Find the best place to stay — Nova Scotia

Where to stay around Nova Scotia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,004 holiday lettings near Nova Scotia. From 444 houses to 318 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nova Scotia is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Nova Scotia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nova Scotia. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Halifax: 473 holiday homes
  • Lunenburg: 212 holiday homes
  • Cape Breton Island: 228 holiday homes
  • Dartmouth: 195 holiday homes
  • Cape Breton: 86 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Nova Scotia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Nova Scotia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Nova Scotia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Halifax: 473 holiday lettings
  • Lunenburg: 212 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth: 195 holiday lettings
  • Chester: 107 holiday lettings
  • Peggys Cove: 75 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Nova Scotia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Nova Scotia are:

  • Halifax, NS (YWF-Downtown Waterfront Heliport): 248 self catering accommodations
  • Digby, NS (YDG): 33 self catering accommodations
  • Port Hawkesbury, NS (YPS): 29 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Nova Scotia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Nova Scotia. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cornwallis Street Baptist Church: 254 holiday rentals
  • Melmerby Beach Provincial Park: 23 holiday rentals
  • Lunenburg County Winery: 80 holiday rentals
  • Northumberland Arts Council Fraser Cultural Centre: 17 holiday rentals
  • Sissiboo Landing: 27 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nova Scotia 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 of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental cabin or holiday home in Nova Scotia your home away from home

Nova Scotia is a region of breath taking natural beauty, famous around the world for its rich nature, wonderful wines and sensational scenery. If you are looking to really escape for a few weeks and enjoy the finer things in life, then a holiday rental in Nova Scotia is the ideal place to be.

Things to do in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a remarkable natural region, with much of the landscape protected in vast national parks. UNESCO have accredited many of the parks as World Heritage Sites due to their amazing wealth of wildlife and landscapes. Walkers will be in their own personal heaven in a Nova Scotia log cabin as the walking and hiking routes are endless, giving walkers and unrivalled experience of a true wilderness, in which wildlife is still king. The cliff walks of the Cape Chignecto are particularly spectacular, but for the best wildlife viewing, from moose to black bear, turtle to bald eagle, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park cannot be beaten.

The coastline of Nova Scotia is truly inspiring. Lined with over 120 delightful little beaches, often backed by pine forests and recording some of the highest tides in the world, walking, sunbathing or canoeing along the coast is a perfect way to spend a day. The Bay of Fundy is a particularly popular coastal destination, where you can enjoy fossil hunting as well as join whale watching trips or visit the seal colony.

The landscapes of Nova Scotia are so varied than you can practice any outdoor sport with ease and some hugely memorable results. Even the famous golf courses of Nova Scotia are spectacular, especially around Cape Breton. After a long day outside working up an appetite, you can enjoy the sensational cuisine of Nova Scotia, especially if you have a soft spot for lobster, Digby scallops or smoked salmon, accompanied by a glass of fine white wine.

Places to visit on holiday in Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island is an amazing island, and one of the most popular places to take a holiday home in Nova Scotia. It is impossible not to completely relax from a Nova Scotia holiday home on Cape Breton Island, with five wonderful scenic nature trails to walk, plentiful opportunities to sail, kayak and scuba dive as well as watch whales from the beach.

Nova Scotia’s Liverpool also stands at the mouth of the River Mersey, but there are few other similarities. The region is incredibly beautiful, and offers a perfect base for walkers, kayakers, bird watchers and even cross-country skiers!

Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and if you are looking to experience the best of life, with fine food, excellent shopping and plenty of cultural entertainment, a holiday home in Nova Scotia is the perfect choice.

Weather in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has four distinct seasons, much in line with those of Europe. Summers are a wonderful time to be staying in a holiday home in Nova Scotia, with daily temperatures usually peaking between 16 and 24°C depending on the exact location of your log cabin or holiday home in Nova Scotia. Winters can be harsh, especially inland, with temperatures hovering around -3°C in December and January.

Travel to Nova Scotia

The Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is well connected to the UK, with direct Thomas Cook Airlines and Air Transat flights arriving on a regular basis fromLondonGatwick (LGW). Halifax Airport is two hours closer to the UK than any other airport in North America, reachable in just 6 hours from Gatwick.