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Cosy Seaside Cottage on St. Margaret's Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

- 1 BR w/loft, 1 BA, Sleeps 2-3.

If you're looking for a romantic waterfront getaway for two, or a charming cabin for a small family, you'll love 'Sunfish Cottage.' This rustic property sits right on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay and is located at the end of a forested private lane on the Aspotogan Peninsula on Nova Scotia's south shore. You'll enjoy the comfortable main floor bedroom and sunny family room/kitchen combination with a cathedral ceiling. There's also a small upstairs loft (accessible by a pull-down ladder).

Grill your steaks or seafood on the deck overlooking the water. Fish from the rocks, launch your kayak, hike the country lanes, or bike the scenic Aspotogan Peninsula. Whatever you decide to do, you'll look forward to coming back to this lovely cottage at the end of the day.

Vacationers' Paradise: Whether you while away your afternoons admiring the waterfront views or just enjoy using the cottage as a base for touring the beautiful South Shore, you'll love 'Sunfish.' The cottage is located minutes from the charming village of Hubbards where you'll find delightful restaurants and lobster dinners-- as well as groceries, gas, banking, etc.. A scenic 20-minute drive along the lovely Aspotogan Peninsula will bring you to Chester, the hilly village that is the yachting capital of the South Shore. To the west beyond Chester lies the World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, which is the home base of the tall ship Bluenose II. And you won't want to miss Halifax, a delightful international harbour city that features maritime museums, fine restaurants, parks, theatres and shopping experiences galore.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is perfect. Cute cottage. The equipment inside is complete. The view to the sea well worth the go. The location is ideal to discover Nova Scotia. Close to Halifax, Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay. The colours of the fall are magnificent.
Oct 2015
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Hubbards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Loft - 1 twin/ single , Sleep sofa
    Family Room - 1 double , Sleep sofa
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Cosy Seaside Cottage on St. Margaret's Bay
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 20 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Sunfish Cottage was absolutely fantastic.The cottage was bigger then we anticipated and the view of the bay was just beautiful. It was great being able to see seals swimming around in the bay. It is very peaceful and quiet at the cottage so if your looking for a relaxing time I would highly recommend this place. Planning to return for 2 weeks next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Quiet, Good Location for Day Trips

  • 4 of 5

When you rent a house or cottage, it's not going to feel just like home -that's the idea!

There will be little things you miss, or just don't like at all. I think the best travelers are

probably those who can easily adapt to new surroundings and enjoy the experience.

I'm not sure I'm one of them, but I'm trying.

Sunfish Cottage is small on space and a bit worn from all its previous renters, but still

very charming.

The road down to the cottage is hard-packed stone and dirt - and the last 2 miles are

kind of scary the first time through. I would not recommend arriving in the dark.

It's a great location for day trips to tourist spots, a nice quiet place at the end of a busy

day. It's so quiet you really have to get out and DO something, even if it means

navigating that stone and dirt road!

I was really grateful for wifi in the evening - the TV service is better than nothing,

but (as noted in the VRBO description) not great.

We had dinner at Trellis Cafe in Hubbards, and it was wonderful. We tried to go to the

Saturday Market - but found there was no place to park - if you want to park there,

arrive early. Lots of people parked at the nearby grocery store and walked to the Barn.

Other guests wrote in the guest book that they had seen seals, deer, sea otters, and

other wildlife. We saw a few sea gulls and a calico cat. I'm sure it depends on when

you are there. Be sure to bring binoculars so you can tell if those brown spots way off

at the point are seals - might be!

My husband tried fishing off the rocks, but no luck - the guy at the rental cabin 2 doors

to the left had better luck - mackerel and lobster!

The cottage is well-supplied with linens, towels, pots and pans, dishes, dish detergent,

etc - and a few basics like salt and pepper grinders, steak seasoning, sugar and tea.

You can get pretty much anything you need in Hubbards - the grocery store is not huge,

but good - there's also a pharmacy and a hardware store. Bring your own drinking

water until you decide if you like the well water. Good hot water for showers.

Beware of the hole along the edge of the pavement as you turn right onto rt 329 from

Southwest Cove Rd - we ruined a tire when we didn't see it and drove into it.

We are in our early 70s. We rented Sunfish Cottage August 28th-September 4th, 2016.

Very happy with our experience - thanks, Sally!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peterborogh, Ontario, Canada

Sunfish Cottage Review - 10-08-10

  • 5 of 5

Sunfish Cottage is exactly as described by the owners. The directions to the cottage were good and it was easy to find.

The cottage is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well equipped with all the necessities for cooking and BBQing.

The cottage is situated on the north shore of Owls Head Island, surrounded by rocks, pines, and a spectacular view of St. Margaret Bay. During our stay, it was quiet, secluded, and undisturbed peace. It is immersed in fresh sea air, wind through the pines, surf on the shore, and the calls of the seabirds.

It is ideally located for short day trips to such picturesque places as: Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Peggy’s Cove, Crescent Beach, and Halifax. Beautiful beaches and wonderful seafood restaurants are only minutes away.

We highly recommend Sunfish Cottage. We would certainly like to stay there again during our next visit to Nova Scotia.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway 103
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hubbards Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

There is an additional charge of $30/wk. for pets.

A (fully-refundable) $200 deposit is required at time of booking.

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