Oceanfront cottage, located in scenic St. Margaret’s Bay. Private, peaceful location on quiet road, close to all amenities. Cottage newly renovated, plus all new furnishings and linens. Stunning ocean views and sunsets from the cottage and seaside deck. Wake up to sun streaming through the trees and fishing boats in the distance.
Take a dip in the ocean or have a barbecue on the deck, while listening to seabirds and watching sailboats go by. Frolic on the large grassy lawn or have a bonfire at the shore (firewood provided). It's the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Ten minutes from Peggy’s Cove, close to beaches, golf courses, sailing clubs, superb restaurants and shopping. Canoeing, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, and whale watching tours all await you. Just ten minutes from two major grocery stores, a liquor store and fast food.
Located 30 minutes from Metro Halifax, 10 minutes from Peggy’s Cove, 45 minutes from the Halifax International Airport. Located on the Lighthouse Route, close to the historic towns of Lunenburg, Chester and Mahone Bay. The Annapolis Valley is also easily accessible from this location.
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I am originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, my husband is from Calgary, Alberta where we currently live. We both absolutely LOVE the location of this cottage property. We actually have our own private cottage on the same road. We take every opportunity to visit this piece of paradise. We hope our renters will feel the same way and will return year after year.
The Owner purchased this house in 2009
When the opportunity arose to purchase a second property on the same road, we jumped at it. The view and location are second to none. We decided to renovate the place and make it available for rental so others could enjoy it as well.
Set amongst quaint fishing villages and sailing clubs, the daily activity on the ocean never ceases. Fishing boats are often seen in the distance in the early morning hours, while sailboats leisurely sail by throughout the afternoon and evenings. Seabirds and porpoises frequent the area daily, just off the property's shore. This area is the best of both worlds - it is truly a place to get away from it all, for total peace and quiet. However, just a 30 minute drive away is the capital city of Halifax, with a lively downtown waterfront and bustling night life.
What a place! On a secluded lane off the main road to Peggy's Cove, this home offers privacy and peace -- close enough to shopping for staples but just as close to humble galleries, a local lobster pound and inspiring coastal hikes at what appears to be the end of the world.
The first thing we noticed when we drove down the pretty, curved drive was how quiet the property was. This proved true the entire week; we heard only the local wildlife and the serene waters of St. Margaret's Bay. The views from the home and its well maintained lawn, porch and seaside deck were as calming as anything we'd ever seen.
The cottage itself was simple, tasteful and comfortable without being overwrought. The kitchen came equipped with things that, omitted from other rentals, can yield a less enjoyable experience (e.g., basics like salt and pepper, plenty of linens, soap, paper towels, etc.). The living and eating areas were decorated nicely and appealing. The bedrooms and bedding were cozy.
Other reviews praising the owners and managers for thinking of everything are earnest. Some additional items that left us impressed, among many, were a stockpile of cut wood for the fireplace and outdoor fire pit; a clean grill ready for cooking; a closetful of anything we'd need for a picnic or a day at the beach, including an umbrella, mats, towels, coolers and a basket; and even a number of ice packs in the freezer. We came away with the impression the owners and managers genuinely worked hard to please their guests. They did not fail!
We live in an age when, alas, the lovely little cottage is disappearing. This no vulgar monolith. If you're looking for a home that is beautifully maintained, tasteful, placid and exceedingly comfortable, you would do well to reserve a stay in this wonderful place.
This VRBO rental was immaculate and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. It is right on the ocean (the pics are very accurate); we loved having breakfast out on the back deck and staring out to sea. The owners left us a bottle of wine to welcome us and everything we needed to build a fire in the fireplace was already laid out and ready. We actually didn't use the fireplace; rather we built fires outside two of our nights there (again everything we needed was there and ready). This place is wonderful and I think would be great for a family rental or friends (there were just two of us and it was still perfect). The owners have thought of everything! Also, this location is really well located to explore the area. Tantallon has plenty of stores to get supplies, and has a place, the Bike and Bean, that rents bikes to use on the St. Margaret's Bay rail trail; there are also places to kayak and some great restaurants nearby.
We stayed at this property for 4 nights in July 2011 and wished it could have been longer.
The house is beautifully situated, right on the waterfront with lovely decking and outdoor furniture to sit and watch the sunset whilst sipping a Nova Scotian white accompanied by fresh lobster!
The interior of the house is even better than the photos suggest and Carol has very thoughtfully provided everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay right down to folding chairs and a picnic hamper for venturing out for the day. The property was immaculately clean and the local couple who met us at the cottage to check us in were extremely helpful and friendly.
One morning when we woke to find the power was cut off (due to a line fault up the road) and we had no hot water they even opened up the owners actual property nearby so that we could shower which we really appreciated.
Correspondence with Carol was always quick and efficient and coming from Australia we really appreciated being able to pay the deposit via paypal.
I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of Nova Scotia.
Being keen photographers, we spent many hours at nearby spots such as Peggys Cove (early in the am and late pm to avoid the bus loads of day visitors), Indian Harbour where we met a lovely local storyteller, the Swissair 111 memorial site and indeed this whole coastline.
Another day we visited Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and another day went further afield to the Gaspereau wine region and eventually Digby.
All in all, a beautiful place to visit with very fond memories and we hope to come back one day!
Thank you Carol.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
1 Night = $380
2 Nights = $650
3 Nights = $930
4 Nights = $1,190
5 Nights = $1,440
6 Nights = $1,680
7 Nights = $1,800
PETS = $50 per pet.
RATES in CANADIAN CURRENCY.
Off-Season Rates also available.
Refunds for cancellations as per rental contract provided by owner at time of booking:
Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will forfeit only the rental deposit. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. However, if the cottage is re-booked for the cancelled reservation period, the full advance payment will be reimbursed less the reservation deposit. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.