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Nova Scotia vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Nova Scotia

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Tower in Broad Cove
Shackup Tower - 30 ft in the air & hot tub
Perched high on an ocean hillside, built on 30 ft tall steel legs, the cozy quarters above are akin to an old ship’s cabin. With 360 views at 30ft up you can chart the sun and stars across the sky, set your rhythm to the ebb & flow of the tide and scout the surf from above. Greet the evenings with a cozy woodstove, sunset with drinks on the deck, moonrise with a dip in the hottub & mornings with fresh espresso. Permit yourself to depart land for a while and come stand watch at The Tower.
$418 per night
Chalet in Grand Étang
• Cedar Peak • 2 Bedroom Barrier-Free Chalet
Perched on a hilltop overlooking Grand Étang, Cedar Peak offers unparalleled vistas. Watch the sun rise over the highlands through the 13ft window while you sip coffee from the open-concept living area. After a day of exploring, unwind on the panoramic patio as the sun sets over the ocean. Cedar Peak is fully loaded with a full kitchen, home theatre, and many other amenities. I built this home to be a secluded, barrier-free chalet for the ultimate Cape Breton experience.
$335 per night
Cottage in Lunenburg
2-storey designer cottage - Shobac Farm Gate House
Gate House, a unique two-storey dwelling designed by internationally celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, is located near the entryway to Shobac Farm. Its Corten steel exterior projects a modern feel over the pastoral and architectural landscape, where Shobac Farm meets the LaHave Estuary. Accommodating up to 5 guests, Gate House is a cozy, fully equipped cottage providing a comfortable, relaxing and unique getaway for solo travelers, couples and small groups.
$242 per night

Nova Scotia bed and breakfasts

Private room in Whycocomagh
Ainslie Glen Air BnB
$59 per night
Private room in Dorchester
Maplehurst Manor - The Landry Suite
$148 per night
Private room in Murray River
The Cliffside Inn
$145 per night
Private room in New Glasgow
1 bedroom lounge breakfast incredible views
$75 per night
Private room in Fredericton
Friendly stay and suite. Private suite new home.
$38 per night
Private room in Hatfield Point
Near Fundy - Country Guest House
$30 per night
Private room in Mineville
Retreat by the lake in Nova Scotia
$75 per night
Private room in Wolfville
Annapolis Suite-HotTub,KingBd,Breakfast,Downtown
$162 per night
Private room in Kentville
Private room w/balcony/hot tub & breakfast
$89 per night
Private room in Baddeck
Julie's Olde Manse historic B&B on the Cabot Trail
$86 per night
Private room in Lunenburg
Anchor Room
$97 per night
Private room in Brookside
Country Estate
$80 per night

Nova Scotia cottages

Cottage in Renous
Hambrook Point Cottage “Homestead”
$78 per night
Cottage in Bathurst
Spacious house by the ocean
$303 per night
Cottage in Petit-Tracadie
Waterfront Cottage #1 /Waterfront cottage
$125 per night
Cottage in Queens County
Beautiful LakeSide Cottage w/ Stunning Views
$290 per night
Cottage in Hubbards
Fox Point Lake House - Luxury Lakefront Rental!
$389 per night
Cottage in Western Head
The Black Shack
$235 per night
Cottage in Notre-Dame
Sunshine Cabin 🟡 | Fox River Chalets
$153 per night
Cottage in Point Prim
Beachfront Point Prim Cottage-Direct Beach Access
$231 per night
Cottage in Middleton
Cozy 2 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage- Trout Lake
$130 per night
Cottage in Browns Yard
Exclusive Family Resort with Hot Tub
$478 per night
Cottage in Pleasant Bay
MacToimin Cottage (Private Hot Tub)
$117 per night
Cottage in Windsor
Cottage on the Cove
$208 per night

Nova Scotia homes

Home in Musquodoboit Harbour
Ostrea Oceanside Loghouse Retreat
$150 per night
Home in Ketch Harbour
Harbour home with fantastic ocean views
$250 per night
Home in Portuguese Cove
Ocean Sunrise, Beach Front, 20 Minutes to Halifax
$245 per night
Home in Lake Charlotte
Tranquil Seaside Getaway - hot tub-private
$372 per night
Home in Lawrencetown
Saltwater Hideaway
$378 per night
Home in Musquodoboit Harbour
Blue Roof near Martinique Beach
$213 per night
Home in Lunenburg
Stunning Island Home Above Treetops Near Lunenburg
$194 per night
Home in Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
River Pearl House
$335 per night
Home in Inverness
The Caddyshack Inverness
$376 per night
Private room in Bridgetown
Hot Tub-Breakfast-Country Getaway-McLauchlan Manor
$73 per night
Home in Windsor
Destination Lake House - Hot tub
$278 per night
Home in Halifax
Downtown House-BEST ROOFTOP PATIO&HotTub in HFX
$457 per night

Your guide to Nova Scotia

All About Nova Scotia

Surrounded almost entirely by the Atlantic Ocean on Canada’s upper east coast, Nova Scotia boasts more than 8,000 miles of coastline with stretches of sandy beaches and scenic fishing towns. The province is home to three national parks, including the historic Kejimkujik National Park and its Dark Sky Preserve, and more than 150 lighthouses — most notably the famous Peggy’s Cove. Nova Scotia plays host to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, where you can hike, bike, and drive along an epic 180-mile journey through vibrant landscapes and villages. Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located here, including the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, with rare fossils from the Coal Age.

Nova Scotia’s capital is Halifax, a cosmopolitan metro area with a 2.5-mile waterfront boardwalk filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Its impressive star-shaped citadel sits on a hill above the city. Seafood lovers will be drawn to the town of Digby for its world-famous scallops, to Hubbards for the mouthwatering lobster, to Mahone Bay for the mussels.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia experiences a moderate climate, rarely getting extremely hot or cold weather. Summer is a great time to stay in one of the many vacation rentals in the province, with plenty of sunny days to enjoy the beach and outdoors. In spring and autumn, you can expect a mix of pleasant and rainy days, so make sure you pack for both. Winter is a magical time to be in Nova Scotia, with snow covering the hills. In late November, the annual Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas event features an opening-night tree lighting, fireworks, and plenty of holiday entertainment. You can expect cold conditions, so make sure you prepare with your best waterproof layers, boots, and thermals.

What are the top things to do in Nova Scotia?

The Cabot Trail

Consider setting off on a scenic journey along one of Canada’s most famous driving routes. The 180-mile trail takes in spectacular coastal views, small villages, and lush forests on Cape Breton Island. The roads wind around strategically placed lookout points with breathtaking overlooks. You can make the journey in a day or take your time and stop at villages along the way to enjoy local galleries, shops, and restaurants specializing in the region’s famous seafood. There are also countless hiking and biking opportunities along the trail.

Kejimkujik National Park

Explore the park on one of 15 hiking trails, including the 3.5-mile Hemlocks and Hardwoods trail. Along a boardwalk through a lush forest, you’ll pass by 400-year- old trees. The park is also dotted with red deck chairs placed at special locations to soak up the beauty. The idea is to find the chairs and use them to connect with the natural surroundings. Kejimkujik is also Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve, and when the sun goes down, the skies light up with thousands of glittering stars.

Peggy’s Cove

You’ll find one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic locations just 40 minutes from Halifax, with the main attraction being the famous lighthouse on the rocks, one of Canada’s most photographed sights. The lighthouse restaurant and souvenir shop are worth a visit, and hiking trails around the rocks offer amazing views of the spectacular coastline.

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