Saltbrook on the Bay is a semi-unplugged retreat. It's a simple, out-in-the-country - very rural, by-the-seaside old cottage, reminiscent of vacations of a different time. It's perfect for couples or small families who are looking to unwind and relax without distraction of most electronic devices. (There is NO television, NO internet and VERY LIMITED cell reception at the cottage - although free internet is available in nearby town - about 20 minutes away.) Our weeks run from Saturday to Saturday and we only make very few weeks available for rental during the summer and fall season. We have a minimum stay of one week as we've found that it takes several days to truly unwind and separate oneself from technology that is normally used everyday. We have worked very hard to keep our little cottage pristine from gadgets and whirs and beeps and hums and take you back to nature where you wake to the sound of the ocean waves and light of the morning sun. THE COTTAGE: Saltbrook on the Bay is a vintage, seasonal, traditional summer cottage. The first floor has a living room and dining room that seats 4. There is also a front 'sun-room' that holds books and games as well as a game table. The cottage kitchen is equipped with a full size fridge and electric range. There is a stove-top percolator coffee pot, a teapot, toaster and all cooking utensils, dishes and glassware for 4. The bathroom is on the first floor and has a tub/shower, hairdryer and washing machine (a clothesline is outside for the freshest of laundry). Upstairs there are two bedrooms - The back bedroom has a queen bed with an ocean view. The front bedroom has two twin beds. The rocky beach is accessed by a grassy path through a meadow. Swimming and water activity are NOT recommended at our beach. Relaxing, hiking on the rocks for miles and stargazing are highly recommended. While you are here, make sure you visit the fish market down the road in Parker’s Cove for world-famous scallops or lobster (they will cook them for you). And be sure to visit Annapolis Royal farmer’s market to sample some of the abundant organic produce and local bread and wines, one of the very best farmer's markets in the province. There are many, many different day trips to make from the cottage home-base. Also, we've had many past guests who rent the cottage for a week as a home base and take overnight trips to Halifax and PEI. But day trips (within an hour or two drive from the cottage) are scenic and abundant with beauty, history and adventure. Our property is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a 'Backyard Wildlife Habitat'. We are also certified by the American Vacation Rental Owners Association (AVROA). The History of Saltbrook on the Bay: So. Maria (one of the owners) was procrastinating at work one day (the office had just started getting internet back around 2003) and she landed upon a Nova Scotia real estate website. She was curious about real estate in the area (she had vacationed in Annapolis Royal on a family vacation when she was a teenager) so she called the real estate agent. Long story short, by the time she had hung up the phone, she had made an offer - sight unseen - on a tiny cottage on the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Immediately, she packed up her young daughter and headed up to see what she had purchased (well, after telling her husband."Honey. I kind of bought a house today"). The cottage was falling apart, with about six different patterns of competing wallpaper, pink shag carpet, and a bathroom with a crumbling foundation (chunks of the ceiling would fall on your head while showering). But the setting was just spectacular. Saltbrook has been a labor of love for the past 15 years or so. Little by little, each room has been redone (and some redone again). The foundation is new, the wallpaper is stripped (although a piece salvaged from one room has been framed), the pink shag carpet removed to reveal hardwood flooring. It has truly become the family's "Happy Place". Please note: 'Instant quotes' generated by the Homeaway system are usually, but not always accurate.
Situated by the sea, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Port George Lighthouse and within 9 mi (15 km) of Memory Lane Railway Museum and Margaretsville Lighthouse. Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum and Old Holy Trinity Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated near the beach, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Paragon Golf and Country Club, Clairmont Provincial Park, and Greenwood Military Aviation Museum. Valley Raceway and Oaklawn Farm Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Enjoy views of the Bay of Fundy in our renovated Century home on the hill in Margaretsville, Nova Scotia. With a row of windows overlooking the water you can relax in our sunny, open living and dining area with exposed beams, pine floors and wood stove. a short walk to cross the road to the beach approximately 200 ft to rockhound and walk at low tide to discover sea treasures as the Bay of Fundy delivers the highest tides in the world. Stroll by the Margaretsville Lighthouse Est. 1859 and visit the wharf where you can view the local art gallery 'The Artist's Circle' If you like to fish you can join Mackerel Enthusiasts on the wharf at high tide where rigs can bring in 4-5 at once. 'Holy Mackerel!' Take in the local events at the Community Hall such as Old Fashioned suppers and the Sunday afternoon Ice Cream Parlor. See concerts, plays and readings at the Evergreen Theatre in East Margaretsville. We are centrally located between beautiful Annapolis Royal and Historic Wolfville. With summer evenings lasting until 10pm Atlantic Standard Time you can enjoy day trips while being back to see the sun setting over the Bay.
Sunny 1100 sq ft 2 bdrm flat with garage, sunporch, laundry, wood floors, eat-in kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, dishwasher, south facing deck access. Newly renovated throughout. Living room with fireplace, dining room, master with walk-in closet. Sidewalks at front yard, walk to dining, coffee, shops, etc. 10 min drive to Greenwood Airbase or Bay of Fundy. Furnished photos to come shortly. Long term rates available. 2nd level 2 bdrm flat may be available for larger groups.
A lovely bright cottage with panoramic sea views in the pretty seaside village of Port George on Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. Peaceful and private, Starfish Cottage is an idyllic spot for a relaxing break yet close to many attractions and amenities. See spectacular sunsets from the cottage, panoramic views of the New Brunswick coastline, cliffs of a nearby island, a historic lighthouse. Relax on the deck and watch the fishing boats go by. The 1000 sq ft cottage is a single-detached century home with plenty of charm. With three bedrooms, it sleeps up to five guests. Comfortable furnishings, tasteful decor and linens, two flat screen TVs/ DVD players with large collection of DVDs, books, games, satellite TV with movie channels, Roku, Netflix, wireless high-speed internet, MagicJack phone with unlimited Canada and US calling, washer & dryer, BBQ, and a well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave. Bathroom has clawfoot tub and separate shower. Centrally located, Port George is an excellent base for exploring both the beautiful Fundy Coast with its pretty seaside villages, and the popular Annapolis Valley with its lovely rural landscapes and its orchards and wineries. We promise you'll love the views!