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RENOVATED 1831 FUNDY VIEW FARM,Sleeps 2 t0 8. $135. for 2. .Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Century Farm House, Sleeps two to eight. FROM $129

NOtTE: RATES ARE $129 FOR TWO PERSONS. Additional guests over 2 are $25 per person per night. See rates! Lovingly restored century farm house with view of the Bay of Fundy. Located in the fishing village of Parkers Cove, ten minutes from Annapolis Royal. A two story restored farmhouse. Two master bedroom suites. First floor master suite, with bay window, has queen bed and full four piece bath. Second floor master suite has double bed, walk in closet, four piece bath, and separate sitting room. 3rd bedroom upstairs has bunk beds. Living room has queen hide a bed.

Huge, fully equipped, kitchen with new stove, refrigerator freezer, and dishwasher. Dining counter with bar stools. Also separate dining area, Sliding door overlooking the yard. Laundry room with washer and dryer off the kitchen.

Lovely front verandah with view of the Bay of Fundy with magnificent sun set views all the way to New Brunswick Please remember this is a very old farmhouse, restored. Very comfortable and "down home". If only two guests, they can use the downstairs and have a very self contained unit and ignore the upstairs extra rooms.

Across the road is a path to the Fundy shore and the rocky beach. .

Ten minutes on Shore Road is a lobster wharf where you can watch the lobster boats go in and out and the famous tides go up and down.. The lobster pound sells fresh lobsters, wonderful fresh scallops, and fresh fish. They also have wonderful lobster rolls and other specials of the day. There is also a new Seafood Restaurant and convenience store another five minutes up the road in Hillsburn. It's so popular that you have to make reservations!

Further down the road is the Dewlaps Cove Wilderness Trail with a lovely hike along the sea cliffs. There is a seasonal waterfall dropping into the bay. An abandoned farm orchard and stone wall are fun to explore.

A bit further is the actual Dewlaps Cove, a unique fishing wharf. This is a must see. You'll marvel at the skill of the lobstermen who can maneuver in and out of this small cove.

The historic and preserved village of Annapolis Royal is ten minutes away on the other side of Parker Mountain. UNESCO has voted this community the most cultural small town of it's size in the world. Wonderful shops, live theater and live music, the best farmers market and crafts market in the Maritimes. A fantastic riverside boardwalk. Lighthouse. Graveyard tour that features a grave of one of Champlain's men stationed at Port Royal.Trip Adivsor rates this the best in Canada. Beautiful formal English Fort Anne with a fantastic walk along the river, roll up and down the steep hills protecting the fort. This is a must for children of any age! The French fort at Port Royal is a small lovely part of history and a great place to picnic. The delights of Annapolis Royal are endless. Don't miss the Farmer and Craft Market on Saturdays. A smaller version is on Wednesdays. It is right across from the haulout, a working boat repair.And don't miss the Historic Gardens, ranked this year as the most outstanding garden in Canada. Wonderful year round.

Further up Shore Road, from the farmhouse, is the hamlet of Hampton with it's restored light house and a wonderful stone beach right next to the working lobster wharf. Than cross the mountain again to Bridgetown and follow the historic walking trail. Visit the pub in the old railway station. Or rent a kayak and tour the river. Farmers Market in Bridgetown on Tuesdays.

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Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2018

About Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson

I am a Pennsylvanian who fell in love with Nova Scotia and moved here in l997. I have restored four properties and this old farmhouse is one of my favorites.

Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Ruth McCarty or Gladys Johnson chose Annapolis, Subd. A

This is more than a century old, just a comfortable old farmhouse that I have restored. Lovely bay sunset views. Veranda overlooking the bay for a quiet place to enjoy a book and a glass of wine perhaps. Sunset views that will forever live in your memory.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The wall paper in the living room is actually hand painted. Lovingly done by a past resident, probably during a long hard winter or perhaps, many winters.. The detail and the huge amount of time to do this is absolutely amazing. A real treasure.

Another home in Annapolis Royal had their 'painted wallpape wallsr' removed and shipped to Ottawa to the museum. On anniversary of Annapolis Royal 2005 canvas panel copies were sent to Annapolis Royal as they refused to return the original walls and the painting. The painted 'wallpaper' in this house is a well kept secret!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a gift to us from my father who wanted me to get myself and my partner away to destress. The Tree House Cottage certainly did the trick. Sitting by the river our stress just melted away. We love it. Thank you Ruth.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Annapolis, Subd. A

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO SMOKING. Owner is severly allergic. Please treat our home as you would treat your own home.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on second floor with master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom toilet is new higher toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All bathrooms are very large. We originally bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with full bath on first floor.Bay window.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor has full four piece bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size hide a bed in living room. Regular mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps two on second floor. Full 4 piece bath.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a lovely heritage restored farmhouse built to be comfortable and homey.We don't have tv or internet as we find our guests are to busy touring or just relaxing and watching the gorgeous sunsets. So far everyone has enjoyed being "unplugged" and have told us so.


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RENOVATED 1831 FUNDY VIEW FARM,Sleeps 2 t0 8. $135. for 2. .Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Lovely place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the farm house. We enjoyed the location and the information provided at the house. Thanks!

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Mark: We enjoyed having you as our guest. Safe travels. Ruth
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Lovely and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at the farm house. It was well equipped, clean and in a nice location to take advantage of the Bay of Fundy coast as well as Annapolis Valley.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your rerview. ruth
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Wonderful house and a superb loction

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the farmhouse. It is a beautiful home and the kids loved having their own rooms. The walk in closet was a real hit. The house is well equipped with everything you could want in the kitchen. We appreciated our hosts going out of their way to accommodate us. The house is well located for visiting all the sites in Annapolis Valley and Digby. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the sun set over Fundy Bay. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely sorry I was housebound from botched hip replacement.Gladys was on call though. So happy you enjoyed the farm and had enough time to discover some of the delights of the the food. THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US. RUTH
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Lovely spot - amazing hosts.

  • 4 of 5

This place is exactly as billed by Ruth and Gladys who are super hospitable. Ruth even gave us tips on what to do in the area. I enjoyed the 2 hikes up at Delaps Cove very much. The Shore Road is also good for cycling - cars were super courteous. We did need to be concerned about bugs out in nature, but that is of par for the course. The place is wonderfully appointed - classic charm in a 150 year old farm house. They have good updates on plumbing and the kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed. We made up a chowder from locally sourced seafood. We recommend Crows Nest from up the road - both for a friendly meal and to get fresh seafood t to take home and cook. Finally, the view of Fundy from the porch is brilliant - we loved the sunsets. Thanks Ruth and Gladys for making us so welcome.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul. Thank you for the lovely review. Gladys was so happy to run into you at the Crows Nest. I'm flying home on Wed. with my new looking forward to the Crows Nest too. Thank you for staying with us. Ruth McCarty
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Wonderfully peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

When you can wake up in the morning and see the Bay of Fundy from the front porch, freshly brewed coffee in hand, life is really good! Thanks to Ruth, our family (including our two furry members) had a lovely, peaceful stay at this beautifully restored and immaculately clean home. We loved the quiet and quaint feel of the property. With no wifi, the evenings were filled with our teens playing board games as we listened to a baseball game on the radio and read in the gorgeously hand-painted living room (great story you'll need to visit to read about!). It all reminded me of my childhood, really, and was just heaven! Ruth's hospitality, including her many really terrific ideas on where to go, what to do and where to eat, was beyond compare. There was even a lovely welcome basket of goodies, which hit the spot, as we arrived late and could not stock up on food until the next day! Gladys did a great job, too, of help helping us with questions and concerns! Annapolis Royal is a quick drive away and filled with lovely shops and places to eat. Don't miss riding the Tidal Bore! Expensive, but a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and really worth it! The Zodiak trip to see the whales up close and personal was exceptional, too! We hope to visit again in the not-to-distant future to continue to explore the coves and lighthouses and see the bald eagles soaring over the mountains and near the rivers and we hope Ruth's place will be available to us as a home base, as it was perfectly situate. Thanks, Ruth and Gladys!

  • Submitted: 5-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi; Thank you so much for the lovely extensive review. I am sure it will be helpful for others to choose what they plan to do. I'm so glad when guests really get out and see the area as Nova Scotia is a magical place. We are in ARizona this month and your statement of sitting on the porch coffee in hand is making me very homesick. I love that you enjoyed the radio...for the first year that I lived here I had only a radio and just loved that. Hope to see you soon again...Ruth
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Great house, great views, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It is large (larger than we needed, but that was OK), with a big kitchen, big first floor bedroom (really comfortable bed!), laundry right off the kitchen, a perfect set-up. It has a full 2nd floor, which we didn't use, but makes it great for a larger group. Our main reason for choosing the Bay of Fundy Farmhouse was that Ruth accepted us with our four dogs, and we are so grateful for that. It was a wonderful property for the dogs, with more than adequate front, side, and back yard space for them. The view of the Bay of Fundy from the front porch was just wonderful, with beautiful sunsets right out the window. The location was a little removed from Annapolis Royal -- we were a little bit intimidated when we saw the mountain we had to climb to get to Parker's Cove -- but it turned out it wasn't a bad trip at all. Annapolis Royal is a lovely little town -- very walkable, great little shops, and very friendly people. Don't miss the candlelight graveyard tour! It was very well done, and so informative. We almost talked ourselves out of going -- had to cross the mountain again pretty late! -- and we're so glad we did the tour. We loved Annapolis Royal and hope to return, and when we do, we would definitely stay here again. It felt like home -- so comfortable and so welcoming. Thank you, Ruth.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the farmhouse. It isn't fancy but a comfy old farmhouse that doesn;t put on airs. Re Parker Mountain. Unfortunately the Bay of Fundy is along the coast and on the "other side of the mountain' for miles. Than there is Parker Mountain, which is part of the North Mountain. The lovely, warmer valley is there, and than the South Mountain. Every once in awhile we have someone who is not used to a drive thru the mountains, but once it is driven it is not that scary. Being on the coast it is cooler, with gorgeous sunsets. The drive to town is ten minutes or so and it's worth being in Parkers Cove I think for a more quiet setting than the high season in the valley. Do plan and coming back...thank you for staying with us. Ruth
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Car: necessary

Suggest you log into AnnapolisRoyal for detailed information on everything in the area. This includes the wonderful Historic Gardens (rated one of top ten Canadian attractions), Farmers Markets, historic Victorian homes, gourmet restaurants,outside view dining, waterfront boardwalk, lighthouses, , the smallest pub in Nova Scotia, wineries, whale watching, wilderness trail, kayak lessons and rentals on Annapolis River, tour the only tidal generating plant in North America, tour English Fort Anne, French Port Royal, Kedjimikujik National Park, working boat haulout on Annapolis River, historic Digby scallops, delightful Hampton, town walk Bridgetown, the town on stilts Bear River, and many more wonders to see and do.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Annapolis, Subd. A

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

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Introductory rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates quoted are for two persons Additonal persons are $25 per night per person. No minimum stay. No charge for children under eight. (NOTE: VRBO will not give you the correct rate if you have children. Make direct contact with owner.) Weekend rates apply. Weekly rentals require a $200 damage deposit, paid at checkin and refunded at checkout. Pet deposit is $50. Guest is responsible for pick up after pet. Pet deposit will be returned at checkout if pick up policy is complied with. Thank you

Cancellation and refunds. Cancellation within two weeks is 100% refund. Less than one week is non- refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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