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Spectacular Oceanfront Living in Authentic Fishing Village

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-14)

Located forty five mins. from Halifax on the incomparable south shore of Nova Scotia this oceanside property is nestled in the heart of Northwest Cove .Watch the fishing boats head out and return with their day's catch. Rent a kayak (or a bike) or just walk to the nearby coves and beaches. Fish or snorkel from the dock. Have a bar-b-que and end the day by a crackling camp fire. Photographers, artists, beware ! You'll never want to leave ! Banking, shopping 10 mins. away. Historic Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove forty five minutes.

Keywords: large house with grannysuite. 2 kitchens 2 living areas

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Jackie or Kelly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Jackie or Kelly

Born and raised in Halifax, our large and rambunctious family spent every summer at our cottage in nearby Southwest Cove. Dad gave all 10 kids a couple acres and we built homes here.(So I can say I have spent all my tender 59 years in the area) When my husband, Kelly first talked about purchasing our rental property I thought he had lost his mind but slowly he convinced me that it was a good investment and eventually I came around. And, am I glad I did because it has been his' project' for the last 5 years ( and kept him out of my hair) From 1985 -2006 I owned and operated a small restaurant business in Hubbards. It started out as a bakery/bulk food (healthy/hippy) and morphed into a happening cafe with live music every Friday night.( I am a musician - alto saxophone, piano etc) I currently play in a R&B band, and operate the rental of this accomodation during the summer. We recently bought a trawler which is parked at the dock and usually you'll see Kelly taking care of it (sitting and having a beer on the back deck).We love this area! It is peaceful, not too far from the 'rest of the world' and of course we are surrounded by friends and family that you will find very interesting to meet if you so desire.One of my brothers is an actor(aka Jim Leahy, park superintendent from Trailer Park Boys) He always cruises by Northwest Cove in his boat the Emerald Princess but alas a late fall storm drove it onto the rocks so he might just be incognito in his small aluminum runabout.When the property is not rented we often have family gatherings here. We have had two wedding parties with 150+ attending.I have five beautiful grandchildren whom have spent many hours at this property while we garden, boat or just hang out on the large deck which is gated and safe for young children.This property is an eight minute walk from my lakefront home and has been a great project for us as it feels like we really do have the best of both worlds.

Jackie or Kelly purchased this house in 2006

Why Jackie or Kelly chose Nova Scotia

the most photographed view in Lunenburg County,this property is very close to home and absolutely wonderful to visit.The sounds of the fishing boats and gulls swirling in the air, the quiet evenings and spaciousness of the interior were major motivators in the purchasing of this property. At first it seemed daunting. Originally the site of a small 'fishstore'(that is a hut on the water that fishermen stored nets and made bouys/floats etc during the cold winter days) it was added on to over the years and used as a small fishplant before our acquisition The large apartment was built before we purchased and we added the second apartment a year later. We recognize that it is difficult for large groups to find accommodations suitable for families, etc and thought that this would be a good place for that. It is large and therefore everyone can find a space of their own. Although...........most people park in the sunroom and spend hours looking out at the cove.

What makes this house unique

A lot of travellers like a home base to return to after their day away. This is that place.Just about everything to see in Southshore NS is within 45 and there is nothing more scenic than our view.You can stroll over to the Gov't dock and watch the fishermen bring in their catch or just ask our neighbors of the availability for fresh fish for supper. We have a lobster pot and boiler for lobster boils and a bar b que for hanging on the deck. There is a beautiful beach 4 miles away that is super for children and also a picnic beach just a mile away in Southwest Cove. We have good friends who run an adventure tourism business and they will bring kayaks to our dock if you wish to rent. There is a yoga loft 2 miles away with drop in classes nearly every day. There is a great little market Sat mornings in Hubbards and a great cafe 'The Trellis' where you can relax and eat some good food.Golf at Chester, a quick 30 min. drive offers some of the most spectacular ocean scenery you have ever seen at a golf course and there is a couple pubs and shops there as well.As we live so close by we are always ready to take care of our guest's requests. We have life jackets for the kids safety on the docks and if you can brave the temperatures can swim right off the dock.I'd never want to leave if I was vacationing here. It truly is a place to unwind and relax.


Hubbards House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) roll away cot, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Oceanfront Living in Authentic Fishing Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Breath taking

  • 5 of 5

WOW the accommodation was amazing, the pictures really do it no justice. myself and my family spent Christmas here. Kelly went over and above to help make our Christmas in Canada one we will never forget, even down to getting us fresh lobster and showing us brits how to cook it for my parents anniversary on Christmas Eve. Kelly was always on hand, things to do places to go. an absolute bundle of knowledge. I honestly can not rave enough about our stay. I would totally recommended staying here and I would go back in a flash!! Thank you Kelly and Jackie for making our holiday a once in a lifetime....... that we will absolutely repeat 🙂

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Nova Scotia!

  • 5 of 5

Jackie and Kelly run this beautiful rental perfectly! We had a great fall stay at this amazing house. We spent hours on the dock catching fish and were lucky enough to see a family of otters. We saw up to 7 bald eagles at a time from the deck! The owner was easy to work with, lives nearby, and provided the perfect amount of interaction. We've stayed in dozens of rental properties. This experience is among the very best!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If I could sum up my overall impression of this property in one word I would say Idyllic! Kelly and Jackie were gracious hosts and made us feel at home at this wonderful property.My entire family enjoyed the time we spent together for 1 glorious week.We caught mackerel right off the dock and enjoyed beautiful sunsets and sunrises ! Thank you Jackie and Kelly .

Nick & the rest of the Crawford Family August 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All we were hoping for & more.....

  • 5 of 5

Our extended Minnesota / Idaho family of 13 enjoyed a great week at Kelly & Jackies' place on Northwest Cove, then had to leave with more adventures from our wish list still undone. Guess we'll have to go back. Kelly is the ideal host who seems to really enjoy his guests, without overdoing it. This area appealed because of it's proximity to much of Nova Scotia's attractions, & measured up well. We caught cod & pollock on an excursion out of Lunenburg, but kids couldn't get enough of the mackerel & squid available from the home's private pier.... (made a fish-fry of the cod & mackerel, but passed on the calamari). Jumping waves & building sand castles at the beach up the road, outrunning the Fundy tides, hiking Cove Split Trail & steaming up a couple of our own lobster & mussel dinners were all rare & memorable treats for this bunch of fresh-water inlanders. A few even made a day trip up to Green Gables country on PEI.

It's a tastefully decorated & well outfitted property with nautical memorabilia, friendly interesting neighbors & lots of other useful stuff, all well maintained by the owners.

Don't see how you could help but enjoy a stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lucky to have discovered this place!

  • 5 of 5

We held our annual family reunion at this amazing property for a week. There was plenty of room for all of us (five couples plus two young children), including two completely outfitted kitchens and living rooms. We swam, fished, rented kayaks, relaxed and played games right on the property. We even watched a TV pilot being filmed a short distance away, so we weren’t the only ones to find the scenery stunning.

The location of the property was excellent, with something for everybody. Beautiful beaches were a short drive away, although the prize-winner was clearly Crescent Beach in Lockeport, about a two hour drive away. It is huge, incredibly clean, almost unpopulated, and had really great wave action to entertain both the adults and children. It is featured on the old Canadian fifty-dollar bill, and makes for a wonderful day trip.

We were happy with the grocery stores located in Hubbards and Tantallon. Also worth trying are the Trellis Cafe in Hubbards, and Kiwi Cafe in Chester. Good gluten-free options are available for those who are intolerant.

Last, but certainly not least, was the hospitality that was extended by our wonderful hosts Jackie and Kelly. From the very first contact for questions regarding the property, to our final goodbyes, they were congenial, professional, thoughtful and a pleasure to interact with. There are no hidden fees associated with the rental – something that is a rare find. They shared local information, and were directly responsible for some of our best moments and experiences of the week. A truly memorable vacation at a wonderful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you as guests and thanks for leaving the place so tidy! cheers...Jackie and Kelly
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Satisfaction Guaranteed!! Great Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We call Nova Scotia home. But now we have our family scattered across the North American continent. We feel so fortunate to have found this jewel in Northwest Cove that was able to accommodate 4 generations that gathered for our parents 80th birthday celebrations. In addition to our 13 family members, we held a birthday party with 60 guests! (many of the guests have asked us for information on renting this property for their own family gatherings) This home is spacious and welcoming. The views are spectacular. We thank Jackie and Kelly for preparing a ramp for wheelchair accessibility. We will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Our accommodation sits proud in Northwest Cove on the Aspotogan (Blandford) peninsula in Lunenburg county.For centuries the residents have earned their livelihood from the ocean and this seafaring tradition is alive and well. Tuna, mackeral, haddock, halibut, pollack and lobster are still brought ashore.

Hubbards, a'hub' community 10 mins, away has shopping, banking, restaurants, community spaces, Sat. night dances and a hugely popular weekend farmers market. If your desire is a 'local' vacation come stay with us. Historic Chester Halifax, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Peggy's Cove and the Annapolis Valley within an hour.


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