15 Best Airbnb Muskoka Cottage Rentals

Escape to these Airbnb Muskoka cottage rentals.

The sought-after area in Ontario is known for its rugged, natural landscape – from the windswept pines, rocky shores and beautiful lakes. You can experience the quintessential Canadian cottage country setting in these Muskoka Airbnb properties.

Cottage getaways from Toronto are a long-standing summer tradition. And, more and more people crave that escape up north all year round. For those who don’t have a family cottage, renting one is the next best thing! That’s what I do!

The market is saturated with cottage rentals. So, I’ve researched the best Muskoka cabin rentals.

This curated list includes my personal experience of staying at one of these Airbnb cottage Muskoka rentals.
Looking for a pet-friendly, waterfront, secluded, luxury or budget-friendly cottage?
You can find them here, on these rental cottages Muskoka list.

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Best Airbnb Muskoka Cottages

#1 Pick
fireplace, artwork, rug with chair in Scandinavian Muskoka Cottage

#1 Airbnb in Muskoka

Let me introduce you to DOCK Cottage in Baysville on the beautiful Muskoka River!

It’s one of the best cottages in Muskoka I’ve stayed at!

Read my full review and experience at this Scandinavian-inspired cottage.

1. DOCK Cottage

blue sofa, fireplace artwork, white walls at scandinavian muskoka cottage

This brand-new cottage in Muskoka just hit the market, and it is gorgeous! Couples who love simple modern design- this one is for you!

Norway meets Canada – and you’ve got the perfect Norweign design with touches of Canadian charm. It will be easy to relax here, with views of the Muskoka River.

Muskoka Cabins Airbnb details:

  • Location: Baysville on Muskoka River
  • Number of Guests: 4 in a 2-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for couples, or small family
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: hot tub, super cozy and stylish, outdoor firepit, walkable to charming Baysville
  • What guests love the most: read my review

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2. Royal Muskoka Island Cottage

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Photo credit: Muskoka

Check out this cottage! Brand new inside with nothing but the best finishes matches the prestigious location of being on Royal Muskoka Island – a quiet secluded part of Muskoka Lakes.

Away from boats, and other cottages this is a quiet escape with a short drive to Port Carling.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Minett on Muskoka Lakes
  • Number of Guests: 8 in a 4-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for families
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: location on prestigious Royal Muskoka Island, brand new kitchen with high-end appliances, use of canoe, paddle board, kayaks, finished bunky with TV
  • What guests love the most: responsive host, clean, modern cottage, located on a quiet bay, recommend and will return

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3. Three Mile Lake Hideaway

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Photo Credit: Three Mile Lake Hideaway

Light, bright and brand new! Imagine staying in this super stylish cottage where the light fills the space and the lake is right at your doorstep. Not to mention the location of being right in Port Carling- one of the best towns to visit in the Muskokas!

Airbnb Cottages Muskoka details:

  • Location: Uttersonon on Three Mile Lake Muskoka Lake
  • Number of Guests: 8 in a 4-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for families
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: loft space with home office with a view, second-story windows, live edge dining space for 8
  • What guests love the most: responsive host, clean, brand new cottage, winter escapes are quiet, the location being close to amenities

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4. Todholm Cottage

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Photo credit: Todholm Cottage

Stay in the sought-after Port Carling! This newly renovated cottage has been designed with care. With soft neutrals throughout, each of its spaces is warm, comfortable and inviting.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Port Carling on Muskoka Lake
  • Number of Guests: 6 in a 3-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for couples, families
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: Port Carling location, brand new furniture and appliances, stylish decor
  • What guests love the most: stay here and be the first

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5. Modern Lake Muskoka

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Photo credit: Modern Muskoka Lake

Location, location, location! Stay in this modern, renovated cottage which has everything you would ever need and more! Light, bright decor with high-end furnishings with a gorgeous new outdoor sauna.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Torrance on Muskoka Lake
  • Number of Guests: 7 in a 6-bed | 4-bath (full + 2 half)
  • Best for couples, families
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: outdoor firepit, pizza oven, outdoor sauna, bunkie with extra sleeping space, stylish decor, home office with strong wifi
  • What guests love the most: helpful host, amenities, the location being close to Gravenhurst, style and decor of the cottage

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6. Lake Muskoka Mckenzie Retreat

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Photo credit: Lake Muskoka Mckenzie Retreat

Are you looking for a quaint cottage rental? This original cottage has been refreshed into a light, bright, open concept without losing its cottage-y charm. You can’t beat the location, on the famous Muskoka Lake and a short drive to Bala, Gravenhurst and Port Carling.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Torrance on Muskoka Lake
  • Number of Guests: 6 in a 2-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for couples, a small family
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: outdoor
  • What guests love the most: stay here, and you could be the first

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7. River House

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Photo credit: River House

Are you looking for a historic country house charmer? This lovely home built in 1890 has a ton of character. Sitting on a quiet street that backs onto the river that flows through Bracebridge, the inside has been remodelled to keep the original features intact.

This is perfect for someone who wants to experience small-town life in Muskoka living at its best Airbnb rental.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Bracebridge (backs onto the river)
  • Number of Guests: 6 in a 2-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for couples, a small family
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: outdoor kitchen (pictured above), outdoor gazebo dining space with views of the river, use of kayaks, beautiful gardens
  • What guests love the most: walkable to Huntsville, responsive host, beautiful gardens

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8. Moon River Lodge

wood log cabin with loft space in muskoka airbnb
Photo credit: Moon River Lodge

Are you looking for a large space gathering for your family or multiple families? The Moon River is a large cottage offering over 3200 sq/ft. This traditional wood log cottage is super cozy and warm with big comfortable furniture aimed at families.

Cottages Muskoka Airbnb details:

  • Location: Muskoka Lakes – Muskoka River
  • Number of Guests: 14 in a 4-bed | 3-bath
  • Best for larger gatherings, families
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: newly
  • What guests love the most: shallow lake (warm, great for kids), responsive host, beautiful inside and out (better than photos!)

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9. Muskoka Paddle House

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Photo credit: Paddle House Cottage

Are you looking for a cottage that is close to town but on the water? The Paddle House is a newly renovated waterfront cottage that is walkable to downtown Bracebridge. Imagine spending your sunny days on the dock and walking into town for ice cream or a meal at the local restaurant. Stay here and you’re bound to make some fun-filled memories.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Bracebridge – Muskoka River
  • Number of Guests: 10 in a 6-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for couples, larger gatherings, and families
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: newly renovated with light, bright, stylish decor, family-friendly (bunk beds, games), a games room complete with Foosball, ping pong, and air hockey, Bunkie with extra guest space
  • What guests love the most: walkable to Huntsville, picture perfect, cute and cozy, responsive host

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10. Three Mile Lake Cottage

Are you looking for a cottage rental that won’t break the budget? This cute cottage has been newly updated and is an affordable option for a Muskoka cottage rental location. Clean, fresh, modern update with warm neutrals of white and soft grays with views of the lake.  

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Huntsville – Muskoka River
  • Number of Guests: 6 in a 3-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for couples or small family
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: newly renovated, affordable, fire pit, cottage sits close to the waterfront
  • What guests love the most: location (close to Port Carling), clean, peaceful, bright, newly renovated

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11. Wolegib Cabin

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Photo credit: Wolegib Cabin

Are you looking for a modern cabin stay that offers some serious design goals? Welcome to Wolegib! This cottage rental offers a gorgeous minimalist modern style both inside and out. Featuring a rec room with foosball, ping pong and air hockey tables perfect for entertaining families or a friend’s getaway.

This property sits on a river that opens up to a larger lake, perfect for those who love to paddle.

Cottage Muskoka Airbnb details:

  • Location: Huntsville – Muskoka River
  • Number of Guests: 8 in a 3-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for couples or families
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: hot tub, clean, calm lake, use of kayaks and canoe, 3-acre property
  • What guests love the most: stay here and you could be the first

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12. Birch Haven

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Photo credit: Birch Haven

Stay at this gorgeous cottage that perfectly blends the original details of the pine plank and refreshed modern update. The all-white interior with pops of blue and grounded by warm brown tones make this a stylish cottage that is warm and inviting.

Cottage in Muskoka Airbnb details:

  • Location: Muskoka Lakes – Bass Lake
  • Number of Guests: 7 in a 3-bed | 2-bath
  • Best for couples or families
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous treed lot, close to Port Carling
  • What guests love the most: stay here and you could be the first

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13. Muskoka Retreat

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Photo credit: Muskoka Retreat

This Muskoka Retreat is a warm, inviting cottage on Three Mile Lake – perfect for families. The contemporary furnishings in warm neutrals offer a comfortable space to relax and make you instantly feel at home. Outdoor dining spaces, a fire pit and views of the lake from your private treed lot remind you are north and in Muskoka.

Muskoka Cottage Airbnb details:

  • Location: Windermere – Three Mile Lake
  • Number of Guests: 8 in a 3-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for couples or families
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: close to Port Carling, Bracebridge and Huntsville, access to kayaks
  • What guests love the most: stay here and you could be the first

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14. Muskoka Wharf House

Looking for a charming small town getaway in the heart of Muskoka? The Muskoka Wharf House, an in-town cottage is styled in a cute boho style where every detail is left undone. Creams, black and deep green with touches of gold and soft pale pink flow from room to room.

Cottage Airbnb Muskoka details:

  • Location: Gravenhurst
  • Number of Guests: 8 in a 3-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for a couple, friends and a family
  • Dog-friendly: no
  • Highlights: cool boho style, in-town Airbnb with a short drive to the water
  • What guests love the most: stay here and you could be the first

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15. Black River Haus

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Photo Credit: Black River Haus Airbnb Site courtesy of Lisa Scott Photography

Are you looking for a cottage escape close to Toronto?

Just on the southern tip of the Muskoka border lies this uber-cool Scandian-inspired cottage rental. Nothing but cozy vibes here. Surround yourself with nature and have access to a quiet river perfect for paddling.

Muskoka Cottages Airbnb details:

  • Location: Washago – riverfront
  • Number of Guests: 6 in a 3-bed | 1-bath
  • Best for a couple, friends and family
  • Dog-friendly: yes
  • Highlights: 140ft of riverfront, Scandinavian-inspired style, cool vibe, 15-minute drive to Gravenhurst and to Orillia
  • What guests love the most: design, window with riverfront views, easy process

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Other Ontario Airbnb Cottage Rentals

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As a Holidaymaker

Escape to any of these Muskoka Airbnb cottage rentals and relax in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada.

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