Lakeside Home, Wooded with Gardens on Scenic Island Route 1 Mile from the Sea.(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedrooms, two double and one twin, sleeps 6 plus a baby.
The most attractive feature are the extensive private gardens and wooded areas. The property is just under 4 acres in size. The lawns are well cared for and the woods are thinned to allow walking in a park-like environment. Wildlife is attracted to the garden, including white tailed deer and numerous other birds and animals.
The house has high speed internet, a smart TV, VCR, DVD, films, books and games, a telephone, well equipped kitchen, washing machine & dryer, a hair dryer, hot water, wood for a fire, full bath with shower and half bath downstairs, high chair, garden toys and a bike.
It has 3 bedrooms, one with a double and one with a queen sized bed. The children's room sleeps 2 plus a baby (in a crib.)
Its own lake frontage is ideal for swimming or you can fish for trout and bass. Garden furniture, a gas bar-b-q, sun beds and a bicycle are provided and there are no immediate neighbors.
Sandy Cove is 15 minutes away and the cottage is particularly well positioned for whale watching trips, bird watching, sea fishing, geology (for rock hounds), and country walks
Our traditional early 19th century home with modern additions is available for your vacation in Nova Scotia, Canada.
It is less than a mile from the Bay of Fundy's numerous coves and beaches and has stunning views over spring fed Lake Midway. The property adjoins Lake Midway Provincial Park which has wash rooms, picnic and changing facilities only two minutes on foot from the cottage.
We are near to whale watching and pleasure fishing craft as well as lighthouses and seal colonies in the Bay of Fundy.
Getting there: A trip to Nova Scotia by Catamaran from Maine in the USA to Yarmouth NS or from Quebec and Ontario via New Brunswick by ferry straight into Digby, the nearest town to Lake Midway. Flights to Canada from the U.S. take less than one and a half hours and from the U.K. and Europe can take less than five hours. Halifax Airport is less than a three hour drive away from the cottage.
A video of the home is on YouTube 'Innisfree Cottage Lake Midway' and the owner has also uploaded other Nova Scotia videos to his YouTube channel.
When hiring your car, be sure to get cruise control for the long stretches of well maintained and extremely quiet roads. In the summer you will also appreciate air conditioning in your vehicle, as the temperatures can get well into the 80s.
Wildlife: At Innisfree cottage, you will find nature at its finest and most exciting. Nova Scotia is a wild and friendly place which can be enjoyed from the comfort of our well equipped and cozy country cottage home.
Don't forget to feed the local resident Chipmunks, Blue Jays, Squirrels and Hummingbirds. There is normally some bird food in the cottage and we provide a hummingbird feeder.
You are likely to see rabbits, pheasants, chipmunks and squirrels in the garden. In the woods at the back of the cottage, evidence of white tailed deer can be seen. American finches, robins and blue jays feed from the bird feeders and a brilliant red flash means a cardinal is around. Turkey vultures and, if you are lucky, a bald eagle sometimes ride the thermals overhead. In summer, the hummingbirds have a feast on the nectar from the touch-me-not flowers having followed the sun from Mexico arriving in May.
The cottage is used by the owners for their own vacations and is therefore equipped to a high standard.
Please remember that this is an old country property and sometimes a mouse or squirrel may gain access to the wall voids, so you may occasionally hear the sounds of these unwelcome visitors. There are also insects in the garden, so it pays to keep the doors covered by insect screens behind you when you are passing in and out of the garden. We do all we can to keep the house sealed from the nature which surrounds it, but it can be an almost impossible task. If you are squeamish about such matters, this may not be the property for you. However, if you do encounter any problems, we can normally quickly sort them out.
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Member since: 2008
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Lake View:
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
Helmet (compulsory in NS) and 12V tire pump also provided.The bicycle is used at your own risk, so please check its road-worthiness before using it. It was last checked and approved in May 2015. ...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $149.56
- Taxes Not included
We do allow bookings of less than 5 nights, but the full five night rate of $675 would have to be paid. Guests wishing to stay less than five nights would therefore probably be better off booking other accommodation, such as Seawinds Motel, which is in a nice spot, overlooking Digby Harbour.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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The property is in an elevated position overlooking Lake Midway, which is a fresh water lake and is itself elevated above the ocean. Please see the links tab.
Digby Neck is an unusual piece of land, extending as it does and including the islands, almost forty miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage is however in a sheltered and rural position and it is only once you venture a few minutes from the cottage by road, that is is apparent that the cottage is so near the ocean and the Bay of Fundy, being approximately one mile from both the north and south shores of the peninsular.
Further down the peninsular, an inexpensive ferry service operates 365 days a year to and from Long Island and Brier island, where you can pick up a whale watching boat which will take you out onto some of the most ecologically rich parts of the world's oceans.
Other Activities: Whale watching, and fishing, sea fishing, deep sea fishing, your own private access to Lake Midway for swimming, walking, beach combing, cycling (we provide a bicycle), bird watching (hummingbirds are especially charming).
The house is also packed with lots of fun things to do, such as board games, videos, DVDs, a smart TV, high speed internet access, children's toys and of course, it has magnificent views.
Innisfree is a nature lover's paradise and the owners particularly enjoy photographing and videoing the many natural visitors to the garden and woods, including the elusive white tailed deer. The fully equipped kitchen means that you can do more than just holiday cooking with equipment which will enable you to do such things as jam and bread making.
Please help yourself to the fruit in the garden. Innisfree is not just a holiday home, it is your very own country home from home.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We live in the U.K. and love to come to Canada where the pace of life is so much slower and allows us to enjoy a break close to nature.
Why the Owner Chose Digby, NS, Canada:
It is in a beautiful setting and is peaceful, quiet and secluded but not remote. In 2017 we will have owned the property for 14 years and never tire of its charms. The Nova Scotian's we have got to know over the years are friendly and welcoming to visitors. The name Innisfree comes from a poem by the Irish poet William Butler Yates called 'Lake Isle of Innisfree', the words of which remind us of the house.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Swimming and playing in the lake in summer is a very special treat. The hummingbirds offer endless entertainment and whale watching is a delight.
- Primary: +44 1323431662 Call collect 5am to 4pm EST (011 44 1323431662)
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The house from the garden
A view from the woods up the hill behind the garden
The rock terrace where the chipmunks live and in the foreground, the tiny stream
Taken on a hot June day
The sunny dining room with the lake and garden view
Queen sized bed, bookcase, wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, radio alarm clock & phone.
Double bedroom with 5 drawer chest, clothes hanging area, bench and radio alarm.
The comfortable lounge with easy to use Television which is connected internet
The kitchen with door to utility area for washer dryer and half WC.
The bathroom. WC bath/shower, basin, towels, soap and toilet tissue provided.
An American Goldfinch at the feeder in the garden entertaining us at breakfast.
Less than ten minutes drive away, Sandy Cove East and local fishing boats.
Lake Midway from the eastern side of the garden, perfect for a swim on a hot day
The back of the house from under the maple tree.
Large gardens with paths into woodland with fruit trees. Help yourself!
The flower garden in full bloom in summer.
Well equipped kitchen with range, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, deep fryer
The Den with DVDs and games
The front of the cottage and hummingbird feeder.
Another view of the lounge from the stairs showing the wood fireplace
The childrens room with cot, bunk beds, single bed, clock radio, toys and books.
Stunning Rossway beach, less than 10 minutes from the cottage.
Beautiful Sandy Cove beach on the Bay of Fundy, only a few minutes away by car.
Two whales spotted by the owners on a local whale watching trip.
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