10 Best Airbnb Haliburton Ontario Cottage Rentals

A popular destination in Ontario is Haliburton Highlands cottage country. And why not – sitting on top of the rugged Canadian Shield, this area is sprinkled with many pristine rivers, lakes, and dense forests.

Plan your next staycation in one of these amazing Airbnb Haliburton Ontario cottage rentals. Where you’re never too far from small towns like Dorset, Minden and Haliburton offering up good food and drink. What are you waiting for? Check out this list of the 10 best, plus Haliburton cottage rentals I’ve stayed at too.

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10 Best Airbnb Haliburton Cottage Rentals

1. Mossrock Retreat

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Photo permission by Mossrock Retreat

Kick back and relax at this luxury cottage located on one of the most beautiful lakes in Haliburton!

Large open spaces are perfect for gathering and reconnecting with family or friends. The Mossrock Retreat offers complete privacy with its 5 acres and 400 feet of waterfront. Located just 20 minutes from Haliburton Village.

Haliburton Airbnb Details

  • πŸ“ Dysart et al on Redstone Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10 | πŸ›3 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Not dog friendly
  • 🌟 Rated 5/5 by guests! Guests’ reviews say:
    • Such a beautiful interior and luxury, yet a comfortable stay
    • Gorgeous property
    • Love the attention to detail paid to guests
    • Excellent service by the host

2. nortehaus

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Photo permission by nortehaus (Katrina Ramsvik)

Escape here. A minimalist space inspired by Nordic and Japanese influences surrounded by nature. Watch the light stream through the wall-to-wall windows and admire the peaceful surroundings of the soaring trees and river. Nothing but simplicity, clean lines and nature to melt away any stresses.

Enjoy river views from the outdoor patio and a short walk to the riverfront for a swim or sauna experience.

Airbnb Haliburton Details

  • πŸ“ Norland, it is riverfront not lakefront
  • πŸ›οΈ 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 4 | πŸ›2 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 Not rated yet, but there’s no denying this will be a gorgeous stay

3. The Bear Stand

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Photo permission by The Bear Stand

Experience luxurious lakeside living with this award-winning architect-designed gem. The Bear Stand is a stunning cottage that beautifully blends modern craftsmanship with indoor-outdoor connectivity offering a traditional cabin experience with the best in contemporary design.

This vacation home is in the heart of nature on a stunning 99-acre property in the Haliburton Highlands. With 1,300 feet of secluded shoreline, private hiking trails, a sauna, hot tub, and more.

Airbnb Haliburton Ontario Details

  • πŸ“ Kinmount on Contau Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 | πŸ›3 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly, but must inquire
  • 🌟 Rated 5/5 by guests! Guests loved the most:
    • worry-free stay and had everything you would ever need
    • property hiking trails, a great place for kids to explore
    • amazing Japanese soaking bath, Finnish sauna and outdoor hot tub

4. Blue Chalet

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Photo permission by Blue Chalet

The ultimate modern-designed cottage sitting on 7.5 acres of land with private access to Talan Lake is gorgeous! The Blue Chalet will immediately melt all your stresses away as you immerse yourself in its minimalist spaces and natural surroundings.

Enjoy the panoramic views from the spacious 6,000 sq/ft space.

Haliburton Cottage Rentals Airbnb Details

  • πŸ“ North Kawartha on Talan Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 16 | πŸ›2 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Not dog friendly
  • 🌟 Not rated yet, but don’t let that hold you back from staying in this Airbnb

5. Gairlochy North

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Photo permission by Gairlochy North

Relax here! Gairlochy North is a light, bright and comfortable cottage on a calm bay close to town. The location is a newly built 3300 sq ft luxury cottage on the serene Drag Lake.

This family-friendly cottage is your home away from home – all you need to do is come and enjoy! The most special part is, that this family cottage was crafted with love by the owner’s father.

Airbnb Algonquin Highlands Details

  • πŸ“ Dysart et al on Drag Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 | πŸ›3 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Not dog-friendly
  • 🌟 Rated 5/5 by guests! Guests say:
    • the ease of check-in/out and the attentive host
    • comfortable stay

6. Kabin Paudash Lake

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Are you looking to stay in a highly stylized boutique cottage? This newly renovated cottage is instagrammable with its relaxed boho interior and pops of pale pink!

Boasting a sandy beachfront and a brand-new dock, the cabin offers stunning views, large windows, and a spacious deck. No matter the season, this is a cozy cottage stay!

Haliburton Airbnb details:

  • πŸ“ Highland East on Lake Paudash
  • πŸ›οΈ 4 bedrooms, sleep up to 7 | πŸ›2 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 5/5 rated by guests! Guests love the most:
    • attentive hosts
    • the relaxed vibe and boho interior
    • views of Paudash Lake from the cottage

7. Freddie’s Cottage

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Photo permission by Freddie’s Cottage

This cute, cozy cottage with a (seasonal) bunkie offers the perfect solution for couples or families who want to plan a getaway together, but also want their own private space.

The mature pine treed lawn and firepit connect the two properties that lead down to the water.

A short paddle takes you to Ragged Falls Provincial Park.

Airbnb Algonquin Highlands Details

  • πŸ“ Algonquin Highlands on Oxtongue Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 | πŸ›1 bathroom + 2-bedroom, 1-bath Bunkie
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 Rated by guests 4.5/5, with comments saying:
    • clean, comfortable cottage
    • extra Bunkie works well for families and friends
    • amenities of canoes and kayaks
    • this lake can be busy in summer

8. Hali’s Hangout

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Photo permission by Hali’s Hangout

Welcome to the Hali Hangout! Located on 1.8 acres of forest and trees, a long, windy driveway will lead you to this cottage rental. Perched at the water’s edge, overlooking the beautiful Benoir Lake.

The lake can be accessed from the dock or sandy shore making it a great comfortable cottage rental for families with little kids.

Airbnb Haliburton Ontario Details

  • πŸ“ Harcourt on Benior Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 | πŸ›1 bathroom
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 4/5 rated by guests! Guests said:
    • a great family cottage with a warm, shallow lake for kids and a sandy beach
    • rent a canoe or kayak nearby (not included)
    • great location of being a halfway point to Toronto and Ottawa, and nearby Algonquin
    • 1 negative review about the price value

9. H2H Cottage Co. Kennisis Lake

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From my stay at Kennisis Lake Cottage

Stay in this rustic comfy cottage perched up high with amazing views of Kennisis Lake. The Kennisis Lake H2H Cottage almost makes you feel like you’re staying in a tree house as you have views over the tree tops onto the lake. The sunsets are simply incredible.

Haliburton Airbnb Details

  • πŸ“ Dysart et al on Kennisis Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 6 guests |  πŸ›2 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 Read about my stay at Kennisis Lake H2H Cottage

10. H2H Cottage Co. Bitter Lake

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From my stay at Bitter Lake Cottage

This cute charming cottage sits on a small, quiet lake. Bitter Lake H2H Cottage offers multiple decks, the perfect viewspot for sunrise and sunset watching. Then roast your marshmellows by the campfire at night and gaze upon the stars.

Airbnb Haliburton Details

  • πŸ“Dysart et al on Bitter Lake
  • πŸ›οΈ3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 guests | πŸ›2 bathrooms
  • 🐾 Dog-friendly
  • 🌟 Read about my stay at Bitter Lake H2H Cottage

More Cottage Rentals Ontario Airbnb Resources

After you’ve experienced a cottage rental in the Algonquin Highlands, broaden your horizons to explore other charming regions across the province.

Consider the prestine cottage country rentals of Muskoka or the rural and picturesque landscapes of Prince Edward County Airbnbs.

Or head west to Lake Huron to the sun-soaked shores of Sauble Beach beach rentals or further south to the cottage rentals in Bayfield and Grand Bend.

Each destination offers something unique, making them ideal alternatives for your next memorable cottage rental adventure.

As a Holidaymaker

Haliburton Highlands is a highly sought after destination for city dwellers. It truly offers that quintessential Canadian cottage country experience.

Just as beautiful as the landscape is, so must the cottage be. I hope this list has inspired you to book one of these amazing Airbnb properties for your next northern escape in the Haliburton area.