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.
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 LakeKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsbreathtaking views of the lake can be seen from most rooms throughout the cottagethe inside was spacious and clean and the outside was dreamyspotless comfortable and truly a home away from homeexcellent experience the cottage is awesome clean spacious just perfect for a group
Host:thank you so much to our awesome hostsdaphne was agracious hostdaphne is attentive a pleasure to speak to caring and kindpros:-such a superhost very responsive and helpful with all my questionsRead more reviewsamazing location beautiful place and so much to do with the lake right next to youabsolutely beautiful cottage and location
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 FallsKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsa small but cozy clean space with a spectacular view off the deckthis place is a dream it is so cozy and the view of the water is idyllicwe loved the natural wood and the cozy detailswe enjoyed our stay overall - the only thing that could be better would be a more comfortable mattressi loved being able to swim from the dock which felt very privateextremely clean and nicely laid outwe loved the cabin itself which was very clean and tidyit was clean and well-stocked and they were very hospitablethe place was also extremely clean beautiful and right on the riverthe place is very comfortable clean and everything is well laid out for a very comfortable stay
Host:the hosts were lovely and friendlycarol was a great hostcarol and dave were wonderful hostscarol ans dave are wonderful hoststhe hosts gave us our privacy while still making sure we had everything we neededRead more reviewsthe location couldn't have been any more perfecta really nice location and a cosy spaceeverything was well maintained and the location is greatgreat place to get away from the citycharming little loft just a short walk from fenelon falls
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
Top guest reviewsgreat rooms with amazing water viewsi’m a huge fan of airbnb concept (trust/friendly)everything was sparkling clean and tidysuper clean and a great experience living therevery clean more than i expectedgreat features and very cleanplace was awesome clean great location couldnt ask for anything better
Host:overall ann was a great host with very quick responses to all my questionsann is a great hosthost was extremely helpful and responsivethe host was very responsive and accommodated our needs during our stayplace was great and fun host was also very responsiveRead more reviewsbeautiful location right on the waterthe location is great not too far from the gtathe location was beautiful even in the middle of wintergreat place close to port perry slower pacenice place to get away from busy life
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 cottageKirkfield, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthere’s a ping pong table foosball table darts smart tvs and a cupboard with board gamesbeds were comfortable and warm and so was the cottagethe beds were comfortable and the games room was enjoyed on cooler nightsthe cottage itself is an amazing space plenty of room for a big groupthe kitchen is stunning and again equipped with everything you may needit was super clean and spaciousthe house was impeccably clean and was really comfortable and cozya lovely spot well-maintained and spotlessly cleanplace was super clean and felt brand new like we were the first gueststhe rooms are spacious and very clean
Host:the hosts were outstandingowners were very responsive and friendlyjason and his family were great hosts they were available with any help or questions we hadbeautiful spot with amazing hostsowner is responsive accommodating and super helpful highly recommendRead more reviewsfantastic location and on such a gorgeous lakewould definitely want to come back to bud’s place especially in the summerexcellent stay at bud's placethis place is beyond beautiful
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 escapeKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe place was super clean and had everything you needthe house is clean cozy and well locatedgreat place to stay at clean cute and funthe cabin was spotless and wonderfully prepared for us when we arrivedamazing hospitality& a very clean place
Host:they were so friendly and easy to speak totheir hospitality is what all hosts should strive for: grace and community genuine care and interestviery and michelle where great hostsviery and michelle are super friendly and made us feel very welcometheir dog lexie was the cutest sweetest thing ever too they were also very accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat place to stay with great hosts plenty to do within walking distance or short drivethis cute cabin was perfect for the two of us the place was better than we thoughtviery and michelle’s restolodge is a very special place
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, EVchrgCoboconk, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewswe 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 relaxingthe waterfront cottage is the perfect location to take a swim or a boat ridetowels and kitchen utensils were provided everything was as described even betterit has two full sized beds and 4 bunk beds perfect for a big group or familyeverything was very cleanclean and cozy place to stay for a weekend or longerthe two sitting rooms were a bonus and everything was cleancottage is gorgeous quaint and clean and everything was as describedthe location is beautiful and the water is clear and clean
Host:the hosts were extremely friendlykemal was a great hosthost was very accommodating and helpful throughout whole stay easy to reachthe host was available helpful and helped make outlr stay a pleasant experiencethe hostthey were extremely helpful with giving us all the details for check-in in advanceRead more reviewsamazing location with great biking and walking trailsthe location was amazing right by a great lake and isolated enough to give you privacylocation is perfect with the fact of virtually no mosquitos (99% free)great place to stay amazing location would stay again for surewhat a place its a lovely location with great grounds and a really well equipped house
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 SeasonKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthere is air conditioning and heating - both work greatac and wifi - great perks pet friendly was a super bonusgreat cozy and comfortable cottagethe cottage is well equipped but the bedroom with bunk beds is very small only comfortable for kidsa/c was a blessing on hot daysvery clean and nicely laid outthe cottage was very clean and the fireplace was just what we needed on a chilly weekendgreat location and a nice clean and cozy cottagethe cottage is nice and clean a bit rustic but that’s what we expectedthe cottage was clean and very peaceful if you are looking for a getaway from the city
Host:host was very friendly and professionalgeorge is a great hostgeorge is a friendly hostgeorge is a fantastic hostafter contacting the host he responded a couple hours later again he was kindRead more reviewsgreat lakeside location to spend christmasclose to the cute little town of fenelon fallsit was a nice locationvery nice location right by the waterwe did hit up the birch point park beach which was nice for swimming
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
Top guest reviewsraathas place was perfect ample amount of space rooms were large and cozyhowever having two full bathrooms was very convenient as wellwould definitely return only thing hard was trying to get the hot water in the downstairs bathroomnice and clean placeoverall the place was really clean everything we needed was readily available to us
Host:raatha was a great host responded quickly to my questionsthe people were all very friendly and we enjoyed our stayraatha was a great host and always responded quicklyraatha is great host we enjoyed our 1 night stayowner was helpful and communicate well in terms of our needs and arrival timeRead more reviewssuggest to book this place in the summer because it's lakefront and the scenery would be beautifulso close to a gorgeous public beach (balsam provincial park)overall this is a nice place to stay in for a weekend away with friendsnice place in a nice area
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 GetawaysKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsstacey's cottage is absolutely beautiful and super cozythe couch is super cozy the decor is awesome and we had everything we neededthe cottage itself is cozy comfortable and offers every thing you needgreat sized rooms and comfy mattressesfor the inside we felt it was a comfortable space without getting in each other's wayas described and very cleanparents appreciated the cleanliness and up to date appliancesthe place was also sparkling clean so we were very comfortablebeds were clean and very comfortable (no creaking etc)absolutely beautiful the cottage was clean and well equipped
Host:stacey is a wonderful hoststacey was helpful with our questions and made us feel welcomestacey is a wonderful host and very responsivestacey was very helpful with any questions we hadstacey was quick to respond and super accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is brillianta great place to stay in a wonderful locationthis is a lovely location and cottage with everyone you would wantthere is more then enough to do and a fantastic park and picnic area with in walking distancethe cottage is so nice and a short walk away from all the shops in fenelon falls
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 MeadowKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsas with all other positive reviews: yvonne and glenn have a snug one-room cabin to truly enjoy country solitudethe place was very clean and comfortablethe cabin itself was very clean and cozythe place was cozy clean and beautifuloverall fantastic experience beautiful and clean this is a gemexactly as advertised clean comfortable cabin in a secluded part of the farm
Host:great hosts as wellthe hosts are very friendly and gracioushe and his wife are great hosts and they are friendlytruly peaceful and hosts are wonderfulglen was a very friendly and helpful hostRead more reviewsgreat location for a off grid experiencefantastic place very cute cabin in kawartha lakesa great place off the grid to get away and unplugit’s a a perfect place to get away from the city and rechargebest place to unplug and recenter yourself
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
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
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
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
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 CameronKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsit was very cozy beautiful cottage very uniquethe cottage on cameron was cozy quaint and the perfect place for a winter getawaythere was even great bell tv we really enjoyed our stay and had no complaintsthe cottage is very convenient well laid out and perfectly equipped for a comfortable stayit is extremely well-equipped beautiful and cozythe beds were comfortable and the bedding clean and cozythe place was excellent clean and beautiful
Host:jackie was the perfect hostjackie was such a gracious hostjackie is a very thoughtful hostand jackie was the best host everthe hosts are fabulous and very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat place for a quick get away
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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