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 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 islands in Ontario 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
When it comes to cottage country getaways, it doesn’t get more classic than Muskoka, and you can have a whole piece of it to yourself. This private island retreat sleeps 10 guests, with parking for 6 cars on the mainland and a boat launch to get you to the property. The views are phenomenal here and you can enjoy them from many vantage points on the island, including the private sandy beach.
Where: Gravenhurst, 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
You’ll feel truly off-grid amid the gorgeous landscape of this private island retreat. The cottage is described as bright, airy, and comfortable, equipped with everything you need for a getaway in nature. With abundant wildlife, 360-degree views, fire pits, docks for swimming and fishing, loungers, and picnic tables, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor amenities.
Where: Lavigne, 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