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

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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:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Liam & Rebecca

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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

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.

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419382vb
+ 19022927210
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, glad you had a good stay despite the hurricane!
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Smiths Falls Ontario
5

COZY HAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Peartree cottage is a wonderful place to stay.Its clean and cozy,well equipped with comfortable beds,big fluffy towels and a well stocked kitchen.It is within walking distance to all amenities and the restaurants are superb.Liam and Rebecca went out of there way to make sure our stay was the best it could be.Our outside deck let us sit back and enjoy some quiet time and the grounds were well maintained. We'll be back someday.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Martha,

Thankyou so much for your review.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back some day!

Yours

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
DC area
5

GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR TRAVEL BUDGET.

  • 5 of 5
Lovely well equipped home. Two bedrooms upstairs. Full baths on both floors. Washer/dryer. Close to grocery store and restaurant, (s). Deck for dining outside. Short walk to the bay. Charming town. Attentive, generous hosts. Fun stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pat,

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Look forward to seeing you again!

Yours

Liam & rebecca
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Odessa FL
5

PRACTICALY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
Pear Tree Cottage and its owners charmed us from the moment we arrived. Four "mature" friends on a holiday in NS arrived about 5 days into our vacation, a little weary from days on the road. We were welcomed by Liam, Rebecca, Finn and "Bump" with smiles and a quick tour and we quickly began to settle in. PTC is indeed centrally located walking distance to everything Mahone Bay, and easy driving to other points of interest on the South Shore. PTC is a sweet old lady who refuses to age - or at least responds to the renovations, refurbishing, and restoration that the owners have provided. Everything was clean, comfortable, cozy as one might expect. Meanwhile, the necessary creature comforts were beautifully updated. The most important rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms provided all we needed, including touches such as coffee for the morning, TP, linens, laundry detergent, Wi-Fi and the like. Our hosts were close by and offered any assistance we needed to make our stay - well, practically perfect!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for all your great comments, we certainly try and make sure everything is in good condition for our guests and every year we feel we are improving... next year will be even better (and sunnier!)

Yours

Liam
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
St Pete, fl
5

CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
I, along with three friends, stayed a week at the Pear Tree Cottage. Having never visited Nova Scotia, we were hoping for a well located, comfortable site to be our home base as we took day trips all over NS. We were so thrilled with our choice. Pear Tree cottage is a comfortable, well appointed historic property. Liam and Rebecca were right there if we needed anything. We enjoyed our excursions into Mahone Bay for grocery shopping, deli's, and local history. We would definitely recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Anne,

It was a pleasure to have you with us and I promise next time you come the weather will be better!

We look forward to seeing you again at Pear Tree Cottage in the future!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca, Finn & Bump!
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419382vb
+ 19022927210
Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Atlanta, Georgia
5

LOVELY MAHONE BAY

  • 5 of 5
Pear Tree Cottage was lovely, peaceful, spacious, and very comfortable. Newly renovated and tasteful, it had everything we needed (except a dishwasher.) However, that was only a small inconvenience in exchange for the perfect location and the other comforts -- two full baths, great beds, a deck, and a washer and dryer that held more than one outfit. Mahone Bay is lovely with plenty of shopping and restaurants, too. Rebecca and Liam's detailed guide to the area helped as well. We highly recommend Pear Tree Cottage! Visit Nova Scotia if you get the chance -- beautiful scenery and the nicest people ever!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine,

Thankyou very much for your review.. it was great to have you here and I can only apologise for the weather - we will try harder next year!

Looking forward to seeing you in Mahone Bay again soon

Yours

Liam & Rebecca
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Map

The Ovens
Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
103
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Mug and Anchor Pub
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Lunenburg Golf Course
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

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Mahone Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$ 140
C$ 840
C$ 2,850
 
 
Fall
Sep 22 - Dec 1
2 night minimum stay
C$ 120
C$ 665
C$ 2,700
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
C$ 95
C$ 560
C$ 1,950
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
C$ 120
C$ 665
C$ 2,700
 

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

Mahone Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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