Looking for a next-level rental? Here are Vrbo’s 2023 top Canadian vacation homes

exterior of large wooden cottage with lots of windows among the trees Photo by Kelly Beach/VRBO

For the first time last year, Vrbo created a list of the top Canadian vacation rentals from coast-to-coast based on guest reviews, star ratings, and family-friendly amenities. Now, the 2023 picks are in.

Sometimes the digs are just as good as the destination, or maybe even better. From cozy cabins shrouded in the forests of Canada’s lush valleys and peaks, to light and airy seaside homes just steps away from the ocean’s edge, to classic cottage country escapes equip with all the bells and whistlesand watercraft—we’d bet that these top Vrbo vacation rental picks of 2023 will make you want to have a stay-cation, away from home.

Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Take in the amazing 180-degree views of Active Pass from this cozy retreat in the trees above Ganges Harbour. This unique treehouse-like accommodation offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, multiple decks, and a jacuzzi.

Price: Averages $745 a night

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Whistler, B.C.

This luxury chalet has everything from stunning views of towering pines to VIP concierge services to direct access to the ski hill from the front door. The expansive getaway has room for everyone and everything with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a fully equipped gym facility, a hot tub, a heated pool, a private gondola, and more.

Price: Averages $7,353 a night

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Banff, Alta.

This deceivingly quaint mountain retreat can accommodate up to twenty-three guests, making it perfect for multiple family getaways, work retreats, and large groups. In addition to ten bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a patio, the premier hosts offer mountain tours, attraction reservations, private chef experiences, and more.

Price: Averages $2,525 a night

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Wasagaming, Man.

This sleek accommodation, nestled just one kilometre south of Riding Mountain National Park, boasts floor to ceiling windows, complimentary firewood, essential oils, and reading materials. Oh, and eighty five-star reviews. This stylish getaway offers two bedrooms, one bathroom, heated floors, and a hot tub.

Price: Averages $309 a night

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Prince Edward County, Ont.

Cozy up in this modern but comfortable ‘Country Farmhouse’ with direct waterfront access to Adolphus Reach and over a dozen acres of farmland. This rustic accommodation offers seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a deck for barbequing and campfires.

Price: Averages $1,200 a night

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Muskoka, Ont.

With plenty of waterfront access, a brand-new chef’s kitchen, and a pergola for sunset dinners, this place has fun baked in. This beautiful lakefront accommodation offers six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a games room, and even on-property cliff jumping.

Price: Averages $1,214 a night

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Mont Tremblant, Que.

Just a short shuttle ride away from Mont Tremblant Village, this chic chalet is perfect for skiers and winter sport enthusiasts. This wintery getaway offers eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a hot tub, and a ski-in/ski-out located right on the Nansen Trail.

Price: Averages $1,647

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Chester, N.S.

Spend your vacation stargazing from the patio of this stunning beachfront accommodation located in a dark sky community. This gorgeous seaside getaway, just ten minutes from Sensea Nordic Spa and Chester Village, offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious kitchen.

Price: Averages $601 a night

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Sea View, P.E.I.

This Oceanside oasis rests on three acres of land overlooking the beach. Inside, guests enjoy vaulted ceilings with 17-foot-high windows and a fresh and airy design. This stunning accommodation offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a screened-in porch, and a stone bonfire pit.

Price: Averages $633 a night

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Ibex Valley, Yukon

Explore the Yukon from this rustic cabin nestled in the forests of the Ibex Valley, just north of Whitehorse. Guests enjoy a truly rustic interior, mountain views, and a chance to glimpse the northern lights. The unique getaway offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private deck, and a hot tub.

Price: Averages $289 a night

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