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A Quiet Riverside Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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. I prefer to send an information package out to my guests rather than use the site information system. The package comes about a week before their stay and covers all the information needed for their stay.

More Details

Sherry Hudson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Crousetown

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.


Crousetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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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A Quiet Riverside Retreat
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Rest offered us the perfect getaway in the woods. The property is very private, set back from the road and overlooking the river's rapids. The beautifully landscaped backyard leads down to a cozy fire pit by the water. Sherry has very thoughtfully left lots of books, games, and local travel suggestions in the cottage. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the gorgeous trails and coastline of the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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A lovely place to rejuvenate!

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Rest is a pretty, clean and well loved cottage on a bubbling river. We enjoy the sound of the water rushing by, the well tended garden and the quaint cottage. It was cosy and relaxing. The surrounding area is beautiful, with amazing beaches and water views. This was our second visit and was as enjoyable as the first.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your second stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write another review, I really appreciate it.
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Absolutely the best piece of paradise anywhere

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and very inviting. It had all the amenities that anyone would need. The gardens are stunning and well maintained. The rapids on the river made this stay the most relaxing anyone could ask for. The owner was only an email away if required. This is a place that definitely deserves a second visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it gives me great pleasure that you enjoyed the cottage and the grounds. Thank you for taking such good care of it!
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Very lovely spot

  • 4 of 5

When can we expect to receive are damage deposit back? Thanks, Jim

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, The damage deposit usally takes about a week to 10 days to process. Warm regards, Sherry
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Absolutely gorgeous property, lush and vibrant with the perfect cottage space for two people.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were looking for a peaceful way to relax for a few days and we found it in spades. Sherry was a wonderful host and gave us all the space we needed. The river was beautiful and the space was perfect. I'd go back here in a second it was so relaxing. I'd recommend this to any couple looking to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Make time to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here June 11 - 15th, 2017, while on our south shore portion of our trip in Nova Scotia. This was essentially our home base for daily excursion, everything you needed and more was provided for you. Location, privacy, scenery, loved the sound of the river, drifting off to sleep and upon awakening. Used this essentially as a home base for daily excursions, and due to that we didn't really get to enjoy this property and all it had to offer anywhere near to what one could expect.... Would i stay again, YOU BET. The one negative that is beyond control but to be aware of is lots of bugs, mosquitoes.

To people looking at booking in future... I highly recommend, and referring to title, "make time to enjoy"

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Bridgewater has several
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $156.1

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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