Ragged Island Retreat - a private vacation rental cottage on Nova Scotia's South Shore.
A Secluded Oceanfront Paradise


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

tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
[email protected]
www.sandylanevacations.com


Guest Testimonials

I had a very enjoyable and peaceful stay.

Elm Tree Cottage has all the comforts that one would need for a decent stay. I was there for nearly 3 weeks and enjoyed coming back in the evening to this cosy little cottage. It is nicely decorated, great shower, comfortable bed, good kitchen and good internet. The owners live nearby such that if anything is needed (like losing the key) they are there to provide it.

Gidon M.
 El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, 2017
 We really enjoyed our stay at Bright View Cottage. The house meets all the criteria, the common area is perfect. It is very well located. The view is beautiful. Thanks!
 
Julie
 Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Canada, 2022
The cottage is exactly what the doctor. ordered!  Seals, herons, deer, stars ... and did I mention stars? We saw a hawk looking for a snack.  It's been quite a week.  What a great website find!
D. Newin
Pointe Claire, QC, 2005
 This relaxing beachfront home is a seaside sanctuary immersed in nature. Modern framed views overlooking the treetops, sand dunes, and pristine white beach. Beach Heaven is a perfect getaway for anyone looking to recharge. We were spoiled with wood fired saunas stoked by our hosts. We would highly recommend this stylish home to anyone looking for an ocean adventure retreat.
Caralee
 White Point, Canada, 2022

Ragged Island Retreat

A Secluded Oceanfront Paradise

Ragged Island Retreat located in Ragged Island, Nova Scotia
Ragged Island Retreat, your private getaway in Ragged Island, Nova Scotia
Ragged Island Retreat surrounded by trees and water
Enjoy the view of the inner bay from the deck of Ragged Island Retreat
A kayaking paradise at Ragged Island Retreat
The fully equipped kitchen at Ragged Island Retreat
Open concept kitchen, living room and dining room at Ragged Island Retreat
The living room at Ragged Island Retreat
The dining area and living room
The dining area with ocean view
The dining area
Downstairs hallway to bathroom and bedroom
Bedroom and downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom featuring queen size bed
Downstairs bedroom featuring queen size bed
Bathroom at Ragged Island Retreat
Beautiful tile design in bathroom at Ragged Island Retreat
Upstairs looking from loft area at the two bedrooms
Bedroom featuring bunk beds
Bedroom featuring bunk beds
Master bedroom featuring a queen size bed
Master bedroom featuring a queen size bed
View from the loft area at Ragged Island Retreat
Ocean view at Ragged Island Retreat
Ocean view at Ragged Island Retreat
Ocean view at Ragged Island Retreat

Description

Ragged Island Retreat is a newly constructed, modern prow-fronted cottage that takes full advantage of its ruggedly beautiful setting. Protected behind a stand of pines, the cottage has a view of sparkling waters and, at low tide, miles of golden sand banks.

The main floor consists of a well-designed, fully-equipped compact kitchen, open-concept living and dining room; downstairs guest bedroom with a queen size bed, 4-piece bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a queen size bed; a second guest room with a set of bunk beds and a loft seating area.

Floor to ceiling windows and a large deck complete with garden furniture and a BBQ, expands the living space outside. Breathe the sea air and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds the cottage. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the many moods of the Atlantic Ocean.

Utterly private, yet it is easily accessible from Lockeport, the cottage overlooks a pristine and beautiful expanse of water, islands and coves in an inner coastal bay. Use it as a base to explore the area - there are several long white sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive. Go clamming right by the house; walk to the many nearby swimming spots. Cross the inlet by kayak to the sandbar directly opposite the cottage and walk to the magnificent and secluded three mile long Black Head beach. There are 3 kayaks at the cottage - 2 singles and 1 double. Or, simply sit back and relax in your own little piece of Canadian wilderness!

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Registration Number: RYA-2023-24-03071035091038428-15


Location

Ragged Island Retreat is located at the end of private road in the sparsely populated community of East Ragged Island. Overlooking the inner bay, the cottage has a thoughtfully filtered view of the pristine waters and sand bars beyond. This cottage is - just down the lane from Bright View Cottage and Black Point 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 Street scape, 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 , Dock Street 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!).


Amenities

On the beach Close to Beaches 3 bedrooms
1 bathroom 4 piece bath Sheets and Towels provided
Hair dryer Fully equipped kitchen Fridge, stove
Microwave Coffee maker, kettle Lobster Pot
Washer and Dryer Iron & Ironing Board Rural Broadband Internet
TV for movie viewing only Selection of movies DVD Player
CD Player Books & Board Games Deck
Patio Furniture Propane BBQ Kayak(s)
No Telephone (land line) No TV No Pets
Non-Smoking

Rates

Rental Period Weekly Monthly
October 1, 2023 - June 15, 2024 Closed .
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June 15 - September 6, 2024 . .
Weekly $1,345 CDN + HST .
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September 7 - October 14, 2024 . .
Weekly $1,095 CDN + HST .
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October 15, 2024 - June 1, 2025 Closed .
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All bookings must be received . .
3 days in advance of arrival . .



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Restrictions

This house has a strict no pet policy.
Long weekend and long-term rentals are subject to availability.
All bookings must be received 3 days in advance of arrival - no same-day bookings.
For the comfort of our guests, this is a non-smoking property.
Pets are not permitted.

Guestbook

"Amazing beach 10 mins up the road. Fun place to explore. Our kids had a great time throwing rocks and finding crabs along the shore. We would totally stay here again. Stunning views from the loft over looking the ocean!"

Stephanie, Elmira, Canada, 2022


"This is a lovely piece of land and a great cottage with everything that you need. You can enjoy kayaking and paddle right to a lovely, secluded beach. Enjoy coffee on the deck with beautiful views. The cottage has everything you could need and is quite modern. Great kitchen for cooking and all the bedrooms were super comfortable. We saw rabbits and deer, and tons of birds. This is a very private get away -- and you will not hear a car or other people from the cottage."

Jamie, Halifax, Canada, 2021


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