Luxury Vacation Home - Private 4.5 Acre, 750 ft Beachfront Estate
About Valerie Mawhinney
Greetings from Valerie & Matthew Mawhinney! As former innkeepers, we have an innkeeper's attention to comfort and hospitality. We have endeavored to appoint Shipyard cottage with all of the amenities you expect in a luxury cottage.
Valerie Mawhinney purchased this House in 2001
Why Valerie Mawhinney chose West Quaco
We built the cottage in 2001 as a second home and convenient base for Matthew's spring lobster fishing season in St. Martins. We recently added lovely new furniture including the dining set, leather sofa and chairs and new bunk beds with premium mattresses.
What makes this House unique
The cupboards are stocked with beautiful handmade pottery by local artisans at Happy Fish Pottery. The beds are appointed with Valerie's handmade quilts.
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful location and property
What a beautiful retreat! The cottage is immaculately clean, comfy beds, and a spectacular view. We were greeted by Valerie, devoured the homemade cookies, and admired her beautiful handmade quilts . We explored the sea caves in St. Martin, paddled around the tidal marshes in the kayaks provided, explored the shore at low tide and enjoyed a campfire on the beach. The cottage provided a home base for day trips to Fundy Trail, St. Andrews by the sea and Ministers Island. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for an awesome experience on our first visit to NB!
Thank you so much, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit!
Valerie & Matthew
Spectacular views from a unique and comfortable home
The location was beautiful with the Bay of Fundy as our backyard. We enjoyed kayaking the water channel around high tide and walking out farther at low tide. The home was very well maintained and quite comfortable. Valerie met us and left behind fresh cookies on our arrival. We enjoyed watching sunrises at breakfast and playing cards in the evening in the dining area during sunset. Valerie has several gorgeous handmade quilts for the beds and has some nice artwork around the home. The kitchen is well stocked including some handmade pottery cups and bowls. There are restaurants and a general grocery with freshly made sausage nearby and many sites to see and trails to walk. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again!
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We would love to see you again. Valerie
Serenity by the sea
This is a wonderful place to stay for a week, quiet and peaceful with beautiful sea views. The owners are incredibly responsive to renters' concerns and the house is spotless. There are lots of places to visit in the St Martins area for hiking or more gentle walking. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.
The Shipyard Cottage was a well-equipped, comfortable house in a beautiful, peaceful location. We enjoyed it so much that we actually stayed in and ate in more than we had planned and expected. We enjoyed the use of the owner's kayaks, going out 5 of 7 days and exploring the wetlands and stream nearby. (Note: Kayaking is only possible within 1-2 hours on either side of high tide; otherwise, it's a long portage back to the house!) The house has a fully-equipped kitchen (appliances, cookware, essential spices/oils, coffee filters, laundry/dish detergent), two full baths with good water pressure and hot water supply, and comfortable bedrooms with the owner's hand-made quilts covering the beds. We also enjoyed the short walk (30 minutes) to West Quaco lighthouse, and to the amenities of the charming town of St. Martins (including a terrific butcher counter at Huttges general store). We also enjoyed exploring the rocky beaches exposed at low tide. In summary, the cottage was clearly a cherished second home, which made it a cozy and comfortable place to stay.
Thank you for the great information in your review! It was great having you stay. Valerie