About the property
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
A 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Island Home Atop A Hill With Sweeping Ocean Views.
CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON!
BOOKING FOR JUNE 2018.
Available June through October.
Four night minimum booking is required.
Check-in time: Flexible
Check-out time: Flexible
Big Tancook Island is located approximately 10 km from the village of Chester, Nova Scotia. A passenger ferry provides daily scheduled access to both Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island. Leave your worries behind on the mainland, and a scenic 50 minute ferry ride will take you to another place, which will seem almost like another time. As soon as you step foot on Big Tancook Island, you are transported to a world apart, with friendly people, traditional island life, beaches and history to explore, and panoramic views. The air smells fresher, the water clearer, and the living sweet and simple.
Named for the family who built it in the 1940s, Wilson House is the quintessential island home. Located on a hill a short 5 minute walk from the ferry dock, the home has sweeping 180 degree views of the island shore and the Atlantic Ocean, with a spacious deck and sun room from which you can relax and absorb the majestic vistas. The home is well suited to all manner of vacation plans, from a quiet retreat to active family base.
Endless hours could be spent exploring the Island's many beaches and shores. Restaurants, shops, a museum, a library and a tourism center are among the island's offerings. At approximately 3 km long and 1 km wide, the entire island can be explored on foot. Or if cycling is more to your liking, bring your bike (freight, including bikes, is free to take on the ferry!) or borrow one (no cost) from Tancook Bikes, conveniently located next door to Wilson House. Finish your day lounging on the spacious deck, napping in the sun room, or cooking up some fresh seafood for dinner.
With scheduled ferry service daily, from your home base on Big Tancook Island you can easily explore the towns and villages of the mainland. Explore the village of Chester on foot, with many shops and restaurants to choose from. Or plan day trips to the picturesque and historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg (A UNESCO world heritage site). The possibilities are endless. And what better at the end of a busy day ashore, than a return to your island paradise.
Jeff and Rochelle Mosher
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Jeff and Rochelle Mosher
We are long-time residents of the South Shore of Nova Scotia, with family ancestry in this province dating back to 18th century. Our full time home is located a short drive from Chester. Newcomers to Big Tancook Island, we purchased Wilson House in 2015. From the moment we arrived at the home, we knew it would be our home away from home, and one which we would be proud to share with others. Living nearby allows us to care for the home ourselves, and prepare the home weekly for each of our special guests. We hope you will make Wilson House your “home away,” and that you enjoy it as much as we do.
Jeff and Rochelle Mosher purchased this Cottage in 2015
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The great escape
Wonderful to leave the noise and rush of life behind for a week. We loved the island and the 'Wilson House. Everything we needed was provided. We will be returning to the island. Thanks for a great week
the house and property were very well kept and had a great view from the porch
being on the island was very peaceful for us, 3 adults, the house had all the amenities that we required. Internet was a plus as well as the washer/dryer. my wife even picked rhubarb and made a strawberry/rhubarb pie, yummy. we were there over and a few days past Labor Day and I was quiet after holiday. If we could have rented a vehicle for a couple days, that would have made touring much easier. The people we met that actually reside were so friendly and helpful. One man picked us up one day and gave a great tour and history of the island. When we arrived, a lady saw all we had and said that was to much for walking up the hill to the house, so she cleared out her car and took us and our stuff right to the door. Great person! thanks again, Mike and Sue Sullivan P.S. the sunrise and sunset was beautiful, wonderful view of the wharf area.
Very nice cottage. Well equipped and great view.
Loved the location. Walked all over Island and read books. Very peaceful. Great beach and fun little museum to explore.
Wonderful island retreat
What a wonderful spot this is to get away. The views from just about any room are breath taking and that certainly includes the large deck. The rooms are bright and cheerful and everything needed is there. We all highly recommend this Oceanside Getaway!
A comfortable island getaway with space to relax and beautiful views
We had a lovely island vacation here. Plenty of space and a very comfortable home.
The ferry to Big Tancook Island departs from the village of Chester, which has all required amenities and more - groceries, banks, restaurants, shopping, golf course, theatre, etc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For reservations less than 30 days in advance - Rates are payable in full at the time of booking. For reservations more than 30 days is advance - 50% at booking with the remaining 50% due at 30 days prior to arrival. CANCELLATION POLICY: 30 days cancellation notice is required for full refund. If the cancellation is less than 30 days & more than 14 days, 50% of the rate will be charged unless the cottage can be rented. Cancellation notice of 14 days or less, full rate will be charged unless the cottage can be rented. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Refundable Damage Deposit $250 is required. The Damage Deposit will be refunded 7 days following the end of booking.