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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 50 feet from pristine Falls Lake

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 167 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

High end, post & beam design with granite kitchen & bathrooms, 3 large bedrooms.

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 www.ourvalley.ca for other nearby attractions and day trip ideas.

More Details

Owner
David
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

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 West Hants

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

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Lakeside Cottage - just 50 feet from pristine Falls Lake
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews
5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful property

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great location for quiet get-away

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We wanted a quiet place on a lake to use as a base, a place to explore in every direction (Bay of Fundy, Lunenberg, etc.) and a place to hang. The lake was quiet and the location terrific. The house was a little more dated (older), darker (not enough lighting) and cluttered than I expected, but that's more a reflection of my expectations. It is a family cottage that is well equipped for vacation-users. David was an attentive host via email, text, calls.

We had a great time and would recommend it for folks with friends and families.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has everything including an array of kayaks, canoes, sailing dingey, paddleboard etc. Very good access to the lake. Beautiful lake. Owner very responsive.

Second year my family has rented. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5th Visit

  • 5 of 5

This is my 5th time at this particular property and my second review. Please see my first review for more detail but rest assured, it just keeps getting better. There is nothing that has not been thought of at this property and everything is of high end quality. It is exceptionally clean, well organized, and the owner is attentive to every detail and readily available if any issues arise. I would not hesitate to book with David and I look forward to dealing with him again next year. Thanks again for a memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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
Halifax
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Hwy. 101 / Hwy. 103
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Windsor
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Ski Martock
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Hubbards Beach / Queensland Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season Rate
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$202
From
A$303
Fri,Sat
A$2,019
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Rate
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$303
A$1,918
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$455
A$3,037
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$202
From
A$303
Fri,Sat
A$1,411
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$253.29
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.
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