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Exquisite, Newly Renovated Ocean Front Cottage

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mahone Bay cottage description

Driftwood has two personalities. The original, 80 plus years family house comprises a family/ games/ TV room with a double sofa bed and other comfortable seating. Off this room you will find double and single bedrooms and a full shower room. There is also a laundry/mud room. From the family room you enter the modern addition of the Great Room (living, dining, kitchen)with a cathedral ceiling, Brazilian cherry floor and French doors leading to a large deck which is only 30 yards from the ocean. Here you will find deck chairs and a picnic table. Many birds, including hummingbirds, visit the bird feeders here.

Back inside, admire the new fully equipped kitchen and wood burning fireplace before heading upstairs to the Master en suite bedroom with a Queen size bed and a stunning view of Mahone Bay. There is a private deck for morning coffee or sunset cocktails overlooking the ocean. Outside there are extensive lawns and a large patio, with a round table, stump stools and adirondack chairs, and a propane, Weber BBQ. A fire pit and garden are also found here.The back of the property is wooded. We also have a small barn on the property.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Great spaces for children to play and a separate family room for games or TV...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • TV room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Family room with double sofa bed...moreless

          • All bedrooms feature new duvets, bedding and pillows and have been freshly decorated. Amazing ocean views from the Master bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Cuisinart food processor and new Kitchen Aid mix master. The owners like to cook!...moreless

          • Stove:

            One half of the new cook top is very fast induction. The other half has 2 regular glass top burners. The oven is convection....moreless

          • Dining:

            French doors overlooking deck and ocean. Dining area open to kitchen and living areas. Also 2 dining areas outside...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped for all cooking and dining needs....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            7...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 7 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            A bright room with couch and 3 or more chairs. Reading lamps. Faces wood burning fireplace and enjoys ocean views....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            New towels and beach towels. Kitchen towels etc. Everything is provided for your vacation comfort....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace in the living area....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All new duvets, pillows and bed linen....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In laundry room/mudroom at entrance....moreless

          • Heating:

            Under floor heating throughout...moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway suitable for 2 cars....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Beside washing machine...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            HDTV located in the comfortable family room which can be closed off from the Great room to allow both TV viewing and quiet time in the living area. DVD Player and library of DVDs....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Basic satellite service. Netflix is available if you have your own subscription....moreless

          • Game Room:

            There is a barn with a ping pong table for rainy day play....moreless

          Communications

          • Internet:

            Wi-Fi broadband. Bring your laptop and stay connected in this tranquil setting...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            New deck accessed from the dining area via French doors. There are deck chairs and a picnic table and benches. All with ocean views. There is also a large sunny patio with deck chairs and table. ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            There are extensive lawns which back onto a mossy floored forest. The garden is a work in progress but there are many new shrubs and trees...moreless

          • Balcony:

            Off the Master bedroom with 2 deck chairs overlooking the ocean...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            New Weber propane BBQ...moreless

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            Beautiful views from many windows and the decks. You may even see a seal....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            There is direct access to the ocean and a stony beach...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Stoney beach in front of cottage at low tide...moreless

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Cycling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Kayaking
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Pier Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Groceries
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Whale Watching
          • Walking
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Winery Tours
          • Restaurants
          • Playground
          • Marina
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          July
          Jun 28 - Jul 31, 2014
          7 night min stay

          C$1,300
          August
          Aug 2 - Aug 31, 2014
          7 night min stay

          C$1,500
          Sept
          Sep 1 - Sep 27, 2014
          7 night min stay

          C$1,300
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          C$1,200

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit C$750
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Rental Agreement sent once deposit has been received as cleared funds.

          Fifty percent of net rental required to confirm rental.

          Remainder to be paid thirty five days prior to Check In.

          Payment via Interac, Bankers Draft or PayPal accepted.

          A Damage Deposit will be required here.

          The cleaning fee is deducted from said Damage Deposit and remainder returned to you within fifteen working days from Check Out.


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          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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          Location

          88 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Halifax
          215 Kilometres
          Nearest Ferry
          Digby
          12 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Hwy 103
          10 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Bayswater
          18 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Chester
          2 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          The Deck

          Car: Necessary

          Upper Blandford Road, located just off the Lighthouse Route,is a quiet, no exit, coastal road frequented more by walkers and cyclists than by motor vehicles. Driftwood sits on a large lot, which allows you to enjoy the wildlife, assorted water fowl and garden birds.

          There is direct access to a stony beach and kayak launch area.

          On the way to Blandford village you will find Lynne Millman's Art Gallery and a store/cafe, The Deck which serves a great clam chowder. Annie White is the proprietor. Tell her where you are staying: Driftwood was once her family home.

          Just 10 minutes away is Bayswater Beach, renowned for its lovely, sandy, crescent shaped beach. Just past Bayswater Beach, on the way to Hubbards, is Shatfords, where you can pick up lobster and other fresh fish.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About the owner: We are a retired couple from the Toronto area who are both water signs. We enjoy nature, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, bird watching and being cozy in front of a fire with a good book. I love lobster and he loves fresh fish and we both enjoy a good restaurant.

          Why the Owner Chose Mahone Bay:
          In the summer of 2012, we returned to the Maritimes where we had previously enjoyed many holidays. We love the food, there is lots to do and there are great restaurants. The Nova Scotians we have encountered are some of the nicest and friendliest people we have ever met. We rented a house for a week, did a lot of sightseeing and one day passed this cottage. As they say, it was a 'coup de foudre' Within a week, we had purchased Driftwood and had started plans for paint colours, furniture and a new kitchen.The views of the ocean from the Great room and kitchen and especially the Master bedroom sold me and the woods and proximity to the ocean appealed to my husband. The floor plan is perfect for just the 2 of us, but also provides great accommodation for friends and family.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Driftwood is on a seldom traveled, no exit road, with ocean in front and forest behind and is therefore very calm and peaceful. However, the house is located 45 minutes from Halifax and even closer to Chester (20 min), Lunenberg and the town of Mahone Bay with restaurants and shopping and fascinating history. In this area, there are some of the best hiking and biking trails in Nova Scotia.


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          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Patio with ocean views

            Patio with ocean views

          • Ocean view deck with picnic table

            Ocean view deck with picnic table

          • Cozy fire. Kitchen in the background

            Cozy fire. Kitchen in the background

          • Dining area looking towards the kitchen

            Dining area looking towards the kitchen

          • New cupboards, microwave and fast induction cook top on the stove

            New cupboards, microwave and fast induction cook top on the stove

          • TV and games room with pull-out sofabed.

            TV and games room with pull-out sofabed.

          • Master bedroom with queen size bed

            Master bedroom with queen size bed

          • Double bedroom on ground floor

            Double bedroom on ground floor

          • Downstairs shower room

            Downstairs shower room

          • Neighbour's fishing boat returning at sunset

            Neighbour's fishing boat returning at sunset

          • Lunenberg: A UNESCO world heritage site

            Lunenberg: A UNESCO world heritage site

          • Driftwood from the water, showing small beach.

            Driftwood from the water, showing small beach.

          • Living area in great room, facing fireplace

            Living area in great room, facing fireplace

          • Dining Room

            Dining Room

          • Fully equipped new kitchen, with peninsula facing dining area.

            Fully equipped new kitchen, with peninsula facing dining area.

          • What a view! Overlooking the deck. Dishwasher just seen on left.

            What a view! Overlooking the deck. Dishwasher just seen on left.

          • Master bedroom with Queen size bed and door to private deck facing the ocean.

            Master bedroom with Queen size bed and door to private deck facing the ocean.

          • Master ensuite

            Master ensuite

          • Single bedroom on ground floor

            Single bedroom on ground floor

          • Lobster boat setting traps in the bay. A regular scene from our deck.

            Lobster boat setting traps in the bay. A regular scene from our deck.

          • Bayswater Beach. A 10 minute drive from the cottage.

            Bayswater Beach. A 10 minute drive from the cottage.

          • The town of Mahone Bay, with many great restaurants and places to shop

            The town of Mahone Bay, with many great restaurants and places to shop

          VRBO #455416

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, July 25, 2014

          C$1,200 - C$1,500 per week (CAD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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