Today, Vrbo revealed its first-ever list of the 10 Vacation Homes of the Year in Canada. These stunning private vacation homes range from Vancouver Island to the shores of the east coast and are ideal places for families and friends to stay together. Criteria to make the list included excellent star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings and family-friendly amenities available. Check them out below! —Vita Daily
Tofino, British Columbia: This waterfront luxury retreat is a surfer’s oasis, located in between two of Tofino’s best surf breaks and steps away from Chesterman beach and Cox Bay. With 110 five-star ratings, guests enjoy the waterfront location, outdoor shower and radiant heated floors.
Golden, British Columbia: This Scandinavian-style ski home is a unique gem perfect for those looking for a ski-in and ski-out experience. With an in-home sauna, hot tub and outdoor fire pit, there are amenities for the whole family to enjoy.
Banff, Alberta: This modern mountain estate offers all the amenities of a resort while still providing the comforts of home. With 25 five-star ratings, guests love the fully stocked chef’s kitchen, full gym and large children’s playroom for entertainment.
Collingwood, Ontario: This secluded family cottage is an ideal retreat for guests looking for a quieter vacation away from the crowds in the Blue Mountain region. With 29 five-star reviews, guests enjoy the panoramic views, large outdoor space and access to hiking trails on the property for a laidback getaway.
Port McNicoll, Ontario: This private waterfront cottage is surrounded by 320-degree views of the Georgian Bay. Perfect for entertaining and large groups, the home includes a lakeside cabana and guest suite that can accommodate parties of up to 12.
Saint-Beatrix, Quebec: This contemporary urban villa is in a peaceful woodland located just an hour outside of Montreal and perfect for disconnecting. The 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed mountain views.
Charlevoix, Quebec: This family-friendly chalet is ideal for those that love exploring the outdoors. Near Le Massif de Charlevoix, there are hiking, snowboarding and snowmobiling trails all available within a 10-minute distance.
Augustine Cove, Prince Edward Island: This modern oceanfront property is an architecture lover’s dream. With prime access to the cove and views overlooking the ocean and country setting, guests love the relaxing environment.
Blandford, Nova Scotia: This private oceanfront chateau is French inspired and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Mahone Bay. Sleeping up to 10 guests, they enjoy the privacy of the two-acre property and morning walks on over 200 feet of oceanfront.
Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia: This classic Cape Breton home boasts wall-to-wall windows and a wraparound deck that offers 360-degree ocean views. Modern amenities and an open concept kitchen and dining area are a hit among large groups and families.