Are you a fan of staycations? The new Friday Harbour development on Lake Simcoe — an all-season resort-residence – will give Ontarians a place to unwind year-round without having to leave the country. At only a one-hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area, or a 90-minute GO Train ride, it's convenient for quick getaways. (This blog post is sponsored by Friday Harbour.)
The development has been in the works for 13 years now, and promises to be the ultimate place in Ontario for vacation living. The village boardwalk will include 12 buildings that will house over 550 residential units, from studio condos to six-bedroom townhouses. The first phase is scheduled to be ready for summer 2016, and phase two for summer 2017.
The boardwalk will also have over 50,000 sq. ft. of specialized shops and great restaurants. This rendering looks incredible.
Calling all boat-lovers: Just south of the village is the 40-acre inland marina, which will hold up to 1,000 boats and includes two private islands with approximately 300 townhomes, each with its own dock. The resort-residence also includes a golf course and hiking trails, along with shuttles and golf carts to easily get everyone around the resort.
For those who want to host a party, wedding or event, there's a double-deck riverboat available, and The Lake Club, a 35,000-sq.-ft. recreational centre right on the harbour, will include everything from swimming pools, badminton, games rooms, meeting rooms, movies and more. When winter hits, the cottage country zone will turn into chalet-style living, with ice fishing, ice hocking, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Wondering about the cost? There's a range of options available depending on your needs: boardwalk condos range from $239,000 to $1-million; harbour flats range from $269,000 to $899,000; two-story three-bedroom marina townhouses are $849,000 to $1-million; and the private island townhouses range from three- to six-bedrooms and go from $1.1-million to just under $2-million. Units in phase one of Friday Harbour are already sold out, and half of phase two is already sold!
Visit fridayharbourresort.com today to browse floorplans, see the finishes and features, and more.