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Ocean Front Retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-9)

Spectacular location. Watch the tide change and diverse marine ecosystem from every room. 50 feet from private swimming and ocean front pursuits. Enjoy watching boats sail by and a variety of bird species from the wrap around deck. Deep water mooring available.

Accomodation for maximum nine includes on the main level one double bed in master bedroom, one single bed in separate bedroom and futon in living area. There are two queen size beds in separate lofts on the second level and a comfortable couch. Although the ships ladder to the loft is abit steep and not for everyone, it is certainly popular with children!

Local amenities include the Hubbards sailing school a kilometer away, grocery store, liquor store and restaurants a 20 minute walk away. Hubbards beach is a 15 minute paddle away(canoe included). The Shore Club, a community gem serves up lobster dinners and live music. Hubbards market every Saturday morning is not to be missed, with local produce,baked goods and live entertainment. The Aspotogan trail system offers endless trekking and cycling opportunities.

Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, 45 minutes from the airport. The perfect location for day trips exploring all the area has to offer. Close to Peggy's Cove and the small fishing communities that dot the South Shore.


More Details

Matthias MacLellan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Matthias MacLellan

I am a carpenter and a young man from the area, I rebuilt this house with help from my father in 2012. I have been around the world and the rugged, pristine coastline of Nova Scotias South Shore is a truly special place. Summer rentals allow me to pay the mortgage and I am happy to share my slice of paradise.

Matthias MacLellan purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Matthias MacLellan chose Hubbards

I choose to buy this property because of the spectacular location and having the skillset and energy to turn it into something beautiful. I am a wooden boat owner and sailing enthusiast and hope to still be in this house as an old man.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hubbards in Chester

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
canoe, kayak, paddles and life jackets included, aswell as 2 plain bicycles with helmets. deep water mooring available.


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Ocean Front Retreat!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

My Stay in Hubbards

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely spot on the water! This cottage is cozy and inviting, yet, due to its layout, could sleep 8 or 9 people if needed. I enjoyed the view and the many seabirds that congregate on a rocky shoal just offshore. I found everything comfortable, and while the weather was beautiful, I would have equally enjoyed myself had it been rainy or cool, as there is a wood stove in the livingroom. The owner responded quickly to my few questions, but there was no burdensome list of 'rules and regulations' posted anywhere, which indicates to me that he is a trusting person, and genuinely wants his guests to enjoy their stay. I would return here for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house with spectacular views in fantastic location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent first week of July in this house. What a treat!!! Beautiful views, sunrises and sunsets, fire on rocky beach... Not to mention canoe and kayak! Our daughters also had great time and did not want to leave.

If someone is looking to spend some time near water in Nova Scotia, they would be hard pressed to find a better candidate.

Highly recommended! Five stars!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great view !

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were expecting! Beautiful view and relaxing surroundings ! Thanks Matt!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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roomy, great view

  • 4 of 5

lots of room, great view

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hubbards rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what we hoped for cosy and with a sea view. There were plenty of amenities nearby and places of interest. Halifax was an unexpected treat too. Although the good weather helped we would certainly visit again and stay in the same property.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful shoreline-perfect cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay, We enjoyed the cottage and the view. Morning coffee on the deck, bird watching, quiet evenings and star gazing.

Great proximity to run into the city and all the quaint towns and beauty of the South shore. The cottage was clean and had a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed using the canoe and my boys had good luck fishing at the public wharf in fox point about a kilometer down the road.

Matt was a great host, attentive and accomodating.

The Lammerhirt Family

Calgary, AB

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.14

Owner'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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