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Cozy two bedroom cottage, private lot, ocean view - close to Halifax & Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Cottage on Private Lot - Ocean View from the deck

Build in the mid 1950s, this cottage has been upgraded and decorated to create the best of old and new: painted wood floors, antique furnishings and a self-sufficient kitchen. The cottage has two bedrooms - one queen and one double - and a spacious living room with a foldout sofa.

The back deck is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks while you prepare dinner on the BBQ or you can move to the front deck and take in the majestic beauty of Ketch Harbour.

The cottage sits on a lot with mature trees, wild flowers and old rock walls.

More Details

Tracy O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018


Ketch Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 has a queen bed is located across the all from the bathroom and faces the east. For warm summer months, a fan is made available. This room has a dresser and hooks on the back of the door for clothing. Bedroom 2 has a double bed is located in the west corner of the cottage off the living room. A lovely breeze blows gently through the window but a fan is also available for warm nights.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Cozy two bedroom cottage, private lot, ocean view - close to Halifax & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the views from the front porch are amazing. We spent a good deal of our time watching the tides rise and fall over the course of the day. The house had all that we needed - the kitchen is especially set up with all the cooking equipment a family needs to prepare meals. Tony and Cheryl have made this place feel extremely welcoming. Although the house is on the main road of the village, there is very little traffic so was never an issue. There is great swimming off the community wharf which is directly across the road. Also, if you have young kids, there is an amazing community playground a 5 min walk away. If you are beach people, would recommend the 10 min drive to Crystal Crescent Beach - beautiful views anytime of the year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth time staying at the cottage and we keep coming back for a reason. The proximity to Crystal Crecent beach make it perfect for our young children and the cottage itself is always kept impeccably clean and welcoming. We recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet, affordable get away on the coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage and Ketch Harbour and have been coming for years. Tracy has updated this cottage and you couldn't ask for more. She has thought of everything that you might possibly need, just bring your clothes! We immediately booked for next year as well! Comfortable, quiet, close to Halifax, beaches and trails. I almost didn't write a review because I selfishly want to keep it available for myself :) Book it, you won't regret it (and I'm pretty demanding of my vacation spots!).

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Shore gem!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Ketch Harbor here was terrific. What a quaint comfortable and well equipped cottage. Pretty well anything you could think of(and) that you might require is there. Great views, two decks and a short distance to Crystal Crescent Beach, or Halifax in the other direction.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It's one of the best vacation decisions I have ever made. Renting Tracy's cottage was Fantastic in every aspect. The cottage is comfortable, very clean and cozy. You breathed a big sigh of relief coming back to it each afternoon after a busy day of sightseeing or hiking, or just lying on the beach. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Thoughtful and welcoming...what more could you want?

I would highly recommend renting this cottage to anyone looking for a non-stop picturesque view of the Harbour with great hospitality and no hustle and bustle of city/hotel type of accommodation. Beach nearby, walking trails nearby, city of Halifax nearby...great hostess! Tracy made this vacation very special for my entire family.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This last summer was our fourth time staying at Ketch Habor and that alone should say everything. A vacation is about taking a break and not having to worry about the small things and Tracy (the owner of the cedar cottage) makes sure that this is possible, there is nothing too big or too small that she wont take the time to get right. The cottage is small an unpretentious and is just right for our family of four, it is immaculately clean and well taken care of as well as being under 10 mins (by car) from one of the best beaches in Canada. I highly recommend taking the time to get to know this wonderful part of Canada and the cedar cottage is the perfect place to do so.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $58.77
Refundable damage deposit $156.73

The cottage is only available by the week (Sunday to Sunday) in July and August Outside of the high season nightly arragements can be made. A minimum booking of three nights would be required.

Check-out time is 10:30 a.m. and check-in time is 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise arranged with the property manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.