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Lakeside Cottage,Woodland, Gardens. on Scenic Island Route Near Beaches & Digby

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Last updated: 07/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Digby house description

Lake Midway is on the scenic drive which leads to Long and Brier Islands in the Bay of Fundy and is 15 minutes from the picturesque fishing port and county town of Digby, Nova Scotia.

The house has high speed internet, satellite TV, VCR, DVD, films, books and games, telephone, well equipped kitchen, washing machine & tumble dryer, hair dryer, bath tub, hot water, central heating, blown air cooling, full bath with shower and half bath downstairs, high chair, telescope and a bike.

It has 3 bedrooms, one with a double and one with a queen sized bed. The children's room sleeps 3 plus a baby (in a crib.)

Its own lake frontage is ideal for swimming or you can fish for trout and bass. The private gardens and open woodland cover 3+ acres .Garden furniture, a bar-b-q, sun beds and bicycle are provided and there are no immediate neighbors.

Sandy Cove is 15 minutes away and the cottage is particularly well positioned for whale watching trips, bird watching, sea fishing, geology, and country walk

Our traditional early 19th century home with modern additions is available for your vacation in Nova Scotia, Canada.

It is less than a mile from the Bay of Fundy's numerous coves and beaches and has stunning views over spring fed Lake Midway. The property adjoins Lake Midway Provincial Park which has was room, picnic and changing facilities all two minutes on foot from the cottage.

We are near to whale watching and pleasure fishing craft as well as lighthouses and seal colonies in the Bay of Fundy.

Getting there: A trip to Nova Scotia by Ferry from Quebec, Ontario or the U.S.A. via New Brunswick brings you straight into Digby, the town nearest to Lake Midway. Flights to Canada from the U.K. and mainland Europe can take less than five hours. Halifax Airport is less than a three hour drive away.

A video of the home is on YouTube 'Innisfree Cottage Lake Midway':

When hiring your car, be sure to get cruise control for the long stretches of well maintained and extremely quiet roads. In the summer you will also appreciate air conditioning in your vehicle, as the temperatures can get well into the 80s.

Wildlife: At Innisfree cottage, you will find nature at its finest and most exciting. Nova Scotia is a wild and friendly place which can be enjoyed from the comfort of our well equipped and cozy country cottage home.

Don't forget to feed the local resident Chipmunks, Blue Jays, Squirrels and Hummingbirds. There is normally some bird food in the cottage and we provide a hummingbird feeder.

You are likely to see rabbits, pheasants, chipmunks and squirrels in the garden. In the woods at the back of the cottage, evidence of white tailed deer can be seen. American finches, robins and blue jays feed from the bird feeders and a brilliant red flash means the cardinal bird is around. Turkey vultures and, if you are lucky, a bald eagle sometimes ride the thermals overhead. In summer, the hummingbirds have a feast on the nectar from the touch-me-not flowers having followed the sun from Mexico arriving in May.

The cottage is used by the owners for their own vacations and is therefore equipped to a very high standard.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            We welcome well behaved pets which must rid of fleas and ticks a week before occupation. Pets must be exercised outside of the garden in our woodland area....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            You may smoke in the garden or the wood shed if the weather is inclement. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Lake view...moreless

          • Pink Bedroom: 1 double

            Garden View...moreless

          • Childrens Bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed, 1 baby crib

            Lake View...moreless

          • Whilst the cottage is appropriate for up to 6 people plus a baby sleeping, the eating and seating can be adapted for 7....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Good shower pressure...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            And hand sink...moreless

          • The full bathroom has a tiled floor and pine tops and has a good shower pressure with as much free hot water as you need at all times of the day....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • All prices include normal cleaning on your departure, including bed linens. High speed wireless internet is provided free of charge. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Foosball
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic satellite TV package...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Sony MiniDisc recorder / player provided. Bring your own discs...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                You may also use this to play CDs...moreless

              • Books:

                There is a fiction library in the den and the main bedroom with reference books on birds, animals, flowers and plants and a Canadian encyclopedia (Canadiana) in the dining room...moreless

              • Games:

                See toys...moreless

              • Music Library:

                There are a few classical and modern CDs...moreless

              • Toys:

                A box in the garden holds games and toys, the children's bedroom has boxes of toys and there are games in the den....moreless

              • Video Library:

                A large number of Video cassettes and DVDs are available...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Botanical Garden
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Theme Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Eco Tourism
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                The peninsular on which the property is situated is 40 miles long and extends into the Bay of Fundy. There are many charming beaches and coves nearby to explore. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Rural with charming wildlife and country views all round but still not remote...moreless

              • Lake:

                The lake is shallow, safe and ideal for swimming but bring your Crocs as the small rocks are volcanic and can be a little sharp Under foot until you are afloat....moreless

              • Lake View:

                Sunrise over the lake should be experienced at least once. ...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                The property has its own private lake frontage across the road opposite the main drive. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Stunning views from the house. ...moreless

              • Ski-Out

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Table seats six and we also have a high chair for baby. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        We have wi-fi which can be accessed all over the house, including the garden for about 20 feet + or minus from the building....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Floorboards
                      • Living Area
                      • Telescope
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Sunbed
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        We supply all bed linen, towels face cloths, toilet tissue and soap....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        There is a separate washer and dryer for renters' use in the utility area ...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        There is a separate washer and dryer for renters' use in the utility area ...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Full working fireplace. Limited wood and kindling in the wood shed to get you started, or help yourself to the plentiful laying wood on the land. ...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of parking...moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        Fast rural broadband with access via wifi throughout the property and into the garden. Access code is on the router and it has a connect button for easy connection. ...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Free local calls and emergency services....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Pantry Items
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Microwave
                      • Stove
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped for vacation use, baking and more extensive cooking...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        High pressure steam cappuccino maker...moreless

                      • Freezer:

                        Integral with the refrigerator...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Integral with the refrigerator and a separate toaster oven...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Pop up toaster...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Plenty of dishes, cups, mugs, glasses, cutlery, bowls casserole dishes, jugs, colanders, baking trays, free herbs and spices, fruit basket etc etc......moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        With integral freezer compartment...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        We also have a toaster oven, microwave oven and deep fryer...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        Helmet (compulsory in NS) and 12V tire pump also provided.The bicycle is used at your own risk, so please check its road-worthiness before using it. It was last checked and approved in June 2014. ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        A small BBQ is provided. ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        At the back of the house with guard rails. ...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Our insurers will not let us supply water craft, but please bring your own if you can or you may buy a cheap inflatable in Digby. Use is at your own risk....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Binoculars
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                      • Shed
                       

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                      5 night min stay
                      C$120
                      C$800 C$3,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      We do allow bookings of less than 5 nights, but the full five night rate of $600 would have to be paid. Guests wishing to stay less than five nights would therefore probably be better off booking other accommodation, such as Seawinds Motel, which is in a nice spot, overlooking Digby Harbour.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 07/04/2014
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                      Location

                      175 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Halifax Stanfield International Airport
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Digby to St John
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      26 on Route 101
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Sandy Cove
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Digby
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Digby Pines
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Digby

                      Car: Necessary

                      The property is in an elevated position overlooking Lake Midway, which is a fresh water lake and is itself elevated above the ocean. This is the Google Earth Link http://www.oarton.com/LMW/LakeMidway/Streetview/Innisfree.kmz You will need to choose street view.

                      Digby Neck is an unusual piece of land, extending as it does and including the islands, almost forty miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage is however in a sheltered and rural position and it is only once you venture a few minutes from the cottage by road, that is is apparent that the cottage is so near the ocean and the Bay of Fundy, being approximately one mile from both the north and south shores of the peninsular.

                      Further down the peninsular, an inexpensive ferry service operates 365 days a year to and from Brier and Long Islands, where you can pick up a whale watching boat which will take you out onto some of the most ecologically rich parts of the world's oceans.

                      Other Activities: Whale watching, your own private access to Lake Midway for swimming and fishing, sea fishing, deep sea fishing, walking, beach combing, cycling (we provide a bicycle), bird watching (hummingbirds are especially charming). The house is also packed with lots of fun things to do, such as board games, videos, DVDs, satellite TV, internet access, chidrens' toys and of course it has magnificent views. Innisfree is a nature lover's paradise and the owners particularly enjoy photographing and videoing the many natural visitors to the garden and woods, including the elusive white tailed deer. The fully equipped kitchen means that you can do more than just holiday cooking with equipment which will enable you to do such things as jam and bread making. Please help yourself to the fruit in the garden. Innisfree is not just a holiday home, it is your very own country home from home.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: We live in the U.K. and love to come to Canada where the pace of life is so much slower and allows us to enjoy a break close to nature.

                      Why the Owner Chose Digby:
                      It is in a beautiful setting and is peaceful, quiet and secluded but not remote. We have owned the property for over 10 years and never tire of its charms. The Nova Scotian's we have got to know over the years are friendly and welcoming to visitors. The name Innisfree comes from a poem by the Irish poet William Butler Yates called 'Lake Isle of Innisfree', the words of which remind us of the house.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Swimming and playing in the lake in summer is a very special treat. The hummingbirds offer endless entertainment and whale watching is a delight.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, We speak some French

                       

                      Photos

                      • Taken on 11th June 2014

                        Taken on 11th June 2014

                      • The house on 11th June 2014

                        The house on 11th June 2014

                      • The rock terrace where the chipmunks live and in the foreground, the tiny stream

                        The rock terrace where the chipmunks live and in the foreground, the tiny stream

                      • Private access to the house's gently sloping beach for swimming or trout fishing

                        Private access to the house's gently sloping beach for swimming or trout fishing

                      • Loungers a hammock and a place to sit and enjoy a summer BBQ. Bicycle provided.

                        Loungers a hammock and a place to sit and enjoy a summer BBQ. Bicycle provided.

                      • Well equipped kitchen with  range, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, deep fryer

                        Well equipped kitchen with range, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, deep fryer

                      • Comfortable lounge with couches,satellite TV, VCR, DVD MiniDisc and Aux input.

                        Comfortable lounge with couches,satellite TV, VCR, DVD MiniDisc and Aux input.

                      • Working fireplace and there is plenty of wood available.

                        Working fireplace and there is plenty of wood available.

                      • The front of the cottage and hummingbird feeder.

                        The front of the cottage and hummingbird feeder.

                      • The kitchen with door to utility area for washer dryer and half WC.

                        The kitchen with door to utility area for washer dryer and half WC.

                      • The bathroom. WC bath/shower, basin, towels, soap and toilet tissue provided.

                        The bathroom. WC bath/shower, basin, towels, soap and toilet tissue provided.

                      • Beautiful Sandy Cove beach on the Bay of Fundy, only a few minutes away by car.

                        Beautiful Sandy Cove beach on the Bay of Fundy, only a few minutes away by car.

                      • The back of the house from under the maple tree.

                        The back of the house from under the maple tree.

                      • Lake Midway from the garden, perfect for a swim on a hot day.

                        Lake Midway from the garden, perfect for a swim on a hot day.

                      • Large gardens with paths into woodland with fruit trees. Help yourself!

                        Large gardens with paths into woodland with fruit trees. Help yourself!

                      • The flower garden in full bloom in summer.

                        The flower garden in full bloom in summer.

                      • The dining room with hostess trolley, reference 
books, lake and garden views

                        The dining room with hostess trolley, reference books, lake and garden views

                      • Queen sized bed, bookcase, wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, radio alarm clock & phone.

                        Queen sized bed, bookcase, wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, radio alarm clock & phone.

                      • Morning in the lounge

                        Morning in the lounge

                      • Double bedroom with 5 drawer chest, clothes hanging area, bench and radio alarm.

                        Double bedroom with 5 drawer chest, clothes hanging area, bench and radio alarm.

                      • Another view of the lounge from the stairs

                        Another view of the lounge from the stairs

                      • The childrens room with cot, bunk beds, single bed, clock radio, toys and books.

                        The childrens room with cot, bunk beds, single bed, clock radio, toys and books.

                      • Stunning Rossway beach, less than 10 minutes from the cottage.

                        Stunning Rossway beach, less than 10 minutes from the cottage.

                      • Less than ten minutes drive away, Sandy Cove East and local fishing boats.

                        Less than ten minutes drive away, Sandy Cove East and local fishing boats.

                      C$120 per night (CAD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 07/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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