The Muskoka region is quite possibly the most popular cottage destination in all of Ontario, and for a good reason. Its clear, fresh lakes, and pristine forests are perfect for summer activities like hiking, boating, and fishing. In the winter, visitors can cruise on snowmobile trails, ski, and toboggan. The activities here are endless, and the region is conveniently located just two hours north of Toronto.
Whether you’re planning a weekend or a week-long trip with family, friends, or your partner, you’ll want to be guaranteed of staying at one of the best cottage rentals in Muskoka. We want that for you, too, and have compiled a list of the top Airbnb cottages in Muskoka so that you can spend more time packing and less time planning. All of the listings are hosted by Airbnb superhosts to ensure you are getting the best of the best. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a history of providing outstanding accommodation and hospitality to their guests.
The Coach House in Huntsville
This adorable studio-style cottage is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking to stay in Huntsville while still enjoying a country-style home.
Inside, the home features high ceilings with beautiful exposed wood beams, modern finishes, and plenty of natural light. Guests can snuggle into the comfortable queen-size bed and read a book or stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. Beside the entrance, there are hooks for coats and bags, as well as a sitting area with two lounge chairs and a coffee table. There is a walk-in glass shower outside of the bathroom in the main area of the home, and the bathroom has a spacious wooden vanity.
The kitchenette boasts stunning live edge wood countertops and is well stocked with a toaster, microwave, induction cooktop, minifridge, and more. Guests can enjoy their meals at the two-person breakfast table or head out to the bistro set in the backyard. There is also a barbecue and a hammock in the yard.
This beautiful studio is located within walking distance of the public swimming area and docks at River Mill Park. It’s a one-minute walk to Main Street, where all the boutique shops and restaurants are.
Romantic Couples Retreat With a Hot Tub
If you are looking to book a romantic getaway with your partner, then superhost Kenneth has the place for you!
This gorgeous cottage for rent in Muskoka comes with a private Okanagan barrel spa with therapeutic jets and LED lights. After a relaxing soak, guests can pop open a bottle of complimentary wine courtesy of Kenneth and snuggle up beside the firepit. There is also a barbecue, perfect for afternoon cookouts.
The home boasts a modern country motif with wood accents and stylish furnishings. In the living room, guests can cozy up beside the fireplace and enjoy their morning cup of joe while streaming their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and an island with a breakfast bar.
Both bedrooms have queen-size beds, and one has a beautiful wooden desk, perfect for those who will be working remotely while on holiday. Kenneth has stocked the bathroom with all the essentials, like shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and a blow-dryer.
Downtown Gravenhurst is less than a five-minute drive away, and Hardy Provincial Park is about a 10-minute drive away.
Modern Cottage on Nine Mile Lake
This two-bedroom Airbnb is perfect for families or groups of up to four looking to rent a Muskoka cottage on the lake.
The home is located right beside Nine Mile Marina and comes with kayaks, a canoe, and a paddleboard that guests can use to explore the lake. Spend the day fishing or swimming off of the private dock, then head up to the firepit for a good old-fashioned s’more roast. Snowmobile trail 17 leads right beside the house, offering excellent access for riders.
Inside, the home features high ceilings with exposed wood beams and large picture windows that allow for plenty of natural light. In the master bedroom, there is a cozy queen-size bed with an electric fireplace above the headboard. The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds. After a long day of lake fun, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s marble walk-in shower.
The full kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and plenty of counter space for preparing meals. Guests can enjoy meals at the dining table or slide open the wooden barn doors to the breakfast nook room to eat while overlooking the lake. In the living room, guests can cozy up beside the fireplace for a family movie night.
The Lock’s Cottage
This beautiful Airbnb in Muskoka is ideally located just outside of Huntsville and is perfect for couples or solo travelers.
Inside, the home boasts a contemporary country motif with soft gray accents and modern fixtures, creating a comfortable and stylish space. In the living room, guests can lounge on the couch and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. Beside the living room, there is an extendable two-person breakfast table that can double as a desk for those working remotely. The kitchenette is well stocked with a toaster oven, electric frying pan, a countertop induction burner, and a coffee maker. There is also a barbecue outside for guests to use.
In the bedroom, there is a plush queen-size bed and a large wardrobe and dresser for storage. The bathroom includes a spacious glass walk-in shower, a large vanity, and heated floors. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee on the front porch and a cold beer in the Muskoka chairs beside the firepit in the evening.
This Muskoka Airbnb is located south of Huntsville, just down the road from Brunel Lift Locks, and Arrowhead Provincial Park is about 20 minutes away by car.
Pet-Friendly Cottage With a Private Sauna
If you are looking to rent a cottage in Muskoka that can sleep up to seven guests and offers lakefront access, this Airbnb is for you.
This incredible three-bedroom home comes fully prepped for fun with a volleyball court, a private small boat launch, a private sand beach, two kayaks, a paddleboard, and an aluminum boat. Guests can spend their days fishing and swimming off the private dock. In the evening, watch the sunset over the lake from the Muskoka chairs beside the firepit.
Inside, the home features a modern contemporary motif with comfortable furnishings and stylish touches. In the screened-in Muskoka room, there are toys for the little ones, as well as outdoor games like ladder toss. The living room has a pullout where guests can unwind with a book or stream a movie on the 50-inch Smart TV. The kitchen features gorgeous wood cabinets and comes fully stocked with stainless-steel appliances.
In the basement, guests can relax in the spacious steam shower or enjoy the heat in the private indoor sauna. There is also a foosball table and a Smart TV. Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds. A crib is also available.
Historic Home on Majestic Point
If you are on the hunt for a pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage rental in Muskoka, then consider renting superhosts Doug and Christine’s gorgeous two-bedroom Airbnb.
Inside, the home features a log-cabin feel with exposed wood ceilings and floors. In the living room, guests can unwind on leather sofas beside the fireplace and stream their favorite shows on the 65-inch Smart TV. The full kitchen comes well equipped, and guests can enjoy meals at the breakfast bar or at the 1930’s wood dining set. Doug and Christine also provide tons of board games for rainy days or game nights.
The master bedroom is on the main floor and features a double bed. The second bedroom is upstairs and has two queen-size beds. In the bathroom, there is a washer and dryer, along with a shower/tub combo.
Outside, guests can enjoy their lunch overlooking the water on the deck’s patio set or head down to the private dock’s Muskoka chairs and watch the sunset with a glass of wine. Doug and Christine also supply guests with a boat slip and kayaks.
This Airbnb in Muskoka is located on Lake Stewart, five minutes by car from MacTier and 40 minutes by car from Gravenhurst.
Four-Bedroom Cottage With Watersports and a Hot Tub
Spend your days exploring Three Mile Lake on kayaks or stand-up paddleboards at this stunning Muskoka Airbnb.
Superhost Jennifer has stocked the garage with plenty of toys, including lifejackets, two stand-up paddleboards, two kayaks, soccer balls, and much more! Guests can go fishing and swimming on the private dock, which is big enough to tie up a boat. Kids can spend their day playing on the trampoline while parents relax with a book in the hammock. In the evening, watch the sunset from the deck’s patio lounge or on the dock’s Muskoka chairs. There is also a private hot tub surrounded by fairy lights, perfect for relaxing after a day of snowmobiling.
The home’s interior features a contemporary modern motif with nature-themed décor and large picture windows. In the living room, guests can unwind beside the woodstove on the couch and watch a movie. The full kitchen features gorgeous dark blue cabinets and plenty of counter space for preparing meals.
Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the third bedroom has a double bed. In the fourth bedroom, there is a set of bunk beds. Two cribs are also available.
Three Mile Lake Escape
This three-bedroom Airbnb in Muskoka on Three Mile Lake is ideal for families or groups of up to seven looking to spend some time on the water or to snowmobile in the Muskoka region.
Riders can access snowmobile trail 33 via the lake that leads to the C102D main trail. Guests have access to a private dock, and superhost Jason provides two kayaks, a canoe, floaties, and a paddleboat. Parents can enjoy cocktails and snacks on the upper deck while keeping an eye on the kids swimming from the dock below.
Inside, the home features whitewashed wood-paneled walls, modern touches, and comfortable furnishings. In the living room, guests can lounge on the couch beside the woodstove and watch TV or play one of the board games provided. The full kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and a lovely breakfast bar.
In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a large dresser for storage. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. Kids will love the third bedroom, as it has a ladder leading to the bed and a small sitting area with a queen-size futon couch and TV. It is worth noting there is no Wi-Fi in the cottage.
Moon River Lodge
This stunning Muskoka Airbnb near Bala is the perfect all-season getaway for couples and families.
Inside, the home boasts a beautiful contemporary motif with exposed pine wood beams, vibrant plants, and rustic décor. In the master bedroom, the queen-size bed is surrounded by picture windows equipped with room-darkening shades to ensure guests get the best night’s sleep possible. The second bedroom has two single beds, a TV, and a small collection of novels, and the third bedroom has a queen-size bed.
In the full kitchen, guests can easily prepare meals on the large island and clean up afterwards using the dishwasher. The living room features a high ceiling and plenty of natural light. Guests can cozy up on the sectional sofa and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine while looking out at nature from the picture windows. There is also a vinyl record player and a collection of albums to choose from.
Outside, there is a spacious deck, a firepit, and a private hot tub underneath a pergola. Guests can enjoy an afternoon nap on the hammock or enjoy a family-style meal on the patio dining set.
Pet-Friendly Modern Retreat on Gibson Lake
This is not your ordinary cottage. Superhost Leslie has designed an incredible modern home in the middle of the Muskoka region that is perfect for families or groups of up to eight.
Inside, the home features a modern black-and-white motif with a gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and well-appointed pops of color throughout. In the living room, guests can relax beside the corner fireplace and select a movie from the DVD collection as there is no cable or Wi-Fi in the cottage. The kitchen features velvet blue cabinets and is a cooking enthusiast’s dream. There are stainless-steel appliances, an espresso machine, and all the essentials for preparing a meal. Guests can gather at the eight-person dining table for a meal or to play one of the board games provided.
All four bedrooms feature comfortable queen-size beds, and one room is equipped with a desk. After a day on the lake, guests can return for a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s glass walk-in rain shower.
Leslie has provided two kayaks for exploring the lake. Guests can barbecue a meal on the upper deck or head down to the private dock and beach for a swim.
Family-Friendly Cottage on the Muskoka River
If you are looking for a year-round Muskoka cottage rental on the lake that can accommodate up to nine guests, then superhosts Julie and George have the Airbnb for you.
This gorgeous home has plenty of driveway space for trailers, cars, and ATVs. There is a private beach and dock across the road from the house, as well as a baby swing and slide for little ones to play on. In the backyard, guests can gather at the firepit for a campfire sing-along or enjoy an afternoon nap in the hammock. Julie and George also provide four kayaks, snowshoes, kids fishing rods, bicycles, and much more!
Inside, the home boasts a modern motif with classic cottage décor. Julie and George have done an excellent job of making the home as family-friendly as possible by providing board games, movies, toys, a crib, and children’s dinnerware. In the full kitchen, guests will find a complimentary bottle of wine, and a large harvest table can extend and seat up to 10 people. There are two living rooms, one in the basement and one upstairs.
Three of the bedrooms feature queen-size beds, and the fourth bedroom has a set of bunk beds. One bathroom has a walk-in shower, and the other has a tub/shower combo.
Three-Bedroom Cottage on Golden City Lake
If you are looking for a cottage rental in Huntsville that can accommodate up to six guests, then this gorgeous lakefront Airbnb is for you.
The home is located about 20 minutes from downtown Huntsville and Arrowhead Provincial Park. Superhost Trisha supplies guests with tons of fun lake toys, like canoes, a pedal boat, and stand-up paddleboards. Spend your days swimming off the private dock and your nights gathered around the campfire roasting marshmallows. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby, including Lion’s Lookout Trail and Fairy Vista Trail.
Inside, the home features a contemporary motif with large picture windows that allow for plenty of light. In the living room, guests can unwind with their morning coffee and watch TV or read a book. The full kitchen features sleek black appliances and plenty of counter space for cooking for larger groups.
The master bedroom boasts a queen-size bed, a walkout to a lakeside deck, and an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. In the other two bedrooms, there are double beds and plenty of storage space.
Spacious Cottage on Gibson Lake
This gorgeous Airbnb in Muskoka is perfect for large groups of up to eight looking to spend some time on the water.
The house features large picture windows, stone accents, and classic cottage décor. In the full kitchen, guests can prepare meals using stainless-steel appliances and enjoy them at the breakfast bar. The living room boasts a propane gas fireplace, a TV, and plenty of seating spaces. In the evening, guests can relax in the screened-in Muskoka room and play card games while enjoying a few cocktails.
There are three bedrooms in the main house and two in the bunkie. In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size, a walkout to the deck, and an en suite bathroom with a large soaking tub and a double vanity. The second bedroom is ideal for kids as it has a set of bunk beds and a queen-size bed. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed. In the bunkie, there is a queen-size bed and a set of bunk beds.
Outside, guests have access to 250 feet of rocky shoreline, a private dock, five kayaks, a canoe, and stand-up paddleboards. There is also a volleyball court, an outdoor ping pong table, and a firepit.
Spacious Riverfront Home With a Hot Tub
This large home is located on the Muskoka River across from Winston Falls and is perfect for families or groups of up to eight.
There are plenty of hiking trails nearby, including Winston Falls Trailhead down the street. Downtown Bracebridge is about five minutes away by car.
Inside, the home features a modern motif with wood accents and stylish furnishings. In the basement, there is a foosball table, a dartboard, and a pool table where guests can get competitive. There is also a TV, lounge area, and a bar. Upstairs in the living room, guests can unwind on the sectional sofa and watch TV or enjoy a glass of wine while gazing out of floor-to-ceiling windows. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space to prepare a meal, as well as stainless-steel appliances.
The master bedroom boasts a comfortable king-size bed, an en suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, and a walkout to the balcony. Bedrooms two and three have queen-size beds, while bedroom four has two queen-size beds. In the fifth bedroom, there are two single beds. After a long day of adventuring, guests can head to the screened-in Muskoka room for a soak in the hot tub.
Waterfront Cottage With a Sauna House
If you are traveling with a group of up to 12 guests and are on the hunt for an incredible Airbnb to rent, this five-star-rated home is for you.
The house features a modern motif with stylish furnishings and cottage-themed décor. There is a spacious kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and an eight-person dining table. Guests can watch a movie in the living room on one of the two pullout couches or head out to the entertainment guesthouse to play pool or ping pong, or to watch TV.
In total, there are six bedrooms between the house and the guesthouse. They feature one king-size bed, three queen-size beds, three double beds, one single, and two sets of bunk beds.
The property is chock-full of fun things to do. Kids can play on the playground, in the treehouse, or in the playroom inside the house. There is also a private sauna house, a gazebo, and a hammock on the porch where guests can nap. Superhosts Benjamin and Alina also provide a canoe, a kayak, a paddleboard, and outdoor games. Guests can spend their days swimming at the beach or exploring the river. Snowmobile trail 36 is accessible from across the road.
There you have them, the best Muskoka Airbnb cottages! We hope you have an amazing vacation and enjoy all this beautiful Canadian wilderness has to offer.