Pictou Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Visit Nova Scotia, Canada’s Ocean Playground, and stay at Uncle Bob’s just outside Pictou at Braeshore.
Uncle Bob’s is a fully self-contained, modern 900 SF, 1 bedroom garage apartment, with a private entrance, that is comfortable for a couple but can sleep up to 5.
It is situated on 16 acres, 200 feet from a paved road and 500 feet from the warm waters of Pictou Harbour on the Northumberland Strait. The safe, sandy beach is easily reached from a private deck and stairs. A sit-on kayak is available with life jackets. Apartment fully winterized with electric in-floor, baseboard and a propane fireplace if it turns damp or chilly.
Uncle Bob’s has a large bedroom with a queen and rollaway single plus a double sofa-bed in the great room.
All appliances, including washer and dryer and dishwasher come with apartment, as well as the fully equipped kitchen plus all linens and towels.
Wi-fi, TV, DVD player are included.
The modern three-piece bath includes tub with shower.
There is a deck off the great room and a patio below for just sitting and admiring the view or using the barbecue.
The Owners live 150 feet away and are readily available to answer any questions.
Nova Scotia is rich in history, scenery, great food and festivals. Pictou, as the birthplace of New Scotland, is part of this tradition and is a 5 minute drive away and features The Hector Interpretive Centre with a full scale replica of the ship that brought the first Scottish settlers to Pictou County in 1773.
Pictou is ideally located for side trips to PEI, Cape Breton (and the Cabot Trail) and Halifax. The ferry to PEI is a few minutes’ drive, Halifax and Cape Breton about 2 hours.
Come for a long week end, a week, or a month. We know you will enjoy the property, we do and have done so for 50+ years.
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Rod Desborough
We purchased the property in 1970 and built 'Uncle Bob's' in 2001 as our retirement, year round, week end home. In 2011 we built a new house to replace the original cottage on the property that was destroyed by fire the previous year. We now use the new house as our week end retreat which in turn makes Uncle Bob's available for use by others. We enjoyed our 10 years in Uncle Bob's and we are sure our guests will as well. We'll tell you the Uncle Bob story when you arrive!
Rod Desborough purchased this apartment in 1970
Why Rod Desborough chose Pictou
Our family have been spending summers at the property for about 50 years . Easy access to a safe, sandy beach, warm salt water, lots of lawns, places to sit, barbacue and walk make it a special spot. We think the views from the great room and the attached deck are spectaular, including the sunrises.
What makes this apartment unique
Our location is 5 minutes from the town of Pictou which has great grocery, etc. shopping as well as the rich history of it's Scottish Heritage.
We have ready access to PEI via the ferry just a few minutes drive as well as being within a 2 hour drive of Halifax, and it's airport, as well as Cape Breton and all it has to offer. We also have some fine dining within a few minutes drive including Pictou Lodge.
Or just relax at Uncle Bob's and read, enjoy the views or the beach!