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Compass Cottage at Deep Cove

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious two bedroom modern cottage with Cove View

This two bedroom, open concept cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the scenic water of Deep Cove.

Deep Cove is a tranquil inlet offering a great location for relaxed seaside living; with a dock and nearby boat launch it is also close to sandy beaches and the sailing village of Chester.

Flat screen TV. Apple TV adapter.

Games, books and DVDs.

Wireless internet.

Master suite on ground floor with king-size bed, large walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower enclosure.

Second bedroom upstairs, with Queen bed.

Open concept living area with cathedral ceiling and large windows that let in lots of light and make the most of the view of the water. Lounge, fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar with granite counter tops and small dining table. Propane fireplace. Separate washroom. Staircase to upper-level bedroom.

Doors open out from living area onto a good size wooden deck to the front of the cottage, overlooking the cove. Outside chairs and propane BBQ.

Compass Cottage is located at The Anchorage at Deep Cove, which is a short drive from the village of Chester, around 45 minutes to Halifax and an hour to the international airport.

Deep Cove is on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, along the scenic, coastal Lighthouse Route. There are sandy beaches nearby, including Bayswater and Queensland, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg, the small town of Mahone Bay and picturesque Peggy’s Cove.

The location is excellent for sailing, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, trail walking and cycling, as well as sightseeing and coastal exploring.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Noblett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Halifax Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En suite to lower bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Lower Level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Lower Level - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Upper Level - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Compass Cottage at Deep Cove
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Ideal South Shore vacation base

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, ideally located vacation base for visiting the South Shore. Comfortable, clean, quiet, with quick attention to any concerns encountered during our stay. Will certainly rent again on our next trip to the Maritimes.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our 2017 clients are repeat customers from previous years. Once again; thank you for your business!
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The property is beautifully appointed and in a pleasant location. A car is required.

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay. However, I must say I was not impressed when VRBO raised the per night fee after our first viewing of the site. After we had booked, the price returned to the original amount. The owner has spent a lot to furnish the "cottage" beautifully. We found the layout odd, though. The second bedroom is upstairs all by itself. We found that it is not well ventilated in summer. The second bathroom is right next to the downstairs bedroom. The upstairs sleeper is obliged to traipse through the prime bedroom to use the shower, for example, or access the closet. I slept in the hide-a-bed, having found the upstairs too stuffy. It is adequate. That all said, we enjoyed our stay and found the owner to be very attentive to our queries.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in Nova Scotia. The cottage was very nice. Everything was clean and as expected. Only problem was the shower does leak. It had all the utensils and appliances that you could use. We didn't cook in. It was quiet area. Bed was comfortable. Our only regret was the weather it was unusual hot until last few days. So we finally got to use fireplace. Booking and information was easy. Thanks Paul.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect coastal cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the cottage for 6 days at the end of August 2017 with my husband and 2 children (6y and 3y). This was a perfect 'home base' for us as we were visiting friends in nearby Blandford and eager to spend as much time as possible enjoying all the views and beaches and scenic spots along the south shore.


We've been to the area many times and the little spot at Deep Cove is a nice haven - only 1hr from Halifax and 20min from Chester for any amenities but close to all the great local sites along the south shore. Be sure to check out Bayswater and Queensland beaches and take the ferry to one of the Tancook islands for a day's outing. And the local "ocean pool" at Chester is great too! The Cove itself is totally tranquil and as idylic as the photographs. Really lovely spot to retreat and escape.


For our family it was perfect. Kitchen was FULLY stocked - impressive - we've rented many houses on VRBO for various vacations and this place had the most stocked with every kitchen tool and gadget I've seen. Anything you could need it was there. Thumbs up to having lots of coffee on hand (as it was the one thing we forgot to pick up at the grocery store on our way in) but to our relief there was plenty on hand! The cottage is well appointed and modern and spotlessly clean. Just be sure to take care with your food stuffs and garbage properly or you'll attract ants and fruit flies (but that's no different than at home!) Appreciated all the cleaning supplies available too, ready for a quick load of laundry or dishwashing without having to think about buying those supplies. Plenty of linens and bedding as well.

Only comment for improvement is to check the shower stall door - there's a gasket trim along most but not the bottom where there's enough of a gap that you'll inevitably leak water out. An easy fix to prevent water from pouring onto the floor and causing an accident.

Other than that - it was an easy, no muss, no fuss perfect escape spot for our family. We will definitely return whenever we are back in the area and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well appointed cottage in serene Deep Cove.

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing vacation, while staying at Compass Cottage. As two couples doing our yearly kayaking excursion to the South Shore, we found Compass Cottage to be an ideal rental. We really appreciated how well appointed the cottage is. All of the necessary amenities of home are included. We would give it five stars, but the upstairs queen bed is significantly inferior to the downstairs king in the master bedroom. We split the nights for the sake of fairness, and were thankful for the nights in the king bed. It might not be an issue for a couple with kids, but not particularly suitable for two couples. Replacing the queen bed with two twins and a memory foam topper would make the upstairs more versatile, and rectify the uneven sleeping arrangements. Fix the upstairs bed, and Compass Cottage is five star for both quality and location.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean house. Quiet relaxing area. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean on our arrival and contained all necessities. All you need to bring is your food. Quiet area. Relaxing just sitting on deck, or sitting on private dock, watching eagles, mink and schools of fish. Only an hour from Halifax or Peggy's Cove. Half an hour from Chester, which has food stores and good restaurants. Half an hour from Queensland Beach, a great salt water beach. We would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The perfect modern getaway; providing our guests with all the amenities to enjoy a great stay whilst exploring the South Shore Lighthouse route.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Halifax International
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $122.5
Pet Fee $76.56
Refundable Damage Deposit $229.69

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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