About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Experience Peggy's Cove lighthouse, crashing waves and spectacular sunsets.
This two bedroom house with 1.5 bathrooms is the closest house to Peggy's Cove. Panoramic views from the living room look west over St. Margaret's Bay's stunning sunsets. All that separates this house from Peggy's Cove is the beautiful Peggy's Cove Preservation Area, A nature lovers paradise. From this house you can walk along the coastline to Peggy's Cove. A few minutes walk in the other direction you can purchase fresh lobster from Ryer's Lobster Pound, or dine at Rhubarb Restaurant. The ultimate in privacy and views, a fantastic location for a retreat or wedding.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Thomas Maguire
Retired medical doctor.
Thomas Maguire purchased this House in 1998
Why Thomas Maguire chose Indian Harbour
The nicest natural, rugged oceanfront property in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia. The sunsets alone are worth the visit.
What makes this House unique
The wild setting, just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Recently spent a week at whalesback cottage and had a great time! Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Nova Scotia. Great views of the ocean clean and quite. Five stars all around! !!!!!!
A spectacular corner of the world viewed from a homey cottage
Everything about Whaleback Cottage is perfect. The cottage itself is charming from the antique chandelier to the living room surrounded with great views of the oceanfront to the nearby pond filled with water lilies.
There are paths to explore, decks to gather on and a fire pit to sit around at night.
The kitchen is well supplied, and the bedrooms are charming.
And, of course, there is the ocean and many ways to explore the magnificent rock formations along the ocean front.
A wonderful retreat.
Spectacular view. Warm and generous host. Whales!
Visiting Nova Scotia for the first time, Whalesback was just what I had hoped to experience and more. Hearing the crashing waves, seeing whales and hiking to Peggys Cove are a few highlights. Tom was wonderful and helped us navigate the area. Thank you.
The Whalesback Cottage is a beautiful place on the ocean. It was a good location as we did some day trips to Halifax and Lunenburg with no problem.
I would recommend the stay!
Great Family Time in Canada!!
Our family wanted an adventure in Nova Scotia and what an adventure we had! The house and location are straight out of a movie. The house (I believe) is over 150 years old, set on one of the most scenic pieces of property in the world. The views are to die for and change daily and sometimes hourly. When clear, you can see thousands of stars, countless lighthouses, and miles of ocean. When foggy, it is straight out of a suspense novel. Both were so fun to be a part of. For wildlife, we saw a bald eagle perched on the large rock right outside close to the water, Canadian geese, porpoises, and one seal that was right out in front of the house for hours (I sent Tom a picture which he might add to the listing).
We ate like kings when we were there. The local seafood was amazing! Best meal I have ever had.
The house is central enough for easy drives to Halifax, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Kejimkujik National Park. We spent time at all four and really enjoyed each location. Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is so close too!
Tom was great and made the trip memorable by really providing tailored advice for the family!!
location, location ,location
overall we were very impressed with the accommodations, with the Maguires very special people, a little hic cup, the bed in the second bedroom, queen mattress on a double box spring. My son in law kept rolling off the bed.
All in all great vacation. We were sad in leaving this haven of tranquility.
Some days things get messed up -
The new box spring & mattress arrived from Sears just before you checked in, the box spring was damaged, so our quick thinking cleaning crew refused the new box spring and made the bed up using the new mattress & older box spring
Not wanting to bother our guests they waited until your check out day to install the new box spring.
So when you arrive again next year we will do something special for you.
"Thanks for bringing this to our attention,"