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The Beach Lodge

Luxury log home with private sandy beach

Splendid views and a private sandy beach are among the many highlights of the Beach Lodge - the king of log homes.

If you've ever dreamt of the quintessential Canadian log home, the Beach Lodge is it. This 3500 sq. ft. home was built with spectacular hand-chiseled logs, some of which are 60 feet long and 2 feet thick. The design is open concept, with cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The log home is nestled amongst the trees, well above the high tide mark, and it enjoys picture-perfect views of St. Margaret's Bay and nearby islands.

The private beach, known locally as "Anne Murray's Beach", is shared by the occupants of only one other home. The sandy beach is protected, and perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and beach combing. And just around the corner, only a few minutes walk down the road, is Paddy's Head, widely considered to be one of the best scuba diving sites in Nova Scotia.

The property sits on approximately 6 acres of very private forested oceanfront land, and also features a large saltwater pond that hosts a variety of wildlife species and seabirds.

The open concept main floor boasts a large living room, kitchen, and dining area. The living room has an impressive fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the bay. The country style kitchen is a chef's delight, with granite countertops, a large island and all the modern appliances and tools you will need to cook up a storm. Two double bedrooms, and a full bathroom with a claw foot tub, make up the rest of the main floor plan.

A sizeable deck sits just off of the dining area and is perfect for enjoying a meal alfresco, or for simply enjoying the peace and tranquility of Nova Scotia nature at its best.

Upstairs, the open and spacious loft-style master bedroom looks down over the main floor and enjoys the most spectacular views of the ocean. The ensuite master bathroom offers an extra-large tiled shower, and enters into a large walk-in closet.

The finished lower level has a luxurious family room, perfect for relaxing or watching a movie on the large flat-screen TV. And if you're coming in from a swim in the ocean, why not jump into the tiled shower/steam room before heading upstairs. It's also worth mentioning that there is a utility room with a washer and dryer on this level.

» Read Testimonials from the 2010 Guestbook

The Beach Lodge is located in Indian Harbour, just minutes from Peggy's Cove. It is a 30 minute drive to Halifax and an hour to the airport.

Tantallon, a 20 minute drive away, has all the amenities you will need (grocery stores, liquor store, public library, gas stations, movie rentals, etc.) and there is a local shop a few kilometers down the road, which has all the basic necessities.

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  • Private Beach
  • Washer & Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Deck with Patio Furniture
  • Propane Barbeque
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood stove
  • Large wood burning fireplace
  • Cell phone reception
  • Books and board games
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Towels provided
  • Beach Towels
  • Non-smoking
Seasonal Rates

Our rental weeks run from Saturday to Saturday.
June 1 - 15, 2018
$2,500.00 CDN no tax
June 15 - September 8, 2018
$3,000.00 CDN no tax
Please ask us about our Winter/Spring long term rentals.

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Terms & Restrictions

Non-Smoking, No Pets.

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Guestbook Testimonials

June 2017
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! This was our first trip to Nova Scotia. What an enchanting place. The week just went by too fast. We will treasure our memories.
- Liz and Bill, Houston, Texas, USA
June 2017
We loved the beautiful views inside and out. Thank you for opening your home to us. We loved spending time here with good friends.
- Andrea and Doug
July 2017
Beautiful spot and a really great place to relax. The cottage is beautiful and we loved seeing so much wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyable ... thank you!
- David and Karen Begg, Brisbane, Australia
July 2017
We had a wonderful, fun and relaxing vacation here. Our young children (ages 5 and 2.5) loved exploring the beach and rocks for sea glass, shells and crab legs!

This was the perfect spot to explore Peggy's Cove (including many trips for Dee Dee's ice cream), Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Chester. We will remeber this special family vacations with much fondness and can't wait to return. Thank you for the use of your stunning home in such an scenic and peaceful setting!
- Heather, Brian, Brayden and Hadley, Oakville, Ontario
August 2017
Als wir angekommen sind, waren wir erst einmal überwältigt! Das Haus, seine Lage und die Aussicht können schlecht mit Worten beschrieben werden. Danke, das wir 14 Tage hier verbringen durften. Es fällt uns schwer nach Deutschland zurückzureisen...

Es grüssen
- Fam. Wagner, Stefan, Kerstin, Benedikt
- Fam. Wachinger, Günter, Karin, Florian, Martin
September 2017
What hasn't already been written?

Eh bien disons-le une fois en Acadien.

Merci chers Huyen and Roger pour avoir revé ce lieu, puis réalisé votre rêve. Merci de le partager avec nous.

C'est de loin le plus beau et le plus harmonieux de la région.

Nous apprecions particulièrement les fenêtres qui invitent sans cesse l'exterieur à l'intérieur; l'abondance e la vie végétale et animale.

Les quilts sur les lits, les tableaux, les meubles et les lampes soigneusement choisies. Le feu de bois après la baignade.

L'ordre helvétique de la cave. Les variations d'éclairage au cours de la journée et de la nuit pleine-lune.

L'absence de moustiques ... et d'humains. Le bercement des vagues, l'odeur de la mer.
- Chi et Fredy Quenard, Genève, Suisse
Testimonials 2015
First impressions as we drove down the driveaway on a friday evening were fantastic and then moved to a new level as we moved through the house and took in the amazing views.

We had a sensational week here, with superb weather, stunning sunsets and a menagerie of wild visitors - squirrels, two families of geese on the bay and deers in the garden.

We felt really comfortable throughout our time here and have really enjoyed the surroundings inside and outside.
- Stuart, Karen and Samantha P., Edinburgh, Scotland
We had a relaxing time at the Beach Lodge; what a wonderful place to call home! Thank you for sharing.
- Gyrda, Ian, Cameron and Emma B.
We have never seen a house that so beautifully captures the natural beauty around it. We are so grateful that you have shared it with us. Our family has spent a magical week exploring the area and enjoying the beach, the animals and the remarkable view. He hope to be able to return!
- Heidi, Joe, Jake and Sofia, Hamden, CT, USA
So sorry to be leaving; we feel so much at home here. This is our second stay in this beautiful house and we have enjoyed every minute (even the foggy and rainy ones).

After our first stay, we knew that we would have to return. This is the perfect spot to appreciate the beauty of N.S. Several red deer sightings on the beach, Osprey, humming birds, a seal; all from the beautiful spot we have called home for two weeks. Many thanks for sharing with us.
- The R.'s, U.K.
Our third summer with two weeks at this wonderful spot. We are enormously grateful. A delight in so many ways.
- Rob, Heather, Kate, Jon and Rachel A., Bedfrord, N.S.
Testimonials 2014
What a place! Lovely, fantastic, beautiful.

We have had some wonderful walks, met some charming characters and people.

Thank you for this lovely home – again: amazing.
- Richard and Sally C., Kent, England
What a delight to have spent a week at this beautiful spot on the Atlantic Coast.

Every moment was a wonderful and relaxing in this magnificent log home so spacious and comfortable. At the private beach we spent hours every day swimming and playing.

Sunsets and seabirds, deers and chipmunk, close by restaurants and barbeque dinners – our week was magical and we enjoyed it so much.
- Lisa and Bruce M., Fredericton, N.B.
Fantastic spot. Spacious, comfortable, fully equipped. And the view! Wow!

Loved it very much. Thank you so much.

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage. The view is spectacular and the water refreshing. We spotted two deers one morning in the garden. Thank you for letting us stay here and enjoy it.
- Elisa and Richard
What a superb vacation we had. This Beach Lodge is wonderful!
- Peter, Barb, Kendra and Brooke B. Toronto, Ontario
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful paradise!
- Rob, Heather, Kate, Jono and Rachel A.
It was fantastic! The home couldn’t have been more comfortable.
- Denise H., Charlie P. Seattle, WA and Shanwn and Edda P., Germany
Nous avons passé dix jours dans cette demeure splendide au milieu d’un parc maritime bien soigné avec une vue sur la mer très reposante. C’était un séjour exceptionel et merveilleux!
- Bertrand et Heidi D., Suisse
Summer 2013
Dear Ballmer Family,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. As we sit here in the colourful beachside chairs, I am starting to feel the sadness of saying goodbye. Tonight will be our last sunset over the ocean, the last lobster feast and the last night we go to bed listening to the waves crash against the shore.

Thanks again and we hope to come back soon.
- The P. Family, Ontario
Summer 2013
Another great family vacation at the Beach Lodge! This time with our 3 children. Our oldest son remembered some things and it was great watching our youngest son discover the cottage for the first time.

We absolutely love the cottage - it is a great place to spend quiet days at and to explore N.S. from.
- R.,A.,N.,C. and M.C., Calgary
Summer 2013
Dear Ballmer Family,

We would like to thank you for the use of your beautiful home. This was our first trip to N.S. and we could not have chosen a better place to stay. Your home made us feel very comfortable and hopefully we will have the opportunity to return.

Thank you very much.
- T., C. and S.W. and K.R., Saskatchewan
Summer 2012
The Beach Lodge has been a home away from home for us. With two small children it was nice to have a home base after day trips to Lunenburg and Halifax.

The house is so nicely decorated and comfortable. The view of the ocean is amazing and we enjoyed the beach numerous times.

We wouldn't hesitate to return and stay here again.
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!
- N.K., Kingston, Ontario
Summer 2012
What a wonderful house and setting to relax and explore the South Coast!
- The G. & B. Families, PA & NY USA
Summer 2012
We had a wonderful time here; beautiful house and beautiful beach. We are leaving knowing this won't be our last visit!
- K.B. & F.C., Kingston, ON
Summer 2011
We have had a lovely time here at the Beach Lodge. Our two sons loved the beach and the calm sea. The home is very comfortable and we have felt very much at home.

We would have liked warmer and less foggy weather but it has been a very quiet and relaxing end to our month long trip to Canada and Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia was a great place to end on. Thank you for the lovely place to stay.
- L., K., I. and M. M., Bristol, England
Summer 2011
What an amazing two weeks we have spent at your beautiful cottage. It's been so nice to have a place that feels like home to spend quiet days at, as well as explore all N.S. has to offer. We found the place very child friendly an our two young boys will certainly miss the beach in their backyard.

We hope to return and to create more wonderful memories in years to come.
- R., A., N. and C.C., Calgary, Alberta
Summer 2011
We completely enjoyed our stay in this home. It had anything we could ask for in comfort and scenery. The relaxing sounds of the water will be missed.
- T. and C.S. Moline, IL USA
Summer 2011
We loved every minute of our stay - the house, the beach, the food, and the adventures we took each day. Thank you for a wonderful week.
- S. and R., Kingston, Ontario
May 6, 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful home. We had a fantastic family holiday here. You provided us with everything we needed and more!

My kids loved the rocky beach!
- R . and T. F., Austria

May 22, 2010
Thank you so much for sharing your Nova Scotia home with us. The natural beauty is deeply refreshing and the house beautifully furnished and comfortable. We had a wonderful time!
- C. and N. C., Vermont

June 5-12, 2010
What a beautiful spot. The sunsets were absolutely breathtaking. We enjoyed every part of our vacation. You have an amazing home. Thanks.
- The S. and the G., Ontario

June 27-July 3, 2010
This was our first extended visit to Nova Scotia, and we had a wonderful time! Everything about the house was terrific - it was an excellent base for day trips. We went into Halifax on several days and saw the Navy Centennial events - loved the Tattoo! Also headed south to see Mahone Bay & Lunenburg. We attended a Ceilidh in Hubbards celebrating Canada Day on our way home.

We really loved the "Beach Lodge". The sunsets were beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the natural beauty surrounding it. The bay birds were interesting to watch. And, even the fog was amazing to watch roll in and out. We had one truly rainy day. Which made us appreciate the sunny ones all that much more. Besides that, our kids have reported that we are having a "heat wave" at home (…), so we are thrilled to be savoring crisp, cool days here.

This has been a memorable week in so many ways. We will recall, our time here with great fondness. Thanks!
- L. and E. R, J. and E. M, Maryland

June 3-10, 2010
Had a wonderful and fantastic 1st half of our annual summer vacation. Amazing vistas from the cottage while drinking wine/coffee were out of sight. Great sea kayaking to Dover Island & much wild life … Mink, seals, Pilot whale, rabbits etc. Really enjoyed Peggy's Cove. Kids had a blast climbing the huge rock out cropping of boulders.

We eventually braved the water and swimming was actually enjoyable. Cold, but as the say "once you get used to it, it's okay".

Enjoyed Fish and Chips at the "Finer Diner". Racing and cooking our own lobsters from "Ryers". Also try Pizza, Fish and Chips from Re Cardos.

Excellent location: Lighthouse Highway/Route, close to Halifax, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Hubbards. Great Golf Glen Arbour: 25 minutes away.

Cannot think of a more enjoyable holiday than here at the Beach Lodge. Amazing Fog rolling in daily, dazzling sunsets and crashing surf visible beyond the point as shut in island. I am sure we will return. Too bad we cannot take the lodge and transplant it back to P. (Ontario). Memories of summer 2010 will have to do for now. Many thanks for a great week of fun, sun, surf and relaxation.
- The S. Family, Ontario

July 24, 2010
We had a fabulous week relaxing at your beautiful cottage. The setting is fantastic and we had some amazing sunsets. We enjoyed the local lobsters a couple of times and ate fabulous seafood all week. We were lucky to have great weather - hot and sunny with not one day of rain. Having the beach was great for the kids and they spent a lot of time exploring and finding the seashells. It was a wonderful holiday and we hope to return to Nova Scotia soon to explore more of its beautiful coves and villages.
- The R., Ontario and the V. , Austria

August 7, 2010
We had a wonderful time in your beautifully furnished house - we especially loved the Asian touches and the antiqued pieces. Our grandsons, aged one and three, loved "blooping" rocks in the water: the beach was terrific.

Like everyone else, we enjoyed sunsets and generally beautiful views. Rock-scampering at Peggy's Cove was a big bit. The Swissair Memorial was moving. We remember when it took off from JFK 12 years ago.

You have a gorgeous home on a gorgeous site. What wonderful aesthetic elements. Our son played the bass downstairs overlooking the water.
- A. and A. R. , NYC ; T. and J. S., Massachusetts and Y.B., Israel

August 7-14, 2010
Our time here has come to a close far to quickly. We have spent the entire day enjoying this gorgeous cottage and beach. This was our first visit to Nova Scotia and have been extremely happy to have stayed in this little gem!

Peggy's Cove is such an amazing spot and we visited almost daily. The sunsets…Wow!

To the next family…We hope you have as much fun here as we did.
- Cheers! The C. Family

August 12-20, 2010
We have had a wonderful time here in this beautiful house. It has been a fantastic introduction to Nova Scotia for us and we hope to return soon!

Our boys have loved the beach and clambering over the rocks. The sunsets and sense of peace here have been good for the soul!

Thank you for sharing your house with us. What a perfect base for exploring the region.

We recommend the "Finer Diner" for a relaxed meal. Great fish.
- The R. Family, U.K

August 26, 2010
OMG. If you can't relax and enjoy the beauty and wonderful peace here…seek medical help!! We have had an unbelievable time and so much fun. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy. (it's a dry heat!!)
- S.M. and A.J., California

August 21-28, 2010
Words cannot convey how beautiful this place is! What a stunning house and what a breathtaking location. From the moment we walked through the door, all the pressures of everyday life melted away.

We've had the best time staying here with friends and exploring the area with them. The weather has been fantastic, sunshine every day, apart from one morning when it rained, and even that did not diminish the experience!

There are some great places to eat, notably at Shining Waters, the marina up the road, and the Trellis Café in Hubbards.

The only negatives were that the week went by too quickly, and that we don't own this wonderful house!

Thanks for a great stay!
- D.E. and J.W., England


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