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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.
$431 per night
Treehouse in Hampstead Parish
Private Lakefront Nordic Spa @Tides Peak
Couples! Retreat to your private forest to enjoy a private Nordic Spa retreat on a quiet lake off the Saint John River. Includes an outdoor wood fired hot tub and infrared sauna and hammocks for an ultimate detox in all seasons. Connect around a toasty fire. Unwind in the open concept interior, stocked with luxury modern conveniences. Star gaze from your bed under massive skylights. Stay and be still or enjoy the historic local shops and artisans of Gagetown and Hampstead.
$210 per night
Condo in Halifax
Heart of Halifax
The Alex Mclean House is a two-and-a-half storey Georgian style house. It is located on Hollis Street in Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and is one of the oldest house on the block. Built in 1799 this space provides a cozy, comfortable atmosphere, perfect for those seeking a relaxing or quiet evening in, or a convenient location for those wishing to take in all the cities sites. Don't forget the waterfront board walk and bishops cellar are only a block away!
$95 per night

Nova Scotia beach vacation rentals

Cottage in Herring Cove
Entire Nature Getaway Cottage Herring Cove Village
$142 per night
Loft in Halifax
Studio Loft (201) in Heritage Building
$90 per night
Guesthouse in Head of Saint Margarets Bay
Boat House
$74 per night
Home in Shelburne
Sandy Point Seaside Spa Retreat
$211 per night
Tiny home in LaHave
Modern Ocean Front Tiny House
$260 per night
Cottage in Saint-Thomas-de-Kent
Cajun's Cottage - zen beach house w/hot tub
$90 per night
Home in Digby
The Beach House
$143 per night
Cottage in Lawrencetown
Conrad Beach Cottage
$132 per night
Apartment in Halifax
3*Convenient DT 1BR* Historical Coastal Cozy Flat
$61 per night
Apartment in Halifax
Downtown - Bright, Modern Unit with Large Windows
$64 per night
Apartment in Halifax
Large Downtown Flat with Parking
$90 per night
Guesthouse in Halifax
Adorable 1-bedroom guesthouse in Halifax
$85 per night

Nova Scotia cottage rentals

Cottage in Grand River
Modern Rustic Lake Cottage w. Priv Luxury Hot Tub
$242 per night
Cottage in Grand River
Sable Point (Priv. HotTub/Out.Shower/Free Kayaks)
$176 per night
Cottage in Crousetown
Cozy Riverside Cabin with 2 fireplaces
$101 per night
Cottage in Morden
Cozy Cottage in Quaint Village with Coastal Views
$97 per night
Cottage in Hubbards
Fox Point Lake House - Luxury Lakefront Rental!
$258 per night
Cottage in Lunenburg
Oceanside Cottage - Relax, Unwind, Explore
$116 per night
Cottage in Centreville
Eagle's Bluff - Seaside Cottage in Halls Harbour
$114 per night
Cottage in Darnley
Rest Ashored in Darnley
$156 per night
Cottage in Mahone Bay
Getaway by the Bay
$92 per night
Cottage in Western Head
The Shore Shack
$184 per night
Cottage in South Ohio
Private Lakeside Cottage in Yarmouth
$48 per night
Cottage in Lower Prospect
Herring Hole Hideaway
$107 per night

Nova Scotia home rentals

Home in Riverport
The Barn - Private Seaside Home with Hot Tub
$188 per night
Home in Wolfville
Leland’s Lakehouse
$69 per night
Home in Antigonish
Casita Del Rey
$75 per night
Home in Bedford
One of the nicest streets in NS!
$96 per night
Home in Mahone Bay
Ocean front cottage, Mahone Bay
$88 per night
Home in Halifax
Quaint on Quarry: A cozy, vintage-inspired stay
$106 per night
Home in Rose Bay
Kingsburg Guest House
$129 per night
Home in Rose Bay
The Beach Barn
$185 per night
Home in Halifax
Private studio in quiet central neighbourhood
$64 per night
Home in Eastern Passage
Private guest suite! 3 queen beds, 1 bath
$88 per night
Home in Indian Harbour
Oceanfront Guest House near Peggy's Cove
$150 per night
Home in Canning
"Across the Way" 3-Bedroom Country Home
$159 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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