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Private luxury lakeside cottage suitable for large families; stunning lake views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 167 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

High end, post & beam design 50' from Falls Lake; granite kitchen & bathrooms(2)

Enjoy the peace and comfort of this bright, family owned, luxury four season vacation home privately nestled on 2.5 acres of lakeside forest. This high-end, open concept, rustic country residence is FULLY equipped, comfortably furnished and features open concept post & beam construction, reclaimed wide plank flooring and a beautiful granite kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The home overlooks pristine Falls Lake and features a wrap around deck, BBQ, T-shaped dock, swim raft and a roomy lakeside fire pit. It also comes with lots of 'lake toys' including two kayaks, canoe, paddle board, sail boat and lots of life jackets; and lots of fun stuff like baseball gloves, frisbees, badminton rackets, masks, snorkels & fins, super soaker water guns, noodles & coin toss. There's also 10+ kids and adult board games for fun family times.

The home offers 2 completely renovated granite bathrooms (2016), 3 large bedrooms upstairs, as well as a pull-out couch & love seat. It sleeps a total of 9-11 depending on number of little ones (6-8 in large, 2nd floor bedrooms). Each bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD player. The cottage is also equipped with a convenient dishwasher, washer & dryer, CD/DVD players, flat screen satellite TV, Netflix, high-speed Internet/Wifi, blu tooth speaker, & DVD library. There's also a wood stove in the living room to snuggle up to on cooler fall & winter nights.

The four-season vacation home overlooks 350' of water frontage on Falls Lake. During the spring and summer, the cottage is perfect for families who enjoy golf, hanging at the lake, swimming off the anchored raft, exploring distant shores by trail or kayak, fishing for feisty bass or roasting marshmallows around the seasonal lakeside fire pit.

During the fall and winter seasons, enjoy spectacular autumn colors, miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, downhill and cross country skiing (20 min. from Ski Martock), ice skating and snowmobiling.

Falls Lake (also known as 'cottage country') is located about 60 minutes from Halifax. It's known as a four season vacation playground offering lake and ocean activities along with magnificent wild life and sightseeing. The Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Fundy, four golf courses and Ski Martock are all less than 30 minutes away. For nature lovers and wild life enthusiasts, the Lake has a number of active loon and kingfisher nests, hummingbirds, eagles, rabbits, deer, moose and an occasional sighting of the reclusive black bear.

The town of Windsor in the Annapolis Valley is approximately 25 minutes from Falls Lake, offering grocery stores, hospital, museums, an Irish pub, restaurants and all the amenities of a bustling town. The town has several attractions to appeal to young and old alike including the Waterslide, Aquatic Pool Center, Fort Edward Historic Site, Hockey Heritage Museum and Haliburton House Museum. While you’re in town, stop by the local Spitfire Arms Alehouse which serves great pub fair and an impressive variety of international beers and live entertainment on the weekends. For finer but casual dining, we recommend dinner at the charming Eat Bistro.

The Annapolis Valley is also home to dozens of world class vineyards, all of which offer vineyard tours, including Sainte Famille Vineyard in nearby Falmouth and many more Valley wineries such as Pete Luckett’s, Muir Murray, Jost, Gaspereau, Grand Pré and Blomidon, just to name a few. (Designated driver recommended!)

About 45 minutes in the other direction, you’ll meet the Atlantic Ocean and the historic towns of Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. For shoppers, sailors and beach lovers alike, the South Shore offers great boutique shopping and restaurants, beautiful ocean vistas and the ever popular Hubbards & Queensland beaches.

Enjoy day trips to Upper Clements Theme Park, Risers Beach, Kejimkujik National Park, Aylesford Zoo, New Ross Farm and the picturesque fishing community of Halls Harbour, located on the shoreline of the Bay of Fundy, known for the highest tides in the world. Go to for other nearby attractions and day trip ideas.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018

About David

We designed and built this custom post & beam home back in 1999 and over the years have spent many wonderful summers on the lake and winters at Ski Martock with our children. Our kids are now grown and so we are happy to share this very special place with you, our valued guests.

David purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why David chose Windsor

We can only refer you to the beautiful pictures and the 40 plus 5 Star Reviews.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Windsor, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Quiet time after 10:00 pm. 2. Registered guest will be held responsible for any theft or damage to cottage property. 3. Please respect our Home.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Completely renovated in 2016, featuring granite counter tops
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Completely renovated in 2016, featuring granite counter tops
  • 1/2 bathroom on main floor and full bathroom on 2nd floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Large 2nd floor bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Large 2nd floor bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Large 2nd floor bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , Sleeps 2-4 guests
    Main floor - 2 sofa bed/futon , Two pull-out sofas on main floor (sleeps 3)
  • Three large, 2nd floor bedrooms with dressers, bedside tables, lamps, closets and full bathroom. Flat screen TV & DVD in each room. Second floor sleeps 6-8 depending on number of little ones. Main floor: 1 double pullout sofa & 1 single pullout love seat located on main floor along with 1/2 bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
General •Beds: Master - 1 Queen; 2nd bedroom – 1 Queen; 3rd bedroom - 2 Doubles; LR: 1 double pullout sofa bed & 1 single pullout love seat bed •Washer & dryer, clothes line •Linens and towels provided •Forced hot air furnace •Main floor wood stove •Full basement undeveloped •Convenience, gas & liquor store 10 minute drive Kitchen •Stove •Fridge •Dishwasher •Microwave •Toaster/ Coffee maker •Pots & pans •Utensils Entertainment •CD Player •DVD Player & video library •Satellite TV Internet •Board games •Telephone Outdoors •Huge wrap-around deck •70' T-shaped dock •Anchored swim raft •Great swimming •Fire pit by lake •Double kayak •Windsurfer •Kid’s fishing rod •Life jackets •Patio furniture •BBQ grill •Neighbouring playground & soccer pitch


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Private luxury lakeside cottage suitable for large families; stunning lake views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful enjoyed our Christmas stay.!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, fully equipped and peaceful location. Would highly recommend this place for a quiet get away or for full on family fun. Would happily return but have purchased our own get away 15 minutes down the road!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Cozy Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of ladies getting together for our annual Christmas Dinner. We stayed for the weekend and couldn't want for anything. We loved the decor, the scenery and it wasn't too long of a drive for us from Halifax. The cottage is well stocked with everything you need. Perfect for families or small groups. Great spot for winter or summer! The owner was very accommodating. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fall Escape to Falls Lake

  • 5 of 5

David, we really enjoyed staying at the lake during last weekend. Your property had everything that we needed to catch our breath before the winter. The fall colors this time of year are simple breathtaking. We really enjoyed spending some time sitting out on the on the dock star gazing as it has been some time since I have enjoyed such a splendid visual display.


Kevin & Rhonda

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful property

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at your cottage and once again it did not disappoint. The open concept layout was perfect for our indoor time when it got a bit chilly outside and the woodstove made for a cozy indoor evening. Love the new bathrooms and it was nice to be able to sit out under the awning. Looking forward to trying the paddle board when we come back next summer. We took a day trip to Chester/Mahone Bay area, it's nice and close. As always we found the cottage clean and the host very helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Get Away Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time back at this lake home and once again we had a fabulous time. Since our last visit the owner has renovated both bathrooms and installed flat screen TV's & DVD players in all the bedrooms which during the one rainy day we had kept the kids entertained upstairs while we watched Netflix downstairs. We were also still able to enjoy the outdoors during the rain under a new deck awning. We spent a lot of time canoeing and kayaking on the lake and tried the paddle board for the first time. Clean cottage with great family spaces both inside and out. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Yarmouth, NS - Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Avon Valley Golf Club / Sherwood Golf & Country
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Hwy. 101 / Hwy. 103
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach / Queensland Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Windsor, Nova Scotia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$252.68
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Each additional guest is an additional $15 per night or $25 per guest during peak season. Check-in time is at 4:00 pm; check-out time is at 10:00am. We will do our best to accommodate special requests regarding check-in and check-out times ;)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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