About the property
- Cottage2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Loft, Full Basement, Direct Oceanfront.
Main floor living area includes 2 bedrooms with Queen size beds, bathroom with shower, living area with 18 foot stone fireplace, and gourmet kitchen (fridge, range, dishwasher). Huge windows overlook ocean.
Basement includes 'bunk room' with six beds, bathroom with tub, and living area.
Loft with ocean views.
Screened in porch.
Walkway to beach.
Huge windows give you the perfect sunset view.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 15, 2018
About Mark MacDonald
Although I currently live in North Carolina, I grew up in Antigonish and most of my family still lives in the area. We always wanted to have a spot for us to return in the summer during our visits, and we were extremely fortunate to acquire the land where we built our dream beach house in 1999. Our four kids have enjoyed swimming, boating, and bonfires and even as college students now, cannot wait to visit again.
Mark MacDonald purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Mark MacDonald chose Afton Station
I used to come to this beach as a kid and could not believe the sand dunes and beauty of the area. I also couldn't believe it when we had the opportunity to buy here, and jumped at the chance. It is an extremely rare find in Nova Scotia as it is a Forest Dunes beach, and also a Protected Beach because of nesting Piping Plovers in the dunes.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 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.
Beautiful Quiet Beach Getaway
We used the house as our home base as we travelled all over Nova Scotia - spending WAY too many hours in the car. Finally decided to take advantage of the view and the beach on our last full day. We were alone on the beach for most of the day - except for seabirds and the bald eagle who visited every day. Oh - and the neighbor and her dogs, Shultz and Fritz. The stars were spectacular at night. Home is well-outfitted for cooking with everything we needed. The fire pit was a fun place to gather at the end of the day. Highly recommend if you are staying near the north shore - a bit out of the way for other travels, such as Cape Breton and Bay of Fundy.
Very nice large home.
Spectacular sunsets. Lovely beach. Great place for families.
Wonderful week spent at this lovely cottage located on a private, sandy beach. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets overlooking the ocean at this quiet, peaceful setting. The very spacious home provided ample space for our family of 8 to enjoy some quality time together while still allowing some privacy when needed. It provided all of the conveniences of home in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We could not have asked for more. Some family members spent a day at Sherbrooke Village while others went shopping in nearby Antigonish and New Glasgow area. We were fortunate enough to see some wildlife during our stay including a deer in the front yard and some bunnies while out for our walks. It was truly the perfect getaway! The owner was very accommodating and friendly. We would love to spend more time there in the future. Thank you so much for helping us to make some wonderful memories we will treasure forever.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you are able to come back again soon!
Three families went to Antigonish for my elder daughters graduation and stayed at this beautiful beachfront home! Spacious, clean and all the amenities were there! Private! Had cozy fires in gorgeous stone fireplace & played board games! It was the perfect setting and perfect getaway from an otherwise hectic life! We all hated to leave and are definitely going back soon! Owner was a treasure to deal with and extremely accommodating to our every need! Thank you!'
We joined friends of ours for a week in Antigonish...there were 12 of us and the cottage housed all of us extremely well! The view was amazing as was the access to the beach!! Thank you for helping to making our trip out east so memorable.
An absolute hidden treasure!!!
If you are looking to experience the beauty of Nova Scotia's beaches, look no further than this fantastic home. We rented this property during the first week of September, and I cannot say enough about what a remarkable week we had.
Right from our first email, Mark was quick and excellent with communication, making the process of booking the cottage very easy. He is so personable and had everything well organized, providing all the details we needed prior to us arriving for our weeks stay.
On the day of our arrival we were greeted with a lovely welcome basket, and a clean and lovely home! The house is so much more than a cottage - it is truly a home, with all the comforts. The rooms are large and well equipped with comfortable beds, the kitchen well equipped to make large and lovely meals with all the appliances one might require and then of course there are the views!!
The location of the cottage is just amazing - the beach is right at your doorstep, and the views are brilliant every day. We live in Antigonish, and rented the cottage for a reunion, and as a local I was blown away by the beach. It is one of the most unique in the area, with a large sandy shore, and amazing sand banks close to the shore making it accessible regardless of the tides. Our local friends who visited were in awe of the beach, as many in the area are rocky or accessible only during low tide. We had young children who were able to safely play in the water the entire week. The large sandy beach was also excellent as it allowed lots of room for walks, kite flying and playing in the sand for times when we didn't want to swim.
The house is perfect for everyone, but we found it just wonderful for those with young children, as the beach is just a 3 minute walk away making it easy for young children to come and go as they wish. The home has a lovely little library of books, games and even a telescope to add to your vacation.
For those looking to explore the local area, the town of Antigonish is a quick 15 minute drive away making for easy access to grocery stores, pubs, restaurants and local arts and culture. It is also very convenient to take day trips to Cape Breton. There are numerous other great hikes and towns to discover local flavour.
We cannot wait for a large group of friends to visit again, so we can once again return to this beautiful property. thank you Mark and Caroline for sharing your wonderful piece of paradise with us!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please be conscious of water usage, as we are on well water. Prior to departing, please clean out fridges, wash dishes (or fill dishwasher) and gather garbage in basement. Otherwise, extra cleaning fees may be applied. If you use the outside grill (barbeque), please clean prior to departing. If not cleaned, a $50 fee may be applied. If more people are staying than stated in reservation, than extra fees may apply ($25 pp/pn).