Cottage season is the best season of all. But it is definitely a lot of work. The process of having to find a cottage, rent it and then go all the way up north can be tiring. But did you know there's actually tons of cottages around the GTA just as nice?

For those of you who want to have cool cottage weekend but don't want to spend major dollars on gas and a car to get up to cottage country, here's a list of amazing spots you can rent that don't require a road trip:

LakesEdge Cottage // Niagara on the Lake, ON

2 bedrooms and a huge bathroom keeps this cottage cozy but spacious. There is a lot to do in town, and you're right on the water.

Little Blue House // Niagara on the Lake, ON

This smaller cottage is perfect for a small group of friends or couple's retreat. Take advantage of this cute town this weekend!

Perfect Penthouse on the Lake // Hamilton, ON

If you're down for a weekend by the water but want a more luxurious experience, this is the place for you.

Bright, Bayfront Apartment // Burlington, ON

This apartment in Burlington down by the bay is breathtaking. With stellar views and easy access to the city, this is the perfect spot to relax in.

Villa Lakeside // Grimsby, ON

This villa is a bungalow with 3 bedrooms, perfect for a medium size squad weekend. The lakeside location is perfect because you'll never have to leave!

Starfish Cottage // St. Catharines

This clean quiet and unique cottage is the perfect place to spend a weekend getaway. It's private property will keep things more chill, while still having the option to venture into the city.

Modern Home // Niagara Falls, ON

This spot has a prime location. Only a 10 minute walk from the falls, if you and your friends are looking for a wild weekend in the falls, this is the place for you.

Lakefront Cottage // Oakville, ON

This rustic cottage by the Bronte harbour is small but cozy. Perfect for a shorter trip with a close friend or loved one!

Waterfront Luxurious Home // Grimsby, ON

A lakefront house located in a gorgeous, friendly, safe neighbourhood. Plus an amazing patio overlooking Lake Ontario!

Eva Lakeview House // Niagara Region, ON

This lakeside house is only minutes from Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake. There is truly something for everyone in this neighbourhood.

Beach Haven // St. Catharines, ON

This secluded beach house close to the falls is adorable. There are endless trails and parks to explore in the region, or just stay home and relax.