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Perfect Start to a Dream Vacation in Nova Scotia

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the house is right on the water, as you can see!


Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Musquodoboit Harbour house description

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… 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


          • Children Welcome:

            I don't have any crib or highchair but arrangements could be made for baby needs....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please no smoking in the house or near it...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Main Floor Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower


          • Lower/Ground floorBathroom: toilet, tub, shower


          Other Amenities

              • There is a little public beach just across the inlet that has a lifeguard on any summer days that it's warm enough to be in the water. Very nice for little kids....moreless


              • Books:

                I have a few good books on the shelves in the Living room...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                There's nice little beach across the inlet. A lifeguard is there on summer days. Great for little kids....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                from most rooms in the house...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Right on the edge of the Petpeswick Inlet...moreless

              • Village:

                Musquodoboit Hbr is handy for any basic needs plus, Library, Drugstore, Gym and Bank....moreless

              • Water View:

                Perfect and peaceful view from any room in the house.......moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Closer to the water than would be allowed if the house were being built today....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Internet:


              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Comfy and stylish furniture. Room has TV and fireplace, also French doors to the front patio...moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Local Calls only...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Pretty dishes for at least 6 and lots of glassware....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                I like to cook so you will find whatever tools you need in this kitchen....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Some basic stuff like seasonings, tea, coffee, sugar. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf:

                2 local courses - Harbour Ridge (9 hole)is on our road, and River Oaks (18 and 9), just up the 327 highway....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                rentals nearby...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden


              Write a review 4.7
              from 10 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 16 - Oct 24, 2015
              5 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning C$100
              • Taxes Included

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              Last updated: 12/05/2014
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              70 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Halifax International (YHZ)
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Porters Lake Pub
              1.5 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Harbour Ridge; River Oaks Golf Club
              49 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Via Rail, Halifax
              1.8 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 7
              1.9 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Harbour Fish and Fries
              10 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Martinique Beach Provincial Park

              Car: Necessary

              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.


              Owner info

              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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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • the house is right on the water, as you can see!

                the house is right on the water, as you can see!

              • comfortable chairs on the deck

                comfortable chairs on the deck

              • master bedroom fireplace

                master bedroom fireplace

              • the gardens are always pretty

                the gardens are always pretty

              • lower/ground level bedroom - king bed

                lower/ground level bedroom - king bed

              • cosy living room with wood fireplace

                cosy living room with wood fireplace

              • living room

                living room

              • dinner for 4, but there's room for 6

                dinner for 4, but there's room for 6

              • we do have a bit of crazy artwork around the house

                we do have a bit of crazy artwork around the house

              • low tide at Martinque Beach

                low tide at Martinque Beach

              • just another romantic sunset

                just another romantic sunset

              • relax in the morning, at the front of the house

                relax in the morning, at the front of the house

              • master bedroom

                master bedroom

              • main floor bathroom

                main floor bathroom

              • main floor queen room

                main floor queen room

              • the little bedroom

                the little bedroom

              • lots of seating in the L/R

                lots of seating in the L/R

              • kitchen


              • definitely some unusual artwork here

                definitely some unusual artwork here

              • laundry on lower/ground level

                laundry on lower/ground level

              • fabulous Martinique Beach

                fabulous Martinique Beach

              • local bakery....handy for treats or coffee break

                local bakery....handy for treats or coffee break

              VRBO #478152

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              C$200 per night (CAD)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/05/2014
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