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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

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 4.9 based on 12 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely property clearly well cared for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 9 day stay at this property and were really grateful that they were able to have the place ready for us early as our Airbnb rental had let us down. It is in a great location close to the Melmerby beach, with plenty of space and light inside, and room outside for kids to play and a nice deck and BBQ. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 young children and there was plenty of room for us all. If you want to be in this location I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place near the beach

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place, the melmurby beach was amazing, quiet, clean and easy to access. The house is full equiped and welcoming. If you need a quiet place for vacations, it's a good choice. The only problem was the water (more for the hot tap) It's smell a lot (sulfuric odor)...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property with everything you could ask for to have a great holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a great location not far from the beach and very quiet.My girls loved the open yard for playing volleyball and having netflix to watch there favourite shows at night.No complaints at all i would recommend this property and would stay again.A great thumbs up to the owners for such an easy stay.Regards the Hicks family Fort St John B.C

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving games to share with future guests - that was so kind of you! So glad you had such a great time at our cottage - you'll always be welcome back.
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Peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a relaxing week at Birch Grove. The cottage was as advertised: spacious, well-appointed and conveniently located near the beach. It was very clean and well-maintained and I would recommend the place to family and friends without hesitation. It is also located not far from New Glasgow, Stellarton and Pictou, which makes it convenient for activities, dining and supplies. The owner was very helpful in suggesting things to do and see prior to and while we were there. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience that I look forward to repeating someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

Cleaning Fee $119.4
Damage Deposit $596.99

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.

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