BEACH RETREAT AT BRAESHORE IDEAL FOR A COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY UP TO 5.

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Rod Desborough

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
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BEACH RETREAT AT BRAESHORE IDEAL FOR A COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY UP TO 5.

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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 800 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. Two sit-on kayaks are 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 near by 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 week end, a week, or a month. We know you will enjoy the property, we do and have done so for 50+ years.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Rod Desborough

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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

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.

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!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422755vb
902 240 1574
Pictou Nova Scotia
5

Cozy and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Thank you Rod and Kay for sharing your wonderful cottage with us for the month of October. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fall beauty of Nova Scotia. We've stayed in many vacation rentals, and this was by far the cleanest and most comfortable. It felt like home from the moment we walked in the door, but with a much, much better view.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422755vb
902 240 1574
Pictou Nova Scotia
Hopkinton, MA
5

Seaside Treasure!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Uncle Bob's provided us with a VERY comfortable, and unforgettable vacationing experience. From the moment we walked in, we felt like we were home [or at least in a cozy + familiar place to call home for the week]. The views are stellar - we were able to see four different fireworks displays from neighbouring towns on Canada Day! The amenities are fantastic, with everything a family could need for a home away from home.
We will definitely return to Uncle Bob's in the future and will recommend to everyone we know!
Family Faves: full kitchen with EVERYTHING!; washer / dryer; garage access; beach access; wifi; plenty of storage; room to park a couple of vehicles; deck with BBQ; lawn for activities; close to town for groceries etc; friendly owners who even 'primed' the fridge with some staple items!!

We had a very memorable trip 'home' and this was perfect for our infant son's FIRST trip to Canada!!

See you soon Uncle Bob!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422755vb
902 240 1574
Pictou Nova Scotia
5

Perfect Place in Pictiukl

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
If you're like me you spend hours searching for the perfect vacation spot. Look no more. Uncle Bob's will exceed your expectations in every way. Historic Pictou is an ideal spot for exploring the Northumberland Strait and Cape Breton Island. This apartment is like something out of a travel magazine -it's tastefully decorated and has everything you could need for your stay. Mornings with your coffee and late afternoons with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the grapes, the frog pond and the property are priceless. Rod and Kay are wonderful hosts - attentive in every way and great travel guides.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kay and I appreciate your kind comments! We welcome input at any time if something comes to mind that would be useful for future guests.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422755vb
902 240 1574
Pictou Nova Scotia
Martensville Saskatchewan
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
One of the best places we have stayed. The ad for this place is right on , very clean all questions answered and hospitality great. Great for all ages.has everything you need
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments.
business
Beach retreat at Braeshore ideal for a couple or small family up to 5.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422755vb
902 240 1574
Pictou Nova Scotia
Livingston, Scotland
5

What a find

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
From the very start the owners were very easy and accommodating and the booking arrangements made very simple. The apartment was spotless, comfortable and well stocked, The view from the deck was outstanding. So peaceful allowing for rest and relaxation. Well situated making it easy to visit the local interests. The beach is nearby and makes a wonderful place for walks and fun. This is one of the best apartments my wife and I have stayed in and is definitely quite a find. A great place for a great vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Charles and Janet, thank you for your kind comments and thanks also for being outstanding guests,
Rod and Kay
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
HALIFAX
Nearest Train
50 Miles
TRURO

Pictou is the birhplace of New Scotland and the Hector Interpretative Centre tells of the epic voyage of the first Scottish settlers to arrive in Pictou County in 1773 on board the Hector. A full size replica of the Hector is moored at the Centre.

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Availability & Rates

Pictou Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
May 1 2014 - Jun 14 2014
$375
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 14 2014
$650
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$375
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$500
30 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
A signed rental agreement plus a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount plus the $100 refundable damage deposit is requested in order to confirm a reservation.
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Amenities

Pictou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Roll away single, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Sit on kayaks and life jackets available.
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