Beach Retreat at Braeshore Ideal for a Couple or Small Family up to 5.

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Visit Nova Scotia, Canada’s Ocean Playground, and stay at Uncle Bob’s just outside Pictou at Braeshore.
Uncle Bob’s is a fully self-contained, modern 900 SF, 1 bedroom garage apartment, with a private entrance, that is comfortable for a couple but can sleep up to 5.
It is situated on 16 acres, 200 feet from a paved road and 500 feet from the warm waters of Pictou Harbour on the Northumberland Strait. The safe, sandy beach is easily reached from a private deck and stairs. Sit-on kayaks are available with life jackets. Apartment is fully winterized and air conditioned by a heat pump. A propane fireplace is also available.
Uncle Bob’s has a large bedroom with a queen and rollaway single plus a double sofa-bed in the great room.
All appliances, including washer and dryer and dishwasher come with apartment, as well as the fully equipped kitchen plus all linens and towels.
Wi-fi, TV, DVD player are included.
The modern three-piece bath includes tub with shower.
There is a deck off the great room and a patio below for just sitting and admiring the view or using the barbecue.
The Owners live 150 feet away and are readily available to answer any questions.
Nova Scotia is rich in history, scenery, great food and festivals. Pictou, as the birthplace of New Scotland, is part of this tradition and is a 5 minute drive away and features The Hector Interpretive Centre with a full scale replica of the ship that brought the first Scottish settlers to Pictou County in 1773.
Pictou is ideally located for side trips to PEI, Cape Breton (and the Cabot Trail) and Halifax. The ferry to PEI is a few minutes’ drive, Halifax and Cape Breton about 2 hours.
Come for a long week end, a week, or a month. We know you will enjoy the property, we do and have done so for 50+ years.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please check with Owner...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Sit on kayak and life jacket available.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    A few videos are available...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of the beach is from our lower deck which is about 600 feet down the mowed field. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Depending on winter storms the beach is either right in front of our lower deck at the waterfront or is a very short walk to the right of the deck/stairs...moreless

  • Downtown:

    The closest town is Pictou about 3 miles away with drug stores, a supermarket, liquor store, 2 Tim Hortons, convenience stores, restaurants, service station, gas station, hardware & building supplies....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view is to the left (east) from the top deck and great room. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    There is a safe sandy bottom with a sand bar at low tide in front of the lower deck/waterfront....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are located about 3 miles from the center of Pictou in a rural area on the water....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water view is from the top deck and great room....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Single car garage available....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Infloor radiant in bathroom, electric baseboard in bedroom, propane fireplace in great room and infloor radiant in ground floor garages and entrance hallway....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, towels, etc....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Check with owner...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Guests have the use of a separate land line phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and a Kurig...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Deck off the great room facing the water...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio area facing the water...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas barbecue on deck plus a wood burning fire pit at the waterfront with wood provided....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
31 night min stay

May 1 - Jun 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
31 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75.19
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Dock, New Glasgow (best Irish pub)
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Caribou-Wood Islands, PEI
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pictou Lodge (fine dining)
300 Metres
Nearest Beach

Pictou is the birhplace of New Scotland and the Hector Interpretative Centre tells of the epic voyage of the first Scottish settlers to arrive in Pictou County in 1773 on board the Hector. A full size replica of the Hector is moored at the Centre.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: We purchased the property in 1970 and built 'Uncle Bob's' in 2001 as our retirement, year round, week end home. In 2011 we built a new house to replace the original cottage on the property that was destroyed by fire the previous year. We now use the new house as our week end retreat which in turn makes Uncle Bob's available for use by others. We enjoyed our 10 years in Uncle Bob's and we are sure our guests will as well. We'll tell you the Uncle Bob story when you arrive!

Why the Owner Chose Pictou:
Our family have been spending summers at the property for about 50 years . Easy access to a safe, sandy beach, warm salt water, lots of lawns, places to sit, barbacue and walk make it a special spot. We think the views from the great room and the attached deck are spectaular, including the sunrises.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our location is 5 minutes from the town of Pictou which has great grocery, etc. shopping as well as the rich history of it's Scottish Heritage. We have ready access to PEI via the ferry just a few minutes drive as well as being within a 2 hour drive of Halifax, and it's airport, as well as Cape Breton and all it has to offer. We also have some fine dining within a few minutes drive including Pictou Lodge. Or just relax at Uncle Bob's and read, enjoy the views or the beach!

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Speaks: english







  • Uncle Bob's on the right

    Uncle Bob's on the right



  • Bedroom with queen size bed

    Bedroom with queen size bed

  • Great room fireplace

    Great room fireplace

  • Fully equiped, bright kitchen

    Fully equiped, bright kitchen

  • September Moonrise at Braeshore - photo by our guest Kurt Johnson

    September Moonrise at Braeshore - photo by our guest Kurt Johnson



  • Route to the waterfront and firepit

    Route to the waterfront and firepit

  • South view from deck

    South view from deck

  • Sunrise




  • UNCLE BOB'S 2015

    UNCLE BOB'S 2015

  • Dining area of great room

    Dining area of great room

  • Sofa bed

    Sofa bed

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Bedroom reading corner

    Bedroom reading corner

  • Bathroom with tub and shower

    Bathroom with tub and shower

  • Lower deck

    Lower deck

  • View from Uncle Bob's

    View from Uncle Bob's

  • Lighthouse by the pond

    Lighthouse by the pond

VRBO #422755

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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