The Hot List: Top 10 cottage rental locations in Ontario

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Ontario has a wealth of waterfront wonders that are also great rental opportunities to enjoy time away with the family. Many of these cozy cottage retreats are situated near quaint and historic towns that offer the best of gift shopping and dining.

Here are 10 of the best places to rent cottages in Ontario (in no particular order).

1. Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL): This historic town offers the best of cottage rentals, with stately properties that are suitable for families and larger groups. You'll be steps from museums, restaurants and wineries.

2. Kawartha Lakes: There are many cottage rental options available in this area made up by lakes, including the popular Balsam Lake and Pigeon Lake. Kawartha is known for its great fishing and relatively short drive from Toronto.

3. Rice Lake: This calm spot near Peterborough is a popular area for boating, fishing and family fun. You'll find attractions such as treetop treks and reptile zoos nearby.

4. Muskoka: This may well be the crown jewel of Ontario's cottage country — you'll be able to rent an amazing cottage in a variety of spots in the region; including Lake of Bays, Lake Rosseau and Parry Sound.

5. Southampton: This is a charming vacation town on Lake Huron with lighthouses, beaches and, of course, many beautiful cottage properties to choose from near the water to watch the sun go down.

6. Kingston: This is a fairly busy urban area with a wealth of history, from stone archways to older architecture. Its waterfront cottage properties also allow easy access to boat tours of the amazing Thousand Islands.

7. Bruce Peninsula: This area is a scenic treasure and is close to Tobermory, one of the most unique places in Ontario. It's also home to beautiful Sauble Beach, one of the top beach destinations in the province.

8. Manitoulin Island: This area is just a ferry ride from Tobermory, and is the largest freshwater island in the world. Steeped in First Nations culture, it is also the site of the first European settlement.

9. Haliburton: This region includes Minden and Dorset, and has several four-season cottage rentals to enjoy its tourism offerings at any time of year. Your family will enjoy the hiking, skiing, and outdoor festivals.

10. Orangeville: This is a happening town that's not a far drive from Toronto, but it's also a great destination for cottagers due to its proximity to the beautiful Nottawasaga River. It offers the best of outdoor music festivals and other family-friendly events.

There's no shortage of amazing cottage rental locations in Ontario for you to enjoy this summer! Look and Book at www.canadastays.com to find the best retreat for you.

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The Hot List: Top 10 cottage rental locations in Ontario

Sponsored content Jul 04, 2016 Metroland Media

Ontario has a wealth of waterfront wonders that are also great rental opportunities to enjoy time away with the family. Many of these cozy cottage retreats are situated near quaint and historic towns that offer the best of gift shopping and dining.

Here are 10 of the best places to rent cottages in Ontario (in no particular order).

1. Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL): This historic town offers the best of cottage rentals, with stately properties that are suitable for families and larger groups. You'll be steps from museums, restaurants and wineries.

2. Kawartha Lakes: There are many cottage rental options available in this area made up by lakes, including the popular Balsam Lake and Pigeon Lake. Kawartha is known for its great fishing and relatively short drive from Toronto.

3. Rice Lake: This calm spot near Peterborough is a popular area for boating, fishing and family fun. You'll find attractions such as treetop treks and reptile zoos nearby.

4. Muskoka: This may well be the crown jewel of Ontario's cottage country — you'll be able to rent an amazing cottage in a variety of spots in the region; including Lake of Bays, Lake Rosseau and Parry Sound.

5. Southampton: This is a charming vacation town on Lake Huron with lighthouses, beaches and, of course, many beautiful cottage properties to choose from near the water to watch the sun go down.

6. Kingston: This is a fairly busy urban area with a wealth of history, from stone archways to older architecture. Its waterfront cottage properties also allow easy access to boat tours of the amazing Thousand Islands.

7. Bruce Peninsula: This area is a scenic treasure and is close to Tobermory, one of the most unique places in Ontario. It's also home to beautiful Sauble Beach, one of the top beach destinations in the province.

8. Manitoulin Island: This area is just a ferry ride from Tobermory, and is the largest freshwater island in the world. Steeped in First Nations culture, it is also the site of the first European settlement.

9. Haliburton: This region includes Minden and Dorset, and has several four-season cottage rentals to enjoy its tourism offerings at any time of year. Your family will enjoy the hiking, skiing, and outdoor festivals.

10. Orangeville: This is a happening town that's not a far drive from Toronto, but it's also a great destination for cottagers due to its proximity to the beautiful Nottawasaga River. It offers the best of outdoor music festivals and other family-friendly events.

There's no shortage of amazing cottage rental locations in Ontario for you to enjoy this summer! Look and Book at www.canadastays.com to find the best retreat for you.

CanadaStays logo

This list has been brought to you by CanadaStays. With over 50,000 cottages, cabins, chalets, resorts, lodges, B&Bs and unique country accommodations available for rent across the country, CanadaStays.com is Canada's largest vacation rental resource.

The Hot List: Top 10 cottage rental locations in Ontario

Sponsored content Jul 04, 2016 Metroland Media

Ontario has a wealth of waterfront wonders that are also great rental opportunities to enjoy time away with the family. Many of these cozy cottage retreats are situated near quaint and historic towns that offer the best of gift shopping and dining.

Here are 10 of the best places to rent cottages in Ontario (in no particular order).

1. Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL): This historic town offers the best of cottage rentals, with stately properties that are suitable for families and larger groups. You'll be steps from museums, restaurants and wineries.

2. Kawartha Lakes: There are many cottage rental options available in this area made up by lakes, including the popular Balsam Lake and Pigeon Lake. Kawartha is known for its great fishing and relatively short drive from Toronto.

3. Rice Lake: This calm spot near Peterborough is a popular area for boating, fishing and family fun. You'll find attractions such as treetop treks and reptile zoos nearby.

4. Muskoka: This may well be the crown jewel of Ontario's cottage country — you'll be able to rent an amazing cottage in a variety of spots in the region; including Lake of Bays, Lake Rosseau and Parry Sound.

5. Southampton: This is a charming vacation town on Lake Huron with lighthouses, beaches and, of course, many beautiful cottage properties to choose from near the water to watch the sun go down.

6. Kingston: This is a fairly busy urban area with a wealth of history, from stone archways to older architecture. Its waterfront cottage properties also allow easy access to boat tours of the amazing Thousand Islands.

7. Bruce Peninsula: This area is a scenic treasure and is close to Tobermory, one of the most unique places in Ontario. It's also home to beautiful Sauble Beach, one of the top beach destinations in the province.

8. Manitoulin Island: This area is just a ferry ride from Tobermory, and is the largest freshwater island in the world. Steeped in First Nations culture, it is also the site of the first European settlement.

9. Haliburton: This region includes Minden and Dorset, and has several four-season cottage rentals to enjoy its tourism offerings at any time of year. Your family will enjoy the hiking, skiing, and outdoor festivals.

10. Orangeville: This is a happening town that's not a far drive from Toronto, but it's also a great destination for cottagers due to its proximity to the beautiful Nottawasaga River. It offers the best of outdoor music festivals and other family-friendly events.

There's no shortage of amazing cottage rental locations in Ontario for you to enjoy this summer! Look and Book at www.canadastays.com to find the best retreat for you.

CanadaStays logo

This list has been brought to you by CanadaStays. With over 50,000 cottages, cabins, chalets, resorts, lodges, B&Bs and unique country accommodations available for rent across the country, CanadaStays.com is Canada's largest vacation rental resource.