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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

Why Meagan chose Prospect

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.


Prospect House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove, great for 2!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A beautiful house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

So happy we picked this cottage ,even better than the pictures. Perfect location for exploring the area, Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Lunnenburg & Mahone Bay all within easy driving distance. The house is very well equipped , comfy beds & spotlessly clean. All this & the ocean is literally steps from the front door! Wish we could have stayed longer. And the hosts Meagan and Scott are both lovely people!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage on bayside on peninsula in quaint ocean front village

  • 5 of 5

The cottage itself is amazing. Very quaint with a great combo of older cottage and new addition Beautiful tasteful landscaping and decorations. Sits right on the bayside with a boat launch ramp and multiple adirondack chairs for comfort outside. Great views including the ocean from all windows. Fabulous path just a few hundred feet away that leads out to an open space where you can enjoy the ocean crashing on the boulders or just walk the extensive trails. Host and neighbors very friendly. Great experience. From here we visited bay of Fundy. Grand pre vineyard. Peggy's cove and relaxed and read. You will love this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of a Kind Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Marshwind was one of our most memorable vacations. The property is one of a kind. Marshwind was pristine, decorated elegantly and functionally. The owners, Meagan and Scott thought of everything to make the stay perfect. The view from every corner of the home is remarkable. We didn't want to leave. Thanks for opening your cottage to us. We hope to back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in a tranquil community, we loved every minute of our holiday. A great location to explore surrounding areas but far enough away to enjoy a week of R &R. Meagan and Scott were gracious hosts who ensured we had everything we needed. Marshwind was well equipped for cooking and provided a cosy stay. I am sure we will return soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June in Prospect

  • 5 of 5

Love the cottage. It is such an architecturally pleasing home and the setting on the water is amazing. Enjoyed watching the birds and the tides come and go.

The location in Prospect Village allows walks through the village and great access to the High Head Trail along the rocky coast.

Thanks for sharing your cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

A week of pure relaxation, close to the water and the warmth of the sun. We can't remember enjoying such peace on any other vacation. Marshwind was in pristine condition, immaculately clean, and decorated with the perfect touch of whimsy, yet with all the practical necessities at our fingertips.The view in every direction is photographable. With the rhythm of the tides to measure the days, they melted away into our memories forever. We knew we would enjoy Nova Scotia, Prospect and Marshwind. We had no idea we would enjoy them all so much. With the extra accommodations upstairs, we want to bring our family along next time. Thanks, Scott and Meagan, for this wonderful gift. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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