I think we can ALL agree that it’s high time for a vacation. No, the pandemic isn’t over just yet, but after 18 months of a variety of lockdowns, we could all use a little escape. Thankfully, Ontario has some very unique Airbnbs that are perfect for any type of summer vacation. Whether you’re looking for a couples getaway, a weekend away with your pals, or a family retreat, this list has something for everyone.

Here are 12 of the most unique Airbnbs in Ontario to stay at this summer!

BOATHOUSE STAY AT KAWARTHA LAKES

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Sitting an hour and a half northeast of Toronto is a delightful couples getaway that is absolutely perfect for a summer retreat. No, you don’t have a giant lakehouse to yourself, but what you do have is a fully converted boathouse with a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, along with private rooftop deck and patio. Plus, you get direct access to the lake, fire pit and hot tub. Hard to beat!

Where: View Lake at Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

PICTURESQUE WATERFRONT TREEHOUSE

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The gorgeous waterfront treehouse in question is located right near Ottawa, Ontario. Its prime location is nearby tons of quaint and adorable little towns like Almonte and Carp.As for the actual treehouse? It’s cozy and cute. The home among the trees is made with 330 square feet of custom woodwork. With rustic pine and white oak interiors, you’re sure to be impressed by its forestry aesthetic. The real kicker? You’re surrounded by 100 acres of deep forest ready to explore!

Where: Near Ottawa, Ontario

FLOATING WINE BARREL

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Sitting 3.5 hours west of Toronto in Essex is by far one of the most unique Airbnbs Ontario has to offer. Full disclosure, this one is booked solid (minus a couple weekends) all the way through May of 2022, so it’s one you’ll have to plan for. BUT, if a true wine country experience is something on your bucket list, we’d say keep this one in mind for the future.

Where: Essex, Ontario

SNOW OWL RETREAT

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Looking for luxury? Look no further. What is surely the most expensive stay on our list is also the most badass, with a wild pool, room for 8 guests, and also 8 acres of private land for you to have to yourselves. Trust us, you’ll want to check this one out, even if it is just to daydream.

Where: Prince Edward County, Ontario

A HEAVENLY EQUINE EXPERIENCE

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You and 15 of your closest friends are going to be treated to luxury at this unique property! Not only is the home massive and gorgeous, but you can head out for trail rides, hiking, fishing, and more. It’s a favourite for weddings and group gatherings- family reunion time? Your weird uncle would be funny on a horse.

Where: Bethany, ON

THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CHURCH

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Yes, you read that correctly. A 131-year-old church in Prince Edward County has been fully repurposed, renovated, and turned into a rental stunner straight out of a magazine. It’s got exposed brick, plenty of space, and backs right onto the gorgeous Bay of Quinte. Not gonna lie, it’s hard to beat this one.

Where: Ameliasburgh, Ontario

A FILM-THEMED WATERFRONT COTTAGE

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From the creators of the wildly cool Wes Anderson-themed Airbnb (which is unfortunately no longer offered) comes a gorgeous new spot to stay where, you guessed it, every room has a different movie theme. You’ll find subtle and tasteful homages to The Life Aquatic, Amélie, and The Big Lebowski, while also enjoying everything there is to explore in the Ottawa valley.

Where: Carleton Place, Ontario

THE TINIEST CABIN IN THE WOODS

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You ever want pure isolation? Like a‘stuck in the middle of the woods without a sign of civilization’level of isolation? If so, this spot is for you. This tiny cabin is quiet, romantic, and the absolutely perfect spot for you to read a good book (or to write one).

Where: Komoka Ontario

FOREST YURT

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This sweet stay is definitely one-of-a-kind. The dome-shaped outdoor property is the perfect stay for getting in tune with nature. It’s in a cozy, private forest area. Plus, it’s walking distance from awesome spots like a cheese factory (interesting!) and a park. And “yurt” is just a fun word to say, which has basically got us sold already.

Where: Madoc, Ontario

19TH CENTURY COUNTRY CHURCH

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If that Prince Edward County church above caught your eye, then this next one will too. Situated only about an hour north of Toronto, this stunning converted church now resembles the loft set up of your dreams. It’s cute and cozy, which means it’s the perfect couples getaway if you’re looking for a quick trip just outside the city.

Where: Mount Albert, Ontario

DECKED-OUT GAMES CHURCH

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If you would have asked us if we’d not one, not two, but THREE converted churches on this list, we would’ve said no. Here we are, with our second converted church! This one is ideal for the friend group, with decked-out games rooms (rife with former chapel feels) and tons of socializing space. We actually really like what they’ve done with the place, thank God.

Where: Lambton Shores, ON

LAKESIDE LIVING IN KINGSVILLE

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There’s being near the lake, and then there’s sleepwalking from your front door directly into Lake Erie. Kidding, sort of! This lakeshore retreat has direct access to the water and a quaint, cozy vibe inside. Perfect for a little romantic weekend action!

Where: Kingsville, ON

There you have it, folks! 12 of the most unique Airbnbs you can stay at in Ontario this summer. Enjoy!