If you're looking to unplug after a hectic work week, there's no better place to be than at a cottage overlooking the water.
VRBO is chock-full of affordable rentals in Ontario if you're ever in need of a weekend getaway with your partner. Just imagine relaxing on a Muskoka chair, roasting some marshmallows by the fire and watching a gorgeous sunset.
Between the Vines Cabin
Location: Picton, Prince Edward County
Details: If you're in for a wine tasting, this gorgeous 80-acre property is nestled between two vineyards. Aside from sipping Merlot all day, you can explore the woodland trails and Sandbank beaches that are just minutes away.
Drifted Inn Riverfront Cottage
Location: Amherstburg, Ontario
Details: Looking for some peace and quiet? You'll find it on the shores of the Detroit Driver, about a four-hour drive from Toronto. It has everything you could ever need: a hammock overlooking the water, a BBQ, a fire pit and a private sand spit if you're not up for socializing with other people.
Spectacular Cabin Set In The Woods
Location: Mono, Ontario
Details: Mono is a small town just an hour away from Toronto. Set on 15 acres of land, this cabin is the perfect place to unwind. If you can't start your mornings without coffee, you'd be happy to know there's a Nespresso machine in the kitchen. At night, you can stargaze from the porch.
Cozy Muskoka Cottage
Location: Bala, Muskoka
Details: Trying to find a cheap place to stay in Muskoka can be challenging because it's such a hot spot for vacationers. Luckily, this one-bedroom cottage in the heart of Lake Muskoka is available to couples who want to chill by the water for the whole weekend.
Romantic Riverside Guest Suite
Location: Elora, Ontario
Details: If you're celebrating an anniversary, this open concept suite with a private entrance is so romantic and cozy. The kitchen is modern and stylish so you can enjoy cooking a nice meal with your partner and enjoy it either inside by the fireplace or out on the patio that overlooks the water.
Pristine Waterfront Cottages at Bon Echo's Edge
Location: Cloyne, Ontario
Details: Do you like going on long hiking adventures? This cozy cottage is five minutes away from gorgeous Echo Provincial Park where you can also bike, canoe and swim. The owners of the cottage rental allow pets so you can bring your furry friend along for the weekend.
Kawartha Lakes Cottage
Location: Kawartha, Ontario
Details: Guests seem to book this rustic cottage on the shores of Katchewanooka Lake for the view alone. If you're real quiet, you can hear the loons call. This space can actually accommodate eight people if you ever want to return with your parents and in-laws.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.