It’s not too late to book a summer getaway here in Ontario. We’re lucky to have so many gorgeous lakes and forests in our province, which means there are plenty of cabins and cottages to go around. From off-grid glamping cabins to sprawling waterfront homes, you’re sure to find a cottage for rent in Ontario that’s right on budget.

Here are nine of the best ones with plenty of dates available throughout the summer and fall.


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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

Lake Simcoe Waterfront Cottage

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This stunning cottage on the lake is just a short drive from the GTA in Simcoe County. With a dock right on the water, room for up to 10 guests, and outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking, this is an ideal spot for a summer getaway with friends.

Where: Brechin, Ontario

A Couples Waterfront Cottage

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Not only are you spoiled for outdoor activities like nearby hiking trails, provincial parks, and beaches, but this adorable two-bedroom cottage also comes with a movie theatre in the basement with reclining chairs, where you and your pals or your partner can curl up for a cozy night in.

Where: Lowbanks, Ontario


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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

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Lakeside Romantic Cabin

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Despite being recently renovated, this home still has that rustic “cabin in the woods” feel, with a southwest-facing view of the water, a private dock, and a two-person hammock to enjoy the peace and quiet. It’s ideal for a couple or a getaway with a friend, and complimentary provincial park passes are provided during your stay.

Where: Huntsville, Ontario

Azure Tobermory Cottage

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This stunning cottage sits right on the turquoise waters of Tobermory, with private decks and large windows to soak up all the views. With the Bruce Peninsula just a short distance away, you’ll be right in the heart of what many people would call Ontario’s most picturesque destination.

Where: Tobermory, Ontario

Miracle Island

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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

Muskoka Cabin Getaway

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This cozy wood chalet for two is an ideal couples getaway, with a cedar barrel outdoor hot tub on-site, a fire pit with Muskoka chairs, and a peaceful atmosphere. It’s also located just minutes from amenities in Huntsville, where there are plenty of things to do in the summer.

Where: Huntsville, Ontario

Explore Adventure Island

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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