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Spectacular Oceanfront Living in Authentic Fishing Village

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,998 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-14)

Located forty five mins. from Halifax on the incomparable south shore of Nova Scotia this oceanside property is nestled in the heart of Northwest Cove .Watch the fishing boats head out and return with their day's catch. Rent a kayak (or a bike) or just walk to the nearby coves and beaches. Fish or snorkel from the dock. Have a bar-b-que and end the day by a crackling camp fire. Photographers, artists, beware ! You'll never want to leave ! Banking, shopping 10 mins. away. Historic Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove forty five minutes.

Keywords: large house with grannysuite. 2 kitchens 2 living areas

More Details

Jackie or Kelly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Jackie or Kelly

Born and raised in Halifax, our large and rambunctious family spent every summer at our cottage in nearby Southwest Cove. Dad gave all 10 kids a couple acres and we built homes here.(So I can say I have spent all my tender 59 years in the area) When my husband, Kelly first talked about purchasing our rental property I thought he had lost his mind but slowly he convinced me that it was a good investment and eventually I came around. And, am I glad I did because it has been his' project' for the last 5 years ( and kept him out of my hair) From 1985 -2006 I owned and operated a small restaurant business in Hubbards. It started out as a bakery/bulk food (healthy/hippy) and morphed into a happening cafe with live music every Friday night.( I am a musician - alto saxophone, piano etc) I currently play in a R&B band, and operate the rental of this accomodation during the summer. We recently bought a trawler which is parked at the dock and usually you'll see Kelly taking care of it (sitting and having a beer on the back deck).We love this area! It is peaceful, not too far from the 'rest of the world' and of course we are surrounded by friends and family that you will find very interesting to meet if you so desire.One of my brothers is an actor(aka Jim Leahy, park superintendent from Trailer Park Boys) He always cruises by Northwest Cove in his boat the Emerald Princess but alas a late fall storm drove it onto the rocks so he might just be incognito in his small aluminum runabout.When the property is not rented we often have family gatherings here. We have had two wedding parties with 150+ attending.I have five beautiful grandchildren whom have spent many hours at this property while we garden, boat or just hang out on the large deck which is gated and safe for young children.This property is an eight minute walk from my lakefront home and has been a great project for us as it feels like we really do have the best of both worlds.

Jackie or Kelly purchased this house in 2006

Why Jackie or Kelly chose Hubbards

the most photographed view in Lunenburg County,this property is very close to home and absolutely wonderful to visit.The sounds of the fishing boats and gulls swirling in the air, the quiet evenings and spaciousness of the interior were major motivators in the purchasing of this property. At first it seemed daunting. Originally the site of a small 'fishstore'(that is a hut on the water that fishermen stored nets and made bouys/floats etc during the cold winter days) it was added on to over the years and used as a small fishplant before our acquisition The large apartment was built before we purchased and we added the second apartment a year later. We recognize that it is difficult for large groups to find accommodations suitable for families, etc and thought that this would be a good place for that. It is large and therefore everyone can find a space of their own. Although...........most people park in the sunroom and spend hours looking out at the cove.

What makes this house unique

A lot of travellers like a home base to return to after their day away. This is that place.Just about everything to see in Southshore NS is within 45 and there is nothing more scenic than our view.You can stroll over to the Gov't dock and watch the fishermen bring in their catch or just ask our neighbors of the availability for fresh fish for supper. We have a lobster pot and boiler for lobster boils and a bar b que for hanging on the deck. There is a beautiful beach 4 miles away that is super for children and also a picnic beach just a mile away in Southwest Cove. We have good friends who run an adventure tourism business and they will bring kayaks to our dock if you wish to rent. There is a yoga loft 2 miles away with drop in classes nearly every day. There is a great little market Sat mornings in Hubbards and a great cafe 'The Trellis' where you can relax and eat some good food.Golf at Chester, a quick 30 min. drive offers some of the most spectacular ocean scenery you have ever seen at a golf course and there is a couple pubs and shops there as well.As we live so close by we are always ready to take care of our guest's requests. We have life jackets for the kids safety on the docks and if you can brave the temperatures can swim right off the dock.I'd never want to leave if I was vacationing here. It truly is a place to unwind and relax.


Hubbards House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2998 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • From mid June until mid Sept we rent by the week, Sat til Sat. After that we except min. 2 night rentals
  • Max 8 visiting day guests, no large gatherings or weddings without prior permission
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) roll away cot, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Spectacular Oceanfront Living in Authentic Fishing Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Location is both beautiful and perfectly located for day trips to Peggys Cove, Halifax, Lunenburg, and the Bay of Fundy. Many small streams within an hour for inland stream fishing and hiking. The host, Kelly, was great. Many thanks to him for a great experience in Nova Scotia.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind words and thanks for leaving the place so tidy. Cheers Kelly
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Straffordville, ON

Beautiful location, right on the Ocean.

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed at this cottage July 2018. We had a fantastic time, there was plenty of room. Everything was clean. Bedrooms are all a good size. Two kitchens made things so easy. We had family come to visit while we were there, 20 people on the deck and there was a lot of room for everyone. Everyone enjoyed fishing off the dock, we caught lots of fish. Beautiful breeze off the ocean helped to keep things cool at night. A friend brought their boat up to the dock and we went for a boat ride to Peggy’s Cove. Small local grocery store up the road as well as a drug store. Lots of little beaches around. Would definitely stay here again. Lots of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and thanks again for leaving the place so clean. I hope to see you again. Cheers Kelly
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Great property with a fabulous setting! Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This property lived up to and exceeded the expectations we had. We seen the pictures, we read the reviews and had high expectations! To have a golf trip with 8 guys and be able to stay under one roof comfortably is hard to do. This cottage had 6 bedrooms and 2 pullouts to give everyone their own space. The cottage was very well appointed, has an incredible view, huge deck with BBQ and is so quiet! Kelly, the owner, met us to walk through the property and to make sure we were comfortable and answer any questions. He is a wealth of local knowledge, offered us lots of advise and was very respectful of our privacy! Our group was extremely impressed and are discussing plans to return. I would not hesitate to recommend this property! Northwest Cove is a hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Cheers Kelly
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Beautiful spot.....great house for a group. The owner is great and very helpful

  • 5 of 5

Third stop on an east coast group trip....the area is what you might picture for an east coast fishing village. Located between Peggy's cove and Lunenberg much to see and stunning scenery. The house is well cared for and comfortable

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You You were great guests and I wish you could have stayed longer. Maybe another time. Cheers Kelly
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Just Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely an exception property both in its maintenance, cleanliness and location. The owner, Kelly, makes certain that visitors have every possible amenity and available to assist with directions and sites within the area. The view is postcard perfect , beds comfortable and kitchen facilities are tops. Having both sides of the unit allowed for us to have a lot of extended family time with our daughter and family but still give us a very private section for our own restful and relaxing times. So close to wonderful drives to Chester, Peggy,s Cove and even Halifax for a terrific evening seafood dinner. Bedrooms are spacious and the huge deck with BBQ is perfect for family dinners or just relaxing. We would not hesitate to re book.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Cheers Kelly
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Great place for a large group or family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group really enjoyed his/her stay at this house. The setting is lovely and the environment is very relaxed. The facilities in the house all functioned properly. The beds were all comfortable. There is plenty of space inside and outside the house in which to move around. Having TWO kitchens is a blessing when cooking meals for a large group. Having TWO living rooms is also very accommodating. The semi-detached sun room with large table is a great place to have breakfast or to semi-isolate young people during mealtimes. Kelly was extremely helpful and ready to assist us at any time - including setting up our outdoor lobster pot and running off to procure our lobsters. The people in this part of Nova Scotia are quite friendly and accommodating. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kinds words and thanks for leaving the place looking so tidy. Cheers Kelly
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Car: necessary

Our accommodation sits proud in Northwest Cove on the Aspotogan (Blandford) peninsula in Lunenburg county.For centuries the residents have earned their livelihood from the ocean and this seafaring tradition is alive and well. Tuna, mackeral, haddock, halibut, pollack and lobster are still brought ashore.

Hubbards, a'hub' community 10 mins, away has shopping, banking, restaurants, community spaces, Sat. night dances and a hugely popular weekend farmers market. If your desire is a 'local' vacation come stay with us. Historic Chester Halifax, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Peggy's Cove and the Annapolis Valley within an hour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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