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Two Ontario vacation homes ranked among Vrbo's best of 2023

Vrbo just revealed its list of 2023 Vacation Homes of the Year, featuring some of the most stunning properties across Canada that range from ocean-side escapes to whimsical tree houses.

The rankings are based on a combination of criteria, including guest reviews, star ratings, and Premier Host status while featuring a variety of property types, price points, and Canadian landscapes. 

This year, two of Ontario's very own joined the ranks, including an idyllic country farmhouse in Prince Edward County and a gorgeous premium cottage in Muskoka.

Here's what they look like:

Prince Edward County 'Country Farmhouse'

Sitting on over a dozen acres of farmland with direct private waterfront access, this seven-bedroom farmhouse received nods for its rustic chic design touches and calm, contemporary feel.

Vrbo vacation homesThe country farmhouse was renovated and restored while keeping its authentic pastoral touches.

Vrbo vacation homesFun, modern elements are found throughout the space, while pops of colour give it a playful touch.Vrbo vacation homesExposed beams and rustic finishes create a relaxing vibe throughout.

Vrbo vacation homesAmple in space, the farmhouse is perfect for large groups visiting The County.

Vrbo vacation homesA beautiful long family-style table can accommodate all the guests to share a meal together.

Vrbo vacation homesThe property also includes a private waterfront access point overlooking Adolphus Reach.

Muskoka 'Luxurious Lakefront Cottage'

The premium six-bedroom cottage sits just steps away from the lake, with over 350 feet of private waterfront. Vrbo specifically highlighted its incredible lake views, brand-new chef's kitchen, and several indoor and outdoor spaces for dining.

Vrbo vacation homesThe entire cottage has been renovated from floor to ceiling.

Vrbo vacation homesThe property overlooks Kahshe Lake in Muskoka and has its own sandy beach plus an oversized deck.

Vrbo vacation homesInside, the living spaces are filled with natural light beaming in from the large windows.

Vrbo vacation homesThe cottage has six bedrooms and can sleep up to 18 people. Some rooms have gorgeous views of the lake; others of the forest.

Vrbo vacation homesThere are plenty of spaces to lounge and dine, both in- and outdoors.

Vrbo vacation homesThe dining room is open-concept and outfitted with a sparkling new chef's kitchen.

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The cottage even provides kayaks and canoes for paddlers to explore the lake.

Now that you're daydreaming about your next escape, there are so many more to explore. Other homes on the list include an enchanting treehouse in Salt Spring Island, BC to a luxurious skier's paradise in Mont Tremblant, QC.

For more properties, check out the full list on their website.

Lead photo by

Camp Kahshe - Northern Lake Developments. All images of the Prince Edward County 'Country Farmhouse' are by The Dans. All images of Muskoka 'Luxurious Lakefront Cottage' are by Northern Lake Developments.


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