PEAR TREE COTTAGE - HISTORIC PROPERTY IN THE CENTRE OF MAHONE BAY

Liam & Rebecca

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEAR TREE COTTAGE - HISTORIC PROPERTY IN THE CENTRE OF MAHONE BAY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Mahone Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, recently renovated cottage in the centre of town.

The recently renovated Pear Tree Cottage is nestled right in the centre of town, minutes away from local shops, restaurants and beautiful historic landmarks.

Built in 1849 it exemplifies how a modest historic building can be modernized for contemporary life without sacrificing its heritage qualities.

What differentiates this property from others in the area is its prime location, quiet environment and beautifully maintained garden.

The property is divided into two adjoining units. The rental unit has two bedrooms & a bathroom on the second floor with a lounge, kitchen and ample bathroom on the ground floor.

The cottage is quaint and suited ideally for a family or couples who are looking to relax in the heart of the Lighthouse route. The layout has not changed since it was occupied by a cooper and shoemaker in the 19th century.

You can enter through the original historic front door into the stairwell opening into the lounge, or through the entry beside the driveway which opens into the kitchen.

A welcome package awaits your arrival; wifi is available on site as well as cable TV and DVD/Blueray player. The kitchen is complete with fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the necessities for making meals — but perhaps you aren't planning to cook during your vacation, and who could blame you, with over 6 restaurants and numerous cafes within 5 minutes walk and the most eclectic coffee house in Canada - The Biscuit Eater, only 30 seconds away!

Bedding, linens, beach towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, iron and ironing board are all available. If you are wondering about specific items, it’s best to ask when booking. Mid-stay cleaning is available for an added fee.

The surrounding areas offer live theatre, sailing, biking/walking trails, flea markets, whale watching tours, sea kayaking tours, white sand beaches, various farmers markets, horse and carriage rides, cafes, pubs, art galleries, golfing, spas, and even on-site private wine tastings.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Liam & Rebecca (Owner)
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About Liam & Rebecca

After sailing around the world on the tall ship Picton Castle we decided on a landlubberly life (for the time being) and returned to Nova Scotia in the summer of 2011. We looked for a property that was central, yet still maintained a 'village' feel, and Pear Tree Cottage fit the bill perfectly.

We bought the house in the Fall of 2011 and live in the second unit adjoining the rental unit.

We both work in nearby Bridgewater; Rebecca as a Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor and Liam as Commercial Director of a local Agricultural company.

Liam & Rebecca purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Liam & Rebecca chose Mahone Bay

This cottage is so near to local amenities that it is a luxury to be able to walk to get groceries, browse the many shops and boutiques, meet up for a drink, or enjoy dinner at the local restaurants.

We couldn't believe that a house this central could have such a beautiful garden and although it needs a little more work it is coming along beautifully.

Listed on the Nova Scotia Historic Places website and a Heritage property, it has a unique historical significance to the local community. This property exemplifies how a modest historic building can be modernized for contemporary life without sacrificing its heritage qualities.

The Mahone Bay area is treasured for its local artists and craftspeople, eclectic shops, wonderful restaurants, diverse accommodations, great golf, luxurious spas and convention facilities. Our compact town centre makes it easy to get around on foot. The gem of Mahone Bay's historic setting is the beautiful harbour graced by three churches – the most photographed churches in Canada!

Don't be surprised to have complete strangers greet you with a warm 'hello' or 'good afternoon' as you stroll down our streets. The residents of our small town are uniquely friendly and helpful to visitors. So kick back, relax and stay awhile, you'll feel like you've come home.

What makes this cottage unique

You will find it hard not to enjoy our beautiful town, and to have everything you could possibly need within walking distance is a benefit you won't find anywhere else!

If you do feel the need to look around the local area, we are right on the Lighthouse Route, 15 minutes drive from Historic Lunenburg and 20 minutes from Chester.

Chester offers a live theater festival all summer long, several cafes and unique boutiques — even an organic market. Mahone Bay has art galleries, critically acclaimed restaurants, flea markets and antiques. Each town offers amazing dining options and there is usually live music to be found somewhere. Lunenburg also offers whale watching, chartered sailing tours, museums, shopping etc. This area seriously is the place to be in the summer!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Fort Worth, Texas
5

Perfect Pear!

  • 5 of 5
This property is located one block's walk from the center of Mahone Bay: a small town with delicious restaurants, a well-stocked grocery store, and sport rentals galore! We were able to walk to kayak rentals, do local hikes, and rent bicycles without starting the car. The accommodations are clean, beds comfortable, plenty of hot water for showers. It met our needs perfectly! The hosts live on the property, which was handy for when we had a question about other expeditions further away. High marks
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Newmarket Ontario
5

Travelling with Dogs

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed at Pear Tree before, I was delighted to come back. To find beautiful, comfortable, dog friendly accommodations in a popular tourist area is difficult. We couldn't have asked for better!

We had time to relax, a safe area to walk in, friendly neighbours (especially enjoyed the music lessons next door), great little places for coffee & pastry. All the amenities of being able to make ones own meals indoors or BBQ.

The washer/dryer were such a great thing to have & we used them

Loved the deck!!! Used it a lot.

These are friendly people determined to make your stay memorable & enjoyable...who could ask for more!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlene,

Thanks for your review - and we are glad you enjoyed the new deck and barbecue, it has certainly made a difference for quite a few of our tenants this year!

We try to improve every year, so glad you also made use of the dryer!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca, Finn & Bump!
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Elora, Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Cottage in Mahone Bay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great 5-day stay at Pear Tree Cottage in Mahone Bay. The cottage is large, very clean, and well-appointed for any length of time. The owner was really helpful with information about both the cottage and the surrounding areas, which are so beautiful. And, he was very understanding of our 2 (occasionally) barking dogs. We had a terrific time at Pear Tree, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your review and your dogs were very well behaved - they put Finn to shame!!

We look forward to seeing you again.

Yours,

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic family vacation in the Mahone Bay area, and Pear Tree Cottage was everything we had hoped for: clean, cozy and charming. All of the amenities we needed were there - well-appointed kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. We had dinner on the deck several times, which was a pleasure. Liam and his family are very attentive and lovely. We hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Don,

Thankyou for your review - it was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you in Mahone Bay again,.. maybe more permanently next time!!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Des Moines, IA USA
5

Great location for touring east/southern NS

  • 5 of 5
Location was nice and in walking distance of shops in Mahone Bay and just short drive from Lunenburg. The Cottage was clean and well-maintained. The washer/dryer came in handy with our 2 kids. Liam and Rebecca were gracious hosts and checked in with us to see if we needed anything.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: thanks a lot for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
5

Idyllic Getaway in Beautiful Mahone Bay

  • 5 of 5
Pear Tree Cottage is comfortable, spacious and tasteful. We greatly enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfectly set up for our group of four people. The kitchen is ready to go and the apartment is clean and bright -- close to town with its quaint harbor and shops. The hosts were wonderful and very helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, glad you had a good stay despite the hurricane!
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Map

Map

The Ovens
Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Mug and Anchor Pub
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Lunenburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
103
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Mateus Bistro
Car: not necessary

Pear Tree Cottage is right in the heart of Mahone Bay. In a quiet area and only minutes from local shops and restaurants.

'Mahone Bay is both a postcard-perfect maritime town and an ideal base for exploring the stretch of coastline known as the South Shore.' (Fodor's Travel Wire). Named one of Canada's best small-town downtowns by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine, Mahone Bay is also considered by many as one of the most beautiful towns in Canada.

Situated on a bay of more than 100 islands, our Nova Scotian town, which the New York Times calls 'pretty as a picture', is a treasury of history, culture and 19th century architecture. The charming main street hosts an assortment of art galleries, specialty shops and living museums - all within an easy stroll.

Romantic restaurants, comfortable small inns, golfing and a full service spa complement the serenity and natural beauty of Mahone Bay to make this a very special vacation destination. Hike or cross-country ski the miles of trails; sail or kayak among the islands or simply relax and enjoy the view!

The Mahone Bay area is treasured for its local artists and craftspeople, eclectic shops, wonderful restaurants, diverse accommodations, great golf, luxurious spas and convention facilities. Our compact town centre makes it easy to get around on foot. The gem of Mahone Bay's historic setting is the beautiful harbour graced by three churches – the most photographed churches in Canada!

Don't be surprised to have complete strangers greet you with a warm 'hello' or 'good afternoon' as you stroll down our streets. The residents of our small town are uniquely friendly and helpful to visitors. So kick back, relax and stay awhile, you'll feel like you've come home.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mahone Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 22 2014 - Dec 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$130
C$665
C$2,700
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$105
C$600
C$1,950
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$130
C$690
C$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$150
C$890
C$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mahone Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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