Welcome to Muskoka District rentals


Muskoka District rentals was founded in 2013 after founders Ross Halloran & Maryrose Coleman developed their full service rental agency model by initially renting their own personal properties in Muskoka, Toronto and Florida over a 5 year period.. After settling in Port Carling in 2013, they were approached by several cottage owner clients seeking a trusted partner to safely manage short-term rentals of their waterfront properties and thus Muskoka District Rentals (aka MDR) was born. Since then, MDR’s mandate has followed the same guest service principles the founders applied to their own properties; that is to deliver full-service end to end Cottage Rental Agency services tailored discriminating cottage owners looking to safely generate rental income to offset their annual costs of ownership and carefully screened guests looking for unique waterfront properties and curated guest experiences.




Muskoka District Rentals (MDR) provides rental agent services for cottage owners seeking a trusted partner to safely manage the entire rental process including cottage marketing, guest screening, housecleaning, rental fulfillment,check-out ,statements & accounting.. For guests, we offer premium curated cottage rental experiences.Our dedicated staff has extensive customer engagement experience to ensure exceptional service and results.

Our Team

Maryrose Coleman

Co-Founder, Vice President

As a serial entrepreneur, Maryrose’s extensive background includes working as one of the first women on the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and subsequently as an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch. An avid art collector with a keen eye for interior design, Maryrose has designed and built luxury residences in some of Toronto’s most exclusive neighborhoods, including Moore Park & Lawrence Park. More recently, Maryrose took over the helm of the luxury cottage rental company Muskoka District Rentals in Port Carling.

Ross Halloran

Founder, President

Ross Halloran brings a wealth of business experience to the luxury rentals industry. An executive-level business development and marketing professional, Ross has over 30 years experience helping Fortune 500 Canadian, U.S. and International clients execute successful sales, advertising, marketing & loyalty programs. Ross applies a proven, needs-based, analytical approach to customer service. For vacation property owners in Muskoka and other popular lake districts in Central Ontario, Ross maximizes property values by safely generating rental income for his clients while applying best practices to help mitigate other costs of ownership.

Rent Your Cottage

Welcome to Muskoka District Rentals, your online source for advertising and booking cottages for rent in Muskoka. We’re excited to offer one of Canada’s most popular cottage rental destinations…


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