9 Luxury Cottage Rentals in Muskoka That You Won’t Believe Are Real

9 Luxury Cottage Rentals in Muskoka That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Muskoka is home to some of the most beautiful freshwater lakes in the world, with incredible lakefronts and stunning sunsets. These amazing waters and the surrounding landscapes of lush forests and Canadian shield granite attract tourists, which attract wealthy investors who have built amazing cottages that are as luxurious as they are large, stunning, and secluded. Below, we review 10 luxury muskoka cottages that you won’t believe are real.

  1. 1.Timber Framed Masterpiece near Huntsville
  2. 2.“The Oaks” by Port Carling
  3. 3.”The Keeler Lakehouse”
  4. 4.The Big Blue Cottage by Gravenhurst
  5. 5.“Wishbone”
  6. 6.A Modern Two-In-One
  7. 7.Lake Joseph Retreat
  8. 8.A Big Private Beach
  9. 9.“Misty Morning”


Timber Framed Masterpiece near Huntsville 

15 minutes from downtown Huntsville, this spectacular Timber frame beauty sits on over 10 acres of private land, with more than 600 feet of shoreline of a spring-fed lake. Custom built in 2008, this beautiful Muskoka cottage spares no expense. The chef’s kitchen, perfect for those who love to cook and entertain, features 450 year old birch cabinets, soapstone counters, top-of-the-line appliances and statement light fixtures. There is a den/office, two laundry rooms, a games room, a hobby room, and storage and utility rooms. The dining room’s wall of windows and soaring ceiling make for a spectacular view. Outdoor amenities include a covered patio and fire pit, landscaped veggie gardens, and a sandy waterfront with a dock to enjoy fishing, swimming, or a cruise in one of the canoes or kayaks available.

Rent from $1000/night




“The Oaks” by Port Carling

Located in Port Carling amongst 2.7 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, granite outcroppings and naturalized forest, “The Oaks” is a luxurious retreat on Lake Muskoka. This two story cottage has floor to ceiling windows for a panoramic view of the lake, with an adjoining secondary lounge, bar and games room. The second storey has the primary bedroom, with walk-through closet, ensuite, private workspace, and panoramic views from the upper level deck. Outside is a partially covered deck, dining area, and even a bar with beer taps, sound system, and television. It also has a secondary “coach “house with a loft-style open concept living, partial kitchen, 3 piece bathroom, dining room, living room, bedroom, and even sits a private gym complete with a peloton, treadmill, weights and yoga area. On the water is a private dock with kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and a two story boat house.

 Rent from $1185/night





“The Keeler Lakehouse”

“The Keeler Lakehouse,” in Bala is a gorgeous five bedroom cottage on the Lake Muskoka waterfront. Nestled in a dense forest, the rustic theme design and cape cod style architecture create a tranquil atmosphere. Great for large groups, it has two dishwashers, a spacious dining table, androom for up to 12 guests overnight. It features an open concept design all on a single level, making it perfect for guests that want to avoid stairs. It has a hot tub and barrel sauna, a trampoline, a huge fire pit, and a private dock with a  boat house, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Rent from $2485/night




The Big Blue Cottage by Gravenhurst

This secluded five bedroom cottage is situated on five acres of beautiful forest on the shores of Lake Muskoka. A short drive from Gravenhurst, this getaway gets flooded with natural light that illuminates its timber frame architecture and a thoughtful combination of modern and rustic styles. This rental is especially perfect for the golf enthusiast, as it features a putting green right by the water, and is close to several different golf courses. It offers many different amenities, such as a huge wraparound deck with an outdoor dining area, a barbeque, firepit, and a boat launch on the lake with kayaks.

Rent from $1786/night

More info: Muskoka Golf Guide





This amazing cottage has a stunning panoramic view because it is located on a little peninsula that juts into Lake Muskoka, with water on three sides. The main cottage features a classic design with a warm and inviting interior that creates a comfortable and welcoming ambiance. The bunkie is a separate building just a few steps away from the main cottage, with its own bedroom and bathroom, as well as French doors that open onto a deck overlooking the lake. Being right on the water, the rental has a large private dock with a barbeque, perfect for a sunny day and sunset cookout.

Rent from $1071/night




A Modern Two-In-One

Located on Muskoka Road between Long Lake and Bala Bay, this luxurious retreat consists of two separate buildings. The primary cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It features a bright, modern kitchen with adjoining dining space and screened-in Muskoka room, with modern and stylish decor used throughout, complimenting the stunning natural surroundings and views of the lake. The second building is a guest bunkie, with additional accommodations. . The main cottage. Some amenities include a wood fireplace, propane BBQ, and picnic table. Outside is a meandering stone pathway to an expansive dock with a covered patio and boat slip.

Rent from $1071/night




Lake Joseph Retreat

This brand new and beautiful cottage offers the perfect combination of comfort and style with modern and elegant finishes and a functional layout. Lined with huge windows that face south west, the expansive kitchen, living and dining areas are bathed in natural light all day long, get sunset views, and connect seamlessly to the walk-out deck and the indoor/outdoor Muskoka room. Nestled in a secluded bay, the nearest neighbour is more than 300 feet away for ultimate privacy. Outside, there’s a  boat house with upper-level sundeck and an expansive dock for sunbathing and boating, and stand up paddleboards to enjoy. 

Rent from $4286/night




A Big Private Beach

This magnificent property, situated on the shores of Lake Rosseau by Port Carling, includes its own private beach with level land and gradual shoreline. The house has two dining rooms, a huge kitchen, and 7 bedrooms. There are endless amenities, including a hot tub, steam room, ping pong table, basketball court, large outdoor kitchen and dining table, propane barbeque, and a fire pit. The water features a floating dock with swim ladder, water trampoline, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and a  boat house with additional accommodation. There’s always something for all 16 guests to enjoy, making this a great spot for families, children, and for all of your entertaining needs.

Rent from $9286/night



“Misty Morning”

At “Misty Morning,” you’ll always be able to tell what the weather outside is like, as this stunning cottage features floor to ceiling windows along its whole facade. Nestled amongst towering pines and rock faces with windows every one of the seven bedrooms ensures breathtaking lake views, all day sun, and unforgettable sunsets, no matter where you are in the house. The outdoor areas include a patio with lounge chairs and sofas, a hot tub, fire pit, ping pong table, and more. Walk down to the sandy beach and find the  boat house, equipped with kayaks and paddleboards, a beautiful dock you can dive right off of, and even a water trampoline. 

Rent from $7071/night



Booking a cottage is the first step in planning your Muskoka vacation. Next is planning your itinerary and activities. With so much to do, see, and experience, Muskoka has something for everyone. Our Vacationer blog site has lots of information that can help you plan your perfect cottage vacation, such as:

The Ultimate Cottage Packing List

Things to Do in Muskoka: A Year-Round Guide to Vacation Activities

Muskoka Regional Guide

The Muskoka Drive-In Theater: Everything You Need to Know

Muskoka Boat Rentals: How to Rent a Boat in Muskoka