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In Tiny Township, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly up and down Tiny Beaches Road South, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, mature trees and mix of cottagers and full time residents. Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Carpe Diem! Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 776 Tiny Beaches Road South should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

3 Clark Street in Collingwood

3 Clark Street in Collingwood

⇒SOLD!

Beautiful Home in Mountaincroft Subdivision

Located in the heart of Collingwood close to schools, shopping, restaurants, golf and skiing, this immaculate 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is a must to view.

A paved driveway leads to an attractive front entry with a covered front porch. Watch the world stroll by while you unwind with a drink. The 35′ x 117′ lot and thoughtful layout appeal to those who appreciate the beauty of common sense design. Stylishly appointed with updated colours and finishes, this property offers something special for everyone. Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below.

On the main floor, there is an inside entry to the garage, a separate dining room that could also be a TV den or office, a handy 1/2 bath, and a perfect sized kitchen with breakfast bar and eat-in casual dining area, opening to an elegant living room with gas fireplace. Wide trim, California ceilings and large windows provide a sense of spacious relaxation.  Flooring is medium-dark hardwood and ceramic tile. Patio doors from the dining area lead to a good-sized back deck and landscaped yard with perennial gardens.

Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths including a serene Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite bathroom. The other two bedrooms are also spacious, with generously sized windows and closets. The upstairs flooring is broadloom and ceramic tile.

The fully finished basement features a rec room with plenty of room for the whole family to watch movies. A 4th bedroom is perfect for guests, kids or in-laws, with easy proximity to a bathroom with shower. A home office and laundry room and quality wood-look laminate complete the picture of organized, useful space for all.

Make your appointment today for a home viewing experience that is second to none.


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Photo Tour

Click on the first photo below to begin the photo tour at your own pace, noting the unique features of the 2-storey design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision enjoying life in a  home that is close to the best that Collingwood has to offer. Most importantly, 3 Clark Street is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

Photo Tour Of 3 Clark Street In Collingwood

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  • Paved driveway
  • Garage with garage door opener, upper storage area and convenient inside entry to main floor foyer
  • 117-ft deep lot
  • Perennial gardens
  • Easy-care size means yard is perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors, yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up!
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned neutral stone exterior
  • Backyard walkout via patio doors in the dining area

  • 2,370 sq. ft. of finished living space including 700 sq. ft. in the basement
  • Classic dark-toned hardwood, ceramic tile, and carpet
  • 5 appliances included (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
  • Alarm system
  • Window treatments are included
  • Upgraded with wide trim and California ceilings
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite bath
  • Fully finished basement
  • Gas fireplace with wall-mounted control
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Central air

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Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Clark Street today? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the numerous golf courses, ski clubs, and resorts
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door, you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading up to the slopes for the day

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In Collingwood, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Clark Street and surrounding neighbourhoods, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, stylish homes and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Collingwood and indeed the entire Georgian Bay Area is what we like to call “dreaming with your eyes open”. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 3 Clark Street should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

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11 Appalachian Trail in Wasaga Beach

11 Appalachian Trail in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Beach Living at its Best

This 3 bedroom, 2½ bath condominium offers 1,700 sq. ft. of finished living space in the popular area of east-end Wasaga Beach known as New England Village, a stylish and luxurious yet affordable golf course community. The location is perfect for anyone who appreciates the proximity to Wasaga Beach’s shopping, dining, 4-season trails, and of course the main areas of the world’s longest freshwater beach. Golfers, the adjacent Links at Georgian Sands plans to open in early May, time to dust off those clubs!

Be sure to read through the finer points of the exterior and interior in the feature lists below. With beautiful hardwood flooring in the main floor living area, cathedral ceilings in the living room and upstairs bedrooms and 9-foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the feeling is light, bright and spacious. Enjoy upgrades in the kitchen with granite countertops and modern ceramic flooring and the upgraded ensuite bathroom includes dual sinks, a linen cabinet, glass-doored separate shower and ceramic flooring. The basement awaits your finishing touches for a fourth bedroom and rec room, as well as an additional bathroom which has been roughed in.

Make your appointment today to experience the freedom and fun of condo living at 11 Appalachian Trail.

Take a Look

Click on the first photo below to enjoy the photo tour at your pace, noting the unique features of the condo’s design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and envision yourself enjoying a carefree lifestyle in a lovely home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the colourful welcome every time you come home to the carefree backyard, 11 Appalachian Trail is calling “just move in!”

11 Appalachian Trail Photo Tour

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  • Attractive siding and covered front entrance
  • Paved driveway
  • Natural gas BBQ line
  • Convenient door from single car garage to backyard

  • 1700 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • New Hampshire model
  • Central air
  • Central vac roughed-in
  • Upgraded kitchen including granite countertops and ceramic flooring
  • Upgraded ensuite bathroom including dual sinks, linen cabinet, glass-doored separate shower, ceramic flooring
  • Cathedral ceilings in the living room and upstairs bedrooms
  • Hardwood flooring in the living room
  • 9-foot ceilings on main floor
  • Living room ceiling is open to above
  • Hardwood railing spindles
  • Computer nook/loft open to below
  • 3-piece bath roughed-in for basement

Location

  • No time to check out the New England Village neighbourhood surrounding Appalachian Trail? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • Just a 25-minute drive to the Georgian Mall in Barrie
  • The Stonebridge Town Centre is just 2.5 km away, with restaurants, grocery stores, pet stores, computer stores, coffee shops and frequent events featuring jazz, blues, fireworks, classic cars and more
  • A few minutes drive or bike ride and you’ll enjoy the Wasaga Beach Nordic and Trail Centre (aka Blueberry Trails), one of Wasaga Beach’s gems. Over 30 km of groomed trails make this area a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, bird-watchers and all who appreciate time spent relaxing in nature.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset). For military members, it’s a relaxed 39 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the east end of Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly around the golf course community, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 11 Appalachian Trail should top your list. When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS#1706887

1 Wintergreen Way in Wasaga Beach

1 Wintergreen Way in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

This Home is Just Right and Then Some!

Here’s your chance to move to a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on Wintergreen Way in Ann Arbor Estates. Located in Wasaga Beach’s west end, an area that is highly sought-after due to its well-built, attractive homes and its proximity to schools, shopping, services and the ever-beckoning, family-oriented areas of the world’s longest freshwater beach.

This 2,390 sq. ft. enhanced Linden model (1,402 sq.ft. on the main floor) on a landscaped 52′ x 124′ lot features a covered front porch, a double car garage with an inside entry conveniently leading to the laundry area and plenty of room for kids or guests.  Large windows illuminate the spacious main living areas with wonderful natural light, and sunshine spreads like warm honey across the beautiful maple hardwood flowing throughout the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.  A wood-burning fireplace, built-in stereo cabinet and California wood shutters add immeasurably to the high-end, contemporary feel of this home. Perennial gardens are already beginning to come alive and beautiful evergreens frame an easy-care landscape that invites you to live simply, enjoying time on the back deck and stone patio with family and friends.

The main floor Master bedroom is outfitted with double closets and a 3-piece ensuite bath. A 4-pc main bath is adjacent to the 2nd bedroom, which is easily imagined as a home office, guest room or as currently set up, a TV den. Downstairs, 2 large bedrooms with plenty of closet space both have semi-ensuite access to a 3-piece bathroom. Across the wide landing area is a room which is perfectly set up as a home office and library but could be your exercise or hobby room.  With tons of organized storage and room for projects, family members will have plenty of room to spread their wings.

Make your appointment today to experience this contemporary, happy home in person.


Video Tour


Photo Tour

Click on the first picture below and scroll through at your own pace, noting the unique features of the Linden model’s design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and picture yourself enjoying a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the moment you round the bend onto Wintergreen Way to the cozy moments with loved ones in front of the fireplace…and everything in between, 1 Wintergreen Way is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.


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  • Paved double driveway to two-car garage with 2 garage door openers. Inside entry to laundry room
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned brick and siding exterior
  • Backyard walkout via patio doors in the kitchen and side door from garage
  • Exterior gas line for BBQ near patio doors off of kitchen
  • Large back deck (12×12) was redone in 2014 with composite decking and aluminum railings.
  • Private stone patio at ground level with a 14-foot Rolltec retractable awning, and a side curtain to protect from the western sun in the late afternoon/evening
  • Quality, mature landscaping, immaculately maintained by owners including large columnar maples across the back of the property and mostly perennial gardens all around the house
  • Easy-care size means yard is perfect for family fun, entertaining and relaxing outdoors. Here comes summer…just move in and enjoy!

 


  • 2,390 sq. ft. of finished living space including 1,402 sq. ft. on the main floor
  • Floor plan based on the Linden design but modified by architect to increase the size and function of the living area and kitchen
  • 9 foot ceilings on the main floor
  • California shutters on all main floor windows
  • 8 feet of south facing windows in open concept living/kitchen area, providing wonderful warmth in winter, and light but sun protection in summer
  • Heatilator wood burning fireplace with fan surrounded by Travertine stone
  • Casablanca ceiling fan in living area, with in-wall controls
  • Built-in SONANCE speakers with an oversize built in stereo cabinet
  • Modern yet classic maple hardwood, new laminate, ceramic tile, and carpet
  • Spacious eat-in kitchen with upgraded solid maple kitchen cabinets, broom closet, extra large pantry, pot drawers, drawers above all lower cabinet
  • Recent (summer 2016) upgrades to kitchen include new countertops, flooring (Armstrong Alterna with grout), Elleci black granite sink with Moen faucet, and backsplash (Midnight Linear Bliss)
  • White appliances including 5 burner gas stove with a convection oven and warming drawer. The dishwasher is a newer BOSCH.
  • Separate dining room adjacent to kitchen with built-in china cabinet with interior lights. Comfortably host dinner parties for eight!
  • Master bedroom with two closets and 3-piece ensuite bath
  • 2nd room upstairs (den, guest room or bedroom) adjacent to 4-piece main bath
  • Basement with 2 additional large bedrooms plus a room with plenty of space to fulfill home office, workshop or exercise needs
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Central Vac outlets on both levels and a garage outlet. There is also a vacuum kick pan in the kitchen for easy cleanup

Location

  • No time to drive by right away? Get a feel for the nice wide, peaceful, friendly atmosphere at Wintergreen Way, zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach!
  • From the driveway, you’ll enjoy walkability to the Superstore, Canadian Tire, Starbucks (coming soon!), Tim Horton’s, the LCBO, the RecPlex and other shops and restaurants.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door, you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll).
  • A great morning or evening walk will take you to Beach Area 5, to Beach Area 4 and along a wooded path to the Y and along another treed path back to your home
  • You are just 25 minutes to the Village at Blue Mountain, 30 minutes to the Georgian Mall in Barrie and for military members, it’s a relaxed 33-km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In west end Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Get a feel for the area, enjoying the minimal traffic and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic neighbourhood for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 1 Wintergreen Way should top your list.

Live…Where Others Vacation!

10 Deerrun Place in Wasaga Beach

10 Deerrun Place in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Ideal Lifestyle on a Peaceful Cul-de-Sac

Here’s your opportunity to own a fantastic family home with 2,350 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,350 on the main floor) on a quiet cul-de-sac near Blueberry Trails. Nature lovers, this pristine property on a large pie-shaped lot is a must to view. Close to 4-season trails, golf, shopping and Wasaga’s main beach areas, the location is hard to beat! A curved walkway welcomes you in a style consistent throughout, appealing to those who appreciate fine design yet want a lifestyle with less fuss and more freedom.

Tastefully appointed, this quality 3 bedroom home offers something special for everyone. Be sure to read through all of the upgrades to the exterior and interior in the feature lists below. Big beautiful windows in the lovely open-concept living area fill the space with light, all the way up to the cathedral ceiling. The kitchen is just the right size and perfectly laid-out, with plenty of cabinet space and a central island. The adjacent dining area can easily be dressed up or down to suit. Patio doors open onto the back deck, where friends and family enjoy views of the beautiful hardscaping and perennial gardens.

On the main floor there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a remarkably spacious master bedroom with a 4-piece ensuite with corner tub and separate tiled shower. The main bathroom also serves as a semi-ensuite for the 2nd bedroom.

The professionally finished lower level features a multi-zone rec room with corner gas fireplace. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light. The 3rd bedroom is perfect for guests, in-laws or kids, offering a double closet and convenience to the home’s 3rd bathroom with shower. Professionally finished, the basement offers tons of organized storage space, a large, cheerful laundry room and inside access to the 2-car garage.

Make your appointment today to experience the peaceful, easy feeling here at 10 Deerrun Place.


Video Tour


Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the unique features of the four-level design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and picture yourself enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the embrace of the cul-de-sac to the easy-care backyard…and everything in between, 10 Deerrun Place is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.

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  • Paved double driveway
  • Two-car garage with 2 garage door openers, upper storage area and convenient inside entry from garage to laundry room
  • Poured curved walkways and stone patio leading to back bonfire or seating area and upper deck
  • Exterior gas line for BBQ
  • .32 acre pie-shaped lot in wide cul-de-sac
  • Quality, mature landscaping, lovingly maintained by owners
  • Easy-care size means yard is perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors, yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up!
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned stone, brick and siding exterior
  • Backyard walkout via patio doors in the dining room and via the rear of the garage
  • High-quality 30-year shingles (2012)
  • Underground sprinkler system serviced by Sprinkler King
  • 2 garden sheds, one with electric service
  • Covered storage under deck

  • 2,350 sq. ft. of finished living space including 1,350 on the main floor
  • Classic medium-toned maple hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet
  • Cathedral ceiling in living and dining areas
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets
  • All bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite bath
  • 2nd upstairs bedroom with 4-piece semi-ensuite bath
  • Basement with 3rd large bedroom plus plenty of space to fulfill home office, workshop, exercise or entertaining needs
  • Corner gas fireplace with remove control
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Central Vac roughed in
  • Owned water heater
  • Owned water softener
  • 5 appliances included (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
  • Water purification system
  • Full house surge protector
  • 200 amp service
  • New furnace: Keep Rite 60,000 BTU high efficiency model with 10-year warranty and lifetime warranty on heat exchanger, serviced by Community Gas
  • Generac whole house generator: compact, air-cooled, engine-driven generator designed to automatically supply 13 kw electrical power to operate critical loads during a utility power failure, serviced by Power Source Generator & Electrical

Location

  • No time to check out the area surrounding Deerrun Place? Zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • Steps from your driveway you’ll enjoy the Wasaga Beach Nordic and Trail Centre (aka Blueberry Trails), one of Wasaga Beach’s gems. Over 30 km of groomed trails make this area a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, bird-watchers and all who appreciate time spent relaxing in nature.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll). For military members, it’s a relaxed 37 km drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly around the Blueberry Trails neighbourhoods, get a feel for the area, noting the minimal traffic, mature trees and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic area for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 10 Deerrun Place should top your list.

When you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation, count on Bruce to deliver a moving experience!

MLS#1706408

Costa Rica Home For Sale

Costa Rica Home For Sale

$225,000 USD

Life is Short…Buy the Place in Costa Rica

We bought this modern 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the heart of Ojochal property for the pool, the tropical mountain view, the stunning beaches, the tight-knit community and the convenience of being able to walk to a French bakery, a pizzeria, bars and a grocery store. The house was the perfect size for us; clean, modern, with everything we’d need. We call it Casa Dos Mangos because the twin mango trees provide wonderful shade as well as fruit, flowers and the opportunity to view all kinds of bird and animal life. They represent so much of what we love about Costa Rica!

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Casa Dos Mangos

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When we bought the home in 2010 we didn’t realize that the kids would be snorkelling with the tadpoles in our creek, raising money by selling coconuts for the town’s beloved tiny library, learning about butterflies and baby sea turtles from the turtle reserve’s biologist, or skyping their classes at home from the boutique hotel across the road. Discovering world-class restaurants and jaw-dropping ocean vistas, exploring local caves and waterfalls we had never known existed, meeting some incredible Costa Rican families; none of that could have been foreseen.

The other thing we didn’t predict was that seven years later, our kids would be so committed to high school that they didn’t want to miss ANY of it. So instead of selling it or enjoying the property for just 3 weeks per year (being in real estate in a northern beach community means I don’t get summers off) we are offering this gem of a vacation property for like-minded paradise seekers.

Just imagine: The sun has set, you’re back from the beach and cracking open a cold one. The kids are rinsing off in the outdoor shower and the conversation turns to those clouds rolling in. An extremely rare sight in the dry season (January-April), a tropical rain is a memorable experience. Bodacious raindrops sound like tropical music on the metal roof. Tree frogs join the chorus and the downpour invites everyone to jump in the pool. The heavenly tap turns off just as quickly as it opened and the clouds dissipate, revealing the starriest sky you can imagine. The only distraction from the awesome skies are the blinking of the fireflies and the growling starting in your stomach….which of the 5-star restaurants in the Ojochal area should you try tonight?


Location: See map below. The house is accessed via Calle del Bosque, Ojochal, approx. 500 feet west of the Coronado bridge by the Tortuga Elementary School (Escuela Tortuga)
House Size: 1,744 square feet (162 m2)
Layout: Front entry/dining room, central living room, 2 bedrooms, each outfitted with its own bathroom with a large walk-in shower, kitchen, breakfast nook and peninsula bar with garden view
Land area: .78 acre (3,153 m2) with road access from two streets, irregular shape with 97.3 feet (29.66 metres) of frontage on Calle del Bosque and frontage of the additional lot is just slightly different at 95.5 feet (29.1 metres).

Features:

  • This well-built newer home in central Ojochal features a pool and deck providing a beautiful view of the mountain
  • Twin mango trees provide plenty of shade around the refreshingly cool whale-shaped pool and the property is blessed by breezes coming up through the valley, keeping you cool on the hottest days
  • A tiled and painted covered veranda wraps around the entire home
  • Nature lovers and birders have indeed found their piece of paradise as the many flowering bushes and fruit trees attract a delightful array of birds and butterflies
  • Coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangos, limes and oranges bring color and flavor to your vacation
  • Toucans, wild parrots, woodrails, hummingbirds and soaring species are common sights
  • The gated front entry completes the feeling of security and privacy, which is further enhanced by a thick and healthy bamboo hedge
  • This property includes an adjacent lot with a matching gated entry, just steps from the boutique hotel “El Mono Feliz” (The Happy Monkey) and a quaint French bakery
  • There are concrete steps all the way down to a serene, year-round creek where you will see and hear countless species of bird and aquatic life
  • Double gravel driveway
  • Inside, there is plenty of space for spreading your wings in the spacious front foyer/dining room and central living room
  • There are two bedrooms, each outfitted with open closets, wood doors and newly tiled floors
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a large walk-in shower (with hot water), renovated with new tile, fixtures, sinks and artful super smooth concrete. 
  • The kitchen is the perfect size for a family, with open shelving, wooden cabinets, stainless appliances, an eat-in breakfast nook and peninsula bar
  • Last but not least, the house comes fully furnished. Anything you may have forgotten may be found in area grocery stores. Just don’t forget your swimsuit!

Spectacular sunset and warm, gentle surf at Playa Tortuga, a few minutes up the road from your vacation rental in the serene village of Ojochal, Costa Rica. View photos of the home through recent years, area beaches and local hotspots in separate galleries below.

Ojochal Home and Garden

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device). The pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent, but the modern interior provides a comfortable place for family time, entertaining and transitions between activities.

Location

The central location of this property certainly makes it a wonderful investment. Build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful Ojochal, Calle del Bosque is close to a corner store, year-round rivers and waterfalls, a library, elementary school, and best of all, world-class restaurants to treat your guests, celebrate special occasions, or experience the diversity of flavours of the area.


Already in the country or flying in? Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions.  When you arrive you’ll note it’s a quick drive to the local grocery store, fun excursions, restaurants and beaches.

Ojochal Area Beaches and Excursions Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) for a glimpse of the beaches closest to Ojochal, including Tortuga, Ventanas, Piñuelas, Colonia or Chaman and Bahia Ballena as well as some of the various excursions and self-guided adventures to be found in the area.

Also, nearby communities offer a diverse array of activities and events. For a great overview of the closest National Park (Parque Nacional Marino Ballena) and the surroundings of Uvita, complete with maps and photos, check out this blog.

Ojochal Around Town, Food and Fun Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device)

Let’s Chat About Costa Rica!

Don’t hesitate to contact Bruce with any questions. Experience all the reasons why Ojochal will quickly top your short list of homebuying options!


Why Costa Rica?

Who wouldn’t want to travel to the happiest place on earth?

The Happy Planet Index is an annual survey conducted by the New Economics Foundation, a British think-tank that aims to measure the level of happiness in every country throughout the world.  A country’s “happiness” is calculated by measuring its progress toward embracing a “sustainable well-being.”  The ranking system establishes an undeniable link between happiness and the environment or nature.  Costa Rica has topped the list this year for the second time, as its national conservation policies, small ecological footprint, high quality of life and life expectancy rate are all exceedingly above par.  Embrace a carefree state of mind and appoint the ever-mellow Costa Rica as the next must-see destination on your travel list.

Why Costa Rica is “the happiest country on earth”:

As one of the world’s leading ecotourism destinations, Costa Rica was ranked as the “greenest country in the world” by the NEF.  Costa Rica – which translates to “rich coast” – is an utterly peaceful country, so diplomatic in its ways that they indelibly abolished their army in 1949.  The government announced its plans to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021 and Costa Rica ranked as #1 in the Americas and #5 worldwide in the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.  

If you’re looking for some sunshine, clean air and a much-needed detox, take your next trip to Costa Rica’s strikingly beautiful Osa Peninsula and find out why everyone’s always smiling and chanting “Pura Vida,” meaning “pure life.”

~via www.Forbes.com


From Our Home to Yours

From Our Home to Yours

It has been our pleasure to provide a lively source of Wasaga Beach and Collingwood real estate, community and Johnson family news since 1997. Here’s our newsletter featuring a recap of the Motorcycle for Miracles fundraising journey and a look forward to the year ahead.

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5 Wagner Road in Nottawa

5 Wagner Road in Nottawa

⇒SOLD!

It’s All About Lifestyle

Here’s a rare opportunity to own a fantastic home in the highly sought-after McKean subdivision in Nottawa. It’s located close to Collingwood schools, trails, shopping, dining, amenities and four-season fun (golf, skiing, boating, curling, you name it!) With an in-ground saltwater pool and plenty of room to spread your wings, the “stay-cation” appeal is strong here as well.

This lovely all-brick raised bungalow sits on a gorgeous 89′ x 166′ mature-treed lot where perennial landscaping leads you to a grand entrance or around to the private, fully fenced back yard, where you can enjoy the pool, delight in gardening or do nothing at all. A walkout from the spacious kitchen leads to a nice shady deck and the sunny pool/patio area, perfect for entertaining. A lawn sprinkler system keeps things green. You’ll appreciate the long paved driveway and oversized 1.5-car garage. An inside entry leads conveniently from the garage to the lower level, perfect for in-law living considerations.

Inside the 4 bedroom, 2 bath home you’ll find 2,500 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,531 sq ft on the main floor).The layout flows well and is nicely finished up and down with a beautiful wood fireplace in the main floor living room, a gas fireplace in the downstairs family room and plenty of closets and organized storage space.  The eat-in kitchen has plenty of countertop and cabinet space, a centre island and an abundance of natural light.

On the main floor there are three bedrooms with large windows and closets and one large bathroom, which also serves as a master bedroom semi-ensuite. In the fully finished lower level, high quality carpeting flows throughout and the rec room feels cozy and welcoming all year with in-floor heating and a built in bar. There is also a fourth bedroom and an extra large 3-pc bathroom incorporates a clean and bright laundry area.
On either side of the fun family and rec rooms you’ll find abundant organized storage and a great workshop or hobby room.


  • Artfully-designed landscaping and nearly 90 feet of road frontage
  • Stylish double doors at front entry
  • Plenty of back yard for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors
  • In-ground saltwater pool and pool heater/heat pump
  • Property is partially fenced and mature-treed, lending a wonderfully private, sheltered feeling
  • Paved driveway to oversized single garage with convenient inside entry
  • Classic low-maintenance all brick exterior
  • Back yard walkout via patio doors in the kitchen

  • 2,500 sq. ft. of total finished living space
  • Ceramic, wood, modern laminate and carpet
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
  • All 4 bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Master bedroom with double closets, each with built-in organizers
  • Main floor bath is also a huge 4-piece semi-ensuite with jetted corner tub
  • Fourth bedroom is downstairs and could also function as a home office, exercise or hobby room
  • Interior walls painted in contemporary designer hues
  • Main floor living room becomes a central gathering place off the kitchen/dining area with far wall featuring a wood-burning fireplace with stone surround and custom mantel
  • Second fireplace (natural gas) brings cozy warmth to lower level’s family room
  • Rec area downstairs fantastic for gatherings, large enough for table sports, crafting or parties and enhanced by in-floor heating (with separate thermostat) under the newer carpeting (2013)
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets, linen closet, large shelving area off furnace  
  • Great workshop area with additional storage space and handy inside entry to garage
  • Newer high efficiency furnace and water softening system

Click on any photo below to enlarge the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the benefits of the floor plan, with something special for everyone to enjoy. This is what you get when you mix country living charm with a contemporary, youthful vibe. Envision enjoying a a spacious home in the heart of Nottawa, close to a charming collection of cafes and shops plus the best that Collingwood has to offer.

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From the welcoming front entry to the backyard oasis…and everything in between, 5 Wagner Road is ready to welcome you home.


Location

Zoom around the map below to see 5 Wagner Road’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, golf, skiing and services. In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading to the shore or slopes.

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In 4 minutes or Less…Batteaux Creek Golf Club or Downtown Collingwood


Tour the Neighbourhood

Drive slowly and circle the block from McKean, get a feel for the area, notice the nearby parkette, perfect for an impromptu game of soccer or frisbee. This is a wonderful area to raise kids or for the grandkids to visit. The friendly neighbourhood is quiet enough that you’ll soon feel you’ve found that elusive hidden gem: a home in the heart of town yet with a peaceful tone that many would call ‘country charm’.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Experience all the reasons why 5 Wagner Road should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® # 1626336

Casa Dos Mangos in Costa Rica

Ideal Modern Home in the Heart of Ojochal

When we bought this amazing property in 2010, it was the pool, the tropical garden, the beaches, the tight-knit community and the convenience of being walking distance to things like the library and grocery store that had us most excited. The house was the perfect size, clean, modern, with everything we’d need, so that part was a no-brainer. Still, we didn’t know what to expect from this leap into the world of Costa Rican home ownership. We didn’t know that the kids would be snorkelling with the tadpoles in the creek, or raising money by selling coconuts for the tiny library, or learning about butterflies and turtles from the turtle reserve’s biologist, or skyping their classes at home from the boutique hotel across the road. We didn’t know it would break our hearts to sell the oldest, moldiest, most unreliable car we’d ever owned. Or that we could eat rice and beans every day and never get sick of it. Discovering world-class restaurants and stunning ocean vistas from the homes of new friends, exploring caves and waterfalls we had never known existed, meeting the local residents and developing close friendships with some incredible Costa Rican families, none of that could have been foreseen. When we bought this amazing property in 2010, it was the pool, the tropical garden, the beaches, the tight-knit community and the convenience of being walking distance to things like the library and grocery store that had us most excited. The house was the perfect size, clean, modern, with everything we’d need, so that part was a no-brainer. Still, we didn’t know what to expect from this leap into the world of Costa Rican home ownership. We didn’t know that the kids would be snorkelling with the tadpoles in the creek, or raising money by selling coconuts for the tiny library, or learning about butterflies and turtles from the turtle reserve’s biologist, or skyping their classes at home from the boutique hotel across the road. We didn’t know it would break our hearts to sell the oldest, moldiest, most unreliable car we’d ever owned. Or that we could eat rice and beans every day and never get sick of it. Discovering world-class restaurants and stunning ocean vistas from the homes of new friends, exploring caves and waterfalls we had never known existed, meeting the local residents and developing close friendships with some incredible Costa Rican families, none of that could have been foreseen.
The other thing we didn’t predict was that six years later, our oldest would be so enthralled and committed to high school that she didn’t want to miss ANY of it. So instead of spending 6 more years of enjoying the property for just 3 weeks per year (being in real estate in a northern beach community means I don’t get summers off) and having no desire to rent it out, we are offering this gem of a house and garden for sale. We still love the area and hope to retire here. Who knows, maybe by then, the new owners will be in a life transition as well, and want to sell it back to us! The other thing we didn’t predict was that six years later, our oldest would be so enthralled and committed to high school that she didn’t want to miss ANY of it. So instead of spending 6 more years of enjoying the property for just 3 weeks per year (being in real estate in a northern beach community means I don’t get summers off) and having no desire to rent it out, we are offering this gem of a house and garden for sale. We still love the area and hope to retire here. Who knows, maybe by then, the new owners will be in a life transition as well, and want to sell it back to us!
I’m used to explaining to clients how we want to capture the home in its best light and Mary is used to advising clients to remove personal items so that potential buyers can see themselves in the home, without distractions. But this time it’s personal. And when it’s a vacation or retirement home, stripping the story from the property would be doing a disservice to the new owner. So please, pardon the people in the sunset photos, the grinning faces in the pool, the hands holding the baby turtles and hermit crabs. Look past the distractions of guests in hammocks and Christmas stockings on interior pillars. Put yourself in those scenes, dream a little, could this be your place? I’m used to explaining to clients how we want to capture the home in its best light and Mary is used to advising clients to remove personal items so that potential buyers can see themselves in the home, without distractions. But this time it’s personal. And when it’s a vacation or retirement home, stripping the story from the property would be doing a disservice to the new owner. So please, pardon the people in the sunset photos, the grinning faces in the pool, the hands holding the baby turtles and hermit crabs. Look past the distractions of guests in hammocks and Christmas stockings on interior pillars. Put yourself in those scenes, dream a little, could this be your place?
Just imagine. The sun has set, you’re back from the beach and sparking up the BBQ. The kids are rinsing their boogie boards in the outdoor shower and the conversation turns to those clouds rolling in. A rare sight this time of year. You hear them before you feel them – bodacious raindrops that sound like tropical music on the metal roof. The tree frogs join the chorus and the downpour invites everyone to jump in the pool. You’re wet anyway and you’re not cold, nope, one is never ever cold in the South Pacific. The heavenly tap turns off just as quickly as it opened, the clouds dissipate, revealing the starriest sky you can imagine. The only distraction from the awesome skies are the blinking of the fireflies and the growling starting in your stomach…. Grab a plate and belly up to the bar, folks, this one’s a real treat. Just imagine. The sun has set, you’re back from the beach and sparking up the BBQ. The kids are rinsing their boogie boards in the outdoor shower and the conversation turns to those clouds rolling in. A rare sight this time of year. You hear them before you feel them – bodacious raindrops that sound like tropical music on the metal roof. The tree frogs join the chorus and the downpour invites everyone to jump in the pool. You’re wet anyway and you’re not cold, nope, one is never ever cold in the South Pacific. The heavenly tap turns off just as quickly as it opened, the clouds dissipate, revealing the starriest sky you can imagine. The only distraction from the awesome skies are the blinking of the fireflies and the growling starting in your stomach…. Grab a plate and belly up to the bar, folks, this one’s a real treat.
Location: Calle del Bosque, Ojochal, 500 feet west of the Coronado bridge by the Tortuga Elementary School (Escuela Tortuga) Location: Calle del Bosque, Ojochal, 500 feet west of the Coronado bridge by the Tortuga Elementary School (Escuela Tortuga)
House Size: 1,744 square feet (162 m2) House Size: 1,744 square feet (162 m2)
Layout: Front entry/dining room, central living room, 2 bedrooms, each outfitted with its own bathroom, one with a bathtub and one with a large shower, kitchen, breakfast nook and peninsula bar with garden view, utility room with built-in storage and laundry sink Layout: Front entry/dining room, central living room, 2 bedrooms, each outfitted with its own bathroom, one with a bathtub and one with a large shower, kitchen, breakfast nook and peninsula bar with garden view, utility room with built-in storage and laundry sink
Land area: .75 acre (3,052 m2) with road access from two streets, irregular shape with 69 feet of frontage on Calle del Bosque. Land area: .75 acre (3,052 m2) with road access from two streets, irregular shape with 69 feet of frontage on Calle del Bosque.
Legal name: Properly listed in the National Registry under the Costa Rica Sociedad Anonima (corporation) entitled “Fuente Refrescante” (Refreshing Fountain) Legal name: Properly listed in the National Registry under the Costa Rica Sociedad Anonima (corporation) entitled “Fuente Refrescante” (Refreshing Fountain)
Features: This well built newer home is in central Ojochal and features a unique, appealing pool and deck providing a beautiful view of the mountain.Twin mango trees provide plenty of shade around the refreshingly cool whale-shaped pool and the property is blessed by breezes coming up through the valley, keeping you cool on the hottest days. There are two large lockable storage areas, with lights and power, below the pool deck. Lots of interior space for entertaining and a covered veranda wraps around the entire home. An oversized carport doubles as a place to nap in a hammock or work on hobbies. Features: This well built newer home is in central Ojochal and features a unique, appealing pool and deck providing a beautiful view of the mountain.Twin mango trees provide plenty of shade around the refreshingly cool whale-shaped pool and the property is blessed by breezes coming up through the valley, keeping you cool on the hottest days. There are two large lockable storage areas, with lights and power, below the pool deck. Lots of interior space for entertaining and a covered veranda wraps around the entire home. An oversized carport doubles as a place to nap in a hammock or work on hobbies.
Nature lovers and birders have indeed found their piece of paradise as the many flowering bushes and fruit trees bring countless birds and butterflies to the yard. Toucans, wild parrots, woodrails, hummingbirds and soaring species are spotted daily. Harvest and enjoy coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangos, limes and oranges from your own yard. The gated front entry completes the feeling of security and privacy, which is further enhanced by a thick and healthy bamboo hedge. Nature lovers and birders have indeed found their piece of paradise as the many flowering bushes and fruit trees bring countless birds and butterflies to the yard. Toucans, wild parrots, woodrails, hummingbirds and soaring species are spotted daily. Harvest and enjoy coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangos, limes and oranges from your own yard. The gated front entry completes the feeling of security and privacy, which is further enhanced by a thick and healthy bamboo hedge.
This property includes an adjacent lot with a matching gated entry, just steps from the wonderful boutique hotel “El Mono Feliz” (The Happy Monkey) and a quaint French bakery. Build a guest house on your vacant lot to accommodate extended family and friends when they visit, or send them over to The Happy Monkey. There are concrete steps all the way down to a serene creek flowing between the two properties where you will see and hear countless species of bird and aquatic life. This property includes an adjacent lot with a matching gated entry, just steps from the wonderful boutique hotel “El Mono Feliz” (The Happy Monkey) and a quaint French bakery. Build a guest house on your vacant lot to accommodate extended family and friends when they visit, or send them over to The Happy Monkey. There are concrete steps all the way down to a serene creek flowing between the two properties where you will see and hear countless species of bird and aquatic life.
The house comes fully furnished so you can just bring your swimsuit and move in. The house comes fully furnished so you can just bring your swimsuit and move in.

Spectacular sunset and warm, gentle surf at Playa Tortuga, a few minutes up the road from your home in the serene village of Ojochal, Costa Rica. View photos of the house for sale, area beaches and local hotspots in separate galleries below.

Spectacular sunset and warm, gentle surf at Playa Tortuga, a few minutes up the road from your home in the serene village of Ojochal, Costa Rica. View photos of the house for sale, area beaches and local hotspots in separate galleries below.


Have a look at the home & garden photo gallery and take special note of the many features here such as: Have a look at the home & garden photo gallery and take special note of the many features here such as:

  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Two spacious bedrooms with double beds and closets and two bathrooms
  • Two spacious bedrooms with double beds and closets and two bathrooms
  • Hammock hooks in the front room for two additional family members or guests
  • Hammock hooks in the front room for two additional family members or guests
  • Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances, a breakfast bar island and eat-in dining area overlooking butterfly bushes and palm trees
  • Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances, a breakfast bar island and eat-in dining area overlooking butterfly bushes and palm trees
  • Walk-out to deck and pool overlooking a deep lot (3/4 acre)
  • Walk-out to deck and pool overlooking a deep lot (3/4 acre)
  • New propane BBQ
  • New propane BBQ
  • Beautiful ceiling fans keep the air moving and bedrooms have a/c units with remote controls
  • Beautiful ceiling fans keep the air moving and bedrooms have a/c units with remote controls
  • Large hand-carved front door made of beautiful Guanacaste tree
  • Large hand-carved front door made of beautiful Guanacaste tree
  • Double gravel driveway and oversized single carport
  • Double gravel driveway and oversized single carport
  • Fully covered wraparound porch offering additional outdoor living enjoyment
  • Fully covered wraparound porch offering additional outdoor living enjoyment
  • Municipal water and electrical services conveniently billed online
  • Municipal water and electrical services conveniently billed online

Ojochal Home and Garden Photo Tour

Ojochal Home and Garden Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone! Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!

LOCATION

LOCATION

The location certainly makes this property is a wonderful investment as you build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful Ojochal, Calle del Bosque is close to a corner store, year-round rivers and waterfalls, a library, elementary school, and best of all, world-class restaurants to treat your guests, celebrate special occasions, or experience the diversity of flavours of the area. The location certainly makes this property is a wonderful investment as you build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful Ojochal, Calle del Bosque is close to a corner store, year-round rivers and waterfalls, a library, elementary school, and best of all, world-class restaurants to treat your guests, celebrate special occasions, or experience the diversity of flavours of the area.
Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: A quick drive to the local grocery store, fun excursions, restaurants and beaches. Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: A quick drive to the local grocery store, fun excursions, restaurants and beaches.

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Ojochal Area Beach Life, Flora and Fauna Photo Tour

Ojochal Area Beach Life, Flora and Fauna Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!
Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device)!

Ojochal Around Town, Food and Fun Photo Tour

Ojochal Around Town, Food and Fun Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!
Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device)!

The Costa Rica Home Hunt…Starts Here!

The Costa Rica Home Hunt…Starts Here

Imagine lengthy visits or retirement in this beautiful, easy-to-love and maintain bungalow and don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to connect with a local realtor for a guided showing. Experience all the reasons why Ojochal will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation (In Costa Rica!)
Get ready for lengthy visits or retirement in this beautiful, easy-to-love and maintain bungalow. Don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to connect with a local realtor for a guided showing. Experience all the reasons why Ojochal will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation (In Costa Rica!)

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17 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

17 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

This extraordinary home on Martyn Drive is located in the peaceful Wasaga Sands Estates community, one of the most highly regarded areas in Wasaga Beach. Situated on a landscaped 83′ x 380′ lot, framed by stands of birch and pine trees and backing onto the 13th green of the Twin Creeks Golf Course, this raised bungalow offers 3,564 sq. ft. of finished living space (2,007 sq. ft. on the main floor) and is ready to welcome you home. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths including a master ensuite, this home features slate and red oak hardwood flooring, open concept great room with cathedral ceiling and two walk-outs to a large (approx 30 ft) covered deck. Soak in the hot tub overlooking a cleared area in the yard, perfectly suited for a skating rink. The laundry room has its own side entrance and is also accessible from the foyer. The fully finished lower level features large, above-grade windows, in-floor radiant heating, a family room with wood-burning corner fireplace, a 4th bedroom, den, sports & rec room and a workshop/utility room. An abundance of large closets and organized storage space further enhances this beautiful home’s appeal. The oversized two-car garage has 9′ wide doors and an inside entry into the spacious, freshly-painted foyer. This is one for the top of your list of must-view properties.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the perfect flow of the well-designed floor plan, ideal for entertaining, family gatherings and the rhythms of daily life. From the sun-dappled paved drive to the beckoning cool forest trail leading to a private bonfire area and everything in between, 17 Martyn Drive is ready to welcome you home.

 


The Finer Points: Exterior

  • Concrete front and side decks
  • Paved driveway with plenty of room for your vehicles and toys
  • Oversized back deck with Beachcomber hot tub
  • Outdoor Bose Dual speakers to back deck (separate area volume control)
  • Gas line for BBQ on back deck
  • Recessed lighting in back deck ceiling
  • Flood light in back yard
  • Flood lights for front parking space
  • Fire pit in back yard
  • Trails cut in private pine forest for hiking/biking/cross-country skiing
  • Landscaped with perennial gardens, grasses and hedges and seeded with environmentally friendly 
  • Property has great privacy and backs onto onto golf course
  • Oversized two-car garage measures 24′ x 22′, has wonderfully wide 9′ doors and a rear exterior door
  • Garage has convenient inside entry into the spacious, freshly-painted foyer which is also adjacent to laundry room and a bathroom

The Finer Points: Interior

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Kitchen/Living Room/Dining
  • Hickory cabinets and island
  • Slate flooring
  • Speaker system in each corner (separate area volume control)
  • Gas roughed into living room, additional bracing in floor to accept additional weight of future fire place
  • Central vac throughout home with extra handy kickplates in kitchen, front hall and hallway to back door
Flooring
  • Tavern-grade red oak hardwood in main living areas, hallways, stairs, landing and bedrooms
  • Slate in front foyer, back entrance to deck (mud room), laundry room/mud room and all three bathrooms
  • Berber carpet runner in stairs
  • Berber carpeting throughout living areas in basement
Wiring
  • Phone, cat 5 and cable to every room
  • Speakers wired from central hub in utility room to play room (2), back deck (2), kitchen (1), dining room (1), living room (2) and separate area volume control in great room, back deck and basement rec room
Bedroom 2 (south east)
  • Multiple phone lines
  • Additional sound resistant insulation in walls and beneath floor
Basement
  • High efficiency furnace
  • In floor radiant heating throughout living area in basement with separate water heater and temperature control
  • All windows above grade (no window wells)
  • High ceilings
Family Room 
  • Pacific Energy wood stove: rated to heat 2500 sq. ft area, WETT certified Sept 2016
  • Pool table
  • Putting area for four-season golf practice
Basement bedroom
  • Oversized closet


Photo Tour


Location

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Get to Know the Neighbourhood

Zoom around the map below to see 17 Martyn Drive’s central location. Golfers, you are just down the street from the Twin Creeks Golf Course (Formerly known as Wasaga Sands Golf and Country Club), and close to amenities such as the Superstore, the Ramblewood Medical Centre, the RecPlex, restaurants, schools and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach!

In mere minutes from your front door you are hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This hidden gem winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River below. From there, the trail goes through the valley of McIntyre Creek – which is adjacent to Martyn Drive – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section (51 kilometres long and suitable for novices.)

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You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the Wasaga Sands area of Wasaga Beach there is a subtle quality that’s not easy to photograph or even to describe in words. It’s not just the warm simplicity of the lot and layout here at 17 Martyn Drive that makes this a winning choice, and it’s also not only due to the proximity to the charms of farmland, creeks, trails, farmers’ markets and the beach. Ask any of the countless friendly neighbours who all seem so happy to live here and you might get more of an idea: it’s a lifestyle. It’s an intangible feeling of security and serenity. And it’s a place that just feels good to come home to.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing. Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 17 Martyn Drive should top your list. It’s always a stroke of genius when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

33 Parkwood Drive in Wasaga Beach

33 Parkwood Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Investors and Dreamers, Look No Further

Here’s a super efficient 4 bedroom family home located on a quiet street in central Wasaga Beach close to restaurants, services, schools and trails and an easy stroll to beautiful Beach Area 5. With 2,330 square feet of finished living space including 1,215 on the main floor, on a landscaped 50’ x 150’ lot with a carport or covered porch, there is plenty of room inside and out for the whole family and their hobbies.

On the main floor, bright open concept living and dining areas lead to a spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counters. There are 3 bedrooms including the Master bedroom and the updated bathroom has a large jetted tub.

Head downstairs either from the kitchen or from a walkout from the backyard (beside the walkout inside the family room there’s a handy double coat closet) and note another bedroom, living area, bathroom, laundry room and workshop. The basement bedroom has a large walk-in closet and there are ample storage solutions throughout the home. Town water and sewer, double paved driveway.

Make your appointment today to experience peaceful, easy living here in this smoke-free, happy home!


Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the unique features of the ranch bungalow design with walkout basement. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and picture yourself enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the covered front porch to the easy-care backyard…and everything in between, 33 Parkwood Drive is ready to welcome you home.


  • 50′ x 150′ landscaped lot
  • Double paved driveway with extended area for a trailer or additional vehicle
  • Covered front porch or carport
  • Easy-care lot means front, side and back yard are perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors, yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up!
  • Classic low-maintenance stone and siding exterior
  • Two walkouts: via exterior door from the kitchen and via the walkout from the lower level

  • 2,330 square feet of finished living space including 1,215 on the main floor
  • Classic narrow hardwood, ceramic, modern laminate and carpet
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet and pantry space
  • 3 bedrooms on the main floor
  • Main floor bathroom has large jetted tub
  • Basement with fourth bedroom, bathroom with shower, large laundry/pantry area, family room and workshop/crafts room
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, walk-in closet in downstairs bedroom
  • Central air, efficient forced air natural gas heating, exceptional energy efficiency means significant heat and a/c savings

Location

  • Even if you don’t have the time to drive by to get a feel for the hometown, friendly atmosphere of Parkwood Drive, you can still zoom around the map to see the property’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll)

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You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Parkwood Drive, get a feel for the area, enjoying the minimal traffic and mature trees. This is a friendly neighbourhood fit for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 33 Parkwood Drive should be acted on right away. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® #1618094
31 Oak Lea Boulevard in Wasaga Beach

31 Oak Lea Boulevard in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Serene Riverfront Retreat

This remarkable property is located in central Wasaga Beach close to restaurants, shopping and services.  With 2,740 sq. ft. of finished living space (including 1,540 sq. ft. on the main floor) on a mature landscaped 207’ x 100’ riverfront lot, this all-brick custom bungalow offers something special for everyone. The main floor layout includes spacious living and dining areas, a woodburning fireplace, patio doors leading from the kitchen, beautiful hardwood flooring flowing through open concept spaces, three nice-sized bedrooms, a roomy semi-ensuite bath and another half bath near the front entry.

The sparkling Nottawasaga River beckons from another walkout from the ground level patio leading to the mostly finished basement which features a bright 4th bedroom, large laundry room with kitchenette, nice rec area with corner gas fireplace and an abundance of entertaining and storage options.

Pride of ownership really shows in this lovely smoke-free home as it has been faithfully maintained and is in move-in condition.

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the countless features of the floor plan, with plenty of options for making it feel like your own. This is what you get when you mix river ramblin’ charm with the kind of quality construction and classic finishes that stand the test of time. Put yourself in every picture, enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the tidy, welcoming front entry to the blissful riverbank landscape…and everything in between, 31 Oak Lea Blvd. is ready to welcome you home.


  • Classic low-maintenance warm-toned all-brick exterior, recently painted front and garage doors
  • Double paved driveway to two car garage, perfect for your vehicles or fair weather toys
  • Covered front porch
  • Large lot with 100 feet of Nottawasaga River frontage!
  • Mature treed landscaping, perennial gardens and 100 feet of road frontage
  • Two back yard walkouts: from the kitchen to upper back deck and from the downstairs rec room to the ground level patio

  • 2,700 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Beautiful hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
  • All 4 bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Master bedroom with double closet and 4-piece semi-ensuite bath
  • Fourth bedroom is downstairs and could also function as a home office, exercise or hobby room
  • Walls have been painted in contemporary designer hues
  • Woodburning fireplace in main floor living room and corner gas fireplace in lower level’s huge comfy rec room
  • Rec area downstairs can be reconfigured to just about anything kids of all ages can imagine
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets, two linen closets
  • Great potential workshop area and a cold storage/wine room
  • Municipal water and sewer, central air, high efficiency furnace and water softening system

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 31 Oak Lea Boulevard’s proximity to shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day, or just for the sunset. It’s just about 30 minutes to the Georgian Mall in Barrie and for military members, it’s a relaxed 35 minutes’ drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down gently curving Oxbow Park Road, get a feel for the area. Turning onto Oak Lea means you’re almost home. Whether you’re raising kids or retired or somewhere in between, Oak Lea Boulevard is a wonderful area for anyone who values the kind of access to four-season fun and connection to nature that only Wasaga Beach can offer. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Don’t delay the chance to experience all the reasons why 31 Oak Lea Boulevard should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® # 1617403
420 Golf Course Road in Wasaga Beach

420 Golf Course Road in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Nature Lovers’ Family Dream Home

This fantastic 4 bdrm home offers 3,122 sq. ft. of finished living space on a gorgeous 99′ x 486′ (over 2.1 acres) lot backing onto Ministry-protected forest, close to golf, shopping and Wasaga’s main beach areas. Hardwood flows beautifully through the foyer, main living/dining room and den. The lovely kitchen has generous countertop and cabinet space and new stainless appliances. Walkouts lead to the beautiful back yard from the eat-in breakfast area, the den and from the master suite to a large balcony, all overlooking a 4-foot deep koi pond and nature’s splendour.
On the upper level there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with ensuite. The lower level features comfy quality broadloom throughout a family room with stunning corner gas fireplace and a fourth bedroom. There is potential for a 4th bathroom (awaiting your finishing selections) and a wet bar is also roughed in.
The Rec area downstairs is fantastic for indoor sports, from hockey to foosball to just about anything kids of all ages can imagine. On either side of the fun zone you’ll find abundant organized storage, a great workshop area and a huge cold storage/wine room.
Completing the idyllic picture, you’ll enjoy professionally-designed landscaping, a covered front porch and a paved driveway which leads to an oversized double garage. The garage’s inside entry leads conveniently to a deluxe mud room/main floor laundry with a bar fridge, additional countertops, modern laminate flooring, a pantry and half bath, leading out to the BBQ area.

 

Video Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the countless features of the floor plan, with something special for everyone to enjoy. This is what you get when you mix country living charm with a contemporary, youthful vibe. Put yourself in every picture, enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the covered front porch to the backyard oasis…and everything in between, 420 Golf Course Road is ready with to welcome you home.


  • Professionally-designed landscaping and nearly 100 feet of road frontage
  • Covered front porch
  • Over 2 acres means plenty of back yard family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors!
  • Property backs onto Ministry-protected forest, lending a wonderfully private, sheltered feeling
  • Double paved driveway to oversized two car garage, perfect for your vehicles or fair weather sports with the kids
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned brick and siding exterior, freshly painted front and garage doors
  • Three back yard walkouts: from the mud room (with the built-in beer fridge), via patio doors in the breakfast nook, via patio doors in the den and one more overlook from the master bedroom’s private balcony
  • Koi pond 4 feet deep
  • Newer shingles (2013)

  • 3,122 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Classic narrow profile oak hardwood, ceramic, modern laminate and carpet
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
  • All 4 bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite bath
  • Fourth bedroom is downstairs and could also function as a home office, exercise or hobby room
  • Most interior walls have been freshly painted in contemporary designer hues
  • Gorgeous corner gas fireplace with custom mantel in lower level’s huge comfy family room
  • Rec area downstairs fantastic for indoor sports, large enough for hockey or just about anything kids of all ages can imagine
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Great workshop area and a huge cold storage/wine room
  • Newer high efficiency furnace and water softening system

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 420 Golf Course Road’s proximity to schools (included on 3 high school bus routes!), shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day, or just for the sunset. Walking distance to Marlwood Golf and Country Club. Also less than 3 km to watch or play at the Klondike Sports Park. It’s less than 30 minutes to the Georgian Mall in Barrie and for military members, it’s a relaxed 35 minutes’ drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

 


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the east end of Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down gently curving Golf Course Road, get a feel for the area, enjoying the way the sun’s rays skip through the tall trees. This is a wonderful area to raise kids and to get to know like-minded neighbours who value the kind of access to four-season fun and connection to nature that only Wasaga Beach can offer. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 420 Golf Course Road should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® # 1610873
23 Selkirk Road in Collingwood

23 Selkirk Road in Collingwood

⇒SOLD!

Love at First Sight

This remarkable property offers 1,240 sq. ft. of finished living space on a landscaped 50′ x 173′ lot close to the waters of Georgian Bay between Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.  From the sunny front patio you can hear the waves, the wind in the high treetops, a chorus of songbirds…and not much else! Nature lovers will feel an instant attraction to the woodsy charm of the surroundings, and the style of the interior continues to spark the imagination.

With spacious living and dining areas, two fireplaces and three bedrooms including a beautiful master bedroom with a huge double closet, a large main floor laundry room and an updated 4-pc bath, this unique home offers something special for everyone.What would it be like to live here? Whether it’s the post-and-beam walls, the lofty cathedral ceilings, the solid hardwood floors or the way the sun streams through sheer curtains into the unpretentious, pretty rooms, this is a home you will enjoy viewing in person today and possibly for years to come.

Lovingly maintained and updated, this property is in move-in condition and ready for new owners. Make your appointment today to experience the powerful happiness potential of 23 Selkirk Road!


Photo Tour

23 Selkirk Road

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting how every aspect of this property seems to offer enjoyment, whether you’re out on the front patio, inside in the various living spaces or out on the back deck.

Could this be the one? From the perennial rock gardens to the bliss-filled easy-care backyard…from the steel roof to the hardwood floors and everything in between, 23 Selkirk Road is ready to welcome you home.


  • No grass to mow in front; stone patio, beautiful hosta/ivy/rock garden and gravel 3-car driveway
  • Landscaped 50′ x 173′ lot with mature cedar, pine and birch trees, perennial/rock gardens
  • Fenced back yard with gated entry to area with garden shed
  • Back deck for sunning, family BBQs and entertaining
  • Easy-care size means back yard is perfect for family fun yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up
  • Log cabin and cedar shake exterior
  • Newer metal roof
  • Town water and maintained/updated septic system

  • 1,240 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Updated hardwood
  • Carpet in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms
  • Cathedral ceiling in living and dining areas
  • Bright galley kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space
  • Eat-in kitchen and lovely dining room
  • Master bedroom with huge double closet
  • Updated 4-piece bath
  • Brick surround on both the corner gas fireplace (recently installed) in liv/dining room as well as behind the wood-burning fireplace in the family room
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home
  • Newer baseboards installed as backup for fireplaces

Location

  • Don’t have time right now to drive through the friendly Selkirk neighbourhood? You can still zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to Collingwood and Wasaga Beach’s shops, restaurants and amenities.
  • From the end of your driveway you can check the height of the waves and predict the day’s forecast from whether the water is a steely gray or a brilliant blue. Just steps to the waterfront access points where you can go for a dip, a paddle, a stand-up paddleboard or just spend quiet time admiring the swans, geese, ducks and view of Georgian Bay. The neighbours are quick with a welcoming wave and smile, evidence of a micro-community feeling where everyone looks out for each other.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, golfing, skiing or biking on area trails. It’s a quick 8-minute drive to downtown Collingwood (5 minutes to the Collingwood Hospital) or follow Beachwood Road, just 15-20 minutes to Wasaga’s Beach Area One.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

23 Selkirk lot map


You Won’t Know Until You Go

On Selkirk Road, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Beachwood Drive, get a feel for the area, enjoying the minimized (since the highway was finished) traffic, mature trees and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic neighbourhood for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 23 Selkirk Road should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® #1615503 (Coming soon!)
32 Riverdale Drive in Wasaga Beach

32 Riverdale Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

This Home is Just Right – And Then Some!

This well-maintained property offers 2,019 sq. ft. of finished living space on a beautifully landscaped 66′ x 103′ lot in central Wasaga Beach close to golf, shopping and Wasaga’s main beach areas. Spacious and beautifully appointed, this 3 bdrm home with a 4-level side split layout offers something special for everyone. The covered front porch welcomes you in a style consistent throughout, appealing to those who appreciate the finer things yet want a no-fuss lifestyle that gives them more freedom.

The entry opens into a lovely ceramic-tiled foyer with large peek-through to the open concept living/dining area with big beautiful windows. Continue through to the big bright kitchen with generous countertop and cabinet space, a separate pantry, a breakfast bar and an eat-in dining nook. Patio doors lead to the beautiful back deck and impeccably-maintained back yard from both the kitchen and lower level.

On the upper level there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a spacious master bedroom and 4-piece ensuite complete with soaker tub. The connecting hallway is extra wide and welcoming, with a linen closet that, like the rest of the home, is ‘just right’ for your needs.

The lower level features a fun family room with cozy corner fireplace and tons of natural light. Hardwood flooring flows around to a 3-pc bathroom, laundry room and inside access to 2-car garage.

The basement offers limitless opportunities – finish it off with a 4th bedroom, use it for a hobby/workshop area and take advantage of the additional storage space.

Make your appointment today to experience the peaceful, easy feeling here in this smoke-free, carefree, happy home!


Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the unique features of the four-level design. Picture your furnishings fitting in nicely in every room…and picture yourself enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Wasaga Beach has to offer. From the covered front porch to the bliss-filled easy-care backyard…and everything in between, 32 Riverdale Drive is in move-in condition, ready to welcome you home.


  • Concrete double driveway to two-car garage with inside entry
  • New insulated metal garage doors with openers (2016)
  • Poured curved walkways and stone patio leading to newer back deck
  • Covered front porch
  • Quality, mature landscaping, lovingly maintained by owners
  • Easy-care size means front, side and back yard are perfect for family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors, yet not demanding your whole weekend to keep up!
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned brick and siding exterior
  • Two back yard walkouts: via patio doors in the breakfast nook and via the walkout from the lower level
  • High quality shingles (2006)

  • 2,019 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Classic parquet hardwood, ceramic, modern laminate and carpet
  • Coffered ceiling in living and dining areas
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet and pantry space
  • All bedrooms with big windows and closets
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite bath
  • Basement with plenty of space to dedicate as fourth bedroom, home office, workshop, exercise or hobby room
  • Brick corner gas fireplace with wood mantel in lower level’s comfy family room
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home, large closets including linen closet
  • Latest Napolean forced air gas furnace with A/C (2014)
  • Central Vac

Location

32 Riverdale - Location Cover

  • Even if you don’t have the time to drive by to get a feel for the nice wide, tree-lined, peaceful, friendly atmosphere of Riverdale Drive, you can still zoom around the map below to see the home’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach!
  • Steps from your driveway you’ll enjoy Glen-Dale Community Park one of Wasaga Beach’s Neighbourhood Parks which is outfitted with a play structure, swings, spring toys, teeter totter and mini soccer posts.
  • In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing on area trails or heading down to the beach for the day (or just for the sunset – a nice 20-minute stroll). It’s just a 30-minute drive to the Georgian Mall in Barrie and for military members, it’s a relaxed 35-minute drive to CFB Borden.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

32 Riverdale - Satellite

32 Riverdale Drive lot plan


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In central Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Riverdale Drive, get a feel for the area, enjoying the minimal traffic, mature trees and well-kept lawns. This is a fantastic neighbourhood for all ages and stages of life and the access to four-season fun in Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas is second to none. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 32 Riverdale Drive should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® #1614940
111 Sunnidale Road in Wasaga Beach

111 Sunnidale Road in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Life On and Near the Water

When you’re ready for your riverfront dream to come to life, this is the kind of opportunity that will make you stand up and take action.

This unique property with 107` of Nottawasaga River frontage is a fun family cottage, a dream lot (107` x 238`!) and a great investment all rolled into one. Just an easy 10-minute stroll or two minute drive down Sunnidale Road and you are digging your toes into the soft sands of Beach Area 5. With two bedrooms, a separate storage shed and a newer bunkie, this property is a must to view. A wall of windows in the combination living/dining provides a pastoral view of a mature-treed backyard with the Nottawasaga River flowing gracefully below. A gravel and sand circular driveway provides plenty of parking, a sunny front deck leads to the kitchen and a large back deck brings you into the cottage near the 3 pc bathroom w/laundry. With 591 sq.ft. of finished living space, plus a super cool sleeping loft for the kids or grandkids, 111 Sunnidale Road is ready to welcome you to your Wasaga Beach retreat.

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting a world of possibilities inside the cottage as you gather to plan your next adventure. Put yourself in the picture outside as well, under the mature trees and bright blue sky, as you enjoy the deck, the bonfire, the patio, the big open yard and of course, always sparkling and beckoning in the background, the mighty Nottawasaga River.


 Key Details: Exterior

  • Mature treed waterfront lot
  • Workshop/shed with power
  • Bunkie/storage extra tall
  • Additional garden shed
  • Two decks and an adjacent patio area
  • Two bonfire areas
  • Circular gravel/sand drive

Key Details: Interior

  • 591 sq. ft. of finished living space painted in nature-inspired colours
  • Smoke-free cottage with pride of ownership showing top to bottom
  • Laminate flooring and carpet
  • Two bedrooms large enough for queen beds and dressers
  • Classic galley kitchen with screen door opening onto front deck
  • Laundry area in bathroom conveniently located near front door
  • Propane heater to take the morning chill off as you enjoy the cottage in the shoulder seasons

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 111 Sunnidale Road’s central location and proximity to the elementary school, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, strolling up to the beach for the day, or just for the sunset. Bonus: your driveway is adjacent to the bus stop which handily takes you, your kids or guests to the Ramblewood Medical Centre, the Superstore and back, or connect to Collingwood and Blue Mountain!

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

111 Sunnidale Road Terrain map


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the west end of Wasaga Beach there is a feeling of endless possibility as you never far from a main artery leading to adjacent town centres or bigger cities. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to tour 111 Sunnidale Road in person!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize this rare opportunity to discover why Wasaga Beach residents who live on the water feel so very lucky to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS#1612319

200 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

200 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Where Dreams Meet Real Life Action Plans

Contact Bruce if you’re looking for something similar to this one, a centrally-located raised bungalow in move-in condition, close to the lively main beach areas of Wasaga, elementary schools, library and Stonebridge shopping/dining centre…. Dreams CAN come true!

This beautiful home on family-friendly Dyer Drive, with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and on a large corner lot is a must to view. This is a former model home (Sandcastle floor plan) and has been extremely well maintained by its original owners. A paved driveway leads to a single garage and at the back, a sunny dinette leads out to a spacious deck. With 935 sq. ft (1,760 sq.ft. of finished living space), extra high ceilings and a gorgeous gas fireplace in the great room, another gas fireplace in the rec area downstairs and abundant closet space, 200 Dyer Drive truly merits a closer look.

Virtual Tour

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the grand design and versatile interior floor plan, with space for everyone. Picture yourself enjoying a daily lifestyle in an easy-maintenance home that is close to everything. From the sweeping curve of the large front and side yards to the spacious, sunny rear deck off the kitchen…and everything in between, 200 Dyer Drive is ready with a clean and bright smile to welcome you home.


 Key Details: Exterior

  • Mature treed, gently curved large corner lot
  • Double paved driveway to single car garage
  • Classic multi-toned brick and vinyl siding exterior
  • Well-maintained rear deck

Key Details: Interior

  • 1,760 sq. ft. of finished living space painted in neutral, light designer colours
  • Original owners, completely smoke-free home with pride of ownership showing top to bottom
  • Ceramic flooring and carpet
  • Large Master bedroom with huge closet and semi-ensuite 4-piece bath
  • Clean and bright, spacious kitchen with eat-in dining and patio doors opening onto rear deck
  • Gas fireplace in great room upstairs accentuated by its beautiful mantel, corner placement and extra high ceilings
  • Another gas fireplace downstairs in large rec area
  • Basement also has large 3rd bedroom with study nook bathed in natural light, an enormous closet, plenty of storage space and a large laundry room
  • Central air

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 200 Dyer Drive’s central location and proximity to the elementary school, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing in Blueberry Trails or heading down to the beach for the day, or just for the sunset. For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the central and east end of Wasaga Beach there is a feeling of vibrant community and being ready to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly through the streets surrounding Birchview Dunes Elementary School and get a feel for the area, slowing down for the kids playing street hockey and the retirees out tending their flower beds. This neighbourhood is a wonderful central-yet-peaceful place to raise kids or to launch a zoomer lifestyle. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 200 Dyer Drive should top your list. It’s always a step in the right direction when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

150 Antigua Drive in Wasaga Beach

150 Antigua Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Your Kids Will Love it Here and So Will You!

Here’s a great multi-level side split in a close-knit, calm neighbourhood, near the main beach areas of Wasaga, elementary schools, town library, the Stonebridge shopping/dining centre as well as the Riverbend Plaza. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large mature-treed lot, this lovely home offers something for everyone and makes a solid investment for building your family’s future. A paved double driveway leads to a two-car garage with inside entry and at the back, a sunny dining area leads out to a spacious deck. French doors open elegantly into the living room, which leads through the dining area and to a spacious kitchen with abundant cabinetry. The gatherings easily spill into the fun family room with a second walkout to the back yard and an additional rec area in the basement. With plenty to offer within its 1,477 sq. ft (1,950 sq.ft. of finished living space), 150 Antigua Drive awaits your closer look.

 

Video Tour

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the dynamic design of the floor plan, with space for everyone. Picture yourself enjoying a daily lifestyle in an easy-maintenance home that is close to everything. From the fun-filled front and back yards…and everything in between, 150 Antigua Drive is ready with a fresh bright smile to welcome you home.


  • Mature treed, balanced lot with 100 feet of road frontage
  • 150 foot depth of lot means plenty of back yard for a swimming pool, trampoline and hockey rink, not to mention bonfires and family picnics!
  • Double paved driveway to two car garage, perfect for your vehicles or playing basketball with the kids
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned brick exterior
  • Three sets of patio doors: to the covered front porch, the main rear deck and another play zone walkout from the lower level family room
  • Newer shingles (2011)

  • 1,950 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Living room and master bedroom freshly painted in neutral, light designer colour
  • Ceramic flooring, laminate and carpet
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite (2-piece) bath
  • Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and pantry
  • 3 bedrooms with nice big windows and closets, plus a fourth large bedroom downstairs that could easily function as a home office, exercise or hobby room
  • When you come for your private showing, you’ll find it easy to imagine your own furnishings fitting in nicely

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 150 Antigua’s central location and proximity to the elementary school, shops, restaurants, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hiking/biking/cross-country skiing in Blueberry Trails or heading down to the beach for the day, or just for the sunset. For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

150 Antigua lot map


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the central and east end of Wasaga Beach, residents can expect to enjoy the best of life. Drive slowly down Antigua Drive, get a feel for the area, slowing down for the kids playing street hockey and parents walking babies in strollers. This is a wonderful central-yet-peaceful place to raise kids and the current owners have been thrilled with the relationships that have bloomed among neighbours in the Antigua Drive community. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 150 Antigua should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

241 Old Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach

241 Old Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

Your Riverfront Fantasy Dream Lot

When a waterfront building lot offers that terrific trio of size, location and price and the timing fits your goals and dreams, it’s time to take action.

Take a look at 241 Old Mosley, a lot with 193 feet of depth and 55 feet of splendid, sparkling Nottawasaga River frontage.

241 Old Mosley Riverfront View

Picture your boat docked and ready for sunset cruising or picnics on islands that dot the Nottawasaga riverscape. This is a building lot to put at the top of your very short list!


Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device)

241 Old Mosley

Location

  • An easy walk to Nancy Island, Wasaga’s main beach areas, trails, shopping and restaurants.
  • Close to schools, bus routes and town services.
  • Explore the surroundings via the map below or click here for directions:

241 Old Mosley lot plan

Click here for more info (demographics, mortgage calculator, walk score) via Realtor.ca MLS#1610051

Questions? Contact Bruce today.

61 Meadowlark in Wasaga Beach

61 Meadowlark in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

A Happy Change of Lifestyle

Here’s your chance to move to Meadowlark Boulevard, a gently meandering street in Wasaga Beach’s west end that is much sought-after due to its well-built, attractive homes and its proximity to schools, shopping, services and the ever-beckoning, family-oriented areas of the world’s longest freshwater beach.

This 1,555 sq. ft. Palm model (1,939 total finished sq.ft.) on a landscaped 52′ x 128′ lot features a covered front porch, a double car garage with an inside entry conveniently leading to the laundry area and plenty of room for kids or guests at the breakfast bar.  A large skylight illuminates the spacious kitchen with wonderful natural light, and sunshine spreads like warm honey across the beautiful hardwood flowing through the entry hall and living room. With 2 bedrooms on the main floor including a large master with a walkout to the rear deck and a 4-pc ensuite, another large bedroom downstairs, 3 bathrooms, spacious areas for gathering and a partially-finished basement, family members will have plenty of room to spread their wings.

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the classic beauty of the front porch and the versatile interior floor plan, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Picture yourself enjoying a daily lifestyle in a lovely home that has something for everyone and is close to everything. From the paved double drive to the private, sunny rear deck overlooking an easy-maintenance fenced backyard…and everything in between, 61 Meadowlark Boulevard is ready to welcome you home.


 Key Details: Exterior

  • Well landscaped 52′ x 128′ lot
  • Double car garage with inside entry
  • Attractive multi-toned brick and siding exterior
  • Covered front porch
  • Well-maintained rear deck
  • Fenced rear yard

Key Details: Interior

  • 1,939 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Partially finished basement with one large bedroom and bathroom completely finished, upgraded subflooring throughout already installed
  • Large Master bedroom with walk-in closet and door leading to covered rear deck
  • Spacious kitchen with abundant cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a large skylight
  • Corner tub and separate glass-doored shower in Master ensuite
  • Main floor laundry near inside entry to garage
  • HVAC system
  • Niche features for displaying art pieces

Location

Zoom around the map below to see 61 Meadowlark Boulevard’s central location and proximity to the Superstore, Ramblewood Medical Centre, RecPlex, shops, restaurants, services, schools and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In mere minutes’ walking from your front door you are picking up whatever you need from the store, hittin’ the gym or biking on the cut-through trail to the beach. For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

Satellite Map 61 Meadowlark


You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the west end of Wasaga Beach there is a certain charm that’s not easy to photograph or even to describe in words. Take a cruise through the Ann Arbour Estates’ “bird and tree streets” surrounding Meadowlark, slowing down for the kids playing street hockey and the retirees out tending their flower beds. Ask any of the countless friendly neighbours who all seem so happy to live here and you might get more of an idea: it’s a lifestyle. It’s an intangible feeling of security and community. And it’s a place that just feels good to come home to!

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 61 Meadowlark Boulevard should top your list. It’s a sure sign of investor intelligence when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

37 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

37 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

⇒SOLD!

The Opportunity of a Lifestyle

Here’s your chance to live in the serenity of the Wasaga Sands Estates community. Backing onto the fourth fairway of the Twin Creeks Golf Course, this fantastic home is situated on a maturely treed 82′ x 246′ lot on Martyn Drive, one of the most highly-regarded streets in Wasaga Beach. Surrounded by towering pines and perennial gardens, this 3+1 bdrm, 3 bath bungalow is an absolute pleasure to view.

With a total of 3,260 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,669 on the main floor): hardwood and ceramic flooring, spacious gourmet kitchen with stunning granite countertops, open concept dining and great room with elegant coffered ceilings and corner gas fireplace. Two walkouts lead to a large deck with hot tub overlooking landscaped gardens. Master bedroom ensuite has jetted corner tub, separate shower and marble countertops. Main floor laundry convenient to inside entrance from 2-car garage. Finished basement includes family room, a large 4th bedroom, an office, a 3 pc bath, rec area, a huge workshop area and abundant organized storage space (you wanted a linen closet? How about 3?) including cold storage. 

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the unique stone exterior, the idyllic covered front porch and the exceptionally-designed interior floor plan, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Picture you and your loved ones enjoying a daily lifestyle in a home that is elegant yet fun, and versatile enough to adapt to your needs, instead of the other way around! 

Virtual Tour

From the welcoming gentle slope of the paved drive to the private, sunny rear deck, hot tub and bonfire area in the backyard forest grove…and everything in between, 37 Martyn Drive is ready to welcome you home.


 Key Details: Exterior

  • Mature-treed and landscaped 82′ x 246′ lot
  • Oversized 24′ x 24′ garage with motion light and inside entry
  • Covered front porch
  • Backs onto golf course
  • Roof vent (solar-powered)
  • No homes directly in front or behind
  • Steps to forest trail leading to McIntyre Creek/Ganaraska Trail
  • Large deck
  • Well-maintained hot tub facing golf course
  • Gas line for BBQ

Key Details: Interior

  • 3,260 sq. ft. of finished living space
  • Gas/electric stove outlet
  • Newer induction/convection stove
  • Granite & marble countertops
  • Water softener (owned)
  • Pressurized water system
  • Professionally finished basement
  • Central vac includes special kickplate in kitchen
  • Hardwood (steamed beech) flooring and ceramic throughout main floor, laminate in 2nd/3rd bedrooms
  • Jetted corner tub and separate glass-doored shower in Master ensuite
  • Main floor laundry near inside entry to garage
  • Computer closet (mini home office feature in 3rd bedroom or guest room)
  • HVAC system

Photo Tour

37 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach


Location

Zoom around the map below to see 37 Martyn Drive’s central location and proximity to the Superstore, Medical centre, RecPlex, shops, restaurants, services, schools and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In just seconds from your front door you are hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This hidden gem winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River below. From there, the trail goes through the valley of McIntyre Creek – which is adjacent to Martyn Drive – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices. And obviously if you like to golf, you are just down the street from the Twin Creeks Golf Course (Formerly known as Wasaga Sands Golf and Country Club),

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

37 Martyn Drive Lot Layout

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You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the Wasaga Sands area of Wasaga Beach there is a subtle quality that’s not easy to photograph or even to describe in words.  It’s not just the warm simplicity of the lot and layout here at 37 Martyn Drive that makes this a winning choice, and it’s also not only due to the proximity to the charms of farmland, creeks, trails, farmers’ markets and the beach. Ask any of the countless friendly neighbours who all seem so happy to live here and you might get more of an idea: it’s a lifestyle. It’s an intangible feeling of security and fulfillment. And it’s a place that just feels good to come home to.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 37 Martyn Drive should top your list. It’s always a stroke of genius when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

357182 The Blue Mountains – Meaford Townline Road in Meaford, ON

357182 The Blue Mountains – Meaford Townline Road in Meaford, ON

⇒SOLD!

Nature Lovers’ Family Dream Home

Just minutes to Thornbury/Collingwood, this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom all-brick bungalow has something for everyone. The landscaped 194` x 155` lot provides spectacular views of apple orchards and Georgian Bay. The home features open concept living with large bay windows to capture the sweeping views of the sky and water, a wheel-chair accessible Master bedroom suite with spacious ensuite bath and large walk-in closet, finished basement with a work shop and plenty of storage space. Additional 4-piece bath on the main floor and there are also two 2-piece baths, one in basement and one in the garage. Prime privacy on this lot with back deck and a 10’ x 12’ greenhouse. Many recent improvements including a new propane furnace and fireplace, and a main floor remodel making it wheelchair accessible with widened hallways and an electric lift providing inside entry from the garage.

Come and take a private tour – picture yourself in this private oasis surrounded by natural beauty, close to everything yet away from it all. You’ll definitely enjoy the view!

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the countless features of the floor plan, with something special for everyone to enjoy. This is what you get when you mix country living charm with a contemporary, stress-free vibe. Put yourself in every picture, enjoying a a spacious home that is close to the best that Thornbury, Meaford and Collingwood have to offer. From the stunning Georgian Bay and apple orchard views to the private backyard oasis…and everything in between, you’ll feel right at home at 357182 The Blue Mountains – Meaford Townline Road.


 

  • Great lot with 194 feet fronting Georgian Bay views
  • Two freshly-painted front entries, one into a large foyer and the other offering convenient access to the main floor laundry room and kitchen
  • Nearly 3/4 of an acre means plenty of outdoor family fun, entertaining and just relaxing outdoors!
  • Back deck and greenhouse lend a wonderfully private, sheltered appeal and the creative possibilities for the gardener, tinkerer or artist are endless
  • Double interlock driveway
  • Two car garage, perfect for your vehicles or fair weather sports with the kids, with a handy 1/2 bathroom right in the garage
  • Inside entry from the garage with state-of-the-art electric wheelchair lift (can be removed upon request)
  • Classic low-maintenance multi-toned all brick exterior

  • 2,400 sq. ft. of finished living space including finished basement
  • Spacious kitchen/dining room with bay window overlooking a peaceful apple orchard and the beautiful, ever-changing skies and water of Georgian Bay
  • Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and huge ensuite bath all have widened openings with pocket doors
  • Ensuite bath includes a jetted Aston walk-in tub ($5000 value) and Moen faucets
  • Classic look modern laminate in main living areas, narrow profile hardwood in master bedroom, ceramic tile in bathrooms and carpeting in living room and downstairs
  • Third bedroom is downstairs and could also function as a home office, exercise or hobby room
  • Gorgeous corner gas fireplace in lower level’s comfy family room
  • Rec area downstairs includes separate play area, storage room, cold storage room, utility room and huge workshop with it’s own handy 1/2 bathroom 
  • Abundant organized storage throughout home


Location

Zoom around the map below to see 357182 THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – MEAFORD TOWNLINE RD’s proximity to schools, shops, restaurants, services and of course the shores of Georgian Bay!  It’s just 8-10 minutes to downtown Thornbury, 10-15 minutes to downtown Meaford and 25 minutes to downtown Collingwood or Blue Mountain Village. Skiing, golfing, Scenic Caves, biking, boating, fall colour and art tours, enjoying night life or culinary delights, farmers markets and festivals…it’s all within easy reach.

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.



Location: Drive By and Get a Feel for the Area

In the lofty elevations above Clarksburg, Thornbury and Collingwood, life slows down and can really be savoured. Get a feel for the area, enjoying the way the sun’s rays skip through the apple trees and give the horizon and Georgian Bay water view an otherworldly glow. This is a wonderful area to raise kids and to get to know like-minded neighbours who value the kind of access to four-season fun and connection to nature that only this part of southern Ontario can offer. 

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest!  Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing.

Seize the opportunity to experience all the reasons why 357182 THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – MEAFORD TOWNLINE RD should top your list. It’s always a moving experience when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS® # 1624393
7 Broadpoint Street in Wasaga Beach

7 Broadpoint Street in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Ideal Raised Bungalow in Peaceful, Private MarlLake Village

This unique 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom gem offers 1,247 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,198 sq.ft. on main level).

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Have a look at the wonderful layout and take special note of the many features here such as:

  • Stunning maple hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Two bedrooms and two 4-piece bathrooms including a master ensuite.
  • Bright, spacious and appealing with 9′ ceilings
  • Upgraded kitchen with modern backsplash, a breakfast bar island and eat-in dining area
  • Walk-out to deck overlooking a deep lot (49′ x 142′ irreg)
  • Gas line off the deck to exterior BBQ
  • Living room has a cozy gas fireplace with Nero marble surround
  • High efficiency gas furnace with HRV unit
  • Large windows with custom Hunter Douglas shutters
  • Double paved driveway and inside entry to oversized single garage
  • Plenty of room to expand in the large unfinished basement with a bathroom rough-in
  • Security system installed and ready to be activated
  • Full town services

Simcoe County map showing the wonderful depth of #7 Broadstreet in comparison to the surrounding lots, as well as the peaceful flow of traffic – or lack thereof!

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the ideal floor plan, fantastic maple wood flooring and ample space for all of your favourite furnishings. Due to its warm colours and timeless, just-move-in condition, 7 Broadpoint Street is the kind of home you’ll put on your list of favourites.

LOCATION

The location is certainly one of the top reasons 7 Broadpoint Street is a wonderful investment as you build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful MarlLake Village, Broadpoint Street is close to two golf courses, a fantastic trail system in nearby Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and easy access to Highway 26 for commuters.
Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: A quick drive to schools, Walmart, golf, trails and restaurants.

The Home Hunt…Starts Here!

Imagine four-season enjoyment in this beautiful, easy-to-love and maintain raised bungalow and don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to schedule your private showing. Experience all the reasons why 7 Broadpoint Street will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

Search Wasaga Beach MLS #1555676 

34 Glenwood Drive in Wasaga Beach

34 Glenwood Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Live…Where Others Vacation

This unique 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom gem offers over 1,300 sq ft of main floor living area with natural gas forced air heat, gas fireplace, newer windows, newer shingles, updated electric and a separate furnace. The detached garage (24′ x 12′ with attached carport) takes full advantage of the nice-sized 72.5′ x 75′ lot and is hooked up to power and water, a bonus for entertaining.

Glenwood Drive is neatly tucked back away from the summer crowds, near the town library and playground, with extra privacy from lovely cedar hedging. One look at the map shows you though, that this home or cottage is close enough to walk to the shops and restaurants at Stonebridge Town Plaza, the Blueberry Trails recreation area and the beautiful soft sands of Wasaga’s main beach.

Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the unique floor plan, vintage vibe and ample space for all of your favourite furnishings. Whether you’re picturing yourself out front in the sunshine, out back by the BBQ playing darts, or cozied up to the gas fireplace, 34 Glenwood Drive is the kind of home you’ll put on your list of favourites.

LOCATION

The location is certainly one of the top reasons 34 Glenwood Drive is a wonderful investment, either for renting out for an income property or for years and years of deposits into your family’s treasured memory vault!
Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: first and foremost, the world’s largest freshwater beach. Also an easy bike ride or quick drive to schools, Walmart, golf, trails and restaurants.

The Home Hunt…Starts Here!

It’s well worth mentioning that this custom home has that intangible “cute factor” which feels good to come home to, for relaxed daily living or happily hosting friends and family.

Imagine four-season enjoyment in all the corners of this super-fun, easy-to-love and maintain property and don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to schedule your private showing. Experience all the reasons why 34 Glenwood Drive will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

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45 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

45 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Backing onto the freshly-renamed Twin Creeks Golf Course, this beautiful custom home is situated on an artfully landscaped 82` x 246` lot on Martyn Drive, one of the most desirable streets in Wasaga Sands Estates. Amidst a spruce and pine forest, perennial gardens and with a ravine and golf course view, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a 3-car garage has been impeccably finished and maintained. This property has something for everyone and is truly a pleasure to show.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the circular flow of the well-designed floor plan, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings and of course the contentment of daily life in an ideal custom layout. From the sun-dappled paved drive to the beckoning cool forest trail and everything in between, 45 Martyn Drive is ready to welcome you home.

Features of the 2,856 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,628 on the main floor) include: maple hardwood and ceramic flooring, Acraflex (similar to Corian) counters, a spacious gourmet kitchen with an attached breakfast nook and separate dining room, a large master bedroom with two walk-in closets, a huge master ensuite bath with a corner tub, separate shower and linen closet. The main floor laundry is conveniently adjacent to the inside entrance from the 3-car garage.

The finished basement includes very nice-sized 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with big closets and ample natural light, a 3-piece bath which also serves the garage/workshop hobbyist or gardener nicely, a rec room and an area with plenty of room for a home office or games area. Upstairs and down, this home meets your need for abundant organized storage. 


 The Finer Points: Exterior

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View of the back of the house showing perennial landscaping, 3rd bay garage door, multi-zone deck and walkouts from kitchen and master bedroom ensuite

  • New high quality shingles (September 2015)
  • 12’ x 16’ garden shed (wired/electricity, concrete floor, shelving)
  • In-ground sprinkler system
  • Fully finished front entry approach with large stones
  • Steps to forest trail leading to McIntyre Creek/Ganaraska Trail
  • Large multi-zone deck
  • Ground prepared for hot tub, added hookup (also 200 amp service wired) for hot tub, facing golf course and ravine and installed gas line for BBQ

The Finer Points: Interior

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Warm colours and timeless finishes make this home move-in ready!

  • In-floor heat throughout basement and garage
  • New carpeting on stairs and basement, solid maple (Bruce flooring) on main floor, Autumn Oak Select Laminate (.6“ high w/foam backer, 6.38” wide) in dining room and master bedroom
  • Countertops on kitchen island are Acraflex, a solid service heat-resistant material similar to Corion.  Remainder of counters in kitchen and bathrooms are arborite laminate.
  • Storage loft in 3-car garage, with 3rd door opening onto the back of the property, and two entry points from garage to home, with basement access leading to full bathroom (handy for workshop/woodworking hobbyist), and garage doors with coded entry
  • Recessed pot lights in living areas
  • Navien continuous hot water system
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Central vac
  • Heat N Glow gas fireplace in great room
  • Custom shutters in great room ($2060 upgrade in 2014)
  • In kitchen, Miele dishwasher, Thermador Dual-Fuel Gas Range, Broan Rangemaster vent/fan, Jenn-Air Refrigerator
  • Pull-out shelving, large drawers and large pantry
  • Oversized ensuite with double sink vanity, separate shower and walk-out to hot tub area

Photo Tour


Location

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Drive By Before Your Showing

Zoom around the map below to see 45 Martyn Drive’s central location and proximity to the Superstore, Medical centre, RecPlex, shops, restaurants, services, schools and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In just seconds from your front door you are hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This hidden gem winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River below. From there, the trail goes through the valley of McIntyre Creek – which is adjacent to Martyn Drive – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices. And obviously if you like to golf, you are just down the street from the Twin Creeks Golf Course (Formerly known as Wasaga Sands Golf and Country Club),

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.

You Won’t Know Until You Go

In the Wasaga Sands area of Wasaga Beach there is a subtle quality that’s not easy to photograph or even to describe in words.  It’s not just the warm simplicity of the lot and layout here at 45 Martyn Drive that makes this a winning choice, and it’s also not only due to the proximity to the charms of farmland, creeks, trails, farmers’ markets and the beach. Ask any of the countless friendly neighbours who all seem so happy to live here and you might get more of an idea: it’s a lifestyle. It’s an intangible feeling of security and serenity. And it’s a place that just feels good to come home to.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing. Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 45 Martyn Drive should top your list. It’s always a stroke of genius when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

2179 Klondike Park Road in Wasaga Beach

2179 Klondike Park Road in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

The Right Home for You or Two

Seize the opportunity to live right across from Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and close to main roads leading to your favourite destinations. With two bedrooms plus a special skylit loft for a third bedroom or home office, this unique property has been beautifully updated top to bottom. The oversized lot, welcoming wraparound deck and magical “sunny glade in the forest” feel give 2179 Klondike Park Road an extra-special appeal. Those who value nature, beauty, creativity, privacy and freedom will feel especially at home here.

For a 1,040 sq. ft. home, the open concept floor plan is very appealing and the layout makes excellent use of space. Picture yourself enjoying the lifestyle this home brings:

  • Relax by the gas fireplace, which keeps you warm on chilly evenings
  • Create gourmet meals in a beautiful kitchen with custom maple cabinets and plenty of counter space
  • Experience the simple pleasures of ceramic and wide-plank pine flooring and just one bathroom to clean
  • Walk out to the large sun-dappled deck to BBQ and entertain the extended family
  • Enjoy a huge landscaped lot with plenty of parking, storage sheds for toys and tools, pretty gardens and a spacious, private bonfire area
  • Cross the road, enter the Provincial Park and join the trails where you may spy a shy doe as you hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski to your heart’s content

Here are some recent upgrades to the home:

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Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the fresh, light designer colours that let the character-rich wood flooring and handsome stone feature fireplace take centre stage.

As you can imagine from the photos, this home is an absolute pleasure to show and view.

LOCATION

The location is certainly one of the reasons Klondike Park Road in east Wasaga Beach is a wonderful place to call home. In the image below, the black triangle outlines the exceptional breathing room afforded by a lot measuring 268 x 133 (irreg.).
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Next, check out the map below highlighting Wasaga Beach Provincial Park with it’s legendary Ganaraska Trail, a hidden gem that winds throughout the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River deep below in the valley. This is the same trail that goes through the valley of the McIntyre Creek and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices.

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DIRECTIONS

On the map below, enter your current address for easy directions. Zoom in and out to see what else is close by: the Stonebridge shopping plaza, trails, restaurants, golf, services and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! >

YOUR NEXT STEP

Please contact Bruce Johnson for more information and to schedule your private showing. Experience all the reasons why 2179 Klondike Park Road should make your short list of “Top Picks” when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

MLS#1552367

115 Melrose Avenue in Wasaga Beach

115 Melrose Avenue in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Fun Family Home Close to Everything

Melrose Avenue is a hidden gem in the heart of beautiful Wasaga Beach. Popular with young families and retirees alike, this mature-treed neighbourhood is close to all amenities with easy access to main highways leading to your favourite destinations. Situated on a huge lot and providing 2 bedrooms on the main floor plus another bedroom or large home office in the lower level, this clean and bright home has plenty of space while remaining easy to maintain.

Unique, super-fun property with zones for entertaining, grilling, bonfires, woodworking, play and storage

Unique 100′ x 170′ (irreg.) property with zones for entertaining, grilling, bonfires, woodworking, play and storage. Click on map to zoom in and out.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the well-designed floor plan and ample space for all of your favourite furnishings. From the sunny front deck to the fun zone at the back and everything in between, 115 Melrose Avenue is the kind of home you’ll put on your list of favourites.

With 1,360 sq.ft. of total living area including 456 sq.ft. in the partially finished basement, this open concept beauty has something special for every member of the family: an ample kitchen opening onto the dining area, a family room with large windows and a walk-out to a rear deck for the BBQ enthusiast, a walk-in closet and extra linen closet in the master bedroom, a party/play room in the basement, a third room for guests or a wonderful home office or hobby room, and a fantastic storage area and laundry room which easily makes the woodworker or tinkerer imagine the possibilities!  Plenty of room for all of your seasonal storage or adapt the area to suit your own lifestyle.

Photo Tour

Further Details

Enjoy the recent updates that make this your “just move in” dream house:

  • Lovely laminate and ceramic flooring (ceramic in renovated basement completed 2015)
  • Extra large windows in main floor living area and newer sliding glass door
  • Back deck built in 2012
  • 8′ x 12′ storage shed built in 2013, extra tall to offer even more organized storage
  • Fantastic yard for kids and playful adults
  • An absolute pleasure to show and view!

LOCATION

The location is certainly one of the top reasons 115 Melrose Avenue is a wonderful place to call home.
Enter your current address for easy directions and see what’s close by: first and foremost, the world’s largest freshwater beach! Also an easy bike ride or quick drive to schools, the Superstore, RecPlex/YMCA, shops, golf, trails and restaurants.

The Home Hunt…Starts Here!

It’s well worth mentioning that this custom home has that intangible “cute factor” which feels good to come home to, for relaxed daily living or happily hosting friends and family.
If you think of your home hunt as a book, we hope the pictures are worth at least 1,000 words and that you’ll make your appointment today to write your own next chapter! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to schedule your private showing. Find your happiness in this rare gem of a home. Experience all the reasons why 115 Melrose Avenue merits making your short list of “Top Picks” when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

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636 Oxbow Park Drive in Wasaga Beach

636 Oxbow Park Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Nature Abounds and Surrounds This 4-Season Home or Retreat

Take a closer look at this wonderful riverfront property, centrally located and convenient to Wasaga Beach`s hiking and biking trails, shopping and services.
This two-bedroom home is outfitted with a new gas fireplace, open concept kitchen/dining and two family rooms. A thoughtful floor plan provides the largest windows overlooking an impressive 112 feet of water frontage on the beautiful, serene Nottawasaga River. While clicking through the photos, linger on the covered porch, back deck, large landscaped lot and the classic Canadian cottage life aesthetic indoors. Picture yourself living in a private riverfront paradise with every possibility for relaxation, entertainment and recreation right at your doorstep.

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 Location

Oxbow Park Drive meanders like the river it hugs, resulting in residents who slow down and appreciate the pine-scented welcome home. For all it’s feeling like being in the middle of nowhere, this verdant neighbourhood is actually in the middle of something very special: Wasaga Beach, Ontario, home of the world’s longest freshwater beach. Take a look at the relative size of the lot at #636 below and enter your current location in the map at bottom for concise directions.

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For more information, please contact Bruce.

P.S. Obviously we love rivers and can wax a bit poetic when writing about our very own…but many others have been much more eloquent!

Here are some favourite quotes about rivers:

There’s nothing… absolutely nothing… half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.
-Kenneth Grahme, The Wind in the Willows

Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything.
-Henry David Thoreau

I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars.
– Edward Abbey

Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.
– David Brower

What would the world be, once bereft of wet and wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844-1889

The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart.
– Tanako Shozo

Be like a rock in the middle of a river, let all of the water flow around and past you.
– Zen Saying

Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.
– John Muir

Swift or smooth, broad as the Hudson or narrow enough to scrape your gunwales, every river is a world of its own, unique in pattern and personality. Each mile on a river will take you further from home than a hundred miles on a road.
– Bob Marshall

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
– A. A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
– Hal Boyle

I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water…has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river. – Roderick Haig Brown

I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water…has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river. – Roderick Haig Brown

43 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

43 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Backing onto the fourth fairway of the recently renamed Twin Creeks Golf Course, this gorgeous custom home is situated on a beautifully landscaped 82` x 246` lot on one of the most desirable streets in Wasaga Sands Estates. Amidst a spruce and pine forest, perennial gardens and with a marvelous golf course view, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is dressed to the nines with impeccable taste, a soft modern paint palette and timeless finishes. This property is an absolute pleasure to show.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the circular flow of the well-designed floor plan, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings and of course the contentment of daily life in an ideal custom layout. From the gently-curved approach to the beckoning green of the fairway and everything in between, 43 Martyn Drive is ready to welcome you home.

Features of the 3,276 sq. ft. of finished living space (1,746 on the main floor) include: hardwood and ceramic flooring, granite counters, a huge gourmet kitchen with an attached breakfast nook and separate dining area, a spacious master bedroom complete with an ensuite bath with a corner tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. The main floor laundry is conveniently adjacent to the inside entrance from the 2-car garage.

The finished basement includes a huge workshop, 3rd bedroom with ample natural light from oversized windows, a 3-piece bath, a rec room with niches for media equipment and accessories and more. Upstairs and down, the home delights its occupants with fantastic built-ins and an abundance of organized storage. 


 The Finer Points: Exterior

43 Martyn View from Back Deck

43 Martyn View from Back Deck

  • 9-zone sprinkler system covering 82′ x 242′ lot
  • Driveway paved in late 2013
  • Interlocking stone front walkway
  • Exterior pot lights
  • New high quality roof shingles late 2014
  • View of Twin Creeks’ fourth fairway from back yard

The Finer Points: Interior

Cathedral ceilings, drenched in light from a triangular window at the peak, a corner gas fireplace, Rosewood floors, sliding doors opening to a gardener's or golfer's dream landscape...

Cathedral ceilings, drenched in light from a triangular window at the peak, a corner gas fireplace, Rosewood floors, sliding doors opening to a gardener’s or golfer’s dream landscape…

  • Drywalled 2-car garage
  • Laundry room with built-in pantry and closet
  • Full bay windows in kitchen, dining room and 2nd bedroom; kitchen bay window with built-in padded bench seat
  • Engineered Rosewood flooring in great room, dining room and master bedroom
  • Granite countertops in kitchen and ensuite bath
  • Nine foot ceilings and detailed crown moulding throughout main floor (except for great room with cathedral ceiling)
  • Heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and humidifier system, with all bathroom ceiling fans fitted with timers
  • Beveled glass door into 2nd bedroom
  • Closets fitted with designer California Closet style built-ins
  • Central Vac system
  • Large workshop downstairs can be easily converted to 2nd rec room

Location

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Drive By Before Your Showing

Zoom around the map below to see 43 Martyn Drive’s central location and proximity to the Superstore, Medical centre, RecPlex, shops, restaurants, services, schools and of course the world’s longest freshwater beach! In just seconds from your front door you are hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This hidden gem winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River below. From there, the trail goes through the valley of McIntyre Creek – which is adjacent to Martyn Drive – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices. And obviously if you like to golf, you are just down the street from the Twin Creeks Golf Course (Formerly known as Wasaga Sands Golf and Country Club),

For detailed directions, click here and enter your current location.


Lastly, the Intangible Qualities

It’s not uncommon in the Wasaga Sands area of Wasaga Beach, but still worth mentioning that this custom home contains a subtle quality that’s not easy to photograph, measure or describe in words, but what we like to call good feng shui.  The lot, layout, proximity to the charms of farmland, creeks, trails, farmers’ markets and the beach…it all adds up to an intangible feeling of security and serenity. When you are greeted by friendly neighbours and sweet birdsong…it’s a place that just feels good to come home to.

Since pictures are only the visual part of the story, we hope you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions and/or to schedule your private showing. Seize this rare opportunity to experience all the reasons why 43 Martyn Drive could be “The One.” It’s always a stroke of genius when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

33 Rodney Street in Collingwood

33 Rodney Street in Collingwood

*SOLD!*

Here it is, the location and lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

Investors, look no further. Clean, bright and updated 1,540 square feet of finished living space in this fantastic family home, located an easy stroll to Sunset Point Park and close to Collingwood’s trails network connecting to waterfront, schools, shopping and services.  33 Rodney Street is a very well-maintained home with 4 bedrooms and a 4-pc bath, all on one level. No stairs, no narrow hallways.

This spacious, cheery home has a long history and although many interesting details have carried through time, the modern touches and beautiful colours flowing throughout the home give it an updated, upbeat feel.  Easy living here with a large garden shed/workshop, paved double driveway and walkout to a private deck. Added bonus: You have the opportunity to purchase the solar panels and pocket the income from the 16 years left on the current contract.

Photo Tour of 33 Rodney Street

As you go through the photos, be sure to note the lovely natural light, modern touches and beautiful colours flowing throughout the home. When you view this property in person, you’ll also enjoy seeing the ample laundry area leading out to a fenced back yard with a deck for entertaining and a small lot that gleefully indicates “practically no yard work here!”

 


 

COME ON IN and enjoy a quick VIDEO tour!


 

DIRECTIONS

If you’d like to take a drive to check out the neighbourhood, head to Highway 26 and turn onto Rodney Street. If you spend any amount of time here, day or evening, you’ll happily notice there is very little traffic noise and in spite of being so convenient to Sobey’s and the waterfront, Rodney is actually a peaceful, happy little street.
For precise directions and travel time, click this link or enter your starting point here:

 

This home is such a pleasure to view. Contact Bruce to take a look today!

173 Paterson Street in Collingwood

173 Paterson Street in Collingwood

*SOLD*

Your next home. Just move in!

Take a good look at this beautiful family home in the heart of Collingwood’s fantastic schools, trails, YMCA, Curling Club, shopping and services. With 1,913 sq. ft of finished bungalow living space (1,229 sq.ft. on the main level), 173 Paterson is a well-maintained home in move-in condition. With bright, cheerful living areas including 2 bedrooms on the main level, a spacious home office or bedroom downstairs, 2 full bathrooms and a gorgeous sunroom (with a gas fireplace) surrounded by a lush canopy of trees and perennial gardens, this home is perfectly set up to accommodate a growing family.

Photos

As you go through the photos, be sure to note the fantastic flowing layout, new flooring and freshly painted beautiful colours throughout. The finished basement features a rec area, home office or 3rd bedroom and 4-piece bath. The laundry area, utility room/workshop and abundant storage areas complete a picture of a lifestyle where there is a place for everything and someplace special for everyone to relax and unwind. With its nicely landscaped yard, triple-car paved drive plus single carport (with handy inside entry leading to the kitchen) and walkout through the sunroom to a fabulous deck overlooking a peaceful, private back yard, there’s no reason to wait.

MLS#1547000


Location

If you’d like to take a drive to check out the neighbourhood and the absolutely lovely curb appeal before setting up a showing, you’ll just head east on Collins Street (from Hurontario near CCI High School) to Paterson Street. Or click this link, enter your location and follow GPS-accurate directions:


Live…Where Others Vacation!

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1 Blake Court in Wasaga Beach

1 Blake Court in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Gorgeous Golf Course Home on Serene Court

Seize the opportunity to live in the prestigious Wasaga Sands Estates community close to all amenities with easy access to main highways leading to your favourite destinations. This 4-bedroom, 3 bath wonder is in move-in condition, has been extensively updated and provides the kind of wow factor that makes for joyful entertaining and daily living.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) noting the beautiful play of light and flow of the well-designed floor plan. From the dream garage to the pine forest backdrop and everything in between, 1 Blake Court is sure to make your short list of must-view homes.

With 3,964 sq.ft. of total living area including 2,070 sq.ft. in the fully finished basement, this open concept beauty has something special for every member of the family: the master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet and full ensuite with a luxurious bath and tiled glass-doored shower. The other three bathrooms are spacious and decked out in modern finishes and much of the home has been freshly painted in a soft designer palette that is liveable, versatile and doesn’t compete with the stellar views. The living room is elegant yet cozy with its corner gas fireplace and constantly changing mood lighting from the western skies. On mild days, walk out from the spacious kitchen/living area to an intimate deck looking toward stunning sunsets over Blue Mountain.

A spacious sunroom makes a perfect casual gathering area with plenty of space for your home office, with patio doors that lead to the hot tub area and spacious back yard. While most homes’ garages are nothing special and often not photographed, this one, with it’s remarkable flooring, shoe/boot area and access to a handy mudroom, is worth sharing and dreaming about. It opens onto a newly paved double drive.

Solar Panels’ Benefits

Among this home’s many eco-friendly features are the solar panels on the roof, which bring in an average net monthly income of $800/month! Click here for full details of this remarkable feature.

Photo Tour

Further details:

  • Lovely walnut hardwood floors in living/dining/breakfast nook open concept area, ceramic flooring flowing through kitchen, hall and laundry areas, engineered hardwood and stunning sandstone tile in sunroom
  • NEW Finnish Aurora granite countertops throughout kitchen with dual basin undermount sink and new taps
  • NEW marble countertops and new designer basin sinks and new taps in main floor bathroom and master ensuite bathroom
  • Central vac with handy features such as kitchen kickplate
  • Huge sunroom with stone fireplace and home office area that opens onto hot tub with pine forest backdrop and links to a huge main floor bathroom with glass-door shower. From the hot tub, access the bathroom via the easy care natural sandstone flooring
  • Tons of organized storage including huge double closets
  • Oversized double garage, room for three cars, impeccably maintained
  • DRI-core sub-floor in basement (click for details of this valuable feature)
  • Extra large windows in basement
  • Cold storage room
  • Absolutely a pleasure to show and view!

LOCATION

The location is certainly one of the top reasons 1 Blake Court is a wonderful place to call home.

Here you can see the quiet location and proximity to the year-round creek

Here you can see the quiet location and proximity to the year-round creek.
From your front door it’s just two skips down to the trail system which is part of the world-renowned trans-Canada Ganaraska Trail. This is a hidden gem that winds through the fragile ancient parabolic sand dunes of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, providing great views of the Nottawasaga River deep below in the valley. From there, the trail goes through the valley of the McIntyre Creek – which is blessedly adjacent to Blake Court – and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River section. This section is about 51 kilometres long and suitable for novices. If you like to golf, you are steps from the Wasaga Sands Golf Course (Soon to be the NEW Twin Creeks Golf Course!), this home is situated on an attractive lot on a very desirable quiet street.Here's a map showing how wonderfully central Blake Court is to Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Stayner. Here’s a map showing how wonderfully central Blake Court is to Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Stayner.

Enter your current address for easy directions and see what’s close by: the Superstore, RecPlex, shops, trails, restaurants, golf, services and of course the world’s largest freshwater beach!

Good feng shui!

It’s well worth mentioning that this custom home also contains a quality that’s not easy to photograph, measure or describe in words, but what we like to call a “good feng shui house.”  The orientation, proximity to the charms of farmland, creeks, farmers’ markets and the beach…it all adds up to a place that just feels good to come home to. We hope the pictures are worth at least 1,000 words and that you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to schedule your private showing. Find your happiness in this rare gem of a home. Experience all the reasons why 1 Blake Court should be on your short list of “Top Picks” when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation!

24 Wesley Avenue in Wasaga Beach

24 Wesley Avenue in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

This spacious 3-bedroom home is located on a quiet cul de sac on family-friendly, convenient Wesley Avenue near beautiful Wasaga Beach’s Main Street close to Stonebridge Plaza shopping, restaurants, trails, schools and the world’s longest freshwater beach!

With 2,160 sq feet of finished living space (1,160 sq.ft. main level), including the much sought-after 3 bedrooms on the main floor, this home offers something for everyone. In the finished basement you`ll find another bathroom (4 pc) plus a rec room with a built-in electric fireplace, kitchenette, huge home office, tons of storage and spacious laundry area.

Enjoy the easy life here! Both the master bedroom and the bright kitchen feature new patio doors opening onto your own private oasis with a sparkling pool surrounded by a well-maintained deck offering plenty of seating, a separate bar area and a spectacular LACK of grass to mow. Everything about this back yard says relax and enjoy.

The paved driveway to the heated double garage with inside entry completes the picture of a family home that says “enjoy living…where others vacation!” Your kids and guests will definitely have plenty of space for sleeping, studying and socializing and the cul de sac is perfect for playing with the neighbourhood kids or overflow parking for your pool party.

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) and imagine your loved ones and favourite furnishings nestled here at 24 Wesley Ave. in east Wasaga Beach.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this well-established neighbourhood:

92 – 58th Street South in Wasaga Beach

92 – 58th Street South in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD*

Here’s a fantastic family home in a great location!

With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths on friendly 58th Street South, this prime property is close to elementary schools, west-end Wasaga Beach shopping, services and trails. The world’s largest freshwater beach beckons less than 2 km from your door and downtown Collingwood and Blue Mountain are an easy jaunt from this end of town.

This custom built home is an absolute pleasure to view and the thoughtful floor plan provides everything a family needs within its 2380 sq.ft. of finished living space, including a fully finished basement. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level (spacious Master bedroom w/walk-in closet and a full 4-pc ensuite bath), and another 2 bedrooms and beautiful 4-pc bath downstairs. The large open concept floor plan brings optimal flow for busy families and the gas fireplaces provide a cozy gathering place in both the main floor and downstairs living room areas.

You’ll appreciate the high quality concrete double driveway, extra deep garage with inside entry and concrete walkway to the back yard, which is especially handy for any visitors or family members using a wheelchair. The rear deck overlooks a tree-lined back yard with a sweet little garden bed, electrically-connected shed/workshop and bonfire area.


Photo Tour of 92 58th Street South

 

DIRECTIONS

If you’d like to take a drive to check out the neighbourhood, head up Mosley Street and turn south onto 58th Street.
For precise directions and travel time, click this link or enter your starting point here:

 

Don’t drag your feet if this could be your street. Contact Bruce to take a look today!

A Proud and Humble Heart

A Proud and Humble Heart

It is with a proud and humble heart that I share a bit of office news. The 2014 RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Awards were just published.

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To the local resident skimming the pages of the paper, I doubt it’s even cause for pause. For my amazing loyal clients, it may serve as a “post-consumer confidence” boost, providing coffee conversation and a bit of satisfaction for working with a REALTOR who has passion and energy for real estate clients and our local community. Our fearless leaders, my sister Marilyn Ruttan and nephew Jason Ruttan, shared the news in an email, saying:
 “Congratulations to everyone who won an award and to everyone who works in our RE/MAX office as together with everyone’s help we ended the year with a 41% Market Share amongst the Wasaga Beach Brokerages.”
I love how our office managing to capture a whopping 41% of area home buyers and sellers only receives a brief nod…and we move on. We don’t rest on our laurels…because we’re simply too busy helping clients transition into their dream homes. I’m proud of our achievements as an office and am pleased to share them.
Marilyn also commented:
“Please note the donations update along the right side of the ad as well. Our totals continue to climb which is something we should all be very proud of. In last year’s award ad we announced that Bruce’s Motorcycle for Miracles had raised approx. $20,000 and now it is up to almost $80,000. Congratulations Bruce for showing us that you can raise huge amounts of money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, take several months off work and still be the #1 Individual Sales Representative in the office for 2 years in a row!”
When I try to convey the satisfaction and gratitude I feel for the support of every single person who impacted the 2013/2014 Motorcycle For Miracles fundraising tour, words truly fail me. To each and every kindhearted client, local businessperson, family member, Facebook friend, traveller and fellow RE/MAX associate along the way, thank you for your interest and support in this ongoing initiative!
The Motorcycle for Miracles' Flag Generated a $30,000 donation from RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic to SickKids Hospital via the Alyssa Rae Johnson Foundation

The Motorcycle for Miracles’ Flag Generated a $30,000 donation from RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic to SickKids Hospital via the Alyssa Rae Johnson Foundation

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62 Meadowlark Blvd in Wasaga Beach

62 Meadowlark Blvd in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

Fantastic opportunity to move to Meadowlark Blvd, one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Wasaga Beach’s west end…

…close to schools, grocery and other shopping, medical, banking and pharmacy services and the family-oriented areas of the world’s longest freshwater beach.

This 1,402 sq. ft Linden model, a popular bungalow floor plan in the area, is clean, bright and has been freshly painted in soothing and modern Benjamin Moore hues. Its updated interior is a pleasure to view and invites the buyer to picture their own furnishings fitting in perfectly.

With 2 bedrooms on the main floor (including a large master with a balcony walkout and 4-pc ensuite), another bedroom downstairs, 3 bathrooms, spacious areas for gathering and a finished basement, family members will have plenty of room to spread their wings.

62 Meadowlark granite

Stunning granite countertops and under mount sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms

The immaculate kitchen features brand new stainless appliances, granite countertops and a stylish under mount sink. The bathrooms have also been upgraded with beautiful granite countertops surrounding under mount sinks.

Outside, the property features a nice 124 ft deep lot and two decks overlook neat landscaping. Brand new garage doors open onto a double garage with inside entry, allowing for enjoyment of plenty of storage space, a feeling of security and the simple pleasure of getting into your clean, warm car in the morning.

For a complete list of recent upgrades please click here.

Your Treasure Map
Quick Directions: If you’d like to take a drive to check out the location, just head south from the Superstore on 45th Street, hang a left on Knox Road West, left again onto Meadowlark to #62. Explore the “bird name” streets and get a feel for the neighbourhood. Return often to get a sense of how friendly and peaceful a west-end neighbourhood can be.
For precise directions, just enter your location in the custom map below.

 

As you know, words and photos only go so far. Give me a shout and let’s take a look together.

Book your showing and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the remainder of this year and beyond.
MLS#583160274

 

1354 River Rd West in Wasaga Beach

1354 River Rd West in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD*
It finally hit the market! The 2-bedroom riverfront home or cottage of your dreams.

1354 River Road West has that special something that put Wasaga Beach on the map – easy access for your personal watercraft, canoe or launch, lovely open concept layout, easy exterior maintenance and timeless appeal, all on a large lot in central Wasaga Beach, ON.

Ask anyone who lives along friendly River Road West to point to their front yard and most will lovingly gesture toward the sparkling waterway that is the infamous Nottawasaga River. River Road West is simply an access point that benefits from an abundance of mature trees, proximity to schools, services, trails, golf courses and of course the world’s largest freshwater BEACH.

Year-round living in prime boating on the Nottawasaga River is not often available in this price range. This two-bedroom home has a comfy living room with a gas fireplace and a walkout to your large rear deck overlooking the calm Nottawasaga as it meanders past your property en route to Georgian Bay.

Outside, the property features a metal roof, a steel break wall and large lot (60′ x 239′).
Inside, enjoy forced air nat. gas heat, a large 4 pc. bath, partial basement with workshop potential, plenty of cabinets and closets and from the spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and large rear deck, an inspiring water view. This waterfront home or cottage is ready to capture your heart and your imagination.

When flipping through the photos you’ll note the light, livable colours that allow you to picture your own furnishings fitting in with ease.

 

Your Treasure Map
Quick Directions: If you’d like to take a drive to check out the location, just hop on River Road West and when you see Birchview Dunes Elementary school, look for #1354.
Or enter your location in the custom map below for more detailed routing assistance.

As you know, words and photos only go so far. Give me a shout and let’s take a look together.

Book your showing and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the remainder of this year and beyond.</h4>
MLS#582350221

1354 RRW Brochure

Let the Holiday Season Begin

Let the Holiday Season Begin

Waking up to frost on the pumpkins this morning got me thinking about what’s ahead. And personally, the only way to get through the winter with my sanity is to either 1) head south or 2) keep busy!

If you are looking around online for things to do in our beautiful area as we honour our veterans and then get into the spirit of the holidays, make sure to mark your calendars for the annual Holiday Parade. We love being able to snap a really great array of photos of the parade. They really showcase the great energy of Wasaga Beach residents.
Enjoy a look at what’s truly wonderful about Wasaga Beach (the people!) right here.

 

 

How to Make Your Home a Miracle Home

How to Make Your Home a Miracle Home

I may have become known as a dedicated supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Hospital for Sick Children by founding Motorcycle for Miracles, but since 1997 when I began my real estate career with RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach, I have been quietly and automatically donating a portion of my commission to the Children’s Miracle Network.

I was proud to participate in the filming of this feature video that was just released by RE/MAX, LLC. Please watch to learn how this incredible partnership started and how it helps local kids. It’s truly an honour to support SickKids heroes!

With RE/MAX, caring goes beyond the real estate transaction


…and listing with Bruce Johnson Makes YOUR Home a Miracle Home! 

 

776 Sunnidale Road South in Wasaga Beach

776 Sunnidale Road South in Wasaga Beach

Build on 2 Acres+ in Prime Location

*SOLD!*

Dreams do come true! Measuring approximately 325′ x 231′, this prime corner lot provides 2.03 Acres of skies-the-limit possibility.

Live...Where Others Vacation!

Live…Where Others Vacation!

2.03 Acres of Opportunity

2.03 Acres of Opportunity

 

Get directions or calculate the short distance to Collingwood, Barrie, Base Borden and beach picnics! Located at the corner of Sunnidale Rd South and Walnut Drive adjacent to the highly desirable Wasaga Sands Estates subdivision, this large property offers the fantastic flexibility of its Rural Zoning, allowing for building your custom dream home or a great variety of non-residential uses (see list below).

Imagine the Possibilities!

Imagine the Possibilities!

This property also has predetermined reduced/capped Development Charges. To walk the property, explore the possibilities or ask any questions at all, please contact Bruce at RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc., Brokerage today. MLS#20142427 Walnut Drive view of 776 Sunnidale Sunnidale and Walnut Google View

630 Oxbow Park Drive

630 Oxbow Park Drive

*SOLD!*

Here it is, the lifestyle you’ve been seeking.

630 Oxbow Park Drive is an impeccably-maintained four-season home or hideaway with tremendous appeal to nature lovers, artists, young or young-at-heart singles or couples.

Nature abounds and surrounds this wonderful one-bedroom riverfront home centrally located to Wasaga Beach’s fine trails, shopping and services. If you’d like to take a drive to check out the neighbourhood and the curb appeal, you’ll just head up River Road West to Oxbow Park Drive and meander upriver to #630. To map your route just click this link, enter your location and follow a more visual description of directions or view the map at bottom.

 

This stylishly landscaped property welcomes you with a covered porch, spacious foyer with gorgeous stained glass details and slate flooring, a pristine, updated 4-piece bath, gas fireplace, well-appointed laundry room and an artfully finished kitchen and dining area. Garden doors open onto a rear deck that overlooks a beautiful backyard that gives you 170 feet of wow from road to river and then offers approximately 70 feet of sparkling frontage on the Nottawasaga River. 

For more details, scroll through this list of notable features.

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As you go through the photos (click here for full screen viewing), picture yourself and your favourite belongings fitting right in at 630 Oxbow Park Drive. There’s no reason to wait. In fact, you might want to contact Bruce to take a look today!

 

Book your showing and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2014 and beyond.

MLS#20143657

202 Aspen Ridge Drive in Stayner

202 Aspen Ridge Drive in Stayner

*SOLD!*

You finally found your family’s dream home.

202 Aspen Ridge Drive is a fantastic four-bedroom abode close to Airport Road in lovely Stayner, ON.

If you’d like to take a drive to check out this quiet, upscale neighbourhood and assess the curb appeal, just hop on Airport Rd south from the Stayner Tim Horton’s to Centre St., west to Sutherland and south to Aspen Ridge Drive.  To map your route just click this link, enter your location and follow a more visual description of directions or view the map at bottom. This area is close to schools, shopping and services and conveniently central for commuters heading to Barrie or Toronto. Walk Score Canada gives this home a score of 63, which is actually really high for our area. Here’s what they note: “Nearby schools include Byng Public School, The Danceroom and Clearview Meadows Elementary School. The closest grocery stores are Naturally Yours, Oasis Convenience Inc and Bayside Wellness.Nearby coffee shops include Dairy Queen, Tim Horton’s and The Coffee Shop. There are 11 restaurants within a 15 minute walk including La Pizzeria, The Chopsticks and Mr Sub.”
Click here to see an interactive map showing where this home is located in relation to walkable and driveable destinations.

Nicely landscaped and welcoming with a covered front entry, this property has much to offer:

  • Inside entry to three-car garage
  • Gated deck overlooking fully fenced back yard
  • Home backs onto a natural, development-free backdrop
  • Patio with a hot tub
  • Unique floor plan features a large loft family room
  • 3 bedrooms on the main floor including a spacious master bedroom with 4-pc ensuite bath with separate glass-door tiled shower
  • Sun-drenched, eat-in kitchen shows very well with an island, plenty of cabinets, stainless appliances and custom backsplash
  • Gorgeous glowing hardwood in formal living/dining areas and hall to main floor laundry
  • Other than a large finished bedroom with double closet, and a storage area, the large basement awaits your finishing touches

As you go through the photos (click here for full screen viewing), picture yourself and your family fitting right in at 202 Aspen Ridge Drive. Photos can only tell so much of the story. To fully appreciate this property, contact Bruce to take a look today!

Simcoe Map 202 Aspen Ridge

Book your showing and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2014 and beyond.

MLS#582350221

149 Beck Street in Wasaga Beach

149 Beck Street in Wasaga Beach

Updated 3 Bedroom Home on Huge Lot

*SOLD!*

This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to own a home or 4-season cottage on quiet but convenient Beck Street in Wasaga Beach`s east end. Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: Day care centres, schools, WalMart, Tim Horton’s, restaurants, services, parks, trails and of course Main Street and Beach Areas One and Two. This location not only earns an excellent Walk Score but is also right on the local public transportation route.

With its mature trees and whopping 205-foot depth, the lot alone creates visions of potential uses and enjoyment.

The lovingly maintained and recently updated interior features a large master bedroom, renovated semi-ensuite bathroom, two smaller bedrooms and spacious areas for gathering, either at the front with an entertainment unit or at the back, where a beautiful open-concept kitchen and dining space features a corner woodstove and is flanked by lots of windows and garden doors opening onto a fully fenced back yard. The steel roof, radiant-heated floors in kitchen and bath, ceramic and modern laminate flooring, fresh paint and minimal furnishings all send a clear signal: this lovely home is top to bottom move-in-ready.

Take a photo tour here, zoom in on the map below, then contact Bruce to book your private showing today.

Amazing location for young families, retirees and everyone in between :)

Amazing location for young families, retirees and everyone in between 🙂

MLS#20143591

21 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

21 Martyn Drive in Wasaga Beach

Gorgeous Golf Course Home on Lovely Lot

*SOLD!*

Seize the opportunity, live in the prestigious Wasaga Sands Golf Course community and discover a rare gem of a home that is what we’d call “the whole package”. The first thing to note when you visit 21 Martyn Drive is the location and lot. Enter your current address for easy directions and see what’s close by: the Superstore, RecPlex, shops, trails, restaurants, services and of course the world’s largest freshwater beach! Backing onto the fourth fairway of the Wasaga Sands Golf Course, this home is situated on a jaw-dropping 82` x 323` lot on a very desireable quiet street. Go through the photos noting the pine forest backdrop to the landscaped yet easy-to-maintain backyard, as well as the quiet beauty of the stand of beautiful trees that greets you as come and go. A walkout leads you from the spacious kitchen/living area to a 12`x18` cedar deck overlooking your private oasis. A beautiful sunroom makes a perfect dining area looking out on the back yard as well. 21 Martyn Drive sunroom With 1,826 sq.ft. on the main floor and an immaculate, beautifully finished basement, this open concept beauty is loaded with features like a large master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and full ensuite. In fact, three bedrooms in this well-designed floor plan feature adjoining bathrooms. Photo gallery for smooth and easy desktop viewing: On a mobile device? Here’s your non-Flash slideshow:

Further notable details:

  • Main level is wheelchair friendly with a concrete ramp to front entry, wide doorways and roll-in tiled shower
  • New roof shingles in July 2013
  • Tons of organized storage including huge double closets
  • Something for everyone in the family outside and in, including a home office or hobby room and a dream workshop area in the finished basement
  • For a printable, detailed List of Improvements at 21 Martyn Drive, please click here
  • Absolutely a pleasure to show and view!

Lastly, it’s well worth mentioning that this custom Bart Chase home also contains a quality that’s not easy to photograph, measure or described in words, some like to call it a “good energy house” or “house filled with happy chi!” We hope the pictures are worth at least 1,000 words and that you’ll make your appointment today to fill in the rest! Please contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to schedule your private showing. Experience all the reasons why 21 Martyn Drive should be on your short list of “Top Picks” when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation! 2013 21 Martyn aerial view

11 River Run in Collingwood

11 River Run in Collingwood

*SOLD!*

Here it is, the location and lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

Just move in! Enjoy 2000 sq feet of finished living space in this fantastic family home close to Collingwood’s finest schools, trails, YMCA, Curling Club, shopping and services. If you’d like to take a drive to check out the neighbourhood and the curb appeal, you’ll just head to Hume St to Peel St to Bush St to River Run. Or click this link, enter your location and follow a more visual description of directions: 11 River Run is an impeccably-maintained 2 storey home with 3 bedrooms on the upper level and one downstairs. With 2 1/2 baths and spacious, cheery living spaces, this home can easily accommodate a growing family. As you go through the photos, be sure to note the wood and ceramic floors, oak cabinets, modern touches and beautiful colours flowing throughout the home, including to a finished basement which features a rec area, 4th bdrm and 3 pc ensuite bath. The laundry room is conveniently located on the upper floor adjacent to the bedrooms. With its nicely landscaped yard, double paved drive, single garage (with handy inside entry from the spacious front foyer) and walkout to a fabulous two-tiered deck complete with gas grill and built-in hot tub, there’s no reason to wait. In fact, you might want to contact Bruce to take a look today!

 

Book your showing and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2014 and beyond.

MLS#20143357

117 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

117 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

This family home on friendly, convenient Dyer Drive features a large master bedroom with 3-piece ensuite, a spacious second bedroom plus a third bedroom or office on the well-laid-out, 1,180 sq ft main floor. Also, there’s another TWO large bedrooms, 4-pc bathroom, rec room and spacious laundry area in the finished basement so you, your kids and guests will have plenty of space for sleeping, studying and socializing.

Enjoy the easy life here! The lively eat-in kitchen with abundant natural light, ceramic floor and custom tiled countertop and backsplash has a walkout to a deck overlooking a fully-fenced back yard (lot is approx. 115′ deep).

The paved driveway to the over-sized garage completes the picture of a much sought-after low-maintenance lifestyle.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine your loved ones and favourite furnishings nestled here at 117 Dyer Drive in east Wasaga Beach.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this well-established neighbourhood.

117 Dyer Drive in beautiful Wasaga Beach
Dyer Drive is close to Birchview Dunes Elementary School, the Wasaga Beach Public Library and Blueberry Trails for unwinding among the pines on foot, bicycle or cross country skis. The location is also convenient to the vibrant and ever-growing Stonebridge shopping/dining centre and an easy jaunt to the main Beach Areas. It’s also a very easy hop onto either of the main arteries that lead to Barrie, Base Borden, Georgian Bay, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, and world-class golf courses, marinas and ski hills, ensuring your real estate investment will be a wise one for building equity in the years to come. Book your showing soon let Bruce show you how and where to “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2014 and beyond.

30 Leo Boulevard in Wasaga Beach

30 Leo Boulevard in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!”*

Bright 3-Bedroom Home in Move-In Condition

Here’s your opportunity to own a lovely home on a 52′ x 129′ lot in a quiet, tree-lined residential area. Located in east-central Wasaga Beach, 30 Leo Boulevard is close to shopping, schools, restaurants and the longest freshwater beach in the world.

The popular Corvette model, built by Fernbrook Homes, has the much-coveted 3 bedrooms on the 1,400 sq.ft. main level, including a spacious master with walk-in closet and 4-pc ensuite. The large bright kitchen/dining nook combo has lots of cupboard space, built-in side cabinetry and a walkout to a deck overlooking the partly fenced rear yard. The details are in the photos, which show a happy, spacious home outfitted in neutral colours and finishes, the ultimate clean canvas for your favourite furnishings. A clean, large, wide-open basement awaits your finishing touches or organized storage and play zones. Finally, a two-car garage handles your vehicle and the rest of your seasonal/toy storage needs. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Bruce Johnson today. MLS#20142282

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Book a private tour and note how easy it is to picture yourself and your favourite furnishings fitting in nicely! Just move in.

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A combination of natural sunlight streaming in from two cardinal directions and custom overhead lighting creates a perfect kitchen for a sunny disposition!

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Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-pc ensuite

122 39th Street North in Central Wasaga Beach

122 39th Street North in Central Wasaga Beach

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This 4-bedroom home or cottage was lovingly renovated by a cabinet-maker owner. The hand-crafted trim and custom kitchen boast the kind of quality rarely seen even in today’s high-end homes.  With more than enough space (958 sq.ft) PLUS a detached double garage you’ll have plenty of room for family, friends and toys.

Absolutely gorgeous finish carpentry throughout

The list of recent renovations is very long, including an engineered steel roof, fully insulated crawl space, newer siding, window, doors and decking (with the signature solid craftmanship displayed once again,) updated kitchen… all on a massive 81′ x 186′ treed and private lot which has been faithfully maintained.

Click here to see the complete list of improvements of 122 39th Street North in Wasaga Beach.
You feel like you’re at a picnic-worthy park without leaving the driveway, a constant reminder of how lucky you are to live where others vacation!

To view the photos just click HERE.

Zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s close: the YMCA and Wasaga Beach RecPlex, Superstore, Worsley Elementary School, Tim Horton’s, Shopper’s and IDA Drug Stores, LCBO and Youth Centre, plus the Carly Patterson and other walking and cycling routes, are all steps from your door.


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54 Manor Crescent in Wasaga Beach

54 Manor Crescent in Wasaga Beach

*SOLD!*

If you have been searching for a home with a combination of these assets:

  • Location;

  • Privacy;

  • Size (not-too-big, not-too-small); and

  • Move-in condition

Well Then, Welcome Home!

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Located in a serene, friendly neighbourhood with an abundance of gorgeous mature trees, close to schools, shopping, golf courses, the RecPlex and of course the world’s largest freshwater BEACH, this custom home merits a closer look.

This Timlock-built raised bungalow has the magical number of 3 main floor bedrooms (with a 4-pc master bedroom ensuite) and 1,260 sq,ft, of glorious, open-concept living space on the main level PLUS a bright finished basement with a huge family area set around a corner gas fireplace, a play zone bathed in natural light, a spacious home office, an additional bedroom with tons of closet space, a ready-to-finish basement bathroom and a large laundry/utility area opening to the inside entry from the double garage.  

You can appreciate a nice balance of privacy and openness here as the large 100′ x 150′ lot is framed by a high cedar hedge in front and quietly spacious in the back yard with plenty of space for entertaining, gardening and running around playing, making memories at every turn.  

When flipping through the photos you’ll note there is also a paved side driveway and an RV plug to harbour your toys.

 

Due to the flowing layout, hardwood flooring, designer paint palette, a/c, walkout from kitchen area to rear deck, and a healthy dose of that indescribable “good house vibe,” this home is truly a pleasure to show and view.

As you know, words and photos only go so far. Give me a shout and let’s take a look together.

Live…Where Others Vacation!

The Annual RE/MAX Wasaga Beach Yard Sale for the Cure

The Annual RE/MAX Wasaga Beach Yard Sale for the Cure

UPDATE: Over $4000 Raised for CBCF!

A hearty THANK YOU to all who came out to support the charity event at the RecPlex!

The beautiful warm sunny day helped hundreds of high quality gently used items get ‘discovered’.

Great turnout in Wasaga Beach today and fun to see the smiles when people would ask "how much?" and hear the answer "it's all for a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation so whatever you would like to give"

Great turnout in Wasaga Beach today and fun to see the smiles when people would ask “how much?” and hear the answer “it’s all for a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation so whatever you would like to give”

It was like a party in the parking lot, seeing tons of clients, family, friends, all hunting for a bargain or a burger or just to make a donation and come away with a decorative item or something useful for the house or kids…just such a win-win.

As you can tell, we love this initiative and are so grateful that the #Wasaga Beach community is into it too!

 

yard sale for the cure

Mary, Jossy and Holly Johnson

Wasaga Beach is Ready for You!

Wasaga Beach is Ready for You!

…are you ready for Wasaga Beach?

Winter-weary and ready to welcome summer, locals and visitors alike are getting ready for bonfires, BBQs and beach time. We’d like to wish everyone a relaxing and very enjoyable May long weekend. Stay safe, be patient with traffic, keep your sense of humour handy and keep smiling. Warm sparkling days and peaceful evenings are what makes Wasaga Beach so special. It’s a treat to live here and a blessing to be able to share it with future residents!
Here’s a beach-fun video for dog lovers, but gotta love the CAT too! 😉

48 Indianola Crescent in Wasaga Beach

48 Indianola Crescent in Wasaga Beach

Location, Lot Size, Layout…Lovely 48 Indianola Has it All

SOLD!

Looking to live on a large treed lot on a quiet street close to schools, shopping and services? Here it is! Located in east-central Wasaga Beach, 48 Indianola Crescent is close to it “all” – including the longest freshwater beach in the world – yet quiet enough to grant the feeling of being off the beaten track.

This all-brick and stone 2,440 sq.ft. ranch bungalow has three bedrooms including a large new master bedroom addition with a 4-pc ensuite with soaker tub and walk-in tiled shower. A fourth bedroom would also be perfect as a large, serene home office.

Large bright kitchen and an open-concept living/dining area lead out to a spacious rear deck and massive private fenced yard.
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Please click through the photos noting the soothing, designer colours, the beautifully restored hardwood, the ample space, abundant light and relaxed yet beautiful finishing touches throughout. In person, 48 Indianola has an upbeat, happy energy, shows very well and is a pleasure to view.

Wondering if the room sizes and design are large enough for your family to spread its wings? Check out the generous room sizes:
Family room (adjacent to mud room) = 15′ X 21’6”
Living room (adjacent to foyer) = 14’7 X 17′
Laundry room = 9`2 X 11`6
Kitchen = 11`2 X 14`4
Dining Area = 14`4 X 12`8
Master Bedroom = 13`8 X 16`
2nd Bedroom = 9`11 X 12`10
3rd Bedroom = 9`11 X 15`
Bedroom #4 or “OTHER” i.e. OFFICE, PLAYROOM, MUSIC ROOM, GUEST ROOM…9′ X 13`6
Walk-in Pantry/Storage (adjacent to Kitchen/Dining area) = 5`4 X 8`6
Foyer = 6`7 X 10`10

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Bruce Johnson today. MLS#20142320

24 Beachway Trail in Wasaga Beach

24 Beachway Trail in Wasaga Beach

Live…Where Others Vacation!

24 Beachview Drive Location
*SOLD!*
This immaculate, freehold bungaloft is one-of-a-kind.

Location:  Situated in beautiful Stonebridge, a community where the coastal architecture of the homes is perfectly blended with the surrounding 95-acre community with restaurants, shops, services, walking trails, a private beach club, heated pool and more. This home is located in a premium location backing onto green space.

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The Power of Envisioning

The Power of Envisioning

Mary recently wrote about how the process of envisioning worked regarding our Motorcycle for Miracles journey.

Envisioning can also work in your life and when it comes to seeing a positive transition into a new home, I can help.

For more info please check out www.MotorcycleForMiracles.com and on facebook, please follow us at The Home Hunt – Bruce Johnson.

 

Long before Bruce and Holly reached their mutual goal of riding a motorcycle into our adopted winter town of Ojochal, Costa Rica, there was an even more far-fetched vision in Bruce’s mind. Far-fetched because back in 2010, it stretched the boundaries of what he felt was feasible, but he never hesitated to share his vision with co-workers, contacts and new friends at RE/MAX brokerages in Canada and Costa Rica and every possible RE/MAX office in between.

“I see myself on stage with Holly, presenting the RE/MAX flag to the Linigers at the Opening Session of the RE/MAX R4 International Convention in Las Vegas.”

That was the vision.

And, true to the Universal laws of attraction…this is what happened:

As was our greatest hope, Gail Liniger, co-founder of RE/MAX, embraced the journey and in her special way of being genuine and generous, returned the gift by donating it to the Children’s Miracle Network “Big Give” auction where this simple bit of nylon, embued with international best wishes from loving souls who happen to work within what we proudly call the RE/MAX FAMILY, these hundreds of signatures added up to one whopper of a donation for sick children and their families. $30,000. This act, led by RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic superstars David Brown and Shelby Schneider, outperformed some pretty incredible auction items – a trip to France, backstage passes to Lady Gaga, golf getaways in luxurious splendor…. None were, in the end, as valuable as helping sick kids get back to the business of being healthy and happy.

As Bruce debated which route to take in returning full-circle to Toronto’s SickKids Hospital and our home RE/MAX here in Wasaga Beach, his “relative” proximity to Denver, Colorado, the birthplace and world HQ of RE/MAX, was calling. As you can see in Bruce’s photo album on facebook, the reception felt like reaching another summit, with yet another reward for sick children: a $10,000 gift from RE/MAX LLC to the Alyssa Rae Johnson fund.

Last October, as we were goal-setting for this fundraising initiative, we were uncertain whether $25,000 was a pie-in-the-sky amount to aim for. Today, as we approach $70,000 raised, Bruce has the Rocky Mountains in his rear-view mirror and the contentment of knowing that we set the bar too low.

Our hearts overflow with the kindness and generosity we have witnessed along this journey. Thank you for your interest and for sharing this special initiative!

~Mary

At the RE/MAX World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

At the RE/MAX World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

And Now You Know…

And Now You Know…

…The Rest of the Story

Thank you so much to Mobile Agent TV for giving me such a wonderful platform to share stories from the first Motorcycle for Miracles journey. Two very skilled interviewers at the helm of this show. And I just shared with the world what my snowy return looked like from my GoPro video as I nearly crashed less than a minute from my home after 13,500 miles of riding.

Take it away, Michael and Dave! ‪

Next M4M Stop…Mexico!

Next M4M Stop…Mexico!

Please follow Bruce’s initiative to raise $25,000 for SickKids Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network at http://www.johnsonjourneys.com/category/blog/
Thank you for your interest and support!

Motorcycle for Miracles…The Journey Begins

Motorcycle for Miracles…The Journey Begins

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Follow Bruce and Holly’s blog as they Motorcycle for Miracles…from home base and RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach straight south to New Orleans, over to Texas, down through Mexico and continuing all the way to Ojochal, Costa Rica. See their approximate current location here or take a look at the route map.

If you’re not a close friend or family member, you may be wondering about the “why” of the journey. In the days to follow, we will be answering the following questions and more in the About Us area. Questions like ‘Why would Bruce and his 12-year-old daughter want to motorcycle over 9,500 kilometres through every kind of weather and over every kind of road?’ ‘What is the RE/MAX connection here?’

One of the most poignant aspects of this trip for us at this point is the chance to share our daughter Alyssa’s SickKids story and the incredible opportunity to give back to the hospital that provided a beautiful life AND death for our precious first child, by providing the structure and support of setting up The Alyssa Rae Johnson Fund, forever and completely benefitting the SickKids Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

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To join us in support of SickKids Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network, we ask that you consider a gift today towards this very special initiative to raise $25,000 through the Alyssa Rae Johnson Fund. Regardless of whether you are in Canada or the U.S., you will receive a charitable tax receipt. There needs to be two separate Fund Thermometers to help the Children’s Miracle Network admin staff keep the correct currency and receipts organized.

Canadian contributors can make a donation online by clicking here or on the badge below.

American donors can make their gift online by clicking here.

If you prefer NOT to donate online but would like to make a difference in the life of a sick baby or child in North America, kindly make your cheque (aka “check” in the U.S.) to “Children’s Miracle Network” and mail it to:

ATTN: Aaron Sanderson, Children’s Miracle Network
RE: Motorcycle for Miracles
525 University Ave
Toronto ON M5G 2L3
Canada

If it is received by Dec 31st, you will receive a charitable gift tax receipt for 2013, no matter if you are in the US or Canada.
No matter what you choose, we are ever so grateful for your friendship!!! And cannot thank you enough for your encouragement of Holly as she learns that her actions can inspire others and make a difference in the world.

If you have any questions, please contact us .

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for supporting children’s health via the Children’s Miracle Network and the SickKids Foundation!!!

How’s The Market?

How’s The Market?

Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, Ontario homeowners or homeowners-to-be, when the question is “How’s the Market” the answer is…

Sample CMA Bruce Johnson Wasaga Beach real estate…it depends! It depends not only on whether you are thinking of selling or buying but also on the neighbourhood you are interested in.

If you are considering a move, I offer a free comparative market analysis that highlights:

  • Which homes are for sale NOW
  • What homes have sold RECENTLY
  • How LONG homes are taking to sell in your neighbourhood

When you have the most recent data, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you are informed. You will feel more confident in knowing whether relocating is in your best interests, all things considered.

Please see my latest Market Report for what I believe to be the most easily-digested data available to homeowners or homeowners-to-be on the planet. And please do contact me with any questions.

and compare to previous issues for even more perspective on the real estate market:

New Client Reviews

New Client Reviews

Since 1997!

Since 1997!

Feedback is important in the real estate biz…
Feedback helps home sellers direct their energy toward key improvements, helps home buyers hone in on properties that are more and more custom to their unique needs and wants and for Realtors, client feedback helps us know if we’re on track with our systems and skills. We don’t get specific when we ask for testimonials – in fact it’s as casual as “we would love it if you would write us a review of your experience with us while it’s fresh. It creates a history of our time together that we often look back on years later, kind of like a life journal of our work. We’d be honoured to have you both become part of our “History Wall.”

“I love what I do and count my lucky stars to be able to share this professional journey with my best friend and wife, Mary. We are privileged to enter a relationship with clients based on trust and a passionate pursuit of our common goal: the successful sale and purchase of a home, one of life’s greatest investments.” ~Bruce

What I find most appealing about the client reviews received this week is how they reflect back how our clients are experiencing us both as individuals AND as a team.

If you’re reading this, then you must have some interest in others’ experience working with us, and so we hope you’ll forgive us for gushing about our clients in turn. We have the best clients in the world! Funny, positive and GREAT writers. Here’s proof:

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“To begin, my Mother’s condo at Sunset Point in Collingwood was up for sale with another agency, for over a year…. I decided to search for another agent. So when I put in my order of the kind of person I was looking for, the answer was “I know just the person, Mr. Bruce Johnson,” and the journey began. Within 1 week the condo was staged by Mary and sold by Bruce…The best husband-wife team I ever met….They complement one another beautifully. At this point the search was on for a home. We needed 2 homes in 1. I wanted to stay in the area both my mother and I had come to enjoy, on a bus route, near a hospital, and so on…. Well there’s a saying that goes ‘What’s for you, won’t go by you’….and as fate should have it we found the perfect home through Bruce. There were a few hair-raising moments during the closing, and once again Bruce handle things like a pro. Bruce and Mary were so easy to like and admire. They are truly beautiful people and I would recommend them to everyone. This was my first experience with buying and selling of homes, and it was the last for my mother, who has had many experiences buying and selling…. Well, I’ll conclude with, if your lucky enough to have Mary and Bruce Johnson working for you…you’re in great hands.”

Liane and Sally Mullan

 

“We feel so lucky to have had the pleasure of working with Bruce to buy our forever home and to sell our starter home of fourteen plus years. The great part about working with Bruce to sell your house is that you get an added bonus; Mary. What a phenomenal team they are. Mary’s vision of how to paint, arrange your furniture and stage your home to attract a wide variety of potential buyers and Bruce’s expert knowledge of the real estate market and fantastic photography skills create “the whole package.” We listened to their recommendations (well, most of them,) made the changes to our house and it sold in less than a week. Our new home purchase with Bruce was equally enjoyable. He knew when to tell us that the house we saw on MLS was not the right one. He entertained our numerous visits to other houses; never pressuring us to place an offer. In fact, Bruce would often tell us to keep looking and the right house would come along. Well, it did and we love it! Bruce’s knowledge of Wasaga Beach stems from his lengthy residency here which allows him to help clients make informed decisions on the largest purchase of their lives; their home. If you’re buying a house make sure you use Bruce Johnson to ensure you buy a home, not just a house. Bruce and Mary we would just like to thank you for all of your patience with us during this massive transition in our lives. Your knowledge and understanding will be cherished and remembered forever. Together you really are the whole package.”

Jeremy and Deena Osborn

 

“The easiest place to start is always the beginning and I will begin by asking that you forgive the length of this “review.” We first met Bruce last year when we interviewed 6 real estate agents to list our house for sale. Bruce definitely matched us the best but unfortunately friendship had to be honoured and we went with another agent. No need to get into that suffice to say the listing expired.  When it did I called Bruce and told him our plans of what we wanted to do to get the house ready to re-list and that we would be calling him shortly. Three weeks later we called and asked that he bring all pertinent paper work to sign us up. Once all was said and done we met Mary. We have all used the expression “There’s something about Mary” but never has it been more apt than when speaking about Mary Johnson – there is definitely something about this Mary.  She projects such a quiet, calming aura that you have no choice but to just relax and feel good in her presence.  Do not mistake this and think she is an easy sway to your ideas.  Behind that quiet is a will of steel and such strength and belief in her vision for how your home should be “staged” but projected in such a way that you bend to her will without feeling like you have capitulated in any way.  I have put “staged” in quotations because in no way when Mary is finished does your home look or feel like it is staged – it will feel very warm, welcoming and inviting while everything is in its place and looking like it has been there forever because that is where it belonged – even if it isn’t yours but a piece from the Johnson’s home. That feeling that Mary can create is true “magick“. I have said that Bruce was a great match for us and I would like to clarify why.  He has such an outgoing and positive personality, he is fun, likes to laugh and truly makes you feel welcome in all aspects.  He matched us to a “T”.  When you look past all the exterior qualities that is when you really notice that being a real estate agent is not only his job but his passion and you can tell easily that he truly enjoys what he does. Bruce also has a very creative side to him that is very evident in the pictures that he takes of your home before it is listed. I am not talking about a couple pictures but a complete photo shoot and over 50 photos. As a seller you really don’t appreciate that but as a buyer you do but I will get into that more in the next chapter. Thanks to Bruce’s photos, Mary’s creativity and yes our sweat, our home sold conditionally in 10 hours and was sold firm in just 4 days. If that is not a testament I don’t know what would be. As a buyer things are a little different and you notice a lot of little things that are really very important.  We spent a lot of time on Realtor.ca looking for our next home. Most listings had maybe 5 or 6 pictures if we were lucky and not very good ones at that. I found that to be very frustrating and “Where are the pictures of the kitchen and bathrooms?” became a mantra over the next few weeks. Bruce’s patience during our “let’s go see this one” stage was unlimited. His composure as well as his (no polite way to say this) cajones when dealing with a potential private sale were worthy of the standing “O”. Yes we did finally find our next home and are looking forward to moving in July. This is not the end as we know we will be selling and buying a few more houses but I do know that when all is said and done it will end with us living “happily ever after” and yes Bruce and Mary will be with us for every one of them. True magick is found in ones enjoyment of their life in all aspects and Bruce and Mary are truly a magickal team.”

Tanya and Dave Crawford

Click here to see more client reviews or to add your own Review to our “History Wall.”

Wasaga Sands Bridge - Mary Johnson 2013 photo

“Making the transition to a new home is akin to crossing a bridge. Sometimes it is a bridge to the unknown; sometimes even the path to the bridge requires a guide and confidante.” ~Mary Johnson

Meeting to Discuss Water Levels in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood

Lake Huron level

Lake Huron levels have set new record lows, say officials.

Wasaga Beach and Collingwood residents

are interested in current and future Georgian Bay water levels for many reasons so we thought we’d post a bit of background information (sourced directly with thanks to www.cbc.ca via The Current podcast from last Friday) to explain why water levels are such an important issue to all of us.

To find out more, contact David Sweetnam, executive director of Georgian Bay Forever and Bob Duncanson, executive director of The Georgian Bay Association.

The Great Lakes hold 20 per cent of the world’s fresh water. And that percentage is shrinking, threatening fish stocks and wetlands, putting shipping lanes at risk and prompting talk of a crisis in a water system that defines a region and sustains a multi-trillion-dollar economy. There have been many media alarms sounding about this issue, especially since January with interesting articles like this one.

But the proposed solutions pit communities against each other. They also raise concerns about whether we can engineer our way out of a problem many people think is largely of our own making.

Water levels are down all over the Great Lakes and they have been for more than a decade. The Great Lakes have seen water levels ebb and flow before. But many people think what’s happening now is different, that it’s being driven by climate change and other human interventions not nature taking its course. It’s exceptionally bad on Lake Huron, the lake Georgian Bay is attached to.

The red around the Wasaga Beach and Collingwood area of Georgian Bay shows how extremely stressed our area is compared to the rest of the Lake Huron and other Great Lakes areas.

The red around the Wasaga Beach and Collingwood area of Georgian Bay shows how extremely stressed our area is compared to the rest of the Lake Huron and other Great Lakes areas.

Over the years, various parts of the Great Lakes have been dredged to build harbours and shipping channels. And those interventions seem to have knocked the Great Lakes system out of balance.

Here’s why.

The water in Georgian Bay runs to the southernmost tip of Lake Huron and drains into the St. Clair River. That’s been happening for as long as the Great Lakes have been around about 10,000 years. But about 50 years ago, the St. Clair River was dredged to improve shipping channels. And since then, the water has been draining from Lake Huron a lot faster… apparently too fast.

Roger Gauthier — a retired hydrologist with the US Army Corp of Engineers — explains it:

“If you increase the channel capacity in the St. Clair river, you have an outlet that is essentially leaking … if I can use that term … what you end up doing is you lower Michigan, Huron and Superior. The lakes are out of bounds.”

So, how do you slow down a river?

With underwater speed bumps.

“The original designs were actually done in 1965. You would put in a series of underwater structures, maybe 20-25 of those to essentially act as speed bumps on the bottom of the river that would slow the flow of the water.”

Studies from the US Army Corp of Engineers show those speed bumps would slow the river enough to significantly increase water levels all the way up in Lake Huron. As Roger Gauthier said, the idea has been around for a long time.

This graphic shows how dredging of the St Clair river would obviously have profound effects on Georgian Bay water level maintenance.

This graphic shows how dredging of the St Clair river would obviously have profound effects on Georgian Bay water level maintenance.

But it has been given new life, thanks to the International Joint Commission. It manages the joint interests of Canada and the United States in the Great Lakes. And the Commission is recommending both governments look into putting some kind of structures in the St. Clair River.

To ask questions, gather information and find out how you can help, attend the 7 pm meeting at the RecPlex in Wasaga Beach tonight.

Water levels meeting May 30 2013

40 Berkely Street in Wasaga Beach

40 Berkely Street in Wasaga Beach

 

*SOLD* This 3-bedroom home or cottage

is perfectly located for beach enjoyment and it also has the kind of character and floor plan that translate into great investment potential.

Peace, privacy and natural beauty are in great supply without giving up on the convenience of being very close to shopping and restaurants. With the 1,579 sq feet fully optimized to feature three bedrooms and two family rooms your clan will have plenty of room to spread its wings.

Improvements to the property include new exterior doors, newer windows and a modern kitchen. Two wood-burning fireplaces make for cozy winter evenings.

The kitchen truly is the heart and hub of this home!

The lot is huge, measuring 100` x 125` and three walkouts open onto a large deck for entertaining. Recently reduced price reflects the need for new shingles.

To view the photos  just click HERE.

Zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s close: the Stonebridge shopping centre with all of its shops and restaurants, Tim Horton’s and Cold Stone Creamery, Foodland, Birchview Elementary School, and of course Wasaga’s Main Street leading to the beautiful boardwalks and shops of Wasaga Beach’s Main Beach Area One…all within walking or easy cycling distance from your door. The Wasaga Stars Arena is also very close and this is a great location for anyone employed in the east end of Wasaga Beach or Elmvale, or looking for an easier commute to Angus, CFB Borden and Barrie.


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51 Maple Drive in Wasaga Beach

51 Maple Drive in Wasaga Beach

Here’s a real show-stopper…

Located in the highly sought-after Wasaga Sands Estates area of west-end Wasaga Beach, this stunning 5 bedroom home will surely top your list.

Within its custom finished, smartly styled and impeccably maintained 2,870 square feet are 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an open flow between great room and kitchen with island and breakfast nook garden doors opening out to the grand 86’ x 263’ lot. The large south-facing deck offers a sunny outlook onto fields, trees and sky. Whether you’re a fan of entertaining or privacy or both, this home offers up something to fall in love with.

The most impressive features of this Maple Drive marvel are found in the spaciousness of the rooms and storage and the quality of the custom countertops and light fixtures. Simply stated, if you like what you see in the photos, you will be even more inspired in person.

A casually elegant custom kitchen is the heart of this home, and the appliances and layout will sing to your soul regardless of cooking style

What you can only appreciate to the extent that your screen does justice to the modern, serene colour palette, are features such as the slate tile floor in the foyer, the kitchen’s stainless steel farm-front undermount sink surrounded by HanStone Quartz countertops and the huge kitchen island with plenty of room for seating and gathering. The photos clearly point out the custom California shutters, and how the 9 foot ceilings are graced with upgraded light fixtures in every room.

Yes the photos may lead to your nod of approval to the master bedroom, noting that at 18′ 6” x 15′ it’s fit for a King sized bed and the King AND Queen’s furnishings, with its walk-in closet plus a second large closet. Finished for timeless enjoyment, the ensuite master bath also shines with handsome HanStone Quartz, a material that is renowned for its incredible depth and clarity, for its ability to resist heat and staining, and cleaning up easily with a mild soap and water.

It may not be so obvious in the slideshow, however, that the main floor and upstairs bathroom countertops are decked out in Corian solid surface counters and sinks, another timeless touch to offer years and years of beautiful service. Since Corian is nonporous, stains don’t have a chance to sink in and it tends to resist mold, mildew and bacteria.

And pictures simply can’t show the extent to which this home offers all the storage space you need and more. From the added features such as pull-outs in the cabinets and spacious pot drawers to the 3-car garage and its loft for extra storage, any family would be hard-pressed to run out of space here. The inside entry from the garage leads to the most restful, organized laundry room imaginable. And at the back of the 3rd garage bay is a door that opens onto a large cement pad for all your recreational toy storage needs. This is a young, fun, happy home suited to all ages and stages of living and growing.

In addition, a clean, wide open basement awaits your finishing choices or as a perfect winter training area for your Olympic hopefuls. The 9-foot ceilings, tons of natural light and bathroom rough-in will make it a breeze to design.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine yourself nestled here on Maple Drive.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this superbly located jumping off point for commuters heading out to Stayner, Barrie, CFB Borden and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA).

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If you love the water, peaceful nature trails, hiking, biking and living in a location that is a bit set apart yet intrinsic to the the small town feel of beautiful Wasaga Beach, Ontario, you’ll love this area! The images below (used with permission) were captured by local Collingwood photographer Diane Hammond in the Sunset Point and Collingwood Harbour areas this year. See more of her wonderful photos at http://dibytes.ca

 

Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling while enjoying the proximity to sunsets and soft Georgian Bay breezes or, right outside your door, McIntyre Creek’s trails for fresh air and connecting to nature in all seasons. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here.

51 Maple Drive in Wasaga Beach

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31 – 62nd Street North in Wasaga Beach

31 – 62nd Street North in Wasaga Beach

 

Whether you`re the creative type or not…

…it would be difficult not to be inspired by this 2 bedroom year-round home or cottage just a 2-minute walk to the gorgeous sunsets over Georgian Bay at 62nd Street North. The layout of this gem delivers 724 sq. ft. of enjoyment with a freshly-painted, open concept kitchen, living and dining area, a home office or hobby room and two loft bedrooms upstairs. Note the renovated 4-piece bathroom, large hall entry closets, lots of tucked-away storage zones and the kitchen opening onto a private, spacious rear deck with a happy little seasonal creek flowing by. This 50` x 70` property is a true friend to the buyer looking for low-maintenance living, freeing you up to frolic in the waves…which, on a breezy day, you can hear from the front yard! 

low-maintenance enjoyment

For the buyer who would rather be at the beach than mowing and spending on upkeep!

Highlights of this west-end Wasaga Beach wonder include:

  • Fresh and clean throughout with lots of natural light lending to a “peaceful, easy feeling”
  • Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and a built-in oven
  • The deck is like-new and accessible from the kitchen
  • Plenty of privacy
  • Easy-care lot featuring seasonal creek and easy-care landscaping
  • Laminate, carpet and beautiful original wood flooring
  • Storage shed for all your beach toys and more
  • Vinyl siding
  • Neat brick driveway

First, as you go through the photos, imagine your loved ones and favorite furnishings nestled here at 31 62nd Street North. Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this easy-access western Wasaga Beach, Ontario neighbourhood: close to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park’s Beach Area 6, the RecPlex, grocery store, shopping and restaurants, and a very easy hop to the new Highway 26, which is one of the main arteries of the area and leads to Collingwood and Blue Mountain in no time. View Larger Map Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling at 31 – 62nd Street North in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here. 8578226223_fdd7e4f2bc Share

3 Basswood Drive in Wasaga Beach

3 Basswood Drive in Wasaga Beach

Beautifully dressed and architecturally inspiring…

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is quite possibly the one you’ve been waiting for on a massive lot (203 ft frontage) in the much-admired Wasaga Sands Estates area of west-end Wasaga Beach.
With upgraded trim, coffered ceilings, crown moulding and many fine finishes throughout, this 1,823 sq.ft. “WASAGA Model” home (3,523 sq.ft. fully finished) features nine-foot ceilings upstairs and down, main floor laundry at one of two inside entrances to a 3+ car garage with a 4th door at the back, plus a covered porch at the front and a large deck offering your choice of sun or shade at any time of day, accessed via garden doors from either the spacious master bedroom or the bright eat-in kitchen.
The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and an upgraded ensuite bath has a 5’ maple vanity with Corian counter, heated floor, and upgraded glass-doored shower. The second main floor bathroom is also beautifully appointed with Corian and is adjacent to two sunny, spacious bedrooms with large closets.

Since your home is your sanctuary as well as one of life’s largest investments, be sure to consider quality of light, warmth, flow and efficiency when deciding which property should top your list

Distressed walnut engineered flooring flows throughout the open concept living and dining areas and glows in the light of the gorgeous gas fireplace with a pristine pine mantel. A marvelous maple kitchen is a real “wow” with raised panel doors in cherry finish, under counter lighting, glass tile backsplash, large island, breakfast nook and stainless steel appliances.
You’ll love the fully finished lower level! It’s just too fine – and fun – to call it a basement. Large media area wired for sound. Oak bar. Double-sided gas fireplace with stone surround. Games/rec area with pool table and custom upgraded lighting. Also, lucky family members or guests will enjoy the large lower level bedroom with a deluxe semi-ensuite bathroom with heated tiled floor to call their own.
Among many features in this home you’ll appreciate the fact that quality was paramount from beginning to end of the building process.

3 Basswood Drive's cathedral foyer

Windows, flooring, railings…where quality meets beauty, a soaring first impression at 3 Basswood Drive. Click the photo or linked text for the complete list of features and upgrades!

Please click here to fully appreciate all the upgrades and thoughtful design elements that add to the unseen but extremely valuable quality of life benefits offered in this home. From the amazing sub-flooring (Delta downstairs and mahogany upstairs!) to the wheelchair-accessible doorways to the extra large windows, mediocre was not an option. Don’t let it be an option for you, either!

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, yet still tell only part of the story, so schedule your showing for a closer look soon.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine yourself nestled here on peaceful, gently curving Basswood Drive.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this superbly located jumping off point for commuters heading out to Stayner, Barrie, CFB Borden and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA)….

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While viewing the map you may notice that from Basswood Drive you have an easy drive to the complete spectrum of golf, skiing, schools, shopping, services and entertainment in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood and a quick hop onto Sunnidale Road leading smoothly to all common commuter points. Nature trails abound, with the neighbourhood favourite being the loop trail that skirts McIntyre Creek, perfect for your choice of silent sports no matter what the season.
If you love the water, peaceful nature trails, hiking, biking and living in a location that is a bit set apart yet intrinsic to the the small town feel of beautiful Wasaga Beach, Ontario, you’ll love this area! The images below (used with permission) were captured by local Collingwood photographer Diane Hammond in the Sunset Point and Collingwood Harbour areas this year. See more of her wonderful photos at http://dibytes.ca

 

Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling while enjoying the proximity to sunsets and soft Georgian Bay breezes or, right outside your door, McIntyre Creek’s trails for fresh air and connecting to nature. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here.

3 Basswood Drive in Wasaga Sands Estates, Wasaga Beach

Please see MLS# 20131685 for another view of this fine property.

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67 Broadview Street in Collingwood Ontario

 

Huge private lot…check. Quiet street…check. Beautiful home…check…

You will want to take a closer look at this 4 bedroom, 3 bath high-efficiency home on a huge (90` x 200`) lot. Inside you`ll appreciate the freshly-painted, open concept floor plan featuring a Maple kitchen with lots of counter space and storage, upgraded lighting and all stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and ensuite bath and the dining area features garden doors leading to a generous 26` x 14` rear deck, skirted with privacy fencing and looking out onto a large private back yard. Including all the finished space in the basement you have 2,100 sq.ft. of easy living (1,100 sq.ft.on main floor). The low energy bills are a reflection of the highly efficient furnace, the basement floor being fully equipped with radiant in-floor heating and the HRV air system.

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, yet still tell only part of the story, so schedule your showing for a closer look soon.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine yourself nestled here on peaceful, private Broadview Street.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this superbly located jumping off point for commuters heading out to Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Thornbury, Meaford, or the other way to Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Barrie and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA)….

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While viewing the map you may notice that from Broadview Street you have an easy drive to the complete spectrum of golf, skiing, schools, shopping, services and entertainment in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood via Beachwood Drive and a quick hop onto the new Highway 26 bypass leading smoothly to all common commuter points.

Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling while enjoying the proximity to sunsets and soft Georgian Bay breezes. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here.

67 Broadview Street in Collingwood ON

Homeowners, contact Bruce to learn how his services help you list and sell faster and for more equity return.

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52 Arnill Crescent in Wasaga Beach

 

It’s not everyday…

that the perfect location AND the perfect layout become available. Nestled in mature trees in a quiet yet super-convenient neighbourhood of lovely homes, this ranch bungalow is sure to meet your needs and then some. If initially the ranch bungalow idea strikes you as a bit dated, this model reminds you that the ranch design and layout has had staying power for good reason! And here at 52 Arnill Crescent, the colours, finishes and updates make a successful marriage of classic and modern. You’ll have fun imagining your favourite furnishings – and family members – fitting in perfectly here.

A large, sunny living room welcomes you inside with a view of the fireplace and its modern mantle flanked by large bay windows. The view here, as everywhere throughout the house, is filled with evergreens, sun and sky.

The Master bedroom is more than large enough for a King set and has two large updated closets. In fact, everywhere you turn you’ll find an upgrade or update worth your admiring gaze.

 

There are pleasant surprises of high quality upgrades to note throughout this feature-rich home

Enjoy a full gallery of photos highlighting what we thought were some of the most attractive features here at 52 Arnill Crescent.

 

 

 

Highlights of this west-end Wasaga Beach wonder include:

  • 2 large bedrooms on the main floor, 2 super spacious bedrooms downstairs
  • Super private, fully fenced double lot
  • Located in a very desireable area of Wasaga Beach close to all amenities and walking distance to Worsley Elementary School
  • All-brick, low-maintenance home
  • Finished basement with 2 separate entrances make it a possible in-law suite
  • Second kitchen in basement adjacent to huge family rec room
  • 2 full bathrooms and one half-bath off the mud room area, all tastefully updated
  • 3 gas fireplaecs add charm plus easily heat the entire home (2,700 sq.ft.total)
  • Paved double driveway with inside entry from the garage
  • Just one kilometre between your walking or riding feet to the Wasaga Beach RecPlex and the Superstore

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this easy-access western Wasaga Beach, Ontario neighbourhood: close to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park’s Beach Area 6, the RecPlex, grocery store, shopping and restaurants, and a very easy hop to the new Highway 26, which is one of the main arteries of the area and leads to Collingwood and Blue Mountain in no time.
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Interested? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling at 31 – 62nd Street North in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here. 8578226223_fdd7e4f2bc Share

Collingwood Condo – 31 Raglan Street #5

Collingwood Condo – 31 Raglan Street #5

 

Sometimes the stars align…

and the perfect location AND the perfect layout become available. If living just steps from Collingwood`s Sunset Point in a ground-floor 2 bedroom condo sounds appealing, you may have just found your next home. A gas fireplace welcomes you into this spacious 1,063 sq.ft. unit with no stairs. The Master bedroom has a semi-ensuite bathroom and everywhere you turn you’ll find a large closet or storage area. This condo is among the finest examples you’ll find in Collingwood of move-in-and-relax, affordable, easy living. The lifestyle options are extraordinary for all ages and stages for recreation and even commuters and frequent travellers will appreciate what this location has to offer. Hardwood flooring abounds throughout and the soft, neutral colours make it easy to personalise with your choice of art, textiles and accessories. Lastly, abundant natural light and a surprising lack of traffic noise make this hidden gem worth your admiring gaze.

A casually elegant gas fireplace invites you to relax and unwind the second you walk in the door

First, as you go through the photos, imagine yourself nestled here on Raglan Street.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this superbly located Sunset Point perch in Collingwood, Ontario: close to gorgeous Georgian Bay at one of the most appreciated parks of the area, shopping and restaurants, within a minute or two from Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and a quick hop to the new Highway 26 bypass which is one of the main arteries that leads to Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Barrie, CFB Borden and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA).

 


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If you love the water, you’ll love this area! The images below (used with permission) were captured by local Collingwood photographer Diane Hammond in the Sunset Point and Collingwood Harbour areas this year. See more of her wonderful photos at http://dibytes.ca

 

Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area. Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling while enjoying the sunsets and soft Georgian Bay breezes at 31 Raglan Street in beautiful Collingwood, Ontario. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here.

 

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How to Be Among the First to See Your Dream Home Online

How to Be Among the First to See Your Dream Home Online

The Home Hunter is loyal, persistent, and always ready to fetch fresh listings for you.

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206 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

206 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

 

This fantastic family home with 5 bedrooms and 2 baths on well-established and centrally-located Dyer Drive is close to Birchview elementary school, east-end Wasaga Beach shopping, restaurants and services, Blueberry Trails, golfing and the world’s longest freshwater beach. With over 1,960 square feet of finished living space (1,007 on main floor) there`s plenty of space for your family.

The kitchen is one of the most alluring aspects of this warm and wonderful Wasaga Beach family home

Hardwood flooring abounds on the main floor and the kitchen is inviting with plenty of cabinet and counter space, a modern backsplash and new garden doors letting in beautiful light.
There are 2 bedrooms on the main level (Master bedroom has two large separate closets), a full bathroom up and another spacious 4-pc bath downstairs. The large open concept floor plan with its generous front living room is a pleasure to show and can easily be configured to include a separate dining area.
The fully finished lower level has an additional 3 bedrooms (the first is shown as a comfy family/rec room but with its 2 large closets would also function as a bedroom measuring a whopping 17′ x 10′).  This property also offers a fully-fenced rear yard with a 2-tiered deck for outdoor dining and entertaining. An above-ground pool is included but the seller will remove if requested.

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Much of the home has been freshly painted in a serene designer palette, allowing for ultimate flexibility in room function. Last but not least, the lucky new owners will appreciate the central air, central vac and the newer York furnace which is still under warranty.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine your family and favorite furnishings nestled here at 206 Dyer Drive.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this easy-access east-end Wasaga Beach, Ontario neighbourhood: close to one of the most desired schools of the area, shopping and restaurants, and a very easy hop to River Road West, which is one of the main arteries that leads to Elmvale, Barrie, CFB Borden and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA).

 

Intrigued? Carve out a couple of hours soon to let Bruce show you the magic of the area.

Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling at family-friendly 206 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Open the next page in the scrapbook of your best life memories…the home hunt starts here.

 

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Wasaga Beach and Collingwood Market Report

Wasaga Beach and Collingwood Market Report

 

Your Real Estate Market Update


We hope you like our NEW website!

The stats are in from November so I wanted to take a moment to show you what’s happening in the ever-changing local real estate world. Rather than just throw you the raw data provided by the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board, I process the numbers, produce visual charts and provide explanations to assist in your real estate important decisions. To use a holiday analogy, it’s like you’re getting the cookie instead of the dough!

Here’s the most up-to-date real estate market report for Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, and surrounding communities.
If you or any of your friends or family are considering a move, I offer a free comparative market analysis showing you what homes are for sale now, what homes have sold recently and how long homes are taking to sell in your neighbourhood. When you get that, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have the most accurate information that will tell you right away how YOUR market is and whether relocating is in your best interests, all things considered.
Also, Mary continues to enjoy offering FREE home staging and colour consultations to my seller AND buyer clients. Mary’s “Staging for Living” services help new homeowners in choosing the right colours to express their personal style as well as placing furniture and art so they feel “at home” more quickly. Whether it’s a question about feng shui, colour meaning, the right tone for the front door or the right countertop for the bathroom renovation, as my client you are welcome to email Mary for advice.

Want a deeper look at current AND past data? Click the graph below.

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Keeping in Touch

Please don’t hesitate to drop a line anytime to stay in touch. We connect socially via Facebook and Twitter and we text, email and update Bruce’s Blog at www.thehomehunt.com, but sometimes it’s nice to make that personal connection and hear from you, too.

Bruce is never more than an email or call away from answering any questions you may have and truly delights in getting caught up with the latest happenings in your life!

Just Breathe

The shortest day of the year is fast approaching and with it the hoopla of the holidays nears its peak.  If you’ve been on our mailing list over the years or recently requested to be added, the 2013 Calendar is headed your way. Anybody else find the calendar pages flying by too fast? I recently read that the #1 antidote to stress at this time of year is something we do anyway…breathing. The key though is to consciously breathe deep into your belly and fully exhale. Giving yourself this gift has an instantly calming effect, good for you and those around you. All together now…. 🙂

 We wish you a very happy holiday season and all the very best as you celebrate the start of another year!

 

The Future of Public Space in Wasaga Beach

Calling All Visionaries!

The Main Street Pedestrian Mall a few months before being destroyed by fire in 2007.

For quite some time now, residents and visitors alike have bemoaned the lack of a vibrant, attractive public space on Wasaga Beach’s Main Street. And so, this Thursday, November 29, 2012, citizens, community leaders, and municipal staff of Wasaga Beach will come together to participate in a public workshop to discuss the possibility of creating a public event space around the Main Street Pedestrian Mall at Beach Area One.

  • What:  Main Street Pedestrian Mall Visioning Project
  • Who:  Hosted by 8-80 Cities, for anyone with an interest in public space and transforming the Main Street Pedestrian Mall into a more vibrant and healthier place
  • When:  Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Banquet Hall, Wasaga Stars Arena, 425 River Road West, Wasaga Beach, ON

Strong winds after 1 a.m. contributed to the devastation

The timing of this visioning process is appropriate, as it was 5 years ago, on November 30, 2007, that a major fire destroyed between 50 to 70% of the main street pedestrian mall, including 17 businesses and 5 apartments. The fire was fuelled by very strong winds, eventually turning it into one of the biggest and most disastrous fires ever in Wasaga Beach history.

One of the previous visions for tourism at Wasaga Beach’s main end

Plans to rebuild the beach front included shopping, an indoor/outdoor theme park and monorail service.

Despite the major fire, the beach and the remaining businesses reopened the following summer, though the residents and visitors of Wasaga Beach commented that the old arcade and various dingy shops would be thoroughly missed and media reports labelled the event “the end of an era“.

The proposed development came to an abrupt end when the Blue Beach Corporation declared bankruptcy in 2010. The Town of Wasaga Beach worked out a plan to help the remaining businesses open for the season but the plans for hotels, theme parks and a monorail all ended and have not been revived.

Out of the fiery destruction of all those “historic” shops must come something inspired! Such was the impetus for the upcoming Pedestrian Mall visioning project, a workshop where participants will brainstorm around the question:  How can we create a vibrant pedestrian space at Beach Area One?

In 2011, the Wasaga Beach community determined that one of the key principles to revitalization of the Main Beach Area was the establishment of a public square which could be used year-round as a gathering place and to program special community events. The Town was successful in receiving a grant through the “Make a Place for People” project, which is an Ontario Trillium Fund program administered through 8-80 Cities, a non-profit group that promotes active transportation and vibrant public spaces, and will be facilitating the workshop.

The purpose of the program is to lead the community in a design and visioning process on a smaller scale to create a vibrant and healthy public space at Beach Area One at the Main Street Pedestrian Mall. Anyone with an interest in public space and transforming the Main Street Pedestrian Mall into a more vibrant and healthier place is encouraged to come out to the public workshop, which will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 and be held at the Banquet Hall, Wasaga Stars Arena, 425 River Road West.

For more information, please contact Nathan Wukasch, Planner, Town of Wasaga Beach at (705) 429-3847 or email nwukasch@wasagabeach.com

143 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

143 Dyer Drive in Wasaga Beach

 

 

This beautiful 3 bedroom home with 2 full bathrooms on a quiet cul de sac of Dyer Drive is in move-in condition. 

This home has been freshly painted in a serene designer palette and features new windows, a large master bedroom plus second bedroom or office on main floor, custom built-in shelving and another spacious bedroom in the finished basement, bringing total living space to over 1,700 sq.ft.

Enjoy the easy life here! The eat-in kitchen has a walkout to a deck overlooking a private stone patio, and the pressed-concrete walkways and paved driveway to the single-car garage complete the picture of a much sought-after low-maintenance lifestyle.

Book your showing soon let Bruce show you how and where to “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2012 and beyond.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine your loved ones and favorite furnishings nestled here at 143 Dyer Drive in east Wasaga Beach.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this well-established neighbourhood.

143 Dyer Drive in beautiful Wasaga Beach

Dyer Drive is close to Birchview Dunes Elementary School, the Wasaga Beach Public Library and Blueberry Trails for unwinding among the pines on foot, bicycle or cross country skis. The location is also convenient to the vibrant and ever-growing Stonebridge shopping/dining centre and an easy jaunt to the main Beach Areas and a very easy hop onto either of the main arteries that lead to Barrie, Base Borden, Georgian Bay, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, and world-class golf courses, marinas and ski hills, ensuring your real estate investment will be a wise one for building equity in the years to come.


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1 Baker Street Collingwood Real Estate

1 Baker Street Collingwood Real Estate

 

 

This fantastic family home is located on a tree-lined, centrally-located yet quiet street and is close to Collingwood’s excellent schools, the Curling Club, YMCA, shopping and trails. 

This lovely 1,305 sq.ft. brick bungalow offers a pool and a private backyard. With 3 bedrooms on the main level and one in the lower level, this home can easily accomodate a growing family. Recent updates include new windows, shingles, kitchen cabinets and lighting, basement flooring, new drywall, all freshly painted in a soft, designer palette. Plenty of storage including a pool house, a large shed and a spacious workshop area to fill your imagination with all of the possibilities (“man-cave” and more). There is also potential for a home office or second bedroom downstairs.

You’ll love having two walkouts to the large multi-tiered rear deck overlooking your fully fenced pool and gardens. Book your showing soon and “Live…Where Others Vacation” for the rest of 2012 and beyond.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine your family and favorite furnishings nestled here at 1 Baker Street in central Collingwood.

Then, zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this wonderful neighbourhood: close to three of the most desired schools of the area, multi-use trails, shopping and restaurants, and a very easy hop onto either of the main arteries that lead to Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach, and world-class golf courses, marinas and ski hills.


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9 McKean Boulevard in Nottawa, ON

9 McKean Boulevard in Nottawa, ON

 

 

This all-brick home is quite possibly the one you’ve been waiting for in the coveted McKean subdivision, close to the well-respected Nottawa Elementary School, Georgian College’s Collingwood campus and the complete spectrum of shopping, services and entertainment in Collingwood and Blue Mountain.

 

Beautifully decorated and freshly painted, this 1,850 sq.ft. home (3,698 sq.ft. fully finished) features a stunning new kitchen with a walk-out to the back deck, two gas fireplaces (one is the centrepiece of a “Muskoka” family room in the basement), pristine red oak hardwood flooring, 3 bedrooms on the main level and 4 bathrooms (one is a 4-pc. ensuite).

You`ll love the cedar sauna! Also, you have the option of making the large downstairs bedroom your master suite, guest retreat, huge home office or music studio.

Among many improvements and added features in this home you’ll appreciate the large backup natural gas generator system for peace of mind.

Get that lucky to “Live…Where Others Vacation” feeling on the pristine deck with the custom, UV-protected pergola overlooking your private backyard. An unbeatable stay-cation in all seasons, the large lot at 9 McKean Blvd offers lush yet easy-maintenance landscaping, mature trees, an inspiring flagstone-skirted bonfire area, and serene corners to relax and unwind.

First, as you go through the photos, imagine life in this happy, peaceful, warmly-appointed home with its fully-finished basement and ultra-organized, attached two-car garage.


Then, check out the list of recent interior and exterior improvements here.

Zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s not far from this corner of Collingwood, Ontario known as McKean Subdivision of Nottawa: close to one of the most desired schools of the area, shopping and restaurants, and a very easy hop onto the main arteries that lead to Stayner, Wasaga Beach, CFB Borden and beyond (1.5 hours to the GTA).


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Wasaga Beach and Collingwood Real Estate Market News

The stats are in and have been through my graphical mill to churn out the answer to that ubiquitous question: How’s the Market?  

To bring you an easily-understood analysis of what’s happening in the ever-changing local real estate world, I process the numerical data provided by the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board and provide formulas and explanations to assist in your important decisions.

Have you ever asked a Realtor “How’s the market?” and been told nothing
much more than “Great”? That Realtor most likely wanted you to get the
impression that he or she was doing well, in demand, and thus a “great”
choice in a Realtor.

In 15+ years of real estate sales in the area, I’ve learned that what you want to know has nothing to do with how that Realtor is personally doing in business.

The right answer to the “How’s the Market” question depends not only on whether you are thinking of selling or buying but also on where exactly you live in town.

If you are considering a move, I offer a free comparative market analysis showing you what homes are for sale now, what homes have sold recently and how long homes are taking to sell in your neighbourhood. When you get that, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have the most accurate information that will tell you right away how YOUR market is and whether relocating is in your best interests, all things considered.

 

Catch the Summer Vibe in Wasaga Beach

Whether you were lyin’ on a dock sippin from a coconut or not, there’s no denying it was an amazing weather-weekend in Wasaga Beach. From the looks of the Wasaga Beach forecast for the week, Mother Nature really got her timing right for long-weekend revelers. Although it’s back to work for most today, keep those summer vibe moments in your soul with Walk Off the Earth’s latest release.

CHORUS:
With you by my side
A Cadillac ride
Jammin w/the boys – Bonfire at night
Summer vibe
Looking for a summer vibe
I paid my dues got nothing to prove
Laying on the dock just talking to you
Summer vibe
Looking for a summer vibe

I’m Jonesing for a good time, hitting beaches all down the coast, I’ll find a place to post
Gonna somehow, find a luau, dance this old night away
I’m drinking something blue from a coconut, music all up in the place, under the moonlight

….Taking my time

And the sun goes down
But it’ll rise again tomorrow
Oh…
EH-O, EH-O, EH-O BOP BOP AWAY-O

36 Elizabeth Drive in New Wasaga Beach

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Listed at $419,800, this 2,685 sq.ft. home or cottage could be the Wasaga Beach dream castle you’ve been looking for…and it’s NOT made of sand!
Located close to New Wasaga Beach on a quiet cul de sac, this all stone and brick home has 3 large bedrooms (master has a huge walk-in closet) and 4 bathrooms.
The vaulted ceilings are absolutely inspired, and a calming cedar-lined sauna room adjoins a spa/hot tub area in a unique turreted corner.
Features include a whole-house HRV air exchange system, central air, central vac, instant hot water, full monitored security system, Canac kitchen (awaiting your finishing touches), potlights and a large 3 bay (2 door) attached garage.

The unfinished basement gives you an ADDITIONAL 1,960 sq.ft. and the garage another approx. 720 sq.ft.

All of the bedrooms have walk-outs to the huge, private rear deck.

Yes some finishing still needs to be done but this jewel in the crown of the world’s largest freshwater beach may be exactly what you’ve always wanted; a new home without the contruction headaches and costs, and without the need to un-do someone else’s personal touches and finishes.  If you know this area you know that 1) Residents LOVE the location and 2) This kind of investment is a rare opportunity in this highly sought-after area of Wasaga Beach.

Zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s close:  the soft sands of Blue Flag-awarded Wasaga Beach, east-end shopping and restaurants, the Wasaga Arena, and a relatively easy hop onto the main arteries that lead to Elmvale, Barrie, CFB Borden and beyond.


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29 Marine View Drive Collingwood Ontario

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Offered at $559,800, this is waterfront living at its finest in amenity-rich Blue Shores including clubhouse, swimming pools, fitness & games centre and private harbour. Exceptional 2,690 sq. ft. (4,560 total finished sq. ft.) 5 bdrm, 5 bath bungalow loft Lighthouse model was designed to make homeowners feel the pull of the shimmering water from the back porch to stroll on the adjoining walking trails.

Natural light is often enough in this sky-lit loft featuring 2 additional bdrms & bath

Uniquely vaulted ceilings in great room provide a sunlit view to the lofted 2nd floor leading to two additional bedrooms and another full bath.

The main floor master bedroom suite features a jaw-dropping water view, walk-in closet and ensuite with a jetted tub.

The main floor also features a gas fireplace and a second large bedroom with ensuite bath plus a convenient laundry area adjacent to inside entry to the double-car garage.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar and a walkout from the breakfast nook to the covered rear porch.

The finished basement includes media/rec areas, spacious bedroom, home office and much more.

Sparkling views of Georgian Bay from your Master bedroom

Here at Blue Shores, the ease of living and the waterfront beauty that surrounds you is a constant reminder of how lucky you are to live where others vacation!

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Zoom in on the map below, get directions, see what’s close: the Collingwood Harbour, grocery stores, the Collingwood G&M Hospital, schools, shopping, skiing and golfing are all mere minutes from your door.


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How’s The Market?

May 2012 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board Statistics

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

This is just one of many visually instructive, hand-crafted charts that Bruce provides to Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and surrounding area residents every month. Click here or on the image to see the entire report. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Bruce.

Welcome to Bruce Johnson’s Blog

Welcome to Bruce Johnson’s Blog

Welcome to Bruce’s Blog. TheHomeHunt was first a catchy domain name, then an e-newsletter that had evolved from a printed newsletter called Window on Wasaga (WOW), and is again undergoing a transformation. This serves Bruce’s clients by offering access to up-to-date information across they many platforms available today whether you use a mobile device, a home pc or any web browser on a public computer. This blog and indeed this website is constantly morphing and improving so please come back often and share with others. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!