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Lovely, large family home in idyllic Southwest Cove with castle view

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms two baths. Sleeps 13

Private setting with mooring/dock access for boat owners

The main floor has one bedroom with queen size bed

The second floor has 4 bedrooms with queen size beds

Third floor is an attic with 3 single beds

Two bathrooms, washer, dryer, dishwasher microwave in kitchen

Deck with view of cove and castle

Quiet beach area within few minutes stroll

Large public beach 4 miles away

Kayak and bike rentals nearby

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About The Owner

When I was growing up I spent every summer in "the cove" and raised my children here in a home on the lake.

Having such strong family ties in the area and because of its spectacular location we very much desired to keep this estate in the family and to realize this dream we ( my two children and their spouses and my husband Kelly and myself) are offering it to larger families who want a vacation to remember.

I have mainly been in the food business having owned and operated a local spot in Hubbards until my semi retirement 7 years ago. I say semi because I like to keep myself busy with musical projects and projects like "castleview". Kelly and I also own another property on VRBO#369294. and we know that there is a demand for larger family type homes for family milestone events...

Between us we hope to offer you the quintessential vacation experience. We, like the community that surrounds us are friendly and laid back and love to share what we have. We look forward to meeting you and yours.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2016

Why The Owner chose Hubbards

My dad sailed in to Southwest Cove in 1948/49. Ended up renting the house for a few years until purchasing in the early 50s. Every late June and late August we migrated from Halifax or to Halifax. Back then it seemed very far away as the roads were not well developed. Indeed until the 1940s it was easier to come by sea than road out along the Aspotogan Peninsula.

Today it takes about 45 min to get to Halifax, Lunenburg or Bridgewater and an hour to the Annapolis Valley making this property ideally situated for day trips to and fro while still getting to enjoy the premiere coast of NS.

Having been in the family for over 65 years this home is more than a building to us. It was my dad's sanctuary and little piece of heaven. He always asked "so what's the news in the cove?" And if you go down to the dock and say you are staying at the Dunsworth House you'll probably hear some stories and meet some offspring as well. In any case you will enjoy meeting the locals and getting to explore this little piece of heaven.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

You can have it all here. A true summer home style vacation. At the same time you can go off and day trip to your hearts content. Swim, snorkel, kayak , walk a country mile and relax...there is a lake to jump into after the beach...

We have a great farmers market Sat mornings at Hubbards and Sat evenings there is a dance at the Shore Club. Play golf at Chester, an amazing course right on the water with views alone worth the green fee. There are some good eateries in the area, Chester has one of the oldest taverns in Atlantic Canada and the foods pretty good too. Mahone Bay and Lunenburg are just a little past Chester and have shopping and markets as well. The whole area is alive with artists and artisans as well as musicians and events to enjoy throughout the summer. There is something for everyone!


Hubbards Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
  • One bedroom on main floor with queen size bed Four bedrooms second floor with queen size beds Third floor attic with three single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Please contact owners for event fees and pet info. Thanks Kelly and Jackie


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Lovely, large family home in idyllic Southwest Cove with castle view
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Clean large home in a relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

Had great time with two other families, six adults and five children (8 to 14) total. The house is old and charming, well maintained and clean. The deck is huge, overlooking a narrow channel, and a small private marina. Nearby, there are plenty of incredible beaches nearby, a grocery store, NSLC, pharmacy, etc. Would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and thanks again for leaving the place looking so good. Cheers Kelly
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed this property with 13 of my best friends and we absolutely loved everything about it. It was private, easy to get to, spacious, fully stocked, incredibly comfortable, more room than you will ever need and the owner was very helpful and accommodating. I wouldn’t hesitate referring this property and would definatly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Cheers Kelly
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Wonderful historic home with so many unique touches.perfect for our family group.

  • 4 of 5

Very gracious host.

Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway with sisters and friends.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, the view is amazing. Lots of room. Beautiful.thank you so much Kelly .

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 3 seniors, 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a 3 year old and everyone had a wonderful time. The house had been carefully updated yet still maintained its historic charm as a large family cottage. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably, watch tv or dine together. We enjoyed the deck with the castle view, the bird clock, the vibrant beach closeby, the sandy beaches a few minutes away and not to be missed - the Shore Club lobster dinner in Hubbards. We visited Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggy Cove and Acadia but the best was sitting on the deck. Nova Scotia is a gem, a real treat to visit and Jacqueline's family were wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our groups of seven women loved this charming home in Southwest Cove. The first five to arrive claimed a queen bedroom each while two others shared the third floor rooms with three single beds. Everyone reported that the beds were comfortable and the cool ocean breezes kept the bedroom cool even in the middle of July. The house has a large deck overlooking a beautiful cove. We swam in the ocean of the dock at the end of the property as well as in the warmer freshwater lake a short walk up the road. The house is also only 5 minutes away from a popular sandy beach. The house is also located on a popular cycling loop. Although it is easy to just sit on the deck and enjoy the view, I highly recommend this house for anyone looking for an active vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 103
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Southwest Cove
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $57.51

Secure booking with 500 remainder upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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