About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), 3 Queen Beds and 2 singles.
Consistently rated 5 STARS by our guests over the years. Take time to read the reviews before you decide and you will understand why 'majestic' is the word most often heard from newcomers to Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove. This beach cottage was completed in 2007 and sits on a rugged hillside facing west, ready and waiting for you to enjoy tonight's enchanting sunset over Northumberland Strait.
This home is of post and beam construction, using 100% native Nova Scotia timbers. Plentiful and large windows allow for multiple and majestic views from virtually every room. Enjoy the sight of Prince Edward Island and Pictou Island from the 500 sq ft glass railed deck. See the local lobstermen from nearby Livingstone Cove set their traps and haul their delicious treasure during the season, then, most summers, the whales start to play just offshore while cruise ships, fishing boats and yachts of all sizes pass quietly in the distance.
The entire second floor is the Master Suite featuring a large bedroom with a queen size bed, a huge bath with a whirlpool tub and a beautiful loft with a queen sized Murphy Bed looking down on the living area and the ocean. The main floor features your family room with leather furniture, a soap stone wood stove and a flat screen HD TV, dining room, two bedrooms and a bath all surrounding the modern and fully equipped oak kitchen. The second bedroom features a queen size bed and a perfect view of the fishing fleet at Livingstone Cove. The third bedroom, tucked in the southeast corner of the house, has two twin beds arranged in trundle fashion.
Bald eagles, hawks and deer are seen on the property most days. If you are a lover of hummingbirds, our feeder is busy from sun up to sun down.
From this home you can hike the extensive Cape George Trail System, ride bikes, kayak, canoe OR sit and read, sleep, beach walk, stay in bed all day just watching mother nature's daily theater played out over the ocean.
Come and enjoy this unique home. You will leave with a renewed sense of calm and integration into this beautiful natural world all around us.
Keywords: Ocean-side home, Solitude, Country retreat
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Joe Kelly
We are a couple of empty nesters who live in Florida and Nova Scotia and travel between the two in our little van camper with our two Labrador Retrievers.
Joe Kelly purchased this House in 2007
Why Joe Kelly chose Livingstone Cove
This property takes my breath away every time I go there. You will see exactly what I mean as soon as you arrive.
What makes this House unique
Peace, quite, wildlife, beauty and all the comforts of home. Anything else you might need is just down the road in Antigonish.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved everything about Livingstone Cove
This was great venue for out graduation family/friends party of 5. Lovely view , everything we needed to feel right at home .
Great location, great house.
Unbeatable views and location. Host was very friendly and helpful. Very top notch home in a beautiful location. I will be back!
Thanks Jack. Glad you and your party enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again next year.
This our third stay at Kellys retreat , we love it , and will be back next year
The property is very well maintained , and every in perfect working condition and of course you can't beat that view
Thanks Manny for your kind words. We will keep Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove just the way you like it for your visit next year. You are a great guest.
Lovely house, amazing setting
We had a great time at this fantastic house: it's sturdily constructed, spacious, tastefully decorated, well equipped (down to cooking ingredients, including a wide variety of spices!) and the view was just amazing! Among the highlights of our trip were eating seafood at Boyds Seafood Gallery, and the Sunset Cabana (food truck) on 245; hiking at Arisaig Provincial Park and Cape George, swimming at the beach just north of the Sunset Cabana ("Pirate's Path"), and walking from the house to Livingstone Cove along the beach/rocks. We also enjoyed hanging out on the deck watching the ocean. We were fortunate to have amazing weather when we were there. All and all, a fantastic holiday!
Great to hear such a positive review. Our streak of satisfied guests continues and so will our efforts to please our future visitors. Hope you and your family can visit again some day and remember to tell your friends. All the best in the future Susie. Thanks
Love the cove!
Spent a few days with my family at Kelly's, including a couple of teens and a grandmother. Spectacular retreat for all ages. The interior is perfectly designed for a relaxing vacation- comfortable, clean, tasteful, fully equipped and spacious. Hard to describe the ocean view. It just has to be experienced! Would book it again in a heartbeat.
Thanks Dave. Nothing I like more than hearing from people who enjoy Kelly's Retreat at Livingstone Cove as much as I do. Don't forget to tell your friends and thanks for taking the time to write.
Lovely shoreline property with lots of room
We loved staying in this big house and using it as a base to explore Halifax and take bike trips. Lots of space to spread out in, and amazing sunrise views from big picture windows and the deck.
Thanks for the stellar review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Kelly's Retreat is less than 20 miles from all amenities listed above. Great spot to use as home base for day trips to Cape Breton or PEI