Vacation rentals in Sylvan Lake

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sylvan Lake

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Cabin in Sylvan Lake
Cabin Retreat-Steps from the Beach
Entire cabin steps from a quiet beach, in the peaceful cabin area of Sylvan Lake. Take the boardwalk to our downtown restaurants, children's parks, and local shops! Use our paddle boards and beach gear to experience the lake. Enjoy our firepit, front and back decks, and private enclosed backyard. Parking provided conveniently out front. From our location you can walk anywhere and save the parking fees. Our cozy cabin is equipped with all the necessities you need for a wonderful stay at the lake!
Nov. 7 – 14
$381 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Tiny homes in Red Deer County
Woodsy Cabin Getaway-Four Season Paradise
Custom 14x16 ft cozy private cabin in woods. 2 bunks/queen in the loft. Quality mattress/bedding. Alcove kitchen. Private stone dining patio & waterfall. NEW! Private bathhouse! New! Apt-size fridge/freezer! Stone trail to clean "Tinkletorium". Mins. stroll to Blindman River, hot tub, kayaking, lovers swing. Soak up seclusion & tranquility here. Sleep under a starry, dark sky. 10 mins to Red Deer/Sylvan Lake. As per AirBnB's global ban on parties: Parties are not permitted at the Woodsy Cabin.
Apr. 2 – 9
$255 CAD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 430 reviews
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Cabin in Half Moon Bay
A real log cabin on the lake!
Walking distance to the lake! Perfect place to go ice fishing only minutes from your door. This amazing cabin is like a home away from home, surrounded by trees and nature. The walking trails are perfect for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and driving snow machines down to the lake. The fire pit, BBQ and backyard is a place to relax and unwind. No internet- just a pure escape from reality with total peace and quiet. The cabin is stocked with games, a dart board, and gas fireplace.
Mar. 11 – 18
$169 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews

Popular amenities for Sylvan Lake vacation rentals

Stay near Sylvan Lake's top sights

Walmart Sylvan Lake Supercentre36 locals recommend
Sylvan Lake Provincial Park22 locals recommend
Tim Hortons17 locals recommend
Coverdale's No Frills5 locals recommend
Canadian Tire - Sylvan Lake, AB4 locals recommend
The Big Moo Ice Cream Parlor31 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Sylvan Lake

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Home in Sylvan Lake
The Lighthouse, Sylvan Lake, King and Queen Beds
Apr. 18 – 25
$242 CAD per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Home in Sylvan Lake
Cottage with hot tub, 1 block from lake!
Jun. 17 – 24
$193 CAD per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 37 reviews
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Guest suite in Sylvan Lake
The Lodge
Apr. 12 – 19
$89 CAD per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 38 reviews
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Cottage in Sylvan Lake
Beautiful Luxury Lake Cottage
Feb. 20 – 27
$409 CAD per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 16 reviews
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Cabin in Sylvan Lake
Stone’s Throw Cottage - Stay Here, Walk Everywhere
Apr. 20 – 27
$184 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 75 reviews
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Home in Sylvan Lake
Stix Cottage
Jul. 3 – 10
$488 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 31 reviews
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Condo in Sylvan Lake
Lakeview Penthouse Retreat! Perfect Escape!
Oct. 11 – 18
$188 CAD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 51 reviews
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Apartment in Sylvan Lake
Two bedroom right on the lake!
Jun. 17 – 24
$246 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 56 reviews
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Home in Sylvan Lake
Waterfront Views! Ice fishing supplies in Winter!
Nov. 27 – Dec. 4
$230 CAD per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 32 reviews
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Guest suite in Sylvan Lake
Home Away from Home - <Sweet Suite in Lakeland
Feb. 11 – 18
$172 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 28 reviews
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Home in Sylvan Lake
The Bamboo Nest- Central location & Close to lake!
Apr. 1 – 8
$169 CAD per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 36 reviews
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Home in Sylvan Lake
Cedar Cottage - 1 block to lake
Sep. 9 – 16
$267 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 16 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sylvan Lake

Total rentals

180 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

80 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

150 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

5.8K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$27 CAD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Sylvan Lake

All About Sylvan Lake

This small lakeside town in central Alberta, situated between Calgary and Edmonton, is revered for its calm waters and all of the activities that they elicit, including water-skiing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Most of the action happens at Sylvan Lake’s beach, a two-kilometre stretch of soft sand and grassy clearings perfect for sunbathing or playing catch. The water is very shallow, making it a safe environment for swimmers of all abilities. The boardwalk that runs along the beach is great for a lazy stroll, with plenty of seats along the way for people-watching. With its mix of mom-and-pop shops, seafood restaurants, and casual bars where you can sip local ale or even refine your axe-throwing skills, Sylvan Lake’s small town centre has more than enough to keep you occupied. If you fancy a bit of romance, stroll the marina, which is a great spot to watch the sunset.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake has a wide range of rental cabins and cottages for your visit. In summer, expect mostly warm days, but nights by the lake can get cool, so it’s a good idea to pack a sweater with your sunscreen. Every Friday in summer, the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market is the place to pick up fresh produce, jams, and treats, as well as locally made crafts. Spring sees a mix of pleasant days and rain, and in fall, the temperatures can drop a little, so make sure to bring extra layers. In September, the Flannel & Feast Festival is full of food and live entertainment celebrating the area’s laid-back lifestyle and lumberjack culture. Winter is always very cold with snow. The town hosts the only Winter Village in Alberta from December till March, with holiday decorations, tree lightings, bonfires, and music on the lakeshore.


Top things to do in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Provincial Park Beach

Spend a day at one of Alberta’s most beautiful beaches. During summer, its white sand and shallow waters make the lake perfect for swimmers of all abilities. There are grassy areas, picnic tables, and volleyball courts. From the marina at the southwest end of the beach, you can launch a boat or kayak. If you’re visiting in winter, the beach is a lot quieter but just as lovely, as the lake ices over and the town holds a few events on its surface.

Rotary Lighthouse Park

This park is home to one of the town’s favorite landmarks. The wooden lighthouse is a replica of the world-famous Peggy’s Cove near Halifax. It has colour-changing lights that make the lighthouse stand out from many vantage points in town, and it’s especially pretty at night.

Centennial Park

Wander through this two-hectare, beautifully landscaped park with lush greenery. Scattered about the park are many Adirondack chairs where you can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds. You’ll also find the Sylvan Lake sign, a popular photo op. There’s also a playground, and if you visit at sunset you’ll be treated to glorious views of the lighthouse, lit up in the distance.

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