10 Best Beachfront Cottages In Ontario, Canada - Updated 2023

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Ontario, one of Canada’s 13 provinces, is the second-largest next to Quebec. It is home to Canada’s political capital Ottawa, and the commercial and most populated city, Toronto. Although Ontario is divided into the Northern and Southern regions, it is the center of everything. To its west is Manitoba and to the north are the James and Hudson Bays. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota in the United States are to its south. This huge province is a vast wonderland for the adventurous and outdoorsy types. It offers 65 protected provincial parks with camping grounds, over 250,000 lakes, world-class wines, and a Canadian delicacy called “Poutine”. For a wonderful place to stay consider a beachfront rental. Check out our list of the best beachfront cottages in Ontario, Canada, and enjoy a memorable lakeside holiday.

1. Blackstone Cottage - Haliburton (from USD 307)

Work away from home in style at the Blackstone Cottage. This modern cottage is on a vast forested lot with a long waterfront shoreline on Drag’s Lake near Haliburton Village. The chic minimalist interiors have a black and white motif, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and capacious rooms. This home offers 3 bedrooms with enough beds to sleep 16 guests.

You will be motivated to work remotely with their ultra-fast Ethernet connection complemented by breathtaking lakeside scenery seen from floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. Play ping pong or watch Netflix on HDTV in the game room during your breaks. You can also soak in the hot tub and sauna for a fee. The beach nearby has a wooden dock to moor your boat.

Blackstone Cottage - On Drag Lake's Lazy Bay
Dysart et al, Ontario, Canada
62 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 8 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet and tv work great and the tv has netflix
kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and kitchenware and we enjoyed cooking and bbq’ing nice meals
beds were very comfortable and the kitchen has all the basics for you
very modern clean spacious and well appointed cottage
very clean and stocked with cottage essentials
we need to clean up the place cover the trace and remove the garbage before we check-out
marc was a great accommodating host
also marc is an amazing host and is readily available almost all the time to communicate
he was very responsive and apologetic and corrected the issue
mark cottage owner is very responsive
marc is super friendly and easy to communicate
quiet lake that was like glass most of the trip
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2. Family beach house with lake views - Wainfleet (from USD 371)

Guests love to spend the day frolicking on the beaches of Lake Erie near this gorgeous lakeside cottage. Between the beach and the cottage is an outdoor patio where they can sit around a fire bowl watching the sunset over the sandy shores.

At the cottage is a hot tub beneath a wide deck with a barbecue grill overlooking the lake. Sliding doors open to the main floor featuring a modern U-shaped kitchen and a farm-style table that seats 10. You can end the day watching TV with the kids in the adjacent family room, all on the main floor, or sleeping in one of the four bedrooms spread across two floors.

Perfect Family Lake Erie Beach House with Private Sandy Beach & Amazing Sunsets
Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada
50 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bright comfortable furnishings awesome mattresses sparkling clean hot tub central air laundry—everything you could want and need
the beds were very comfortable
clean and well organized
clean comfortable extremely well stocked with everything you need
fantastic cottage beachfront very clean beds are very comfortable
lovely clean bright beautiful beach great hot tub absolutely loved it
adults loved the hot tub well stocked kitchen and proximity to clean sandy beach
the host was also great
lovely hosts lovely property
owners were very responsive to all inquiries
the owner was very responsive and so easy to deal with
to top it ohh the host is excellent
the location was great for a relaxing stay
the property was nice with beach front location
we can’t say enough good things about this beautiful location and the thoughtful hosts
we booked this cottage for a quiet end of summer holiday for our family of four
it is such a wonderful place to stay
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3. Peaceful beachfront cedar cabin - Killaloe (from USD 284)

This eye-catching remodeled 1930s cedar cabin is near Round Lake and Foy Park. The property encompasses 250 feet (76.2 meters) of the shoreline, including a Bunkie and a wide deck that’s great for strolling with your dogs. A maximum of two dogs are allowed with a pet fee for each.

See jaw-dropping lake views through the big windows of the dining and living areas. A door from the kitchenette opens to a furnished deck that’s perfect for barbecues and outdoor dining with lovely beach views. The two bedrooms can sleep four guests. From the basement lounge, you can walk out to the shore and sit around a fire pit.

Peaceful Log Cabin with Sandy Beach SW Exposure, WIFI, Cable TV and Firepit.
83 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the swimming is fantastic the cottage is comfortable and the view is breathtaking
i also had to fix the ceiling fan as it was set to winter mode (wrong spin direction)
the cabin has a large great room with a expansive view of the lake
had the fan not stopped spinning we would not likely have noticed anyway
it is a good bed in great shape i just prefer something a little softer
everything was very clean and organized
it was clean comfortable and had a lot charm
the cottage was very clean and just as listed
the cabin was perfectly clean
the cottage was very clean and just as described
our host was super easy to deal with
the owners are very helpfull and friendly and provide us with everything we need and more
nancy is a great host and we're glad she shared her property with us in 2020
nancy is an excellent host
this property is a gem our group enjoyed every moment and the host is super friendly
quiet and peaceful neighborhood
also nice for an easy walk about
my husband and i spent 4 wonderful days and 3 beautiful nights at this location
the location suited our needs and the water was always warm enough for an enjoyable swim
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4. The Douglas Family Cottage - Wheatley (from USD 129)

This lakefront cottage offers cozy lodgings near Lake Erie, a golf course, and the Windsor outlet mall. It’s beside the water so you can swim, fish, ride a jet ski, or dock your boat at the nearby launch.

Enjoy breakfast on the first-floor deck or on the lakeshore. The first floor is surrounded by wide bay windows offering lake views while you are lounging in the living room or having dinner in the kitchen. Three large bedrooms are spread across two floors so eleven guests can sleep comfortably.

The Douglas Family Cottage - Perfect Waterfront Getaway with Large Beach
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
95 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
cottage 11 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
great swimming and lovely walks down the clean and very quiet beach
beautiful house inside and outside very clean and cozy we enjoyed it so much
cottage was well stocked and clean
thanks to our wonderful hosts
the beach and yard was the best part of this location
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5. Luxurious lake house on Lake Muskoka - Gravenhurst (from USD 3337)

Take family vacations in this lovely two-story lake house overlooking Lake Muskoka. It features five spacious bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, and it can host ten guests comfortably. The wide second-floor balcony and ground-floor deck offer awesome lake views. There’s a manicured lawn where the family can sit on Adirondack chairs around a fire pit near a private boathouse and a dock.

A living room is on every floor and all rooms have large bay windows. Lovely lake scenery can be seen while guests are watching DVDs or while playing billiards and air hockey in the second-floor game room.

Spacious, Family-Friendly Cottage on Lake Muskoka!
52 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 180
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is equipped with all the necessary appliances to make your stay very comfortable
all services worked perfectly (wifi etc)
everything was clean and cozy
all rooms were spacy and clean and we enjoyed staying there very much
the cottage is very neat and clean with lot of space
jake was also extremely helpful and attentive when we had questions and required assistance throughout the visit
the property owners were a pleasure to deal with
the location is great and the owner was very responsive and lovely to deal with
property was lovely right on the water and very handy to tennis courts and walking trails
this place had it all spacious great location and very responsive service
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6. Sandbanks Beach Cottage - Picton (from USD 129)

This newly renovated cottage is one of two cottages on a beachfront property near Sandbanks Provincial Park. A minimum of seven days’ stay is required with this accommodation. The rental hosts six guests with its three spacious bedrooms and one full bathroom. All bedrooms and the living area have TVs. It also features a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and a cozy living room. Sliding doors open to a furnished deck where guests can watch the waves and Sandbanks Dunes.

Kids have a small playground in the yard while the adults can picnic and have barbecues. Guests are given free Westlake Willy Water Park and Sandbanks Provincial Park passes if they are open.

Free Pontoon Boat Rental - Swimming - Sandy Beachfront - Sleeps 6 - Free Kayaks
Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada
53 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the firepit was terrific and had lovely new muskoka chairs and picnic table
our host was great and helpful when we did have questions
i feel it is necessary to ensure all understand what they are walking into
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7. Spectacular cottage on Lake Huron - Larsen Cove (from USD 109)

This Tudor-style cottage offers a relaxing getaway beside Lake Huron. It’s newly built with three floors offering fantastic outdoor views from the front and back decks of the second and third levels. The ground floor is off-limits to guests. The third floor is a single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom while two other bedrooms and another bathroom are on the second floor.

The main floor’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic lakeside views while guests are in the living room. Enjoy free breakfast items and popcorn provided in the fully equipped kitchen. You can grill barbecues on the covered patio or light a bonfire by the lake.

Lake Huron Spectacular Cottage Home
Miller Lake, Ontario, Canada
273 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the amenities as promised and farm fresh breakfast supplies to boot
we found the house spacious warm and cozy beds were comfy and great view of the sunsets
the kitchen is large well-stocked and comfortable to work in and we appreciated the espresso machine
the local breakfast options were such a thoughtful touch
was a nice treat that sharon left us some local breakfast foods
the house is clean spacious and full of everything you would need
it was very clean and fully equipped with linens towels pillows blankets etc
we felt like everything was kept clean
beautiful location very private very clean amazing host
it's my second time visit the place is clean and located in front of the lake
sharon was a fantastic host
the host was very responsive
sharon was very responsive thoughtful and helpful
sharon was very friendly and there to greet us
sharon was fantastic and replied fast and was helpful
what a beautiful location
the property is located in a breathtaking location and we enjoyed our stay
absolutely beautiful location the beach right next door is definitely a bonus during rough weather
we loved the lakeshore location and the cozy fireplace (visited over thanksgiving)
this is a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood right on lake huron
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8. Your Soulstice Studio - Essex (from USD 103)

This studio offers lodgings for two and facilities for yoga. It’s part of a yoga and massage studio near Kleis Beach. The rental is newly renovated with large windows on each side of the house, so you can enjoy lake views while in the kitchen, dining, or living room.

Wake up every day to the sound of the sea and birds chirping. To do your stretching exercises, just push up the Murphy bed and lay the yoga mats on the polished wooden floor. The backyard is a dedicated space for guests while the side portion of the yard is shared with the neighbors. You can light up the firewood chiminea, relax on Adirondack chairs and enjoy the view.

Your Soulstice Studio
Essex, Ontario, Canada
243 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable chairs and a perfect getaway
comfortable amenities and all you will need for a relaxing stay
there is no microwavethe mattress is very comfortable and we slept well
lots of extra blankets pillows everything you need for a comfortable stay
very clean and cozy
very clean and cozy place for 2-3 people
great cabin very clean and amazing waterfront view
thank you for hosting us danielle would definitely come back again
great location with wineries and restaurants not far away
beautiful location right on the bluffs
great location overlooking the lake
great to be in walking distance to several of the most major wineries
i would highly recommend danielle's place if you're looking for somewhere to relax and dial down
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9. Charming cottage on the bay - Wasaga Beach (from USD 126)

After exploring the nearby hiking trails and the beach, guests will love to come home to this rustic cottage on the shores of Georgian Bay. It’s 7 km (4.34 mi) to Collingwood downtown and 15 km (9.32 mi) from Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and Blue Mountain Resort. The rustic interiors feature heated flooring, lots of seating areas, and large windows with splendid lake views.

The three spacious bedrooms furnished with double beds can sleep four guests. A wide deck overlooks the open-air patio where guests can dine or relax beside a firepit.

Simplicity On The Bay
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
163 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great stay beautiful view and cozy cabin
private quiet lots of bedrooms great kitchen amenities & cute touches
this was the perfect cozy cottage for a weekend getaway with my husband
amazing place its cozy and romantic and has the most awesome view just love my time there
the space was amazing - cozy clean with all the amenities you need
very clean and exactly as advertised
the place was super clean and had everything we needed to enjoy a long weekend
fantastic location the cottage was very clean and cozy
the cottage was very clean and had everything we needed
everything was perfect and super clean
they are not only great hosts but also genuinely kind people
our host was extremely helpful and always answered any questions we had very quickly
the communucation with the host steph was super easy and she was prompt with reply
the host was also super responsive with our messages answering any questions we had
steph was also incredibly accommodating and responsive throughout
not to mention you are a quick drive to downtown collingwood with tons of cute shops and restaurants
such a beautiful property and so close to everything you’d need
beautiful location very responsive and accommodating host
great place cozy and calming spot right on the water between collingwood and wasaga
great cottage for a small group of people and close to blue mountain very cosy overall
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10. M&M Beach House - Essex

This modest bungalow has beach-themed accents and an open layout with relaxing country-style interiors. The sliding glass doors in the living room and wide picture windows in the dining room offer splendid beach views. The open kitchen is fully stocked for family meals. Enjoy soaking in the hot tub or having a picnic on the patio by the lake.

Honeymooning couples will enjoy the solo bedroom with a cozy king bed. It is attached to a screened-in sunroom where they can dine with awesome lake views. For privacy when sleeping, you can slide the glass doors closed. You can also spread out the two sofa beds in the living room to sleep four more guests.

M&M Beach House
Essex, Ontario, Canada
38 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i could not say enough incredible things about this beautiful and cozy cottage
super clean place definitely gonna book it again
marty was very responsive the cottage was clean cozy and exactly as advertised
host was easy and friendly to communicate with
our stay was so lovely marty is incredibly thoughtful kind and helpful
the perfect weekend getaway that feels like you're truly on a vacation such great and wonderful hosts
he is very kind and if you need anything at all he is very attentive to your needs
this place is a must marty was also very responsive and went above and beyond for us
perfect location reasonable price very clean
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Lovely lakeside lodges

Ontario offers a wide selection of lodgings that will truly complete your lakeside holiday. They range from rustic to chic with all the modern comforts of home. Book on of the best beachfront cottages in Ontario for the best travel experience in the land with thousands of lakes.

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