The SpaceCharming and comfortable two-bedroom retreat (one queen, one double bed) is a perfect getaway for exploring and enjoying Nova Scotia's South Shore.
With a well-equipped kitchen and a four-piece bath, the house features Canadiana pine, local art and colourful textiles, and a well stocked library. Decks on two sides of the house are great vantage points for relaxing at all times of the day.
Nestled in a private six acre park like setting with colourful gardens, walking trails through the meadow and a backdrop of woods, the property has been designated a Certified Backyard Habitat by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing off the coast or the neighbouring barred owls hooting their nightly serenade.
Broad Cove, Lunenburg County, considered one of the prettiest villages along the South Shore, is in the heart of beach country. The cottage Is just a short eight minute walk down to Broad Cove's picture perfect local beach, and a ten minute drive to five other spectacular beaches (Rissers Beach, Green Bay, Sperry Beach, Crescent Beach and Cherry Hill Beach.) The very charming Best Coast Coffee Gallery, with great coffees, yummy baked goods, lunches and suppers, is just a five minute amble down The Lane. Other key attractions in the nearby visiting include surfing and kayaking, art galleries, antique and craft stores, renowned community breakfasts and suppers, excellent biking routes, winery tours, toe tapping musical events and much, much more. The renowned Lahave Bakery and the very popular Port Grocer are just short drives away. The popular tourist destinations of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg are less than 45 minutes away.
Because the summer house is renovated with optimum air quality in mind (central vac, ventilation system, hardwood and ceramic floors, environmentally friendly cleaning products) it is especially perfect for those with allergies.
While we are new to listing with AirBandB, here are some of the testimonials we have received from guests in the past:
"Quiet and peaceful place. Very comfortable beds. A great place to stay while touring nova Scotia. A home port. Slept like a baby, ate like a lumberjack." (Lois, Ottawa, Ontario.)
"What a tranquil setting - close to the ocean and other beautiful spots. Nova Scotia is truly Canada's Ocean Playground. We had a beautiful week. Thanks!" (Rose and David, Welland, Ontario.)
"Very lovingly done "home away from home." Our first trip to Nova Scotia has been wonderful. Thank you for your hospitality." (Janet and Dennis, Pittsburgh, PA.)
"We drove up and my daughter said, "Mum we've died and gone to heaven! It truly is a lovely place and we enjoyed our stay. Except for some fog, everything was perfect. Thanks!" (Margie, Carlisle, Mass.) Guest AccessGuests have the house to themselves and the six acres of property to explore. There is an attached garden suite which is private but not used when guests are visiting. Interaction with GuestsI live just a 5 minute walk away and am available to help you plan day trips and outings, as well as to provide any other assistance needed. The NeighborhoodBroad Cove (pop. 150- more or less) is one of the most picturesque villages on the South Shore. It's a very friendly and quiet place with a strong sense of community. Residents love living here and enjoy sharing this wonderful place with you -- the musical events at our community hall, the community suppers, breakfasts and farmer's markets, our terrific beaches, the great walking trails.
But watch out, you might get hooked: two families that have stayed with us ended up moving here! Getting AroundWe're 90 minutes from the Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, and just over two hours from the ferry in Yarmouth. We are a 30 minute drive to both Bridgewater and Liverpool, and a 35 minute drive (including a five minute ferry ride) to the World Heritage Site of Lunenburg or to Mahone Bay. Other Things to NoteThere is neither a phone nor internet at this location. If guests prefer to be accessible by phone, they should bring they own cellphone. Wi-fi is available at the local cafe, a 3-4 minute walk away.
There is a beehive a distance away on the 6 acre property. The honey bees are very calm, mind their own business and, to date, have never stung anyone.But anyone with a bee allergy should bring an Epi-pin just in case.