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Parkers Cove - Bay Views and Forest Trails, Pet Friendly!

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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Quaintly Nova Scotian. A 1930 cedar shaked cottage nestled into the mountainside with a wide, close view of the Bay of Fundy. One of Frommer’s top global destinations, the tremendous tides of the Bay of Fundy have been referred to as the heartbeat of the world! Nova Scotia is a Lonely Planet top pick and Annapolis Royal won the title of Cultureville of the Maritimes. A short drive from the cottage will take you into the heart of this delightful town. Second place in this contest was Wolfville, just an hour drive through the scenic Annapolis Valley and you are there.
Nature is big here in Nova Scotia! You will find forested mountains and cultivated valleys, ocean waters and tidal rivers, lakes, bays and brooks, big skies and wide views, sunsets and starry nights, cliffs and caves, rocky coasts, pebble shores and sandy beaches. There’s an energy here. Some say Ley lines of energy cover Nova Scotia. And the water, the woods and the ancient basalt offer their own positive vibrancy to the environment. The cottage is without distraction. There is no TV, internet or telephone. Imagine that…just tranquility of birdsong, the soothing rhythm of the waves, the gentle breeze blowing through the thees or the babbling of the brook. Relax and enjoy Nova Scotia's nature. Gaze at the calming views of bobbing lobster boats on the Bay from a seat on the porch or reclining in the bed upstairs. Watch the seals watching you. Keep an eye out for porpoises and the occasional whale as well as our resident eagles.

And then there are the crows. If they are not talking at you, they are talking about you.
Be sure to count them.
One crow sorrow, two crows bliss,
Three crows a letter, four crows a kiss,
Five crows silver, six crows gold,
Seven crows a secret never to be told!

Walk the trails behind the cottage by following the red arrows which mark the path that runs along the brook to the bench of contemplation. Even on a hot summer day, you can rest in the quiet coolness by the forest stream. Deer may make a morning appearance. Red arrows also mark the short cut and the lowland path which runs above the rock garden. Not a challenging hike but a nice walk through the woods. We all know how good that is for the soul!

There are wonderful restaurants in the area and an incredible farmers market on Saturday where you can buy fish and scallops from the Fish Monger, French and German breads, pastries, jams, fresh veg as well as Maritime art and crafts. While you browse the market, listen to live music and occasionally see dancers and craft demonstrators.

You will find everything you need to cook and crack a succulent lobster in the kitchen or you can leave the lobster cooking to Nautical Seafoods at the Parker Cove wharf. They offer fresh or cooked to order lobster as well as freshly prepared lunches which can be enjoyed on their second floor patio with view of the harbour and Bay. You can also purchase famous Digby scallops and fish here.
A few minutes past the wharf you will find Shore Road Seafoods and Crow's Nest Dining, a favourite with locals and quickly gaining a wide reputation for fresh seafood, delicious entrees and great service. They also have a little convenience store at the back for necessities.

The cottage is small but cosy. It has been described as a restful 'nest' as well as a homey haven.
Inside the front door, you will find hooks to hang your jacket, hat or bag. Below there is a bench to perch on or disperse your load of shopping bags or shore finds. Shelves below the bench offer storage for your shoes or what ever you choose. You will also find games such as Scrabble, Cribbage, Checkers, Backgammon and Cards shelved there.

In the relaxing room, feel free to rest your feet on the table as you slouch back in the comfortable couch and enjoy the view. Pillows and throws add to your repose. A great place to enjoy a impromptu nap. Even insomniacs have claimed to have dozed off.

The eat-in kitchen features the original cottage cupboards, full size refrigerator, an electric stove, a microwave, toaster, blender, mini-grill, coffee maker and an electric kettle. Dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, tea towels, pots and pans are all there for your use. There is a storage room off the kitchen that leads to the back door and the herb garden.

First floor bedroom offers a double bed and a small closet under the stairs. The original wooden walls are painted white and the wooden floor is a nautical blue. View from the window is of the woods, very green and calm. Open it and enjoy fresh air. There is also a fan available.

Full bathroom that is just steps away from the downstairs bedroom features a high profile toilet as well as a shower with great water pressure from our spring-fed well. A washer and dryer is there for your use. Liquid detergent and dryer sheets are provided. Or feel like a local and use the clothes line and let the sea breeze do the work. You wil find a laundry basket and clothes pins. Also a hair dryer and of course, lots of towels.

Upstairs, there is a bedroom with a double bed. A half bath is tucked under the eaves. Whitewashed wooden walls and a finished wooden floor make for a cozy space. Windows on all sides so views of water and woods plus great cross breezes. There is a small closet, a chest of drawers and shelves where you will find books and cds. There is also a cd player and a clock radio. Also for your convenience, a hair dryer and a fan.

Out of doors, a front porch beckons. This year we added gates to both ends so dogs can securely hang out on the porch with you. A shore road bench made by my neighbour makes a comfortable perch. Guests have enjoyed coffee, wine, even meals here. Others have used the porch to meditate, do yoga, write and paint. You will find a friendly community along the road where passing motorists wave and walkers often stop and chat.

Shore access is granted by my neighbours across the street. There is a map on the refrigerator where you can access the rocky shore. Take a bucket and do a bit of beach combing and see what you can find. You never know what washes up with the Fundy tides!

I live just down the road, 1.2 km so am close at hand if you have any questions, want recommendations, directions or if you need anything such as warm coats to go whale watching or help cooking a lobster. I also have a 'land line' as well as wi fi. If you have a friendly dog who likes to play, we have a nonaggressive fun loving dog who has a fenced yard for play dates. My partner, Rex, is available for chess games and we have recently added a dove cote on our property for any pigeon/dove fanciers to few.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The cottage is small and I have no facilities for young children such as play pens, cribs, toys, etc....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The downstairs bathroom features a high profile toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • NESTLED IN A MOUNTAIN SIDE, TRAILS THROUGH WOODS WITH BENCHES OVER LOOKING BROOK AND WATERFALLS, LICHEN COVERED ROCK LEDGES, ACCESS TO BAY ALLOWED BY VERY FRIENDLY SHORE ROAD NEIGHBOURS, NO IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURS TO LEFT OR RIGHT, FRONT PORCH FOR A RELAXING TEA TIME OR HAPPY HOUR, WATCH THE LOBSTER BOATS ON THE BAY, SOME FENCING THOUGH NOT INCLUSIVE FOR PET PROTECTION....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also a clothes line - pegs provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard supplements the wood stove....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood is stored in the garage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Some coffee, tea, sugar....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch to relax and watch the sunset....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee C$25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Available May to October.

Limited to 4 people maximum. ($700.00/week)

Pets welcomed on approval. ($25.00)

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Location

206 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International Airport,
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ye Old Towne Pub, Annapolis Royal
43 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Digby to St. John, NB
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Halifax
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
101
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach/Hampton and Sandy Beach/Sandy Cove

Car: Necessary

Our Picks for 2015

1. Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness Picnic Park - a short drive will take you into a spot of outstanding natural beauty. Great for hikes, picnics and a swim in Lamb's Lake. Dog friendly.

2. Cape Forchu Lighthouse, home of the BIG CHAIR (seen on their web cam) Drive along the ‘French Shore’, try the Friday night seafood dinners at Belliveau Cove market, check out St. Anne (the largest wooden church in North America), Smuggler’s Cove named for Rum-runners, Port Maitland for mile-high lemon meringue pie at Edna's, Mavillette Beach (incredibly long sand beach), Yarmouth - look for lighthouse signs for Cape Forchu. At the lighthouse, try Mug Up Cafe for great seafood by local cooks and their famous bread pudding. Drive through Yarmouth and see the fabulous old architecture in Yarmouth.

3. Oaklawn Zoo in Aylesford - a wonderful family run zoo that all ages will enjoy. While in the area, visit Bargain Harley's in Berwick - chock full of 'stuff'! Also check out Wheatons Store and Cafe. A fabulous quality shop in 'middle of nowhere'! Their Coconut Cake is worth every calorie!

4. In Annapolis Royal, you can visit the Historic Gardens, view local art at ArtsPlace, walk the boardwalk to the wharf, attend live performances at Kings Theatre, visit the quirky, quaint and unique shops and be sure to attend the Saturday farmers and artisans market.

5. Digby Neck - climb Cape Shubel for panoramic views, beach comb at Sandy Cove Beach, hike to the Balancing Rock, take the ferries to Long Island and Brier Island, go whale watching. Lavina’s on Long Island is a highly recommended seafood restaurant.

6. Just down Shore Road, you can hike at Delaps Cove (waterfalls) or make the drive up the valley to Cape Split - a long hike but you will NEVER forget the view. Take a picnic and relax high above the Bay of Fundy before you hike back down. Another great hiking area is Kejimkujik National Park (Keji to locals) - enjoy the day hiking and biking, rent canoes and kayaks. All these areas are dog friendly.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Quintessentially Nova Scotian!

    Quintessentially Nova Scotian!

  • From the west approach, the cottage peeks out from the privacy of trees.

    From the west approach, the cottage peeks out from the privacy of trees.

  • Charmingly original cottage kitchen with a few modern amenities.

    Charmingly original cottage kitchen with a few modern amenities.

  • Have a seat in the 'Relaxing Room', put your feet up and enjoy the view!

    Have a seat in the 'Relaxing Room', put your feet up and enjoy the view!

  • Listen to music while enjoying a cup of tea and a good book, oh, and the VIEW!

    Listen to music while enjoying a cup of tea and a good book, oh, and the VIEW!

  • Different views and sensations can be found around the property. Find your spot!

    Different views and sensations can be found around the property. Find your spot!

  • View from the front porch, the 'relaxing room' and the master bedroom.

    View from the front porch, the 'relaxing room' and the master bedroom.

  • A spot to rest and contemplate life along our trail. Just follow the red arrows.

    A spot to rest and contemplate life along our trail. Just follow the red arrows.

  • The stunning shore of the Bay of Fundy. Access is available to cottage guests.

    The stunning shore of the Bay of Fundy. Access is available to cottage guests.

  • What the locals refer to as a 'blue' sunset. Awesome!

    What the locals refer to as a 'blue' sunset. Awesome!

  • Have a whale of a time in Nova Scotia. We can give you lots of recommendations!

    Have a whale of a time in Nova Scotia. We can give you lots of recommendations!

  • Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness for hiking and picnics!

    Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness for hiking and picnics!

  • Nestled in the trees, the cottage faces out to the Bay of Fundy.

    Nestled in the trees, the cottage faces out to the Bay of Fundy.

  • From the garage, Ollie the Oxen keeps an eye out for visitors.

    From the garage, Ollie the Oxen keeps an eye out for visitors.

  • A bright, cheery place to eat anytime of day.

    A bright, cheery place to eat anytime of day.

  • Wonderful sheets and a comfortable mattress make for a restful sleep.

    Wonderful sheets and a comfortable mattress make for a restful sleep.

  • Flavour your cooking with herbs from the rock garden behind the cottage.

    Flavour your cooking with herbs from the rock garden behind the cottage.

  • Celebrating at the cottage after a day at a Spa.

    Celebrating at the cottage after a day at a Spa.

  • With the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is ever changing!

    With the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is ever changing!

  • What do you see in this drift wood from the Fundy Shore?

    What do you see in this drift wood from the Fundy Shore?

  • When the sunsets, the stars come out! What a show!

    When the sunsets, the stars come out! What a show!

  • Thanks to a guest for this great picture of the cottage!

    Thanks to a guest for this great picture of the cottage!

  • The Balancing Rock on Digby Neck - worth the hike.

    The Balancing Rock on Digby Neck - worth the hike.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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