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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove, great for 2!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Welcome to Marshwind!

A great place for a couple to spend a relaxing, quiet week on the coast.

Located in the historic fishing village of Prospect, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - where crashing waves, granite rocks and wildlife surround you.

Open the door and you are just a few feet from the ocean's edge. Enjoy ocean views from every window in the home.

Stay inside and watch the tide ebb & flow from a comfy chair or venture out for one of the many coastal-trail or in-land hikes. Don't forget your camera, you will see beauty in the amazing vistas & abundant wildlife. Marvel at how plants and trees cling to the exposed granite coast.

Interested in birds? You will be able to add many coastal and ocean bird species to your list. Birds often make a stop in our backyard during their migrations in the fall & spring. Winter brings an abundance of Northern ducks.

Bring your kayaks or rent from a local outfitter - launch them from the boat ramp in your back-yard and explore some of the best kayaking coastline in Eastern Canada - shipwrecks, deserted islands and lighthouses are just waiting for you to discover.

Marshwind is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace at the seaside - while still being close enough to it all for day-trips to Nova Scotia's attractions.

In 2012 Marshwind, was used as a set location for the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly'.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Why Meagan chose Nova Scotia

Prospect Village is simply magical. We had lived in the Village for several years and knew that we never wanted to leave.

We jumped at the chance to buy this 150 year old Fisherman's Cape home and then proceeded to bring it back to life. We restored it's original charm with an architectural flair and updated it with modern, eco-friendly conveniences.

Living in Prospect is like living in a wildlife park - with the ocean just steps from the home, you can sit back with your tea and watch wildlife in their natural enviroment. If you want to get a bit closer to the action - there are several coastal & in-land hikes

What makes this house unique

This home gives a rare glimpse into the past - when you first arrive in the Village, you will feel like you have stepped back in time as many of the homes have mantianed their original designs.

Nature is all around you - bird lovers will enjoy spotting Eagles, Herons, Willets, rare shore birds and coastal ducks to name a few.

In 2012 Marshwind was featured as a key location in the Hallmark movie 'Christmas with Holly', using shots from both the inside and outside of our home. Many movies have been shot in our beautiful village over the years.


Prospect House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main bath on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view from the foot of your bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , small room with skylight and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Skylights and ocean views
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master - ocean view from bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Marshwind is the perfect getaway for a couple who like the peace and quiet of a small, ocean-side village. Days are best spent watching the tide go in and out from the back deck or taking an easy coastal walk up the shore. Painters, photographers, birdwatchers and writers will be in their element!!


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Oceanfront home in historic village, near Halifax & Peggys Cove, great for 2!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A lovely quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in a tranquil community, we loved every minute of our holiday. A great location to explore surrounding areas but far enough away to enjoy a week of R &R. Meagan and Scott were gracious hosts who ensured we had everything we needed. Marshwind was well equipped for cooking and provided a cosy stay. I am sure we will return soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June in Prospect

  • 5 of 5

Love the cottage. It is such an architecturally pleasing home and the setting on the water is amazing. Enjoyed watching the birds and the tides come and go.

The location in Prospect Village allows walks through the village and great access to the High Head Trail along the rocky coast.

Thanks for sharing your cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

A week of pure relaxation, close to the water and the warmth of the sun. We can't remember enjoying such peace on any other vacation. Marshwind was in pristine condition, immaculately clean, and decorated with the perfect touch of whimsy, yet with all the practical necessities at our fingertips.The view in every direction is photographable. With the rhythm of the tides to measure the days, they melted away into our memories forever. We knew we would enjoy Nova Scotia, Prospect and Marshwind. We had no idea we would enjoy them all so much. With the extra accommodations upstairs, we want to bring our family along next time. Thanks, Scott and Meagan, for this wonderful gift. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga, ON

The pictures don't do it justice. Such a quiet, beautiful,and relaxing spot; simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at Marshwind, and are already trying to figure out when we can make it back. Meagan and Scott we're so friendly, available, and accommodating; we couldn't have asked for better! The house is well kept and equipped, and perfectly situated to take in the wonderful sights, fresh smells, and sounds of the bay and its wildlife. We'll​ be actively recommending Marshwind and a Nova Scotia vacation to all out family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope we see you back again soon!!
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An ideal place to spend a week or more

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Marshwind. The location is superb- just 20 minutes from Halifax- but a world away in a dramatically scenic village on the shore. The house is cozy yet spacious, and very well equipped with everything you need. The kitchen is especially nice to be in with a wall of windows overlooking the marshes and the cove. Watch the wildlife, the sunsets, or the tides- it's mesmerizing. The whole property is very well maintained and reflects the owners love for this house and the unique village that surrounds it.

We spent our days sightseeing in the area and were delighted to come back to our oasis by the sea. Our hosts were very helpful in providing suggestions for shopping and attractions. The neighborhood is full of local charm and the people so friendly and welcoming. We've visited Nova Scotia before, but this was our most relaxing and fun trip. We'd love to come back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Could not have been more ideal for our family!!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading this review, one might think we are old friends/family/promoters of the owners but we have only had the pleasure of meeting them now. For anyone seeking peace, tranquility, relaxation as well as much fun and adventure as anyone might desire, this is hands down the place! We already have recommended it to many. Book early!!!

First, the owner Meagan has been absolutely wonderful in her warm welcoming hospitality and very helpful tips and recommendations. The home has clearly been a labour of love for the family and the warmth and peace of the place had my husband and two daughters (12 and 17) breathe a sigh of relief even before stepping through the door. It is located in a picturesque and quintessentially friendly little fishing village, on the tranquil bay side with the magnificent ocean across the street. It was a very short drive (25ish minutes) to either Halifax or Peggy's Cove with all their amenities, yet as private and remote as a weary traveller may yearn for. The simple and very tasteful décor had a soothing effect on us all.

The home itself was generously appointed with anything one might reasonably wish for with a clean lovely modern kitchen, laundry, etc. The views from almost any part of the home were magnificent, particularly the kitchen/sitting area which offered a panoramic view of the bay with the ever-moving tides and wildlife of sea birds, deer, crabs, and fish. At high tide we kayaked among the grasses with curious deer approaching us.

The bedrooms (w/ comfy bed!) offered lovely views of the bay and the ocean side through picture windows and skylights. A third floor loft offered a perfect getaway and more lovely views and even more sitting/sleeping areas.

We were blessed during our stay of a combination of cool/wet weather (12C in July) which forced us to reconnect, relax, play games and read in the comfort of a gas fireplace and electric heating, then dry sunny 24C-ish days that had us out kayaking and exploring the incredible coast and tidal pools from the trail just up the street where we saw some of the most gorgeous sunsets of our lives. Not having experience the Canadian east coast before, we now 'get' Lauren Harris and his passion for the beaten-smooth landscapes.

When we didn't feel like cooking, it was a short drive to restaurants that pleased both the meat lovers and seafood fanatics of our family. The nearby towns of Peggy's Cove, Chester Mahone Bay and Lunenberg were a treat for the senses.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to explore and get to know the East Coast. Come back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Prospect House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 24 2017
6 night minimum stay

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.
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