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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove, great for 2!

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Prospect House Rental Photos and Description

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Welcome to Marshwind!

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Located in the historic fishing village of Prospect, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - where crashing waves, granite rocks and wildlife surround you.

Open the door and you are just a few feet from the ocean's edge. Enjoy ocean views from every window in the home.

Stay inside and watch the tide ebb & flow from a comfy chair or venture out for one of the many coastal-trail or in-land hikes. Don't forget your camera, you will see beauty in the amazing vistas & abundant wildlife. Marvel at how plants and trees cling to the exposed granite coast.

Interested in birds? You will be able to add many coastal and ocean bird species to your list. Birds often make a stop in our backyard during their migrations in the fall & spring. Winter brings an abundance of Northern ducks.

Bring your kayaks or rent from a local outfitter - launch them from the boat ramp in your back-yard and explore some of the best kayaking coastline in Eastern Canada - shipwrecks, deserted islands and lighthouses are just waiting for you to discover.

Marshwind is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace at the seaside - while still being close enough to it all for day-trips to Nova Scotia's attractions.

In 2012 Marshwind, was used as a set location for the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Meagan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Meagan chose Nova Scotia

Prospect Village is simply magical. We had lived in the Village for several years and knew that we never wanted to leave.

We jumped at the chance to buy this 150 year old Fisherman's Cape home and then proceeded to bring it back to life. We restored it's original charm with an architectural flair and updated it with modern, eco-friendly conveniences.

Living in Prospect is like living in a wildlife park - with the ocean just steps from the home, you can sit back with your tea and watch wildlife in their natural enviroment. If you want to get a bit closer to the action - there are several coastal & in-land hikes

What makes this house unique

This home gives a rare glimpse into the past - when you first arrive in the Village, you will feel like you have stepped back in time as many of the homes have mantianed their original designs.

Nature is all around you - bird lovers will enjoy spotting Eagles, Herons, Willets, rare shore birds and coastal ducks to name a few.

In 2012 Marshwind was featured as a key location in the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly', using shots from both the inside and outside of our home. Many movies have been shot in our beautiful village over the years.

Reviews

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based on 7 traveler reviews

Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove, great for 2!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Could not have been more ideal for our family!!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading this review, one might think we are old friends/family/promoters of the owners but we have only had the pleasure of meeting them now. For anyone seeking peace, tranquility, relaxation as well as much fun and adventure as anyone might desire, this is hands down the place! We already have recommended it to many. Book early!!!

First, the owner Meagan has been absolutely wonderful in her warm welcoming hospitality and very helpful tips and recommendations. The home has clearly been a labour of love for the family and the warmth and peace of the place had my husband and two daughters (12 and 17) breathe a sigh of relief even before stepping through the door. It is located in a picturesque and quintessentially friendly little fishing village, on the tranquil bay side with the magnificent ocean across the street. It was a very short drive (25ish minutes) to either Halifax or Peggy's Cove with all their amenities, yet as private and remote as a weary traveller may yearn for. The simple and very tasteful décor had a soothing effect on us all.

The home itself was generously appointed with anything one might reasonably wish for with a clean lovely modern kitchen, laundry, etc. The views from almost any part of the home were magnificent, particularly the kitchen/sitting area which offered a panoramic view of the bay with the ever-moving tides and wildlife of sea birds, deer, crabs, and fish. At high tide we kayaked among the grasses with curious deer approaching us.

The bedrooms (w/ comfy bed!) offered lovely views of the bay and the ocean side through picture windows and skylights. A third floor loft offered a perfect getaway and more lovely views and even more sitting/sleeping areas.

We were blessed during our stay of a combination of cool/wet weather (12C in July) which forced us to reconnect, relax, play games and read in the comfort of a gas fireplace and electric heating, then dry sunny 24C-ish days that had us out kayaking and exploring the incredible coast and tidal pools from the trail just up the street where we saw some of the most gorgeous sunsets of our lives. Not having experience the Canadian east coast before, we now 'get' Lauren Harris and his passion for the beaten-smooth landscapes.

When we didn't feel like cooking, it was a short drive to restaurants that pleased both the meat lovers and seafood fanatics of our family. The nearby towns of Peggy's Cove, Chester Mahone Bay and Lunenberg were a treat for the senses.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to explore and get to know the East Coast. Come back soon!
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5

Oceanfront Home in Historic Prospect, Nova Scotia

  • 5 of 5

The owners are to be complemented on restoring their home to capture the historic nature of the old house wile adding modern features! Well done! The setting is amazing...ocean views out the windows, a deck and porch overlooking the ocean, a beautiful flower garden. Hiking along the rocky coast is available just one block from the house. And the location is a short ride to both Peggy's Cove and Halifax. Lunenberg, the Bay of Fundy are day trips away from this great location. Marshwind was everything we had hoped for!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! We certainly tried to maintain the historical charm of the home. I agree the coastal hike is wonderful. Hope to have you come again.
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5

Picturesque village, crisp breeze, breathtaking sunset

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived to the sleepy little village of Prospect early in the morning to find our "home" for the week cozy and impeccably kept. The cottage is nestled just on the edge of the bay with a glorious view of the water. Whether you are looking to see the sights or relax by the fireplace on the chilly nights, Marshwind offers a little bit of something for everyone. Plenty of places nearby to purchase local food for those who like to cook, and a variety of restaurants in nearby Halifax, for those who prefer to leave the dishes to someone else. The owner was most helpful from start to finish and provided insider tips for our stay. Without a doubt, we plan to re-visit Marshwind.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
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Whitby, Ontario
5

Beautiful Home in a Lovely Village

  • 5 of 5

Marshwind was everything we hoped it would be and much more. My husband and I and two children enjoyed a week there and we wished we could have stayed longer. It was such a pleasure to return to this beautifully restored and renovated home after a fun day of sightseeing in nearby Halifax, Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg. Prospect is such a quaint and picturesque village and the people we met were so warm and friendly. The home is spacious and stylishly decorated and has all the modern amenities including an excellent wi-fi connection and satellite television, which my kids really appreciated. We would not hesitate to return there one day and would highly recommend this property to anyone planning to visit the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sooo happy that your family made some nice memories - and to hear that you were able to get some day-trips in to the rest of NS as well. Hope you come back again next summer!
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Lititz, PA
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Marshwind...was a beautiful house, and such a neat little village. I would definitely suggest it to anyone wanting to explore Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!!
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Collingwood Ontario Canada
5

Marshwind - wonderful Nova Scotia coastal location

  • 5 of 5

The only thing better than the description, photos and previous review of Marshwind was actually being there. I was so enthused about Marshwind and the village of Prospect that I immediately called Meaghan to let her know how much we loved it and then called my family and friends to let them know "we love it here, we're not coming back, please come visit." The combination of the character of the diligently restored fishermen's cottage with the open concept comfort & spaciousness of the architecturally inspiring addition, with water view windows in every room, creates a home that's a delight to spend time in. We love to cook & the kitchen was well equipped and spacious to work in when we weren't too distracted by the view. Meaghan is a pleasure to deal with and provided us with many tips, information and web links that enhanced our stay. We highly recommend Marshwind to anyone looking for a truly coastal Nova Scotia experience with excellent proximity to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay & Lunenberg with all the comforts of home, great hiking & loads of genuine character & history.

Denise & Steve

Collingwood Ontario

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise & Steve- we are so very glad that you enjoyed yourself, we hope you will come back again soon for some "restful" times at Marshwind!! - Meagan
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Rates & Availability

Prospect House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016 $1500 CAD/Week
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,236
 
 
Fall 2016 $1100 CAD/week
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$850
 

Owner'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.
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Amenities

Prospect House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main bath on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view from the foot of your bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , small room with skylight and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Skylights and ocean views
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master - ocean view from bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Marshwind is the perfect getaway for a couple who like the peace and quiet of a small, ocean-side village. Days are best spent watching the tide go in and out from the back deck or taking an easy coastal walk up the shore. Painters, photographers, birdwatchers and writers will be in their element!!

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