When summer months creep up on our calendars, lots of folks begin to embrace the warm weather blessing the world around them. Now that we are in the midst of summer, wanderlust-ers are still clinging to the desire to get out of this city and take full advantage of opportunities to travel and soak up the sun. These cheap cottages near Toronto make for the perfect escape to do just that.


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If you can't afford to jet off to a faraway land this summer, there's no need to fret. A weekend getaway nearby can be just as fun and rewarding as an international adventure. Not to mention, you'll be sparing your bank account.

There are tons of places in Ontario that are can be equally beautiful as Bali, Greece or Chile. Soak up the last bit of summer and appreciate the natural beauty in your own backyard while spending a weekend at one of these relaxing cottages in Ontario.

Lakefront Cottage

Via Airbnb

Price: $246+ per night 

Neighborhood: Consecon

Sleeps: 11 

Why You Should Go: If you and a big group of friends are looking for a luxury lakefront cottage to rent out for super cheap this summer, this is a great option. This A-frame lodge has a pool and a sauna to relax in. Located in the gorgeous area of Prince Edward County, you'll be super close to vineyards and cute towns to explore. 

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Waterfront Chalet 

Via Airbnb

Price: $250+ per night 

Neighborhood: Kawartha Lakes

Sleeps: 12 

Why You Should Go: This four-bedroom waterfront chalet located in the Kawartha Lakes area is the perfect getaway from the city. You can enjoy the luxury of classy, wooden architecture, a fully-equipped kitchen and a large indoor fireplace. You can access the stunning river from the dock and the cottage sits super close to gorgeous waterfalls and beaches. 

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Luxury Waterfront Retreat

Via Airbnb

Price: $550 per night

Neighborhood: Erinsville

Sleeps: 14 

Why You Should Go: This stunning cottage may seem expensive but if you fill it with 14 people, you'll each spend less than $40 per night. This fully-renovated, five-bedroom home has convenient access to the water on Smith's Bay. You can wander through nature, visit nearby wineries, hang out in the cozy living room and relax outdoors. 

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Mountain Hideaway

Price: $330+ per night

Neighborhood: Kimberley

Sleeps: 15

Why You Should Go: This enormous hilltop hideaway with a jacuzzi, hot tub, fire pit and plenty of games is perfect for a relaxing escape from the city. You can spend some time in this secluded oasis or head enjoy tons of closeby activities like hiking, kayaking, exploring waterfalls and relaxing at the beach.

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Lakefront Escape

Price: $295 per night

Neighborhood: Georgina

Sleeps: 10

Why You Should Go: This four-bedroom waterfront hideout is perfect for you and a group of friends to get in touch with your inner nature lover. Take advantage of sunbathing on the dock, splashing in the lake, fishing and boating. After watching the sun set into the glassy water, you can even cozy up by the indoor fireplace with some wine.

Cedar Treehouse

Via Airbnb

Price: $379 per night

Neighborhood: Port Perry

Sleeps: 2

Why You Should Go: Even though you'll be just outside of Toronto, you'll feel like you're thousands of miles away when you enter this private forest escape. Spend the night in a stunning heated tree house that comes with several ponds for swimming, a gazebo, fire pits, hiking trails and so much more. 

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Romantic Cottage Getaway

Via Airbnb

Price: $139+ per night

Sleeps: 2 

Neighborhood: Golden Lake

Why You Should Go: This cozy retreat is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway from the city. The log cabin sits right on the water and comes with an indoor fireplace, lakeside fire pits, a wrap-around porch offering breath-taking views, and a shared pool.

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Pond-Front Cabin

Via Airbnb

Price: $269+ per night 

Neighborhood: Mono

Sleeps: 2

Why You Should Go: If you want to spend a weekend at one of the most beautiful private oases in Ontario, you've met your match. This rustic cabin sleeps two and sits beside its own private turquoise pond. chill in the natural clay pond with a SUP board and floaties, and enjoy the fire pit outside.

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Waterfront Glamping Nook

Via Airbnb

Price: $76 + per night

Neighborhood: Nanticoke

Sleeps: 2 

Why You Should Go: This cozy little glamping nook is the perfect place for a couple's retreat. It sits right on Lake Eerie and comes equipped with all the comforts you'll need and more. You can relax and swim in the lake, cook dinner in the outdoor kitchen, snuggle by the fireplace and crank out some tunes on the piano.

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Enchanted Lake Eerie Cottage

Price: $227 per night 

Neighborhood: Selkirk

Sleeps: 6

Why You Should Go: This cozy cottage on Lake Eerie offers plenty of space for your and five friends. Enjoy views of the lake from the kitchen while you sip your coffee and take advantage of watersports like fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding.

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Magical Private Island 

Via Airbnb

Price: $220 per night 

Neighborhood: Kingston

Sleeps: 6

Why You Should Go: If you love spending time in a completely secluded spot, you should definitely book this affordable private island. The isolated spot sits on the stunning St. Lawrence River. You can spend your days swimming, boating, kayaking and laying out on their sunny deck.

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Beachfront Boathouse

Via Airbnb

Price: $120+ per night

Neighborhood: Golden Lake

Sleeps: 2 

Why You Should Go: Escape from the city at this adorably nautical boathouse. You can enjoy a fire under the stars on the beach, hike on the nearby trails, enjoy water activities and even swim in the pool.

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These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

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