Almost everyone has dreamed of owning a family cottage, yet that dream hasn’t come true for many. Regardless of whether you have been deterred by the ever-rising cost of recreational real estate, an increasingly hectic lifestyle, or the overwhelming workload that comes with owning a second property, there are plenty of reasons you may not have made the leap.

A new venture near Westport, Ont. will encourage you to revive the dream of cottage ownership. The developers have found a way to make your pipe dreams become a reality through Shared Cottage Ownership. Wolfe Springs Golf & Waterfront Resort is a four season resort offering shared ownership of luxury vacation villas. This arrangement offers an ideal opportunity to optimize what you’re getting out of property ownership while minimizing what you have to put in.

Buyers are able to obtain shared ownership rights at a small percentage of the price of full ownership. Unlike a time-share, Fractional Ownership enables buyers from all walks of life to enjoy a vacation property and have a lifelong personal ownership stake in a piece of premium waterfront real estate. Once purchased, the intervals are yours to keep forever. They can be passed down through future generations or sold at your discretion.

Wolfe Springs is conveniently nestled in the heart of the sought-after Rideau Lakes Region, with the lush links of Evergreen Golf Course and the pristine waters of Wolfe Lake right on either doorstep.

Outdoor enthusiasts will not be disappointed. The adjacent golf course and lake are literally just the beginning! Wolfe Springs and the surrounding area offer an exhilarating array of activities to maintain your health and well being.

Within a 45-minute drive of Westport, there are hundreds of lakes and over 30 different golf courses alone. Nearby, Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas also provide the ideal backdrop for hiking, cycling, crosscountry skiing and bird-watching, while extended boating and paddling opportunities are virtually unlimited with the Rideau Canal just a portage away.

With markets as volatile as they are today, a waterfront property is an ideal forum to invest. This maintenance- free, shared ownership concept attracts cottagers of all ages as it can provide the perfect vacation solution for almost anyone. There is no grass to cut, no leaves to rake, no snow to shovel, no docks to put in. No matter what the season, simply arrive at the lake, drop your keys, and enjoy!

Each fully furnished, open-concept, 1,900- square-foot villa has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine cooler, a stunning great room and adjoining vista room with breathtaking views, luxury guest and master suites, two gas fireplaces, two 42 inch flat screen TVs, a soothing soaker tub, plus upgraded finishes throughout.

At a time when very few things seem to remain constant, fractional ownership makes even more sense. It provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends while nabbing an affordable equity stake in the dwindling supply of your country’s remaining waterfront real estate.

It’s no real surprise that Fractional Ownership is quickly becoming a common household phrase. Buyers of all ages are coming to understand the benefits offered by this formof ownership, realizing that this “alternate route” to the cottage simplymakes a lot of sense.

If you’re not quite ready for ownership, try one of their four-season weekly rentals. Wolfe Springs Golf & Waterfront Resort I.877.384.4477 / LifestyleAwaits.com