2 separate rentals. Please read carefully. Whole house sleeps 10--14 (w blow ups
About Mark Sutherland
I grew up in New Glasgow, NS which is about ten mins away from the beach house. I now work as a Dentist since 2002 in Halifax. Chance Harbour Beach is where I spent childhood summers boating and having bonfires at night with friends on the beach. It truly should be part of everyone's experiences. Oh yes I also am a die hard downhill skier and I like to travel.
Mark Sutherland purchased this House in 2012
Why Mark Sutherland chose Trenton
It is one of the top properties on the beach with a wonderful sunrise and sunset viewed both from front windows/deck. Enjoy even more with massage therapy hot tub on the deck overlooking the ocean. Northumberland has warmest salt water north of the Carolinas. The house is amazing and open inside and colors of water and sky are spectacular. It is the perfect place to vacation and is central to other day trips whether to Prince Edward Island or Cape Breton.
sorry allergies to pets
As per contract. Cancellation policy as per contract prior to 60 days 50% refund less admin fee and inside of 60 days NO REFUND.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Chance Harbour Beach
Amazing house, huge living room and beautiful beach. Water was 20C (70F). Mark was a great host!!
Great family beach house!
My family of 11 enjoyed a week here. The home is as advertised but really more beautiful in person. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was especially well equipped which we appreciated. The beach is fabulous and we enjoyed daily swims. The water was even warm enough for the adults. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you Tracy for the nice review. Thank you for leaving my special home so well kept and enjoying the beauty of Chance Harbour. I hope you all come back again. Regards, Mark
Mark's house is beautiful and being so close to the beach was ideal.
We had extended family gathered together in one place for a week and we all enjoyed ourselves. Lots of room to spread out and relax and meals were particularly easy and enjoyable aided by the wide array of amenities and kitchen facilities.
Mark was very responsive to any questions we had. We hope to return in the future. Thank you, Mark.
Thank you David. Your family looked after my home and I am
so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Best regards
Awesome Beach house with great beach, all the amenities & great location
Our family got together for a week at the beach house and were met by the owner Mark. He gave us the rundown on the place and he was very helpful & pleasant. Our family had a great time celebrating birthdays and my son proposed to his future wife and the setting was perfect. The beach house location was perfect and close to shopping and site seeing but yet private with great neighbors. The house has a lot of room with games, bar and air conditioning that is a must for the hot & humid weather we had while there. The price was definitely fair for what you get and the view is second to none. I would certainly stay at the Beach House in Chance Harbor again and have recommended to friends and family looking to visit the area.
Sincerely Rob Muise
Tumbler Ridge BC, Canada
Rob thanks for looking after my home. You guys had excellent weather and I am so glad you enjoyed the place. I look forward to future visits from your family and friends. Thank you for the nice review! Regards Mark
We rented Mark's house for a week in Nova Scotia with extended family. The house was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed easy beach access. We enjoyed the beach and all the wildflowers. The kids loved it. The house will comfortably fit 3 couples/families and the pullout air mattresses are very comfortable. Thank you for a great week!
The perfect rental!!!!
Our family recently made a trip to Nova Scotia to attend a wedding in New Glasgow. We felt welcomed before we even arrived. Mark and Tristin went out of their way to accommodate our family, even finding a crib for our grandchild that stayed 2 nights with us. The panoramic views were spectacular from all parts of the house. We ate meals, played games and drank wine from the large outside deck. Wonderful walks on the beach and incredible bonfires in the evenings. The kitchen was magnificent and fully equipped with all the modern conveniences. Lovely furnishings throughout the home. One of my favorites was "THE" folder that answered every question about the house and also included phone #s to restaurants and takeout places. The neighbors were so friendly and helpful! Our trip and this house were unforgettable. Thanks you so much for allowing others to share your beautiful home!!!
Nancy and Pat it was so nice to meet you both. I'm
Sorry the weather was a bit cooler when you were here but I sincerely hope you come back to NS another time. I also hope that our neighbours Al & Heather are able to see you again. Thanks again for staying with us. Regards Mark & Tristan
The Northumberland's best kept secret!
Chance Harbour Beach is Located 7 Minutes away from the famous Melmerby Beach Park. Unlike Melmerby, Chance Harbour Beach is semi private. This allows you and your family to enjoy a more secluded and relaxing day on the sand away from the crowds. This small beach community features a few all season homes augmented by a countless number of small and large cottages that have remained in family hands for generations.
Two swimming rafts are set up off the shore and are inside the reef protected swimming area. The sandy shore extends into the water to make for a very pleasant swimming experience right outside the door to this beach front home.
5 Minutes away by car is a small country store that carries all of your basic needs including a wine, beer and spirits section. At special request, the fridge here always contains a cold bottle of bubbly for those long hot days of summer. Pick up that whipping cream you forgot in town or stop in for a coffee.
The town of Pictou is a 30 minute drive from Chance harbour. Here you will find the historic ship Hector on the Pictou waterfront and several nice restaurants. A stroll on the water front, then a walk through the town to discover the beautiful homes once owned by famous merchants and sea captains make the town of Pictou a wonderful place to visit. Close by is the beautiful Pictou Lodge and their famous Sunday brunch. And just around the bend, you will find the PEI ferry offering fast service to the beautiful and famous Prince Edward Island; home of Anne of Green Gables.
10 Minutes away by car, you will find the equally historic town of New Glasgow. Known best for ship building and heavy industry, the town still holds its Main Street charm with idyllic paths along the river and many fine restaurants and shops to visit. In the antique stores you might be lucky and find locally made depression glass or stop by a crafts store and suss out a hand knit wool scarf made by local hands with local wool. A weekend market is offered in the summer which gives you access to the best of local Nova Scotian produce, meats, home made jams, jellys, pickles and crafts.
Stop at Hebels for fantastic continental cuisine or The Bistro for a fusion flare. If chowder is your game, many local restaurants sport some of the best the province has to offer. Don't forget to try the bakeries which dot this town for fresh muffins and rolls to take back to the shore. An espresso or cappuccino, while you wait for them to cool coming out of the oven, is highly recommended! If sea food on the beach is what you desire, Crabby J's or the Fish Monger at Sobey's would be glad to oblige. Find local shell fish and the best lobster on the eastern sea board. If it's oysters or lobster you have come looking for, make sure to talk to us (the owners) as we have a private line on the best this coast has to offer.
Many provincial parks dot the coast and make for wonderful day trips or a place to take a morning stroll. Powell Park is a 3 Minute drive from the cottage with wonderful walking trails and scenic views of the inner bay of Little Harbour. It's a short drive from here to Melmerby Beach park where you can experience one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Canada. With gentle sloping sands, impressive dunes, magnificient underwater sand bars, and wild life abounding, this park is exquisite for a day trip with the family.
There are two local golf courses with one only 10 minutes away. The Abercrombie Country Club features a gorgeous course with well maintained grounds. Please request additional information from us at the time of booking and we will be happy to provide it.
If a walk or a jog on the beach is not up to your speed, there is a newly built YMCA facility in New Glasgow that features family passes. The facility includes a top quality fitness center, large swimming facility set to accommodate all level of swimmers and indoor arenas. Just a 5 minute walk outside of the cottage community there is a community tennis court for use by local properties.
As the cottage is located on a private road, traffic is less of a concern. As this beach is enjoyed greatly by the kids and grand kids of local cottages, the community take slow speeds and driver caution very seriously. You will quickly find a knock on the back door if you do not adhere to this rule. The neighbors are not shy to give you a talking to on speed when it comes to the beach road and child safety!