Thank you for your counsel and expertise in helping us successfully sell the cottage. We appreciated our experience of working with you. We felt no pressure at any time in the process and your support, particularly with the WETT issue, given the difficulty of getting someone to do it in a short period of time. We are very happy with the outcome and relieved that all is done.

Alicja and Guy, 2022

Shirley and Samantha proved to be a dynamic team. They assisted us in finding the perfect property and spent the time needed to address all of our questions and concerns. Their attention to our needs and their pro-active approach to ironing out many details proved to be what was needed to complete our purchase. We would highly recommend using the professional services of Team Cottage Country when buying and selling.

The Fazio’s February 2022

Samantha was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and attentive. She knows Haliburton County very well including all lakes, rivers, towns and all there is to see and do! I highly recommend Samantha when you are looking for that next place to live or cottage in Haliburton County.


Working with Sam was a fantastic experience for us. She was our first and only agent we worked with while looking for our dream cottage as we quickly realized how capable she was. When you work with Sam, you’re getting access to an agent with an amazing wealth of knowledge, everything from septic systems and local building by-laws to lake water levels and local restaurants/amenities in the Lake of Bays/Haliburton areas. Every place we looked at, she’d have a keen eye spotting small details that we may have overlooked and let us know about things we should be aware of or should consider in the future with each particular home. But most importantly, she’s a wonderful person who’s simply honest, thorough, punctual, and responsive. We never felt pressured into anything but instead, felt that Sam genuinely wanted to help us find a place that was just right for us and really nothing less. We highly recommend her to anyone who’s looking to buy a cottage in the area as you really can’t find anyone better.

Emily Pau

We really enjoyed working with Shirley and Sam. They are friendly, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. With their help, we found a cottage we are incredibly happy with.

Matt Cohen

Shirley has looked after five real estate transactions for us – three property sales and two purchases.  We found her to be very professional, knowledgeable, competent and caring.  Just like it says on her signs, Shirley and her team go the extra mile!  We would highly recommend her and wouldn’t dream of hiring anyone else!

Nancy and Ian Wall

Shirley, we wanted to thank you for helping us find this beautiful cottage and our sweet cabin on the island. We are so happy with both properties. We also really appreciate all of your help selling our friend’s cottage. We are blessed to have met you and have had your patient and confident guidance through all three transactions! Thanks so much!!

Hallie and Frank

Thank you Shirley for all your help since our arrival on Little Redstone. From the use of your dock, to the patient answering of all our questions and everything in between, you have both been kind and generous to us and our family. We appreciate all you have done and hope you know that we are happy to help you at any time.

Ehsan and Beth

Shirley – Thank you so much for the hard work and results in selling my cottage and lot next door.


Hi Shirley.  Just a quick note to thank you for the great job you did finding us the cottage of our dreams.   Your patience, professionalism and hard work are a credit to your profession.  Thanks again.

John and Colleen

Shirley – Many thanks to you for helping me navigate the road bumps that came along with the cottage sale and sharing your experience and providing quick responses to my many requests for help.

I cannot express how much I appreciate everything that you did to help through the process of the sale.


We were complete newcomers to the Haliburton area and contacted Shirley to view a few properties while we were visiting. Shirley showed us a number of properties at various price points and provided us with recent sales information to assist us in making an informed decision. She was extremely knowledgeable, responsive and resourceful, connecting us with all the right people, which enabled us to make one of the best decisions we have ever made. Shirley worked closely with us throughout the buying process and facilitated a challenging and final transaction while we were overseas. We are extremely happy with our property and grateful for the truly exceptional service we received.

Thank you Shirley for your generous guidance and support before, during and after our purchase.

Seymour Schinke & Eva Svoboda


Kennisis Lake $1,750,000
On behalf of the Goemans family i just want to acknowledge and commend you and the entire Chestnut Park Team.

Throughout the whole process of listing our cottage your team have been professional,proactive and meticulous.

Your reputation for being first class is why we chose Chestnut Park to handle our listing and not once did we regret that decision. On several occasions you went above and beyond our expectations, dealing with hiccups and bumps that typically arise in this process. And those are reasons you’ve ultimately earned our trust and respects well as future referrals amongst our circle of friends,family and peers.

You deserve all accolades.

Jason Goemans

In the Summer of 2013, Christine and I became interested in acquiring a very special waterfront property in Haliburton. We met Greg and immediately realized that we did not need to speak with anyone else. We have worked with a number of real estate professionals here in Canada, in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Greg McInnis is without question the most organized, meticulous, hard-working real estate agent we have ever worked with. It was difficult for us to get to Haliburton to see all of the properties in which we were interested. This proved to be no obstacle as Greg took it upon himself to travel across cottage country, taking literally hundreds of photos for us and sending them and his own personal observations and considerations to us without delay. We were blown away by Greg’s effort. Greg conducted extensive research into the available properties and provided us with all of the information we needed to find our ideal property. Ultimately Greg found us the special cottage property in Haliburton we sought. He assisted us in the negotiation and we were very pleased with the result achieved. We would hire Greg again in a second, without any hesitation. We can give no higher recommendation.

Brennan & Christine Kahler

I wanted to thank you both, again, for all your fine work in helping me to sell my cottage home. You got done what others couldn’t, and I am very appreciative of your efforts, as well as your personal commitments to bring this about.
Everything has now closed, and I am moving on with my life; this sale is the culmination of a rather tumultuous year, and I’m delighted to be going forward.
Much continued success to you and Chestnut Park. I am happy to give a very enthusiastic recommendation to others.

Roger Young