We are a team of three Realtors serving the Haliburton and Muskoka Lakes area in Ontario’s Cottage Country. With a wealth of experience in senior management, marketing and real estate, the Chestnut Park Cottage Country team, comprised of Greg McInnis, Shirley Rule and Rob Serediuk, have come together to provide the ultimate package of comprehensive real estate services. Whether you are looking at buying or selling a property in Haliburton or Muskoka, we are confident that you will be 100% satisfied with our services.
We are committed to helping our clients realize their real estate objectives. What separates us from the pack is our unique team approach to real estate services. As experienced real estate professionals, we work together, utilizing all of our individual strengths, skills and expertise to sell your home or cottage fast, or to help you purchase the perfect Haliburton or Muskoka cottage in your price range. We want to be your Realtor and would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to discuss in depth, how working together, we can help you achieve your real estate goals.
We are very familiar with all the lakes in our selling territory.
Haliburton: Kennisis Lake, Redstone Lake, Drag Lake, Soyers Lake, Spruce Lake, Kashagawigamog, Salerno, Boshkung, Twelve Mile, Horseshoe, Minden, Haliburton Lake, Gull, Four Mile and all of the medium and small lakes in Haliburton’s Cottage Country
Muskoka: Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau , and Lake Muskoka. Fairy and Mary Lake in Huntsville, Lake of Bays, and Kawagama
Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, is one of Ontario’s leading luxury real estate companies. At Chestnut Park Haliburton, we are proud to be associated with this exceptional real estate company that is recognized for its integrity, superlative customer service and outstanding sales record. You can rest assured that our real estate office will deliver the same level of exceptional service that you have come to expect from the Chestnut Park brand.
With our in-depth knowledge of the Haliburton and Muskoka real estate market, professional expertise, and company resources, let us develop a custom marketing plan to sell your Haliburton or Muskoka Lakes property. We will evaluate your home and compare it to similar homes sold in the area, to determine what it is worth in today’s market in order to arrive at the best listing price. We will present to you a comprehensive and detailed marketing plan, outlining how we will market your home. We can offer advice on any number of real estate topics such as when to sell, costs that may be involved in selling your home, what to do to get your home ready for showings, how to stage your home to make it look its best to potential buyers, and more.
We will be with you every step of the way through the selling process, providing timely feedback from potential buyers and other real estate agents. As one of the top realtors of waterfront properties, our agency offers the best Haliburton and Muskoka waterfront homes for sale, making shopping for real estate in cottage country a pleasure.
Selling waterfront homes and cottages in both the Haliburton Highlands and Muskoka Lakes, Chestnut Park’s cottage country team has listings of lakefront properties for sale on many of the best lakes in cottage country, including Haliburton’s Redstone, Kennisis, Drag, Maple, Boshkong, Twelve Mile, Mountain Lake, Horseshoe, Halls, Gull, Soyers, Lake Kashagawigamog, Koshlong, Kushog, and many of beautiful smaller Haliburton lakes and rivers. And cottages throughout Muskoka, including on the magnificent Big Three L of Rosseau, Joseph, and Lake Muskoka, as well as other popular Muskoka lakes and rivers. As full-time cottage country residents, Rob, Greg, and Shirley are extremely knowledgeable about Muskoka and Haliburton and their lakes and can offer invaluable advice to those considering the purchase of lakefront property in Muskoka or Haliburton.
What sets the Chestnut Park Cottage Country team of Greg McInnis, Shirley Rule and Rob Serediuk apart from other Haliburton and Muskoka real estate agents is our strong drive to succeed and our resolute commitment to ensure the complete satisfaction of every client we serve. We work together as a team, employing all our resources to deliver Haliburton and Muskoka realty services that are second to none.
The Chestnut Park Cottage Country Team lists and sells many wonderful high-end Muskoka and Haliburton properties, as well as midrange and entry level cottages and lakefront homes. Whether you are shopping for an executive waterfront home in Muskoka or selling a modest family lakefront cottage in Haliburton, we will provide the same exceptional level of service. We invite you to call us for an appointment; so that we can meet and discuss in depth your specific real estate needs and how we can help to make them a reality, or you can drop by the Cottage Country Team’s Haliburton real estate office on Kennisis Lake Road in Haliburton.
When buying a lakefront home, cottage or recreational property in Ontario, there are many things that buyers must take into consideration. Before you even begin your search, it is important to assess your needs. What is your budget? Do you prefer Haliburton, Muskoka, or the Kawarthas? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Do you want your cottage to be on a big lake like Lake Muskoka or Kashagawigamog, or would you be happy on a smaller lake? Is deep water off the dock important or is a shallow entry waterfront fine? Do you want a turn-key vacation home or a fixer-upper cottage? Must the cottage be winterized? These are just a few of the things that Ontario cottage buyers should think about before they begin shopping for a cottage property. Your Cottage Country Team agent can help you with you cottage wish list, and perhaps offer suggestions that you might not have considered. With all the necessary information in hand, the search for your ideal vacation property can begin.
In the case of recreational properties, lakefront cottages and waterfront homes in Muskoka and Haliburton, finding comparable listings or sales is often much harder to do as the types of lakefront properties in Ontario can be quite diverse. There are some Haliburton and Muskoka vacation homes and cottage properties that are so unique that finding a similar property with which to compare would be next to impossible. This is where an experienced cottage country realtor can be your most important resource when buying or selling a recreational property in Muskoka, Lake of Bays, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton.
For all your Ontario cottage country real estate needs, let the experts at Chestnut Park Haliburton guide you through the waterfront home or cottage buying and selling process. We are the Haliburton and Muskoka real estate specialists. Seasoned professionals, with many years of combined experience in the sale and marketing of lakefront homes, executive cottages and prime Haliburton and Muskoka waterfront properties most sought after lakes in cottage country, including Lake Muskoka, Joseph, Rosseau, Fairy, Mary, Lake of Bays, Kawagama, Kennisis, Soyers, Kashagawigamog, Gull, Boshkong, Drag, and Redstone.
When many people think of Ontario cottage country, the first place that comes to mind is Muskoka. And no wonder. With towering pines, clear blue lakes, bold granite outcroppings, charming towns, and endless variety of attractions and recreational opportunities, Muskoka, Ontario will instantly have you under its spell. Here in Canada’s most prestigious tourist region and best known cottage country destination, you will be enthralled with the natural beauty of the landscape, with its abundant forests, parks and wetlands, and the predominance of pink granite rock of the Canadian Shield. As well, Muskoka has a thriving arts community, offering many arts and cultural events and attractions. Home to vibrant towns and villages, including Huntsville, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Port Carling, Bala, Dorset, Bayville, Rosseau and Port Sydney, Muskoka offers the best of both town and country.
There are many reasons to consider the Haliburton Highlands when you are thinking of purchasing an Ontario cottage property or second home in cottage country. Haliburton is a great place to own a vacation home. It is also a wonderful place to live and is becoming a very desirable retirement community to retire to. Haliburton is a top Ontario year-round vacation destination because of its unsurpassed natural beauty and wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy, even the most avid sportsman. It’s a pleasant drive to get to the Highlands from the GTA. Located just 2.5 hours, north east of Toronto, you can drive to Haliburton via scenic routes that avoid the bumper to bumper weekend traffic found on Highways 400 and 11.
Two other very important reasons that you may want to seriously consider the Haliburton Highlands when shopping for your next lakeside cottage or executive waterfront home are Haliburton’s lower real estate prices and lower taxes. Compared to longer-established cottage country areas like the Muskoka Lakes region, Haliburton real estate is a true bargain. Cottage and home buyers get much more for their money in Haliburton than they would in Muskoka. As well, taxes are lower here, even though Haliburton has all the services found in Muskoka, including two brand new hospitals.
For generations, Muskoka has been regarded as North America’s quintessential cottage country destination. Ontario’s premier cottage country and resort area, Muskoka’s popularity is due to its breath-taking landscape, abundance of clean lakes, and its close proximity to the major urban centres of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region and the northern states. Located in central Ontario, Muskoka is just two hours north of Metropolitan Toronto, via major highways, Highway 400 and Highway 11. Muskoka encompasses an area which extends from Georgian Bay in the west, Lake Couchiching in the south, and the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east. Muskoka covers approximately 2,500 square miles (6,475 sq. km.) and boasts more than 1,600 lakes.
There are a few reasons why some cottage country buyers restrict their search for waterfront property strictly to the Muskoka area. Generally, Muskoka buyers are drawn to the area’s Algonquin setting and clean clear lakes. With its large interconnecting lakes that extend for miles, Muskoka is particularly attractive to boaters who like to spend time on the water and have the ability to cruise to shops and restaurants. Many pick Muskoka because they have a personal connection to the area. Cottaging in Muskoka has been a tradition for several generations. Others prefer Muskoka because they like that there are larger towns with more to do. Some lean toward Muskoka because they believe that the drive to and from the GTA is shorter. For the high-end waterfront buyer, there seems to be no substitute for Muskoka. While other cottage country areas like Haliburton and Lake of Bays have their share of spectacular $1M-plus executive cottages, most buyers at this price point want Muskoka, and specifically Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, or Lake Muskoka.
Retire in cottage country? Now is the perfect time to make the move to cottage country. With GTA house prices at record highs, sell your equity-rich Toronto home and buy a beautiful lakeside home in Muskoka or Haliburton and have plenty of money left over to travel and do the things you want to do. The dream of retirement living in cottage country is alive and well. Every year, more and more people choose to leave the city and live the good life by the lake in Muskoka and Haliburton. Compared to Toronto, real estate prices in both Muskoka and Haliburton are still reasonable. Although Haliburton and Muskoka real estate prices are also on an upswing, there are still many areas where you can buy an affordable waterfront home.
Haliburton has a large population of active seniors and is becoming a very popular community for retirement living in Ontario. Every year, more and more people move to Haliburton County to make the most of their retirement years, and it’s no wonder. Aside from low real estate prices; where you can get much more house for your money, and low property taxes, Haliburton is simply a great place to live. Haliburton has all the shops and services you could possibly need. Haliburton has a thriving arts community and a wide variety of service clubs and dozens of social organizations so you can be as busy and involved as you like. This beautiful Ontario cottage country destination has a theater company, snow mobile club, bridge club, multiple music clubs, outdoor associations, quilt guilds, ATV Club, men and ladies golf leagues, University Women Group, Friendship Force Group, cycling club, Haliburton Grannies for Africa, book clubs, curling clubs, CARP, photography clubs, and so much more. You may be surprised at the diversity and variety of things to do in Haliburton. No matter where your interests lie, there are more than enough activities and events in Haliburton for fun and satisfying retirement living in Ontario. The Haliburton Highlands seems to have it all. Here you can curl, swim, ski, hunt, attend alive opera performances, golf, take a yoga class, hike, boat, join a theatre group, dogsled, play in an orchestra or sing in a choir, fish, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of this rugged, yet charming Ontario lake area.
If you are thinking about buying a Muskoka cottage or Muskoka lakefront home, why not consider including the Haliburton Highlands region as well in your property search for the ideal lakefront cottage or waterfront home in Ontario cottage country. Haliburton, with large tracks of forested wilderness, hundreds of beautiful clear, clean lakes, charming towns and villages that provide all the shops, services and entertainment options that you could possibly need, is not only less expensive than Muskoka, but, depending where you are traveling from in the GTA, Haliburton is often easier to drive to. And, when the 404 Highway extension to Keswick is completed, the drive to Haliburton will be even faster.
Keeping their real estate clients in the know is just one of the many ways that the realtors of Chestnut Park Haliburton deliver a level of service that is well above the competition. Timely communications with all of their clients, both buyers and sellers, is all part of the top-notch service this successful Haliburton real estate company provides on an ongoing basis. Sellers who list their properties with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited Haliburton can sign in online to review a personal activity report on their property for sale. The activity report contains weekly updates on how your real estate agent is marketing your property, property showings, open houses, and feedback from prospective buyers and other agents. As well, your Haliburton realtor team mails out regular updates on local market conditions to provide buyers and sells with all the latest information. To help Haliburton property buyers find the ideal property in their price range, a weekly mailing that lists all properties available in their desired price category and new listings for properties that fit the buyer’s criteria is emailed to Chestnut Park Real Estate Haliburton clients. The system provides current property information, including updates like price changes and properties that have sold. A direct link to each listing is provided for buyers to learn more about each property and to view photos and/or virtual tours.
Naturally, a Chestnut Park agent is just a click or a phone call away if a buyer has any further questions or would like to arrange a showing. Chestnut Park Real Estate Haliburton likes to keep their home sellers well-informed too. Haliburton property owners who have their property listed with Chestnut Park also receive weekly mailings about all the recent real estate activity in the area that would be of interest to them. The mailings include all comparable properties for sale in Haliburton, with updates when a property sells or when there has been a reduction in the listing price. This way, sellers can see the properties that they are competing against, compare their property with others that are for sale, and get a better idea of what is selling in Haliburton.
Haliburton County encompasses a vast area totaling more than 1,500 square miles of prime Ontario cottage country real estate. Haliburton is also known as the Haliburton Highlands because of its high elevation and hilly terrain, but also in recognition of its proud Scottish pioneer heritage. Part of the Canadian Shield, the Haliburton area is comprised of rugged wilderness with wide expanses of forests, woodlands, and many clean and clear lakes, rivers and streams. Vibrant and distinctive communities spread throughout the region offer visitors, cottages and full-time residents all the services, entertainment and culture they could ask for.
An established Ontario cottage country area, the Haliburton Highlands is also popular Central Ontario resort and vacation destination. In addition to its many inhabitants of the feather, fowl and four-legged variety, Haliburton is home many artists and craftspeople. The magnificent scenery inspires artist and photographers alike. Haliburton’s thriving arts community grows every year as more people are drawn to the area. The Haliburton School of the Arts, located at the beautiful new Fleming College Haliburton Campus offers dozens of certificate programs and workshops. Its summer program which offers a variety of weekly art courses has been attracting students to the Highlands for over 25 years. The long-running Highlands Fall Studio is another popular draw to the area.
Once a well-kept secret, the Highlands of Haliburton is slowly becoming one of the most up-and-coming locations in Ontario for recreational property and cottage ownership. In the summer months, Haliburton lakes are warm and inviting; offering so many amazing ways to enjoy time on the water. In the wintertime, few places in Ontario can rival Haliburton’s many kilometers of Nordic ski trails and groomed snowmobile trails. And with an almost guaranteed abundance of snow each year, Haliburton trails generally remain snow-covered longer than other areas in the province for more wintertime fun.