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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 20 minutes to Ski Martock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 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 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, a windsurfer, sail boat, canoe 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). It's equipped with a convenient dishwasher, washer & dryer, CD/DVD players, new flat screen satellite TV, Netflix, high-speed Internet, 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 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:
February 24, 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 West Hants

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


Windsor Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 20 minutes to Ski Martock
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

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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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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The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cottage just last weekend and it was AWESOME. Spent the weekend with friends skiiing at Martock during the day and enjoyed the cottage life in the evenings. The cottage can sleep a large group of people, there were six of us total and we all had our own beds. The outdoor fire pit area was really nice and is where we spent a lot of our time. There is also a nice wood stove inside which heated the whole cabin no problem. There was also wifi, and smart TVs in every room which was a nice bonus. Already planning a trip back here in the summer, as this is the spot to go.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I rented this wonderful place for a weekend in October. We had a great time. Since it was October, and also the weather was foggy/rainy, we didn't make use of the lake (and the many things provided in the house for using the lake, like kayaks and such), but we did make a day trip to Lunenburg and surrounding area. It's a perfect location for making a reasonable drive to Halifax, too. Being that it was a bit rainy Friday evening, we made use of the TV and DVD (yay, MASH!) collection, while taking advantage of the excellent kitchen, which was well stocked with various staple ingredients. We even baked a cake with the apples we got while apple picking. Basically you only need to bring your own food and drinks. There's a lovely deck, and once the fog cleared up, we went out and watched the sun set over the lake. The scenery at the lake is beautiful and provided us with many excellent photos. We specifically came to the Maritimes in fall, to experience the foliage, and this is a beautiful place to see it. The owner, David, was most helpful and easy to contact. I'm sure if there had been any problem with the house, he would have made every effort to correct it immediately. But it was pretty much perfect and we'd definitely rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and out of the way spot. Lots to keep the whole family entertained.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much. The lakeside view was beautiful and the owners took great care in providing so much for their guests - from the kayaks, canoe and fishing rods to a very well stocked pantry with thoughtful staples and kitchenware. The fire pit is lovely though we didn't get around to using it like we had planned. My husband enjoyed his trips out on the kayak and the kids and I watched from the floating dock with our hot chocolate. Hope to return one day / maybe for a trip to the nearby ski hill.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a week in August with my sister and her family to a total of 8 guests and had an amazing stay. We spent four days at the cottage enjoying the lake swimming and kayaking and the remainder of the time exploring Nova Scotia. Our day trips included one afternoon to Halifax ending at Peggy's Cove for the sunset/ dinner and another day at Hirtle Beach including doing the Gaff Point trail which is a must do in our book. Both day trips we did were about an hour drive from the cottage but easy drives without any traffic. The cottage had all the amenities of home and a lovely private dock and fire pit. Also the first night there we had not made it to the grocery store and were able to get a dinner of hotdogs and hamburgers at the camp store down the road, very convenient and Eileen couldn't have been sweeter! David the owner of the cottage was very helpful and attentive to any request and we felt he really wanted to make sure we had a great vacation. Our pictures and memories are definitely ones we will treasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

Windsor Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 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 $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $191
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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