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Nova Scotia Dream Vacation
EMS Cottage

Everything the heart desires...

The cottage was built in 2007/08 in a Canadian-Country style with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open living and dining areas, open kitchen, wood stove, Indoor sauna, garage, carport and several patios. It is romantically located on a pristine 25 acre lot with its own 400 m water front, pier and beautiful view on a 12 km long and 4 km wide bay. Quiet, natural location with much wildlife and still only an 8 min drive to a nice, small university town, that offers everything the heart desires.



The House
App. 185 mē living area, app. 44 mē using area, additionally app. 60 mē main upper deck, 20 mē lower deck, additional carport (12x4 m). Ideal for up to 6 people. Natural, Canadian cedar shingles cover the entire house and provide a comfortable atmosphere. The house is allergenic friendly.
First Floor
  • 2-person bedroom
  • bathroom (shower-tub combination with a raindrop showerhead, sink and toilet)
  • Sauna for 2-4 people with view onto the harbor
  • sauna quiet area with a leather sofa and an exit to the lower deck, you can also jump straight into the sheltered ocean bay from here
  • one garage for an SUV-sized vehicle with washing machine and dryer
  • small hallway with doors to the bedroom, bathroom, sauna area and garage
  • the living area downstairs is covered with Terra cotta tiles, heated floors
  • Small luggage closet
  • exit to the 12 m long carport
  • a 25 m pier can be used from spring until fall
  • Boathouse for canoes and kayaks with a patio deck

Second Floor
  • sundeck facing south with 2 deck chairs
  • deck facing west (sunsets)
  • Breakfast deck facing south-east with a round table and 4 comfortable chairs
  • main entry with wet room, wardrobe and shoe cabinet.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped, country style, large electric stove with ceramic stove top and exhaust hood, microwave, double sink, quiet dishwasher
  • large refrigerator and freezer, small pantry
  • open dining area with country style furniture, a fantastic view on the bay and an exit to the spacious upper deck
  • open living area with a beautiful wood stove for cozy, romantic evenings in front of the fireplace, leather couches, armchair, television, DVD, stereo system (CD/radio), ceiling fan
  • adjacent to the living room is the half-open sunroom/screened porch, leading down to the stairs to the pier
  • bathroom: double sink, bath tub and combined shower, lavatory
  • 1 master bedroom: queen sized bed with a high-end mattress, double closet and ceiling fan
  • 1 double bedroom: 2 single beds that can be arranged together or separately and a large closet
  • the second floor is completely covered with hardwood flooring


The Property
The property lies sheltered on a 12 km long and 4 km wide, quiet ocean bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Lying south of the Antigonish Harbor, on the beautiful Sunrise Trail, app. 8 min away from the University town of Antigonish. Due to the lake character of the bay, water temperatures during the summer reach up to 28° C / 86° F. It is the warmest sea water in all of Canada. The Northumberland Strait reaches the warmest temperatures of North Carolina (USA) during the summer.

The sheltered ocean bay is suitable for sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, diving, surfing and canoeing or kayaking in the summer and ice-skating, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Within a few minutes by boat you can reach the open sea.

The wildlife on the property includes sea otters, deer, gophers, rabbits, beavers, seals, bald eagles, raccoons, lynxes and many birds. The water is rich with fish. In small side streams you can also find various fresh water fish in addition to salt water fish. Also, because the house is located on an ocean inlet, fishing from the pier is allowed, even without a fishing permit.

The advantage of the bay over the open sea is lesser spray, breakers, surf, humidity, waves and tidal range. So all water sports can be enjoyed safely. At times of climate change the sheltered bay is very interesting and important. There is a sort of natural damn with a 40 m wide canal which connects the bay with the open sea. The water contains less salt than the ocean water because this is where three small rivers float into the bay.

The property has a size of app. 25 acres with its own waterfront, 150 m of ocean front along the Pomquet Cove and 250 m of ocean front along the Antigonish Harbor.

Small hills cover the land which smoothly declines towards the water. Most of the land is wooded areas with clearings.

The coast water is shallow (good for children) and the beach is made up of stones and pebbles. The mixed forest is complete with native trees, bushes, wild flower, and other plants.

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