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Ocean Surf Cottage - You Won't Want to Leave.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)

OCEAN SURF COTTAGE is a slice of oceanfront paradise - a romantic seaside getaway with 360 feet of private bold ocean frontage in the unspoilt community of Summerville Centre overlooking Port Mouton Bay. To the south-east are the open Atlantic and Port Mouton Island. A few minutes walk to the west lies the mile-long sandy beach of Summerville Provincial Park and the delectable Quarterdeck Grill seafood restaurant. To the south, across the bay, historic lighthouses, fishing boats and more sandy beaches await. If you are looking for the sights and sounds of the ocean right at your door, without giving up 'the comforts of home' this premium destination may well be the best on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

Within Walking Distance: Start your day on the deck overlooking the waves. It spans the full width of the house with 350 sq feet fully enclosed, insulated and heated for year round use. Facing south west, it gets lots of sun even in winter. Retractable electrically operated awnings together with the latest in mini-split air-conditioning technology keep the house cool and provide welcome shade during the hotter days of summer.

After breakfast the sandy mile-long beach of Summerville Provincial Park is a six minute walk away. Here, aside from having a leisurely stroll on the sand, you may rent a kayak or surfboard then enjoy one of the 'Taste of Nova Scotia' featured restaurants - the popular Quarterdeck Grill.

At the far end of the beach, the Broad River presents a hiking opportunity: it is crossed by a trestle bridge of the abandoned Halifax to Yarmouth railway, which is now maintained as a trail through rugged, forested countryside.

If you enjoy clambering over rocks, that is also a great way to explore the immediate shoreline on which the house is located.

Within a Fifteen Minute Drive: Head south down Hwy 103 through Port Mouton to one of Nova Scotia's finest beaches: Carter's Beach. With a parking area for all of fifteen cars (and rarely full), it is a series of three crescent shaped beaches with offshore islands reminiscent of the Caribbean (minus the palm trees of course). If you like deserted, this is it, though it has become a favorite stopover for sailboats and the occasional tall ship.

Head east 5 minutes along the Lighthouse route and you'll find White Point Golf Club.

Continue to the Town of Liverpool, one of the oldest towns in the Province. Noted for its colorful maritime history, it is a treasure trove of historic homes, many of which date back to when captains of industry and of the sea vied for the most impressive homes. One of them is now a fascinating museum of local history.

Within a Forty-five Minute Drive: To the south (a twenty-minute drive) is the wild rocky coastline and surrounding natural splendour of the Seaside Adjunct of Kejimkujik National Preserve and its seal colonies. A 'must sea'.

In the opposite direction, the Town of Bridgewater sits on the LaHave River. There are wonderful scenic drives on both sides of the river down to the sea, from where you can follow the coast by road. Have lunch at the LaHave Bakery where they bake their own breads and pastries and continue on to the LaHave Islands, Crescent Beach and Petite Riviere.

Just beyond Bridgewater are quaint Mahone Bay and Unesco World Heritage sight, Lunenburg. The latter is home to the Bluenose a beautiful tall ship in port for daily excursions.

More Details

Jeffrey Percy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Jeffrey Percy

Ocean Surf Cottage is owned by a semi-retired couple who moved to Nova Scotia from Ontario after careers in the business, education and civil service fields. We are now enjoying life in an unhurried, tranquil part of the world that is very close to nature.

Jeffrey Percy purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jeffrey Percy chose Nova Scotia

We were on vacation in Nova Scotia and just happened upon this oceanfront property which was on the market. It was only after buying it that we discovered its wonderful surroundings - miles of empty and near empty beaches, hiking trails, and the ever-changing ocean right on the doorstep. Not to mention endless interesting drives on twisty roads to scenic area attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your home is amazing. Location, amenities all the very best. Your 100% awesome home truly made our vacation so memorable. This is a piece of paradise. Don't ever sell it."

NOTE: These folks loved it so much that if you inquire about this property I can give you their email address and you can get a first-hand reference.
Apr 2009
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Queens Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Note that stays are At Your Own Risk unless booked through this platform (see Rental Agreement for details)
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A wall of glass separates you from greenery and possible deer sightings as you enjoy a soak in the tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom features a wall of windows looking over the ocean and has direct access to the sunroom. The second bedroom is on the opposite side of the house, beyond the sounds of the surf but bathroom adjacent.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy living 'on' the ocean with surf as close as 15' from the house at high tide.


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Ocean Surf Cottage - You Won't Want to Leave.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house was an outstanding scene, with the views of the sea and the landscaping to explore. We enjoyed the patio with the yellow chairs, the seats under the trees, and we made a fire very night in the fire place outside.

We also enjoyed the house itself. With all the seating arrangements, we were able to take in all the views from inside the house. While we were here we also visited Peggys Cove among other interesting places. We found Ocean Surf Cottage to be the perfect place for us to meet and visit with our family here, and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Awesome

  • 5 of 5

When you first enter the house you are taken in by the spectacular ocean view through each of the windows and sliders facing the ocean. It's the type of view where you can just sit and take it in all day.

The house is nicely furnished, well maintained and comes with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. At night relaxing on the enclosed porch with the sliders open and listening to the waves is the perfect end to each day. If your looking for a place to get away, unplug and relax look no further.

One of the great things about the area is how un-touresty it is. No crowds, no traffic, no souvenir shops.

A nice and useful touch that the owner Jeff provided was a list of things to see/do in the area. This was very helpful in deciding a days activities. The nearby beaches (Carter's and the Kejimkujik Seaside Park) are a great afternoon activity. If you go to Kejimkujik bring a jacket (even if its 80 degrees out), it is a spectacular beach.

We have already recommended this to friends and hopefully we'll have a chance to visit again some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff. Something else for visitors to keep in mind: this summer we got our ferry service back - between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You can exchange ten hours of (not-unscenic) driving for a mini-cruise on the brand new "Nova Star" - casino, multiple restaurants, ocean-view cabins etc. Like you need another reason to visit our unspoiled shores. Idea for a tee-shirt design: "I went to Nova Scotia and couldn't find a tee-shirt shop". Cheers!
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Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

It's a rare experience when the description in an advertisement is a 100% match to what you get; but that was exactly the case with Ocean Surf Cottage. We were looking for a quiet place to relax by the sea, that had all of the comforts of home, and that was what we got. The cottage is clean, beautifully appointed, spacious, and at such a great distance from our neighbours that it seemed at times as though we were the only ones around. It was a perfect spot for exploring the southern coast of Nova Scotia, from Liverpool through to Annapolis Royal. Jeff, the owner, was always accessible and consistently helpful and pleasant. We really can't say enough about how satisfying the whole experience was, including walks on Somerville Beach and the incredible food at the nearby Quarter Deck. When next down in that part of the province, we hope it will be available again.

Kevin Kindellan

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great comment. Thanks Kevin.
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Refreshing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this property and invited a grade school friend and his wife to join us. Jeff's directions were spot on and the tip about the driveway correct especially if driving a truck.

We had threee amazing days and the breeze off the ocean was perfect. The awnings were very suited for the house and make the outdoor experience in the high temperatures a must. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to enjoy your stay.

Now the best part of the house the sun room. No hotel deck or private cottage owned by a coorporation will ever in the area give that room a run for its money. It will become your social haven for eating, drinking, laughing and lounging when not on the deck using the BBQ. You just want to spend all your time in and out of there coupled with the outside.

The beach is very close by, but i will say avoid a walk to it for the simple reason that there is almost no shoudler on the road to walk and the speed limit is 60 or 70 around there which most seem to drive. We will definetly try and stay again. Jeffs home is worth every penny. Thanks Bill and Paula

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paula and Bill. Turning a chunk of our outdoor deck into an enclosed sun-room worked out great. We also appreciate having the beach, and its neighboring Quarterdeck Grill and Bistro, so close by. Our outings in that direction - with or without the pooch - are preferably on foot (the 60kph speed limit equates to about 35mph). If our walk is to the Grill for dinner (highly recommended by the way), we particularly enjoy the stroll back: no worries about driving after that glass of wine or two (or three). Always walk on the left and save the texting for later. Cheers!
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Tranquility Galore

  • 5 of 5

Special places leave bookmarks in one’s book of memories.

Ocean Surf Cottage is one such place.

Unique in its location with a view seldom found.

What makes it stand out is the outstanding rock landscaping done to the exterior of the house that hugs and shoulders the wave line. Seldom could you find a location fit for a movie scene such as this. Placing a concrete statue of a surfer searching for a wave looking into the horizon, in the right spot dramatizes the Imax vision concept of this unit. You could simply spend hours listening to the waves pounding the rocks on the patio grilling you seafood.

The house in itself has been modified from its original design embracing the patio within a glass cladding to embrace the outside placing the inside out into the scene. Fit with all that you need, you could spend weeks without wishing to leave short of the need for groceries that could be brought in with a 10 minute drive to Liverpool. With all necessities provided and air-conditioning for the summer the owners have provided for your rest and calm.

Halifax is a 2 hour drive away so if the intention is to be near a downtown, this is not the place. However, this is the place to tear you off the hectic daily routine into a restful relaxing soul nourishing locale. With sand beaches, park trails nearby. It is a good location for outdoor activities with 1-2-3 hour excursions to neighbouring little coves and villages.

A highly recommended unit for those desiring rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautifully written review. What more can one add other than to say "thank-you".
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Excellent home away from home

  • 5 of 5

"If excellence is in the details then we have had a truly excellent experience at Ocean Surf Cottage. Thank-you for the most relaxing home away from home ever!! Hugh and Bonnie, Halifax NS

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are a great many excellent vacation options within Canada's Maritime Provinces and lots to choose from in accommodations. We take pride in being a repeat destination for some of those making, perhaps the best-informed choices for Atlantic Canadian holidays: the people who live here already. We are looking forward to welcoming Bonnie and Hugh back to Ocean Surf Cottage come August,
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Halifax (Stanfield International)
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Quarterdeck Grill
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Digby, Nova Sotia-Saint John, New Brunswick
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Liverpool Golf Club/White Point Resort
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 103
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Quarterdeck Grill
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Summerville Provincial Park
Car: recommended


'The oceanside view of surf and sand is delicious ... the food amazing.' Dine inside or outside on the Grill's all-weather covered deck. Located on spectacular Summerville Beach, a mile long stretch of white sand, Quarterdeck Grill is open from Mother's Day to Thanksgiving. As for the food, let your palate decide. Try sumptuous fresh lobster tails stuffed with scallops and shrimp or their specialty “Planked Atlantic Salmon”, prepared over an open firepit. The Quarterdeck has a reputation as the Sandy South Shore’s finest for fresh seafood, great steaks, and tempting desserts, plus a cellar full of wines!

Other Activities: Health Beauty Spa, kayaking, surfing


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $398.76
Tax Rate 15.0%



Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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