Vacation Rentals & Apartments in Nova Scotia

Vacation Rentals & Apartments in Nova Scotia

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Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Capre Breton Island, Nova Scotia
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Capre Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Vacation Rental • 92 m² • 1 Bedroom
(18 reviews)
MAY/JUNE SPECIAL FOR TWO 900/WEEK plus fees just ask Enjoy your holiday in the central location of Cape Dauphin (25-minute drive to Baddeck) at the base of Kelly's Mountain, in a new lower level suite with over 1000 square feet, with 10ft ceilings, open concept kitchen and living area, one bedroom with queen bed and a pull out sofa bed in the living room. There is a large bathroom with a large double shower. French doors open onto the beach, with great beach and views of the Bras D'or Lakes from your patio, pleasant breezes from the ocean. Restaurants and groceries: There are a few restaura...
from CA$142 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Nova Scotia, Canada
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Vacation Rental • 59 m² • 1 Bedroom
(27 reviews)
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embrace the tranquility of nature in your very own 1-bedroom tiny home nestled on 2 acres of pristine land along a picturesque riverbank. This is not just a home; it's a lifestyle!Heron's Rest year round cottage located on just over two acres of land beside one of the largest set of rapids of the Petite River. This quiet and private rental is just off the main road giving quick access to the wide range of local interest and activities. Its the perfect location for a romantic get away for two or a personal retreat. The house is fully equipped wit...
from CA$228 / night
Log Cabin for 2 Guests in Nova Scotia, Canada
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Log Cabin • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(9 reviews)
We are offering our tiny living cottage on our hobby farm located near Crescent Beach, NS. This is a working farm that is pesticide and chemical free with chickens and cats and our main focus is on market gardening . We live and work on this farm 24/7.This a small cottage (12x16 feet) includes a bathroom with shower; a kitchenette including mini fridge and propane stove. The loft has a double bed accessible by a ladder which could be challenging for people with mobility issues There is a day bed on the main floor that serves as a seating area as well as a sleeping area. A great way to explo...
from CA$139 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Nova Scotia

CA$312for 25 May - 1 Jun
CA$332 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Nova Scotia

30%for 25 May - 1 Jun
51% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Nova Scotia

Lovely Nova Scotia locations

Come and vacation in one of Canada's smallest most iconic provinces, the beautiful Nova Scotia Peninsula nestled on Canada´s eastern Atlantic seaboard! Here you will find 4000km of breathtaking coastal scenery dotted with fishing villages, stunning beaches, tiny offshore islands and a lifetime of hiking and canoeing trails to discover. The climate is maritime with bright, breezy days in summer and snow in winter.

A vacation rental for everyone

With a fabulous selection of vacation rentals strategically dotted around the Halifax area, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island you will be poised to enjoy all that Nova Scotia has to offer! Find an idyllic wilderness or small town vacation rental in a peaceful woodland setting. Many of these stunning, spacious, fully equipped, comfortably furnished, wooden cabins and traditional white, painted, wooden colonial style house rentals are located a stone's throw from breathtaking ocean views or lakeland scenery and feature a pool as well as a splendid outdoor terrace and a lovely private garden. Find a perfect rental for just 2 or size up for 4, 6, 8 or even 10 guests with huge rentals on offer that can even accommodate as many as 18 guests!

Vacations in Nova Scotia

The area and getting around

Lobster and seafood haven

Not only will you find peace and serenity in the midst of unsurpassed beauty and serenity of raw wilderness naturescapes and easy access to towns via a sophisticated network of well maintained roads but you will be able to enjoy premium fresh lobster and seafood like nowhere else in the world throughout the year in different regions of Nova Scotia to prevent overfishing. Average flying time from London and the Midlands to Halifax is under 11 hours with Air Canada flying directly from Heathrow to Halifax. Flying time from Quebec or Montreal to Halifax is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Majestic scenery and unique local attractions

Nova Scotia is a place of quiet wilderness scenes, dark night skies with abundant twinkling stars, great conditions for surfing on the east coast, fabulous family friendly beaches along the Northumberland Strait and a vibrant, happening foodie scene in the Annapolis Valley where incredible menus and fine wine await your discovery! On Cape Breton you can lose yourself in haunting Celtic music and out of this world scenery while Prince Edward Island offers gorgeous pastoral village scenes and serene meadow landscapes!

Travellers and activities

Nova Scotia for nature enthusiasts

Nova Scotia is a pristine haven for nature lovers with the fabled Cape Breton Highlands National Park situated in the rugged northern part of Cape Breton Island where beautiful old growth deep, dark boreal forest and steep mountain slopes provides a spectacular setting for renowned trails such as The Cabot Trail. Kejimkujik National Park and Seaside offer miles of lush wilderness forest, shimmering lakes, waterways and cascading waterfalls. The combination of high mountains and deep dramatic valleys make Cape Breton Island the ultimate playground for hikers. These are just some of the natural wonders awaiting your discovery!

Nova Scotia for lovers of wine and fine dining

Get ready for second to none taste sensations and famed world class homegrown and bottled Nova Scotia wines as you explore the abundant, vibrant, cutting edge foodie culture that has put this region firmly on the world gastronomical map! Find farm to table excellence in the Annapolis Valley and Bay of Fundy regions. Explore a multitude of fantastic high end eateries and discover exquisite wineries, wine tours, dining and culinary tours as well as unique insights into local artisanal breweries and distilleries as you sample some of the best menus on the planet in Nova Scotia´s prime agricultural region located on Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy region around 1 hour 45 minutes from Halifax!

Did you know that Nova Scotia is world famous for its lobster! You can embark on the legendary lobster trail that showcases over 40 Nova Scotia restaurants that serve up lobster delights such as lobster roll, lobster poutine and even lobster pizza!

Top 5 travel tips for Nova Scotia

1. Visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Island hop to Nova Scotia´s stunning northern island, Cape Breton where you can drive the scenic Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Here mountain slopes and sparkling North Atlantic Ocean views provide the backdrop for viewing moose, beaver, eagles and deer! Walk the Skyline Trail boardwalk path overlooking the Gulf of St Lawrence and see whales!

2. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Calling all sailors and sea lovers! Step right into the history of Nova Scotia and the North Atlantic through excellent multimedia exhibits on display. Admire more than 200 model ships, an extensive exhibit chronicling the recovery efforts of the Titanic and several sailing vessels moored in Halifax harbour. You can step aboard the CSS Acadia here as part of your museum admission!

3. Canoe in Kejimkujik National Park

Fancy truly getting away from it all? How about a heritage national park that is only accessible on foot or by canoe! Here you will find 400 square km of pristine forested wilderness and remote waterways that culminate in a stunning white sand beach on the coast. Hike or canoe along traditional Mi´Know trails and learn about aspects of Mi´Know culture such as building birchbark canoes!

4. Visit Lunenburg

If you are a fan of heritage sites you will love the 1 hour, scenic drive south from Halifax to the beautiful Lunenburg community, a UNESCO world heritage site. This is an absolutely splendid place for photo opportunities with gorgeous crimson coloured waterfront buildings. Here you can stroll about and enjoy the day to day comings and goings of an active fishing port with vessels docking at the wharves and fishermen unloading the catch of the day!

5.Halifax Public Gardens

If you are a fan of gorgeous gardens and horticulture you are going to love a field trip to Halifax Public Gardens! Here you can enjoy a guided tour of the oldest Victorian gardens in North America dating back to 1867! In spring you can enjoy a dazzling show of bright tulips, irises and daffodils set against a blaze of blooming cherry and magnolia trees. In summer the gardens are replete with azaleas, rhododendrons, dahlias, peonies and roses. This is a lovely place to relax on a bench!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Nova Scotia

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Nova Scotia?

With an average price of CA$268.02 per night, Nova Scotia lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in Canada.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Nova Scotia?

]If you are looking to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Nova Scotia are November (CA$207.94 the average per night for accommodation), December (CA$213.8), and June (CA$237.44).

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Nova Scotia?

In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Nova Scotia was March, with an average price of CA$304.7 per night. This was followed by September, with an average of CA$298.12, and May, with CA$295.85.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Nova Scotia?

It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Nova Scotia, as only 36% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Nova Scotia are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 54.6% of the total in 2020), June (49.75%), and January (41%).

When are fewer rentals available in Nova Scotia?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Nova Scotia are, in order, August (with 22.4% of available rentals), December (29.67%), and July (31.5%).

How many rentals are there in Nova Scotia?

In Nova Scotia we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of around 1000 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 8 local and international providers.

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