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Oceanfront cottage. Privacy. 5 to 25 minutes to beaches, towns & historic sites

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Seclusion and solitude on the ocean in the Lahave Islands.

Bell Island Cottage is located on the LaHave Islands only 25 minutes from Bridgewater Nova Scotia on the scenic South Shore. You will be on the last Island connected by road on a 3 acre lot with 200+ feet of ocean frontage. The property offers complete seclusion but you are only 5 to 15 minutes away from the following:

- Risser's Beach Provincial Park and Campground

- 1 mile long Crescent Beach

- Petite Riviere Vineyards

- A general store in Petite Riviere which has atmosphere, a fully stocked liquor commission and occasionally local musicians.

- The renowned LaHave Bakery on the LaHave River adjacent to the Cable Ferry which begins your journey to the towns of Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Chester

- Weekly Farmer's Market

The cottage itself offers ocean views from every room and every bed. Wake up and go to sleep seeing, hearing and smelling the ocean. Completely renovated in a nautical theme mixing tradition with modern comfort, easily accommodating 6 people. The master bedroom has a 4 poster queen sized bed with fine linens and a high end mattress which will rejuvenate you. The second bedroom appeals to kids and the young at heart with a cozy single over double bunk with a view of Bay Beach on Cape LaHave Island. There is a large living room, full kitchen with a bar seating area looking into a south facing sun porch. All with ocean views so spectacular you will feel like you are on a ship. Three piece bathroom with a tub and shower.

Hop in the 4-5 person row boat, and row to one of the nearby islands to explore one of the many secluded white sand beaches, dig clams and pick mussels (boat and tools included with rental). During July - September, even the inexperienced fisher can use the row boat to go fishing for mackerel with the prime locations indicated on a map in the cottage. The fishing gear required is very basic and the owner will be happy to tell you what you will need.

On calm days, one of the most peaceful ways to explore the islands is by kayak. Seals, porpoises, waterfowl, shorebirds, and osprey are often encountered. Kayaks are available at additional cost. Please contact for details.

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John Hache
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2018

About John Hache

This property was in my family for over 30 years. I grew up exploring the LaHave Islands during my summer vacations as a kid. I look forward to sharing this beautiful location with you and your family.

John Hache purchased this cottage in 2015

Why John Hache chose Lunenburg

I someday hope to retire to this location.

What makes this cottage unique

No stress. Close to so many unique adventures. A step off point to many day trips to historic towns and villages up and down the coast.

Family adventures exploring, fishing, boating and kayaking.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Lunenburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • During the summer months (last Saturday in June until 1st Saturday in September) rentals are in 7 day increments with Saturday as check in / check out
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed with single bunk on top.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront cottage. Privacy. 5 to 25 minutes to beaches, towns & historic sites
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away from it all

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all this is the place. When we booked we didn't realize it was really that far out. You actually have to cross three skinny bridges to get there. The place was clean and surprisingly spaceous with a nice combination of antiques and modern. It was refreshing to have the modern bathroom in an older cottage Close to the water, and a provided row boat although we didn't use it. Beautiful sunsets on the deck with wine from the French winery up the road. Do check out the General Store close buy. We were surprised to find local produce and meats and eggs there. Do not go to the Blarney Stone Restaurant unless you want frozen fried food.

Long drive to cottage, but GPS was very simple, and the scenery was absolutely beautiful along the way so no complaints. No TV except movies, but there was a nice selection which we took advantage of each night.

Very spaceous kitchen (wish they had a dishwasher) as well as living room, and there is an extra sunny room out back as well as a nice deck with chairs and table. We enjoyed watching the tides change and the small islands out front. One night we watched the otters playing in the water.

If you want to get away from it all, and be able to have a base to explore the area this is it.

Do check out the Painted SaltBox Gallery for fun, funky art.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An outdoor fire at night looking over the water was amazing! Rowing to nearby islands and exploring was so much fun. The facility itself was very nice and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location & Gorgeous sunsets

  • 5 of 5

I'm so happy I found this gem, Bell Island Cottage. I don't think I've ever stayed in such a serene, peaceful location while on vacation. The fresh baked loaf of bread and homemade jam were devoured upon our arrival and were such a lovely welcoming touch. The cottage was clean and exactly as pictured, and the row boat is a fun excursion itself. Two of the nicest beaches in the province are only minutes away - perfect for a relaxing afternoon. The sunsets from the deck were absolutely amazing. My only regret is that we didn't take a whole day to just hang out at the house and enjoy it to the full. I would not hesitate to stay here again - thank you for a beautiful home away from home!

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils.

  • 4 of 5

Views from the cottage are spectacular. We highly recommend renting the kayaks. There are a lot of neighbouring islands to explore. Crescent beach, just down the road, is amazing!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay! Fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The cottage was immaculate and well-equipped with everything we needed for our 3 night stay. We wish we could have stayed longer. The view is beautiful. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and sitting by the waterside fire ring at night. We really appreciated the owner's hospitality and willingness to share this special place.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at the cottage, frequently just standing at the front window taking in the views of the islands. The facilities were marvellous and John and Nancy were extremely warm and helpful. The cottage is bright and contained everything we needed. Highlights included kayaking, fishing and watching the sun go down while sitting around the fire pit. LaHave Bakery is a must and do walk along Crescent Beach. We followed the hiking trails at Green Bay and Goff Point. It was a fantastic vacation.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Stanfield International Airport. Halifax
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
LaHave River Cable Ferry
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Risser's Beach Provincial Campground
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Lunenburg

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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