Our business is sharing our passion for cottaging in Muskoka. We focus our efforts on Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau, Joseph, and Lake of Bays, plus the surrounding smaller lakes. When requested by our clients, we sometimes expand our services beyond this core area.
We believe in Muskoka real estate and actively share our passion for all things Muskoka. We live and work in Muskoka. We are personally invested, just like you.
Our clients expect and deserve the best. We have sold more than 500 waterfront cottage properties over the past 20 years and have acquired in-depth experience and knowledge that is hard to match. We are known for successfully selling properties which had previously failed to sell.
Our clients would tell you that it pays to have us on their side. Whether it is a top end luxury property or an entry level island property, we obtain the best possible deal for both Sellers and Buyers. Our in-depth knowledge of the current and historical market allows us to substantiate our negotiating position to the benefit of our clients.
List local. Market global. Often our clients originate from many countries speaking different languages.
We work diligently to expose our listings to the international real estate investment community through Chestnut Park’s exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Our website offers over 75 instant language translations.
We are very fortunate: We have the best clients. We treat every client with such great care, that they feel confident to refer us to their family, friends and business colleagues. We are always accessible to our clients: available quickly in person, by phone, by text or by email.
“Jim and Iris Gardiner were both amazing to deal with. A truly professional team. They shared a great deal of knowledge with us and really shed important light regarding potential Island Cottage ownership – all the pros and cons. Not only did they sell our existing cottage in 24 hours for much higher than our asking price they helped us find our new slice of paradise on Lake Muskoka in a very tight market. We are thrilled with our new cottage and love being on Eilean Gowan Island! We would highly recommend either Jim or Iris for any of your Real Estate needs!”J & D – Sold on Echo Lake and bought on Lake Muskoka
Mike Taylor was a great find for us. Mike was accessible and flexible with showings, visits, the house inspection and all of the steps involved in closing a sale. Following our closing Mike has continued to be a valuable source of information providing us with contacts for insurance, plumbing and electricians among other things.S & D – Muskoka River, Port Sydney
Jim did me a favor 20 years ago and I wanted to return the favor – I approached him and Iris at the cottage show and, even though I already had a real estate agent, he recommended a cottage property that I purchased and enjoyed for those 20 years. I therefore, tracked him down and had him be our agent in selling that property. Our priority was to find new owners that would be friendly and fit in well with the neighbors and Jim and Iris found the perfect couple Jim and Iris made the entire sale most enjoyable. The experience was so smooth and enjoyable that the sellers, the buyers and the real estate agents all got together for supper the following summer at our old cottage!K & L – Lake Muskoka
As first time cottage buyers but no strangers to purchasing property, we were fortunate to find Mike Taylor. We purchased through him in 2016 and would gladly again. Honest, great local knowledge and mindful of the nuances of financing, our experience with this agent was golden. Hardworking and always available, Mike made our experience of this purchase so much easier. A great job and comes with the highest recommendation” Thank you AgainS & C – Buck Lake, Huntsville
It is with great pleasure and appreciation for me to recommend the services of Jim Gardiner and the entire Gardiner Team. Jim’s awareness of community by-laws and market related activities extracted incremental value for us when we were finalizing the purchasing agreement.JB – Mirror Lake