The 12 Best Airbnbs In Muskoka, Ontario

October 6, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Muskoka, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Muskoka and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Charming Cottage On Lake Muskoka With Internet

5 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $310 per night, airbnb.com

A delightful lake view cottage for families or groups of five friends, where you have a private dock to embark on your dream Muskoka expeditions right from the comfort of home. Come back after a tiresome day to lots of privacy and comfort, with a modern kitchen and lounge area at your disposal, and charming sleeping quarters to keep you rested for the night.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Wake up to sunrise on your private dock and beautiful open views of lake Muskoka. By day enjoy Kayaking, fishing and swimming in cool clear waters and at night relax by a campfire with a glass of wine or enjoy a bath in the beautiful soaker tub with heated bathroom floors looking out on the water.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Heating | Dryer | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Bathtub | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“We had a great week at Bryan’s place. The waterfront is amazing, lots of smooth Muskoka rock and a great dock with lily pad for the kids. The cottage is very clean, well equipped and comfortable.” – Melissa
“This cottage is an exceptional place to enjoy Muskoka. It is located on a beautiful part of Lake Muskoka with great swimming off the dock and bays to explore by kayak; while only a short drive from Bracebridge.” – Winnie
“The cottage is outstanding. Perfect location in terms of proximity to Bracebridge, and on the lake. It was cozy, clean, and comfortable.” – Brendan
“Lovely updated cottage with awesome sunrises on Lake Muskoka.. enjoyed the large deck with beautiful views of the lake, great swimming area with large swim raft. Nice amenities allow a worry free time..” – Marie
“Wonderful place for a week with our two kids. Beautiful setting, good privacy, amazing swimming dock, close to town and fabulous hosts Ruth and Bryan. Highly recommended!” – Jeff

#2 Muskoka Dream Cottage

10 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $370 per night, airbnb.com

A gigantic, contemporary villa boasting six bedrooms and wood-dominant furnishings, just a few minutes shy of the vibrant cottage town of Gravenhurst where you have multiple dining options. Open-concept and with large common areas, you'll have a splendid retreat with your large group of friends or family here while enjoying all the modern luxuries in an overly serene setting.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Spectacular 4,200 square foot open concept custom luxury four season lakefront cottage in beautiful Gravenhurst Ontario. Great room boasts 26′ high cathedral ceilings with gourmet kitchen and wood burning fireplace. The cottage boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms upstairs. 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom on the main floor.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Air conditioning | TV | Indoor fireplace | Heating | Hot water | Dryer | Essentials | Washer | Room-darkening shades | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Can’t say enough about the place. It is fairly priced and has everything you need to enjoy muskoka. The cottage is spotless and modern.” – Noah
“Harry was an outstanding host and this is probably one of the best cottages I’ve ever stayed at , spacious , fully stocked and breathtaking views , thank you for your wonderful hospitality I will be back next year!” – Shahab
“This cottage is an amazing place to stay with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your vacation. Comfortable & clean – a huge space but a very cozy feel.” – Jill
“Beautiful cottage & great location – would highly recommend!” – Kaitlyn
“Great place for a weekend family&friends retreat.” – Viktor

#3 Lake Joseph Beauty

8 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $380 per night, airbnb.com

Find yourself cozying up to a rustic fireplace in a huge five-bedroom mansion by the shores of Lake Joseph. Featuring large, bright windows and a neat wood flooring, a serene hot tub and spacious bedrooms for large families or groups of friends, you'll find yourself surrounded by fun at this awesome Airbnb!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the natural beauty of Muskoka on coveted Lake Joseph! This bright and airy, yet cozy and comfortable cottage sits west-facing on 260 feet of Lake Joseph waterfront. It offers breathtaking views from the cottage, cabin and hot tub in sheltered Hamer Bay. Soak up the sun and swim in the fresh waters at the boathouse with a double-tiered dock.”

Amenities

Dryer | Essentials | TV | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Indoor fireplace | Bathtub | Children’s books and toys | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Great place would highly recommend this cottage, its a peaceful, beautiful property with everything you need. Don't be fooled by the photos because I was surprised at how much bigger the property was than the photos show.” – Justin
“I never really write reviews, but this place deserves 6 stars and more. First and foremost, pictures don’t do it justice. It was a fairly quick ride from Richmond Hill.” – Kat
“This cottage is AMAZING! The house is huge and so beautiful, the photos do not make justice. We were so impressed with the house, the beautiful lake view, the hot tub, the many activities at our disposal (canoe, kayaks, paddleboard, board games ).” – Pooja
“Hello Becky, your cottage is really clean and beautifully decorated. The views looking out from the cottage are picturistic too. And there are quite a lot of games to keep kids entertained.” – Nancy
“Becky’s cottage was absolutely beautiful! The spot on the water was stunning and the house was beautiful. It had everything we needed!” – Tricia

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#4 Muskoka Waterfront Cottage For Large Families

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $450 per night, airbnb.com

Get yourself acquainted with composure and beauty at a large 5-bedroom lakefront villa fit for large groups of friends and family. Spend a week away from the city, visiting the weekly Farmers' Market in nearby Bracebridge, spend afternoons setting the fishing line in anticipation of Walleye and Trout, and wrap off the days at the cozy fireplace reminiscing some great avenues down memory lane.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the best of cottage life with this beautiful waterfront home! Located on the Muskoka River across from the Wilson's Falls enjoy this serene and quiet area with many fun activities around. Enjoy downtown Bracebridge (only 3 mins away), various hiking trails, Santa's Village, swimming or canoeing down the River, or playing in the Falls.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Heating | Dryer | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Excellent Communication” – Rehan
“Place was super spacious and clean, access to the river was a bonus and we all had a great time. Would definitely come back.” – Mike
“Great place in a most beautiful location.” – Lev
“This house is perfect for a weekend getaway. I would definitely book again, me and my friends enjoyed it very much.” – Fardosa
“Shima’s cottage is beautiful, spacious and incredibly comfortable. It’s a wonderful place to spend a week with friends and family. We had a fantastic week and would happily go back again.” – Gelareh

#5 Bala Lakeside Retreat – A 5-Bed Cottage

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $380 per night, airbnb.com

Right off the highway and near the town of Bala where you can head over for ice-cream, donuts or groceries, this wood-dominant cottage with five-bedrooms has spacious living quarters for two families vacationing in the Muskoka area together. There's something for everyone here, whether you like to play pool in your private recreation room with pals, or just like idling away at the lakefront that leads from your backyard.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Just 10 min. walk from downtown Bala, very close to grocery store, ice cream store, restaurants, coffee shops, liquor store, beer store, etc. The cottage is family owned, on great small lake with great swimming and fishing, with a fireplace, and an open living room/dining room/kitchen. Wifi Internet, satellite TV.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Indoor fireplace | Heating | Washer | Essentials | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Eugenia's cottage is an amazing family cottage with lots of space for everyone to enjoy. The waterfront starts shallow which was great for the little people travelling with us & gradually gets deeper. Lots of fun water toys to play with.” – Kathryn
“Eugenia is amazing host in terms of communication and accommodation. I would say she has best value for the place as the cottage was much bigger than expected and has everything you need to feel cozy and safe.” – Kat
“Eugenia was an amazing host. Everything was exactly as advertised. We enjoyed our time at the cottage thoroughly …” – Amela
“Great cottage with lots of space and well stocked. We enjoyed being outside on the beautiful lakefront during early spring.” – David
“The view is stunning. Eugenia was most attentive accommodating and very responsive. She was very attentive to every detail. This was the best cottage experience I've had thus far.” – Faiza

#6 Kick-A-Root Cottage Near Muskoka River

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

A beautiful private cottage for the couple, a treat for nature lovers, and a gift to honeymooners! You're sure to love evenings star-gazing at the Milky Way from the comfort of your cozy hot tub, taking the canoe, kayak, or a rowboat down the incredibly serene river down your yard, and enjoying picnics in the blissful company of rugged landscape covered by windswept pines and the whistles of serenity.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled in the pines on the Muskoka River is this cozy one-bedroom cottage, ideal for a couple’s retreat. Kick-A-Root cottage offers the best of all worlds: it is relaxing, tranquil, and private, but you’re only a 10-minute drive from the Town of Bracebridge with unique shops, restaurants, groceries, and breweries, not to mention numerous tourist attractions.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Heating | Dryer | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“It's a great little spot! We didn't have the best weather during our stay but we were able to make the most of it between the rain showers. We went kayaking, had a couple nice fires and some walks with our dog.” – Keira
“Beautiful space, nice and clean. Great deck at the river. Kayaks were a blast!” – Samantha
“A cute home away from home! Mandie was quick to respond with any questions. My husband and I encountered temperamental weather and we were able to feel comfortable throughout it all.” – Karen
“Beautiful cottage on river. Location is close to Dorset, Baysville, Huntsville and Port Carling, enabling easy day trips. Hosts are very reponsive.” – Kathryn
“This place was absolutely remarkable! The pictures do not do it justice and the pictures are stunning. We were greeted by a sweet neighborhood pup and complimentary beverages.” – Kristina

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#7 Modern, Bright, Clean Lake Muskoka Cottage

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $460 per night, airbnb.com

A splendid Lake Muskoka retreat at a breezy two-hour drive from the hassles of Toronto, this street-end property consists of sleeping quarters for a large family with a king bed and a pair of queens, and a large terrace barbecue area overlooking Muskoka. You'll have plenty of comfy outdoor seating to enjoy the fresh lake breeze and unwind for a full week and be recharged for that upcoming project or dreaded work assignment.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Your ultimate cottage getaway, just two hours north of Toronto, awaits! This stunning executive vacation property is located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario’s #1 year round vacation destination. This newly renovated, luxury property is located directly on Lake Muskoka, right around the corner from the very popular Walkers Point Marina.”

Amenities

Wifi | Washer | TV | Essentials | Heating | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Beach essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Children’s dinnerware | Children’s books and toys

#8 One-Bedroom Lake-Front Cottage In Muskoka

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Located off Highway 169, this couple's getaway in the Gravenhurst area is the ideal Muskoka honeymoon destination or for a weekend getaway, located in a gem of an area at the lakefront, smartly nestled among the pine and spruce trees. Kayak and paddleboard to your heart's content and make delicious evening barbecues in the woods, under a sky full of stars.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This is a great location for a couple looking to get away and relax. Lovely log home feel, with newer appliances and central heating and air conditioning. The large deck has separate seating,dining areas and offers a lovely view of the lake. The lakefront is available exclusively for your enjoyment.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Air conditioning | TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Essentials | Room-darkening shades | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Dishwasher

Guest Reviews

“Tom's place was great. Everything feels very new and clean, the kitchen is very well equipped, and the deck and dock are outstanding – amazing views of the lake and beautifully decorated.” – Kathryn
“Wonderful spot! It is really hard to find small cottages for only 2 guests and also hard to find pet-friendly spots. This checks both those boxes AND is a simply amazing spot.” – Tara
“The cottage location was easy to find, the setting prettier than a picture and the amenities outstanding. Loved the size,decor and layout of the cottage. Tom has thought of everything you could ask for in a perfect cottage vacation.” – Linda
“Tom is a great host. We were lucky enough to snatch last minute weekend getaway to his beautiful cottage. Communication was great, he was able to answer any questions we had with quick responses.” – Sanjit
“Tom's place is a fantastic locale for a little rest and relaxation. It provides everything you would expect from a lakefront Muskoka's vacation. It's truly a gem.” – Shawn

#9 Villa Muskoka

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $520 per night, airbnb.com

Find yourself a 2,600 square foot four-bedroom villa with a full kitchen, an indoor fireplace and a beautiful view of Lake Muskoka. Ideal for large families looking for a base near Bracebridge, you'll enjoy the holistic Muskoka experience here with lots of nature and plenty of comfort!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Villas is an exclusive resort 4 season community located between Port Carling and Bracebridge, 2 hours from Toronto, On on beautiful Lake Muskoka. The Villas have a private beach, boat launching and slips, club house and recreational facilities. Complimentary non-motorized boats. Min stays apply.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Heating | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Iron | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Unit 5 was great with a big window overlooking the lake, high ceiling and great kitchen. There was lots of space for 6 adults. We enjoyed kayaking around the island and golfing across the street.” – Beena
“Beautiful house, beautiful lake/location. Highly recommend!” – Rami
“An absolutely gorgeous house located in an amazing location, backing onto the lake. We had such a great time at the house and had no issues whatsoever. Arlene was an outstanding host, thank you!” – Heather
“Truly a wonderful family thanksgiving trip for everyone.! Thanks for the great experience. Would love to visit again soon” – David
“Communication with the owner is never a problem. The location is ‘more-than-5-star' in lake Muskoka area and easy driving to lakes, trails, falls.” – Qiang

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#10 Splendid Muskoka Property

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $380 per night, airbnb.com

Another great Lake Muskoka villa with charming lake views from the wide lounge windows, this awesome home fit for a large family or a group of friends will intrigue you. It has a perfect location near all the nature-fun, and crisp décor that features traditional shades with a wooden contrast. Head over to the charming town of Bracebridge for awesome fun with the kids at Muskoka's theme park.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Villas of Muskoka is an exclusive 4 Season villa resort community between Port Carling and Bracebridge in Muskoka. 2 hours from Toronto, ON on beautiful Lake Muskoka. Consisting of 2, 3- and 4-bedroom rental villas. The Villas of Muskoka have a private beach, boat launching and slips, recreational facilities.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Heating | Dryer | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Amazingly clean, modern and well layed out place. It was very hard to leave :)” – Andrew
“Arlene’s place is absolutely phenomenal. Jose and Arlene are amazing hosts, so kind and helpful. I was so sad to leave.” – Tambra
“Absolutely exceptional home in a perfect setting, with flawless hosting. Great stay at a great place!” – Kazim
“The Villas of Muskoka was a wonderful place to stay and provided my family and friend fantastic long weekend experience. The unit itself is new and very clean, while Arlene is very hospitable and easy to talk to.” – Jeremy
“Great place! Very welcoming, the cottages are very clean and modern. Both Arlene and José were very polite and outgoing, they even started up a bonfire for us! I would 100% recommend!” – Gabriel

#11 Cozy Lake-Front Cottage In Muskoka

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

Leave the city behind and enjoy a retreat for four in the Muskoka wilderness, perfect for a pair of couples or a small family looking for some tranquillity and fun. The Trans Canada Hiking Trail is directly behind the cottage where you'll get to explore pristine wilderness and the occasional Gulliver on his travels!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This cosy, private cottage has a lovely view of the lake. It is perfect for a couple looking to get away relax and connect with nature.. The lake is shallow with lily pads and lake grass. You will enjoy sitting on the large dock, to soak up some rays or enjoy a night star gaze..”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Indoor fireplace | TV | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Tom’s place is clean, relaxing, our furry family loved the lake” – Peter
“My husband and I had been looking for a cottage in Muskoka for weeks for a little getaway with our pup when we came across Tom's property. We certainly lucked out with this booking, it was perfect!” – Krista
“So happy we picked this cottage! Both location and cottage were perfect! Tom was a great host.” – Elaine
“Location is easy to get to and its proximity on the lake is perfect whether you want to relax, or take part in various water/beach activities. Great value for the price!” – Omar
“Tom’s place is in a perfect location to enjoy beautiful muskoka. It’s very close to the muskoka steamship cruises and close by places to swim. His place is filled with stylish touches and had everything we needed.” – Marlene

#12 Rustic Log Cottage By Lake Muskoka

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $330 per night, airbnb.com

Need a quaint cottage for the whole family's lake-side stay in a spectacular Muskoka Airbnb? Look no further, you've come to the right place. Featuring a warm wooden deck that extends as a jetway all the way to your private waterfront of Lake Muskoka, we guarantee you won't run out of fun here.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Come stay at this perfect mix of rustic/ modern log cottage on a sought after spot on Lake Muskoka. Although we are currently waiting on permits to build a new boathouse/dock there is still access to the water via ladder off the rock.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Washer | TV | Heating | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Children’s dinnerware | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“We spent a wonderful week at Chantal’s place. The cottage was lovely – classic and rustic style, with great amenities. Lots of cooking supplies, very clean, and comfortable.” – Katarina
“We had a great long weekend here, and Chantal was always quick to answer any questions we had.” – Caitlin
“Spacious place in quiet area. Everything was as expected based on the photos. A few minutes to Bracebridge and a short drive to Port Carling. Chantal was extremely responsive ahead of and during the stay.” – Huntha
“We spent two weeks at Chantal's cottage and we had a great time! Chantal's hospitality was incredible. She made fantastic suggestions for places to visit.” – Kelly
“We spent a wonderful week at this cottage and Chantal & Jeff went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed to be comfortable during our stay.” – Dina

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