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Fundy Escape Cottage - modern oasis with huge private shoreline & beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located in Phinney('s) Cove on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. This cozy 2 bedroom 'bungalow' is fully furnished and equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. There is a large yard perfect for a game of badminton or volleyball (provided) or if you prefer you can sit back in an adirondack chair to read or just enjoy the view. The large lawn leads directly to your own rock/pebble beach which is perfect for beachcombing or an evening bonfire.

Nice deck/balcony off livingroom to enjoy family barbeques or just relax.

we have additional photos but we are not allowed to post the album site URL - please email us for that. Also, google Fundy Escape Cottage for additional sites and photos.

Newly redecorated, kitchen renovation.

LED flatscreen TV and internet - for keeping in touch with your peeps at home. Note, internet interuptions are rare (from a tower based system) but it can be up to 10+ days for service, if there is a difficulty with it, it is not "guaranteed" (or no compensation - if not working)

Owners' whalewatching business:

oceanexplorations .ca (for Canada)


Waterfront: Rock/Pebble Beach

Heating: oil

Children allowed: Yes. Rock/Pebble Beach


Pets allowed: Yes. Extra Fee/deposit may be required, please discuss at time of booking


Fully furnished, fully equipped kitchen; fridge, stove, microwave, dish washer, Kitchen-aide mixer, rice cooker, George Foreman Grill, slow cooker, BBQ - just bring your food. Indoor and outdoor games, small library, washer, clothesline and pegs. We provide fresh linens, light housekeeping once a week for stays longer than a week (upon request).

Queen size bed in master bedroom and 2nd bedroom. Complete four piece bathroom.

Large (domed) outbuilding also on property. Please contact us if you have any questions at all.


Tom & Penny


' The cottage is amazing. The views, the seals & dolphins were exciting to see! The kids loved running in the yard & the drive in Digby on the bike was amazing. We will be back again!' The MacQuairries Sept 2011

' We enjoyed our stay so much. The location is wonderful and the bonfires at night so enjoyable. We would certainly love to return' J. Jagoe Aug/2011

'... best cottage we have ever rented...' M & A Robson Aug 2011 - Brantford Ont

' we loved it here and hope to return some day soon. Thanks for everything you made available for us here that made it feel like a home away from home.' The Tucks Jul 2011 - Paisley, Ont

'Beautiful spot!!' The Trebinski family

'we love the cottage and the area. We had a great time watching the sea life. We saw things we had never experienced before. We hope to be back soon! Thanks for making us feel so welcome' Chris, Kim & Meghan, June 2012

'Absolutely beautiful! A great place to recharge your soul. A piece of Heaven!' Marie & Trevor July 2012

'Thank you for our 'Week of Wonderful'. We loved every moment, from the breathtaking sunsets to locking ourselves out LOL. You were very gracious' Alan & Sue June 2013

'What a wonderful cottage and so well equipped.' K Macpherson, July 2013

'How I loved being here in your lovely and well-equipped cottage/home! Spent a serene 2 hour time sitting down in the yellow chairs watching the activity if the ocean. Perfect for a holiday! Comfy bed and beautiful breezes at night' A. Macpherson July 2013

'Thanks for an amazing home away from home with absolutely everything needed! Unbelievable! An awesome piece of heaven We've been to NS 3 times- they say 3rd times a charm! And this is the best stay we've ever had! We will be back' Ron & Deb Stewart Jul-Aug 2013

'Perfect vacation cottage. Our favorite things: beautiful sunsets, sitting down at the water, four feisty hummingbirds, sounds of the water, whales right up close, really fresh seafood Tom & Penny's hospitality.' Oris & Michael August 2013

' Our second visit here was just as wonderful as the first' Don & Bonnie Thompson Sept 2013

More Details

Tom Goodwin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, limited French & spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Tom Goodwin

Tom is a whale/wildlife biologist and runs a whale-watching business (since 1986) approximately 90 minutes from this house.

Penny works for the provincial government in the Land Registration office, in nearby Lawrencetown, 25 minutes from the property.

Tom Goodwin purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tom Goodwin chose Annapolis Royal

Escape from the city to your oceanfront home away from home. Imagine the ocean breeze coming in your open windows at night as the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. Waking to the chirping of birds and looking for seals in the early morning hours. The rock beach is perfect for beachcombing looking for that interestingly shaped piece of drift wood, sea glass or if you lucky you find a tidal pool filled with small sea creatures waiting for the tide to come back in.

Whether you are looking to explore Nova Scotia or just looking for a quiet place to get away from it all, Fundy Escape Cottage is your perfect 'home base'.

Just a short 15-20 minute drive is the historic town of Annapolis Royal where you can enjoy everything from historic forts and sites, the Saturday Farmer's Market or live theatre.

About 1/2 hr farther South is the town of Digby famous for it's Digby Scallops and local lobster.

While in the area you must, of course, not miss the opportunity to go Whale Watching. The Digby Neck and Islands are world famous for some of the best whale watching in Canada, if not the world!

For those interested in exploring further a field you can visit the beautiful towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay on the South Shore. Two historic fishing towns with great shopping, antiques and seafood of course.

If hiking is your thing then you must check out Delap's Cove Wilderness trail, Cape Split and Kejimkujik National Park, just to name a few of the amazing hikes all within a couple of hours of the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets as you sit on the back deck or by the beach in the adirondack chairs are stunning. Each evening ends in a symphony of colors, with no two evenings ending with the same light. A photographers dream!


Annapolis Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • queen in master bedroom and second bedroom we have removed the sofabed but have one rollaway on property - available by request ... we have a second one too, at our other rental ppty. We even have 2 BRAND NEW sleeping bags available, if you want/need for visitors. - BY advance notice only.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
We have been renting this cottage on other sites since purchasing 2007. It was only 8 years old at that time. It is not flashy, but served as a principal residence for that couple at the time. We have been upgrading it a bit, slowly but surely - a lot of outside! We have great reviews and feedback.


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Fundy Escape Cottage - modern oasis with huge private shoreline & beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week! The property amd home were everything they said about it and more!! The setting is awesome! We enjoyed playing games on the lawn, having beachfires, sitting on the deck for meals and all the amenities their home provided! They even left us a lovely welcome basket!

It was a great location for our dog as well.

We enjoyed lots of local seafood, trips to the market, swimming and fishing in various lakes and day trips to Digby and the National Park among many things we did.

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.

We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing spot with a more amazing view!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic time there. Our only complaint was that we couldn't spend the rest of the summer at this wonderful location. Watching the sun sets at the ocean was incredible. For my wife visiting Nova Scotia for the first time she was blown away by the view and tranquil atmosphere. Falling asleep to the sounds of the waves was an added bonus. Having lived in the province, prior to moving "west", I was equally blown away and it surpassed all expectations. A huge thank you to the Goodwins for making this cottage available and making our trip east all the more amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sean E for such a wonderful review. We try our best to have everything available for our guests to truly make them feel at home. So glad you loved this ocean front home. You are welcome to return anytime :-)
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Mitchell Ontario

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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage . The view was great. Everyday we watched the fish, lobster and scallop boats working.

Amazing tides, pretty much no bugs, weather great and Tom and Penny were always helpful .

We have nothing but positive words to describe our experience June 27-July 4th. We would come back again...for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
195 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Digby Ferry
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Hampton Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pet deposit $100 - fully refundable required. - please contact us, re:pets

Please inquire about long-term stays

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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