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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 20 minutes to Ski Martock

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

High end, post & beam design with granite kitchen & bathrooms, 3 large bedrooms.

Enjoy the peace and comfort of this bright, family owned, luxury four season vacation home privately nestled on 2.5 acres of lakeside forest. This modern, open concept, rustic country residence is FULLY equipped, comfortably furnished and features open concept post & beam construction, reclaimed wide plank flooring and a beautiful granite kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The home overlooks pristine Falls Lake and features a wrap around deck, BBQ, T-shaped dock, swim raft and a large lakeside fire pit. It also comes with lots of 'lake toys' including two kayaks, canoe, sail boat and lots of life jackets. AND there's lots of fun stuff too like baseball gloves, frisbees, badminton rackets, masks, snorkels & fins, super soaker water guns, noodles & coin toss. There's also 10+ kids and adult board games for fun family time.

The home offers 2 completely renovated granite bathrooms (2016), 3 large bedrooms upstairs, as well as a pull-out couch & love seat. It sleeps a total of 9-11 depending on number of little ones (6-8 in large, 2nd floor bedrooms). Each bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD player. It's also equipped with a convenient dishwasher, washer & dryer, CD/DVD players, new flat screen satellite TV, Netflix, high-speed Internet/Wifi, DVD library and board games. There's also a wood stove in the living room to snuggle up to on cooler fall & winter nights.

The four-season vacation home overlooks 350' of water frontage on Falls Lake. During the spring and summer, the cottage is perfect for families who enjoy golf, hanging at the lake, swimming off the anchored raft, exploring distant shores by trail or kayak, fishing for feisty bass or roasting marshmallows around the seasonal lakeside fire pit.

During the fall and winter seasons, enjoy spectacular autumn colors, miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, downhill and cross country skiing (20 min. from Ski Martock), ice skating and snowmobiling.

Falls Lake (also known as 'cottage country') is located about 60 minutes from Halifax. It's known as a four season vacation playground offering lake and ocean activities along with magnificent wild life and sightseeing. The Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Fundy and Ski Martock are all less than 30 minutes away. For nature lovers and wild life enthusiasts, the Lake has a number of active loon and kingfisher nests, hummingbirds, eagles, rabbits, deer, moose and an occasional sighting of the reclusive black bear.

The town of Windsor in the Annapolis Valley is approximately 25 minutes from Falls Lake, offering grocery stores, hospital, museums, an Irish pub, restaurants and all the amenities of a bustling town. The town has several attractions to appeal to young and old alike including the Waterslide, Aquatic Pool Center, Fort Edward Historic Site, Hockey Heritage Museum and Haliburton House Museum. While you’re in town, stop by the local Spitfire Arms Alehouse which serves great pub fair and an impressive variety of international beers and live entertainment on the weekends. For finer but casual dining, we recommend dinner at the charming Eat Bistro.

The Annapolis Valley is also home to dozens of world class vineyards, all of which offer vineyard tours, including Sainte Famille Vineyard in nearby Falmouth and many more Valley wineries such as Pete Luckett’s, Muir Murray, Jost, Gaspereau, Grand Pré and Blomidon, just to name a few. (Designated driver recommended!)

About 45 minutes in the other direction, you’ll meet the Atlantic ocean and the historic towns of Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. For shoppers, sailors and beach lovers alike, the South Shore offers great boutique shopping and restaurants, beautiful ocean vistas and the ever popular Hubbards & Queensland beaches.

Enjoy day trips to Upper Clements Theme Park, Risers Beach, Kejimkujik National Park, Aylesford Zoo, New Ross Farm and the picturesque fishing community of Halls Harbour, located on the shoreline of the Bay of Fundy, known for the highest tides in the world. Go to www.ourvalley.ca for other nearby attractions and day trip ideas.

More Details

Owner
David
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About David

We designed and built this custom post & beam home back in 1999 and over the years have spent many wonderful summers on the lake and winters at Ski Martock with our children. Our kids are now grown and so we now share this very special place with you, our valued guests.

David purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why David chose Nova Scotia

We can only refer you to the beautiful pictures and the 40 plus 5 Star Reviews.

Amenities

West Hants Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Completely renovated in 2016, featuring granite counter tops
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely renovated in 2016, featuring granite counter tops
  • 1/2 bathroom on main floor and full bathroom on 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Large 2nd floor bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Large 2nd floor bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Large 2nd floor bedroom 3 - 2 double , Sleeps 2-4 guests
    Main floor - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two new pull-out sofas on main floor (sleeps 3)
  • Three large, 2nd floor bedrooms with dressers, bedside tables, lamps, closets and full bathroom. Flat screen TV & DVD in each room. Second floor sleeps 6-8 depending on number of little ones. Main floor: 1 double pullout sofa & 1 single pullout sofa located on main floor along with 1/2 bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
General •Beds: Master - 1 Queen; 2nd bedroom – 1 Queen; 3rd bedroom - 2 Doubles; LR: 1 double pullout sofa bed & 1 single pullout love seat bed •Washer & dryer, clothes line •Linens and towels provided •Forced hot air furnace •Main floor wood stove •Full basement undeveloped •Convenience, gas & liquor store 10 minute drive Kitchen •Stove •Fridge •Dishwasher •Microwave •Toaster/ Coffee maker •Pots & pans •Utensils Entertainment •CD Player •DVD Player & video library •Satellite TV Internet •Board games •Telephone Outdoors •Huge wrap-around deck •70' T-shaped dock •Anchored swim raft •Great swimming •Fire pit by lake •Double kayak •Windsurfer •Kid’s fishing rod •Life jackets •Patio furniture •BBQ grill •Neighbouring playground & soccer pitch

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 20 minutes to Ski Martock
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
5

Great vacationing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our weekend get-away in this beautiful cottage! Had absolutely everything we needed and then some. We had many friends and family join us for a get together and there was plenty of space for entertaining. We are hoping to book it again this summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Wonderful winter weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had rented the cottage to gather with our adult kids for the weekend and it certainly didn't disappoint. The setting is amazing and the cottage was well equipped. Everyone enjoyed the stay, the only problem was it wasn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Top Quality Throughout

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a perfect get away on a large private lot. Everything about the cottage is top quality from the granite counter tops to the new modern appliances. Everything looks new and well maintained. It is the perfect combination of high quality with a cottage feel.

The large flat screen TV in the living room with satellite makes it easy to keep up with the news or just relax after exploring the lake and surroundings.

The owner is very helpful and makes sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

We will definitely be making this cottage one of regular places to rent.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Beautiful Clean Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage exceeded all our expectations. From the open concept kitchen to the newly renovated bathrooms we more super impressed. The cottage is really a home with everything you would need for a comfortable and pleasurable stay. All we had to bring was our own food and drinks. Loved the wood stove after a long day of cross country skiing. I wish we had more time to spend. It was nice even sitting inside enjoying the scenic views of the lake and relaxing with some Netflix shows. The owner thought of everything and was very accommodating with our arrival and check out times. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Thanks David for a fantastic vacation rental. Cottage is right on the lake & easy to locate with lots of space. There was plenty of parking for our family for dinner on Easter Sunday. Everyone had a wonderful time & loved the space. Would definitely rental here again. It was the perfect vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great family ski getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Davids chalet while we skied at martock. The chalet was amazingly cozy and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and more to prepare meals. The beds were very comfortable and perfect for a good nights sleep after a long day on the slopes. Internet reception was great! David was an incredible host, he is very accomodating and easy to reach. It's definitely the perfect family ski getaway and we look forward to our next visist. I would highly recommend this location!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Yarmouth, NS - Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Avon Valley Golf Club / Sherwood Golf & Country
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Hwy. 101 / Hwy. 103
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Windsor
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach / Queensland Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

West Hants Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season Rate
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$402
$2,703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season Rate
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$292
$1,898
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$146
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,019
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Each additional guest is an additional $15 per night or $25 per guest during peak season. Check-in time is at 4:00 pm; check-out time is at 10:00am. We will do our best to accommodate special requests regarding check-in and check-out times ;)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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