258 Borden Road Glen Isle (Mississippi Mills, Ontario, CA - K7C 3P1) Built

SOLD $546,000.00

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  • Bellavista
  • Type: Residential
  • Style: Single Story
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Type: Rectangular
  • Lot Size: 100ft x 204ft
  • Taxes: $2,686.00 (2020)
  • MLS ® #: 1248952



Welcome to Bellavista, a classic Canadian three-season cottage with many modern updates that have been done thoughtfully, so as not to take away from the nostalgic charm and character. If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, this is a property not to be missed!

Island lore has it that when the Borden Rd. lots were developed in the 1960s, the original owner had the opportunity to choose from all of them and picked this one. Decades later the reasons are obvious: a gently sloping grade to the natural shoreline (no need for stairs), one of prettiest views on Glen Isle, the undeveloped forested shore offers added privacy, and a never-ending parade of wildlife! Whether you’re enjoying the view from the deck, the dock, the screened-in porch, or the upstairs bedroom, no doubt you will be entertained by several resident Great Blue Herons, numerous species of aquatic life, and deer emerging from the forest to drink from the river – often with fawns in tow.
The soothing sound of the nearby rapids instantly inspires a feeling of tranquility. As a bonus, none of this tranquility is disturbed by high-powered boats. Largely one is entertained by paddle craft – some even “shooting the rapids” when conditions are right and later in the season you have your very own “lazy river”!

Gardens are perennial and low maintenance. Shade-loving plants thrive in the protected spots as do drought tolerant species in more open areas. There always seems to be something in bloom.
Step inside…

The whimsical interior of Bellavista will captivate you and evoke that “weekend get-away somewhere special” feeling. In cooler weather ample heat is generated by a propane fireplace and light from large new windows. If happiness is defined by a hearth with an amazing view, this cottage is irresistible.


In addition to the main cottage, the current owner added a delightful and practical screened porch, connected by a covered breezeway. Combined with a ceiling fan, the air is moving even on the stillest of hot days. The cement floor adds to the cool factor as do the whitewashed interior cedar boards lining the walls and vaulted ceiling. Articulating custom shutters close to reduce airflow and to protect from the elements as the seasons change. This structure is known as the “Boathouse” since it also provides convenient storage for paddles, life preservers, towels, etc. But its primary function is as a bug-free zone/entertainment hub. It also makes for a great “casita” for guests since the porch opens to an extra bedroom. Just add a bar fridge and coffee maker! It is insulated and enjoys both AC and an installed electric fireplace.

The delightful, whitewashed space (insulated) is always cool in summer and warmed up by the fireplace in the cooler months. Don’t need an extra bedroom? The new double window would offer a great view from your desk – that is if small children don’t claim this tiny house first.... One room that has it all!

Visitors repeatedly insist this property and island setting are magical! And, yes, it is Bellavista....

No conveyance of any offers until 3:00 pm on June 30, 2021

2010 Interior renovation
Window replacement
Hot water tank and pressure tank
Stove, fridge and dishwasher
Repairs to propane stove
2011 Ductless split unit AC/heater
TV aerial
Window in “bunkie”
2012 Stone patio/pathway
2013 Septic system
Storage shed
New construction: Roof, trusses, updated wiring, breezeway, porch, additional room, patio, soffits, cladding of new areas, electrical panel
2014 Lightning rods, weathervane
2016 Water softener, Shower replacement
2018 Exterior painting/staining
2020 Balcony removal, Casement window main bedroom
2021 Painting exterior wall related to above, fence painted


Information is deemed to be correct but not guaranteed.

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