|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This lovely cottage is perfectly situated in the quiet working fishing village of Parkers Cove, Nova Scotia, approximately 10 minutes by car over the Parker Mountain from historic Annapolis Royal. Watch the spectacular sunsets over the Bay while you rock your cares away on the wrap-around porch. Spot porpoise, seals, and eagles as they occasion the cove and surroundings. Take a nap or read a good book in the hammock.
Refresh yourself as you beachcomb the rocky shoreline for miles. Enjoy local produce, baked goods, and fine crafts from the local farmer's market in Annapolis and then pick out your fish, scallops, and lobster from a local fish market or right off the boat where the salty fisherman's advice is always free, but not always accurate! Treat yourself to a day in town where shops abound and museums and historic sites will steep you in early colonial history.
Breathe in the flower fragrances at the Historic Gardens. Take in a movie or a live music performance or play at the King's Theatre. Take a hike or go kayaking at nearby Kejimkujik National Park.
Whatever suits your style, your pace, the cottage provides a comfortable and friendly 'home' for rest, relaxation, and recreation. Only 2 hours from Halifax, a day trip to other parts of Nova Scotia is very possible from the cottage.
The cottage itself is meticulously clean and tidy, well-appointed to make your stay comfortable and comforting. The cottage is considered by many, both locals and visitors, to be THE perfect spot on the Bay of Fundy shore.
Keywords: cabin, seaside, bay, fundy, nova scotia, perfect, relaxing, fishing, porch, ocean, view, cottage, pet friendly
The owner of the cottage is a second generation owner.
Beth purchased this cottage in 1969
The cottage has been in our family for over 40 years and our heritage in the area goes back to the 1700's. The Bay of Fundy shore is timeless in its fishing heritage, quiet atmosphere and friendly people.
Coastal rest and relaxation in a peaceful location yet in close proximity to attractions and amenities. Live life at your own pace in your own space! The cottage is a step back in time when life was simplified and uncomplicated. The incomparable ocean view will take your breath, and your stress, away!
We spent one week at the cottage back in 2011 so when I had the chance to spend my sabbatical of 4 weeks there I jumped at the idea. It was the perfect place to spend an extended time away to relax, renew, and rejuvenate ourselves. We enjoyed waking up each morning and spending time on the porch drinking coffee while we watched the constant parade of seabirds going here and there. We saw new ones we did not know existed which as a family of auks (murres) with their little white chests as they would dive underneath the water searching for food. We saw other birds that are not seabirds also, such as two bald eagles and an osprey. We saw a seal out in the bay twice as he swam here and there. It was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature.
The cottage does not have television or the internet which was also great. For four weeks we never heard a negative news story about wars or strife or world problems. We listened to a station in French on the radio so that we heard a variety of music in both English and French but could not understand anything the announcers would say. Having a break from the media was great in that it allowed me to read 6 books while I was there also, something I need to do more often but do not seem to find the time while at home.
We cooked in the well-supplied kitchen daily and got the hang of sorting out the trash for recycling, which is something that Nova Scotia leads Canada in and beats most of the US in doing. It was no problem, just something that we did since that is the way that people live in Nova Scotia. We got our seafood at the nearby Nautical Seafoods, just up the hill from the cottage and enjoyed scallops on a regular basis. We shopped the Saturday Market in Annapolis Royal each week and drove to the Wednesday Market in Kentville on three different Wednesdays. We looked around the area and took day trips here and there exploring the Acadian Coast and the Annapolis Valley. The farthest from the cottage we went was for a night away on Cape Breton Island where we attended a Ceilidh and had some fabulous chowder. Otherwise, we stayed within 100 kilometers of the cottage most of the time.
I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants peace and quiet and tranquility. It was just what we wanted in order to recharge our emotional batteries.
Can't begin to explain how wonderful this place is. We so enjoyed our stay here. The view of the working fishing harbour was amazing. There was always something to watch as the fishermen were coming and going. We also enjoyed watching the birds and exploring the rocks while the tide was out. The cottage itself was a delight. It is kept so very clean with everything you could possibly need. Wonderful selection of reading materials & games and music cd's. No need or want for a tv or internet access! So many things to do in the area. Would highly recommend Mariners Whale Watching out of Tiverton on the Digby Neck. We would not hesitate to suggest this cottage to anyone!
Amazing sunsets...great location..kids have blast fishing off the wharf. Beautifully maintain home with plenty of room. Annapolis Royal and surrounding areas were simply charming.We will definitely be coming back again.
Great location for those who want to explore Annapolis Valley. Location is perfect if you want to get away from the technology world and enjoy the cool ocean breezes and smell the salty ocean air. Beautiful sunsets! The owner was very helpful and adressed all of my questions and concerns prior to our arrival. The property was clean and well maintined. We treated it as if it were our own. The kitchen was well stocked with an assortment of cooking essentials. There was always something to look at from the wraparound porch, bald eagle, fishing boats, seals and ducks. We did however purchase a bigger propane BBQ with canisters in order to accommodate our family of 4, which we left for other renters' to enjoy and we had to borrow a local fisherman's fishing equipment in order to fish off of the docks. Observing the tides first hand was incredible! The Bistro in Annapolis Royal has great food. Touring the many historic forts is educational and fun. Upper Clements Adventure Park is great fun! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your vacation home. I would highly recommend this gem.
We spent a week in July 2012 at this cottage and were pleasantly surprised. The cottage looks modest from the outside but is nicely furnished inside with a good taste. Parkers Cove is a great starting point for exploring the area (Annapolis Valley) and always welcomes you back with a cool breeze and a quiet atmoshere of a fishing village. The rocky Bay of Fundy shore near the cottage can be tricky to walk on especially with small kids or elderly. Our dog did not mind the challenge at all. One can always watch the harbour seals and occassionally even small whales right from the cottage porch.
Overall the week at this cottage was a pleasant vacation experience.
My wife and I stayed for a week in this cottage in late August/early September. It was well equipped and very comfortable. It could have slept 8 but we were the only two there and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We would awaken each morning to see the beautiful sunrise to the east and make coffee and sit on the porch to watch the sun come up over the hills in the distance. The boats in the cove are in view right in front of the cottage and, as boring as it may sound to some, it was really interesting to us to see how the tide would lift the boats up when the tide came in and then the boats would be sitting in the mud when the tide went out. Seabirds were everywhere and they were also very delightful to observe.
The cottage is in the little village of Parkers Cove which is about 10 miles east of Annapolis Royal. Driving out to the cottage over the road through the hills, one suddenly sees the ocean in view as you top the hill. The cottage is on a little road on the side of the cove with the ocean in full view. It is equipped as described and everything that is necessary to enjoy yourself has been provided by the owner. We only brought our clothes and food we bought at the grocery in town and all the appliances we needed and everything else one could imagine was included. We used the washing machine to wash a couple loads of clothes and allowed the breezes from the Bay of Fundy to dry them on the porch. We did not even miss television as there are a large selection of books to read, games to play, and a radio/CD player to play music. We listened to a French speaking radio station most of the time that played beautiful music in French and English and read books in the evening while having some coffee.
We would love to return here someday. This cottage was the perfect house in the perfect place for total relaxation. It is close to two larger towns with large grocery stores and is great to use as home base so as to explore the region. This was our 3rd time to visit Nova Scotia and I am convinced that we could be snowbirds when we retire and stay in this part of the world for an extended amount of time and not tire of it. I would highly recommend visiting here and staying at this lovely cottage.
The Bay of Fundy Shore Provides Excellent Tide-Pooling and Beach Combing Opportunities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 5 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|linen fee (conditional)||$25|
SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING (6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS) WEEKLY RENTAL IS PREFERRED. 6 NIGHT WEEKLY RENTAL IS $725 USD/CDN AT PAR. RETURNING GUESTS ENJOY 10% DISCOUNTED RATE
A 50% rental deposit is required upon acceptance of rental agreement. The balance and $250 security deposit is due 3 weeks before your arrival at the cottage. CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, EMAIL FUNDS TRANSFERS, AND PAYPAL* ACCEPTED. US and CANADIAN FUNDS ACCEPTED AT PAR. *Paypal fees may apply.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.