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Annapolis Royal chateau / country house description
The Lobster Wharf is a restored Victorian home (l860) right on the famous Bay of Fundy with a view all the way to New Brunswick.
The main parlor, originally reserved for weddings and funerals in the 1800s, is comfortably furnished and includses bookshelves stuffed with books for quiet reading. The second living room is more of a family room for television viewing, although none of my (former bed and breakfast) guests seemed to do much of this as there is so much to see just outside the windows.The large dining room is where you can all gather for sit down meals.
Completely modernized eat in kitchen is stocked with just about anything your chef needs. However you might prefer crossing the road and buying lobsters already cooked, or fresh off the boat from the lobster men. The favorite of everyone is the enclosed sun porch overlooking the harbor and the Bay of Fundy. Many choose to eat here while watching all the harbor activity.
Take the wide original staircase to the second floor with three bedrooms (optional fourth). One bedroom is a Fundy View Bedroom with queen bed and bay window sitting area. Room number 2 is the Antique Bedroom with bay window and sunset view. Room number 3 is also a queen bedroom with bay and sunset view. There is a full bathroom on the second floor, but there is also an additional two person shower. Robes are provided.
There are three outside porches, one harbor view and one on the other side for the glorious sunsets. Large green areas surround the home,where you can romp or picnic to your hearts content. The home is a lovely comfortable home, a magical place where you can relax and enjoy your vacation. It is meant to be comfortable and not formal or fussy. It was originally a lobsterman's home and it has a comfortable ambiance, not fussy formality.
(1) Fundy Tidal View Room has Queen bed, sitting area and view of lobster wharf and tides.
(2) Antique bedroom has a double bed bay window and sitting area.
(3) Sunset View Room has Queen Bed and view of garden, Bay of Fundy and wonderful sunsets.
Child Beds (1) Can be arranged with advance notice....moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
Two person Shower has been tucked in. Robes provided....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
Bath has a wonderful deep clawfoot tub for soaking. ...moreless
House was built in l860 so bathroom facilities have been fitted in where possible. There is a full four piece bath on the bedroom floor. There is an additional double shower on the first floor. Robes are provided for access. Guests seem to think this is great fun!...moreless
You can pack lightly as there is a washer and dryer for your use. Hair dryers and curling irons are under the bathroom sink. If there is anything you need when you get herer we can probably supply it....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
We are located on the shore of the Bay of Fundy and overlook a picturesque lobster wharf.
You can beachcomb on the beach beyond our yard. There is also a breakwater you can walk out on and fish or just enjoy being surrounded by water and getting a closer view of the comings and goings of the lobster boats. The tide changes every 12 hours, so you will see boats on the mud and than boats 30 feet or more up on the high tide. ...moreless
Shore Road follows the shore from Dewlaps Cove almost the entire way to Halifax, with many little villages along the way....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Separate large dining room that can seat ten....moreless
Seating for 10 people
In the parlor. It's usually very cool at night on the Bay....moreless
negotiable...only in emergency. This is a spot to get away from all of this and enjoy the sea. Annapolis Royal has inexpensive internet cafe and free computer use at library. Both places have wifi....moreless
Hot water baseboard heating with individual thermostats....moreless
Iron & Board
Bed linens and towels provided. Access to unlimited linens and towels.
There is housekeeping service once or twice a week....moreless
There are two living rooms. One is more formal than the other. TV, VCR, DVD available in the family room. Library in the more formal but comfy reading room. ...moreless
There is no cell phone service at property. Cell phone works across the mountain (3 minutes away) and than is everywhere....moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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Please contact 717 649-5615 (winter/spring) to answer any questions or to discuss booking. Or contact email@example.com.
There is a $50.00 pet security deposit collected upon checkin. This is simply to guarantee "pickup" after your pooch and will be returned at checkout. This was a problem so unfortunately need to add refundable pet deposit.
We hope your stay will be enjoyable and relaxed. Plese note: this is our winter home and has not been babyproofed. It is not really a good fit for children under ten. We can discuss this if you wish.
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The Lobster Wharf is a restored l860 Victorian home located on the famous Bay of Fundy in the picturesque lobster fishing village of Parkers Cove. Tall ships were built and launched in the cove.
Today you can walk to the lobster wharf and buy fresh lobsters to cook or cross the road to the Sea Fishery and buy cooked lobsters as well as fresh scallops and haddock. The owner's wife, Holly Everett, is a well known folk art painter and has a gallery here. A minute walk further up the hill is another famous artist, Wayne Boucher, who also welcomes you to his studio. a.
Further down Shore Road is the Dewlaps Cove, another quaint lobster wharf. Dewlaps Wilderness Trail, with an enchanting walk thru the forest to the ocean cliffs and a striking waterfall.is also ten minutes from the house. There is beach combing right outside the door of our home. The breakwater is perfect place for fishing or just watching the gulls, seals, eagles, and boats.
Ten minutes across the mountain is the historically preserved town of Annapolis Royal. It is the second oldest permanent settlement in North America. St. Augustine, Florida, (Spanish) was the first. Here the French and English both established forts that you can now visit. The English Fort Anne is in the center of Annapolis Royal with lovely walks along the Annapolis River and a climb over the fortifications. The French settled Port Royal, another National Historic Site, south of Annapolis Royal. Champlain and his men were here and at the time the French owned all the way to Philadelphia.
Walking thru town is a delight. Near the fort is the old graveyard. Evenings there is a guided graveyard tour by lantern with stories of the early settlers buried there, including one of Champlain's men. During the day there is a guided tour with history of the many Victorian homes. There is also an Acadian tour which teaches you an Acadian dance and offers you a tast of rappie pie. Children, as well as adults, love these tours.
Annapolis Royal has been chosen by UNESCO as the most cultural town of it's size in the world. It features the world class Historic Gardens on ten acres overlooking the Annapolis River. with an Acadian home and walk along the original Acadian dykes.
The ARTS Center features local and national artists and events.
KingsTheater is a treasure house of live theater, live music performances of all kinds, a foreign film festival in spring and fall, and various other events.
The summer/fall Farmers Market is on Saturdays and Wednesday and has produce and excellent craftspeople from potters, to weavers, to artists, to jewelry makers and more. Across the street is an actual working haul out for working fishing boats to be refurbished. Further down the street is the O'Dell House, a period house with historical interpretation.
Take time to have lunch or dinner in one of the many little restaurants, many with outside seating. Ye Olde Towne Pub is the smallest pub in Nova Scotia.
Outside of town you cross the causeway which houses the Tidal Generating Station (and the Visitors Center).It is the only Tidal Generating Station in North America and can be toured with hard hat.
Branching out from Annapolis Royal, minutes away is Bear River, newly developing as an artists colony with a wonderful gallery, famous thru out Canada and featured in the New York Times. Enjoy lunch there on one of the little buildings built on stilts because of the high tides in the tidal river there. Near town are two wineries, open to visitors.
Further south is Digby, home of the famous scallop fishing fleet. Numerous sites are there to see. You can continue down Digby Neck to do some whale watching and cross two little ferries to go all the way to the light house on the end of Briar Island.
Further south you reach the French south shore fishing communities, where French is the main language. They welcome you and hope you will stay long enough to try their famous Rappie Pie, a hearty main dish that takes 24 hours to prepare at their local restaurants.
Or, if you chose, go north from Annapolis Royal, follow the bay shore road to the little fishing villages and enjoy some time by the sea. When you reach Wolfville, home of Acadia University, lunch in one of the charming inns or at the winery.Further on you can visit Grand Pre, the National Historic Site memorializing the Grand Derangement, the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia. Evangeline by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is a poem about this event that will bring you to tears.
Many other delights await your discovery. However, your favorite might be sitting at your home away from home and watching the lobster boats go in and out and the tides going up and down. At the end of a week, our guests often say this is their favorite 'activity'.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I'm a displaced Pennsylvanian who came here so many times as a child that I fell in love with Nova Scotia. When I married I lived in Vermont and again spent a great deal of time here. Finally, when retired from real estate in San Diego and Portland, Oregon, I found this lovely home on the way home from Italy one autumn and have lived here ever since. I travel the world but call this home and am always happy to return to this lovely spot.
Why the Owner Chose Annapolis Royal: I have traveled the world, lived in many states and countries but when I accidentally found Lobster Wharf I knew I'd come home.
While I leave to travel and meet new people and see new things, it is always wonderful to get back to the peace and quiet and natural beauty found here.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: In the summer it is cool on the Bay of Fundy and in the winter the weather is tempered by the ocean and what little snow we get often blows away. On the Bay Shore I get to live among the fishermen and those who make their living from the sea. Across the mountain, ten minutes away, I get to take part in as many cultural activities as I choose, many more than I would find in
most small towns. The people on both sides are welcoming and friendly to the max. It is said 'half the people live on the best side of the mountain, and the other half think they do!'
Speaks: english, if you do not speak English we will try to help.