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Whalesback Cottage, on the ocean with access to Peggys Cove Preservation Area

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience Peggy's Cove lighthouse, crashing waves and spectacular sunsets.

This two bedroom house with 1.5 bathrooms is the closest house to Peggy's Cove. Panoramic views from the living room look west over St. Margaret's Bay's stunning sunsets. All that separates this house from Peggy's Cove is the beautiful Peggy's Cove Preservation Area, A nature lovers paradise. From this house you can walk along the coastline to Peggy's Cove. A few minutes walk in the other direction you can purchase fresh lobster from Ryer's Lobster Pound, or dine at Rhubarb Restaurant. The ultimate in privacy and views, a fantastic location for a retreat or wedding.


Property Manager
Thomas Maguire
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Thomas Maguire

Retired medical doctor.

Thomas Maguire purchased this house in 1998

Why Thomas Maguire chose Indian Harbour

The nicest natural, rugged oceanfront property in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia. The sunsets alone are worth the visit.

What makes this house unique

The wild setting, just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the nice comments on your stay at Whaleback Cottage

We try our very best to make guests feel comfortable & relaxed during their stay

while visiting & enjoying Indian Harbour & Peggy's Cove in beautiful Nova Scotia

So please tell your friends and most of all do visit us again.

Have a great summer,

Best regards,

Tom & Donna Maguire
May 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Indian Harbour in Halifax Regional Municipality

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath upstairs with a powder room on main level.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has garden doors and large deck overlooking Peggy's Cove and Atlantic Ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Located within a short walk to galleries, a general store and fresh lobster from Ryer's Lobster pound.

Reviews

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Whalesback Cottage, on the ocean with access to Peggys Cove Preservation Area
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 56 reviews
5

A spectacular corner of the world viewed from a homey cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Whaleback Cottage is perfect. The cottage itself is charming from the antique chandelier to the living room surrounded with great views of the oceanfront to the nearby pond filled with water lilies.

There are paths to explore, decks to gather on and a fire pit to sit around at night.

The kitchen is well supplied, and the bedrooms are charming.

And, of course, there is the ocean and many ways to explore the magnificent rock formations along the ocean front.

A wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This house was an excellent gateway he ocean. The rocks along the shoreline are easy to walk along, and beautiful to watch the sunset from. It does smell a bit musty, but that was fixed by opening all of the windows, and we were not surprised about this as it is so close to the ocean. It was very private. Excellent and would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
4

Great spot for a quiet vacation

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with friends for a week. A beautiful spot; very friendly owners who are very helpful. Beautiful views of the ocean and nice walking on the rocks by the water.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cottage. GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage. Beautiful views. Loved watching the seals. Peggys cove was great. Great climbing at Dover island. People were all awesome and very helpful. Best lobster i ever ate from Ryers seafood.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Wonderful secluded Cottage on rocks outside Peggys Cove

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to unwind and relax. Cottage has an exceptional view of Nova Scotia rocky coast line with Peggy's Cove in background.Hosts Tom and Donna were very friendly and tended to any needs for a pleasant stay. Cottage was in very good condition and furnishings were charming for the area. Views from all four sides of cottage were exceptional and even outstanding star gazing with no light pollution. Descriptions and accuracy of listing was excellent. I found no negatives.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Great Views, Tranquil, Good Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Donna and Tom were very helpful and great hosts. Tom taught my daughters how to cook mussels, and eat an oyster. They were a fun couple to have over. The house is comfortable with 270 degree view of the ocean. A great walk along the rocks. You are in picturesque Indian Harbor with a great view of Peggy's Cove Light House. Peggy's Cove is four minutes by car. Get your supplies up in Tantallon at the junction of 213 and Hwy 3. There is not a lot once you are on Peggy Cove Road.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Granite Springs
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Halifax
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Exit 5 on Rte 103
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Rhubarb Restaurant
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Queensland Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £60.06
Refundable Damage Deposit £120.11

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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