Mainsail Cottage is a charming well-appointed two level cottage situated right on the shore of Hubbards Cove; the ocean is less than thirty feet from the door. This is a safe place to swim with no dangerous currents or sudden drop offs. The view is breath-taking; you look straight out to sea as well up into Hubbards Cove. The grounds are beautiful, enhanced by the color of many mini gardens, flowering shrubs and fruit trees. Our rental is the entire first level, which is the ground floor. My husband Donnie and I live above. Our guests have two private side entrances. The beach in front of Mainsail Cottage is only for our own personal use and that of our guests. Donnie and I enter our own living area from the rear of the house and he and I sit outside on a back deck so that our paying guests can have privacy on the side and front lawns. This is a fully winterized one bedroom, non smoking, self-catering cottage that can sleep five easily. It has a queen-size bed, a double futon with a privacy curtain in the living area, and a single cot that can be set up if required. The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is very spacious with lots of comfortable seating, a dining table that can accommodate six people, and an electric fireplace. It is bright and airy, with four windows, two of which measure almost four feet by five to take advantage of the wonderful view up the cove and straight out to sea. This is a quiet and tranquil place in which to relax. Mainsail Cottage has an ample store of movies, books and games. WiFi broadband is included in the rental fee. We are situated centrally within the village of Hubbards so that it is an easy walk to the mall, to the access for the Rails to Trails, the Pharmasave, the Farmer’s Market, the Trellis Café, the post office and the library. At the same time, as we are located at the end of a long private lane, we are removed from the bustle and noise of the traffic in this busy seaside community. We think we have the best of both worlds here!This is a delightful spot for a pleasant , private and peaceful holiday.
There is a lot of wild life to enjoy. We are off the beaten track, therefore our property is very quiet and private . It is close to many other south shore attractions: 50 minutes from the airport, 35 minutes to Halifax, just over an hour to the Martock ski slope and the Annapolis valley. The local 'Rails to Trails' provide a venue to cross country ski or snow shoe, bike or walk. Our property is absolutely beautiful in the winter. It would be a lovely place to spend a romantic Christmas. It's an ideal spot to rest and relax, study, write or work in a quiet and beautiful setting. Sorry we can't accommodate pets.
Rental rates: July and August $130 per night, $800 per week
June and September: $120 per night $750 per week
From Oct. 1st to May 31st: $110 per night, $700 per week
Minimum deposit is $ 130.
Minimum stay is at owner's discretion.
Cancellation policy: the deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within one month of the proposed date
A beautiful drive, spanning nearly 2000 kilometers, is fantastically capped as our family of four pull in to the Mainsail and its perfect view of the Atlantic ocean. Before we can draw a breath of the salty air our amazing hosts are greeting us.
We get the welcoming tour and what a great place it is!
A very clean space with ample linens and stocked full of all the little things you don't want to have to get while away. Small extras provided by our hosts made going swimming, having a campfire or enjoying the Hubbard's parade even more amazing.
The photos are unable to capture the beauty of the setting or the surprising amount of space afforded within the cottage.
Hubbard's was full of amazing sites and activities. Our lucky timing coordinated with fireworks, a parade, and live performances on the cove. Everyone we met was welcoming and helpful when needed. If you have the pleasure of being in Hubbard's for the farmer's market it is an essential stop.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the ceilidh we experienced as our hosts, at the Trellis Cafe, gave us a memorable performance that is a highlight of our visit.
Every moment of our stay could be described like the music of that night.
"And the songs get louder,
Each one better than before"
We would be back in a heartbeat.
i have to congratulate Don and Carol on their cottage it was a few years ago since i was there 6 in fact .
this was my perfect get away i needed nothing but food as everything was provided such a beautiful place .
im hoping to return at some point in the near future.....
Loved the cottage ,all we needed was our food , Everything we needed was provided for us
. Every night we sat outside on the waterfront lawn planning the next days adventure .Don and Carol are wonderful people who made us feel right at home .Thursday night we went to the Trellis Cafe it was GREAT all local musicians gather and have a jam session Carol and Don are part of it. They are both very talented , it was the highlight of our trip. Hope to go back someday.
Kevin and Linda
We recently had the pleasure of staying at Mainsail Cottage for a few days. It was truly a wonderful experience. The hosts were charming and thoughtful. The cottage was great..it was an additional treat to discover we did not need our Bodum..it had one already!! It was beautifully maintained and very clean. Honestly it was like a home away from home with everything we could possibly need and then some..and the beach towels were fluffy and wonderful!
The view was spectacular and the water was divine! In the time we were there,we rediscovered the joy of being peaceful and the bliss of morning swims and afternoon kayaking.
Dinner at the Blue Tuna was amazing..I recommend the pan fried haddock..YUM!!
Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us. We will be back!
I arrived o Friday afternoon to set by the Ocean and read my book . The view is amazing from the lawn chair. The sounds of the ocean waves . When I arrived I was greeted by Carol .Oh what a lovely person . She showed me the cottage and wow the views from the big front windows are just as amazing . The cottage has everything you need except some food you want to cook. The cottage feels very spacious for only 600 sq ft.
On Sat my daughter arrived with 2 of my grand daughters. Well lets just say they loved the cottage, the ocean and the lawn area. The 4yr old told me when we went to be that night,Nannie this was the best day of my life. We found lots of seaglass and a dried little crab. We watched the boats.
I will be going back I hope soon. A very peaceful little get away.
Thanks Carol and Donnie for letting me enjoy a little piece of your wonderful property.
We rented this cottage for an evening for a friends 30th birthday. The hosts were very accommodating and the cottage was equipped with absolutely everything you would possibly need while vacationing. The front yard is situated directly on the ocean and the view is absolutely breathtaking. This was by far the most relaxing afternoon we've had as couples vacationing. The local entertainment at the Shore Club was excellent. If you're looking for a relaxing evening, this is your spot!
Day excursions along the South Shore, to Peggy's cove, Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Bridgewater are within an hour or less. We are twenty minutes away from the exit to Windsor and the ski hill at Martock, and on to the scenic Annapolis Valley. The Aspotogan Trail and the St. Margaret's Bay Trail originate in Hubbards. These are excellent for all seasonal activities, walking, biking, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing. The Halifax International Airport is about an hour away. The closest access to a main highway is exit 6 of the 103 which is about a mile and a half away.
July and August: 130 per night. 800 per week.
June and September: 120 per night, 750 per week.
October-May: 110 per night, 700 per week.
Cancellation policy: The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within one month of the proposed date of arrival.
Minimum stay: at owner's discretion depending on the season.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy: For a booking of one night, we require the full amount. For a booking between 2 to 7 nights we require a deposit of $130. For a booking longer than one week we require a deposit of $200.
If the rental is cancelled within one month of the date of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. Payment options are personal cheques, postal or bank money orders, electronic e-transfers or cash. ( We are not set up to process credit cards.) Minimum stay is at the owner's discretion depending on the season.