The SpaceThis secluded Island getaway, with its private 1400 sq ft red ceder log Home, combines green energy with all the comforts of home. The home is powered by a 10 KW Solar unit and totally self sufficient. Replace the bustling sounds of the City with the calls of the Loons, the blinding Streetlights with the flickering glow of a campfire. Reconnect with nature.
Guest AccessFirebrand Island is a 28 acre island situated on Paces Lake, a glacial Lake located near Musquodoboit Harbour on the Eastern shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The cedar Log Home is located on the south side of the Island and nestled in amongst mature hemlock groves, incredible granite boulders, and thick carpets of moss.
The Home features two separate bedrooms for 4 adults and a bonus loft space for kids. Both bedrooms are connected by a large shared modern bathroom, and there is a separate powder room located at the entrance. The open concept living space, with its central wood stove and large windows , overlooks the pristine lake and stunning cliff face across the water. Decks located on the South and South-West side of the Log Home are ideal for sunbathing, lounging or entertaining. The South facing Deck is partly sheltered allowing you to BBQ or sit outside and relax with a glass of wine even in the case of inclement weather. An outdoor campfire pit is located close to the House and is a great place for a memorable evening of campfire sing-along, ghost stories, roasted marshmallows, or star gazing. Firewood is always available and free of charge. Interaction with GuestsAs the cedar log home is the only dwelling on Firebrand Island, visitors will savour this extraordinary, once-in-a-life-time, experience of having their own private island get-away. As guests, you will have unlimited use of canoes and life jackets during your stay. Transportation back and forth to the Island with a 22ft pontoon shuttle boat will be arranged in accordance with your schedule. Two shuttles per day are included in the cost of rental, and additional trips can be arranged at your request.Guests are welcome to bring their own boat, docking is available on the mainland as well as at the island, please make sure to bring your own bumpers.
During your stay at Firebrand, you will have the use of a fully furnished kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, etc.
Basic staple foods such as sugar, spices, condiments are always in stock, so you don't have to make provisions for these items when you are planing your grocery list for your stay. If required we also offer our guests a grocery delivery service. The Log Home is equipped with general Satellite television as well as DVD player and an assortment of DVDs and boardgames.Although there is no WiFi, but there is great cellphone reception for smartphones. Parking is available on the mainland close to the boat lunch. The NeighborhoodFirebrand Island is a part of the close-knit community of Paces Lake. This private lake is home to a handful of cottagers and permanent residents who all share in the lake's pristine natural beauty. The Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia is a hidden gem and offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a day hiking and exploring the Musquodoboit Rail Trail, a series of interconnected hiking and biking trails that follows the beautiful Musquodoboit River. The Trails range in difficulty from novice to experienced and is closed to all motorized vehicles. This is a great place for day hikes, picnics, and birdwatching. Just 20-30 min. away you can enjoy the soft white sand and surf of two of Nova Scotias most notable ocean beaches: (Clam Harbour Beach and Nova Scotia's Longest sandy beach Martinique Beach). Both beaches are supervised for swimming during the summer months and are rich spots for beach-combing, hiking, swimming and surfing. Martinique is a protected estuary for the piping plover, as well as a wildlife refuge for migratory waterfowl. For those of you who are interested in more extreme activities, one of the most notable recreational features of the Eastern Shore area is literally in our own backyard. Located directly across from Firebrand Island are two of the Provinces most renowned rock climbing faces: First Face and Main Face.
If Golf is more your speed there are two golf courses nearby - Harbour Ridge Golf Club in Musquodoboit Harbour and River Oaks Golf Course in Meagher's Grant.
Local grocery stores, bakeries and a variety stores are all within a 10 min. drive- and off course there is ALWAYS fresh local seafood available, enjoy a meal of fresh caught fish, lobster, clams, mussels, or oysters.
We are located about 9 KM away from
HWY 107 which makes it a fairly short trip to Halifax to see the World,s Second Largest natural Harbour. Walk along the Harbour-front boardwalk, go on a shopping trip, or dine at fabulous restaurants and pups. Getting AroundNo public transportation available. Other Things to NoteFirebrand Island does not have a telephone land-line, so we suggest that at least one member of your party carry a cellphone. The cell reception is excellent.
20% of the rental fees will be charged at the time of booking. This booking fee is non refundable. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will be charged 100% of the rental cost.