These aren’t cottages, they’re lakeside family compounds.
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Joan doesn't have a cottage, she has a "family compound." IE, a set of cottages that are all expansive and luxe enough to be B&Bs.
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Have you ever canoed around a lake and thought you spotted a cottage until you realized it was just a really swaggy boat house? Yeah, Joan's got a whole set of those.
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Seriously. This is a boat house! We don't even want to know how many it sleeps.
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Basically, her boat house is big enough to host its very own Molson Canadian Canada Day commercial.
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The grounds are beautiful, too – all flower bushes and greenery. (And no expenses spared for the grounds around the guests houses.)
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Then there's Joan's island. Her ISLAND. Which she bought "just because it was available."
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This is what Joan refers to as "a little place for her to escape to." And we're pretty sure that means the island is *just for Joan* like, that she just uses it whenever she wants to get away from her family and ready trashy magazines in silence.
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A boat ride away: Casa De Kara, the Alloway family cottage. We're going to ignore the Birkenstock snobbery of Kara saying she was "born in" to a cottage in Muskoka, because, well: she has a pretty great lakeside cottage. BTW, Kara's cottage stats: three buildings, seven acres, and it sleeps 20!
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Set dressing or not, the hand made cedar strip row boat Kara has displayed out in front of her cottage is ambiance worthy of a Cottage Life spread.
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Another boathouse that would be snapped up in a second as an Airbnb listing.
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Ann has multiple cottages too – enough that she has Roxy's whole family come and stay with her at one of her guest cottages. As for aesthetics, it's all Town & Country – none of these women subscribe to the quirky, lived in woods aesthetic. Like the other ladies' places, this is firmly a cottage, not a cabin.
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Let's zoom back and get a nice look at the property. Who wouldn't want to spend the weekend?
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And, of course, the dock has plenty of room for your seaplane.