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Luxury Cottages and Vacation Rentals fit for Royalty

With the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby boy, the spotlight continues to be on the growing Royal family. With all of the recent media attention, a private reunion might just be the summer getaway the whole family needs. Here are our picks for luxury cottages in North America that are fit for a royal family getaway:

Modern Luxury Vacation Rental in Les Éboulements, QC

5 star luxury cottages in Canada

This chic, luxury rental property in Les Éboulements accommodates up to 14 guests and is perfect for larger groups. Perched in the mountains in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, this 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home offers incredible views of the St. Lawrence River.

The property includes a full meeting room with a television and large conference table that can also be used for a family games night!

With an outdoor lounge area, sweeping river views and total privacy, it’s the perfect place for the royal family to unwind outside the public eye.

Average Nightly Rate: $1,247 / night

If this one doesn’t suit their fancy, there are plenty of other luxury chalet rentals available across Québec.

Lakefront Luxury Cottage in Port Severn, ON

This private cottage rental in muskoka in fit for the royal fmaily

If secluded luxury cottages in Ontario are more their style, this executive lakefront property in Port Severn is the perfect option. Located on 2.2 private acres behind iron gates, this 4,000-square-foot retreat offers ultimate security. It boasts 6 bedrooms, each with its own walk-out space, and 5 full bathrooms for up to 10 guests.

The best part? 200 feet of private lakefront with shallow water perfect for the kids. Plus, a 50 foot dock that can accommodate larger boats big enough for the whole family.

Average Nightly Rate: $863 / night

The province is famed for its million dollar cottage homes, so there’s no shortage of luxury cottage rentals to choose from in Ontario.

Award-Winning Luxury Rental in Fall River, NS

Live like a royal at one of these luxury cottages to rent

For more of an East Coast vibe, this luxury home to rent offers ultimate comfort and entertainment. It has 5 bedrooms – each with its own ensuite and walk in closet – and a total of 8 full bathrooms.

But it’s really the amenities that speak for themselves. The property offers a full sports bar and chef’s kitchen for wining and dining. There’s also a gym, sauna and steam room to keep fit and rejuvenated during the stay.

The built-in movie theatre also makes the perfect addition for the kids. With plenty of seating, the whole family can enjoy the movie experience without having to face the public eye.

Average Nightly Rate: $2,707 / night

While they are less abundant in number than in other provinces, the luxury cottages and vacation rentals in Atlantic Canada offer a different type of Canadian experience. With access to great seafood and private whale watching tours nearby, the East Coast provides a unique royal summer escape.

One of a Kind Castle in Paradise Valley, AZ

Feel like a royal at these luxury vacation rental in the USA

When it comes to luxury rental properties, this “castle” in Paradise Valley won’t fail to impress. Plus, it’s one the kids will love! Close to many family-friendly activities (including horseback riding), it’s the perfect home base for exploring Arizona’s deserts.

The private gated estate offers 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms for up to 16 guests. With a sparkling pool, a fire pit lounge area, and a game / arcade room, this kid-friendly property has something for everyone.

Average Nightly Rate: $1,288 / night

While it’s known for its stunning desert landscapes, Arizona also boasts an impressive selection of luxury vacation rentals for the royal family to choose from.

Oceanfront Luxury Home for Rent in Gold Beach, OR

Dog friendly luxury holiday cottages

For ultimate privacy, the royals can sneak under the radar in this luxury rental home in Gold Beach, Oregon. Sitting on 30 private acres, this oceanfront estate comes with its own helipad so high-profile guests can come and go freely without being seen.

This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is suitable for up to 14 guests, and includes 2 master suites. With unique log and stone architecture and incredible views of the Southern Oregon coast, this property offers the ultimate private beach getaway. And, of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the vibrant in-home movie theatre.

It’d be hard to go wrong with this oceanfront rental that has so much natural beauty surrounding it.

Average Nightly Rate: $4,045 / night

Oregon’s diverse landscapes give the royal family plenty of luxury vacation rental options, whether they’re in the mood for a beach or mountain retreat.


Visit CanadaStays to find vacation rental properties, such as luxury cottages, across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. To discover more luxury rentals, search for properties in your preferred destination. Then, set your price point to a minimum of $1,000 per night.

The Best Time to Book a Vacation Rental, and Save!

When it comes to your vacations, you want it all — and with these tips on the best time to book a vacation rental, you can have it.

Did you know that you should book your vacation rental at least 3 months in advance for the best selection? Or that the smartest destination for rental and travel deals change by the season?  Travelling to Vancouver Island in April could save you an average of 20% on your vacation rental in comparison to other Spring months.  Popular seasonal destinations like Vancouver Island book up even earlier, so give yourself a longer booking window for best selection. Being smart with your travel budget and thinking ahead means you’ll be free to head east in the fall, when Muskoka’s beautiful autumn colours pop. While you’re there, be sure to take a trip around the lakes and visit local sights like the best places to view the changing leaves or the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve — more info in our guide.

We took a close look at our booking data across the country to compile a list of travel tips so you can book smartly, every single time. Experience the whole country without breaking the bank with smart seasonal travel:

Follow our tips for the best time to book a vacation rental!

Ready to plan your next trip? Check out our 2019 Canadian travel bucket list for inspiration on where to go next and follow these tips for the best time to book a holiday and save on your next vacation rental.

Feeling inspired? Visit CanadaStays and find a condo in Toronto for a summer weekend, a cabin in Big White for a winter ski trip, and more!

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