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Kawartha and Haliburton Cottages For Sale and Real Estate Listings

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

Purchasing or selling a waterfront property is one of the most consequential financial transactions you are ever likely to make and choosing the right brokerage is key to success. We are an independent boutique brokerage that specializes in waterfront properties, and we differentiate ourselves from other brokerages along three key services as described below. This focus has helped drive our success - our brokerage listed and sold 38 waterfront properties in our core western Kawarthas market in 2021, far more than any other brokerage. And our market share has increased even more in 2022. We have also represented a great many buyers in the purchase of their dream waterfront property. So if you are considering buying or selling, please reach out to us – we are happy to share our expertise.

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


Explore our unique services below


The waterfront market has been exceptionally volatile in 2022 and it has 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, 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 "knows the lake". 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 in our core region and into Muskoka, Haliburton and Peterborough counties 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.



“I would highly recommend Kawartha Waterfront Realty. David took care of everything for me. He is kind but professional and thorough”

Lynda Underwood ~ Kawarthas

“Thank you for your time, patience and help in finding our new cottage. I am sure you have a million clients but you made us feel like we were the only ones that mattered. It was a huge decision for us to purchase a waterfront cottage but you have made this experience very rewarding for us. We cant thank you enough for all the effort you have put in to this venture.”

Leigh Willis ~ Kawarthas

“Kim, we both want to thank you for all of your diligence & hard work on helping us to get our property sold. Our property was a little different than most, in that it had no home, but that still did not deter you from getting us top dollar & making sure our closing went as smooth as possible. You are wonderful at what you do and we are so appreciative that you helped us to get top dollar for our property and foresee that our future home dreams will come true.”

Mike and Lisa ~ Norland