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Views of Bay of Fundy in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy views of the Bay of Fundy in our renovated Century home on the hill in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia. With a row of windows overlooking the water you can relax in our sunny, open living and dining area with exposed beams, pine floors and wood stove. a short walk to cross the road to the beach approximately 200 ft to rockhound and walk at low tide to discover sea treasures as the Bay of Fundy delivers the highest tides in the world. Stroll by the Margaretsville Lighthouse Est. 1859 and visit the wharf where you can view the local art gallery 'The Artist's Circle' If you like to fish you can join Mackerel Enthusiasts on the wharf at high tide where rigs can bring in 4-5 at once. 'Holy Mackerel!'

Take in the local events at the Community Hall such as Old Fashioned suppers and the Sunday afternoon Ice Cream Parlor. See concerts, plays and readings at the Evergreen Theatre in East Margaretsville. We are centrally located between beautiful Annapolis Royal and Historic Wolfville.

With summer evenings lasting until 10pm Atlantic Standard Time you can enjoy day trips while being back to see the sun setting over the Bay.

More Details

Leslie Kinsella
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Leslie Kinsella

I grew up in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and spent much of my life at the Fundy Shore in the summer. Since moving to NJ I always wanted to share this special place with my children and husband. We spend a part of every summer here and hope you love it as much as we do.

Leslie Kinsella purchased this house in 2005

Why Leslie Kinsella chose Margaretsville

Take day trips to Annapolis Royal, Vineyards and Winerys in Gaspereau, Grand Pre, Clam digging at Blomidon, Habitation, Port Royal, Upper Clements Park, South Shore , Halifax. With Atlantic Standard time you can still be back to watch the sun set over the Lighthouse.

What makes this house unique

A wonderful place for small children as there is a large grassy yard in front and back with still views of the Bay of Fundy

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful week we've had here at the Kinsea House. Driving down the coast enjoying the beautiful views, Winery Tours, Celtic Music, Touring Halifax, "Keji" and Peggys Cove and a fantastic Whale Watch from Briar Island. We also enjoyed relaxing on the porch. We have met many wonderful people here who have been so friendly and helpful
Sep 2015
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Margaretsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom-View of Sunrise
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has full bed on bottom for 2 people and twin on top
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Views of Bay of Fundy in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 24 reviews
Muskoka, Ontario

Quiet small town, super comfortable and clean place, perfect for our trip, mid way through.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kinsea House mid way through our week in Nova Scotia. We enjoyed the great front deck overlooking the bay, walked down by the beach and lighthouse in search of treasures with the kids, watched sunsets at the lighthouse and went for a day trip to Freeport whale watching. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Kinsea while visiting Nova Scotia!
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Expensive for the location

  • 3 of 5

My husband, small child and I all stayed at Kinsea house for 3 nights on our recent vacation in Nova Scotia. Because we were travelling during peak season (and after the cleaning fee, service fee, and insurance) the property ended up being too much money for the location. The house itself is well equipped and spacious and the owner is responsive and helpful. But all the photos you see of the ocean/coast in the property profile have not been taken at the property... it is located across a highway and up a little road from the ocean. Those photos have been taken down at the public beach near where the By the Dock of the Bay cottages/restaurant are located. So while you are close, you are not right on the ocean. Margaretsville itself is very small and is about a 30/45 minute drive away from major sightseeing spots.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Kinsea House and for your feedback. Our listing does not state waterfront however does describe views of the Bay of Fundy and a short walk across the road to get to the beach. I will certainly update and caption the photos as to resolve any confusion whether the property is oceanfront or not and to better illustrate the location. We appreciate your feedback
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Peaceful place to relax and spend time by the sea

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to have an ocean view from the deck and a short stroll to the water where our kids loved looking for crabs. We took a short drive to Port George and saw seals and had fun investigating the tidal pools for sea creatures. The cottage was very comfortable to hang out and cook your meals in but we also enjoyed The Dock of the Bay restaurant which was a few steps away and restaurants in Greenwood and Kingston. We really enjoyed our day trip to Digby area for a whale watching trip with Petit Passage Whale Watch. It was fantastic to see whales.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback as I am always trying to get many perspectives. Wonderful you got to Port George and explored the Bay of Fundy Tidal pools with your children and enjoyed relaxing on the deck and making memories this summer.
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NO PANORAMIC views from house. Obstructed by neighbours house and trees, small bit of ocean only

  • 2 of 5

No view, not walk out to bay of Fundy as pictures described. House was adequate and on part with description.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to review Kinsea House and your feedback . In order to better convey the location to Bay of Fundy I will update and add photos to my website. I will also be certain to describe in more detail the distance of walk to the beach. Thank you.
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Right on the bay, honey and comfortable. Great summer get away.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two days on a honeymoon trip to Nova Scotia. The house is right on the bay and we enjoyed walking down and exploring at low tide. The accommodations were comfortable and very homey. We would recommend this as a relaxing weekend get away or a great family summer retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kinsea!
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Great Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a comfortable house that has sweeping ocean views, a well equipped kitchen, laundry room and space for your family/kids/dogs to play, this is the place.

The owner was extremely responsive to any questions I had leading up to the trip or during the trip. The house was very clean and even better than what the pictures depicted. The bathroom seems to have been recently updated and has plenty of room - the double sink was very nice. The neighborhood is quiet and good for short walks in the morning or it's a 2 minute walk to the beach where you can watch the sunrise and the seals play. It was a great trip. Thanks so much Leslie!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Halifax Stanfied International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dock By the Bay Cafe
Car: necessary

Try the Dock By the Bay Cafe down at the Wharf on Haddock Alley. Delicious food and drink and sights and sounds of the Bay of Fundy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20

Rates are based on 4 adults. Add 50.00 per night, per guest

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.

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