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If you are planning to buy a waterfront property in the Kawarthas, Haliburton or Muskoka you have come to the right place!

We are an independent boutique brokerage specializing in waterfront properties across cottage country and differentiate ourselves from other brokerages along three key services as described below.

We have a firm belief in the power of data and use our robust and accurate in-house valuation model to evaluate waterfront properties that meet your search criteria to ensure they are reasonably priced.

When we meet with you at cottages that pass this initial screening process, we discuss in detail the pros and cons of the property, the lake and the broader area. If you decide to submit an offer, we provide sound and data-supported advice on an offer price, as well as guidance on appropriate conditions and other protections to include in an offer.

One element of our comprehensive data analysis process that we are happy to share is our price trends chart which tracks the average Sale Price-to-MPAC Assessed Value ratio of the most recent 30 waterfront cottage sales across cottage country. We update this chart frequently, so visit this page at any time to obtain a current snapshot of waterfront price trends.

We look forward to working with you!
David Donais
Broker of Record and Owner


Explore our unique services below


There is great uncertainty over the future direction of waterfront prices now that the interest rate increase cycle has come to an end. It has therefore never been more important to underpin offer or list price decisions with objective and relevant analytics. In my previous career as a risk management executive at a major Canadian financial institution I was hard-wired to never provide an opinion that was not grounded in data, and I have kept that same mindset at our brokerage. I relentlessly (and joyously!) collect, analyze and extract relevant nuggets of information from sales data and, leavened with wisdom arising from our dominant market share of waterfront listings in the western Kawarthas, present this information to clients so that they can make informed offer or list price decisions.



As we are a boutique-style brokerage you can expect premium service. We will never be pushy or subject you to a hard sell. When you call our brokerage I answer the phone. When you email us we respond promptly. You will always have only one point of contact throughout the buying or listing process. When we represent you in your purchase the relationship does not end on closing day – we can recommend tradespeople and provide advice on other issues. When you list with us we keep you updated on market activity until your property is sold. We own and operate our premium photography equipment and take great care in showcasing your property. We provide timely and credible responses to questions from buyers and their agents.



For cottage buyers there is nothing more important than having an agent who has expertise in waterfront properties. There is a minefield of risks to navigate including weeds, volatile water levels, septic systems, zoning bylaws and road access, that can severely compromise your investment. Our buyer agents have extensive knowledge of these issues, which are common across the Kawarthas, Haliburton and Muskoka, and can provide appropriate guidance. Have a look at the overviews I have provided for many of the lakes in our core region – you’ll be amazed at the variety! You can also review my annual updates of market value statistics and commentary for these lakes – up-to-the minute data is available upon request.



We had such a great experience working with Kim to find our family cottage. She is quick to respond and made herself available to see any of the properties that we were interested in looking at - including on New Year’s Eve! Kim goes the extra mile - even climbing into the crawl spaces to assess any potential issues. She has a lot of knowledge about cottage properties that she readily shares.  We always felt that she had our best interests in mind, and she really listens so you know that she understands what you’re looking for. We had an amazing time working together and would recommend her to anyone looking to find a place in Muskoka or Kawarthas. Thanks again Kim!
This kind of makes me sad because it means that we’re not working together anymore.  But you know we will have drinks on the patio one of these hot summer days.

Debbie & Byron ~ Muskoka River

Could not be happier with the amazing service that David provided for the sale of our cottage. He has a deep and data driven knowledge of the Kawartha real estate market, and was able to provide great advice and guidance on the market throughout the selling process. The professional grade photos he took with his indoor/outdoor equipment gave us a high volume of showings, and he expertly led us through the final negotiations and closing process. I would highly recommend working with David!

Brandon Walsh ~ Kawarthas

Dave and Melissa went above and beyond to help us find our forever home and then to sell our cottage so efficiently. We cannot thank them enough for their patience, time, expertise and thoughtfulness. They are exceptional!!

John L Flynn ~ Kawarthas