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About this listing

CAPE BRETON AND PEI TRAVELERS !! - 1 hour from Halifax Airport, 20 minutes from the PEI ferry, we are PERFECTLY situated between the Highway and Pictou, NS, and you will fall in love with our cozy apartment.
2 bedroom upper floor apartment in old Victorian home. Owners live in lower unit.
Both rooms have dbl beds & dual sofa lazy boy. Max 4 people. Mini-galley kit, F/S/W/D & microwave. Huge bath with claw foot tub, clothesline, BBQ, fire pit, hot tub, fishing, walking trails, so much fun!!

The space

Book 7 days - pay for 6
Book a month - 4 days are free.
Reflected in the prices listed.
We operate year round

Old Victorian home turned into 3 flats. Wendell and I and a goofy 12 yr old shepherd mix named Maggie and a calico named Lucy occupy the lower unit, and there's an occupied 2 level unit next door.

Your vacation unit is a sunny little flat with 2 small bedrooms (double beds) Maximum 4 people. Mini-galley kitchen. The big bathroom has a huge claw foot tub. W/D, F/S, and microwave plus a clothesline out your bathroom window. Hot water heat plus an electric fireplace, X-BOX 360, full tier digital cable on a 40 inch flat screen, WIFI and shared hot tub (currently only accessible through owners apt.)

Guest access

Summer travelers You have access to a BBQ, fire pit, huge common side yard for games, parking for 2 vehicles, or larger if you're travelling with a truck/camper or trailer. Garden swing in front yard, (smoking area) where you can sit with your beverage and enjoy the eagles nesting in the trees across the road, and the herons gliding down to the river for their evening dinner.
Newly installed 4 person Aqua-therapy spa hot tub is sure to please after a long day at the beach, or sight seeing.

Winter travelers:

Interaction with guests

We bump into each other in the outer hallway sometimes, and outside on the grounds. We are here to provide information, and make your stay as pleasant as possible, without infringing on your privacy. Maggie is more social, and you may (will) tire before she does!!!)

Other things to note

Come and relax in the peace and tranquility of Durham, and surrounding towns of Pictou County and take in weekend markets, pubs, historical sites and do a bit of beach combing. the following in Pictou County Nova Scotia, as we are not allowed to post websites.
Pictou, NS, sugar moon farm
Pictou, NS, town of pictou
Pictou, NS, knoydart farm

Also, the ferry terminal to PEI is a short 15 - 20 minutes drive from here.
How about a bit of high flying excitement on the zipline just 1/2 hour from here. (Book in advance!!)
Whatever your fancy, you're certain to have a memorable experience, and we welcome your arrival and are available assist you in every way.

Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays
Guided trail trek and lobster dinner :
We will drop you off at the end of the walking trail, hike back to the house, and get cleaned up for a Maritime lobster dinner in your or Gerry's kitchen, complete with melted butter, rolls, pasta salad, sliced tomato and cucumber, and fresh
homemade strawberry shortcake....( drooling yet? )
$30 per person - BYOB
Juice, coffee and tea is included
snacks and bottled water included for hike

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £12
Security Deposit: £122
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We are a laid back group here, but do have some rules of course, to ensure safety and comfort of all.

No applicants under 21, no exceptions

No smoking anywhere in the house. This includes e-vapor

Pets (cats and dogs only) are permitted with a $100 refundable deposit upon unit inspection at checkout. Pets must be current on their vaccines and flea /tick treatments and have proof of veterinary care.
Please no aggressive pets.

Separating of garbage and recycling is encouraged. Bins indoors and out are provided.

Refrain from overly loud music, TV / XBOX as we all live in the same dwelling and consideration is of the utmost priority. Although provincial by-laws require 10:00 pm quiet time. we allow 11:00 pm.
This just means a dull roar while indoors. :))

Fire pit with free wood is available until midnight. (only)
Again, please be respectful of noise as others are in close proximity.

Garden swing is available all night for smokers, and you nocturnal types. :)
{{ PLEASE no butts on the grounds. Use the ashtray provided.. }}



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Carmen User Profile
June 2017
Geraldine and Wendell were wonderful, friendly and welcoming, and immediately got in touch whenever we messaged. The apartment was absolutely lovely, very clean, with a well-equipped kitchen in which we cooked during our stay. The living room even had board games, DVDs and an X Box! The area is very quiet but just off several connecting roads, so it is a great base for seeing more of Nova Scotia. I would definitely recommend this airbnb and would come back any time.

Lauran User Profile
May 2017
Geraldine and Wendell are warm and welcoming, putting one at their ease immediately. The apartment is snug and warm with all the amenities and more. Wendell was kind enough to find that evening's playoff hockey game on the TV for me, and Gerry had some marvelous sight-seeing tips for us. This is a rural setting with dark starry nights and very little traffic making for a very peaceful sleep. You don't realize how close to town you are when enjoying the lawn swing. We would return in a New York minute, happily staying with Gerry and Wendell anytime. We highly recommend this listing to anyone staying in the area.

Oren User Profile
March 2017
Lovely house at a very good price, the hot tub was a great bonus!

Emily User Profile
February 2017
Cute little secluded spot. Geraldine and Wendell are very pleasant and communicative! We came up for the weekend to visit sugar moon farm and ski at Wentworth. Was a bit of a drive back and forth, but we really wanted to stay at this AirBnB to enjoy their awesome hot tub! We stayed two nights and continental breakfast was supplied for us for one morning which was lovely. We had to pay a cash 200$ security deposit when we arrived, which we were unfamiliar with as usually this is done through online payments through the Airbnb website (as per policy). However, when we got there we received a receipt for the deposit and it was returned after they looked through the place at checkout.
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Response from Geraldine & Wendell:
Hi Emily and Kinnon. we are so glad you enjoyed it here. per Airbnb policy they only cover damages above $500, and they have informed me it is the responsibility of the host to collect this from the vacationers so it is up to the individual host to set none or charge up to $500.00. I have seen some hosts ads that charge $1000 to $1500 deposits depending on the unit, so we like to keep ours easy, and it also is reflected in our policy online. Thank you once again for your patronage and friendliness!! It was lovely to meet you both! Cheers and enjoy the rest of your winter. Wendell and Gerry
February 2017

Sommer User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful place to stay and Geraldine and Wendell are incredibly accommodating and friendly!

Darlene User Profile
October 2016
The apartment is cozy and has everything needed for a short stay. It reminded me of visiting my grand-mother's country home as a child. Geraldine & Wendell were very friendly and eager to help in making our stay more enjoyable.
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Response from Geraldine & Wendell:
Thanks for your kind words Darlene! The pic on our opening page was to entice Cape Breton Travelers, and in the group of photos it does say it's from the Cabot Trail. I'm so sorry you mistook it for the view from our home in Pictou County.
October 2016

Cheryl User Profile
August 2016
This was our first experience with Airbnb, and what a wonderful introduction it was! We were four people and a dog, and The Homestead was perfectly suited to our needs. Furthermore, Geraldine was the most thoughtful of hostesses. We forgot to buy milk en route, and were already dreading going out to hunt for it in the morning before breakfast, but when we opened the fridge, lo and behold! Not only a carton of milk, but cream, butter, marge, yogurt, and even some fresh veggies awaited us there. We soon discovered that our hosts had anticipated and provided for our every need. Their attention to detail and personal touches made our stay delightful, as did the charming and well-equipped two-bedroom apartment above an old farm house, the peaceful rural location, and the warmth and hospitality not only of our hosts, but of all the local people we encountered. This experience was so much more enjoyable than staying in a hotel that we are now committed Airbnb clients, and we are still wondering why we don't go and live in Nova Scotia. People there seem to have a great understanding of how to get maximum pleasure out of life.
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Response from Geraldine & Wendell:
LOVED having you all here!!
August 2016

Durham, Canada · Joined in May 2015
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Wendell and I are in our 50's and enjoy sunny destinations, good movies, adventure, a good laugh, meeting new people, and sharing stories.

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