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A Quiet Riverside Retreat

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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Heron's Rest year round cottage located on just over an acre of land beside one of the largest set of rapids of the Petite River. This quiet and private rental is just off the main road giving quick access to the wide range of local interest and activities. Its the perfect location for a romantic get away for two or a personal retreat. The house is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, dishwasher and laundry facilities. It will sleep 2 in the main bedroom queen sized bed. The large deck which overlooks the river is accessed off the kitchen and includes a BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. Guests can enjoy a quiet evening on the deck listening to the river and watching the stars or build a bonfire in the riverside fire pit.

This is a charming cottage with a large deck overlooking the rapids. You will enjoy the sound of the river from the house. It is cozy and comfortable.

Located just 1.5 hours from Halifax, this is a wonderful community close to local beaches, steeped with history and full of charm. Petite Riviere is just a few minutes away and has a general store (complete with liquor store). Have one of their wonderful cups of coffee and enjoy a few minutes on the deck.

Please note that there is no public transit here.

More Details

Sherry Hudson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Sherry Hudson

Paul and I love to explore Nova Scotia and are often seen clambering over waterfalls in search of a new spot to set up our tripods. In the summer months we love to sail, exploring the coast and joining in on the local races. Winter takes us outdoors to freeze our fingers off to catch the warm light of the perfect sunrise or out across the trails on x-country skiis.

Sherry Hudson purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sherry Hudson chose Nova Scotia

This property is perfect for couples, it is in a quiet location with lots of privacy but nearby many attractions. In the winter its a great place to turn of the electronics and sit by the fire and relax. In the summer you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the river or a fire under the evening stars. There are many places close by to discover if you like to explore.

What makes this cottage unique

The most unique aspect of the cottage is its location above a set a rapids which can be heard in the cottage year round. This lovely sound of water provides the perfect acoustic backdrop to the cottage. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee on the deck overlooking the river and watch the sun come up while they plan their day of adventures.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

A Quiet Riverside Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was perfect for our mini moon. Sherry's knowledge of the area was very helpful in guiding us to the best attraction in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I'm happy to have shared in some small way in your happy event!
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Beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! The cabin was very well cleaned, well-stocked, and cozy. From the moment my wife and I walked in, we knew this place was a gold nugget. The owner left us a gift bottle of wine on the table and stacked firewood for us to use.

We look forward to returning to stay here again soon. Thanks for a great place to stay! P.S. Check out Waves Seafood and Grill (Bridgewater, NS), for the absolute best Chicken Alfredo!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found some delicious food to sample while you were in the area! Thank you for taking such good care of the house.
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Columbia, Missouri

Heron's Rest Fantacsti

  • 5 of 5

Because of the review we read on-line about Heron's Rest we were sure it would not meet our expectations. Our expectations were exceeded in the first few minutes on the property! We pulled up to the cottage but were not able to go in because we were drawn to the river by the sound of white water! On the way we had to walk through a very impressive landscape of flowers, bushes and grasses but we did find "our" own set of rapids! There were three different sitting places where we could enjoy the sound and watch this small shut-in foam and flow. When we did go to the cabin we found a most comfortable and well laid out property. A bottle of wine from a winery which is just up the road, perhaps a quarter mile, was provided by the hostess. Our day excursions took us to great places like Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Blue Rocks. We stopped at the winery on day on the way back to the Rest. If there is a comfortable, relaxing hide-away as good as Herson's Rest we have not found it .....and we have looked pretty hard. Definitely a 10!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Setting as lovely as the picture

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a quiet riverside retreat. In the three days we did not see or hear another person near the cottage. The rushing water is very soothing and being able to sit by the riverside or out on the rock in the river was very pleasing. The walk through the lush garden is enchanting, with many surprises hidden among the flowers. A little hummingbird visited us daily making us happy. The cottage is delightful and very comfortable, with many thoughtful items available (like a flashlight, beach towels, freezer packs). We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The surrounding area is pretty, with ocean views close by and interesting craftspeople to visit. The cottage is easy to find with the instructions provided by Sherry and is well looked after.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for your stay. I so appreciate it.
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Apopka, Florida

A comfortable cabin in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

Herons Rest is a definite gem. The house is small and cozy but modern in every sense. It is beautifully decorated with artwork, photos and crafts. The furniture both inside and out is very comfortable. The gardens surrounding the house are beautiful. You can tell that much effort goes into planning and maintaining them. The house is in a quiet spot, but there is much to see and do nearby. All in all it is an ideal spot for a restful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, I really appreciate it.
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to stay and explore the south shore. The rapids put us to sleep every night. Although we missed the lobster season, we enjoyed two 3 lb beauties from the market in nearby Bridgewater. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Bridgewater has several
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Hwy 103
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Broad Cove (summer) or Bridgewater
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Green Bay, Crescent, Rissers, Broad Cove
Car: necessary

If you are looking for information about this area of Nova Scotia, this site is an excellent resource and includes a points of interest map that you can download.


Rates & Availability

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Low Season
Oct 16 2016 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152

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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Crousetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom has bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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