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Waterfront Tree House Cottage on the River. $135.00. 10 min to town.Pet friendly

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A very private quiet retreat on the river. Totally remodeled.

NOTE; THERE IS A NEW DOCK JUST INSTALLED. YOU CAN SWIM OFF OF IT USING THE SWIM LADDER, OR SIT AND ENJOY THE RIVER. This property is located on the Annapolis River, at it's widest point, therefore the name Lake View as it appears to be a huge lake. (Annapolis Royal is ten minutes away.). This is a beautiful country setting. total peace and quiet.

There are seals, birds, fish, an ocasional whale. You can swim off the property. You can rent kayaks and canoes locally.

The grounds are lovely, tree shaded with numerous roses and wildflowers. Eagles on the river. Birdsong is wonderful. At night you can often hear owls hooting.

The bullfrogs at the pond are great fun to watch and listen to. There is a lobster buoy swing on a tree at the water and a garden swing at ground level under the deck. There is a firepit but must check on whether fires are banned for that day.

Lovely quiet space to wander. Dog friendly.No smoking.

This is a one bedroom cottage that has a queen bed and sitting area. Brand new kitchen appliances. Dining room table seats six. Living room has another antique table perfect for games or dining in the living room near the window overlooking the river. The new four piece bathroom is spotless, stocked with lots of fluffy white towels, and quite large with a huge closet. The deck is a wonderful breezy spot with water view.There is ample parking, Picnic table on the grounds to picnic. A beautiful pond sometimes has bullfrongs serenading you. Always something interesting happening on the river.

More Details

Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson

We purchased this property because of it's natural beauty. It has total privacy but is only about ten minutes from the lovely historically preserved town of Annapolis Royal. So you have the best of both country and town.

We have remodeled the two story barn buiding into a lovely brand new one bedroom property with decks and fantastic views to the water. You need to climb one set of steps so not handicap accessible.

Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson chose Annapolis Royal

We fell in love with the river flowing by, the constant breeze, the birds and seals, the wild roses, the peace, tranquility, and the wonderful little frog pond.

What makes this cottage unique

You take a dirt road thru wild roses and trees and marsh to the property which is located on the Annapolis River at it's widest point. It is therefore called a lake and the address is Lake View Avenue.

You have easy access to Annapolis Royal, Bear River, Digby,Wolfville, Grand Pre, Kedjimikujik National Park, the French Shore, Whale Watching on Digby Neck and many other things too numerous to mention. This is the perfect hideaway but close to everything. The moon over the river at night is magic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ruth and Gladys, Thank you for letting me stay in this great cabin.

This is a lovely area and I've enjoyed my stay here. Thank you again,

Best Wishes, Devan
Jun 2017
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Annapolis Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Entire cottage is new inside. Four piece bathroom is all new. Fluffy white towels galore for your use. Swim towels for use when swimming in the river.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is wonderful for two persons. See VRBO595802 for more.
  • Queen size Bed(1) New plush queen bed in light airy bedroom with view of forest.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This is a comfortable, newly created river front cottage, perfect for peaceful enjoyment of the river and 4 acres while being only minutes from town and all that it has to offer. It is located up one flight of stairs. We love the frog pond too.


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Waterfront Tree House Cottage on the River. $135.00. 10 min to town.Pet friendly
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews

quite clean and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed coming and going as we pleased

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got to relax and fish in the river!! Your dogs are wonderful. Safe travels home.
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Clean and comfortable low tech place to relax

  • 4 of 5

10 minutes drive from Annapolis Royal, it is a clean basic one bedroom unit with a lovely small deck overlooking the water. Excellent information of the local area provided. Good well equipped kitchen for self catering with plenty of recommendations for restaurants. Good location to explore the area. It has no wifi or TV, and a small library of videos ( yes videos not DVDs ) played on a little player. Not a problem if you are looking for an escape! An added bonus is deck chairs on a pontoon on the water for a late afternoon drink. Recommended for a couple looking for a low tech old school get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little spot!

  • 5 of 5

Nice little getaway for the long weekend! We hoped for better weather, but made the most of it! We loved the Annapolis Royal farmers' market on Saturday morning, checked out some parks and historic sites nearby, and made use of the fire pit!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful setting with a great view of the river

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the location of the place. The apt was clean and comfortable. The owners were quick to respond to any question we had.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was visiting from British Columbia. My son lives in Halifax. We had a wonderful weekend getaway. My only complaint was that it wasn't longer! We will return!

We loved how private it was. It was great for my son's dog.

We spent a fair bit of time swimming in the River. We also biked into Annapolis Royal-a lovely spot!

The cabin was perfect-everything we needed. We went to Parkers Cove for seafood and enjoyed dinners at the cabin. It was well equipped and very clean!

Everything was as stated on the website. Ruth was very helpful when I called her about a couple of things.

We will return!

I would recommend this retreat to any of my friends.

Thanks for sharing it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Valerie. I'm glad we got the dock finished so you could swim. Your son is certainly welcome whenever he can get a break from his studies and get away from the city for a bit. Look forward to meeting you next time. We need to pursue a home exchange. Thanks for the kind words. Ruth
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Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend here. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The location on the river is beautiful and serene. The location is not far from amenities in Annapolis Royal, while still offering the quiet getaway we were looking for. Morning coffee on the deck was perfect. The fall foliage in the area was stunning, and we had a wonderful hike at Delap's Cove. Ruth provided wonderful customer service, answering all my questions in a timely and friendly manner. It is very obvious they aim to please. We will certainly recommend this property, and are planning to come again next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. So glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy your stay. We hope to see you next summer. Thanks for the kind words.
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HIghway 1 is 1/4 km
Car: necessary

Annapolis Royal is the second oldest permanent settlement in North America, settled in 1605. St. Augustine, Florida, is first (Spanish). The English built Fort Anne and the French built Port Royal, both National HIstoric Sites that can be visited. It's fun to roll down the ramparts at Fort Anne. Nearby is an old graveyard and the Graveyard Tour by Lantern is fun and educational as well. One of Champlain's men is buried here. At the time the French owned all the way to Philadelphia. Strolling thru town you will see beautiful preserved Victorian homes and inns. Wonderful restaurants in all price ranges are all within the walking area. The boardwalk along the river from Fort Anne to the lighthouse and King's Theater is a wonderful spot to meander. The Farmers Market is on Saturdays and Wednesdays, featuring not only locally grown produce but also many fine craftsmen, potters, artists, weavers, jewelry makers. Across from the market is the working boat haulout. Further along is O'Dell House a historic house of the l800's. Across Parker Mountain are the various working lobster wharfs. Here you can buy fresh lobsters, scallops, fish, dulse. or purchase cooked lobsters to take on a picnic. I own a Victorian home overlooking the wharf where you can picnic. Digby is nearby with it's famous scallop fleet. Bear River, featured in New York Times, is built on stilts and has a fantastic nationally known gallery with huge collection of artists. Retaurants here also are built on stilts due to the tidal surges in the river. Further south is the French shore and you are welcomed to try their famous Rappie Pie, which takes 24 hours to make. The Dewlaps Wilderness Trail and the Historic Gardens are both nationally famous and worth a visit.

Upper Clements Park is an old time amusement park, wooden roller coaster, lots of grass and water, rides for all ages, music every day. This year they've added an adventure park with zip line designed by a French expert. Swimming and canoeing and kayaking are available at all the many lakes. Better yet, just relax at home and enjoy the gardens and river.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.23

Cancellation policy: 50% refund if canceled within 7 days before arrival. More than 7 days cancellation there is a full refund.
Pets are welcome but there is a cleaning fee of 25 dollars. We have had to start charging for pet cleaning this year due to prior problems. We are rescue dog owners and hope you will understand. The aim of the Tree House Cottage is total relaxation and fun. Peace and quiet while there and an amazing amount of things to do and see in the area if you so chose. This is a place to "get away from it all", therefore there is not any tv or internet. So far everyone has been quite happy without it. There is a landline telephone. We look forward to your stay and will do all we can to make your vacation totally enjoyable and stress free. Thank you.

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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