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.\n1. Mastigouche Lake Log Cabin\nThis 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.\nSee Listing\n2. Lac Archambault Chalet\n2 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$, making it very affordable for a weekend away.\nSee Listing\n3. Luxurious Swiss Chalet\nOnly a 100 foot trek from the lake and relaxing swim in Lac à la truite. the lake is filled with trout, and the fishing permits are available for purchase in the small nearby town of Ste-Agathe. The owner of the home allows renters to use their pedal-boat, sauna, and hot tub. It's 600$ for the weekend and fits 8 guests.\nSee Listing\n4. Log Cabin: Lac Supérieur\nThis 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.\nSee Listing\n5. Zimackay Chalet\nIn 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.\nSee listing\n6. Lac Marois Farmhouse\nJust 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.\nSee Listing\n7. Wentworth Lake House\nListed 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.\nSee Listing\n8. Ouareau River Cottage\nLocated only 40 feet away from this picturesque river and for the low price of only 550$ for 3 nights, this cottage comfortably welcomes 8 guests. The house is newly renovated and has a screened porch over looking the water. It is only a 2 minute car ride away from Forêt Ouareau National Park.