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Nova Scotia cottages

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Top-rated cottages for rent in Nova Scotia

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2-storey designer cottage - Shobac Farm Gate House

Gate House, a unique two-storey dwelling designed by internationally celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, is located near the entryway to Shobac Farm. Its Corten steel exterior projects a modern feel over the pastoral and architectural landscape, where Shobac Farm meets the LaHave Estuary. Accommodating up to 5 guests, Gate House is a cozy, fully equipped cottage providing a comfortable, relaxing and unique getaway for solo travelers, couples and small groups.

R4,757 ZAR per night
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  2. Petit-Tracadie
Waterfront Cottage #1 /Waterfront cottage

Charming four-season waterfront cottage in a fairytale and peaceful environment just 5 minutes from downtown Tracadie-Sheila. Completely renovated in 2018. 2 bedrooms with superior queen beds. Quiet river, accessible from the cottage with beautiful sunset. A paradise for canoes/kayaks/stand-up paddles.

R2,021 ZAR per night
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Hambrook Point Cottage “Homestead”

Century old cottage in spectacular private setting. Located at the confluence of the south west Miramichi and Renous rivers. It holds access to worlds famous salmon pool and 100 private acres of woodland for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing also holds direct entry to NB trail system. The story and a half cottage features most amenities and more Including wood burning stove, private veranda with swing and double faucet shower. Decorated with a vintage feel.

R1,413 ZAR per night

Vacation rentals for every style

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Nova Scotia oceanfront cottages

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  2. Kensington
Sandcastles Beach House - Duneside
R3,374 ZAR per night
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  2. Birch Plain, NS
The Sleeping Moose, modern & cosy
R2,283 ZAR per night
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  2. Northport
Modern, Spacious Cottage just steps from the Beach
R2,803 ZAR per night
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  2. Bathurst
Spacious house by the ocean
R3,389 ZAR per night
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  2. Bedeque
Peace of Paradise cottage
R2,542 ZAR per night
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  2. Cocagne
Modern & Cozy Oceanview Cottage W/hot tub
R3,978 ZAR per night
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  2. East Pennant
Doven Cottage - Find Yourself
R2,869 ZAR per night
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  2. Rose Bay
Oceanfront Cottage - Modern & Private
R4,440 ZAR per night
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  2. Kensington
Stunning Oceanfront PEI Cottage
R4,440 ZAR per night
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  2. Cottage Cove
Oceanfront Cottage w Sunset Views
R3,398 ZAR per night
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  2. Western Head
The Black Shack
R3,996 ZAR per night
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  2. Centreville
**The Yellow Cottage - Cheerful and cozy**
R3,044 ZAR per night

Nova Scotia fishing cottages

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  2. Middleton
Cozy 2 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage- Trout Lake
R2,220 ZAR per night
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  2. Wolfville
Bespoke Lake Cottage
R1,975 ZAR per night
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  2. New Ross
Cozy Cottage - Hot Tub, Wood Stove. 1 Hr from Hfx
R3,738 ZAR per night
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  2. Mount Uniacke
Lakefront Cottage Retreat
R4,670 ZAR per night
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  2. Antigonish
Cottage in Lochaber, Antigonish Co.
R1,649 ZAR per night
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  2. Crousetown
Quiet Riverside Tiny Home with 2 fireplaces
R1,903 ZAR per night
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  2. Windsor
Lakeside Retreat with Hot Tub and Pellet Stove
R6,574 ZAR per night
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  2. Port Wade
Jimmy's Cottage. Waterfront. Open year round.
R1,624 ZAR per night
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  2. Yarmouth
Salmonwood Cottage - Life on the Lake
R1,685 ZAR per night
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  2. Saulnierville
Oakleaf Lake Retreat
R2,691 ZAR per night
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  2. Greenfield
#black_rattle_lakehouse
R3,742 ZAR per night
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  2. New Glasgow
Year Round Cottage in the Heart of Cavendish
R5,391 ZAR per night

Your guide to Nova Scotia

All About Nova Scotia

Surrounded almost entirely by the Atlantic Ocean on Canada’s upper east coast, Nova Scotia boasts more than 8,000 miles of coastline with stretches of sandy beaches and scenic fishing towns. The province is home to three national parks, including the historic Kejimkujik National Park and its Dark Sky Preserve, and more than 150 lighthouses — most notably the famous Peggy’s Cove. Nova Scotia plays host to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, where you can hike, bike, and drive along an epic 180-mile journey through vibrant landscapes and villages. Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located here, including the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, with rare fossils from the Coal Age.

Nova Scotia’s capital is Halifax, a cosmopolitan metro area with a 2.5-mile waterfront boardwalk filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Its impressive star-shaped citadel sits on a hill above the city. Seafood lovers will be drawn to the town of Digby for its world-famous scallops, to Hubbards for the mouthwatering lobster, to Mahone Bay for the mussels.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia experiences a moderate climate, rarely getting extremely hot or cold weather. Summer is a great time to stay in one of the many vacation rentals in the province, with plenty of sunny days to enjoy the beach and outdoors. In spring and autumn, you can expect a mix of pleasant and rainy days, so make sure you pack for both. Winter is a magical time to be in Nova Scotia, with snow covering the hills. In late November, the annual Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas event features an opening-night tree lighting, fireworks, and plenty of holiday entertainment. You can expect cold conditions, so make sure you prepare with your best waterproof layers, boots, and thermals.


What are the top things to do in Nova Scotia?

The Cabot Trail

Consider setting off on a scenic journey along one of Canada’s most famous driving routes. The 180-mile trail takes in spectacular coastal views, small villages, and lush forests on Cape Breton Island. The roads wind around strategically placed lookout points with breathtaking overlooks. You can make the journey in a day or take your time and stop at villages along the way to enjoy local galleries, shops, and restaurants specializing in the region’s famous seafood. There are also countless hiking and biking opportunities along the trail.

Kejimkujik National Park

Explore the park on one of 15 hiking trails, including the 3.5-mile Hemlocks and Hardwoods trail. Along a boardwalk through a lush forest, you’ll pass by 400-year- old trees. The park is also dotted with red deck chairs placed at special locations to soak up the beauty. The idea is to find the chairs and use them to connect with the natural surroundings. Kejimkujik is also Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve, and when the sun goes down, the skies light up with thousands of glittering stars.

Peggy’s Cove

You’ll find one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic locations just 40 minutes from Halifax, with the main attraction being the famous lighthouse on the rocks, one of Canada’s most photographed sights. The lighthouse restaurant and souvenir shop are worth a visit, and hiking trails around the rocks offer amazing views of the spectacular coastline.

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