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Code of Conduct for guests at Jayne's Luxury Rentals, ensuring a respectful and enjoyable experience for all

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Welcome to your Muskoka vacation! Muskoka is one of the most sought-after destinations in Canada due to its natural beauty, vibrant towns and the welcoming people that tie it all together. We are incredibly grateful to be able to share this wonderful area with you and wish nothing but fond…

Jayne's Luxury Rentals official logo showcasing the brand's commitment to providing premium rental experiences

Introducing Jayne’s Luxury Rentals!

Jayne’s Cottages has a brand-new look! As we continue to diversify our inventory with a variety of property types, we thought it was only fitting that we encompass more than “Cottages” in our brand name. Over the past couple of years, we have been investing in different regions and property…

Open notebook with a scale drawing symbolizing balance and 'Regulations' text, alongside a coffee cup, representing Jayne's Luxury Rentals' guide on short-term rental regulations for cottage owners.

What Short Term Rental Regulations could mean to you, the Cottage Owner

Jayne is a founding member of Ontario Cottage Rental Managers Association (OCRMA), which advocates for and promotes responsible management practices in Ontario’s short-term rental industry. By sharing knowledge and developing best practices, the OCRMA is dedicated to providing an optimal experience for Guests, Owners, and neighbours, while contributing to the economic…

Guests enjoying ice skating on Lake of Bays, a top winter activity featured by Jayne's Luxury Rentals

Top Winter Activities – Lake of Bays

Located southeast of the incredible Algonquin park, Lake of Bays provides visitors with the spirited communities of Dwight, Dorset and Baysville. While the Lake of Bays area is known for its scenic beauty, it is also one of Ontario’s top winter destinations. With skating, snowshoeing, hiking, sledding, ice fishing, skiing…

Serene winter getaway with a view of a snow-covered forest by the lake, offered by Jayne's Luxury Rentals

Winter Getaways

Ever consider visiting Muskoka in the wintertime? Well you should, because Muskoka in the winter is a whole new experience – whether you prefer staying cozy in the cabin or enjoy outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone.   The High Life The High Life is situated on a private lake…

Lochside Estate at Parry Sound North Shore - Jayne's Luxurious Rentals | A sophisticated property with a boathouse and extensive outdoor living space.

Jayne’s 10 Favourite Boathouse Decks

The Boathouse Deck. We consider the boathouse deck a middle ground between the dock and the cottage porch – where you spend the winding hours of the late afternoon after being on the water, before making your way back up to the cottage. It is a place to totally unwind,…

Primrose Property in Huntsville - Jayne's Luxurious Rentals | Cozy lakeside living room with stone fireplace and panoramic views

Jayne’s 10 Favourite Muskoka Rooms

The Muskoka Room. A Muskoka namesake that is perhaps the most essential room in any cottage. There are many different varieties of Muskoka Rooms – sometimes it’s a covered extension of the deck, sometimes it is completely insulated, sometimes it resembles more of a screened-in porch. But the most important…

Inspirational group of award-winning entrepreneurs holding their accolades at the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

Jayne wins in the Start Up category at the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

I am absolutely honoured to be named the Winner for the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in the Start-Up category at the gala event held last night at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel. Many thanks to my village that made this possible – amazing loyal employees, supportive owners, awesome…

Owner of Jayne's Luxury Rentals proudly holding the 2019 Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, a testament to her visionary leadership and innovation

Congratulations Jayne!!

We’re very excited to share the news that Jayne, our fearless leader, has been named as a Finalist for the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in the Start Up category. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing female business owners from across Canada…

Aerial view of Luxury Lake Joe Boathouse in Port Carling - Exclusive waterfront property with a spacious deck and private docking at Jayne's Luxury Rentals.

Great Reasons to Rent a Cottage This Year!

Vacations come in many forms.  There is often a lot of debate on how you will spend your limited vacation time, but I would like to share just some of the great reasons why renting a cottage may be a good choice for your vacation this year! *Trips abroad are…