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Nova Scotia, Canada
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
4.9
(20 reviews)
Two bedroom bright lower flat (all linens included, full kitchen with all amenities, full bath with washer/dryer, living & dining room. Barbecue and fire pit. Pets welcome. Several sandy beaches within walking distance in magnificent St. Margarets Bay (don’t forget your bathing suits and sunscreen). Magnificent 32 km. hiking/biking/4 wheel trail right at your doorstep and bicycle rental/touring company nearby. Also close to Queensland Beach and beautiful downtown Hubbards. Approx. 40 min to Stanfield International Airport, Peggy's Cove or downtown Halifax. Just bring your food and cloth...
from $105 / night
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Vacation Rental • 635 ft² • 1 Bedroom
5.0
(20 reviews)
Heron's Rest year round cottage located on just over an acre 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 with a fridge, stove, dishwasher and laundry facilities. It will sleep 2 in the main bedroom queen sized bed. The large deck which overlooks the river is accessed off the kitchen and includes a BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. Gu...
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Vacation Rental • 1798 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
4.9
(20 reviews)
Welcome to Morning Mist Cottage Retreat. My name is Pauline Blades and I am the owner and at your service for our unique vacation property.I offer a beautiful, nine month newly renovated, private lakefront property on 62 acres of woodland accommodating 8 guests. The main cottage & property are truly a 5 star accommodation. Please have a look at some of our new photos. More to come.On November 1, 2020 after having been booked back to back from June until November with "stay vacations" I started a huge renovation of Morning Mist Cottage and the grounds surrounding the property. It had bee...
from $271 / night

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Vacation rental prices Nova Scotia

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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!

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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!

Travelers 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 colored 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 in Nova Scotia

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Nova Scotia cost?

Nova Scotia is the region in Canada that offers the most affordable prices, with an annual average of only $190 per night in the previous year.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Nova Scotia?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Nova Scotia are April ($168 the average per night for accommodation), June ($171), and May ($172).

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

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($214), December ($202), and November ($199).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Nova Scotia well in advance?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Nova Scotia, it is necessary to be proactive as 69% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

Last year, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Nova Scotia were June, May and October, with average availabilities of 44%, 40%, and 36%, respectively.

How many rentals are there in Nova Scotia?

In Nova Scotia we have a comprehensive catalog of approximately 1,100 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 5 local and international providers.

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