|Minimum Stay||4 - 6 nights|
We invite you to visit our new cottage by the sea. If you've been dreaming of a vacation house that will accommodate all your needs – here it is.
The Four Ladies Cottage, Port Mouton Bay, South Shore, Nova Scotia is a vacation getaway built lovingly by me in the traditional A Frame fish house style incorporating hand crafted details. It is modeled after my father's fish house where my sisters and I played in the loft as kids.
The outside rough cut cladding and trim, which has weathered, came from a local mill as well as all the birch and oak which was planed to a fine finish. The oak floors which run throughout the entire cottage (no carpets) are patterned after a schooner's deck. The cottage was built to enjoy year-round and to withstand Nova Scotia's late fall and winter weather in comfort. We added windows on every side to take advantage of ocean breezes on warm summer days and the magnificent views from all windows.
The inside was built to surprise my visitors. You will find an open concept main living space that incorporates the rustic nature of wood on the cupboards, trim, doors and windows, softened and modernized with light, bright walls reflecting the light that pours in through all the windows.
The cottage nestles into the surrounding natural setting of white sand, rock, trees and beach grasses. A friend of mine called it a birder's paradise.
Our two story, ocean beach cottage sleeps seven in total or can be rented to your size group. The main floor is open concept, bright and airy with plenty of windows on all the walls to catch the ocean breezes and the breathtaking views. Here you'll find a complete kitchen with refrigerator, stove/range, dishwasher (because that's the last thing you want to do on vacation), microwave and walk-in butler's pantry. The first bedroom contains a new, comfortable queen size bed and storage, You have a comfortable, spacious dining and living area to relax in when you're not on the beach, in the water or enjoying a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on your private deck overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. A new, modern four piece bathroom completes the ground floor and can be accessed privately from bedroom..
There's more. Upstairs in the loft area there is a large bedroom with a new queen size bed and in the open, living area we have provided a day bed. A three piece bathroom (shower) and a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, toaster and sink for quick wash ups completes the loft floor. You also have a private balcony facing the beach to enjoy nature in your front yard – the sand and sea – good company, a cup of tea or whatever your favourite vacation drink may be.
For your comfort and convenience there is a wood stove on the main floor – wood provided – wireless Internet throughout, barbecues and free parking large enough to accommodate an RV. Housekeeping is also available at a reasonable rate. Dishes, linens, pots, pans, paper products, soap, shampoo and wood for the fireplace is all provided. There is also an air exchanger which continually refreshes the air throughout the entire cottage.
You will love Port Mouton Bay if you like to walk on the beach and breathe the fresh Atlantic Ocean air. If you enjoy learning about coastal life such as birds, fish, crustaceans and plants that live along the shores and in the water and are keen to see places tourists typically do not see then you will love this area. The opportunity is here to meet local people and learn about their way of life and Port Mouton's history. It's a refreshing change from 'canned' tourist experiences.
I'm always ready and willing to take visitors on boat tours and regale them with stories of the history of Port Mouton and local attractions. Through boat trips, kayak trips, and beach walks you will discover so much about the coastal environment and our coastal community.
If you've got questions or want to ask about a reservation, drop me a note below … I'll answer any questions you might have!
So, when are you coming to visit us?
My name is Clyde Fisher, a retired fisherman from South West Port Mouton, Nova Scotia. I grew up here and spent decades fishing the waters of the bay. It's my little part off the world; a place I love to share what I know about the bay. You'll learn about the life cycle and habits of lobster, mackerel, mussels and other marine life; the birds, the tides, the beaches, and plant life. I can tell you what it is like to live in a rural fishing community and most of all, show you the beauty of this bay. There are few places like it in Nova Scotia. Until 9 years ago South West Port Mouton was an area that the people loved and kept secret. But now visitors are welcomed and that makes the area all that more interesting. People always ask me why I've never traveled and I always tell them I have everything I want right here. The world comes to me and I love showing off my beautiful little part of it!
Clyde V Fisher purchased this cottage in 2007
Port Mouton Bay is an semi-enclosed sheltered bay, located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Much of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coastline is rugged, but this Bay has 7 beaches perfect for walking, bird watching, sunbathing, swimming, padding and sailing. Some have services like change rooms and washrooms; others are undeveloped beaches – long stretches of gently sloping sand, dune grass, and few people!
Port Mouton Bay lies on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located in Queens County, along the Lighthouse Route on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. It's a popular tourism vacation for those who love the water. Sailing, swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, bird watching are popular recreational activities. I offer tours to these areas:
Port Mouton Bay Island where we can visit a large uninhabited island. We'll take our time to explore its sandy beaches and rugged shoreline. Great spot for picnic on the beach!
Massacre Island is great if you are a “birder” as it is home to Great Cormorants. In the Bay we'll find many shorebirds such as Willet, Osprey, Double Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron and Red-Breasted Mergansers. Plus, you often see Red Wing Blackbird, Common Yellowthroat, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Red Eyed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, and Barn Swallow.
Beaches and Shoreline tour. On our boat tour, we will visit various beaches and shorelines in the bay perfect for exploring, collecting shells, watching birds, or simply relaxing in a quiet spot. Bring a swimsuit, camera, and maybe a snorkel, for a seaside adventure!
Marine and coastal life tour. I will share my knowledge of the vegetation and marine animals. You will learn about seaweed, eel grass, Irish Moss, crabs, lobsters, snails, mussels and much more. You'll learn what they look like, where they live, and how they depend on each other for survival. If the mackerel are in the Bay, we can even fish for them – and catch our own supper.
Spectacle Island. We will visit the lighthouse on Spectacle Island where you'll learn about the its history, the Bay, & our traditional livelihood based on the sea. There are fishermen in Port Mouton who are direct descendants of the first European settlers who arrived in the 1700's. Really!
This vacation cottage was above all expectations! We had a wonderful week staying in this cozy cottage. You can have private walk on the beach, a relaxing evening sitting on the decks or a nice cozy night beside a fire! The description is completely accurate. The cottage was clean and inviting with everything provided for that we needed. Clyde was just a phone call away. I would recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quite retreat.
We had the pleasure of staying at The Four Ladies cottage for a week in August of 2013. Everything we needed for a great relaxing holiday was there; white sandy beach, quiet peaceful setting and wonderful host.
The view is outstanding and just a few feet from a white sand beach! The loft is a perfect place for a getaway...very private and pristinely clean.
We really enjoyed walking the beach and sitting on the deck counting the seemingly endless number of different bird species that flitter in the tree tops which incidentally are at the same height as the deck.
The sunrises over Port Mouton Island are spectacular. We would get up every morning just to watch it. We even did yoga on the beach...it's that secluded.
Lots of sight seeing in the area with great restaurants. The fresh fish is like nothing I've ever tasted.
My husband and I loved it and will definitely go back there again and again.
Rosarii and Jim
Port Mouton Bay lies on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Located in Queens County, along the “Lighthouse Route” on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, it is a popular tourism vacation destination for those who love the ocean. Sailing, swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, and bird watching are popular recreational activities.
Nearby is Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct which is a National coastal park featuring walking trails and extensive shoreline. It's a place where seals love to sunbathe on the rocks. Sometimes in the evening you can hear the seals talking to each other.
If you feel like exploring a little, here are some popular areas and their distances and driving time from Port Mouton Bay:
Yarmouth – 141 kms, 1hr, 40 mins
Digby, Bay of Fundy – 157 cms, 2 hrs, 22 mins
Lunenburg – 80 kms, 1 hr, 5 mins
Mahone Bay – 78 kms, 57 mins
Peggy's’ Cove – 164 kms, 1 hr, 59 mins
Halifax – 163 kms, 1 hr, 50 mins
Liverpool – 19 kms, 15 min
Summerville Centre – 5.5 kms, 4 mins
Carter’s Beach – 3.1 kms, 3 mins
SW Port Mouton Beach – 1 minute (walking!)
Within a 15 minute drive you'll have access to fine dining and family restaurants if you don't feel like cooking.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
We ask our guests to sign a standard waiver re damages. Since there is no smoking inside the house, any smoke related cleaning charges or damages to property will be charged to your credit card. No house parties please.
You are welcome to use email money transfer or a personal cheque to send 50% of the total cost to secure the reservation.
The remaining 50% to be paid upon arrival, in cash or email money transfer.
75% of downpayment returned for cancellations made within 30 days of arrival..
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.