3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Century Farm House, Sleeps two to eight. FROM $129
Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson
About Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson
I am a Pennsylvanian who fell in love with Nova Scotia and moved here in l997. I have restored four properties and this old farmhouse is one of my favorites.
Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson purchased this Farmhouse in 1997
Why Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson chose Parkers Cove
This is more than a century old, just a comfortable old farmhouse that I have restored. Lovely bay sunset views. Veranda overlooking the bay for a quiet place to enjoy a book and a glass of wine perhaps. Sunset views that will forever live in your memory.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The wall paper in the living room is actually hand painted. Lovingly done by a past resident, probably during a long hard winter or perhaps, many winters.. The detail and the huge amount of time to do this is absolutely amazing. A real treasure. Another home in Annapolis Royal had their 'painted wallpape wallsr' removed and shipped to Ottawa to the museum. On anniversary of Annapolis Royal 2005 canvas panel copies were sent to Annapolis Royal as they refused to return the original walls and the painting. The painted 'wallpaper' in this house is a well kept secret!
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
NO SMOKING. OWNER VERY ALLERGIC
PET FRIENDLLY. PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET PLEASE
Games available. Path to beach.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
NO SMOKING. Owner is severly allergic. Please treat our home as you would treat your own home.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Owners did not know or receive the money
We were not expected had to track down the owner she had no idea we were booked for her place and she didn't receive the money we paid for the trip, very disappointed, as for the place and location awesome the people who own the place helped us,so things need to get straightened out and make sure that the owner gets paid.
We wanted to stay somewhere that we could bring the dog. We took a lot of day trips. Mo loved running around Fort Ann. We saw a few sunrises and the sunsets were beautiful. There was always a breeze on the porch.
Thanks so much...so glad you all enjoyed your visit...the dogs always seem to love the local sites...
Farmhouse Haven on the beautiful Bay of Fundy
The property was very easy to find, located on the other side of the mountain from Annapolis Royal overlooking the Bay of Fundy. We love the beauty of the location, the historic homes and property. The farmhouse is old, but we loved that and we loved the layout. We are already dreaming of retiring in the area. Our small children loved playing on the front porch and exploring the yard, and even picked raspberries. We really appreciated all the little details in the kitchen, the toys for the kids, bunk beds, books and night light fish lamp. We were very close to Annapolis Royal, the Acadian Settlements, and Upper Clement's Park. We enjoyed the beach trail walk, spectacular sunsets and watching the lightening storms and firework show happening across the bay in New Brunswick. We'll definitely try and come back next year. Thanks again!
Hi: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We have heard from people at some places you visited how delightful you and the kids were. Do come back and visit..thank you for taking the time to review us. ruth
Our stay at Parker's Cove
We had a wonderful five days at 1831 Fundy View Farm. There is so much to do including visiting historical sites like St Ann's in Annapolis Royal to kayaking in Digby Bay that we really needed more time. Lovely farm house with all the amenities one could want. Oh and course the seafood, couldn't get much fresher. A lovely time had by all.
Clean, comfortable lodging to explore western Nova Scotia.
We had a nice five night stay at Fundy View in mid-October. The house was clean and comfortable - we only occupied the ground floor, but the upper floor looked just as good. As a cyclist, I appreciated the nice and quiet shore road, and the access to much more demanding climbs of the north mountain than I had imagined before we got here. We had our Border Collie with us, and good place for a pet, albeit a little close to the road. The owner's manual of places to visit was also much appreciated.
Everything was pretty much as advertised, and we were entirely happy with the stay. Two comments for improvement however.
The lack of internet access and TV was mentioned in the VRBO listing, but certainly did hinder our stay, particularly since cell phone signal was also almost non-existent. We did not miss the TV, but while we are not huge internet surfers, our main method of staying in touch with family or house sitters back home is through email or text. While we appreciate the comment that the purpose of staying in such a lovely setting is to get away from electronic devices, modern lifestyles do require at least minimal access.
Secondly, the reminders throughout the house of the need to not run the well dry were perhaps a little overdone. We are rural dwellers, so appreciate the need to be careful with timing of well usage. We also understand that urban people may not have this awareness. However we found ourselves wondering whether even moderate use would run the well dry. In the end, we had no problems, and eventually got more comfortable with showering, dishwashing and doing laundry. Perhaps a little more detail on what specifically would cause problems (and what is no problem) would be useful.
All in all a good stay, and a nice property.
Hi: Thanks so much for taking time out to write such a nice review..including suggestions. Problem re internet is that there basically is none of any use on the shore, which is a constant problem for those of us who live there. Supposedly NS govt is going to invest some funds to improve it thru out the area, but we've been told that before. Our little library in town has somewhat high speed for free and is a nice place to visit. We tried supplying internet and everyone was so unhappy and gave us such lousy reviews that we have just given up. Frustration reigns with us also. (We did install a land line so that people could stay in touch in case of emergencies but we should probably put in more info re that before you arrive??) One our favorite comments was one family that listened to baseball games on the radio while their kids played board games. Best we can do. I'm from the states and it drives me crazy also. sorry.
Re the water situation. We hear you and will try to make the situation clearer. HOWEVER, the problem is that so many city dwellers do their laundry, run the dishwasher, and take showers at the same time in both bathrooms...this has happened to us over and over again and cause a plumber visit at $100 per pop. So we admit we have laid on stern warnings. We will try to figure out a way to make the city folk understand ...it is not a problem if all the mentioned water uses are not done at one time and we have tons of water...so sorry it caused you some trepidation. Believe it or not our worst offender, six plumber visits in six days, was a couple from the backwoods in Virginia, who had their own well! Wish you had telephone Gladys to clarify so you wouldn't have had such initial anxiety. We will try to describe the situation better.
Glad you liked the old place, when I'm 150 years old I don't expect I'll be in very good shape. We are back from our Europe and cruise and so sorry we didn't get to meet you.
Again, thank you for staying with us... ruth and gladys
Quaint, beautiful area and very quiet
Loved that it was out of the city. Not far from the coast. Could see the water from the front porch. Spent 3 days there. Two were sunny and beautiful, the third day it rained all day so we just hung around read and played games. Not to far from some beautiful areas.
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