This home is directly on the sand of Martinique Beach. You cannot be closer
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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 House in 1995
Why Michael Evans chose East Petpeswick
This home has THE BEST location on the beach and is unrivaled in views.
What makes this House unique
The indescribable feeling of the ocean waves crashing while the sun beats down.
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Wonderful location, awesome service, cottage even better than the pictures. Overall perfect!
We had a wonderful time with two families in Pat and Michael’s cottage. We were two families who gathered for my mother’s birthday, and everyone was overly satisfied with the property. It is extremely well equiped with everything you would want or need in a beach cottage, and very well designed as well. Even though we were 10 people in it, we never felt squeezed whatsoever. The overall cleanliness is wonderful. Pat is always available on short notice for anything we need, and is a great source of infos for everything around the place.
Being two families of surfers, the location doesn’t get any better; easy dawn and dusk patrol, surfing whenever the waves were good.
All in all, I am looking forward to my next stay very much. Highly recommended.
3rd time in paradise
This is the third time we rented here (first time in 2013, then again in 2017, now again in 2019).
iT IS THAT AWESOME.
I almost hesitate to write such a glowing review because it will undoubtedly be harder to get our week next time.
The owners (Michael, and Patrick & Jess) are super, the accommodations are first-rate but the most amazing thing is the Atlantic just outside your door. Over the dune and you're there. Often times, just you and the ocean.
First thing in the morning at daybreak is my favorite time. The light is best then for photos (no matter the weather). Big mug of coffee and go for a walk. Just you and the sound of the waves.
If you're up for a "big walk" there's the trip on the big beach to the end of the provincial park. My stepper app said 5 miles there and back again. Sometimes on the walk, I saw one other person not from my group. It's honestly like having your own private beach.
Other days (weekends) were a little busier ... but you could always find lots of room to "just be".
The place comfortably sleeps 10 (we're a family of 5) ... so we let the kids invite a friend each and we invited some old friends along as well. 10 of us and it didn't feel crowded at all.
Somehow I need to figure out how to be there long term... already planning our return trip.
The guys at the Halifax Surf Shop (just up the road) had great reasonable rentals (surf and SUP boards). Highly recommend.
Harbor Fish'n Chips right at the E Petepeswick turn ... awesome!
Polar Bear Express Ice Cream ... across from Harbor Fish'n Chips... great stop.
Only steps to the ocean!
Amazing spot and would stay again for sure! Awesome place for 2 families with kids. Are a few friends!
Beautiful ocean views!
This is truly a special cottage. It is designed so that you can easily accommodate up to three couples as each bedroom has it’s own bathroom pretty much. Two bedrooms on the main floor with queen beds and a large room upstairs with four singles. The upstairs also has a large family room with a TV and a patio looking out over the ocean. Downstairs has a large eat in kitchen and a sitting room as well as the 2 other bedrooms. Outside the front door is a very long and large deck which is covered and is a perfect spot for just sitting and watching the ocean waves which are non stop. Around the corner is a really nice bbq and also a screened in porch. The little beach directly in front is maybe 50 yards away and if you go over the little rocky peninsula you can walk Martinique Beach for something like 3 miles.
The only drawback for me was that the ocean water temperature was around 12 degrees Celsius and too cold for me to swim in but the surfers in their wetsuits seemed to be enjoying themselves! I was there in the middle of July so I don’t imagine that it ever gets any warmer than this so if you are looking for strictly a beach holiday this is probably not the place for you.
I was there with my two young adult kids and their partners along with two young grandkids. It worked out great for us and we really enjoyed the week!
Nice place for a family vacation
Right on the beach and friendly clean neighborhood.
Return vacation. Better than we'd remembered.
We had stayed in 2013 and the family wanted to come back. So we did. It was awesome.
The second trip was in a way, even better than the first holiday. We knew exactly what to expect and maximized our time there. We brought food from the grocery, board games, boogie boards, and books. Then we tried our best to do nothing and relax. It was AWESOME!
An added bonus this trip was a gourmet food truck (called the Bandwagon in Facebook) that set up every day a quick 5 minute walk over in the public beach area.
The surf shop (Happy Dudes) just a minute up the road was convenient to grab a board when there were good waves. Even a few hours surfing was awesome!
A couple more tips.
The bbq on site might be the nicest bbq I've ever used. You can definitely enjoy some gourmet meals prepared here.
We brought hammocks (the parachute type) and strung them up between posts on the deck. Nothing quite like falling asleep outdoors in the breeze to the sound of the ocean.
There is internet... but not really high capacity. I actually told the kids there wasn't internet so they didn't ask. Not that they were on their devices very much at all... it was almost literally an unplugged vacation.
There is a golf course 5 min away