Northern Ontario has become synonymous with the cottage vacation.  It’s where people first look and we get it, but Niagara may be one of the best kept secrets for summer cottage lovers. Niagara cottage rentals are great choices for your cottage getaway this summer. Niagara is a community surrounded by water, with beaches on Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie. Cottages dot the shores of these bodies of water and offer peaceful and picturesque spots for your vacation. You have a ton of options available to you for your Niagara cottage vacation, but let’s explore the most popular locations.

Crystal Beach Cottage Rentals

Crystal Beach cottage rentals will give you that beach town feeling that you might go looking for in cities like Muskoka. The waterfront is stunning, with white sandy beaches and cool, clear waters. Lake Erie in the summer creates a gorgeous backdrop for your summer vacation.

Port Colborne is a close second to Crystal Beach when it comes to a Niagara beach destination, if you can’t find the cottage of your summer dreams in Crystal Beach we recommend you look down the road in Port.

The Niagara Beachfront Retreat is a great example of what Crystal Beach has to offer.

crystal beach vacation rental

Located in Crystal Beach, Ontario, the cottage has an open concept interior and an outdoor space that can’t be beaten. The beach is just a step away from your door, and the house has an intimate and cozy feel to it – not that you’ll be spending much time inside anyway, with such a stunning view of Lake Erie.

Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rentals

The historic old town of Niagara on the Lake offers a quaint small town feel, with it’s preserved 19th century village feel and charms. It’s repeatedly voted os Canada’s prettiest town. The town is located right where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Choosing a Niagara on the Lake cottage rental will situate you close to many wineries, a waterfront, and many of the other charms of the town.

Niagara on the Lake Executive Historic Home

niagara on the lake vacation rentals

This home is mixed in among other historic homes in Niagara on the Lake and gets you right into the heart of this intimate little community. Spend your cottage vacation enjoying this turn key home, and enjoy exploring this beautiful waterfront town.


Niagara Falls Cottage Rentals

Most people think of Niagara Falls as a city to see as a tourist, but don’t be fooled by the large crowds that the summer draws – you can find your own slice of peaceful, cottage heaven not far from the city. The city is breached by the Niagara River, and the waterfront offers an opportunity for peace and quiet for your relaxing cottage vacation. Niagara Falls cottage rentals are a great way to see Niagara Falls and still feel like you’re at a peaceful cottage vacation.

Niagara Gateway

niagara falls vacation rental

The Niagara Gateway home is a bit more luxury than the other cottages on our list, but it still offers the same warm and homey feel to it that vacation goers want out of a cottage. This Niagara Falls rental is great for larger groups.


There is something special about a cottage vacation. In Niagara, the charm and relaxation of that vacation is elevated by options. We promise, you’ll never get bored and if you do simply head out on an adventure.
Niagara Smart Stays has many more listings for Niagara cottage rentals. Find the perfect cottage for your dream vacation in Niagara by clicking below.

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