Discover a selection of 270 vacation rentals in Kawartha Lakes, ON, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $123 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Kawartha Lakes. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Bright waters and happy lands

Just under 2 hours from Toronto, Kawartha Lakes – whose name comes from a word meaning bright waters and happy lands – is a collection of charming rural communities nestled among numerous lakes and rivers. Miles of meandering trails beckon cyclists, hikers, and horseback riders alike to explore the stunning landscape and enjoy the abundance of wildlife that calls the region home. When the bright snows of winter arrive, these trails are transformed into runs for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. After a day of adventuring, Kawartha Lakes vacation rentals are cozy places to relax before heading to an outdoor theater for a night under the stars.

Things to do

Legendary artists and ancient beliefs in Kawartha Lakes

The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is an old railway bed that has been turned into a stunning recreational corridor that meanders through wetlands, farmlands, woodlands, and rural communities, affording walkers a behind-the-scenes look at Kawartha Lakes. Meanwhile, you can explore the rich heritage and artistic talent of the region on the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail. It leads to artisan studios and craft shops, galleries, and places to meet local legends, mingle with creative types, and buy some unique souvenirs.


Ice fishing and farmers’ markets in Kawartha Lakes

As snow begins to fall and ponds freeze over in Kawartha Falls, winter festivities begin. Nearby hills are a magnet for snowboarders and skiers, while those who like a slower pace of activity can head to a lake for ice skating, ice fishing, or a rousing game of ice fishing. For warmer fun, there are artists to meet and galleries to visit. When the snow melts, Kawartha vacation rentals are a welcoming home base for shopping local farmer's markets, taking in a round of golf, or spending a leisurely day on the sparkling waters of the lake fishing for walleye, muskie, and bass.


Summer kayaking and winter skiing

With sun-drenched summers and snowy winters, Kawartha Lakes is a playground for lovers of the wilderness. As the sun sparkles across lakes and rivers, kayaks and canoes are peaceful ways to navigate the watery pathways that meander through the woods and around islands. Once the freeze of winter settles in, it's time to hit the trails with snowshoes and cross-country skis, or charter a trip with savvy local fishermen. Adventurers can rent snowmobiles to explore the woods and catch a glimpse of local wildlife. On cold nights, you’ll relish warming up by a crackling fire in Kawartha Lakes vacation rentals.

Natural features

Wilderness beauty and bird-watching

Nestled in a lush rural region north of Lake Ontario and east of Lake Huron, Kawartha Lakes is close to pristine lakes and fragrant pine forests. Nearby Algonquin Provincial Park stuns with rocky ridges, crystal-clear lakes, and hills covered with maple trees that turn brilliant colors every fall, while the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands offer a true wilderness for adventurers to explore as they chart their own trails. Bird-lovers will find endless delight at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, where they can spot great blue herons and osprey, scarlet tanagers, and common nighthawks. Bring your binoculars and feast your eyes on nature at its most liberated.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kawartha Lakes, ON, CA?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 270 vacation rentals around Kawartha Lakes. From 162 cottage rentals to 254 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kawartha Lakes?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kawartha Lakes. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bobcaygeon: 129 vacation rentals
  • Balsam Lake: 89 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon Lake: 87 vacation rentals
  • Dunsford: 82 vacation rentals
  • Lindsay: 69 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kawartha Lakes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kawartha Lakes?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Kawartha Lakes. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fenelon Falls: 90 rentals
  • Deer Run Golf Course: 69 rentals
  • Lindsay Square Mall: 105 rentals
  • Bay Ranch Lodge and Equestrian Centre: 144 rentals
  • Station Gallery of Fenelon Falls: 135 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kawartha Lakes listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Kawartha Lakes

Fenelon Falls
90 vacation rentals
Deer Run Golf Course
69 vacation rentals
Lindsay Square Mall
105 vacation rentals
Bay Ranch Lodge and Equestrian Centre
144 vacation rentals
Station Gallery of Fenelon Falls
135 vacation rentals
Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum
95 vacation rentals
Lock 32
135 vacation rentals
Lions Spiplex Sports Dome
109 vacation rentals
Black Diamond Golf Club
48 vacation rentals
Windy Ridge Conservation Area
68 vacation rentals
Horseless Carriage Museum
138 vacation rentals
Whitetail Golf Club
69 vacation rentals
Fenelon Falls Museum
136 vacation rentals
Lindsay 500 Go Karts
109 vacation rentals
Byrnell Golf Club
131 vacation rentals
Kawartha Settlers' Village
146 vacation rentals
Fleetwood Creek Natural Area
38 vacation rentals
Ken Reid Conservation Area
69 vacation rentals
Lindsay Little Theatre
106 vacation rentals
Boyd Heritage Museum
146 vacation rentals