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Luxury Log Home with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Splendid views and a private sandy beach are among the many highlights of the Beach Lodge – the king of log homes.

If you’ve ever dreamt of the quintessential Canadian log home, the Beach Lodge is it. This 3500 sq. ft. home was built with spectacular hand-chiseled logs, some of which are 60 feet long and 2 feet thick. The design is open concept, with cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The log home is nestled amongst the trees, well above the high tide mark, and it enjoys picture-perfect views of St. Margaret’s Bay and nearby islands.

The Beach and Property: The private beach, known locally as “Anne Murray’s Beach”, is shared by the occupants of only one other home, The sandy beach is protected, and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and beach combing. And just around the corner, only a few minutes walk down the road, is Paddy’s Head, widely considered to be one of the best scuba diving sites in Nova Scotia.

The property sits on approximately 6 acres of very private forested oceanfront land, and the property also features a large salt water pond that hosts a variety of wildlife species and seabirds.

The Beach Lodge Inside: The open concept main floor boasts a large living room, kitchen, and dining area. The living room has an impressive fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the bay. The country style kitchen is a chef’s delight, with granite counter tops, a large island and all the modern appliances and tools you will need to cook up a storm. Two double bedrooms, and a full bathroom with a claw foot tub, make up the rest of the main floor plan.

Upstairs, the open and spacious loft-style master bedroom looks down over the main floor and enjoys the most spectacular views of the ocean. The en suite master bathroom offers an extra-large tiled shower, and enters into a large walk-in closet.

The lower level has a luxurious family room, perfect for relaxing or watching a movie on the large flat screen TV. There is also a bathroom with a large shower/steam room perfect for finishing off a day at the beach. The laundry room with washer and dryer complete this floor.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanne Hoare
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Another two weeks in this amazing home. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets and starry nights. We also had some visits of our deer friends, including the albino.

Sad leaving this gorgeous spot. We can't wait to be back next year. Thank you.
Aug 2016
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Indian Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Steam Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft Master bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Luxury Log Home with Private Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 28 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

East Coast Summer Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage/home. We really enjoy out week stay. My nay complaint is the Beds were VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. We had a difficult time sleeping.

It would have been nice to have TV for news programs. The furniture on the deck is not at all comfortable. Some lounging chairs on the deck would be nice.

The house was very clean and we appreciated how well the kitchen was stocked with the necessary utensils, pans, dishes etc. You have lovely appliances.

Thank you

Pat and Jim

We loved the area and our day trips.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Beach Lodge and that you would like to return; most of our guests are repeat customers. It's too bad that you didn't get in touch with me during the week you were here. I only live a few minutes away and I would have been happy to come to the house to show you how to use the TV, which we have a full cable package for. Also, there is a closet in the front entrance with cushions for all the teak deck furniture, which makes it much more comfortable. We strive to make the Beach Lodge the best it can possibly be, so we will look into your comment about the beds, as this is not a comment we have heard before. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $395.79
Cleaning $0

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.