Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kawartha Lakes, Canada - Updated 2021

airbnb Kawartha Lakes, Canada

The city of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario, Canada is a unique destination for a couple of reasons. For starters, it hasn’t been an official city for long – it’s actually a municipality that’s the size of a county and was made so by voting in 2001. Another reason is that due to its size, the city of Kawartha Lakes encompasses a large amount of rural land and nature preserves - in addition to being home to the chain of lakes it takes its name from at the head of the Trent River. This makes it one of the best places for nature lovers to visit. About that name – “Kawartha” comes from an Anishinaabe term from the Curve Lake First Nations which was then translated to mean “bright waters and happy lands”. Kawartha Lakes is 90 minutes north of Toronto. It offers a plethora of opportunities for kayaking, touring various farms, and sampling the prized delicacy: butter tart. Don’t know how to enjoy spring in Canada? Embark on a getaway to this nature-filled destination! Take a look at the top Airbnbs in Kawartha Lakes, Canada.

1. Spacious cottage ideal for families (from USD 284)

Parkwood Cottage is a picturesque family vacation spot, and it’s perfect for the holidays! Besides the lakeside deck and the private boat dock, there’s a canoe as well as two inflatable paddleboards for guests to use. If you’d rather spend the day relaxing, lounge on the hammock with a book or curl up in front of the television in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped, and a laundry room is also available. You can treat this vacation rental as the ultimate home away from home for the summer.

Parkwood Cottage for Families- Little Shadow Lake
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews
Entire cottage 7 Beds 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breathtaking views of the lake can be seen from most rooms throughout the cottage
the inside was spacious and clean and the outside was dreamy
spotless comfortable and truly a home away from home
excellent experience the cottage is awesome clean spacious just perfect for a group
thank you so much to our awesome hosts
daphne was agracious host
daphne is attentive a pleasure to speak to caring and kind
pros:-such a superhost very responsive and helpful with all my questions
amazing location beautiful place and so much to do with the lake right next to you
absolutely beautiful cottage and location
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2. Guest suite for two with Otonabee River views (from USD 109)

Invite your spouse or special someone on a romantic getaway and book this guest suite fronting the Otonabee River. The interior is charming and perfectly cozy, with a queen-size bed, a kitchenette, and a living area. Pack a bottle of wine and share it with your sweetheart on the deck, which is furnished with a picnic table and umbrella. This is the ideal dwelling to rest and enjoy each other’s company for the weekend. WiFi and free parking are available.

Riverfront Log Cabin in Fenelon Falls
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
72 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a small but cozy clean space with a spectacular view off the deck
this place is a dream it is so cozy and the view of the water is idyllic
we loved the natural wood and the cozy details
we enjoyed our stay overall - the only thing that could be better would be a more comfortable mattress
i loved being able to swim from the dock which felt very private
extremely clean and nicely laid out
we loved the cabin itself which was very clean and tidy
it was clean and well-stocked and they were very hospitable
the place was also extremely clean beautiful and right on the river
the place is very comfortable clean and everything is well laid out for a very comfortable stay
the hosts were lovely and friendly
carol was a great host
carol and dave were wonderful hosts
carol ans dave are wonderful hosts
the hosts gave us our privacy while still making sure we had everything we needed
the location couldn't have been any more perfect
a really nice location and a cosy space
everything was well maintained and the location is great
great place to get away from the city
charming little loft just a short walk from fenelon falls
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3. Four-bedroom villa by the lake (from USD 223)

This Airbnb in Kawartha Lakes is popular year-round due to its location - it boasts direct lake access and has its own private boat dock. This modern villa has four bedrooms - three with queen beds and one with a bunk bed - so it’s perfect for families. Guest access is limited to the ground floor, but amenities here include a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a living room, and a ping-pong table. The unobstructed view of the sunset is a bonus!

Luxurious Waterfront Vacation Villa.
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
41 reviews
Entire villa 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great rooms with amazing water views
i’m a huge fan of airbnb concept (trust/friendly)
everything was sparkling clean and tidy
super clean and a great experience living there
very clean more than i expected
great features and very clean
place was awesome clean great location couldnt ask for anything better
overall ann was a great host with very quick responses to all my questions
ann is a great host
host was extremely helpful and responsive
the host was very responsive and accommodated our needs during our stay
place was great and fun host was also very responsive
beautiful location right on the water
the location is great not too far from the gta
the location was beautiful even in the middle of winter
great place close to port perry slower pace
nice place to get away from busy life
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4. Modern cottage fronting Balsam Lake (from USD 334)

Lakeside retreats are especially popular during the summer, so be sure to book yours before they’re all taken! After all, what’s better than fresh air, water sports, and nights around the campfire during the dog days? With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, there’s enough room to sleep a group of ten. Guests have access to the canoe, paddleboat, and kayak. Simply launch your vessel of choice from the private dock and take off.

Balsam Lake fully renovated 4BR modern cottage
Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada
55 reviews
Entire cottage 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there’s a ping pong table foosball table darts smart tvs and a cupboard with board games
beds were comfortable and warm and so was the cottage
the beds were comfortable and the games room was enjoyed on cooler nights
the cottage itself is an amazing space plenty of room for a big group
the kitchen is stunning and again equipped with everything you may need
it was super clean and spacious
the house was impeccably clean and was really comfortable and cozy
a lovely spot well-maintained and spotlessly clean
place was super clean and felt brand new like we were the first guests
the rooms are spacious and very clean
the hosts were outstanding
owners were very responsive and friendly
jason and his family were great hosts they were available with any help or questions we had
beautiful spot with amazing hosts
owner is responsive accommodating and super helpful highly recommend
fantastic location and on such a gorgeous lake
would definitely want to come back to bud’s place especially in the summer
excellent stay at bud's place
this place is beyond beautiful
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5. Tiny house for three (from USD 134)

Perfect for three friends, a couple, or even a solo traveler, this tiny cabin in Kawartha Lakes provides a cozy experience for those looking to rest and recharge. The loft bedroom has a queen bed, and the sofa is convertible. If you’re planning to make it a camping experience, be sure to bring something for a barbecue - the rental comes with access to a private deck with a grill. An outdoor washroom with a compost toilet and shower is available.

The Cabin at RestoLodge: A Kawartha Lakes escape
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
26 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the place was super clean and had everything you need
the house is clean cozy and well located
great place to stay at clean cute and fun
the cabin was spotless and wonderfully prepared for us when we arrived
amazing hospitality& a very clean place
they were so friendly and easy to speak to
their hospitality is what all hosts should strive for: grace and community genuine care and interest
viery and michelle where great hosts
viery and michelle are super friendly and made us feel very welcome
their dog lexie was the cutest sweetest thing ever too they were also very accommodating
great place to stay with great hosts plenty to do within walking distance or short drive
this cute cabin was perfect for the two of us the place was better than we thought
viery and michelle’s restolodge is a very special place
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6. Coboconk cottage (from USD 329)

Located in Coboconk, this is a vacation rental that is positioned right by a lake. The rental is a cottage that is totally set up to fit the needs of its guests, and it can accommodate up to eight people during a stay in its three bedrooms and two bathrooms available. There’s ample space at the cottage for any kind of outdoor fun one would be interested in, which includes access to trails and a BBQ grill for cookouts to go with a boat dock. There’s a bevvy of amenities to be had here, which include television, an indoor fireplace and bathroom essentials.

Balsam Lake-Front, Fully Equipped Bungalow, EVchrg
Coboconk, Ontario, Canada
65 reviews
Entire cottage 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the big kitchen (with amenities) and long tables for meals all together (6 adults)
the property was spacious and had a beautiful waterfront perfect for swimming fishing and relaxing
the waterfront cottage is the perfect location to take a swim or a boat ride
towels and kitchen utensils were provided everything was as described even better
it has two full sized beds and 4 bunk beds perfect for a big group or family
everything was very clean
clean and cozy place to stay for a weekend or longer
the two sitting rooms were a bonus and everything was clean
cottage is gorgeous quaint and clean and everything was as described
the location is beautiful and the water is clear and clean
the hosts were extremely friendly
kemal was a great host
host was very accommodating and helpful throughout whole stay easy to reach
the host was available helpful and helped make outlr stay a pleasant experience
the hostthey were extremely helpful with giving us all the details for check-in in advance
amazing location with great biking and walking trails
the location was amazing right by a great lake and isolated enough to give you privacy
location is perfect with the fact of virtually no mosquitos (99% free)
great place to stay amazing location would stay again for sure
what a place its a lovely location with great grounds and a really well equipped house
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7. Balsam Lake four season cottage (from USD 147)

This vacation rental is nestled on the shoreline that fronts Balsam Lake and is one of the best Airbnbs in Kawartha Lakes. There’s a screened in porch which is equipped for all seasons. The home can host up to eight guests between three bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s ample space around the home and there’s even a little playground for those travelers arriving here with small children. Other amenities offered here include wireless internet access, fire pits and a BBQ grill.

Cute Rustic Balsam Lakefront Cottage 4 Season
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
108 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is air conditioning and heating - both work great
ac and wifi - great perks pet friendly was a super bonus
great cozy and comfortable cottage
the cottage is well equipped but the bedroom with bunk beds is very small only comfortable for kids
a/c was a blessing on hot days
very clean and nicely laid out
the cottage was very clean and the fireplace was just what we needed on a chilly weekend
great location and a nice clean and cozy cottage
the cottage is nice and clean a bit rustic but that’s what we expected
the cottage was clean and very peaceful if you are looking for a getaway from the city
host was very friendly and professional
george is a great host
george is a friendly host
george is a fantastic host
after contacting the host he responded a couple hours later again he was kind
great lakeside location to spend christmas
close to the cute little town of fenelon falls
it was a nice location
very nice location right by the water
we did hit up the birch point park beach which was nice for swimming
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8. Nicely renovated waterfront cottage (from USD 562)

This vacation rental consists of a charming cottage right by the lake in the Kirkfield area. It’s equipped to be a nice vacation option no matter the season, and it can accommodate up to sixteen or more guests at a time with two bathrooms and five bedrooms that are at their diposal between two floors. There’s close to a hundred feet of lakefront to enjoy while staying here, and there’s a wide swath of amenities that the host provides which include a full kitchen, wireless internet access and full rein of the outdoor patio and deck.

Water Front Cottage Near Toronto(5 BR, 14 Sleep)
Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada
37 reviews
Entire cottage 8 Beds 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
raathas place was perfect ample amount of space rooms were large and cozy
however having two full bathrooms was very convenient as well
would definitely return only thing hard was trying to get the hot water in the downstairs bathroom
nice and clean place
overall the place was really clean everything we needed was readily available to us
raatha was a great host responded quickly to my questions
the people were all very friendly and we enjoyed our stay
raatha was a great host and always responded quickly
raatha is great host we enjoyed our 1 night stay
owner was helpful and communicate well in terms of our needs and arrival time
suggest to book this place in the summer because it's lakefront and the scenery would be beautiful
so close to a gorgeous public beach (balsam provincial park)
overall this is a nice place to stay in for a weekend away with friends
nice place in a nice area
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9. Sunset Bay cottage (from USD 220)

This Kawartha Lakes cottage is perched right on Cameron Lake, and that promises a calming atmosphere to be greeted by. Sunset Bay is a modern cottage home, decorated with stylish and minimal accents for a serene stay. The home can accommodate up to ten guests with four bedrooms and two bathrooms available to them. It’s also a short walk to the town of Fenelon Falls, or you can make your way there by boat if you prefer – there’s a motorboat available as an extra. Other amenities include wireless internet access, a television and an indoor fireplace.

Sunset Bay Cottage- Fenelon Falls Getaways
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
54 reviews
Entire cottage 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stacey's cottage is absolutely beautiful and super cozy
the couch is super cozy the decor is awesome and we had everything we needed
the cottage itself is cozy comfortable and offers every thing you need
great sized rooms and comfy mattresses
for the inside we felt it was a comfortable space without getting in each other's way
as described and very clean
parents appreciated the cleanliness and up to date appliances
the place was also sparkling clean so we were very comfortable
beds were clean and very comfortable (no creaking etc)
absolutely beautiful the cottage was clean and well equipped
stacey is a wonderful host
stacey was helpful with our questions and made us feel welcome
stacey is a wonderful host and very responsive
stacey was very helpful with any questions we had
stacey was quick to respond and super accommodating
the location is brilliant
a great place to stay in a wonderful location
this is a lovely location and cottage with everyone you would want
there is more then enough to do and a fantastic park and picnic area with in walking distance
the cottage is so nice and a short walk away from all the shops in fenelon falls
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10. Peaceful cabin in the meadow (from USD 49)

Those opting to stay here will get a good taste of life off the grid in the area. This Kawartha Lakes vacation rental lies in a meadow attached to a farm, and it’s composed of a one-room wooden cabin. It can accommodate three people with a bathroom available to them. The amenities on hand here include free parking on the premises, bathroom essentials and a space for cooking.

Peaceful Cabin in the Meadow
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
274 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as with all other positive reviews: yvonne and glenn have a snug one-room cabin to truly enjoy country solitude
the place was very clean and comfortable
the cabin itself was very clean and cozy
the place was cozy clean and beautiful
overall fantastic experience beautiful and clean this is a gem
exactly as advertised clean comfortable cabin in a secluded part of the farm
great hosts as well
the hosts are very friendly and gracious
he and his wife are great hosts and they are friendly
truly peaceful and hosts are wonderful
glen was a very friendly and helpful host
great location for a off grid experience
fantastic place very cute cabin in kawartha lakes
a great place off the grid to get away and unplug
it’s a a perfect place to get away from the city and recharge
best place to unplug and recenter yourself
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11. Cottage rental in Kirkfield

This vacation rental can be found in the small town of Kirkfield, and lets guests truly appreciate the wonders of the region as it sits right at the side of one of the Kawartha Lakes. It consists of an entire cottage, which can host six guests between three bedrooms with one bathroom available to them. Guests here will enjoy the boat dock, along with a canoe and pedal boat that they can take out onto the water. Other amenities that are offered here include an indoor fireplace, television and bicycles to get around on.

Cottage rental in the Kawartha Lake
59 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds

12. Waterfront cottage by Mitchell Lake

Located by Mitchell Lake’s northern shoreline, this cottage promises a good combination of comfort and privacy. It’s fairly easy to arrive here as its off a main road in Kirkfield, and the home greets you amid tall trees in its own clearing that spans a little over an acre. The cottage is large enough to accommodate up to twelve guests between four bedrooms and a common area in conjunction with one bathroom. There’s a full outdoor deck and a dock, and fire pits for guest use. The other amenities on hand here also include a full kitchen, free parking on the premises and television.

Waterfront Cottage for Rent in Kawartha Lakes ON
12 reviews
Entire cabin 6 Beds

13. Balsam Lake Waterfront Cottage

This vacation rental cottage faces Balsam Lake and is a few steps from the Balsam Lake Provincial Park. It’s an intimate space that can host up to six guests who’ll have access to three bedrooms and one bathroom. The home is set up well to be a welcoming space, right down to the patio furniture near to the shoreline surrounding a fire pit and the small pier jutting into the waters. Amenities here include television, free parking on the premises and a full kitchen.

Balsam Lake Waterfront Cottage
7 reviews
Entire cottage 5 Beds

14. Clean and cozy Balsam cottage

Just fifteen minutes from Fenelon Falls, this vacation rental is a charming cottage that sits right by the lakefront with a view of the locks. The home can accommodate up to five guests between three bedrooms and one bathroom that’s available to them. The amenities that are on hand here include an indoor fireplace, wireless internet access and a full kitchen.

Clean and Cozy Balsam Cottage
6 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds

15. Cottage on Cameron

This vacation rental is tucked in amidst a thicket of trees, adding to its allure for some. It also faces one of the lakes that is part of the chain linked up with the Trent River. There’s a cozy air to this cottage, but it is sizable enough to host six guests during a stay between three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Staying here will also allow guests to indulge in the amenities offered which include bathroom essentials, a full kitchen and television.

Cottage on Cameron
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
16 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very cozy beautiful cottage very unique
the cottage on cameron was cozy quaint and the perfect place for a winter getaway
there was even great bell tv we really enjoyed our stay and had no complaints
the cottage is very convenient well laid out and perfectly equipped for a comfortable stay
it is extremely well-equipped beautiful and cozy
the beds were comfortable and the bedding clean and cozy
the place was excellent clean and beautiful
jackie was the perfect host
jackie was such a gracious host
jackie is a very thoughtful host
and jackie was the best host ever
the hosts are fabulous and very helpful
great place for a quick get away
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Things to know before venturing to Kawartha Lakes

If getting away from it all - just a little bit - is your vacation aim, then making your way to Kawartha Lakes is a safe choice. Travelers will certainly appreciate the variety of Airbnb vacation rentals that are offered. From cozy cottages to houses for rent in Kawartha Lakes, each accommodation offers tranquility. Those who spend time in this resplendent part of Ontario, Canada will no doubt want to return no matter the season.

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