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Top-rated vacation rentals in Manitoulin Island

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Cabin in Espanola
Unique Log Cabin in Private setting
Unique log home hand crafted and built by original owner in private setting. Short walk to lakefront on Anderson Lake. Great area for fishing, swimming, kayak, canoe or other water activities. Anderson Lake is a private lake with no public access. Sleeps up to 4 persons comfortably. Experience the serenity and peaceful environment remote living can offer. Propane stove, bar size fridge, BBQ, drilled well, septic system. Shower room upstairs and 2 piece washroom on main floor. Your host - Susan
Apr. 22 – 29
$181 CAD per night
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Tiny homes in Sheguiandah
Raven House @ Ten Mile Point
Raven House at Ten Mile Point is a new and modern tiny home that is perfect for a relaxing time away to shut off and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is private and set amongst the trees with incredible views of the LaCloche Mountains and Georgian Bay. The sunrise and sunset from the top of the bluff are incredible and the view fromTen Mile Point is one of the best views you'll find on the island. It is perfectly located on Hwy 6 and is close to many sights on the island.
Oct. 14 – 21
$283 CAD per night
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Hut in Little Current
Strawberry Channel Lakehouse - waterfront glamping
This fantastic waterfront setting is the epitome of tranquil Manitoulin glamping. Escape to a quiet retreat fully outfitted in a unique "Bunkie" steps from the lake. Your private tiny house features plush pillowtop mattresses and free internet. Mini kitchenette and portable BBQ are all on your private covered deck, with easy access to a modern bathroom in the main house. Take our bikes to a local brewery or paddle our canoe along the Strawberry Channel ... enjoy glamping at it's finest!
Sep. 27 – Oct. 4
$134 CAD per night

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Other great vacation rentals in Manitoulin Island

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Yurt in Iron Bridge
A yurt on the banks of the Mississagi River.
Aug. 3 – 10
$116 CAD per night
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Cottage in Little Current
4 Bed Waterfront w/ Hotub & Sauna
May 8 – 15
$405 CAD per night
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Farm stay in Gore Bay
Stone Castle's Lakefront Cabin, Sauna & Hot tub
Aug. 10 – 17
$187 CAD per night
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Cottage in Sheguiandah
The Sunset Villa by North Sands Manitou
Nov. 29 – Dec. 6
$289 CAD per night
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Home in Little Current
Serenity By the Lake
Sep. 19 – 26
$504 CAD per night
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Cottage in Little Current
Waterfront Cottage on Manitoulin Island
Sep. 14 – 21
$447 CAD per night
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Guesthouse in Gore Bay
The Rustic Cabin by the Lake
Feb. 14 – 21
$229 CAD per night
Yurt in Mindemoya
Luna Solis Yurt
Mar. 24 – 31
$116 CAD per night
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Cottage in Spring Bay
Peaceful Lakehouse Michael's Bay Manitoulin Island
Apr. 4 – 11
$336 CAD per night
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Vacation home in Gore Bay
Waterfront apartment on the Bay.
Apr. 13 – 20
$210 CAD per night
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Home in Kagawong
Beach lakefront cottage on Manitoulin Island
Feb. 8 – 15
$562 CAD per night
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Cabin in Providence Bay
Log Cabin waterfront paradise, elegant, rustic,
Oct. 18 – 25
$336 CAD per night

Your guide to Manitoulin Island

All About Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island, located in Georgian Bay, Ontario is part of the Niagara Escarpment and is the largest freshwater island in the world. It is a significant sacred place for the Anishinaabe people and is also home to one of their most historic settlements. The area is blanketed in greenery, and cottages on Manitoulin Island offer a way to experience the nature of Ontario with lakeside swimming in relative solitude. The island has 108 freshwater lakes, and so is a great place to visit for summer swimming or winter skating.

Here you can hike along the tops of cliffs on Cup and Saucer Trail, swim on signature sandy beaches on the island’s southern shores, and sample excellent craft beers in one of the small towns dotting the island. You can learn about the importance of the island for the Anishinaabe people at its Indigenous museums and learn more about Sheguiandah, a Paleo-Indian archaeological site that dates back to about 10,000 BCE.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island has hot, humid summers and freezing cold winters, while the fall is crisp and temperate. The spring is similar to the fall, but it can get cold and even snow here through May.

Summers are an ideal time to book Manitoulin Island house rentals to bask in the sunshine, swim in the lakes, or hike. Just note that once things warm up, you’ll need to have bug spray handy. And summer nights can get cool this far north, so pack extra layers for evenings. Traditional powwows are held for the island’s different Indigenous groups throughout the summer. The first weekend in August is also when the Haweater Festival takes place in Little Current, with fireworks, live entertainment, and a classic car show.

If you’re hoping to see the fall colours while in town, the leaves change for only a short period of time at the end of September, so plan your trip accordingly. Winter gets quite frigid but it’s also a great time for skating out on frozen lakes, ice fishing, or even coming to catch a glimpse of the northern lights — in fact, the area is a protected Dark Sky Preserve.

Top things to do in Manitoulin Island

Cup and Saucer Trail

The Cup and Saucer Trail, located in the northern part of the island, offers stunning views across the island towards Lake Manitou and West Bay. There are long and short loops to choose from, which makes it easy to pack multiple viewpoints into a single afternoon.

Flowerpot Island

Flowerpot Island takes its name from its famous sea stacks, or vertical rock columns, that are located along its rocky beaches. You can view them from a boat or on a walk along the island’s shores. To reach Flowerpot Island from Manitoulin Island, take the two-hour ferry to Tobermory. From there, you can take another 45-minute ferry around the island and get off to hike around on your own. For those on their way to Manitoulin from the south, this day trip is a short detour on your way to this destination.

South Baymouth Range Lighthouses

The small town of South Baymouth offers beautiful vistas and sunsets over Georgian Bay from its beaches and campgrounds. However, there’s no better place to explore the shore and get these views than from the two historic lighthouses at the southern point of Manitoulin. While here, walk along the water’s edge and make your way around these structures that have welcomed many ships for over a century.

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