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Watercolour Portrait: John and Joan Buma

Watercolour Portrait: John and Joan Buma

You don’t need to suffer cottage headaches to live the cottage life A cottage is a dream. But any cottage owner will tell you that fallen trees, power outages, and broken septic pumps can turn the dream into a weighty weekend burden. For as long as Joan Buma can...

7 Reasons to Retire to Westport, Ontario

7 Reasons to Retire to Westport, Ontario

For many of us, retirement is a time in our lives to enjoy ultimate freedom, fulfillment, joy, and peace. The challenge, then, is to find a place where dreams become reality, where our perspectives and experiences are shared, and where we are renewed, like each day,...

Embrace a Walkable Lifestyle in Westport, ON

Embrace a Walkable Lifestyle in Westport, ON

In the village of Westport in Eastern Ontario, simplicity reigns supreme. Here, the pace is slower so that you can enjoy long, fun-filled days, the homes are spread out among the trees so everyone has access to green space, and residents can simply step out of their...

Watercolour Portrait: Mona Kennedy

Watercolour Portrait: Mona Kennedy

Mona Kennedy chose Westport first. Then she discovered the house. Now she’s found her home. A year ago Mona sold her house in Picton and moved to a rental in the charming village of Westport. Living in the picturesque cottage town would put her near her family and...

Elements of Modern Canadian Cottage Design

Elements of Modern Canadian Cottage Design

The Canadian cottage lifestyle is one steeped in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean your cottage has to be. With modern features like ultra energy-efficient design, sleek stainless steel appliances, and electric car charging rough-ins, your cottage can meet...

Tips for Moving Back to Westport

Tips for Moving Back to Westport

If you grew up in the charming lakeside town of Westport, ON, and you’re considering a move back, there’s never been a better time. Westport continues to be the beautiful, peaceful, nature-focused area you’ve always known, but now with a few more amenities and brand...

Top Lakes in Ontario for Cottage Living

Top Lakes in Ontario for Cottage Living

The Ontario cottage lifestyle is one of luxury, peace, relaxation, and reconnection to all that is important. Whether you choose to rent or purchase a cottage property for quick weekend getaways or to stay a lifetime, the lake options in Ontario are seemingly endless....

The Ultimate Guide to Rightsizing

The Ultimate Guide to Rightsizing

As you look around at your current home, you may realize that your wants and needs have changed. You’re certainly not alone. Right now, you may prefer the comfort of a cozy yet functional, one-level layout, rather than a multi-level home with unused rooms. Or perhaps...

Top 6 Hiking Trails Near Westport, ON

Top 6 Hiking Trails Near Westport, ON

With breathtaking natural landscapes, 32 lakes within a 24-km radius, and dozens of hiking trails to explore it all, the area around Westport, Ontario is meant for enjoying life outdoors. Hiking is a way of life here, and there's no better way to enjoy the rich...

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