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THE EXCEPTIONAL SALE AUCTION • April 20, 2018 VIEWING • April 13–20 · 20 Rockefeller Plaza · New York, NY 10020 CONTACT • Becky MacGuire · bmacguire@christies.com· +1 212 636 2215

DANIEL CRAIG’S PERSONAL ASTON MARTIN A 2014 ‘Centenary Edition’ Vanquish Numbered 007 Estimate: $400,000–600,000 Sold to benefit The Opportunity Network

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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THE ART OF CONVERSATION LAKE VIEW / IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE SMALLEY

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TRAVEL: THE 5 BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT ON A YACHT CHARTER

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AUTOMOTIVE: LEXUS RX 450H

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FEATURED LISTINGS: MUSKOK A • LAKE OF BAYS • HUNTSVILLE • ALMAGUIN

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COTTAGE ED: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW TO PROTECT YOUR OASIS

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FEATURED LISTINGS: COLLINGWOOD • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD

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COTTAGE COUNTRY CONFIDENTIAL: THE EVOLUTION OF THE ONTARIO REAL ESTATE MARKET AND ITS IMPACT ON COTTAGE COUNTRY AND RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES

DESIGN FOR LIVING : COTTAGE DESIGN: 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

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FEATURED LISTINGS: MUSKOK A • PORT CARLING • FOOT’S BAY LIFESTYLE: MUSKOKA: YOUR FOUR SEASON PLAYGROUND SOME MUST DOS IN MUSKOKA SPRING/SUMMER 2018 TAP INTO THESE FUN SUMMER EVENTS

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INVEST IN STYLE COTTAGE LIFE ISSUE SPRING 2018

President & CEO Chris Kapches

Director of Marketing & Operations Maria Neves

Art Director Philip Feder

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Graphic Design Alison Kinghorn Caitlin Stafford Karen Espinola

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Bob Mchugh Caitlin Melvin Colin & Justin Dawn Huddlestone Erika Florysuik Judith Taylor Karen Espinola Matt Driscoll Natalka Falcomer Richard Stewart

Digital Marketing Manager Caitlin Melvin

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FEATURE: ESCAPE TO LAKE EUGENIA

Digital Marketing Coordinator

COMMUNITY EVENTS: SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • GREY BRUCE

Agent advertising Sales Coordinator

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FEATURED LISTINGS: OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE • BRUCE PENINSULA WIARTON

Karen Espinola Maria Neves investinstyle@chestnutpark.com 416-925-1743

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FEATURED LISTINGS: HALIBURTON

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage Office: 416-925-1743 1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, ON, Canada M4T 1X3 investinstyle@chestnutpark.com

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FEATURE: HALIBURTON FOREST

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FEATURE: COLIN & JUSTIN’S COTTAGE CONNECTION

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LUXURY DEFINED: CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL: OUR GLOBAL PARTNER

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MEET SOME OF CHESTNUT PARK’S SALES PROFESSIONALS

THN Media 2187 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1X2

President James Baker

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Retail Advertising Sales Weng Ng

LUXURY DEFINED: GOURMET ESCAPES: 5 VACATIONS FOR 2018

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CHRISTIE’S: A PEEK AT LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to publish this magazine as accurately as possible; however errors and omissions can occur. THN Media, their employees, agents, representatives and vendors are not liable for any damages relating to errors or omissions in the editorials or advertising which may appear herein except where a specific charge has been made. In such cases THN Media shall have limited liability only to the charge for such advertising or editorials.

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A message from the president Chris Kapches President & CEO Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Chris Kapches is a lawyer with an extensive career working within real estate organizations. Chris has served as Executive VP for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), as well as roles in numerous TREB committees. Chris has been the Chairman of Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than fifteen years.

What a difference a year makes. To say the least, there have been dramatic changes in the real estate landscape over the last 12 months. It was shortly after last year’s Cottage Life Show that the province implemented a 15 percent foreign buyers tax. Its immediate effect was to bring the greater Toronto marketplace to a standstill. There have been three mortgage interest rate hikes, and then at the beginning of this year Canada’s banks began applying the new stress testing for buyers seeking conventional mortgages. The new stress testing rules will not have a significant impact on recreational property purchases. Cottage purchases rarely involve the same borrowing mechanics as residential purchases. Cottages are secondary and occasionally tertiary homes, and if financing is required, cottages are not always the asset against which funds are borrowed. Although government intervention in Ontario’s recreational real estate market to date has been insignificant, one cannot dismiss the psychological impact the new taxes, mortgage interest rates, and new qualifying criteria for borrowers will have on real estate purchasers in southern Ontario, whether buying a cottage or a family home. A more pressing problem for recreational markets as we move into the Spring of 2018 is declining inventories. In the marketplaces that Chestnut Park and its sales representatives practice, inventory of recreational properties has declined by almost 50 percent over the past two years.

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It is hard to pinpoint a single reason for declining inventories, but demographics is no doubt the primary one. Notwithstanding these declining inventories, Chestnut Park’s sales volumes increased dramatically in 2017. Chestnut Park’s commitment to client service, the exceptional professionalism of its sales representatives, and our extensive global reach through our Christie’s International Real Estate brand and affiliation has made Chestnut Park the go-to real estate brokerage, whether in Muskoka, Huntsville and Haliburton, Collingwood and the surrounding recreational marketplace, or Prince Edward County. Through our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate we are cottage country’s genuine international brokerage. The results that Chestnut Park has achieved speak loudly and clearly about our commitment to our clients. It is personal, direct and always consummately professional, while providing expected discretion. Clients have come to trust Chestnut Park and its sales representatives, a trust that reflects delivered results. Going forward Chestnut Park is the perfect brokerage for navigating the uncertainties that might affect all our recreational marketplaces. More than ever, clients will seek out and obtain the market knowledge, skills and insight that will enable them to achieve their dreams. It is our goal to nurture our clients dreams into reality. It is a goal that is expected one and that we deliver. IIS

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design for living JUDITH TAYLOR Founder & Principle Designer Judith Taylor Designs B.A.- I.D.D. - IDS Memeber

Judith Taylor is the founder of Judith Taylor Designs, an award winning design firm based in Toronto that transforms client’s homes into personal and meaningful spaces. She loves art, colour, pattern, couture details, and most of all she loves to be inspired by what you love.

Cottage Design: 10 Things to Consider Before you Get Started Photo by: GB Heintzman Construction

Does anything encapsulate the Canadian dream better than the cottage? There is nothing more relaxing to us than being surrounded by Canada’s natural wooded landscapes and sparkling lake water. Even though many of us share this love for the cottage, everyone’s vision of their ideal cottage is unique. Some have a yearning for a rustic log cabin and others a modern, clean-lined structure. What is your vision of “the cottage”?

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Your individual vision will set your process on its own unique path. The first consideration should be whether you will purchase a fixer-upper or start fresh with a new build. Knowing this at the beginning of the process is helpful not just to your realtor, but to you as you develop your design plan. Although there are many paths along the decision tree, some considerations will come up no matter which way you veer. I suggest you keep the following in mind. >

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‘No Fuss Spaces’ Are the goal. Your cottage kitchen is a perfect example. Make clean ups a breeze with a large prep area so everyone can get involved to get the job done. Easy to maintain, hard wearing surfaces are what you need. Forgiving brushed finishes on fixtures will avoid stains, smudges and watermarks.

Plan for the buggy season A screened in porch or dining area is a godsend when the black flies are out! Everyone wants to spend the majority of the time outdoors, but no one is a fan of pesky bugs. Plan for 3 (or 4) seasons at your cottage with a large glass or screened-in area.

Room for guests at the table As guests come to visit, you will be grateful for extra room at the dining table. When choosing a table, look for a distressed finish that will withstand a bit of abuse. An extra deep table lends itself to family style dining with room for serving platters to share. Opt for long benches which can seat more while taking up less space than individual chairs.

Make room for rainy day fun You might think you don’t need much indoor space because all the fun happens down at the dock until a series of rainy days roll in. Having a separate Muskoka room means you can contain the chaos and kids can let loose around a board game (yes, they still play those) while you enjoy some grown up time curled up with a good book.

A retreat for guests What’s not to love about a bunkie? Private lodging for guests makes for everyone’s comfort. Sleeping for 2 to 4 extra guests brings an ease to hosting while providing a bit of privacy for peaceful sleeping.

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Entertainment Never-ending days in and on the water, and sipping drinks on the dock are the stuff of cottage memories. But weather can mess up your plans. Be ready to bring the fun inside just in case. Some extra board games and books will come to the rescue!

Dependable upholstery Who wants to worry about spills at the cottage? Outdoor fabrics are gaining popularity for indoor use now that they have improved so much. Pick forgiving neutral colours or consider opting for washable slip-covers and you’ll never have to worry about a spill.

Durable materials This isn’t the time to get precious with materials. A lot can be accomplished with a creative flourish to make the most of simple material selections, but hard working options should lead the way. This is extremely important for flooring and countertops that will take the most abuse.

Layered bedding A matelassé coverlet or a light quilt is the perfect foundation layer for a summer night. It is light-weight but adds a bit of warmth when the nights are cooler. Add a wool blanket for chillier nights, and a comforter if you plan to visit late into the fall or have a year round cottage. It will be so cozy!

Consider your outdoor space This is where the living will really take place. Seating at various spots around your site will allow for group bonfires and for quiet reading. Having some blankets and cushions for outside will make it all the more comfortable.

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the ART of conversation Erika Floysvik Founder, Art Collectif B.A., NKBA, BCIN Candidate

“Art is for everyone and everyone can be a Collector”. That is the spirit behind Art Collectif, an online destination for contemporary paintings, photography and mixed media artwork. The collection is curated by Erika Floysvik, a long time Collector and art enthusiast who champions the careers of rising art-world talent. Art Collectif’s collection speaks to new and emerging collectors with a love for contemporary art that is bold, graphic and energetic.

LAKE VIEW / IN CONVERSATION WITH

MIKE SMALLEY Art Collectif founder, Erika Floysvik, sat down with contemporary painter, Mike Smalley, to talk about the wonders of Muskoka and how its landscape shapes and informs Mr. Smalley’s work. You spent much of your professional life running a successful advertising agency. How did that career influence your art? If I learnt anything from 40 years of advertising, it's living with constraints. Product constraints, executive constraints, time, budget and space constraints. Starting my journey at York University in 2003 to study fine arts was a dream realized. It allowed me to explore my craft freely, and without limits. Years later as a painter I learnt two things: the only constraints I have are my own, and I need a studio of my own! Tell me about your history with Muskoka. Before we purchased our home, we didn’t have a long history with Muskoka, but we did have friends living on Lake Rosseau and heard wonderful things about the area. We were at a time in our lives when we weren’t tied to anything and so we decided to give it a go! We bought our property and the studio was established. My wife gave me the greatest gift of all, the opportunity to live and paint year-round. Describe the vantage point from your Muskoka studio. Five years of living and working on Lake Rousseau gave me a unique perspective on what I was seeing and what I was painting. The studio, being on the second floor, looked toward Tobin Island to the West and Euphemia Island to the North. How did opening your studio in Muskoka influence your work? Water became my muse. Whether viewed from my studio or boat, it was mesmerizing. It fragmented; It created; It became the ultimate subject. Quiet, stoic, but equally as brilliant and inspiring were the rocks of Muskoka (known as The Canadian Shield, the Pre-Cambian Shield or the Laurentian Plateau). No matter the season, these two elements, rock and water, became the genesis of my work. >

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What sets Muskoka apart from other rural landscapes? There’s a constant change in colour, light and life. Deer, eagles and otters arrive with the first snow, while the lucky ones arrive at the first sign of summer. This is what makes Muskoka so unique, it never ceases to surprise and inspire. Does Muskoka still inspire you now that your studio has moved to Toronto? Sadly, our time in Muskoka had to end for a new adventure. While this meant a new studio in the heart of Toronto, Muskoka will never stop comforting, rejuvenating and exciting our spirits. IIS

Born in Warwickshire, England in 1945, armed with a simple schooling and a love of drawing, he ended up in London working in the world of advertising. Eleven agencies, two continents and four decades later, he left the communications world and went on to study Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. View Mike Smalley’s paintings and limited edition prints at www.artcollectif.com

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THE 5 BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT ON A YACHT CHARTER Are you yearning for dazzling white sands, azure waters, rugged limestone cliffs and charismatic ďŹ shing villages? Island hopping in Greece offers everything you would expect from a sailing holiday, and more. The Greek Islands comprise 7,500 kilometers of coastline spread across the Ionian and Aegean Seas and include several archipelagos. Their crystalline waters, fascinating culture and beautiful landscapes offer more than your standard beach holiday. No Greek yacht charter is complete without visiting at least a couple of islands. The following destinations are some of the best islands for sailing enthusiasts and those enjoying a luxury yacht charter.

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1. Mykonos Mykonos is the most popular destination in the Cyclades archipelago. It is famous for its vibrant atmosphere, which attracts an upmarket crowd who appreciates the refined nightlife and dining options of the cosmopolitan island. Mykonos is the archetypal Greek island with its eyecatching white sugar cube buildings stacked upon fishing villages and the iconic windmills of Hora looming over the shoreline. With 25 beaches spanning the island, there is a fair amount of outdoor excursions to enjoy. The crystal clear water is perfect for swimming, diving, and taking part in adrenaline racing water sports. Take your travels inland to Little Venice, as this popular spot is just steps away from

the iconic windmills. Named after its resemblance to the Italian city of Venice, this tourist destination overlooks the sea and is a photographer’s paradise. This quaint part of Mykonos is perfect for viewing a stunning Mediterranean sunset before the vibrant city comes to life. The labyrinthine streets of Mykonos Town harbor house boutiques, restaurants and hip hangouts. Don’t be surprised if you spot a famous face, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Katy Perry who have enjoyed sumptuous summer breaks on the island. Its bohemian vibe means it is a great party destination and it’s popular among younger travelers.

Corfu is one of the greenest islands in the Mediterranean, boasting a rugged interior covered with olive trees. This Ionian island offers the best variety to suit all tastes, from its blend of ethnic cultures, which is represented in its diverse architecture, to its array of restaurants and attractions. The quieter areas of the island are home to some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches, which remain remarkably unspoiled considering their popularity.

2. Corfu

Stunning aquamarine waters, verdant forests and the heavy influence of British, Venetian and French cultures give the Ionian Islands their own unique feel compared to those of more eastern islands. Corfu experiences more rain than the rest of Greece, which accounts for its lush blanket of vegetation. However, summer is usually pleasantly warm and dry with gentle sea conditions for newly qualified sailors, in the south at least. The northern reaches of the island offer more exciting sailing for experienced sailors. Corfu manages to feel both traditional and cosmopolitan with its mythology, Byzantine churches and vibrant nightlife of the capital, Kerkyra Town. Kassiopi is an ancient town with ruins worth exploring, and hikers will enjoy the Corfu Trail, a 222-kilometer long footpath covering the full length of the island which remains blissfully untouched by mass tourism. >

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3. Santorini

Santorini (Thira) is beloved for its romantic sunsets, narrow vertical streets, blue-domed buildings and unique black sand beaches. Whitewashed houses are framed against multi-coloured cliffs that rise from the sea. This volcanic island is actually the largest part of a partially submerged volcano that pokes out of the water in five places. The caldera gives it the unique black sand that covers the beaches of Perissa and Kamari. It’s the southernmost island in the Cyclades group, but completely different geologically and aesthetically with its cliffhugging terraces. Watching the sunset from the pristine village of Oia is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but Fira provides more restaurants from which to enjoy the view with a glass of local Assyrtiko dry, white wine. Just one mile off the coast of Oia, the unspoiled islet of Thirassia begs to be visited. Further on, the charred islets of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni combine to make an enticing boat trip. Whether you go there for the volcanic beaches or the stunning views, Santorini’s supreme beauty shouldn’t be missed on a yacht charter or island-hopping cruise.

As the largest of the Cyclades, Naxos is also the most fertile island. Its verdant valleys dotted with Venetian towers and mansions might not have the prestige and high-class reputation of Mykonos, but they have an abundance of Greek charm. The inhabitants of the mountainous island villages embrace traditions, weaving on old looms and living off agriculture. The sandy beaches and sheltered waters of Naxos provide an ideal setting for families with young children who can seek out sea creatures in the shallows.

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Naxos revels in its low-key appeal, but the spectacular north coast has a wild beauty that entices sailors to return. This stretch of coast is punctuated with coves and magnificent views, but don’t forget to head inland to Koronos, one of the prettiest villages in the Aegean. Its custom of improvised poetry (“kotsakia”) is composed for every occasion and distinguishes it from other Greek villages. The Municipality of Naxos also organizes “Dionysia” wine feasts that take place at the end of August every year, complemented by live music, theatrical performances, concerts, and art exhibitions. Although it isn’t as high on the international jet setter’s wish list, Naxos is happy with its reputation for isolated beaches and cultural heritage. Though it is much closer to Turkey than the Greek mainland, Symi remains an inimitable yacht charter destination. The Dodecanese island is ideal for sailing since the majority of the island’s pristine beaches are only accessible by sea. Among the stunning beaches across the island, Agios Georgios Dysalonas is the most dramatic, with a 300-meter rock face separating it from the island’s wild moonscape interior.

5. Symi

Symi is easy on the eye from the outset. As soon as you enter the island’s port of Gialos, you are welcomed by pastel-hued mansions interspersed with wood-shuttered shops. Take the 500 steps of Kali Strata skywards to the Upper Town, where tavernas with panoramic views await your custom. The pious - or culturally curious - can visit some of the atmospheric monasteries, which exceed 100 in number. Symi is just a stone’s throw from the Turkish coast and the pine-covered Datca and Bozburun peninsulas, and they can be seen from the island or the deck of your boat.

An Island-Hopping Paradise With 6,000 islands, Greece was made for sailing with something to suit every taste. Whether you enjoy sailing or you’re happy to relax and let others take care of the hard work, island hopping in the Eastern Mediterranean will not disappoint. IIS

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AUTOMOTIVE bob mchugh Automotive Writer

Bob McHugh has been writing car reviews and auto related stories for over 25 years and is a long time member of the Auto Journalists Association of Canada.

LEXUS RX 450H An industry first and still on top! Lexus introduced Canadians to the very first luxury cross-utility vehicle, its RX 300, back in 1998. Almost twenty years later, its styling, power, and performance have all evolved and improved and the fourth-generation RX is still the most popular premium mid-sized utility. New angular styling lines and an aggressive front design gave my test RX 450h F Sport a daring, bad-ass outer appearance. In contrast, a plush, luxurious interior, outstanding safety features, and light-green power plant more accurately reflect the softer, more-caring true personality of this RX. If “the vehicle that has everything” exists, then Lexus RX 450h is surely a candidate. It has sharp styling yet is highly functional, offers excellent power yet is fuel-

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efficient and offers a super comfortable ride on-road yet is surprisingly capable off-road. On top of all that, and like all Lexus vehicles, the RX has a stellar reputation for being outstandingly reliable. The first thing that will probably grab your attention, when you slide behind the wheel of an RX 450h, is a huge centre dash multi-media screen. The 12.3-inch display can be split to show two vehicle systems (such as navigation & audio) at the same time. Other delightful features in my test RX 450h were its massive panorama glass roof, a driver head-up display, an electrically heated front windshield, auto dimming side mirrors, a wireless cell phone charger shelf, power folding rear seatbacks and a power tailgate that can be remotely operated by a wave motion over the rear Lexus badge. >

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Yes, that little “h” in its name indicates that RX 450h is a hybrid. Gas power comes from a 3.5L V6 (Atkinson cycle) engine and when assisted by a pair of (front and rear) electric motors the RX 450h can provide a grand total of 308 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. Behind the wheel, that translates to impressive off-line acceleration and a quick, effortless pass around that slow-moving truck on the highway. An EV mode also allows noiseless pure electric operation for short distances (parking garage use etc.). Drive gets to all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission and an Active Torque All Wheel Drive, which evenly distributes torque between the front and rear axles. Official combined (city/ highway) fuel consumption is just 8.0L/100km city/highway, which is exceptionally good in this market segment. The Lexus hybrid system is also impressively smooth, quiet and slick in the way it transitions from electric to gas engine propulsion or uses a combination of both. The new Lexus RX 450h provides rear passengers with some extra leg room compared to previous generations. It’s structurally stronger and has a lower centre of gravity, which gives it a more agile driving feel. And in case you didn’t know, it’s also made in Canada. IIS

Base Price: $70,250.00 Price as Tested: $79,121.25 YIN A delightful blend of sophistication, comfort and functionality, the Eco-friendly Lexus RX 450h is an outstanding all season luxury vehicle.

YANG Why look so angry?

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay

1039 McDonald Road Foot’s Bay, Ontario

110 Medora Street Port Carling, Ontario

110 MEDORA STREET, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0 OFFICE: 705.765.6878 EMAIL: COTTAGES@CHESTNUTPARK.COM 1039 MCDONALD ROAD, FOOT’S BAY, ON, P0C 1H0 OFFICE: 705.375.9191 EMAIL: FOOTSBAY@CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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Ultimate and Much Admired Lake JOSEPH Estate

offered at: $12,900,000 MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Over 2,000 ft. of idyllic shoreline; dramatic granite, a perfect natural sand beach, and smooth Georgian Bay-style rock. The 4 vacant waterfront lots await your future family expansion. The 29 wooded acres ensure extreme privacy. the year-round custom-built vacation home offers approximately 7,000 sq.ft. of living space on 4 levels. Quality finishes are evident, but don’t overwhelm, the serene master suite offers private balcony views over the Lake, plus a separate office on the third floor. The interior is connected to the natural setting through numerous terraces, balconies and Muskoka stonework. The extensive landscaping frames the cottage in this tranquil setting. 2 boathouses and a large garage complete the picture. For details on this property & other fine properties vist www.paulcrammond.com

SPECIALIST IN FINE WATERFRONT COTTAGES SINCE 1996 PAUL CRAMMOND, MBA, BROKER Direct: 705.646.8129 OFFICE: 705.765.6878 www.paulcrammond.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay $19,900,000

FAMILY COMPOUND WAITING FOR YOU MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Looking for space for you and your guest the 3 buildings with a total of 18 bedrooms should be enough.The main residence affords 9200 sqft. of living space that has been updated and reflects “Old Muskoka” with modern touches & fully updated systems throughout. 9 bedrooms are provided for family and friends to enjoy.The 135-foot covered porch wraps the lake side of the building with an outdoor gas fireplace. 2 private decks for gathering everyone together. The property has 17 acres and over 1800 feet of shoreline and a 200-foot sand beach. For those looking for ultimate privacy, this is the spot.Handcrafted timber frame construction, Stone accents on all the buildings, long southern views down Lake Joseph. Room on the property for a helipad. Call David Samborski* at 705-644-3374 to book a private inspection of this fine estate.

DAVID SAMBORSKI* Direct: 705.644.3374 greyrock@muskoka.com

$4,995,000

Privacy abounds on over 75 acres on Lake Muskoka MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Walk, bike or ATV on private trails through 75 acres of gentle, wooded terrain. Play tennis overlooking the lake. Entertain friends and family in an upgraded kitchen, open to living & dining rooms. 7800 sqft. of living space offers 2 Masters with individual ensuites, two guest rooms, 3.5 baths, 5 fireplaces, walls of windows and large garden doors to access wraparound decks. Boathouse provides additional accommodations, lg. deck w/ covered dining & 3 oversized boat slips. Plus a 3 Car heated garage/workshop for all the toys. With 315’ of natural shoreline, you are treated to moss laden granite rock, towering Hemlocks, and the crystal blue of Lake Muskoka. Spend the day on the dock, work out in the gym or lounge in the Rec room with a walk up bar. Snuggle up in the cozy Muskoka Room or host Happy Hour in the enclosed Gazebo. This one has everything you could want and maybe a little more.

EMILIE SHAW* Direct: 705.644.2825 Amy McDonald* Direct: 705.309.0895 eshaw@chestnutpark.com amcdonald@chestnutpark.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay $3,495,000

LAKE MUSKOKA - EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

This winning combination of ‘Land, Location & Lifestyle’ is ready for your immediate enjoyment. Estate-sized property between Port Carling & Bala offers exceptional privacy with lovely long southerly views. Main cottage features 4BRs plus exercise room & spacious games room. 3-slip boathouse with 2 more BRs above & additional outside covered boatslip. Lots of decking to enjoy the view. Two heated garages will accommodate all the toys. Charming shed/bunkie. Professionally landscaped grounds. Amazing turn-key offering includes all contents, interior & exterior furniture, decor items, etc. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Call Maggie today to arrange your private viewing.

MAGGIE TOMLINSON** ASA, ABR, SRS Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

$2,395,000

Fume Lake MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Privacy and tranquility are assured in this nature lovers paradise. When it comes to adventure the possibilities are limitless with 200 acres of Canadian wilderness from hiking to hunting to off road adventure all within the boundaries of your own private oasis. The shoreline features 800 feet of unspoiled beauty on Fume Lake. This newly constructed home features an expansive Great Room with timber frame construction and open concept living in to kitchen and dining. Five bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Completing the main floor is a spacious Muskoka Room for extended seasonal living. Make this your escape for years to come.

MARILYN MANNION* Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com www.marilynmannion.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay $2,100,000

Magnificent point of land MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

The view speaks for itself and will capture your heart & your imagination. It is pure magic. This wonderful property is a step back in time when cottage life was all about time spent with family & friends - time spent frolicking in the crystal clear waters of Lake Rosseau. Time now for a new family to transform this special place & create their own history on this remarkable property with rugged granite & majestic pines. The perfect setting for your vision with the wish list complete - sunsets, vistas, privacy, shallow & deep water - it does not get any better. Great opportunity with the ability to start with a two storey boathouse if desired. Architectural plans in place for both cottage & boathouse. 800 feet of shoreline & 3 + acres offer endless possibilities.

MARILYN MANNION* DIRECT: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com www.marilynmannion.com

LAKE ROSSEAU

$929,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Calling all sports enthusiasts with this perfect Lake Rosseau cottage ready for the entire family with a sports court, outdoor exercise room, built in sauna and plenty of sleeping quarters indoors and out. Many sitting nooks built into the landscaping including a Muskoka fire-pit for all season enjoyment and a classic single slip boathouse, docks and daytime sunning area easily accessible off the large lakeside decks. Also features: Cathedral ceilings, a stone f/p, open concept kitchen/dining rm., 2 master suites both with lakeside decks & on-suites, plenty of storage in this delightful 4-season cottage retreat. Easy access & only 2hours from the city. This very level and gentle land offers almost 400’ of natural shoreline with a mix of shallow and deep waters, complete with a 200’ stream insuring hours of fishing & nature, to be enjoyed by young & old.

JOE QUINN* Direct: 705.644.3015 jquinn@muskoka.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay $2,595,000

SUNSETS ON LAKE JOSEPH MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Year round sunsets from this older, well maintained cottage. The 3-bedroom cottage sits on 8 plus acres of west facing Lake Joseph shoreline, shallow entrance to the lake. The property offers a well-appointed newer 1-bedroom guest cottage. There is a 2-slip boathouse with sundeck on top, an additional uncovered boat slip. Call David Samborski* at 705.644.3374

David Samborski* Office: 705.765.6878 Direct: 705.644.3374 greyrock@muskoka.com

$2,200.000

MUSKOKA LAKE SUNSET VIEWS MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Sunsets and Sand on Lake Muskoka. Enjoy the sunsets all year long from this 4/5 bedroom cottage located in town with natural gas and municipal water and sewers. Large country kitchen with walkout to the deck. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom also has access to the deck. The lower level has a full family room with gas fireplace.Call David Samborski* at 705.644.3374

David Samborski* Office: 705.765.6878 Direct: 705.644.3374 greyrock@muskoka.com

BEAUTIFUL LAKE CECEBE

$1,195,000

BURKS FALLS, ONTARIO: 4+ bed, 4 bath year round cottage is the perfect spot for family fun offering a modern 2483 sf of living space with open concept design, custom kitchen with granite counters, lakeside wall of windows, floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the living room. This gentle property with a gorgeous west sunset exposure boasts 259’ water frontage and 5 acres of property. Miles & Miles of Boating!

Cameron White* Karen White* Office: 705.765.6878 Direct: 705.645.7123 camandkaren@bell.net muskokacottagesforsale.net

$3,250,000

OWN YOUR OWN MUSKOKA GOLF COURSE MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Already enjoying Muskoka? ... Why not invest here too! 18-hole championship golf course, newer log clubhouse w pro shop & restaurant, original clubhouse, putting green, driving range, shop & storage buildings. 300+ acre property includes approx 75 acres not yet developed - call Maggie today for more details.

MAGGIE TOMLINSON** ASA, ABR, SRS Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay $2,995,000

IDYLLIC PRIVATE RETREAT ~ or ~ FAMILY COMPOUND MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Enjoy sunsets & serenity along 625’ frontage and 1.37 acres of privacy. Amazing views, all day sun, level point of land, rock & pines setting. Buildings include winterized main cottage/residence plus a large selfcontained ‘round log’ guest cottage w/ gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, an executive bunkie, boathouse and shore dock. Come see ... come sigh!

MAGGIE TOMLINSON** ASA, ABR, SRS Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

$1,999,000

SMALL LAKE SPLENDOUR ~ WORLDLY SOPHISTICATION MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Exceptional privacy & amazing lake views. Well appointed lakehouse w approx 4,800 sq.ft. living space includes private wine cellar & 3-storey lakeside ‘Sanctuary’ tower. Also suits uses for music or artist studio, writer’s haven, B&B, weddings/corporate events, etc. Exquisitely renovated inside & out. Comes completely turn-key. Paved municipal road. 90 mins from GTA.

MAGGIE TOMLINSON** ASA, ABR, SRS Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

$1,595,000

LAKE JOSEPH - EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Enjoy privacy plus with 228’ frontage & 2.6 acres. Coveted S-SW-W exposure. 3BR year round cottage or home offers 1,800 sq.ft. living space plus a fabulous enclosed lakeside porch. Detached garage w 400 sq.ft. additional loft space. Hot tub & spacious shore docks. Double slip boat port for your toys. Bonus - it’s completely turn-key. Call Maggie for more details.

MAGGIE TOMLINSON** ASA, ABR, SRS Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

$1,195,000

Lake Joseph Club Villa MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Resort living at its finest! Beautiful sunsets overlooking the par three executive course and Clubhouse. Premium end unit with cathedral ceiling in Great Room. Grand dining room ideal for entertaining. Large kitchen with breakfast area and sitting room. Three spacious bedrooms with Master on second floor with fireplace. Relax & enjoy the good life.

MARILYN MANNION* Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com | www.marilynmannion.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay Lk Joe SW Cherished Enclave

$14,700,000

Lk. Rosseau 225 Ac Kingdom

$12.495,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

A vast holding of over 5,000 ft of stunning shores spanning across 3 separate lakes - Rosseau, Dyson, & your very own whole lake Wiley’s. 2 beautiful Rosseau cottages & 2 boathouses, addl sunset cot on Dyson. An unprecedented offering.

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

SANDRA WALDIE* SAMANTHA WALDIE*

Over 9000 sq ft of famed Swadron Architecture married with Gluckstein Interior design sweeping across 745’ 8 acre “Group of 7” rock/pine shore, tennis court + fitness house, suited boaths. Private oasis with unsurpassable views. Turn key elegance.

DIRECT: 705.646.4747

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LK ROSSEAU 1824’ OF SUNSETS

$6,950,000

SANDRA WALDIE* DIRECT: 705.646.4747 JAMIE BLAIR* OFFICE: 705.375.9191

Lk Muskoka 1330’ of Sunsets

$4,999,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: Landmark point serving up 2 parcels of land, stunning 4 Bdrm 4 bath water’s edge cot w sunset stone cocktail terrace. Oversized 2 storey 2 Bdrm boathouse with gym rm, and Antique boat Slip + 2 slip ski boathouse. Mesmerizing views & privacy.

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Beautifully located minutes to Port Carling, splendid shores bookended by rocky points harbours pristine toddler friendly sunset beach. 7 bdrm estate, spacious yr rnd living , includes suited boaths, gar. towering trees, magnificent view.

Sandra Waldie* Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747

Sandra Waldie* Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747

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LK MUSKOKA SUNRISE TO SUNSET

$4,995,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO :

In an area known for its pristine large shores & unmatchable views, 4 + Acres & 800’ awaits your family cottage estate. Picture perfect scapes of rock & pine w endless privacy & endless views. One of the last few great untouched shores availible.

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705.646.4747 JAMIE BLAIR* Office: 705.375.9191

Sandra Waldie* Samantha Waldie*

$1,995,000

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Lake Rosseau Southern Splendour

$1,899,900

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO :

MUSKOKA ONTARIO: Lake Joseph-Brand new multi-slip boathouse with living quarters above, 3 bedroom waters edge Post & Beam cottage with vaulted ceilings & large Muskoka Room. Great Value!

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LK JOE 800’ OF SUNSETS

$3,995,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO: 660’ 8+ Ac. forested 11 Bdrm enclave boasting Lee & Windward shores, magnificent stone cocktail terrace at Shore, 3 slips at boathouse modern comforts amidst historic landmark Great House virtually turnkey offering. Private west Glorious View. Direct: 705.646.4747

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5 Bdrm. Year-rnd” family Cottage. Privately tucked in its own oasis boasting 2.5 levels of spacious living & serving up the longest of views the area has to offer. Fabulous access, gentle woodsy lands, soaring Muskoka stone fireplace. This one has it all.

Jamie Blair* Tom McDonald**

Sandra Waldie* Samantha Waldie*

Office: 705.375.9191

Direct: 705.646.4747

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay Friends and Family Welcome

$1,789,000

lake joseph-rocky crest locale

$1,695,000

MUSKOKA ONTARIO:

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Classic Lake Muskoka cottage, many recent upgrades and additions. Beautiful panoramic views from both the cottage & boat house sundeck (with sunsets!) Call Jim Gardiner** 705.646.7358

Renne Bakema*

COTTAGESINMUSKOKA.COM

Direct: 705.801.5878 RENBAK@HOTMAIL.COM

JIM GARDINER** Direct: 705.646.7358

CHERISHED LAKE OF BAYS

$1,650,000

$969,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

350’ shore with sand beach, gentle slope, privacy, excellent views. 5 bdrm cottage with 2-1/2 bay garage - games room, oversized Bunkie, double boat house and much more. Call Lesley-Anne Goodfellow*

Spacious, first time offered, family loved 5 bedroom/3 bath cottage with very level land. Year round use and year round roadCall Iris Gardiner**

IRIS GARDINER** COTTAGESINMUSKOKA.COM

CHARMING RETREAT-LAKE ROSSEAU

Direct: 705.646.6367

$899,000

MUST BE SEEN! Close to town of Rosseau, ultimate privacy, stunning panoramic view over Lake. Year-round executive home/cottage built with taste & functionality, 13 acres in the heart of Muskoka. Call Mike Taylor*

A true cottage, quaint, sweet and cozy. Lovingly restored, 2BR cottage, bunkie & single slip boathouse. What cottaging used to mean. Call Lesley-Anne Goodfellow*

LESLEY-ANNE GOODFELLOW*

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MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

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LAKE MUSKOKA

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LESLEY-ANNE GOODFELLOW* Direct: 705.787.6110

$1,295,000

beautifully appointed and very private four bedroom cottage located minutes to Rocky Crest Resort. 230 feet of private shoreline and wonderful southerly views. Low maintenance property with single slip boathouse and features shallow and deep water.

MIKE TAYLOR* COTTAGESINMUSKOKA.COM

Direct: 705.787.5110

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VILLA @ MUSKOKA BAY CLUB

$749,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

Carefree lifestyle at this beautiful 4 bedroom, spacious villa with golf course view. Membership included. Fully furnished. Just move in & enjoy. Call Iris Gardiner**

IRIS GARDINER** Direct: 705.646.6367

COTTAGESINMUSKOKA.COM

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LIFESTYLE Matt Driscoll Multimedia Reporter/ Editor

Matt Driscoll is a freelance writer based out of Bracebridge, Ontario. He was a former editor with Muskoka Magazine and former photojournalist with the Bracebridge Examiner and Sioux Lookout Bulletin. Matt worked for several years in the museums field, both in Canada and internationally, before moving into full-time journalism more than a decade ago.

MUSKOKA: YOUR FOUR SEASON PLAYGROUND Whether you’re looking for trendy boutiques and artist’s studios, or a scenic hike overlooking one of the area’s world famous lakes, there’s a reason Muskoka’s become known as Ontario’s four season playground.

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Patiently waiting for the RMS Segwun The region boasts some 14,000 kilometers of shoreline stretched over the 6,475 square kilometers expanse that makes up the region. Carved from the rugged Canadian Shield, Muskoka is well known for its iconic landscapes, made famous by such notable artists as the Group of Seven. For more than a century guests have made their way to the area to enjoy a slice of authentic Canadian hinterland and stay at one of Muskoka’s many resorts or historic cottages. There are six municipalities which comprise the area known as Muskoka and each one of them has a charm all its own. Known as the gateway to Muskoka, the municipality of Gravenhurst begins on the north side of the Severn River. Gravenhurst is famous for its iconic steamships - the Wenonah and the RMS Segwun. The 131 year-old Segwun is the oldest operating steamship in North America. The ships both offer a variety of different cruise options on Lake Muskoka and sometimes beyond.

The ships sail out of the Muskoka Wharf, which has been renovated extensively over the past decade and now bustles with life. Restaurants, gift ships, boat rentals and the Muskoka Discovery Centre museum keep the area hopping throughout the entire year. On Muskoka’s western border lies Georgian Bay Township, where miles of rugged shoreline connect the Trent Severn Waterway and Georgian Bay. The region is home to Georgian Bay Island National Park, which is located on 14 square kilometers of spectacular Canadian Shield landscape rising out of the bay. On Beausoleil Island, the largest island in the park, guests can camp overnight in a tent or cabin, swim, fish or hike one of the many trails. Next door in Muskoka Lakes township you can find the “big three” lakes that have earned Muskoka its reputation as cottage country - Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka. >

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The Bala Cranberry Festival harvest Spectacular cottages and boathouses dot the shoreline, yet more than 80 per cent of the region maintains its natural cover. In Bala, the annual Bala Cranberry Festival (always held the weekend after Thanksgiving) draws thousands of people to the community to celebrate the unique berry. Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery are open year round offering many different tours. In the winter, they create a unique ice skating trail that runs through the cranberry marsh. Bracebridge is known for its many waterfalls and its thriving downtown core with a wide range of unique shops and restaurants. From Bracebridge Bay in the heart of town, the Muskoka River meanders past several shoreline parks and the home of Santa’s Village, which has been drawing the young and the young at heart to the area since 1955. The Muskoka Brewery is the largest of several craft breweries in the area, and one of the most popular in the province. They welcome guests for tours and tastings at their Muskoka Beach Road location. The town of Huntsville has been drawing guests to the picturesque four season community since the days of Tom Thomson. In fact, the Group of Seven murals found throughout the downtown core have become an attraction themselves. The site of multiple golf courses and resorts, Huntsville was also the centre of activity for the G8 Summit in 2010.

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Muskoka Brewery, proud to be Canadian Lion’s Lookout offers a view of one of the most stunning vistas in the entire region. Muskoka is known as one of the best places on the planet to see maple trees in their full autumn glory, and there’s no better place to get a view than the Lookout. Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville is home to Muskoka Pioneer Village and the Portage Flyer train. The train, which first began running in 1904, is a seasonal favourite during the holidays when it shuttles children back and forth down a short stretch of track to meet Santa Claus. Bordering on Algonquin Park, the township of Lake of Bays is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. The township is home to more than 100 lakes and the unique communities of Dwight, Dorset and Baysville. Recently restored to her former glory, the SS Bigwin now offers cruises from the Dorset docks. The venerable watercraft has ferried many notable guests throughout its history, including Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo and Louis Armstrong. The Dorset Fire Tower draws visitors from near and far to scale the stairs 142 metres up and look out at a panorama of the local landscape. With its natural beauty and unmatched hospitality, there’s truly no place quite like Muskoka. IIS

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some Must dos in Muskoka Spring/summer 2018 Dawn Huddlestone Author, Writer

Dawn Huddlestone is a writer, social media manager, nature-lover, and great listener – no, really, I could listen to your stories for hours. And if you have an interesting story to tell, I want to hear about it! One of my favourite places to be is deep in a forest where I can’t hear civilization any more. Until I need butter tarts and chai lattes, because I love them more than is good for me. I love living in Muskoka but I’m kind of worried about the big blue dot we call home, so tread lightly, ‘kay?

Tap into these fun summer events There’s all kinds of golden goodness flowing in Muskoka in the coming months.

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some Must dos in Muskoka Spring/summer 2018 One of the hallmarks of spring – and a sure sign that warmer weather is on the way – is sugaring-off season. Capturing the sweet bounty offered by Muskoka’s maple stands is a longstanding tradition and you can get in on the fun with the Muskoka Maple Trail and Festival. The six-week long Muskoka Maple Trail, which runs March 13 through April 20, is a celebration of the maple harvest that provides an assortment of maple experiences throughout the region. Tour a sugar bush to learn how gently sweet maple sap is transformed into golden, amber, and dark varieties of maple syrup. Take a sleigh or wagon ride through a forest to see how maple is harvested today and how that contrasts with the iconic metal buckets of the past. Taste some delicious maple-inspired cuisine and sample maple brews and cocktails. The celebration of all things maple ends with a grand finale at the Muskoka Maple Festival on April 21 in downtown Huntsville. Bring the family for an all-day pancake breakfast (with maple syrup, of course!), live music, street performers, interactive events, a beer garden and local vendors. And, best of all, admission is free. More details are available at muskokamaple.ca. If tapping into nature’s goodness is the ideal way to mark the arrival of spring, then another kind of tap offers the perfect kickoff to summer. If you’re a craft beer fan, there’s no better place to herald the arrival of warm weather, watersports and weekends – or weeks! – at the cottage than at the Muskoka 2/4 Craft Beer Festival held during the unofficial start to summer, the May long weekend. The event showcases some of the best craft beer, cider and spirits from across Muskoka and Ontario. Crack open a cold one on the shores of the Muskoka River in Huntsville’s River Mill Park, kick back and enjoy some live music, and sample some tasty treats like locally produced Belly Ice Cream. Tickets to the May 19 event include a 5-ounce commemorative beer mug. Learn more at downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca. You can keep the beer love flowing throughout the summer, too. Muskoka’s three craft breweries – Sawdust City Brewing Company in Gravenhurst, Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge, and Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville – all offer tours and tastings. Also watch for two new brew ventures in north Muskoka slated to open this year – the Huntsville Brewhouse by Lake of Bays Brewery and a new craft brewery. And mark your calendar for Muskoka’s summer beer festival, SESSION Muskoka on August 4 in Bracebridge’s beautiful Annie Williams Park. There will be more than 100 different beers to try, along with live entertainment and great food. Your ticket includes a SESSION Muskoka commemorative festival glass. Learn more at sessionmuskoka.ca. Whether you prefer mouth-watering maple or brew-licious beer (but why choose when you can have both?), these local events deliver on the delicious. IIS

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MUSKOKA • lake of bays • huntsville • ALMAGUIN HUNTSVILLE is located 2.5 hours north of Toronto, and is one of Ontario’s most beloved four-season destinations. It’s a wondrous playground that attracts tourists from every corner of the world. Delve into its fascinating history. Experience the wonders of its great outdoors. Stride through its winter wonderland. Poke around quaint little villages and charming downtowns. Celebrate its many attractions and festivals. Huntsville is a destination of limitless opportunities where people take life just a little bit easier. LAKE OF BAYS is just east of Huntsville and on the way to Algonquin Park. Lake of Bays is flourishing with history and beauty unmatched by few places in the world. Named for the curves of its shorelines, Lake of Bays is a magnificent natural treasure located in the upper reaches of Muskoka. It is a vast and spectacular land encompassing 66,000 acres of crystal

32 Florence Street East Huntsville, Ontario

clear waters, pristine forests, wetlands, sandy beaches, and rocky outcrops of the two billion year old Pre-Cambrian Shield. The ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS is located just minutes north of Huntsville. Almaguin encompasses a vast area of serene lakes and rivers and it borders beautiful Algonquin Park. The area is one of Ontario’s best-kept secrets, and it may just be the next hot spot for recreational buyers who are seeking privacy on less populated waterways.

32 FLORENCE STREET EAST, HUNTSVILLE, ON, P1H 1P8 T: 705.789.1001 EMAIL: WWW.HUNTSVILLE@CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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MUSKOKA • lake of bays • huntsville • ALMAGUIN $1,295,000

PENINSULA LAKE BEAUTY HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO: Huntsville, south exp., 4 bdrms, 3 baths, Bunkie, great view, easy year round access. Master ensuite. Gorgeous river rock fireplace in great room, soaring ceilings New roof 2017, reclaimed hemlock floors, extensive professional landscaping. Easy access to the lakefront. Long views through the pines right across the lake. Easy to view & shows well.

Susan Brown** Direct:705.788.4176 Office: 705.789.1001 susanbrown@vianet.ca | www.lakeofbayscottages.com

$849,000

Wasi Lake - Custom Built Beauty POWASSAN, ONTARIO: Over 4000 sq. ft of luxury living. Quality built and loaded with many extras and inclusions. Fabulous lakeside views from every room. Two finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. This home is all about entertaining with large, sunny, composite deck, hot tub, firepit, bunkie and sandy beach. Double garage and beautifully landscaped lot.

Sandy Tyers* Direct:705.788.4492 sales@sandytyers.com www.sandytyers.com

$699,000

Magnetawan - Whalley Lake MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO: This trophy property can easily convert to a B&B or hobby farm. 3 Bdrms, 2 baths, triple garage. Impeccably maintained with numerous upgrades and improvements. 111 Acres. Mixed bush, pond, 105’ waterfront and western exposure. Private and natural setting. Can be sold without waterfront lot for $599,000. MLS®108074

Sandy Tyers* Direct:705.788.4492 Dawn Mashinter* Direct:705.571.2534 sales@sandytyers.com dawnmash@vianet.ca

$409,000

OFF THE GRID & TURN KEY! MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO: Privacy supreme! Newer build, 2 bed, 1 full bath, full walkout basement with development potential (roughed in for second bath). 392’ frontage, 8 +acres. Yr. round road, full solar w/generator back-up. Hot water on demand, propane furnace & appliances, Muskoka room, and it comes tastefully furnished and decorated. Being sold turn key and costs very little to run!

Dawn Mashinter* Direct:705.571.2534 dawnmash@vianet.ca www.muskokahuntsvillerealestate.com

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MUSKOKA • lake of bays • huntsville • ALMAGUIN LAKE OF BAYS

$1,295,000

$749,000

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO:

Great privacy, fully winterized, 240’ frontage, 1.7 acres, gently sloping lot, quiet bay, great view, 6 bdrms, 2 baths, 2700 sq. ft., 30’ x 40’ detached garage, sunrise exposure, all day sun, hard sandy shoreline, easy year round access.

SUSAN BROWN**

SUSAN BROWN**

Direct:705.788.4176 Office: 705.789.1001

susanbrown@vianet.ca www.lakeofbayscottages.com

Direct:705.788.4176 Office: 705.789.1001

3 Waterfront lots - Kearney $199,000

$490,000

KEARNEY, ONTARIO: Excellent investment opportunity. Consisting of 3.6 acre severed lot with driveway, PLUS 5.4 acres. Seller will pay to sever 5.4 acres into 2 waterfront lots. Beautifully treed with mature maples. Close to amenities not far to Algonquin Park.

Sandy Tyers* Direct:705788.4492 sales@sandytyers.com

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Dawn Mashinter* Direct:705.571.2534 dawnmash@vianet.ca muskokahuntsvillerealestate.com

LAKE OF BAYS SOUTH SHORE LAKE OF BAYS, ONTARIO: Fantastic view across Lake of Bays on high demand south shore, sunset (west) exposure, easy year round access, fully winterized, 3 bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, one an ensuite, cozy woodstove, newer decks, bright renovated kitchen, shows well. susanbrown@vianet.ca www.lakeofbayscottages.com

LAKE BERNARD BUILDING LOT SUNDRIDGE, ONT: Rare find on this large deep water lake! NW Exposure, 185’ frontage, 2+ acres. Gentle slope to shoreline, ideal for walkout basement. 2 1/2 hours to Toronto and 10 min to all amenities. 50 km removed from hubbub of busy Muskoka.

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Gravenhurst Gravenhurst is known as the “Gateway to Muskoka”. Its lakes, forests and rocky landscape captivated the first visitors and have drawn people back for more than 150 years. The town’s proximity to Toronto (1.5 hrs) and Orillia (20 mins), Casino Rama (30 mins) make it a strategic location for those seeking the Cottage lifestyle or full time residence. Gravenhurst is known for its famous Steamships, Historic Opera House, Bethune House, Sawdust City Craft Brewery as well as its thriving arts community and entrepreneurial spirit. Several lakes are located close to town, the largest being Lake Muskoka. Other popular lakes include Doe, Bass, Gull, Kahshe, Loon, Morrison, Muldrew, Pine, Turtle and Sparrow Lake.

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There is something exciting happening almost every weekend, all summer long. The Vintage Car Show, a Fathers’ Day tradition for over 20 years, the annual Antique Boat Show and Dockside Festival Arts Show in August are just a few of the many events that make Gravenhurst an exciting place to spend time with family & friends.

SUNSETS ON KAHSHE!

$955,000

LAKE MUSKOKA LUXURIOUS CONDO

$595,000

GRAVENHURST, ONT:

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Unique & rare road access 4.7 acre property. Featuring renovated 4 bedroom, original farmhouse with screen porch, stone fireplace vintage, smaller 2 bedroom cottage & double garage. Fully winterized comfort. Gorgeous scenic property.

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO:

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Enjoy Muskoka year round! This luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo offers covered terrace to enjoy a lake view, designer kitchen, stylish living room with gas fireplace, media room, 2 parking spaces with storage lockers.

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Gravenhurst KLUEY’S BAY, LAKE KAHSHE

$419,000

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A classic Muskoka cottage setting – granite rock, grass and large sand beach w a log cabin built by a Fur Trader circa 1890. 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, screen porch to enjoy summer evenings! Waterside shed/Bunkie! Located mins from Marina. A spectacular sunny view.

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GADSBY’S OF GRAVENHURSt 181 Bay Street, Gravenhurst, ON

A 30 year journey begins with one step. In 1988, the first Gadsby’s store opened on Yonge street in North Toronto. Back then, Victorian Country was a popular design trend and Gadsby’s stocked the shop with antique furniture and collectibles from auctions and estate sales from around Ontario, including Picton where the Gadsby family tradition of buying and selling began when great grandfather Zimmerman Gadsby sold his wares. Mixing newly designed products with the older vintage finds became a trademark and the shop was known for where one finds ‘the old, the new and the unexpected’. While the Toronto location closed in 1995, the owner operated a growing interior decorating/ design business under the Gadsby brand name until finding a new home in Gravenhurst to re-open the current shop in 2005. Operating from a century building, one can still find a unique mix of ‘the old, the new and the unexpected’

A worthwhile destination stop in Muskoka with a 30 year tradition.

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cottage ed Natalka Falcomer VP, Corporate Development Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Natalka Falcomer is a lawyer who is deeply committed to increasing access to justice and positively changing the way the law is practiced and delivered. She’s volunteered for over four years (and counting) to arm the public with free legal knowledge as the founder, co-producer and host of a legal call in show with Rogers TV (Toronto Speaks Legal Advice).

What You Must Know

to Protect Your Oasis Just saying “cottage” elicits feelings of relaxation and conjures up images of a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. As such, it’s no wonder that cottage goers, along with both provincial and federal governments, are making every effort to preserve this refuge. We encounter these efforts in the form of “scenic view” easements and access easements, as well as strict environmental bylaws and restrictions as to where and how large you can build your cottage or dock. While such preservation of vistas and nature protect the environment associated with a cottage, it also complicates the buying and selling process. This article identifies a few of these complexities, all of which you can navigate through successfully with an experienced agent.

Easements Easements and rights of way are deceptively

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complex legal concept. The point of most easements or rights of way is to ensure that adjacent properties are accessible or that views are protected. These easements may or may not be on title. while other times they’re granted by legislation or arise out of implication. Often, when there’s nothing in writing or on title, litagation between neighbours will follow. As such, if you intend on buying a cottage that needs access to its neighbouring property or if you want to protect a view, don’t assume these rights are protected. Confirm if these rights are registered on title. If not, you may be exposing yourself to unhappy neighbours or a lawsuit.

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hydro authorities to cut through your land and prohibit you from building on the hydro easement. What is more, case law and HydroOne’s policy requires homeowners to be financially responsible for the maintenance of wires and poles found on or near their property. To complicate matters further, such hydro easements are not found on title! Rather, you must contact the appropriate hydro authority to determine such easements.>

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Waterfront Improvements Never operate under the assumption that the existing cottage or dock on a property is in line with by-law mandates. Take, for example, a dock. The provincial Public Lands Act and federal Fisheries Act will apply if the construction of a dock impacts both the shoreline waters and fish habitat. This means that the construction of a dock may require not only municipal approval, but also federal and provincial approvals and permits. Ensure that these permits are in place before you purchase any oasis.

Property Insurance Proximity to a fire hall can impact the rate charged for fire insurance. Typically, insurance companies focus on whether the structure is within five miles of a responding fire hall. In certain locales, insurers may not provide coverage given lack of adequate fire protection. Get this information before an offer goes in.

Seasonal zoning While you may want to escape to your cottage year round, it doesn’t mean that this is an option. Some rural residential properties are zoned “seasonal” which means roadways are not maintained during the winter. Apart from no access during certain seasons, you may also be on the hook to provide and pay for maintenance. What is more, seasonal zoning means that the municipality may not provide emergency services in the wintertime. Which is cause for concern if you have elderly visitors or grandchildren. Water supply If the water supply for the cottage looking to buy is municipally provided, you’re in luck. Unlike most cottages that are supplied by well water, you don’t have to be concerned with potability. This is because there is no reliable potability certificate for well water, as well as water drawn from lakes or a cistern. What is more, wells supplying multiple properties may be subject to the Ontario Clean Water Act, and easements for pipes from neighbouring wells (if registered) may violate the Ontario Planning Act. As always, request applicable certificates and obtain warranties from the seller that the water supply is in accordance with all federal, provincial and local regulations.

Septic Septic systems require approval by the municipality or the Ministry of Natural Resources. Ask the sellers for such documentation. If you plan to make any additions to the cottage that affect the septic system, you are likely required to get additional approval to satisfy regulatory requirements. As such, if you plan to rebuild and expand the cottage you plan to buy, ensure that such growth is permissible. While this list of complexities seems daunting, a local experienced agent will be able to guide you around these risks and straight to your refuge.

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COLLINGWOOD • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY Collingwood: Collingwood has great warmth and a sense of hospitality. This community is rich in history and culture and is truly an active lifestyle community. Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, its waterfront provides endless opportunities and so much more! Creemore/Clearview: Creemore’s scenery is one of its great natural attractions - you’ll see beautiful landscapes including pastoral farmlands rolling off into the distance. Creemore has a vibrant small business community and is a wonderful location for anyone looking for a fun getaway. Mulmur: Mulmur Township is considered a wee bit of heaven that straddles the famous Niagara Escarpment. Descending into gently rolling farmlands and rural areas it has become a preferred area for weekend country retreats as well as home to a great many commuters. Wasaga Beach: Situated along the (largest freshwater archipelago) in the world, Wasaga Beach is a popular summer tourist destination. Enjoy the many trails for hiking, cycling, crosscountry skiing and snowmobiling, swim in warm waters, admire the panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment. The Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains is located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay and offers an abundance of recreational activities for all four seasons, most notably the winter. The Village at Blue Mountain has an array of boutiques and stores all within walking distance of the largest ski resort in Ontario. Thornbury: Today in Thornbury the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Located between Collingwood and Meaford, this quaint town over the years has been home to a wide spectrum of businesses with Bruce Street still active with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and artisans.

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Beaver Valley/Grey Highlands: The Beaver Valley provides four seasons of relaxation, excitement and recreation in the unspoiled countryside. The valley is well known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, Beaver Valley Ski Club operates as a private ski club just south of the town of Kimberly. Meaford: Meaford is a fascinating fourseason destination that has it all! The quaint and charming historic downtown district offers great live theatre and concerts, fresh local food, unique shopping, nature at your doorstep, a beautiful harbor and so much more.

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COLLINGWOOD • BLUE MOUNTAINS • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY $3,388,000

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT INSPIRED RESIDENCE - WATER VIEWS SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / BLUE MOUNTAINS

Open-plan living areas & contemporary design define this impressive Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home in the Blue Mountains, where expansive floor-to-ceiling windows are ideal for taking in views of the Escarpment, Beaver Valley & Georgian Bay. The impressive home spans over 36 acres & boasts 6 bdrms & 6 baths, with an 18’ x 38’ in-ground salt-water pool, ideal for relaxing & taking in the views. Spacious living areas exceed over 5,000 sq ft allowing for an enviable indoor-outdoor lifestyle with a Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with quartz counter tops, oversized Dining Room, Great Room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, 3-level Oak & glass floating staircase, Wet Bar & covered outdoor stone terrace, perfect for entertaining. Only a short drive to Thornbury and The Peaks Ski Club, 15 minutes to Blue Mountain Village & 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood shops & restaurants. MLS®1625311

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STUNNING RESIDENCE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF GEORGIAN BAY SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / BLUE MOUNTAINS

“Where the River Runs Through” Luxurious custom-built residence at the prestigious Georgian Bay Club overlooking the 11th Fairway. built to the highest standards w/over 8,000 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, dramatic post & beam construction, soaring vaulted ceiling in the Great Room w/2-storey windows overlooking the award-winning manicured grounds w/water feature & panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Main floor Master bdrm w/5 piece ensuite, main floor Laundry, double-sided gas fireplaces, Gourmet Chef’s kitchen w/granite counters, additional extra large Family Room above garage w/balcony & views to the golf course and Escarpment. Fully finished basement w/2 additional bdrms, Bar area w/Sitting/Family Room, walk-out to the backyard & hot tub & 3pc bathroom w/ sauna. Opportunities for grand scale entertaining abound, with an array of stylish spaces both inside and out at this stunning residence. MLS®1709683

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COLLINGWOOD • BLUE MOUNTAINS • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY $2,495,000

PRIVATE Custom-Built Residence on 5 Private Acres SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / COLLINGWOOD

Custom-built post & beam residence with unrivalled panoramic views spanning from the Escarpment to the shores of Georgian Bay. Boasting 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths with 4,575 sq ft of stunningly finished floor space with the option to complete an additional 3,300 sq ft to your liking. Open concept Great Room & Dining Rooms with reclaimed old barn beams & Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with granite counter-tops, large centre island & upgraded stainless appliances. Every room in the house has been positioned to take in the stunning views including the screened outdoor living space, perfect to enjoy starry nights with the family. Additional features include hemlock flooring, Rumford fireplace, Ecoflo septic system, in-ground irrigation system, 2 geothermal furnaces, a 45 kw emergency generator, private outdoor hot-tub & attached 3 car Garage with inside entry. MLS®1618833

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2.8 ACRE COUNTRY HOME PERCHED ON A RAVINE SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY /BLUE MOUNTAINS

Rare opportunity to own a 2.8 acre estate residence above the 17th & 18th holes of the prestigious Georgian Bay Club (no condo fees). Privacy & tranquility describe this unique home perched on two ravines with stunning views of Georgian Bay to the north & the Escarpment to the south. Surrounded by forested deep ravines, beautiful rock gardens, large salt-water pool & over 3,000 square feet of decking & patio space. Craftsmanship is seen throughout the home offering both grand & intimate spaces with large windows providing expansive views of the property. Five Bedrooms (with office/fifth bedroom), three baths, Great Room with massive wood-burning fireplace, attached two car garage & detached 2,700 square foot garage/workshop. Embraced by nature & a short drive to recreation amenities completes this one-of-a-kind opportunity for the discriminating buyer. MLS®1710479

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COLLINGWOOD • BLUE MOUNTAINS • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ELEGANT CUSTOM-BUILT RESIDENCE AT PEAKS RIDGE

$1,888,000

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / BLUE MOUNTAINS Set on the hillside at Peaks Ridge near the Georgian Bay Club, this stunning 5,273 sq. ft. residence is built to the highest standards with magnificent landscaping & views of Georgian Bay. Boasting 4 Bdrms, 5 Baths, Office with built-in desks, Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with marble counters & stainless appliances, large Dining Room & custom stone gas fireplace in the Living Room. The 2nd level features a large Master Bedroom with sitting area & 5 piece ensuite, balcony & 2 additional bdrms with a 5 piece bath. The lower level features a Media Room with projector & screen, Home gym, spectacular Wine Cellar, Games Room with built-in bar area, Laundry Room, Bedroom & 3-piece bath. Custom finishes include wide plank engineered hardwood flooring, crown molding, 9.5” baseboard trim, heated floors, Geothermal heat, home generator, metal roof & triple bay garage with heated floors and 2 pc bath.

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PERFECT TRANQUILITY RIGHT IN THE HEART OF SKI COUNTRY SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / BLUE MOUNTAINS

Nestled in an exclusive location within walking distance to Blue Mountain Village, this rare .96 acre lot, 5 bdrm, 5 bath property offers privacy w/comfort & luxury in equal measure. Inside, the 3,870 sq ft residence is a blend of traditional log-home w/ modern finishes. Wood & stone strike the perfect balance as you sit by the fieldstone fireplace while entertaining guests at the beautiful soapstone bar. With the Dining area large enough to seat 10, its perfect for welcoming family & friends. Fully finished basement w/Recreation Room, Office, bdrm & 3-piece ensuite. A tranquil creek runs alongside the property with lush gardens & rock pathways that bring you to the in-ground heated pool. The covered Outdoor Kitchen & custom stone fireplace are ideal for al fresco entertaining. Only minutes to Northwinds Beach, Georgian Trail, golf clubs/private ski clubs & watersport marinas. MLS®1716346

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COLLINGWOOD • BLUE MOUNTAINS • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY $1,498,000

147 feet of Waterfront on Georgian Bay SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY /BLUE MOUNTAINS Swim, paddleboard, boat, ski, golf, hike or bike from this exceptionally well maintained 4-season Dove Tail log home with 147 feet of waterfront! Live right on the edge of Georgian Bay & enjoy panoramic water views, sunrises/sunsets & falling asleep to the waves lapping up on shore. Or, just relax with your morning coffee on the spacious exterior decks. Over 3,400 sq ft, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, stunning floor-to-ceiling double-sided stone gas fireplace, main floor office/bedroom w/separate entrance, spacious kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances & open to a large dining area overlooking Georgian Bay. Finished walk-out basement w/ additional Family Room, bdrm & studio perfect for a home gym. Manicured grounds w/low maintenance perennials, existing boat ramp, minutes to Alpine/Craigleith/Georgian Peaks ski clubs, Village at Blue, Georgian Trail, Collingwood & Thornbury’s shops, restaurants & marinas.

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$729,000

SUPERB SUNSETS FROM YOUR SANDY BEACH! SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY / COLLINGWOOD Gorgeous waterfront property with amazing sunsets on Georgian Bay in the Town of Blue Mountains! This beautiful property features a much-desired sandy beach front and exquisite views of the Bay. Currently a 2 bedroom rustic cottage that you can use as is or tear down and build your dream home to take advantage of the 72 feet of waterfront. Conveniently located in the desirable area of Christie Beach, half way between the harbours of Thornbury and Meaford. Stroll to the Lora Bay Golf Club, cycle and walk along the popular Georgian Trails. 7 minute drive to great local shopping and restaurants. This is a 4 season location to enjoy bountiful recreation activities the area is famous for. Skiing at Blue Mountain or Beaver Valley, golf, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming. Hospital and schools all nearby. Create memories with your family and friends! START DREAMING! Call today!

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HMS Collingwood - ironclad of Royal Navy (1882) Named after Cuthbert Collingwood

Imagine a town that has it all - a destination with natural beauty, a multitude of year-round activities, and a history that goes back to before Canada was a country. Tucked into the small Nottawasaga Bay, on the southern point of Georgian Bay, the town of Collingwood boasts a rich history, a vibrant community and an amazing atmosphere that will make visitors want to return again and again.

Industry grew, and expansion of the town included businesses along Hurontario Street (named so because it runs from Lake Huron south to Lake Ontario). After a devastating fire in 1881 that wiped out most of the enterprises along the street, a different class of business places were built, many of which still stand, showcasing the determination and pride of their owners.

To understand the town and what it has to offer, it is necessary to take a step into the past. As early as 1832 settlers were arriving into the area, and some years later, in 1846, a saw and flour mill was established and named Hurontario Mills. With the mill located on the eastern side, a small township was built along the lakeshore and named Hen and Chickens Harbour. The name was derived from the number of small Cuthbert Collingwood islands visible when sailing into the harbour, which resemble a big hen followed by a number of smaller chickens. In 1854, just four years before official incorporation, the town was renamed Collingwood, after Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood. With the arrival of the Simcoe & Huron Railway (Northern Railway) in 1855, the boom started.

The town still maintains its pride as the first municipality in Canada to have a Heritage Conservation District. A town with more than 50 historical buildings, Collingwood holds important reminders of the lives and businesses that grew with only the drive of the people that settled here, and visitors have been flocking here since the 1940’s to enjoy the atmosphere and activities in the area.

The town flourished as a base for shipping and ship building, and created easy access to American ports for both freight and passengers. This created such a wave of travellers that there was a necessity to have an American consulate located there.

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Today, the community is a destination for those who want the experience of the past mixed with incredible activities that can be found here. Located just 2 hours north-west of Toronto, and a short drive from the borders of New York State and Michigan, this is a getaway that is easily reached by car. There is something for everyone: from 70 kilometers of walking trails to the world’s longest freshwater beach; to sailing and skiing; to culinary delights and local breweries; to the more than 100 events and festivals that the town hosts each year. As well, Collingwood is included in the Apple Pie Trail, a culinary adventure trail inspired by the apple growing history in the South Georgian Bay area. A place to experience life, Collingwood calls to the heart of visitors and holds them in a spell.

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Cottage COUNTRY Confidential Richard Stewart LLB, LLM, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

Richard Stewart is a lawyer who has practiced in both the private and public sectors. Richard contributes additional depth to the Chestnut Park leadership team by ensuring ongoing accessibility to legal counsel and assistance on professional and practical issues that arise in the course of real estate transactions.

The Evolution of the Ontario Real Estate Market and Its Impact on Cottage Country and Recreational Properties It is by no means an overstatement to say that the Ontario real estate market has experienced a wild ride over the last year. Throughout the tail end of 2016 and the first part of 2017 demand for property seemed positively unquenchable, creating almost a frenzied delirium.Multiple offers across a broad range of markets became increasingly the norm, and extended for the first time in earnest into Ontario’s cottage country, pushing property prices to ever higher and record breaking heights. Supply could not keep up with demand, with sellers often reluctant to put their properties on the market without first securing another property to buy. The effect of this, mixed with a steady stream of

immigration into the province, as well as foreign buyers taking advantage of what they perceived to be excellent investment opportunities, particularly in the larger urban centres, created further imbalance between supply and demand. This resulted in significant strains on affordability, with many buyers coping with increasingly high debt loads being priced out of the market. With so much chatter in the press regarding skyrocketing housing prices and the unsustainability of market conditions, the provincial government intervened in April with the Ontario Fair Housing Plan which included a variety of measures intended to pour water on the overheated market and >

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address challenges to affordability. Amongst these provisions was the introduction of the speculation tax on foreign buyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Combined with a series of interest rate hikes as well as increasingly stringent lending qualification requirements, the real estate market experienced a correction with housing prices across the Greater Toronto Area (“the GTA”) dropping approximately 20% by the end of summer, and sales volume following the same trend, lagging behind the pace set the year previous in August and September by approximately 35%. It is worth noting that many commentators were of the view that at its peak, the market was already starting to be weighed down by the unsustainable price points that market forces had created, and that some sort of correction was inevitable in any event as affordability was becoming increasingly out of reach for a growing portion of society.

country, or markets outside of the GTA as the location for their first real estate investments, while renting their home in the city. As indicated, more accessible price points are an obvious attraction where buyers feel that they can get a foothold in the market and get more for their money. But another factor is that these same buyers, more familiar with the sharing economy and lifestyle, put their property investments to work by renting them out or putting them on Airbnb thereby generating revenue to finance their mortgage, while still getting use from them as vacation properties when they are available, and as their schedules permit. Many, for lifestyle reasons, and because technology and more flexible work arrangements allow them to, are simply buying recreational properties as their primary homes and taking advantage of rentals or the very same temporary lodging options such as Airbnb on the flipside when work or other demands take them to the city.

While the cooling trend in the market has not been unique to the GTA, it is worth noting that the decline in sales and price moderation has not been as significant in cottage country and many of the communities surrounding the GTA. In fact, many have shown remarkable stability in that regard. And in some cases, as the market appeared to digest and recover from some of the initial psychological impact of the correction, statistics reflected that the trajectory to stabilization and recovery was even more pronounced in some of the surrounding communities. Affordability is definitely one factor, but a number of other issues appear to be at play, including technological advances which allow an increasing number of people to adopt more flexible work arrangements by working remotely, as well as the trend towards less traditional living and vacation/recreational options which see millennials embracing more innovative lifestyles incorporating sharing and creative use of resources. In particular and as recently reported in the Globe and Mail (Jan 11/18, Matthew Hague), younger buyers are increasingly choosing cottage

Current trends show no sign of letting up in this regard. Based on its attributes, and its comparatively enviable position in the world in relation to a wide variety of factors including health, safety, security, education, as well as a stable political and banking system, Ontario will in all likelihood continue to attract a steady stream of newcomers forming families and needing a place to live. Competition for affordable and accessible housing options will continue into the future, and buyers will have to be increasingly creative, flexible and adventurous regarding their living options, all of which is likely to shine an increasing spotlight on alternative rural and recreational markets. As society and technology continue to evolve, lifestyle patterns and choices will inevitably follow suit with cottage country buyers constituting and coming from an ever wider and diverse community. Moreover, the ever increasing awareness of, and priority on lifestyle by both millennials and retirees will only reinforce this trend.

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ESCAPE TO LAKE EUGENIA

You often hear about popular cottage destinations such as Muskoka and Haliburton, but there are so many beautiful areas to enjoy the cottage/recreation lifestyle in Ontario, including Lake Eugenia. Located one and a half hours northeast of the GTA in the Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia is the largest inland lake in the area. It has become a prime tourist and cottage destination and is a great way to escape from the busy and hectic life in the city. There are approximately 400 stunning cottages right on the Lake and another 200 back. Cottage owners would love to keep the lake their secret, but word is getting out!

tubing and jet skis are permitted on the Lake. Anglers love coming to Lake Eugenia. Many come to attempt a big catch, as the bass are the winning prize in this lake. There are three types in Lake Eugenia, small mouth, rock, and largemouth bass. If you’re looking for a big catch, we recommend finding the best holes and having a little patience. Just be sure to have your fishing license before you cast out!

For those who don’t own a cottage on the lake, you can still enjoy a summer day in Lake Eugenia. There is a public beach for swimming, a boat launch (available for use for a small fee), and a grassy area for playing around with the kids and a few tables for a nice picnic. Water skiing,

The area around Lake Eugenia is home to many little villages with trendy shops, restaurants and bed & breakfasts. Located in the Beaver Valley in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County, the area has a large network of nature trails and conservation areas. It is ideal for those who love hiking, mountain biking, and a general love for the outdoors, especially with the spectacular Bruce Trail nearby! >

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Road biking, as well as motoring the various concessions that crisscross the Valley are a great way to discover the area – especially at Thanksgiving, when the Fall colours are out. One of the most beautiful attractions is the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, which encompasses 23 hectares of Niagara Escarpment, river valley and upland forests. It is part of the Grey County Waterfalls Tour! This all-season trail winds along the edge of Cuckoo Valley and offers excellent views of the 30m high waterfalls. If the weather is cold and snowy, the private Beaver Valley Ski Club is a great way to enjoy a day with family and friends! Just give them a call to inquire about a complimentary guest pass! If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Eugenia and the Beaver Valley area, we recommend making the short trip up from Toronto to take advantage of their recreational offerings.

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community events • COLLINGWOOD • BLUE MOUNTAINS • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

APRIL 2018 APRIL 1 Mountain Adventure Show at The Blue Mountains visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 1 - MAY 5 Inspired Palettes at Meaford Hall visitgrey.ca

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (12:30PM - 4:30PM) Scavenger Hunt at Sauble Beach Branch library.brucecounty.on.ca

UNTIL APRIL 2 Easter Weekend Activities at the Blue Mountain Village visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 3 & 17 (7:45PM) Open Mic at Heartwood Concert Hall calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

APRIL 2-3, 4-6 & 9-13 (9:00AM - 5:00PM) The Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music at various schools and churches throughout Owen Sound calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

APRIL 2 - MAY 18 (SUNDAY - THURSDAY) Sprin glicious at The Blue Mountains visits outhgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 3 & 17 (7:45PM) Open Mic at Heartwood Concert Hall calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

APRIL 4, 11, 18 & 25 (5:30PM) Youth Bowling Boosts Confidence at Georgian Bowl visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

MAY 19 - OCTOBER 6 Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 4, 11, 18 & 25 (9:00PM - 11:55PM) Open Mic at Jazzmyn’s Restaurant calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

APRIL 5 Thursday Flicks Lady Bird at Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 7 Move to Give (Collingwood YMCA) visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 7 - 28 (SATURDAY MORNINGS 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Pioneer Kids Club at Simcoe County Museum visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

UNTIL APRIL 8 (11:00AM - 5:00PM) “Magic of Children in the Arts” Exhibition at The Blue Mountain for the Arts visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 12 Canadian Brass at the Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 14 Ashley MacIsaac at Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 9 British Car Show at Blue Mountain Village visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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UNTIL APRIL 14 & APRIL 18 - MAY 26 The 38th Annual Juried Art Show at The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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MAY 19 - OCTOBER 6

Toddler’s Take The Museum at Grey Roots Museum &

Art on the Street in downtown Collingwood visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Archives visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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MAY 19 - OCTOBER 6

Tales of an Urban Indian at Theatre Collingwood visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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MAY 19-21

Steve Patterson, Award-winning stand-up comedian at

May Long Weekend at Blue at the Blue Mountain Village visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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MAY 19

Fresh Horses: A Tribute to Garth Brooks at Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Ammoye at the Historic Gayety Theatre visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 22 2018 Collingwood Body & Mind Psychic Fair at Cranberry Resort visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

MAY 22-26 Theatre Collingwood presents: The Birds and The Bees visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

APRIL 28 The Trevor MacKenzie Band at Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 2018

APRIL 28

JUNE 1

The Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Simcoe

Super Hero Spectacular PA Day Camp at Simcoe County

Street Theatre visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Museum visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (4:00PM-6:00PM)

MAY 2018

Open Mic at Bleeding Carrot

MAY 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (7:00PM-9:00PM)

JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 (8:00AM-12:30PM)

Fiddlefern Dance Players at The Harmony Centre

Owen Sound Farmers’ Market

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Live Entertainment at Jazzmyn’s Restaurant calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

British Car Show at Blue Mountain Village visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

MAY 4 Rik Emmett at Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 16-17

MAY 5

Waterfront Festival at Wasaga Beach

Only the Lonely: A Tribute to Roy Orbison at

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Meaford Hall visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 22-24

MAY 5

Salsa at Blue at Blue Mountain Village

2018 Gala “The Curtain Call Ball” at Georgian Bay Hotel

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JUNE 27-25

MAY 5

Annual Noon Hour Series at Georgian Shores

Great Lake Swimmers at Avening Community Centre

United Church calendar.owensoundtourism.ca

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MAY 6 Goldenaires Spring Concert at Meaford United Church visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Summers Here PA Day Camp at Simcoe Country Museum visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 30-JULY 2

MAY 10 Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Dance Party at Roxy Theatre

Canada Day at Blue at Blue Mountain Village

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JUNE 30-JULY 2

Coldjack featuring CCI Jazz Band at the Historic

Collingwood Festival for Canada at the harbour

Gayety Theatre visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE • BRUCE PENINSULA • WIARTON Bruce Peninsula: Bruce Peninsula offers beautiful Niagara Escarpment shorelines, pristine sandy beaches, some of the best parts of the famous Bruce Trail and a myriad of festivals are just a taste of what you can expect to experience. Wiarton: Wiarton is located at the western end of the scenic shores of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. Defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Wiarton is most known for the Wiarton Willie Festival, in February each year. Owen Sound: Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. A true gateway, enjoy the waterfront trail system, farmer’s market and in the winter access thousands of snowmobile

551 Berford Street Wiarton, ONtario

trails, cross-country skiing areas and downhill skiing clubs. Georgian Bay: Georgian Bay is the epitome of waterfront living, often referred to as the sixth Great Lake,

957 4th Avenue East, Suite 200 Owen Sound, ONtario

it features more than 30,000 islands and 2,000 kilometers of shoreline. You will experience serene beauty with its majestic towering cliffs, beautiful beaches and clear water.

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OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE • WIARTON • BRUCE PENINSULA $20,600,000

THE ROVERS ESTATE - North Bruce Peninsula NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ONTARIO:

Largest privately owned lands (3,277 acres) in the Bruce Peninsula with 3.74 miles of undisturbed pristine shoreline on Georgian Bay. The lands are in its natural state with large interior tracts of mixed forest lands. The main custom built home is of high quality materials and workmanship and provides a spectacular setting over the pristine clear water of Driftwood Cove. The adjacent Guesthouse provides a large principal living room and several bedrooms on the upper level, ideal for large group functions. Located near the waters edge is a 2 storey stone boathouse with finished attic. The garage is at the HWY 6 main gated entrance allowing easy access for winter maintenance equipment. With private lakes, miles of Georgian Bay waterfront, undisturbed century forests and over 9,400 sq ft of exceptional living space, this offering is unprecedented and is only limited by your imagination.

GAry Taylor** Direct: 519.378.4663 garytaylor@bmts.com

$997,900

GARY TAYLOR** Direct: 519.378.4663

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STUNNING SAUBLE RIVERFRONT $675,000

HIDDEN GEN JACKSON’S COVE

S. BRUCE PENINSULA: Fronts on the Sauble River w / Sauble Beach across the road; home features 4 beds/2.5 baths & 2nd floor sunroom. Property features: built-in appliances, loft walkway, 2nd floor mancave, garage w/heated floors & telescopic deck at river.

GARY TAYLOR**

N. BRUCE PENINSULA: Property with beautiful beach-front in private cove w/umbrella of mature trees. Home has 4 beds/3 baths & unique open concept design. Features vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, cozy fireplace, wall to wall windows & doors & wrap deck.

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CUSTOM BUILT BUILDER’S HOME $349,900

GRAND WIARTON HOME/COTTAGE

GARY TAYLOR**

S. BRUCE PENINSULA : Quality built 4 bed/4 bath home on large lot backing onto conservation lands. Short walk via access trail to beach. Upgrades include vaulted ceilings, 8 ft doors & quality trim. Master has 5 pc ensuite, W/I closet & patio door to deck.

GARY TAYLOR**

Classic Victorian on the South Hill with much of the original woodwork intact. Offers: hardwood & slate flooring, oak kitchen cabinets, high efficiency gas hot water heating, gas fireplace, spiral staircase & stain glass windows. Very comfy.

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OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE • WIARTON • BRUCE PENINSULA SCANDINAVIAN LUXURY - ROCKCLIFFE ESTATES - GEORGIAN BAY

$779,000

MEAFORD, ONTARIO:

An Extraordinary Location Calling You Home! Stunning views of the crystal-clear waters of Georgian Bay from this 1.71 acre elevated lot offering 4 season recreational opportunities minutes from Meaford. A perfect place to enjoy year-round living or the cottage lifestyle, just 2 hours north of Toronto. Fully complete 1800 sq.ft. modern Scandinavian style bungalow with 865 sq.ft roof top terrace features beamed ceilings, open concept living , quartz counters in kitchen & guest bath, Turkish marble in both bathrooms, 2 large bedrooms , master bedroom with ensuite, 42” propane fireplace with Italian porcelain surround and a full unfinished ICF basement for you to customize. Energy efficient living with air exchanger, Dual Stage Ultraviolet water system with iron and tannin filters, reverse Osmosis system in the kitchen. BUILDING LOTS ALSO AVAILABLE STARTING AT $93,500 INCLUDING HST!

Dave Moyer* 519.379.1996 davemoyer@chestnutpark.com

$1,190,000

CONTEMPORARY TIMBER FRAME WEST GREY, ONTARIO: Stunning home on 14 acres with 3300 + sq.ft. of custom living space. Open concept, vaulted ceilings, views of mature maple and pine forest. Walk to 900 acre Kinghurst Nature Reserve. Relax by the fire or enjoy the games room. Multiple outdoor decks to enjoy the peace, gardens and serenity this property has to offer.

Dave Moyer* 519.379.1996 davemoyer@chestnutpark.com

$739,000

41 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO: Privacy supreme! Newer build, 2 bed, 1 full bath, full walk-out basement with development potential (roughed in for second bath). 392’ frontage, 8 +acres. Yr. round road, full solar w/generator back-up. Hot water on demand, propane furnace & appliances, Muskoka room, and it comes tastefully furnished and decorated. Being sold turn key and costs very little to run!

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Haliburton Haliburton offers wonderful vacations to visitors and an exciting and yet peaceful area to live. Those who live in Haliburton experience beautiful cottage country all year round and reap the benefits of the exciting recreational activities that come with it. There are opportunities for golfing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling and skiing among many other enjoyable activities. Haliburton also has some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario. This area of Ontario, which has remained a well-kept secret for some time, is also known as the Haliburton Highlands because of its geographical similarity to the Scottish Highlands. There are many lakes and rivers in Haliburton, making it a popular area for recreation and lake life. The Haliburton Highlands become more than a hot spot for summer vacationers. It’s a wonderful place to live and is becoming a very

4490 Kennisis Lake Road Haliburton, Ontario

desirable retirement community. Each year, more and more people move to Haliburton to make the most of their retirement years. With the amount of beautiful scenery and the relaxing nature of the area, it’s no wonder why. There are many shops and services, a thriving community, a wide variety of clubs and many social organizations. It’s very difficult to become bored in this beautiful county. Families will enjoy the benefits that are available to those owning a cottage or home in Haliburton. With a lake or river always nearby, there are always activities and exciting things to do to keep everyone busy, no matter the season.

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Incredible Offering - Executive Cottage On Private Lot With 227 Acres of Trails and A Pond

OFFERED AT: $3,999,000 HALIBURTON, ONTARIO: Kennisis Lake - One of the finest properties in all of Haliburton. This package includes a 7,930 sqft. architecturally designed home only 35 feet from the waters edge. Situated on 3.72 acres w/ 777 feet of frontage, west exposure, sand beach plus deep water in the ultimate private setting. The grounds are spectacular w/ towering pines & hemlocks, stream, & views from many vantage points. Included in this package is Natures Way. Your own slice of paradise with over 227 acres of paths, log cabin, & private pond. Check out the drone tour!! The home is designed to bring nature indoors w/ views from every window, open concept main level, gourmet kitchen, large main level master w/ one of the most spectacular ensuites imaginable. This is a one of a kind property that offers everything you could wish for!

The #1 Team in Haliburton Waterfront Sales * 6 Years in a row ROB SEREDIUK, Sales Representative SHIRLEY RULE, BROKER GREG MCINNIS, Sales Representative STEPHANIE BURDEN ,Office Manager Greg

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Total Lakelands Association of Realtors, Muskoka, Haliburton and Orillia waterfront sales volume run against Haliburton - search datesJan 1-Dec 31, 2012 , 2013 , 2014 and 2015 2016 and 2017 50% being allocated to each end of the sale. This marketing piece is not intended to solicit Sellers or Buyers currently under contract with a Brokerage

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$3,399,000

The Ultimate Year Round Recreational Retreat HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Kennisis Lake - Incredible value for this dream cottage! You wont find this in Muskoka. The package includes a 7,930 square feet architecturally designed home only 35 feet from the waters edge. Situated on 3.72 acres w/ 777 feet of frontage, west exposure for stunning sunsets, sand beach plus deep water in the ultimate private setting. The grounds are spectacular w/ towering pines & hemlocks, stream, & views from many vantage points. The home is designed to bring nature indoors w/ views from every window, open concept main level, gourmet kitchen, large main level master w/ one of the most spectacular ensuites imaginable. The Haliburton room redefines what outdoor living space should be, wrapping around the entire main level w/ outdoor kitchen & many walkouts. Lower level rec room, crafts room, and many other features. Finishes are of the highest standards.

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Incredible Compound That Comes With Everything HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Redstone Lake - Simply drive up and start living the cottage lifestyle. This luxury recreational estate on sought after Redstone Lake is being offered with all the high end furnishing’s, water toys including a boat and ski-doos, ATVS, snowmobiles, the list goes on and on. Situated on 35+ acres of property and over 1000 ft of combined river and lake frontage enables you to choose your dock, tranquil river or quiet bay on the lake. There is an exquisite 3 bedroom log cottage, 3 bedroom guest cabin & 2000 sq.ft. heated 3-bay garage with accommodations above - all finished to a standard that will satisfy the most discerning buyer. The extensive decks, docks and landscaping are perfect for entertaining large groups of family & friends. Looking for a family compound or a beautiful retreat for you and your friends - look no further.

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$1,495,000

Amazing Million Dollar Views & Great Central Location HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Boshkung Lake - This type of incredible property is a rare find. Situated on 1.66 acres of total privacy, 255 feet of frontage, deep clean water, all day sun down at the dock and only 2 hours from the GTA area. The cottage is built to take advantage of the natural surroundings w/ awe inspiring granite outcroppings, majestic pines and what is best described as a true million-dollar view. An entertainers dream with multiple areas to sit with family and friends, over 2,000 square feet of outdoor decking so whether it be around the lakeside fire pit, screened in gazebo, or the extensive back decking system where you are surrounded by and a stunning granite wall. The 4,000-total square foot cottage has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Spacious main level includes a updated gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, large sun room, hot tub room, and large master.

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$1,279,000

The Perfect Cottage on Level Lot With Stunning Views HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Kennisis Lake - Immaculate very well maintained cottage nestled on a private lot with 190 feet of frontage, south exposure, & deep clean water. Easy access from the municipal road and level property perfect for all ages. The stunning landscaping combines the natural wood setting w/ easy to maintain beautiful perennial gardens creating a mystical atmosphere. The cottage is perfection. Open concept main level living, cooking, and dining w/ walkout to the perfectly positioned Haliburton room w/ water views. The main level master is its own retreat with ensuite incld. jet tub, stand in shower & walkout to private balcony w/ hot tub! Upper level loft ideal for office & guest bedroom w/ ensuite. The bright lower level has a large rec room, 2 spacious bedrooms that share a 3 piece. TThe cottage has recently went through many cosmetic updates including the kitchen, bathrooms, paint, and flooring. A must see!

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$1,599,000

Build Your Dream Cottage On This Rare Lot HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Twelve Mile Lake - Build your dream cottage on this very rare peninsula lot with 1,644 feet of frontage and 6 acres. The site has many ideal areas to build with level and gently sloping access to the waterfront. Hard packed sand beaches wrap around the shoreline in addition to deep water only a few feet out. Multiple exposure means all day sun.

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NEW LOG COTTAGE/HOME ON LEVEL LOT WITH SANDY BEACH HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Redstone Lake- New square log timber-frame cottage/home on the spectacular Redstone “sand beach”. 202 ft of fr & almost 2 1/2 acres facing south & very level with fabulous views. Dove-tail construction & high-end finishes. Approx 4000 sf on 3 levels. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, master with ensuite, w/o family room, double garage, lakeside deck. One of the nicest locations on the lake.

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Private Setting in Protected Bay on Popular Lake

$1,039,000

HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Kennisis Lake - Private, level lot. 4 season home/ cottage surrounded by gardens & beautifully landscaped. Living rm has cathedral ceilings, tall windows, hardwood floors & wood stove. Bright kitchen & dining rm, 3 bedrooms, den, a cozy family room & large workshop. Double garage with loft. Lakeside deck leads to the flat rock shoreline & deep water off the dock.

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$999,000

INCREDIBLE OFFERING - LOG HOME PLUS GUEST COTTAGE HALIBURTON, ONTARIO:

Drag Lake - 200 feet of frontage, 3+ acres in a private wooded setting. Sunny south exposure. Legendary Log Home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a guest cottage at the waters edge with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. A rare find! Tons of outdoor space with professionally landscaped grounds with stone walls, walkways and patios.

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$999,000

True North Log Home with 150 Ft of Frontage HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Esson Lake – Beautiful open-concept Log home/ cottage on pristine Esson Lake. This 5 bedroom 3 bath beauty has 4 season easy access on a gently sloped lot with 150 ft of fr. Living room has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors & vaulted ceiling. Games rm loft, spacious lower level family rm & main floor laundry. Enjoy the view up the lake. Great rental income.

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$999,000

4 BDRM 1.5 BATH LAKE MUSKOK A COTTAGE ON GREAT LOT MUSKOKA ONTARIO:

Lake Muskoka - 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage on a fantastic, flat lot making it accessible to all ages. 140 feet of clean, deep water, sandy entry, & gorgeous views. Features include a great layout/functional design, gorgeous floor to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace, pine lined cathedral ceilings & pick wick pine walls for that cozy cottage feel.

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$975,000

Quality Cottage/Home - Level Lot with Tennis Court HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Beech Lake - Exceptional quality throughout this 6800 sq ft cottage/home on a very level, south-facing property. Spacious rooms, wall of windows, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, huge stone fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, Master with ensuite, TV rm, family/games rm, media rm, & large office. Double car garage & tennis court. Nice, sandy entrance to water. Great rental income.

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$950,000

6 Bdrm Cottage/Home with 465 Ft Frontage & 4 Acres HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Esson Lake - Spectacular 4500 sq. ft. cottage /home on an extremely private forested 4 acre lot with 465 ft. of clean clear shoreline with sandy entry and deep water off the dock. Stunning panoramic views. Open concept with cathedral ceilings & hardwood floors throughout, 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large loft, games room, main floor laundry. Great rental income.

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CRAFTSMAN STYLE COTTAGE WITH SOUTH WEST EXPOSURE

$949,000

HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Redstone Lake - 1.23 acre well-treed, terraced lot is very private with 220 feet of frontage, south west exposure and deep clean water off the dock. The warm & welcoming cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room, sunroom with fireplace and lower level rec room. Tons of improvements in 2017 to the building ensure everything is in perfect condition.

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$939,000

Confederation Log Home - Great Kawartha Location KAWARTHA LAKES ONTARIO:

Sturgeon Lake - Located close to services and amenities on a level lot with West exposure for incredible sunsets over the big lake views. The 5,000 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large main level with master bedroom. Full finished lower level with rec room & separate in law suite with kitchenette bedroom, 3 piece bath and its own living room.

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PRIVATE CLEAN DEEP LAKE IN AN ALGONQUIN SETTING HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

O’Grady Lake - looking for the perfect property to build your dream cottage? or perhaps you are in the market to own a slice of the great Canadian outdoors. O’grady lake is a clean granite lake with a depth of 80 feet. Perfect for swimming, non-motorized water sports and even suitable to have a boat for fun water activities. The area has an abundance of wildlife. COTTAGECOUNTRY@CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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CHARMING CAPE COD STYLE COTTAGE ON GREAT LOT HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Redstone Lake - 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Cape Cod style cottage situated on a gorgeous Canadian Shield lot on one of Haliburton’s most sought after lakes. Spectacular big lake views, well treed for good privacy & a perfect shoreline with hard packed sandy entry & clean, deep water. The cottage has a cozy cottage feel with all the modern amenities. A must see!

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Viceroy Cottage/Home with Spectacular Views

$799,000

HALIBURTON ONTARIO: Little Kennisis Lake –Immaculate, open concept 2900 sf Viceroy with a wall of windows, floor-to-ceiling wood-burning f/p, cathedral ceilings, hardwood flrs & fabulous views of the lake. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, with a huge, mostly unfinished lower level W/O with endless possibilities. Algonquin style property, facing south with flat rock entry to the lake and deep water.

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The Perfect Building Lot -Level With Sand Beach

$599,000

HALIBURTON ONTARIO: Twelve Mile Lake - The perfect building lot with 624 feet of frontage and 1.08 acres. The property is level and has a beautiful granite point with North West exposure. Hard packed sand beaches wrap around the shoreline in addition to deep water only a few feet out. The property has a good mix of both deciduous vs. coniferous trees making for a beautiful setting.

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Rare Vacant Waterfront Lot on Soyers Lake HALIBURTON ONTARIO:

Soyers Lake - An exceptional and rare waterfront lot on Soyers Lake in the heart of the Halibuton Highlands. 458 feet on frontage, 4.25 acres, big lakes views, very private, deep clean waterfront this is the perfect building lot to build your dream cottage. Nicely treed with matured mixed forest and large towering white pines. Easy year-round access.

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2 Large Waterfront Properties on Sought-After Lake

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HALIBURTON ONTARIO: Redstone Lake – Both properties have panoramic big-lake views with summer sunsets. Clean, rock & sand shoreline with deep water. Very private, welltreed properties. Hydro is already at Parcel 2. Parcel 6: Extremely private, 42.65 acres with 693 ft fr. Elevated sloping lot, many building sites. Parcel 3 – almost 21/2 acres with 227 ft fr.

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Haliburton Forest Haliburton Forest is an unusual company, unlike any other in Ontario. It was the first company in Canada to be certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. As one of the largest private landowners in the country, the company operates a diverse business that includes adventure ecotourism, overnight accommodations, sustainable forest management, and wood processing. With 100,000 acres of hardwood forest, 100 freshwater lakes, and 300 km of trails, there is something for everyone at Haliburton Forest.

By: Malcolm Cockwell - Managing Director of Haliburton Forest

History The land that is owned by Haliburton Forest was privatized in the late-1800s. At the time, it was promoted by bigwigs in England as viable for agricultural development, but few pioneers actually settled there. The land remained in a natural condition and was sold to logging interests. The style of logging in those days was not the same as it is today: the goal was to get the best wood out of the bush, as cheaply as possible. In the early-1960s, Haliburton Forest was acquired by the Schleifenbaum family. They imposed a new management system with a progressive land ethic – rather than exploiting the forest for financial gain, they maintained a long-term view. In particularly, Peter Schleifenbaum worked to ensure sustainable forestry techniques. At the same time, he

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oversaw the development of a diverse ecotourism business. The current management team has adopted his vision to continue the legacy of sustainable, multi-use, private land stewardship at Haliburton Forest.

Tourism & Recreation Haliburton Forest is perhaps best known for the operations within its Tourism & Recreation division. The operations vary depending on the season and conditions. Throughout the year, the Wolf Centre attracts thousands of visitors and has been designated as an Ontario Signature Experience. Visitors not only have the opportunity to learn about the ecological role of wolves – they actually observe these top predators in their natural environment. Those that are truly lucky may watch them feeding! >

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During the summer months, the Canopy Tour turns an average walk in the woods into something way above average. Traversing through towering trees on a suspended walkway 20 meters above the forest floor offers a literal “bird’s-eye view.” Visitors during the summer also enjoy hiking on 300 km of trails, fishing in 100 lakes, camping at 30 campsites, and much more. During the winter, snowmobiling provides access to the wildest corners of the property on carefully manicured trails, while dogsledding allows visitors to experience the forest in a traditional yet thrilling manner. The Cookhouse Restaurant and on-site accommodations provide a high level of comfort, even in the coldest and darkest months. The Tourism & Recreation division of Haliburton Forest provides exciting opportunities at any time of year, and the management team is always dreaming of the next big thing that will serve to excite and educate the public through experiences in the wilderness.

Forest Products Within the “green living” community, Haliburton Forest is wellknown for its innovative and sustainable forest management, as well as its value-added wood processing operations. The company conducts logging throughout the year to the highest standards and has been certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council since the mid-1990s. In addition to logging, Haliburton Forest produces lumber and residues like wood chips at the Sawmill. These products

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are sold far and wide to furniture makers, flooring producers, and many other industrial users. It also manufacturers log homes under the EcoLog Concepts brand. The Paddle Shop makes high quality, handcrafted canoeing, kayaking, and SUP paddles from the very best lumber produced at the sawmill. The craftsmen at this facility are happy to meet bulk orders for corporate clients, as well as custom individual orders for outdoorspeople. Just down the road, the Wood Shop produces furniture from the same lumber harvested at Haliburton Forest, and embraces orders for custom woodworking projects throughout the year. It also maintains a showroom, where visitors can browse a huge selection of products and purchase small or large bundles of lumber. It takes 140 years for the average tree at Haliburton Forest to reach maturity. By focusing on quality when its craftsmen make their paddles, furniture and other wood products, Haliburton Forest does justice to the history of growth of each tree.

Conclusion Haliburton Forest is an unusual beast. It isn’t just a tourism company, yet it isn’t just a logging operation. The forest does not serve the sawmill, yet visitors embrace its wood products. Thanks to this diversity, there is something for everyone on its vast land base. Perhaps that is why people say that Haliburton Forest is the true definition of an accessible, sustainable, working forest.

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Colin & Justin’s Cottage Connection Connection: a buzz word about which designers Colin & Justin fixate when talking about their Drag Lake cottage. Surveying the lakeside escape, that ‘connection’ is clear: a complete reworking of the cottage, to include removal of entire walls and insertion of outsized windows has created a cottage like no other…

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Nestled discreetly at the side of beautiful Drag Lake, considered by many the jewel in Haliburton's crown, 'Grey Gardens', the contemporary four bedroom two and a half bathroom property (as featured on Cabin Pressure, Cottage Life TV) has been extensively renovated with every modern convenience included to make lakeside living utterly special. The exterior, kitted out with grey Cape Cod siding is set under a shingled roof and punctuated by dramatic jet toned glazing. A huge cedar deck wraps around the cottage with glass perimeter railings providing neat enclosure. Dressed with a wicker patio set arranged around a propane-powered firebowl, the outside space is a joy to behold. To one side, a huge log built sunroom with soaring ceilings sails over a dreamy granite floor, home to a comfy wicker framed sofa and leather armchairs. Kitted out with Sunspace bug screens, it laughs in the face of entomological invasion.

Mayflies? Mozzies? No problem! Inside the main cottage, accessed through jet toned rolling doors, is a large great room that’s beautifully floored with luxurious Kentwood Metro boards. Pristine white walls lead to a newly fitted kitchen that boasts an integrated fridge/freezer, Electrolux dishwasher, stovetop and oven. Caesarstone ‘concrete’ counters, floating cabinetry and a comfy breakfast island seal the deal. At one end of the room, a large live edged metal framed table is surrounded by Wishbone seats while, at the room’s opposite end, a tan leather sofa and Mid Mod’ chairs wrap around a state of the art Stuv log fire. To one side, a second set of sliding doors affords access to the front patio which views over landscaped grounds to 160 feet of South West facing lake frontage. >

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Colin and Justin, as international designers and TV hosts, have an unstinting aesthetic when it comes to decor and, to this end, every sightline in Grey Gardens has been manicured to wonderful effect. Rolling barn doors (fabricated with century old barn lumber) enclose two bedrooms, each fitted with doors to the garden and large floor to almost ceiling windows. The larger of the two bedrooms has a brick accent wall whilst the smaller has a built in feature headboard, made from salvaged timber, that runs wall to wall. In the bathroom, flush mounted pot lights and energy efficient Warm Up floor heating are key components. Softest graphite tile proffers an indulgent feel, whilst ebony toned Rubinet taps, storage niches, a live edged vanity and a solid stone sink suffuse the space with a modern rustic feel. Downstairs, having mechanically lifted the entire house several feet off its original floor level, Colin and Justin

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fashioned a fourth bedroom, a large family room, a powder room, a home office area, a fully fitted laundry with state of the art appliances and a ceramic tiled mudroom with walkout to the side of the property. The space provides sensational lower level living with shiplap walls and wood floors in the bedroom and living room, and ceramic floors in the powder room and laundry. Back upstairs, in the galleried second floor master bedroom suite, walnut stained wood ceilings and further oak floors command attention. From here, a magnificent barn door triptych conceals two closet spaces and discreet passage to a stunning bathroom with under tile heating, a large shower enclosure and WC. Aesthetics are contemporary grey scale with a solid Unikstone sink set on a chunky steel frame that overlooks, through black framed fenestration, the lower deck and bunkie. >

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Ah, that glorious, glorious bunkie! Measuring 350 square feet, it’s sided in grey Cape Cod (like the main cottage) with matching shingles. Home to a four berth bedroom, a fully fitted three piece shower room and a slick gymnasium (complete with weights and treadmill) the bunkie provides useful ancillary accommodation that affords guests a little personal space.

For further information, email selling agent Rob Serediuk, Sales Representative at: Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage rob@robserediuk.com or telephone 705.854.0910

All things considered, Grey Gardens is an utterly unique prospect. Expertly designed, beautifully planned and being sold fully furnished, it represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for new and experienced cottagers alike.

Resource List Bunkie construction by www.canadabuilds.ca Cottage renovation: principal contractor - Randy Blain of www. randyblainconstruction.com Sunroom by Discovery Dream Homes - www.discoverydreamhomes.com Barn doors by www.rebarn.ca Fireplace by http://stuvamerica.com Leather sofa and occasional furniture from www.urbanbarn.com Stone sinks by www.unikstone.ca Faucets by www.rubinet.com Kentwood Flooring by http://metrofloors.com/home Black windows by www.evw.ca Siding by www.capecod.ca Deck material from www.realcedar.com Sunroom windows, interior and exterior railings by https://www.sunspacesunrooms.com Interior and exterior railings and sunroom screens installed by www.nortechhomeimprovements.com Sauna by Dundalk Leisurecraft - www.dundalkleisurecraft.com

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Along from the bunkie is a cedar built double carport which Colin and Justin added at the end of last year. Next to this, a six person barrel sauna by Dundalk Leisurecraft, a cedar hot tub and spa as well as an open air dining and lounging pergola amplify the outdoor offering’.

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Chestnut Park’s position as a luxury leader locally has attracted attention and garnered respect globally. Our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate is an exclusive relationship afforded to our agents and their clients, allowing them access to international reach through the premium marketing programs of this global luxury leader. With Christie’s elite global presence and reach, Chestnut Park properties are marketed to discerning buyers through a vast sales network that reaches around the world. Our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand gives Chestnut Park a crucial competitive edge in today’s high end marketplace.

In 2016, Chestnut Park was awarded the prestigious large market Affiliate of the Year Award from Christie’s International Real Estate, selected from the total breadth of 136 Christie’s International Real Estate affiliates throughout 45 countries. This award recognizes our excellence in marketing luxury residential properties as well as the contribution Chestnut Park has made to the Christie’s International Real Estate network globally. Among the criteria are market leadership, passion to succeed in the international marketplace and utilizing the Christie’s International Real Estate brand within our own branding and marketing.

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The influential Christie’s name evokes confidence and assures clients of impeccable service, integrity and discretion. Dedicated specifically to the marketing of luxury properties, Christie’s International comprises brokers who demonstrate consistent success in luxury home sales and excellence in customer service. GLOBAL MARKETING REACH

Being featured in Christie’s International Real Estate magazine is a way to present our finest properties to the world. This luxurious magazine is a complete collection of the world’s most unique properties.

“Our association with Christie’s differentiates Chestnut Park in the Ontario luxury real estate market place. Chestnut Park clients are drawn to the global platform we are able to provide through our relationship with Christie’s. The International Referral Network afforded to us with Our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand and access to the best real estate agents in the world gives us a crucial competitive edge in today’s luxury marketplace.” — CHRIS K APCHES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE

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GOURMET ESCAPES: 5 VACATIONS for 2018 Luxury Defined showcases a selection of exclusive destinations with gourmet credentials, from an idyllic Thai retreat to an elegant Portuguese palace

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Looking to book a gourmet escape in 2018? Let these exceptional destinations tempt you. With kitchens led by Michelin-starred chefs, inspiring cooking courses, and an abundance of fresh local produce—not to mention stunning locations that are perfect for gatherings large and sxmall—there’s a place for every taste.>

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1. Trisara, Phuket, Thailand It’s testament to the skill of the resort’s design team that each of the 48 villas and residences at Trisara, on the Thai island of Phuket, combines unspoiled views of the Andaman Sea with a lush garden setting that offers utter privacy. Fringed by more than a mile of private beach, an artfully managed canopy of old-growth trees and plants surrounds the accommodations, as well as two restaurants, a spa, gym, tennis courts, and Muay Thai boxing ring. Terracotta-tiled roofs peek out of the greenery, mimicking the temples of northern Thailand. For a group getaway, the private pool residences with up to seven bedrooms tick all the boxes. Supremely elegant, they feature neutral colors, luxe fabrics, local art and handcrafted furnishings, and a deck where a personal chef can prepare a pool-side barbecue. Food is a big deal here, and along with the traditional Thai flavors and dishes at Seafood at Trisara—where you can also take part in a cooking class—the fine-dining Pru restaurant elevates farmto-table cuisine with fresh ingredients grown at the resort’s own farm, as well as fish caught that morning. On Sundays, Trisara hosts a popular Jazz Brunch, where the beachfront bar becomes a celebration of wines, tapas, live cooking stations, and an array of tempting desserts, accompanied by a host of jazz bands. This very special slice of heaven along Phuket’s less-developed northwest coast might be the best on the island.

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2. Ventana Big Sur, California, USA With unrivaled views over California’s Pacific coastline, Ventana Big Sur, upstate from San Luis Obispo County, recently reopened its doors after a multimillion-dollar “reimagination.” The 160-acre enclave now offers 59 guest rooms and suites, each with a large balcony or deck, a standalone 722-square-foot Cottage House, and 15 safari-style canvas tents, tucked away in a secluded 20-acre redwood canyon. The resort also features a new Spa Alila, two outdoor pools (one of which is clothing-optional), and The Sur House restaurant, led by executive chef Paul Corsentino, where Pacific-sourced seafood and free-range meats from local farmers take center stage.

Glamping at Ventana Big Sur is a luxurious way to connect with California’s great outdoors. Guests benefit from indulgent amenities that include an elegant bath house and custom-curated picnic baskets.

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3. Vidago Palace, Portugal As you approach the grand, pink, Belle Epoque façade of Portugal’s Vidago Palace, a liveried member of staff comes down the steps to meet you, setting the tone for a visit that formal yet relaxed and welcoming. Commissioned by King Carlos I, the Vidago opened as a hotel in 1910. Today, tucked away in the Trás-os-Montes region of northern Portugal and an hour away from Porto, it’s a year-round retreat for foodies and spa lovers alike, with its 70 rooms and suites retaining elegant period features, while also feeling modern and inviting. Guests can choose from six restaurants and bars— including the casual Club House and the recently opened Wine Cellar, which serves Portuguese tapas. Another recent arrival is acclaimed chef Vitor Matos, who, in the Grand Ballroom, will showcase the best produce northern Portugal has to offer. There’s an impressive wine list, too, with plenty of Portuguese options. But to truly experience the best of this country’s wine, the hotel can arrange a visit to the nearby Douro Valley, where guests will learn about wine and port production and enjoy a private tasting. The town of Vidago is known for its natural springs, with its waters said to have healing properties; sample these in an ornate pavilion in the hotel’s grounds, or in its modern spa wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. The grounds boast 100-year-old trees, huge magnolias, and four thermal springs (two of them still active), all spread over some 250 acres of parkland waiting to be explored. Set within picturesque parkland in northern Portugal, the Vidago Palace hotel combines the romance of a bygone era with contemporary five-star services.

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4. The Merrion, Dublin, Ireland For travelers seeking the grace and heart of Georgian Dublin, The Merrion delivers. Converted from four adjoining townhouses beside the magic-lantern doorways of Merrion Square—once home to Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats—The Merrion enfolds you in sumptuous traditional interiors and five-star Irish hospitality. It also brightens the eyes. Home to one of the largest private art collections in Europe, the hotel is filled with visual delights, though few are Georgian. “Homes are ‘living’ things,” explain hotel owners Lochlann and Brenda Quinn in The Merrion’s own catalog of its collection. And so the magnificent drawing room showcases works by modern Irish artists such as Sean Scully and William Scott. This theme is woven, too, into The Merrion’s celebrated Art Tea, which features intricate pastry work by chef Paul Kelly, whose creations cleverly reference the artwork on the walls in miniature bites. The hotel’s newly constructed Garden Room restaurant, which opens onto murmuring fountains when the weather is fine, serves an all-day menu from chef Ed Cooney, who combines high-quality ingredients from local artisan suppliers with his own Irish authenticity. Forget foams and froths: here’s a squeakingly fresh Dublin Bay prawn atop an ice-bright fillet of halibut in a clean tomato consommé. Surprising snacks of smoked-carrot “cigars” and Liscannnor crab sliders. And, unsurprisingly, elegant interpretations of brasserie-style classics, a seriously impressive wine list, Irish cheeses, and desserts to tempt. “Right now in Ireland, we’re beginning to create a food culture for ourselves,” says Cooney, who 20 years ago would import ingredients from London and France. Today, The Merrion makes its own chocolate with a company in Paris and wherever possible sources everything else locally. “Even the balsamic vinegar I use is made at an apple orchard in Lusk [14 miles from Dublin city center].” This is up-to-the-minute cuisine—generous and warm, like Dublin itself.

The recently opened Garden Room at The Merrion in Dublin has glass doors that open out onto a courtyard filled with sculpture and decorative fountains.

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5. Le Relais de Chambord, France If you like a view with your hotel room, book into the newly minted Le Relais de Chambord, deep in France’s Loire Valley and a two-hour drive from Paris. Set on the Domaine de Chambord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with the estate’s château as a fairy-tale backdrop, the formal royal hunting estate opens as a hotel in spring, offering upscale accommodation designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, a bijou spa, and a casual fine-dining restaurant, Le Grand Saint Michel.

The unique Chambord château, an emblem of the French Renaissance, is set within a 13,500-acre walled estate in the Loire Valley.Photograph: Ludovic Letot

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A FUNCTIONAL TRIBUTE TO FENG-SHUI Located on Singapore’s highly desirable Sentosa Island, this unique home is the work of celebrated architect Sonny Chan, who followed the guidelines of two feng-shui masters to design both the exterior and interior of the residence, which was completed in 2012. The Copper House pays homage to its coastal location in several respects, including its crablike design and its maritime-inspired floorplan. The ground floor consists of all five bedrooms and a guest room, allowing for ready access to the pool area, while the upper story accommodates the other living areas to take advantage of the ocean view and proximity to the entertainment deck. The rooftop deck has been conceived much like that of a cruise ship, with areas for entertaining guests and enjoyment of the 360-degree panorama. The home’s copper cladding is another recommendation from the feng-shui master, and the one-millimeter-thick copper panels are perforated to allow for the transmission of outside light.

SINGAPORE—CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE PTE LTD Samuel Eyo +65 9815 3223 No. 390 Orchard Road #04-04 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 23887

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OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE This remarkable penthouse is situated on the highly sought-after Avenida Vieira Souto in a resplendent building designed by the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Offering breathtaking views of world-famous Ipanema Beach, the elegant home has been impeccably renovated in recent years.

THE RESIDENCE Boasting an open plan layout and sophisticated finishes including Ornare cabinetry, marble floors, and intricate woodwork, the penthouse was renovated by renowned Studio Arthur Casas. The impressive second-floor master suite features two walk-in closets, two en suite bathrooms, and incredible vistas of the ocean and Morro Dois Irmãos peak; there are four further en suite bedrooms. Other highlights include a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, a breakfast room, and spacious living and dining areas.

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The Sanctuary Point Estate The picturesque Italian-inspired estate underwent a top-to-bottom renovation in 2003 by San Francisco-based Warren Sheets Design, Inc., and enjoys meticulously designed, light-filled interiors with waterfront views in most rooms. Luxurious finishes incorporate more than a dozen varieties of exotic stone including Camargue, Fontenay Clair, and Jerusalem Gold limestone as well as Rosso Verona, Giallo Royale, Rojo Alicante, and White Venatino marble.

Luxurious Lifestyle An elegant garden with Medjool date palms and a wall fountain introduces the stately residence totaling approximately 12,626 square feet. The grand first-floor master wing contains five bedrooms, and four lavish bedroom suites upstairs feature individual balconies. Attending to every desire, amenities include a professional-style pub and theater room. Amid exotic specimen palms and elegant gardens, the outdoor entertainment area is elevated above multi-yacht dockage with room for a 100-foot-long vessel. Reminiscent of the great villas that grace the shores of Lake Como, this waterfront paradise is one of The Sanctuary’s few point properties with yacht dockage and fabulous Intracoastal Waterway views.

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THE CASTLE Belgravia Contessa Nadia Farber and her husband purchased this prominent mountaintop property, located high and immediately overlooking both the north and south coast of St. Croix. She was enchanted by the extraordinary 360-degree views, and set forth to design, and build her fairytale Caribbean castle.

EXPANSIVE ESTATE Influenced by the Moorish and oriental design of her homeland, and travels, the Castle and gatekeeper’s cottage comprise nearly 10,000 interior square feet. She completed the Castle in 1989, however continued to carefully acquire land, and eventually assembled an amazing 102-acre estate, enveloping the private, secluded hilltop with the surrounding rolling hillsides. The area, which once housed Farleigh Dickinson University’s West Indies Marine Lab, is complete with roads, and infrastructure, which cascade into a large flat plain which is partially zoned for a possible commercial venture. Considered St. Croix’s most desirable location, adjacent to the yacht club, the Castle’s sheltered lagoon lies opposite the spectacular Buck Island National Park. This magnificent estate culminates with waves gently meeting its sandy, palm-lined beach, alongside the former marine lab’s pier. JOHN FOSTER REAL ESTATE Peter Briggs 6111 Estate Nazareth St. Thomas, USVI 00802 +1 340 775 9000 · peterbriggs70@hotmail.com

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a peek LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD - CHIANTI CLASSICO, TUSCANY, ITALY

PRICE UPON REQUEST

VILLA LICIA In the heart of the tranquil Italian countryside bounded by cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, and forests, lies this historic estate, overlooking the Chianti Classico Hills. Dating from the 13th century, Villa Licia has a noble history and is one of the finest examples of traditional Tuscan estates in Chianti Classico region, just 30 minutes’ drive from Florence.

THE ESTATE This magnificent estate encompasses 1,900 square meters, or more than 20,000 square feet of living space surrounded by five hectares, or nearly 12 acres of land, including forests, vineyards, olive groves, formal gardens, and three swimming pools. There are two luxurious private villas, three atelier apartments, and a historic dwelling, Fatoria Marzocco, which offers four apartments. The estate’s stylish interiors have been carefully renovated by local artisans using the finest Tuscan materials, which bring a quintessentially Italian feel.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Georgina James 8 King Street, St. James’s London, SW1Y 6QT +44 (0)207 389 2942 +44 (0)77 7893 8849 www.christiesrealestate.com

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MEET SOME OF CHESTNUT PARK’S SALES PROFESSIONALS

Town & Country

Leader By establishing office locations in the most desirable markets in Ontario we are able to serve a wide range of clients looking to buy and sell both primary and recreational residences across the province. Country properties are valued for the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape and the benefits of a healthy rural lifestyle. Our dedicated team of professional agents serving these sought after country destinations know the ins and outs of enjoying the non-urban life and second property ownership.

COLLINGWOOD • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

The Picot Team: Our philosophy is to always put our clients first, provide an experience that is professional and personal, and always place our clients’ goals and expectations as a priority which allows us to build and maintain solid, trustworthy relationships. For our Team, everyday is exciting when you’re part of acquiring and trading real estate in our 4 Season Recreational Area. We are not just selling real estate, we’re creating a LIFESTYLE for each of you and your family! Call us next time you are in our area and we’ll sit down for coffee to discuss your needs. We look forward to meeting you.

PICOT TEAM BARB PICOT, Sales Representative Cell: 705.444.3452 RON PICOT, Sales Representative Cell: 705.446.8580 picot@rogers.com | rpicot@rogers.com THEPICOTTEAM.COM

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Collingwood • Southern Georgian Bay

Ellen Jarman, Sales Representative SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • COLLINGWOOD

Selling waterfront to mountain side properties, in Collingwood, The Blue Mountains to Meaford, for the past 18 years, with over 30 years in the industry. I am a proven and consistent performer having obtained award recognition for my sales productivity year after year! I look forward to providing you with quality service, commitment and to caring about what matters to you. Put your Real Estate Future in Trusted Hands! Office: 705.445.5454 Direct: 705.441.2630 EllenJarman@rogers.com | ellenjarmanrealestate.com

John M. Kacmar, broker SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • COLLINGWOOD

I acquired my real estate license in 1988, and became a Broker in 1992. I have been a member of The Southern Georgian Bay Association Of REALTORS®, The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) since 1991. I am a past President of The Rotary Club of Collingwood. I am recognized by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Since joining Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage in January 2008. Office: 705.445.5454 Direct: 705.446.4152 john@johnanddi.com | johnanddi.com

beaver valley • Grey highlands • Southern Georgian Bay If you are heading north to look for a lifestyle property, why not take a detour to the Beaver Valley. Gail and her partner Read Hilton work primarily in the Beaver Valley helping families find their Lake Eugenia Cottage, Ski Chalet or Country Property. Beaver Valley Ski Club Members are very familiar with the team as they are often seen in the lift line or working with clients in and around the property. Gail also helps the retiring couples make the move from Beaver Valley up to Collingwood, Thornbury or Meaford. Your Beaver Valley Realtors of choice! www.ReadHilton.com - Click for Gail's MOVIES

GAIL CRAWFORD, Sales Representative Office: 705.445.5454 Direct: 705.445.3751 Gail@GailCrawford.com www.ReadHilton.com - View our MOVIES

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beaver valley • Grey highlands • Southern Georgian Bay If you ski, or have retired from skiing – we are the professional couple to help you either buy or sell your lifestyle property. Read and his partner, Gail Crawford, work primarily with the new young families, from the GTA, Kitchener/Waterloo and London areas that are joining the Beaver Valley Ski Club and looking for their rural country property, ski chalet or Lake Eugenia cottage. After talking with over 12,000 skiing families over 22 years, and helping over 1,200 of them join the Club, Read has amazed an inventory of both buyer and seller contacts, to ensure continued success, in selling real estate in the Beaver Valley and on Lake Eugenia.

READ HILTON, Sales Representative Office: 705.445.5454 Direct: 705.351.8100 Read@ReadHilton.com www.ReadHilton.com - View our MOVIES

HALIBURTON Choosing a cottage country realtor can be a very difficult decision that should never be taken lightly. After all this is one of your biggest investments. Whether you are looking to sell your cottage or looking to buy one it is very important you do your research and ensure you choose someone you feel will work hard to represent you and your best interests. When you hire us you are truly hiring a team. We will all be working with you every step of the way.

Cottage country team ROB SEREDIUK, Sales Representative Direct: 705.854.0910 SHIRLEY RULE, BROKER Direct: 705.754.5432 GREG MCINNIS, Sales Representative Direct: 705.854.2111 STEPHANIE BURDEN, Office Manager Direct: 705.754.0880 Greg

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Huntsville • Lake of Bays • Almalguin

Sandy Tyers, BROKER HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMALGUIN

Real Estate has been my chosen profession since 1974. I offer optimal service to Buyers, Sellers, and other Real Estate Professionals. Networking with other Realtors on a National & International scale has benefited my clients and customers. My business is largely based on referrals. Northern Muskoka & Almaguin is the area I work and call home.

Direct: 705.788.4492 sales@sandytyers.com www.sandytyers.com

Susan Brown, BROKER HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMALGUIN

A full time SRES® (Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist) REALTOR® since 1990 Susan has consistently been among the top performing brokers in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area, once again achieving the prestigious Chairman’s Award in 2017 for outstanding sales performance. Susan prides herself on her professionalism & knowledge, & her ability to use her extensive experience to get the results her clients expect and deserve.

Direct: 705.788.4176 susanbrown@vianet.ca www.lakeofbayscottages.com

Elissa Boughen, BA, Sales Representative HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMALGUIN

Elissa offers clients a lifetime of local area knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm, attention to detail & extensive negotiating background. Elissa would love to put her drive, experience, skills & knowledge to work to guide you in achieving your Muskoka real estate goals. Confident, caring, and dedicated to outstanding, award winning customer service.

Direct: 705.787.5463 sold@lovemuskoka.com lovemuskoka.com

DAWN MASHINTER, BROKER HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMALGUIN

Dawn, your North Muskoka Real Estate Professional & Advisor serves the Huntsville & Almaguin Highlands with the highest quality service provided with her vast knowledge of the waterways, communities and their attributes. Dawn’s extensive career includes 30 yrs of Marketing and Executive Advertising Sales experience from the GTA, giving her clients the edge to sell or purchase a property. 2017 PRESIDENT AWARD RECIPIENT.

Direct: 705.571.2534 dawnmash@vianet.ca www.muskokahuntsvillerealestate.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay

Finding the right fit for your Muskoka Real Estate needs is essential. Amy & Emilie are recognized for their extensive knowledge of Muskoka and professionalism throughout the local industry. Working together to provide their customers with double the work ethic and double the experience, continuously making Muskoka dreams a reality. “I really appreciated their knowledge, suggestions and professionalism. We’re thrilled at how smoothly it went, a testimony to them!” -SG

AMY MCDONALD, Sales Representative Direct: 705.309.0895

EMILIE SHAW, Sales Representative Direct: 705.644.2825 amcdonald@chestnutpark.com eshaw@chestnutpark.com

Shirley Amy

Emilie

Ben & Dan Imrie would like to welcome Tyler daCosta to our team serving the Muskoka Region. Our 40 years combined experience providing outstanding service to all of our wonderful clients on the Muskoka Lakes has encouraged us to help bring more youth and expertise to help you the best! Tyler has grown up in the Mississauga region, has been a life long cottager on lakes Rosseau & Joseph, and now calls Muskoka home. We look forward to another 40 years of energetic, knowledgeable and youthful expertise assisting you in Muskoka! Chestnut Park Real Estate is pleased to announce Ben Imrie & Dan Imrie, winners for outstanding sales performance, The Chairman’s Award, our Highest award available (2010-2017) .

705-765-6565 | iMuskoka.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay

We aim to delight and surprise our clients, deliver exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step of the way. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that our clients want others to experience. Over 50 years of collective real estate experience.

THE GARDINER TEAM JIM GARDINER, BROKER Direct: 705.646.7358 IRIS GARDINER, BROKER Direct: 705.646.6367 MIKE TAYLOR, Sales Representative Direct: 705.787.5110 LESLEY-ANNE GOODFELLOW, Sales Representative Direct: 705.787.6110 Lesley-Anne

Jim

Mike

Iris

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I have a passion for seeking unique opportunities, bringing Sellers and Buyers together. I am knowledgeable and experienced in successfully selling waterfront cottage properties on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph, Georgian Bay and the surrounding areas. I strive to find out what matters most to my clients. Whether you are interested in Buying or Selling, please contact me directly to discuss things further. 2017 Director's Award Winner for outstanding sales performance.

KELLY COULTER, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Office: 705.765.6878 | Direct: 705.644.7964 kellycoulter@sympatico.ca www.sellingmuskokalife.com

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muskoka • port Carling • foot’s bay

TRUST • INTEGRITY • KNOWLEDGE • DISCRETION Maggie Tomlinson has one simple goal: to give the best possible service to her clients. She understands the luxury Muskoka real estate market, and provides the guidance and support needed for a positive outcome for both buyers and sellers. Maggie offers specialized training, a proven track record, and extensive experience that enable her clients to make smart and economically sound real estate decisions. Maggie has been involved in Muskoka real estate since the 1980’s, and she has successfully been actively marketing and selling cottages, homes, vacant land and commercial properties for years. She warmly welcomes your inquiries.

MAGGIE TOMLINSON, ASA, ABR, SRS, BROKER Accredited Senior Agent, Accredited Buyer’s Representative Seller Representative Specialist, C.I.R.E. Luxury Specialist Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 | Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

As a specialist in waterfront properties throughout the Muskoka region, Marilyn is your connection to helping you find and acquire or sell your place in Muskoka. Marilyn has an intimate knowledge and understanding of waterfront properties and their potential value. It is through her experience, dedication, discretion and enthusiasm that Marilyn is able to effective serve the needs of her clientele. Making the right choice is to call Marilyn first.

MARILYN MANNION, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com www.marilynmannion.com

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gravenhurst

april drane , Sales Representative MUSKOKA • GRAVENHURST

The secret to a successful real estate transaction begins with clear communication between a realtor & their clients. Operating with honesty & integrity to win trust is the approach I believe my clients truly appreciate and how I like to do business. The process of buying & selling should be a rewarding, positive experience and I strive to provide service that creates satisfied, happy clients.

Direct: 416.617.3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

Grey Bruce • Wiarton • Bruce Peninsula

GARY TAYLOR , BROKER GREY BRUCE • WIARTON • BRUCE PENINSULA

Gary has served Real Estate clients since 1982, from all walks of life. His successful career earned him the Presidents Award Designate, (Chestnut Park Sales and Service Award 2016) and Chestnut Park's Chairman's Award (2017). Gary’s creative approach has earned him the reputation as the deal maker with transactions that seem impossible. With a passion for understanding the world of real estate, Gary continues to be a solid resource of information and successful negotiator.

Direct: 519.378.4663 garytaylor@bmts.com

Haliburton Forest is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with activities available year-round. Experience signature Canadian activities: from dog sledding in winter, to Wolf Howl Programs in the summer. With a property of 100,000 acres, Haliburton Forest gives guests room to explore Ontario’s great outdoors. Whether you are witnessing it from the ground, or from the treetops, Haliburton Forest is a well-managed slice of Canada’s natural forest and crystal-clear lakes. But Haliburton Forest offers more than just outdoor experiences. The forest is a rich part of Canadian history, and Haliburton Forest staff are committed to practicing and teaching sustainable forestry, using the most up-to-date science and technology.

COME VISIT US! 1095 Redkenn Road, Haliburton, Ontario info@haliburtonforest.com Toll Free: 1.800.631.2198 haliburtonforest.com

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OUR CHESTNUT PARK OFFICES TORONTO

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 OFFICE: 416.925.9191 Email: homes@chestnutpark.com

MUSKOKA • PORT CARLING

110 Medora Street Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 OFFICE: 705.765.6878 Email: cottages@chestnutpark.com

COLLINGWOOD • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

393 First Street, Suite 100 Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1B3 OFFICE: 705.445.5454 Email: collingwood@chestnutpark.com OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE

957 4th Avenue East, Suite 200 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2N9 OFFICE: 519.371.5455 Email: owensound@chestnutpark.com WIARTON • GREY BRUCE • BRUCE PENINSULA

551 Berford Street Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0 OFFICE: 519.534.5757 Email: collingwood@chestnutpark.com HALIBURTON

4490 Kennisis Lake Road Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0 OFFICE: 705.754.0880 Email: haliburton@chestnutpark.com UNIONVILLE • MARKHAM

OFFICE: 905.479.8989 Email: unionville@chestnutpark.com LAKE SIMCOE • NORTH OF MARKHAM

204 Simcoe Ave., Unit 17 Keswick, Ontario, L4P 3S6 OFFICE: 289.338.0767 Email: lakesimcoe@chestnutpark.com STRATFORD • HURON-PERTH

OFFICE: 289.338.0767 64 Hillcrest Drive, Stratford Ontario, N5A SJ1 Email: stratford@chestnutpark.com

MUSKOKA • FOOT’S BAY

1039 McDonald Road Foot’s Bay, Ontario P0C 1H0 OFFICE: 705.735.9191 Email: footsbay@chestnutpark.com HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMAGUIN

32 Florence Street East Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P8 OFFICE: 705.789.1001 Email: huntsville@chestnutpark.com PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY • PICTON

43 Main Street East Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 OFFICE: 613.471.1708 Email: princeedwardcounty@chestnutpark.com ERIN • CALEDON • MONO • KING

15425 Creditview Road Caledon, Ontario L7C 3G8 OFFICE: 519.833.0888 Email: country@chestnutpark.com NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

46 Pine Street South Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3E9 OFFICE: 905.800.0321 Email: northumberlandcounty@chestnutpark.com PETERBOROUGH • THE KAWARTHAS

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181 Bay Street, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1X2 Office: 705.765.6878 Email: Gravenhurst@chestnutpark.com

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Cottage country team

Grey Gardens on Drag Lake

A truly once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase your dream cottage that has been completely transformed by the design duo Colin Mcallister and Justin Ryan. Grey Gardens will check of all the boxes on your wish list. A very private setting on a level lot with easy year-round access on Drag Lake – one of Haliburton largest and cleanest lakes. South West exposure provides beautiful sunsets and all-day sun. The main cottage is open concept and has a large master with ensuite, cozy Haliburton room, and fully finished lower level. Guests will love their private Bunkie with bedroom, bathroom and gym. Relax in the outdoor cedar hot tub looking up to the stairs or soak in the 6-person sauna. Being offered 100% turn key with all the furnishing and special décor that only these two designers could envision. Offered at $1,599,000

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