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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: 01/12/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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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. 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

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card
                               

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                              Damage Deposit Waiver: 
                              We require a $45 non-refundable Damage Deposit Waiver fee for all reservations in lieu of charging an additional $500 security deposit fee to the property rental rate. This privilege is offered to you as our way of saying thank you for your business. The waiver covers all minor accidental damage or breakage up to $500. Coverage does not cover extraordinary cleaning charges, damage resulting from negligence or willful or wanton conduct or damage by a pet (in those properties that allow pets). Guests must notify the Sandy Lane Enterprises Ltd. at once of any damage during occupancy and submit a written report or the Damage Waiver is void. For reservations of which the rental amount is over $2500 weekly, an additional refundable security deposit may be required.
                              Cancellation Policy: 
                              Should you need to cancel your Nova Scotia vacation rental reservation; your cancellation notice must be made in writing - either by fax, email or mail.
                              For cancellations received before 90 days prior to occupancy and after a deposit has been made, $250 shall be forfeited from the $500 Reservation Deposit. 
                              For cancellations received between 60 and 90 days prior to your arrival date, 50% of the total rental fee is forfeited.  
                              For cancellations received between 30 and 60 days prior to your arrival date, 75% of the total rental fee is forfeited.  
                              For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the arrival date, 100% of the total rental fee is forfeited.
                              

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                              Last updated: 01/12/2015
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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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                              Photos

                              • 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

                              Manager
                              Member since: 2009
                              Speaks: english
                              • Response time: Within a few days
                              • Response rate: 87%
                              • Calendar last updated: 01/12/2015
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                              +902 875 2729

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