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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 - 3 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, 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 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 & 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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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.


West Hants Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 50 feet from pristine Falls Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely stunning and in a very private location. The main area had a fully functional kitchen and living room space perfect for entertaining (Bluetooth speaker, flat-screen tv, wifi). The beds were very comfortable. The outdoor patio, fire pit location, and dock were all great spaces as well. The host was very helpful and responsive. Everything that we needed were provided and lots of fun toys (kayaks canoes etc) were located in the basement.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Absolutely beautiful cottage and property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect girl's weekend away and it was largely due to the house and all that it had to offer. It is spacious, well designed and the kitchen is amazing!

The owner has truly gone above and beyond with planning to ensure that guests feel at home.

We look forward to coming back again and hopefully the sun will be out so that we can take advantage of the water activities and Bon fire.

Perfect accommodation hidden in the trees, yet less than an hour to Halifax.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place & well equipped

  • 5 of 5

I have been in other cottages, but this one is the best. The beds are are very comfy, place is very clean, and the basement is full options for entertainments. The owner is very friendly and happy to make my stay the best.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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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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

West Hants 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
3 night minimum stay
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
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 $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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