10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In St. John's, Canada

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The flamboyant city of St. John’s, Canada is everything you could hope for on a holiday. Only 500 years young, this city welcomes you to explore its history, culture, and unmatched views. Quaint streets winding into one another and carriages drawn by horses bring you right into a picturesque novel. Colorful homes lined next to one another along the hillsides overlooking the ocean are is not the only things this city is home to, the iconic Cabot Tower, too, makes for a great visit. Hike through the hills, breathe amongst the lush greens and explore age-old stories and legends all engraved into the heart of this magnificent city. Browse through below to find your ideal accommodation from the best Vrbo vacation rentals in St. John’s, Canada.

1. Lovely oceanfront cottage overlooking St. John's Harbor (from USD 161)

Staying in a property that overlooks the scenic harbor, getting a glance at the hustle and bustle from the distance, and enjoying a relaxing stay at Battery Bluff, this accommodation will make sure your holiday is a bliss. Relish panoramic views of the water, city, and hillside. It is just a few steps to town, Signal Hill, and East Coast Trail. It is a fully equipped place with two gorgeous bedrooms and a bathroom to keep you comfortable, take care of your needs and demands, and let you enjoy and explore the city with a feeling of being at home away from home. When at St. John’s Harbour, this place is a must-explore!

Ocean Front Cottage, Built Into the Cliffside, Overlooking St. John's Harbour
53 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was attractive and comfortable and well equipped for our stay
Cleanliness:
clean cottage with plenty of space
everything was as expected: clean comfortable
the place was clean and had everything we needed
the cottage was as advertised - great location clean well equipped (we especially appreciated the large supply of towels)
Host:
rochelle the owner and stacey from the property company were a pleasure to interact with
the house was clean well maintained and the owner was very attentive to any questions or concerns
we never needed to contact the host but all prior communication with her was fast and effective
the cottage was well equipped for all your needs and communication with the owner was fast and friendly
Location:
the location was wonderful
perfect location to visit st
great location to spend a vacation in and around st
perfect location to be able to walk downtown as well as up to signal hill
great location great view close to everything
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2. Magnificent heritage home right in the city centre (from USD 211)

Amidst the hustle and bustle lies a beautiful heritage home in the Victorian style. It is a three-level home that includes many of its original architectural features. It is just walking distance to the heart of downtown, the historic core and the hub of shopping. Food and entertainment options nearby is a bonus. This amazing house is fully equipped to take care of you and your needs while you are busy exploring, getting a taste of the beautiful city, and making memories. The cherry on top is that the beautiful Bannerman Park is your backyard, Signal Hill is the view from your front door, and George St. is a short trek down the street. A vibrant walk down the street is indeed a treat with the play of beautiful colour palettes which are sure to boost your mood. The terrace open up to an amazing view of the city giving you a glimpse into the past. A blissful stay indeed.

Heritage home located in the heart of downtown St. John’s city centre.
38 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms is a magnificent museum with fantastic views and a delightful cafe
plenty of room for all of us close to downtown and groceries beautiful views of signal hill
things like fireplaces in every room (nonfunctional now) was something they had never seen before
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and the beds were very good
the home was very clean and had all the items we needed
the home was very clean and is spacious and comfortable on all 3 levels
still going through some renos but comfortable and clean
Host:
his response to inquiries was immediate and helpful
the host was extremely easy to communicate with and very helpful
good for the cardio owner very quick to respond to questions
the owner tony was a pleasure to work with and communicated clearly
as for tony he was very responsive throughout the booking process and our stay
Location:
great location in downtown st john's
easy to walk to the rooms and downtown
beautiful spacious house in a great location
the house was nice and close to downtown and george street
great location walkable for all downtown features understanding that st
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3. Nautical cliffside cottage overlooking the ocean and St. John's Harbour (from USD 165)

Stay in this gorgeous nautical-themed cottage built into the cliffside. Relaxing and rejuvenating yourself is what a vacation is all about in this gorgeous and cozy two-bedroom and one-bathroom cottage. The lovely white color scheme of the cottage will brighten and cheer you up. The cherry on the top is it is a fully equipped place, ready to take care of your needs while you explore the city and make most of the stay. Bon séjour!

Ocean Front Cottage, Built Into the Cliffside, Overlooking St. John's Harbour
37 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable great views lovely balcony
we appreciated the coffee being provided (tim’s ) and the laundry facilities
great location the harbour view was awesome great viewing of harbour activity well equipped and very comfortable
we were very comfortable and the place very well maintained
Cleanliness:
everything was up to promise clean well set up kitchen comfy beds and linens
cottage was roomy clean and well equipped
the home had everything you could want was very clean and the beds were comfortable
the cottage was neat and clean and well equipped
great stay it was very clean and so many places close enough to walk to
Host:
the little package of information was helpful too would definitely recommend to others
Location:
it was neat well equipped excellent location and true to newfoundland character
an easy walk to downtown and north head trail to signal hill
great restaurants close by lovely ambiance would highly recommend this rental
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4. Quaint one-bedroom apartment with a lovely view (from USD 92)

If you’re looking for comfort then this place is the one for you. This awesome one-bedroom apartment with a spectacular view of Signal Hill, the Narrows, and Downtown will surely delight you. Wake up to the lush, green view of the mountains, the blue water carving its way through, the bright smiling blue sky - oh what bliss! The apartment is perched on the top of Jellybean Row, the most photographed street in the city. This super cozy property indeed lets you enjoy all the comforts. To add to the charm, there is a beautiful fireplace to keep you warm on cold nights. Cozy up and relax!

Downtown Executive w Fireplace & Location
61 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is great and the unit was well equipped with iron hair dryer washer & dryer
the kitchen could have been better equipped and it could have been cleaner
quiet apartment and fireplace was a really nice extra
Cleanliness:
it was clean comfortable and very convenient
the linens were clean and well maintained
very clean; well furnished including kitchen
Host:
kathie was quick to reply to all of my questions and was incredibly helpful
the owner offered us discounted tickets to one of her dinner/theatre performances which we thoroughly enjoyed
Location:
it is a large apartment within easy walking distance of everything downtown
the apartment is the perfect location to visit saint
an excellent home away from home close to everything and able to walk to downtown was a bonus
so why a 4 on location? well read carefully here
walking to downtown wasn't a problem
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5. Vintage-inspired apartment in the Historic Downtown area (from USD 81)

Built in the late 1800s, in the heart of the city - downtown - this fully furnished one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment has retained its character. A blend of vintage and modern at this home gives you a very authentic feel. The vibe of the community vibe, the beautiful gardens, and the magnificent streets with the colourful homes truly take you back to the 1800s. It is a great place to make the most of your stay while you explore the beautiful city.

Executive Apartment in the Heart of Historic Downtown St. John's
28 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having a fan above the bed for those hot muggy nights would be nice
very comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer to use
john's and the furniture and layout are comfortable and accommodating
the kitchen has everything you need and the huge washing machine very useful if you are travelling
Cleanliness:
apartment was clean as well decorated
we spent a month in this property which was clean and cute
clean and central and owners were great and helpful
Host:
great communication with owner who attended to issues as they arose
we could walk everywhere we wanted to go and the owners were great
Location:
the location was excellent
great location to downtown attractions
the location is excellent for accessing downtown and other points of interest in the area
we loved how central it is easy walk downtown
easy to walk to restaurants
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6. Hamilton Avenue home that is comfortable, affordable, and spacious (from USD 85)

This amazing two-bedroom home is in the center of the city. A short walk away from party district, and close to hiking trails, this is the perfect house for your vacation. Taste the chaotic city life and relax in the soothing nature. Explore and rejuvenate!

Fully Furnished Two-story Downtown Westend Home
41 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is well maintained for it's age and quite comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is reasonably clean and comfortable
this vintage house was very clean cozy and well-maintained
it was well equipped very clean and roomier than we expected
this little house was clean functional and had everything our family needed
property was clean well stocked and has excellent access to downtown
Host:
the owner was very helpful with the parking as we had two cars
victor was very friendly and helpful
Location:
the location was perfect walking distance to downtown and close to shopping
close to downtown that’s a real bonus
we loved the proximity to downtown - just a 13 minute walk to the water front
location was great place was well cleaned
it was a little out dated but very clean and located very close to town
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7. Wonderful vacation home (from USD 144)

A beautiful vacation house right in the hustling downtown lets you feel at peace and the same time gives you access to the bustling city life. This three-bedroom home is located in the east end of St. John’s and offers all the amenities you need for a perfect vacation. The large living/dining area includes a wood fireplace to keep you warm on cold nights and an upright piano to soothe your soul. The amazing interior that takes you back to the vintage era is indeed a bonus for a perfect vacation. The modern kitchen is well-equipped. There is a separate den with the front deck featuring a Weber barbecue. It makes for a perfect setting under the stars.

Perfect location for your St. John’s vacation!
31 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is very comfortable clean and includes all the amenities you need for a very enjoyable stay
a three bedroom one and ½ bath with full kitchen beautifully decorated it was exactly what we wanted
Cleanliness:
it was neat and clean
the house is large and clean and well equipped with everything you need
Host:
the home owners were easy to reach and very accommodating
john's and the owner is very considerate and quick to respond to any communication
bill and cindy were amazing hosts and very accessible whenever we had a question
Location:
perfect location being close to the airport downtown grocery stores etc
the location was excellent for shopping day trips and access to the airport
the vrbo location was very good- within 10 minutes drive to downtown and to the airport
the central location is perfect for getting around st
it was very comfortable well appointed spacious and within walking distance of downtown st
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8. Private two-bedroom home with bright interiors (from USD 87)

Just round the corner from the hustling bustling city center, this newly renovated executive home with two bright bedrooms, one with a private en-suite bathroom, is the place to be. If privacy is what matters to you the most then this vacation house caters to your needs. Some bonus features are the fenced backyard with a large deck, planted garden, large water feature, barbecue, and storage shed. It is just what you need for a perfect vacation! It gives a perfect blend of city and country life to give you a glimpse of the hustling yet peaceful St. John’s.

Welcome to Downtown St. John's
58 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the little amenities in the kitchen( sugar salt /pepper etc
Cleanliness:
well equipped and clean
the house was clean and quiet and we easily settled into a comfortable week
clean well-kept with lovely back yard
it was impeccably clean and well-located for visiting all the sights by foot
this was the perfect spot for our family super clean and just what we needed
Host:
owner is wonderful and prompt in answering any questions
she was amazing and friendly and we liked her
there were so many extras the owner provided for our use and enjoyment
Location:
comfortable townhouse in a convenient location an easy walk to the sights of st
great location and everything you could need is on site
this was an excellent choice location was great
it was a new adventure every time we walked around
we loved the convenience of being able to walk to many of the nearby attractions
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9. Beautiful rental in a calm neighborhood

This property is surrounded by lush greenery. It is the place to be for a relaxing stay. This amazing three-bedroom villa with the uber gorgeous interior and attached bathrooms and equipped with the basics is all you need to enjoy your stay and feel at home. Make the most of your stay here–walk under the stars, carve your way through the trail, admire the beauty along the street, and marvel at the amazing houses and the scenic panoramic views. Stay in the calm away from the city.

A Beauty on Olde Topsail Road
245 Topsail Rd
19 reviews
House 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

10. Cozy two-bedroom home in the heart of downtown

In the heart of downtown lies this amazing gem, a two-bedroom house with many inviting features to make you feel comfortable and well taken care of. This house has an ideal location for tourists or for a longer-term executive renter who wants to be able to walk to work. To enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place to be. There are shops, galleries, restaurants, and the harborfront which are only minutes away. George Street, the infamous and historic street lined with bars and pubs are just round the corner. Many parks, museums, and sites are within easy walking distance such as Quidi Vidi Village and Signal Hill. Cape Spear - the most easterly point in North America - is only a 10-minute drive away. Whale-watching and iceberg tours start from the harborfront and nearby Bay Bulls. What more can one ask for in this attractive eye-catching location?

Inviting and Beautiful Downtown 2 Bedroom Home
39 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and the small deck/balcony perfect for morning coffee and meditation
fan in bathroom didn't work
nice kitchen good internet and comfortable beds
within short walking distance of downtown restaurants shops as well as the fabulous museum "the rooms"
the beds were especially comfortable
Cleanliness:
unit is clean and tidy
the house was clean
absolutely would recommend this place to anybody it was clean spacious and nicely decorated
the vrbo was well equipped and very clean
the apartment is well appointed and clean
Host:
owner is easy to contact and helpful
richard was a great host and this property had everything we needed
richard was an excellent host and his attention to our stay made it most enjoyable
Location:
great location near town
great location for exploring downtown
this is the perfect location for exploring st
the location was perfect; within walking distance to downtown (which we walked several times)
a very comfortable house on site parking and only a few minutes walk from downtown
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Places to stay in St. John's

St John’s - a beauty not to be missed. Hike up the hills, wander around the greenery, take a dip in the chilly water, sleep under the stars, and admire the scenic natural landscape. Visit once and you are surely going to come back to relive this beauty. Take your pick from the top places to stay listed above!

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