Small Lake Luxury

Small Lake Luxury – Family Cottage for Sale in Kearney
By Kim Kerr-Dearsley

While there’s no denying the appeal (and cache) of having a summer address in Muskoka, those on the lookout for a great family cottage for sale in Ontario should consider the many benefits of purchasing in other equally attractive areas of cottage country.

Take Kearney, for example. Located an easy 30 minutes’ drive north of the Town of Huntsville along Highway 11, this pretty community in the Almaguin Highlands offers everything needed to ensure memorable family vacations.

Dubbed ‘Ontario’s Biggest Little town’, Kearney boasts an LCBO that sells local craft beers from makers including Lake of Bays Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City; grocery stores, along with produce stores selling fresh local ingredients (check out Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables); and, of course, plenty of popular restaurants and bars to stop in for a bite or a drink (be sure to try the great grub at Kearney Trailside Cookhouse and Kearney O'Neils Restaurant & Inn LLBO).

Cottage for Sale in Kearney Muskoka Room
Nothing beats a cozy Muskoka Room
Family Cottage for Sale Kearney
Cottage for Sale in Kearney view from the dock
Dockside fun... and privacy

Now, imagine being able to access all of this fun by boat… and from your very own cottage dock. It’s certainly possible from this attractive entry-level luxury cottage on Beaver Lake, an unspoiled body of water which leads directly to Kearney, just five minutes away by boat and part of a pleasant six-mile long lake-system that offers plenty of scope for exploration.

Located on Stoneway Road and set on an impressive 15-acres of prime real estate, you’ll enjoy some 1,960 ft of waterfront, with hardly a neighbouring cottage in sight. And in winter, you’ll find yourself easily connecting to the region’s vast network of snowmobile trails, as well as fun outdoor activities in nearby Algonquinand Arrowhead Provincial Parks, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Built in 2004, this 1,417 sq ft cottage (also suitable as a full-time family- or retirement home) consists of three bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across two bright, sunlit levels of finished living space, including a loft that could be used as additional sleeping space. Other notable features of this lovely Kearney real estate: a large stone fireplace; cozy traditional Muskoka room; large family room; and a huge games room large enough to set up fun activities such as pool, ping pong, and foosball (even a bar!).

Many Additional Features

Other notable features of this attractive Kearney cottage for sale:

  • Potential to severe 2 or 3 additional lots (without affecting your privacy!)
  • Full walk-out basement with huge recreation / games room
  • Wood and Stone siding
  • Propane heating

The big draw, though, is the view, which can be enjoyed pretty much everywhere, including from the large master bedroom and living area. The lake itself is easy to access from the huge lakeside deck, and in seconds you’ll find yourself waterside where you can enjoy a shallow entry shoreline that drops to around six feet at the end of the dock (kayaks and paddleboards included with the purchase!).

For visiting friends and family, this lovely listing also comes with a quaint guest cabin complete with two loft sleeping areas.

Fast Facts:

  • Address – 350 Stoneway Rd, Kearney, on P0A 1M0
  • Lake – Beaver Lake
  • Luxury Level – Entry Level Luxury
  • Price – $$1,090,000
  • Dwight Cottage for Sale By… Sue Burke, a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty in Huntsville Ontario. To learn more about this and other cottages for sale in Muskoka, visit
Family Cottage for Sale in Kearney view from the deck
Great Lake views from the deck


Kim Kerr is a Muskoka-based writer and a lover of the good life in cottage country.