Renting On The Lake: This Is How The Other Half Does Cottage Country

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Owning a piece of Cottage Country is getting more expensive.

For example, the median price of a waterfront property in Muskoka has broken the million-dollar mark this year, according to the RE/MAX 2018 Recreational Property Report. A year ago, these sought-after lots had a median price of $850,000.

While many may be priced out of ever owning such sought-after secondary homes, there is a way to see how the other half does Cottage Country without forking over seven figures.

READ: The Condominiumization Of Cottage Country — A Million Dollars Is Nothing In Muskoka

Here are some of the most exclusive rentals in Cottage Country:


Lake Muskoka Cottage With A Boathouse
Rent: $40,000 per month

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

For the price of a downpayment on a Toronto condo, vacationers can spend a month in a fully furnished five-bedroom cottage set on the shores of Lake Muskoka.

The property’s boathouse doubles as a private guest cottage with one bedroom and its own kitchen, too. The steep rent does include utilities, Internet TV, and access to a kayak.

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

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Lake Rosseau Cottage
Rent: From $15,000 per week

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

Here’s a cottage fit for a spa retreat.

On the lower level of this six-bedroom lakeside cottage, you’ll find a spa room complete with its own whirlpool, steam room, and shower.

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

On the same floor, there’s a bar and wine cellar as well as a billiards rooms.

The weekly rent starting at $15,000 per week too rich for your blood? Travel during the off-season and there’s a three-night special for $5,840.

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

Lake Joseph Cottage
Weekly rent: From $9,995 per week

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

 

Children shouldn’t be bored on this all-ages vacation property.

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There’s a kid-friendly sandy swim cove, playhouse and play area outside the four-bedroom winterized waterfront cottage and separate four-bedroom bunkie nestled in the trees.

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

 

Complementing an open-air firepit, the cottage features a wood-burning fireplace and skylight. Its two marble bathrooms were also recently renovated.

(Photo courtesy of Jayne’s Cottages)

2,000-Square-Foot Home In The Blue Mountains
Monthly rent: $4,000

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The Blue Mountains may be best known as a ski destination in the winter, but a 2,000-square-foot home shows the area’s an also-season getaway.

Only available seasonally from May to November, this home sits on the southern tip of Georgian Bay, not far from Lake Simcoe.

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

READ: Here Are The 10 Most Expensive Properties For Sale In Ontario

The owners recently upgraded the place with a chef’s kitchen. Even the finished basement overlooks the water.

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)
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