Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Lake Ontario 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 swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Lake Ontario. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Lake Ontario is a jewel of North America

Maybe you're hopping between the Thousand Islands spying out Gothic castles and secluded bays shrouded by ash trees and cedars? Perhaps you're looking across from leafy Humber Bay Park to the soaring CN Tower and skyscrapers of Toronto? Or is it the gushing wonders of Niagara Falls you've got on the menu, crashing over the bluffs from Canada to New York State? Whatever you're planning on seeing here, Lake Ontario vacation rentals are your ticket to the lot. And they've got wine tasting, boating, shimmering sand beaches, and more all on the doorstep.

Things to do

Two shores filled with attractions on Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario's duo of shores means there are oodles of things to see. You could bag yourself Lake Ontario vacation rentals in Canada to explore the wonders of Toronto – the CN Tower, the prestigious Royal Ontario Museum. Lake Ontario vacation rentals on the beach at the Sandbanks Provincial Park offer sunset viewing and swimming spots just meters from your bed. Then there are the stays on the southern shores and New York banks, which place you within striking distance of Niagara-on-the-Lake and its Victorian shops, the roaring Niagara Falls – a must – and the Niagara Wine Region alike.


There's loads to do in Lake Ontario

There's one sure way to see all 7,300 square kilometers of Lake Ontario in one fell swoop: by air. These days, everything from hot air balloons to private small plane charters to whizzing helicopters can take you up into the skies to do just that – they say the Niagara Falls look even more dramatic from above. Sticking to the water is also a favorite. The New York shores are peppered with oodles of private fishing charters, and you can kayak your way between the Thousand Islands. Then there's the history exhibits, with everything from guided walks through old 1812 forts to First Nation reserves over in Canada.


From spring sunshine to winter snow in Lake Ontario

If it's glimpses of the crashing Horshoe Falls at Niagara you're after, be sure to hold off on that vacation to Ontario until the spring, summer, or fall months. That's when the ice melts and the waterfalls are in full flow. Those times – between May and September – are also the best for lazing on the dune-backed beaches of the Canadian shores, or for touring the streets of Toronto. Winter, in December, January, and March, is largely reserved for the cross-country skiers, or those who want to see a different, "wonderland" side to the region.

Natural features

Lake Ontario is sprawling

Lake Ontario covers a massive 7,340 square miles of land between the United States and Canada. Around its borders are all sorts of state and national parks. There are the iconic Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of North America. There are the Thousand Islands, dotting the St Lawrence River with their wooded bays. There are the Prince Edward Sand Banks, rising and falling in yellow tones along shores washed over by the Ontario waves.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Ontario?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,403 vacation rentals around Lake Ontario. From 1,395 house rentals to 310 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property near Lake Ontario?

If you're a fan of staying in the thick of the action, it'd be wise to consider crashing someplace central. Vrbo has 789 centrally located vacation rentals available. Alternatively, you might prefer to try a different vibe. Vrbo has a wide range of properties to pick from, including:

  • 263 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 254 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 239 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Lake Ontario?

If you're seeking a home away from home this vacation, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You'll have ample space for all your getaway activities. There are 1,478 options available on Vrbo. Prices start at $46 a night. If that doesn't suit your group's style, we've got a range of different rental options to choose from, such as:

  • Condo: 1,172 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.
  • Apartment: 603 vacation homes. Prices start from $57 per night.
  • Cottage: 277 vacation homes. Prices start from $112 per night.

Can I stay near Lake Ontario in a large group?

Vacations with your friends and family can be so much fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you'll be visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help you out. House vacation homes are the leading option for large groups, with 294 listed here. The rental property options that can cater to large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 824 vacation homes just right for that size. Stay a night from just $57.
  • Need a rental property for 8 people? We have 331 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $345 per night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be glad to hear we have 322 that'll be ideal. You can get one for as little as $110 a night.

You and the squad will be in good hands when you organize your Lake Ontario adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Lake Ontario?

Vrbo has a range of great budget-friendly rentals. Treat your crew to a fancy night out on the town or stay for a few extra days with the cash you save. Upper Beaches is an awesome area to take a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 35 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $169 per night. There are another 2 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Lakefront. The average price in this area is $213 per night.

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