Discover a selection of 181 vacation rentals in Darnley, PE, 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 $107 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Darnley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Darnley
Destination guide

Darnley—a hidden gem on Canada’s popular Prince Edward Island

Darnley is a small, unincorporated community located in the west of Prince Edward Island, just north of Kensington. It’s an out-of-the-way community that functions as a hidden gem among vacationers, discovering the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. With easy access to the Twin Shores camping area, the Thunder Cove Beach, and outstanding golfing, fine dining, arts and culture, and the best in sightseeing opportunities, Darnley is an ideal destination to explore. Book your Darnley vacation rentals to discover all there is to see here and around Prince Edward Island.

Things to do

Resorts, culture, and surprising local attractions all over Darnley

There are incredible local attractions around the Darnley region. These include the Twin Shores Camping Area, a beachfront area with beautiful scenery and modern amenities to ensure that you’re comfortable during your stay. Enjoy fabulous beaches, like the Thunder Cove Beach, Gulf of St. Lawrence Beach, the Darnley Basin Beach, and Profitts Point Beach. Don’t forget to enjoy a day at Darnley Greens Golf Course, or check out the Malpeque Outer Range Lighthouses. Finally, take a road trip to Prince Edward Island to experience the many Anne of Green Gables history museums and attractions all over the island.


Upscale entertainment, dining, and arts at Darnley

People visit lakeshore areas for the chance to relax along the sands of a freshwater paradise, and that’s available for you in the Darnley area. There are several beautiful beaches nearby, including Thunder Cove and Twin Shores. For those who love outdoor but upscale entertainment, check out the world-class golf course nearby. You can also seize the opportunity to visit real lighthouses before wandering the quaint streets of the community, checking out the lovely local shops and boutiques. Unwind then at peaceful local bistros, cafes, and restaurants. Securing your vacation rental at Darnley is only the beginning.


Enjoy a moderate climate with mild temperatures all year at Darnley

Prince Edward Island and Darnley are marked by a temperate continental climate all year round. Darnley specifically has four seasons, but the warm waters from the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence ensure mild summers. Overall, the weather can be variable all year. Average temperatures in summer are around 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius), while the average high in the winter is around 26 degrees Fahrenheit (-3.3 Celsius), warmer than many inland locations. Still, with 112 inches of annual snowfall, many choose to visit at the height of summer or in the off-season periods immediately before or after.

Natural features

A natural basin island with stunning natural geography to see at Darnley

Prince Edward Island was formed millions of years ago from a sedimentary basin, which was flooded and built up during and after the glacier movements of the last Ice Age, leaving behind an island largely comprised of red sandstone. Combined with its continental climate, the Darnley area is a great place for swimming, exploring the ocean climate of the gulf, spending time on the beautiful beaches and coastlines, and enjoying the many varieties of natural areas that exist on the island. The picturesque beachfront areas alone are enough to encourage anyone to secure Darnley vacation rentals.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Darnley

The nearest airport is in Charlottetown, PE (YYG), located 29.7 mi (47.9 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Darnley?

Chic villas, quirky treehouses and spacious homes — everyone's dream escape is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that tempts you among our top vacation rentals in Darnley:

  • "Centrally Located Brand New Cottage In Pei Overlooking Darnley Basin": If you're after a comfy living space in Atlantic Provinces, make yourself cozy here. It comes with 2 bedrooms and great amenities including a highchair and a garden.
  • "Waterfront Cottage Rental - Hardingdale Cottage": Located in Atlantic Provinces, this guest favorite has 3 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities. A fridge and a dishwasher are just a couple you'll find here.

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

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

Escape from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Darnley. Whether you want to catch up with friends or spend quality time with the fam, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • Put your feet up at "4 Bedroom Cottage Just 200 Yards From Pei's Finest Beach". Located roughly 1 mile to the northeast of Darnley, it has everything you need for a relaxed stay, including a fridge and off-street parking options.
  • Otherwise, create new memories with your favorite people at "Spectacular Beach House Location", which is around 1 mile to the north of Darnley. Take advantage of a microwave oven, winery tours and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Darnley?

You sure can. If you want a simple but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the heart of town. We suggest the following options in or near Darnley:

  • After a day filled with urban exploration, put your feet up and relax at "The Crooked Cottage On Kildare Capes". A kitchen and free toiletries are among the handy amenities on offer here.
  • "Cozy Cottage With Lots Of Updates And New Appliences" is another wonderful stay, offering all you could need for the ideal Darnley adventure. Useful amenities here include a TV and cable/satellite TV services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Darnley?

From funky studio apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are just two of our favorite stays in and around Darnley:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "Stunning, Upscale On North Shore" has you covered. It's close to the center of Darnley, so you'll be near all the top attractions.
  • "Private Upscale Farmhouse On The Water" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Darnley?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Darnley that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing music and slow dance the nights away at "Centrally Located Brand New Cottage In Pei Overlooking Darnley Basin". Around 1 mile from Darnley, this property has everything you could want for a couple's weekend away, including beach sun loungers and a firepit.
  • Another option where you can spend a few idyllic days together is "Waterfront Cottage Rental - Hardingdale Cottage". Located around 1 mile from Darnley, a balcony and a firepit add to the ambiance here.

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

Share your stay and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with your best friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Darnley:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Stunning, Upscale On North Shore". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a fireplace and a garden. This group favorite is around 1 mile to the north of Darnley.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite people to "Elegant Apartment With Magical Sea View" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 12 miles to the west of central Darnley. It's packed with features to keep large groups comfortable, such as a kitchen and a firepit.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and check out these rental houses in or near Darnley that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Spectacular Beach House Location". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a living room and a microwave oven.
  • "Ocean Edge Beach House" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen and nearby birdwatching activities are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Darnley has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Darnley vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

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

Whether you're escaping with a small group or you're taking your great uncle and cousins along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Darnley have room for everybody — and everything you need to keep them happy:

  • With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, "4 Bedroom Cottage Just 200 Yards From Pei's Finest Beach" gives you space to catch-up with loved ones. It's around 1 mile northeast of Darnley and features amenities that'll keep your group content, such as a smart TV and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, escape with your gang to "Spectacular Beach House Location". It's around 1 mile north of Darnley, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 9 guests. Handy amenities here include towels and a barbecue grill.

If you're in the mood for visiting some family-friendly attractions in the area, Burlington Amusement Park is a fun day out for all ages.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Darnley?

Yes, you can. From swish apartments to cozy cabin retreats, Vrbo has a range of vacation rentals. Small groups or families will like these two-bedroom properties in or near Darnley:

  • With a kitchen and a garden, "Centrally Located Brand New Cottage In Pei Overlooking Darnley Basin" has all the ingredients you need for a superb stay. Unpack your luggage and then venture out and explore your new surroundings.
  • "Sandy Beaches, Beautiful Sunsets" is another comfy two-bedroom place. It has a kitchen, a water park and loads more.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Darnley?

You could fit a small crowd into the three-bedroom properties available on Vrbo. If you're vacationing with friends or family, check out these options in or near Darnley:

  • It's easy to see why "Waterfront Cottage Rental - Hardingdale Cottage" is a top pick for many travelers. This sizable retreat comes with a nearby waterfront and a firepit and makes vacationing with family or friends a breeze.
  • Another great three-bedroom rental is "Spectacular Beach House Location". Take advantage of a kitchen and a water park while spending valuable time with the people you love.