Vacation rentals provide you with that home-away-from-home feel we all crave while travelling; and the best part about rentals is that come with many bonus features including hot tubs.
If you're ready for the fun and excitement of urban hustle and bustle or craving some quiet time away from it all, it's time to plan a trip to Ontario. The province truly offers something for everyone, whether you want it right outside your door or don't mind being a little bit removed from the action.
Ontario is filled with history, which you can experience and learn about by touring the various cities and seeing the amazing architecture and exploring the museums. It's also filled with stunning natural beauty so be sure to stop by local parks and gardens before heading out to the cultural attractions like theatres, festivals, galleries and so much more.
When you're ready to call it a day, you can head back to your welcoming and cosy cottage; vacation rentals provide you with that home-away-from-home feel we all crave while travelling. And the best part about rentals is that come with many bonus features including hot tubs. In the warm months, hot tubs are a great place to relax each night, and when the weather turns chilly they're perfect for warming up as you sip a glass of wine.
Here are Ontario's top 10 cottages with hot tubs:
1) Lake Simcoe Cottage
Wake up to stunning south-facing views of the lake at sunrise with Lake Simcoe timberframe cottages. Four bedrooms with a master and private ensuite with a slate shower and separate tub ensure comfort and privacy for large parties, and you’ll have a large party dock with a 6-person private hot tub for fun evenings. Best of all, the hot tub is secluded and private, offering spectacular night views of the lake and Big Bay Point.
For dining, you’ll have a custom gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop and appliances to prepare your own feasts at home. There’s also an outdoor fireplace for a cosy evening in cooler weather.
The living space boasts upper and lower great rooms, soaring timberframe ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fireplaces for gas and wood burning. You could also spend time on the upper glass wrap-around deck to watch the sunset over the water.
2) Whitestone Lakehouse
For the ultimate in luxury, the Whitestone Lakehouse boasts a lakefront cottage on 55 acres of land on the lakefront. The cottage has 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms to accommodate families and large groups in a private, scenic setting.
If you’re bringing the kids, you’ll have plenty of indoor entertainment like a theatre, game systems, mini ping pong, foosball, and board games. Dogs are welcome on the property as well, so you can spend your time exploring the wilderness with your pet.
You’re also steps from the lake for kayaking and boating, or you can hike in the surrounding woodland. The cottage has 2 fire pits for campfires, roasting marshmallows, and star gazing. If you’re looking to relax, the hot tub and sauna are perfect for romantic or quiet nights with a glass of wine under the stars.
3) Upper Rideau Cottage
If you’re looking to unplug and recharge, the private stone cottage on Upper Rideau Lake is situated on 460 feet of land on the lakefront. The huge trees, greenery, crystal-clear waterfront, and spectacular sunsets create a stunning, quiet environment to relax with the family or a loved one.
Inside, you’ll be surrounded by old-world charm with exposed beam ceilings, stone fireplaces, pine floors, a master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. If you’re bringing the kids, there’s a loft bedroom with 1 queen bed, 3 twin beds, and a toddler bed.
You can prepare many of your own meals with a fully stocked kitchen and appliances, including a dishwasher, and enjoy bonding time with the family in one of the stunning dining rooms with large windows offering views of the lake. There’s also a pool table room, a piano, an additional living area with a flat-screen television, and a wooden deck that offers entertainment and seating areas, as well as a tennis court. With the hot tub and sauna, you can enjoy cosy evenings near the water with beautiful views.
4) Georgian Bay Cottage
Natural sunlight and gorgeous woodwork make this cottage something special. The home sits on Mermaid Island and boasts a private beach where you can build sandcastles, splash in the waves or soak up the sun with a good book to your heart's content.
With three acres of property you'll have plenty of privacy as you explore the forest and rocky terrain on some amazing hikes. Large decks provide plenty of outdoor living space including a hot tub, of course. Inside, you'll find four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the renovated cottage.
White-washed pine walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed barn wood floorboards give the home a rustic feel while the amenities are truly modern luxuries.
An open-concept living spaces keeps it airy and light and each bedroom is outfitted with comfortable mattresses that will help you get the best sleep ever each night.
5) Thunder Bay Cottage
Just 45 minutes from Thunder Bay nestled on the shores of Lake Superior sits this private two bedroom, one bathroom cottage. The plentiful windows and open concept keep the space open, bright and airy, filled with warming natural sunlight.
Whether you're come with your family or your significant other, you can enjoy watching the snowfall or sunset snuggled in front of the cosy fireplace.
The master bedroom overlooks the hot tub where you can warm up in the cold or relax in the heat, and the second bedroom boasts two single beds. Renovations abound in the bathroom, which features a jetted tub and was updated in 2012.
If you're looking for peace and quiet you're sure to find it here, and keep an eye out for local wildlife sightings.