Nova Scotia vacation rentals

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Nova Scotia beach vacation rentals

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Home in Musquodoboit Harbour

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 178 reviews

Peaceful Private Getaway - Blue Haven

Dec 11 – 18

€ 153 per night
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Shipping container in Saulnierville

4.98 out of 5 average rating, 108 reviews

Oceanfront Cabin w/Hot Tub (Cabane d’Horizon)

Sep 7 – 14

€ 165 per night
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Cottage in Lawrencetown

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 144 reviews

Conrad Beach Cottage

Jan 8 – 15

€ 149 per night
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Vacation home in Mill Village

4.94 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews

The Old Kettle Cabin with Hot Tub

Sep 1 – 8

€ 165 per night
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Cottage in Grand River

4.99 out of 5 average rating, 253 reviews

Sable Point (Priv. HotTub/Out.Shower/Free Kayaks)

Nov 30 – Dec 7

€ 253 per night
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Chalet in Lunenburg

4.91 out of 5 average rating, 248 reviews

Waterfront loft with million dollar view- Suite 2

Apr 30 – May 5

€ 270 per night
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Cottage in Morden

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews

Cozy Cottage in Quaint Village with Coastal Views

Jun 22 – 29

€ 104 per night
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Tiny home in Port Hood

4.99 out of 5 average rating, 238 reviews

Bothan Beag - Tiny House on the Water

Feb 2 – 9

€ 150 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.

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.

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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