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Staying in Prince Edward Island vacation rentals

One of Canada's Maritime provinces, Prince Edward Island is the perfect place to dial down the volume a little. Fancy waking up to stunning natural scenery from your cozy cottage rental, or heading out to take in Charlottetown's Victorian architecture? How about lacing up your boots to explore the island via the Confederation Trail, then refuelling with super-fresh locavore dining? Vacations on Prince Edward Island are all about relaxing and taking your time, however big or small your group. The usual PEI itinerary includes the Green Gables Heritage Place for "Anne of Green Gables" fans, the 1846 Point Prim Lighthouse – the oldest on the island –and Prince Edward Island National Park, the most stunning of the province's parks.


Although it's the smallest province, plucky little Prince Edward Island played a big role in Canada's history. The historic 1964 Charlottetown Conference, where Canadian Confederation was debated, took place at Province House, the seat of PEI's provincial government. Literary fans, of course, will know that Prince Edward Island was the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery's much 1908 novel "Anne of Green Gables," and if you want to see PEI through Montgomery-tinted spectacles, Green Gables House in Cavendish is the place to do it.

Food & drink 

Sample Prince Edward Island's local food and drinks

Fresh, locally caught seafood is always top of the menu at Prince Edward Island's restaurants, and the lobsters, oysters, and mussels are particular highlights. You can even time your vacation to coincide with the PEI International Shellfish Festival in September. Farm-to-table meals are a big part of the PEI culinary scene, and you can expect those veggies to be fresh out of the field. Send yourself off to bed with a nightcap courtesy of one of the local wineries, distilleries, and breweries.

Essential info

Key facts for your Prince Edward Island vacation rental stay

Prince Edward Island, often referred to simply as PEI, is Canada's smallest province when it comes to both population and land area. Comprising the eponymous Prince Edward Island and many smaller islands, the province only spans 5,600 sq km. Its population is around 143,000. The legal drinking age in PEI is 19. A 15% to 20% tip is expected at restaurants and bars; tipping taxi drivers, tour guides, and porters is also customary. Dial 911 for emergency services in Canada.

Where to stay near Prince Edward Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 996 house rentals near Prince Edward Island. From 376 Cottages to 453 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Prince Edward Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Prince Edward Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Prince Edward Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Charlottetown: 293 vacation rentals
  • Cavendish: 457 vacation rentals
  • Summerside: 157 vacation rentals
  • North Rustico: 385 vacation rentals
  • Darnley: 205 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Prince Edward Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Prince Edward Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Prince Edward Island:

  • Charlottetown: 293 rentals
  • Cavendish: 457 rentals
  • Summerside: 157 rentals
  • North Rustico: 385 rentals
  • Darnley: 205 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Prince Edward Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Prince Edward Island are:

  • Charlottetown Airport (YYG): 503 home rentals
  • Summerside Airport (YSU): 309 home rentals
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM): 98 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Prince Edward Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Prince Edward Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brackley Beach: 586 vacation homes
  • Prince Edward Island National Park: 554 vacation homes
  • Avonlea Village: 467 vacation homes
  • Greenwich Beach: 116 vacation homes
  • Cavendish Beach: 461 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Prince Edward Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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