Rent a cottage in one of the hottest cottage real estate markets

Published: August 6, 2020 · Updated: August 12, 2020

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Have you heard about the booming cottage real estate market? It seems everyone is headed to make a purchase in cottage country this summer. And while you may love the idea of owning a place and making it all yours, there’s something to be said for rentals (i.e. less work and less money).

We’ve rounded up a rental in each of the four cottage country hotspots right now so you can test out cottage life for a week or two and have some summer fun. Take a look, stay the night, and who knows, you may be putting in a call to a cottage real estate agent after all.

District of Muskoka

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This luxury escape is a little expensive (what isn’t in Muskoka), but we promise it’s worth the price tag. Located on Royal Muskoka Island, this open-concept, new build sleeps eight and features beautiful water views, kayak and paddleboard access, and optional boat use.

Photo courtesy of VRBO
Photo courtesy of VRBO

Haliburton County

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Step inside this seven person Haliburton oasis for a few nights of relaxation. This waterfront property combines the outdoorsy feeling of camping and the coziness of a log cabin that will have you unwinding in no time. There’s a fire pit, a shaded outdoor dining area, and small dock, plus a fully-equipped kitchen with a wood stove.

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Photo courtesy of VRBO

Kawartha Lakes

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Looking to unwind and unplug? This Balsam Lake property has everything you need to experience some of the best cottage living Kawartha Lakes has to offer. The private, quiet cottage has a barbecue, an outdoor dining area overlooking the lake, plenty of sunny and shaded lounging areas, and is right by some excellent walking and biking trails.

Photo courtesy of VRBO
Photo courtesy of VRBO

Frontenac County

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Have a small group or family looking for a quiet time away? This two-bedroom cottage on White Lake is the place for you. It’s clean, fully renovated, and most importantly, is boat-free. The large screened in porch, water access, and 20-acre lot means you can really get in touch with nature here.

Photo courtesy of VRBO
Photo courtesy of VRBO

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