Town of Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
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Guest Testimonials

What a gem, a perfectly secluded and private place to have a great get away to the South Shore. Well equipped kitchen, bathroom and other amenities. Close to local town for all supplies. Highly recommend.
 Valley, Canada, 2020
Great cottage, sunny, quiet, tranquility.  Quietest cottage we have ever stayed at.  Went down Blanche Rd. to the end (about 10 min. from the cottage) and walked the beach and rocks at low tide.  Saw a colony of seals barking on rocks.  Don't miss Cape Forchu outside of Yarmouth, Outstanding.  Compliments on keeping the natural setting
T. Lukaszewski
Ottawa, ON, 2006
Couldn't be more perfect!
Red Head Retreat met all my needs: Pet friendly, On the ocean. Great expansive view from the cottage of the ocean. Old house charm with updated modern conveniences. Clean. Comfortable beds. Wood fireplace for cozy atmosphere. Comfortable distance to respectful neighbours. Off the beaten track. Just what I imagined in my mind's eye. Upon arrival, I jumped for joy - it simply could not have been more perfect!
WOW - What a scenic log cabin - we could have stayed here all week, but we enjoyed the lighthouse tours - so many wonderful villages with a different offerings.  The hot tub at Castaway Ocean Lodge was most enjoyable as well as the outdoor fire pit.  We did roast marshmallows - felt like we were at camp again.
A. Stinnett
Lebanon, OH, 2007


Sam, Max and I spent a day in Lunenburg exploring the Fisheries Museum and the harbour front.
Tall Ships are moored in Lunenburg.
This rocking Dory was a huge hit with my two young fishermen.
The Bluenose II is a replica of the famous Bluenose Schooner - the celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, that held the International Fisherman's Trophy for 17 years in a row. (1921-1938)


Lunenburg is one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Founded and established in 1753, the town is named in honour of the Duke of Braunschweig-L√ľneburg who later became King George II of England in 1727. Lunenburg has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. The plans were created without regard to local topography, which is why Lunenburg's streets are always straight and sometimes dizzyingly steep. If you are of limited mobility or are pushing a heavy stroller, it may be too much for you. Historic homes and buildings that date back to the 1700s have been renovated and now house restaurants, shops and galleries. The extraordinary preservation of the Town's architecture earned it the designation of an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. There is plenty to do in Lunenburg. Go for a horse and buggy ride around the town or take a walking tour; have a lobster lunch or take a fishing charter. Make sure you set aside time to visit the Fisheries Museum. There are plenty of excellent restaurants.


Lunenburg is approximately an hour and a half drive from Shelburne (125 km/78 miles) a 50 minute drive from Liverpool (60 km/38 miles) and an hour and 15 minutes from Halifax (95 km/60 miles).



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