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Exquisite, Newly Renovated Ocean Front Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Stunning Ocean Views

Driftwood has two personalities. The original 90 year old home has been renovated to now include a family/ games/ TV room with a double sofa bed and other comfortable seating. Off this room you will find double and single bedrooms and a full shower room. There is also a laundry/mud room. From the family room you enter the modern addition of the Great Room (living, dining, kitchen)with a cathedral ceiling, wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to a large deck which is only 30 yards from the ocean. It has Muskoka chairs and a picnic table.

Back inside, admire the new fully equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting area before heading upstairs to the Master en suite bedroom with a Queen size bed and a stunning view of Mahone Bay. There is a private deck for morning coffee or sunset cocktails overlooking the ocean.

Outside there are extensive lawns and a large patio, with a round table, stump stools, Adirondack chairs, and a Weber gas BBQ. A fire pit and garden are also found here.The back of the property is wooded. We also have a small barn on the property.

More Details

Paul Noblett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

About Paul Noblett

We are a retired couple from the Toronto area who are both water signs. We enjoy nature, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, bird watching and being cozy in front of a fire with a good book. I love lobster and he loves fresh fish and we both enjoy a good restaurant.

Paul Noblett purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paul Noblett chose Nova Scotia

In the summer of 2012, we returned to the Maritimes where we had previously enjoyed many holidays. We love the food, there is lots to do and Nova Scotians are some of the nicest and friendliest people we have ever met. We rented a house for a week, did a lot of and loved the attractions of One day we passed this cottage and as they say, it was a 'coup de foudre' Within a week, we had purchased Driftwood and had started plans for paint colours, furniture and a new kitchen while retaining the unique character of the cottage

What makes this cottage unique

The views of the ocean from the Great room and kitchen and especially the Master bedroom sold me and the woods and proximity to the ocean appealed to my husband. The floor plan is perfect for just the 2 of us, but also provides great accommodation for friends and family.

Driftwood is on a seldom traveled, no exit road, with ocean in front and forest behind and is therefore very calm and peaceful. However, the house is located 45 minutes from Halifax and even closer to Chester (20 min), Lunenberg and the town of Mahone Bay with restaurants and shopping and fascinating history.

In this area, there are some of the best hiking and biking trails in Nova Scotia. And of course there is the ocean for swimming, shelling,kayaking and sailing.


Halifax Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room with double sofa bed
  • All bedrooms feature duvets, fresh bedding and pillows and have been recently decorated. Amazing ocean views from the Master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Exquisite, Newly Renovated Ocean Front Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

'Driftwood' is on a quiet Ocean Bay with restful views. This recently renovated and beautifully decorated home has a comfortable casual elegance. The cottage is situated on a spacious mature landscaped property. The setting provides privacy, quiet, peaceful ocean views and some amazing sunsets. It is only a 25 minute drive to Halifax or Lunenburg featuring an abundance of great restaurants, museums, entertainment , shopping and one of the largest city waterfronts walkways in the world.

The Cottage will provide you and your guests with relaxing days and pleasant evenings whether dining on the upper patio or resting on the stone patio watching the deer and pheasants while waiting for our spectacular sunsets. This is the perfect vacation home for a family of four and will play a large part in your memorable Maritime vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family, two adults annd two teenage girls, spent 2 weeks in July, 2014 at this superbly decorated cottage. We live in France and most houses are not decorated with such grandeur let alone a cottage. Every modern convenience is provided in an atmosphere that looks like it should be in a decorating magazine. The master bedroom on the upper level with ensuite bath was perfect for my husband and I while our children thoroughly enjoyed their own bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor. Bedding, beds and couches were all high-end and extremely comfortable.

We had breakfast and evening cocktails on our lovely upper bedroom deck overlooking the ocean. What a spectacular view with breathtaking sunsets!

The open-concept kitchen is fully equipped and the modern barbeque was also put to good use.

We enjoyed the firepit at night especially watching our French children discover smores and fireflies for the first time. The location is perfect for daily excursions: Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, etc. We also visited Sand dollar beach (and yes we found many sand dollars), went kayaking and enjoyed the nature trails in the vicinity. The owners have left an extensive file of things to do in the area. We also had some lazy days at the cottage, enjoying the deck, kayaking or playing ping pong.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family, it was an amazing and memorable vacation. Merci Beaucoup!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
215 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Hwy 103
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Deck
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Upper Blandford Road, located just off the Lighthouse Route,is a quiet, no exit, coastal road frequented more by walkers and cyclists than by motor vehicles. Driftwood sits on a large lot, which allows you to enjoy the wildlife, assorted water fowl and garden birds.

There is direct access to a stony beach and kayak launch area.

On the way to Blandford village you will find and a convenience store/cafe, The Deck which serves a great clam chowder. Annie White is the proprietor. Tell her where you are staying: Driftwood was once her family home.

Just 10 minutes away is Bayswater Beach, renowned for its lovely, sandy, crescent shaped beach. Just past Bayswater Beach, on the way to Hubbards, is Shatfords, where you can pick up lobster and other fresh fish.


Rates & Availability

Halifax Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $548.85
Cleaning and Laundry $95.13

Rental Agreement sent once deposit has been received as cleared funds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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