About Bob

Build your Muskoka Getaway with Bob Clarke

As a Realtor in Muskoka, Bob often has clients that are interested in buying vacant land to build their dream cottage. After successfully pairing a couple with a beautiful piece of vacant property on Lake Joseph, Bob was politely asked “Well now you’re going to build it for us too right?” and in that moment- Clarke Muskoka Construction began.

With over 30 years of experience buying, building and renovating his family properties in Muskoka- Bob has seen it all. His clients trust his guidance and expertise when it comes to finding the right spot, envisioning the build and ensuring not one nail is forgotten. Along side Bob is his wife and business partner Marnie, an experienced Interior Decorator who works diligently with Clarke Muskoka Construction clients to make decisions on everything from flooring and trim profiles to throw pillows and paint colours. From Conception to Completion Clarke Muskoka Construction uniquely and conveniently offers you one team for all of your Muskoka Real Estate needs.

The Clarke’s have had properties on:

  • Carlingford Road – Joe River
  • Still’s Bay – Lake Joseph
  • Hemlock Point – Lake Joseph
  • School House Bay – Little Lake Joseph
  • Wiley’s Bay – Lake Rosseau
  • Innisfree Rd – Lake Muskoka
  • Fenn’s Point – Lake Muskoka
  • Appian Way – Lake Joseph
  • Morgan Bay – Lake Rosseau
  • Brackenrig Bay – Lake Rosseau
  • Redwood Rd – Lake Joseph
  • Robert’s Bay – Lake Joseph
  • Evergreen Point – Lake Rosseau

Bob & Marnie Clarke

Bob Clarke and his wife Marnie have been cottaging in Muskoka for over 30 years. Marnie’s parents’ cottage was on Mary Lake and while they were dating they went to the cottage every possible summer weekend. In 1987, at the age of 24, Bob bought 2000 feet of shoreline and 50 acres on Big Island on Lake Vernon for $35,000.00 (which was borrowed!)

A year later, the property was subdivided into 7 lots and all sold the following summer. With the proceeds, the Clarkes purchased a vacant lot on Lake Joseph on the Joe River. In the first year, they built a 40 x 60 foot single slip dock by hand – without power! The following year they built a 1400 sq ft Normerica post and beam and completed most of the work themselves with the help of family and friends. That was the northern home until 1998 when they sold and started purchasing vacant lots and older cottages for renovation around the Big Three lakes.