Standing on four acres and protected from the single-lane road by a thicket of spruce trees, this cottage provides privacy within sight and sound of the sea. The views to the southwest are of Gaff Point with its walking trail, and to the south east the broad stretch of Hirtles Beach, one of the finest sand beaches in Nova Scotia. 

The cottage is rustic (board and batten) on the outside, but very comfortably appointed within, with two full bathrooms, bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, and eating space for eight either inside or in the screened-in porch. (The latter, on a warm summer evening, with the light of the hurricane lamps, is quite magical). Read, write, play with your children, go on the short walk to the beach—all these activities and more have been enjoyed here by our family for nearly twenty years. We look forward to enabling others to experience them as well.



For availability and rental rates, please e-mail or call 902-634=8589


484 Upper Kingsburg Road


Leave 103 at either exit 10 or 11 and drive towards Lunenburg.  When just outside the town, take Hwy. 332 toward Riverport.  Drive for about 12 minutes and just past the Rose Bay General Store take a left turn toward Kingsburg.  After 4 km. turn right on the road to Upper Kingsburg.  Go right on to the end of the paved road, and then continue forward when it becomes a private road.  The cottage is on your right, the first building you reach after the road becomes unpaved (about 400m).

Land Size:

4 acres


Two on the main floor:

One with a queen bed

One with bunk beds

Sleeping loft (open to living area) with queen bed and single bed

Additionally, a crib for very young available if requested in advance


One with bath and shower, adjoining main floor bedrooms.

Second full bathroom off living area

Outside shower with hot and cold water

Laundry Facilities:

Front-loading washer and dryer in main bathroom. Fitted ironing board and iron.


Open plan living area includes well-equipped kitchen, dining table for 4, 6 or 8, depending on number of leaves added, seating and built-in desk.  Patio doors lead to screened outside dining area (for up to 8) and outside deck with additional table and chairs.  Principal bedroom has a door directly onto deck.  Superb ocean views from all of these.  Charcoal kettle barbecue.  All linens and towels provided.  Telephone with answering machine.


Wi-Fi, two AM/FM radios, one with CD player


Because of allergies, no pets or smoking


Very effective wood stove (split wood provided)


Electric baseboard heating, with separate thermostats in living area, bathroom, main bedroom.