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Romantic Ocean Retreat On 3 Private Acres With Spectacular Panoramic Sea View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom With Panoramic Sea View

Digby cottage description

Nestled on 3 private oceanfront acres, the Cottage on Seawall Hill offers its visitors a rustic and romantic retreat by the seaside in the Canadian wilderness. The Cottage is a post and beam structure, newly built on the salvaged frame of a historic Nova Scotia church. At 1100 square feet, the Cottage offers an open concept main floor, and two upstairs bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. There are panoramic water views from the main floor, and from the principal bedroom. The main floor includes a Great Room with a 27 foot cathedral ceiling and a natural stone wood-burning fireplace. A wood stove and baseboard electric heaters ensure the Cottage is cozy and warm year round. The kitchen is outfitted for cooks and includes stainless steel appliances and the modern conveniences of a dishwasher and microwave. A gas BBQ and a Weber charcoal grill are available as well. A new deck wrapping around the east and south sides of the Cottage provides the perfect spot for morning coffee, watching the tide come in, or an evening of star gazing.

And brand new stairs with private access to the beach from the property, the best way to harvest the freshest clams and mussels.

The Cottage is located 1 kilometre from Seawall Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with stunning red cliffs and spectacular views of the headlands of Digby Neck. Fifteen minutes down the road in Sandy Cove, the Fundy Beach offers another option for a day of beach combing, and a magnificent spot for an evening picnic to watch the sun set over the Bay of Fundy. While some hearty souls brave the ocean waters at both beaches, there is also a small freshwater lake a short drive from the Cottage for swimming.

The town of Digby and all its amenities, including the golf course, tennis courts, pool and spa at the Digby Pines, is a 15 minute drive from the Cottage. The Cottage is also centrally located to a number of other area attractions, including hiking and whale or bird watching on Brier Island, the Farmer's Market, restaurants, and historic sites in Annapolis Royal (30 minutes), the Evangeline trail and the Acadian history of the French Shore (30 minutes), and Kejimkujic National Park (45 minutes), where bike, canoe and kayak rentals are available for a day exploring one of Canada's beautiful national parks. The charming town of Bear River is a short 25 minute drive away, and offers another option for a day trip with its cafes, art gallery, and wineries. The amusement park at Upper Clements Park is 30 minutes away.

The town of Yarmouth is an hour away, while the attractions on Nova Scotia's south shore (Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Peggy's Cove) and in Halifax are a two to three hour drive from the Cottage.

More Details

Carol Baruchel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

• Beautiful, Serene, Simple

o Date of stay 07/16/12

o Review Submitted 08/13/12

This is a beautifully imagined little cabin, the simplicity of which and beauty with which it is implemented, make it thoroughly charming. The windows are the focal point letting all the beauty of the outdoors environment--water, sky, woods--flow in and through the house too. The house sits alone with no visible neighbors on a hillside, though there is one quite close. All the big windows look out to St. Mary's Bay. We rarely have been in a place so relaxing and soothing. We were welcomed with a few simple supplies in a basket and the table set beautifully for two. Roses from the delightful rock gardens adorned the table and bedroom. Yes, the rock garden was at its peak in July with pinks, purples, and yellows blooming. The furnishings of the cabin fit it perfectly and add immensely to the comfort and serenity though we sat outside on the little patio in the Adirondack chairs most of the day. We could not have been more pleased. The house is set back from the road, so that the only sounds are the birds, bugs, and occasional lobster boat during the day. A wild little path through woods and tall grasses leads down to the rocky beach, with a hand hewn log staircase/ladder leading the last 20 feet down. I found a good bit of sea glass there and at the adjacent beach. We hardly wanted to leave there, but a trip in the car took us to Sandy Cove on one side and up to Digby on the other. Though we were only two, there is a second charming bedroom with a double bed as well. We could have stayed a month here, if time had allowed.

Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Digby, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both queen size beds are outfitted with cotton sheets, a duvet couette , and a lighter weight cotton quilt. Linens Provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Romantic Ocean Retreat On 3 Private Acres With Spectacular Panoramic Sea View
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
Durham, Connecticut

Gorgeous setting and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely time at the Seawall Cottage. The grounds are gorgeous and very private; perfect for a relaxing day of reading on the porch, a peaceful cocktail hour, or outdoor meal. The fireplace was a perfect addition and the firewood was well-stocked. The in-town property manager, Melvin, is friendly and accommodating and the owners are very responsive. We had a really wonderful week and can't wait to make our way back!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, ON

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

This cozy cottage, offering beautiful views, is a perfect location for day trips. In the week we were there, we traveled to Yarmouth, Bear River, Brier Island, Annapolis Royal, and visited the many small communities on Digby Neck.

It was wonderful to come home to the peaceful setting of Seawall Cottage and just relax on the deck. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are extremely comfortable, and the property manager is accessible and efficient.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Fabulous Cottage in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Rented the cottage for our 40th Wedding Anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The property has a breath-taking view and is secluded but also close to shopping in Digby. The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable. The kitchen in particular is very well stocked with everything you might need and more. The owner was very responsive. and the propery manager was very helpful and accommodating. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and and I had driven from Indiana and stayed a week at the cabin, had a wonderful time. The cabin in well maintained with just the right amount of modern and old. If your looking for a place to relax and injoy a spectacular views this is it. The seaside town of Diby close by with good restaurants and many coves and places to see light houses and sunsets. Loved it well worth the drive.

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a Dream!

  • 4 of 5

Very well maintained property and cottage. We spent 10 days and nights here while on our honeymoon. This place was everything and more than was described. Secluded, private and very peaceful. The well stocked kitchen, music CD's, board games ECT. and overall comfort would bring us back again. The area itself was fantastic and allowed easy access to some many great attractions. Plenty of choices in shopping for food, gifts and misc. items. Lots of restaurants to choose from. A beautiful sandy beach at Sandy Cove just 10 minuets down the road. We can't say enough about this treasure. We defiantly feel we got a very good value for our dollar here. The care takers we very friendly and informative. Given the opportunity we would stay here again and again. We would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family. Thank-you, thank-you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. <3

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simsbury, CT

Digby Scallops only minutes away

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was a great spot for day tripping along the southern portion of Nova Scotia. We spent a week at the cabin and met with the property manager Melvin. Upon arrival he pointed out all of the amenities and tricks to the cabin and was very helpful with local spots to visit, grocery stores, attractions and an insight to local life as he lives in the area year round. As a family of four (2 kids and 2 adults) with dietary restrictions we use the kitchen often during our stays and this kitchen met all our needs. The grills were in good working order, stove and oven was newer with a dishwasher present for easy cleaning. One special note that we didn't expect is that the well is not for potable use, but is fine for cooking and washing.

The cabin was well kept with mostly everything met as described in the listing with a small exception. The washer and dryer are very old and are not recommended for heavy use; the washer is okay, but the dryer on the other hand is not for full loads. There is a clothes line available for drying, which suited us fine for the stay, but should be noted. The walkway down to the private beach was fine for an adult, but is definitely a steep climb back up to the house. I recommend just a short walk or drive down to the nearest beach instead which is only about 0.25 miles away.

The bedrooms were perfect size for the kids and adults with a great view from the master bedroom of the bay. The porch and family room is a great spot for evening dinners or just to play a board game while gazing at the amazing tides coming and going.

The location is ideal for those that want outdoor adventure to the Digby neck area, Brier Island is only but an hour away with the ferries, Annapolis is a great little town, the Acadian coast drive is located within an hour drive to wonderful beaches and light houses. Digby itself has a great little fish market where you can grab fresh seafood for home cooking or plenty of restaurants to choose from for your fixing.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Digby, Nova Scotia

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Cleaning Fee C$100

For shorter or longer and off season rental such as Christmas and New Year please communicate with the manager for nightly rates.

8 week cancelation required during May 15 through November 15.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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