During the week, bustling urban life can leave you dreaming of a weekend escape. These five featured cottage-style residences across Canada will have you ready to pack your bags. Whether traditional or contemporary, each home has its own unique design features, but all of them share elements of the tranquil cottage lifestyle.

Lake of Bays Masterpiece, Lake of Bays, ON

Lake of Bays Masterpiece, Lake of Bays, ON

By Tara Padidar

In Ontario, a true masterpiece of architecture resides on Lake of Bays, Muskoka. The lakefront home defies traditional cottage tradition with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open floor plans. Built of steel, wood, and glass, the home blends seamlessly into its surroundings. It features two lower level bedrooms, an expansive patio, and a dining room with a view. The “Zen Inspired” reflection pool, enclosed porch, and bath spa will take you to new levels of relaxation.

Price: $2,900,000 / 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Whitestone Island Estate, Pender Harbour, BC

Whitestone Island Estate, Pender Harbour, BC

By Tara Padidar

Live the cottage country life on your very own island. Located in the Georgia Strait, British Columbia, this six-acre estate is one of the largest privately held islands with single ownership on the Sunshine Coast. Accessible by private boat or sea plane, the island is about 30 minutes away from Vancouver. Watch for wildlife, such as seals, sea otters, and bald eagles, and enjoy ocean views on the lounging deck or through one of the many large windows. With a private dock, municipal power and water as well as a newly built 2,500-square-foot home, this property has every convenience available.

Price: $3,800,000 / 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Custom Carling Home, Georgian Bay, ON

Custom Carling Home, Georgian Bay, ON

By Tara Padidar

Enjoy the peace of upscale rustic living in this Adirondack Lodge in Georgian Bay. Surrounded by Crown land for a maximum privacy, the property offers expansive lake views and custom finishings throughout. With 28 foot cathedral ceilings, your own private sauna, and a large garage and workshop, you’ll never want to leave.

Price: $3,700,000 / 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Chalet, Bromont, QC

Ski Chalet, Bromont, QC

By Tara Padidar

Enjoy the sporting lifestyle in the ski resort of Bromont, in southwestern Quebec. This Bromont chalet is perfect for the family that likes to stay active any time of year, with quick and easy access to the slopes and the village. In the summer, enjoy the plentiful hiking and mountain biking trails nearby. With its sizeable grounds and spacious interiors, this home has room for everyone.

Price: $1,195,000 / 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 half bathroom

Charming Cottage, Tobin Island, Muskoka, ON

Charming Cottage, Tobin Island, Muskoka, ON

By Tara Padidar

Find calm and comfort in the charming and beautifully renovated cottage on Tobin Island, Muskoka. Just a short boat ride away is Parker’s Landing with restaurants, spas, and golf. Lounge in the open interior spaces, or enjoy the scenic view from the picture-perfect deck overlooking Lake Rousseau.

Price: $479,000 / 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

There’s nothing quite like a tranquil getaway from the city. These five cottage country homes share beautiful architectural design with inviting elements, ideal for anyone seeking peace and quiet.

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