One of Barrie's most coveted locations!

One of Barries most coveted locations!

Brightness, space, tranquility. Flooded with sunlight through a phalanx of windows overlooking Kempenfelt Bay, this bespoke custom home makes the most of a rapturous view. The eye wanders down a great expanse of gently sloping lawn, across the North Shore Trail to the broad blue sheen of Kempenfelt Bay and distant shore beyond. At  5,300 square feet, 99 Shanty Bay Road includes 2+2 beds, 4.5 baths and a well-appointed, self-contained in-law suite at the on-grade lower level. 


In the heart of the city…immersed in nature

The view, the quiet, the peaceful atmosphere so close to the heart of the city—these are the things that makes this the exceptional property it is. One of Barrie’s most coveted locations, Shanty Bay road is at once right next to the city’s vibrant downtown and away from it all. This home is a stunning combination of urban luxury and cottage retreat, just a short walk along the adjacent lakeside North Shore Trail to downtown shops and restaurants. 


Look out over the masts of the Barrie Yacht Club to the Bay immediately south of the Trail or saunter over to Johnson’s beach, sandy and swimmable, just a 3-minute stroll away. To the east, the Trail hugs the shoreline through picturesque countryside all the way to the village of Shanty Bay and the Township of Oro-Medonte. Fall colours, scenic views…natural beauty abounds.


Situated a few minutes’ drive from the 400 Highway, 99 Shanty Bay Road is a mere 50 minutes’ drive, a peaceful GO Train ride, or a 19-minute Porter flight (5x/week roundtrip) from downtown Toronto. Shanty Bay Road is popular with the Toronto executive set for its proximity, as it is with the medical professionals of Barrie’s nearby Royal Victoria Hospital.





Built for entertaining, built for family 

Whether you relish entertaining, family time or both, this is the perfect home. At its heart is a main-level open concept space consisting of a large open kitchen, living room, family room and separate dining area. Great expanses of south-facing windows frame the Bay throughout. Vaulted cathedral ceilings with modern LED pot lighting accentuate the sense of space, while an imposing gas fireplace with stone surround is mirrored in the polished hardwood floor. A large verandah is strategically located at the midpoint of the house before a huge picture window, the better for you to take in the magnificent view.



The main home 

The main home includes three bedrooms and four washrooms—plenty of room for a busy household. The master and another large bedroom occupy the main level, while on the lower level you will find an exercise room, a rec room with huge sunlit windows and a third bedroom and washroom tucked away. A walkout accesses a patio and a large hot tub with Bay views tucked under a protective overhang, but feel free to wander further out into sunlight dappling the broad, sloping lawn. 


The self-contained suite

The self-contained 1-bedroom apartment below is equally furnished with huge Bay-facing windows. With its own separate entrance, sliding doors and patio area, it was built with comfort, enjoyment and independence in mind. A full open concept kitchen with quartz countertops and breakfast bar, living room with a stone floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace, newly renovated bathroom, laundry and a separate backyard patio complete this lovely suite. 


An immaculate property

Mature, shady trees screen the house from the street and next-door neighbours. A wide patterned cement driveway with parking for 8 cars sweeps past a charming vaulted and beamed front entrance to twin extra-wide garage doors. Massive slabs of local limestone accent the property, beautifully landscaped and cared for, forming a staircase down to the main lawn. At 225x100 feet, this is a large lot that includes an immense lawn commanding Bay views—perfect for an in-ground pool. 


Extensively renovated just 11 years ago, 99 Shanty Bay has nevertheless been recently refreshed, including an extensive remodelling of the master bedroom with walk-in closet built-ins (room for 50+ pairs of shoes) and a complete renovation of the 3-piece ensuite bathroom (heated floors, body-jet shower, etc.) as well as many updates to the self-contained 1-bedroom apartment below. Other additions include some new mechanicals, Napoleon BBQ, two new washers and dryers, new hall pantry and fresh paint throughout. Two furnaces and two central air units keep this home cozy and comfortable in any weather. 


The view, the location, the natural surroundings. 99 Shanty Bay Road could well be the ultimate in city/country living. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. 


  • Lot Size: 100 x 224
  • Age: 11
  • Taxes: $13,991.57
  • Type: Detached
  • Exterior: Stone & Other
  • Basement: Full with Walk out
  • Basement Dev: Finished
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Bedrooms: 2.2
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Sq Ft: 2740
  • Sq Ft Finished: 5300
  • Fuel: Gas


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