135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada
tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
We had a fantastic time! Such a relaxing atmosphere and inspiring architecture. Sand Hills park was a great beach. Nice warm water. Thank you for sharing your cottage!
We've totally enjoyed our stay at Slateville Cottage. It is so lovely and the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. We want to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to use your home this past week. We did the lighthouse tour from Yarmouth to Lockeport. We did the whale watching tour and saw 2 humpback whales and one Minke.
We've had the best week here at Willow Cove Cottage! We had less than a 2 hour drive here but we seem so far away from home. No stress. Relaxed, easy days. Between this house and Carter's Beach we barely went anywhere. We spent our mornings down on the rocks by the ocean. We saw 2 otters our first day here. We read and drank coffee outside in the various places that have chairs. We ate all our meals here and felt right at home. It feels like our cottage. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
We arrive here after a long drive. Francis Louis House is lovely and romantic; made us feel extremely happy and we rested very quickly before running down to the beach. When we got to the water, we were amazed that the sand actually is white! We looked around and we knew that we had found the perfect vacation spot. A little into our visit we wondered why people were crazy about the Bahamas and no so fanatic about Canada's hidden paradise. For the last three nights, we made bonfires and cooked our dinners on the beach. The coals looked like the sky's stars and the sound of the waves made it seem too good to be true. We really enjoyed our stay.
Elegant Nova Scotia Heritage Home for Rent
DescriptionOriginally built in 1865, this “Heritage House” has managed to retain its original charm and character without sacrificing modern comfort and convenience. Carefully restored and maintained this vacation home features a sunny well-equipped kitchen, an elegant dining room and a beautiful living room. A parlour off the kitchen artfully combines laundry facilities and a comfortable family room.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a double bed in the second bedroom and two single beds in the third bedroom. There is a TV in the single bedroom for movie watching only. There is one four-piece bathroom on the ground floor and a two-piece powder room upstairs.
The elegance is in the details – calming paint colours, an antique harvest table in the dining room, thick towels and luxurious bed linens all add to the ambiance. The elegant nature of this home has not interfered with the family friendly feeling of the house. The large lawn and plenty of trees provide space for a game of football and some welcome shade in the summer. A wooden deck complete with charcoal BBQ and patio furniture makes a perfect spot to while away an afternoon. A few hundred meters from the beach, the Swim House is an ideal location for a family holiday.
If you have any questions about this vacation rental, please do not hesitate to call or email. I have personally been to this house and I am quite familiar with the property. Click the arrow button next to the photo to scroll through all the pictures.
LocationThe Swim House is a charming 19th Century home located on a quiet lane on the eastern shores of Lockeport Harbour along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route just down the road from Ragged Island Retreat; Southwest Breakers, Rockland Cottage and Glinrose Cottage.
15 minutes away Lockeport is the closest town to this cottage. Lockeport is known for its Crescent Beach - a stunning scimitar of white sand approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile long.
Lockeport hosts a number of festivals and events during the summer months: Canada Day Celebrations, Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women in Song and the Lockeport Sea Derby. The Canada Day celebration is always on the first of July, Harmony Bazaar typically take place on the last weekend in July while the Sea Derby is usually on the second weekend in August.
Crescent Beach Centre hosts the Sea Derby and a number of family events, such as the Beach Bash. Also worth investigating is Nova Scotia's only Registered Historic Streetscape, made up of five houses built by descendants of Jonathan Locke between 1836 and 1876. The houses offer an interesting cross section of historical architecture with excellent examples of Colonial, Georgian and Victorian styles. A walking-tour guidebook is available at the Little School Museum, which displays artifacts from early settlers.
25 minutes away, Shelburne is the closest town to this cottage. A charming and historic town Shelburne is set on a truly spectacular harbour. The harbour is unspoiled by industry or shipping and is used primarily for recreational activities like sailing and boating.
Shelburne hosts a number of festivals and events over the year: Lobster Festival , Founders Days, the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, and Pumpkin Festival.
The Lobster Festival is usually held on the first weekend in June. The town wide yard sale is also on this same weekend. Founder’s Days take place on the third weekend in July. The Whirligig and the Pumpkin Festivals are fall festivals that take place on the third weekend in September and first weekend in October.
The Shelburne County and Dory Museums are worth visiting. When John Williams established his dory shop in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part of this century the shop employed five to seven men and produced 350 dories per year. The museum has a workshop where Dories are still built to this day (albeit not in such large quantities!).
RestrictionsThis property is available for Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday weekly rentals from May 1st to October 31st.
Long weekend and long-term rentals are subject to availability.
For the comfort of our guests, this is a non-smoking property.
Pets may be permitted upon request.
Guestbook"We love the South Shore and have stayed at the Swim House several times before. Overall, another lovely week - Carter's Beach, Seaside Adjunct, Shelburne, Barrington Passage - all deserve annual visits." C. Storm, New Brunswick