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Beautifu Secluded Beautiful lakefront Cottage on 62 acres, swimming, sauna, wi,

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

Sunday and Monday August 13 and 14 are the only nights left at this stunning property. The regular price is 349 down to 239 discounted at this price for these two nights. Please contact me if you are interested in these nights. I also have nights in September so have a look at the calendar. You will be thrilled with this cottage lakefront property.

This 62 acre sanctuary of water and woodland is a step back to simplicity with countless amenities. a Our cottage is private, twelve feet from the lake that entices you to swim and canoe and paddle our new kayak.

Morning Mist Cottage has been in business for 19 years and just keeps on getting better. The regular price is 349.00 The cottage and bunk house can accommodate 10 guests. Each additional guest after four is 12.00 per night per guest.

This cottage has been renovated with all the bells and whistles; new docks, 10 x 10 water raft, canoes with life jackets, a new kayak, firewood, outdoor fire pit and GoDome, swings and adventure in the forest for children. Everything is included with ceder sauna, therapeutic deep soaker tub with jet massage, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, indoor stone fireplace, propane outdoor fire place and our new round wood burning fire pit. Lots of space to move and do on this property. The lake is good for swimming now and the newly built raft is going in the lake today.This cottage is unique to Nova Scotia with "never before cut" hardwood and pine towering 80 feet tall. The cottage and bunk house are on a private 62 acre lot on beautiful Lake Deception Shelburne County Nova Scotia.

Whether you are a single person, group, couple or a family with children this gorgeous retreat will entertain and delight all.

Only twenty minutes away are pristine isolated white sand beaches heralding the sound and smell of salt water flowing with the tides, the River Hills Golf Club and historic town of Shelburne offering fine dining.

More Details

Property Manager
Pauline Elizabeth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Pauline Elizabeth

Right now I am living a good life. I moved to Nassau in the Bahamas 9 years ago to teach Music at St. John's College and after semi retiring from teaching I stayed in the Bahamas. Having four adult children and five new grandchilren I am spending more time in Nova Scotia these days. Being in the outdoors, swimming in the ocean and listening to music are my passions.

Pauline Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Pauline Elizabeth chose Shelburne

My former husband and I were married on the land and spent summers at our cottage with our four children. In 1998 I created Morning Mist Cottage as a necessity to maintain and continue to upgrade the property. 'Coming home to your heart' is indeed an opportunity for relaxation and spiritual renew. It is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall.

What makes this cottage unique

I have maintained the rustic appeal with all new amenities. I was years without a television or Internet. I now have both. Our cedar sauna, wood burning fireplace, new propane fireplace, outdoor fire pit, new 10 x 10 swimming raft, new floating dock; the list is endless. With grandchildren in my life I have made an adventure of the forest with new GoDome and swings.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow! Wonderful Spot! Although the weather was not on our side we had such a great experience. Lots of love and memories. It's obvious that Pauline and family have had many years themselves here. Very comfortable and warm feelings. Many thanks.

Only complaint-not enough time here.

To the new comers-explore every inch of the property-you will not be disappointed.
Aug 2011
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Shelburne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Bed: New pillow top king bed with newly decorated duvets, draperies, new wood floors; Queen Bed: New pillow top queen beds with new cozy duvets; Double Bed: New pillow top bed and duvet; Bunk Bed; Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Sauna: Outdoor Cedar sauna...throw water on the rocks to make steam then run to the lake for a swim! Lakefront: Morning Mist Cottage is 12 feet from our expansive, refreshing blue lake that provides swimming and canoeing! Golf Course View: Morning Mist Cottage is 25 minutes away from the beautiful River Hills Golf and Country Club. Cooking Utensils, Linens, dishwasher, movies, games, swings, dock, raft. Kid Friendly: Our own four children grew up swimming and exploring the woods at Morning Mist Cottage Retreat...adventure at its best. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking with care outside the cottage on the deck with careful attention to putting out cigarettes.


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Beautifu Secluded Beautiful lakefront Cottage on 62 acres, swimming, sauna, wi,
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

A Moment of Serenity

  • 5 of 5

The first morning that I stayed at the cottage I found myself sipping a cup of coffee on the front porch, gazing out over the lake. The water perfectly mirrored the sky, and the air smelled of the pine forest. It was one of the most profound ways I've ever started a day.

My family lives all over, so we decided to pick a place for a family get together. The cottage was perfect and Pauline has done an amazing job! Throughout our time there, my siblings would look around and with a big smile say "think place is amazing".

Thanks again to Pauline for the use of the cottage and we all can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easily accommodates eight people very comfortably

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed all the amenities offered at this wonderful property… Very homey and serene

Beautiful lakefront setting lots of seating area indoor and outdoor fireplaces and all the modern conveniences . I would definitely consider this place for another vacation .

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Russel and family, I can't thank you enough for all the "work" you did at Morning Mist Cottage. You certainly were not idle and the garage has never looked better. If only I had the kind of expertise you have demonstrated at Morning Mist Cottage. Thank you so much.
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A lovely secludedproperty on a lake

  • 4 of 5

Please remove my previous review. submitted earlier today, concerning Morning Mist. I wish to re-think it, and plan to submit another later this week.

Thank you


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morning Mist Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

Morning Mist is a lovely property, as described, on a lake with special indoor and outdoor facilities, which made a 3 generations family stay special. The deck was our favourite place, and, with it's clusters of furniture, allowing for smaller visits and discussions, or even homework. We enjoyed having the canoes, for exploring the lake. Meals were made more pleasant with lovely dishes, and sturdy pots, for table settings and food preparation. Bedrooms were newly re-furbished, and very comfortable.

The write-up online listed six sleeping areas, when there were five, so checking with the owner on accuracy would help. There is no toilet in the private bunkhouse sleeping area, the other four sleeping areas being in the main building, with three bathrooms.

The property was well maintained, although there was a leaking problem from skylights, (during very heavy rain), which is being repaired.

We appreciated the owner's help, when our plans for Thanksgiving were changed at short notice, and Morning Mist was available for us, as a replacement.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
195 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Riverview Gold and County Club
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Roseway Beach
Car: necessary

Fifteen Minutes from Historic town of Shelburne exit 26

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $74.76 + Tax
Pet Fee $51.15
Refundable damage deposit $39.35
Tax Rate 15.0%

These prices reflect five to eight guests. Please go to to check rates in full for 2 to 4 guests and 9 to 12 guess. Rates do not include the tax which is 15% in Nova Scotia.
Cancellation. I require 2 months for July and August Cancellation. Deposit will be refunded minus 15%. During July and August if the cancellation should come within a month of arrival the 100% of the final payment will be paid. Shoulder season 4 weeks is required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.