10 Beautiful Lakeside Cottages in Muskoka

10 Beautiful Lakeside Cottages in Muskoka

Ontario’s beautiful cottage country in Muskoka is renowned for its beautiful freshwater lakes, with over 900 of them. From swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, nearby hiking, to just sitting on the dock, lounging on the beach, playing volleyball, enjoying a sunset, and having a bonfire, there’s no wrong way to enjoy your time on or by the water. Below we view 10 beautiful lakeside cottages in Muskoka, Ontario.

  1. 1.  Rabbit Bay
  2. 2.  Coldwater at Gloucester Pool
  3. 3.  Longs Lake by Huntsville
  4. 4.  Beach House on Peninsula Lake
  5. 5.  Echo Lake Serenity
  6. 6.  Mar Vista on Walker Lake
  7. 7.  Bear Bay Bungalow
  8. 8.  Einar’s Point on Lake Rosseau
  9. 9. Memories on Menominee Lake
  10. 10.  Heron Haven


Rabbit Bay

This lovely cottage with its huge windows and deck has a beautiful elevated southwest view of Rabbit Bay in Lake of Bays. Inside, you’ll find vaulted pine ceilings, pine walls, hardwood flooring, an open kitchen and a large great room with a beautiful stone fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows keep the house flooded in natural light all day long. Surrounded by forest on three sides, with the fourth side facing the lake, there is a hot tub, private dock, and firepit, to enjoy outdoor activities from the morning until the sunset, and into the night. 

Rent from $600/night




Coldwater at Gloucester Pool 

Nestled on 5 acres of Muskoka forest, this 4 bedroom lake house has huge windows across its facade that let in lots of natural light while looking over the lake named Gloucester Pool. With exposed beams, a stone fireplace wall, and a live edge dining room table, no expense was spared in the building and design of this elegant cottage. Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own ensuite, while additional highlights include a steam shower and a 4-person hot tub. Walk down to the water over stone outcroppings of the Canadian shield, across the sandy beach and wade in the lake. There’s also a dock, a boathouse, lounging chairs, and canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to enjoy. 

Rent from $1760/night

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Longs Lake by Huntsville

This 3500 square foot, 2-level cottage on Long Lake in Muskoka with Victorian architecture has big windows across its facade, and southwest exposure overlooking the lake from above. It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a rustic bunkie with sleeping for two, a solarium, a barbeque, firepit, and recreational amenities including foosball, arcade games, and shuffleboard. The property has 260 feet of water frontage along its private beach, a dock, and water activities with provided kayaks, canoe, and SUPs. Longs Lake is a quiet, spring-fed, sandy bottom lake with a public boat launch conveniently located less than a kilometer from the cottage.

Rent from $786/night





Beach House on Peninsula Lake

On Peninsula Lake, close to Huntstville, awaits this newly built Linwood Homes designed cottage. Enjoy gatherings in the grand room with large windows that look out over the water, a stone fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The big windows look over the lake to the southeast, providing lots of natural light and a stunning view. The main level includes a master bedroom with a shared ensuite, while the lower level features three bedrooms, a family room, and a covered patio. The waterfront has 180 feet of natural shoreline, with a long private dock, and canoes and kayaks to enjoy. 

Rent from $989/night




Echo Lake Serenity

This serene family getaway on spring-fed Echo Lake is a classic Muskoka cottage with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2200 square feet of single-story living with scenic lake views. The large living room is great for cozy nights spent together around the fireplace, with a screened Muskoka room adjacent. Nestled in Baysville, just 10 minutes from Huntsville, enjoy city amenities and the quiet lake life at the same time. The waterfront consists of a shallow, sandy beach, private dock, canoes and kayaks to use, and a firepit.

Rent from $429/night


Mar Vista on Walker Lake 

This elegant cottage features pine cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that face south for stunning lake views. Enjoy the modern cottage feel with wood floors and spacious living areas, a cozy living room, well-appointed bedrooms, and a spacious kitchen with a walkout to the deck. Outside there is a new glassed-in gazebo overlooking the lake, a private waterfront with a dock, boat launch, and canoes and kayaks to use. It is conveniently located near golf at Algonquin park, and shopping, and dining in the nearby town of Huntsville.

Rent from $957/night


Bear Bay Bungalow

Indulge in a memorable vacation on Lake Muskoka‘s Bear Bay with this traditional one-level cottage. It was designed with an open layout concept, with touches that pay homage to its scenic surroundings named after the most famous animal in the forest. The dining and living rooms flow into one another, with lake views from the large windows that face south. The bunkie is a secondary building with more sleeping accommodations. Sunsets can be viewed from the recently renovated upper deck or on the shoreline dock, which is accessed from the cottage’s private beach area. There is a fire pit, hammocks, a canoe, kayak, peddle boat, and 2 stand up paddleboards to enjoy.

Rent from $1100/night

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Einar’s Point on Lake Rosseau

This stunning property on Lake Rosseau has spacious living areas on both levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing lake views. Enjoy a lakeside master bedroom, comfortable bedrooms, and a large family room with direct access to a covered patio. It has diverse terrain, including lush forest and rocky escarpments of the Canadian shield, and 900 feet of waterfront. Explore “The Big Three” lakes, Muskoka, Rousseau, and Joseph, by boat straight from the cottage’s boat dock, and don’t miss Rousseau’s Farmer’s Market and dining spots.

Rent from $1631/night



Memories on Menominee Lake 

This three level, four bedroom cottage on Menominee Lake has an open-concept kitchen/dining/living room with cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic lake views. The modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances and an expansive island, perfect for preparing meals. With bedrooms on every level, including a loft master bedroom with ensuite, this cottage offers comfort for the whole family. Explore the lake with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, relax in the screened Muskoka room, and enjoy a bonfire at the firepit. Conveniently located near Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Baysville, this is the perfect family vacation getaway.

Rent from $686/night



Heron Haven

Heron Haven is a cozy five bedroom, three bath retreat in Helen’s Bay on Lake of Bays, minutes from Huntsville. The main level features floor to ceiling windows in the open concept kitchen, living, and dining room, with access to the deck and outdoor dining space. The lower level offers a cozy family room with a wood-stove and two additional bedrooms. With a gently sloping lot leading to the waterfront, there’s a bunkie, a sandy beach with a dock, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes, a BBQ, and even an outdoor pizza oven. 

Rent from $1100/night

Booking a cottage is the first step in planning your Muskoka vacation. Next is your itinerary and activities. With so much to do, see, and experience, Muskoka has something for everyone. Explore cottage country with ease, and we have lots of information that can help you plan your perfect cottage vacation. If we can help in any way, please send us an email or give us a call.