Charming Vacation Rental Cottage
Situated on a 5-acre private lot just five minutes drive to Louis Head Beach - a spectacular, virtually deserted, white sandy beach - Meadow Pines is a relaxing family friendly Nova Scotia cottage. At the heart of the cottage is a large, brightly lit, fully equipped, eat-in kitchen with a picture window overlooking the Sable River and the ocean beyond. The living room is comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Jigsaws, games, books, videos, DVDs and a satellite TV all add to create that sense of "being at home". There are 4 bedrooms - 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs. The Master bedroom, downstairs has a queen size bed, its own TV and a view of the water. The other downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds, while the upstairs bedrooms have a queen size bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished with dressing tables, side tables and plenty of closet space. There is a four-piece bath, located on the ground floor. A newly constructed, screened-in gazebo complete with Adirondack chairs, patio furniture and a gas BBQ make for easy outdoor living. It is a pleasure to sit outside and take in the panoramic view without worrying about mosquitoes or other flying nuisances. This beautiful Nova Scotia cottage is ideal for families, outdoor enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Walk down to the river's edge; breathe in the fresh salty breeze. Watch for herons and other shorebirds, and the occasional seal. Canoes or kayaks can be put into the water from the property, which is close to the Sable River Bird Sanctuary.
Meadow Pines Cottage is a delightful cottage on Nova Scotia's picturesque Lighthouse Route, on the Western side of the Sable River. Just upstream from the confluence of the river and the Atlantic Ocean, Meadow Pines' unique location takes advantage of the best of both worlds.
15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.
Lockeport hosts a number of festivals during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby. The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically takes place on the third weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.
Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers. 25 minutes away, Shelburne is a charming and historic town set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating. Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival, Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.
The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder's Days takes place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.
The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).
$850 to $1,150
Amenities: Bathroom Private • Dvd Player • Kitchen • Satellite TV • Telephone • Wifi
Type: Vacation Home
Approved By: Canada Select
Features: Internet Access
Pets Policy: Pets Welcome
Other Info: reservation & deposit required