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Simple Living Oceanfront Retreat | Dolphins, Seals and Perfect Sunsets

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Alfresco dining with a view. Can you think of anything better?

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Travelers from the United States - Take advantage of the current great exchange rate with the Canadian $$!
PLEASE NOTE: Our rates are quoted in US$ (and any payment via credit card will be charged in US$). Please change to your local currency for an accurate quote.

Our property is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a 'Backyard Wildlife Habitat'.


Saltbrook on the Bay is a simply rustic, semi-off-the grid, unplugged retreat. It's a bare-bones, out in the country, by-the-seaside cottage. It's perfect for couples or small families who are looking to unwind and relax without distraction of most electronic devices. (There is no television, no internet and very limited cell reception at the cottage.)

Our weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. We have a minimum stay of, at least, one week as we've found that it takes several days to truly unwind and separate oneself from technology that is normally used everyday.

Think back to when life was simple. Feet were bare, summer breezes blew through screens of open windows, the air was filled with the songs of birds by day and crickets by night. Return to the simplicity you remember and emerge from your summer holiday tranquil and rejuvenated.

We have worked very hard to keep our little cottage pristine from gadgets and whirs and beeps and hums and take you back to nature where you wake to the sound of the ocean waves and light of the morning sun.  

You won't find television here, or internet or even a microwave.  However you will find shimmering beach glass waiting to be discovered, resident seals, pheasants and fox.  

While you are here, make sure you visit the fish market down the road in Parker’s Cove for world-famous scallops or lobster (they will cook them for you). And be sure to visit Annapolis Royal farmer’s market to sample some of the abundant organic produce and local bread and wines.

Should you choose to cook while here, the cottage kitchen is equipped with a full size fridge and electric range. There is a stove-top percolator coffee pot and a french-press, a teapot, toaster and all cooking utensils, dishes and glassware for 4.

The bathroom is on the first floor and has a tub/shower, hairdryer and washing machine (a clothesline is outside for the freshest of laundry).

Upstairs there are two simple bedrooms -- The front bedroom has a queen bed with a memory foam mattress and fluffy pillows and duvet. The cozy back bedroom has two twin beds, also with memory foam mattresses and fluffy pillows and duvets.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Cottage may not be suitable for very young children - please inquire....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Because the unit has not been 'childproofed' in any way, parents must be completely responsible for the safety of their children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Both bedrooms are cozy and located upstairs.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom is on the first floor while bedrooms are on on the second floor. Bathroom also is equipped with hairdryer. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Semi-off the grid, rural cottage for those looking for an away-from-it-all quiet vacation. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles. Several outdoor games as well....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Rocky Beach. Beach walking forever is permitted below the high tide line....moreless

  • Rural:

    Equidistant from the nearest towns of Bridgetown & Annapolis Royal (pop. 500 & 1000) over the mountain and through the wood. Acres and acres of forest, ocean and stream....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Cottage is situated on grassy lot with a winding path through the meadow to the rocky beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4. Also a picnic table in yard....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided - sheets, pillows and fluffy duvets...moreless

  • Parking:

    For two cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Because there is no cell reception in the area, there is a landline for local calls only. Please purchase a calling card for long-distance calls. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Stove-top percolator & French-Press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 4 ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has fridge and electric stove/oven, stovetop coffee percolator, toaster. We do NOT have a microwave, dishwasher or any other electronic appliances. ...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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$775 $2,600
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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

To our friends outside of the United States......Because our primary residence is in the US, this listing site requires us to post rates and collect payments in UNITED STATES CURRENCY only. Please use the currency conversion button to change our rates into current Canadian dollar rates. As of April 2015, our weekly rate in Canadian $$ is APPROXIMATELY $950 - information meant as an approximation only.

Rate includes a policy for accidental damage insurance. No additional security deposit is required.

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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Location

190 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Digby/St. John

Car: Necessary

Beachcombing. Historic town of Annapolis Royal is 20 minutes over the mountain with the Kings Theatre, Fort Anne and Botanical Gardens. Bridgetown, 'Prettiest Little Town in Nova Scotia', 15 minutes over the mountain. Artist delight, Bear River - 30 minutes. Canada's 'most romantic' town of Digby and the world famous Digby scallops, 45 minute drive.

International Airport - Halifax - 1 1/2 hours.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Gary and Maria are the owners/caretakers of Saltbrook. We live full time in Massachusetts where we have owned vacation rental homes in Cape Cod, Maine, and Nova Scotia for over 10 years. We are impatiently waiting for the time when we can spend the summers on the Bay of Fundy. Until then, we will happily share this wonderful place with you.

Why the Owner Chose Annapolis Royal:
We purchased Saltbrook by the Bay, sight unseen, in 2005. We were smitten. It was 'just big enough' and simple and in the perfect spot. Every time we are there, within 24 hours, we've relaxed and settled in to a simple lifestyle and can't believe the beauty of this magical place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Like we said, Saltbrook is 'just the right size'. Being oceanfront is breathtaking - watching the water whenever you want is just mesmerizing. If you are sure-footed, you can walk endlessly down the rock beach. Across the street is an entirely different world with its woodland stream and forest solitude.


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Photos

  • Alfresco dining with a view.  Can you think of anything better?

    Alfresco dining with a view. Can you think of anything better?

  • Lobster boat hauling in the day's catch.

    Lobster boat hauling in the day's catch.

  • Sunset

    Sunset

  • Relax, you're at the beach.

    Relax, you're at the beach.

  • Petite dining room for 4.

    Petite dining room for 4.

  • Full size cooking stove/oven and full size fridge.  Caphalon cookware.

    Full size cooking stove/oven and full size fridge. Caphalon cookware.

  • Cozy twin bedroom with an ocean view.

    Cozy twin bedroom with an ocean view.

  • Can't get much fresher than this.

    Can't get much fresher than this.

  • Wildflower meadow

    Wildflower meadow

  • Balance some rocks and clear your mind.

    Balance some rocks and clear your mind.

  • Beautiful Annapolis Royal!

    Beautiful Annapolis Royal!

  • Forest brook across the street.  Perfect place for a steaming cup of coffee.

    Forest brook across the street. Perfect place for a steaming cup of coffee.

  • April in Phinney Cove

    April in Phinney Cove

  • A comfortable place to relax.

    A comfortable place to relax.

  • Rustic doesn't have to mean roughing it.

    Rustic doesn't have to mean roughing it.

  • Breakfast in bed?  Queen bedroom

    Breakfast in bed? Queen bedroom

  • Sunroom with games and puzzles

    Sunroom with games and puzzles

  • October view

    October view

  • Take a leisurely stroll through the meadow down to the beach.

    Take a leisurely stroll through the meadow down to the beach.

  • Nova Scotia Sunset

    Nova Scotia Sunset

  • Downtown Annapolis Royal

    Downtown Annapolis Royal

  • Make sure to stop at the Annapolis Royal farmer's market during your stay.

    Make sure to stop at the Annapolis Royal farmer's market during your stay.

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