Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Bala getaway

The area's wineries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bala. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Bala

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bala a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Muskoka Lakes Winery (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Muskoka Sports and Recreation (8.9 mi / 14.2 km)
  • The Rock Golf Course (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Windermere Golf & Country Club (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Santa's Village (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Muskoka Highlands Golf Course (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bala

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Bala is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hardy Lake Provincial Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Lake Muskoka (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Dee Bank Falls (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Six Mile Lake Provincial Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Gull Lake Rotary Park (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)

Where to stay near Bala?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 475 house rentals near Bala. From 330 Cottages to 330 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bala for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bala?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bala. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Muskoka Lakes Winery: 522 home rentals
  • Bala's Museum: 514 home rentals
  • Muskoka Bay Golf Course: 402 home rentals
  • Muskoka Wharf: 426 home rentals
  • Santa's Village: 479 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bala listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bala?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 330 Cottages in Bala. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bala include:

  • Cabins: 330 lodging choices
  • Houses: 117 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 330 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bala?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 57 vacation homes with pool available in Bala.