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Exquisite, Newly Renovated Ocean Front Cottage

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 Weber gas 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A growing library of eclectic reading....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD player...moreless

  • Game Room:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    CD player with iPod docking system. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD collection...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Beside washing machine...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Under floor heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    Driveway suitable for 2 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch-new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    New...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Frigidaire fridge/freezer...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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber propane BBQ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2015
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

August 2015
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sept 2015
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$1,500

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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Location

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

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.


Contact us

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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 05/15/2015
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