Muskoka Cottages

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

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  • Privately owned cottages all directly on the lake front

  • Perfect base for independent families wishing to experience Canadian holiday life

  • Only 2 hours drive from Toronto so easy to combine with a city stay

  • Choice of accommodation from cosy rustic cottages to luxurious multi bedroom homes

  • All stays are Saturday to Saturday during the peak summer months, shorter stays available out of season

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The Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario is accessible year round, however, we would recommend the best time to visit is from late May to mid October. In July and August the weather is generally warm and sunny and the crystal clear lakes are warm enough to swim in. September and October bring cooler weather but beautiful Fall colours and the lakes are quieter and even more serene.

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We are proud to introduce the beautiful Muskoka lakes region of Ontario and a selection of special cottages available for weekly rentals. From cosy rustic cottages to luxurious family homes, all offer lake front settings and a truly Canadian experience.

Only recently discovered by the International market, Muskoka Lakes has been the Canadian's best kept secret for many years. This beautiful region of picturesque lakes known as "Cottage Country" has long been the getaway of choice for the provinces city dwellers. Cottages have been passed down from generation to generation and are an opportunity for families to gather together in a stunning setting to spend time as a family.

Now we are able to give our guests the opportunity to have a taste of Canadian family life with their own cottage vacation in the Muskoka Lakes. Choose from small and simple cabin style dwellings through to luxurious and lavish almost mansion style homes on the lake front, with gorgeous lake views and the best locations.

Every cottage whether large or small is on the lake side. Most will have a private dock or rocky beach area from which you can dive in to the crystal clear waters, or perhaps dip in a toe or two only if it is a little too bracing...There is something magical about being sat on your wooden "Muskoka" chair on the edge of the dock looking out on to the serene water and watching the day be swallowed up into dusk. This is cottage living and is yours to experience.

Whether travelling as a couple, a group of friends or as a family, there is sure to be a cottage that ticks all the boxes. For guests looking for an independent experience in a beautiful setting, this really is the "cabin on a lake" that Canada is famous for.

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There is a large choice of cottages available for rental in Muskoka. Each cottage will vary in style and size ranging from small rustic and cosy cottages through to luxurious five or six bedroom mansion style houses with all modern conveniences and facilities. All cottages are self-catering, however, local chefs can be hired if required during your stay.

All of our cottages offer lake front settings and most have a dock or pontoon giving lake access. Some cottages also offer canoes or boats for guest use.

Please discuss your ideal cottage with one of our consultants who will match you with the most suitable cottage for your requirements.


Many of the cottages are family friendly and have child orientated bedrooms, however, there are no special children's facilities and no babysitting available. As all the cottages have lake frontages, guests are advised to bear this in mind when considering if a cottage rental is suitable for children that may not be able to swim.


Each cottage features a full kitchen, plentiful lounge and dining space and bathrooms. As these cottages are all individually owned, the layout will differ depending on each owners style. Most cottages will have private parking, outside seating, often with fire pits and barbecues as well as private docks or lake frontages for guest use. Some cottages also have their own canoes or boats and in some cases there are opportunities to rent motor boats from the owners as well.


The Muskoka region is perfect for a family holiday or for a romantic break. There are boat rides on the lakes as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing, Many trails are available for keen walkers and there are several golf courses within an easy drive.

For more extensive walking and wildlife viewing, the Algonquin Provincial Park is under two hours away and worth spending a day to explore.

The grey wolf sanctuary in Haliburton is also a very popular day out where guests can learn all about these fascinating creatures.

There are many small villages dotted around the lakes ideal for exploring for arts and crafts and for dining out at local restaurants.

Holiday Ideas

  • Ontario Family Fun

    Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka & Niagara

    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights

    • Ideal for travel during the school summer holidays with the best weather in July and August
    • Family-friendly accommodation throughout, including the option to self-cater in Muskoka and Niagara
    • Packed with exciting experiences from a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls to a 3-day canoeing adventure in Algonquin

Location & directions

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Muskoka Lakes are a series of stunning lakes and small picturesque villages around 2 hours drive North or Toronto.

How to get there

7-hour direct flight from London to Toronto followed by a 2-hour drive into Muskoka.

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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