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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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

Build in the early 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 beautiful lot with mature trees, wild flowers and old rock walls.

More Details

Tracy O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Cozy two bedroom cottage, private lot, ocean view - close to Halifax & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 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: Aug 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: Sep 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: Jul 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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like coming home.

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice looking out at the harbour and occasionally seeing, off in the distance, ships going by. Renting the cabin was great because once we were settled in we had a place to make our own meals and sit out on the deck sipping on drinks. The quality of the dishes and cooking utensils was awesome. It was very comfy and when returning from a day of touring it was like coming home. Nice windows to open after warm day to let the ocean breeze cool the house. Lots of natural lighting and a private setting. Plenty of room for two couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very quaint and welcoming. The cottage property is beautiful and the community of Ketch Harbor is picturesque and people are very friendly. The owner of this property is very nice and extremely accommodating. My wife and two young children had a fabulous and relaxing stay. The beach is very close to the cottage and it is a quick drive to the city. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • 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

Ketch Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2017 Season
Jun 4 2017 - Nov 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The cottage is only available by the week (Sunday to Sunday) in July, August and September. 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.

At the time of booking, a rental agreement must be signed and returned with a deposit of 50% of the total cost. Both items are required to confirm the reservation.

The balance, along with a $200 damage deposit, is due 30 days prior to arrival unless other arrangements have been made with the property owner.

Accepted payments include: personal cheque, money order, Interac e-transfer and cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ketch Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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