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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove

Meagan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Meagan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

West Dover House Rental Photos and Description

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Welcome to Marshwind!

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Located in the historic fishing village of Prospect, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - where crashing waves, granite rocks and wildlife surround you.

Open the door and you are just a few feet from the ocean's edge. Enjoy ocean views from every window in the home.

Stay inside and watch the tide ebb & flow from a comfy chair or venture out for one of the many coastal-trail or in-land hikes. Don't forget your camera, you will see beauty in the amazing vistas & abundant wildlife. Marvel at how plants and trees cling to the exposed granite coast.

Interested in birds? You will be able to add many coastal and ocean bird species to your list. Birds often make a stop in our backyard during their migrations in the fall & spring. Winter brings an abundance of Northern ducks.

Bring your kayaks or rent from a local outfitter - launch them from the boat ramp in your back-yard and explore some of the best kayaking coastline in Eastern Canada - shipwrecks, deserted islands and lighthouses are just waiting for you to discover.

Marshwind is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace at the seaside - while still being close enough to it all for day-trips to Nova Scotia's attractions.

In 2012 Marshwind, was used as a set location for the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Meagan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

Why Meagan chose West Dover

Prospect Village is simply magical. We had lived in the Village for several years and knew that we never wanted to leave.

We jumped at the chance to buy this 150 year old Fisherman's Cape home and then proceeded to bring it back to life. We restored it's original charm with an architectural flair and updated it with modern, eco-friendly conveniences.

Living in Prospect is like living in a wildlife park - with the ocean just steps from the home, you can sit back with your tea and watch wildlife in their natural enviroment. If you want to get a bit closer to the action - there are several coastal & in-land hikes

What makes this house unique

This home gives a rare glimpse into the past - when you first arrive in the Village, you will feel like you have stepped back in time as many of the homes have mantianed their original designs.

Nature is all around you - bird lovers will enjoy spotting Eagles, Herons, Willets, rare shore birds and coastal ducks to name a few.

In 2012 Marshwind was featured as a key location in the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly', using shots from both the inside and outside of our home. Many movies have been shot in our beautiful village over the years.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Picturesque village, crisp breeze, breathtaking sunset

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived to the sleepy little village of Prospect early in the morning to find our "home" for the week cozy and impeccably kept. The cottage is nestled just on the edge of the bay with a glorious view of the water. Whether you are looking to see the sights or relax by the fireplace on the chilly nights, Marshwind offers a little bit of something for everyone. Plenty of places nearby to purchase local food for those who like to cook, and a variety of restaurants in nearby Halifax, for those who prefer to leave the dishes to someone else. The owner was most helpful from start to finish and provided insider tips for our stay. Without a doubt, we plan to re-visit Marshwind.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
Whitby, Ontario
5

Beautiful Home in a Lovely Village

  • 5 of 5

Marshwind was everything we hoped it would be and much more. My husband and I and two children enjoyed a week there and we wished we could have stayed longer. It was such a pleasure to return to this beautifully restored and renovated home after a fun day of sightseeing in nearby Halifax, Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg. Prospect is such a quaint and picturesque village and the people we met were so warm and friendly. The home is spacious and stylishly decorated and has all the modern amenities including an excellent wi-fi connection and satellite television, which my kids really appreciated. We would not hesitate to return there one day and would highly recommend this property to anyone planning to visit the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sooo happy that your family made some nice memories - and to hear that you were able to get some day-trips in to the rest of NS as well. Hope you come back again next summer!
Lititz, PA
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Marshwind...was a beautiful house, and such a neat little village. I would definitely suggest it to anyone wanting to explore Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!!
Collingwood Ontario Canada
5

Marshwind - wonderful Nova Scotia coastal location

  • 5 of 5

The only thing better than the description, photos and previous review of Marshwind was actually being there. I was so enthused about Marshwind and the village of Prospect that I immediately called Meaghan to let her know how much we loved it and then called my family and friends to let them know "we love it here, we're not coming back, please come visit." The combination of the character of the diligently restored fishermen's cottage with the open concept comfort & spaciousness of the architecturally inspiring addition, with water view windows in every room, creates a home that's a delight to spend time in. We love to cook & the kitchen was well equipped and spacious to work in when we weren't too distracted by the view. Meaghan is a pleasure to deal with and provided us with many tips, information and web links that enhanced our stay. We highly recommend Marshwind to anyone looking for a truly coastal Nova Scotia experience with excellent proximity to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay & Lunenberg with all the comforts of home, great hiking & loads of genuine character & history.

Denise & Steve

Collingwood Ontario

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise & Steve- we are so very glad that you enjoyed yourself, we hope you will come back again soon for some "restful" times at Marshwind!! - Meagan
Conway, Arkansas, USA
5

Perfect Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful 20th anniversary trip at Marshwind. The house was spotless and was in a great location for day trips to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg and even the Bay of Fundy. No matter where we visited in Nova Scotia, we always looked forward to returning to Marshwind. The house was recently renovated and kept its traditional cottage charm while adding all modern comforts and appliances. Our favorite location was the postcard worthy coastal hike around the corner from the house. We walked along the granite coastline every day at either sunrise or dusk. We met many locals during these walks and all were friendly and offered advice on good places to visit. After sharing stories and pictures of Marshwind and Nova Scotia with family and friends, I expect that Marshwind will be visited by many others from Arkansas.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From C$1,100 Per week

West Dover House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,100
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,100
 

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Notes 50% Deposit at Booking, Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. PayPal, Interact E-mail transfer and international bank transfer accpeted, other payment methods can be arranged.
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Amenities

West Dover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main bath on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view from the foot of your bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , small room with skylight and ocean views
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master - ocean view from bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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