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Alfresco dining with a view. Can you think of anything better?

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our property is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a 'Backyard Wildlife Habitat'.
We are also certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA).

Saltbrook on the Bay is a simply rustic, semi-off-the grid, unplugged retreat. It's a simple, out-in-the-country - very rural, by-the-seaside old cottage, reminiscent of vacations of a different time. It's perfect for couples or small families who are looking to unwind and relax without distraction of most electronic devices. (There is NO television, NO internet and VERY LIMITED cell reception at the cottage - although free internet is available in nearby town - about 20 minutes away.)

Our weeks run from Saturday to Saturday and we only make very few weeks available for rental during the summer and fall season. We have a minimum stay of one week as we've found that it takes several days to truly unwind and separate oneself from technology that is normally used everyday.

Think back to when life was simple. Feet were bare, summer breezes blew through screens of open windows, the air was filled with the songs of birds by day and crickets by night. Return to the simplicity you remember and emerge from your summer holiday tranquil and rejuvenated.

We have worked very hard to keep our little cottage pristine from gadgets and whirs and beeps and hums and take you back to nature where you wake to the sound of the ocean waves and light of the morning sun.  
You can find shimmering beach glass waiting to be discovered, resident seals, pheasants and fox.  

While you are here, make sure you visit the fish market down the road in Parker’s Cove for world-famous scallops or lobster (they will cook them for you). And be sure to visit Annapolis Royal farmer’s market to sample some of the abundant organic produce and local bread and wines.
There are many, many different day trips to make from the cottage home-base.

The Cottage:

Saltbrook on the Bay is a total of about 800 square feet. It is a vintage, seasonal, traditional summer cottage - somewhere between a 'camp' and a 'cottage'. The first floor has a living room and dining room that seats 4. There is also a front 'sun-room' that holds books and games as well as a game table.

The cottage kitchen is equipped with a full size fridge and electric range. There is a stove-top percolator coffee pot, a teapot, toaster and all cooking utensils, dishes and glassware for 4.

The bathroom is on the first floor and has a tub/shower, hairdryer and washing machine (a clothesline is outside for the freshest of laundry).

Upstairs there are two bedrooms --
The back bedroom has a queen bed with an ocean view..

The front bedroom has two twin beds.

The rocky beach is accessed by a grassy path through a meadow. Swimming and water activity is not recommended at our beach.



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Ocean View Bedroom: 1 queen

    Sit in bed and watch the waves crash on the rocky beach....moreless

  • Front bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Memory-foam mattresses ...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are cozy and located upstairs. All beds have memory foam mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is on the first floor while bedrooms are on on the second floor. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Semi-off the grid, rural cottage for those looking for an away-from-it-all quiet, budget vacation. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Rocky Beach. Beach walking forever is permitted below the high tide line....moreless

  • Rural:

    Equidistant from the nearest towns of Bridgetown & Annapolis Royal (pop. 500 & 1000) over the mountain and through the wood. Acres and acres of forest, ocean and stream....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Cottage is situated on grassy lot with a winding path through the meadow to the rocky beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer for light loads of laundry and an outside clothesline. There is a laundromat in both nearby towns for heavier laundry loads....moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$342

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$532 $1,899

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Rate includes a policy for accidental damage insurance.

CHANGEOVER DAY IS SATURDAY

While my cancellation policy is 100% if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival date, the VRBO/Homeaway service fee is non-refundable.

All rates are subject to change until booked.


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Location

190 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Stanfield International Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Digby/St. John

Car: Necessary

Beachcombing. Historic town of Annapolis Royal is 20 minutes over the mountain with the Kings Theatre, Fort Anne and Botanical Gardens. Bridgetown, 'Prettiest Little Town in Nova Scotia', 15 minutes over the mountain. Artist delight, Bear River - 30 minutes. Canada's 'most romantic' town of Digby and the world famous Digby scallops, 45 minute drive.

International Airport - Halifax - 1 1/2 hours.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Gary and Maria are the owners/caretakers of Saltbrook. We live full time in Massachusetts where we have owned vacation rental homes in Cape Cod, Maine, and Nova Scotia for over 12 years. We are impatiently waiting for the time when we can spend the summers on the Bay of Fundy. Until then, we will happily share this wonderful place with you. We also own two vacation rentals in Down East Maine - Featherbed Island House in Machiasport, Maine and The Frisky Fish Cottage in Buck's Harbor, Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Annapolis, Subd. A, NS, Canada:
We purchased Saltbrook by the Bay, sight unseen, in 2005. We were smitten. It was 'just big enough' and simple and in the perfect spot. Every time we are there, within 24 hours, we've relaxed and settled in to a simple lifestyle and can't believe the beauty of this magical place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Like we said, Saltbrook is 'just the right size'. Being oceanfront is breathtaking - watching the water whenever you want is just mesmerizing. 'you can walk endlessly down the rock beach. Across the street is an entirely different world with its woodland stream and forest solitude.


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Photos

  • Alfresco dining with a view.  Can you think of anything better?

    Alfresco dining with a view. Can you think of anything better?

  • Cozy living room

    Cozy living room

  • Rustic doesn't have to mean roughing it.

    Rustic doesn't have to mean roughing it.

  • The washroom (first floor.  Both bedrooms are upstairs)

    The washroom (first floor. Both bedrooms are upstairs)

  • Sunset from the master bedroom

    Sunset from the master bedroom

  • Nova Scotia Sunset

    Nova Scotia Sunset

  • Balance some rocks and calm your mind.

    Balance some rocks and calm your mind.

  • Lobster boat chugging by...

    Lobster boat chugging by...

  • Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market

    Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market

  • April in Phinney Cove

    April in Phinney Cove

  • A comfortable place to relax.

    A comfortable place to relax.

  • Petite dining room for 4.

    Petite dining room for 4.

  • Saltbrook kitchen

    Saltbrook kitchen

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and ocean view

    Master bedroom with queen bed and ocean view

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Pull up a seat and toast a marshmallow with family or friends.

    Pull up a seat and toast a marshmallow with family or friends.

  • The rocky, wild beach

    The rocky, wild beach

  • A few friends from the sea (and soon returned to the sea)

    A few friends from the sea (and soon returned to the sea)

  • Maybe he's pulling up your lobster dinner right now!

    Maybe he's pulling up your lobster dinner right now!

  • Annapolis Royal

    Annapolis Royal

  • Annapolis Royal

    Annapolis Royal

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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