What's the most quintessentially Canadian place you could possibly stay? Is it the luxury space room at the Fantasyland Hotel in the West Edmonton Mall? Is it a rustic cabin with a wood-burning stove, covered with snow in the forest? Is it a tent pitched right next to a beaver dam?
On the East Coast, there's an adorable lighthouse you can stay in and it's definitely on the top ten list for most Canadian accommodations ever. Not only do you get to stay in an actual lighthouse, but you also get your own private beach!
Since it's on Prince Edward Island, the sand on the beach is a beautiful rusty red thanks to the Island's abundance of iron in the earth. There's a lot of adorable and fun things to do in PEI, from visiting the Anne of Green Gable's village to the Potato Museum. Plus, there is a ton of fresh, cheap and delicious seafood and cute towns to discover while you enjoy your tenure as a lighthouse keeper.
There are actually two buildings that come with this rental; the lighthouse and the bunkhouse. They sit in a secluded development and there's even a golf course nearby.
There is room for 8 guests spaced out in 3 bedrooms, so it's ideal for groups. Even though it's fun to vacation with your friends and family, the added bonus of the bunkhouse is that it gives you a little bit more privacy and space so you get a chance to relax on your vacation.
There are five levels inside the lighthouse and you have to use the stairs to access them. The basement level is its own bedroom, the main floor is the kitchen and living room, and the second floor is the lighthouse keeper's bedroom.
The washroom is in on the third floor and it has 360-degree windows for a panoramic view of the surroundings. Access the top floor by a pulldown staircase and enter into the lantern room and gallery. This is where you can step onto the outdoor gallery and get fresh sea air and incredible views of the bay and nearby beaches.
This is one of the most cinematic Airbnbs you can find in Canada and it would make for a really romantic getaway. You can rent The Lighthouse in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island Scotia on Airbnb right now. Rates start at $575 per night but for 8 people that's only $71 per night which is actually super cheap for this super unique place.