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

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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 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
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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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Property Reviews

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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Clifton
5

A fabulous spot and so close to all activities of downtown Mahone Bay.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed the events of the Scarecrow Festival and will certainly come again. The accommocations were excellent. The cottage was clean and very well maintained with the updated renovations. The owners were very accommodating and super friendly. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone. Shopping was incredible and antiques were many.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your review.. the scarecrow festival is getting more and more popular as time goes on and this year the weather was phenomenal.

Look forward to seeing you again next year!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We are a family of three and come from France.
This cottage is ideally located, very clean, very functional and the house is beautiful.
We had a very pleasant stay in Mahone Bay that looks like a postcard.
And besides, our hosts are very friendly.
We therefore recommend this cottage without hesitation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Merci Beaucoup!!! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Newmarket Ontario
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
What a lovely comfortable home...so welcoming! I will definitely return & also definitely recommend!! % stars Liam!! 10 thumbs up!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi MArlene,...

Thankyou for your review,.. it was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Yours

Liam
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Ottawa
5

Lovely facility, charming hosts

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Located in a small town with all the amenities at your doorstep, Pear Tree Cottage was everything as advertised. We walked to a great variety of restaurants, cafes, groceries and shops only minutes away, and found Mahone Bay to be a perfect location for exploring much of Nova Scotia. Pear Tree Cottage has all the amenities you'd expect, it was impeccably clean, and tastefully decorated. It feels like a private home, and even has it's own private garden in which to take a break from sightseeing, or an evening glass of wine or a barbeque. The cottage is actually a kind of duplex, with the owners/hosts right next door. They were charming and helpful about all matters whenever we saw them, but were never intrusive, and were keen for our feedback for any improvements.
We are "older" guests, and beginning to have mobility issues, so our only negative comment is the stairs! The stairs are not only steep, but have very high risers. However, there is a well anchored banister railing.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we are glad you had a great time,.. not a great deal we can do about the stairs, but now we have renovated installed a bathroom upstairs, we hope that they aren't too much of an inconvenience!

Hope to see you again!

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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Pear Tree Cottage - Historic property in the centre of Mahone Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419382vb
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Mahone Bay Nova Scotia
Bolton, Ontario
5

Fabulous Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My friend and I enjoyed a fabulous week at the Pear Tree Cottage. Rebecca and Liam were extremely helpful and organized about helping us discover new restaurants, beaches, and trails. The area has fabulous trails that run on the old rail lines. I enjoyed cycling from Mahone Bay to Lunenburg. The cottage itself is perfect for a family, or a pair of travelling friends. It has everything you need to enjoy the comforts of home while discovering the delights of Nova Scotia.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan,

Thankyou very much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed the stay and will make sure that people are aware of all the great biking and hiking trails in our information booklet - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Yours

Liam, Rebecca & Finn
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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

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
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$ 140
C$ 840
C$ 2,850
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
C$ 120
C$ 665
C$ 2,700
 
 
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
 

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:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
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