Walkerville House Rental Photos and Description
The house offers excellent living conditions for every season. In winter, it is especially cozy to sit by the fireplace, enjoying the warmth, and gazing out across the water.
We're often asked about mosquitoes. The seaside breeze drives the pesky beasts away. It is also to be noted that all houses have the luxury of window screens and sliding screen doors that can be closed. In the summer, the temperatures vary between 20-28 degrees Celsius in the day, and 12-14 degrees during the night. Near the coast, the wind can get a little brisk, so it is recommended to take a sweater along. In spring and fall the temperatures are a comfortable 15-18 degrees. With an average snowfall of 200cm, the island and the northern part of Nova Scotia offer good conditions for winter sports.
Winter dream: Cape Breton, because of the Highlands, has a real winter, especially in comparison to the southwest of Nova Scotia Island.
The appeal of this season is juxtaposition of ocean and snow.
Ski-lift Cape Smokey is about 1.5 hours away.
Drifting ice covers the turquoise blue of the sea and the landscape is bathed in strangely melancholic light.
You don't need to drive anywhere to partake in the winter sports, though. Cross-country skiing, hiking, and even driving Skidoos - a popular Canadian pastime - can all be done along the beach and through the woods right by the house. Sometimes, when it's really cold, you can walk on the ice over to the islands, but please check with the authorities to see if it's safe before trying this.
Climate: Winters in the Atlantic Provinces are, thanks to their proximity to the ocean, relatively mild. In Halifax, the average temperature is between 0C and -1C, and the maritime influence often leaves them without snow for the winter.
In East Cape Breton, winter is a couple degrees colder than in Halifax. With an average snowfall of 200cm, the island and the northern part of Nova Scotia offer good conditions for winter sports like downhill and cross-country skiing.
Before that, the so-called 'Indian Summer' transforms the countryside into an astonishing explosion of color. The exact timing is dependent on the specific weather conditions, and can easily vary from year to year, but this beloved season usually begins in the second or third week of September and lasts until the end of October.
History: There's a reason why you feel good on Cape Breton. The pioneers who set out from Europe a long time ago to make their fortunes here, not only built the Bluenose ship (after which the house is named), but also formed their very own city, today called Lunenburg. The French also had their influence on the region; having lent it it's special charm.
Nova Scotia has experienced history in the superlative. The Titanic sank on its journey to Newfoundland, Peggy's Cove, the most photographed fishing town in North America, bouquets serve as a constant reminder of the tragedy. There are thousands of shipwrecks before the cliffs. Only after the island's numerous lighthouses were built did the accidents subside.
The famous action thriller 'The Perfect Storm' took place off the coast of Nova Scotia and impressively gives a glimpse into the difficult life of the modern fisherman and his destiny.
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
We are in Nova Scotia since 2000, sailed 8,000 miles started in the Mediterranean Sea, crossed the
Atlantic and reached safely our Canadian home after passing through the Caribbean islands and
Bermudas. Our sailing boat is equipped to afford a long cruise, having a water maker, solar panels
and all the most important navigation and security devices. If the vacation homes are occupied, we might have vacancy on board. Read more at www.sailing.capebretoncottages.info
As Nova Scotia offers a lot of things to do, not only on land, we suggest you to combine your stay in the beautiful house right at the private shore with a
sailing adventure on board of our 12 meter catamaran. Why don’t you stay with us and visit the stunning area around us with a sail boat? Summer in Nova Scotia is usually warm with pleasant winds and temperatures between 25°C and 30°C.
Nova Scotia belongs to the East-Canadian Maritimes. What you can read on the driving plates
describes exactly what you can find in this part of Canada: „Canada’s Ocean Playground“! !
In fact, along the stunning costal area you can easily admire seals, pilot wales, dolphins, eagles,
hummingbirds, loons and puffins. !
People in Nova Scotia have a very strong relationship to the sea as their main income comes from
fishing lobsters. Life on land is very quiet and slow. People here have time, are open and
extremely friendly to sailors, as they rarely see some.!
Light in Nova Scotia is much stronger than elsewhere, colors are more brilliant and the fog is
sometimes the thickest we have ever seen. Lay back and let Nova Scotia enchant you. The
coastline is deeply indented by fiords and numerous bays. Cape Breton Island in the north east
has a huge lake (Bras d’Or Lake) with crystal clear water and terrific fishing possibilities. People
here are still very tight to their traditions: there is always an occasion to play Scottish bagpipes and
Irish fiddle music and when you are here you can choose among different Scottish events and step
classes. In the French Acadian, their inhabitants, although english speaking, enjoy being greeted
with a „bon jour“.
Nova Scotia is different, peculiar, very lovable and lovely at the same time. Many people find that
the landscape here is very similar to Scandinavia: narrow mountains, huge green areas, lakes and
large forests with moose, bears and lynxes. But, thanks to Nova Scotia’s latitude (45th latitude -
the same as in France) summer is mostly warm.!