Cottage Rental

For Rent: Historic fisherman’s cottage, spectacular views, on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia

This 200-year-old shingled cottage, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is one of the oldest on Big Tancook Island, home to fishers and artists and reached by daily ferry from Chester, Nova Scotia. On high ground of nearly an acre, with views of the Southeast Cove and the Aspotogan Peninsula, the house is newly available for rent after a complete and loving renovation. Sleeps 6-8 people.

On the first floor, the open concept space includes living and dining areas with beautiful views, a full kitchen with farmhouse sink, under-counter washing machine and original hearth and wood stove. The main floor also includes a contemporary three-piece bathroom with spacious shower, plus master bedroom and ensuite with vintage tub. Upstairs contains a large bedroom with two double beds and a smaller double bedroom with cedar closet, around a central common room with seating for movie watching or card playing. Wifi is available.

Outside, the Southeast Cove Beach and other magical hikes are just around the corner. There is use of fire pit and barbecue, and outdoor seating. All towels and bedding supplied.

Rental with use of car is $1100. Minimum stay is one week; reduced rates available for longer rentals.

Availability for the last two weeks of August and the month of September. Please contact Donna Nebenzahl at or 1-438-880-4109.

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