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Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage



  3 Dominion Bay Road 



CDN $995,000





Manitowaning Lodge and Tennis Resort

Manitoulin Island

CDN $1.8 Million/~US $1.2 Million

Press Reviews

Listed in Frommer's Guide 2000 - Top Ten best luxury hotels and resorts.

Canadian House & Home - Northern Sights

(Adobe Acrobat pdf - 1 MB)

Canadian House & Home - Travel

(Adobe Acrobat pdf - 1.28 MB)

International Press Write Ups

(Adobe Acrobat pdf - 4.55 MB)

The Kosoy (Owners) Dynasty - Globe and Mail

(Adobe Acrobat pdf - .5 MB)

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Richard's Notes

Bare Stats.  World renowned, enthusiastically and lovingly reviewed by the Press, Manitowaning Lodge and Tennis Resort is a 13 cottage, nine-room "lux" resort, and part-time family compound, located on Manitowaning Bay in Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world, on the Canadian side of Lake Huron.  It can be accessed by Road, Water or Air (two airports on the island).  It's well placed on approximately 11 acres with 1,100 feet water frontage.  As may be evident from the pictures, the site gently slopes down to a protected cove.

Romancing the Lodge. "A dab decorator's hand, a green thumb and an educated palette (think here of a PhD) have transformed a remote fishing lodge into a top tennis retreat" Brad MacIver, Toronto Life Fashion, Travel April 1991

Of all the accolades heaped on the finished product, I think this article summed it up the best.

The exacting standards.  Think Toronto - 2003, one of North America's premiere entertainment capital, Hollywood North if you will, transported 6 hours north.  David Kosoy, North America's trans-border Real Estate titan with Offices in Yorkville and West Palm Beach, always ahead of his time, fell in love with the spectacular site on a fishing trip, convinced the owners to sell in 1989 (it took a year), set in motion "The Project" that transformed the sagging, at the time,  53 year old fishing lodge into a magnificent world class resort that may be just a few notches above what Martha Stewart may reach.  No small feat for Colleen (Mrs. Kosoy) and Leo Laferme of Toronto with an army of some 60 people, including flying in the wallpaper hanger for the King of Saudi Arabia, retaining former Davis Cup champion Harry Fauquier to ensure the tennis courts are state-of-the-art, and Fitnessland to assemble the gym. David, a devoted athlete -  played in exhibition games with the Toronto Argonauts, and was a Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union hockey all-star defensemen, ensured the timeless comfortable mix of classic lodge and English country charm that Colleen and Leo have created is balanced with top notch environment for the active set.  Over $2 million have been spent for the Kosoy's private paradise and family compound - and part-time lodge.

At a Glance.

Dock with fishing boats, canoes, windsurfers13 Cottages   6 One Bedroom / 5 Two Bedroom / 2 Three Bedroom
Cottage No. 1  Waterfront   1 BedRoom  1 Queen Bed / No Pullout / Shower only / Propane Stove    336 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 2  Front of Lodge   2 BedRooms

 2x2 Double / No Pullout / 1 Bath/ 2 Showers / Propane FirePL

   625 sq.ft.
Cottage No. 3  Next to Lodge   1 BedRoom  2 Double Beds / No Pullout / Shower / Bath / Propane Stove    486 sq.ft.
Cottage No. 4  Waterfront   1 BedRoom   1 Queen Bed / No Pullout / Shower only / Propane Stove    434 sq.ft.
Cottage No. 5  Near Waterfront   1 BedRoom   2 x Double Beds / No Pullout / Shower only / Propane Stove    375 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 6  Left of Lodge   2 BedRooms  2x2 Double / No Pullout / 1 Bath/ 2 Showers / Propane FirePL    420 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 7  Behind Managers' Residence   2 BedRooms  2x2 Double / No Pullout / 1 Bath/ 2 Shower / Electric Heat    612 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 10  Left of Lodge   3 BedRooms  1 Queen / 1 Double / 2 Single / 2 Pullouts / 2 Baths / 2 Showers / Woodburning Stoves  1,000 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 11  Opposite Dining Room   2 BedRooms  2x 1 Double / Pullout UP/S / 1 Bath / 2 Showers / Woodburning Stove    405 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 12  Left of Lodge   2 BedRooms  2x2 Double / Pullout / 2 Baths / 2 Showers / Propane FirePL    627 sq.ft.
Cottage No. 14  Tree Canopy   1 BedRoom  2 x Double Beds / Pullout / Shower only / Fireplace    629 sq.ft.
Cottage No. 15  Waterfront   1 BedRoom  1 x Queen Bed / Pullout / Shower only / Fireplace    432 sq.ft.
  Cottage No. 16  Waterfront   3 BedRooms

 1 Queen /2 x 2  Doubles / 1 Pullout / 2 Baths / 2 Showers /

 Woodburning Stoves

   864 sq.ft.
2 Storey Ranch  9 Rooms - Large Rooms with Sitting  7 with two double beds each  3,000 sq.ft.
 Room Area / Heaters  2 with queen bed and sitting room
Lodge Building  Dining Room  Sits 75 people  4,500 sq.ft.
 Great Room / Separate Bar / Office    
 Fully Equipped Commercial Kitchen  
Managers' Residence  3 Bedrooms Living Room / Kitchen  2,400 sq.ft.
 Two Washrooms / Winter Office    
Staff Residence  6 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms  1,700 sq.ft.
Tennis Centre       800 sq.ft.
Garage       512 sq.ft.
Amenities Four Deco-Turf Tennis Courts
Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre
Dock with fishing boats, canoes, windsurfers
Mountain Bikes
Chattel List (TBO)


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