All photos courtesy The Gauthier Group

LuxMus Ad New


As the always buoyant Muskoka real estate market gears up for yet another bumper summer of luxury homes and cottages for sale, getting an early start is always a good idea for those looking to enter the market.

A great opportunity for those seeking some waterfront luxury on one of the smaller (but equally gorgeous!)  Muskoka lakes, this new custom-built cottage on Riley Lake is well worth consideration.


Firepit and lake view at Riley Lake Cottage
Your cottage compound awaits with spectacular views over Riley Lake


Offered for sale by The Gauthier Group’s Mary Gauthier and Devon Reid, this high-end property is located on Deerfly Drive in Gravenhurst and an easy drive from the region’s top cultural attractions and amenities including local hospitals and schools, this spacious six-bedroom family cottage was completed in 2022 on over three acres with a huge 254 ft of waterfront complete with private docking, a firepit… and superb lake views.


Luxury Riley Lake Cottage for Sale


Set on a long private driveway just a few minutes east of Highway 11 at Severn Bridge, the main route for cottagers driving to Muskoka from Toronto, this cottage would certainly make for a grand family compound for those needing plenty of living space. Spread over two stories, the property boasts over 4500 sq ft of living space, including six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a large games room that doubles as a TV lounge area with a woodburning fireplace.


The Great Room with lake views
The great room with its stunning lake views is the place to hang out with friends and family


The star of the show is undoubtedly the second-level great room. Guaranteed to be a guest-pleaser, this large open-concept space features high vaulted ceilings, an elegant real fireplace, plus expansive two-story tall windows offering incredible views over Riley Lake and the cottage’s peaceful bay.

Other highlights include two separate and very private wings off the great room, one of which contains the master bedroom with its elegant ensuite bathroom, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom. The other wing contains a lovely Muskoka room that’s perfect for those occasions when a quieter, cozier space is preferable.


Muskoka Cottage Living at its Best


The kitchen area is a delight for those who enjoy entertaining and features a good-sized island with stool seating, as well as a dining area. Another notable feature is the two sets of slider doors that lead to a huge wrap-around porch boasting spectacular waterfront and property views, an especially pleasant treat when the Muskoka fall colours arrive.


The kitchen at Riley Lake Cottage
The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream come true


This luxurious Riley Lake cottage also includes:

  • A large firepit with benches and Muskoka Chairs
  • Quality stone and millwork throughout
  • Wide pine plank flooring and radiant heated floors
  • Three fireplaces
  • Hot Tub plus an outdoor shower
  • Back-up generator (a must in Muskoka!)
  • Security cameras and Smart Automation from cell phones for all lights and heat.

Car buffs will love the property’s separate four-car garage. This huge space comes with heated concrete floors and a large party room that includes a full kitchen and plenty of storage space. Upstairs, a 1200 sq ft loft comes with two spacious bedrooms separated by a magnificent double-sided gas fireplace, as well as a family room/office.


Riley Lake Cottage – Fast Facts


Offered for sale exclusively by Mary Gauthier and Devon Reid, Sales Representatives with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, this custom-built luxury Muskoka cottage for sale is a must-see for those seeking a compound-style property large enough for an extended family.


lake view from the dock
Your very own private Muskoka paradise awaits on beautiful Riley Lake


Here’s what you need to know:

  • Location: 1104 Deerfly Drive, Gravenhurst, Ontario 
  • Listed for sale by Mary Gauthier and Devon Reid, Sales Representatives with The Gauthier Group, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
  • Cottage Type: Detached / Custom built and for sale by original owner  
  • Size: 4,966 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: Four 
  • Waterfront: 254 ft
  • Property: 3.19 acres
  • Price: $3,225,000
  • Property Taxes: $5,986/Year
  • MLS#: MLS #   

You can learn more about this exquisite luxury Riley Lake cottage for sale by clicking here to view the full listing.




Kim Kerr is a travel writer and Co-Founder of Riley, a leading source of news and information about the world’s leading luxury destinations… including Muskoka.