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Oceanfront Coastal Living

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Oceanfront Property On St. Margaret's Bay

The Whale's Tail Vacation Rental offers coastal living at it's best with this ocean inspired property. The house sits on a half acre landscaped property overlooking all of St. Margaret's Bay with a private dockside deck for relaxing, swimming or fishing on the ocean. Life doesn't get any better than this.

The nautical details of this property makes you feel you are on the water with expanding ocean views from every window. This property is a perfect location to relax and enjoy your vacation. It is open concept with a wood burning fireplace on the main level, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a sleeping loft for extra guests. It is fully equipped with everything you need to make yourself comfortable. It has a wrap around deck with glass so you can watch the bay morning, noon and night. The kitchen has granite countertops with plenty of cabinets and is fully equipped.

The capital city of Halifax is just 40 minutes away and it is the perfect location for day trips to Lunenburg , UNESCO Heritage Site, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Chester.

This property has everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. We welcome you enquiries 902.857.9995.

More Details

Pat & Jacques Routhier
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Pat & Jacques Routhier

My husband , Jacques and myself built this house in 2012 and always love the casual feeling of coastal living. We love this area and have lived in the Hubbards area forever. I am a retired Realtor with Tradewinds Realty, a local real estate company and my French Canadian husband is retired from the film industry. 902-857-9995

Pat & Jacques Routhier purchased this house in 2012

Why Pat & Jacques Routhier chose St. Margaret's Bay

After travelling the world and staying in many vacation rental we decided to built a house/cottage that we could rent out to guests that enjoy the finer things in life.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of staying at a property like this is that you have all of the luxuries of home. The views are outstanding and the location is perfect.


Hubbards House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the loft area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Whale's Tale cottage has everything you could wish for- gorgeous view, comfortable furniture, and a great kitchen. The morning sunrises are glorious, as well as the sunsets.The owners have thought of all the little extra touches, right down to coffee filters and toilet paper, which I've had to bring for myself in other rentals. There were many helpful supplies in the pantry as well. Communicating with Pat, the owner was very easy and quick. It's all you need or want if you're planning a stay by the sea!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation at The Whale's Tail.
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Beautiful cottage, with a view to match!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect. It is spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything that you will need. You will instantly relax as soon as you arrive. The view is to die for, the sunrises are amazing. The location is great, everything is located within a short drive. If you are thinking about renting this cottage I would highly recommend it, you won't regret it. Pat is great to deal with. Thanks Pat for sharing your home. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review……we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Whale's Tail.
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Beautiful location and wonderfully furnished and decorated

  • 5 of 5

Perfect water view on a quiet road

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the property and we appreciate that you left it in perfect condition!
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Lovely, delightful, well-equipped.well-managed property with great view.

  • 5 of 5

Recommended to other travellers

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail & Dick. So glad you enjoyed the property.
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  • 5 of 5

The Whale's Tail is the perfect place to spend your Nova Scotia holiday! As soon as you walk into the house, you can see that it has been lovingly decorated to set the mood for a wonderful holiday by the sea! The house is spotless, well-equipped, comfortably furnished, and well located - everything a vacation rental can be to provide a home base from which to enjoy Nova Scotia's many treasures. Its location makes it easy to do daytrips to Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg, and is very close to the Shore Club which you must visit for Lobster Suppers. Walking down the road from the house, you can meet local fishermen and residents who gladly tell you all about the area. On the days when you don't want to travel, you can sit on the deck and watch fishing boats, sailboats, loons, seagulls and seals on the bay in front of you. We hope to be able to return to this beautiful property next time we visit Nova Scotia and highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the East Coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and we appreciate that you left the property in perfect condition! Hope to see you again!
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Beautiful pet friendly home on St. Margaret's Bay

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Connecticut to visit Nova Scotia for the first time. It is a beautiful place, but what made it even better was the wonderful Canadian people that we met along the way. The Whale's Tale is an excellent property to rent on St. Margaret's Bay. Central to everything, it is just a short drive away from popular destinations such as Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Halifax. The house was spotless when we arrived and had everything to make our stay comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. Nice furniture on the porch allowed for outdoor living as well. The views of the bay were magnificent. We were able to watch seals playing in the bay. The owners have taken great care in decorating this lovely home, and do everything they can to make sure you have everything you need. We would be happy to recommend this property to anyone and we hope to be back at The Whale's Tail very soon.

Some of our favorite places to eat (and we tried many!): Shaw's Landing in West Dover had the best pan fried haddock we have ever tasted. The Fish Shack in Lunenburg - amazing steamers and deep fried fish. Oh My Cod in Mahone Bay served a delicious lunch. We ordered seafood, but the grilled cheese sandwich looked delicious. Trellis Cafe was very good. Short ride from the house and yummy food, and of course, you cannot stay in Hubbards without walking through the farmer's market on Saturday. We took back to Connecticut two weeks of memories. Thank you Pat and Pedro for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review on our property. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and little Ruby. You took such great care of the property and you left it in spotless condition. Thank you! Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Shore Club
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Via Rail, Halifax
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 103
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Trellis / Four Way Stop/Shore Club Lobster Suppers
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Mill Cove
Car: recommended

Hubbards is the perfect location as you are a short drive from Peggy's Cove, Chester, Lunenburg, Halifax and Mahone Bay. Great location for day tripping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $81.1
Damage Deposit $405.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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