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Known for its windswept dunes, pretty beaches, historic lighthouses, and delicious seafood, Prince Edward Island is a popular island destination in Canada worth checking out. This part of northeastern the country is packed with charming small towns that you can explore at your own pace when you book a local Airbnb in the area to call your home base.
Here are some of the best Airbnbs on Prince Edward Island to help you plan your trip.
Wavie Waters in Darnley, Kensington
This lovely cottage-style home has panoramic water views and spacious living areas. Guests love the front yard with views of the water and a fire ring surrounded by chairs and a large deck for barbecuing out. The home gets lots of natural light and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It works well for up to six guests on PEI because there’s a king-size bed in one bedroom, a double bed in the second bedroom, and a couch in the living room. The seasonal seafood market is just 150 meters away. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental.
Rest Ashored in Darnley, Darnley
For up to six guests, this PEI Airbnb offers three bedrooms and one bathroom in a seaside cottage. It is on the Green Gables North Shore and has great views of the water from the upper and lower balconies that overlook the Baltic River. You’ll have a quiet retreat and be close to outdoor recreation. From here, you can walk to local seafood spots and craft beer establishments, while the water with access to kayaks is just 150 meters away. The home is equipped with a full kitchen, one queen-size bed, two double beds, TV, internet, beach chairs, kids’ toys, and front and back yard space. Pets are allowed, but just make sure to leash them and clean up after them.
Miracles on Polly - The Fairy Tale Cabin, Belfast
This is another fun tiny house option on PEI and a great space for two guests. It is a 12-foot by 12-foot cabin with a fantasy vibe and rustic, kitschy feel. This rental comes with a double bed, private bathroom, and kitchen. There are two rental homes on the four-acre property. Guests staying here have their own cabin with Wi-Fi, parking, a patio with furniture, and a BBQ. Beaches are a five- to 10-minute drive from here, while there’s a convenience store with all the basic necessities just three minutes away.
3-Bedroom Cottage, Walk to Beach, York
This six-person cottage is available to rent on Airbnb and has three bedrooms and one bathroom for guests. It is a 10-minute walk to the beach from here. The cottage is comfortable and surrounded by nature while being just a 25-minute drive to Charlottetown too. You’ll have an open-concept kitchen and living room, sunroom, and outdoor space with patio table and chairs. It’s a family-friendly spot with a playground, and up to two pets are allowed here for an extra fee.
Yopie’s Country Cottage, New Glasgow
For up to two people, there’s also the option of this cottage in rural Hunter River. It has one queen-size bed and one bathroom. The hosts will meet you when you arrive with fresh baked goods as a special treat. This is a 320-square-foot cottage on a 54-acre property The Confederation Trail is two minutes away for walking and biking, while there are also wooded trails on the property and livestock living at the farm. The hosts’ main house is a few steps away and where you can typically enjoy a delicious homecooked breakfast for an additional fee.
Three-Bedroom Cottage with Forest View, Kensington
There are several cottages available to rent here among the hills of Long River. You’ll be close to the North Shore beaches and Cavendish attractions when you stay here with your group of up to six people. The cottage has three bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a large, covered deck with a BBQ and lovely views of the landscaped property. You’ll love this summer home set atop a hill and are welcome to bring your pet along with pre-approval and an extra fee. The rental comes with Wi-Fi, TV with standard cable, and a kitchen too.
Spacious, Remodeled Year-Round Cottage, New Glasgow
Larger groups of up to 10 people can stay at this adorable PEI cottage with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is on a private lot with lots of space to play and also has a large kitchen, lots of windows, and modern conveniences inside. You’ll enjoy the large side deck with seating and a BBQ, as well as the front covered porch to listen to the sounds of morning birds. Other features of this Airbnb rental home are laundry machines and a playpen and a highchair for young children.
Dunescape Beach House, Stanley Bridge
The Dunescape Beach House gets great guest reviews and accommodates seven people in a space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The two-story home offers beautiful views of the Southwest River and New London Bay. Guests enjoy the wrap-around deck, full kitchen, laundry facilities, and shore access with a private cove for swimming. The home is equipped with everything you need to be comfortable, and there is even ramp access to assist seniors and walker/wheelchair users. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental.
Riverview Retreat, Kensington
Another cottage to consider for your trip to PEI is this one with three bedrooms and one bathroom. It sleeps up to six people and is on Founds Mill Stream that flows into the Stanley River. The home gets lots of natural light and has new furnishings. You can use the host’s six kayaks to explore the river, which is just steps away. Other perks of staying here are a BBQ for cookouts, washer and dryer, smart TV, and Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, there are golf courses, Red Sands, and Cavendish nearby.
Canada's Rotating House, North Rustico
Canada’s Rotating House has been featured on television and in magazines, and you can experience it for yourself by renting this 625-square-foot condo inside of it. The space accommodates up to four people with a king-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size murphy bed in the living room. The rental comes with a 50-foot deck, full kitchen with bar, BBQ, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and access to the National Park Beach right in front of the house. You can even take a free tour of the basement in the house to see how the slow rotating movement works!
Camp Lemonade, Souris
Camp Lemonade is a tiny house with two bedrooms and one bathroom to accommodate up to five people. This is a fun place to stay to see whether the tiny house lifestyle is for you! The home is on a private lot and a five-minute walk to the beach. You can get to the town of Souris with just a quick drive to access groceries, laundry facilities, and restaurants. The home has Wi-Fi, a TV, central air conditioning, and a kitchen to help you feel right at home.
Mermaid Shore House, Mermaid
The Mermaid Shore House is wheelchair accessible and overlooks the Hillsborough River. It is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house for up to five guests. There are lots of windows to enjoy the water views and sunsets. It’s also fun to enjoy the harbor lights from the hot tub and grill out at the BBQ. There is a separate guest apartment that is attached to this rental house where the host sometimes spends evenings. Families are welcome here, and the host provides toddler folding cots and a travel crib in the master closet. This is a fun place to be to see the red sand beach and go for walks at low tide.
Shoreline Retreat Riverfront Luxury Geo-Dome, Cardigan
Here’s a fun place to stay when you visit PEI – an authentic dome home full of luxury! You can see the Cardigan River from inside and enjoy a full kitchen, full bath, private deck, and hot tub. The dome home accommodates four people and has two bedrooms and one bath. Modern conveniences inside include Wi-Fi and a smart TV. Meanwhile, a couple of pairs of snowshoes are available upon request, and there are trails, restaurants, grocery/liquor stores, and golf courses nearby.