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Classic Nova Scotia Summer Home on a White Sand Beach

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Late afternoon sun. Other than the birds, the beach to ourselves. At low tide.

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 7+ Acres On A 1 Kilometre Private Sandy Beach.

Sea Mist is a traditional farm / fisherman’s house on a kilometre long natural sandy beach. It is a century old home located in the small seaside hamlet of Little Harbour, with nearly 500’ of sheltered waterfront on nearly eight private acres. It is a lovely retreat, that hugs you with calm when you walk through the door. Cozy, sunny, casual, with a bright kitchen, it makes a perfect vacation home for a family with children, or a couple. We enjoy Sea Mist throughout the year. We let the property to guests when it is not being used by our family. It is so much more than a typical rental property.

The house has everything you need in a vacation cottage. Approximately 1900 square feet, but the flow makes it feel more spacious. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and other small appliances. Meals can be enjoyed outside on the deck, in a dining area off the kitchen, or at a table in the year-round sunroom.
All three bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. A second room has a double bed, while the third bedroom has a twin bed and a set of bunk beds. All bedrooms have dressers and closets. Linens are provided. There is a 4 piece bathroom on the upper level, and a 3 piece bathroom with a shower on the main floor. There is a stacking washer and dryer on the main floor as well.

A large deck allows you to enjoy a fabulous unobstructed view of Little Harbour and the Atlantic ocean beyond. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise over the harbour. While away an afternoon watching boats arriving at the lobster pound to unload their catch, listening to the surf or watching birds overhead. Stroll over to the pound and buy some lobsters for dinner (in season).

The meadow offers lots of room to play amongst the apple trees, wild roses, lupins and other wildflowers. The sheltered sandy harbour is great for swimming and wading, and offers warmer water than one might expect from the north Atlantic……. at least by Nova Scotia’s standards. (But keep in mind, this is the north Atlantic!)

National Geographic has identified the South Shore of Nova Scotia as the 8th best coastal destination in the world. The area is excellent for outdoor recreational activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, trail walking and cycling, as well as coastal exploring and sightseeing. We are also well situated for day trips to many other beautiful beaches and villages all along the South Shore. It is less than a 15 minute drive to the quaint village of Lockeport and less than a half hour to Liverpool and Shelburne.

Sea Mist would be a great spot for a honeymoon for a couple but it is not available for weddings or reunions.

Long weekend and long-term rentals may be available, please enquire.

Owner

Member since: 2016

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1880 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Guests are not allowed to bring pets, not under any circumstance....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 3 (iron twin bed, and a set of bunk beds)...moreless

  • Linens and an assortment of pillows (feather, batting, foam chip, contoured foam, memory foam) are available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main floor. Includes a stacked washer and dryer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many SD and HD channels via satellite. Including CNN and Fox....moreless

  • Television:

    24" flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The cottage is on the ocean, so younger children must be supervised....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room is open to the kitchen & living room, with French doors to the sunroom. Six chairs around this table, 6 more chairs around a second dining table in the sunroom, + patio table and 6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Eastlink rural broadband (most common provider throughout rural Nova Scotia). Suitable for emails and browsing. Not really suitable for streaming services (speed issues)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels provided as well...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee many ways - individual drip, French presses, Moka (on-burner expresso pot), drip coffee maker, percolator. Expresso cups and saucers. Kettle, tea pots, tea cups and saucers, and mugs. Sugar....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lobster pot and accessories, Fondue pot, Slow Cooker, Pancake grill, Roaster (med size, i.e., @12lb turkey), Bakeware (including hand mixer, cake pans, pie plates and cookie cutters)....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, sugar, salt, oil, flour, paper towel...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slot toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Pelican Solo sit-on kayaks and paddles are available for kids and teens. Maximum weight 140lbs. 2 Pelican Odyssey sit-in kayaks and paddles are also available for adults. Maximum weight 300 lbs. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$243
$1,272
Summer 2017 - Sat. to Sat.
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,683
Fall 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$243
$1,272
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,272

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $374.05

Notes:

Summer rentals at the weekly rate are available for Saturday to Saturday rentals only.

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Tax will not be charged on the rental.

If you are required to cancel your reservation, the cancellation must be in writing, by email. The amount of refund will depend on when the cancellation notice is received. Details are outlined in the rental agreement.

A security deposit of C$500 is required. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. To ensure the security of your information, we will transact directly, not through this site. I prefer Paypal or a secure Interac e-transfer through the Royal Bank of Canada, but will accept a cheque in Canadian $, drawn on a Canadian charter bank for advance bookings.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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Location

214 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Halifax
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lockeport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Yarmouth
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
White Point, also River Hills (near Clyde River)
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Halifax
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
diner 12km, or restaurant in Lockeport 15km
1 Metres
Nearest Beach
Little Harbour

Car: Necessary

The nearest town for services (small grocery store / butcher, banking, pharmacy, mechanic/gas, restaurants, liquor store, medical, etc.) is Lockeport, less than 15 minutes away. An ATM is in the grocery store, not the bank. Larger national-chain grocery stores, a hospital with an emergency room, and additional services are available in Shelburne and Liverpool, less than 30 minutes away.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am from Nova Scotia and my husband is from New Brunswick. While life took me out of the Maritimes for more than a decade, we now live in Halifax and make our way to Sea Mist as often as we can, year-round. I work in renewable energy and Dana is a lawyer.

Why the Owner Chose Shelburne, NS, Canada:
The South Shore of Nova Scotia is a string of white beaches, ragged shores and quaint towns. So many things to see and do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is a calm to Sea Mist that envelopes you when you arrive. It is quiet and beautiful. I love that there is room to roam and I can find a spot that suits whatever mood I am in or whatever the weather. There is such a variety of lovely spaces, to be as together or as solitary as you feel like, at any moment. Each day the clouds paint a new sky, and the waves sculpt a different beach. The moon and stars seem brighter. For me, the beauty of Sea Mist is the whole package. I love the older buildings; a home with character, that has changed over time, yet kept true to itself. I love that it is private, yet when you look back at it from the beach, above the trees and fields you can see other homes and a church of similar vintage, the lobster pound, the fire hall, a community. There is an old one-room schoolhouse, that stands there tiredly, still willing to support any bird that needs a place to rest. It seems part of a living postcard, from a simpler age. I enjoy going over to the lobster pound, walking in and having them weigh and sell me the freshest lobsters you can imagine. I love the sunrises, and the sunshine on the deck, and that it spills through the front windows in the kitchen and sunroom in the morning. And the meadow full of lupins, apple trees, and other wildflowers. And the butterfly bush. How busy they all are. And the walks on the beach. Bird watching at the marsh, a swim, picking apples and making chutney, curling up with a book in the sunroom, sitting on the deck with a glass of wine. Sea Mist feels like a special family gathering place from a different time.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

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Photos

  • Late afternoon sun.  Other than the birds, the beach to ourselves.  At low tide.

    Late afternoon sun. Other than the birds, the beach to ourselves. At low tide.

  • View of the house from the beach

    View of the house from the beach

  • Bright kitchen, well equipped.

    Bright kitchen, well equipped.

  • View from living room, through dining room, through sunroom, toward the ocean.

    View from living room, through dining room, through sunroom, toward the ocean.

  • Comfy!

    Comfy!

  • Room with queen bed. Ocean view. This room will be repainted Spring 2016.

    Room with queen bed. Ocean view. This room will be repainted Spring 2016.

  • Bedroom #3, Set of bunks beds and an iron twin bed.

    Bedroom #3, Set of bunks beds and an iron twin bed.

  • View from the back deck.

    View from the back deck.

  • Easy grass path to the beach.

    Easy grass path to the beach.

  • Quiet sitting area in the meadow.

    Quiet sitting area in the meadow.

  • Magnificent sunrise.

    Magnificent sunrise.

  • Boulders at our end of the beach, high tide. 1km of sand from here to salt marsh

    Boulders at our end of the beach, high tide. 1km of sand from here to salt marsh

  • View of Sea Mist from the lobster pound.

    View of Sea Mist from the lobster pound.

  • Kitchen with view of the back deck and ocean.

    Kitchen with view of the back deck and ocean.

  • View of dining room and living room from the sunroom.

    View of dining room and living room from the sunroom.

  • Breakfast in the sunroom.  Three sky lights and a vaulted ceiling.

    Breakfast in the sunroom. Three sky lights and a vaulted ceiling.

  • Spectacular view of the ocean surf.

    Spectacular view of the ocean surf.

  • Antique iron & brass bed in bunk room. Room will be repainted Spring 2016.

    Antique iron & brass bed in bunk room. Room will be repainted Spring 2016.

  • Main bath (upstairs)

    Main bath (upstairs)

  • Side of house.  View of deck and porches.

    Side of house. View of deck and porches.

  • A fall stroll after a storm.  Seaweed and shells on the beach.

    A fall stroll after a storm. Seaweed and shells on the beach.

  • First day of lobster season. The fleet leaves early. Good luck and safe fishing.

    First day of lobster season. The fleet leaves early. Good luck and safe fishing.

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This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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