If you’ve got a large family or friend circle, you know that big groups need big spaces while creating memories together. There is a treasure trove of unique places to stay in South Eastern Ontario that cater to your crew. Imagine water views from every bedroom; the peacefulness of a late-night hot tub under a blanket of stars; enjoying a games room with the kids; singing family favourites around a campfire or indulging in coffee on the dock. We’re taking the guesswork out of finding accommodations suitable for larger families reuniting or a group of besties. The only thing you’ll be worried about is when to book again!

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1. The Lakehouse

Enter a stunning waterfront in this immaculate lake house with a contemporary vibe to relax and ‘dive in’ to your stay away from home. You can make a grand entrance every time you enter with their high ceilings and open floor plan, feel tech-savvy with their hands-free controls including lighting and special effects, and enjoy with the whole family as this is a multi-story abode with deck views of the lake.

2. County Waterfront

As the title suggests, this newly renovated cottage is the perfect place for a family get-together or a romantic getaway! Look out onto the beautiful lake as you sit in front of the lakeside fire pit, or go inside to enjoy the brightly decorated living area, complete with a sunroom that provides a great lake view. Did we mention? The Glenora house is only moments away from local hot spots including Sandbanks Provincial Park and many vineyards and breweries!

3. Major Escape

Relax and reconnect with the fam on the private deck! Escape is the perfect way to describe the house that has it all. A modern home with a vintage flair and eclectic style, it proves that the little extras make you feel right at home. With amenities galore, three bedrooms, a great location and nature on the doorstep, Major Escape is exactly that. Foodies: look here for a designer kitchen with lots of extras!

4. Wilderness Lake House

For the ultimate cottage experience, check out ‘The Eagle” at Bob’s Lake Cottages & Escapes any time of the year. With a ton of amenities including a fish cleaning hut, hot tub, playground, access to canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and rentals for fishing, speed boating and pontooning, you will want to make this your “forever home” instead of a vacation!

5. Lakefront Cottage

Imagine soaking in the hot tub with your bubble mates and seeing stars reflecting in the quiet water of the lake. This is every night at the Lakefront Cottage on Dog Lake! Not only is the main cottage private, comfortable and catering to groups, but the lake is right on your doorstep. With granite rock shoreline, as well as the lake bottom in front of the house, it makes for fantastic swimming, too.

6. Your Own Private Island

Calling all boaters! Come visit this dream vacation spot that is the perfect example of when “rustic meets luxury”. With your booking you receive access to a motorboat to get between the island and the parking area, as well as other excellent amenities including a hot tub, bbq and pool table room! Guests rave about the great fishing opportunities and beautiful sunset you can catch on your stay at this great getaway.

7. The Riverside Retreat, Tree-Lined Cottage

This absolutely stunning retreat offers a bright open-concept living space as well as cathedral ceilings which makes for the perfect ambiance for your next get-together. Located just five minutes away from the beautiful town of Gananoque, and just moments away from the Marble Rock trail, this cottage offers the prime real-estate to take a break and enjoy what nature has to offer.

8. Island Paradise

Experience a dream home with water views on Howe Island. With three bedrooms, a Jacuzzi in the main bedroom and even a games room with a pool table, it’s easy to spend time making memories here. A short walk to the water brings guests to a sitting area on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, with docks perfect for sitting and sipping. Stunning views all year round!

9.  Rideau Creek Cottage

This four season cottage featuring a fireplace is perfect for unwinding and known for its spectacular sunsets. Enjoy coffee on the deck from the master bedroom or lay in bed and watch the water. The location makes it the perfect getaway for skiing, fishing and paddling. Kick back and find peace.

10. Kingsgate Lake House

Revel in the spacious and beautifully decorated house at Kingsgate. This historic 1850s lake house boasts five bedrooms, loads of charm and a fully loaded kitchen perfect for prepping family meals. There’s even a guest house to accommodate extra bubbled aunts or uncles! Lovingly restored and maintained, feel immediately at home in this century house. Enjoy serenity at the water’s edge, around the firepit or while relaxing in the hot tub.

11. Rideau River Cottage

Whether you are looking for a vacation in the summer or winter, the Rideau River Cottage will be your home away from home. In the summer, enjoy the stunning lake views or take a leap off of the dock into the crisp Rideau River. In the wintertime, you can cozy up by the fireplace with your favourite novel. Seasonal activities are all within walking distance of the cottage, including kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and more!

12. The Gallery Loft

If you prefer city lifestyle over country cabins, check out The Gallery Loft in Merrickville. Beautifully decorated and modern, this loft is located within steps of the town’s many shops, businesses and restaurants. With room for up to six adults, you can turn your weekend into a memorable experience when you stay here.

13. Strawberry Hallow

Whether you’re working from home or needing a vacay, this spot will be perfect for unwinding and enjoying the little things in life. Strawberry Hallow is a newly listed, wistful three bed, one bath bungalow with a country-chic feel. Be sure to bring your pup along – it’s got a huge backyard and is pet-friendly!

14. Zen To Zion

From purifying plants to natural aromatherapy, this space is all about co-curating unique experiences your bubble will find restorative. With good vibes and rolling landscapes, Zen to Zion is a pet-friendly, holistic mini-mansion ready to inspire rest and rejuvenation. We’re talking a private outdoor pool, Chef’s Kitchen, movement rooms and a large fenced outdoor space/dog haven. Customized in-house experiences can also be arranged including photo sessions, Thai massage, themed food tastings and much more!

15. Dormie House Stay & Play

Get into the swing of things at the luxurious six bedroom Dormie House – at Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club. It’s the only course in the region that offers accommodations right on the course! Views of the Bay of Quinte complement exciting stay and play packages. This gem overlooks the course and features a wrap-around deck perfect for lounging, as well as spacious gathering areas that are modern and stylish.

16. Space To Relax

In the heart of Belleville’s historic East Hill neighbourhood is a fully-stocked and furnished, exceptionally clean home with ample free parking on site. Ready to host your crew with five bedrooms and two baths, the sunroom is a bright and refreshing space to chill. Look here for a games room with an air hockey table for family entertainment!

17. Friendly Family House

Artistic and comfortable, this modern home in historic downtown Belleville is ideal for a relaxing break from the city – or a place to call home while working away from home. Three bright and tasteful bedrooms are waiting to welcome your bubble mates, with amenities like free parking and large yet inviting rooms.

18. Private Beach Hangout

If paradise is what you are after, look no further! This magnificent home is located on over 60 acres of land, which includes a natural spring, a private lake, a forest clearing for bonfires, gazebos, a hot tub, outdoor games and much more! Not to mention the absolutely stunning interior of this home which is fit for royalty, with smart TV’s in every room and its own library! If all these great amenities weren’t enough, every guest gets to enjoy fresh maple syrup as a gift for your stay!

19. Hip & Heritage

Rustic meets modern in this exquisite flat in Belleville’s Downtown District. Enter a gated patio where you can find yourself in a welcoming home that is effortlessly decorated with a modern touch, without taking away from the historic bones of the Wind Rose Suites. With excellent local food recommendations from the host, and a plethora of games and books, this is the perfect place to get away and unplug.

20. Country Getaway

This is more than just a home – it’s a retreat destination that you’ll want to return to again and again! Known for being accommodating for families with kids and big groups, this country haven harbours five spacious bedrooms and four full bathrooms making this home able to accommodate larger groups. Located centrally in Brockville within walking distance of St. Lawrence Park, the home itself includes a big backyard perfect for sitting and reconnecting with loved ones.

21. The Berm House

Privacy is paramount here – this outstanding two-floor house is located on a quiet end of Graham Lake. Waterfront is great for swimming, fishing, boating, winter skiing and more. Catering to family gatherings, there’s a large, flat yard for kids to run in, with lots of space for games, as well as a screened-in clubhouse at the shoreline. Look for the farmhouse table that fits 12!

22. Turner House

This cozy house will have your family feeling right at home in no time! With two storeys, three bedrooms and comfortable for a family of six, the home includes a private backyard and free parking. Located in Cardinal and close to riverside playgrounds and parks. Be sure to take in the unique experience of the Iroquois Lock along the St. Lawrence where visitors can watch massive ships go through!

23. Waterfront Oasis

Grab you bubble besties or your fav family members and head to this gem on the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy views of the waterfront from almost every room in the home. Beautiful in every season. Lots of space on the property; even more space inside! With 3,700 sq. feet featuring five bedrooms, the house remarkably retains a comfortable cozy vibe. The master bedroom even has an ensuite and a large walk-in closet. Relax in the hot tub at the end of the day!

24. Roblin’s Rest

Imagine sitting in the closed-in sunroom, gently swaying in hanging swings while you enjoy your morning coffee! At Roblin’s Rest, this could be how you start every morning. This chic countryside getaway will quickly become your home away from home. The farmhouse-style three-bedroom and two-bath home is newly renovated and a hidden gem in The County. Here’s another tasty tidbit: Roblin Lake Beach in The County is perfect for families with sand, shallow water and calm that comes with avoiding the crowds.

No matter where you hang with your crew, nothing beats quality time when families reunite in special spaces across South Eastern Ontario!