Oceanfront Home in Historic Village, Near Halifax & Peggys Cove
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Prospect house description
Welcome to Marshwind!
Located in the historic fishing village of Prospect, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - where crashing waves, granite rocks and wildlife surround you.
Open the door and you are just a few feet from the ocean's edge. Enjoy ocean views from every window in the home.
Stay inside and watch the tide ebb & flow from a comfy chair or venture out for one of the many coastal-trail or in-land hikes. Don't forget your camera, you will see beauty in the amazing vistas & abundant wildlife. Marvel at how plants and trees cling to the exposed granite coast.
Interested in birds? You will be able to add many coastal and ocean bird species to your list. Birds often make a stop in our backyard during their migrations in the fall & spring. Winter brings an abundance of Northern ducks.
Bring your kayaks or rent from a local outfitter - launch them from the boat ramp in your back-yard and explore some of the best kayaking coastline in Eastern Canada - shipwrecks, deserted islands and lighthouses are just waiting for you to discover.
Marshwind is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace at the seaside - while still being close enough to it all for day-trips to Nova Scotia's attractions.
In 2012 Marshwind, was used as a set location for the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly'.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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Beautiful Home in a Lovely Village
Beautiful Home in a Lovely Village
Marshwind was everything we hoped it would be and much more. My husband and I and two children enjoyed a week there and we wished we could have stayed longer. It was such a pleasure to return to this beautifully restored and renovated home after a fun day of sightseeing in nearby Halifax, Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg. Prospect is such a quaint and picturesque village and the people we met were so warm and friendly. The home is spacious and stylishly decorated and has all the modern amenities including an excellent wi-fi connection and satellite television, which my kids really appreciated. We would not hesitate to return there one day and would highly recommend this property to anyone planning to visit the area.
- Guest Josie (Whitby, Ontario)
- Date of stay 07/25/13
- Review Submitted 08/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Sooo happy that your family made some nice memories - and to hear that you were able to get some day-trips in to the rest of NS as well. Hope you come back again next summer!
We really enjoyed our stay at Marshwind...was a beautiful house, and such a neat little village. I would definitely suggest it to anyone wanting to explore Nova Scotia
- Guest Beverly (Lititz, PA)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!!
Marshwind - wonderful Nova Scotia coastal location
Marshwind - wonderful Nova Scotia coastal location
The only thing better than the description, photos and previous review of Marshwind was actually being there. I was so enthused about Marshwind and the village of Prospect that I immediately called Meaghan to let her know how much we loved it and then called my family and friends to let them know "we love it here, we're not coming back, please come visit." The combination of the character of the diligently restored fishermen's cottage with the open concept comfort & spaciousness of the architecturally inspiring addition, with water view windows in every room, creates a home that's a delight to spend time in. We love to cook & the kitchen was well equipped and spacious to work in when we weren't too distracted by the view. Meaghan is a pleasure to deal with and provided us with many tips, information and web links that enhanced our stay. We highly recommend Marshwind to anyone looking for a truly coastal Nova Scotia experience with excellent proximity to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay & Lunenberg with all the comforts of home, great hiking & loads of genuine character & history. Denise & Steve Collingwood Ontario
- Guest Denise & Steve (Collingwood Ontario Canada)
- Date of stay 09/16/12
- Review Submitted 10/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Hi Denise & Steve- we are so very glad that you enjoyed yourself, we hope you will come back again soon for some "restful" times at Marshwind!! - Meagan
My wife and I had a wonderful 20th anniversary trip at Marshwind. The house was spotless and was in a great location for day trips to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg and even the Bay of Fundy. No matter where we visited in Nova Scotia, we always looked forward to returning to Marshwind. The house was recently renovated and kept its traditional cottage charm while adding all modern comforts and appliances. Our favorite location was the postcard worthy coastal hike around the corner from the house. We walked along the granite coastline every day at either sunrise or dusk. We met many locals during these walks and all were friendly and offered advice on good places to visit. After sharing stories and pictures of Marshwind and Nova Scotia with family and friends, I expect that Marshwind will be visited by many others from Arkansas.
- Guest Tim (Conway, Arkansas, USA)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
SPRING.........May 1 - June 30....$1000/week SUMMER.........July 1 - Sept 1....$1400/week (1 week minimum) FALL/WINTER....Sept 2 - April 20..$1000/week Rental week is 6 nights, 7 days Shorter Term Rentals (min 3 days) may be available - please email for details **Will also accept email Interact payments from Canadian Banks, PayPal
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Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Prospect:
Prospect Village is simply magical. We had lived in the Village for several years and knew that we never wanted to leave. We jumped at the chance to buy this 150 year old Fisherman's Cape home and then proceeded to bring it back to life. We restored it's original charm with an architectural flair and updated it with modern, eco-friendly conveniences. Living in Prospect is like living in a wildlife park - with the ocean just steps from the home, you can sit back with your tea and watch wildlife in their natural enviroment. If you want to get a bit closer to the action - there are several coastal & in-land hikes
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home gives a rare glimpse into the past - when you first arrive in the Village, you will feel like you have stepped back in time as many of the homes have mantianed their original designs. Nature is all around you - bird lovers will enjoy spotting Eagles, Herons, Willets, rare shore birds and coastal ducks to name a few. In 2012 Marshwind was featured as a key location in the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly', using shots from both the inside and outside of our home. Many movies have been shot in our beautiful village over the years.
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Marshwind, Prospect Village NS
Modern kitchen for gourmet cooking with oceanfront view and gas range
Looking back on Village Homes - you can taste the salt spray in the air.
Twin Bedroom - original floors and skylight ocean views.
Catch of the day - Mackerel - great cooked with pepper and a splash of lemon.
Front row seating as an Osprey catches his dinner - taken from the back deck.
Summer Evening on the deck.
Welcome! Original oceanfront 150+ yr old cape home with a modern addition
Living room for curling up with a book.
View from kitchen into original dining & living room. Sun streams in all around.
View of outer islands & crashing surf from coastal hiking trail. You may get
King Bed in Master - wake up to an amazing ocean view at the end of your bed.
This could be you! End the day with a jump off of the community wharf.
Summer Evening Low Tide - taken from the kitchen.
Sunrise view from your back deck.
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