Cayman Marshall International Luxury & Lifestyle - August 2021

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CNIB LAKE JOE HALL OF FAME

AUGUST 2021

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A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS I don’t know about you, but I love hot summer weather – especially in Muskoka. There’s simply nothing like stretching out on a hammock strung between two trees, sipping lemonade and reading. Watermelon, cold and dripping, tastes best when you’re really hot. And getting out on the water, whether it’s a quiet morning paddle or wakeboarding with a bunch of friends, is truly my idea of paradise.

Todd Adair*

President Sales Representative

You know what else has been hotter than ever this summer? The real estate market. We’ve continued to break one record after another, and there’s no sign that things will slow down any time soon. If you’ve been thinking about buying, there’s no reason to wait, and every reason to talk to one of our agents about getting your own hammock to stretch out in – and a lakeside cottage to go with it.

One of the many joys of having a cottage in Muskoka is that it’s an idyllic escape from the oppressive humidity in the city. But this summer, even being by the lake didn’t completely save us from the summer swelter! Mind you, many people love the heat, and as the old cliché goes, you will remember it with fondness come December, when it’s minus ten with a windchill. The weather, of course, isn’t the only thing that set heat records this year. The real estate market has continued booming hot, and so has the local building industry. We’ve never seen anything like it, and we welcome all the new neighbours to our beautiful Muskoka!

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In this issue, we introduce you to some very special people, starting with top CM agent Sarah Pountney. Muskoka-born and raised, Sarah joined us after starting her career in the finance industry in Turks & Caicos Islands, and says she views her shift to Muskoka as exchanging one form of paradise for another. As CNIB Lake Joe celebrates its 60th anniversary welcoming campers living with sight loss and other challenges, we had the chance to meet some other exceptional people, whom we tell you about in “CNIB Lake Joe Heroes.” Each one tells a unique story about how their CNIB Lake Joe experience changed them – and their stories may just change you a little bit, too. Enjoy the heat, and I hope we see you out on the water soon!

In this issue, we’ve got lots of tips on how to keep cool. McNair Electric has an effortless solution for keeping your house cool on the hottest day, with automatic blinds that deliver the shade at the push of a button (or even less effort). Meanwhile, delicious mixers from Fever Tree, such as their Sparking Grapefruit Paloma beverage, will keep you and your guests refreshed while you relax enjoy the lake breeze. But hey, there’s no doubt about it: the best way to cool off is jumping in the lake! Here’s hoping you find the perfect lake – and the perfect dock from which to jump into it – and that you’ll enjoy the rest of this fabulous Muskoka summer!

Chief Editor

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Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com ■ Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**


CAYMAN MARSHALL

THE COLLECTION

AUGUST 2021 EDITORS Todd Adair* Kallan Koch Lauren Lowe ART DIRECTOR Kelsey Kennerell PHOTOGRAPHERS Andre Carriere Michael Cooper Kallan Koch Micheal Muraz Robert Nelson Photography Mark Wilson ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Kallan Koch CONTRIBUTORS Todd Adair* Martha Uniacke Breen Kareina Davey Meredith Parsons Charlie Vanderpol* Published in Canada FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL info@caymanmarshall.com caymanmarshallmagazine.ca All square footages are approximate. Some square footages include living space in the lower level. Information is subject to errors and omissions. Not intended to solicit properties currently for sale. Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage www.caymanmarshall.com Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

JOURNEY BACK TO NORTHERN ROOTS

with Sarah Pountney

COVER STORY

REAL ESTATE

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J O U R N E Y B AC K TO N O RT H E R N RO OTS

IN THIS ISSUE

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R E N TA L L I ST I N G S

12 S PA R K L I N G P I N K G RA P E F RU I T

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YO U R S L I C E O F PA RA D I S E AWA I TS

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T H E D E S I G N C H EC K L I ST

S U N R I S E /S U N S E T

McNair Electric Takes Your Cottage’s Sunshades into the 21st Century

by Fever-Tree

with Sarah Pountney

Building a Dream: Part 5

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CNIB LAKE JOE

Hall Of Fame

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M U S KO K A L I ST I N G S

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WHOLEHEMP

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CNIB LAKE JOE HALL OF FAME By Martha Uniacke Breen We may have spent the last few weeks cheering on the Canadian team at the Olympics and Paralympics, but CNIB Lake Joe has seen more than its own share of champions. For 60 years, CNIB Lake Joe campers and counsellors have been earning gold of a different kind – whether it’s discovering strengths that they hadn’t known they had, teaching and mentoring other kids living with sight loss or other disabilities, or showing dazzling prowess in whatever skills and passions drive them. Cue the trumpets, raise the flag – and meet four CNIB Lake Joe Hall of Famers.

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CAMPBELL DICKEN Now seventeen, Calgary native Campbell Dicken has always been a leader, despite having been legally blind since birth. “When I was little, I did summer camp activities at the local CNIB chapter in Calgary, but when I got older there was not that much on offer for middle-aged kids, so I sort of moved away from it,” she recalls. But in her early teens, she joined the CNIB’s Youth Leadership Program, organizing fundraisers and doing national and local mentorships. She’s still active with the program and is currently mentoring a ten-year-old, meeting with her regularly by Zoom to play games and hang out together. “She’s great – she’s really funny,” Campbell laughs. “She reminds me of myself when I was ten!” In the summer of 2019, Youth Leadership Program members from across Canada were invited to apply for scholarships to attend CNIB Lake Joe for a special leadership program. At the encouragement of her supervisor, Campbell applied, and was one of only four teens from Alberta who were chosen to take part. She returned and became a CIT (Counsellor-in-Training) that same summer, and though COVID scuppered things a bit last year, she plans to continue her involvement with the camp as much as she can. “CNIB Lake Joe has just such a special feeling about it,” she says. “Being surrounded by other kids who are visually impaired – it’s very special to know that everyone else is just like you. The programs are great; I love learning about different leadership programs and styles. “But a huge part of it, of course, is the friends – I have just so many friends there. It’s a real community.”

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"BEING SURROUNDED BY OTHER KIDS WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED – IT’S VERY SPECIAL TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST LIKE YOU."


TAYLOR GAUDON At age eleven, Taylor Gaudon was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a crushing discovery for her at an age when most kids are just figuring out who they are in the world. “I still had some vision, and I had this image of blind people as helpless and disabled. I did not see myself that way at all. So I rebelled.” Fortunately, she says, she was blessed with family and others who supported her, but she had no interest in becoming involved with CNIB and its support programs. “It just wasn’t who I was,” she says. “But as I grew older, I needed a job, but I wasn’t comfortable in the typical teen jobs like fast food or retail. So my mum applied to the CNIB for ideas. They suggested becoming a program facilitator, which is a kind of counsellor, at CNIB Lake Joe.”

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She’d gone to camp for sighted individuals all her life and assumed CNIB Lake Joe would be the same. What she found was like nothing she’d ever experienced.

“For one thing, they have many different types and ages of kids, and with different kinds of disabilities, not just sight loss. But more importantly, it came just at a time when I felt helpless; I had let my disability stop me, but then I met all these people who hadn’t let it stop them at all. I learned so much about my community – and that I had a community! – and found an opportunity to do so much.”

Today, at 22, she’s a musician and songwriter, and just graduated from Sheridan College’s film production program, a challenging program with or without sight loss! “I feel like the CNIB Lake Joe experience did so much for me. It made me realize who I am, to come to terms with my disability and do the things I want to do.”

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SHAWN DALE Listening to Shawn Dale’s story, one can’t help thinking he’d have come out on top no matter where life led him. Growing up in the small lakeside town of Brighton, Ontario, Shawn was rendered functionally blind at age four after an accident. There weren’t many special programs or schools for blind kids in the area at the time, so he leaned on his family for support. The way he describes it, Brighton was a great place to grow up, especially in summer, with the beach practically in his backyard, and plenty of friends and sports to pass the time. He did have some sight, and refused to let his sight loss hold him back. When he was 15, his school counsellor mentioned that CNIB Lake Joe was looking for volunteers for a five-week program, gaining skills in running the summer program, with the prospect that the best would be invited back the following summer as full-time paid counsellors. For the active young man, the experience was life-changing: along with developing close friendships that are still active today, it became the launchpad for a lifelong avocation as an athlete, lifeguard, personal trainer and mentor.

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Years later, as a secondary school teacher at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in nearby Brantford, Ontario, he became involved with CNIB Lake Joe’s Northern Exposure camp trips for intermediate students. During Family Week, his two daughters joined them, starting at just 2 and 7, and they’ve continued to return every year till last year. (His eldest, now 13, plans to get her lifeguard training and hopes to return to CNIB Lake Joe as a counsellor one day.) Remember the athlete part? Shawn took part in the Blind Hockey Summit championship series held against the U.S. in 2018, where the Canadian team handily beat the Americans. The game, he says, is identical to regular sighted hockey, except the puck is slightly larger and emits a sound that helps players locate it. But the game is no less fast and furious, he says. (A foot injury ended his hockey career with the Canadian team in 2019, but he continues to play in the international tournament every year.) CNIB Lake Joe, he says, didn't just change his life; it set him on the course that’s continued today, as teacher, personal trainer, athlete and mentor. “It was the best job I’ve ever had. I knew I had an impact on someone’s life every day – from something small, like helping someone pour themselves a glass of water, to truly life-changing discoveries.”

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NANCY MASSA Perhaps the most inspiring of our CNIB Lake Joe heroes is Mississauga artist and registered social service worker Nancy Massa. Nancy started to lose her sight at age 8, but it was gradual and went undiagnosed for two years, during which time even the eye doctor didn’t believe her eyesight was deteriorating – an excruciating experience for a young child. When her eye condition was confirmed two years later, there was little support available, and she often felt lonely and isolated. “I never met anyone else with sight loss, and I felt very stigmatized – even by myself, since I believed the stereotypes too about blind people being helpless.” It wasn’t until many years later, as a single mother of two, including a son on the autism spectrum, that she decided it was time to take charge of her life. “I wanted to be a role model for my kids, to prove that having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t go after anything you really want.”

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She took what was for her a brave leap forward, enrolling in the social service worker program at Sheridan College. After graduating, she later went on to further her studies at University of Waterloo. But while she was still an undergraduate, a work placement through the CNIB opened a new world.

“My ILS (Independent Learning Specialist) told me about a working program at CNIB Lake Joe, to go up preseason and prepare the camp for opening. And,” she says simply, “it forever changed my life.” For the first time in her life, she felt accepted, protected, normal. After the work program, she booked a stay for herself and her kids during CNIB Lake Joe’s Family Week. “It was the first time we’d ever taken a vacation by ourselves, without anyone else helping me.” Her son, now 17, thrived there; he went through the CIT program last year and plans to go on to be a counsellor. And her daughter (now 20), like so many CNIB Lake Joe youngsters, has formed many lasting friendships among fellow campers. But the one who has blossomed most is Nancy herself. “After my first visit, I was so inspired that I wanted to paint how it made me feel. I had never painted before! But I took a giant eight-by-four-foot canvas and just painted what the experience had meant to me. Ever since then, art has been my passion: I do mostly three-dimensional tactile work, and I hung the big painting in my garden – I’ve even planted a garden behind my house! “Lake Joe has been my escape; I’ve gone back every year, and I will always be grateful to them. It opened my eyes to the importance of inclusion, and the power that that has on a person’s soul. I may have lost my sight, but I have gained insight.”

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arah Pountney didn’t expect that a casual meeting with Cayman Marshall owner and president Todd Adair would change her life so drastically. A few years ago, she was working at a bank in the Turks & Caicos Islands, surrounded by turquoise-blue water, white sand and swaying palm trees. “It wasn’t like banking in Canada. It was much more hands-on,” she says. “I was responsible for managing a credit portfolio involving high-profile clients, largescale property development, luxury villas, multimillion-dollar property transactions, and so on. But after several years in the business, I’d lost my passion for it.” A chance encounter with fellow Canadian Adair led to an offer to join his Muskokabased real estate firm. The thing was right, since Sarah, a Parry Sound native, was

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suddenly feeling nostalgic and eager to trade in tropical paradise for northern paradise, in Muskoka. Pountney has many happy memories of growing up in Muskoka, and cottaging. “I love being in nature, and most of my fondest memories are of being at the cottage. I think that’s why I really liked the idea of selling real estate here – giving people the opportunity to create their own cottage memories, being surrounded by family and friends. That’s my passion now.” Understanding the local area, the current market and the multi-faceted areas of Muskoka real estate has enabled Pountney to service her clients’ needs with confidence. Uniquely, Sarah managed Cayman Marshall’s luxury vacation rentals, which provided her


with special insight into this distinct marketplace. She explains that it has at least one important factor in common with Muskoka real estate. “It’s important to understand that not only can the cottage be thoroughly enjoyed by family and friends, but that it can also provide investment income and cover maintenance costs.” Sarah’s background experience in land registration, property assessment and extensive finance experience in mortgages has enabled her to service her clients’ needs in negotiating deals and supporting her clients’ best interests with conviction. Being a former international banker hasn’t hurt, either. Indeed, Pountney says her negotiating skills are perhaps her greatest asset. “I’m really effective at understanding the market and advocating for my client,” she asserts.

get the win for your client. That’s really what real estate is at the end of the day: strategic negotiation.” Sarah is passionate about living the “Lake Life,” and in between selling real estate in Muskoka, spends most of her time on the water, where she is an accomplished kiteboarder and water-sports enthusiast.

I love being in nature, and most of my fondest memories are of being at the cottage. I think that’s why I really liked the idea of selling real estate here.

“Negotiation is the key component to the competitive market we’re in right now. The art of the deal is all about building client and other agent relationships in order to

“Purchasing a boat this summer has really enabled me to not only assist my clients further to access island properties, but it has additionally provided another way to enjoy the Muskoka lakes.” Her long-time knowledge of the lake district allows her to point out location features, amenities, places of natural beauty and great fishing spots along the way.

Pountney has no regrets about the 360-degree spin her life has taken. How could there be, when you find yourself working in a place National Geographic Explorer magazine recently described as “the greatest vacation destination in the world”? It’s a place Pountney has always planted her roots and called home.

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BEACHWOOD, 7 BEDROOMS, 7 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

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$45,000/WEEK


BUILDING A DREAM PART 5:

By Martha Uniacke Breen

Ever wondered exactly what’s involved with designing a brand-new cottage from scratch? Our ongoing series, Building A Dream, follows along as a family undergoes the complicated, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of designing

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and building their dream Muskoka cottage, and what we can learn from their experience. In this instalment, our project designer, Meredith Parsons, discuss perhaps the most important step in creating the design for your new cottage, and one that no professional can do better than you, the client.


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one aspect of your research. “Take every chance you can to actually experience different spaces in person,” she says. “Very often, places that seem great in a photo are entirely different when you see the actual space.” If you have friends who have recently built, ask if you can tour their home (without being a snoop!); ask them what worked for them and what they wish they’d done, regret not doing, or what really works well. Builders often invite you to tour houses they’ve built when you’re considering hiring them. Whenever you travel, have a critical eye for what works and doesn’t in the hotel rooms or vacation homes you’re staying in. (If budget allows, you might even rent a few places for the weekend and make notes of design features you like.) Along with the general list, have supplemental lists of files for specific rooms or areas. One way to help organize your thoughts is to know what questions to ask yourself as you picture yourself using that room.

Long before you break ground on your new cottage project – ideally, long before you even sit down with the architect and interior designer to start planning your new cottage, you should start developing a detailed list of what you want your dream property to be like. “It’s very important to have a clear idea of what you want early on, and to keep it as tangible and realistic as possible,” says designer Meredith Parsons. Set up a Pinterest or Instagram file and save images you like in it; keep a file folder (or several file folders for different rooms or categories) for magazine clippings; keep a running list in the Notes or Reminders app on your phone; or carry a notebook or journal for writing down notes, things you’ve seen and liked, and inspirations. Be prepared to take some time gathering inspirations and ideas of what you want (and just as importantly, don’t want). Home design magazines, TV shows, and books are great for inspiration and ideas. But Meredith says they should only form 42 AUGUST 2021 ■


THE HEART OF THE HOME “Sometimes we give clients a questionnaire to fill out when we design their kitchens,” Meredith says. “It has questions like, ‘What style of cook are you? Do you love to cook every night, do you cook just a few times a week, or do you strictly order takeout?’ That would tell us, for example, whether they’d need double ovens for reheating, or lots of counter space for multiple cooks to work together.” Some other kitchen questions might include: • Do you want the sink under the window so you can look out while you wash dishes, or in the island? • Do you want seating in the kitchen? What type – banquette, table and chairs, stools at the island? • Do you want open shelving or glass-front cabinets, which look great but require some maintenance to stay looking nice? • What about appliances? Do you want a six-burner stove, or one with a centre grill or griddle? Should appliances be exposed or “disappear” behind fronts that match the cabinets? What about a wine fridge, steam oven or other extras? GRAND GREAT ROOMS Great rooms have become almost standard for many lake homes; nothing frames an amazing view of the lake like those great big windows. But they’re not for everyone. In fact, one friend of Meredith’s told her that if she had it to do over again, she might have reconsidered the soaring two-storey ceiling that is a feature of many great rooms. “She discovered it was incredibly echoey and amplified every sound,” Meredith relates. “It was so bad that when she was upstairs in bed at night, she could hear the fridge turn on in the kitchen!” If you decide to go with this style, consider: • How do you see this room being used? Is it mainly a place to entertain guests or quiet time? A gathering place for the

family? All together, or mainly doing their own thing while enjoying each other’s company? • Should it be open to the rest of the main floor, or would you like each of the rooms to be enclosed? And what about height – do you want a full two storeys, a partial double-height, or perhaps make it just a bit higher than the rest of the main floor – say with a barrel or cathedral-style vault? • Do you prefer a pair of sofas with side chairs arranged by the fireplace, which seats more people but is a bit more formal, or a big sectional that everyone can flop into? How will it be arranged so it doesn’t affect traffic flow through the room? • What other furniture will go in the great room? What about secondary seating or reading areas, a desk for catching up on work, a games table, a piano? AUGUST 2021 43 ■


WHERE DOES EVERYTHING GO? Storage is a big issue in any house; we could write an article just on that. But here are a few pointers to get you started. • Generally, built-ins take up less space than standalone furnishings or standard drywall closets. You can custom-design built-in storage any way you like, and make use of all kinds of otherwise wasted space in the house, such as under stairs, inside eaves or just below the ceiling. • Make a list of what kinds of things you’ll (probably) be storing, and let that guide you. Out-of-season clothing or sports equipment can be stored in a heated garage; you can “tailor” a pantry to accommodate the type and amount of food you’ll be storing in it. (One client’s cottage was situated on an island, and grocery store trips meant a major expedition. So having well-organized and generous food storage that allowed them to stock up between trips was a priority.)

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ENTERTAINING THOUGHTS As with planning your kitchen, your entertainment needs will be specific to your family as well. • Do you foresee entertaining a crowd every weekend, or perhaps just one or two couples or extended family now and then? What ages – kids (little or older), teens, adults? • Allow space for guests (and hosts) to have quiet time alone. This can be accomplished through standalone guest bedrooms or smaller secondary spaces like a den, library/ study or screen room. • One idea that’s growing in popularity is bunk beds: not just the familiar kid-size twin, but queen size! “In the house we’re designing

for the client in this series, there’s one long narrow room that’s a bit awkwardly shaped. But it’s big enough for two queen bunk beds placed crosswise, so it’s great for entertaining a bunch of college students who are visiting. (Bonus: the beds feature built-in storage, just enough for guests visiting for short periods like a weekend.) “It’s really important to be prepared to do your homework,” Meredith advises, adding that the architect and designer can make suggestions and guide you, but it’s you who will be living in the space, not them. Having a clear idea of what your options and preferences are now will do more than pay off in the long run – with a cottage you’ll love for years to come. AUGUST 2021 45 ■


STEP INTO SUMMER It’s finally time to enjoy the crisp fresh air on the patio. After the spring we’ve just had, you deserve to do it in style. As you open up the patio doors, let Southern Living Design help make your summer dreams a reality. With our new season stock arriving fast, we can help inspire everyone who stops by our showrooms, whether it’s your deck, front porch, or balcony, we offer stylish comfortable furniture for dining, entertaining, chatting, or relaxing. Come visit us to see our new arrivals from Gloster and other quality-made brands that will have you relaxed, soaking up the Muskoka sun all summer long.

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EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT BUILDING LOTS, HUNTSVILLE CHAIN OF LAKES, CALL OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS – LAKE VERNON

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PERFECT LOCATION WITH 175 FT., 2,200 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,995,000

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SOLD: PARRY SOUND

SOLD: SAUBLE BEACH SAUBLE BEACH

$869,000

PARRY SOUND

$949,000

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SOLD: UTTERSON UTTERSON

$959,000

SOLD: BRANDY LAKE BRANDY LAKE

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,500,000

$1,195,000

LAKE MANITOUWABING LAKE MANITOUWABING

$1,995,000

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PORTAGE LAKE

$1,995,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,290,000

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SOLD: PORTAGE LAKE

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,495,000

LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,499,000

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$2,495,000

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,595,000


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EXCLUSIVE LAND ONLY: 150 FT., 1.492 ACRES – LAKE ROSSEAU

$995,000

COTTAGE ONLY: 100 FT., 1.006 ACRES, 1,315 SQ.FT., 1 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,195,000

LAND & COTTAGE: 250 FT., 2.50 ACRES, 1,315 SQ.FT., 1 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,950,000

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3651 FT., 10.890 ACRES, 1152 SQ.FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH – SPARROW LAKE

2,400 FT., 40.25 ACRES, SOUTH EXPOSURE, 3,870 SQ.FT. MAIN LODGE WITH 9 OTHER CABINS ALONG WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE GOLF COURSE – WAHWASHKESH LAKE

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$1,995,000

$2,990,000


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MUSKOKA LAKES

$2,790,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,895,000

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SOLD: MUSKOKA LAKES

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,995,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS

SOLD: FAIRY LAKE FAIRY LAKE

$3,100,000

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$3,100,000

LAKE OF BAYS

$3,195,000


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COMES WITH ITS OWN PRIVATE ISLAND! 2,100 SQ.FT., 1079 FT., 5.8 ACRES, 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – HORSESHOE LAKE

$3,395,000

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1,069 FT., 7.13 ACRES, 10,185 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 7 BATHS – LAKE MANITOUWABING

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$5,995,000


SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$3,495,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$3,495,000

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SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$4,740,000

LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$5,995,000

$5,750,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,895,000

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COMFORT

FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

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EXCLUSIVE 480 FT., 6,522 SQ.FT., 8 BEDROOMS, 4.5 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

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$8,895,000


SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA $6,995,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,995,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

$7,395,000

$6,995,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$7,495,000

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LAKE OF BAYS

$7,995,000

LAKE ROSSEAU

$8,295,000

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SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$13,995,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$15,995,000

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

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$16,995,000


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300 FT., 2.27 ACRES, 5,958 SQ.FT., 6 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

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$9,995,000


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EXCLUSIVE 497 FT., 6.5 ACRES, WEST EXPOSURE, 6,000 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU RENDERED PHOTOS

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$11,950,000


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EXCLUSIVE STUNNING 470 FT., 9,000 SQ.FT., 6.22 ACRES, 5 BEDROOMS, 8 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

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$23,795,000


Get in the

KNOW!

THE BENEFITS OF LISTING EXCLUSIVELY WITH CAYMAN MARSHALL

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ost brokerages advise you to put your property into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, in order to get it in front of the greatest number of prospective buyers possible. But when it comes to Muskoka property – especially in the current market – that may not be the best, or even most desirable, route for you. Cayman Marshall has a better way to market your property, which not only ensures that only serious, wellqualified buyers view your property, but allows you to maintain your privacy and avoid the stress and hustle of listing with MLS. With a Cayman Marshall exclusive listing, your property will only be visible to members of our proprietary database. Personal viewing appointments are only scheduled after our agents have taken prospective buyers through a careful pre-screening process.

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Our system works equally well for buyers. Rather than enduring the “feeding frenzy,” panic-bidding and sometimes, disappointment that accompanies desirable MLS properties, you have the assurance of knowing the property is only being seen by serious, well-qualified prospects like you, and managed exclusively through Cayman Marshall’s offices. The success of our system speaks for itself: since last August, we’ve sold well over $133 million in exclusive sales alone. Allow us to show you the better way to sell your Muskoka property!

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• LAKE JOSEPH LISTED AT $13,995,000 1,000 FT., SW EXPOSURE • LAKE OF BAYS LISTED AT $7,995,000 800 FT. • LAKE MUSKOKA LISTED AT $6,995,000 • LAKE JOSEPH LISTED AT $6,995,000 59 ACRES • LAKE ROSSEAU LISTED AT $5,500,000 • LAKE MUSKOKA LISTED AT $5,200,000

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SINCE LAST AUGUST, WE’VE SOLD WELL OVER $133 MILLION IN EXCLUSIVE SALES ALONE. Connect with a Cayman Marshall Agent to stay completely in the KNOW of our listings!

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MCNAIR ELECTRIC TAKES YOUR COTTAGE’S SUNSHADES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Sun Set

By DC Rutherford

Our homes are getting smarter. And while that sounds like the start of a dystopic novel, it’s actually part of a meaningful transition that promises to make our homes more efficient and elegant. Being able to adjust the thermostat, turn off the oven, and check security cameras from the convenience of a smart device all facilitate a contemporary lifestyle that allows us to revel in fantasy, while our more mundane needs are taken care of by technology. But what about adapting our second homes to the 21st century? What about our properties that are built for that same revelry and fantasy? Chuck McNair Electric has you covered.

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ven though our cottages may be rooted in nostalgia and rustic reverie, the discerning cottager requires a healthy balance of nature and digital conveyances. As the thin line between home and work fades, second homes require the same attention as their urban counterparts.

in Ontario’s cottage country knows that the climate is as fickle and temperamental as anywhere in the world. Forty-degree days can become near-zero nights with little warning; mosquitos and blackflies can arrive at nearly any hour, unannounced and eager to pester; and the sun’s angles can vary dramatically from the region’s peerless sunrises to sunsets. The solution, gleaned McNair has been outfitting Parry Sound from McNair’s 28 years of experience in THE NEWEST and Muskoka for nearly three decades; energy efficiency and cottage upkeep, ADDITION the company is built on a foundation of is making your space more comfortable TO THEIR family and community. And as the needs and energy efficient with a smart sun, HIGH-TECH of cottagers have evolved, so too have shade, and screen control system. SERVICE IS Chuck and his sons’ (Steve and Mitch) SMART traditional services for a modern world. Muskoka homes and cottages are SHADES AND The newest addition to their high-tech renowned for their beauty in architecture, service – which also includes everything their seamless integration into the SCREEN from A/V to lighting to home automation Ontario landscape, and not least, their CONTROL. to generators and smart power – is magnificent windows. And while those smart shades and screen control. windows provide lake views envied the world over, finding shades that suit a home’s aesthetic Anyone who has ever had the good fortune to luxuriate without disrupting the view can be a challenge.

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cNair prides itself on partnering with only the best manufacturers in outfitting clients’ cottages, and the company’s investment in sun shading is no different. McNair uses Lutron products for providing smart shade technology to cottage country. Lutron has been adapting to new technologies in the lighting and energy space for over a halfcentury, and according to its own estimates, has “reduced electrical use by 9.2 billion kWh, which reduces our customers’ electric bills by $1 billion annually.” For cottagers looking to maximize their lifestyle investments’ functionality while being conscious of their footprint and efficiency, McNair could not have found a more perfect partner. McNair Electric’s low-voltage motorized smart shading and screen solutions offer cottagers and homeowners a wide array of styles to fit a range of decor stylings. The functionality of the technology is matched only by its attention to design and form. Plus, with the addition of motorized retractable insect screens, even the most rustic and rural cottages can be protected from solar glare, heat, and seasonal pests. The result is a smarter, more energy-efficient and more refined homestead. McNair’s services continue to set the pace for cottage country, ensuring that Muskoka’s elegant homes can evolve for present-day needs, while maintaining fealty to the region’s aesthetic and lifestyle.

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CAYMAN MARSHALL ADVANTAGE “Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed.” – Oprah Winfrey When we opened the doors of Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc. as a small boutique brokerage firm to serve the Muskoka real estate market in 2012, we did so with the intention of redefining the level of service that clients could expect from our real estate professionals. Since then, we have grown into an impressive team of top-producing realtors and brokers, committed to ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service when buying or selling property in one of Canada’s most sought-after luxury destinations. We at Cayman Marshall have been entrusted with the most prestigious waterfront properties in Muskoka. As leaders in luxury and waterfront real estate, we have had record sales on many of Muskoka’s finest lakes. With sales now surpassing the billion-dollar mark, we’ve secured our position as a leader in luxury real estate. We also offer a complete selection of luxury cottage rental properties. We have offices in Port Carling, Toronto, and our all-new location in Huntsville, which also serves the Lake of Bays area. Our in-house IT professionals have developed proprietary online tools and software, interactive and intuitive websites, lifestyle tours, stunning photography and an astonishing network of over 400 local and international referral partners, to ensure our clients’ listings get the exposure they need to attract the most discerning local and international buyers.

The Cayman Marshall team celebrating 2018 sales in Montego Bay Jamaica.

Cayman Marshall was also named one of “Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies” by Maclean’s magazine two years in a row (2018 & 2019). We have also been named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by the Globe and Mail. We expect to keep our title as the disrupter in luxury real estate. Founded on the principles of teamwork, service and value, Cayman Marshall is the best advantage for buyers and sellers alike in Ontario. If you’re looking for a real estate solution that’s undeniably different, please reach out to myself or one of my teammates and start experiencing the advantage!

We currently print four issues of our Cayman Marshall magazine per year, with an annual distribution of 200,000. Each magazine is delivered to the front door of homes and cottages of high-net-worth clientele throughout Ontario. We are proud to mention that the Cayman Marshall Port Carling brokerage was voted by a panel of international judges to be the “Best Real Estate Agency in Canada, ” two years in a row – a title that we cherish!

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Todd Adair

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MEET THE TEAM...

RAY DICKSON**

TODD ADAIR*

President/Sales Representative Todd became the President of Cayman Marshall International Realty in 2012. He then became the majority shareholder and recently purchased the entire company. In Todd’s downtime, you will find him buying, building or renovating his own real estate projects, on the water wakeboarding and kite surfing, or hacking up the fairways of a local golf course. However, Todd’s most important job is being a husband and father to his family of four.

KALLAN KOCH

JEFF LIDDLE*

Chief Editor

Sales Representative

Kallan is originally from Ottawa but has called Muskoka her home for the past three years. Kallan is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys all that Muskoka has to offer. With many years of experience in customer service, we are delighted to have her on our Cayman Marshall team!

Jeff entered into real estate in 2008 facing a down market and a recession. Overcoming the odds, Jeff has now become a “top producer” in his industry. Working and living in Muskoka comes with a deep appreciation; it is this appreciation that Jeff portrays to his clients every day.

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JOEL ADAIR*

MIKE ARNOLD*

Broker of Record

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Ray has been enjoying Muskoka for the past 40+ years and is happy to call it home with his wife Johanna and their two boys. His passion for Muskoka is equally shared with everything real estate and his “this is what I do because I love it” approach.

Growing up on the lakes gave Joel a passion for water sports and the outdoors. Toronto has been home for the past ten years, but Joel will always feel at home on the Big 3. Whether trading residential or commercial real estate, Joel’s nearly 15 years in the business gives his clients a wealth of knowledge they can depend on. He is best known for helping clients build strong real estate portfolios and finding exceptional spaces to call home.

With 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, joining the Cayman Marshall team was a great fit for Michael. His “customer first” dedication to his clients has always resulted in successful long-term relationships. With a passion for boating and water sports, Michael looks forward to enjoying all that the Muskoka Lakes has to offer.

ERIN O’REILLY

MEREDITH PARSONS

KRISTIN McCREA

Office Manager/Personal Assistant to Todd Adair

Kristin and her family enjoy calling Muskoka home. In 2015 Kristin began her career with Cayman Marshall and has been lucky to work alongside some of the most talented agents in the business. During her spare time you can find Kristin and her family experiencing all the outdoor activities that Muskoka has to offer.

Office Administrator

Erin grew up in Barrie, spending her summers on the lakes of Muskoka. She enjoys exploring the beauty that Muskoka has to offer year-round, and gets out on the water as much as possible in the warmer seasons. Erin has over 5 years of experience in customer relations and a strong background in marketing, making her an excellent fit for the Cayman Marshall team.

Designer

Meredith was born and raised in Mississauga and spent her summers as a child exploring Muskoka. Meredith developed a love for architecture and design at a young age and was able to turn her passion into a career after completing her education in Interior Design at Ryerson University. With over 5 years of experience in the design industry, Meredith is developing her craft while creating beautiful and timeless interiors.

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com ■ Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**


DAVID BEMMANN**

Broker

With over 16 years of experience, Dave has become a top selling agent of luxury waterfront property in Muskoka. Dave lives on Lake Rosseau and spends much of his time on the water. His commitment to customer service, professionalism and honesty provides his clients with an enjoyable and successful real estate experience.

CAT BROWN*

KAREINA DAVEY

STEVE HADDOCK* JESSICA KAYE*

Sales Representative

Office Administrator

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Growing up in Waterloo, Cat was fortunate enough to spend all of her summers at her family cottage on Lake of Bays. Cayman Marshall sought after Cat for her enthusiastic, positive attitude and Cat is now thrilled to be building a career in Sales with the Cayman Marshall Team.

Kareina spent summers of her childhood at cottages in the Mactier and Nobel Area. She lived in Alberta for a couple years and loved the mountain views but really missed the lakes and maple trees and could not wait to get back to the peace that is Muskoka. She has been an educator for several years and has worked in customer service. Kareina is excited to be a part of the Cayman Marshall team.

Steve is a strong relationship builder, honest and dedicated to Customer Service. This combined with his intimate knowledge of Muskoka lakes and area has made him a consistent top producer. Steve is an avid cyclist and golfer and maintains residences in Toronto and Muskoka and ties to both communities. His mantra and favourite quote is to “get up, dress up, show up, and never give up”.

Jess prides herself on being born and raised in Muskoka, spending summers on the lakes and winters on the snowmobile trails. Jess’ understanding for Muskoka is what helps her succeed in making the real estate transaction successful and enjoyable for all her clients.

HEAD OFFICE:

SARAH POUNTNEY*

CLAUDIA SPAHR-KAYE

MICHELLE STILLAR*

CHARLIE VANDERPOL*

Sales Representative

Rental Manager

Sales Representative

Licensed Assistant

Sarah was born and raised just North of Muskoka. She enjoys the outdoors on the lakes of Muskoka, and islands of Georgian Bay. Sarah is passionate about travel. She has just returned home from Turks and Caicos Islands where she worked in Private International Banking. With over thirteen years of experience in customer relationship building, she is an excellent addition to the Cayman Marshall Team.

Claudia was born in Toronto and grew up in the Durham area. She relocated to Huntsville with her family 6 years ago. She has travelled around the world during her 20 year career in aviation. Working as a corporate flight attendant for ONEX, she perfected her customer service and culinary skills while working for some of the world’s most influential people.

Michelle being born and raised on the northern shores of Georgian Bay loves being on the water and being involved in the real estate market. Her love for renos gives her an inside scoop in the world of home and cottage ownership and being the newest member, looks forward to being a valuable asset to the team!

Charlie made the move over 6 years ago to beautiful Muskoka where she spent time growing up on the lake and always wanting to make Muskoka part of her roots and pursue her career. With many years of experience in customer service and relations, Charlie is determined and focused on customers and the team members of Cayman Marshall, making her a great addition and asset to our team.

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com ■ Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**

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