Destination guide

Staying in vacation rentals in Prince Edward County

Often called The County, you can visit Prince Edward County on a day trip from Toronto, Ottawa, or Montreal, but why rush? With a wealth of homey vacation cottages, chic chalets and rental houses for bigger groups, it's worth sticking around a while to really appreciate the area's attractions, from the local heritage museums to the sand dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Leave your phone at home while you laze away idyllic afternoons at some of Canada's best beaches, or explore the small towns with long-running restaurants and quirky independent shops.

History

Why not do a heritage and history hop between The County's small museums to get a bigger picture of its past? Start at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, which grew from just a single limestone church built in 1868 to the pioneer village it is today, then peruse more local history exhibits at Wellington Heritage Museum, set in an 1885 Quaker meeting house. The Mariners Park Museum, meanwhile, showcases how The County's surrounding waters have influenced the local way of life. While you're here, don't forget to get a selfie at the relocated lighthouse, and to explore the recreated Fort Kente.

How to get around

Navigating Prince Edward County from your vacation rental

Driving is the best way to travel to and around Prince Edward County. If you don't have your own ride, you can rent one in the city of Belleville, which also houses the nearest train station and bus terminal. Exploring The County on two wheels is also popular, although there are generally no cycling lanes. You might want to pack a bit of patience for driving on County roads, since you're likely to encounter cyclists and local farmers travelling between farms on slow-moving tractors.

Essential info

Key facts for your Prince Edward County vacation rental stay

Set on Lake Ontario, the city of Prince Edward County is located in Southern Ontario, about an hour's drive from Kingston. It covers an area of 1,050 sq km, and has a population of around 25,000. Visitor information centres provide maps and booklets for self-guided art and culinary tours. In Canada you're expected to tip taxi drivers, tour guides, and porters, and to leave 15% to 20% of the bill at bars and restaurants. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19. Call 911 for emergency services.

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

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

  • Consecon: 135 vacation rentals
  • Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area: 249 vacation rentals
  • Milford: 233 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Valley: 257 vacation rentals
  • North Beach Provincial Park: 261 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Prince Edward County! 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 County?

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 County:

  • Consecon: 135 rentals
  • Milford: 233 rentals
  • Cherry Valley: 257 rentals
  • Ameliasburgh: 117 rentals
  • Carrying Place: 89 rentals

For other cities, 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 County?

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

  • Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area: 249 vacation homes
  • North Beach Provincial Park: 261 vacation homes
  • Barcovan Golf Club: 135 vacation homes
  • Point Petre Lighthouse: 294 vacation homes
  • Mariners Park Museum: 313 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Prince Edward County 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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