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Seaside Shanty

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom sleeps 2 adults & 2children

located right on the water only three steps off the deck to the beach. One of the last working fishing villages. fishing, swimming, biking, internet bbq t.v. close to restaurants, cafes, shore club dance hall with saturday night dances and lobster diners lots of local art galleries, walking trails, close to chester, spectaular sunrises and sunsets near Mill Cove Wharf 45 minutes from halifax Nestled in mill cove. There is not an oven so it's light cooking with BBQ, hot plates, microwave, slow cooker, grills.

Fred Spencer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Fred Spencer

We are in Jamacia in this photo We love to travel and we find great places on rvbo We are both originally from Ontario and have been in Nova Scotia since the mid seventies. We love living on the ocean. The landscape is constantly changing and beautiful. There

is fishing and squid jigging at the wharf. We bird watch boat, kayak, swim.

Fred Spencer purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Fred Spencer chose St. Margaret's Bay

Breathtaking views . 3 feet to the ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular sunrises, sunsets and ever-changing view of a working fishing wharf were you can fish or jig for squid when its running.


Hubbards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large shower with bench set
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Seaside Shanty
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Very Charming and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located and a great place to use to see everything and easily come back at the end of the night

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little cottage, a quiet home base to explore the south shore.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was as shown on the website. Very quiet area to walk and explore, and a perfect home base to venture out from each day. The lobster boats returning each night enhanced the gorgeous view of the cove.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect sea shanty right on the sea. We loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

It's exactly what we were expecting, very well represented. Cozy cottage on the sea with large comfy beds and a great view from which we enjoyed watching a pretty wild storm.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaside Shanty Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the Seaside Shanty for our Honeymoon and it was an amazing experience. Our hosts were so welcoming and made sure that our stay was perfect. The cottage is right on the water with a beach on either side of it, which were perfect for searching for sea glass, looking for creatures at low tide and enjoying some amazing views while relaxing beside the fire or on the front porch. The location was also ideal as it was centrally located between Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg which were all worth exploring. It was the perfect balance between exploring and relaxing. You don't just get a chance to see Nova Scotia, you get the chance to experience it. The Seaside Shanty is a destination that we look forward to revisiting in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! More than expected!

  • 5 of 5

The Shanty was more than expected! Our hosts were very accommodating and keep the property so nice. Thank you for a wonderful vacation. We had such a nice time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved my time here!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few nights in this lovely cottage during a long road trip. It was such a perfect place to settle and unwind for awhile. My hosts were amazing. They checked in on me to make sure I had everything I needed, re-stocked my firewood daily, and took me out on their boat to see one of the most beautiful coves I've ever seen in my life.

I would highly recommend staying here. I stayed by myself, but it could easily accommodate around six people. I really hope to make it back again someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Tammi We enjoyed having you Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Halifax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mill Cove
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hubbards Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $73.18

add 15 % tax Canadian

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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