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Oceanfront Cottage Set in Birches, Entrance of Pictou Harbour

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Pictou Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

You would find yourself at a charming cottage, 5 minutes from the historic town of Pictou, 10 minutes from the Prince Edward Island ferry, an hour and a half from Halifax International Airport and the same distance in the opposite direction to scenic Cape Breton.

The cottage has three bedrooms, 2 with queen beds and 1 with double, one bathroom, kitchen, dining and living areas with an electric fireplace.,free high speed internet, Satellite TV is also included. There is a large deck with BBQ and dining area. You would find yourself sitting in the Adirondack chairs relaxing to the sounds of the surf and viewing the spectacular sunrises, fishing/sail boats and the variety of birds including eagles. There are stairs that take you to the beach.

The Historic town of Pictou has many interesting attractions:

-The Ship Hector is a replica of the ship that brought the first Scottish settlers in 1773.

-The deCoste Centre provides a variety of entertainment including live theatre and Scottish Ceilidhs.

-The Hector Centre, Genealogy and Heritage Society

-McCulloch House, part of Nova Scotia Museums

-Pictou Waterfront - a lovely boardwalk along the Hector Quay Marina joining up with the fondly named 'Jitney Trail' for walking, hiking and biking.

-Pictou Marina offers sailing to tourists on Wednesday evenings by local members - it is free!

-Crombie House offers free tours of one of the largest private collections of Canadian Art on Wednesdays in July and August.

-Pictou Lobster Carnival - a renowned festival held early in July includes a local parade, lobster dinners and more.

-Fine Dining at Piper's Landing and Pictou Lodge to name a few as well as local restaurants and pubs.

Nearby, there are Provincial Parks and Beaches as well as three 18 hole golf courses and a nine hole one. Antiques can be found in shops and local auctions. Pictou also has a large public indoor swimming pool.

Keywords: Charming Cottage set in lovely grove of Birch Trees close to PEI Ferry

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cottage Set in Birches, Entrance of Pictou Harbour
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, private beachfront property, well maintained clean cozy cottage, with lovely owners. True Nova Scotia hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice ocean front cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay, the cottage has everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable.

The setting is very beautiful as well as peaceful and relaxing. The only negative comment that can be made is that there is a paper mill located near Pictou, when the wind is blowing in the wrong direction there is a smell from the mill that is just awful. During our stay the smell was bad maybe 10-15% of the time and mostly at night. This is obviously not the fault of the owners, but something a potential renter should be aware of.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our N.S. Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to this comfortable, well-located, well-cared-for cottage. The location is perfect for our purposes as we have connections and friends in Pictou County. Coming from hot, dry S. Alberta, the cool ocean breeze is wonderful! Secluded "in the birches", but close to town, other beautiful beaches. Owners are most hospitable and can't do enough to accomodate guests. This cottage is a perfect introduction to Northern N.S.

We can't recommend this property highLy enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops, b.c.

Little piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Being an area expat, this cottage made me realize why I come back to visit. Peace and beauty abound here. Closeness to town also a great asset. Everything I thought I forgot to take was there. Cottage was very clean and the owners second to none. A true hidden gem. Hope I get to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

Sun Rise & Big Sky Viewing Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible location overlooking the entrance to Pictou Harbor & the Northumberland Straits. Its private & quite with only the sound of surf & breeze. The house is well equiped, very tidy & comfortable. Sun rise & big sky viewing are spectacular. The Owners are exceptionally hospitable and a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarnia, Ontario Canada

Excellent Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage. Wish we had rented it for longer. The owners Bill and Ann are wonderful to deal with; so welcoming and they live close by if there was a problem. We didn't have any but they came down to meet us when we moved in and gave us lots of hints on the area. The cottage was spotless, very well equipped ; has all the amenities of home in a very quiet and beautiful setting. It's right on the beach; has nice deck, BBQ, high speed internet, satellite and many other extras. Fabulous view and close to many attractions like PEI ferry, Cape Breton and Halifax. We flew into Halifax and rented a car. Pictou is a very nice friendly little town. I would highly recommend this property and we will certainly rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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