10 Stunning Waterfront Cottages in Muskoka, Ontario

10 Stunning Waterfront Cottages in Muskoka, Ontario

Along with its lush forests and rocky outcroppings of the Canadian Shield, Muskoka has over 900 freshwater lakes in its region, making it a desirable vacation destination. Whether you prefer swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or fishing, or if you prefer land activities like nearby hiking, lounging on the beach, playing volleyball, enjoying picturesque sunsets, or gathering around a bonfire, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of your time by the water. Below, we showcase 10 stunning waterfront cottages in Muskoka, Ontario, perfect for your next destination.

  1. 1. Peninsula Lake Getaway
  2. 2. Still Water
  3. 3. A Huge Cottage and Matching Boathouse
  4. 4. A Modern Bungalow
  5. 5. Muldrew Lake Mansion
  6. 6. The Big Blue Cottage by Gravenhurst
  7. 7. A Grand Patio
  8. 8. Muskoka Sol on Camel Lake
  9. 9. Paint Lake Paradise
  10. 10.Beach House on Peninsula Lake


Peninsula Lake Getaway

This cottage overlooks Peninsula Lake to the west. With 5 bedrooms spread across 2 levels, a fully equipped kitchen, and spacious living and family rooms, 8 people can stay here comfortably. Step out from the lower level into the hot tub while enjoying the sunset over the lake. There’s also a BBQ, outdoor fire pit, dock and boat launch, and canoes and kayaks for exploring the serene waters.

Rent from $1000/night


Still Waters

Located on Lake of Bays between Dorset and Baysville off Hwy 117, this 2,400 square foot cottage features a blend of traditional and modern elements, with an open concept layout, vaulted ceilings, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Outside, enjoy the gradual descending lawn, firepit, and waterfront access, complete with a dock, a boathouse with a rooftop deck, and kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Explore nearby attractions in Baysville and Dorset , including local galleries, breweries, and golf courses.

Rent from $743/night


A Huge Cottage and Matching Boathouse

This huge cottage and boathouse combo are situated on the banks of the east side of Lake Muskoka . With 4 bedrooms offering breathtaking sunset views over the lake, rustic cedar plank interior, an open-concept kitchen, and sheltered Muskoka room, luxury meets cottage charm. The boathouse has a bunkie equipped with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom and a rooftop deck. The dock extends out with another area to lounge and take in some sun. The town of Bracebridge is a short drive away, and offers shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearby are more activities like golfing, hiking, go-karts, mini-golf, scenic boat cruises, even sea-plane tours, and a Santa’s Village during Christmas time.

Rent from $1297/night

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A Modern Bungalow

This immaculate, newly built, 5 bedroom, 2 level, south east facing cottage of 3400 square feet is located on over 14 acres of forested land with an open, gently sloping lot. It has 240 feet of waterfront on Lake Vernon, near the town of Dorset. The cottage features an open concept floor plan, cathedral ceilings, expansive windows that flood the interior with natural light, a Muskoka room, and luxurious finishes, fixtures and furnishings throughout. Outside, there’s an outdoor deck, hot tub, barbeque, dining area, fire pit, and a level yard for activities like badminton and soccer. On the water is a dock with a boat launch, and kayaks to enjoy.

Rent from $1000/night


Muldrew Lake Mansion

Muldrew Lake is a 2 finger lake on a quiet bay with only 5 other cottages on it. This one is positioned as far south as you can get, nestled on 26 acres of land, with 4-bedrooms in 3200 square feet. It’s lined with huge windows across its very expansive facade looking over the water. The open-concept kitchen/living/dining room is perfect for family gatherings. It has a large deck for outdoor dining with a stunning backdrop, a barbeque, and a sheltered Muskoka room for lounging. The beach access is 660 feet of water frontage, with a dock, fire pit, and stand-up paddle boards and kayaks to use. 

Rent from $786/night


The Big Blue Cottage by Gravenhurst

This secluded five bedroom cottage is situated on five acres of lush forest on the shores of Lake Muskoka. A short drive from Gravenhurst, this beautiful getaway faces south and gets flooded with natural light through its many windows that illuminates its timber frame architecture and a thoughtful design that combines 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


A Grand Patio

On Lake Of Bays, this 2700 square foot cottage is hidden amidst 4 acres of woodland. With 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms spread across two levels, there’s ample space for everyone to unwind. The cottage features modern amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, Muskoka room, and lower level family room. Outdoors, enjoy lake views from the expansive deck, hot tub, or gazebo lookout. Enjoy water activities with provided kayaks, paddleboards, and a non-motorized zodiac boat. Nearby towns offer dining, shopping, and golfing opportunities, ensuring a memorable retreat for the whole family.

Rent from $929/night


Muskoka Sol on Camel Lake

Camel Lake is a small lake east of Lake Rosseau. There you will find this beautiful four bedroom cottage, facing the lake to the south west. Inside is a full wood and stone finished interior, with a wall of floor to ceiling windows that look over the lake and let the southern light and sunset views in. The kitchen and dining room flow into each other, and there’s a stunning Muskoka room attached. There are lots of activities offered in this area: 5 minutes away is strawberry picking at Taylor Strawberry Farm, there’s nearby golfing, hiking, go-karts, mini-golf, scenic boat cruises, and even sea-plane tours. 

Rent from $643/night

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Paint Lake Paradise

This newly renovated 4 season cottage on Paint Lake sits on just under an acre of manicured land. It has an open concept design, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, and an abundance of natural light. Just ten feet away from the waters edge, with a facade of huge windows, 200 feet of frontage and sunset views, this is as close as you can get to living by the lake. The big patio leads past the hammock, down to the dock and out onto the water, where there are canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards to enjoy. Outside, there’s an outdoor deck, hot tub, barbeque, dining area, fire pit, and a level yard for activities like badminton and soccer. On the water is a dock with a boat launch, and kayaks to enjoy. On the other side is a lush forest, with a firepit for evening bonfires. 

Rent from $1010/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 on the lake, 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

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 cottage country site has lots of information that can help you plan your perfect cottage vacation, and if we can help in any way, please send us an email or give us a call.