Top 5 HomeAway & Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Nova Scotia (With Photos!) - Updated 2021

Top 5 HomeAway & Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Nova Scotia (With Photos!)

Consisting of a peninsula and offshore islands, this warm and welcoming Canadian province has a wild and wonderfully varied landscape that celebrates the beauty of nature.

History, community, and family are evident in this cosy small state. In fact, this tight community fiercely adheres to loyalty, love, and friendship. Whether is it a short visit or a long one, be sure to be welcomed by the warm arms of Nova Scotia, and by these friendly HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals to give you the most pleasant stay.

1. Great for art lovers: artful cottage with stunning views (from USD 113)

Wildflower Cottage rests on 15 acres (6 hectares) overlooking the stunning Annapolis River Basin, and just 5 minutes from the beautiful town of Annapolis Royal. However, do note that there is a minimum required stay of four to seven nights for actual bookings to take place. The sun-room-cum-dining-room has comfortable furnishings and interesting antiques, and is lined with thoughtful artwork all over the walls. This cute and lovely fully equipped kitchen has plenty of room for two cooks, and even some samplers! This artful cottage has two spectacular bedrooms, so why not dream away in the cosy upstairs bedroom with quality bedding? The upstairs en suite bathroom includes a walk-in linen closet with plenty of space for extras, so don’t worry that your many outfits won’t find a home here! Here’s the best morning spot. With comfy furniture, sunshine, and gorgeous views, it’s the perfect spot for you to kick start a beautiful day! Last but definitely not least, relax outside the barn in this HomeAway to admire the amazing view just right outside your door.

Boutique Farmhouse Cottage; 60 acres; Annapolis Royal 5 min.
36 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wildflower cottage's immaculate airy space is beautifully appointed with cozy furnishings and colorful artwork
cosy comfortable and well-equipped cottage that felt like home
kitchen was fully stocked plenty of comfortable places to sit and relax
that said it is charmingly decorated very clean large rooms and a great view
the downstairs and upstairs bedrooms are thoughtfully designed and very comfortable
did i mention clean? spotless great value for what you get
house was very clean and exceptionally well equipped - perhaps the best we have experienced
we found the cottage itself to be very well appointed clean comfortable and welcoming in its' decor
this cottage is sunny spacious charming clean and really well organized for a very pleasant stay
the cottage was clean
the owners were delightful
she is a very thoughtful and organized host
the owner was available and responsive if we needed anything
the owners live nearby and are very nice
very comfortable and hosts were so accommodating
property is beautiful quiet spacious and in an excellent location
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2. Take me to church: fabulous newly renovated church (from 119 USD)

This beloved two-bedroom HomeAway summer retreat is a converted church situated along a scenic country road just a couple of minutes from Annapolis Royal, in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Built in 1892, St. Alban’s pastoral setting blends perfectly with the natural beauty of the Annapolis Basin and the Lequille River. Professionally decorated with a modern vacationer in mind, enter the spacious living / dining room. Due to the smooth mix of modern and traditional elements, the space still keeps the traditional doors and design of a church. Nestled in a cosy corner of the church, whip up a feast with this fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy professional-grade cookware and high-end appliances, all available for your use. Skip up the steps to the loft area, located on top of the living room. This small cosy space is great for relaxing and chilling. Take a peek out of the small window to view the scenery from up above the church, it’s simply stunning! This master bedroom is a major reason why this church converted into a home is the perfect blend of serenity and comfort. Do note that there is a minimum required stay of three nights.

Fabulous and Comfortable Renovated Church

Area: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Price: from 119 USD

Number of Guests: 6

3. What a view: Deep Blue Sea Cottage (from USD 231)

Deep Blue Sea Cottage is a gorgeous HomeAway coastal cottage on a 130-acre (132.6-hectare) property five minutes from the Cabot Trail. Please note that the minimum required stay is seven nights. Perfectly designed, this cottage contains all of the charm of a real coastal cottage, with excellent amenities, and lots of privacy in a spectacular setting with fantastic views of the ocean. This spacious deck is a good place for spotting lobster boats, eagles, moose, and bobcats. Sometimes foxes make appearances and whales pass by most of the time during the year. You will wake up to these views each morning and enjoy them all day. Relax in this wall-to-wall veranda, which is rustic yet contemporary at the same time. This is clearly the best spot for you to relax, listen to music, and, of course, admire the scenic landscapes right within your reach. We aren’t exaggerating when we say the sunsets will take your breath away. Marvel at this spectacular sight from the outdoor deck or the veranda; beauty is lurking around the corner here in this gorgeous coastal cottage. Enter the sizable and airy well-equipped kitchen, with views of the ocean and beach from the stove area. The views are great, but nothing beats a cosy bed and soft pillows come night time. Still, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, as this bright well-ventilated room also gives you stunning views of the ocean and island.

Deep Blue Sea Cottage with Incredible Views
59 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy modern cottage with fantastic views
cottage was intimate cozy just wonderful
the cottage is clean simple and enchanting
stewart was extremely helpful throughout
our host stewart was the best
stewart is very friendly and knowledgeable and always at your disposal
it is easy to get around and the people are very friendly
location was remote and private close to a lot of entertainment
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4. Total privacy: House On The Hill (from 162 USD)

This House On The Hill is located in Breton Cove, a tiny fishing community on the Cabot Trail. Hidden away in the woods with a 220-metre (722-foot) driveway, this vacation rental affords total privacy. It’s an ideal getaway for visitors that would like to run away from the hectic city life. However, please note that the minimum stay required for actual bookings is five nights. The house has a terrace at the front and a raised deck at the rear, with an additional terrace at the entrance to the sun room. There is ample parking for vehicles. The warm and spacious living room sure does look cosy and homely. Snuggle up against one of those plush couches and grab a book from the shelf, the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday! The wood furnishings of the sun room give off a rustic and bucolic vibe, a good calming change for visitors from the hectic city life. Just like the master bedroom, the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a small nook with a small desk, bookshelves, and a closet. Sometimes all you need after a long and tiring day is a good soak in a bubbling tub of scented water. Head to the bathroom upstairs that includes a cast-iron bathtub and a shower.

Total Privacy In Friendly Community. Beaches, Artisan Shops, Beautiful Area

Area: Victoria, Subd. A, Nova Scotia

Price: from 162 USD

Number of Guests: 6

5. Scottish castle: your own luxurious resort (from 346 USD)

This truly outstanding HomeAway estate property is located in the prestigious Old Bedford neighbourhood, offering a perfect and enjoyable stay in the Halifax area. Enter the large comfortable setting of a living room with a fireplace and lovely windows. Sink into the plush softness of the sofa, and marvel at the polished wooden floors, a true castle fit for a princess (or prince) indeed! The kitchen has everything you need and more, including an oven, microwave, gas stove, dishwasher, and fridge with freezer, set amongst black granite countertops. Look out and you will see the back yard grounds, pool and deck. Now you never have to wander what your kids are up to when you are in the kitchen! This is the view you can enjoy as you whip up a feast in the kitchen. This lovely slide in the in-ground pool surrounded by a wrought-iron fence allows you to slide down into the cold refreshing water, what fun! A pool house, featuring a bar and bathroom with shower, is just around the corner, all available for your use. Laze on these lounge chairs, who says you need a beach to get a killer tan? Though there are four bedrooms in this magical home, the master bedroom features a walk-in closet, back deck, and an en suite bathroom. Refresh and recharge in this beautiful bath. Take a long bubbling soak in the Jacuzzi, and rinse off in the glass-enclosed shower area. However, do note that the minimum required stay in this vacation rental is six nights.

Your Own Luxury Resort - a Scottish Castle in Bedford

Area: Bedford, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Price: from 346 USD

Number of Guests: 10

Nova Scotia awaits you!

The diverse population of resourceful and hospitable folk will be one to make you decide to stay longer in the charming Nova Scotia. Embrace the carefree and casual lifestyle here in Nova Scotia with these five beautiful HomeAway vacation rentals.

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