Find the best place to stay — Cape Breton

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Find the perfect vacation rental for your Cape Breton getaway

Experience the unique character of Cape Breton with a stay in a vacation home rental. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home. Many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Ring my Bell, in the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell

There's more to Cape Breton than spectacular views and nature walks. Head to Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Set in the grounds of Beinn Bhreagh, the Scottish inventor's summer home, it's a fascinating display of artifacts, inventions and photographs. Book a Cape Breton vacation rental in Sydney and visit the North Sydney Heritage Museum, which delves into the island's long history. Putter around the local craft and produce stalls in the Big Fiddle Market, or pick up a lobster or some local artisan cheese in the popular Cape Breton Farmers' Market.


Get Cape, wear Cape, fly on your Cape Breton adventure

A vacation in Cape Breton is all about the great outdoors, even if it's largely seen from a car window. Widely considered as one of the world's best drives, the Cabot Trail is a scenic driving route around the island, and the best way to see Cape Breton. From the beautiful cliff top vistas, watch as bald eagles soar overhead, while whales breach in the navy sweep of the Gulf of St Lawrence. If you want to stretch your legs, take a sunset hike along the Skyline Trail at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains meet the sea.


Summer's are bright and balmy in Breton - No Cape needed

Cape Breton is largely a fair-weather kind of place. With long warm summers and a brisk fall and spring, it's the bitter winters that mostly keep the crowds away. The most popular season to visit is summer, where you'll find sunny, dry days and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. However, rain is not uncommon and an umbrella could be a saving grace. Fall is another special time to visit the island. The fall foliage turns Cape Breton into a blaze of color, but the mercury tends to drop rapidly and without notice, so pack wisely.

Natural features

Islands in the Gulf Stream – Cape Breton

At the top of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton has sweeping views of the Gulf of St Lawrence. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of the main reasons thousands flock to the island each year. Almost a third of the famous Cabot Trail winds through it, promising ocean views, river canyons and wooded forests hiding moose, black bear, and bald eagle. The park has hiking trails for every level, from the challenging climbs of Fishing Cove, to the leisurely Skyline hike where you can spot migrating minke, pilot and humpback whales as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cape Breton

Fly into Sydney, NS (YQY), the closest airport, located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in Cape Breton?

From lavish houses to intimate cottages, Vrbo has properties to suit every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Cape Breton:

  • "Little House On The Meadows": This Cape Breton rental offers 1 bedroom and is highly rated among visitors. Amenities such as an oven and a separate dining area help make your stay an enjoyable one.
  • "Mira Cottage Vacation In Canada": Stay a week or so at this property in Atlantic Provinces and make use of a stovetop, air conditioning and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Cape Breton?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Cape Breton provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Power down all your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these pocket-sized escapes:

  • Take time off and recharge your batteries at "Cabin - Mayfly Tiny House On Fresh Water Lake Ainslie 12 Min Distant To Inverness Beach". Located in Inverness County, a toaster and nearby hunting activities are included here.
  • "Tiny Delight Tiny House With Own Beach And Waterfall 7km To Inverness Cape Breton" in Canada - New England is another superb option. Off-street parking options and a nearby hospital will help make your getaway even more cozy and comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Cape Breton?

Whether you're organizing a quick family vacation, a romantic break or a few nights away alone, we have weekend getaways in Cape Breton to suit your needs. Toss some clothes into your overnight bag and stay at one of these popular escapes:

  • "Mira Bradan Waterfront Retreat" - Situated in Salmon River Road, this getaway offers its guests amenities like heating and off-street parking options.
  • "Fiddler's Lake Escape Vacation Apartment" - This is another terrific place where you can relax and unwind for a couple of days. Take advantage of coffee and tea making facilities, air conditioning and more during your short but sweet stay at this Salmon River Road property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Cape Breton?

If you want something a bit more personal than a boring old hotel room, you'll love our studio apartments in Cape Breton. Whip up a meal in your kitchen, read a novel on the lounge and feel totally at home. Here are some of our coziest studios:

  • Eat, nap, hang out with pals ... Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single room space at "Little House On The Meadows". Located in Cape Breton, an oven and a barbecue grill are among the conveniences here.
  • Start your day with a hot coffee and some freshly cooked eggs at "Fiddler's Lake Escape Vacation Apartment". This Cape Breton studio has everything you need to make your visit cozy, including a washing machine and air conditioning.

Can I find short term rentals in Cape Breton?

Cape Breton has short-term rentals that come in all sizes, shapes and budgets. Enjoy some time out in a cheap cabin, a luxurious villa or whatever else floats your boat. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Set up camp near the center of Salmon River Road and spend your days visiting the area's top sights from "Mira Bradan Waterfront Retreat". Along with its handy location, this escape has everything you need to make your visit relaxed and carefree.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days at "Fiddler's Lake Escape Vacation Apartment" and discover the best of Cape Breton. This property also welcomes short-stay guests and is a great choice if you like to be near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Cape Breton?

Whether you've been together for a couple of months, a decade or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions alive. If you're looking for someplace dreamy to spend a few days with your sweetheart, consider these retreats:

  • "Little House On The Meadows" in Cape Breton sets the scene for romantic interludes. This retreat is full of nice touches, including air conditioning and golf.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend break at "Mira Cottage Vacation In Canada". Located in Atlantic Provinces, it offers air conditioning, a dining table and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Cape Breton?

If you're thinking about taking that special trip away, don't travel by yourself; take the whole gang. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with the people you love. These vacation rentals in Cape Breton are perfect for larger groups:

  • "The Grand Narrows Hotel, Located On The Bras D'or Lake": With 5 bedrooms, everyone can come along to this exceptional retreat in Canada - New England. A garden and a nearby waterfront are among the many amenities available here.
  • "House In Praia Grande High Standard With Pool 100 Meters From The Beach": Located in Flórida, this spacious stay has 5 bedrooms and is another favorite for a get-together with the family. There's a whole lot to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, including a garden and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Cape Breton?

Get ready to take your pick and cannonball right in. Here are a couple of top-notch house rentals in Cape Breton where awesome memories are made at the pool:

  • Welcome to "Little House On The Meadows", where the first thing on your must-do list should be getting acquainted with the pool. This getaway is located in Cape Breton and offers a host of family-friendly amenities, including a toaster and a DVD player.
  • Relax beside the water while the kids frolic about at "Heart's Desire Tiny House With A View". This option in Salmon River Road features a range of conveniences to keep guests comfortable, such as towels and a barbecue grill.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Cape Breton?

Family time is precious, which is why we'll help you find somewhere you can reconnect. Whether you're planning an adventure with the kids or catching up with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in Cape Breton are just the thing for unforgettable get-togethers:

  • Located in Salmon River Road, "Mira Bradan Waterfront Retreat" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. Amenities include a toaster and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, make "The Grand Narrows Hotel, Located On The Bras D'or Lake" your getaway HQ. Located in Canada - New England, this stay has 5 bedrooms that accommodate up to 12 guests. A garden and a travel crib will help keep everybody happy and comfortable.

If you're on the hunt for fun family attractions in Cape Breton, Two Rivers Wildlife Park is one of the most popular.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Cape Breton?

Toast marshmallows and enjoy a game of charades. These cabin rentals in Cape Breton are perfect bases to reconnect with the family:

  • "Hummingbird Pod At Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins" - Located in Englishtown, this pleasant retreat features amenities such as childrens activities and a fridge.
  • "Cabin - Puffin Pod At Sally's Brook Off" - Conveniences like a nearby bay and a kitchen also make this a popular choice among families. Head to this Englishtown property and enjoy some time in nature.

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