Annapolis Royal Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-5.
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An Artist's House is a spacious, coastal historic Nova Scotia home situated on 60 acres in a quiet rural setting. Located just a seven-minute drive from beautiful Annapolis Royal, the house looks on to a wide expanse of protected, former French Acadian marshlands and the Annapolis River-Basin. Experience breathtaking vistas of the waterfront and forested landscape while strolling along our private trail to the shore. Breathe in the fragrance of pine and salt air while relaxing under wide-open skies on the roomy deck. The picture-book house, built in 1822 by a shipwright, retains many of its historic features. Its spacious rooms and many windows give the home a light and airy ambience. Lovingly cared for and tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of new and antique furniture and local artwork, it includes a well-supplied kitchen for home-cooked meals, 3 comfortable sitting areas and cozy, sun-dappled bedrooms with deluxe bedding. With its welcoming, pastoral charm and serene coastal surroundings, the property is the perfect place for small families, couples, artists, birders or those looking to unwind and replenish in a beautiful natural setting. Full of character, history and calm, this enchanting property feels like it's worlds away.
Please note: We cannot accommodate wedding parties or events.
Birding Paradise: An Artist's House looks on to mixed woodlands, open fields, coastal salt marshes and the tidal Annapolis River-Basin offering some of the best birding sites in the region. Whether you observe from the deck or wander the path to the shoreline you will not be disappointed. A magnificent trail along the Bay of Fundy at Delaps Cove is a short drive away. Nearby birding locations include the French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal and Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness. Other excellent birding sites are found at Digby Neck and Brier Island and Kejimkujik National Park. For your use, we keep copies of field guides to the region including the excellent “Birds of Atlantic Canada.”
Couples Nest: An Artist's House is a wonderful place for couples to celebrate an anniversary or simply get away. Wake up to beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea while relaxing in the cheery sun room. Stroll down the wildflower –lined path to view the beautiful, historic marshlands and Annapolis River Basin. In the evenings, prepare your favorite meals from the well-supplied kitchen. Enjoy a glass of wine while lounging on comfortable chairs on the deck. Watch contemporary or foreign films from a wide selection of DVD’s or read a book from our library of fiction, nonfiction and Nova Scotia-themed authors. You may never want to leave the property!
Great for small families: The property surrounding the house offers plenty of places to explore including a private picnic area and a trail through the property that leads to the shore. It's a wonderful outdoor classroom. You’ll also discover vastly different landscapes in the two regions of the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley that will definitely influence and enhance your experiences of the great outdoors. From stunning coastal areas to the quiet woods, freshwater lakes and beautiful inland areas, you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy your favorite activity whether it’s hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, golfing or whale watching. The house is also just a short drive to Upper Clements Family Theme Park and Raven Haven Family Beach Park.
Artist’s Haven: With its rolling, pastoral beauty, changing light and dynamic waterways, the Bay of Fundy/Annapolis Royal area is clearly an artist’s or photographer’s landscape. From the dramatic hills surrounding Fort Anne National Historic Site to the charming waterfronts of Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry, you will not have to look hard for inspiration. As one reviewer stated: “The town and the area are like walking into a classic 19th painting.” Visit any number of artist’s studios and the wonderful ArtsPlace, the community’s art gallery, to view local and national art. Settle into an armchair to enjoy the many art books from the gallery’s library.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Andi Rierden
My husband and I live on the eastern end of a beautiful expanse of historic marshlands along the tidal Annapolis River. An Artist's House is set on the western end. Taking care of the house and our guests and sharing with them our beautiful area is my passion. The serenity of the house and surrounding landscape with Annapolis Royal close by makes it an ideal setting. If you are considering a Nova Scotia vacation, I'm certain you would enjoy a stay at An Artist's House.
Andi Rierden purchased this cottage in 2003
Why Andi Rierden chose Annapolis Royal
I fell in love the first time I saw it. This is a beautiful, classic Nova Scotian shipwright's house with many windows, an open design and stunning views. The decor is cheerful and bright with lots of interesting artwork. The property reminds me of my childhood summers - simple and carefree with a beautiful landscape to explore, pristine vistas and boundless skies. The house rests on a knoll overlooking several hundred acres of conservation lands along the Annapolis River-Basin. Once you visit you'll see why one guest referred to it as 'an extraordinary place of gentle beauty, history and nature.'
What makes this cottage unique
Private, historic home with modern amenities set in a beautiful park-like setting. I provide many special touches in hopes that your visit will become the best vacation ever. Close to town, shops, national and provincial parks and restaurants.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so very much for renting your beautiful home to us! We have had one of the best vacations of our lives. I've fallen so in love with Nova Scotia & we definitely plan to return as often as we can. [My daughter] had a blast at Sandy Cove and we LOVED the hike you recommended at Delaps Cove. Nothing beats an early morning hike to the shores of Fundy and watching the fog roll in over the cliffs with hundreds of inukshuks built on them.
We saw many deer on the property, a skunk, puffins & a bald eagle! What an awesome experience. E also caught a few crabs at Sandy Cove & in the Basin! She was loving it!
We sincerely thank you for your hospitality. We will be telling anyone who listens to check out your rentals while in the area. Truly breathtaking scenery and endless inspiration for an amateur photographer like myself. It was a good thing I had several SD cards with me! Haha!
I hope we meet again in the near future.