Nova Scotia cottages and cabins come with ocean views.
An estimated 70% of Nova Scotia's population lives in communities along 13,300 kilometers of coastline, which means one thing for Nova Scotia cabins and cottage rentals: There's ample choice among beachfront properties. Cozy cabin getaways include cottages, houseboats, retrofitted vintage trailers, and converted school buses in summer, but come winter, Nova Scotia cabin rentals are just as coveted, ranging from tiny houses to snowy chalets! Travellers can expect cottage rentals to come with decks (and often hot tubs), sporting equipment like kayaks or snowshoes, and beach gear like extra towels and umbrellas. Popular destinations include Lunenburg and its neighbour, Mahone Bay, as well as Baddeck, Yarmouth, Digby, and the Annapolis Valley (which wine lovers in particular will adore). Those looking for budget vacation rentals should look inland—while you may have to drive a bit to enjoy the water, inland rentals often come with more bedrooms, full kitchens, and outdoor spaces. Just remember to pack your bug spray!