There is nothing like packing up the car and escaping the city for a weekend of relaxing outdoors. Kayaking on a lake, swimming at the beach, laying in a hammock, grilling burgers, and making s'mores by the fire are among the many fun activities to enjoy at these cheap cottage rentals in Ontario. While renting a waterfront cottage might seem costly, you can easily find some for around $15 to $45 per person, per night.
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To help you plan your next vacation, here are some cheap cottages to rent with your BFFs in Ontario this summer or fall.
Price: $528+ per night
Why You Should Go: This hideaway is surrounded by two ponds, a creek, Lake Huron and 300 acres of crown land. Relax in the loft, unwind in the hot tub and explore the endless acres of nature with the kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and bikes provided for guests.
Price: $225+ per night
Neighborhood: Port Severn
Why You Should Go: This enormous cabin sits on Six Mile Lake and offers a private dock with water access and spectacular views of the horizon. Paddleboards and kayaks are available for guests to explore the lake. Spend the evenings grilling on the BBQ and gathering around the fire pit for s'mores.
Scott's Point Islandview
Price: $254 per night
Why You Should Go: This open and spacious cottage provides large living, dining and kitchen areas suitable for entertaining large groups, along with comfortable rooms, a hot tub, private lake access and a fireplace.
Home of the Living Sunset
Price: $175+ per night
Why You Should Go: This rustic yet luxurious rental has heated floors, a 600-square-foot deck overlooking Lake Huron, a BBQ and an outdoor shower. It's super close to Bruce Peninsula National Park so you and your friends can plan some outdoor fun.
Modern Waterfront Cottage
Price: $363 per night
Why You Should Go: This secluded escape lets guests fish, swim and sunbathe right off the private dock. Outdoor lounging is the move because the property includes a fire pit area, wrap-around deck, a six-seat picnic table and a patio set with comfortable chairs.
Waterfront Conservation Cottage
Price: $151 per night
Why You Should Go: This humble abode on a conservation area has a modern, simple design. Guests can enjoy a beautiful outdoor living space with a gas barbecue, eating area and fire pit space perfect for stargazing.
Private Beach Oasis
Beautiful Log Home
Price: $162 per night
Why You Should Go: This fabulous beachfront space has everything you need and more. The southern exposure log cabin nestled among majestic white pine provides access to the historic Mattawa River (perfect for canoeing and kayaking), an outdoor summer kitchen, sun porch and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Chantplein.
Price: $150+ per night
Neighborhood: Central Frontenac
Why You Should Go: This open-concept, modern chalet is equipped with a large wrap-around deck offering picturesque views of the calm water, plus lots of wooded privacy. The loft-style cottage is perched directly above the quiet lake perfect for swimming or canoeing.
Private Algonquin Lakefront Paradise
Price: $285+ per night
Neighborhood: Hastings Highlands
Why You Should Go: This brand new renovated cottage sits right on the edge of Little Mcgarry Lake. Guests have full access to the small private lake and the large floating dock in the middle of the water. A canoe with life jackets are provided. The interior is adorned with mid-century modern design, antique furniture and original art.
Modern Riverview Chalet
Price: $125 per night
Why You Should Go: This magnificent rental on Crystal Bay is is minutes away from Parliament Hill and offers views of the Ottawa River right from your window. Comfort is guaranteed in this space with a huge loft, vaulted ceilings, a skylight, a modern kitchen, renovated rooms, innovative design and a soaker tub for optimal chill time.
Sandy Feet Beach Retreat
Price: $175 per night
Why You Should Go: This beach retreat sits within Essex County’s epic wine district. Guests can explore the local wineries, breweries and restaurants nearby. The location, minutes from Colchester Harbour, provides lots of hiking and boating opportunities. The beach is right in the front yard where you can enjoy a waterfront deck and a fire pit.
Price: $200 per night
Why You Should Go: This cozy, authentic waterfront cottage with sunset views boasts all the amenities of a home and more. Located on the shore of Warner Bay off of Lake Huron, guests an enjoy the beach offering gradual water entry with a canoe and kayaks provided by hosts.
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