Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Manitoulin Island, Canada - Updated 2024

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Manitoulin Island, the heart and spirit of the Great Lakes of Canada, is a place of convergence - where Indigenous culture meets settler culture, mountains meet lakes, the northern eco-zone meets the southern and quartzite energy veins meet with human destiny. With more than 100 inland lakes between its shores, it is the world’s largest sweetwater or freshwater island. From hunting, trapping and organic farming to permaculture and aquaculture, it is a beautiful example of unity in diversity.

For travelers, Manitoulin Island offers a wide range of cultural arts and entertainment activities, special events, programs, and sporting and recreational activities, in all seasons. For those who love adventure, communities host different festivals during the summer, such as First Nations powwows. The excellent fishing spots, hiking trails, and hunting are some of the other attractions. Planning a trip to this terrific island? Consider staying at one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Manitoulin Island, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 16, 2024.

1. Peaceful cottage with a private shoreline; Spring Bay (from USD 276)

Have a relaxing stay at this charming dwelling that boasts a private shoreline. Located on a 2-acre (0.81-hectare) wooded plot along Lake Huron, the property offers a tranquil hideaway. You can cozy up by a campfire and gaze at the stars at night. Moreover, this cottage for rent in Manitoulin Island has a wood-burning sauna by the lake. On an idyllic day, launch the kayak from the exclusive flat rock beach or shake things up a bit by throwing a barbeque party on the deck.

The indoors are equally appealing, offering modern conveniences in an open-plan space with a large kitchen and living area with a 55-inch TV. Those who are traveling with their canine besties must seek approval from the host before lodging them at the rental.

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Spring Bay, Ontario, Canada
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful quiet spot with all the amenities from home to ensure a comfortable stay
kitchen is very well stocked with all new appliances and all the utensils you might need
we were very comfortable for our 2 night stay
the space was very clean and we had all the amenities we needed to be comfortable
impeccably clean and comfortable
best accommodation clean and tidy
it is also extremely clean and immaculate
thoughtfully appointed clean and relaxing
the place was very clean with really nice thoughtful touches on arrival
the host was quick to respond and she is very nice
the host is very responsive and accommodating
host went above and beyond to make our stay excellent
amazing hosts place is perfect
amazing host kind and considerate property is beautiful and very well maintained
the location is excellent for easy access to the island's hiking and and cycling
wow this place is simply incredible
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2. Lakefront gem in a quiet estate; Kagawong (from USD 331)

Families who are keen to create memories in the town of Kagawong can consider staying at this lakefront retreat. The property has been thoughtfully renovated and includes amenities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a 55-inch smart TV, and a well-stocked kitchen. While the interiors are warm and inviting, by no means should you miss out on the thrills available outdoors.

Set in a verdant 1-acre (0.40-hectare) estate, the rental offers plenty of natural splendor. An exclusive beach and the lake are directly accessible from the decks. Perfect for those looking to have a long-term vacation in Manitoulin Island, the rental is a nice place to return to after a tiring day thanks to its sauna by the lake.

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Kagawong, Ontario, Canada
55 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage was so cozy with windows giving off the views
the cottage is gorgeous and comfortable
the wifi worked better than at our house in the city
the cedar forest views from the great room the lake huron views throughout were amazing
the cottage as beautiful as it is comfortable
very clean and beautifully decorated
a great cottage experience very clean convenient and private
cottage was very clean and very homey
fabulous place to stay very clean and comfortable
gorgeous home very clean and tidy
she was an excellent host
heather was a thoughtful host and very quick to respond all of our questions
the host is very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable
the host is super easy to communicate with and is very accommodating
heather and dave are excellent hosts i can’t say enough thank you for another excellent weekend :)
the location is ideal
great location to unwind and relax
amazing place great location beautiful property
amazing place great location had everything you would need loved it and will definitely be back
excellent location for day trips to cup and saucer trail and the falls
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3. Secluded retreat featuring lake views; Manitowaning (from USD 125)

This secluded waterfront cabin rental, located near the town of Manitowaning, has four bedrooms with six beds, a bathroom, and a great deck with a BBQ grill. The location is breathtaking with beautiful views of the lake from every room. There is a tandem kayak available for use and there is a kitchen, washer, dryer, outside shower, and free parking facilities.

If you are interested in a rustic and secluded place at the lake with plenty of amenities, this is the place for you. A grocery store, bank, and restaurants are nearby. There are also plenty of hiking and fishing spots nearby.

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Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
190 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy rustic cottage with a fantastic large deck overlooking the lake
although there’s no wifi the island surprisingly has very good cell data reception
amazing view right on the water the cottage had a cozy cabin feel to it
nice hot water and showering outdoor in the natural setting is such a wonderful and unique experience
we spent hours down at the beach just swimming and admiring the view of georgian bay
the cabin was quite clean and homey
it was spotless when we arrived and perfectly laid out
great cabin very quiet and clean
rustic and cozy extremely clean
perfect secluded cottage sparkling clean with everything you need to enjoy your stay
the perfect host
george was a great host
george has been a great host
george was a great host and was always checking in to make sure things were going smoothly
big applause to our host george he is very approachable and accommodated throughout our stay
this property is located in an amazing location
beautiful location to sit back and relax
george's cabin is a gem perfect for a stay with close friends and/or family
very relaxing cosy the location was fantastic
the location is amazing and private right on the water
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4. The Mutchmor Lofts - The Owl's Nest; Providence Bay (from USD 129)

The Mutchmor Lofts consist of three boutique hotel suites, each featuring a full, modern kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. Each unit has a private bathroom with double sinks and a shower. All rooms contain a king-sized bed, soft bamboo cotton sheets, and a range of pillow types. The beautifully decorated living room has a folding sofa bed, rugs, and tables.

There is a 49-inch flat-screen TV, books, and puzzles. The artwork, by internationally-acclaimed local artists, further adds to the ambiance. This Airbnb rental in Providence Bay is located above the Mutchmor Gallery and Peace Cafe, and is half a block away from the beach. Guests have access to the gallery and cafe, along with free Wi-Fi.

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Providence Bay, Ontario, Canada
125 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has all the luxuries of a full-scale apartment including a full kitchen stunning artwork and air-conditioning
we also loved having a coffee shop below and the bed was very comfortable
these are newly renovated spacious and clean apartments c/w full kitchens and large bathrooms
it feels like a new york loft-style apartment in the middle of a magical island
the bed is super comfortable too
a sparkling clean and stylish loft
very clean well equipped loft
apartment was very clean and beautifully designed
huge space clean and quiet
the loft was very clean and beautifully decorated
attentive and friendly hosts
they were really friendly and welcoming as hosts
matthew is a great host
matthew was lovely and extremely helpful
matthew is an awesome host and super helpful
the location is great - steps away from the beach
great location two minutes walk from the beach
the location and the loft are truly great
great location close to the water and boardwalk
it felt pretty close when we first arrived
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5. Camp Mary Anne - The boathouse; Mindemoya (from USD 171)

This fully-furnished boathouse has one bedroom with two beds and one and a half baths. It features vaulted ceilings and high-end amenities. It’s in a beautiful spot, leaning right out over the water with a beautiful terrace and magnificent view. The kitchen has a gas stove, lots of counter space, and offers a beautiful view of the lake. It has a steam bath, an indoor fireplace, a TV, and dryer.

The boathouse is on private property that has seven other cabins, so there are other people vacationing on the premises but it has enough space for everyone. There is a grocery store and a couple of restaurants nearby.

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Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada
169 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was amazing from the living room couch
stylish and comfortable space with lots of amenities
the kitchen and great room are surrounded by windows and a fabulous view of lake midemoya
the kitchen was well equipped for all our culinary creations
it sits on a beautiful lake and the cottage was modern very comfortable and clean
very clean easy communication with hostess
the bathroom was very clean all linens and towels were provided
the boathouse was spotless and comfortably furnished
beautiful clean place to stay and relax
beautiful place very clean and everything you need is provided
kayla is a wonderful host and she answered all of our questions
kyra the property manager is very helpful and responsible
peter the host was very helpful with anything we needed
we’re so glad the owners created this and were willing to share it with us
graham who was staying nearby was also very accommodating and helpful
a beautiful place and location
the location is close to attractions and shops
close to numerous great spots on the island
incredibly wonderful place that is perfectly located
the boathouse was wonderful the perfect location for a relaxing time away
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6. Mobile home near hiking trails; Wikwemikong (from USD 92)

This beautiful mobile home has two bedrooms with one queen and one double bed, a dining room, and a kitchen. A new sofa bed is in the living room. The place is spotless and comfortable with an air-conditioner and all the amenities and utensils one may need. The entire property has heating, to keep it warm throughout the day and night. It is in a quiet, forested neighborhood, just a few minutes on foot to groceries, a gift shop, restaurant, and coffee shops. The Bebamikawe Memorial Trail is nearby.

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Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada
174 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathtub and huge bathroom netflix coffee full kitchen set in a nice garden
it’s really comfortable with all the amenities and we really felt like home
we were pleasantly surprised by the large comfortable space with all the amenities we could ask for
the place is very clean and comfortable with every amenities and utensils one may need
the fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook
very clean and comfortable
a clean spacious comfortable place
very clean and comfortable place to stay
the place was very clean and cozy
very clean quiet and reasonable well appointed
great hosts and very helpful
tish was a great host
the host was very welcoming and my family had an overall exceptional experience
the host was very quick to respond and had some nice tips
host tish is very helpful too
tish’s place is in a good location
ideal location for catching the first ferry to tobermory
the location is close to the beach and not too far from other points of interest
i must admit that staying at this airbnb location was one of my best
a perfect place to go and visit to relax
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7. Lisa's Retreat; Spring Bay

This newly-renovated and remodeled cottage, located on beautiful Lake Kagawong, is situated in the center of Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The cottage features a queen-sized bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a three-piece bath. The cottage is insulated and offers a furnished, screened-in porch with a beautiful view of the lake. The cottage has a TV, heating, and free parking facilities, as well.

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Spring Bay, Ontario, Canada
11 reviews  
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the water looks so clean
beautifull place by the lake great view lisa & paul are great hosts thanks for the wonderfull boattrip
this place is awesome it's clean quiet and relax paul & lisa are great hosts
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8. The Blue House; Tehkummah

Surrounded by flowers, green pastures, and cedar forest, the Blue House has a sprawling main floor with one double bedroom, a spacious living room, and a family room, which can also serve as a bedroom with access to a back deck and fenced-in dog yard, a full bathroom, and a kitchen. The upper story has a spacious master bedroom with a king-size brass bed, a cupboard and dresser, and a roomy spare bedroom with a double bed and single cot. Double futon couches in the family room and living room provide extra sleeping space for larger groups. There are also comfortable couches in both areas.

A firepit is in the backyard and wood is provided by the host. The property has a propane barbecue, large picnic table with chairs, a spacious deck shaded by a giant maple tree, an air-conditioner, and an indoor fireplace. The backyard is half an acre (0.2 hectares) in size, with many trees, raspberry bushes, and flowering gardens.

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Tehkummah, Ontario, Canada
34 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was comfortable for the five adults to spread out between indoor (e
beth's bohemian style made the house comfortable and interesting and beth's artwork is gorgeous
beth made sure we had supplies for a nice healthy (and delicious i might add) breakfast
the house was so comfortable and there wasn't an amenity missing
we wanted a nice comfortable stay at a secluded but scenic area and that's exactly what we got
the blue house was spacious clean and offered plenty of things to do during down time
the house was clean comfortable warm and there were plenty of supplies and amenities
the home is very spacious clean and true to the description
beth's house is old but adorable and very spacious
the house was spacious yet cozy with many charming touches
beth was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed
beth is a fantastic host and provided lots of tips on where to go
beth was a fantastic host greeting us upon arrival giving us helpful island tips and best locations to visit
beth was a very helpful host and i would love to rent the airbnb again next summer
this house was so beautiful beth was a great host and returned my messages within a timely manner
the central location made it easy to explore the island
great location for seeing the sights of the island
tehkummah was a great location to explore from
lovely house and great location perfect yard for dogs
the blue house was the perfect place for our family as we explored manitoulin island
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9. Kicking Mule Ranch; Tehkummah

Kicking Mule Ranch offers three tipis and five one-room bunkies for two adults. Cots can be added to allow for one to two children in each. Each site has a firepit and a picnic table. Wood is provided for 10 CAD (7.80 USD) a bundle. All sites are positioned in a western frontier town-style setting with washrooms and showers nearby. Kicking Mule Ranch also offers a free petting zoo, as well as horseback trail rides and buggy rides, for an additional fee.

A shower house, featuring flush toilets and running taps and a shared summer kitchen is also available for guests. Bedding and towels are provided at an extra cost of 10 CAD (7.80 USD) per bed. The accommodation has Wi-Fi and free parking facilities. KMR is close to the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, a 25-minute drive away, up Highway 6.

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Tehkummah, Ontario, Canada
84 reviews  
Private room in tipi 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. The tiny house in the walnut trees; Mindemoya

Located on Lake Mindemoya, this newly built tiny house has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen sink, beverage fridge, counter, some dishes, pots and pans, and a brand-new barbeque. It has two spaces to eat, inside or outside, and lots of places to sit and enjoy the day under the walnut tree at the lake or on the deck.

There is an open-concept upstairs space with a double bed and a three-piece, vintage-style bathroom. The house is right on the water and there is a road between the lake, the beach, and the tiny house and cottage.

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Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada
33 reviews  
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Serene lakefront home; Little Current

Just a five-minute drive from the historic Little Current swing bridge, this lakefront home has a bedroom with a bed and one bath. This spotlessly-clean and tastefully-decorated home has a lovely shower room, a spacious living area with a huge TV, a small kitchenette with a sink, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Guests can use the free Wi-Fi, as well as access Netflix on a 50-inch plasma TV, located in the newly-renovated rec room.

A continental breakfast with Keurig coffee, yogurt, juice, fruit, cereal, bagels and English muffins, is served in the morning. The property has heating and free parking, as well.

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Little Current, Ontario, Canada
48 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were huge tv chairs and a really comfy bed private entrance
the view was gorgeous the bed exquisite and the access to netflix was a real treat
lots of nice little touches like the breakfast nook which was extremely convenient
nice space inside with a solid continental breakfast
it was clean comfortable and had a beautiful view of the water front
the place was very clean and nicely decorated
the place is beautiful clean and well maintained
just like the pictures it was clean and tidy
the space they provide is clean and comfortable
the apartment is sparkling clean and it has everything you might need for a comfortable stay
susan is a wonderful host
susan is a great host
susan is a great host
susan is a great host
lovely helpful hosts and a lovely place to stay
it was close to little currant which is one of the prettiest towns on the island
great location close to town (little current) and right on the water
very relaxing location the place itself is extremely nice and very well done
an amazing place on such a beautiful lakefront location susan was a wonderful and informative host
if you come to manitoulin island susan's airb&b is the perfect place to stay
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12. A quiet little piece of Little Current

This two-bedroom and one-bathroom house has a back deck with seating and a screened-in front porch with a small table and chairs to enjoy the outdoors. Guests can access Wi-Fi, a DVD player, satellite TV, a washer, and dryer. There is a BBQ on the property and it can be used by guests. This home is less than a five-minute drive to the downtown area.

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50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious and comfortable house with all amenities included
this cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay
also a cozy little coffee house loco beanz that will satisfy your cravings for java
great place to stay clean and comfortable quiet
great place to stay clean home and very cozy
the house was super clean and was a really great value
place was clean and neat just as the pictures showed
mackenzie's bungalow is cute and clean
a cozy little home and great host
she is definitely very quick to reply and also very helpful
mackenzie is a great host
mackenzie is a great host and very quick to respond to any questions
mackenzie is a gracious host who has offered her lovely home for guests to stay
i highly recommend this location
the house is in a great location
it is well equipped and the location is ideal to explore the island
we really enjoyed that mackenzie’s place is not directly on the main strip but still walking distance
absolutely a perfect place to stay
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The heart and spirit of the Great Lakes of Canada

Manitoulin Island is an ideal example of unity in diversity, with its multiple attractions and rich culture. It has something for people of all walks of life and is a perfect getaway for families and visitors alike. For an unforgettable trip, be sure to book one of these Airbnb accommodations in Manitoulin Island.

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