If you are looking to spend some time outdoors, one of the best ways to do so is by escaping the city for a weekend getaway with your friends. There are tons of affordable cottage rentals in Ontario that meet your needs and budget. You can find a huge assortment of gorgeous chalets with features like waterfront locations, hot tubs, saunas, pool tables and private beaches for a super affordable price.


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Instead of getting caught up in your never-ending to-do list, you can unplug you can chill for the weekend with your BFFs. Take advantage of the outdoors and hike through the forest, kayak on the lake, relax in a hammock or sit next to the fire roasting marshmallows. 

To help you plan your next vacation, here are 26 cheap cottages to rent with your BFFs in Ontario. 

Lakefront Log Cabin

Via Airbnb

Price: $155+ per night

Neighbourhood: North Kawartha

Sleeps: 8

Why You Should Go: This lakehouse boasts waterfront fun with a canoe, kayaks and boats included. The private dock is perfect for lounging and swimming before cozying up by the indoor wood fireplace or outdoor firepit.

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The Here & Now

Via Airbnb

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Neighbourhood: Prince Edward County

Sleeps: 4

Why You Should Go: This waterfront rental offers panoramic views of Moscote Bay with private water access. Lounge in the modern chairs on the deck or by the fire pit outside and enjoy a meal cooked on the BBQ. 

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Niagara Luxury Lakefront Estate 

Via Airbnb

Price: $699+ per night

Neighbourhood: Saint Catharines

Sleeps: 14

Why You Should Go: This massive lakefront escape offers all the fun in the sun, with access to Lake Ontario and a large heated pool. The interior boasts a massive, chef-style kitchen, seven comfy bedrooms and modern coastal decor.

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Muskoka Bay Resort

Via Airbnb

Price: $216+ per night

Neighbourhood: Gravenhurst

Sleeps: 6

Why You Should Go: This enormous, 1,000-square-foot mansion is a hotel-style rental offering gourmet coffee and tea, an HDTV, high-speed wifi and access to an infinity pool, gym, fire pit and tennis courts. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and chill on the patio equipped with a dining set. The spacious backyard backs onto a beautiful golf course.

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Constance Bay Paradise

Via Airbnb

Price: $160+ per night

Neighbourhood: Ottawa

Sleeps: 6

Why You Should Go: The beachy property on the Ottawa River has a waterfront deck with a lounge canopy that illustrates the epitome of relaxation. Relax in the spherical hot tub, the chair swing or by outdoor fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows. The innovative interior and modern kitchen will ensure a grand experience inside and out.

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Novel Tiny Home On A Big Farm

Price: $160 per night

Neighbourhood: Lincoln

Sleeps: 2

Why You Should Go: This minimalistic, artsy space on the countryside offers gorgeous views of the sunset over a 200-year-old peach orchard. The 55-acre farm includes a restaurant and craft winery accessible to guests. With over 30 amenities and essentials, this tiny spot will have you feeling right at home.

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Island Retreat

Via Airbnb

Price: $700+ per night

Neighbourhood: Prince Edward

Sleeps: 16+ 

Why You Should Go: This island oasis offers soaring ceilings, sun-drenched rooms and a relaxed beachy vibe. The 3,000-square-foot space on Sheba's Island has multiple walkouts to the waterfront and is minutes away from the magical Sandbanks dunes.

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Adelaide

Via Airbnb

Price: $130+ per night

Neighbourhood: Gananoque

Sleeps: 4

Why You Should Go: This bright modern home with original wood floors and towering ceilings offers a boho-chic vibe. The beds are super cozy and the renovated bathrooms are perfect for self-care and rejuvenation. This is the perfect location for exploring local restaurants, shops and parks in the charming town of Gananoque. 

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Lake Breeze Retreat

Price: $250+ per night

Neighbourhood: Fort Erie

Sleeps: 6

Why You Should Go: This newly-renovated bungalow sits on the shores of Lake Erie in Crystal Beach. Enjoy expansive lake views from both the interior and exterior of the home. Beach access is just steps away and you can enjoy an outdoor fire pit and indoor gas fireplace on cooler nights.

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Charming Charles

    Via Airbnb

    Price: $300+ per night

    Neighbourhood: Woodland Beach

    Sleeps: 10

    Why You Should Go: This spot surrounded by nature sits steps away from private access to the sandy Georgian Bay beaches. The modern interior includes an ensuite, high-end appliances, a spiral staircase and a furnished basement. There's also a firepit on the property, which backs into lush, protected land.

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    Georgian Bay Chalet 

    Via VRBO

    Price: $359 per night

    Neighbourhood: The Blue Mountains

    Sleeps: 16

    Why You Should Go:  This hilltop cottage in the Swiss Meadows Community offers amazing panoramic views of the Georgian Bay. It's situated steps away from the mountains and the beach and includes a game room, multiple balconies, a bar area, a sauna and a four-person hot tub.

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      Base Camp at Blue

      Via Airbnb

      Price: Contact host for pricing and availability.

      Neighbourhood: The Blue Mountains

      Sleeps: 5

      Why You Should Go: This Scandinavian-style spot sits minutes away from the Blue Mountain Village. Guests can relax in a private hot tub, curl up by the fire or roll out yoga mats in the serene space adorned with rustic wood paneling. Guests have exclusive access to the backyard, patio, BBQ and trampoline. 

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      Scott's Point Islandview

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $283+ per night

      Neighbourhood: Huntsville

      Sleeps: 14

      Why You Should Go: This open and spacious cottage provides comfortable bedrooms and two living rooms with a wood-burning fireplace, an open seating plan and expansive lake views. You'll feel as though you've hit the jackpot when you step out onto the massive lounge area right on Fairy Lake. There's also a year-round hot tub and sauna.

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      The County Retreat

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $625 per night

      Neighbourhood: Prince Edward

      Sleeps: 16+

      Why You Should Go:  This two-fold hideaway offers a seasonal chalet and a year-round main cottage full of comfort and bliss. You'll even have your very own private beach to kick back and relax on. The interior is modern and cozy with elegant white decor in the sitting room equipped with large windows that offer 270-degree views of the beach.

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      Home of the Living Sunset

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $175+ per night

      Neighbourhood: Tobermory

      Sleeps: 10

      Why You Should Go: This secluded lakeside property offers heated floors, a 600-square-foot deck overlooking Lake Huron, a relaxing outdoor shower and breathtaking views of the calm waters. Guests have instant access to the shoreline, two fire pits and kayaks.

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      Picturesque Ravine Cottage

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $260 per night

      Neighbourhood: Niagra-on-the-Lake

      Sleeps: 7 

      Why You Should Go: This prime location in the heart of Niagra and wine country has lots of opportunities to explore the world around you. There's plenty to take in on the 1,800-square-foot property as well, including expansive decks, open lounge areas and a family winery just steps away.

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      Lakefront Mountain Chalet

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $119+ per night

      Neighbourhood: Lac-Supérieur

      Sleeps: 7 

      Why You Should Go: This rustic abode sits on Lake Gauthier in the heart of beautiful nature. The gorgeous waterfront location offers picturesque views of the sunset from the dock or the private beach. Take a cleansing swim or take a ride on the boat that's included in the rental. The vintage 1956 home offers spectacular views of Mont Tremblant lake and the mountains on the horizon.

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      The Reach House

      Price: $248 per night

      Neighbourhood: Prince Edward

      Sleeps: 10

      Why You Should Go: This vintage, gnome-style cottage offers breathtaking views of Adolphus Reach with shallow water entry right from the property. The inside offers a bright, modern open-concept space and the outside includes a backyard living space with a BBQ, a dining area overlooking the water and a fire pit for peaceful nights under the stars.

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      Lovable Karma Cabin

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $125+ per night

      Neighbourhood: Collingwood

      Sleeps: 4 guests

      Why You Should Go: This backyard cabin is a re-purposed barn with a country-meets-luxury vibe. You can relax in a bubble bath and gaze at the stars while soaking in a fireside clawfoot tub. The one-acre property borders an eight-kilometer bike path to the waterfront and it's also a short drive to tons of cafes and local shops. 

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      Maple & Oak Summer House

      Via Airbnb

      Price: $360 per night

      Neighbourhood: Prince Edward

      Sleeps: 6

      Why You Should Go: This county-living escape is just a five-minute walk from Wellington's local beach. Enjoy the great outdoors on the sun-filled patio in the backyard and cozy up in the modern, spunky, thoughtfully-designed interior.

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      Wine Country Retreat

      Price: $325 per night

      Neighbourhood: Niagra-on-the-Lake

      Sleeps: 6

      Why You Should Go: This modern accommodation in the wine country offers open-concept living and dining areas, a gas fireplace, hardwood floors and a massive furnished balcony. There is plenty to discover nearby at Niagara on the Lake and lots of biking trails within walking distance. 

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        Chic Hidden Valley Chalet

        Price: $300 per night

        Neighbourhood: Hunstville

        Sleeps: 6

        Why You Should Go: This newly-renovated chalet provides private beach access on the Peninsula Lake and sits closeby to ski hills. Snuggle up by the woodstove, indulge in s’mores at the fire pit, sit and relax on the deck or stargaze from the skylight in the master bedroom.

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        Sunset Views On Lake of Bays

        Via VRBO

        Price: $212 per night

        Neighbourhood: Hunstville

        Sleeps: 8 

        Why You Should Go: This newly renovated, 2,100-square-foot cottage boasts a new, expanded dock, adventurous wooded areas, lakeside fun, a bonfire pit, a screened-in swing and a water trampoline! You'll be minutes away from tons of outdoor activities but you may never want to leave this sleek chalet full of comfort and luxury.

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        Private Beach Retreat

        Via VRBO

        Price: $327 per night

        Neighbourhood: Niagra Falls

        Sleeps: 8

        Why You Should Go: Be taken away by breathtaking views of Lake Erie at this gorgeous property with access to a pristine private sand beach. Enjoy fresh air and sunsets on the multiple patios and decks here. The tastefully updated interior includes picture windows and fireplaces and the lower level offers views and access to the lake.

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        Cottage On Lake Simcoe

        Price: $346 per night

        Neighbourhood: Innisfil 

        Sleeps: 10

        Why You Should Go: Enjoy wondrous views of the lake from all main rooms and the master retreat. The dining room overlooks Peninsula Island and the space includes a large deck with a built-in year-round hot tub spa, a new kitchen, ensuite baths, viewing galleries, entertainment rooms and cathedral ceilings. 

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        Kawartha Luxury Waterfront Home

        Price: $449 per night

        Neighbourhood: Kawartha Lakes

        Sleeps: 17 

        Why You Should Go: This getaway includes a large main cottage and a boathouse with magnificent views of the lake. Amenities include a large deck with a dining area, an open-concept living room ideal for entertaining, a dry bar, wrap-around deck and a soaker tub. 

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