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The Informer

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Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a Georgian Bay getaway with a pirate ship

ADDRESS: 168 Old Mill Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Georgian Bay

AGENT: Bob Emmett and Fred Shaw, Royal LePage Four Seasons Real Estate Centre, Brokerage

PRICE: $2,650,000

THE PLACE: A unique (how many homes greet you with a totem pole at the front door?) and grandiose (check out the chandelier in the bathroom) cottage that still maintains a home-y feel, thanks to wide-plank wood floors, reclaimed wood-beam ceilings and that old cottage staple, a moose head on the wall.

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The Informer

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Cottage of the Week: $600,000 for a lakefront cabin with a wraparound porch in the Hastings Highlands


ADDRESS: 105 Jogi Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Baptiste Lake, Hastings Highlands

AGENTS: Jill Price, Re/Max Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage 181

PRICE: $599,900

THE PLACE:  This four-bedroom cottage perched on the edge of Baptiste Lake has a huge fireplace and a wraparound deck for summer sunsets.

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The Goods

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Happy Glamping: an indoorsy person’s guide to the great outdoors

The woods are supposed to be romantic. Our collective national identity depends on it. Remember those youthful summers at camp, where we learned how to do the J-stroke (and how to make out)? Or the northern lights? Or those Coureur de Bois Heritage Moment commercials? For urbanites whose idea of roughing it is ordering rare venison at a restaurant or looking in the windows of Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mother Nature can be a hard sell. But glamour and camping don’t have to be mutually exclusive—there’s a host of products available to make the woods just a little bit friendlier. What follows is an urbanist’s guide to not roughing it in the bush.

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The Informer

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Sold: a 12-acre waterfront retreat north of Parry Sound for just under asking

With all the talk of condo bubbles, over-the-top bidding wars and failed flips, wading into Toronto’s housing market requires equal parts bravery and real estate savvy. To help with the latter, we decided to dish when the properties we profile in our House of the Week, Condomonium and Cottage of the Week features are sold. Here, all the details from the latest sale.

Cottage of the Week: $2.6 million for a 12-acre retreat just north of Parry Sound [May 22, 2012]

The place: A 12-acre property with a main cottage, a separate secondary guest cottage, a private sandy beach, a boathouse, outdoor showers and 360-degree views.

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The Informer

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Cottage of the Week: $3,500 a week for a lakeside lodge with themed bedrooms

ADDRESS: Esson Lake, about five kilometres from Wilberforce, Ontario

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Haliburton Highlands

AGENT: Available through theedgeofessonlake.com

PRICE: $3,500 a week for up to eight people (July and August); $100 for each additional person

THE PLACE: Dubbed “The Edge of Esson Lake,” this six-bedroom cottage sleeps 16 comfortably and is only a three-hour drive from the city.

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Cottage of the Week: $8,000 a week for a log cabin with style on Manitouwabing Lake

ADDRESS: Off Highway 124 at Manitouwabing Lake

NEIGHBOURHOOD: McKellar, Muskoka

AGENT: Available through rentourcottage.com

PRICE: $8,000 a week

THE PLACE: A two-acre property on Lake Manitouwabing with a huge log cabin, two boat docks, a sunbathing dock and an extra sleeping hut. 

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The Informer

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Cottage of the Week: $2.6 million for a 12-acre retreat just north of Parry Sound

ADDRESS: 47/48 Pointe Au Baril Point

NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Archipelago, Parry Sound

AGENT: George Webster, Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Ltd. and Erica Reddy, Royal LePage Signature Realty, Brokerage

PRICE: $2,580,000

THE PLACE: A 12-acre property with a main cottage, a separate secondary guest cottage, a private sandy beach, a boathouse, outdoor showers and 360-degree views.

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