Vacation rentals in Southampton

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Southampton

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Guesthouse in Kemble
Waterfront Sunrise Cottage
Private waterfront cottage 15 mins north of Owen Sound on the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. With a 150 feet of shoreline shared only with a neighbouring cottage, enjoy the stunning sunrises, relax on a lounger, go for a swim, kayak, paddle board, go fishing or have a camp fire and stargaze. Use our cottage as a jumping off point for many hikes along the Bruce Trail, Sauble Beach (35min), Tobermory (70min) and many more. Or just work from here while enjoying the great view and wifi.
Mar. 30 – Apr. 6
$143 CAD per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Cabin in Southampton
Cabin Suite #2 at Driftwood Haus
Pet Friendly! Listen to the waves steps away! All newly renovated with brand new beds and furnishings. Enjoy the freedom. With the second best sunsets in the world according to National Geographic, Southampton is a community on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada and close to Port Elgin. It is located at the mouth of the Saugeen River next to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territory. We have the most beautiful public beach in Ontario, a natural harbour and 3 lighthouses!
Feb. 18 – 25
$178 CAD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 60 reviews
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Cottage in Saugeen Shores
Boho Cove - Explore each season
Welcome to Boho Cove - A Couple's Cottage at Port Elgin's Main Beach Situated on our favorite lane, this location has all the beach feels. A sandy little path carries you to Port Elgin's harbor front & main beach. Surrounded by Lake Huron's waterfront coast and minutes away from all of our amazing hiking & biking trails. Enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! This beautiful open concept cottage has been renovated from top to bottom.
May 19 – 26
$375 CAD per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 100 reviews

Popular amenities for Southampton vacation rentals

Stay near Southampton's top sights

Southampton Beach27 locals recommend
The Lighthouse Restaurant9 locals recommend
Southampton Market18 locals recommend
Duffy's Famous Fish & Chips8 locals recommend
Just Like Mom's6 locals recommend
Foodland - Southampton4 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Southampton

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Guest suite in Southampton
Serene hideaway, close to beach and golf
Mar. 13 – 20
$189 CAD per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Home in Southampton
Holiday House on Huron
Oct. 18 – 25
$291 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 35 reviews
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Cottage in Southampton
Beach House Cottage with Hot Tub
Oct. 3 – 10
$323 CAD per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 78 reviews
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Guest suite in Saugeen Shores
The Ladder House Suite
Mar. 22 – 29
$105 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 84 reviews
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Home in Southampton
Log cottage steps to the beach, brewery & main st
Jun. 9 – 16
$381 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Home in Southampton
Spacious with hot tub, sauna, fireplace, 3 kings!
Jun. 15 – 22
$562 CAD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 55 reviews
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Cottage in Southampton
Your boutique hideaway - The Summer House
Feb. 13 – 20
$435 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 56 reviews
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Cottage in Southampton
Spa cottage: hot tub, sauna, cold plunge & firepit
Oct. 28 – Nov. 4
$504 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 87 reviews
Guest favourite
Home in Southampton
The Nest at Victoria Street
Jun. 19 – 26
$202 CAD per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
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Cottage in Port Elgin
233 ft of Lake Huron Beachfront. Be wowed!
May 4 – 11
$611 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 9 reviews
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Bungalow in Southampton
Family Cottage close 2 everything room 4 everyone!
Sep. 3 – 10
$895 CAD per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 83 reviews
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Cottage in Southgate
Luxurious Creek Retreat
Jan. 4 – 11
$337 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 13 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Southampton

Total rentals

140 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

60 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

50 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

90 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

3.3K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$41 CAD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Southampton

All About Southampton

Located on the banks of Lake Huron, three hours northwest of Toronto, Southampton is a coastal town most known for its iconic lighthouse that sits just offshore on nearby Chantry Island, and is accessible only by boat. The island itself is tiny (less than 20 hectares) and a haven for migrating birds. You’ll see an abundance of species here including herons and egrets. From the island the views back to town and of Lake Huron’s waterfront alone are worth the trip.

Southampton is also known for its historic boardwalk that runs along the shore of Lake Huron. Built over 100 years ago, the boardwalk has seen many improvements including bench seating to relax and take in the glorious views. The boardwalk stretches along the town’s four kilometers of beaches on Lake Huron, which offer soft, white sands and clear, calm waters. The main beach is right downtown near Pioneer Park — where the Saugeen River flows into Lake Huron. Further south is Long Dock Beach and South Beach. All beaches offer pleasant swimming conditions and provide a great launching point for water activities like kayaking and canoeing.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Southampton

Summer offers warm sunny days for enjoying outdoor and beach activities, and there are many delightful cottage rentals in Southampton to enhance your stay. While it does get hot, the nights by the water can provide cooling breezes, so it’s not a bad idea to pack a sweater with your sunscreen and hat. In spring you’ll mostly enjoy pleasant weather, but there is the occasion for rain, and in fall the temperatures can drop a little, so make sure you bring layers. In October, Pumpkin Fest in nearby Port Elgin is always a fun event, with fireworks, a parade, car show, live entertainment, and plenty of pumpkin-related activities. Wintertime in Southampton offers the perfect opportunity to curl up indoors in front of a fire, while watching the changeable weather pass over the lake.


Top things to do in Southampton

The Boardwalk

Wander Southampton’s boardwalk, which stretches along Lake Huron, offering amazing views of Chantry Island and the lighthouse. Along the way there are lots of benches to stop and enjoy the views, as well as signs offering interesting facts about the area, including the location of a shipwreck in the dunes. Arrive in the early morning when you’ll have it to yourself and be treated to a glorious sunrise over the lake. Come back in early evening and grab a giant ice cream cone from one of the many confectionery shops and settle in for a spectacular sunset.

Fairy Lake

Just minutes from the shops downtown you’ll find tranquil Fairy Lake. Take a gentle stroll along the one-kilometer trail around the lake, where you’re likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including swans and ducks. On sunny days turtles usually sunbathe on the giant logs, so keep an eye for them on your walk. And chances are you’ll spot the huge carp, as they bob their heads up above the water's surface.

Chantry Island

Take the 15-minute boat ride to Chantry Island, home to the historic lighthouse. Once you step foot on the island, you’ll enjoy great views of Southampton and Lake Huron. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and those sweeping views become even more impressive. You can learn about the lighthouse’s role in early maritime navigation and in guarding the entrance to the port. Plus, you’ll get an insight into the 50 known shipwrecks surrounding the island. It’s also a great spot for birdwatching with many species living here, including cormorants and egrets.

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