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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 50 feet from pristine Falls Lake

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


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 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 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 for other nearby attractions and day trip ideas.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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 are happy to 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.


Halifax 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
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Quiet time after 10:00 pm. 2. Registered guest will be held responsible for any theft or damage to cottage property. 3. Please respect our Home.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • 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
  • 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
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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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 50 feet from pristine Falls Lake
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews
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great location for quiet get-away

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We wanted a quiet place on a lake to use as a base, a place to explore in every direction (Bay of Fundy, Lunenberg, etc.) and a place to hang. The lake was quiet and the location terrific. The house was a little more dated (older), darker (not enough lighting) and cluttered than I expected, but that's more a reflection of my expectations. It is a family cottage that is well equipped for vacation-users. David was an attentive host via email, text, calls.

We had a great time and would recommend it for folks with friends and families.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has everything including an array of kayaks, canoes, sailing dingey, paddleboard etc. Very good access to the lake. Beautiful lake. Owner very responsive.

Second year my family has rented. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5th Visit

  • 5 of 5

This is my 5th time at this particular property and my second review. Please see my first review for more detail but rest assured, it just keeps getting better. There is nothing that has not been thought of at this property and everything is of high end quality. It is exceptionally clean, well organized, and the owner is attentive to every detail and readily available if any issues arise. I would not hesitate to book with David and I look forward to dealing with him again next year. Thanks again for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful lakeside property

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, you realize you are nestled back in the woods and situated right on the lake with a long extended dock and accompanying fire pit. nside, you have all the comforts of home plus a luxuriant gourmet kitchen and ample room for multiple families. As you walk down to the dock you notice you are greeted by ample wildlife. Hummingbirds greet you on the porch of the property and the lake is stocked with fish. There are canoes and kayaks for your use, and while we only used the canoe for fishing, the basement is fully stocked for water sports and fishing. Media center is fully stocked with a variety of movies and satelite TV for evening entertainment. Be sure to hit up the grocery store to stock up as the only local spot for food is a tiny convenient store at the end of the road. Also, I did leave some dress shirts and the proprietor was very cooperative in sending them via post. Overall a great experience

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, Clean, Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at this beautiful cottage. It had all the amenities of home, was very clean, comfortable and a great location. We golfed at Sherwood (about 17 km away), visited Luckette vineyard one day for lunch and spent our last day relaxing on the dock and having some water fun with the paddle board and canoe. I wish we could have stayed longer. The host thought of everything we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the cottage. The home was very clean and had an amazing amount of stuff to keep you entertained. Location is awesome and David was friendly and very accommodating. Thank you for such a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Hwy. 101 / Hwy. 103
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach / Queensland Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Halifax Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season Rate
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season Rate
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11.88 per person per night
Damage Deposit $197.99

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.
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