Discover a selection of 26 vacation rentals in Inverness, NS, CA 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $171 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Inverness. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Rugged seascapes in Inverness

Set on the western side of Cape Breton Island, Inverness enchants visitors with its rugged seascapes, friendly locals and "rough around the edges" Gaelic charm. Spend your days exploring Cape Breton Highlands National Park, soaking up the sun on Inverness Beach or dancing the night away at a Celtic ceilidh. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness and a plate of freshly-caught shellfish. Sound like your idea of a good time? From cozy camp trailers to luxury oceanfront cottages, Inverness vacation rentals unlock access to your very own slice of the Maritimes.

Things to do

Enjoy the great outdoors in Inverness

Golfers will jump at the chance to tee off at Cabot Links. The 18-hole links course is set on a former coal mine and offers sweeping views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Boasting some of North America's most-dramatic coastal scenery, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a Nova Scotia icon. The legendary Cabot Trail runs through the park and will take you past soaring sea cliffs, lush woodland forests and windswept moors. For a glimpse of the town's mining history, don't miss the Inverness Miners' Museum. It's housed in the former Canadian National Railway Station and is filled with fossils, vintage photography and other mining memorabilia.

Activities

Embrace Cape Breton Island's Celtic roots in Inverness

From windswept strolls to sun-drenched sandcastle-building competitions, Inverness Beach is the town's signature stretch of sand. With shallow water and a summer lifeguard, it's a favorite with local families. Thanks to its Irish roots, Cape Breton Island has always been a melting pot for Celtic music. In fact, locals boast that the island is home to more fiddlers per capita than any other town or city on the planet. While local pubs throw a mean ceilidh, Inverness vacation rentals make it easy to host your own Celtic-inspired "kitchen parties."

Weather

Long days and sunshine in Inverness

Summers in Nova Scotia are short-lived, but utterly worth it. Inverness enjoys long days, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. While conditions in spring and fall can be difficult to predict, the chances are you'll enjoy clear skies and crisp temperatures. It won't be warm enough to swim, but you can still hike in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, kayak around the Northern Cape or get stuck into a good book while enjoying the views from the deck of your oceanfront Inverness vacation rentals cottage.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Inverness

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Inverness is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Inverness Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sea Wolf Island National Wildlife Area (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • West Mabou Beach Provincial Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • West Mabou Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Black River Bog Nature Reserve (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Masons Mountain Nature Reserve (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

Whether you're organizing an adventurous break with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Inverness is sure to catch your eye:

  • "2 Story Home With Ocean View": If you're looking for somewhere in Canada - New England with 3 bedrooms and plenty of home comforts, this escape is calling your name. Amenities include nearby museums and a stovetop.
  • "Golfers And Beach Goers Look No Further - 5 Reviews": Stay a week or so at this escape in Atlantic Provinces and you'll have access to internet services, a dishwasher and more. It has 4 bedrooms to accommodate the ones you love.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Inverness vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

You need only set foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Inverness to realize that awesome things really do come in little packages. Efficiently designed to maximize space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Enjoy a simpler way of life at "Tiny Delight Tiny House With Own Beach And Waterfall 7km To Inverness Cape Breton". Amenities at this hideaway in Canada - New England include a nearby golf course, nearby ecotour services and more.
  • "Cabin - Mayfly Tiny House On Fresh Water Lake Ainslie 12 Min Distant To Inverness Beach" in Inverness County is another great option. Towels and nearby whale-watching activities will help make your time here more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Inverness?

Clock out on Friday and then forget all your worries. If you're eager for some fun and relaxation, these properties in and near Inverness promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Get away from it all at "Tiny Delight Tiny House With Own Beach And Waterfall 7km To Inverness Cape Breton", which is around 4 miles to the southwest of Inverness. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Go cross-country skiing and sailing or simply explore the sights of Uisage Ban Falls Provincial Park and MacDonalds Pond Nature Reserve.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "The Hummingbird House - The Perfect Home Base To Enjoy The Celtic Colours". About 5 miles northeast of Inverness, fun activities around here include hiking and biking and fishing. Prefer sightseeing? Make a detour to Black River Bog Nature Reserve and Masons Mountain Nature Reserve.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Inverness?

Appreciate the lifestyle and culture of Inverness from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you want to get away on your own or have fun with a few friends, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in and around Inverness:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Doug Fraser Artist Loft Suite". Amenities including towels and pet-friendly services will make you feel at home here.
  • Another inviting choice is "Tiny Delight Tiny House With Own Beach And Waterfall 7km To Inverness Cape Breton". Make use of a boat, nearby museums and other handy amenities during your vacation.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's loads to entertain you around Inverness. Into culture? Pencil in a visit to Celtic Music Interpretive Centre and Gallery La Bella Mona Lisa.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Inverness?

You can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Inverness provide a great alternative to your typical hotel stay. Offering many of the comforts of home, you'll effortlessly switch right into vacation mode as soon as you arrive. Try these incredible rentals on for size:

  • Conveniently located within easy reach of attractions like Margaree Brook Nature Reserve, "Cabin - Mayfly Tiny House On Fresh Water Lake Ainslie 12 Min Distant To Inverness Beach" will make the ideal home away from home during your short stay in Inverness.
  • Or perhaps "Bear Paw Cottages - Cottage 2" is better suited. Explore nearby sights such as Masons Mountain Nature Reserve during the daytime and then kick back in your comfy rental at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Inverness?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Inverness:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of nights of passion at "2 Story Home With Ocean View". Approximately 1 mile from Inverness, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and a firepit.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Doug Fraser Artist Loft Suite", around 1 mile from Inverness. Beauty services and a dining table will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Inverness?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Inverness and spend your days splashing about:

  • Get into vacay mode at "The Hummingbird House - The Perfect Home Base To Enjoy The Celtic Colours", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including beach sun loungers and a dishwasher help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Cabin - Mayfly Tiny House On Fresh Water Lake Ainslie 12 Min Distant To Inverness Beach" is the sort of place you go to leave it all behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby whale-watching activities and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Inverness has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Inverness vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

Good family getaways are about spending some quality time together and sharing fun experiences. If you're looking for a home away from home that'll fit your whole gang, have a look at these large family vacation rentals in and around Inverness:

  • Located about 5 miles to the northeast of Inverness, "The Hummingbird House - The Perfect Home Base To Enjoy The Celtic Colours" can sleep up to 10 guests over 5 bedrooms. As well as loads of space to sprawl out, amenities include nearby whale-watching activities and a barbecue grill.
  • Another fantastic option is "Yoganot Beach House Cape Breton Nova Scotia | Enhanced Cleaning Measures". It's around 8 miles to the northeast of Inverness, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 18 guests. A porch and pet-friendly facilities are just a couple of the conveniences on offer here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Inverness?

Escape the busyness of life and treat the ones you love to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Inverness and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Mayfly Tiny House On Fresh Water Lake Ainslie 12 Min Distant To Inverness Beach" - This popular getaway offers a garden and nearby ecotour services and is located approximately 6 miles southeast of central Inverness.
  • "Adonai Adventure Cabin 4" - This cabin has also been designed with families in mind and is around 18 miles northeast of Inverness. Offering a kitchen, a TV and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Inverness vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

If you want more room for the kids (or that last-minute tagalong friend), a three-bedroom vacation property will be just the ticket. Vrbo can help you find the best options in or near Inverness, beginning with these two:

  • It's not difficult to see why "2 Story Home With Ocean View" is a hit with many travelers. This expansive retreat comes with a kitchen and a firepit and makes vacationing with all the family a fun experience.
  • "Beachfront Cottage In Broad Cove Marsh" is another top getaway that has three bedrooms. A kitchen and a nearby beach are just some of the things that will help make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable.