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Cottage in Windsor
Pinecone Cottage Hot Tub & Projector at Falls Lake
Come relax and have some fun with everything Canyon point resort has to offer! This private all-season cottage is only a 3-minute walk to falls lake. You will have everything at your fingertips, including deeded access to a private beach, dock, and boat launch to use our 2 kayaks! The cottage is equipped with a lovely hot tub on the deck overlooking the property with two chair hammocks! Landscaped with a gorgeous fire pit area, another lounge hammock under the trees and a screened in gazebo.
Tower in Broad Cove
Shackup Tower - 30 ft in the air & hot tub
Perched high on an ocean hillside, built on 30 ft tall steel legs, the cozy quarters above are akin to an old ship’s cabin. With 360 views at 30ft up you can chart the sun and stars across the sky, set your rhythm to the ebb & flow of the tide and scout the surf from above. Greet the evenings with a cozy woodstove, sunset with drinks on the deck, moonrise with a dip in the hottub & mornings with fresh espresso. Permit yourself to depart land for a while and come stand watch at The Tower.
Treehouse in Hampstead Parish
Private Nordic Spa - Lakefront Treetop Retreat
Couples! Retreat to your private forest to enjoy a private Nordic Spa retreat on a quiet lake off the Saint John River. Includes an outdoor wood fired hot tub and infrared sauna and hammocks for an ultimate detox in all seasons. Connect around a toasty fire. Unwind in the open concept interior, stocked with luxury modern conveniences. Star gaze from your bed under massive skylights. Stay and be still or enjoy the historic local shops and artisans of Gagetown and Hampstead.

Other great vacation rentals in Nova Scotia

Dome in Pine Grove
Blysteiner lake domes
Tiny homes in Lunenburg
Tiny house living in Lunenburg Town
Cottage in Wolfville
Leland’s Lakehouse
Tiny homes in LaHave
Modern Ocean Front Tiny House
Chalet in Westchester Station
Peaceful Wentworth A-Frame w/ Hot Tub and Starlink
Chalet in Petite Rivière Bridge
Stunning, secluded chalet with wood fired hot tub
Cottage in Windsor
Chateau Bleu — Escape and Unwind with Nature
Tiny homes in Meteghan Station
“Tiny Four” (Private Hot Tub)
Cottage in Wolfville
Bespoke Lake Cottage
Cottage in Guysborough
Melinda's Cottage
Cabin in Middleton
Cozy A Frame on quiet East Lake
Home in Mahone Bay
Mahone Bay Ocean Retreat

Your guide to Nova Scotia

All About Nova Scotia

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia’s coastline extends for miles, with travelers often visiting to take in the rolling landscapes that give way to natural vistas. The South Shore is one of Nova Scotia’s most visited coastlines, with travelers flocking there to take in the picturesque lighthouse, white beaches, and fishing towns. Visitors can hike some of the many trails Nova Scotia has to offer, including the Celtic Trails Coastal Trail, with its sweeping view of the ocean. For those looking for a more urban visit, Halifax offers many trendy restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Along with the coastline trails, the traditions of the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, African Nova Scotian, and Gaelic influences live strong everyday. While visiting the province, you’ll have the chance to experience this rich cultural diversity firsthand. Halifax is home to the only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal makers in North America, and the Cabot Trail features an established artisan loop where makers share their handcrafted items, including pottery, silver, glass, wood, photography, leather, and kiltmaking.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nova Scotia

To experience all that Nova Scotia has to offer, visit between May and October. Autumn is quite appealing, when you can take in the fall colours while staying at your cottage rental in Nova Scotia. You can also experience many of the festivals that occur in Nova Scotia throughout the year, like the Halifax Pop Explosion in the fall, which offers live music and food, and July’s Halifax Jazz Festival. Be aware that in winter some restaurants and shops may close for the season. The late spring offers warm weather, allowing visitors to explore the outdoors as much as they want.

Top things to do in Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

Nova Scotia has more than 160 lighthouses, but none are quite like Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Built in 1915, this red-topped lighthouse stands above a rocky shore overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. And although the lighthouse and its surroundings are designated as a preservation area, it is still an active beacon for ships passing by this vibrant fishing community. Take a hike on nearby trails or enjoy a lobster feast at one of the local restaurants.


The town of Lunenburg is a historic Nova Scotia coastal community and a UNESCO world heritage site. Seventy percent of the original colonial buildings still greet visitors with their colourful facades. Visit one of the quaint local coffee shops or enjoy the independent shops around town. Tour the local distillery and sample their famous raspberry liqueur, or dine on comfort food like vegan fish and chips or beet gnocchi at nearby restaurants.

Hall’s Harbor

Nova Scotia has some of the most dramatic tide changes in the world, with some happening at a rate of one inch per minute. From the fishing village of Hall’s Harbour, snack on local lobster and witness the tide fluctuations. At low tide, the wharf is completely dry, leaving the local fishing boats sitting on the rocky floor of the harbour. But only a few hours later, the same boats bob in the water ready to fetch fresh fish.

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