Perfect Start to a Dream Vacation in Nova Scotia
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Musquodoboit Harbour house description
'September and October are beautiful months in Nova Scotia! Warm days, and spectacular Fall colour as you progress into October.'
This lovely little home is situated on an acre of property and as close as a house can be to the wonderful and picturesque Petpeswick Inlet. We are about 10 kms from the open ocean so the water here is tidal but calm, warm for swimming, and great for fishing or bird watching. We are about 1.8 kms from the village of Musquodoboit Harbour where you can get basic supplies, go to the bank, pharmacy, bakery, library, post office or gym. There are couple little restaurant/cafes, as well....for example The Dobbit Bakery (great place for a coffee). You can also visit the Railway Museum and access the Trailway Hiking System in the village. Farmers’ Market is on Sundays. Lobsterworld is a very short distance up the old highway. There are two golf courses nearby, as well and the Petpeswick Yacht Club is just a little stroll away. Generations of kids have learned to sail there. Yours can, too.
The house has 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms …..two up and two on the ground floor. It’s great for a family or two couples who each can have their own space. Every room has a wonderful view. A comfortable living room has satellite TV, stereo, board games, a wood burning fireplace and a spectacular view. The dining room also has a wonderful view…..you feel like you are hanging over the water as you sit at the table! The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, appliances and cooking utensils as well as some staple requirements for getting started. There is wireless internet for your convenience.
The grounds are well landscaped, with plenty of lawn for kids to run around and play. If you travel towards the spectacular Martinique Beach Provincial Park, every little vignette is worth a camera click. It’s about 10 kms to the beach which has 5 kilometers of sandy wonderfulness and the wilderness sanctuary where you can dig for clams or watch the birds. You usually see surfers and you can rent surf boards etc. just near the entrance to the park.
Shopping is handy at Porter’s Lake or Jeddore, either centre is close. Of course you will want to explore the historic cities of Halifax and Dartmouth….it takes about a half hour to get to Dartmouth, and Halifax is just across the bridge. If you go East from Musquodoboit, you meander up the No. 7 Highway through beautiful ocean scenery, passing Sheet Harbour, Port Dufferin, lots of art galleries, antique and craft shops, quaint little cafes and tearooms, as well as lots of opportunities for seafood and ice cream.
While I am mentioning food, I need to say that LobsterWorld is just up the road East on Highway 7. Great prices on the lobsters and an excellent variety of seafood.
At the risk of repeating..... just want to make sure that everyone knows how lovely it is here in the Fall. The time when the leaves turn colour is often the most popular with the tourist, for bus tours and of course those touring by car. everywhere you look, it's stunning and breathtaking. A great time to come to Nova Scotia.
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Water View:
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- People come to this are for many reasons. The water, of course, but to relax and kick back in the quietness. Exploring and experiencing the wonderful Maritime culture, music, arts and food is fun for everyone.. There are plenty of Antique shops and Craft shops to keep a curious shopper happy. Local pubs are great and many have entertainment....moreless
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Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, Location
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage on PetPeswick Inlet, from the views sitting in the dining room to the gorgeous local artwork inside the home. The home is large so we were able to spend time with our family but also have our private spaces. It was nice that little things like paper towel rolls and condiments as well as coffee was available so we did not need to run out for items we didn't think of. We hope to be able to go back for much longer next time. A stay by the ocean is the best holiday. We could not have picked a better cottage to rent, Thanks for the beautiful atmosphere....
- Guest Katie (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- Date of stay 08/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Katia, You are so kind and I sure am glad you liked the little house! Thank you very much for those lovely words.
How privileged we were to stay at your charming 'yellow cottage' recently. The moment the cottage came into view we just knew we were in for something special and special it most certainly was! Not only was the house perfect in every way with its' artistic décor, light, space, quaintness and beautiful bedrooms, but we were also spoilt with its' location on the water's edge. Wonderful hardly sums it up. Thank you so very much for letting us share your home - a real dream. Best wishes from three sisters and their lovely hubbies. (Two from BC and the other from England all meeting up to holiday together in beautiful Nova Scotia).
- Guest Val (Wimborne, Dorset, England)
- Date of stay 09/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: Bless your saying so many nice things and for saying them so well. I do appreciate it. Hope to have you back soon!
The pictures don't do this place justice!
The pictures don't do this place justice!
Our family just spent a week relaxing at this wonderful cottage. Amazing views, quiet location, easy access to amenities, clean well-appointed cottage... what more could you ask for. We usually go to Nova Scotia once a year and this place is definitely on our radar for 2014!
- Guest Dr_Corey (Vermont)
- Date of stay 08/11/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks, Corey.... it makes me very happy that your family enjoyed the stay at my little house.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was cozy and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and plentiful. The girls especially liked the ability to be on their own downstairs without adults looking over their shoulder all the time. We used the deck on multiple occasions to sit and enjoy the view plus a beverage at day's end. We would recommend this house to everyone. Cathy was very easy to deal with and took the time to welcome us to her home which was a nice touch.
- Guest Travellers (Toronto)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words and I am glad you had a good experience!
Charming Cottage on the Ocean
Charming Cottage on the Ocean
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this wonderful cottage. The cottage was a great size, beautifully decorated and very clean. The view on the back deck was beautiful and so relaxing to wake up to every morning. The cottage is tucked back away from the road so you feel like you are away from everything yet you are so close to the town, the beach, groceries, gas and, our favorite, the Dobbit Bakehouse. The owner is wonderful and so easy to work with. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you, Cathy!
- Guest Susan P.
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks so much! It sure helps when you have such great guests to work with, too.
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7 night min stay
- Cleaning: C$100
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Halifax International (YHZ) at 70 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Via Rail, Halifax at 49 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 7 at 1.8 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Martinique Beach Provincial Park at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Marcus and Willy's at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Harbour Ridge at 1.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Harbour Fish and Fries at 1.9 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I have always dreamed about owning a little place by the sea. Having this sweet little house has been a tremendous pleasure for me, and I am happy to share it with others when I am unable to be there myself.
Why the Owner Chose Musquodoboit Harbour:
We 'shopped and shopped' before finding this cottage. We wanted to be within easy reach of the airport and the major highways, as well as having peace and quiet. Nothing ever seemed to be the perfect place until we drove in the driveway to this house. Bingo....the perfect one! A look at the view, even from the driveway stole our hearts.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This small community is the perfect blend of quiet relaxation, and yet has quick access to the cities, the airport and all activities. You can even zip over to Prince Edward Island in about 4 hours, or get to Annapolis Royale and Digby with and easy drive. Mahone Bay, Chester, and Lunenburg are close enough for a day trip, as well. Very well situated.
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the little yellow cottage
comfortable chairs on the deck
master bedroom fireplace
the little bedroom
cozy living room
kitchen to the deck
main floor queen room
definitely some unusual artwork here
fabulous Martinique Beach
local bakery....handy for treats or coffee break
the gardens are always pretty
lower/ground level bedroom
laundry on lower/ground level
lots of seating in the L/R
we do have a bit of crazy artwork around the house
dinner for 4, but there's room for 6
low tide at Martinque Beach
just another romantic sunset
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Date last modified - Sunday, September 08, 2013
4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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