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Art cottage - really my dream home,
Art cottage - really my dream home,

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

3 acres 1/2 acre fenced for pets ocean view brought art & antiques up from NYC. Renovated 120 yr old home for Mom now passed. Wood burning fireplace will heat home. Washer, dryer, gas stove, ice maker, great books fabulous art. lots of wild life

The space

The art, books, furnishings and view make you want to stay forever. Also the liquor store being 3 minutes away, as well the beach. There is a private beach for the neighborhood where you can walk your dog/s for miles off leash.

Guest access

The house is yours for the time rented. You will not see me unless requested. You will drive up most likely from Halifax and head toward Melmerby beach in Kingshead. The house is known as Old Tom MacQueen's house. His spirit sometimes shows up. He is curious.

Interaction with guests

I am at your service while you are there. We have two art galleries, a couple of great restaurants and there is always something going on. I am usually in church, that is the church I bought and live in with my rescue dogs. It makes for a great art studio.

Other things to note

There are windows to watch the storms, look at the water and with the wood burning fireplace it's all too cozy. There is internet and cable and a PS3 player.

Business travel
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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 1PM

There is no smoking in the house. No tampons in the toilet - it is a septic/well system. You do not want that to crash in the middle of winter. Dogs are most welcome and cats. Please keep it clean and tidy. Garbage goes in the shed and I pick it up once a week.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Aly User Profile
May 2017
My jaw dropped when we drove up to this cottage, and it is just as beautiful inside! This house is so well taken care of and is full of love. The setting is unbelievably picturesque and so close to a great beach. Bring groceries to this cottage because you will want to spend all your time in the incredible kitchen.

Erin User Profile
May 2017
An amazing oasis tucked away in quiet Nova Scotia. Great for our family holiday with a beautiful beach just minutes away. Joan is an amazing host who was available immediately whenever we needed her. Would definitely stay again!!

Kathleen User Profile
May 2017
Great view, great character home, wish we could have stayed longer.

Maria User Profile
April 2017
A lovely place for a quiet get away.

Kate User Profile
April 2017
This is such a lovely inviting home. So many elements where you can see the history in he home, but with modern elements to enjoy as well. It suited our family very well.

Karen User Profile
April 2017
Lovely home and beautiful location near the beach .
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.
Response from Joan:
everything was clean - the problem is dog hair everywhere - my dogs are hairless Chinese Cresteds. It is difficult even with my pet hair Dyson to get it all. It is taking a few times to get it out of the rugs. I am disappointed this guest complains about rugs when it is her dog that is covering them with hair. I clean the floors first with sweeping, then vacuum then wet mop. The rugs are vacuumed with the pet hair Dyson. AND she complains my floors need a cleaning! Now they do.
April 2017

Jodene User Profile
April 2017
Such a beautiful house and warm welcome from Joan. It was so nice to have such a well stocked kitchen! Proximity to Melmerby makes me want to go back in the summer!

CA · Joined in September 2015
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.

65 years old and my body is falling apart. Going in for hip surgery on March 9 won't be answering anything until probably the 15th. I am a professional artist and art dealer. I rescue dogs and find them good homes. I currently have 3 un-adoptable senior dogs. I would live in the house if I could afford it. The rentals are a necessity for me. I do like to make people happy and hope you enjoy my home.

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