Discover a selection of 235 vacation rentals in Dartmouth, 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $52 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Dartmouth. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Welcome to the City of Lakes

Billed by locals as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth is Halifax’s unhurried neighbor. It more than lives up to its reputation, with numerous bodies of water dotted in and around the city. Lake Banook is a local favorite, with family friendly rec sites and beaches that are perfect for swimming, fishing, and impromptu picnics. Downtown you’ll find an upbeat waterfront scene, with plenty of traditional pubs, romantic bistros, and tasty fish and chip shops to eat your way through. Halifax is just across the harbor, with a car bridge making it easy to hop between the communities.

Things to do

Discover Dartmouth’s rich maritime legacy

Built in 1861, the Shubenacadie Canal was raised to move ships between Halifax Harbor to the Bay of Fundy. Today its legacy lives on in Shubie Park, where you can admire a meticulously restored lock, wander around an interpretive center, and explore a network of canal side trails. If you’re interested in history, Quaker House offers a fascinating glimpse at Dartmouth’s whaling roots. Nearby Evergreen House is another cultural highlight, and is also home to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. For a unique stay, Dartmouth vacation rentals unlock access to beautifully restored heritage properties.

Activities

Take in the scenery in Dartmouth

It may be smaller than Halifax, but Dartmouth is just as energetic. You’ll find most of the action down by the waterfront, where a lively boardwalk offers unparalleled views of the Halifax skyline. While you’re there, be sure to stop at Alderney Landing, a cultural and performing center anchored by a bustling outdoor plaza. On weekends, it hosts a fantastic farmers market and craft fair. Halifax is just a short jaunt across the bridge, where you can visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration, Citadel Hill National Historic Site, and Halifax Seaport Farmers Market. Stay after dark and there’s a legendary live music scene to soak up.

Weather

Summers of celebrations in Dartmouth

If you want to avoid icy winds and lashings of rain, the best time to visit Dartmouth is in the summer. Every August, Dartmouth celebrates Natal Day, its beloved civic holiday. The city explodes with celebrations, with street parties, parades, and plenty of maritime pride. You’ll want to stay close to the action so why not take advantage of Dartmouth vacation rentals in the heart of the city? Halifax also ushers in a string of festivals and cultural events during the summer, with Dartmouth serving as a great base.

Natural features

Where the lakes meet the sea

Backing onto Halifax Harbor, Dartmouth is one of Nova Scotia’s liveliest cities. It still serves as a working Atlantic port, with plenty of maritime history to devour. If Dartmouth vacation rentals feel a little limited, why not look across the bay to Halifax? The provincial capital is dotted with a fantastic array of properties, from the trendy North End to the vibrant downtown core. Dartmouth is also known for its shimmering lakes formed by ancient glaciers. Today they attract legions of swimmers, kayakers, anglers, and ice skaters.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Dartmouth

The nearest airport is in Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.), located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Dartmouth, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 235 vacation rentals around Dartmouth. From 113 condo and apartment rentals to 96 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Dartmouth?

Sure, getting away from it all can feel nice. But sometimes delving into the thrilling pace of the concrete jungle is way more fun! Vrbo has 76 city center vacation properties available. Searching for a different setting? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our range here includes:

  • 26 waterfront vacation rentals.
  • 17 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 10 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Dartmouth?

If you're seeking a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting an entire house is a great idea. You and your crew will have loads of space for all manner of getaway activities. There are 100 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $56 a night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's style, we've got a number of other property types to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 74 vacation homes. Prices start from $64 per night.
  • Condo: 54 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Hotel: 35 vacation homes. Prices start from $69 per night.

Can I stay in Dartmouth in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than being somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. And the good news is Vrbo has some options suitable for big groups. Presently, house vacation homes are the latest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 22 featured on our database. The vacation rentals that are suitable for large groups in this area include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 90 that will suit. Prices begin from just $93 per night.
  • After a vacation property for 5 people? We have 66 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as $90 a night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 28 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $176 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your brother and all your mates to Dartmouth.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Dartmouth?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Rejuvenate the bonds with those who truly matter and organize a cost-conscious stay with Vrbo. Fairview is a great area to take a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 9 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $94 per night. Another 38 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Harbourview. With an average price of $126 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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