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Families, Friends, Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5 comfortably

Two bedroom bright lower flat (all linens included, full kitchen with all amenities, full bath with washer/dryer, living & dining room. Barbecue and fire pit. Pets welcome. Several sandy beaches within walking distance in magnificent St. Margarets Bay (don’t forget your bathing suits and sunscreen). Magnificent 32 km. hiking/biking/4 wheel trail right at your doorstep and bicycle rental/touring company nearby. Also close to Queensland Beach and beautiful downtown Hubbard. Approx. 40 min to Stanfield International Airport, Peggy's Cove or downtown Halifax.

Just bring your food and clothes and be ready to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze and the soothing sound of the waves hitting the shore! Love to share my little 'peace' of heaven.

More Details

Ethel Smiley Marshall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ethel,

Barbara and I wanted to express our appreciation for the relaxing stay we had at your accommodations over the weekend. Your location was perfect for us and we are grateful you were able to accommodate us.

Thanks again.
Jun 2015
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Black Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer & dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double/Single Bunk Bed
  • Baby Play & Go Highchair
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Families, Friends, Pet Friendly.
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
Shelburne Ontario

Terrific Location , Fantastic Hostess, Some Mechanical Noise.

  • 4 of 5

The location is terrifc, and the hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. The flat is generally clean and has just about everything you need other than your food. Wireless internet speed is decent, but there is no satellite or cable TV service.

The only issue I had was related to noise. The hostess is perfectly quiet.... The problem was the water system. The property is on well water, so pumps are required to supply water to the house as well as drain waste water. These pumps happen to be just on the other side of a hallow door outside the bedrooms, and can be disruptive in the evening if someone in the house uses water. Other than that I had no reason to complain.

Recommended, particularly if you are not bothered by some noise when sleeping.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The beaches, the space, the welcoming rooms. Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We were NOT disappointed with our choice or our stay with Ethel. The space is larger than we anticipated, well stocked with everything needed to cook, clean, and relax. We were impressed with the beach themed decorations throughout the rooms. The location is convenient for many day trips east or west, south shore shopping, beach visits. Halifax and Peggy's Cove are within easy reach also. We can heartily recommend this Black Point property to others, and would not hesitate to return there--tho it is a long hike from Wisconsin !

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place - will book again for next visit back to Halifax!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! Exactly what we were looking for. Close to the ocean and beaches and shoreline views. Coffee each morning on the beach was beautiful. We are a family of four that were there for 6 nights Highly recommend this place - especially if you have children but also perfect for a couple. Ethel was so professional and made you feel like you were part of her family. She was very accommodating and also had all kinds of things to help make your stay enjoyable. She was even able to provide a tent trailer for 4 members of our family that ran into well issues at their own Halifax home so came to stay with us for a few days. The beach flat had all necessities needed - right down to beach toys for our 'unplanned' young family members that joined us!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely beach house perfectly situated and with everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful week at Ethel's beach house. Although we didn't get to meet her in person, we felt very welcome from the get go and she was in touch constantly to check up on our stay and whether we needed anything.

The home is located in a beautiful spot, 40 minutes to Halifax in one direction and 40 minutes to Lunenburg in the other. Both are absolutely lovely cities and well worth a visit each too.

The home is well provisioned with everything you could possibly need and more! It was clean, cool and spacious. We loved having Netflix too!

Our kids enjoyed playing on the play/swing set in the backyard and spent all their spare moments there.

We would love to come back again one day...

Thank you Ethel and family, it was a perfect holiday.

Ben, Belinda and family

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love to travel & explore God's creation!

Country retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Ethel's house was very bright & cheerful inside for a lower flat! Her decor is great. The beds were very comfy which is important to us seniors! It had everything we needed to be comfortable & many outdoor extras! The weather didn't cooperate with us for kayaking but we enjoyed walks on the trail out back & along the nearby beaches. The local farmers market on Saturday was delightful! Short driving trips to Lunenburg, Chester, & Peggy's Cove were much enjoyed. Ethel is a great hostess! You will enjoy your stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The best stay of our vacation! We loved the all the places we could relax and enjoy the ocean and scenery and the loons. Literally swam in the Atlantic right across the country road from the house and later enjoyed the sandy beach a short walk away. My two young grandsons were delighted with the treasure trove of toys (and Ethel and her grandson). Very comfortable with windows everywhere and everything we needed for our too short stay. We enjoyed one evening (with very few tourists) in Lunenburg and another at the very scenic lighthouse in Peggy's Cove.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So enjoyed meeting you, your daughter and the two wonderful grandsons. Definitely too short a stay.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fully furnished. Monthly winter stay does not include linens or toiletries. Heat, lights, cable & internet are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.