Kate's Cottage. Ocean frontage, kayaking & forest.
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6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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170 year old 3 bedroom rustic character home on 7.5 acres, mostly wooded with ocean frontage. Very beautiful spot, peaceful and relaxing. The oceanfront is on an inlet and is great for kayaking out to the nearby seal colony.

The woodstove with ample firewood makes this a cosy spot in the wintertime as well.

The space

170 year old Nova Scotia home with lots of character.

Our family has spent many wonderful summers here, but they are older now and don't get to visit as often, so the space is available for vacations.

Three bedrooms, kitchen with oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. Dining room, living room, office with desk, scanner/printer and internet access. Main floor is all pine flooring, upstairs is original flooring, some small gaps,but I love the character of the original wood.

7.5 acres mostly wooded with a path / driveway down to the ocean (property is on the ocean, but the view from the house is the woods)

Guest access

Large backyard with barbeque.
Two kayaks are available for use by guests. Kayaks are stable, but are designed for flat water. The ocean is usually calm first thing in the morning, but can get choppy if the wind picks up. Guests must assess conditions for suitability. There is a seal colony just off the waterfront, which you can easily kayak out to, so you are almost certain to see seals.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please treat the house with respect.


17 Reviews

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Tom User Profile
September 2017
Nice, private, pristine location! Saw Harbor seals, deer, rabbits on or near the property while kayaking! Beautiful location on the coastline.

Barbara User Profile
September 2017
Great little cottage in a secluded location- minutes from beautiful beaches, and close to amenities in Lockeport, as well as Shelburne, just 20 minutes away.

Jérôme User Profile
August 2017
Kate’s cottage is exactly as advertised and even more. This cottage has a very relaxing vibe and offered a perfect setting for our family of five and our dog. We spent 10 days enjoying the different nearby beaches and villages as well as just enjoying the view from the waterfront of the property. Kate left a lot of tourist information and interesting historical facts concerning the cottage to our attention. We would come back without hesitation.

Jeff User Profile
July 2017
We spent four nights here with our family of five. The cottage is as described, meets the basic necessities with a rustic charm. Water access is a bit of a walk but we really enjoyed using the kayaks. The seals were amazing. Thank you, Kate!

Enrique User Profile
July 2017
You want some quiet family quiet time, this is your place. My family of 6 had a wonderful time. It was our first time ever to Canada and Nova Scotia and we had a blast. The home was wonderful and and the kids enjoyed the kayaking. Highly recommend it.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
You can come here and get away from it all or you can explore Lockeport, the nearby towns, and national parks (Keji, and the seashore installment, which is 30 mins away and definitely worth checking out). Kate has a binder full of local attractions if you need ideas, and a handy map of where to find the seals when you depart the yard by kayak. The house is comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely yard. The walk down to the ocean is gorgeous, and there are even fireflies lining it in the evening. I arrived for the first time after a full day's drive and felt like I had arrived in a magical wonderland. Truly a special place I hope to return to in years to come.

Maura User Profile
July 2017
Nice country home located at a 5 minutes walk distance to the sea and short drive to amazing beaches and places to visit. Kate is very responsive, the place is spacious and clean.

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