Summer is here, and it’s definitely time for a well-deserved road trip! And the good news is Ontario has some very unique Airbnbs that are perfect for any type of 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 11 of the most unique Airbnbs in Ontario to stay at this sunny season!
BOATHOUSE STAY AT KAWARTHA LAKES
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
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
SNOW OWL RETREAT
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. And look at that pool!
Where: Prince Edward County, Ontario
A HEAVENLY EQUINE EXPERIENCE
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?
Where: Bethany, ON
THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CHURCH
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Where: Lambton Shores, ON
LAKESIDE LIVING IN KINGSVILLE
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
If anything catches your eye, be sure to book early! Summer reservations definitely book up. Get ready for a weekend (or week) away & enjoy!
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