If you’re planning an upcoming vacay and don’t want the typical hotel experience, Airbnb is a no-brainer; the website is full of drool-worthy properties that can be rented in some of Canada’s most beautiful communities, such as Ontario’s Prince Edward County or Muskoka. To help you set some new #vacationgoals for 2018, we’ve put together a list of some of the most luxurious Canadian properties currently available for rent. Not going to lie, we can’t really afford to stay at any of these …but one can dream right?
1. THE SANCTUARY – $1,300 PER NIGHT
Between the gorgeous mountain views, tranquil flowing water and natural wildlife, this majestic property (located at the edge of B.C.’s Squamish River) is called “The Sanctuary” for a reason. The five-bedroom retreat also features a luxurious pool, hot tub, and outdoor fire pit on the river’s edge, making it a fun getaway spot to bring friends and family (if you’re willing to shell out $1,300 a night).
2. STONE HALL CASTLE’S PRINCESS SUITE – $1,495 PER NIGHT
Located in heart of downtown Regina, Stone Hall Castle was built in 1926 by the wealthy Francis Nicholson Darke for his wife Annie. Legend has it that after their original home was destroyed during the devastating cyclone of 1912, Annie asked her husband to build her a fortress-style home where she could feel safe again. The historic building has since been decorated to look like a Medieval European Castle, and through Airbnb you can rent the “Princess Suite” for $1,495 a night.
3. THE PENTHOUSE AT THE ALDRED – $1,500 PER NIGHT
Spread over the 21st, 22nd and 23rd floors of Montreal’s iconic Aldred Building, a stay at this penthouse will definitely make your next trip to the city a memorable one. While the rental features 3 large bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen and stunning living room, the pièce de résistance is the two enormous terraces complete with a wet bar, garden, private hot tub and 360-degree views of Old Montreal.
4. MUSKOKA’S PREMIER PRIVATE ISLAND – $1,800 PER NIGHT
Ever dreamed of having an entire island all to yourself? Well, Airbnb has made it possible with this serene cottage situated atop a four-acre private island in the heart of Muskoka. Between the 6 bedroom estate and private beach with an assortment of water toys (including a luxury pontoon boat), this rental is sure to make all your cottaging dreams come true.
5. WATERFRONT ESTATE IN THE COUNTY – $1,800 PER NIGHT
Escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life with this beautiful private estate in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Owned by chef Grant van Gameren (owner of Toronto’s hip restaurants Bar Isabel and Bar Raval), the luxury property is a great pick for those who are as passionate about food, wine, and some good R&R. For $1,800 a night, the rental’s perks include 500 feet of private waterfront, a vineyard, and the ability to staff a private chef from Toronto to look after your culinary needs.
6. LUXURY TORONTO YACHT CHARTER – $3,680 PER NIGHT
What better way to take advantage of Toronto’s gorgeous summer weather than sailing around Lake Ontario? This 50-foot Italian luxury yacht can accommodate up to 6 guests and costs $3,680 a night (captain included).
7. CHESTER OCEANFRONT ESTATE – $6,000 PER NIGHT
For $6,000 a night (yes you read that right), you can rent this spectacular estate in Chester, Nova Scotia. Perched at the end of Chester’s Peninsula, it features 800 feet of waterfront and directly overlooks the Atlantic Ocean (just imagine all the gorgeous sunset pics you could get here). The nine-bedroom property also boasts a wine cellar, indoor steam room, billiards room, waterside decks and two guest houses.
If you could stay at just one of the properties listed above, which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments!
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