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A Secluded Nova Scotia Oceanfront Paradise

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Kayaking paradise at Ragged Island Retreat

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Last updated: 04/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Shelburne cottage description

Ragged Island Retreat is a newly constructed, modern prow-fronted cottage that takes full advantage of its ruggedly beautiful setting. Protected behind a stand of pines, the cottage has a view of sparkling waters and, at low tide, miles of golden sand banks.

The main floor consists of a well-designed, fully-equipped compact kitchen, open-concept living and dining room; downstairs guest bedroom with a queen size bed, 4–piece bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a queen size bed; a second guest room with a set of bunk beds and a loft seating area.

Floor to ceiling windows and a large deck complete with garden furniture and a BBQ, expands the living space outside. Breathe the sea air and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds the cottage. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the many moods of the Atlantic Ocean.

Utterly private, yet it is easily accessible from Lockeport, the cottage overlooks a pristine and beautiful expanse of water, islands and coves in an inner coastal bay. Use it as a base to explore the area – there are several long white sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive. Go clamming right by the house; walk to the many nearby swimming spots. Cross the inlet by kayak to the sandbar directly opposite the cottage and walk to the magnificent and secluded three mile long Black Head beach. There are 3 kayaks at the cottage - 2 singles and 1 double. Or, simply sit back and relax in your own little piece of Canadian wilderness!

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The cottage is close to the ocean, so younger children must be supervised....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • CD Player Patio Propane BBQ kettle No Telephone Lobster Pot High Speed Internet Kayak(s) No Telephone Close to Beaches ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The nearest beach is across the bay. Other beaches close by are: Crescent Beach in Lockeport and Louis Head Beach. Both are approximately 15 minutes drive....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Across the bay is a beautiful secluded beach that is accessed by kayak which is included with cottage rental....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly in front of the cottage is a rocky oceanfront that has suitable spots to launch a kayak...moreless

  • Rural:

    Cottage is located in a small fishing community....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 13 - Jun 12, 2015
3 night min stay
C$165
C$950
Summer
Jun 13 - Jul 10, 2015
3 night min stay
C$165
C$1,000
Peak
Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,200
Fall
Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
C$165
C$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$500 CDN Deposit per week and damage waiver fee due at booking. Booking is not confirmed until this has been received. Balance due 90 days prior to arrival. If initial booking date is with the 90 day cancellation policy period, full payment is due at time of booking. Payment by Email Transfer, Visa, MasterCard or personal cheque in Canadian Dollars.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

215 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lockeport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
St. Johns to Digby Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Lockeport
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Necessary

Ragged Island Retreat is located at the end of private road in the sparsely populated community of East Ragged Island. Overlooking the inner bay, the cottage has a thoughtfully filtered view of the pristine waters and sand bars beyond. This cottage is – just down the lane from other Sandy Lane listings: Glinrose Cottage; Southwest Breakers, Rockland Cottage and The Swim House.

15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.

Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby.

The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically take place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.

Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.

25 minutes away, Shelburne is the closest town to this cottage. A charming and historic town Shelburne is set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.

Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival, Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.

The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder’s Days take place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.

The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).

 

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  • Kayaking paradise at Ragged Island Retreat

    Kayaking paradise at Ragged Island Retreat

  • Shielded behind a stand of spruce trees

    Shielded behind a stand of spruce trees

  • Cottage from the ocean.

    Cottage from the ocean.

  • Next to the sliding patio doors, the dining table has an amazing view.

    Next to the sliding patio doors, the dining table has an amazing view.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Ragged Island Retreat has an open concept living room

    Ragged Island Retreat has an open concept living room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Floor to ceiling windows allow the light to flood into the cabin.

    Floor to ceiling windows allow the light to flood into the cabin.

  • The bathroom features a custom designed tile surround made by a local artist

    The bathroom features a custom designed tile surround made by a local artist

  • Ragged Island Retreat lies on the waters's edge

    Ragged Island Retreat lies on the waters's edge

  • From the deck there is a lovely view of the inner bay.

    From the deck there is a lovely view of the inner bay.

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

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  • The upstairs loft area has a lovely view of the inner harbour.

    The upstairs loft area has a lovely view of the inner harbour.

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  • Bunk beds for extra sleeping accommodations

    Bunk beds for extra sleeping accommodations

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/16/2015
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