One of the beauties of this property is that it allows men, women and families to match actual usage and need to their busy schedules and budgets
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 19, 2006 -–
The GenerX Corporation today announced that Touchstone on Lake Muskoka has been awarded the Rose Reisman Seal of Approval by acclaimed author and lifestyle advocate Rose Reisman.
The $75-million, award winning luxury fractional ownership vacation home paradise occupies 30 acres along the shore of Lake Muskoka between Bracebridge and Port Carling, just two hours drive north of Toronto. Set in a sheltered bay and surrounded by rocky islands, long needled pines and dramatic granite outcrops, Touchstone will offer fractional ownership in 80 two-, three- and four-bedroom exquisitely designed lakeside cottages and villas.
“We are very fortunate indeed in attracting Rose Reisman’s seal of approval,” says Walter Thompson, President of GenerX. “As an author, consultant and speaker she is an advocate for healthy lifestyles. A healthy and balanced lifestyle is an intrinsic part of what Touchstone represents.”
Ms. Reisman is well known to Canadians both for her books – a new one is coming out this fall – and her work as a television lifestyle spokesperson for food companies such as McCains. The core of her message is that successful living balances what she calls the “six F’s” – finance, family, friends, fitness, food and fashion.
“What charms me about Touchstone is that it represents all of those key ingredients to a healthy, happy lifestyle,” she says. “It is excellent value, offers families a perfect year-round getaway in a spectacular setting, is a great place to entertain friends, lends itself easily to healthy eating and is wonderfully well designed.
Touchstone’s healthy living amenities, including a fabulous fitness centre, world class spa, and casually elegant restaurant and catering services, expand people’s Muskoka experience beyond what they can achieve at a typical cottage.
“For a great many people, Touchstone is the Muskoka lifestyle they have always dreamed about. Touchstone offers a wonderful example of the six F’s, balanced living at its best.”
Touchstone offers one-eighth ownership of two-bedroom Cascade Villas starting as low as $74,990. At the larger end, superb, fully furnished, four-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot Tree Top Villas sell for $187,500. Ownership also includes membership in the Intrawest Resort-to-Resort program, which allows owners to exchange their Touchstone cottage or villa for a vacation home at one of Intrawest’s fabulous properties around the world.
The centerpiece of the Touchstone resort is the Lodge at Touchstone. It offers commanding views of Lake Muskoka, the most sought after vacation spot in Ontario.
Residents at Touchstone will be able to dine in a casually elegant restaurant, pamper themselves in a relaxing spa, swim in the infinity pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The residences, designed by Ava Janikowski Architect Inc. reflect all the warmth of traditional Muskoka design with luxury vacation home finishes built-in. Each enjoys an uninterrupted view of the magnificent lake, screened Muskoka rooms, generous terraces and access to the waterfront via landscaped walkways.
Families can choose lakefront cottages with direct walk-out access to a white sand beach and empty nesters or couples without children can select a two or three bedroom villa perched atop a rocky cliff with long uninterrupted views from Muskoka’s most spectacular vantage point.
“One of the beauties of this property is that it allows men, women and families to match actual usage and need to their busy schedules and budgets,” says Ms. Reisman. “Family time, after all, is a key component to a balanced lifestyle.”
Mr. Thompson says affordability balanced against use was a key factor in the design of Touchstone.
“That is one of the beauties of fractional ownership,” he says. “It is a trend that is sweeping North America. Most people use their cottage less than 60 days a year. Cottages also represent not just a high capital investment but a substantial operating expense each year as well.
“At Touchstone, capital cost is matched to usage, operating costs are a fraction of a typical cottage, and someone else takes care of the maintenance so you can arrive, un-plug and relax. Touchstone represents not just a good long-term investment but a worry-free one as well.”
Ms. Reisman will appear in radio, print and television commercials as well as make special appearances and conduct seminars on balanced living at Touchstone this summer.
Vicbar Marketing Limited
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