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.
Here are some of the most exclusive rentals in Cottage Country:
Lake Muskoka Cottage With A Boathouse
Rent: $40,000 per month
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.
Lake Rosseau Cottage
Rent: From $15,000 per week
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.
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.
Lake Joseph Cottage
Weekly rent: From $9,995 per week
Children shouldn’t be bored on this all-ages vacation property.
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.
Complementing an open-air firepit, the cottage features a wood-burning fireplace and skylight. Its two marble bathrooms were also recently renovated.
2,000-Square-Foot Home In The Blue Mountains
Monthly rent: $4,000
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.
The owners recently upgraded the place with a chef’s kitchen. Even the finished basement overlooks the water.