While it takes its cues from beachy tropical and Cape Cod resorts, Tanya Linton and Mike Sheerin’s unorthodox cottage is 100 percent Canadian. Nestled in the charming town of Southampton, Ontario, the property is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive northwest of Toronto, but it’s a million miles from the bustle of city life. “It’s not the usual dock in Muskoka,” says Tanya, who shares the four-bedroom cottage with Mike (together, they run the TV production company Architect Films) and their three sons, Eddie, 11, Murray, 9, and Frankie, 7. The spacious side yard offers something for everyone: a huge pool, table tennis for the kids, a barbecue hut for Mike and spots to lounge with a book.
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