About this listing
This stately old house was built to last, by shipbuilders in this once thriving community on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. Now it's our quiet seaside getaway. Not far from Antigonish and historic Sherbrooke. About 1-1/2 hours from the Canso Causeway.
This house is solid and comfortable. Built by shipbuilders from the kind of rough lumber that you can still buy at local sawmills. There are enough beds for seven, in the four bedrooms. The kitchen seats four comfortably and the dining room can hold eight. There is one bathroom, on the main floor, with no shower but a cast iron tub (with a pretty good view of the harbour).
The whole house is available.
Interaction with guests
We will always be available by phone or email, and our year-round neighbours will be available for any emergencies.
Other things to note
The nearest big grocery store is in Antigonish - about 50 minutes drive - although there is gasoline and a few convenience stores along the way.
The daily average temperature in the summer is about 18 C (65 F). Depending on the year, it can be cool some nights. The central heating is not currently in use, but the house is well insulated and the wood stove is great for taking the chill off and makes for a cozy atmosphere.
It's a quiet little town in a very relaxed and well-mannered part of the world. We think you will enjoy fitting in.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are a family of 4. I teach at the University of Toronto, my husband is an engineer, our children are 19 and 16. We enjoy every aspect of living in our Beach community. It very much feels like a village to us. We bike it, walk it every chance we get.