Between swimming in the lake, relaxing with a beer on the dock, and making s'mores by the fire, a cottage provides the backdrop for a quintessential Canadian summer experience. With awesome companies like Airbnb continually offering incredible Ontario vacation rentals for cheap, it's easier than ever to plan a mini-vacation with your friends. The best part is that many of these places can accommodate large groups, so when you split the cost evenly, a weekend away becomes insanely cheap.\nNarcity may receive a portion of sales if you purchase something from this article, which was created independently by Narcity's editorial team just for you.\n\nWith tons of beautiful places not too far from Montreal, Ontario has a plethora of cottage options for you to make your best summer memories.\nCozy Lake Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $195+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Bonfield\nSleeps: 8\nWhy You Should Go: This Talon Lake hideaway comes with a dock by the water and a relaxing gazebo. After ice fishing nearby, you can cozy up by the fire pit and grill out on the charcoal barbecue. A separate bunkie near the cottage that sleeps four is included.\nBook here\nLanark Highlands Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $145 per night\nNeighbourhood: Lanark\nSleeps: 4\nWhy You Should Go: If you're looking for a true retreat in nature, this cottage is for you. The lake is great for swimming and fishing and just across the water, there is a wilderness reserve to explore. The accommodation comes with a private dock, raft, canoe and BBQ.\nBook here\nPeaceful Lakefront Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $265 per night\nNeighbourhood: Mountain Grove\nSleeps: 7\nWhy You Should Go: This beautifully spacious, solar-powered property sits on ten acres and offers private lake access. It even includes a separate bunkie close to the water for added privacy and comfortability. Guests can use the kayaks and canoes free of charge.\nBook here\nLoft-Style Modern Cabin\nAirbnb\nPrice: $150+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Central Frontenac\nSleeps: 5\nWhy You Should Go: This stylish and innovative cottage has all the amenities you could ask for and tons of privacy to make your getaway as relaxing as possible. a peaceful few nights by the lake on the dock should ensure a rejuvenating experience.\nBook here\nCalabogie Waterfront Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $245 per night\nNeighbourhood: Calabogie\nSleeps: 6\nWhy You Should Go: Nestled on the edge of the lake, this spot offers access to all the outdoor sports you can imagine. The warm and cozy abode offers over 50 amenities as well as access to a semi-private beach.\nBook here\nLake Muskoka Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $229+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Gravenhurst\nSleeps: 6\nWhy You Should Go: Lake Muskoka is one of the most popular lakes in the region, so you're making the right choice to spend a weekend here. The dock is a great size, there are canoes, kayaks and paddleboards to use and the swimming conditions are ideal.\nBook here\nTree Top Cottage on the Lake\nAirbnb\nPrice: $315+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Port Severn\nSleeps: 10\nWhy You Should Go: Get the best of both worlds at this cozy spot that offers views of both the lake and the treetops. The waterfront cottage offers 115 feet of shoreline, a wrap-around porch and a welcoming interior filled with sunlight.\nBook here\nGeorgian Bay Escape\nAirbnb\nPrice: $239 per night\nNeighbourhood: Parry Sound\nSleeps: 6\nWhy You Should Go: There's no shortage of things to explore at this cottage in the heart of Massasauga Provincial Park. The secluded escape is only accessible by boat and offers a waterfront dock, access to several channels, a full kitchen and a wrap-around deck.\nBook here\nTiny Beach Oasis\nAirbnb\nPrice: $450+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Tiny\nSleeps: 16\nWhy You Should Go: This beachy cottage is massive, offering over 3,000 square feet of space to relax and enjoy tons of welcoming decor and amenities including a private yard, two decks and a firepit. You'll be just steps away from several beaches where you can spend the day before coming back for drinks at the bar area.\nBook here\nCaribbean Dreams Cottage\nAirbnb\nPrice: $350 per night\nNeighbourhood: Lion's Head\nSleeps: 6\nWhy You Should Go: You'll feel like you're on an actual Caribbean vacation at this 1,100-square-foot cottage with panoramic views of Isthmus Bay. Enjoy the crystal clear water from the private beach and relax indoors in the open-concept space. Hammocks, a ping pong table, kayaks and much more are available for your use.\nBook here\nBarry's Bay Bungalow\nPrice: $125+ per night\nNeighbourhood: Barry's Bay\nSleeps: 6\nWhy You Should Go: This cottage is not only serene and private, but it's advertised as a "hiker's paradise." Tons of trails are nearby with lookouts that provide breathtaking views of the region. If you and your friends are the active type, this cottage is the perfect choice. There is also a dock and water access in a private cove on the lake.\nBook here\nThese prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.