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Coastal Cottage Between Halifax & Cape Breton

Entire cottage hosted by Gail & Chris
5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Outstanding hospitality
6 recent guests complimented Gail & Chris for outstanding hospitality.
At the Prospector's, you are about 1/2 way between Halifax & Cape Breton Island in the Eastern Shore Wild Islands area. We only host one booking per night, so if you book for one or two, you have the whole downstairs all to yourselves! Surrounded by nature, wildlife, peace & quiet- a country retreat but not remote! Store within walking distance! We live close by & have a canoe to rent, islands to visit & woodland trails to hike. Wild camping spots by the ocean or forest can be arranged!

The space
The property is secluded and private - a 4 bedroom, two bath century cottage that we have been renovating bit by bit. So far, there are two double bedrooms available, one downstairs with a full bath and one upstairs with a 1.5 bath. One single room upstairs could be readied if needed (children, etc.) The other large bedroom upstairs is not quite ready - still being painted, etc. but we do have other accommodation close by if needed. Loads of wild camping space too! Well, not too wild I hope ;-)

Please note that the Prospector's is a housekeeping cottage - all the basics are there, including coffee, tea and fresh fruit but you need to bring the rest if you plan to cook. Be sure to make a stop in Sherbrooke (heading west) or Sheet Harbour (heading east) and stock up on groceries. There is a convenience store within walking distance with LCB etc. WiFi is sketchy between Sheet Harbour and Sherbrooke but a weak signal can be picked up at the cottage.

We aren't always here to respond quickly and with no cell service, 24 hrs is just a bit too tight, AirBnB! We'll get back to you as fast as we can.

Guest access
The house is yours! At times, you may be sharing it with other guests unless you've booked the whole house, but this is rare. Includes kitchen, living room, bathroom, den, etc. as in pics. The great outdoors is yours to explore and we can help you find forest trails and ocean vistas that most tourists never see.

Other things to note
The Prospectors is a heritage home and still being worked on (painting, etc) but not when we have guests. Old restored home/cottage. Please just feel comfortable and make yourselves at home. If you're camping winter or early spring, we're happy to let you 'wild camp' if you help with a bit of brush whacking and clean up. Please leave the place better than you found it! :-)
At the Prospector's, you are about 1/2 way between Halifax & Cape Breton Island in the Eastern Shore Wild Islands area. We only host one booking per night, so if you book for one or two, you have the whole downstairs all to yourselves! Surrounded by nature, wildlife, peace & quiet- a country retreat but not remote! Store within walking distance! We live close by & have a canoe to rent, islands to visit & woodland t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

Amenities

Essentials
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Fire extinguisher
Dryer
Hangers
Heating
Indoor fireplace
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.44 out of 5 stars from 177 reviews
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Location

Moser River, Nova Scotia, Canada

You are just a short drive from Sherbrooke Village and one of the most beautiful drives in the province along the St. Mary's River, on your way to Cape Breton - esp. in autumn! Also not far from the trails at Liscombe Mills (to the east) and Taylor's Head Hiking Trails to the west. The people of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore are an amiable bunch of folks, always willing to lend a helping hand - and doing it with a smile. The village has a store (yep, liquor too) and a post office, a seaside playground, beach and park -- and some secret places we'll share with you, if you're here long enough.
You are just a short drive from Sherbrooke Village and one of the most beautiful drives in the province along the St. Mary's River, on your way to Cape Breton - esp. in autumn! Also not far from the trails at L…

Hosted by Gail & Chris

Joined in December 2013
  • 177 Reviews
  • Verified
An ex- English teacher and son are busy with a wide range of interests from wild foraging and hiking to painting, photography and writing - and of course, our growing tree seedling business at (Website hidden by Airbnb) Being immersed in natural surroundings is one of the very best things about living on the East Coast of Nova Scotia. What would you like to see? Where would you like to go? What would you like to talk about? We're university educated "east coasters" and always ready to share a yarn about .. well, anything and everything. We love meeting people. We don't always have a lot of time and do respect your need for quiet time at the cottage (it doesn't get much quieter when you can hear the spring peepers)
An ex- English teacher and son are busy with a wide range of interests from wild foraging and hiking to painting, photography and writing - and of course, our growing tree seedling…
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During your stay
We'll pop by and see that you're settled in and if there's anything you might need. Do you want to know about the area, best hiking trails, best places to swim, fish, kayak etc. just ask! Otherwise, we leave you to your own resources and respect that you need some down time 'away from the madding crowd'. The Prospector's is ideal for that! Fresh fruit bowl, etc on arrival. We're not far away but usually busy with our tree seedling business at (Website hidden by Airbnb)
We'll pop by and see that you're settled in and if there's anything you might need. Do you want to know about the area, best hiking trails, best places to swim, fish, kayak etc. j…
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 88%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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