Where to stay around Lake Simcoe?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 278 vacation rentals near Lake Simcoe. From 141 Houses to 89 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Simcoe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Simcoe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Simcoe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Toronto: 2,272 vacation rentals
  • Muskoka Lakes: 525 vacation rentals
  • Kawartha Lakes: 713 vacation rentals
  • Lake Ontario: 4,125 vacation rentals
  • Lake Huron: 3,406 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Simcoe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Simcoe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Simcoe:

  • Toronto: 2,272 rentals
  • Gravenhurst: 427 rentals
  • Barrie: 107 rentals
  • Orillia: 89 rentals
  • Brampton: 2,105 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lake Simcoe?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lake Simcoe are:

  • Barrie, ON (YLK-Lake Simcoe Regional): 222 vacation rentals
  • Lake Simcoe Airport (YLS): 211 vacation rentals
  • Huronia Airport (YEE): 243 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Escaping Toronto in Lake Simcoe

Make a splash in Ontario's lake country by booking Lake Simcoe vacation rentals this season. This pretty dash of water less than an hour's drive north from Toronto has been drawing lovers of the outdoors for decades. They come by summer to whiz between the wooded bays on kayaks, to scuba beneath the surface, or to tour the historic locks of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Others come by winter to cast the ice-fishing rods, or to snowshoe through the trees. All-in-all, it's a chance to sample wilder Canada just a stone's throw from the metropolis.

Loads to explore in Lake Simcoe

Canoes at the ready, kayaks primed for action, Lake Simcoe awaits. This small body of water north of Toronto is one of the top outdoorsy hotspots within reach of the big city. It draws all manner of outdoorsy adventurer throughout the year, whether that mean Nordic skiers after bouts of fresh snowfall, or sport fishers when the sun's shining. Access to the Lightfoot Trail System of Orillia makes the place a veritable hiker's paradise, too, while cider farms and wineries beckon with tasting classes and tours back from the banks.

Uncovering heritage in Lake Simcoe

You could seek out the pretty chalets and Lake Simcoe vacation rentals in Barrie on the western shores of the water, where Kempenfelt Bay hosts beaches and yacht-forested harbors. The charming town also comes packed with Canadian heritage _ check out the MacLaren Art Centre and the huge al fresco Spirit Catcher standing tall above the downtown area. Then it's time to move to Orillia, a break in the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. That's where you'll discover the elegant exhibits of the Stephen Leacock Museum, and the chip-slapping poker tables of the Casino Rama.

Book Lake Simcoe vacation rentals anytime

Lake Simcoe might get busier during the summer months of June, July, and August, but that doesn't mean it's always the best time to visit. Coming then will mean the hottest temperatures for hitting the beaches around Barrie, or boating over the lake, but the sultry days tend to start as early as May and continue on until September, too. A winter trip also promises to be an experience. You can come between December and March to snowshoe through the woods in complete seclusion, or watch ice fishers ply their trade.

On the doorstep of wild Ontario in Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe is like a stepping stone between the Muskoka lakes and the sprawl of suburban Toronto. It sits just north of the metropolis, spreading out with its sloshing waters and little islets before the earnest start of the Huron bays. Its own banks are dressed in woodland and come spotted with beaches here and there, and there are countless other worthy reserves in the nearby region. Just take the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands to the north, a land where American black bears and beavers can be seen amid the rocky riverbeds.