Mainsail Cottage is a charming well-appointed two level cottage situated right on the shore of Hubbards Cove; the ocean is less than thirty feet from the door. This is a safe place to swim with no dangerous currents or sudden drop offs. The view is breath-taking; you look straight out to sea as well as up into Hubbards Cove. The grounds are beautiful, enhanced by the color of many mini-gardens, flowering shrubs and fruit trees. Our rental is the entire first level, which is the ground floor. My husband Donnie and I live above. Our guests have two private side entrances. The beach in front of Mainsail Cottage is only for our own family's personal use, and that of our paying guests. Donnie and I enter our own upstairs living area from the rear of the house and he and I sit outside on a back deck so that our paying guests can have privacy on the side and front lawns. This is a fully winterized one bedroom, non smoking, self-catering cottage that can sleep five easily. It has a queen-size bed, a double futon with a privacy curtain in the living area, and a single cot that can be set up if required. The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is very spacious with lots of comfortable seating, a dining table that can accommodate six people, and an electric fireplace. It is bright and airy, with four windows, two of which measure almost four feet by five to take advantage of the wonderful view up the cove and straight out to sea. This is a quiet and tranquil place in which to relax. Mainsail Cottage has an ample store of movies, books and games. WiFi broadband is included in the rental fee. We are situated centrally within the village of Hubbards so that it is an easy walk to the mall, to the access for the Rails to Trails, the Pharmasave, the Farmer’s Market, the Trellis Café, the post office and the library. At the same time, because we are located at the end of a long private lane, we are removed from the bustle and noise of the traffic in this busy seaside community. We think we have the best of both worlds here! This is a delightful spot for a pleasant , private and peaceful holiday.
There is a lot of wild life to enjoy. We are off the beaten track, therefore our property is very quiet and private . It is close to many other south shore attractions: 50 minutes from the airport, 35 minutes to Halifax, less than an hour to the Martock ski slope and about an hour to the Annapolis valley. The local 'Rails to Trails' provide a venue to cross country ski or snow shoe, bike or walk. Our property is absolutely beautiful in the winter. It would be a lovely place to spend a romantic Christmas. It's an ideal spot to rest and relax, study, write or work in a quiet and beautiful setting. Sorry we can't accommodate pets.
Rental rates: July and August $140 per night, $850 per week
June and September: $130 per night $800 per week
From Oct. 1st to May 31st: $120 per night, $750 per week
Minimum deposit is $ 130.
Minimum stay is at owner's discretion.
Cancellation policy: the deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within one month of the proposed date
We stayed at the Mainsail Cottage for 3 nights in August and we absolutely loved it! The suite is just like a family cottage complete with pictures and memorabilia on the walls and shelving. It was very clean and had a warm and comfortable feel about it. The view is spectacular as it is right on the waterfront. The kitchen is fully equipped with a variety of small appliances and the bed was comfortable. Donnie & Carol are a fabulous couple, genuinely nice and friendly. We would like to go back and stay longer!
We spent 2 nights at this beautiful cottage. It is cozy and clean and has everything you might need. The view is a million dollar view. Carol and Donnie are so friendly, helpful and generous. We will make it a family tradition to spend a week every year on this wonderful cottage.
My wife and I just spent 6 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The setting is spectacular, and we spent a lot of time sitting by the small beach just watching the bay, the boats, the birds. The cottage itself is cozy and comfortable. Don and Carol are very helpful and friendly. We would go again.
A beautiful drive, spanning nearly 2000 kilometers, is fantastically capped as our family of four pull in to the Mainsail and its perfect view of the Atlantic ocean. Before we can draw a breath of the salty air our amazing hosts are greeting us.
We get the welcoming tour and what a great place it is!
A very clean space with ample linens and stocked full of all the little things you don't want to have to get while away. Small extras provided by our hosts made going swimming, having a campfire or enjoying the Hubbard's parade even more amazing.
The photos are unable to capture the beauty of the setting or the surprising amount of space afforded within the cottage.
Hubbard's was full of amazing sites and activities. Our lucky timing coordinated with fireworks, a parade, and live performances on the cove. Everyone we met was welcoming and helpful when needed. If you have the pleasure of being in Hubbard's for the farmer's market it is an essential stop.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the ceilidh we experienced as our hosts, at the Trellis Cafe, gave us a memorable performance that is a highlight of our visit.
Every moment of our stay could be described like the music of that night.
"And the songs get louder,
Each one better than before"
We would be back in a heartbeat.
i have to congratulate Don and Carol on their cottage it was a few years ago since i was there 6 in fact .
this was my perfect get away i needed nothing but food as everything was provided such a beautiful place .
im hoping to return at some point in the near future.....
Loved the cottage ,all we needed was our food , Everything we needed was provided for us
. Every night we sat outside on the waterfront lawn planning the next days adventure .Don and Carol are wonderful people who made us feel right at home .Thursday night we went to the Trellis Cafe it was GREAT all local musicians gather and have a jam session Carol and Don are part of it. They are both very talented , it was the highlight of our trip. Hope to go back someday.
Kevin and Linda
This is a central spot from which to do day excursions along the South Shore, to Peggy's Cove, Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Bridgewater. They are all within an hour or less. We are twenty minutes away from Exit 8 which leads across country to Windsor and the ski hill at Martock ( 45 minutes from here) , and on to the scenic Annapolis Valley. The Aspotogan Trail and the St. Margaret's Bay Trail originate in Hubbards. These are excellent for all seasonal activities, walking, biking, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing. The Halifax International Airport is less than an hour away. The closest access to a main highway is Exit 6 of the 103 which is about a mile and a half from Mainsail Cottage.
July and August: 140 per night. 850 per week.
June and September: 130 per night, 800 per week.
October-May: 120 per night, 750 per week.
Cancellation policy: The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within one month of the proposed date of arrival.
Minimum stay: at owner's discretion depending on the season.
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Oct 3 2016 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Deposit and Cancellation Policy: For a booking of one night, we require the full amount. For a booking between 2 to 7 nights we require a deposit of $130. For a booking longer than one week we require a deposit of $200.
If the rental is cancelled within one month of the date of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. Payment options are personal cheques, postal or bank money orders, electronic e-transfers or cash. ( We are not set up to process credit cards.) Minimum stay is at the owner's discretion depending on the season.
140 per night 850 per week in July and August
130 per night 800 per week in June and September
120 per night 750 per week from Oct. 1 to May 31.
Minimum stay at owner's discretion.
Minimum 130 deposit required at time off booking. This is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within one month of the date of arrival. Balance to be paid on day of arrival. We do not accept credit cards.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.