With Canadian borders opening up, it’s the perfect time to book your next adventure. You won’t have to worry about staying in these 11 cabins, condos, flats, or homes. Every one of these Airbnb rentals has a 100% 5-Star rating and at least 75 reviews. Yet, they are under $200 a night, on average. So whether you return to your favorite Canadian destination or explore a new place, you’ll have a great vacation experience at one of the best Airbnb‘s in Canada.
1. Sooke Cedar House in Sooke, British Columbia
The Aletheia Suite is a stunning space, and the magnificent four-poster handcrafted bed never fails to impress. The spacious apartment has a two-sided wood-burning fireplace, extra-large jacuzzi tub, wifi, and a flat-screen TV. The living room with a large covered patio overlooks English gardens complete with fountains, arbors, ponds, and a covered BBQ.
This country-style home is a 35-minute drive from Victoria, B.C., and only minutes to hiking, biking, beaches, surfing, fishing, diving, whale watching, and other adventures. It is also just a short drive away from cafes, restaurants, shops, and galleries on Vancouver Island.
You’ll be in great hands with hosts Gerry & Debbie. They have the most 5 star reviews of any Airbnb host in Canada and go above and beyond for each of their guests. “When a guest requests a booking, we first ask them how we can make the trip as best as possible – if there are any accessibility issues, dietary restrictions, etc. When we ask the guests where they are coming from, we’ll Google cultural norms about how to make best our guests feel comfortable,” said Gerry.
2. Rustic and Charming in Jasper, Alberta
This rustic flat is just a few minutes’ walk from the city center with various dining options. This home gets high marks for its cozy feel, proximity to the downtown, kitchenette, and outside sitting area. Couples, solo travelers, and business travelers enjoy the apartment, which has a separate entrance for privacy.
There are many thoughtful touches throughout the suite to make your stay much more enjoyable, from heated bathroom floors, a cappuccino maker, and gourmet espresso beans. In addition, the hosts have chosen a sumptuous bed and high-end sheets and towels for an exceptional Airbnb experience.
3. Wascana Park in Regina, Saskatchewan
This suite in Regina has an ideal location, close to popular attractions such as Wascana Lake, the Science Centre, and IMAX, playgrounds, and the lake’s marina. It has large windows, plenty of light, and all the home-like details travelers often miss when staying in a hotel room. In addition, the suite comes with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and complimentary private parking.
While in Regina, enjoy a day exploring The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, home of the world’s largest T-Rex. This free museum, with a suggested donation, has a variety of exhibits on natural discoveries, Canadian history, and the First Nations.
4. Painted Turtle Lake Studio in Giroux, Manitoba
Relax in this secluded, self-contained holiday home with breathtaking wooded and golf course vistas even from inside. As the season allows, guests are welcome to enjoy the beach, fire pit, docks and relax at the end of the day in the steam shower. Sandilands Provincial Forest and the town of Steinbach are nearby if you’re looking to explore the area.
The studio overlooks Painted Turtle Lake, named for the little turtles who sun themselves on the docks in the summer. The lake is two acres in size and has a depth of almost 30 feet, fed by an underground water system. The lake’s west bank sits in the backyard, while the opposing shoreline borders Quarry Oaks Golf Course.
Painted Turtle Lake Studio is on Treaty 1 territory. It was the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibwe, Dakota, Dene peoples, and the Homeland of the Métis Nation. “We want our guests to be part of the story of this place and know about the land. We honor that we are on Treaty 1 Territory, and we work to honor that history as well,” said hosts Lisa and John.
5. The Farm in Huntsville, Ontario
One of Muskoka’s most beautiful bed and breakfasts is The Farm at Old North Road. It can accommodate up to five people and has a living/dining room, kitchenette, and a large family bathroom. A Provincial Park Pass is included allow guests to visit Ontario parks with no admission fee.
The Farm is located 10 minutes from historic Huntsville, 5 minutes from Arrowhead Park, and 35 minutes from Algonquin Park. There is a 3-minute walk to the Big East River, and Fairy, Peninsula, Vernon, and Mary Lakes are close by for canoeing and kayaking.
It’s not a surprise that hosts Dave and Wendy receive high marks with their thoughtful approach to welcoming renters to their space. “We try to put ourselves in their shoes all the time. If we came to the listing and forgot something, what would we have forgotten? If we were drying our hair, where would we want the hairdryer? We even have extra reading glasses available in case someone forgot theirs. It brings us joy to see other people enjoy the space,” said the Ontario super hosts.
6. Cabin by the River in Saint-mathieu-Du-parc, Quebec
This cozy tiny home by the river offers a lot of charm and room for four people to unwind in nature. The cabin is on a 30,000 square foot piece of property, perfect for those looking for peace and quiet, yet it’s conveniently located to the village, the river, or La Mauricie National Park.
Whether you fill your days with adventure or relaxation, cozy up to the outdoor fireplace or the indoor wood stove. There’s even a raclette grill, fondue kit, and marshmallow sticks, and firewood for guests to enjoy the perfect getaway.
7. Loft in Boundary Creek, New Brunswick
This modern loft condo has all the essentials, plus conveniences and amenities like laundry facilities. It is a great place to call home every night, with a full kitchen, a jacuzzi bathtub, and almost an acre to roam.
You’ll be close to Boundary Creek, five minutes to the Trans Canada Highway, and 10 minutes to the Casino and Magnetic Hill. Snowmobilers and ATVs are welcome at the nearby trails, which are just one kilometer away.
8. Lakefront Hideaway in Pleasant Valley, Nova Scotia
This chalet-style cabin overlooks Fisher Lake in Nova Scotia’s rural countryside making for a peaceful lakeside vacation. With just a few cottages on the lake, you’re be sleeping surrounded by nature and not neighbors.
In exchange for continuous cell service, you’ll receive starry skies, fireflies, fresh air, and open spaces. Stunning Taylor Head Provincial Park, a hidden gem, is only 25 minutes and should not be overlooked.
You’re in for a memorable getaway at the Lakefront Hideaway, where the owner puts extra care into welcoming vacationers. “Hosting is creating a little magic in another traveler’s adventures. It’s the opportunity to share something beautiful our family has created, share the unique charms of our community, and offer our guests an oasis in nature. As we all travel, most people are traveling to learn or feel connected and experience something. So I treat the chalet like an experience and not just a place to stay,” said Kat.
9. Spacious Apartment in Happy Valley-goose Bay, Newfoundland, and Labrador
This newly constructed spacious basement apartment in a Happy Valley-Goose Bay suburb has many windows to provide extra natural light. It’s spotless, comfortable, and has both a fully stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer.
Nearby Birch Island Boardwalk, a 2.9-mile loop, flat trail, is a must-do for visitors. This labor of love was built by hand over four years, is open year-round, and has numerous historical and archeological activities.
10. Cottage Life in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island
Summerside, Charlottetown, and Cavendish are all easy to get to from this one-bedroom cottage. This rental has stunning views of the beautiful Northumberland Strait and is only a 5-minute walk to the beach. Spend your day discovering fossils, going for long walks, watching low tides, clam digging, and watching the sunset.
This cottage was praised for its cleanliness, tasteful decor, and picturesque setting by guests. At the end of your beach day, walk up the lane for nights in the backyard in front of the beautiful fire pit.
11. Yukon Wilderness in Whitehorse, Yukon
Rent a lovely little custom timber-frame house made of massive locally milled Sitka Spruce logs in the quiet rural town of Whitehorse. Its deck provides a quiet perspective of Yukon wilderness and breathtaking mountain vista views. Enjoy the direct sunshine from early morning until sunset in your private outdoor space.
Guests praise the property as a rare place that is better in real life than the provided pictures. Many say that pictures don’t do justice to this beautiful modern cozy cabin with comfortable furniture, high-end lines, personal touches, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Emerald Lake, 40 minutes away, is a must-do while in the area. Known for its infamous green water that’s actually a reflection of rocks and other sediments at the bottom of the lake. The limestone gravel was deposited in the land about 14,000 years ago by glaciers of the last ice age.
Casandra Karpiak is a travel writer and the co-owner of Savoteur. A Toronto native with Danish roots currently residing in British Columbia, her travel writing has been seen on The Associated Press wire, MSN, CBS, NBC, Entrepreneur, 24/7 Wall St, Times Daily, and many more.
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