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Whalesback Cottage, on the ocean with access to Peggys Cove Preservation Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Thomas Maguire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Thomas Maguire

Retired medical doctor.

Thomas Maguire purchased this house in 1998

Why Thomas Maguire chose St. Margaret's Bay

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the nice comments on your stay at Whaleback Cottage

We try our very best to make guests feel comfortable & relaxed during their stay

while visiting & enjoying Indian Harbour & Peggy's Cove in beautiful Nova Scotia

So please tell your friends and most of all do visit us again.

Have a great summer,

Best regards,

Tom & Donna Maguire
May 2016
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Indian Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath upstairs with a powder room on main level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has garden doors and large deck overlooking Peggy's Cove and Atlantic Ocean.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Located within a short walk to galleries, a general store and fresh lobster from Ryer's Lobster pound.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Whalesback Cottage, on the ocean with access to Peggys Cove Preservation Area
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 37 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Perfect seaside getaway

  • 5 of 5

This rustic cottage close to Peggy's Cove has a large plot of land and is adjacent to a long stretch of protected coast stretching almost to Peggy's cove. We spent a few days just staring out the windows at the waves and lobster boats and walking along the water. Absolutely beautiful spot. The cottage was comfortable and Tom (manager) was extremely helpful with everything we needed during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having the Mullen's stay and celebrate his wife's birthday, walking their dog along the shore and enjoying our great lobster . It was a real break from city life. Glad you enjoyed the visit and please come again, Best regards, Tom Maguire, Manager Whaleback Cottage
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Magnificent Maritime setting

  • 5 of 5

Whalesback provides an ideal home base to explore the south shore. We stayed for 3 nights with our adult daughter, so having 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a kitchen was perfect for our family. We stayed in mid April, which meant that many stores and restaurants nearby were either not yet open for the season or on reduced hours. However, we were able to find lovely places to eat in Lunenburg, Chester & Wolfville and stocked up on groceries for breakfasts at Whalesback.

The vistas from the daybeds in the main sitting area are magnificent. Every morning we watched fishing boats working right in front of the cottage and at night we had a panoramic view of the sun setting. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing December Stay at Whalesback Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent three laid back days here in early December, enjoying magnificent views of sunsets, listening to the ocean and taking short hikes along the shoreline. The cottage was warm, inviting and comfortable. Our hosts were helpful and always available - we had a wonderful spread of fruit and wine waiting for us when we got there, and they were available any time we wanted to talk about sightseeing, food, etc.

Amazing location, excellent service, perfect for us to get away and relax - We are already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting other possible guests get a feeling for life in Indian Harbour & Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia. Whaleback Cottage offers a relaxing vacation break on the unspoiled ocean shore with lots to do & see. Whaleback Cottage management does all it can to make guests enjoy their visit & feel like family.
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Absolument Magique

  • 5 of 5

Emplacement exceptionnel en contact direct avec la nature et la mer.Vue unique, du vrai CinémaScope, on ne s'en lasse pas.

Tom est vraiment une personne adorable. Toujours prêt à vous rendre service et s'assurer que votre séjour soit parfait.

Un grand moment que nous sommes pas prêt d'oublier. MERCI TOM. Dominique

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rennovated Fisherman's House was a Special Place!

  • 3 of 5

We were contacted by the landlord to switch from Whaleback since he needed to work on it. The house we stayed in was on the edge of a beautiful cove. Tom was very helpful with advice and fixing the door of the washer. A fierce storm hit on their Thanksgiving-we lost power but stayed warm and dry. Nice "atmospheric", historical house with open kitchen, many bathrooms, and comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This response was for the Old Fisherman's House and not the Whaleback Cottage The guests were great people & I would love to have them back I did all I could to make their stay a great one I am sorry for the washer door not working properly however I had it working when they needed it We had a wild storm losing power in our whole area for about 12 hours ( that's life on the ocean ) not a fault of the Old Fisherman's House & for most people here the crashing waves were exciting to watch
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Absolutely magical.

  • 5 of 5

We embraced and enjoyed every sunrise, sunset, and dolphins playing out front of the cottage.

The locals were warm and inviting, and the atmosphere here is one of a kind.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Granite Springs
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Exit 5 on Rte 103
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Rhubarb Restaurant
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Queensland Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Indian Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $146.36
Pet Fee $73.18

Manager'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.

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