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Cape Breton Island vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Cape Breton Island

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Cottage in St. Esprit
Lake Cottage Bear- Outdoor Hot Tub/Sauna/Lake View
*If there is no availability during your requested time, message us and we'll try to find a different cottage for you at the same location via Airbnb! *PLEASE READ HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING Cottage Bear allows for a peaceful vacation stay in nature. Activities: relaxing by the lakeside fire pit, hiking, kayaking to the ocean beach, free outdoor hot tub time slot. Features: beautiful interior, indoor LED remote-controlled fireplace, WiFi, Fire TV, designer log furniture, balcony, lakeside view
$158 per night
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Cottage in Grand River
Sable Point Cottage (7p. Hot Tub & Outdr. Shower)
Discover what Sable Point Cottage has to offer: a timeless experience in nature that combines comfort & minimalism within one location. The simple, yet upscale layout, is comforting on the eyes & mind. Its adventurous setting, fitted with its unparalleled views, will conjure up excitement when you arrive. A boulder-studded wall rises up towards a stone walkway, which is fitted with an integrated fire pit. The outdoor hot tub & seasonal outdoor shower are located next to the cottage deck.
$202 per night
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Dome in St. George's Channel
Lakeside Luxury Dome 3 with Private Hot Tub
Welcome to Lakeside Luxury: Nova Scotia’s premier, luxury geodesic domes. Unwind and relax in nature along the shores of Bras d'Or Lake. We offer our guests striking lake views through our panoramic bay windows from every dome. Experience the best of Cape Breton in our unique accommodations. Close to golf courses, world-famous Cabot Trail & more. With comfort and extensive amenities, a luxury glamping getaway experience is at your fingertips.
$223 per night
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Cape Breton Island cottage rentals

Cottage in Cheticamp
La Cabane by The Sea
$110 per night
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Cottage in Cheticamp
Oceanfront Cottage with Panoramic View
$188 per night
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Cottage in St. Esprit
Upscale Lake Cottage Falcon-Outdoor Hot Tub/Sauna
$151 per night
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Cottage in Dingwall
Whiskey Mountain Cottage
$173 per night
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Cottage in St. Esprit
Cozy Cottage Loon- Upscale Outdoor Hot tub & Sauna
$143 per night
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Cottage in Big Pond Centre
Peaceful Pines Cottage
$127 per night
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Cottage in Inverness
Modern Ocean view Cottages with Hot tubs(#3)
$293 per night
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Cottage in Pleasant Bay
MacToimin Cottage (Private Hot Tub)
$124 per night
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Cottage in Grand Mira South
Waterfront 4 bedroom house with hot tub
$213 per night
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Cottage in Ingonish Beach
CHRISTIE'S SMOKEY MOUNTAIN COTTAGE
$156 per night
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Cottage in Juniper Mountain
Private House on the Mira River with hot tub
$188 per night
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Cottage in Grand Étang
Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Cottage Zen Retreat
$206 per night
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Cape Breton Island house rentals

Home in Mulgrave
Work or Play 3Bd Entire Home-Lg HOT TUB! Near CB
$133 per night
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Home in Pleasant Bay
Private 89-acre Oceanfront Cottage - Cabot Trail
$185 per night
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Home in Petit Étang
The Highland's Den
$118 per night
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Private room in North Sydney
Country living on the edge of town (single)
$30 per night
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Home in Englishtown
Cabot Trail Cottage - Ocean View
$112 per night
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Home in Port Hawkesbury
Home By The Sea
$90 per night
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Home in Johnstown
Private Waterfront Luxury on the Bras D'Or Lake
$147 per night
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Private room in North Sydney
Quiet country living at the edge of town (double)
$38 per night
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Home in New Campbellton
1 bedroom waterfront home Bras D'or/Atlantic
$67 per night
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Home in Margaree Forks
The Butterfly Cottage. Margaree Cabot Trail Home.
$147 per night
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Home in Dingwall
The Deckhouse
$150 per night
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Home in Baddeck
Secluded Farmhouse in the village of Baddeck
$160 per night
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Cape Breton Island oceanfront vacation rentals

Dome in St. George's Channel
Lakeside Luxury Dome 2 with Private Hot Tub
$223 per night
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Cottage in Chéticamp
Oceanfront Cottage (LeBlanc Chalet)
$244 per night
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Cottage in Dingwall
The Piping Plover - a luxury, waterfront home
$319 per night
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Cottage in Port Hood
Family friendly sandy beach front cottage
$263 per night
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Home in Chéticamp
Cabot's Modern-Day Beach House
$269 per night
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Lighthouse in Baddeck
Lighthouse on the Bay- St. Anns Bay Cabot Trail
$196 per night
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Villa in Chéticamp
Point Cross Estates: 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa
$300 per night
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Home in Indian Brook
*Bata Oceanfront Cottage* 36km to Ski Cape Smokey
$197 per night
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Hut in Englishtown
The ZzzzMoose 2.0 Luxury Camping Cabin
$74 per night
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Home in Cleveland
Secluded Cape Breton Ocean Front Cottage
$157 per night
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Guest suite in Ingonish Beach
Romantic cottage for 2, private hot tub ocean view
$202 per night
Cottage in West Bay
The Bras d'Or Lakehouse
$109 per night

Your guide to Cape Breton Island

All About Cape Breton Island

Located in the turbulent Atlantic waters off the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island is known for its rolling forested hills, fishing villages, the expansive and brackish Bras d’Or Lake, and rugged, dramatic coastlines. The remote island has attracted generations of hikers, flyfishers, and kayakers to its vast hinterlands and sprawling seaboards — wild landscapes that shelter enormous populations of moose, black bears, and seasonal migratory whales. Cape Breton’s human residents cluster in several dozen communities scattered across the island, Sydney being the largest.

Museums and art galleries keep the island’s cultural scene current, and several heritage sites invite visitors to learn about the Mi’kmaq people and other Indigenous communities. The island is also famous for its seafood, and you’ll find many restaurants serving up lobster and other locally caught shellfish. As Cape Breton connects easily to the mainland via the Canso Causeway, the broader offerings of Nova Scotia are within reach.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Breton Island?

Eastern Canada and the North Atlantic waters around Cape Breton Island are subject to a varied climate, with drastic swings in conditions between the seasons. Summers are warm and pleasant, with regular rain showers that create lush, vibrant landscapes. These months are great for hiking, exploring the inland areas, and enjoying the cultural offerings of the local communities. Winters bring frigid temperatures that often fall well below freezing, with heavy snowfall accumulating from November through March. These colder months can still be excellent times to book vacation rentals on Cape Breton Island, as there are plenty of opportunities for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and nestling up in a cozy cottage in front of a fire.

Most of the island’s festivities and events occur during the summer, when it is comfortable to be outside. All summer long, the Patio Lanterns Festival sees makeshift stages pop up throughout Nova Scotia for free live music and food on patios lit with twinkling lights.


What are the top things to do in Cape Breton Island?

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

This 25-acre historic site in the town of Baddeck perches above the Atlantic waters; its angular architecture and expansive glass walls merit a visit alone. Inside, the museum showcases artifacts, re-creations of historic aircraft, underwater submersibles, the world’s first patented telephone, and other achievements from the life of the famed inventor.

The Big Fiddle

This 60-foot statue honors Nova Scotia’s strong Celtic community and its proud musical traditions. It stands in front of the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney, which hosts concerts throughout the year. The Port Sydney area offers plenty of options for shopping and dining, as well as a waterfront promenade that provides expansive ocean vistas.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This expansive national park and recreation area sits amid Cape Breton’s northern highlands, coniferous forests, and rugged coasts. Miles of hiking trails through the undulating hills bring travelers to the tops of towering peaks, along winding creeks, and to the beaches of secluded mountain lakes. Flyfishing is one of the park’s popular activities, in addition to spotting eagles, moose, and whales in the wild.