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The Old Ten Spot Lakeside Cottage

SuperhostNew Albany, Nova Scotia, Canada
Entire cabin hosted by Sarah
5 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Sparkling clean
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Sarah is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Retreat and relax in this rustic cottage on quiet Zwickers Lake. This lakeside cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation.

Feed our free range chickens, enjoy a paddle in the kayaks, canoe or pedalboat, and let the kids play in the sand with the many beach toys.

The lake is spring-fed, so it's lovely and clear. Perfect for swimming, floating, and fishing.

The space
COVID-19 Update: We are accepting bookings for summer 2020.

1. The beach bathroom is for the use of the Boler renters only.
2. If you wish to use communal items such as the kayaks or canoe, please bring your own sanitizing wipes to clean these items.
3. As long as the US border is closed we cannot accept bookings from US visitors.


This is a one bedroom cottage. The bedroom contains a comfy double bed and a bunk bed with single mattresses. The pullout couch turns into a double bed.

Guests must bring all their own bedding - sheets, pillows and blankets.

The kitchenette has a toaster, coffeemaker (coffee, filters and sugar provided), fridge, single burner cooktop, large toaster oven, griddle, crock pot, microwave and a BBQ. All pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, etc. are supplied.

The bathroom has a shower, sink & toilet. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.

Please note: there is no wifi at the cottage.

Both cottages have their own private fire pit. There is also a communal beach fire pit. Kindling and a small amount of firewood available at no charge. Additional firewood can be purchased for $5 a bundle, cash only, or you are welcome to bring your own. Your cottage has two folding camp chairs and two plastic Adirondack chairs.

Two kayaks, a family canoe and paddle boat is available for your use. Life jackets of various sizes are provided. Bring your fishing rod and licence and paddle out to fish for small mouth bass. There’s a hammock at the beach for your relaxing, and plenty of chairs. The water is clear and warm and the beach is gently sloped making it perfect for kids. Your kids will love the permanent raft for jumping, and the cove has no boat traffic so it’s safe for swimming. There is very little boat activity on the lake.

To reach the cottage, you must drive down a short hill on a gravel road, easily accessible by all types of vehicles.

We will be home to greet you and check you in, and provide you with a personalized code.

This is a quiet lake, and loud partying is not permitted. Quiet time is 10pm to 8am. We do live on site, and are usually available at all times. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed when not in the cottage.

Visit our FB page to see more photos and videos - just search The Old Ten Spot

Please remember that this is a rustic cottage in the woods!

We offer two other AirBnB rentals on our acreage:

Two Bedroom Cottage on Zwickers Lake
https://abnb.me/71hh4xxlAO

Vintage Boler on Zwickers Lake
https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/20291491

*We welcome all people and types of families, and provide a welcoming, inclusive vacation spot.*

Travelling light? A cottage bedding package is available to rent for an additional $50 for the length of your stay. Please let us know in advance if you require a bedding package.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to come up to the main house to feed the chickens.

Other things to note
A $10 per guest fee applies for additional overnight guests in excess of the reservation, and a $5 day use fee must be paid in cash each day for day use guests. All guest vehicles must be parked at the top of the small hill leading to the cottage.

The kitchen has pots, pans, dishes, etc., and a small selection of spices for cooking. A hard sided cooler is also available for your beverages, leaving more room available in the bar fridge for your food. Cooking lobster? Let us know and we’ll bring you down a boiling pot, claw crackers and everything else you need.

Though the cottage does not have a tv, we have a selection of books available in the cottage and can supply extra.
Retreat and relax in this rustic cottage on quiet Zwickers Lake. This lakeside cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation.

Feed our free range chickens, enjoy a paddle in the kayaks,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Hangers
Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

New Albany, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is a lovely rural escape - that means the nearest restaurant or grocery store is 20 minutes away in Middleton. Our property is 20 minutes south of Middleton, 30 minutes from the Bay of Fundy, and 40 minutes north of Bridgewater.

The nearest Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation outlet is 12 minutes south on Highway 10 in Springfield at Tammy's Country Stop.
This is a lovely rural escape - that means the nearest restaurant or grocery store is 20 minutes away in Middleton. Our property is 20 minutes south of Middleton, 30 minutes from the Bay of Fundy, and 40 minute…

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in August 2014
  • 106 Reviews
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  • Superhost
I live in rural Nova Scotia, and occasionally travel for my job in communications. When travelling I like to hit up thrift stores and independent culturally diverse eateries.
Co-hosts
  • Keith
During your stay
We're always available by text, Keith is typically home at all times and available.
Sarah is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed