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Cheerful, Sunny Wildflower Cottage; Stunning Water Views, Near Annapolis Royal

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Annapolis Royal cottage description

Wildflower Cottage: Freshly renovated, this Nova Scotia farmhouse cottage with old-fashioned charm, rests on a shaded hilltop in one of the most beautiful and pastoral areas of the Maritimes. Step out the front door to glorious open fields and woods, butterfly gardens, blueberry bushes and native wildflowers. Take in the magnificent, unobstructed view of the tidal Annapolis River-Basin and countryside. Savor the charms of this farm community, with its vegetable and fruit stands, vineyards, lively farmers' market, artists' shops and coffee hotspots. Enjoy the artful and vibrant Annapolis Royal just 3 minutes down the road. The cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, upstairs queen-size bedroom with adjoining full bathroom; and downstairs bedroom with twin beds and adjoining bathroom. The dining room seats 4. Comfortable furnishings, antiques and thoughtful artwork throughout. Wildflower Cottage also comes with a deck and chairs, a picnic table overlooking the hillside and river, and a portable gas grill. A perfect setting for couples, artists, small families or for an individual retreat.
See our other Homeaway/VRBO property, An Artist's House at http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003023

Community Information:

This cottage is situated a three minute drive from Annapolis Royal, one Canada's oldest towns. A former dairy farm, the property has a walking trail through beautiful open pastures. Ospreys, eagles and hawks are a common sight as are deer, fox and various songbirds. When you look out the window above the kitchen sink, or sun porch and dining room, you'll view a classic and peaceful rural landscape; the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the subtle wonders of nature.

Nearby Areas of Interest and Attractions:

3 minutes to Annapolis Royal (grocery store/post office/gas, bank, restaurants, farmers' market, gardens, town pool and walking trail)
10 minutes to the Bay of Fundy and trails
15 minutes to lakes for swimming, canoeing and kayaking
Five minutes to Fort Anne or Port Royal National Historic Sites and National Park
20 minutes to Digby.
20-45 minutes to whale watching boats.
35 minutes to Kejimkujik National Park.
1 hour to Wolfville.
2 hours to Halifax.

Cyclists: It's a short bike ride to Annapolis Royal. I also keep a copy of Guide to Bicycling Annapolis County at the cottage. Bicycle rentals available in nearby Granville Ferry.

Canoists and kayakers: In addition to the Annapolis River, there are many lakes nearby. Kejimkujik National Park rents kayaks and canoes.

Close to: Bear River, Bridgetown, Parker's Cove, Greenwood.

Furnishings:

Pots/pans
Dinnerware, glasses, wine glasses
Eating & cooking utensils
Coffee Maker, blender, toaster
Baking dishes and bowls
Washer/Dryer/ironing board/iron
TV & DVD Player
Dining Room Table/chairs
heat/ceiling and floor fans
Comfortable Queen and twin beds and bedding
Dresser
Bath towels
Deck with seating and portable grill. Large front yard and pasture for picnicking.
Games
Books
Puzzles

INTERNET SERVICE: Bell Aliant with router for WiFi throughout cottage.

Keywords: cottage, rural, farmhouse, waterfront, waterview, tidal river, secluded, wooded, quiet, relaxing, nature, Monarch butterflies, gardens, Annapolis Royal, historic barn

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom adjoins full bathroom....moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom is next to full bathroom....moreless

  • Both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with warm bamboo shades to filter the light. The upstairs queen-sized bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining full bathroom with a dresser and storage closet. The downstairs bedroom is next to a full bathroom with a washer and drier. Excellent quality mattresses with toppers and nice bedding (and colors). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer and dryer in downstairs bathroom....moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Brand new bathroom with walk-in closet for storage....moreless

  • Spotless bathrooms; upstairs with new combination shower/tub. Both come with large mirrors, pedestal sinks, in-room heaters, plenty of fluffy towels, large closet/cupboards with additional supplies, including hair dryer, shampoos and conditioners, shower gel, soaps and body lotion. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Learn more about this and another HomeAway vacation rental at the owner's website: http://artistshousenovascotia.com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library:

    We have more than 25 DVD's for your enjoyment....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View:

    A beautiful ridge of forested hills in view of cottage....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Annapolis Royal is just a five-minute drive away....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The cottage rests on the owner's waterfront property with its own, spacious, private setting and stunning water view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet WiFi provider is Bell Aliant. At this time maximum download speed is around 3.5 mbs. LTE G4 and G3 are available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large, spacious lawn and gardens with picnic table and beach chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Portable grill for use on picnic table...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring 2015
Apr 5 - May 9, 2015
4 night min stay
C$150
C$800
Spring 2015
May 10 - Jun 5, 2015
4 night min stay
C$150
C$850
Late Spring
Jun 6 - Jun 27, 2015
4 night min stay
C$160
C$875
Summer 2015
Jun 28 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

C$975

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2015
Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

C$875

Changeover Day: Saturday

October 2015
Sep 19 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
C$150
C$800
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
C$150
C$975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee C$50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Half your rental fee is due when placing your reservation. Once your deposit is received your reservation will be confirmed. To maintain the reservation, the full amount of the rent and a returnable $100 damage deposit must be received 45 days

prior to the date of occupancy.


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Location

  • Upper Clements Amusement Park

    "Rides, music, ziplines and lots more at this fun-filled river front park. http://upperclemen..."

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  • Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail

    "One of the most beautiful trails in Nova Scotia, the trail meanders through lush woodlands t..."

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  • An Artist's House—Classic Coastal Sanctuary—60 Acres—Near Annapolis Royal

    "Exceeded all expectations! Gorgeous property with a delightful farmhouse in great shape and ..."

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  • Flight Of Fancy Arts Ltd

    "This legendary and beautiful arts space showcases some of the finest art in Nova Scotia. You..."

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  • The Garrison House Inn

    "Excellent food in an established old Inn. http://garrison.novascotiamusic.com/restaurant.htm "

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  • JoAnn's Chocolate Shop

    "JoAnn makes artisanal chocolates using the finest Belgian chocolate and locally sourced ingr..."

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  • Cafe Restaurant Compose

    "Excellent seafood menu in this lovely Austrian restaurant with waterfront patio. http://rest..."

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  • Cat Fish Moon Studio Crafts

    "Fabulous crafts from around Nova Scotia. Angela and Phillip, the owners, are both extraordin..."

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  • Lucky Rabbit Pottery

    "I can't write enough about the beauty and serenity of Deb and Ray's pottery. A pure feast fo..."

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  • Bistro East

    "Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of menu choices. http://bistroeast.com/"

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  • Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound Restaurant

    "While touring the Fundy coast, stop here for lobster on the beach! Vegetarian options availa..."

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  • Fort Anne National Historic Site

    "Situated in the heart of Annapolis Royal, Fort Anne gives a fascinating look at the region's..."

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  • Port Royal National Historic Site

    "Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help recreate the look and feel of Port-Roya..."

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  • Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

    "These award-winning gardens are frequently rated among the best in Canada. Lovely! http://hi..."

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  • Annapolis Heritage Society

    "The society supports three provincial museums highlighting the area's rich and colourful his..."

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  • Annapolis Natural Foods

    "Good selection of vitamins and cosmetics. Aileen, the wonderful owner, elso carries an assor..."

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  • Sissibo Coffee Roasters

    "Best Fair Trade Coffee in Nova Scotia! They also have an outlet on St. George Street in Anna..."

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  • Annapolis Region Community Arts Council

    "A beautiful space fueled by an amazing and passionate group of volunteers (one full-time sta..."

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  • Kings Theatre

    "A landmark theatre and performing arts centre, King's offers traditional music, movies, play..."

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  • Nancy's Timeless Treasures

    "Charming, friendly shop on St. George Street with stories behind every treasure. "

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  • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

    "Canoe, kayak, swim, hike, bike to your heart's delight in central Nova Scotia's stunning Nat..."

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  • The Green Barn Sustainable Products

    "Great spot for antique lovers. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Barn-antiques-and-vi..."

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  • Leo's Cafe

    "A favourite spot for locals and visitors for soups, sandwiches and desserts."

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  • Annapolis Royal Farmers Market

    "Local veggies, fish, specialty foods, music and art are just some of the grand offerings of ..."

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  • Annapolis Royal Farmers Market

    "Local veggies, fish, specialty foods, art, music and more. Great place to people-watch too! ..."

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  • Sachsen Cafe & Restaurant

    "Wonderful European-style pastries and atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grea..."

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  • Far Fetched Antiques

    "Nova Scotia's premier place for buying Asian art. Tom and Cindy have created a beautiful sto..."

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  • Wayne Boucher's Studio

    "Wayne Boucher is one of Canada's preeminent artists. His abstract paintings are mesmerizing...."

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  • Endless Shores Bookstore

    "One of my all-time favourite used book stores. Lewis Falls stocks an extraordinary range of ..."

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  • Tour Annapolis Royal!

    "Durlene and Alan Melanson offer the most amazing (and award-winning) personal tours bringing..."

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  • Wayne Boucher's Studio

    "Wayne Boucher is one of Canada's preeminent artists. His abstract paintings are mesmerizing...."

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  • Bear River

    "Bear River is a magical village at the tip of a tidal river. Tucked within green, rolling hi..."

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  • Bear River Studios

    "You are in for a real treat when you take the Bear River Studio tour. Check out the map to a..."

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  • Annapolis Royal Golf Club and Restaurant

    "Good English-pub style menu next to beautiful 18-hole golf course."

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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ye Ole Pub, Bistro East
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Digby
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club, The Digby Pines
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Halifax Train Station
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Compose, Bistro East, Sachsen Cafe
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mickey Hill

The Annapolis Royal area is that special kind of place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memory. Cradled within a land and seascape of serene natural beauty, the region rests in the palm of a long glacial valley severed by the Annapolis River and Tidal Basin. Buffered by two mountain ridges on the north and south, the land on either side of the river widens into a broad swath of salt marsh and cultivated earth. Over the North Mountain lies the Bay of Fundy and to the south, an expanse of lakes, a national park and protected wilderness areas. The region’s cultural hub, the town of Annapolis Royal, is one of the Maritimes most culturally diverse and welcoming communities. With its beautifully preserved historic and architectural legacy of Victorian, Georgian and Arts & Crafts homes, it is the perfect backdrop to the artistic energy emanating from the town’s waterfront shopping district, art galleries, farmers’ market, gardens and theatre. Recently named to the top 12 list of This Old House’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods,” Annapolis Royal also garnered praise by the CBC as one of the Maritimes top ten “most engaging and culturally dynamic communities.” Last year the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards lauded the town’s Historic Gardens as one of the “Top five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For.”

Things to see and do:

Wildflower Cottage is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities, which could include birding and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, bicycling and beachcombing. The Annapolis French Basin Marsh is great place for birding, particularly during migratory months. Whale watching tour boats in nearby Digby Neck will show you whales and other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat. The Shore Road is a beautiful drive winding along the Bay of Fundy coast and features three lighthouses, seven cobble beaches, five fishing wharves, and a seafood market at Parker's Cove. There are nearby provincial parks, nature preserves, and art galleries that you can visit. Kejimkujik National Park with many levels of hiking trails, is a 35-minute drive and offers canoe and kayak rentals. The O'Dell Museum, Sinclair Museum and North Hills Museum showcase local history. The area has two 18-hole golf courses. There are music concerts and films at King's Theatre, a chocolatier shop and a variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out. The Farmers' Market across from the Annapolis Wharf runs Weds. and Sats. all summer.

Other Activities:

Visit Upper Clements Adventure Park with 30 rides and a challenging wooded zip-line course or hike along the spectacular Delaps Cove Trail on the Bay of Fundy. Spend the day at nearby Raven Haven Beach. Take in an art workshop or coffeehouse evening at ArtsPlace, the region's public art gallery. Join a Candlelight Grave Tour at Fort Anne National Historic Park or meet the 'ghosts' at the Sinclair Museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Refurbishing the Wildflower Cottage was a labor of love for me. My husband and I live on the other side of this waterfront property, though the cottage has its own private setting on 15 acres. The cottage and barn tell a unique story of the region's rich agricultural and architectural history. The views from the cottage say it all. Throughout the home, I focused on letting in the light and bringing out the cottage's unique farmhouse features. We also own a beautiful 1822 shipwright's house and vacation rental called An Artists' House just down the road (see HA 3003023 or VRB0 3003023ha). Maintaining and caring for these historic agricultural properties and sharing them with folks that travel to our beautiful and preservation-minded, rural community is a passion of mine. I fell in love with Nova Scotia many years ago, and now feel so fortunate to be able to call this friendly and peaceful corner of the world my year round home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Great location to town, outdoor activities, restaurants and parks; very comfortable seating; whimsical, artistic touches throughout; well-equipped kitchen, a wonderful place to photograph and paint, Certified Monarch Waystation, very private, gorgeous view with an amazing historic barn crowning the landscape.


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Photos

  • Wide open and spacious views await you!

    Wide open and spacious views await you!

  • Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

    Private, shaded drive to the cottage.

  • Relax and take in the wide-open view from the warmth of the sun room.

    Relax and take in the wide-open view from the warmth of the sun room.

  • Enjoy your homecooked meals in the bright and comfortable dining room.

    Enjoy your homecooked meals in the bright and comfortable dining room.

  • Relax, unwind and enjoy.

    Relax, unwind and enjoy.

  • Roomy, downstairs bedroom with colorful quilts and very comfy mattress toppers.

    Roomy, downstairs bedroom with colorful quilts and very comfy mattress toppers.

  • Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

    Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer.

  • Bedroom faces the beautiful water and landscape.

    Bedroom faces the beautiful water and landscape.

  • Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

    Second view of adjoining upstairs bathroom.

  • Wildflowers, early September.

    Wildflowers, early September.

  • Another gorgeous view of the front yard!

    Another gorgeous view of the front yard!

  • Monarch butterfly on Joe Pye Weed.

    Monarch butterfly on Joe Pye Weed.

  • A lovely grove of majestic maple trees surrounds the cottage!

    A lovely grove of majestic maple trees surrounds the cottage!

  • Take in the pastel skies and changing landscape of late spring.

    Take in the pastel skies and changing landscape of late spring.

  • View from sun room to dining room.

    View from sun room to dining room.

  • Large country kitchen with everything you need.

    Large country kitchen with everything you need.

  • Watch a movie, enjoy the free Wifi, or curl up with a good book.

    Watch a movie, enjoy the free Wifi, or curl up with a good book.

  • Front of downstairs bedroom.

    Front of downstairs bedroom.

  • Rest and restore -  upstairs bedroom with quality bedding and ensuite bathroom.

    Rest and restore - upstairs bedroom with quality bedding and ensuite bathroom.

  • A new adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

    A new adjoining upstairs bathroom is supplied with fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

  • View from the deck, early summer.

    View from the deck, early summer.

  • Picture-book perfect wildflower gardens right outside your door.

    Picture-book perfect wildflower gardens right outside your door.

  • June lupines.

    June lupines.

  • A Dutch barn, 1870, graces the landscape.

    A Dutch barn, 1870, graces the landscape.

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Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    6
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/25/2015
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