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Lakeside Home, Wooded with Gardens on Scenic Island Route 1 Mile from the Sea.

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lake Midway is on the scenic drive which leads to Long and Brier Islands in the Bay of Fundy and is 15 minutes from the picturesque fishing port and county town of Digby, Nova Scotia.

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, satellite 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 town nearest 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':

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 the cardinal bird 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke in the garden or the wood shed if the weather is inclement. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved pets which must rid of fleas and ticks a week before occupation. Pets must be exercised outside of the garden in our woodland area....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lake view...moreless

  • Pink Bedroom: 1 double

    Garden View...moreless

  • Childrens Bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed, 1 baby crib

    Lake View...moreless

  • The cottage is appropriate for up to 6 people plus a baby sleeping, with sufficient seating for comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Good shower pressure...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    And hand sink...moreless

  • The full bathroom has a tiled floor and pine tops and has a good shower pressure with as much free hot water as you need at all times of the day....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All prices include normal cleaning on your departure, including bed linens. High speed wireless internet is provided free of charge. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    There is a fiction library in the Den and the main bedroom with reference books on birds, animals, flowers and plants and a Canadian encyclopedia (Canadiana) in the dining room...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    You may also use this to play CDs...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    See toys...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    There are a few classical and modern CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic satellite TV package...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Cassette Tapes and FM radio, also to enhance the TV sound...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    A box in the garden holds games and toys, the children's bedroom has boxes of toys and there are games in the Den....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake:

    The lake is shallow, safe and ideal for swimming but bring your Crocs as the small rocks are volcanic and can be a little sharp under foot until you are afloat....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Sunrise over the lake should be experienced at least once. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property has its own private lake frontage across the road opposite the main drive. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The peninsular on which the property is situated is 40 miles long and extends into the Bay of Fundy. There are many charming beaches and coves nearby to explore. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Rural with charming wildlife and country views all round, but still not remote...moreless

  • Ski-Out
  • Waterfront:

    Stunning views from the house. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table seats six and we also have a high chair for baby. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Fast rural broadband with access via wifi throughout the property and into the garden. Access code is on the router and it has a connect button for easy connection. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a separate washer and dryer for renters' use in the utility area ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Full working fireplace. There are logs supplied and kindling may be gathered in the garden, or if the weather is not kind, kindling is for sale at the nearby gas station. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    We have wi-fi which can be accessed all over the house, including the garden for about 20 feet + or minus from the building....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We supply all bed linen, towels face cloths, toilet tissue and soap....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls and emergency services....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a separate washer and dryer for guests' use in the utility area ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, cups, mugs, glasses, cutlery, bowls, casserole dishes, jugs, colanders, baking trays, free herbs and spices, fruit basket, picnic equipment etc etc......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, cups, mugs, glasses, cutlery, bowls, casserole dishes, jugs, colanders, baking trays, free herbs and spices, fruit basket, picnic equipment etc etc......moreless

  • Freezer:

    Integral with the refrigerator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for vacation use, baking and more adventurous cooking...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Integral with the stove and a separate toaster oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    With integral freezer compartment...moreless

  • Stove:

    We also have a toaster oven, microwave oven and deep fryer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Pop up toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    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

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Our insurers will not let us supply water craft, but please bring your own if you can or you may buy a cheap inflatable in Digby. Use is at your own risk....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    At the back of the house with guard rails. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large gas BBQ is provided. ...moreless

  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
 

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5 night min stay
$135
$875 $3,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.


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Location

175 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Digby
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Digby to St John
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Digby Pines
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Junction 26 on Route 101
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Digby
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Cove

Car: Necessary

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, satellite TV,high speed internet access, chidrens' 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.

 

Owner info

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. We have owned the property for 13 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, We speak some French

 

Photos

  • Taken on 11th June 2014

    Taken on 11th June 2014

  • Lake Midway from the garden, perfect for a swim on a hot day.

    Lake Midway from the garden, perfect for a swim on a hot day.

  • The house from the garden

    The house from the garden

  • Large gardens with paths into woodland with fruit trees. Help yourself!

    Large gardens with paths into woodland with fruit trees. Help yourself!

  • Loungers a hammock and a place to sit and enjoy a summer BBQ. Bicycle provided.

    Loungers a hammock and a place to sit and enjoy a summer BBQ. Bicycle provided.

  • Well equipped kitchen with  range, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, deep fryer

    Well equipped kitchen with range, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, deep fryer

  • Comfortable lounge with couches,satellite TV, VCR, DVD MiniDisc and Aux input.

    Comfortable lounge with couches,satellite TV, VCR, DVD MiniDisc and Aux input.

  • Working fireplace and there is plenty of wood available.

    Working fireplace and there is plenty of wood available.

  • The front of the cottage and hummingbird feeder.

    The front of the cottage and hummingbird feeder.

  • The kitchen with door to utility area for washer dryer and half WC.

    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.

    The bathroom. WC bath/shower, basin, towels, soap and toilet tissue provided.

  • Beautiful Sandy Cove beach on the Bay of Fundy, only a few minutes away by car.

    Beautiful Sandy Cove beach on the Bay of Fundy, only a few minutes away by car.

  • The back of the house from under the maple tree.

    The back of the house from under the maple tree.

  • The rock terrace where the chipmunks live and in the foreground, the tiny stream

    The rock terrace where the chipmunks live and in the foreground, the tiny stream

  • The flower garden in full bloom in summer.

    The flower garden in full bloom in summer.

  • The dining room with hostess trolley, reference 
books, lake and garden views

    The dining room with hostess trolley, reference books, lake and garden views

  • Queen sized bed, bookcase, wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, radio alarm clock & phone.

    Queen sized bed, bookcase, wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, radio alarm clock & phone.

  • Morning in the lounge

    Morning in the lounge

  • Double bedroom with 5 drawer chest, clothes hanging area, bench and radio alarm.

    Double bedroom with 5 drawer chest, clothes hanging area, bench and radio alarm.

  • Another view of the lounge from the stairs

    Another view of the lounge from the stairs

  • The childrens room with cot, bunk beds, single bed, clock radio, toys and books.

    The childrens room with cot, bunk beds, single bed, clock radio, toys and books.

  • Stunning Rossway beach, less than 10 minutes from the cottage.

    Stunning Rossway beach, less than 10 minutes from the cottage.

  • Less than ten minutes drive away, Sandy Cove East and local fishing boats.

    Less than ten minutes drive away, Sandy Cove East and local fishing boats.

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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