At approximately 60,000 square kilometres in size, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is somewhat smaller than Bavaria, yet it has a population of only 850,000. Its coastline stretches over 7,500 kilometres. The Atlantic Ocean is ever present and it is this coastal scenery which adds to Nova Scotia’s unique charm. Nova Scotia is much closer than you would think – just six hours non-stop from Europe to Halifax. Here in Nova Scotia (which is the Latin for “New Scotland”), you will find nature at its purest amidst a well-organised civilisation. This is a particularly attractive holiday location with many leisure activities to choose from: a haven for watersports enthusiasts, anglers, hunters and horseback riders. Remarkable golf courses and tennis courts also contribute to the endless list of things to do.
Rates CAD 300 per day. Recommended min. stay 5 nights. Special price available for renting of both houses at Crandall Point (Oak Cottage and Vincent Estate). Preparation and cleaning deposit: CAD 150. (all prices + HST)
Location This holiday home is idyllically situated in the heart of a top sailing environment. On picturesque Mahone Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, with the Atlantic at its doorstep, it has a fantastic view of the bay and its 365 little islands. Halifax, the capital of the province, is only 45 minutes by car, and a 2 1/2 hour drive takes you to Yarmouth, a little town in the south with catamaran ferry connections to Maine, USA.
Accommodation The well-designed cottage (approx. 90 sqm) features a spacious living/dining room with a fireplace and a wall-to-wall windows opening onto the huge garden with magnificent views of the sea; 3 bedrooms, 2 with queen-sized beds and 1 with 2 single beds; two large bathrooms; an open kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar; telephone, flatscreen-tv, internet connection; and a generous terrace (with garden furniture and barbecue grill) also faces the ocean.
Dining The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. The nearest shopping facilities are only a 5-minute drive away, and larger supermarkets are located in various towns around Mahone Bay. Try the exquisite cuisine in the elegant restaurant on Oak Island Resort, about 2 km from Crandall Point. The legendary Innlet Café in Mahone Bay is also renowned for its delicious dishes.
Daytrips and Sightseeing Tours Take a kayak out to one of the many islands and enjoy being Robinson Crusoe for a day. Try your hand at fishing and if you are successful, you can enjoy a delicious barbecued fish supper. It is said that 200 years ago large amounts of gold were buried on the neighbouring Oak Island. Many books have been written on the supposed buried treasure. At the nearby Oak Island Resort and Spa, you can hire various sailing and motorboats. Fishing trips and other excursions can also be booked here. The magical little town of Chester is famous for its yacht club and beautiful golf courses as well as excellent restaurants, galleries and gift shops. Visit the picture-postcard lighthouse at Peggys Cove. Mahone Bay is the most photographed coastal town, with three churches and many small craft shops. Begin a whale-watching tour at the quaint historical town of Lunenburg. Only a 45-minute journey away you find yourself in the capital of Halifax, which boasts a long and lively harbour front, a popular pub and club scene, several shops and restaurants, galleries and hotels. With its many students and long balmy summers, it has a slightly Mediterranean flair.
Best time to travel Crandall Point is pleasant and accessible all year round. For a brief description of the climate, see Mersey River Lodge and Sleepy Cove Island.
Getting there Fly to Halifax International Airport. We can book rental cars at reasonable prices for you from the airport.