Located approximately a two hour drive north of Toronto and a 10 minute boat ride from a private, secure parking facility, owning a waterfront property on Bigwin Island is a dream come true. An exclusive 520 acre Island paradise with over 26,000 ft of majestic shoreline on gorgeous Lake of Bays, which is becoming the most sought after lake in Muskoka. Be one of the privileged few to own a custom designed cottage boasting water frontages from 200 ft to over 1,000 ft. of pristine shoreline. Enjoy glorious lake vistas and utmost privacy, complimented by resort style services and world-class golf. Let Bigwin’s rich historical tradition become a part of your family’s legacy, and future.
Muskoka is part of Canada’s iconic cottage country region and renowned internationally for Algonquin Park and more recently as the summer playground for the world’s rich and famous. Home to a natural and vast 1,000 Sq Km expanse of lakes, forests and carriage trade towns, this region has become synonymous with luxury vacation home residences, stunning lakeside resorts and four season recreational living.
There is arguably nowhere else in Canada where demand for waterfront real estate has been sustained for decades at the same level experienced in Muskoka. This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination with an extremely competitive infrastructure and close proximity to Canada’s largest and most affluent population in the Greater Toronto Area.
Lake of Bays
Located in the east central area of the District, Lake of Bays is quickly becoming the most sought after lake address in Muskoka. Known for stringent planning and building guidelines, rules that were previously seen as a negative attribute are now viewed as a positive and have helped to preserve and shape a Muskoka charm and heritage that is quite unique to this lake. Lake of Bays has been able to maintain the old Muskoka style of architecture, naturalized shorelines, and scenic natural settings. The designs and guidelines followed at Bigwin embrace the concept of blending buildings into forested settings, which avoids the destruction of vegetation and rock outcroppings during construction.
The lake itself is the second largest in Muskoka, with an area of over 50 Sq Km and over 170 Km of shoreline. The lake has a maximum depth of 79 M and an average depth of 22 M. Water quality is unsurpassed by any of the large lakes, being that Lake of Bays is located on top end of the system and is mainly fed by the Oxtongue River, which carries the clean fresh headwaters that run from Algonquin Park. The lake also provides a great opportunity for sport fishing of lake trout and smallmouth bass.
While Muskoka’s natural outdoor beauty is what first attracts visitors, people stay to enjoy the many attractions that are available indoors as well. Bigwin is conveniently located by car or boat less than 15 Km from the Towns of Baysville and Dorset, with the larger communities of Bracebridge and Hunstsville each being a 35 Km drive.
Along with hospitals and modern shopping facilities the area also boast world-class performing arts festivals, luxury spas, fine dining and carriage trade shopping. Cottagers seeking to learn more about the area can visit museums, heritage villages and workshops hosted by local artisans. Event calendars are always brimming with activities in Muskoka with programs that appeal to visitors of every age.