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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We do our best to provide a truly Maritime experience beginning with a quaint century-old Nova Scotian cottage which was moved to this location eighty-five years ago and settled with it’s back to the forested mountainside and it’s front with windows to the water. It sits quietly apart, without neighbours on either side or behind. The original ‘outhouse’ now holds garden tools and a new garage which compliments the cottage was added a few years ago. A grassy drive goes right up to the cottage but feel free to park or turn on the front law.

Totally renovated, the cottage retains the simple pleasures of clean delicious water from the spring-fed well, the snug warmth of a wood-burning stove and the cooling freshness of an open-window breeze. Other than a radio and cd player, the cottage is without modern technological distractions. To date, most guests have surprisingly enjoyed being incommunicado and relaxed into their ‘unplugged’ state, blithely stress-free and happily tuned into the ‘now’ of being here in this magical place.

We gladly provide information and recommendations for the usual (restaurants, whale watching or hiking) as well as the unusual (where to get homemade ice cream, attend a lunch and learn, how to cook a lobster or find a dog sitter)

The cottage has been described by guests as a ‘restful nest’ and a ‘homely haven’, ‘unpretentious yet attractive’, ‘pleasantly simple and functional’, ‘immaculately clean and totally equipped’.

The first floor: Great for seniors!
An eat-in kitchen which features the original cottage cupboards, full size refrigerator, an electric stove, a microwave, toaster, blender, mini-grill, coffee maker and an electric kettle. Dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, tea towels, pots and pans and of course, everything needed to cook, crack and eat lobster. Coffee, tea, sugar, salt & pepper, some spices are stocked in the cupboards.

A bedroom with white wooden walls and a nautical blue floor with a comfortable double bed. The window faces the calm green woods and a scent of mint wafts in from the garden.

A full bathroom has a high-profile toilet as well as a shower with great water pressure from our spring-fed well. We provide lots of towels, a hair dryer, hand soap and shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Also there is a washer and dryer for your use with liquid detergent and dryer sheets under the sink or use the clothesline for really fresh smelling clothes.

In the relaxing room, sink into the couch and enjoy the view of boats bobbing in the Bay or seals popping up. Put your feet up and feel at home. Board games and cards on hand for some good old fashion entertainment. Chess anyone? Have a game at our house.

A storage room off the kitchen is where you will find a cd player, fans, chairs and BBQ utensils. Open the back door to find the Gas BBQ and the herb garden. A screen door allows for cross breezes.

The second floor: This space seems to be everyone’s favourite!
A bedroom with whitewashed wooden walls and a finished wooden floor makes up the entire space. There is a comfortable double bed with a view to the Bay, a small closet and a dresser for storage. Windows on all sides make for great cross breezes and shelves of books invite the reader.

A half bath is tucked under the eaves, complete with towels and a hair dryer.

Outside:
Just out the front door, the cottage porch beckons. Take a seat in the Shore Road bench built from ‘shore finds’ by my neighbour. It’s a friendly community where motorists wave and walkers will stop and chat. Guests have enjoyed coffee, wine, even meals here. Others have used the porch to meditate, do yoga, write and paint. Gates at both ends of the porch keep dogs secure.

Shore access to the Bay is granted by my neighbours across the street with directions to the path posted on the cottage refrigerator. The Bay of Fundy is one of Frommer’s top global destinations with it’s tremendous tides being referred to as the heartbeat of the world. In Parker’s Cove, the tide ranges from 30 feet from low to high but during storms or full moons, 50 feet is possible.

Behind the cottage, walk the trails behind the cottage by following the red arrows which mark the path that runs along the brook to the ‘bench of contemplation’. Even on a hot summer day, you can rest in the quiet coolness by the forest stream. A guide to the one main trail and 2 shorter trails is on the cottage refrigerator.

In the area:
Nova Scotia is a Lonely Planet top pick and the nearby town of Annapolis Royal has won the title of Cultureville of the Maritimes. There are wonderful restaurants in the area and an incredible farmers market on Saturday where you can buy fish and scallops from the Fish Monger, French and German breads, pastries, jams, fresh veg as well as Maritime art and crafts. Live music, artisan demonstrations and impromptu dancing will all add to your experience.

In the cottage, you will find everything you need to cook and crack a succulent lobster in the kitchen or you can leave the lobster cooking to Nautical Seafoods, minutes away at the Parker’s Cove wharf. They offer fresh or cooked to order lobster as well as freshly prepared lunches. You can also purchase world famous Digby scallops - delicious! A few minutes past the wharf in Hillsburn, you will the Crow's Nest Dining, a favourite with locals and has a little convenience store at the back for necessities.

We live just down the road, easily accessible for all our guests.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have 'dog' towels for wet dogs who like to swim in the Bay or drink from the stream. Also dog poop bags. The porch has gates at either end to keep dogs safely on the porch and we have a fenced yard at our house where friendly dogs can have a playdate with our dog. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The downstairs bathroom features a high profile toilet....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also a clothes line - pegs provided....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard supplements the wood stove....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In driveway to house as well as in front of the garage and the front lawn. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood is stored in the garage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Some coffee, tea, sugar....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized with a freezer above. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    A classic - electric 'Chatelaine'! ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch to relax and watch the sunset....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn to the side has rock ledges and is bordered by a stream. Behind the cottage are trails into the forest for short walks in woods with benchs. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$454

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $18.90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75.61
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Location

206 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International Airport,
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ye Old Towne Pub, Annapolis Royal
43 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Digby to St. John, NB
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Halifax
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
101
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach/Hampton and Sandy Beach/Sandy Cove

Car: Necessary

Our Picks for 2015

1. Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness Picnic Park - a short drive will take you into a spot of outstanding natural beauty. Great for hikes, picnics and a swim in Lamb's Lake. Dog friendly.

2. Cape Forchu Lighthouse, home of the BIG CHAIR (seen on their web cam) Drive along the ‘French Shore’, try the Friday night seafood dinners at Belliveau Cove market, check out St. Anne (the largest wooden church in North America), Smuggler’s Cove named for Rum-runners, Port Maitland for mile-high lemon meringue pie at Edna's, Mavillette Beach (incredibly long sand beach), Yarmouth - look for lighthouse signs for Cape Forchu. At the lighthouse, try Mug Up Cafe for great seafood by local cooks and their famous bread pudding. Drive through Yarmouth and see the fabulous old architecture in Yarmouth.

3. Oaklawn Zoo in Aylesford - a wonderful family run zoo that all ages will enjoy. While in the area, visit Bargain Harley's in Berwick - chock full of 'stuff'! Also check out Wheatons Store and Cafe. A fabulous quality shop in 'middle of nowhere'! Their Coconut Cake is worth every calorie!

4. In Annapolis Royal, you can visit the Historic Gardens, view local art at ArtsPlace, walk the boardwalk to the wharf, attend live performances at Kings Theatre, visit the quirky, quaint and unique shops and be sure to attend the Saturday farmers and artisans market.

5. Digby Neck - climb Cape Shubel for panoramic views, beach comb at Sandy Cove Beach, hike to the Balancing Rock, take the ferries to Long Island and Brier Island, go whale watching. Lavina’s on Long Island is a highly recommended seafood restaurant.

6. Just down Shore Road, you can hike at Delaps Cove (waterfalls) or make the drive up the valley to Cape Split - a long hike but you will NEVER forget the view. Take a picnic and relax high above the Bay of Fundy before you hike back down. Another great hiking area is Kejimkujik National Park (Keji to locals) - enjoy the day hiking and biking, rent canoes and kayaks. All these areas are dog friendly.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Quintessentially Nova Scotian!

    Quintessentially Nova Scotian!

  • From the west approach, the cottage peeks out from the privacy of trees.

    From the west approach, the cottage peeks out from the privacy of trees.

  • Charmingly original cottage kitchen with a few modern amenities.

    Charmingly original cottage kitchen with a few modern amenities.

  • Have a seat in the 'Relaxing Room', put your feet up and enjoy the view!

    Have a seat in the 'Relaxing Room', put your feet up and enjoy the view!

  • Wonderful sheets and a comfortable mattress make for a restful sleep.

    Wonderful sheets and a comfortable mattress make for a restful sleep.

  • Flavour your cooking with herbs from the rock garden behind the cottage.

    Flavour your cooking with herbs from the rock garden behind the cottage.

  • Celebrating at the cottage after a day at a Spa.

    Celebrating at the cottage after a day at a Spa.

  • With the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is ever changing!

    With the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is ever changing!

  • What do you see in this drift wood from the Fundy Shore?

    What do you see in this drift wood from the Fundy Shore?

  • When the sunsets, the stars come out! What a show!

    When the sunsets, the stars come out! What a show!

  • Thanks to a guest for this great picture of the cottage!

    Thanks to a guest for this great picture of the cottage!

  • The Balancing Rock on Digby Neck - worth the hike.

    The Balancing Rock on Digby Neck - worth the hike.

  • Nestled in the trees, the cottage faces out to the Bay of Fundy.

    Nestled in the trees, the cottage faces out to the Bay of Fundy.

  • From the garage, Ollie the Oxen keeps an eye out for visitors.

    From the garage, Ollie the Oxen keeps an eye out for visitors.

  • A bright, cheery place to eat anytime of day.

    A bright, cheery place to eat anytime of day.

  • First floor bedroom, double bed and just steps to downstairs loo.

    First floor bedroom, double bed and just steps to downstairs loo.

  • Listen to music while enjoying a cup of tea and a good book, oh, and the VIEW!

    Listen to music while enjoying a cup of tea and a good book, oh, and the VIEW!

  • Different views and sensations can be found around the property. Find your spot!

    Different views and sensations can be found around the property. Find your spot!

  • View from the front porch, the 'relaxing room' and the master bedroom.

    View from the front porch, the 'relaxing room' and the master bedroom.

  • A spot to rest and contemplate life along our trail. Just follow the red arrows.

    A spot to rest and contemplate life along our trail. Just follow the red arrows.

  • The stunning shore of the Bay of Fundy. Access is available to cottage guests.

    The stunning shore of the Bay of Fundy. Access is available to cottage guests.

  • What the locals refer to as a 'blue' sunset. Awesome!

    What the locals refer to as a 'blue' sunset. Awesome!

  • Have a whale of a time in Nova Scotia. We can give you lots of recommendations!

    Have a whale of a time in Nova Scotia. We can give you lots of recommendations!

  • Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness for hiking and picnics!

    Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness for hiking and picnics!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 07/22/2016
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