When’s the last time you needed to get away? Like, “own your lake town and 9 square kilometres of property” level of getting away? Well, we have all had quite a bit of isolation thus far in 2020, but this edition of our Canadian Home of the Week takes that to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a Bond-villain lair, a family compound, or a pretty interesting business opportunity, The Windigo is one hell of an option. Let’s take a look!
First things first, this isn’t a typical property. In fact, this is actually a set of rental properties in a sort of a ‘cottage resort’ setting. Sitting in the heart of the dramatic Laurentians, this spot is about 3.5 hours northwest of Montreal and just under 3 hours north of Ottawa. The listing price is $10,000,000, but before you run away scared let’s break it down for you.
The property includes 15 condo properties across 5 chalets AND has an absolute ton of shoreline access on the gorgeous Baskatong Reservoir. Oh, and the property also has its own restaurant. Ya know, in case you’re actually into the idea of owning your own town.
Obviously, the best use for the property (unless you’re ready to spend a ton of extra cash) is to maintain it as a summer & winter destination. The rental options and gorgeous location alone make it a unique stay, plus you have all the amenities already in place.
Buuuut, what would we do with this place? Well, let’s just say we’d go a little more over the top with it to make the most of the land. Yes, we absolutely love nature, but we think clearing a bit of the land for a 9 hole golf course wouldn’t be a half-bad idea. Then you have easy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing terrain in the winter, and everyone’s favourite leisurely sport in the summer. It’s a win-win!
If you’d like to check out Thee Windigo property for yourself, just click here!