Fairview Island Baysville ON
Fairview Island is a 20 acre private island on Lake of Bays in Muskoka, one of the most exclusive, summer recreational regions in the world. The island boasts panoramic, long lake views, its own private beach, a 3 bedroom boathouse, deep water access, parking for 5 boats, a majestic forest and its own private mainland access point. The majority of the island is made up of gentle sloping land with excellent development potential. Fairview Island is centrally located on Lake of Bays and only 2.5 hours north of Toronto. The Bigwin Island Golf Club and the Lake of Bays Sailing Club are each only 5 minutes away by boat.
The island is interconnected by a network of easily traversed foot paths. The main landing on the south side of the Island includes a boathouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 cabins and a storage shed. West facing Sunset Point, an ideal location for evening bonfires, has an alternate floating dock and an updated cottage. Along the northwest shoreline is the island’s own private beach – perfect for young children and beach volleyball. On the north side of the island you’ll find Dragonfly Point with panoramic sunset and sunrise views. Further along the north shore is Bass Bay, an excellent place to catch both bass and trout. At Chapel Point you can spot the sailors out in Big Bay or the newly restored Bigwin Ferry as it tours the lake.
The 20 acre triangle-shaped Fairview Island is comprised of almost equal portions of mature conifer and hardwood forests. Mature Red Oaks, Sugar Maples, White Pines, White Birch and Eastern Hemlocks are the most prevalent tree species on the island. Plant species include wild orchids, red and white trilliums (a forest meadow), wild iris, wild blueberry, over 40 varieties of fungi, natural moss gardens and much more. Animal life varies by year but will usually include red squirrels, mink, great blue heron, chickadees, nuthatches and pileated wood peckers.
The island’s private access point is located on Nithgrove Road, on the south shore of the lake. It is comprised of two lots; a 70’ waterfront lot with a dock, boat lift and parking for 2 vehicles and a back lot with parking for another 10 vehicles.
The Island is exclusively and privately owned by one family with 5 cottages a boathouse with living quarters and private landing areas for each member of the family. The development potential exists for 3 parcels under the present zoning. Rezoning might allow for up to 8 parcels (this requires investigation by a planner and the family makes no representation as to the validity of this scenario). A third option might be a waterfront commercial use as the Island was once used as a camp (again, this scenario must be thoroughly investigated by a potential purchaser).