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The Longest Sandy Beach in Nova Scotia - Martinique Beach Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Martinique Beach is the only Beach in Nova Scotia with Houses actually on it.

Martinique Beach is a public, 5 km long, sandy beach bordered by a provincial wildlife refuge and this beautiful 3 bedroom house right on the water.

This property has unrivaled views and is in the perfect location for a summer rental. Directly in front of the house is a deep sandy beach with beautiful sand and some of the best ocean views to be had. This unique property has 2 decks and a screened in porch providing the best spots in the area to watch and hear the waves.

Keywords: Beach, Surfing, Ocean Views, Beach Views, View, Views, Sand, Fishing

ALSO, Please note that the VRBO calendar is kept exactly up to date!

There is a full kitchen and a dining table for 8.

3 bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms.

2 bedrooms have queen beds

1 bedroom has 4 single beds.

There is also a roof top patio, perfect for watching the kids on the beach.

Please note the turnover day is Saturday so all rentals must start and end on that day.

More Details

Michael Evans
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Michael Evans

Spending time here every summer for years finally convinced me that there is no other place in the world to be.

Michael Evans purchased this house in 1995

Why Michael Evans chose Halifax

This home has THE BEST location on the beach and is unrivaled in views.

What makes this house unique

The indescribable feeling of the ocean waves crashing while the sun beats down.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Halifax

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 cots available for this room
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), 2 cots
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Screened in Porch, outdoor shower for after swimming/ Day on the Beach


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The Longest Sandy Beach in Nova Scotia - Martinique Beach Home
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Return vacation. Better than we'd remembered.

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in 2013 and the family wanted to come back. So we did. It was awesome.

The second trip was in a way, even better than the first holiday. We knew exactly what to expect and maximized our time there. We brought food from the grocery, board games, boogie boards, and books. Then we tried our best to do nothing and relax. It was AWESOME!

An added bonus this trip was a gourmet food truck (called the Bandwagon in Facebook) that set up every day a quick 5 minute walk over in the public beach area.

The surf shop (Happy Dudes) just a minute up the road was convenient to grab a board when there were good waves. Even a few hours surfing was awesome!

A couple more tips.

The bbq on site might be the nicest bbq I've ever used. You can definitely enjoy some gourmet meals prepared here.

We brought hammocks (the parachute type) and strung them up between posts on the deck. Nothing quite like falling asleep outdoors in the breeze to the sound of the ocean.

There is internet... but not really high capacity. I actually told the kids there wasn't internet so they didn't ask. Not that they were on their devices very much at all... it was almost literally an unplugged vacation.

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meilleur emplacement pour profiter de la mer!!

  • 4 of 5

Magnifique maison, extrêmement bien situé. Décors enchanteur. Possibilité de location de surf et wetsuit ainsi que le meilleur food truck de muscodoboit harbord (bandwagon)juste à côté!

Le ménage n'était parcontre pas à son meilleur à notre arrivée. De la poussière et un frigo pas très propre. Manque de certaines choses( propane et papier de toilette) mais le propriétaire s'est organisé pour nous en faire parvenir très rapidement.

Super confortable pour 2 familles!!

Les inconvénients ne m'empêcheraient certainement pas d'y retourner!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin Texas United States


  • 5 of 5

We travel with a group of friends and spend summers in Maine or other parts of New England. By far this was one of the most amazing vacations for us. The home is beautiful, extremely well maintained and in an excellent location. In our week there, we were able to travel through many parts of Nova Scotia. Frankly it was just as much fun to sit on the porch and enjoy the view. The owners are extremely accommodating and helpful both prior to the trip and during it. I would recommend it to both families and friends.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best holiday location - beyond all expectations. Amazing. Just amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this year for one week in the middle of August. The pictures on the web site do not do the cottage itself justice, and the location on the beach itself is incredible.

First the cottage: very well appointed and clean. Everything is modern and kept up very well. You can tell the owners take a lot of pride in their properties. Beyond the stuff you see on the web site two awesome features.

First an outdoor room that is screened in - the comfy outdoor furniture was here and this is where I and my wife would end up first thing in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean. Daybreak, sea birds, sound of the ocean. Paradise. Once the sun got a little higher in the sky it was time to pull the comfy outdoor furniture to the front deck where you could lounge in the sun or shade and pick up a good book and forget the world for a while.

The second most favorite place is the upstairs deck. We happened to be at the cottage the two nights of the Perseid meteor shower. I and the kids spent about three hours in the adirondack chairs staring up at the sky watching shooting stars. "Daddy, what are those funny clouds up there? Oh that's the Milky Way"

The beach / ocean : every day started with and ended with a long walk. New things washed up on the shore, shells, urchins, sand dollars, crabs.... The kids (chronically) came back with creatures and explored all the time. We swam, body boarded, rented wet suits at the surf shop up the road (very reasonable by the way) rented a surf board and one of the kids even stood up after only 3 days of persistent attempts. The beach is really the star attraction - we walked the entire (walkable) length and it is every bit of 5 kilometers there and 5 kilometers back. Time for a nap.

Then the location. 35 minutes to Dartmouth - lots of shopping and grocery options in between. I only point that out because even though it is remote - it is definitely close enough to anything you might want to do or see. But once you have enought groceries for a few days, there really is no reason to leave.

Fantastic value. Great owners. The caretakers introduced themselves and checked in a couple times to make sure everything was going well but other than that left us alone.

Will definitely stay there again - and feel very lucky to have found this place.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nova Scotia, Canada


  • 5 of 5

This was an opportunity to gather the family under one roof for seven days and nights; close enough to home for work, appointments and some sleeps; far enough away to sit back, relax, and enjoy the surf, the sand, and the fresh breezes. Surfing was ideal most any time of day, rain or shine; easy access to the beach ideal for little ones, ( sand quickly washed off in the outdoor shower); and the comfortable beds conducive to deep sleeps each night.

The house was solid, clean, and comfortable. The views from the windows and decks amazing. The neighbors quiet and friendly. For us, it was ideal.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely--so spacious and warm and really nicely laid-out. There were lots of choices of places to go to just sit, to read, to watch TV, to eat, to write (even to work--if one must). We certainly didn't feel like we were on top of each other! What we really treasured was the proximity to that amazing beach. You can get mesmerized by the waves crashing in on the beach and just sit and watch for ages. Or walk/run the whole distance and come back and go swimming. Or just watch the surfers try again and again to catch that special wave. Or maybe you'll be really lucky and see dolphins playing in the water just out your window.

Halifax/Dartmouth is close by and great for day trips. We ate at Chives and Jane's on the Common, both excellent choices. There's a little gallery in Musquodoboit in the old schoolhouse where you might find a unique souvenir to take home. There's also a wonderful folk art gallery/shop at West Jeddore called the Black Sheep that features Nova Scotia artists.

But, truth is, you may not want to go too far because, as one friend said while sitting on the beach sipping wine, "It doesn't get much better than this!"

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Halifax Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
River Oaks Golf
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Harbour Fish and Fry
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Martinique Beach
Car: necessary

There is a golf course 5 min away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Halifax

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposit will be requested after booking via cheque and must be mailed along with the signed rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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