Find the best place to stay — Cape Breton Island

Where to stay around Cape Breton Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 246 holiday lettings near Cape Breton Island. From 121 houses to 86 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 Cape Breton Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape Breton Island?

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

  • Quebec: 3,993 holiday homes
  • Cape Breton: 92 holiday homes
  • Baddeck: 32 holiday homes
  • Jersey Cove: 28 holiday homes
  • Chimney Corner: 26 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cape Breton Island! 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 Cape Breton Island?

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

  • Baddeck: 32 holiday lettings
  • Jersey Cove: 28 holiday lettings
  • Chimney Corner: 26 holiday lettings
  • Iona: 15 holiday lettings
  • Inverness: 29 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cape Breton Island?

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

  • Trout Brook Provincial Park: 58 holiday rentals
  • Franey Mountain: 18 holiday rentals
  • Whale Interpretive Centre: 22 holiday rentals
  • Orangedale Railway Station Museum: 21 holiday rentals
  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall: 51 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Breton 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 of holiday accommodations.

Make a vacation rental in Cape Breton Island, Canada your home away from home

Cape Breton Island vacation rentals are set on Nova Scotia’s northernmost island and offers fantastic and unspoiled natural scenery, both inland and on the coast, with a host of interesting places to visit and outdoor activities to enjoy. Cape Breton Island vacation rentals would appeal to anyone on the hunt for an unblemished ecotourism destination.

Things to do in Cape Breton Island, Canada

Many people choose to experience the wonderful scenery around Cape Breton Island vacation accommodation in the most comfortable and convenient way possible, by taking the Cabot Trail, a roadway taking in magnificent landscapes. This route is 185 miles long and passes through the island’s national park, as well as taking large portions of the spectacularly rugged coastline. On the way you’ll also pass through picturesque fishing villages like Dingwall and Ingonish. Many people consider the best way to take this route is by bike, and you’ll be able to take one-way shuttles if required.

Another excellent way to experience the sublime scenery around Cape Breton Island self-catering accommodation is on the water. Guided kayak tours are available at Sea Spray and Eagle North, and you’ll be able to choose between trips around the sheltered harbours on the island’s north coast or even head into the Atlantic where you’ll have the chance to spot whales.

When it comes to hiking there can’t be many more scenic settings than the Cape Breton National Park. Come here from a vacation rental on Cape Breton Island for a rich, forested landscape, home to eagles, moose and black bears. Some of the best views can be enjoyed along the Skyline Trail, which a clear, well-marked stone path.

Places to visit on holiday in Cape Breton Island, Canada

The towns on the island are well worth a visit during your holiday at rental accommodation on Cape Breton Island. Louisbourg is an old French colonial town boasting a reconstructed 18th Century fortress – the harbour here was once one of France’s most important assets on the continent. Meanwhile at Baddeck there’s a fantastic golf course, the Bay Bell Golf Club and it was at this town that inventor Alexander Graham Bell spent his summers.

Weather in Cape Breton Island, Canada

Around Cape Breton Island vacation accommodation you can expect relatively cool and damp conditions throughout the year, although the island gets some of the warmest weather in the country in summer, when temperatures can get up to the high 20s.

Cheap flights to Cape Breton Island, Canada

For visitors from the UK, the best way to get to vacation rentals on Cape Breton Island would be to fly Air Canada or Air Transat from London Gatwick (LGW) to Halifax (YHZ), and then catch a connecting flight via Air Canada Express to Sydney Airport (YQY) on the island.

Activities and attractions in Cape Breton Island

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Cape Breton Island has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bell Bay Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Bell Bay Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Baddeck Forks Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • St. Anns Provincial Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Coxheath Hills and Trails (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Ben Eoin Provincial Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)

Exploring the natural features in Cape Breton Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Cape Breton Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Uisage Ban Falls Provincial Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • St. Anns Provincial Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Ross Ferry Provincial Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • North River Provincial Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Barachois Provincial Park (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Bras d'Or Lake (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)