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Luxury Seaside Retreat, Executive Home, you will love it!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Everything you need for your unique Maritime experience.

Our Oceanfront home 'Bayview' is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean overlooking the beautiful St. Margaret's Bay. Minutes to Peggy's Cove, 35 min to Halifax and 45 minutes to the airport. You will see spectacular sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine or two on the 60ft. wharf or maybe you would prefer a higher elevation on your private deck overlooking the peaceful little Cove.

Experience our Maritimes. You can take in the Peggy's Cove Boat tours, local art gallery's, restaurants, Paul's Hall for weekend entertainment, hiking trails, take pictures of the colorful lobster boats in our famous Maritime Cove 'Boutilier's Cove'. We personally offer you our kayaks or paddle board, when not in use by other Bayview guests.

The wharf with floating dock is great for swimming, fishing or a bonfire while watching the sunset. Your private deck is a perfect place for meals or just relaxing while watching the wildlife and sunsets.

From Hacketts Cove, it's an easy drive to theaters, recreation facilities, beaches, heritage homes, dining options, local talent and bicycle rentals, etc.

Bayview is made up of three accommodations, each with its own private entrance and deck with shared access to the wharf and floating dock. Kayaks, paddle board and fishing gear in the boathouse are shared by all Bayview guests.

Bill and I live in the lower suite at the west end of house using other two accommodations for short term rentals. Respecting your privacy and enhancing your exceptional maritime experience is our priority. We will be close by to answer your questions or offer you suggestion of local day tours.

Bayview West is Modern and contemporary with open concept, granite counter tops, entertainment room with large flat screen TV, laundry/powder room, master bedroom (temper-pedic) with 5 piece ensuite with heated floor. Living room with propane fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen and baths.

For relaxation and solitude at the end off the day enjoy magnificent sunsets and star filled skies while having a bonfire and snacks on the dock.

This is the ultimate Maritime experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Sheila and Bill Bean
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Sheila and Bill Bean

We enjoy meeting people and it's important to us that you enjoy your vacation. I, Sheila, work as a leather artisan in a Peggys Cove Shop "Hags on the Hill". Bill travels into the City week days for his job at the Hospital Foundation. We love sharing our property and making sure you enjoy your Maritime experience.

2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary! There will be many events and festivals this summer. Check out the link: novascotia.com for information on events and festivals during your stay.

Why Sheila and Bill Bean chose Glen Margaret

It's situated on a charming cove with an amazing view of the Bay. Short walk to the licensed restaurant "The Finer Diner" along a charming fishing cove ....it has a very rural maritime feel.

What makes this house unique

The view from most windows, the serenity of the house. October is also a beautiful time of year to visit with the changing colours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glen Margaret in Halifax Regional Municipality

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • We would ask that guests respect the serenity and quiet of our home. This way you will truly experience the magic of Bayview and the beauti it offers.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Seaside Retreat, Executive Home, you will love it!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful, serene, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this justice! What a little piece of heaven! The house is in a great location with wonderful views! Bill and Sheila were helpful with suggestions! By far one of the nicest places we have rented!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spacious home with great views

  • 5 of 5

This seaside retreat is perfect. The kitchen is well equipped, the bed is comfortable and the home is immaculately clean. There are windows galore so it is easy to encourage the sea breezes to blow throughout the home. My wife and I enjoyed sitting in the sunroom drinking morning coffee and planing our day. The home is perfectly located to explore the South Shore and is convenient to Halifax as well.

Bill and Sheila were very gracious hosts, promptly answering our questions and they were especially helpful with suggestions for adventures in the region. Bill suggested we drive to Wolfville in the Nova Scotia wine region on Saturday so that we could visit the weekly farmers market and then spend time at the wineries in the area. One of the highlights of our trip was lunch on the patio at Grand Pre winery in Wolfville.

We visited Chester (the Shore Club for lobster supper) , Mahone Bay and Lunenberg along the south shore. Peggy's Cove is minutes away so we went there several times to see this famous landmark in various weather conditions.

The Maud Lewis exhibit at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax is definitely worth a visit. We had seen the movie, Maudie, about her life and it was rewarding to actually see her twelve by thirteen foot house intact inside the museum. After the gallery we had nice lunch at McKelvie's across the street.

On our last evening Bill and Sheila kindly took us for a boat ride around the bay. It quickly turned into a nature tour - eagles, osprey and dolfins.

In summary, this is a perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Bill and I are always excited to hear of our guests adventures in the area. Happy to hear you enjoyed your Bayview accommodations as well. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you back again one day. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Just sent two photos to you....they are from our tour around the bay. Warmest, Sheila and Bill Bayview Owners
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Wonderful Week in Hacketts Cove

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bayview Cottage was very relaxing and comfortable. Sheila and Bill are very welcoming and gracious hosts! So helpful and interested in making your stay enjoyable.

The House was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Views overlooking Bay and Ocean are amazing. Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mary...thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bayview and surrounding area. We enjoyed meeting you both. Have a great rest of your summer. Best! Sheila and Bill
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From the moment you open the door, the spectacular view will grab you by surprise ….

  • 5 of 5

Sheila’s and Bill’s waterfront home at St Margaret’s Bay is such a delightful place to experience Nova Scotia. We had many plans ahead of our trip, as this was our first time in Nova Scotia. Arriving to this beautiful and elegant seafront home is an experience in itself! From the moment you open the door, the spectacular view grabs you by surprise …. The home is so tasteful in its décor, and so comfortable and practical … you have everything that you may need, and more, for spending a few days surrounded by nature and peace. As you walk down the wooden steps to their deck, you feel the beauty of this place embracing you and letting you know that a few great days are ahead. We found the deck to be one of our favorite places in our trip. We went swimming every day. The water is crystal clear … cold enough to make it memorable (it wakes you up!), and warm enough to make you want go swimming again. Fish is plentiful. We made a couple of dinners with mackerel that came out from the end of our fishing rods …. Delicious fish when BBQed with just some lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil! We also found ourselves sitting on the edge of the deck and staring into the water that is so clear it feels like the finest aquarium … you will see a lot of life and drama; many creatures interact there; green and hermit crabs, herds of feeder fish, of course mackerel, and many other kinds of fish … and all of them have their own agendas! It is a very entertaining activity! We of course also met Sheila and Bill who are the most welcoming hosts. Bill came by soon after we arrived and gave us great tips and ideas that helped us fine tune our plans …. We enjoyed a good glass of wine sitting with them, overlooking the Bay, and other interactions through our stay. Overall, it was hard to leave this little paradise in Nova Scotia! We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the amazing review!! We are so very pleased to have met you both and delighted you enjoyed Bayview as much as we do. You were excellent guests and we hope to see you back again one day. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Warmest Sheila and Bill.
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Seaside accommodations with no rival

  • 5 of 5

Once we walk through the front door, we knew we were in for a treat. The "wow" factor was immediate. The elegance and warmth of the house radiated from all corners. Not to be outdone, the deck provided an outstanding view of the cove and the expansive bay. The private deck beckoned you to enjoy the water as well. After getting settled, we had the opportunity to meet Bill and Sheila. They were very welcoming and helpful as we planned our week's stay. Offering many suggestions, we were able to create an itinerary that allowed us to explore the surrounding area while maximizing our time at the house. The accommodations and location made it possible for us to enjoy a peaceful seaside vacation and experience Nova Scotia at its best.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We love meeting our guests and helping them to enjoy their stay. So happy you enjoyed Bayview and the area. You were fabulous enough guests and we hope to see you back One day. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Warmest regards. Sheila and Bill
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Drop dead gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views in every direction. The property is spotless and even more impressive than the photos. Tastefully appointed with a definite maritime flavor. Bill and Sheila Bean were extremely kind and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We are soooo happy you enjoyed your home away from home. It was nice to meet you both....you were terrific guests. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Best! Sheila and Bill Bayview Owners
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Whaleback Cottage - Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield international Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Glenn Arbor
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Several beaches...by boat or a short drive.
Car: necessary

Ocean front home. ..surrounded by summer cottages. Quiet, private living....with scenic rural roads for comfortable walks.

A licensed restaurant with a view of the Cove only a 5 min walk away. Colorful fishing boats on moorings in our small fishing village. Beautiful Sunsets. A place to relax, sit and read in front of the fire or enjoy nature....watch the eagles souring among the seagulls, while the geese and ducks swim with the seals. It's Paradise.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glen Margaret, Canada

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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