Set off the beaten path, this southern-style home on Pictou Island is available for weekly rentals, and is perfect for families seeking to re-connect with each other and nature. Situated on the shore of the Northumberland Strait, overlooking 540 ft. of some of the most beautiful water-front Nova Scotia has to offer, this beach house on Canada's east coast comes with acres of solitude and all you basically need for the island to feel like a home you'll want to keep coming back to ...
Pictou Island is 5 miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide, and is situated halfway between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is home to eight families year round, and most households are sustained in part by the spring lobster fishery (in May & June).
As the island is only accessible by passenger ferry, owners of this property are happy to provide guests with access to bicycles for getting around the island. More info about the island and how to get here available upon request. Or, for ferry schedule, click on below link.
The master bedroom is spacious, there's plenty of room for the queen-size bed and cozy reading area. There's a seated shower stall in the ensuite. There's a double in the other main guest, situated to make the most of this room's restful view of the water and adjacent wild-flower meadow. West of the property is one of the nicest beaches on the island . The third bedroom is ideal for kids with its twin bunks. There's a built-in tub & shower surround unit in the main bathroom.
The kitchen is well-equipped, as there is no corner store to run to on the island. Expect to find for your convenience essential ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, pepper and a variety of herbs and spices to help make all your meals in this home special. Having a kitchen that's open to the dining/living area, with everyone together, is also sure to add to your family's meal-time enjoyment.
Need some quiet time too? Well this home's large screened-in porch is an especially good place to sneak away to, with your book and a cool drink. And, remember, with the beach 'right there', you can always go for a swim ... 'shop' for seaside treasures. For others, simply viewing and heeding the water's soothing sounds will be enough.
Next to the screened-in porch, there's an open cedar-deck area too, especially good for out-door lounging, star-gazing at night, having a barbeque ANY time. West of the property is one of the nicest beaches on the island .
Best of all: a visit to Pictou Island means guests get to experience first-hand exactly how easy environmentally-friendly living can be, when the house is solar-powered to provide you with all the necessary amenities and conveniences. There's also an easy-to-use generator on-site to run this home's washer.
Chances are, here, weary consumers will be happy. With NO STORE of any description on the island, there's nothing commercial to detract from sandy beaches and the warmest water north of the Carolinas.
Pictou Island is also a perfect escape from the pressures of modern life in the cooler months. So why not come see for yourself why a lot of the locals actually prefer autumn in Nova Scotia. Its warm days, clear skies, and stiff breezes make it ideal for artists, sailors and all out-door enthusiasts alike.
Owners can be reached by phone or email.
Bicycles provided,Birdwatching, Fishing (off the island's main wharf), Snorkeling & Diving and (because water on this side of the island fairly well-protected) just about any water-sport you can think of (provided guests bring their own gear), take the ferry to town & spend the day picking up supplies, tripping around the Pictou/New Glasgow area, The historic town of Pictou, better known as the Birthplace of New Scotland, is home to a replica of the first ship 'Hector' and the nearby interpretative centre is worth the visit, Sail-boat charters also available in and around Pictou Harbour, Note, in May and June, live lobster available, and fishing an 'activity' you might not want to miss