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Idyllic Oceanfront Cottage, Near Peggy's Cove!

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

This cottage is in a gorgeous location. It sits on a granite bluff overlooking the ocean, with greater than 180 degrees of spectacular water views. It is on 3 acres, and is the only home on the ocean side of the road, insuring privacy and open views. This is prime Nova Scotia ocean frontage. The views are unsurpassed.

You would be at a peaceful oceanfront retreat, but Halifax, a major international city is only 20 minutes away! Prospect is also about 10 miles from the major tourist destination of Peggy's Cove, which is a quaint oceanfront village, with a much visited lighthouse on a granite coast. Prospect is an oceanfront fishing village. The village is fairly quiet, but the people are very friendly and can share their way of life with you. Waterfront recreation abounds with everything from sea kayaking to sailing, water skiing, motor boating, fishing and whale watching. There is a two mile stretch of undeveloped public land ('crown land', as it is nominally owned by the queen of England) right next to the cottage that is a fabulous place to walk, run mountain bike or hike. The coast is spectacular to drive along with many picturesque villages such as Peggy's Cove, Lununberg, Mahone Bay, and Chester nearby. Restaurants are plentiful, with delicious seafood. Halifax is a major international city and has first class activities and attractions, including Celtic music, professional sports and entertainment, the Citadel fortress, a charming waterfront, and an excellent nightlife.

This is a simple, but neat and comfortable cottage with all the basic amenities, and then some, on a spectacular location. I constantly update/upgrade it. It now has free Wi Fi internet and cable TV. New mattress and paint for 2013. If you are looking for 5-star resort accommodations, this is not for you! But if you want to be surrounded by gorgeous oceanfront in your private getaway, while still having a major international city nearby, you will be very happy. The cottage is best for 2 people, but there is a sleeper sofa in the living room, and a couple of beds in the unfinished, but amazingly neat and clean attic.

Please note Nova Scotia and Canada tax of 15%. Pet fee $75/pet. PRICES ARE IN USD, but I have reduced my rates about 10% to reflect the weakening of the $CDN!

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Morry or Nina
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Morry or Nina

I love this cottage which I have owned and cared for for more than 20 years. So far, every renter has also loved this property. I have excellent support staff there.

Morry or Nina purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Morry or Nina chose Nova Scotia

This location is stunning, and Nova Scotia is very scenic, with very friendly people.

What makes this cottage unique

The view is spectacular, and miles of undeveloped scenic coastline abut the cottage. The cottage is in excellent shape and is quite cozy and charming. Nearby Halifax offer a big city atmosphere, but you would feel like you are in a totally separate world while at the cottage.


Prospect Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stunning view from the deck.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Idyllic Oceanfront Cottage, Near Peggy's Cove!
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews

We loved Prospect!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful cottage in the tiny little fishing village of Prospect. We loved eveything about it; the location, the cottage, the town. It was an easy drive to get to Peggy's Cove and into Halifax. The weather was spectacular. We bought lobsters at Ryers in Indian Harbor and brought them back to cook at the cottage on a couple of nights. We also dined at Rhubarb which was fantastic. We walked out on the bluffs everyday - a great hike and scenery is to die for!

All & all; the cottage could not have been more perfect. Very clean and well kept with everything we needed. Thanks again Morry for a wonderful, memorable vacation; our 1st to Nova Scotia, but we will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Quiet Retreat from the World

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the grand pleasure of spending ten days in this small cottage overlooking the ocean. It was private but easily accessible. We spent many relaxing hours there reading and taking walks around the beautiful area. It also served as our home base as we visited nearby Peggy's Cove and other picturesque sites. The cottage is well furnished, neat and clean. It is small but offered a comfortable place for us to enjoy. We would be delighted to be able to return someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot in the universe!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our four days in Prospect! The cabin was, as advertised, without frills but totally adequate and perfect for the setting. We enjoyed long walks on the barrens, a day in Halifax, a drive down the south coast, and just walking around the village. We met several local people who shared their life in Prospect. Wine on the deck in the evening capped almost perfect days. One rainy day made it easy to cosy in and enjoy the many moods of the sky! My husband, a botanist, was thrilled by the variety of sphagnum and flora on the barrens. He was also very happy to see a great cormorant and so many black ducks! The cabin is a natiralist's paradise. And for the rest of us, it is a perfect place to take time out from the complexities of life-especially those of us from the US suffering from pre-election crazies!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The sheer beauty of the location of the cottage is outstanding. There is a 360 degree view of the bay, ocean and crown lands. Very private and away from other people. We are going back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

I thought places like this only existed in books. A picturesque cabin surrounded by wild seashore on one side and a quaint ex-fishing village on the other? Too good to be true! It is very true though, and Morry's done a great job maintaining the place. My wife and I adored our time there, and we're already missing grilling lobster by the seashore and being lulled to sleep by the crashing waves. Do yourself a favor and stay here for a week, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Setting

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed the location of this little cabin. The views, privacy, and proximity were exactly what we wanted. It was convenient to drive to Halifax, down to Lunenburg, and over to the Bay of Fundy to see their sights. We loved to walk on the amazing shoreline boulders nearby, enjoy a picnic, and watch the waves come crashing in; we were the only people around. The cabin was easy to find and the hosts were very helpful. We bought fresh fish several days and cooked them at the cabin, there was everything we needed in the kitchen. The bedroom is quite small and without a place to hang clothes but the views cannot be beat. In fact, we loved the views from every window. There were ample towels and bottled water was supplied. We truly enjoyed our stay and recommend this cabin if privacy and beautiful views are important.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Rocky Beach feet away
Car: necessary

Halifax is a major city with everything imaginable, and is only 20 minutes away. But, the cottage is on breathtaking oceanfront and feels a world away!


Rates & Availability

Prospect Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 5 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 22 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

security waiver fee $69
cleaning and laundry $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Rents are non-refundable unless the period is re-rented under the same terms, in which case a refund will be made minus a $100 service fee. Pet fee, if applicable is $75/pet and is payable separate from the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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