** Please note minimum 4 night stay during high season **
Hello, welcome to our paradise deluxe cottage retreat on Falls Lake! Very private, peaceful and fully equipped, this brand-new modern and open concept cottage was completed in June 2016. It is situated on 2.6 acres of forested woodlot with 340 feet of waterfront for all-season enjoyment.
This single story cottage is ideal for families and can sleep up to a maximum of 6: adult/children mix, or 6 adults (for example, we regularly have women’s groups that come here every year). Note that it is not well suited for 3 couples. There is a king-size bed in each of the 2 large bedrooms with top quality mattresses and bedding. One of the king-sized beds can be split into 2 twins. For additional guests we have 2 comfortable cots with mattresses that can be placed in the bedrooms. All are complete with sheets, down comforters and pillows. Bedrooms walls are sound insulated.
The cottage has 1.5 bathrooms with top of the line fixtures. The main bath has a deep soaker tub with tiled surround and a great shower. It also has a sun tunnel and the vanity countertop is high quality quartz. Adjacent to the main bath is a spacious “Little John” half bathroom. Included are large beach towels and good quality bath towels.
The kitchen has quartz counters, a beautiful granite slab island with 4 bar stools, and quality stainless steel appliances. Complete with Paderno cutlery, pots and pans, it also has separate cutlery, glasses, plates etc for outdoor use. Also provided for your use are many spices, sugar, tea, coffee, coffee mate, etc.
The Great Room has a large vaulted ceiling with panoramic windows overlooking the deck and lake, complimented with a high-efficiency wood stove to keep cozy in the winter (wood is available for purchase).
Flooring consists of large wood-like porcelain tiles. There is a heat pump for heating and air conditioning.
A large deck overlooks the lake and also has a large screened in porch with a dining table, chairs and BBQ. Two Mosquito Magnets stand guard in the nearby woods to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Lakeside there is a large sandy beach from which you can walk into the lake for a swim. There is a fire pit for campfires at night.
For fun there are 3 kayaks, lifejackets, Frisbee, noodles, swim goggles, washer toss, and lots of indoor games/books. In the Great Room there is a large 50 inch flat screen Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD player and big-speaker sound for movies, with a good selection of DVD movies available. A top of the line stereo system includes a Bluetooth receiver, CD player, and radio. We consciously decided not to have high-speed internet or satellite TV as we like to be away from it all. For internet we use our Smartphone or laptops hooked up to our cellular hotspots and have a fast internet.
We love our dogs and our dogs love it here! Our place is dog friendly and comes with 2 dog bowls and 2 dog beds, each bed covered with a clean blanket washed after each visit. Dogs are NOT allowed on the couches or bedrooms at any time. For hiking there is a nearby trail where one can hike for hours with the dogs. Dogs need to be under your control at ALL times.
Our cottage is only 60 minutes from Halifax. Activities include swimming, kayaking, hiking, fires on the beach, BBQs on the deck, golf, horseback riding, ice skating, snowmobiling, and downhill/cross country skiing at Ski Martock (only 20 min away). Falls Lake has active loon and kingfisher populations, hummingbirds, eagles, rabbits, deer, moose and occasionally, a black bear.
Only 10 minutes away is the Irving convenience store in Upper Vaughan, which offers gas, groceries, take out, movie rentals and a liquor store. The town of Windsor in the Annapolis Valley is approximately 25 minutes away and has large grocery and hardware stores, a hospital, museums, an Irish pub and restaurants. Wolfville is 45 minutes away.
The South Shore and quaint seaside town of Chester on the Atlantic Ocean are only a short drive away (30 min). Nearby to Chester are the beautiful towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the popular beaches of Hubbards, Queensland, and Bayswater.
Nearby in the Annapolis Valley are numerous world class vineyards, the closest of which are Bent Ridge, Sainte Famille Vineyard, and Avondale Sky. Other wineries include Luckett's, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Jost, Gaspereau, Benjamin Bridge, L’Acadie, Mercator, Grand Pré and Blomidon. Most offer vineyard tours, wine tasting and a restaurant.
Day trips from Falls Lake may include Upper Clements Theme Park, Rissers Beach, Kejimkujik National Park, Aylesford Zoo, New Ross Farm and the charming fishing village of Halls Harbour on the Bay of Fundy (highest tides in the world). Visit www.novascotia.com for more information on fun things to do nearby.
Welcome! Nous parlons Francais, wij spreken Nederlands, wir sprechen Deutch. We speak English, French, Dutch, and German, and always look forward to meeting people from different countries.
For rates please see the rates tab. Note that rates are based on 2 people, additional rates apply for more people. There is also a dog fee of $15/night.
** MINIMUM STAY DURING HIGH SEASON IS 4 NIGHTS **
** Family rates available, please contact owner **