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Vacation rentals in Lake Simcoe

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  2. Orillia
Family cottage just steps away from lake Simcoe

A rustic cottage just yards away from Lake Simcoe with a walk out stone beach. Ideal for swimming and relaxing and watching the most amazing sunrises. Yes, this is a real cottage, not a fancy home built on a lake. It's located on the very prestigious Eight Mile Point. Just over 1.5 hours away from Toronto and 10 minutes into the town of Orillia. Sleeps 4 people comfortably. There's a kids play structure on the property, trails for hiking and a corner store a short walk away.

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  2. Brechin
Modern Lakeside 2 Bedroom with Private Beach

The beautiful lakefront home sits beside lake Simcoe. It is a little slice of heaven, perfect for a couples getaway or small family! This charming cottage is complete with recent interior and exterior improvements and private beach. Our modern lakeside 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1 powder room has everything you need for your lake view getaway. Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay. Kayak and Paddle boat are included.

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  2. Innisfil
Lake Simcoe Cottage & Spa

Amazing getaway in Simcoe Region. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach with a panoramic view! Enjoy 2 bedroom cottage at Lake Simcoe all year round. HOT TUB, Natural Wood Fireplace, 65" TV with Netflix (Wi-Fi is fast), backyard facing the forest, front yard facing the conservation area. BBQ, fire pit, and table games will be waiting for you at our cottage. The famous Friday Harbour is only 5 minutes drive. Allandale Golf Course is 3 minutes drive IG: lake_simcoe_cottage

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Stay near Lake Simcoe's top sights

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Bass Lake Provincial Park12 locals recommend
Photo of Johnson's Beach
Johnson's Beach15 locals recommend
Photo of Barrie Molson Centre
Barrie Molson Centre8 locals recommend
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Park Place7 locals recommend
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Sibbald Point Provincial Park25 locals recommend
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Chappell Farms8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Lake Simcoe

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  2. Brechin
Cottage on Lake Simcoe Amazing lake Views
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  2. Innisfil
Cozy One bedroom Apartment by the Lake
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Innisfil
Lakeside Simcoe Fisher's apartment
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  2. Innisfil
Friday Harbour All Season Resort - Brand New Condo
  1. Private room
  2. Barrie
Cozy 1-bedroom, private bathroom and free parking
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  1. Private room
  2. Barrie
Near College & RVH-free parking- Netflix-Quiet
  1. Entire home
  2. Georgina
Lake house by lake Simcoe!
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  2. Innisfil
Modern Cabin in the woods very close to the beach
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  2. Beaverton
Lake Simcoe★Old Town Hotel★Swim|Boat|Fish★Room 1
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  2. Innisfil
Cozy, Friday Harbour Gettaway-Fireplace & Parking
  1. Entire condo
  2. Innisfil
Perfect Summer Getaway
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  2. Innisfil
*Private Waterside Resort & Pool Stay 1hr TO!*

Your guide to Lake Simcoe

Welcome to Lake Simcoe

Centered on southern Ontario’s largest inland lake (other than the Great Lakes, that is), the Lake Simcoe region is part suburb and part outdoor getaway. Starting just an hour north of Toronto, it’s close enough to the city to seem like part of the metropolitan area, but the lakeside setting offers more of a holiday feel. You can swim, kayak, or go boating on the lake; hike or ski in the nearby hills; and cycle along the lakeshore or through adjacent wetlands on gentle rail trails. Lake Simcoe is part of the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, originally constructed in the mid-19th century and now a popular route for recreational boaters travelling between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay.

The Lake Simcoe region’s largest city is Barrie, which is the transit hub and the best place to stock up on supplies. If you’re interested in local history, visit the Simcoe County Museum in Minesing, 15 minutes northwest of Barrie. Another scenic community is Orillia, on Lake Couchiching at the north end of Lake Simcoe. Noted Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock summered in Orillia, and his former home is now a museum about his life. Several smaller towns surround the lake, so there’s plenty to explore.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Simcoe?

Summer and fall are peak seasons to stay in one of Lake Simcoe’s cottage rentals, when you can enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on the lake, or hiking, cycling, and other activities outdoors, as well as the region’s music and art festivals. The autumn colours are usually most vivid in October — a great time for bike touring or road tripping. The Lake Simcoe region has several family-friendly ski hills for alpine skiing and snowboarding and gets plenty of snow for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing between December and March. Spring weather can be variable, as it is throughout Ontario, with days changing quickly between warm temperatures, cold, and rain.


What are the top things to do in Lake Simcoe?

MacLaren Art Centre

Barrie’s art museum, the MacLaren Art Centre, is worth a stop for its collection of contemporary Canadian artwork and for the special exhibitions on view. The museum encompasses the city’s former library, constructed in 1917, and a modern addition, making the building almost as intriguing as the art. If you’d rather stay outdoors, Barrie also has a collection of public art that you can check out as you walk around the city.

Barrie Farmers’ Market

Need snacks for the road or food for the house? The year-round Barrie Farmers’ Market, one of the longest-running farmers’ markets in Ontario, sells local vegetables and fruits, cheeses, prepared foods, sweet treats, and more. The market is located outside City Hall from May through October and inside the building the rest of the year.

Sibbald Point Provincial Park

On the eastern side of Lake Simcoe, Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a popular camping spot, but even if you’re just day-tripping, you can enjoy the lake beaches, go canoeing, or take a hike.

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