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.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Experience Peggy's Cove lighthouse, crashing waves and spectacular sunsets.
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Oct 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A spectacular corner of the world viewed from a homey cottage
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.
Beautiful location beyond compare. We did not want to leave after seeing the view from every window. The sun room with 3 picture windows and day beds held us in its spell. Whether sunny or during a storm the rocks and waves are mesmerizing.
Famous Peggys Cove lighthouse can be seen from the cottage- and you can see the cottage from the lighthouse.
Add to this the most gracious owners we have ever experienced. Tom & Donna went above and beyond to assure we had everything and were full of tips and facts on the surrounding area.
There should be more than 5 Stars for a property like Whaleback Cottage.
A Magical Place
I can only repeat what most of the other reviewers have said. Amazing views of the ocean, cozy cottage by the sea, wonderfully attentive host (thanks Tom!), sunrises out one windows, sunsets out the other. My wife, her sister and I enjoyed a spiritual retreat in this wonderful gem. We used the well stocked kitchen for breakfast and lunch and then ate a variety of restaurants that Tom recommended for our evening meal - no disappointments!
We had two sunny days and two stormy days - both types were delightful. In some ways, the stormy days were better as we read and talked in the little living room while watching the waves crash high in the air above the rocks. We are all "senior citizens" so we didn't hike much but did enjoy the easy walk on the rocks in front of the cottage. We did venture out to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay to do the touristy things but quite honestly, we didn't want to leave the cottage!
We can't recommend Whalesback Cottage highly enough and hope to return for future visits.
Fantastic spot, great cottage by the sea
The cottage is picturesque and well appointed. Views of ocean and Peggy's Cove. Extremely quiet with just the sound of waves at night. Walking distance to Peggy's Cove lighthouse.
A perfect way to spend the week or a few days in Peggy’s Cove!!!
We spent 4 wonderful days here and would recommend it to anyone. Just what you need to unplug and recharge from life. The cottage is well appointed and in one of the most captivating settings in the area; a private drive just a walk away from The Swissair 111 monument. Thomas and Donna are just wonderful hosts full of ideas and great suggestions. They made our stay worth the long drive from CT. I look forward to coming back again real soon.
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!