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Charming Nova Scotia Oceanfront Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Secluded Seaside Home On Acerage.

A beautiful home overlooking the Strait of Canso. 3 bedrooms with queen-sized beds, as well as a den with queen sofa bed and 2 bathrooms on two floors. Beach rock, wood burning fireplace, wide plank wood floors and a view from every room make this the perfect holiday spot. Sit on the deck and watch the ships come and go. Enjoy the screened in sun porch. Watch waterfowl on the pond or deer in the backyard. Within easy distance to all the amenities when you choose to venture out into the world. You can find more pictures on the facebook page Sand Point House.

The spring of 2017 saw the completion of some fabulous renovations. The house was opened up with a passthrough between the living room and the kitchen, allowing you to interact with those in the kitchen. Great for entertaining and you get to watch the wonderful nature show through the windows overlooking the strait from the kitchen. Never get stuck doing chores on your own :) Both bathrooms are newly reno'd and a nice new window in the dining room.

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Sharri Browne
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Sharri Browne

This is my family home. My three siblings and I were fortunate enough to grow up in this beautiful place. Sadly in 1994 with the passing of my father the family home had to be sold. In a lovely turn of events I was able to purchase the home back from the couple we sold it to. I am working towards once again living in the house full time. Until that happy day arrives I am opening this seaside gem to others to enjoy.

Sharri Browne purchased this house in 2013

Why Sharri Browne chose Guysborough

This home overlooks the Strait of Canso. The living room picture window is like a giant screen! You can sit there and watch the world go by for hours. Ships come and go, they often anchor across the way waiting for a berth. Sea birds, eagles, deer, and racoons also make the neighborhood home. There are muskrats and ducks in the pond.

I can't think of a better place to get away from it all and still be within easy distance of all the amenities. It is an excellent jumping off point for exploring both mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island - which you can see just across the water.

What makes this house unique

When we were children we didn't get sent to our rooms, we were sent to the beach! We explored for hours there, became proficient at building campfires, collected shells and rocks and rowed around the pond in our rowboat the SS Minnow. It was a great place to grow up. My parents built this house. The trees were cut on my grandmothers land, hauled out of the woods with Bill's horse Queenie, and then off to the local sawmill to be cut into lumber. The rock you see in the chimney all came from a local beach and us kids complained with each rock we put in the trunk but now I cherish that chimney and love sitting there by the fire.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Guysborough

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out sofa bed in den on main floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms upstairs, 1 downstairs Den on main floor with Queen pull out sofa bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Charming Nova Scotia Oceanfront Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a fantastic holiday. Sand Point is relaxing and has a beautiful view and a great pebble beach for taking walks along. The new renos in the cottage are fantastic! There is a lovely deck for watching seals and eagles around the bay, and we were fortunate to watch the Tall Ships sail by on their way to Halifax. We are hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are welcome anytime. I'm glad you enjoyed the improvements. Sharri
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Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well kept and very comfortable. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely amazing! Everything you could possibly need is there--even included a washer and dryer if you need to catch up some laundry. Clean, well equipped, and very tastefully decorated. Enjoyed sitting on the front porch with a clear site line to the water, enjoyed walks on the beach, and also enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. Very quiet setting. Would definitely recommend this cottage for travellers.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really is a peaceful place, glad you enjoyed your stay. Sharri
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It was A very pleasant stay.

  • 5 of 5

I think the nicest thing about this cabin was the location. It was very secluded in a peaceful setting with a nice view of the ocean looking past a pond and a Driftwood Beach.

The house was cozy and nicely decorated very comfortable and the kitchen especially was the one of the most complete we've ever rented. The location is almost a half hour from any good dining options or grocery stores so go there with supplies for breakfast and perhaps other meals. The kitchen is well supplied with things you might need as necessary extras like olive oil and spices.

Two big easy chairs are set up by a large picture window to enjoy the view with binoculars handy. The fireplace lovely to have and works well. We couldn't get the Netflix to work but we enjoyed playing cards or reading in the evenings.

It was nice to sit in the front yard on the hill with such a lovely view - and picking raspberries for breakfast. Driftwood combing is always fun as well.

There is only a half bath upstairs so might not it be convenient for 2 couples but there is a washer/dryer there in that bathroom. There is smaller comfortable separate room for reading or games which would be nice for families.

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded home, property and beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was just the holiday home we were wanting. Totally secluded from neighbors. Very peaceful, and loved the secluded pebble beach. Enjoyed many swims, jogs, and walks along the beach.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is a true vacation gem. Very private, surrounded on three sides by forest and the front open to the ocean. A two minute walk down the front lawn to the beach. You can watch the ships come and go, wildlife wander through and eagles hunting. Will be going back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
174 Kilometres
Sydney NS
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Port Hawkesbury
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
North Sydney NS
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
185 Kilometres
Truro NS Via Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Marine Drive Route 344
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Sand Point Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Guysborough

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
Pet Fee C$100

Check out at 11:00am Check in at 4:00 pm

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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