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The Longest Sandy Beach in Nova Scotia - Martinique Beach Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Martinique Beach is the only Beach in Nova Scotia with Houses actually on it.

Martinique Beach is a public, 5 km long, sandy beach bordered by a provincial wildlife refuge and this beautiful 3 bedroom house right on the water.

This property has unrivaled views and is in the perfect location for a summer rental. Directly in front of the house is a deep sandy beach with beautiful sand and some of the best ocean views to be had. This unique property has 2 decks and a screened in porch providing the best spots in the area to watch and hear the waves while enjoying a drink.

Keywords: Beach, Surfing, Ocean Views, Beach Views, View, Views, Sand, Fishing

ALSO, Please note that the VRBO calendar is kept exactly up to date!

Please note the turnover day is Saturday so all rentals must start and end on that day.

More Details

Michael Evans
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Michael Evans

Spending time here every summer for years finally convinced me that there is no other place in the world to be.

Michael Evans purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Michael Evans chose Nova Scotia

This home has THE BEST location on the beach and is unrivaled in views.

What makes this cottage unique

The indescribable feeling of the ocean waves crashing while the sun beats down.


Halifax Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Screened in Porch, outdoor shower for after swimming/ Day on the Beach


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Longest Sandy Beach in Nova Scotia - Martinique Beach Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Austin Texas United States


  • 5 of 5

We travel with a group of friends and spend summers in Maine or other parts of New England. By far this was one of the most amazing vacations for us. The home is beautiful, extremely well maintained and in an excellent location. In our week there, we were able to travel through many parts of Nova Scotia. Frankly it was just as much fun to sit on the porch and enjoy the view. The owners are extremely accommodating and helpful both prior to the trip and during it. I would recommend it to both families and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best holiday location - beyond all expectations. Amazing. Just amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this year for one week in the middle of August. The pictures on the web site do not do the cottage itself justice, and the location on the beach itself is incredible.

First the cottage: very well appointed and clean. Everything is modern and kept up very well. You can tell the owners take a lot of pride in their properties. Beyond the stuff you see on the web site two awesome features.

First an outdoor room that is screened in - the comfy outdoor furniture was here and this is where I and my wife would end up first thing in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean. Daybreak, sea birds, sound of the ocean. Paradise. Once the sun got a little higher in the sky it was time to pull the comfy outdoor furniture to the front deck where you could lounge in the sun or shade and pick up a good book and forget the world for a while.

The second most favorite place is the upstairs deck. We happened to be at the cottage the two nights of the Perseid meteor shower. I and the kids spent about three hours in the adirondack chairs staring up at the sky watching shooting stars. "Daddy, what are those funny clouds up there? Oh that's the Milky Way"

The beach / ocean : every day started with and ended with a long walk. New things washed up on the shore, shells, urchins, sand dollars, crabs.... The kids (chronically) came back with creatures and explored all the time. We swam, body boarded, rented wet suits at the surf shop up the road (very reasonable by the way) rented a surf board and one of the kids even stood up after only 3 days of persistent attempts. The beach is really the star attraction - we walked the entire (walkable) length and it is every bit of 5 kilometers there and 5 kilometers back. Time for a nap.

Then the location. 35 minutes to Dartmouth - lots of shopping and grocery options in between. I only point that out because even though it is remote - it is definitely close enough to anything you might want to do or see. But once you have enought groceries for a few days, there really is no reason to leave.

Fantastic value. Great owners. The caretakers introduced themselves and checked in a couple times to make sure everything was going well but other than that left us alone.

Will definitely stay there again - and feel very lucky to have found this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nova Scotia, Canada


  • 5 of 5

This was an opportunity to gather the family under one roof for seven days and nights; close enough to home for work, appointments and some sleeps; far enough away to sit back, relax, and enjoy the surf, the sand, and the fresh breezes. Surfing was ideal most any time of day, rain or shine; easy access to the beach ideal for little ones, ( sand quickly washed off in the outdoor shower); and the comfortable beds conducive to deep sleeps each night.

The house was solid, clean, and comfortable. The views from the windows and decks amazing. The neighbors quiet and friendly. For us, it was ideal.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely--so spacious and warm and really nicely laid-out. There were lots of choices of places to go to just sit, to read, to watch TV, to eat, to write (even to work--if one must). We certainly didn't feel like we were on top of each other! What we really treasured was the proximity to that amazing beach. You can get mesmerized by the waves crashing in on the beach and just sit and watch for ages. Or walk/run the whole distance and come back and go swimming. Or just watch the surfers try again and again to catch that special wave. Or maybe you'll be really lucky and see dolphins playing in the water just out your window.

Halifax/Dartmouth is close by and great for day trips. We ate at Chives and Jane's on the Common, both excellent choices. There's a little gallery in Musquodoboit in the old schoolhouse where you might find a unique souvenir to take home. There's also a wonderful folk art gallery/shop at West Jeddore called the Black Sheep that features Nova Scotia artists.

But, truth is, you may not want to go too far because, as one friend said while sitting on the beach sipping wine, "It doesn't get much better than this!"

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

Expectations Exceded!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, warm and cozy decor and incredibly comfortable.You will want for nothing, except to be able to stay longer. Plenty of room for all 6 adults. Great central location with easy access to Halifax. Easy drive to the wine region of Annapolis valley, highly recommend visiting Luckitt Winery, great view of the valley while you enjoy good wine and food on the patio. Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove, and Chester are all within a reasonable drive. While in this area, have a lobster dinner in the old dance hall in Hubbards, the atmosphere and history are well worth it. Enjoy an incredible walk on the entire beach all the way to the point you can see from the porch, not as far as it looks. I cannot say enough about this idyllic little gem we discovered.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property -- away from touristy areas. Sound of the waves to lull you asleep at night. Watch the hawks dive for fish from the kitchen window or porch. It's also an absolutely perfect place for family. Kids can sleep upstairs and have their own little TV room in the evenings while parents relax with wine in the downstairs livingroom. Also able to watch the kids on the beach from the porch or deck. Great boogie boarding shop down the road to rent equipment. Slip into Musquodoboit to buy fresh lobster or fish. Close to Halifax if you want to whip into the city for a romantic dinner out.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There is a golf course 5 min away


Rates & Availability

Halifax Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sun Time
May 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Damage deposit will be requested after booking via cheque and must be mailed along with the signed rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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