Discover a selection of 70 vacation rentals in Peterborough, ON, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $36 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Peterborough. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Find a relaxed vibe in Peterborough

Located 2 hours outside of Toronto, Peterborough delights visitors with its small-town feel and relaxed atmosphere. The city is perhaps best known for the size of its retirement community but young people attending Trent University ensure that things are far from dull. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s cultural attractions, want to test your mettle on the area’s scenic motorcycling routes, or are tempted by the array of water sports that come courtesy of the lakes in the surrounding Kawarthas, a stay in a Peterborough vacation rental is an ideal way to share quality time with family and friends.

Things to do

Discover Peterborough’s artistic flair

Performing arts venues and outdoor museums are just some of the many wonderful attractions that highlight the city’s artistic flair. Start your journey at the Showplace Theatre in downtown Peterborough, where you’ll find an enticing blend of homegrown talent and traveling artists on the bill. You can even combine the arts with the outdoors by catching a performance in the unique barnyard setting at Millbrook’s 4th Line Theatre or by exploring the stunning Zimbabwean stone sculptures in the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery, an outdoor sculpture park 20 minutes south of Peterborough. African dancing classes are optional!


Choose your outdoor thrill in Peterborough

From paddle boating through the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway to feeling the wind on your face as you take on the motorcycle trails in Nephton, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in and around Peterborough. And if all that sounds a little strenuous, a slower pace can be enjoyed by spending the day topping up your tan at the nearby Jones Beach or by heading to the Gamiing Nature Centre on Pigeon Lake, where 30 acres of wetland and almost 5 miles of trails provide the perfect setting for bird watching.


Enjoy long summer days in Peterborough

The array of outdoor activities here makes the summer a popular time to visit Peterborough. The hottest days usually occur around mid-July when temperatures above 75 degrees offer the perfect amount of sunshine for canoeing, kayaking, and generally making the most of the area’s abundant supply of water. If you prefer things just a little cooler, both May and September are a good bet and typically mean you can score an attractive rate on Peterborough vacation rentals. Winters are cold and often rainy although the temperature only very rarely falls below freezing.

Natural features

Explore lush green spaces in and around Peterborough

The numerous lakes are an obvious part of the appeal here, but look a little further and you’ll see that the landscape has more to offer. There are some lovely little parks dotted along the banks of the Otonabee River where you can enjoy a picnic, perhaps most notably Del Crary Park, which has the bonus of being home to Peterborough Marina. Less than an hour's drive north of the city lies Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, a 235-square-mile space where swimming, fishing, and wilderness canoeing are among the many ways to while away a few hours before heading back to your Peterborough vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Peterborough, ON, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 70 vacation rentals around Peterborough. From 30 cottage rentals to 36 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 popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Peterborough?

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

  • Kawartha Golf and Country Club: 155 vacation rentals
  • Peterborough Golf & Country Club: 216 vacation rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Peter-In-Chains: 194 vacation rentals
  • Trent University: 237 vacation rentals
  • Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio: 167 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Peterborough listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Peterborough?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 30 Cottages in Peterborough. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Peterborough include:

  • Houses: 36 rentals available
  • Cabins: 30 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Peterborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation rentals with pool available in Peterborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Peterborough

    Kawartha Golf and Country Club
    155 vacation rentals
    Peterborough Golf & Country Club
    216 vacation rentals
    Cathedral of Saint Peter-In-Chains
    194 vacation rentals
    Trent University
    237 vacation rentals
    Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio
    167 vacation rentals
    Canadian Canoe Museum
    174 vacation rentals
    Peterborough Lift Lock
    193 vacation rentals
    Peterborough Memorial Centre
    179 vacation rentals
    Hutchison House Museum
    199 vacation rentals
    Lansdowne Place
    162 vacation rentals
    Showplace Performance Centre
    187 vacation rentals
    Riverview Park and Zoo
    227 vacation rentals
    Art Gallery of Peterborough
    181 vacation rentals
    Dickson House
    189 vacation rentals
    Peck House
    187 vacation rentals
    Smith Town Hill House
    207 vacation rentals
    OFAH Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre
    142 vacation rentals
    Milltown Mini Golf – Family Fun Park
    160 vacation rentals
    Fleming College
    139 vacation rentals
    Rock & Rope Climbing Centre
    180 vacation rentals