The Place: An unbelievably massive manse on Lake Simcoe with more features than you could dream up: a games room, a stone wine cellar, a library, a home theatre, a pool, fireplaces galore and a staggering 11 bedrooms.
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The Place: A 12-acre property on Lake Rosseau with a four-bedroom main cottage, a three-slip boathouse and a separate building for a gym or workshop.
The Place: A 300-square-foot cabin and shared ownership of Chateau Woodland, a old resort overlooking Kashagawigamog Lake near Haliburton. Everyone who owns one of these former rental cottages pays a small yearly fee to cover the property’s taxes and general maintenance.
The Place: A 20-acre property with a beautifully maintained cottage and a 1,360-foot stretch of waterfront on Fairy Lake.
The Place: A millionaire’s playground in Georgian Bay that includes half a kilometre of sandy beach, a private harbour and a large stretch of forest filled with nature trails.
The Place: A five-bedroom family compound on the western tip of Masson Island, just off the shores of Parry Sound.
The Place: A wooded property with a four-bedroom cottage, a guest house, a bunkie and a boathouse on the Kawarthas’ Pigeon Lake.
The Place: A cheery, farmhouse red cottage sitting above a packed sand beach on Oxtongue Lake, between Lake of Bays and Algonquin Provincial Park.
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My wife and I recently bought a cottage. It’s a charming two-bedroom with a bunkie near Orillia. Unfortunately, my university buddies, with whom I’m still close, have decided it’s their cottage, too. One even circulated a Google doc so everyone could lay claim to the bunkie this summer. How do I break the news to my friends without offending them?
—Former Frat Boy, Moore Park
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