Destination guide

Pelee Island – Ontario's natural playground

Situated in the middle of shimmering Lake Erie, Pelee is Canada's southernmost populated point, easily accessible by ferry. This unspoiled island is an alluring spot for a revitalizing weekend break or action-packed family vacation, with its soft sandy beaches, verdant vineyards, pristine hiking trails and abundant flora and fauna. Here you can spend days savoring life in the great outdoors, and evenings feasting on fresh locally-sourced fish on al fresco waterfront terraces. Pelee Island vacation rentals range from cozy cottages to sprawling lake houses, so you're bound to find one that ticks all the right boxes.

Things to do

Awesome art on Pelee Island

You'll find plenty of enthralling attractions close to your Pelee Island vacation rental. For a day of pure self-indulgence, head to the Pelee Island Winery. Here you can sample full-bodied reds, crisp whites and sweet roses in seductive surroundings overlooking Lake Erie. Culture vultures will be enchanted by Pelee Art Works, a handsome historical house packed with colorful work by local painters, photographers, potters, artisans and other creatives. And no trip to the island is complete without a leisurely hike to the towering Pelee Island Lighthouse, which has guided ships across the lake since 1833.


Splashing around on Lake Erie

With direct access to one of the largest lakes in North America, Pelee Island is a premier destination for fishing, its waters teeming with smallmouth bass, rainbow trout and other prized catches. The lake is also a hotspot for water sports during the warmer months. Exploring the spectacular shorelines by kayak is an idyllic way to spend a sunny summer day, while adrenalin junkies might prefer to race across the glistening water on jet skis. For a truly unforgettable adventure, join a scuba diving expedition and explore the shipwrecks that rest at the bottom of the lake.


Hazy summer days on Pelee Island

Pelee Island vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer season of June to August. Days at this time of year are typically long, sunny and gloriously warm, rather than overbearingly hot. Late spring and early fall are also great times to visit, when temperatures are agreeable, and it may be easier to land a great deal on accommodation. Pelee enjoys one of Canada's mildest climates, but winters can still get very chilly, with a moderate amount of snowfall between December and February. Rain is relatively consistent throughout the year, so be sure to pack something waterproof.

Natural features

Pelee Island's abundant natural wonders

Pelee Island is unquestionably one of Ontario's ecotourism hotspots. Birdwatchers in particular are in for a treat, as the island is located on 2 major migratory routes. You'll stand a good chance of spotting rare and endangered species such as red-headed woodpeckers, chimney swifts and magnificent bald eagles. The island's verdant wetlands, fragrant forests and rolling sand dunes are home to all manner of wild land-dwellers. Over the course of a hike, you might encounter graceful gray foxes, spiny softshell turtles or slithering blue racer snakes.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pelee Island, ON, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 11 vacation rentals around Pelee Island. From 8 cottage rentals to 3 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pelee Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pelee Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 546,204 vacation rentals
  • Ohio: 2,400 vacation rentals
  • Put-in-Bay: 268 vacation rentals
  • Sandusky: 367 vacation rentals
  • Lake Erie: 1,779 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pelee Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pelee Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pelee Island:

  • Put-in-Bay: 268 rentals
  • Sandusky: 367 rentals
  • Port Clinton: 424 rentals
  • Kelleys Island: 476 rentals
  • Catawba Island: 411 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Pelee Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Pelee Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cedar Point: 252 rentals
  • Lake Erie Islands Historical Society: 481 rentals
  • Point Pelee National Park: 45 rentals
  • Kelleys Island State Park: 459 rentals
  • Catawba Island State Park: 474 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pelee Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.