Discover a selection of 230 vacation rentals in Mahone Bay, 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mahone Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Artsy Mahone Bay will entice you

The area's art galleries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Mahone Bay. This walkable and relaxing city is known for its spas, parks and restaurants. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Maritime history in Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay has a rich heritage as a shipbuilding town. To discover more about the area's seafaring past, pay a visit to the Mahone Bay Museum, housed in a picturesque 1875 building with a maritime look. The museum preserves local heritage dating back to the 18th century, with exhibits covering everything from the shipbuilding process to antique collections from early settlers. The attraction is open seasonally, so be sure to confirm the hours before visiting. You'll also want to check out the town's 3 waterfront churches. Why not take a boat ride and admire the captivating coastline views from the water?

Activities

Treasure hunting in Mahone Bay

The small-town charm of Mahone Bay means lots of opportunities to shop local, with boutiques and galleries lining the colorful streets, just steps from the water. Strolling the downtown business district is a sightseeing opportunity, too, and you'll want to bring your camera along to snap photos of the Victorian-era architecture and picturesque facades. After admiring the pottery and artisan creations, popping into quirky specialty shops, sifting through antique stores and picking up locally-crafted souvenirs, you can grab a refreshing ice cream cone to cool off on a warm summer day, before hauling bags full of treasures back to your Mahone Bay vacation rental.

Weather

Celebrating the seasons in Mahone Bay

Summer awakens Mahone Bay, as visitors flock to the oceanside destination for boat rides from the harbor and hiking on coastal trails. The weather in Nova Scotia typically starts to warm up by late spring, with average temperatures in the 60s by June and rising to the 70s during July and August, perfect for ice cream cones with the kids as you walk the downtown streets. Though the waterfront town is primarily thought of as a summer destination, year-round festivals celebrate every season, so if you don't mind pulling out a jacket and boots, you might find a great deal on your Mahone Bay vacation rental during some of the colder months.

Natural features

Out on the water in Mahone Bay

The beauty of Mahone Bay extends beyond the charming downtown streets to the bays and ocean beyond, where 100s of islands dot the picturesque coast of Nova Scotia. The best way to take it all in is by getting out on the waves, with local vendors on hand to provide everything from kayaks and stand-up paddle boards to boat excursions to nearby islands. Skimming across the waters, you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for resident and migrating wildlife, birds and sea creatures. You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the cute black and white puffins nesting nearby.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mahone Bay?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your boo or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Mahone Bay. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like nearby birdwatching activities and a garden at "Unique Oceanview Hilltop Retreat". Situated around 6 miles from Mahone Bay, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Famous Harbor View, Private Wharf" is another winner, offering 3 bedrooms, off-street parking options, a microwave oven and more. It's around 1 mile from Mahone Bay.

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

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

Get away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Mahone Bay. Whether you want to catch up with pals or spend time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • Get comfortable at "The Boathouse At Strum Island". Located about 1 mile to the southeast of Mahone Bay, this delightful escape has everything you need for a relaxed stay, including a fridge and a nearby golf course.
  • Otherwise, live it up with your loved ones at "Relax And Enjoy", which is around 1 mile to the southwest of Mahone Bay. You'll have use of nearby whale-watching activities, a washing machine and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mahone Bay?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. These properties in or near Mahone Bay are sure to please:

  • Chill by yourself or take a travel buddy along to "The Boathouse At Strum Island". You'll have loads of amenities at your disposal, including a stovetop and a nearby waterfront.
  • "One Bedroom Fully Equipped Mahone Bay Luxury Cottage" is another terrific choice, providing all you need for a great Mahone Bay escape. Convenient amenities here include coffee and tea making facilities and towels.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mahone Bay?

Whether you're chasing a studio apartment or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these escapes in or near Mahone Bay:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "The Lodge At Strum Island - A Private Island Paradise With A Club Ambiance" is a terrific choice. It's not far from the center of Mahone Bay, so you'll be near all the best attractions.
  • Another fantastic option is "Mahone Bay Home Away From Home". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Mahone Bay.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mahone Bay?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these escapes in or near Mahone Bay:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Unique Oceanview Hilltop Retreat". Around 6 miles from Mahone Bay, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • Otherwise, spend your break sipping wine and canoodling at "Famous Harbor View, Private Wharf", around 1 mile from Mahone Bay. A nearby bay and a resort will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Mahone Bay?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Mahone Bay where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A wide array of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "The Lodge At Strum Island - A Private Island Paradise With A Club Ambiance" a favorite with groups. This expansive property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From central Mahone Bay, it's around 1 mile away to the southeast.
  • Nothing's more important than being with the people you love, and "Spectacular Oceanfront Living In Authentic Fishing Village" makes it easy to do that. Located around 19 miles to the northeast of Mahone Bay, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a nearby waterfront are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool. Dust off your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near Mahone Bay that come with this added bonus:

  • Pack your swim gear and make yourself comfortable at "Tiny House Living In Lunenburg Town". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a toaster and a fridge.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or simply unwinding by the water at "Relax And Enjoy The View At The Daquiri Lane Lake House". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and features on-site watersports, pet-friendly facilities and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Mahone Bay? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Mahone Bay vacation rentals.

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

The first stage of any big family trip is finding the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a short break with the kids or a reunion with all your relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Mahone Bay with room for everyone. Here are two popular options to try on for size:

  • Approximately 6 miles to the south of Mahone Bay, "Unique Oceanview Hilltop Retreat" has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. Amenities here include a barbecue grill and a DVD player.
  • "The Lodge At Strum Island - A Private Island Paradise With A Club Ambiance", around 1 mile to the southeast of central Mahone Bay, was also made for family getaways. As many as 12 of your loved ones can fit into this popular vacation rental which features 6 bedrooms, a fridge, a dishwasher and more.

When you're ready to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to tick off your to-do list. Mahone Bay Swimming Pool is an excellent place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Mahone Bay?

Escape the busyness of life and treat your loved ones to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Mahone Bay and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Cabin - Garden Shed Camp @ Off The Beaten Trail" - Enjoy fun and good times with your crew at this getaway, which is around 9 miles south of the center of Mahone Bay. Pet-friendly facilities and internet access are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Hilltop Farm Cottage" - Rally the troops and spend a few days at this appealing stay, which is around 14 miles to the south of Mahone Bay. You'll have access to a balcony, a garden and a whole lot more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Mahone Bay?

Idyllic romantic getaways, work trips or solo adventures — a single-bedroom rental property suits a multitude of occasions. One of these options in or near Mahone Bay is sure to be just right:

  • Consider "The Boathouse At Strum Island", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A garden and a nearby waterfront are just two of the amenities here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Mahone Bay, "One Bedroom Fully Equipped Mahone Bay Luxury Cottage" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, come home and make use of a kitchen and off-street parking options.