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60 min. to Halifax - Secluded, high end ideal for large families; great swimming

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Open concept, overlooking lake; 1800 sf, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, awesome kitchen!

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 high-end, 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 roomy lakeside fire pit. It also comes with lots of 'lake toys' including two kayaks, canoe, paddle board, sail boat and lots of life jackets; and lots of fun stuff 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 times.

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. The cottage is also equipped with a convenient dishwasher, washer & dryer, CD/DVD players, flat screen satellite TV, Netflix, high-speed Internet/Wifi, blu tooth speaker, & DVD library. 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, four golf courses 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 food and 25 varieties of beer on tap 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 for other nearby attractions and day trip ideas.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 so we are happy to share this very special place with your family and friend... our valued guests.

David purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why David chose Windsor

We can only refer you to the beautiful pictures (both inside & out) and the 50 or so 5 Star reviews. Falls Lake is clean, clear and exceptionally good for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. The cottage is conveniently located between the beautiful touristy towns of Chester, Mahone Bay & Lunenburg on the South Shore and the many local wineries in the Annapolis Valley along the Bay of Fundy, all within 50 minutes of the cottage.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Very comfortably furnished with all the modern conveniences but set in a rustic environment. There's no 'roughing it' at our place :).


Windsor Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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 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 love seat located on main floor along with 1/2 bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
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


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60 min. to Halifax - Secluded, high end ideal for large families; great swimming
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 61 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed here several times and we absolutely love it! It is fully equipped with everything you need.

Thank you David

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautiful enjoyed our Christmas stay.!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, fully equipped and peaceful location. Would highly recommend this place for a quiet get away or for full on family fun. Would happily return but have purchased our own get away 15 minutes down the road!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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What a Cozy Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of ladies getting together for our annual Christmas Dinner. We stayed for the weekend and couldn't want for anything. We loved the decor, the scenery and it wasn't too long of a drive for us from Halifax. The cottage is well stocked with everything you need. Perfect for families or small groups. Great spot for winter or summer! The owner was very accommodating. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Fall Escape to Falls Lake

  • 5 of 5

David, we really enjoyed staying at the lake during last weekend. Your property had everything that we needed to catch our breath before the winter. The fall colors this time of year are simple breathtaking. We really enjoyed spending some time sitting out on the on the dock star gazing as it has been some time since I have enjoyed such a splendid visual display.


Kevin & Rhonda

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful property

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at your cottage and once again it did not disappoint. The open concept layout was perfect for our indoor time when it got a bit chilly outside and the woodstove made for a cozy indoor evening. Love the new bathrooms and it was nice to be able to sit out under the awning. Looking forward to trying the paddle board when we come back next summer. We took a day trip to Chester/Mahone Bay area, it's nice and close. As always we found the cottage clean and the host very helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
28 Kilometres
The Spitfire Pub
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Yarmouth, NS - Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Avon Valley Golf Club / Sherwood Golf & Country
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Hwy. 101 / Hwy. 103
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
The Woodshire Inn & Cocoa Pesto Bistro
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach / Queensland Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195.13
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.