Cottage parties are a summer tradition for Montrealers. You don't necessarily need to own a vacation house to enjoy the benefits of drinking in the great outdoors. There are many incredible lake front houses for short-term rent in Montreal's nearby suburban areas. These properties are also a great place for a change in scenery and spending quality time with family and friends.
1. Mastigouche Lake Log Cabin
This 2 bedroom cabin fits 8, in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. Its screened-balcony is on the water front of the cabin, it has Wifi and AC and is located only 2km away from Calvaire Falls. There is a great outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and fishing is only a few steps away. This chalet costs only 70$ a night.
2. Lac Archambault Chalet
2 Story, 2 bedroom chalet,with heated floors is located right in front of Lac Archambault in the St-Donat area; It's only an hour and half from Montreal. This cottage includes its own dock on the lake with available canoes and a small sanded beach. It fits around 6 people for 600$, making it very affordable for a weekend away.
3. Luxurious Swiss Chalet
Only a 100 foot trek from the lake and relaxing swim in Lac à la truite. the lake is filled with trout, and the fishing permits are available for purchase in the small nearby town of Ste-Agathe. The owner of the home allows renters to use their pedal-boat, sauna, and hot tub. It's 600$ for the weekend and fits 8 guests.
4. Log Cabin: Lac Supérieur
This residence has a view of lake Superior and the Tremblant mountains, it offers a 70 meter stretch of private beach. The owners are pet friendly and charge 510$ for a weekend in their home that fits 8. It is also only 8 km away from Mont-Tremblant National Park and it's little surrounding village.
5. Zimackay Chalet
In the township of Wentworth North this cottage has a beautiful fire place and its own beach, where you can fish, swim and canoe. The hiking trail is located right behind the home and is the perfect spot for a bike ride or nature-walk. It is only 15 minutes away from the Saint-Sauveur water park. This house costs 500$ for a weekend up until June 23rd and fits 6.
6. Lac Marois Farmhouse
Just one hour away from the city, "this spectacular farmhouse" is locate right next to Lac Marois. It is a two story house and has a pull-out bed in the solarium, so you can take naps in the sun at any time. It also comes with WiFi, a natural pond, 2 kayaks and is surrounded by gardens. It costs 125$ a night and fits 8 people.
7. Wentworth Lake House
Listed on craigslist for only 600$ a week, its screened porch overlooks the lake and is very warmly decorated. The lake spans 3 miles, so there is much to explore with the available kayaks and paddle-boat. They also have a BBQ and a fire pit for bonfires. The home has 2 bedrooms.