Enjoy a relaxing retreat with PEI vacation rentals

Enjoy a relaxing retreat with PEI vacation rentals

Filled with rolling countryside paired with rugged coastline and sandy beaches, Prince Edward Island is a picturesque travel destination with a lot to see and do. You’ll have a range of options for where to stay and what to do on the island, whether you want to stay in the heart of the city, in an off-the-beaten-track seafaring village, or close to the beach. Prince Edward Island also boasts some incredible bucket-list experiences that you must try for a memorable vacation experience. Find out all about PEI vacation rentals and activities to plan your trip with family, your partner, or on your own.

Two lounge chairs on a deck with a small vase in between in front of the blue waters of Prince Edward Island

Best places to stay in PEI

From historic cities to quaint fishing villages, you’ll have plenty of choices for where to stay in PEI. Many of the top destinations offer a range of accommodation, including hotels, beachfront homes and cottages, and hotels for couples or families. Take a look at the best places to stay in PEI to see what you can expect/

Charlottetown for arts and culture

Bursting with Victorian-era charm, Charlottetown is a lovely city on Prince Edward Island with an abundance of historic buildings and cultural attractions. When you stay in an apartment or hotel in Charlottetown, you can see heritage buildings like Beaconsfield Historic House and St. Dunstan’s Basilica. You’ll also be close to the Confederation Centre of the Arts, a cultural hub with an art gallery and theatres. One of the best spots in the city is Victoria Row, a street with Victorian buildings and former homes transformed into boutiques and restaurants.

Summerside for waterfront lodging

Summerside is one of the largest cities on Prince Edward Island and boasts a lively waterfront district and thriving culture. You’ll find a lot of unique attractions in Summerside, such as the Acadian Museum, which chronicles the first European settlement on the island. You’ll also find unique attractions, such as the International Fox Museum and Hall of Fame, a complex dedicated to breeding foxes in captivity. Other highlights in Summerside are the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada and the Eptek Art & Culture Centre. You can book hotels or cottages on the waterfront in Summerside to stay in the heart of the action.

View of the beach in the distance from the back lawn of a rental home with a shed in Summerside

Victoria-by-the-Sea for family fun

If you’re looking for a quiet family retreat or a couple’s trip. Victoria-by-the-Sea is one of the most enchanting spots on Prince Edward Island. The nostalgic waterfront fishing village is filled with colourful stands and shacks, as well as historic lighthouses and other remnants of its seafaring history. The wharf is the centre of the action and culture in the city, complete with a theatre, chocolate shop, fishing spot, and the Victoria Seaport Museum. If you’re planning to stay in Victoria-by-the-Sea, you can book cabins or cottages near the water or in the wilderness with the red sandstone cliffs for privacy and comfort.

Must-have experiences in PEI for family and couples

Prince Edward Island is home to charming fishing villages, untouched beaches, and beautiful countryside just begging to be explored. During your PEI vacation, be sure to include these must-have experiences on your itinerary to experience the best of the island.

Take the Confederation Trail with your partner

Once the trains stopped running on the island, the old rail bed was turned into a trail that runs the length of the island with several side trails. A total of 273 kilometres with another 162 kilometres of connected trails, the Confederation Trail is one of the best ways to experience the best of the island. You’ll find trails that lead to the Confederation Bridge, Georgetown, Charlottetown, Souris, and Murray River, all flat and easy for walkers and cyclists.

Drive the North Cape Coastal Drive with the kids

North Cape is located on the northern point of Prince Edward Island and is home to the North Cape Lighthouse. Being less travelled than other parts of the island, the area has small villages and untouched countryside with a laid-back atmosphere. You can experience the whole area with the North Cape Coastal Drive, a scenic route that takes you to tiny villages and lookout points on the coast. Along the way, you’ll find sandy beaches where the kids can play, delicious seafood restaurants, and opportunities to enjoy the water with deep-sea fishing or kayaking.