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'Fish 'N Shells', Oceanfront Piece Of Paradise. Oh The View! Swim, Fish, Snorkel

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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Relax here your whole vacation, floating on the ocean on inflatable chairs, or lounging on the moored floating dock in front of the cottage. There are several beaches nearby: walk to our small one a few yards away, or to the Mill Cove Beach up the road about (3/4 mile). You can also pack a picnic lunch and drive to Fox Point Beach (2 miles), Bayswater Beach (9 miles), Queensland Beach (8 miles), Cleaveland Beach (12 miles), etc. etc.

Take sight seeing day trips to Peggy's Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Halifax, Annapolis Valley, Blomiden Point, Blue Rocks caves.....all within easy commute. Tour wineries, bike around the peninsula, hike on the trails, go on whale watching tours, St. Margaret's Bay boating trips, golfing, Theatre, restaurants, Lola's Landing (wonderful local shop), Hubbards Saturday Farmers Market, lobster suppers, or dance to live bands at our famous Shore Club.

The open concept, bachelor sized cottage comes equipped with a queen bed, as well as a single fold up cot. There is a 3 piece bathroom which includes a stand-up shower stall. All towels and linens are supplied, including beach towels. There is a TV (with cable) and a DVD player supplied. Free Wifi is also provided. The kitchenette contains a full sized stove/range and refrigerator with freezer. All small appliances, including toaster, coffee maker, kettle, blender, hair dryer, iron, curling iron, are supplied. Besides the dishes, pots & pans, cutlery, it is well equipped with practically everything a large house would have in it. Outside, a Bar-B-Que is ready to fire up. There are also 2 cushioned chairs in which to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful view and breathe the fresh ocean air, listening to the seagulls (and the babbling brook along the side of the cottage) while enjoying your morning coffee. A big fire pit in the backyard provides a chance to cook hotdogs, smokies, smores, and roast marshmallows. There is parking for 2 vehicles, as well as room for setting up tents for extra people that you may wish to invite along.

-It is a 50 minute drive to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport

-Halifax is a 30 minute drive

-Hubbards is a 7 minute drive away

-Restaurants in Hubbards include: Shore Club Lobster Suppers, Four Way Stop, Dauphinee Inn (licensed), and the Trellis Café (licensed)

-Chester is a 25 minute drive (Theatre, restaurants, golf, shops)

This little piece of Paradise is truly worth the visit!!

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Wendy Tamko
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

Why Wendy Tamko chose St. Margaret's Bay

It was love at first sight when I came to view this property. I knew I had found my dream come true place in Nova Scotia. The chance to live by the ocean was what I had dreamed about. I love the fresh ocean air, and in all my years of living here, I have never tired of waking up to the beautiful view, the sound of the seagulls, and watching the lobster boats coming and going from the wharf near me.


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'Fish 'N Shells', Oceanfront Piece Of Paradise. Oh The View! Swim, Fish, Snorkel
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A lovely, quaint cottage with picturesque views of the bay.

  • 5 of 5

Great host, clean cottage and wonderful weather made our stay a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much! It was such a pleasure to meet you both. I am pleased that the weather was so nice for you.
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We can't wait to come back here!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy's rental was absolutely perfect! What a wonderful sweet host she was and WOW what a view of the water. The weather was great and we had a blast checking out Hubbards and the surrounding little fishing towns.

The house was cute as it could be and well maintained.

Wendy was great, I can't give her enough compliments.

I would and have already recommended this property to friends and family

There was a great lobster restaraunt nearby called Ryers and Ryers Lobster.

Overall TOP NOTCH stay!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is meeting wonderful people, such as these guests, who keep me sharing this little piece of paradise!
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Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fish 'N Shells was the perfect spot for enjoying a restful vacation. Two days was not long enough! We enjoyed the quaint space with a fantastic view looking out on the water and fishing boats of many colors. Wendy was a wonderful host and added to the joy of our stay. We look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Britt! It was so nice to meet the 3 of you and to be able to do a bit of socializing with you. I hope you have a wonderful summer, and would welcome you back anytime!! Wendy
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Nice view, tiny house

  • 4 of 5

Have you ever thought you might want to live in a tiny house? Here's your chance to try it out. This place is more or less a tiny house (one room, plus a bathroom and small kitchen with full sized appliances) on the owner's property on the water in Mill Cove, Nova Scotia. Wendy was very welcoming. Locals were also nice.

The place is in a very small community about 45 minutes from Halifax, so an easy drive for restaurants and everything a bigger city offers, but also provides the tranquility of a small town where people let you have your space. We trekked all over Nova Scotia from this location.

The price was definitely fair for the small size. Downside was a bed that was really firm. Definitely would recommend adding some sort of pillow top addition to that. Otherwise, really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased to hear about the fairness in price for the cottage. Yes, it really is like a tiny house, fully equipped with everything a person would require. I appreciate the feedback on the bed. It is always difficult to provide a bed that pleases everyone. But with this one suggestion, I will most definitely be purchasing some product that will try to accommodate ALL my guests. Thank-you so much for the heads up about this issue, as well as the positive review!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dauphinee Inn/Trellis Cafe/Shore Club
Nearest Ferry
165 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Via Rail, Halifax
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway #103
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
4Way Stop/Shore Club Lobster/Dauphinee Inn/Trellis
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mill Cove
Car: necessary

Hubbards has a Tourist Information Center with pamphlets outlining too many attractions and events within the area to mention.


Rates & Availability

Hubbards Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No pets (absolutely no exceptions)
No smoking, unless off the property

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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Hubbards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower stall, sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen sized bed + Single sized fold-up cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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