Discover a selection of 20 vacation rentals in Baddeck that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $123 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Baddeck. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Lakeside living in charming Baddeck

The waterside village of Baddeck welcome visitors to its picturesque shores, where lighthouses beautify nearby islands and quaint downtown streets are dotted with local cafes and specialty shops. The town fronts Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, at the eastern end of Nova Scotia, where rugged coastline and lush forests make for scenic drives and nature hikes. Many Baddeck vacation rentals come in the form of charming cottages, often close to the water and with amenities like cozy fireplaces and outdoor grills for summer barbecues. Once you've selected your ideal property, you'll find a range of amusements await, from historic museums to golf courses.

Things to do

Hands-on history in Baddeck

Though Baddeck holds an obvious appeal to sailors and water lovers, history buffs will find some interesting attractions here as well. The village is home to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, as the inventor often spent his summers here. At the museum, you can see mementos from his life, family photographs and some of his models and inventions, including a replica airplane that Bell helped create. Kids will enjoy helping with hands-on experiments and crafting colorful kites to fly out on the lawns. The park looks out over Baddeck Bay and makes a scenic spot for afternoon picnics.

Activities

Waterfront fun in Baddeck

Thanks to Baddeck's island locale, water activities are a big draw here, with a couple of companies offering excursions out onto Bras d'Or Lake. On kayaks, you can reach the nearby Kidston Island, where circling around the shore you'll happen upon views of 2 lighthouses and perhaps some local birds as well. Like to venture a little further? Take a boat tour, sailing along the coastline and off to bird sanctuaries to snap photographs of cute orange-beaked puffins and bald eagles. The village has a yacht club and full-service marina, so visitors can bring their own sail boats.

Weather

Pleasant sunny summers in beautiful Baddeck

Nothing beats summers in Baddeck, with the sun shining down to reflect off the waters of Bras d'Or Lake as you glide across the surface on a sail boat, spotting lighthouses off in the distance. Winters here are cold and wet, and even spring and fall see freezing temperatures, so waterfront activities and nature-filled hikes are best reserved for June through September, when afternoons heat up into the comfortable 70s. Many Baddeck vacation rentals come equipped with a fireplace, perfect for cool summer nights spent indoors, playing board games with the family and sipping hot cocoa, topped with marshmallows.

Natural features

Explore the great outdoors in stunning Baddeck

With the stunning landscape of Cape Breton Island and the glistening waters of Bras d'Or Lake beautifying Baddeck, there are plenty of spots to spend the day outdoors enjoying nature. Cape Breton Highland National Park is a great place to start, with its famous Cabot Trail looping almost 300 kilometers around the island. The park is about an hour away, but you can start and end the scenic drive from Baddeck. Along the way, look for moose, black bears and all sorts of other creatures that live here. Not far from your Baddeck vacation rental, Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park invites hikers to follow a trail that leads to a gorgeous waterfall.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Baddeck

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NS (YQY), located 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Baddeck?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 20 vacation rentals around Baddeck. From 11 cottage rentals to 11 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.