There’s nothing quite as special as having a private island all to yourself, and Ontario is absolutely full of them. You can kick your weekend getaway plans up a notch by renting a remote piece of paradise on the water, with nothing but the sights and sounds of nature around you in all directions. Whether you’re game for a rustic off-grid experience or would prefer the comforts of a hot shower and king-sized bed, one of these private island cottages for rent on Airbnb is sure to suit your needs.
Check out some of the private islands you can rent right now in Ontario and start dreaming up your next vacation.
This 3-bedroom cottage sits on a private island in Whitefish Bay, on Lake of the Woods. The island is both easily accessible and secluded, and the timber frame cottage has all of the comforts of home. Kick back on the wraparound deck or Muskoka chairs with panoramic views of the water which is perfect for boating, fishing, and even swimming if the weather’s warm enough. You’ll be spoiled with pristine nature vibes all weekend long.
Where: Sioux Narrows Nestor Falls, Ontario
This little slice of paradise is surrounded by the pristine blue waters of Georgian Bay. Relax on your private dock with nothing but towering trees and wildlife around you. You’ll need to get here by boat or water taxi, and you’ll have kayaks to use during your stay. There’s excellent cellphone reception but no wifi, so you’ll truly feel like you’re on an off-grid escape without travelling too far outside of the city.
Where: Parry Sound, Ontario
This couples-only private island cottage comes with three decks and the best 360-degree views you could ask for. The private island is located on Kawawaymog Lake at Algonquin Park Access Point #1, so you’ll have immediate access to one of the most gorgeous provincial parks in Ontario. The cabin is off-grid and solar-powered, so you’ll have to pack away your technology and recharge in the fresh air.
Where: Algonquin Park, Ontario
This spot is described as a “paradise” with 5-star reviews to back it up. The solar-powered cottage sits on a 10-acre private island with its own beach, safe swimming off the dock, and world-class fishing. The pet-friendly cottage has 3 bedrooms, an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, BBQ, kayaks, and all the home and kitchen appliances you could need.
Where: Killarney, Ontario
This serene getaway spot on Steenburg Lake is designed to help you unwind, with hammocks to lounge in, and yoga props, paddleboards, and kayaks at your disposal. This home sleeps 5 guests, so you can get a small group together for the ultimate weekend away. If it gets chilly, you can curl up by the indoor fireplace or outdoor firepit.
Where: Steenburg Lake, Ontario
This private island getaway is the best of both worlds — the adventure and solitude of nature, with the comforts of hot showers, wifi, a full kitchen, and soft mattresses. Accessing the island is an easy canoe ride across from where you park your car. It’s the ideal environment for a quiet retreat, with nothing to do but paddle on the water, enjoy a meal or drink on the dock and spend time with good company.
Where: Kinmount, Ontario
This stunning 9-acre private island comes with a luxury timber frame cottage that sleeps 12, so you’ll want get the whole squad together for this one. It’s located in the Lake of the Woods on Shoal Lake, with a 1.2 km nature trail that wraps around the island. There are tons of activities to enjoy in the winter too, like snowshoeing, cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, and more. The 1,640 sq ft cottage even has an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, plus additional land to camp on if you’ve got more guests to invite. It’s truly the ultimate paradise.
Where: Kenora, Ontario
This adorable piece of heaven is located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1,000 Islands region. The house sits on the highest part of the island, so you’ll wake up in the master suite’s king bed to views of the surrounding islands and pristine water. The island is pet friendly and it’s located right across from the famous Zavikon Island, which has the shortest international bridge in the world. Cozy, beautiful, and unique.
Where: Rockport, Ontario