Airbnb cottage rental properties in Haliburton Highlands Ontario. This list includes cabins and cottages in Haliburton County that are pet-friendly, waterfront, secluded or luxury vacation rentals.
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10 Best Airbnb Stays in Haliburton Highlands

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. Small towns like Dorset, Minden and Haliburton offer up good food and drink, along with a thriving arts community that adds to its charm.

If you are looking for a cottage rental in Haliburton County I’ve done all the research for you! Here are the 10 best Airbnb stays in Haliburton Highlands. All you have to do now is click and book. 

Best Airbnb in Haliburton

The Baltic

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Who wants to stay in an actual treehouse? This off-grid sustainable property is a luxury stay in an evergreen forest. It’s the perfect spot to reconnect with nature in any season.  It offers just enough space for a solo traveller or a couple. 

Details:

  • Location: Minden Hills
  • Average Price: $300/night
  • 1 bedroom
  • Not dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Wren Lake House

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Wren Lake

Looking to stay in a cottage perched up high amongst the trees? This treetop property soars over the quiet Wren Lake. Descend the 130 steps to the private lake access, where you’ll have use of the cottage’s kayaks and canoe. This mid-century Scandinavian styled interior is perfect for a family or friends stay.

Details:

  • Algonquin Highlands (Wren Lake)
  • Average price $350/night
  • 4 bedrooms | 2 baths
  • Not dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Birchwood Cottage Co - Kennisis Lake

Airbnb cottage rental properties in Haliburton Highlands Ontario. This list includes cabins and cottages in Haliburton County that are pet-friendly, waterfront, secluded or luxury vacation rentals.
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Are you looking for the ultimate boutique cottage property? Situated on one of the few peninsulas of the stunning Kennisis Lake, this stylish cottage is all about the views! This laid-back luxury is beautiful inside and out – perfect for your next couple or family getaway.

Details:

  • Location: Dysart et al (Kennisis Lake)
  • Average price: $650+/night
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Dog friendly
Click here and book your stay

Spencer Lakehouse

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Do you want to create new cottage memories with your family? Then consider this newly renovated cottage – perfect for the entire family, including your four-legged members. It’s clean, light and airy. A waterfront property that offers guests access to a private sandy beach and a grassy yard.

  • Details: Dysart et al (Grass Lake)
  • Average price: $400/night
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Dog-friendly
Click here to book your stay

Cranberry Cabins

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Do you long to stay in a traditional log cabin deep in the woods? This cozy cabin is the perfect stay for a romantic couple’s getaway. Nestled amongst the soaring trees on a large lot with an outdoor dining space and large fire pit to gaze upon the starlit sky. Read all about my stay at this cute cabin. 

Details: 

  • Location: Dysart et al
  • Average price: $150/night
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom + seasonal bunkie with 2 single beds
  • Dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Harcourt Cottage

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Harcourt Cottage

Are you looking for a family cottage with all the comforts of home? This is definitely it! This newly built waterfront property has everything you will need – boat launch, BBQ, kayaks and more. It’s a short drive away from town, a golf course and a ski hill. Perfect for active family stays.

Details:

  • Location: Harcourt (Lake Miskwabi)
  • Average price: $600/night
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Not dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

The Suffolk

Photo credit: Airbnb site for The Suffolk 

Are you looking for a cottage to be on a quiet, peaceful no motor lake? The Suffolk offers just that, a pristine shallow lake with a sandy beach. This stylish, boutique cottage makes for a great getaway for couples and friends. 

Details:

  • Location: Eagle Lake (Ross Lake)
  • Average price: $490/night
  • 3 bedrooms/1 bathroom
  • Not dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Algonquin Lakefront Cottage

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Algonquin Lakefront

Who loves being in the great outdoors? This newly renovated mid century modern cottage sits in the perfect location. Steps from the trail systems to enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and hiking. Included are 4 ice fishing poles, 4 pairs of snow shoes and a trail map. 

Details:

  • Location: Hastings Highlands (Little MacGarry Lake)
  • Average price: $270/night
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

Rose-Eh Chalet

Photo credit: Airbnb site for Rose-Eh Chalet

Who is looking for a quiet escape on a beautiful lake? This A-frame chalet sits on a no-motor, small, crystal clear limestone bottom lake. Paddle out in one of the cottage’s kayaks and canoes to enjoy the peacefulness it has to offer. Inside, the interior is light, simple and minimalist with a few touches of the traditional Hudson’s Bay stripes.

Details:

  • Location: Harcourt (Lake Carfrae)
  • Average price: $350 /night
  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
  • Dog friendly (upon request)
Click here to book your stay

Kabin Paudash Lake

Photo Credit: Airbnb site for Kabin Paudash Lake

Are you looking to stay in a highly stylized boutique cottage? This newly renovated cottage is oh so dreamy. From its relaxed boho interior to its beautiful lake views – this one is definitely swoon worthy. It had me at its pops of pale pink! Perfect for a family and friends stay. 

Details:

  • Location: Highland East (Lake Paudash)
  • Average price: $550/night
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Dog friendly
Click here to book your stay

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. 

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Airbnb cottage rental properties in Haliburton Highlands Ontario. This list includes cabins and cottages in Haliburton County that are pet-friendly, waterfront, secluded or luxury vacation rentals.
Airbnb cottage rental properties in Haliburton Highlands Ontario. This list includes cabins and cottages in Haliburton County that are pet-friendly, waterfront, secluded or luxury vacation rentals.

Sending a big shout out to some amazing photographers who’ve granted me permission to use their photos. Check out their work, and give them a follow.

Drone shots (blog cover + Pinterest Pin) is Victor Aerden 

Interior shots for The Birchwood Cottage + Kabin Paudash (including Pinterest pins) are:

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