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Delux Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 62 acres woodland, swimming, sauna, wirele

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

Morning Mist Cottage and an adorable guest house on beautiful blue Lake Deception is located in Shelburne County on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

This 62 acre sanctuary of water and woodland is a step back to simplicity and spiritual renewal. Our cottage is private, twelve feet from the lake that entices you to swim and canoe. Countless species of birds and frequenting beavers live within the lake and the forest of towering mature maple, oak and pine trees.

Owner/operator, Pauline Elizabeth, an educator/holistic practitioner invites you to rest awhile, connect with the earth and have fun as you swim, canoe, bike and hike on your perfectly secluded vacation for complete relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation.

Morning Mist Cottage is deluxe, spacious and made of pine with cathedral ceiling, skylights, and large glass-sliding patio doors that seem to bring the picturesque outdoors inside.

A striking stone and brick fireplace adds to the ambiance and is open to the living room, dining room and full kitchen. Two full four-piece baths and a half bath in the loft, kind and queen-size beds and comfy furniture provide a country charm with all the amenities. New renovations this spring include wood floors in bedrooms and loft, new duvets,draperies, roofs and an awesome stone chimney, repainting the whole cottage, new fire pit, new chairs and propane fireplace, swings.

Whether you are a single person, group, couple or a family with children this gorgeous retreat will entertain and delight all.

Only twenty minutes away are pristine isolated white sand beaches heralding the sound and smell of salt water flowing with the tides, the River Hills Golf Club and historic town of Shelburne offering fine dining.

Sailboats and fishing boats carve their way through the waters of the third largest natural harbor in the world. Explore and discover the magic of this unique little town and but come back to the quiet of the forest and lake as you swim and canoe or relax in a lounger on the deck.

More Details

Property Manager
Pauline Elizabeth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Pauline Elizabeth

Right now I am living a good life. I moved to Nassau in the Bahamas 9 years ago to teach Music at St. John's College and after semi retiring from teaching I stayed in the Bahamas. Having four adult children and five new grandchilren I am spending more time in Nova Scotia these days. Being in the outdoors, swimming in the ocean and listening to music are my passions.

Pauline Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Pauline Elizabeth chose Nova Scotia

My former husband and I were married on the land and spent summers at our cottage with our four children. In 1998 I created Morning Mist Cottage as a necessity to maintain and continue to upgrade the property. 'Coming home to your heart' is indeed an opportunity for relaxation and spiritual renew. It is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall.

What makes this cottage unique

I have maintained the rustic appeal with all new amenities. I was years without a television or Internet. I now have both. Our cedar sauna, wood burning fireplace and recreational activities makes for the best holiday ever.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow! Wonderful Spot! Although the weather was not on our side we had such a great experience. Lots of love and memories. It's obvious that Pauline and family have had many years themselves here. Very comfortable and warm feelings. Many thanks.

Only complaint-not enough time here.

To the new comers-explore every inch of the property-you will not be disappointed.
Aug 2011
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Shelburne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Bed: New pillow top king bed with newly decorated duvets, draperies, new wood floors; Queen Bed: New pillow top queen beds with new cozy duvets; Double Bed: New pillow top bed and duvet; Bunk Bed; Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Sauna: Outdoor Cedar sauna...throw water on the rocks to make steam then run to the lake for a swim! Lakefront: Morning Mist Cottage is 12 feet from our expansive, refreshing blue lake that provides swimming and canoeing! Golf Course View: Morning Mist Cottage is 25 minutes away from the beautiful River Hills Golf and Country Club. Cooking Utensils, Linens, dishwasher, movies, games, swings, dock, raft. Kid Friendly: Our own four children grew up swimming and exploring the woods at Morning Mist Cottage Retreat...adventure at its best. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking with care outside the cottage on the deck with careful attention to putting out cigarettes.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Delux Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 62 acres woodland, swimming, sauna, wirele
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

A lovely secludedproperty on a lake

  • 4 of 5

Please remove my previous review. submitted earlier today, concerning Morning Mist. I wish to re-think it, and plan to submit another later this week.

Thank you


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morning Mist Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

Morning Mist is a lovely property, as described, on a lake with special indoor and outdoor facilities, which made a 3 generations family stay special. The deck was our favourite place, and, with it's clusters of furniture, allowing for smaller visits and discussions, or even homework. We enjoyed having the canoes, for exploring the lake. Meals were made more pleasant with lovely dishes, and sturdy pots, for table settings and food preparation. Bedrooms were newly re-furbished, and very comfortable.

The write-up online listed six sleeping areas, when there were five, so checking with the owner on accuracy would help. There is no toilet in the private bunkhouse sleeping area, the other four sleeping areas being in the main building, with three bathrooms.

The property was well maintained, although there was a leaking problem from skylights, (during very heavy rain), which is being repaired.

We appreciated the owner's help, when our plans for Thanksgiving were changed at short notice, and Morning Mist was available for us, as a replacement.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
195 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Riverview Gold and County Club
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Roseway Beach
Car: necessary

Fifteen Minutes from Historic town of Shelburne exit 26

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Shelburne Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer Sunshine
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
September Delight
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Fall Colours
Oct 19 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $47.57
cleaning $69.52 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $36.59
Tax Rate 15.0%

These prices reflect five to eight guests. Please go to to check rates in full for 2 to 4 guests and 9 to 12 guess. Rates do not include the tax which is 15% in Nova Scotia.
Cancellation. I require 2 months for July and August Cancellation. Deposit will be refunded minus 15%. During July and August if the cancellation should come within a month of arrival the 100% of the final payment will be paid. Shoulder season 4 weeks is required.

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