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Melmerby Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage a 10-minute stroll from stunning Melmerby Beach

NOTE: VRBO is showing the rate in USD - the quote will be provided in CDN (the average rate in Canadian fund is $214.50 per night).

Wake to the rustling of the birch trees and the song of wild canaries at our 1400 sq.ft. cottage near beautiful Melmerby Beach, one of the top-rated beaches in Canada.

Saturday mornings, head into New Glasgow to the weekly Farmers' Market for freshly cooked lobster or locally-raised beef, fresh produce, Uncle Leo's Smoked Porter or local wine, as well as homemade breads and pies - everything you could need for a delicious barbecue back at the cottage. Sunday mornings, treasure hunters will love the local flea market where interesting and unique pieces can be found. Finish up your day's adventures relaxing in one of our handmade adirondack chairs around the fire pit, roasting marshmallows under the stars.

While there are a number of day trips to enjoy - a winery tour, beautiful seaside drives, visiting local artisans, a trip to Sherbrooke Village are just samples - simply relaxing at the beach with a good book is also a wonderful way to spend the day.

Our cottage is fully stocked with towels, bed linens, beach towels, and all the kitchen utensils you could require to create a delicious meal. There are two PS3 systems in the cottage, as well as Netflix and wifi. The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed, while the two other bedrooms are furnished with queen beds. All beds are covered with memory foam toppers, wool duvet covers and locally-made pure wool blankets from the Lismore Sheep Farm (which is definitely worth a visit).

Ten minutes to the town of New Glasgow, 90 minutes to the Halifax International Airport, 25 minutes to the ferry to Prince Edward Island, and 90 minutes to the world-famous Cabot Trail, our fully-stocked and beautifully-decorated cottage will become your home away from home.

More Details

J. Freeman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to let you know HOW MUCH we love your home! You have the same taste as I do and I could move in here! This is beautiful.


We love how you have designed the place – so many great ‘living spaces’ -- we so wish we had come with friends/more family!
Jul 2014
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Pictou, Subd. C Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , rainhead shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , memory foam topper, wool duvet, pure wool blanket
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , memory foam topper, wool duvet, pure wool blanket
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , memory foam topper, wool duvet, pure wool blanket
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Both a cleaning service and a private chef can be arranged for guests who wish either amenity. Please note that we only accept 'BOOK IT NOW' payments for both of our protection. Should you ever get asked to pay with another form contact VRBO. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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Melmerby Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.785714 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful stay - could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage near fabulous Melmerby Beach in Nova Scotia. The cottage is spacious and maintained to perfection. The owners have thought of absolutely everything needed for a relaxing week. We (4 adults and 2 children) really enjoyed our stay and I am already thinking of a return next summer.

DJ Kirby

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property cottage was fabulous. Large and very efficient.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is not overlooking the water as we thought. It is 5 mins drive. But the cottage is very large and modern with many amenities.

Great spot to sight see the rest of Nova Scotia and PEI.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends vacation

  • 4 of 5

Loved staying here! Decorated beautifully, & so comfortable! We were 5 adults & never felt crowded. This vacation home was clean & well maintained .The memory foam mattresses on all beds were so comfortable. Kitchen stocked with most everything you need. Refrigerator does not have ice maker, if that's your thing. Strong smell of sulfur in water, but there is water filter system in the house. Air conditioner not available, but there are a couple of free standing fans. There are no ceiling fans in bedrooms (I'm just used to that). This home is in the country, & the beach is only a short drive away. If relaxation & getting away from it all is what you're looking for, then I recommend this vacation home. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

it was perfect Great place Exactly what Iwanted

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time ! Cottage is stunning inside & out with plenty of room to entertain or relax. Being surrounded by birch trees gave us plenty of privacy. We also we able to use the fire pit for smores which the kids love.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coopersburg, PA

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults) had a wonderful stay at Melmerby Beach Cottage.

The location is very quiet and great for exploring NS. Melmerby Beach is an easy walk. (Thanks for providing us with beach towels). The cottage is super clean and has everything you need, especially the kitchen was very well stocked which made cooking and

grilling fun and easy. Too bad we couldn't stay longer! We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Pictou Ferry to PEI
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Abercrombie Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Trans Canada Highway, Route 104
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Dock - Food Spirits and Ale
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Melmerby Beach Provincial Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $580.32
Cleaning Fee $116.06

50% deposit to secure booking prior to 90 days. 100% of booking fee due inside of 90 days.

Cancellation Policy:
50% of deposit returned if cancelled prior to 90 days.
No return for cancellations within 90 days.

The damage deposit will be returned within 15 days of check-out.

Sorry, no pets due to allergies and potential for damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.