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Nova Scotia Destination Overview

Nova Scotia is a wonderful mix of diverse cultures, blending together Scottish heritage with its tartan, Acadian French ancestry, native Mi'kmaq and African culture for a unique and interesting experience unlike anywhere else.

Quaint towns with homes and lighthouses look like something out of a picture book as waves crash on to the sandy shores. Each city provides a variety of things to do and see ranging from exciting outdoor adventures to thrilling nightlife, tasty eateries and educational museums.

Cape Breton Island is perfect for hiking trails and photographing beautiful natural scenery throughout the national park or paddling a kayak out into open waters to catch a glimpse of a whale pod. Head into Halifax for a quality dining experience followed by a night full of dancing to a group from the city’s killer stellar music scene.

The province is also home to many museums that display its ethnic heritage where you can learn the history of the area, examine ancient artifacts and collectibles and discover fascinating facts about Nova Scotia. For example, Nova Scotia means “New Scotland” in Latin, its provincial tree is the Red Spruce and its provincial flower is the Mayflower.

All of these experiences are made even better by staying in on a of Nova Scotia’s many vacation rentals that put you right near the action or the peace and quiet, depending on what you’re looking for.

Rental options in Nova Scotia

Are you taking a solo trip to Nova Scotia to explore its amazing outdoors? Or are you visiting with your entire family for a reunion or celebration? No matter the reason you’re planning a holiday in this province, there’s a vacation rental perfectly suited to your needs. With cottages, chalets, cabins, villas, farmhouses and private homes, there are plenty of residences to choose from ranging in size, price and number of bedrooms.

You’ll find vacation rentals all throughout Nova Scotia so where you want to stay won’t be a problem. If you’re travelling in the summer and are looking forward to some quality time in the sand, rent a cottage near the beach. Wake up to the sound of waves lapping the shore then step out your backdoor and lounge around in the sun.

Nova Scotia Rental Features

Not only do vacation rentals allow you to stay exactly where you’d like and offer the necessary amenities to make your trip a comfortable one, but they go above and beyond with extras and bonus features to really offer you that home away from home feel.

Sometimes after a long day of sightseeing or hiking, all you want is a warm, home cooked meal. You’re in luck because rentals in Nova Scotia come equipped with full service kitchens or outdoor grills where you can whip up a culinary delight and enjoy in the privacy of your own space.

When the weather turns chilly, it’s comforting to slip into a hot tub or cuddle in front of a fire. Enjoy a romantic evening with you special someone as you keep warm. On the other hand, in the summer months the whole family can enjoy splashing around in a private pool, enjoying each other's company as you have races and play water games.

Worried about leaving your four-legged best friend alone while you travel? Don’t worry about it! Many of Nova Scotia’s rentals are pet friendly so Fido can join in on the fun too!

Finally, please check out our collection of beautiful videos of Nova Scotia - no words can describe beauty of the place, so please see them on our guide page.

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    House #1014808vb
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 5 BR
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      House #765802vb
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        House #580605vb
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Cottage #607690vb
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            House #810850vb
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              • 2 BR
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              House #767085vb
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 1 BR
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                Apartment #1004714vb
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  Condo #4263129
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Cottage #871762vb
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Cottage #725324vb
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #883721vb
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 9
                          House #336527
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            House #4011592
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #575137vb
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                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #366300vb
                                14
                                Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • 1 HF BA
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                                  House #3828892
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                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • 1 HF BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #621359vb
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                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #602900vb
                                      12
                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • 1 HF BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #682094vb
                                        14
                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #834051vb
                                          9
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Condo #455901vb
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                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #483934vb
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                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • 1 HF BA
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                House #706707vb
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                                                Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #885964vb
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                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                    House #4143938
                                                    5
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                      House #962801vb
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        House #238077
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          House #954822
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                                                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #3760239
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                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              House #4263323
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                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #3958343
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  House #3970987
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                                                                  Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    House #966115vb
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #776594vb
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (30 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #264621vb
                                                                        30
                                                                        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • 1 HF BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #910576vb
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Townhome #754406vb
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                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              House #889940vb
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #892571vb
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  House #4465414
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • 1 HF BA
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                                                                                    Townhome #3799080
                                                                                    28
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Condo #3690998
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • 1 HF BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        House #611073vb
                                                                                        23
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #3995223
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • 1 HF BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #743087vb
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Bungalow #842235vb
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #144999
                                                                                                25
                                                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Cottage #412974vb
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Cottage #3948600
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Estate #4170149
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours