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Island Beach House ... Sea, Sand & Acres of Solitude!

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Set off the beaten path, this southern-style home on Pictou Island is available for weekly rentals, and is perfect for families seeking to re-connect with each other and nature. Situated on the shore of the Northumberland Strait, overlooking 540 ft. of some of the most beautiful water-front Nova Scotia has to offer, this beach house on Canada's east coast comes with acres of solitude and all you basically need for the island to feel like a home you'll want to keep coming back to ...

Pictou Island is 5 miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide, and is situated halfway between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is home to eight families year round, and most households are sustained in part by the spring lobster fishery (in May & June).

As the island is only accessible by passenger ferry, owners of this property are happy to provide guests with access to bicycles for getting around the island. More info about the island and how to get here available upon request. Or, for ferry schedule, click on below link.

The master bedroom is spacious, there's plenty of room for the queen-size bed and cozy reading area. There's a seated shower stall in the ensuite. There's a double in the other main guest, situated to make the most of this room's restful view of the water and adjacent wild-flower meadow. West of the property is one of the nicest beaches on the island . The third bedroom is ideal for kids with its twin bunks. There's a built-in tub & shower surround unit in the main bathroom.

The kitchen is well-equipped, as there is no corner store to run to on the island. Expect to find for your convenience essential ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, pepper and a variety of herbs and spices to help make all your meals in this home special. Having a kitchen that's open to the dining/living area, with everyone together, is also sure to add to your family's meal-time enjoyment.

Need some quiet time too? Well this home's large screened-in porch is an especially good place to sneak away to, with your book and a cool drink. And, remember, with the beach 'right there', you can always go for a swim ... 'shop' for seaside treasures. For others, simply viewing and heeding the water's soothing sounds will be enough.

Next to the screened-in porch, there's an open cedar-deck area too, especially good for out-door lounging, star-gazing at night, having a barbeque ANY time. West of the property is one of the nicest beaches on the island .

Best of all: a visit to Pictou Island means guests get to experience first-hand exactly how easy environmentally-friendly living can be, when the house is solar-powered to provide you with all the necessary amenities and conveniences. There's also an easy-to-use generator on-site to run this home's washer.

Chances are, here, weary consumers will be happy. With NO STORE of any description on the island, there's nothing commercial to detract from sandy beaches and the warmest water north of the Carolinas.

Pictou Island is also a perfect escape from the pressures of modern life in the cooler months. So why not come see for yourself why a lot of the locals actually prefer autumn in Nova Scotia. Its warm days, clear skies, and stiff breezes make it ideal for artists, sailors and all out-door enthusiasts alike.

Owners can be reached by phone or email.

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Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Side by side bunks...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) custom built in unit perfect children or young at heart...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Transport to Beach House and Pictou Island wharf provided, Public Internet Access available at Pictou Island Community Centre's C@P site which is a 5 minute walk from the beach house, CD/Radio Stereo, washing machine in home & clothes-line on premises, sheets & towels provided, household-cleaning agents provided, gas BBQ, pantry stocked with basics (and groceries can also be ordered from mainland and delivered by ferry once a week - on Tuesdays - during visit), lobster/chowder pot, many CDs & books, cards & various board games, garbage pick-up and generator care also both handled by owner, *Dogs allowed if owners first notified as to breed & customary habits....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Great views of the Northumberland Strait...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Internet is available at Pictou Island Community Centre's C@P site a five minute walk from the beach house...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available at Pictou Island Community Centre's C@P site a five minute walk from the beach house...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cozy Living room with wood burning stove....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sit on Kayaks : 1 Adult and 2 kid...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly
Apr 20 - Sep 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$183
$1,025

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,025

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $365.90
  • Pet Fee $73.18

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Bicycles provided,Birdwatching, Fishing (off the island's main wharf), Snorkeling & Diving and (because water on this side of the island fairly well-protected) just about any water-sport you can think of (provided guests bring their own gear), take the ferry to town & spend the day picking up supplies, tripping around the Pictou/New Glasgow area, The historic town of Pictou, better known as the Birthplace of New Scotland, is home to a replica of the first ship 'Hector' and the nearby interpretative centre is worth the visit, Sail-boat charters also available in and around Pictou Harbour, Note, in May and June, live lobster available, and fishing an 'activity' you might not want to miss

 

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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Photos

  • Large screened porch, a favourite with every renter

    Large screened porch, a favourite with every renter

  • 3BR Accommodation (New Private Shore-Front Home) on Pictou Island

    3BR Accommodation (New Private Shore-Front Home) on Pictou Island

  • Cedar Sun Deck overlooking the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia

    Cedar Sun Deck overlooking the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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